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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman ‎dismissed criticism leveled at him on Wednesday over Israel’s ‎attempts to negotiate a long-term ceasefire with ‎Hamas.‎ ‎“My strategy is to talk directly to the Palestinian ‎public, not with Hamas leadership,” he told Israel ‎Hayom. ‎ ‎“The public in Gaza must understand that they have ‎everything to gain from maintaining calm and ‎everything to lose if...
Employees of the Abu Gosh restaurant prepare a 4-ton bowl of hummus with the goal of attaining the Guinness World Record title in 2010. The previous title owner was Lebanon, whose record was 2 tons of hummus. Photo by Rachael Cerrotti/Flash 90.
If you’re still struggling to fit into a swimsuit, using smaller plate size to eat less and shed some weight is not going to help, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers. According to the study, published in the jurnal Appetite, the Delbouef illusion, which posits that people will identify sizes—like portion size—differently depending on the...
Hamas members take part in a rally marking the Palestinian terror group’s 29th anniversary in Gaza on Dec.16, 2016. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has negotiated with the Hamas terror organization responsible for the recent upsurge in attacks against Israelis along the Gaza border, agreeing to a ceasefire in which Hamas promises not to attack the Jewish state, and Israel enables the creation of a naval route between Gaza and Cyprus. According to the Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen news...
People swim in the Gulf of Eilat in the Red Sea, May 19, 2018. Photo by Maor Kinsburksy/Flash90.
The Magen David Adom emergency ambulance service reported that a staggering 49 people have drowned since the beginning of the swimming season, urging everyone to maintain extreme vigilance and safety around all bodies of water. Since mid-March, 49 people, including 13 children under the age of 10, have drowned in Israeli beaches, rivers, and pools. Another 152 near-drowning victims were treated...
The International Criminal Court building in The Hague. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Israel has lodged an official protest with the International Criminal Court concerning a recent campaign by the court that cast doubts on its impartiality regarding the Jewish state. The protest was based on a press release issued in July where three judges, who are members of the court’s pretrial chamber, order the court’s register to “to establish, as soon as practicable,...
Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s annual convocation, June 11, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem were listed in the top 100 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking. Technion, which was in the 93rd spot last year, shot up to the 77th spot among universities across the globe. Hebrew University, which did not make the...
A group of Israel Defense Force cyber cadets during a training exercise in March. Credit: IDF.
Israeli cyber-intelligence firm ClearSky has warned that Hamas is attempting to implant spyware on the mobile phones of Israelis who download a fraudulent Red Alert rocket-siren app. The company’s security researches said last week that the spyware redirects users to a fraudulent website to download the malicious app, and warned consumers to beware of downloading apps from fake Facebook profiles...
Children land at Ben-Gurion Airport and are greeted by Nefesh B'Nefesh co-founders Rabbi Yehoshua Fass and Tony Gelbart, as well as Israel's Minister of Aliyah and Integration, Sofa Landver. Credit: Photo by Shahar Azran.
Noting the lowest emigration figures in 10 years, the Central Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday published a new report this week indicating that only 15,200 residents left Israel in 2016 and stayed abroad consecutively for one year or more. Among them, 11,100 were Jewish and 700 were Arab. The 2016 figure represented a 9 percent decline in emigration since the previous...
Lt. S in his Israel Defense Forces uniform. Courtesy.
When Lt. S (full name withheld), a professional skateboarder, slammed into a safety barrier while traveling at 60 kilometers an hour during a sports event—breaking his back, pelvis and shin a few years ago—he knew he had a long road of recovery ahead of him. He also knew that his dream of having a meaningful service in the Israel...
According to poll conducted among both populations, only 43 percent of Israeli Jews and Palestinians support the concept of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
Support for a two-state solution to the long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has fallen to a two-decade low among Israeli Jews and Palestinians alike, a new poll has found. Conducted jointly by Tel Aviv University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, the poll found that just 43 percent of Israelis and Palestinians support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside...

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