Ambassadors Conference Ends on Sour Note

For the past several years, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has taken advantage of the holiday season abroad to hold an annual conference for Israeli ambassadors around the world. This year, however, the conference ended on a sour note, Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website reported on Monday. According to the report, Foreign Ministry employees decided to take advantage […]

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From Gangsta-Rapper to a Representative of the Jewish People

Belize-born, Brooklyn-raised, rap artist known as SHYNE is in Israel, and as we’ve reported here on Israel National News, he has adopted a Hebrew name, Moshe Levy, and a very Jewish traditional look. During the past few months Levy has been learning Torah and reaching out to Jewish young boys and girls who need support […]

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Strawberry Genomes Forever at Weizmann Institute

An international team including Weizmann Institute researchers has produced the full genome of a wild strawberry plant, paving the way for tastier berries. A genome is the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information. Two Weizmann scientists, Drs. Asaf Aharoni and Avital Adato, were part of team of 74 researchers from 38 research institutes who published […]

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Alert Airport Customs Police Foil Zimbabwe Diamond Smuggling

Alert customs authorities at Ben Gurion Airport have foiled an attempt to smuggle $140,000 worth of non-certified diamonds from the rich Marange field in Zimbabwe. One of the suspected smugglers, David Vardi, is a trader on the Israeli Diamond Exchange, whose president Avi Paz said that he will be expelled if the charges are proven. […]

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IDF: 90 Arabs Try to Breach Qalandiya Crossing

Approximately 90 Palestinian Authority Arabs attempted on Sunday morning to breach the Qalandiya crossing between Jerusalem and Ramallah, the IDF website reported. According to the report, the Arabs hurled rocks at security forces who were on the scene. Six rioters were arrested and taken for questioning by security forces. The Qalandiya crossing, a military checkpoint […]

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Dr.Ephraim Zuroff, Nazi Hunter: Lithuania Has Not Changed

Dr. Zuroff is Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center-Israel Office, and Coordinator of the SWC Nazi war crimes research worldwide (www.operationlastchance.org). Dr. Zuroff is also an author; his most recent book was Operation Last Chance; One Man’s Quest to Bring Nazi Criminals to Justice, published by Palgrave/Macmillan.   The visit to Israel this past week of Lithuanian […]

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Hareidi Men Join IDF Intelligence

Eighty hareidi-religious men joined the ranks of IDF intelligence this week, becoming the largest group to do so in the history of the “Bina B’Yarok” (Intelligence in Green) program to bring hareidim into the corps. The new inductees represent a 25% increase in hareidi-religious presence in the Intelligence Corp. They will begin work in a […]

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Lieberman: ‘Enough Lies’ from Turkey

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman lambasted his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu Sunday. “I cannot bear to hear lies and false accusations from Turkey,” Lieberman told an audience of Israeli ambassadors from the world over who are taking advantage of the holiday season to visit the homeland. “I heard their Foreign Minister accusing us that if they […]

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Nof Tzion Pledges Pass Half-Way Mark; Deadline Postponed

More than 50 percent of needed pledges have answered the threat of a Palestinian Authority Arab based in the United States who is prepared to buy up the national religious Nof Tzion building project in Jerusalem. A meeting of bondholders of the bankrupt company was postponed from Sunday to Tuesday. Bondholders of the Digal company […]

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IDF Foils Gaza Terrorist Attack; Cast Lead 2 Nears

Air Force helicopters and ground soldiers foiled a terrorist attack in the pre-dawn hours Sunday, killing one terrorist and seriously wounding another, 24 hours after Hamas threatened a “tough and crushing response” to Israeli retaliation to terrorism. The latest incident involved another attempt by Hamas and allied terrorists to plant bombs on the security fence […]

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After Cleansing Bethlehem of Christians, PA Plays Jesus Card

When Christmas comes around, the Palestinian Authority looks for ways to incite Christian hatred of Jews worldwide. This year, the Jew-baiting has taken the form of a report by AFP regarding a Jewish town’s opposition to Christmas trees and a book that calls Jesus “the first Palestinian martyr.” “There are many examples of intimidation, beatings, […]

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