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Trump: Democrats ‘could have easily made deal’ to avert government shutdown

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 13:47
Failure to reach compromise over undocumented immigrants will see federal services come to a halt or scaled back

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 13:28
Ankara defies US warnings that action against Kurdish militia risks destabilizing the area

Assad regime promotes Syria as ‘tourist’ destination

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 12:57
With war seemingly reigned in, Damascus is courting foreign travelers for the first time in seven years

Palestinians appeal to ICC to halt alleged Israeli crimes

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 12:27
PA foreign minister urges The Hague's chief prosecutor to hold Jerusalem accountable for violence and arrests, particularly of children

Sundance film festival debuts dark tale of Jewish triplets split at birth

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 11:42
Reunited as adults, brothers discovered they were separated in the 1960s as part of a 'nature versus nurture' social experiment

Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread than thought

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 10:48
Social media company notifies 670,000 people in the US who followed, retweeted, or liked posts from suspect accounts

Trump support carries both rewards and risks for Israel

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 10:18
Though Netanyahu's relations with Washington have greatly improved over the past year, the friendship could also harm Israel in the long run

Tom Petty died of accidental overdose, family says

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 10:18
Autopsy shows the 66-year-old rocker had fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, and other medications in his system when he died of a heart attack in October

Israel to pay families of slain Jordanians $5m in reparations — report

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:36
Kingdom says Jerusalem agreed to pay compensation over deaths of three people, in order to end diplomatic standoff

Liberman bans top rabbis from IDF events over anti-women comments

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 09:34
Defense minister says there's 'no place' for statements by chief rabbi and two others against female integration in military

The 5 best Jewish films to watch this Oscar season

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 08:27
From award contenders to short gems, there is no shortage of high-quality works to see

Mattis: China, Russia outpace terrorism as top national security priorities

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 08:27
Defense secretary warns that US military's competitive warfighting edge has eroded

US lawmakers call for probe into murder of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 07:45
Demand for 'full and just investigation' into death of Jewish prosecutor who traced AMIA attack to Iran introduced in House and Senate

For classroom success, import the Finnish method, says Israeli group

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:59
The Israel Center for Educational Innovation compares notes with a Finnish education professor, and laments that the Jewish state gives 'lip service' to good education for all

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:59
President names Liliana Segre, 87, senator-for-life, thanks her for commitment to telling schoolchildren about her experiences

Indonesian Christian publicly whipped for selling sharia-banned booze

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:25
Jono Simbolon is the third non-Muslim to be flogged for violating Islamic law in the conservative province of Aceh since 2011

Amsterdam synagogue, Jewish hospice targeted in vandalism incidents

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 06:21
Police say shul assault has 'all the signs of a deliberate attack against Jews'

US government shuts down after failed Senate vote

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 04:20
President Donald Trump enters first anniversary of his inauguration at the head of an administration that is out of funds

French Jewish group demands action following rash of anti-Semitic incidents

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 03:34
Appeal comes after threats were made to burn down a Jewish community center in the Paris suburb of Saint-Maur

Democrats raise objections to Trump education nominee

Sat, 20/01/2018 - 03:01
Although some are pushing narrative that Kenneth Marcus’s Israel advocacy is central to the controversy over his nomination, there is little evidence to prove this is the case