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  • Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military

    Israel approves law to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military
    JERUSALEM -- Israeli legislators approved a controversial law Wednesday to end the historic exemption of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from mandatory military service, a decision some religious leaders decried as persecution. The Equal Service Law...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK

    Palestinian prisoners halt hunger-strike as force-feeding law nears OK
    Dozens of Palestinian prisoners have halted a two-month hunger strike after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Israeli Prison Service authorities, even as Israeli lawmakers continue to push a controversial bill to allow forced feedings. The strike...
  • In Israel, plans to close immigrant center stir integration concerns

    What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...
  • Paul Greenberg: Opinions in a flash

    (With apologies to Walter Winchell) Good morning, Mr. and Mrs. America, from border to border, coast to coast, and all the ships at sea. Let's go to press! Add another name to those Americans kicking the tobacco habit: CVS pharmacies. They plan to...
  • Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]

    Yes, Israel is a democracy [Letter]
    William Cooper completely misstated the rules of Israeli citizenship in a recent letter to the editor ("Israel is not a 'democracy,'" Feb. 4). Jewishness is not a prerequisite for citizenship here, as attested to by the 21 percent of Israeli citizens...
  • Israeli minister storms out during speech by EU Parliament president

    JERUSALEM -- The Knesset is a tough room. European Parliament President Martin Schulz was heckled during an address, in German, to Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday. When he voiced concern about unequal water distribution to Palestinians and Israel’s...
  • PASSINGS: Shulamit Aloni, Billy Ross

    Shulamit Aloni Israeli champion of civil rights Shulamit Aloni, an Israeli legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, died Friday at her home in a Tel Aviv suburb. Meretz, the party she...
  • Reuven Rivlin elected Israel's president, will succeed Shimon Peres

    At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president. Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
  • Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest

     Israel picks Reuven Rivlin in particularly messy presidential contest
    At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president. Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
  • Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike; Israel debates force-feeding

    Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials. The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for...