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Archaeologists have discovered and restored a stone column with Hebrew inscriptions from an 1,800-year-old synagogue in the town of Peki’in in the western Galilee region, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced this week. The column was found as part of the Authority’s work on the ancient synagogue in Peki’in. “The stone was...

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The winning performance at a recent Palestinian youth dancing competition in Nablus called for violence against Israel and featured the lyrics “jihad is needed, pull the trigger,” the watchdog organization Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday. The event took place at the Yafa Cultural Center, which is funded by Germany, Norway, and the European...

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Four new judges were selected by a parliamentary panel on Wednesday to serve on Israel’s 15-member Supreme Court. The most notable selection was George Kara of the Tel Aviv District Court. Kara is a Christian Arab-Israeli who presided over the 2009-10 trial that convicted former Israeli President Moshe Katzav of rape....

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Washington’s envoy to the United Nations met on Wednesday with the parents of a fallen Israeli soldier whose body is being held by the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, The Times of Israel reported. Leah and Simha Goldin asked Ambassador Nikki Haley to help pressure Hamas to return the body of their son, Hadar, and that of another Israeli...

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Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Wednesday that it had carried out successful testing of an improved version of the Iron Dome anti-missile system. The tests, which were carried out in southern Israel over recent days, are part of a program of annual testing conducted by the Defense Ministry and Rafael Advanced...

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U.S. tech giant Apple has bought Israeli startup RealFace Technology, a leading developer of facial recognition technology, Calcalist reported on Sunday. RealFace’s online presence disappeared on Sunday – its website went offline, as did its Facebook page – upon news of the buyout. While this is a sign the acquisition...

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Israel and the Word Bank will sign three agreements in the coming months to cooperate in helping African nations develop their water, cybersecurity, and agriculture capabilities, The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. “Cooperation with the World Bank is an opportunity for us to showcase some of the capabilities and innovation...

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull greeted his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu in a joint press conference in Sydney on Wednesday by highlighting the two countries’ historic friendship and criticizing the United Nations’ treatment of the Jewish state. Turnbull noted the support Australia have given Israel over the past century, including fighting...

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One state? Two states? What’s a Jew to do? What should a Jew in Israel or abroad do? What should any lover of Israel do? What should anyone who cares deeply about the remarkable achievement of renewed Jewish sovereignty in the Land of Israel and wants to protect it from...

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Lebanese and Syrian media reports claim that Israel’s Air Force carried out an overnight strike on Hezbollah-related targets near Syria’s capital Damascus last night. Syrian and Lebanese media have provided conflicting reports of the incident. The Syrian al-Masdar news service reported that Israeli aircraft first flew through Lebanon before reaching...

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