Once a possible threat to Netanyahu, Israeli tech mogul Erel Margalit quits politics

After losing out in the race for Zionist Union party chairman to Avi Gabbay, venture capitalist-turned-MK Erel Margalit announces resignation ...
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‘It’s the first time I’ve killed, and I don’t regret it’

Har Adar security officer wounded in attack released from hospital: 'I wanted to speak to my wife because I wasn't ...
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Little known facts for Sukkot 2017

A sukkah is a temporary structure but also a shelter, the basis for Thanksgiving Day and the time to read ...
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Maxim restaurant suicide bombing anniversary today

On October 4, 2003, a Muslim murdered 21 people including 4 children, wounding 51.

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Rabbi Riskin to step down from Ohr Torah network he founded

Rabbi Riskin is to be succeeded by Rabbi Kenneth Brander, Yeshiva University administrator.

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Framing ties with Russia in a ‘post’ post-Cold War era

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow on January 15, 2015Whatever happened to that reset button Hillary Clinton gave her Russian counterpart in 2009 as a sign of renewed ties? No doubt gathering dust, while the West figures out how to handle Moscow now. As the war in Ukraine goes from bad to worse, with more than 5,100 dead in nine months, the United States and its EU partners are pondering what to do about Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, who doesn't seem ready to blink yet in an escalating game of chicken. "We face a dual challenge to overcome the immediate threat… along the borders, especially of Ukraine," veteran US diplomat Henry Kissinger, who steered the opening up of China, told lawmakers this week.


Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian in the West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian on Saturday in the occupied West Bank, the military and a Palestinian security official said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said soldiers saw two Palestinians throwing a fire bomb towards a road near the Palestinian city of Nablus and “identifying an immediate threat shot toward the suspects’ lower extremities”. A Palestinian security source said one of the Palestinians shot by the soldiers was killed, but gave no further details. The Israeli military said it was searching for the second man.