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U.S.: Israel must stick to its democratic principles

State Department responds for first time to Jewish nation-state bill; Netanyahu says determined to have law pass.

Kerry: Closer to Iran deal that will make Israel safer

The two sides – Iran and an international group of nations known as the P5+1 – have agreed to continue the negotiations and set a deadline of June 30, 2015 for reaching an agreement.

The sickness within Israeli and Palestinian societies

Violence, incitement and racist hatred don’t just increasingly plague Israel. Palestinian society is just as sick – and unlike Israel, lacks a leader voicing genuine self-criticism.

Why is a black-and-white kaffiyeh like a red flag?

When worn by an Arab MK, the traditional Arab headdress – both a symbol of the Palestinian struggle and a popular fashion element – enraged MK Miri Regev. She forgot that even David Ben-Gurion once wore one.