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  • 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....
  • Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters

    Adolf Eichmann and the hunt for monsters
    On May 23, 1960, then- Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion stood at the podium in the Knesset and solemnly said: "A short time ago one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals, Adolf Eichmann, was discovered by the Israeli security services. Adolf...
  • Israel's identity crisis

    Israel's identity crisis
    From 1948 on, the Arabs still living in Israel -- those who didn't flee or weren't driven out when the state was established -- were allowed to become citizens. They could vote in free elections, criticize the government and run for public office,...