Headlines from Israel

Jerusalem chef offers a new contender for the best tahini in Israel

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:11
Using millstones crafted by a Syrian stonemason, a Palestinian chef from Abu Ghosh has begun to produce tahini the old-fashioned way

Amid ISIS insurgency, Egypt to impose curfew in Sinai, state media says

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 11:03
Egypt's security forces are battling an Islamic State insurgency in North Sinai that has killed hundreds of soldiers, police and targeted civilians

Trump extends Iran sanctions relief, says it's the 'last time' unless nuclear deal loopholes are closed

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:34
Trump gives the world powers four months to remove 'loopholes' in the Iran nuclear deal

Jewish Insider's Daily Kickoff: January 12, 2018

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 09:56
Zuckerberg credits daughters with shifting view of Facebook | 'Emboldened Israelis' in Trump era | Rabbi on the Senator and the waiter

46 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli army in Gaza, West Bank

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:32
This is the sixth week of protests that were sparked by Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Russia probe: Democrats want to interview Ivanka Trump

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:14
Rep. Adam Schiff says that Republicans have declined to invite many witnesses that would be valuable to the probe, including Ivanka

Fact check: Was Trump right about London embassy being a 'bad deal'?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:50
Trump says he has decided not to come to London to open the new U.S. Embassy, blaming the Obama administration for closing a 'bad deal'

Trump denies calling African states 'shithole' countries: 'Made up by Dems'

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:04
Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was present at the meeting rebuffed Trump's denial, saying that media reports were indeed accurate

Russia kills militants behind Syria air base attack

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:24
Russia's defence ministry said on Friday it also destroyed a stockpile of drones in Syria's Idlib province after militants used drones to attack its bases in the country last week

Germany's likely new coalition vows to ban arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 06:03
A draft document contains a pledge not to export arms to countries involved in the war in Yemen - a pledge seemingly targeted at Saudi Arabia

'Catastrophic' if U.S. pulls funding for Palestinians, warns the UN

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:17
Last week, Trump said the U.S. may withhold future aid payments to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over what he called the Palestinians' unwillingness to talk peace with Israel

Poll: Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party overtakes Likud at 27 to 22 Knesset seats

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 05:15
The main opposition party, the Zionist Union, falls to 14 seats. Separately, 62% of respondents say taxpayers shouldn’t be paying for security for Netanyahu’s two grown children

Today women in Saudi Arabia can attend a soccer match for the first time

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 04:00
The historic moment comes in the wake of last October's decision by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to allow women to drive

UN slams Trump as 'racist' for reported 'shithole countries' comments

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:27
The United Nations human rights office on Friday rejected Trump as 'racist' and inciting xenophobia

U.K. officially condemns Israeli approval of over a thousand new housing units in the West Bank

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:15
'We call on Israel to reconsider these proposals'

Israel asks Gaza: Are you happy?

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 03:12
A survey from the IDF asked Gazans how they feel about quality of life in the Gaza Strip. With restricted freedom of movement and an economy in shambles, what answer is the army expecting?

Anderson Cooper: Trump doesn't want more black people coming to the U.S. - he is a racist

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:47
'Not racial. Not racially charged, racist. Let's not kid ourselves. Let's not pretend or dance around it. The sentiment the president expressed today is a racist sentiment'

Gal Gadot's powerful #SeeHer acceptance speech about equality at the Critics' Choice Awards

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:12
Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani also used his win for the film Big Sick to highlight the issue

Donald Trump blames Barack Obama when canceling his visit to London

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:44
Trump is upset with Obama's decision to move the U.S. embassy in London, a decision which was actually made by George W. Bush's administration

Israeli officer who fired at a Palestinian car and killed a boy will not be prosecuted

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 01:36
The officer fired against regulations, but will only be dismissed from the army for failures in conduct during the incident