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Compensation at last for victims of Arab hate

By Sandy Rashty, December 10, 2015

Israel's finance minister has confirmed that Jews from Iraq, Morocco and Algeria will be entitled to compensation for the first time.

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Two Israelis stabbed as violence continues in Hebron

By JC Reporter, December 9, 2015

Two Israelis were stabbed in the West bank city of Hebron on Wednesday.

The men, both in their 20s, were evacuated to Jerusalem for medical treatment. One was stabbed in his leg while the other sustained multiple wounds to his upper body, according to Magen David Adom.

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Four thousand anti-Israel dolls seized by customs

By JC Reporter, December 8, 2015

Four thousand anti-Israel dolls were seized by customs workers in Haifa on Tuesday.

The dolls, which were dressed in the Palestinian colours of red, green, black, and white, and in face-covering keffiyehs, were set to be sent to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and bore the slogans “Jerusalem is ours" and "Jerusalem, here we come".

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Women of the Wall successfully hold Chanucah celebration at the Kotel

By Josh Jackman, December 7, 2015

Around 100 women attended the Women of the Wall Chanuciah-lighting ceremony at the Kotel on Sunday.

Knesset member Ksenia Svetlova used her parliamentary privilege to force guards to allow the entry of a large menorah into the women’s section. Guards had earlier tried to confiscate it from other activists.

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Israel will not be a binational state, says Netanyahu

By JC Reporter, December 6, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu has said today that Israel will not become a binational state.

Speaking at Sunday morning’s cabinet meeting, the Israeli Prime Minister responded to US Secretary of State John Kerry who said in a speech on Saturday that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is trending toward a one-state reality.

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Israel bans European school trips over security fears

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

The Israeli Education Ministry has banned most school trips to Europe over fears of further operations by Daesh.

In a special directive that went out to all Israeli schools this week, the ministry's security department instructed schools to suspend all delegations and trips to Europe unless the students are accompanied by certified security personnel.

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Red Sea water to 'save' Dead Sea

By Nathan Jeffay, December 3, 2015

Israel and Jordan have relaunched the £500m "Red-Dead" project - the plan to construct a canal between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea.

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Israel and Russia reinforce ties as Middle East storm rages

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu had not been planning to attend the climate conference in Paris - environmental protection and global warming is not high on the Israeli prime minister's agenda.

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IDF in rift with political right on anti-terror

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

The enduring wave of Palestinian attacks on Israeli citizens has led to a deepening rift between the Israeli security establishment and the right-wing section of the coalition.

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Bibi suspends EU from any peace process role

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

In the aftermath of the European Union's decision last month to issue guidelines on labelling Israeli products from outside the pre-1967 border lines, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to suspend engagements with the EU over all matters related to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.

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