By agreeing to host next month’s economic forum, Bahrain gave a boost to Jared Kushner’s peace efforts. Now the main question is: Will the Gulf states actually pull out their checkbooks?
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Hakatzav Hayarok, Tel Aviv's newest vegan restaurant, offers the classic American diner experience and aims to recreate the experience of eating meat as much as possible
Anti-smoking activists accuse companies of luring smokers with discounts
Survey finds that clauses favoring investors remain much more common in Israel than in Silicon Valley
Left-wing organization Ir Amim had field a petition to bar the annual march from passing through the Muslim Quarter due to it coinciding with the final days of Ramadan
World Jewish Congress president accuses Warsaw of 'profiteering' from Jewish assets confiscated by Nazis and then Communist Poland
Under current protocol, workers are required to take a standard course on climbing masts but it does not teach them how to assemble or dismantle cranes
The attorney general is expected to demand a hearing by the end of September
The ballistic missiles, reportedly intercepted over Taif, were fired by Yemeni Houthi rebels and were headed for Islam's holiest city as well as Jeddah, a port city on the Red Sea
Community leaders point finger at 'racist Netanyahu government' ■ 24 Arab citizens have been killed in Israel since the beginning of the year
Government team tasked with examining the idea has quietly recommended against it, so as not to offend Beijing
A few days before the European Parliament elections, populist parties are making sure to squelch any sign of Jew-hatred among their members, but it’s hard to keep a lid on everything
Even if Trump's instinct tells him it's best to avoid war with Iran, no one can be certain of his intentions - not even Netanyahu
The possibility of closing the Bab al-Mandab and Hormuz straits pose a threat no less serious than those from Tehran and Hezbollah
Hospital denies having any such procedure of treating the observant first, says it’s committed to helping those who care keep Shabbat
This comes a week after Iran officially stopped some commitments under the international nuclear accord, that said Tehran was allowed to produce low-enriched uranium with a 300-kg limit
The Poles see themselves as the ultimate victims, the Germans repent and pass anti-BDS resolutions, and Israel speaks in two voices
Trump denied the report and that any of his cash came from Russia
You think your mom is bad: Lady bonobos literally drag their sons to females in heat to get more grandchildren
Any transit through the Strait of Hormuz carries the risk of a catastrophic mistake by either side spinning out of control
The documents apparently went missing from the Tel Aviv home of Brod's former secretary, Esther Hoffe, some 10 years
The drafts were written by Jerusalem lawyer Mordechai Beham in 1948 and put up for auction by his sons - starting at a quarter million dollars. Court says they're state property
Paul Crowther said he threw the banana-and-salted caramel shake to protest Farage's 'bile and racism'
The synagogue’s surveillance cameras filmed the arson attempts and Chicago police told local media that they have identified two suspects
'We will not be complicit in what is happening in Yemen,' union leaders said in a statement
Funding may be used for making synagogues, religious and cultural institution buildings more secure, training for personnel, and any other appropriate activity to increase security
Iraq's populist Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said that any political party that would involve Iraq in a U.S.-Iran war 'would be the enemy of the Iraqi people'
Fox News’ chief pollster tells Haaretz he is not surprised that top GOP lawmakers are distancing themselves from the draconian new laws passed in Alabama and Georgia last week
Former Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade leader Zakaria Zubeidi and lawyer Tarek Barghout carried out two shootings and planned another, Israel's Shin Bet security service says
It’s being fought quietly and on Tehran’s terms, which isn’t good news for the oil market or world economy
Konrad Berkowicz placed the Jewish skullcap on the head of Anna Krupka during a show recording in Kielce, a city that was the site of an infamous 1946 pogrom
Heightened rhetoric follows last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets and Sunday's attack on Baghdad's 'Green Zone'
Forget petitions calling on HBO to remake the final season of the fantasy epic, it’s time to move on with your life — and these upcoming series could help
'There is a reason why anyone has to swallow hard and think twice about participating in this media ecosystem,' Mayor Pete Buttigieg said during his Sunday townhall appearance
Trump agreed with Fox News host Steve Hilton that Buttigieg’s candidacy is a sign of progress for the country
Two Baghdad-based diplomatic sources also said they heard the blast close to the Iraqi capital's fortified Green Zone which houses government buildings and foreign embassies
