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Israel’s Singulariteam Raises 2nd Fund, $102M Backed By Tencent, Renren Founders

Israel is racking up a growing list of startups that have either exited to big buyers or gone public, and this trend is driving yet more investment into the country. In the latest development, Tel Aviv VC Singulariteam is announcing that it has closed its second fund — $102 million from LPs that include co-founders of China’s Tencent and Renren — that it will use… Read More

Israel Is Not at the Water's Edge; It Is Inside the U.S.

The spectacle of a foreign head of government being invited to speak before the U.S. Congress in early March without the American president being first officially notified leaves, or should leave, the American and Israeli publics in a state of stupefaction. It is not that a foreign head of state has not addressed a joint session of Congress. Show More Summary

Israel's Netanyahu: I'll Warn About Iran 'Anywhere'

Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments today come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for...

‘NYT’ and Matthews warn that Netanyahu speech to Congress could lead US to war

Israel supporters call on Congress to delay Netanyahu's speech lest it divide the Israel lobby publicly. But the real fear is that it could lead the US to war. Chris Matthews says the US will have no choice but to "blow up" Iran if it acquires a nuclear weapon.

Ultra-Orthodox Women in Israel Launch Their Own Political Party

When it comes to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish women, we tend to hear mostly about the terrible things that happen to them—from having to sit in the back of public buses to being banned from hosting or even calling into radio shows....Show More Summary

Newspaper in Israel Scrubs Women From a Photo of Paris Unity Rally

The publication generally avoids running pictures of women for reasons of modesty, and their intended audience has been known to scratch female faces out of bus advertisements.

‘With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in France': Death threats follow publication of cartoon in Israeli newspaper

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last week Haaretz published a daring cartoon juxtaposing journalists killed in Gaza by Israel last summer during the brutal summer slaughter with the journalists killed at the office of the satirical magazine in Paris. Show More Summary

Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine continues to be wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

Pro-Israel Activists Spark Outrage For Perceived 'Pinkwashing' Ad in The New York Times

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A group of pro-Israel activists have drawn the public’s ire after publishing a full-page ad in the New York Times arguing that Israel is the Middle East’s sole safe haven for LGBT people. "Hamas, ISIS and Iran kill gays like...

Next U.S. elections threaten Israel ‘total isolation’ — and the Israeli public is worried

William Pfaff says the 2016 American elections threaten Israel's "total isolation" from western democracies in the wake of the Gaza slaughters and the rise of a defiant Netanyahu coalition

Dozens arrested in Israel corruption probe

Members of Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's party among government officials held over misuse of public funds.

Israeli police probing major political corruption case

Israel’s police said Wednesday they are investigating dozens of public figures and politicians in a major corruption case.

Anthony Fisher on the Inevitability of American Aid to Israel

last monthNews : Reason

According to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), considered by many to be the most influential lobbying group in the country, "Israel spends 75 percent of U.S. aid in the United States, purchasing military equipment."...Show More Summary

Shattering Israel's Image

No Israeli government has shattered Israel's international image more than the Netanyahu government has over the past six years. Not only have Netanyahu and his cohorts systematically been engaged in rancorous public narratives against...Show More Summary

Trapped In Their Public Narrative

The Palestinians' constant acrimonious public narrative against Israel has and continues to damage their credibility in the eyes of many Israelis. The Palestinian Authority, not to speak of Hamas, seems to want to win the public relations campaign with their own people more than winning the peace. Show More Summary

Israel considering security cooperation with Lebanon army agsainst ISIS

Israel’s military reveald  on Wednesday that  it was contemplating  the possibility of cooperating with the Lebanese army to counter Islamist extremist  militants, even though the two countries remain technically at war. Any public coordination was almost certain to be rejected in Beirut, where dealing with neighboring Israel is considered a crime. Show More Summary

Are pro-Israel groups afraid of the US public?

Arieh King wants Jerusalem for the Jews but when he comes to NY, the public can't attend his speech. You have to apply for admission. Desperate times in the Israel lobby

U.S. Public Opinion and Israel/Palestine

U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine is wildly at odds with what most Americans claim to want.

A rabbi's controversial words on Mideast violence

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

To the editor: Some may call Rabbi Leonard Beerman's public criticism of Israel brave; I call it hypocrisy. Beerman admits that if he had been attacked when he was in the pre-Israeli state Jewish militia, he would have had to fight back — exactly what Israel itself is doing today. ("At...

How Israel’s Bus Segregation Affects Palestinian Workers

AJ+ | – ‘Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon has argued for keeping Palestinian workers off of public Israeli buses. Yaalon says the laborers are dangerous and harass Israeli women. AJ+ caught a…

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