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Bibi Loses Support Over Gaza Truce: Poll

By Reuters

Discontent over the ceasefire Benjamin Netanyahu struck with Hamas in Gaza has cost the Israeli prime minister support but he should still win a Jan. 22 election, an opinion poll showed on Friday.Read More


Gaza Man Killed Along Israeli Border

By Reuters

Israeli gunfire at the Gaza border killed one Palestinian on Friday and wounded several others, medics said, two days after a ceasefire between the territory’s Islamist rulers Hamas and Israel took hold.Read More


Israeli Arab Arrested in Terror Bus Bombing

By Reuters

Israeli authorities arrested an Israeli Arab on suspicion of planting a bomb in a Tel Aviv bus that wounded 15 people hours before Israel agreed a ceasefire with Hamas in Gaza, police and security officials said on Thursday.Read More


Toronto School Accused of Using Anti-Muslim Book

By JTA

A Canadian Islamic organization is accusing a Toronto-area Jewish day school of using a textbook that vilifies Muslims.Read More


Israeli Soldier Dies From Rocket Wounds

By Haaretz

An IDF reserve soldier who was seriously wounded by rocket fire from Gaza on Wednesday has succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.Read More


Ukraine Premier Reassures Jews Over Far Right

By JTA

Despite recent electoral gains by Ukraine’s far right, extremists will not “highjack government priorities” on encouraging Ukrainian Jewish life, Ukraine’s premier reportedly said.Read More


Jewish School in France Hit by Two Attacks

By JTA

Students and faculty of a predominantly Jewish school near Paris have reported two attacks and one break-in in the space of 48 hours.Read More


With Truce, Netanyahu Shows Cautious Side

By Reuters

Benjamin Netanyahu has a reputation as a gung-ho hardliner. By agreeing to a truce with Hamas, he showed that he is actually a risk-averse leader.Read More


Quiet Day on Both Sides of Gaza Border

By Reuters

A ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers took hold, although deep mistrust on both sides cast doubt on how long the Egyptian-sponsored deal can last.Read More


Iron Dome Rocket Shoot-Downs Cost $30M

By Reuters

Israel’s Iron Dome interceptions of Palestinian rockets during eight days of Gaza fighting cost $25 million to $30 million, the government said on Thursday, arguing the U.S.-backed system was well worth the money.Read More





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