Mohammad Javad Zarif posted his own message Monday on Twitter, saying Trump had been 'goaded' into 'genocidal taunts'
The UAE on Sunday said that the current 'critical circumstances' in the region required a 'unified Arab and Gulf stance'
Eurovision scolded the queen of pop for her political statement
'Maybe North Madonna would have been better than Madonna #Eurovision'
Abbas spokesman issues cool response, Palestinian PM says no one consulted with him after U.S. said it will unveil economic aspects of blueprint at late June confab
The militants were killed hours after a roadside bomb struck a tourist bus near the Giza Pyramids and wounded at least 17 people
The number of foreign visitors was smaller than was hoped, but organizers made the most of the event’s TV and social media exposure
Both sides signaled they are close to an agreement over a three-year transition, but overnight talks at the presidential palace in Khartoum failed to produce a breakthrough
Police puts four people who were employed at the site under house arrest; last month a worker died at the same scene
The Jewish TV star says his first task is to achieve a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, but Russia must return Ukrainian territory and POWs; Putin spokesman says 'no plans' to congratulate Zelenskiy
Baka al-Garbiyeh resident Ahmad Mazen Dra'ima, 35, died of gunshot wounds Sunday overnight ■ Residents and officials charge that 'the police needs to function, not just as lip service'
There are some 1,600 amputees in Gaza. Here’s the story of one
A fire broke out near a West Bank village, leading to a confrontation between the two parties, with each side blaming the other
Vote counting begins Thursday after marathon voting ends, Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi's party leads
King Abdullah cleared out the ranks among the senior officials in the royal court and removed senior intelligence officials. There's a message to the U.S. here, and to Israel too
Mevasseret Zion immigrant absorption center was acquired by developer with the aim of building up to 900 homes on the site
Prospectus shows company, which matches freelancers with customers, is growing rapidly but posting losses
Central bank warns of other risks from cyberattacks that need to be examined
If Netanyahu succeeds, the Knesset will become an institution that obstructs justice, like a crime organization
'Never threaten the United States again,' the U.S. president tweeted, as Gulf tensions mount
'Because of their negligent conduct and extreme foot-dragging in moving forward or making decisions, the casualties are continuing, and even worse, the number of deaths is rising'
The university changed its mind after the Association for Civil Rights in Israel appealed the decision, arguing that since the university is not funding the Nakba commemoration event, the 2011 Nakba Law does not apply
The video claiming that the Holocaust was 'different from how the Jews tell it' was taken down after sparking widespread criticism. Media's Executive Director of Digital Division calls for mandatory bias training
Morawiecki, leader of the right-wing Law and Justice Party, says compensation would be an inversion of victim and perpetrator
The economic component will be released before the political part of the plan, which is still in discussions, White House says
Video posted to AJ+ Arabic's social media pages says Jews skewed Holocaust facts and statistics to get reparations from Germany, and that the establishment of Israel was derived from Nazi ideology
The Syrian army waged a costly campaign to seize the coastal province of Latakia, leaving dozens killed. Army denies claims that forces have withdrawn
The prime minister refused to fund the Eurovision Song Contest, knowing well that a bank loan would threaten the public broadcaster's financial independence - and that's exactly what happened
The Bundestag has equated the boycott calls of an anti-occupation organization to those heard in 1930s Germany. The move is a coup for the Israeli government - and minimizes Nazi anti-Semitism
But it isn’t the caffeine content that sends espresso hounds to the bathroom
Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put 'America First'
The ten episode series '68 Whisky' follows a group of army medics is based on the popular Israeli series 'Charlie Golf One'
Some Democrats vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday
The kitschy, gay-friendly spectacle gave liberal Israelis a tantalizing glimpse of the country they once cherished — but it could turn out to be their swan song
Countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began “enhanced security patrols” in the international waters of the Arabian Gulf area on Saturday
Despite its purportedly Eastern origins, the tale of ‘Aladdin’ began with a French archaeologist and is more the story of Orientalism than anything else
Trump responds to Justin Amash calling his conduct impeachment worthy, "Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!"
