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Netanyahu’s son says neo-Nazis ‘dying out’ in US, leftist ‘thugs’ becoming dominant

(JTA) – The 26-year-old son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that far-left thugs in America may be as dangerous as neo-Nazis, spurring an Israeli left-wing lawmaker to imply that he was a fascist.

Yair Netanyahu was commenting on Facebook on events Saturday in which a white supremacist rammed his...
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As Israel faces growing threat from enemy drones, science fiction comes to life

By YAAKOV LAPPIN

(JNS.org) — A quadcopter from the Gaza Strip landed in southern Israel earlier this month, and the IDF released a short message, saying a unit had arrived to take it away for checks. The seemingly mundane incident is, in fact, indicative of a growing trend: the...
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World’s oldest man, a Holocaust survivor in Israel, dies at 113

(JTA) — Yisrael Kristal, a Holocaust survivor from Haifa who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in the world, has died, a month before his 114th birthday.

Haaretz reported that Kristal died Friday.

Born on Sept. 15, 1903, in the town of Zarnow, Poland, Kristal moved...
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Persian speakers demand Iran be punished for banning soccer stars who played against Israel

(JTA) — Thousands of Persian speakers on social media demanded that the world soccer federation punish Iran after it banned two athletes from the national soccer team for participating in a match against Israelis.

The players, Masoud Shojaei, 33, the captain of the national team, and Ehsan Haji Safi, 27,...
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Temple Mount saw record number of Israeli visitors, despite tensions

(JTA) — July saw the largest number of Jewish Israelis visiting the Temple Mount  in any single month since it came under Israeli control in 1967.

Some 3,200 people visited the site, which is holy to both Jews and to Muslims, who refer to the compound as Haram al Sharif,...
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Jewish groups spar over Trump National Security Adviser McMaster’s Israel record

(JTA) — Jewish organizations sparred over the views of H.R. McMaster, the U.S. national security advisor, with the Zionist Organization of America attacking him as anti-Israel and the American Jewish Committee defending him. ZOA, one of the few Jewish organizations to consistently defend President Donald Trump, issued a report on...
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Netanyahu slams ‘fake news’ at Tel Aviv rally, calls investigations a ‘witch hunt’

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, currently the subject of multiple corruption investigation, lashed out at the “fake news” media at a rally attended by thousands of Likud Party supporters. Held Wednesday at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, the rally was organized by coalition chairman and Likud lawmaker David...
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Israeli soldier who shot downed Palestinian terrorist enters military prison

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli soldier convicted of shooting a downed Palestinian terrorist entered military prison to begin serving his 18-month sentence. Elor Azaria arrived at a military base in the center of the county on Wednesday, a day after the Military Court of Appeals denied his request to delay...
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The corruption scandals plaguing Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, explained

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — He has a firm grip on the government, but a mounting political scandal might bring him down. Officials from his own party have begun to distance themselves from him, but he remains defiant.

Oh, and his son is in trouble, too.

Just one more thing...
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Israel’s drip irrigation giant sold to Mexican company for $1.5 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — A Mexican industrial group will acquire control of the Israeli drip irrigation giant Netafim for $1.5 billion.

Mexichem has agreed to buy an 80 percent stake in Netafim, the world’s largest drip irrigation company, in a deal valuing the company at $1.895 billion. It will...
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