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Three killed in Halamish bloodbath

IT was meant to be a baby shower. Instead, it became a bloodbath. Three Israelis were buried on Sunday, after their lives came to an abrupt and brutal end two days earlier, as they digested their dinner and waited for guests to arrive to celebrate the birth of a new baby.

Israel removes Al-Aqsa metal detectors

IN what looked like a desperate attempt to stop tensions spiralling out of control, the Israeli government has dismantled the metal detectors at entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Temple

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Three Israelis killed in terror attack

Three members of an Israeli family have been killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack in a West Bank settlement north of Ramallah. A father in his 60s and […]

The gate to chaos

Beyond the gate to the Israel–Lebanon border lies the world of Hezbollah and, if you carry on straight into Lebanon and turn right to Syria, the drama of the Syrian civil war. 

UNESCO’s Hebron decision an ‘affront to history’

The UN’s cultural body is being accused of rewriting history again, after declaring that Hebron is a “Palestinian World Heritage site in danger,” writes Nathan Jeffay.

Sound of opera in Tel Aviv

ASPIRING Israeli opera singers are taking part in Tel Aviv’s International Opera Workshop, developing their skills with coaching sessions and master classes. Now in its 31st year, the two-week event […]

Court demands apology for threats

A SENIOR trade union figure who threatened the Jewish community must offer an “unconditional apology,” a South African court has ruled.

‘Truly a historic visit’

THE staggering transformation of India from Israel critic to firm friend was completed this week, with the first ever visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Jewish State.

Olmert released from prison

FORMER Prime Minister Ehud Olmert walked free this week, leaving prison after serving just 16 months of his 27-month sentence for corruption. 

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Bibi blasted for ‘betraying’ Jewish unity

THE government in Jerusalem is being accused of sabotaging the Israel–Diaspora relationship, after it suspended plans for a grand mixed-gender prayer gallery at the Western Wall.