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Hadas Kuznits
March 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 23rd annual Israeli Film Festival kicks off March 16 at Philadelphia's International House with a screening of "The Unorthdox." Mindy Chriqui, artistic director and founder of the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia, says the films chosen this year address a...
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In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Ramat Gan, Israel.
Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo, File
February 28, 2019 - 12:36 pm
By Aron Heller, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general on Thursday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery and breach of trust in a series of corruption cases, a momentous move that shook up Israel's election campaign and could spell the end of the...
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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, attend a group photo during a meeting in Warsaw, Poland.
Michael Sohn/AP Photo
February 18, 2019 - 9:56 am
UPDATED: 3:10 p.m. ___ JERUSALEM (AP) — Poland on Monday withdrew from a European summit in Jerusalem, derailing the meeting and embarrassing its Israeli hosts, to protest claims by Israel's acting foreign minister that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and "suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers...
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In this Feb. 5, 2019 photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., arrives for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Carolyn KasterAP Photo
February 11, 2019 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "unequivocally" apologized on Monday for tweets about the influence in Congress of an American organization that supports Israel, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Minnesota Democrat said she had...
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Steven Cook (left) and Michael Solomonov
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Hadas Kuznits
February 08, 2019 - 6:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The minds behind Zahav, Goldie, Dizengoff and Federal Donuts have announced a new concept that will bring another facet of Israeli cuisine to Rittenhouse Square this summer. Philly-based chef Michael Solomonov said the new establishment will be a bakery called K'Far,...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opens the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019.
Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP
January 07, 2019 - 5:25 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In what was billed as a "dramatic announcement," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a prime-time address on Monday to again dismiss a series of corruption allegations against him. Netanyahu said that it would be "unjust" for him to be indicted ahead of early elections...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen with soldiers during a visit in the Northern Command Base at the northern Israeli town of Safed on December 11, 2018.
Ayal Margolin-JINIPIX
January 07, 2019 - 12:41 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will deliver a "dramatic announcement" set to coincide with the evening news broadcast. Netanyahu said in statement on Twitter on Monday that he would broadcast a "special announcement to the press." The embattled prime minister's...
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In this Tuesday Oct. 31, 2017 file picture, the Eiffel Tower, country flags and the Dome are seen from the garden of the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Francois Mori/AP Photo, File
January 01, 2019 - 10:00 am
By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The United States and Israel officially quit of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias...
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Amos Oz
Dan Balilty/AP, file
December 28, 2018 - 12:15 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli author Amoz Oz, one of the country's most widely acclaimed writers and a pre-eminent voice in its embattled peace movement, died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his family announced. He was 79. His daughter, Fania Oz-Salzberger, announced her father's death on Twitter...
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Israeli Air Force acrobatic team flies during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatserim air force base near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
December 26, 2018 - 8:25 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah militant group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered...
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