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  • Israeli Orthodox rabbi indicted on sexual assault charges

     
    Israeli authorities have indicted a prominent Orthodox rabbi on five counts of sexual assault and abuse of authority, including two counts involving a minor student. The rabbi, Mordechai Elon, 51, has denied the allegations....
  • Threats escalate against Israeli anti-settlement activists

     
    Peace Now, a group known for its vocal stand against Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories, says a senior member of its team has received a death threat. It was the latest in a string of incidents blamed on Jewish extremists protesting the...
  • Israeli lawmakers among best compensated, report says

     
    A recent study found Israel's lawmakers earn nearly 38% more than most of their counterparts around the world in terms of buying power. The research surveyed the salaries of members of 24 parliaments and legislatures, including Israel's Knesset....
  • Tension over Israeli proposal to commemorate Armenian genocide

     
    Israeli lawmakers plan to discuss the possibility of setting a day to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915. But the initiative is causing tension ahead of the discussion, scheduled for Monday, because of concerns over the reaction by Turkey, which...
  • Syria fakes letter exposing identities of exiles, newspaper says

     
    Syrian authorities, apparently trying to discourage opposition members from granting media interviews, falsely claimed that the identities of two anonymous exiles interviewed by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot were exposed, the newspaper reported......
  • Saudi hacker steps up campaign against Israel, calls it payback

     
    A computer hacker broke into an Israeli sports website and redirected viewers to a page linking to a file claiming to contain personal and credit card details of 400,000 Israelis. But the assault on credit card numbers may be just the beginning of a...
  • 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....
  • Racism and political tension tied to Israel's soccer league

     
    Political tension and racism tied to Israel's soccer league. Jerusalem's Beitar soccer club remains closely associated with its fans' far right-wing politics and slurs against opposing players....
  • Israeli court overturns ultra-Orthodox military exemption law

     
    Israel, ultra-Orthodox, military service, Netanyahu: Israel’s Supreme Court has dropped a political hot potato on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plate by overturning a law that had effectively exempted tens of thousands of ultra-...