Israel passes nationality bill into a law

Knesset passes controversial law seeking to enshrine the status of the State of Israel as the nation state of the ...
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Egypt presents new Hamas-Fatah reconciliation agreement

New initiative includes removal of Gaza sanctions, reinstatement of Palestinian Authority officials, report says.

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Minister Elkin to run independently for J’lem mayor

Likud officials: Coalition chairman Amsalem acted to torpedo Elkin's standing as Likud's candidate.

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Why do we love to hate so much?

TED speakers explore the causes and consequences of hate - and how we can fight it.

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Israel passes controversial nation-state law defining country as Jewish national homeland

62 MKs vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate and changes to problematic clauses ■ Arab lawmakers ...
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Israel approves controversial ‘Jewish nation state’ law

Prime Minister Netanyahu hails a "defining moment" as Israeli Arab MPs condemn the legislation ...
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U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under Trump

U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under TrumpBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang’s only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office. The Trump administration has been pressing China aggressively to rein in its reclusive neighbor, warning that all options are on the table if Pyongyang persists with its nuclear and missile development programs.


British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears

British PM, rival face angry voters as election nearsThe Conservative leader was accused of “broken promises” for calling an early election for June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not, and for a U-turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care. The prime minister called the election three years early, warning that opposition parties threatened to derail her plans to take Britain out of the European Union following last year’s referendum vote.


Apple set to expand Siri, taking different route from Amazon's Alexa

Apple set to expand Siri, taking different route from Amazon's AlexaApple Inc is expected to announce plans next week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, as the technology company looks to counter the runaway success of Amazon.com Inc’s competing Alexa service. Some industry-watchers have also predicted Apple will announce hardware similar to Amazon’s Echo device for the home, which has been a hot-seller recently. Apple declined comment.


Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept post

Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept postBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York lawyer George Conway, who had been expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil division, has withdrawn from consideration. Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a statement received on Friday that he was “profoundly grateful to the President and to the Attorney General” for selecting him to serve in the Justice Department. A White House spokeswoman referred a request for comment to the Justice Department.