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2,500-year-old woman's stamp of authority discovered

By Rosa Doherty, March 10, 2016

In a discovery that appeared to be timed perfectly for International Women's Day last Tuesday, a 2,500-year-old artefact belonging to an "exceptional" woman was unearthed in Israel.

Archaeologists who were excavating a site outside Jerusalem's Old City found a seal made from semi-precious stone and bearing the name, "Elihana bat Gael".

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Plot to take down Bibi

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

This month contains two anniversaries for Benjamin Netanyahu. He will mark a year since the last election - the fourth he has won - and ten full years as prime minister, including the three he served in the late 1990s and seven in this second stretch.

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Extremism on rise in Knesset, says speaker

By Orlando Radice, March 10, 2016

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has hit out at an ongoing legislative push to suspend three Arab members of parliament, a move that could result in the resignation of the other 10 Arab MKs.

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Charedi parties warn Bibi over Kotel deal

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 10, 2016

Shas and United Torah Judaism, the strictly Orthodox parties in Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition, are demanding that the government cancel the agreement signed in January with the Reform and Conservative movements allowing them use of a new prayer area by the Western Wall.

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Terrorists launch shooting attack on bus in Jerusalem

By JC Reporter, March 9, 2016

There have been a number shootings in Jerusalem this morning, just hours after a wave of terror swept through Israel yesterday wounding over a dozen people and leaving one dead.

Early this morning, gunshots were heard in Jerusalem’s Ramot Junction. It is believed that they came from a passing vehicle targeting a bus; however, no one was injured.

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Day of hell around Israel as one killed and a dozen wounded in terror attacks

By JC Reporter, March 8, 2016

Over a dozen Israelis have been wounded and one has died in a spate of stabbings around the country today, including one attack in which the victim reportedly pulled a knife out of his own neck and used it to stab his attacker.

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Survey underscores deep divisions within Israeli society

By JC Reporter, March 8, 2016

A major survey has revealed the widening divides between different sectors of Israeli society.

The latest report from the Pew Research Centre in Israel, released today, highlights divisions between Israeli Jews and Arabs, religious and secular Israelis, and American and Israeli Jews.

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‘It would be terrible to have no Arab representatives in the Knesset’

By Orlando Radice, March 4, 2016

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has hit out at an ongoing legislative push to suspend three Arab members of parliament, a move that could result in the resignation of the other 10 Arab MKs.

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SodaStream sacks its last Palestinian workers

By Naomi Firsht, March 3, 2016

Israeli drinks company SodaStream has sacked its last 74 Palestinian workers after the firm was forced to move one of its factories out of the West Bank following pressure from the BDS movement.

The company shut its largest production plant in the settlement of Mishor Adumim last year and has moved it to Lehavim, in southern Israel. The closure has left around 500 Palestinians without work.

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Troops rescued after sat nav 'led them' into riot

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 3, 2016

A navigation mistake led to intense rioting in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, on Monday night, as the IDF feared that at least one of its soldiers may have been kidnapped by Palestinians.

The incident took place when two soldiers from the IDF's elite K9 unit were driving back to base near Ramallah in the West Bank.

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