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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
AP Photo/Armando Franca
May 13, 2018 - 9:00 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing — and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday...
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Jerusalem
May 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open with an initial staff of at least 50. That's according to senior Trump administration officials previewing the highly anticipated opening on May 14. The embassy is moving from Tel Aviv in line with...
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Syrian military released still images showing their air defenses confronting missiles fired by the Israeli army towards Syria.
Syrian Military
May 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
By Oren Liebermann, Salma Abdelaziz and James Masters (CNN) -- Israel claims it has destroyed almost all of Iran's military capabilities in Syria after what it says was an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights. In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the two regional...
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Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal.
SANA via AP
May 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense...
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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat poses with a new road sign to the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem
Jerusalem Municipality via AP
May 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's city hall says it has put up road signs pointing to the new U.S. Embassy, which is set to move to the contested city next week. Mayor Nir Barkat placed the first signs on Monday in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood where the embassy is to be located. According to a...
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Jay Bushinsky
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David Madden
May 02, 2018 - 11:21 am
Family members have confirmed the death of former KYW Newsradio Middle East Bureau Chief Jay Bushinsky in Jerusalem. He was 85. Bushinsky served in that capacity for more than 30 years. His career spanned over a half a century, starting in 1964 when he worked for the Middletown, New York, Times-...
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi
Muhammad Hamed/Pool via AP
April 30, 2018 - 9:39 am
By Matthew Lee, AP Diplomatic Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains a priority for the Trump administration, despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and its planned move of the U.S...
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Panorama of Jerusalem, Israel
Hadas Kuznits
April 27, 2018 - 12:15 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a relatively young country compared to its counterparts, what does the future hold for Israel? Rita Risen Poley, director and curator of the Temple Judea Museum housed within Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, said it has already accomplished a...
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Medical research
Hadas Kuznits
April 26, 2018 - 3:00 pm
While Israel accounts for just over .01 percent of the world population, the country is a leader when it comes to innovation. Perhaps that's why professionals here in Philadelphia are partnering with Israelis to come up with creative solutions to medical and technological problems. From the...
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Hadas Kuznits
April 24, 2018 - 7:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The flavors of Israel are as complex as the country's history. Philadelphia-based Israeli chef Michael Solomonov said history and immigration can be traced back through Israel's culinary delicacies. He noted how immigrants brought the flavors of their culture with...
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