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  • Weak shekel, election-delayed budget may be some help to Israel's economy

    The collapse of Israel's government will keep investors on edge at least until new elections are held in March, adding to the economic hit to tourism and growth from the July-August Gaza war. But amid the economic uncertainty and political turmoil, there...
  • Israel's Knesset votes to disband, agrees to hold elections March 17

    Israel's Knesset votes to disband, agrees to hold elections March 17
    Israel’s parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top ministers, unraveling his governing coalition after 20 months in office. The bill to disband the Knesset passed the...
  • Paul Greenberg: Provocations galore

    Here we go again. Just in time for the season of peace on earth and good will toward men, a judge in New Jersey is hearing arguments over whether the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance represents an unconstitutional infringement on some...
  • Next Israeli government may be country's most conservative, polls suggest

    JERUSALEM Israeli parliamentary factions on Wednesday set early elections for March 17 as snap polls suggested that those elections might result in the most conservative government in Israel's history. In a preliminary vote, legislators approved the...
  • Israel's Netanyahu asks for 'clear mandate' in early election

    Israel's Netanyahu asks for 'clear mandate' in early election
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Wednesday for a "clear mandate" from voters in the early election he called, with opinion polls showing the right-wing leader on track for a fourth term. A day after Netanyahu fired centrist...
  • Lawsuit filed in case against rabbi with ties to Towson U. accused of voyeurism

    A lawsuit filed Tuesday against a Georgetown synagogue and others accuses the sanctuary's authorities of covering up a seriesĀ of unusual practices of an influential rabbi, which the suit says allowed his alleged secret recordings of women in a ritualĀ bath...
  • Netanyahu fires 2 ministers, calls for early elections he's likely to win

    JERUSALEM After months of acrimony within his government, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two centrist ministers Tuesday, accusing them of plotting to topple him. The prime minister offered a blistering attack on Finance Minister Yair...
  • Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State

    Israeli Canadian woman said to deny capture by Islamic State
    After 24 hours of swirling rumors of her capture by Islamic State, an Israeli Canadian woman who joined Kurdish fighters in Syria appears to have surfaced on Facebook to dispel the reports. “Guys, I’m totally safe and secure.... Ignore the...
  • Why Obama is viewed as weak

    Why Obama is viewed as weak
    Two recent Presidential pronouncements reflect the essential Barack Obama. Each also explains why so many view him to be the weakest of American presidents. Example one pertains to Mr. Obama's public reaction to the gruesome terrorist murders of five...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is ordering up new rules for giving local police agencies access to surplus U.S. military equipment such as the armored vehicles, assault rifles and body armor that police in Ferguson, Mo., used in an...
  • Jewish homeland bill would erode Israeli democracy

    Jewish homeland bill would erode Israeli democracy
    I was stunned to read that Israeli lawmakers had approved a Jewish "homeland" bill ("Israel's Jewish homeland proposal could further heighten tension," Nov. 23). The report stated that "since taking office in 2009, [Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu...