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Announcing ToI’s 2019 Election Debate, and on-stage interviews with top pols

2 hours 40 min ago
Get your tickets now for our series of live events in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Netanya, bringing you face-to-face with the April 9 election candidates

Orthodox rabbi appointed to serve Illinois State Legislature

2 hours 43 min ago
Yehiel Kalish, 43, sworn in on Sunday, hails 'very exciting' new role

Europe must ensure a future for Jews, says EU official

2 hours 46 min ago
In visit to Brussels Jewish Museum where 4 people were shot dead in 2014, justice commissioner calls for bloc-wide action plan to combat anti-Semitism

IDF officer lightly hurt by gunfire, Gazan killed in second border clash of day

3 hours 10 min ago
Israeli tank destroys Hamas post, reportedly killing 1 and injuring 2, after serviceman hit by Palestinian sniper fire, which struck his helmet, causing minor wound

US lawmaker says she ‘unknowingly’ used anti-Semitic trope in Israel criticism

3 hours 15 min ago
Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar says she didn't know that accusing Israel of 'hypnotizing the world' was offensive

Most Israelis don’t want non-Jewish migrants, even if they are highly skilled

3 hours 34 min ago
Pew poll of 12 developed countries shows Israel and Italy only places where majority opposes immigration of those with advanced degrees

Ex-PM Olmert purchases NIS 12m ($3.3 million) Tel Aviv penthouse

3 hours 54 min ago
Neighbors confirm former Israeli leader, who spent 16 months in prison for graft, has purchased 2-story apartment off Hamedina Square

Father of Israeli slain in Australia urges peace, forgiveness as body heads home

3 hours 59 min ago
Melbourne pays final respectful tribute to student Aya Maasarwe, 21, with emotional vigils and ceremonies

Shas leader vows party will back Netanyahu for PM, even if he’s indicted

4 hours 5 min ago
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, who is also under suspicion of corruption, says prime minister can continue to lead the country 'as long as the law permits' it

Malaysian leader likens Israeli athlete ban to Trump’s Mexico wall

4 hours 6 min ago
'We have the same idea, that people who are undesirable for our country will be kept out of our country,' says Mahathir Mohamad

Ambiguity may have ended but nothing is clear: 9 things to know for January 22

5 hours 20 min ago
Israel whacked Iran, which may hit back or may have gotten the message; and elections, Israeli openness, or a new reality in Syria may be to blame for whatever happens

Peace activist protests Knesset bid by scholar who slapped him

5 hours 55 min ago
Yariv Oppenheimer, who led Peace Now movement, says he will ask Telem Party to remove Mor Altshuler from its election slate over TV backstage altercation 8 years ago

Deri vows Shas will back Netanyahu for PM even if indicted

6 hours 4 min ago
'Netanyahu knows we are his mostly faithful and sure partners, more than some members of Likud,' Shas leader says

Israel surges to take fifth place in new Bloomberg Innovation Index

6 hours 19 min ago
Startup Nation leaps up five places in 2019 ranking of most innovative countries, coming in above Singapore, Sweden, the US and Japan, but trailing top 2 South Korea and Germany

McJesus — What was really going on?

6 hours 26 min ago
Was a political ploy to manipulate the new mayor at the core of what looked like an attack on artistic expression?

Not your typical ski day

6 hours 38 min ago
What do you do when Syrian missiles mess with your winter wonderland?

Palestinian inmates refusing Israeli prison food after riot — reports

6 hours 39 min ago
Prisoners' action follows raid on cells for phones; public security minister pledges to toughen incarceration conditions

Egypt says recent Sinai clashes killed 7 troops, 59 jihadist militants

6 hours 47 min ago
Weeks after President Sissi confirms Israel helping fight jihadists, military releases details of successful anti-IS operations in northern peninsula

Shots fired at Israeli troops on Gaza border; IDF tank destroys Hamas post

6 hours 58 min ago
No injuries reported in skirmish along the northern Strip's security fence; incident comes as Israel due to allow transfer of $15 million from Qatar to Hamas

Israeli left’s ideas are winning; why aren’t its politicians?

7 hours 11 min ago
Leftist politicians have been duped by false propaganda claiming the public opposes a two-state solution