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Israel’s Netanyahu defends partnership with far-right party

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prime minister is defending his partnership with a small ultranationalist party despite local and international condemnation. Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took to Twitter and called the criticism, which also came from pro-Israel Jewish organizations in the US, as “hypocrisy and double standards.” Netanyahu is seeking a fourth straight term as premier […]
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Israel’s Acting FM: Poles Collaborating With Nazis Remark ‘Tells The Truth’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and “suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.” Yisrael Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that “I, as a son of Holocaust survivors … have to tell the truth.” Katz’s statement incensed Poland last week, prompting its withdrawal from a meeting of European leaders in Jerusalem. The scrapped summit marked a ...
Tags: News, Nazis, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Holocaust, Poland, Anti-semitism, Haaretz, Katz, Yisrael Katz, Mateusz Morawiecki, Summer Concepcion


Israeli acting foreign minister doubles down on Nazi comment

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s acting foreign minister has doubled down on his divisive claim that Poles collaborated with the Nazis and “suckled anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk.” Israel Katz said in a live TV interview late Thursday that he did not regret his comment, insisting that “I, as a son of Holocaust survivors … have […]
Tags: News, Nazis, Israel, Jerusalem, Nation, Nazi, Israel Katz


Thousands of Palestinians protest at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Palestinian protesters have burst through a section of a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade. Palestinians chanting “Allahu Akbar” streamed into a sealed-off area of al-Aqsa Mosque during prayers Friday. Israeli police said the crowds dispersed peacefully afterward. Tensions have […]
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Here are the 5 hottest startups in Israel

Israel is a nation full of booming tech startups. In fact, according to the 2018 Global Startup Ecosystem Report, Tel Aviv has more startups per capita than anywhere else in the world, earning it the reputation of being the Silicon Valley of the Middle East, or better known as Silicon Wadi. At the same time, cities like Jerusalem are also producing their own tech unicorns. In 2017 Intel acquired Jerusalem based autonomous-driving company Mobileye for $15.3 billion. The combination of world-class...
Tags: Startups, Business, Israel, Jerusalem, Intel, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Mobileye, Tech5, Global Startup Ecosystem Report Tel Aviv


Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced they are joining forces. Ex-military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said early on Thursday they’ll present a joint list for the upcoming Israeli elections that “will constitute the new Israeli ruling party.” In a […]
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Nation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yair Lapid, Benny Gantz, Top Netanyahu


Your Gut Microbiome May Influence Your Heart Health (and Everything Else) – Here’s How to Take Care of It

Contributed by Ryan Peterson. If you’re anything like most people, you’ve likely got a lot of respect for the health of your heart. And rightly so. When your heart is functioning optimally, everything in your life is simply better. Your mood will be better, you will be better able to perform strenuous physical activity, without as much stress, you’ll be healthier across the board, and – perhaps most importantly – you can expect to live significantly longer. When people think about gu...
Tags: Health, Jerusalem, McDonald, Michael Pollan, Lower Cholesterol, Lisa Nelson, Ryan Peterson, Tim Spector


Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections. Netanyahu’s Likud party announced Wednesday it would reserve the 28th spot on its parliamentary list for the Jewish Home party and grant it two […]
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JVP wraps up eighth fund at $220 mln

Israeli venture firm Jerusalem Venture Partners has closed its eighth fund at $220 million. JVP VIII’s investors include international insurance companies and endowments from universities and major global corporations. The fund will invest in early through mid-stage technologies. PRESS RELEASE JERUSALEM and NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Israeli VC firm, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), today announced the close of its latest fund, JVP VIII, with $220 million in commitments. Thi...
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Going places

