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Netanyahu under fire after reneging on Western Wall deal

Jerusalem - Israel's shelving of a deal to allow men and women to pray together at the Western Wall echoed far beyond religion Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused of abandoning reform efforts for political gain.

Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for fire: army

Jerusalem - An Israeli aircraft carried out a strike on Syria after 10 projectiles fired from the war-torn country hit the occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, an army spokesman said.

Israeli woman wins discrimination case over airline seat

Jerusalem - An 83-year-old woman has won a lawsuit against Israel's national airline after being asked to move seats on a transatlantic flight because an ultra-Orthodox man did not want to sit next to her.

US declining role the biggest threat to global security, says ex-spy chief

Jerusalem - A former head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency told an Israeli security conference Wednesday that the United States' declining world role under President Donald Trump is today's greatest menace.

In the Red Sea, coral reefs can take the heat of climate change

Eilat - In the azure waters of the Red Sea, Maoz Fine and his team dive to study what may be the planet's most unique coral: one that can survive global warming, at least for now.

Einstein letters on God, Israel and physics fetch $210,000

Jerusalem - Letters written by Albert Einstein about God, Israel and physics fetched nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction Tuesday, with the highest bid going to a missive about God's creation of the world.

Netanyahu calls to end Palestinian payments to attacker families

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday accused the Palestinian president's party of praising Palestinians who killed a policewoman, calling for an end to payments to the families of attackers.

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Jerusalem - Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem, saying the assailants came from their ranks.

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Jerusalem - Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem saying the assailants came from their ranks.

Israeli officer stabbed, three attackers shot in Jerusalem: police

Jerusalem - An Israeli policewoman was stabbed and critically wounded in an attack outside Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, police said, with security forces shooting dead three suspected Palestinian assailants.

Israel plans most settlement homes since 1992: minister

Jerusalem - Israel has so far this year advanced its highest number of settlement projects since 1992, the defence minister said Sunday, despite warnings such plans will further cloud chances of a two-state solution.

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Jerusalem - Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied that it or any other militant group built a tunnel under two UN schools in Gaza after its discovery drew a strong UN protest.

Palestinian violinist brings music to young refugees

Jerusalem - As a boy, Ramzi Aburedwan found himself caught up in the first Palestinian uprising, a well-known photo at the time showing him holding stones to throw at Israeli soldiers.

Israel advances plans for further 1,500 settler homes: Peace Now

Jerusalem - Israel has advanced plans for a further 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Peace Now said on Thursday, the second such announcement in a week.

Palestinians pour into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Jerusalem - Thousands of Palestinians poured into Jerusalem to attend the first Friday prayers of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third-holiest site, AFP correspondents reported.

Israel minister says state won't fund shows with nudity

Jerusalem - Israel's outspoken culture minister is threatening to withhold funding from two productions showing at a top festival because they contain nudity, provoking mockery and claims of censorship.

Tea consumption leads to 'positive' epigenetic changes

The consumption of tea may lead to beneficial changes in women, according to a new study. This relates to epigenetics and the genes that appear to turn cancer 'on and off'.

Five questions on Trump's potential move of US Israel embassy

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump faces a Thursday deadline to decide whether to move the US embassy in Israel to the disputed city of Jerusalem.

50 years after Six-Day War, Israeli-Palestinian divide widens

Jerusalem - Israelis and Palestinians mark 50 years since the Six-Day War next week as the gap between them further widens, with both sides deeply scarred by years of violence, failed negotiations and broken promises.

Cannabis reverses brain aging process in new study

Bonn - The new study relates to an animal model. Here scientists have restored the memory performance of Methuselah mice to a juvenile stage. The leading question is: could this effect also be seen with people?
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