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Romania hosts inaugural summit for global anti-Semitism envoys

2 hours 38 min ago
Amid sharp uptick in anti-Jewish incidents worldwide, first-ever conference for government coordinators attended by over a dozen countries

Pete Buttigieg says he won’t move US embassy back to Tel Aviv if elected

2 hours 44 min ago
Democratic presidential candidate says nothing to gain by reversing Trump's decision to move mission to Jerusalem

Ukraine city plans real estate project on top of Holocaust victims’ burial site

2 hours 55 min ago
Israeli ambassador, Jewish community slam municipality of Poltava for refusing to back down; envoy calls on mayor to 'stop this historical injustice'

Egypt agrees to pay Israel $500 million to end gas dispute

3 hours 25 min ago
Petroleum Ministry announces settlement with Israel Electric Corporation, reducing original $1.7 billion fine set in 2015 arbitration ruling

Qatari cash arrives in Gaza, but payouts to Palestinians delayed

3 hours 29 min ago
Mohammed al-Emad says disbursement of funds to some 100,000 poor families held off due to 'technical issues'

White House confirms Israeli officials not invited to Bahrain workshop

3 hours 52 min ago
After weeks of uncertainty, American official says US wants 'focus to be on the economic aspect, not the political'

Germany, UK warn Iran over enrichment threat; EU takes wait-and-see approach

4 hours 47 min ago
European bloc says it won't act until IAEA report on nuclear activity, after Tehran says it will breach stockpile limit set in 2015 deal

Ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi dies suddenly in court

5 hours 26 min ago
Cairo officials say ousted Islamist leader blacked out and died moments after telling a judge he had 'many secrets' to reveal in his espionage trial

Peretz, Smotrich get nods for transportation, education ministries

5 hours 42 min ago
Smotrich also given seat on high-level security cabinet, vows to continue fighting for justice portfolio

Does Israel have a moral obligation to welcome African refugees?

5 hours 43 min ago
Speaking at Bar Ilan, renowned leftist, Zionist political theorist Michael Walzer advocates greater openness to migration, calls Israel's turn right scary, draws ire from some

Orthodox Union launches kosher pantry to help US Jews in need

6 hours 1 min ago
Organization adds Kosher Food Lifeline as a new branch, to help hundreds of organizations in 24 states provide food to families and individuals

Fatah calls off strike planned to protest US-led conference in Bahrain

6 hours 3 min ago
Official says party canceled labor action to avoid hurting businesses, interfering with high school matriculation exams; 'marches in the homeland and diaspora' scheduled instead

French-Israeli media mogul Drahi buys Sotheby’s for $3.7 billion

6 hours 57 min ago
New York auction house purchased by owner of Israeli Hot cable TV operator, to go private after 30 years on New York Stock exchange

Jewish Insider’s Daily Kickoff: June 17, 2019

7 hours 27 sec ago
Mayor Pete says he would keep US embassy in Jerusalem; Pelosi questions Trump moves on Iran; Mobileye expects to see self-driving cabs hit the road in 2020

Right-wing MKs call for execution of Palestinian charged with raping 7-year-old

7 hours 27 min ago
Lawmakers allege that suspect was nationalistically motivated, but police say it appears to have been criminal in nature

Study identifies protein that causes ‘exhaustion’ of immune system cells

7 hours 42 min ago
Understanding role of TOX protein could pave way to restoring normal function in systems weakened by chronic disease, say researchers from Israel's Bar-Ilan University and others

Lebanon arrests Syrian IS suspect accused of planning attacks

7 hours 43 min ago
Security service says 20-year-old was spreading jihadist propaganda and plotting to bomb local Christian, Shiite sites

Amid Likud spats with judiciary, Rivlin says courts ‘cornerstone of democracy’

7 hours 54 min ago
Comments seen as implicit criticism of Netanyahu a day after PM called his wife's fraud conviction a 'witch hunt'

Netanyahu urges world to reimpose sanctions if Iran ramps up nuclear enrichment

9 hours 13 min ago
Prime minister vows Israel will never let Tehran obtain nuclear weapons, after Iran says it will break limit on uranium stockpile set by nuke deal

Prosecution asks to amend Sara Netanyahu verdict to show meals were for family

10 hours 6 min ago
Attorneys want correction to clarify PM's wife was not misusing state funds to feed dignitaries; Likud MK accuses media of hounding her like UK's Princess Diana