UN: Israel must uphold human rights law in its treatment of Palestinians
Abbas adds 'hard labor' to punishment for Palestinians who sell land to hostile countries
WATCH: IDF detains Palestinian boy that rights group says is disabled
Iran FM meets Palestinian Jihad leader, voices support for Palestinian 'resistance'
Israel to testify on Gaza before UN in Geneva
Netanyahu instructs Likud MKs to push through Lapid's flagship housing plan
Netanyahu's opponents seek to thwart his attempts to advance Likud leadership race
Report: Israeli officials fear Obama will try to avoid bringing Iran nuclear deal before Congress
Three in four Israeli Jews oppose a Palestinian state if it means dividing Jerusalem
Israel Cancer Association to kick off 'Knock on the Door fundraising campaign'
After dying of brain tumor, IDF soldier's organs save 6 lives
*Scientists use cocktail to reprogram adult stem cells*
*When the anecdotal goes viral*
Israeli gas firm signs bid to sell natural gas to Egypt
Israel surely in 'front line' for climate refugees, says expert
Sa'ar remains defiant: Migrant holding facility won't close, it'll expand
IDF’s reliance on aerostats is up
Generating biogas from Umm Batin to the Dominican Republic
Leading Jewish, Arab Israeli artists to perform in Daniel Pearl memorial concert
Amy Winehouse guitarist to play at Zappa Tel Aviv
Art inside and out
Review: Acre Festival
Blue-and-white rowers take on the Charles
Israeli driver Nissany gets invite from F1 team
Jerusalem nips Hapoel Tel Aviv in down-to-the-wire contest
Pivotal clash between Maccabi Tel Aviv, Maccabi Haifa
State committee recommends softer approach to natural resource surtax
Will this Shabbat be the one that Jews around the world observe?
US social security payments to Nazi war criminals scandalize Jewish world
Argentine far-left leader jailed for threatening Jewish rally at Iranian Embassy
Frankfurt kosher butchers accused of selling unkosher meat
British MP escapes prosecution for controversial remarks made during Gaza operation
Turkey grants passage for Iraqi Kurds to fight Islamic State in Syria
Iran takes action to comply with interim nuclear deal with powers, IAEA says
Women attacked with acid in Iran targeted because of 'bad hijab,' some fear
US resupplies Kurds in Kobani, seeking to bleed ISIS
Are EU sanctions against Iran beginning to evaporate?
October 21: Changing approach
Who is fit to be chief rabbi of Jerusalem?
A Palestinian state can only emerge from negotiations
Our World: Obama, the virtuoso manager
Let Zoabi talk
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The fierce estuary of memory
Crossroad to nowhere
US-led air strikes slow advance of Islamic State near Syrian border town
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Grapevine: An age-old problem
The tribal route
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A scroll for soldiers
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Letting the thugs rule, on and off the Mount
Some ally, Turkey!
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סִימָנִים עַל הַחוֹל
פֶסְטִיבַל שֶקְסְפִּיר הַבֵּינְלְאוּמִי
Just a nice Jewish girl
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Giving Schulhoff an airing
The Travel Adviser: An unstoppable force
Maritime voyage: Halifax to Prince Edward Island
Surgery complications caused Joan Rivers' sudden death
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Richard Gere to star in Joseph Cedar’s new movie
L’incendiaire de la mosquée al-Aqsa
Quand le dauphin se fait crocodile
L’aliya de France a son mentor
« J’assiste personnellement à la Résurrection des morts ! »
Emmanuel Ruben : un résident temporaire
Gil Shohat : portrait d’un artiste atypique
Oh les filles, oh les filles…
Revisiter le sionisme
Israël au pied du mur
Retour sur l’opération Bordure protectrice : décryptage de la situation moyen-orientale
Les petites phrases d’Yigal Palmor
Malgré quelques revers, l’Etat islamique se porte bien
David Azrieli, 1922-2014
Dimanche 13 juillet
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Et tu choisiras la vie
Les rêves déçus de Gabi
Coup de théâtre de fin d’année
Boucler la boucle
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Dutch Christians boycott church over exhibit on Palestinian children
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Vatican promotes military force in to protect Christians from Islamic Extremism
Free Schach Distribution in Honor of Sukkot
Covenant of Brothers, Covenant of Life
Celebrating the New Year in KKL-JNF Parks and Forests
International Cleanup Day in Ashkelon
Central America Celebrates Independence at the Rabin Center
European Parliament Member Bastiaan Belder Tours the Negev
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Cleanup Day Activities in Central Israel
International Cleanup Day: Cleaning Together in Northern Israel
Care of the Forests Continues Even in a Sabbatical Year
Nevatim Celebrates 60 Years and Dedicates a New Reservoir
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Der Wienerwald in Israel - The Vienna Woods in Israel
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European Leadership Conference 2014 - Brussels, Belgium
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Addressing Climate Change Conference
Nurturing the Foresters of the Future
Saving the Sabras
10.21.2014 | 27 Tishri, 5775
My Jerusalem: 'A noisy winter's night...'
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Report: French military training Syrian rebels
Syria opposition: Rebels kill 60 pro-regime Shi'ites
Obama in Israel
MICHAEL WILNER \
Analysis: Syria becomes multi-national war
Islamist Nusra Front fighter in Syria 370.
WASHINGTON – The existing balance of power within the international community is at stake in Syria and thus requires active US intervention in the conflict, President Barack Obama decided this week, after hearing arguments from the leaders of multiple allied countries across Europe and the Sunni world.The civil war has become as much about Syria as it has about nation states with significant interests in the outcome of the region. With the flow of arms from so many different countries, it has become a unique multi-national conflict, allying the West with the Sunni world against a Russian axis with the Shi’a, led by the ayatollah regime in Iran.In fierce opposition to the expansion of Iranian power, Saudi Arabia has been providing arms to the rebels for months. Qatar has allegedly aided the extremist al-Nusra Front that is embedded within rebel ranks. Hezbollah from Lebanon is fully entrenched in fighting in support of Assad – as is Iran itself – with their military guards already orchestrating multiple offensives, with notable success.Turkey’s parliamentarians say their country is – with great misfortune – deeply invested in the conflict. Israeli politicians are nervous about the flow of arms, particularly the threat of a delivery by Russia of the S- 300 missile system that would threaten Israel’s abilility to surgically strike Hezbollah weapons transfers and would compromise any future consideration of a no-fly zone by Western powers. Jordan’s King Abdullah II presented the American president with a map of a potential future Syria, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, divided into fiefdoms with desert lands transformed into new al-Qaida training grounds.The port of Tartus in Syria represents Russia’s last significant naval facility in the region, and the Assad’s have been customers of Russian weapons for decades. For these reasons, and with an interest in bucking the West, Russia is expected to continue blocking resolutions against Assad’s government at the United Nations Security Council.In its report, the Journal suggested the US will play “captain of the team” of players funneling arms to various groups, organizing efforts in the fight against Iran, Hezbollah and Assad, that are currently winning the war.Chemical weapons may have contributed to Obama’s reassessment of US intervention in Syria, but experts and government sources both point to a more strategic reasoning as opposed to a more humanitarian one: the constriction of Iranian ambition, the counterbalancing of an increasingly cold Russian leadership and fears of extremists burrowing a new, permanent home in Syrian ground, with central access to what remains of a peaceful Middle East and the European continent.
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