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Watch: Israel’s Gay Community Protests for Surrogacy Rights

TEL AVIV – Thousands of people in support of LGBTQ rights attended demonstrations all over the country on Sunday at the same time as a nationwide strike took place in protest of a new law passed by the Knesset last week that eased surrogacy regulations for single women, but does not enable gay couples or single men to have a child through surrogacy.

In this Oct. 16, 2015 photo, amputee victims in Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake, Nepalese girls Khendo Tamang, left, and Nirmala Pariyar, both 8, practice walking with new prosthetic legs at a clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. Spending months together with surgeries and the following physical therapy, both girls were soon inseparable …

Israeli Company Successfully Grows Bones from Fat Cells

Haifa-based biotech company Bonus BioGroup has entered the second trial of a clinical study seeking to regrow bones in a lab. The first trial, which began four years ago and comprised 32 patients, was completed successfully, according to Dr. Shai Meretzki, CEO and founder of Bonus BioGroup.

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Iran Army Chief Vows to Raze Tel Aviv, Haifa

Iran’s newly-appointed army chief on Monday warned the Islamic Republic would raze the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if the “Zionist regime” makes “any wrong move.”

This Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 photo shows an Israeli Air Force F-15 plane in flight during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in the Hatzerim air force base near the city of Beersheba, Israel. Anti-aircraft missiles were launched from Syria into Israeli-controlled territory early on Friday, following a series of …

Report: Syria Threatens To Fire Scud Missiles At Israel

TEL AVIV – The Assad regime in Syria has sent messages to Israel via Russia threatening that any further strikes by the Israeli military within Syria’s borders would be met with Scud missiles fired into the Jewish state, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Diyar reported Saturday.

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Knesset Members Call on Government To Pay For Homes Destroyed in Blazes

Knesset members from across the political spectrum are calling for the government to cover all financial losses suffered by Israeli citizens from a rash of wildfires that spread across the country over the past week, regardless of whether the blazes were a result of intentional arson or not.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem's office on July 3, 2016

Netanyahu: We Will Replace Every Burned Tree with Ten More

One week after brush fires destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced tens of thousands of families in the north and central regions of the country, police on Monday said the most deadly blazes have been extinguished.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, on November 13, 2016

Netanyahu: Israel Will Expedite Aid for Fire Victims

As the country’s beleaguered emergency personnel finally extinguish dozens of remaining fires that destroyed large swaths of residential and forest areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed to expedite aid to thousands of victims who have been displaced.

In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended the …

Netanyahu Thanks Abbas For Help Battling Blazes Across Israel

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday evening for Palestinian assistance in battling wildfires that have raged throughout the country since Tuesday, forcing tens of thousands to evacuate their homes.  The Palestinian Authority

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Israel Believes Terror Arsonists Acted After Initial Wildfires

Amid signs that the wave of wildfires that have blighted Israel since Tuesday was being brought under control, Israeli security officials on Saturday night gave preliminary indications that weather was the prime cause of the initial blazes but that arsonists increasingly jumped on the bandwagon increasingly from Wednesday and into the weekend.

A money exchanger holds a handful of Israeli shekels in the market place on June 12, 2015, Gaza City, Gaza.

Israel Approves Emergency Financial Aid For Fire Victims

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon approved on Saturday evening a stipend of 2,500 shekels ($650) per person for those who have fled the raging fires nationwide over the past five days and could not return to their homes either because they were destroyed or are currently uninhabitable.

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Foreign Planes Combat Fires In Israel

Haifa (Israel) (AFP) – Foreign firefighting planes on Friday helped Israel tackle a wave of wildfires that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, as police announced a dozen related arrests.

A picture taken on November 24, 2016 shows a fire raging in the northern Israeli port city of Haifa. Hundreds of Israelis fled their homes on the outskirts of the country's third city Haifa with others trapped inside as firefighters struggled to control raging bushfires, officials said.

Inside The Terror Fires Raging Across Israel

TEL AVIV – The so-called wave of terror sweeping Israel since last year clearly has morphed into the dangerous phenomenon we are currently witnessing in Israel – arson terrorism aimed at causing maximum casualties and damage across the Jewish state.

An Israeli security forces member stands guard at the site of a shooting attack near the Israeli police headquarters in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem on October 9, 2016. A shooting attack in Jerusalem left at least three people wounded, including two seriously, with the assailant killed by police, Israeli authorities …

Israeli Police Make Arrests in Arson Terror Cases

Some, though not all, of the fires that have been raging through Israel over the past three days appear to be the work of “nationalistically motivated” arsonists, Israel Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich said Thursday.