'At least be forthright about your desire to subvert and dismantle our democracy into a creepy theological order led by a mad king'
A rudimentary device containing nails and pieces of metal had been detonated remotely on the perimeter of the Grand Egyptian Museum, sources say
Opinion Poland's Militant Nationalists Are Targeting Holocaust Scholars, With Help From an Israeli Historian
Nationalist Poland's 'official history' of the Holocaust is based on the myth of Polish national innocence - and the state and its proxies have mobilized a brutal, relentless attack on independent scholars who challenge their lies
Theory maps out previously unknown molecular mechanism that regulates both so-called ‘cancer genes’ and other genes that suppress cancer
Extensive Amnesty report cites Israeli sales to eight countries who violate human rights, including South Sudan, Myanmar, Mexico and the UAE ■ Amnesty calls on Israel to adopt oversight model adopted by many Western countries ■ Senior Israeli defense official: Export license is only granted after lengthy process
Iranian authorities have repeatedly raided underground fashion events and targeted modelling agencies that post photographs online
He convinced Trump that Tehran will capitulate to crippling sanctions and a credible military threat – but the ayatollahs disagree
Most of those departing were young, educated and relatively well-off, and mainly reach Europe via Turkey and then Greece
Iraq's government is allied with both sides of an increasingly contentious confrontation
'We should turn him over to the Saudis, you know, his buddies. The same Saudis who got rid of that reporter, you know. Maybe they can do the same for him'
Thousands of suits brought on by opioid overdoses have split the owners of drugmaker Purdue Pharma into two camps
Prime minister hopes party leaders would let go of lofty demands 'so that we can build a strong and stable government together'
Fears of armed conflict were already running high after the White House ordered warships and bombers to the region earlier this month to counter an alleged, unexplained threat from Iran
Brennan, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, is scheduled to talk to House Democrats at a private weekly caucus meeting Tuesday
Supreme Court rejects NGOs petition, arguing that publishing information publicly could expose archaeologists to academic boycott and undermine Israel’s position in future diplomatic negotiations
When the U.S. ambassador states 'Israel is on the side of God,' he's voicing in off-base terms the Trump administration's one-sided support for Israel. But an excessively pro-Israel 'ultimate deal' could tip Israeli-Palestinian relations into apocalyptic territory
Analysis Missiles? BDS? Iran? Forget About Them. Israel Put Its Best Face Forward in a Eurovision That Succeeded in All Ways but One
Saturday's broadcast showed off Israel’s most flattering side and did its part to counter the images that the world is more used to associating with Israel — war, strife and blood
Hatari, whose members have said Israel's 'apartheid is clear,' apparently violated the song contest's rule forbidding the promotion of political messages
The amendment could help not only the prime minister, but also additional coalition members who face possible prosecution on corruption charges
Madonna performs two songs at Tel Aviv Eurovision ■ Israeli police set up security cordons to prevent attacks or protests
Hezbollah named Jamil Jabak to the post in January despite U.S. warnings
The is the second time in two days that Syria says it thwarted an Israeli attack, but it may be that Syrian defense systems mistakenly interpreted aerial movements as Israeli strikes
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz pulls plug on coalition, says 'enough is enough' after video leaked of deputy attempting to strike corrupt deal
The Israeli government acted to end the hostilities because it feared the cancellation of the song contest would hurt the country's standing internationally
Shepherds in the West Bank have to leave their tents behind because of the military exercises
Sawsan Chebli doesn't stay silent, and it has gotten her far
Attackers struck an entrance gate to an oilfield southwest of the capital Tripoli and killed the guards before fleeing, security source says
Excerpts of the Philadelphia speech quote the presidential hopeful as saying: 'If the American people want a president to spew hatred - they don't need me'
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says a campaign won't erupt because 'neither do we want a war, nor has anyone the idea it can confront Iran in the region'
'As a sign that you have read this, send me a blue thread in a parcel': The heroic tale of young Ravensbrück inmates whose coded messages to their families were no less than genius
Leaked video purportedly shows Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of Austria's Freedom Party, trying to make corrupt deals and bragging of 'Israeli friends' with close ties to Netanyahu
