Israel

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.
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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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Product manager Asaf Lebovitz from the Israeli anti-drone company Skylock.
Sebastian Scheiner/AP
December 25, 2018 - 4:27 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London's Gatwick Airport last week. The Israeli company Skylock is among a growing industry specializing in detecting and downing intruder drones by "...
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Roseanne Barr
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December 25, 2018 - 3:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country's parliament. Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday, saying her aim is to "further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history" and speak out "...
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Christian worshippers light candles at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally recognized by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
Nasser Nasser/AP
December 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas celebrations in years. Hundreds of locals and foreign visitors milled in Manger Square as bagpipe-playing Palestinian Scouts paraded...
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In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ariel Schalit/AP Photo, file
December 24, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Aron Heller, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation. Netanyahu said his...
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