When one reads the obsolete phrase go to, go to, the meaning is still understood quite well. After to, one “hears” the word hell. However, directions vary, and the origin of the idioms beginning with go to is less trivial than it may seem. One goes to Bath, to Banff, to Jericho, to Hanover, to Halifax, to Husham, to Putney, to Tunbridge, to Freuchie, and probably to many other places with the same results. How did they get their ignominious reputation? I’ll offer a few remarks only about the idi...
Tags: Books, England, Court, Jerusalem, David, Oxford, Essex, Jordan, Halifax, Banff, Hanover, Jericho, Henry Viii, Henry, Joshua, Prussia


Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts Tuesday in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem that was cancelled over a rift with Poland. The first gathering outside Europe of the Visegrad group was supposed to be a crowning achievement for Netanyahu in […]
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Israeli leader hosts east European PMs after summit scrapped

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister is meeting with his Slovakian counterpart in a first set of sit-downs with Eastern European leaders after a high-profile summit was cancelled over a rift with Poland. Benjamin Netanyahu was hosting Peter Pellegrini on Tuesday in Jerusalem and was also to meet Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Hungarian […]
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Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site. Police say dozens of Palestinians participated in a prayer protest Tuesday, attempting to breach a section of the sacred compound that has been closed by Israeli court order for years. Palestinian medics reported that […]
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Customs Letter About a Long-Lost Suitcase Leads to Artifacts from Desert with Early 'Jesus' Painting

The ancient desert village of Shivta in southern Israel made headlines when archaeologists discovered a wall painting there that is thought to show the baptism of Jesus Christ, the earliest representation of Christ known in Israel.Now, they have found about 140 long-lost artifacts from the village, which showed up in an archive in Jerusalem, after they were left behind in a suitcase more than 80 years ago.The artifacts from ancient Shivta, in Israel's southern Negev Desert, were rediscovered...
Tags: Science, Israel, Jerusalem, Palestine, Desert, Customs, Christ, Jesus Christ, Unesco World Heritage, Lawrence, Haifa, Negev, Peleg, Southern Israel, University of Haifa, Negev Desert


Israeli leaders' Nazi comments derail European summit

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' milk."
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Summit Falls Apart After Israeli Official Says Poles ‘Collaborated With Nazis’

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles “collaborated with the Nazis” and “sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers’ milk. The developments mark a new low in a bitter conflict between Poland and Israel over how to remember and characterize Polish actions toward Jews during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net...
Tags: News, Nazis, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Poland, Benjamin Netanyahu, Adolf Hitler, Central Europe, Shamir, Netanyahu, HARRIS, Warsaw Poland, Foreign Ministry, Katz, Visegrad


Israeli police arrest 5 Palestinians at flashpoint holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they have arrested five Palestinians for allegedly “causing a disturbance” at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site. The men took part in a prayer protest Monday outside a section of the hilltop compound that has been closed by Israeli court order for over a decade. Muslim religious officials convened in […]
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Summit cancelled as Israel and Poland row over Holocaust

Israeli foreign minister accuses Poles of hatred towards Jews in remarks described as ‘racist’ by Polish PMPoland has pulled out of a planned trip to Jerusalem and scuppered an international summit the same day officials were due to arrive, after Israel’s foreign minister accused Poles of hatred against Jews and complicity in the Holocaust.Israel Katz, who was appointed acting foreign minister on Sunday, said Poles “suckle antisemitism with their mother’s milk”. Speaking on another radio show on...
Tags: Europe, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Holocaust, Second world war, Poland, Nazism, Antisemitism, Israel Katz


Israel-Central Europe summit canceled after Polish pullout

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Monday pulled out of a summit in Jerusalem, triggering the collapse of the entire meeting, after the acting Israeli foreign minister said that Poles "collaborated with the Nazis" and "sucked anti-Semitism with their mothers' milk.
Tags: News, Nazis, Jerusalem, Poland, Warsaw Poland, Israel Central Europe


