Fire Damage Estimated at 120 Million; New Fear Floods

Finance Ministry experts have estimated the total cost of damages done by the Carmel fire at 120 million shekels. The figure includes damages to property and infrastructure, and does not include damage done to forests and other natural areas. An initial study found that 50-60% of the damaged property was insured. The ministry has given […]




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White House Marks Chanukah with Special Menorah

The White House marked the holiday of Chanukah this week in a special ceremony which also used a very special menorah. The menorah was generously loaned from Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans, a synagogue that is over 100 years old. Beth Israel was severely impacted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The menorah was later […]




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Carmel Fire: Students Volunteer to Rehabilitate Beit Oren

The student union of The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, a private college located in central Israel, has begun an initiative to help in the rehabilitation efforts of Kibbutz Beit Oren in the Carmel following the fire. On Thursday, the students from IDC travelled to Beit Oren, which was severely damaged by last week’s fire, in […]




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Carmel Fire: Beit Oren Residents Speak Out

Rehabilitation efforts continue in the Carmel following last week’s devastating fire, which killed more than 40 people and saw tens of thousands of residents being evacuated from their homes. INN TV’s Yoni Kempinski visited the area on Thursday to hear from residents who are in the process of rebuilding their homes following the fire. Beit […]




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IDF More Trusted than Courts, Knesset

The IDF is Israel’s most trusted public institution, according to a poll of 1,000 Israelis conducted by the Transparency International. The organization polled more than 91,500 people in 86 countries for its Global Corruption Barometer. Participants ranked each of several public institutions, including the army, the Knesset, NGOs, the police, political parties, and the media, […]




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Terrorist Gets Life in Jail for 2006 Murder

Terrorist Marwan Elaziz of Samaria was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2006 murder of IDF soldier Roi Ferjoun. Elaziz planned the attack, which took place at the Bekaot checkpoint in the Jordan River Valley. The shooting itself was carried out by terrorist Mahmoud Uda. Elaziz planned the attack, found a car […]




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Students Volunteer to Rehabilitate Beit Oren

The student union of The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, a private college located in central Israel, has begun an initiative to help in the rehabilitation efforts of Kibbutz Beit Oren in the Carmel following the fire. On Thursday, the students from IDC travelled to Beit Oren, which was severely damaged by last week’s fire, in […]




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Peace Process: Back to Indirect Talks?

The United States is continuing its efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinian Authority together for talks which would lead to a peace agreement. Chief Israeli negotiator Yitzhak Molcho was in Washington on Thursday where he met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Special Envoy George Mitchell. According to State Department Spokesman Philip […]




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Human Rights Day: Deputy Foreign Minister Blasts ‘Lawfare’

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon held a press conference Thursday with Prof. Gerald Steinberg and Anne Herzberg of NGO Monitor on the exploitation and abuse of human rights, particularly with regard to NGOs and the use of ‘lawfare’ against Israel. The conference was timed to mark International Human Rights Day. At the event, NGO Monitor, […]




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Setback: Plans to Build Town for Jews Expelled from Gaza Shelved

Israel’s Southern District Committee decided during its last meeting, which was held several days ago, to shelve plans to establish a community called Nitzanit in the Negev, for Jewish residents of Gaza who were expelled from their homes in 2005. The new community was supposed to be built in Pitchat Nitzana, a block of communities […]




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