Surrogacy bill excluding LGBT couples passes into law

Despite saying he will not support the surrogacy bill while it excludes same-sex couples, Netanyahu votes in favor of the ...
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U.S. asks court to detain alleged Russian agent pending trial

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to detain alleged ...
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Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.

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Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.

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Former White House Stenographer Speaks Out: 'Trump Was Lying To The American People'

A former White House stenographer said Wednesday that she resigned because
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Barkat transfers NIS 700,000 to leftist foundation

Jerusalem municipality transfers NIS 700,000 to association that finances, among other things, 'Pride Parades' and Women of the Wall.

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Israel PM slams suspension of UNESCO exhibit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) arrives to chair the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on January 19, 2014Israel's premier on Sunday condemned a decision by the UN cultural agency to postpone an exhibit tracing 3,500 years of ties between the Jewish people and Israel, following pressure from Arab countries. UNESCO had said on Friday it was postponing the exhibit after receiving a letter from the 22-member Arab Group which expressed concern it "could impact negatively on the peace process and current negotiations under way in the Middle East." But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied the exhibit would damage talks with the Palestinians, which began in July but have shown little sign of progress. "The one-sided approach toward Israel does not advance peace - it pushes peace further away," he said.


Analysis: Egypt vote muddles political outlook

Holding national flags and portraits of military chief Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, Egyptians celebrate the passage of a new constitution after 98.1 percent of voters supported Egypt's military-backed constitution in a two-day election, in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. In the lead up to the vote, police arrested those campaigning for a "no" vote on the referendum, leaving little room for arguing against the document. (AP Photo/El Shorouk Newspaper, Sabry Khaled) EGYPT OUTCAIRO (AP) For all the self-congratulatory headlines in Egypt's pro-military media, the results of last week's constitutional referendum may have fallen short of the emphatic popular mandate the nation's military chief was looking for before announcing his presidential run.


Netanyahu hails ‘great friend’ Harper on Israel visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) escorts his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper during a welcome ceremony in Jerusalem on January 19, 2014Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper began his first official visit to Israel on Sunday, with his Israeli counterpart hailing him as a "great friend" of the Jewish state and people. Canada is one of Israel's staunchest allies and was one of the few countries that opposed a successful Palestinian bid for upgraded status at the United Nations in 2012. "Prime Minister Harper, my good friend Stephen, welcome to Israel," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a reception in his Jerusalem office in honour of the first visiting Canadian premier since 2000.