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Investigation leaks fueled opposition calls for Israeli PM Netanyahu to go

Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel’s prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before. Police say they have questioned Netanyahu twice since Jan. 2 at his official residence in Jerusalem in two separate criminal cases involving allegations of abuse […]

Israel's Right Wing See Settlement Opportunities in Trump Era

The far-right Jewish Home party, along with members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, is promoting legislation that would effectively annex one large settlement in the occupied West Bank to Israel.

Israeli ‘human interest’ matters a lot more than Palestinian ‘human rights’ in Washington Post

The Washington Post ignores Israel's brutal killing of a 17-year-old Palestinian youth protesting the occupation but publishes a bizarre feature story on a blind Israeli golfer. The relative weight granted Israeli human interest stories and Palestinian human rights speaks volumes, says Jim Zogby.

Lawsuits blame Facebook and Twitter in terror attacks in Paris, Brussels

The families of victims of terror attacks in Paris, Brussels and Israel are blaming social media companies including Facebook and Twitter for facilitating communications among terrorists. Twitter says it has suspended hundreds of thousands of user accounts in the past 18 months for threatening...

Palestine in the Age of Trump

With the advent in Washington of an Administration with radical new priorities regarding Israel, and a disdain for Palestinian rights, Palestine is facing a daunting reality. In recent years, ascendant political currents in America and Israel had already begun to merge. Show More Summary

The Shortcomings Of The International Conference For Peace

The conference for peace between Israel and the Palestinians initiated by the French government that took place on January 15 in Paris was positive in many ways. The concluding declaration that collectively emerged pointed out the need...Show More Summary

The Perfect Storm: Civil rights in the era of Trump, Netanyahu, and Abbas

Eve Spangler just returned from a yearly human rights delegation to Israel/Palestine and says the best description of the emerging situation is this: a perfect storm is coming. All the most destructive forces are aligning to produce (possibly violent) change and uncertainty early in the Trump administration. Show More Summary

We call on the Batsheva Dance Company to end its complicity with Israeli government crimes

Batsheva Dance Company of Israel is on a North American tour. More than a dozen activist organizations call for boycotting its performances unless it ceases its role as an ambassador for the Israeli government and condemns Israeli human rights violations.

Israel’s violence at Umm Al-Hiran and the ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Yesterday, Israeli police forces demolished homes and structures at Umm Al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the southern Negev desert. Umm Al-Hiran is one of 39 ‘unrecognised’ Bedouin villages in Israel’s southern Negev and has faced state repression since the founding of Israel in 1948. Show More Summary

Israel Bolsters Navy to Protect Offshore Oil & Gas

Offshore energy platforms a potential target; Israel accepting bids on 24 new exploration blocks. Israel is boosting spending on its navy to better protect offshore oil and gas deposits and secure a large maritime zone that abuts that of its neighbour and enemy, Lebanon.

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts.

Palestinians in Israel strike after deadly Negev raid

Palestinians in Israel protest in cities across the country after home demolition raid turned deadly in Um al Hiran.

Israel's Right Wing Has Grand Plans For Trump Era

15 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Israel’s right wing has been eagerly awaiting Donald Trump’s arrival in the White House, hoping a Republican president will usher in a new era of support for Israeli settlement-building on land Palestinians want for a state. The far-right...Show More Summary

Phages found to use peptide to communicate with one another

(—A team of researchers from several institutions in Israel has, for the first time, identified a molecule that phages use to communicate with one another. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes the methods they used to isolate the molecule and the way it was used by phages to make decisions. Show More Summary

Advice on how to get members of Congress to actually listen to you

17 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In this video for Mic, former Congressman Steve Israel explains the best way to get your representatives’ attention. Calling is good, but talking to them in person is better.

'The Greatest Private Library Of Jewish Books And Manuscripts Ever Assembled'

17 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Compiled by collector Jack V. Lunzer over more than six decades, and stored at his home in London, it became known as the Valmadonna Trust Library" - and it's been acquired by the National Library of Israel.

Web of investigations entangles Israel's 'King Bibi'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Benjamin Netanyahu has spent 30 years in public office, including 11 years as Israel's prime minister, but this year his political future is being called into question as seldom before.

Ending the Biased United Nations Resolutions against Israel

The unending onslaught on Israel for its alleged deficiencies continues.

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