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Israeli Supreme Court Allows Entry to Hamas Relatives For Medical Treatment

TEL AVIV – Five critically ill Gazan women who are relatives of Hamas members have been given permits to enter Israel to receive urgent medical treatment, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled, despite a government motion passed last year that forbids Hamas relatives from entering Israel for medical purposes. 

A Syrian patient, who was wounded in the ongoing violence in Syria, receives treatment at the Galilee Medical Center in the northern Israeli city of Nahariya on October 26, 2017. Israel does not take in refugees from the war in Syria, but its army says that since 2013, it has …

Israeli Military Braces For Battle Over Beards

Israel’s long-running struggle to balance modern standards with Jewish tradition has come to a head in the military, where new orders curtailing beards among soldiers have met protests from some rabbis. Many Orthodox Jewish men go unshaven, a religious observance

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Israel Suspends Detention Without Trial of Palestinian Hunger-Striker

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than two months, but he cannot leave hospital without permission. Mohammed al-Qiq, 33, was said to be

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Palestinian Hunger Striker can no Longer Speak: Lawyer

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A Palestinian detained by Israel and on hunger strike for over two months has lost his ability to speak and most of his hearing, his lawyer and family said Sunday.  Mohammed al-Qiq’s condition is “very

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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert to Serve Jail Time on Bribery Conviction

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israel’s top court on Tuesday upheld a bribery conviction against Ehud Olmert, making him the country’s first ex-prime minister to serve jail time. The 70-year-old, who was prime minister from 2006 to 2009, was sentenced in May 2014

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Israel Court Allows Transgender Woman’s Cremation

JERUSALEM — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who committed suicide will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family’s wishes, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained today. Before she killed herself earlier this month, May Peleg wrote in her

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