Egged bus strike for Monday cancelled
Scheduling, not Netanyahu, prohibits Obama-Rivlin meeting
Largest Israeli religious youth movement invites members to build illegal settlement
Netanyahu expresses sympathies to Japan after apparent ISIS hostage killing
More chickens with bird flu culled at north-central kibbutz
Hebrew U. scientists map brains of the blind
‘Policing children’s Web surfing may backfire’
*Why some parents suddenly refuse to vaccinate their children*
Israel seeks solutions for 20 million tons of salt set to pile up annually
Israeli innovators receive grants to aid developing world
Tel Aviv-bound United Airlines passengers demand NIS 1.2m. for consecutive canceled flights
Genetic markers in olive breeding to bring cheaper, higher quality oil to consumers
ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Jerusalem ICC, January 22
Undercover cop reveals huge cocaine ring in south Tel Aviv
Nir Bergman’s journey to bring ‘Yona’ to the screen
Emma Watson launches second phase of famous gender equality campaign in Davos
Sela remains upbeat despite being overpowered by Nadal
Yellow-and-blue machine continues to roll on
Mac TA moves top; Beersheba falls in Haifa
Eilat gearing up for Israman competition
Israeli ambassador to US calls Netanyahu address a 'sacred duty'
IAF upgrading old Hercules planes to bring them up to date
Analysis: Arab party unity deal – will it last?
Herzog may accept invite to Washington
Netanyahu urges Likud MKs to attack the press
MK Tibi suspects polls underestimate Arab united list strength
Environmentalist Yael Cohen Paran chosen for 24th spot on Labor-Hatnua list
Hezbollah in first response since Syria strike: Zionists will fail in attempts to set new rules
Rivlin blasts attack against Druse guard who served in President’s Residence
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Report: Iranian general was killed in Israeli strike because he didn't turn off his phone
What was behind Israel’s strike in Syria that killed an Iranian general?
Netanyahu presented with emergency plan to absorb 120,000 French Jews
Ukrainian Jews look to evacuate city as Jewish woman reportedly killed by shelling
New report on anti-Semitism finds France is most dangerous country for Jews
Kiev to appoint special envoy to combat anti-Semitism
Kippah-wearing Swedish reporter assaulted in Malmo
Assad: Israeli strikes in Syria benefit al-Qaida
15 protesters killed on anniversary of Egyptian uprising against Mubarak
Zarif and Kerry get a little too friendly for Iranian regime
Rivlin praises Abdullah for bringing stability to region
How did Saudi King Abdullah become a world hero?
Iran and the state of Obama-land
Letters to the editor: Jan. 25
Inappropriate elections tactics
If Palestine joins the ICC, then what?
When will we hear of Jacob’s daughters?
Two revolutions, two outcomes
Oil spill fallout
Arrivals: Securing his own freedom in Israel
Book Review: The lady doth protest too much
Book Review: Translating Patrick Modiano
Hot off the Arab press
Grapevine: A man of many talents
A not so tight budget
This Week in Jerusalem
Mud-slinging and more
Happily Eva After: Ushering in 2015 the Eva way
Giving Beit Shemesh children a helping hand
Red in the South
Anti-Semitism and the battle against Jihad
US, Britain and France will be next if ICC indicts Israel
Combating terror: The tough battle ahead
Lebanon reaches the limit
A song for Shvat: 'Song of the grasses'
אַתְ לְבַדֵך תָבִינִי
18 recommendations that could determine Israel’s fate before the ICC
La liste de Herzog
Le parti national religieux a un nouveau nom
Promesses et programmes de campagne
Les mots valent mieux que la violence
Coexistence festive à Haïfa
Festival du film juif de Jérusalem, que la lumière soit !
Un autre regard sur l’Ethiopie
Une démocratie tronquée
Hautement qualifiés, fortement motivés
2014, un excellent cru pour l'aliya
Loin de la campagne
Unis contre la terreur islamique
Le califat : rêve ou cauchemar pour l’islam ?
