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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Trump says he is 'doing military a great favour' with transgender troop ban

Trump says he is 'doing military a great favour' with transgender troop banBanning transgender people from serving in the American military would be “doing the military a great favour,” Donald Trump has said – a statement undercut by resistance to the proposal from current and former servicemembers. Mr Trump was seeking to defend his controversial prohibition on transgender troops, which he announced on Twitter to the reported surprise of military officials. After claiming to enjoy “great support from that community,” an apparent reference to transgender Americans, Mr Trump framed the proposal as a gift to the armed forces.


Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manafort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal'

Trump 'very surprised' by FBI Manafort raid, saying it sends 'strong signal'Donald Trump has expressed surprise at the FBI’s raid and search of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home as part of the Russia investigation – saying it sends “a very strong signal”. The raid was carried out by investigators working as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and any potential ties to the Trump campaign. “I thought [the raid] was a very, very strong signal, or whatever,” Mr Trump told reporters during a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.


Trump attacks Mitch McConnell for second day over Senate health policy failure

Trump attacks Mitch McConnell for second day over Senate health policy failureBy James Oliphant BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked his own party’s Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, for a second day on Thursday, complaining from the steps of his private New Jersey golf club about Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. In the aftermath of last month’s collapse in the Senate of a years-long Republican campaign to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, Trump has berated McConnell and other Republican senators, urging them to return to the divisive issue of reforming the U.S. healthcare insurance system. Many senators, including McConnell, have been making the case that it is time to move on to other policies, such as tax reform and improving infrastructure.