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First rocket fired into Israel from Gaza since March

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched retaliatory airstrikes on two Hamas terror targets in Gaza early Tuesday, in response to the first rocket fired into Israeli territory since March.

Tuesday 06/27/2017
Israeli actress Gal Gadot ranked most popular celebrity on social media
Posted: June 27, 2017

Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list.

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US Jewish leaders express outrage after Israel’s Western Wall prayer decision
Posted: June 27, 2017

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday that Israel’s decisions to freeze the construction of an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall and to bolster strict Jewish conversion laws are undermining relations between Israel and diaspora Jews.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Palestinians seek to claim Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs as World Heritage Site
Posted: June 21, 2017

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is requesting that UNESCO recognize Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, one of the holiest sites in Judaism, as a Palestinian World Heritage Site.

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Israeli researchers discover hidden text on First Temple artifact
Posted: June 21, 2017

A team of Israeli researchers at Tel Aviv University has discovered a previously undetected inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard that’s been on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for more than 50 years. The discovery adds to knowledge about the First Temple period in Israel.

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Local athletes prepare for 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel
Posted: June 21, 2017

With two days to go before they board planes that will take them to the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, three young athletes with strong ties to the Valley are brimming with anticipation.

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Monday 06/19/2017
Kushner and Greenblatt arrive in Israel this week to continue peace talks
Posted: June 19, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and international negotiations adviser Jason Greenblatt will travel to Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to discuss the next phase in renewed U.S.-led peace efforts in the region, a White House official said Sunday.

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Palestinians may fly direct from Israel to Saudi Arabia for pilgrimage
Posted: June 19, 2017

The United States, Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and Jordan have agreed in secret negotiations to coordinate the first flight of Palestinian pilgrims to Saudia Arabia from Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Netanyahu calls for dismantling of UNRWA after terror tunnel discovery
Posted: June 14, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday called for the dismantling of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel dug underneath two of the U.N. body’s schools in Gaza.

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Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense
Posted: June 14, 2017

Israel’s Arrow 3 missile defense system to be tested in Alaska in 2018

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