Federal Aviation Administration warns commercial airliners flying over the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution 'due to the potential for miscalculation or mis-identification'
Officials said Thursday that Trump told his advisers that he does not want to go to war - but president denies it, says national security adviser and secretary of state are doing 'a great job'
Aaronsohn, who died a century ago, was a father of invention – and of an underground group fighting the Turks during World War I
A Channel 13 investigation reports that United Torah Judaism Chairman Yaakov Litzman pressured mental health officials into granting furloughs, lightening risk assessments for convicted ultra-Orthodox sex criminals
Residents in Damascus report hearing several loud blasts ■ Rights group says the targeted area has an Iranian military and Hezbollah presence
David Ben-Gurion, Yitzhak Rabin and Elie Wiesel were among the friends and admirers of the man who wrote 'The Caine Munity' and 'The Winds of War'
Accusations come day after Facebook banned dozens of accounts, pages and groups peddling fake news aimed at disrupting elections in Africa, Asia and Latin America
Both Tehran and Washington eschew war, but must save face. A powerful mediator, like Moscow and Beijing, is necessary to pull them back from the brink
Law enforcement investigating possibility that fires were anti-Semitic hate crimes
Poland summons Israeli ambassador for clarifications after 65-year-old Arik Lederman spat on the ambassador in central Tel Aviv ■ Lederman: I didn't know it was the Ambassador
The U.S. has increased its military presence in the region as Iran has been blamed for attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf
23-year-old admitted being in a banned far-right terrorist organization and has previously been convicted for child sex offenses
Motion calls on Berlin to cut funding to projects which call for a boycott of Israel ■ Some lawmakers supporting motion release statement reiterating support for freedom to criticize Israel
While its close ally Saudi Arabia accused their mutual enemy of ordering drone strikes on its oil installations, the UAE held off blaming anyone for Sunday's attacks to protect its reputation as a stable business hub
Migrant workers' deaths in Bnei Brak and Petah Tikvah raise death toll in construction accidents to 16 this year
Iranian foreign minister blames international community of making statements instead of efforts to salvage the accord during China visit
Lebanese-born Ali Kourani, 34, was recruited, trained, and deployed by the militant movement to 'plan and execute acts of terrorism in the United States,' prosecutor says
Iran has used militant groups throughout Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Gaza to strike its regional foes, which it might also do amid recent mounting tensions with the U.S.
Decision is part of a series of moves the municipality is advancing that will force neighborhood’s weaker populations having to leave, local activist says
For the first time, researchers have mapped the differences in EU members’ relations with the Netanyahu government and analyzed the reasons for the union’s loss of relevance in advancing a diplomatic solution to the conflict
Of the 21 companies in the startup incubator Silvertech Ventures, 17 are Israeli, proving that Israeli loyalty is an asset too, the hub’s ‘spiritual leader’ says
Legendary investor had 3.9% stake in drug marker at end of first quarter
Eric Fingerhut, a former Ohio congressman, will replace Jerry Silverman, who headed the organization for 10 years
Ibrahim Sawilam, 16, says he was attacked by group of religious Jewish teens who shouted 'death to Arabs.' Family says that though they filed a complaint, police have yet to investigate
Lieberman's all-or-nothing terms for joining the coalition have put Netanyahu on edge
Report by Israeli news site Ynet says Lucy Ayoub's salary is her regular retainer as an employee of public broadcaster Kan, while three other hosts are set to receive a total of 450,000 shekels ($126,000)
Move comes after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's conservatives and the far-right Freedom Party approved a bill including the headscarf measure
Roman-era mining activities increased atmospheric lead concentrations in Europe at least 10-fold, according to analysis of the Mont Blanc ice cores
Tel Aviv University says holding lecture by Hadash lawmaker Ofer Cassif is 'not possible,' invoking so-called Nakba Law which allows state to limit funds to institutions treating Independence Day as day of mourning
WH statement says U.S. president 'expressed his gratitude for Switzerland's role in facilitating international mediation' ■ NYT reports Trump told acting defense chief he doesn't want armed conflict with Tehran
Students say permanent prayer room outside month of Ramadan is about 15-minute walk in each direction, meaning they need to set aside 45 minutes each time they wish to pray
