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Hamas Leader in Bikini on Tel Aviv Highway Billboard

TEL AVIV – Israeli commuters on the Tel Aviv highway were greeted on Monday by a giant billboard of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh in a pair of Speedos, wearing a lei and carrying a suitcase full of cash. 

A picture taken on July 23, 2019 in the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv, shows a giant billboard bearing the portrait of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh super-imposed on a body of a man in a swimsuit and carrying a suitcase of money. - Hebrew writing on the billboard reads: …

Netanyahu to Decide if BDS Supporters Omar and Tlaib Can Visit Israel

TEL AVIV – Amid condemnation against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib’s pro-BDS resolution in Congress, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will need to decide whether to allow the two congresswomen to enter Israel and the West Bank next month, Haaretz reported Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israel’s Gay Justice Minister Slams Luxembourg’s Gay PM For Boycotting Israel But Not Iran

TEL AVIV – Justice Minister Amir Ohana, who is the Knesset’s first openly gay minister, slammed Luxembourg’s prime minister, who is also gay, for boycotting an Israeli event in protest over an anti-gay comment made by Israel’s education minister while at the same time welcoming Iran’s foreign minister who has defended the execution of gay Iranians. 

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Ayelet Shaked: Israeli Right Must Unify for Sept. Elections

Former Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a group of New York Republican leaders visiting the Jewish state this week that Israel’s right-wing, which unsuccessfully ran under separate banners during the recent April elections, must unify as a single political constellation ahead of Sept. 17 national elections.

Israeli Justice minister Ayelet Shaked delivers a speech during the swearing-in ceremony for the incoming Israeli president of the Supreme Court, Esther Hayut, at the Israeli Presidential residence in Jerusalem on October 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Considers Proposal to Cancel September Election

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will consider a proposal by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to cancel the September 17 elections and form a new government, his Likud party announced Tuesday.

An orthodox Jew casts his ballot on election day for the 20th Knesset on March 17, 2015 in Bnei Brak, Israel. Israel's general election voting has begun today as polls show on that Chairman of the Zionist Union party, Isaac Herzog stands as the only rival to current Prime Minister …

Netanyahu Appoints Israel’s First Openly Gay Minister

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday appointed Amir Ohana to replace Ayelet Shaked as justice minister, making him the first openly gay cabinet minister. Shaked was fired by Netanyahu earlier this week after she and former education

Israeli Knesset member Amir Ohana attends the Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Netanyahu: Avigdor Liberman ‘Brings Down Right-wing Governments’

TEL AVIV – The Israeli Knesset voted to dissolve the Knesset just after midnight Thursday, prompting an angry Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to blame “left” Yisrael Beytenu head Avigdor Liberman for “dragging the country to unnecessary elections.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman speak to the press at the scene of a shooting outside Max Brenner restaurant in Sarona Market on June 8, 2016 in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to police reports, four Israelis were killed and several others wounded when two …

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form 35th Government

TEL AVIV – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday officially appointed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the task of forming a new government for the 21st Knesset and added a plea that the Israeli premier do everything in his fifth term to bridge divides in the nation after an “us versus them” election campaign.

Netanyahu formally named next Israeli PM

BDS Fail: Airbnb Nixes Ban on Jewish West Bank Listings

TEL AVIV – With post-election fever grabbing all the headlines, the sensational story of Airbnb’s total capitulation to demands that it reverse its policy banning Jewish listings in the West Bank has almost slipped under the radar. 

Hotel groups hail new offensive on Airbnb in Paris