Comment Abbas tire avantage de la mort d’Abou Ein
Frappes en Syrie, Damas accuse Tsahal
Al-Sissi n’est pas Moubarak
Le 11 septembre français ?
Une semaine de deuil
Un éléphant dans un magasin de porcelaine
L'aveuglement de l'Occident
Birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits,' Pope says
Pakistani Christians protest Charles Hebdo
WATCH: Orthodox Christians take the plunge to commemorate Jesus's baptism
Pope says Mass for crowd of over 6 million in Manila, appeals for suffering children
Anti-Christian prejudice: The last acceptable form of bigotry
Friends of JNF Australia Visit Negev Communities
International Dental Convention Participants Tour the Negev with KKL-JNF
Holiday Cheer as KKL-JNF Distributes Christmas Trees
The Moshav Movement Honors KKL-JNF
Serbian PM Plants a Tree in the Grove of Nations
Sharing and Learning - German Forestry Students Intern with KKL-JNF
Israel and Finland Connect through the Environment
KKL-JNF Experts Visit China for Future Environmental Collaborations
The Shamir Drilling Project
Graduation Ceremony for Rosh HaAyin’s Volunteer Firefighters
Nigerian Forestry Delegation Sees KKL-JNF Desert Afforestation First-hand
In his Footsteps: Heritage Excursions in Memory of Yitzhak Rabin
WMC 2015 Closing Evening Reception
Living on the Edge in the Gaza Periphery
Former UN Ambassador Dan Gillerman at WMC 2015
WMC 2015 Opening Reception at Beit Hatfutsot
Living Green in Israel: the Contest and the Winners
Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
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Journalist who broke news of prosecutor's death flees Argentina for Israel
US affirms pledge to Israel’s security amid diplomatic row between Netanyahu and Obama
British minister warns Miliband win would weaken UK-Israel ties
NGO slams Bundestag deputies for meeting Iranian Holocaust denier, hostage taker
Report: Islamic State executes one of two captive Japanese nationals
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WATCH: US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses World Economic Forum in Davos
Moroccan national to be stripped of French citizenship over terror conviction
The Jewish master of Arabic
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torture shackles prison 390.
WASHINGTON - The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued under a 1991 US victim protection law over the alleged torture of an American in a West Bank prison, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, holding that the law only applies to individuals.The justices unanimously agreed with the Obama administration that the Torture Victim Protection Act allowed civil lawsuits in US courts only against a person who had engaged in torture or killing, not against groups.The ruling involved a lawsuit against the Palestinian Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority by the widow and sons of a naturalized US citizen, the Palestinian-born Azzam Rahim, who was raised in the West Bank.The lawsuit alleged he was tortured and killed in 1995 at a prison in Jericho while in the custody of Palestinian intelligence officers. The PLO has denied the allegations.A US appeals court dismissed the lawsuit and ruled that the law adopted by Congress said that it only applied to individuals, not political groups or other organizations. The Supreme Court agreed."We hold that the term 'individual" as used in the act encompasses only natural persons. Consequently, the act does not impose liability against organizations," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the court's opinion. She added that Congress made that clear in the law's text.Sotomayor said the ordinary, everyday meaning of individual referred to a human being, not an organization, and Congress gave no indication it intended anything different.She said the arguments by those who brought the lawsuit were not persuasive. Their lawyers argued that precluding liability by organizations may foreclose effective remedies for victims and their relatives. But Sotomayor said Congress appeared well aware of the limits it had placed on the lawsuits.In late February, the court heard arguments in the case and in a related case dealing with whether corporations or only individuals can be sued under a different US law, the Alien Tort Statute that dates to the 18th century.The justices in March decided to hear arguments in their new term starting in October on a broader question in the other case - whether US courts even have jurisdiction to hear lawsuits against multinational corporations or others for alleged human rights abuses committed abroad.The Supreme Court case is Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority, No. 11-88.
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