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Bennett gives up on Foreign Minister for Education portfolio

Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett asked to be Education Minister Saturday night, giving up his previous demand of the Foreign Ministry in order to ensure his party will have two more ministers. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Bennett he would give him an answer in the coming days. Bennett’s move could pave the way for […]

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Acre continues resurgence with win

Hapoel Acre’s great escape from relegation continued on Saturday, while Maccabi Tel Aviv remained on course for a third straight Premier League title despite once more failing to win on the road. Acre climbed out of the relegation zone for the first time in more than five months with a 2-0 victory at Hapoel Petah […]

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Maccabi Tel Aviv crisis deepens with humbling defeat at Gilboa

Maccabi Tel Aviv suffered its fifth straight loss over all competitions on Saturday night, dropping to a particularly embarrassing 89-72 defeat against the weakest team in the BSL, Hapoel Gilboa/Galil. After being swept by Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the Euroleague quarterfinals, Maccabi was hoping to return to winning ways and begin to gather momentum ahead […]

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Police suspect vehicular terror attack in Jerusalem, three injured

Three Border Police officers were hospitalized after being struck by a car in east Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood Saturday night in what police are deeming a terrorist attack. According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, one of the officers is in moderate-to-serious condition, while the other two are in light-to-moderate condition. All three were treated at the […]

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Hevron Attack ‘Incited by Anachists’

The Spokesman for the Jewish Community of Hevron, Noam Arnon, said Saturday evening that the stabbing attack against a Border Policeman Saturday afternoon “is the direct result of the incitement being carried out in Hevron by anarchist anti-Semitic organizations, which whip up hatred and encourage terror attacks. "Shortly before the attack, a group of Israeli hikers […]

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Bennett May Receive Strategic Affairs Ministry

Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett will keep his job as Economy Minister and probably also be named Minister of Strategic Affairs instead of Yuval Steinitz, according to Channel 2. MK Ayelet Shaked of the Jewish Home will be Minister of Culture and Sport, and Uri Ariel will be Minister of Agriculture. There is still wrangling […]

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Syria: Al Qaeda, Allies, Take Key Regime Stronghold

Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held city in Idlib province on Saturday, in a blow that could expose the regime's coastal heartland to rebel attack.   The capture of Jisr al-Shughur in the northwestern province comes nearly a month after the same coalition of opposition forces, known as the […]

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Netanyahu Holds Update on the Situation in Nepal

In the wake of the major earthquake in Nepal and nearby areas, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an assessment of the situation, via telephone, with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon. It was agreed to dispatch – as soon as possible – a rescue delegation including medical elements. The delegation will land near […]

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Gunman Opens Fire on Youths in Eilat

An unknown assailant on a motorbike opened fire Saturday evening at a 15-year-old boy and two girls aged 8 and 10 who were inside a car. Police suspect a criminal motive. The youth was taken to Yoseftal Hospital in serious condition and the two girls were moderately injured. Large police forces began combing the area in […]

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The weird and wonderful world of Aya Ben-Ron

Strange, eerie, cold and disconcerting – these are just some of the words that spring to mind when considering the work of Israeli artist Aya Ben-Ron. For the past 15 years Ben-Ron has been exploring the meeting point of art and science through a visual iconography gleaned from the medical profession, and its accompanying mechanisms […]

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