Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Now Eligible to Carry Firearms

TEL AVIV – Over half a million Israelis are now eligible to receive gun licenses after authorities significantly eased regulations with the stated aim of combating terror.  Any Israeli who has completed level 07 rifle training in the military, which includes

An Israeli man carries an IWI Tavor X95 rifle in Jerusalem's Old City on May 13, 2018, as Israeli nationalist settlers celebrate the Jerusalem Day. - For Israelis, Sunday is Jerusalem Day, an annual celebration of the 'reunification' of the city following the 1967 Six-Day War. (Photo by Thomas COEX …

Muslim Malaysia Rejects Criticism over Israeli Visit

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia on Thursday defended the decision to allow a high-level Israeli delegation to attend a UN conference in Kuala Lumpur after the move sparked widespread anger in the Muslim-majority country.

A members of the UMNO (United Malays National Organization) Youth holds up a placard as they gather to protest against the killing of Kim Jong Nam outside North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. North Korea denied Thursday that its agents masterminded the assassination of the …

Poll: 85% of Israelis Feel Safe Walking Alone at Night

A vast majority of Israelis — around 85% (93% of men and 77% of women) — feel safe walking around their neighborhoods alone at night, according to new data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Tuesday.

Meni Tzabari, an Orthodox Jew, tells stories to a group of school children as he leads them through the streets of the old neighborhood of Nahlaot on their way to a synagogue to pray 'Selihot' or special prayers for forgiveness at 3:30 a.m. September 10, 2002 in Jerusalem, Israel. Many …

Calls For Settlement Construction As Israeli MKs Congratulate Trump

TEL AVIV – In light of President-elect Donald Trump’s abandonment of the two-state solution, and to “remove the blemish of the previous administration,” a member of Knesset from Israel’s rightwing Jewish Home party is calling for new settlement construction.

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EU Human Rights Commissioner: Stop Ignoring Anti-Semitism

TEL AVIV – The European Union’s commissioner for human rights called on the organization to stop ignoring the rise in anti-Semitism on the continent and to use the Holocaust as a reminder of the dangers posed by complacency.

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Israelis Killed in Istanbul Attack Recognized as Terror Victims

JERUSALEM – The Israeli Defense Ministry on Tuesday announced that the March 19 terror attack in Istanbul was deliberately targeted at Israeli tourists. Three Israelis were killed in the attack. The decision reverses an earlier statement by the ministry that echoed the

Soldiers carry on March 20, 2016 the coffin of an Israeli, who was killed in an Istanbul suicide bombing the previous day, upon it's arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Poll: 61% of Israeli Jews Say Donald Trump Good for Israel

A new poll by the Independent Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University reveals that Jewish Israelis prefer a Republican to be the next U.S. president — and that 61% say that Donald Trump is friendly to Israel. The poll also revealed that Israelis prefer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) by a wide margin, 40.5% to 16%. Sanders is Jewish, as he discussed in Sunday night’s Democratic debate in Michigan. is friendly to Israel.

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Kuwait Air Halts New York Flights over Requirement to Fly Israelis

Kuwait Air has announced it will halt passenger service from New York’s JFK airport to Heathrow in London by January 18, due to a requirement by the United States Department of Transportation that it cease discrimination against Israeli travelers.

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Two Israelis Charged Over Murder of Palestinian Family

LOD (ISRAEL) (AFP) –  A court charged two Israelis on Sunday over a firebomb attack last year that led to the deaths of a Palestinian couple and their toddler, the Israeli judiciary said. Amiram Ben Oliel, 21, from the northern settlement

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Bill Clinton to Israelis at Rabin Rally: ‘Share the Future With Your Neighbors’

Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a Jewish extremist named Yigal Amir. Bill Clinton, who was president of the United States at the time of Rabin’s death, was one of the speakers at an event in Tel Aviv that drew an estimated 100,000 spectators.

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