Poland pulls out of Israel visit amid Holocaust row

Diplomatic spat deepens after Israeli minister accuses Poles of complicity in HolocaustPoland has pulled out of a planned trip to Jerusalem the same day officials were due to arrive, after Israel’s foreign minister accused Poles of hatred against Jews and complicity in the Holocaust.Israel Katz – who was appointed acting foreign minister on Sunday – said Poles “suckle antisemitism with their mother’s milk”. Speaking on a another radio show on Monday morning, he labelled all Polish people of harb...
Tags: Europe, Israel, Jerusalem, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Holocaust, Second world war, Poland, Nazism, Antisemitism, Israel Katz, HolocaustPoland


Former Israeli FM Tzipi Livni retires from politics

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Monday announced her retirement from politics, ending a 20-year career of a politician who was once a rising star, contender for prime minister and celebrity in international diplomatic circles. Livni, whose political star has faded in recent years, told a news conference in Tel Aviv […]
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Poland Demands Israeli Response Over ‘Racist’ Holocaust Comments

Morawiecki canceled sending a delegation to Jerusalem, where he was slated to meet his counterparts from the Visegrad Group of eastern European nations Monday, after Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu was reported as saying last week that the Polish nation cooperated with Nazi occupiers during World War II. While Israel clarified that Netanyahu had been talking about “individuals, and not the whole nation” collaborating with the Nazis, the comments drew swift reaction from the government in War...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Poland, Nazi, Benjamin Netanyahu, Warsaw, Netanyahu, Visegrad Group, Morawiecki


Israeli leaders' Nazi remarks scuttle summit with Europeans

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's off-hand comment in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust set in motion a diplomatic crisis that on Monday scuttled this week's summit of central European leaders in Israel.
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Breakthrough nanoscience discovery made on flight from New York to Jerusalem

Magic-size nanoclusters are the missing link that bridges the divide between how matter rearranges itself in small-scale molecular isomerization and in large, solid bulk matter phase transitions.
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Uproar over Poland comments lingers for Israel’s Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — An off-hand comment by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Warsaw about Poland and the Holocaust looks to overshadow a summit of central European leaders this week in Israel. Poland’s abrupt decision to downgrade its participation in the upcoming Visegrad conference suddenly cast a pall over the gathering, which Netanyahu has touted as […]
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Polish PM Cancels Israel Visit Amid New Holocaust Tensions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki canceled his plans to attend a meeting of central European leaders in Israel starting Monday amid new tensions over how Polish behavior during the Holocaust is remembered and characterized. Morawiecki informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s of his decision by phone Sunday, Michal Dworczyk, who heads the prime minister’s chancellery, said. Poland’s foreign minister, Jacek Czaputowicz, plans to attend instead, he said. ...
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Poland shuns Israel summit amid Holocaust row

Poland's prime minister on Monday cancelled Warsaw's participation in a summit in Jerusalem, accusing Israel's foreign minister of "racist" comments about the actions of Poles during the Holocaust, in a row that has stoked outrage and soured relations. Mateusz Morawiecki's decision to scotch Poland's involvement in the summit of central European nations follows days of angry exchanges that were originally sparked by quotes from Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu over the role of Poles during Wor...
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Poland, Slovakia, Benjamin Netanyahu, Warsaw, Andrej Babis, Czech Republic Hungary Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki


Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis. The government’s security Cabinet said Sunday that it was implementing a law passed last year allowing Israel to withhold funds used to pay stipends to Palestinian attackers […]
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Israel clears Palestinians from Jerusalem home claimed by settlers

Israeli police on Sunday evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City, after the supreme court ruled Jewish claimants were the rightful owners. An AFP photographer said residents of the neighbourhood in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem scuffled with police, who stood guard as about a dozen Israeli settlers took possession of the large building. Rania Abu Asab, who lived in the house with her husband, their children and his aunt, stood weeping outside...
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Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says his government will allocate the necessary funds to complete the long-promised establishment of a museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans. Benjamin Netanyahu says Sunday he has “immense respect” for the Jewish fighters and they “deserve” a memorial. The project has been bogged down in bureaucratic stalemate for […]
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