Netanyahu crushes Danon to retain Likud chairmanship; Erdan in lead for No. 2 slot


Erdan is followed by Yuli Edelstein, Yisrael Katz, Ze’ev Elkin, Yariv Levin, and Silvan Shalom.

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Aliyah Hits Ten-Year High: Approximately 26,500 New Immigrants Arrived in Israel in 2014

According to end-of-year figures released on Wednesday, 9 Teves by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Absorption, aliyah hit a ten-year high in 2014, with the arrival of some 26,500 new immigrants. This marks a significant 32% increase over last year’s number of approximately 20,000 immigrants. For the first time ever, France […]

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Tel Aviv – Court Rejects Greek Appeal Over Holocaust Funds Held By Israel

Tel Aviv — A court rejected a demand by the Greek Jewish community that an Israeli organization turn over shares in the Jewish Colonial Trust, the predecessor of Bank Leumi, worth up to a million Shekels in a contentious case pitting two bodies engaged in Holocaust restitution against one another. Greece’s Heirless Property and Jewish […]


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New Year May Bring More Small Business Help From Washington

Small business owners may get more help from Washington in 2015. Gridlock in Washington in recent years has stalled tax bills and other legislation aimed at helping small companies, but such proposals are expected to be on the agenda in the Republican-led Congress. Democrats have opposed some proposals because of concerns about the impact of […]

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Boston – US Judge Rejects Trial Delay For Marathon Bomb Suspect

Boston — A US federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to further postpone his highly-anticipated trial, meaning jury selection will begin next week. The judge also denied a motion by Tsarnaev’s lawyers to move the trial — set to begin Monday and expected to last several months — […]


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Bayit Yehudi Boasts 20,000 New Registered Members

Bayit Yehudi party officials are pleased with the outcome of its 10-day campaign to bring new members into the party. The party ran a nationwide campaign to sign up new members, and they report they succeeded in signing up 20,000 new members. Organizers calls the registration effort “unprecedented”. The addition of the 20,000 have made […]

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US Stocks Post Sixth Straight Year Of Gains

U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday. Even with the losses, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished the year with an 11.4 percent increase, its sixth straight year of gains. Oil, by contrast, had its worst annual performance since 2008, ending down 45 percent for 2014 after a sharp slump in […]

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Jerusalem – Court Rejects Petition To Declare Home Demolitions Illegal

Jerusalem — The High Court of Justice on Wednesday rejected a petition to ban all demolitions of terrorists’ houses as well as a petition to block the demolition of the house of the bulldozer driver in an August 4 terror incident. The court also rejected a petition that aimed to stop the demolition of homes […]


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Analysis: IDF probes into Gaza war conduct threaten to tear military apart from within


A bombshell has fallen within the ranks, turning military commanders and lawyers against each other on a possibly unprecedented level.

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Analysis: IDF probes into Gaza war conduct threatens to tear military apart from within


A bombshell has fallen within the ranks, turning military commanders and lawyers against each other on a possibly unprecedented level.

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