Petition was filed following changes in hours allowing Jews to visit Temple Mount during Ramadan
Assault and criminal threats charges filed two days after Tel Aviv incident that drew strong condemnation from Warsaw
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the Republican administration would provide a classified briefing for top lawmakers on Iran later on Thursday
In first for major European parliament, the move urges government not to fund or support any groups that 'question Israel's right to exist'
Russia and the Netherlands are among the countries who won a spot in Saturday's final
'Among those killed were four children, the youngest just six years old. A number of the injured remain in critical condition'
Two months after soldiers opened fire for no apparent reason at civilians near Bethlehem, killing a 23-year-old, the man wounded in the shooting has a long road to recovery ahead. Don’t even ask about compensation
The drone attacks come amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., a year after President Donald Trump pulled America out of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers
A new HBO miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster is gripping and most definitely not for the fainthearted
Unless they betray their public mandate, Knesset members can foil a plan to make parliament an asylum for suspected criminals
Dozens of accounts, pages and groups operated by private firm peddling fake news were deleted, tech giant says
Plus, Australia’s ambassador to Israel honors the Malki Foundation and the Israel Association of Writers in English launches its latest arc journal
Rohani criticised for response to U.S. squeeze on economy
Dareen Tatour's appeal on her conviction was granted, but judges let stand other convictions over social media posts
Newspaper's publisher is the Saudi Research and Marketing Group, a company that had long been chaired by various sons of King Salman until 2014 and is regarded as reflecting official position
A combination of aliyah and assimilation has seen Jewish numbers plummet 80 percent in the small South American country, leaving the close-knit community with a crisis it is reluctant to address
Farmland goes for a song, farmers receive state support and falafel and malabi are readily available. More and more Israelis are finding a haven on Portuguese soil
Earlier this week, Britain's defence ministry backed a British general who appeared to question the Trump administration's claims that an imminent threat had emerged from Iran
Black, 74, a Canadian-born British citizen authored a very flattering Trump biography
De Blasio, 58, has drawn small audiences so far in visits to early primary states including Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada and New Hampshire
In early May, The United States accused China of putting more than a million minority Muslims in 'concentration camps'
Moonquakes up to 5 on the Richter scale are shaking the moon as it continues to contract 4.5 billion years after its formation, and now the Chinese have found ancient magma on its far side
Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of ordering drone attack on oil installations ■ U.S. orders non-essential staff out of Iraq after intelligence showed Iran-backed militias positioning rockets near U.S. forces
The new headscarf ban prohibits wearing 'ideologically or religiously characterized clothing' that covers the head and is likely to face challenges at Austria's Constitutional Court
Russian plane crash survivor recalls strong lightning strike
Stuxnet, which is widely believed to have been developed by the United States and Israel, was discovered in 2010 after it was used to attack a uranium enrichment facility at Iran's Natanz nuclear site
Amir Tomer was ecstatically waving the Israeli flag in the crowd when Netta Berziali won the song contest in 2018, which led him to become the chief scriptwriter for the 2019 Eurovision competition in Tel Aviv this week
Eight vultures, two jackals and a fox were found dead in the Golan Heights after eating poison spread illegally over the weekend. Only 12 vultures remain in the Golan
The Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have hit Saudi cities with drones and missiles before
Missouri is among a growing number of states where abortion opponents are working with renewed enthusiasm following Trump’s appointment of more conservative high court justices
New project offers digital nomads the chance to spend a month using communal settlement’s facilities while doing their own work. Upside: No backbreaking farm tasks; downside: it can cost as much as $3,000
Netanyahu is facing possible criminal indictment in three separate corruption cases and is pushing a bill that would grant him immunity from criminal prosecution while he is prime minister
