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  • Israeli officials to bar U.N. team from investigating settlements

     
    Israeli officials have vowed to bar a United Nations team from coming to Israel or the West Bank to investigate Jewish settlements, infuriated by its condemnation of the settlements last week....
  • Israel court rejects deal postponing evacuation of Migron outpost

     
    In a case that is testing the balance of power between Israel’s democratic institutions, the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a government plea to postpone by three years the deadline to evacuate an unauthorized Jewish settlement in the West Bank....
  • Israeli lawmakers discuss commemorating Armenian genocide

     
    Israeli lawmakers discuss whether to commemorate the Armenian genocide, a controversial and sensitive issue that could further aggravate the country's already strained relations with Turkey....
  • In Israel, efforts to draft new draft law flounder

     
    Israel's latest attempt to reform its military-draft law has failed, as the committee assigned to determine means of including more ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs was unable to "formulate a recommendation that would achieve a Knesset majority,"...
  • Kadima party breaks from Israeli government coalition

     
    Israel’s much-touted grand coalition broke apart Tuesday as the centrist Kadima Party said it would quit less than three months after it surprised the nation by joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government....
  • Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister

    Yitzhak Shamir dies at 96; former Israeli prime minister
    JERUSALEM — Yitzhak Shamir, the onetime underground Jewish fighter and long-serving Israeli prime minister whose unyielding belief in the right of Jews to all of the biblical Land of Israel often exasperated U.S. policymakers, has died. He was 96....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Israeli political scene runs hot and cold

     
    According to schedule, Benjamin Netanyahu's government has until November 2013 before elections but a recent flurry of activity is injecting new life into the Israeli political system and shaking it up a bit....
  • Israel prepared to take in Syrian refugees, chief of staff says

     
    Israeli officials are preparing for the possibility that minority Alawites might flee from Syria into Israel if the Assad regime falls from power in Syria....
  • Israel's national photo collection being released for free use

     
    The Israeli government is gradually releasing its National Photo Collection from copyright restrictions....
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to form unity government

     
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early election he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday....