Headlines from Israel

More than just an enigmatic face: How Adam Driver conquered the screen

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:20
He was the male protagonist in ‘Girls,’ played the bus driver-poet in ‘Paterson’ and Kylo Ren in ‘The Last Jedi.’ What can we expect now from Adam Driver?

Lebanon bans 'The Post' too, citing Spielberg's Israel ties

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:17
Director Steven Spielberg’s donation to Israel during the Second Lebanon War is still a bit rich for some people north of the border

'The Post': Freedom of the press has never been this fun

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 06:02
In ‘The Post,’ Steven Spielberg turns the defense of the press into an adventure, with a highly relevant message about attacks on the media, the lies of the powerful, and the place of women in the public sphere

Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country, claims state TV

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:42
The U.S.-led coalition is working with Syrian militias to set up a new border force of 30,000, a move which has infuriated Syria, Turkey and Russia

Saudi Ritz Carlton to reopen after being used as prison in corruption purge

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:26
Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman and owner of global investment firm Kingdom Holding is reportedly still in negotiations for his freedom amid rumors he has been moved to a prison

Abbas' speech: Palestinian president talks tough, but is thin on strategy

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 05:25
Aside from backing Trump, Abbas spelled out – mainly for his own followers – that his conscience was clear

When our French doctor told us, 'Not every pregnant woman has to look like a cow'

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:18
Why is France’s birthrate the second highest in Europe, can a man be a midwife, and what does any of this have to do with Barbara Tuchman?

Qatari denies UAE accusation that fighter jets intercepted civilian flight

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:15
Months-old Gulf feud escalates

How Martin Luther King Jr. enlisted Martin Buber in the struggle against apartheid

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:14
Experts say it’s no surprise civil rights leader reached out to the Jewish philosopher on South Africa, given that King quoted Buber’s ‘I and Thou’ principle in a famed prison letter

'We will drown you:' Turkey's Erdogan slams new U.S.-armed Kurdish force in Syria

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 04:06
230 new cadets have already been recruited to the force, which is anticipated to reach 30,000 troops in the next several years

Abbas returns to past rhetoric for which he was accused of anti-Semitism, says Israeli president

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:46
Rivlin makes the comments to a visiting AIPAC delegation, in which he thanked them for their contribution to Israel's prosperity

Is American Catholicism under attack by extremists nostalgic for anti-Jewish teachings?

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:41
A 19th century Pope forcibly abducted a Jewish boy from his family, causing international outrage. Now, a traditionalist minority eagerly justifies the Church's actions, as part of their war on today's 'heretical' Pope - and decades of improved Jewish-Catholic relations

Palestinians finally to get 3G in West Bank, after Israel lifts ban

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:34
The belated move to 3G comes a decade after Palestinian operators first sought Israeli permits and at a time when faster 4G is increasingly available in the Middle East

UKIP leader breaks up with girlfriend over racist texts attacking Meghan Markle

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:08
The 54-year-old former soldier told ITV that he would not resign as party chief

Jewish Agency leaders vow that key Israel program provider for Diaspora Jews won’t close

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 03:07
Masa brings about 12,000 young Jews to Israel every year, but is at center of dispute with Israeli government over one of its subsidiaries that organizes trips

Israel believed to have warned Egypt before striking Hamas tunnel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:58
The Egyptians reportedly view the tunnel as an egregious violation of their sovereignty and the ‘crossing of a red line’ in their relations with Hamas

Syrian army to end U.S. presence in the country, claims state TV

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:15
The Pentagon announced in December that some 2,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Syria, in addition to setting up a coalition border security force that it aims to recruit with 30,000 fighters

Israel’s defense minister aims to legalize outpost near where settler killed last week

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:53
Avigdor Lieberman's resolution essentially awards him authority he already has, but it’s seen as a declaration of the government’s intent to move forward on legalizing Havat Gilad

Russia wont support U.S. attempts to 'fix' Iran nuclear deal, FM says

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:37
Trump says he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the 'terrible flaws' of the deal

Israeli lawmaker moves to stop BDS groups from funding colleagues' trips abroad

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 01:32
Likud's Yoav Kish is capitalizing on the new list preventing entry into Israel by boycott activists, though a Knesset colleague decries the 'flood of fascist legislation'