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Knesset rescinds ability of PM to declare war without cabinet approval

7 hours 50 min ago
Amendment canceling clause says any decision to launch major military operation should be 'adopted by as wide a panel as possible'

Israel’s Evogene to develop insect-resistant cotton with Brazilian seed-grower

8 hours 1 min ago
Two invasive pests that pose threat to cotton producers, of which Brazil is 4th-largest globally, will be targeted by gene modification

PM names Col. Avi Blot his new military secretary, ending months of search

8 hours 14 min ago
Head of Commando Brigade to replace Brig. Gen. Eliezer Toledano as bridge between IDF and Netanyahu; he will be promoted to brigadier general

Flaming balloon from Gaza lands in preschool near children at play

8 hours 36 min ago
No one hurt as kids are rushed away from flames; teacher says, 'We were saved;' Second incendiary device to hit school in a day

Netanyahu tours IDF’s Gaza Division, says Israel is ‘in a military campaign’

8 hours 46 min ago
Army shoots at Palestinians launching fire balloons at Israel, reportedly injuring 2; defense minister says the government is working calmly and not buckling to outside pressure

Goldman Sachs names David Solomon as new CEO as it targets Main Street growth

9 hours 4 min ago
Solomon, who is Jewish and who DJs in his spare time, will assume the job on October 1, replacing longtime chief Lloyd Blankfein

Iran lodges complaint against US over renewed sanctions

9 hours 23 min ago
Tehran's appeal to International Court of Justice claims US reimposition of sanctions in May violates the two countries' 1955 Treaty of Amity

Iranian chief stands up Gaza crowd amid claims of Israeli technical tampering

9 hours 25 min ago
The Wet Gunpowder gathering goes out with a whimper after Egypt reportedly tells Hamas leaders to stay away from the event

Bread was being baked in Jordan 4,000 years before the start of agriculture

9 hours 32 min ago
At 14,400-year-old hunter-gatherer site, archaeologists find oldest direct evidence of breadmaking, suggesting desire for bread may have sparked farming

Helsinki according to Putin: 7 things to know for July 17

9 hours 45 min ago
The leaders of the US and Russia seem to have had a blast during their meeting in Finland, and some in Israel are thrilled by the pair's security commitments to the Jewish state

Palestinian said shot in Gaza border clashes dies of wounds

10 hours 3 min ago
23-year-old Sari al-Shobaki reportedly hit by IDF fire during border riot east of Gaza City last week

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

10 hours 10 min ago
Network issues statement declaring that at no time did prankster present himself as a disabled US veteran to former Alaska governor, countering her version of comedy interview

Israel earmarks NIS 2.5 million to make cities smarter

10 hours 12 min ago
Startup Nation wants to draw entrepreneurs to use technology to meet the challenges facing cities in and out of Israel

Surrogacy vote delayed after PM backs inclusion of same-sex couples in bill

10 hours 35 min ago
Prime minister says lack of gay right to surrogacy is 'just not fair and needs to be fixed'; fathers group says it will take case to Supreme Court

I experienced the loss of the Temple myself

11 hours 1 min ago
We Ethiopian Jews simply had no idea that God's holy site on earth was gone -- and we are bereft

Gazan incendiary balloon lands on grounds of empty school

11 hours 20 min ago
Elementary school, in the Eshkol Regional Council adjacent to the Gaza border, is closed for summer vacation

Bedouin kids go back to school early in protest of village’s demolition

11 hours 42 min ago
Measure an attempt to stymie the razing of Khan al-Ahmar, where classes had been slated to start in September

EU: Israel spreads ‘disinformation’ by alleging we fund terror-tied BDS efforts

11 hours 56 min ago
Federica Mogherini hits back over Strategic Affairs Ministry report accusing Brussels of financing nonprofits that promote divestment or are tied to terror groups

No injuries as Gaza fire balloon lands in playground of Israeli kindergarten

12 hours 3 min ago
IDF steps up response to airborne arson attacks, fires at group of Palestinians launching incendiary devices over the border

200 displaced Syrians gather at Israeli border fence as Russia bombs civilians

12 hours 4 min ago
Israeli troops do not directly interfere, but call on Syrian civilians to go back to their camp as regime offensive kills at least 10