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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U.S. to relax rules protecting sage grouse, in win for oil drillers

U.S. to relax rules protecting sage grouse, in win for oil drillersBy Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Interior Department on Monday launched an overhaul to an Obama-era plan to protect sage grouse that it says aims to both preserve the species of bird while expanding opportunities for oil development in western states where they live. The move is a win for the drilling industry which had long argued that the plan developed by former President Barack Obama was too restrictive, but a setback for conservation groups concerned the Interior Department under President Donald Trump is watering down wildlife protections.


Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board's power

Puerto Rico hit with 2 lawsuits challenging board's powerSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico was hit with two lawsuits Monday that for the first time challenge the constitutionality of a federal control board overseeing the island's finances and its power to start a bankruptcy-like court process for some of the U.S. territory's more than $70 billion public debt.


US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on Hezbollah

US wants UN mission in Lebanon to report on HezbollahThe United States wants UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon to take on an expanded mission and investigate alleged violations by Hezbollah militias in the volatile area, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Monday. The UN Security Council is set to vote on renewing the UN interim force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) later this month, and Haley said she will seek “significant improvements” to its mandate.


Data firm: Flynn advisory role never materialized

Data firm: Flynn advisory role never materializedWASHINGTON (AP) — A firm connected to a data mining and analysis company that worked on President Donald Trump's campaign said Monday that former national security adviser Michael Flynn was in talks about taking an advisory role less than a week before Election Day. But the company says the position never materialized.