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How long can Trump, Netanyahu stay in office?

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — What’ll it take to get rid of Trump? It won’t be easy. It shouldn’t be, given his election. One should be careful of messing the aura of legitimacy, even for a boor who can’t express a sentence in his native language, has flirted with a government considered a serious antagonist […]

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Israeli contest seeks Vietnamese startups as fresh link in bilateral ties

Entrepreneurs in Far Eastern nation invited to participate in competition that will bring them to Jerusalem for 5 days of tech immersion By Times of Israel staff President Reuven Rivlin (c) oversees the signing of an Education agreement in Vietnam (Koby Gideon /GPO) As Israel and Vietnam negotiate a free trade agreement, the Israeli Embassy […]

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Israel in South Africa’s sights

South Africa has recently been attempting to impede the development and strengthening of ties between Israel and other nations on the African continent. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made strengthening Israel’s ties with Africa a priority with the stated goal of breaking the automatic anti-Israel majority at the UN. A senior South African diplomat said […]

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Youth arrested on suspicion of assaulting 2 off-duty soldiers

Suspect is one of a group that allegedly beat the pair, and a girl who was with them, when they mistook them for Arabs By Times of Israel staff Illustrative photo of an Israel Police patrol car. (Moti Karelitz/Flash90) Police arrested a 16-year-old youth on Sunday suspected of attacking three Jewish Israelis on Friday evening […]

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Lebanese Military Beat ISIS and Raise Spanish Flag

In a display of solidarity after Thursday’s Barcelona attack, Lebanese soldiers raised a Spanish flag alongside their own on a Syrian-Lebanese border hill seized from the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Lebanese military launched its operation in the Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa region early on Saturday on the country’s eastern border with Syria, […]

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OpEd: President Trump is right, again

Yaakov Menken President Trump was roundly criticized for failing to call out neo-Nazis or the KKK by name in his first statement on the tragic violence in Charlottesville last weekend. Even many others in the GOP, including Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch, indicated that the President should have been specific. Yet the fact that the […]

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Arthur Finklestein, master campaign strategist, dies at 72

He was credited with bringing Benjamin Netanyahu to power for the first time in 1996 and a series of successful campaigns in the US and Israel By Times of Israel staff Arthur Finkelstein and Benjamin Netanyahu in March 10, 1999. (Flash 90) Arthur Finklestein, a conservative campaign strategist widely credited with bringing Prime Minister Benjamin […]

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Lebanese army destroys 11 ISIL positions on Syrian border

The Lebanese army says its destroyed 11 Islamic State positions along the border with Syria. On Saturday, the U.S.-backed army launched its biggest military operation yet against ISIS, since the group gained a foothold along the country’s border with Syria in 2014. During a news conference, Nazih Jreij, a spokesman for the Lebanese army, said […]

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Richard Spencer Demands Respect On Israeli TV

Speaking in an interview on Israeli television, white nationalist Richard Spencer Wednesday said Jews were “overrepresented” when challenged on antisemitism, adding Jews and Israelis should respect him despite his supremacist views. Spencer, who has previously courted Israeli media, despite engaging in Holocaust denial and refusing to condemn Hitler, made the remarks while speaking to Israeli […]

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Settler teens arrested for assaulting Arab bus drivers

Right-wing legal aid group representing the pair says the sting operation that led to their arrest was a ‘provocation’ By Jacob Magid View of the West Bank settlement of Bat Ayin (photo credit: Gershon Elinson/Flash90) Police on Wednesday arrested a pair of teens from a settlement south of Jerusalem who are suspected of assaulting Israeli-Arab […]

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Why French Muslim comedian Samia Orosemane says she’s like a UFO

It’s no small feat for a French Muslim woman from a disenfranchised suburb of Paris to make it on stage, let alone as a stand-up comedian. Enter Samia Orosemane. At the start of her Paris one-woman show “Femme de Couleurs” (“Woman of Colors”), the 37-year-old comedian of Tunisian descent walks on stage to a mashup […]

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For Jewish Americans, anger over Trump’s response to Charlottesville

LOS ANGELES—Dina Chernick had just arrived for breakfast Thursday at a Jewish deli in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, but she already had a bad case of indigestion. She could thank President Donald Trump for that. “Here’s this guy and he’s talking about uniting the country and then he makes these terribly divisive statements,” said Chernick, an […]

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Bennett defends lesbian aide amid national religious criticism

Jewish Home leader says he won’t discriminate based on sexual orientation after rabbi quits party over spokeswoman’s employment By Alexander Fulbright Education Minister Naftali Bennett seen at the Knesset on July 26, 2017. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett came to the defense of his spokeswoman Thursday after a leading rabbi left the […]

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‘LegoMan’ wishes children did not need him so

Maor Cohen is known at Ezer Mizion as the Lego Man. He runs a workshop for kids with cancer and their siblings using lego as a medium enabling them to cope with their fears and anxieties. For those children who are unable to attend the workshops he makes hospital visits.  Always smiling on the outside, one cannot imagine where he finds […]

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