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“I stand, the last one of them all, but all of them are still living in my soul.” These stirring words will be sung on International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 by three leading Israeli artists at a ceremony at the UN to be held in three languages: English, Hebrew, and Arabic. The project, whose goal is to pass...
Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yitzhak Yosef, expressed his opposition to proposed legislation that would sanction the death penalty for convicted terrorists, during his weekly lesson this past week. At the heart of Rabbi Yosef’s concerns is that any execution of a terrorist, particularly a Jewish terrorist, could be in contravention of traditional Jewish law. “We are not a Sanhedrin,” said Rabbi...
A Jewish leader from Kenya who was denied entry and deported from Israel despite having a valid visa will be able to enter Israel at a later date, after a stormy Knesset committee meeting challenged the Interior Ministry’s handling of his case. The Conservative Movement, which initiated the session along with MK Yael Cohen-Paran (Zionist Union), claimed that the Population,...
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Opposition lawmakers on Wednesday accused the Interior Ministry of outright racism and discrimination against black Jews, citing the recent case of an African convert who was deported hours after landing in Israel, even though he had a valid visa. Kenyan citizen Yehuda Kimani, 31, had obtained permission from the Israeli ambassador in Nairobi to study at a yeshiva run by...
Border Police arrested a former senior officer in the Palestinian Authority police on suspicion of incitement and organizing protest rallies, police said Tuesday. The suspect, who was not named by police, allegedly organized a demonstration on Friday in al-Ayda refugee camp, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and was seen carrying a banner with a swastika...
An Israeli military court indicted a Palestinian teen and her mother for slapping and harassing IDF soldiers standing guard in a West Bank Palestinian village. Ahed Tamimi, 16, was charged with aggravated assault, hindering a soldier in the line of duty, incitement, threatening a soldier’s life and rock throwing. The indictment covers six different incidents in recent months in which...
The website “Jewish Labor List” has appealed the decision of a Jerusalem court to impose a fine of 40,000 (11,500 dollars) on the site for “discrimination.” The site sought to connect Jewish laborers and employers in an attempt to encourage business opportunities for Jews. In a suit filed against the managers of the site by the Reform Center for Religion and State and...
Israel has filed notice to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) alongside the United States. Israel has blasted UNESCO in recent years over the organisation's criticism of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem and its decision to grant full membership to Palestine in 2011. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said on Friday that she deeply regretted Israel's decision to withdraw. "A member of UNESCO...
Clashes broke out between Palestinians and IDF troops outside the tomb of Yehoshua bin Nun in the northern West Bank early Thursday morning. The army was securing the holy site in the village of Kifl Haris, northwest of the Ariel settlement, for Jewish worshipers when Palestinians began hurling stones and Molotov cocktails at them. Prayers at the tomb went on as...
Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews are permitted to pray. The proposed new railway tunnel and station would form part of an extension of a high-speed line from Tel Aviv that is set to open next year. Previous Israeli excavation...

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