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Israel, Diaspora at brink of serious rift, us Jewish leader warns

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A top US Conservative rabbi urged MKs Monday to understand the precarious situation of the Jewish people in light of recent clashes between the Diaspora and Israel over issues of religious pluralism. Speaking at a meeting hosted...

160 Rabbis from Diaspora on Israeli Rabbinate ‘Blacklist’

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In another episode that is expected to create further angst from many Jewish leaders in the Diaspora towards the Jewish state, Israel’s Chief Rabbinate was revealed to have a “blacklist” of some 160 Rabbis...

Netanyahu accused of supporting antisemites over Soros campaign

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"This won’t be the last time that neo-Nazis quote Netanyahu,” the leader of the left-wing Meretz party Zehava Gal-On said Monday, accusing him of “supporting world antisemitism” after the Foreign Ministry released a...

Pirates of the Mediterranean: Shipwrecked cannons discovered off Israeli coast fired at 16th century...

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Shipwrecked cannons discovered off the Israeli coast are believed to have last fired in the 16th century when Jewish pirates, corsairs and crusaders roamed the Mediterranean. The three elaborately decorated, Venetian-made bronze cannons, recovered off the...

‘We want to separate synagogue from state,’ say 55% of Israel’s Jewish population

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More than half of Jewish Israelis are in favor of changing the current status quo on religious life in the public realm, believing that current arrangements reflect haredi or religious-Zionist values, a new poll...

Israel harshly responds to UNESCO’s designation of Cave of Patriarchs as Palestinian World Heritage...

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Today’s (Friday) decision by UNESCO to recognize the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site has sparked outrage throughout Israel’s political system.  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision...

Hebron Jewish residents call to increase Jewish presence in city following UNESCO vote

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The Jewish community of the West Bank city of Hebron called on the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to increase Israeli presence in the city in response to a contentious vote by the...

20th Maccabiah Games open with spectacular Jerusalem ceremony

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Hosting about 10,000 Jewish and Israeli athletes and tens of thousands of fans, Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium brimmed with excitement on Thursday night as the 20th Maccabiah Games opened. Participants from over 80 countries gathered at...

Knesset votes down Kotel compromise

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The government plan regarding an expanded egalitarian section of the Western Wall was rejected yet again on Wednesday, when it was brought to a vote in the form of a bill. Zionist Union MK Nachman...

Steeped in Jewish history: The Kerala relics Modi gifted to Netanyahu on his maiden...

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On Monday, Narendra Modi became the first ever Indian Prime Minister to set foot on Israeli soil. In his historic meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, Modi said that he was looking to...