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  • Gaza war policies favored safety of soldiers over civilians, Israeli veterans group says

    JERUSALEM Israeli troops who served in last summer's war in Gaza were ordered to shoot people on sight, shelled homes and reduced neighborhoods to rubble as part of a deliberate policy of force protection that cost the lives of Palestinian civilians,...
  • Netanyahu meets with victim of videotaped police beating, promises action

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed shock Monday over a videotaped police beating of an Ethiopian Israeli man, and promised action to improve relations with the Ethiopian Jewish community. The Israeli leader's strong response came...
  • Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war

    An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers published accounts Monday from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians. Breaking The Silence said its accounts, gathered from dozens of unnamed...
  • Stevenson alumna chosen as Birthright ambassador

    Stevenson alumna chosen as Birthright ambassador
    When Becky Savitt of Buffalo Grove went to Israel with her family at 12 she protested, asking for a Mexican beach instead. A return trip as a University of Illinois student with sorority sisters two years ago changed Savitt's life, making her an...
  • Israel's foreign minister snubs Netanyahu coalition invite

    TEL AVIV, Israel Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced Monday that he will not join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, dealing a blow to the incumbent's emerging coalition in the 11th hour of negotiations. "We are going to...
  • Putin lifts Russia's ban on delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran

    Putin lifts Russia's ban on delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday cleared the way for delivery of sophisticated air defense systems to Iran with a decree that U.S. officials warned could disrupt the emerging deal to prevent Tehran from developing nuclear weapons. Kremlin...
  • OPRF senior Julia Weiss serves as catalyst for Huskies

    OPRF senior Julia Weiss serves as catalyst for Huskies
    Approximately 7,500 athletes from 77 countries competed in the Maccabiah Games in 2013. Julia Weiss' journey to the Israel Games began in California, where she tried out for the USA Junior National soccer team with 100 other girls. Only 18 players...
  • German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87

    German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass dies at age 87
    Guenter Grass, the Nobel-winning German writer who gave voice to the generation that came of age during the horrors of the Nazi era but later ran into controversy over his own World War II past and stance toward Israel, has died. He was 87. Matthias...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye have baby baptized in Jerusalem

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye have baby baptized in Jerusalem
    Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West visited a centuries-old Armenian church in Jerusalem on Monday for the baptism of their daughter, North West. The Kardashians fended off swooning fans as they entered the Saint James Cathedral in Jerusalem's Old...
  • How to improve U.S.-Israel relations

    How to improve U.S.-Israel relations
    I have been having the time of my life, sitting in Florida 5,000 miles away and telling the Israeli politicians how to form a coalition that will last four years. I published a letter in the Jerusalem Post on Friday, April 3 which the Jerusalem Post...
  • New report paints grim picture of Israel's Holocaust survivors

    New report paints grim picture of Israel's Holocaust survivors
    As speeches were being polished in preparation for Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies in Israel this week, figures published Monday about the nation’s survivors spoke volumes. An estimated 189,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel today. The...