The American Museum of Natural History also stopped taking their money following the Guggenheim and London's Tate. Sacker, which faces allegations it helped trigger America’s opioid crisis, also supports Tel Aviv University
Life-saving handbook was compiled at the request of Syrian doctors struggling to treat children in a country where health services have been decimated by eight years of war
Following a threat made by Iran’s supreme leader saying it won't be difficult to enrich uranium to weapons-grade levels, Foreign Minister Zarif says Iran remains committed to the 2015 nuclear accord
It's unusual for a head of state to arrive in Washington without prior notice. The unannounced meeting will focus on mounting tensions between Iran and the U.S., analysts suggest
In his first public appearance since retiring from the IDF, Gadi Eisenkot says that if Israel doesn't share information on planned terror threats, 'there would be clashes everyday'
Forty-one percent of respondents say they have a favorable view of Israel, while only 12 percent have a favorable view of Prime Minister Netanyahu
The ultra-Orthodox parties are demanding even less work on Shabbat. If they win, Israel has a lot to lose
The 18-year-old patient was admitted against his will after entering a psychotic state due to drug use. His two week hospitalization was extended to three months
An attack on four oil tankers and oil pumping stations in the Gulf has raised regional tensions, fueling concerns that the U.S. and Iran are headed toward a conflict
The partnership will put money into startups and academic research
The drug maker not only faces price-fixing allegations in the U.S. but also is a party to a suit on opiod abuse
Visitors say the atmosphere is unexpectedly friendly, but don’t arrive at the border without a confirmed hotel reservation – or you’ll be turned back
Two prior court rulings have invalidated coalition agreements and it could happen again given the offers being made over the table
The Kulanu chairman and Avigdor Lieberman deny they're conspiring against Netanyahu, but they're taking a hard line in the coalition talks
Fewer tourists than expected and high prices for hotels and events have kept dining and drinking bills low
Ibraheem Abu Thuraya was killed in border protests in December 2017 and medical records show he was shot in the head
In the early 20th century, Israel became a center of the 'International Style,' but contrary to urban legend, the local obsession was not exclusive to Tel Aviv
Negev Coexistence Forum has agreed to vacate premises in exchange for the Be'er Sheva Municipality slashing a whopping tax bill
The sanctions on Iranian oil intensified, but gave rise to a symbiotic relationship with Russia: The less oil Iran can export, the more Russia is able to take over lost markets
No producer, video artist or emcee could breathe life into something that lifeless. That didn’t stop the Eurovision production from going overboard trying
Senior official hopes to resolve matter before Lebanon begins drilling for oil and gas in disputed area
Chuck Johnson, who called Auschwitz extermination camps 'not real,' asked to meet Wilbur Ross in 2018 to discuss claims about alleged bias against far-right activists like himself on social media platforms, Yahoo News reports
Decision to extend contracts by five years comes after elderly tenets protested ministry's decision to terminate agreement with private company that owns assisted living housing units
Haaretz visits the Gaza Strip border area for a tour that, despite obvious difficulties, genuinely tries to present the perspectives of both Israelis and Palestinians
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter passed over the landing site on April 22 and identified a mark on the surface made by Beresheet's April 11 crash
High Court backed up state's claim that the factory hadn't filed a formal request – despite admitting that there are no clear procedures for marketing of processed food from Gaza to West Bank
'He's the biggest anarchist' in the West Bank, officer was recorded saying following Rabbi Arik Ascherman's complaint that settlers trespassed on private Palestinian land
Plan for 500 housing units in Israel's south for Bedouins from unrecognized villages aims to minimize number of families uprooted, but residents set for relocation are poised to fight it
Palestinians also marched across the West Bank to commemorate the 'catastrophe,' the Palestinian term for the displacement in 1948
Exposing the guts of Israeli society through its cuisine
‘Avengers: Endgame’ took in $2.3 billion within just 18 days and could well supplant ‘Avatar’ as the highest-grossing film of all time. What makes that a cultural event that can’t be ignored?
Sanders voted against the war in Iraq, while 2020 rival Joe Biden voted for it
Despite calls for a Eurovision boycott by pro-Palestinian activists, Madonna will make a guest appearance on Saturday during the song contest finals in Tel Aviv
Beachfront 'Eurovision Village' pavilion is located across from century-old Hassan Bek Mosque in Jaffa