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First written record of Semitic alphabet, from 15th century BCE, found in Egypt

3 hours 14 min ago
Inscribed 3,400-year-old limestone flake from Luxor is world's first -- and second -- transliteration of early Canaanite alphabet, says Egyptologist Thomas Schneider

After 7 years, Syrian government declares Damascus back under its full control

3 hours 48 min ago
The gains free Assad's forces to move on remaining rebel-held territory in the south near the border with Israel

Citing Israeli intelligence, Panama says 1994 plane crash was terror attack

4 hours 32 min ago
After returning from Jerusalem, President Juan Carlos Varela says he is reopening investigation into crash which killed 21 people, most of them Jewish businessmen

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

5 hours 15 min ago
A Republican fundraiser and his Lebanese-American partner plan to pitch themselves to Gulf princes as a backchannel to the White House in return for millions in business

Pentagon threatens ‘new measures’ to confront Iran

6 hours 18 min ago
Defense Department refuses to say what is being considered, but warns, 'We’re not going to rule out anything necessary'

Lapid challenges Netanyahu: Would you accept Abu Dis as capital of Palestine?

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:54
Citing rumors that the Jerusalem-area neighborhood is part of the Trump peace plan, Yesh Atid chief asks the PM whether two state solution is back on the table

Dutch state TV accused of anti-Semitism in Israeli Eurovision song spoof

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:49
Parody starts off criticizing Israel for its treatment of Palestinians, devolves into anti-Semitic cliches about Jews and money

Abbas said suffering from pneumonia, but now on his feet, condition improving

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:20
Palestinian media publish pictures and video of 83-year-old PA leader walking around in his robe in hospital and reading a newspaper

Israel minister, diplomats to take part in NY celebration despite security fears

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 22:45
'Relax,' says Consul General Dani Dayan after report that Israeli diplomats are barred from their own Times Square 70th Independence Day parade due to Gaza tensions

Russian Jewish billionaire Abramovich’s UK visa not extended, associate confirms

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 22:12
Source close to Chelsea soccer club owner says renewal process taking longer than usual, but unclear why

Left for dead, Israeli mountaineer rescued after fall in Himalayas

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:52
Nadav Ben Yehuda, who saved a Turkish climber on Everest in 2012, survives for hours without oxygen tanks, food, or water on third-highest mountain in the world

Russian military says drone shot down over base in Syria

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:42
'Small-size unidentified airborne target' knocked down while approaching Hmeimim air base, Russian media reports

Palestinian camp Yarmouk, back in Assad hands, gutted by years of war

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:28
Refugee camp was scene of heavy battles as sides fought over capital; 2014 photo drew comparison to ghetto during World War II

‘No alternative’ to Iran deal, EU’s Mogherini tells US

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:25
Foreign policy chief says secretary of state's new strategy fails to make region safer from threat of nuclear proliferation

Greek mayor assaulted by far-right has close ties to Jewish community

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:16
Eyewitness says attackers were yelling about LGBT, the Macedonian dispute, Turkey, and the Jews

Even hawks are wary of new law that lets PM, defense minister declare war

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:48
A reform allowing 2 people -- or even just 1 -- to send Israel into full-scale conflict was approved with little fuss, and nobody has yet appealed it. What's going on?

Royal nephew caught with knife blames Trump – report

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:24
Tyler Dooley voluntarily declared blade, saying he had it for protection because US president said London was like a war zone

Palestinians urge Arabs to sever ties with countries that moved embassies

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 20:11
Erekat blasts Paraguay's president as 'an irresponsible political leader,' after Asunción relocates mission to Jerusalem

Vatican announces sainthood for Pope Paul VI in October

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 19:42
First pontiff to visit Israel and begin dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Jewish world to be canonized

Palestinian crowd pelts US diplomats with eggs in West Bank

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 19:34
State Department condemns protest in Beit Jala against embassy move, says it was 'clearly intimidation'

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