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Satellite images show explosion took place within the Parchin military complex

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 21:42
The effects of a large explosion in the center of the complex can be clearly seen in satellite images, an analyst wrote in Israel Defense.






U.S. military says air strikes may not save Kobani from Islamic State

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:56
State Secretary Kerry says loss of town won't be 'strategic defeat'; but U.S. official tells Reuteres 'it's going to be embarrassing' for Obama administration when town falls.






Islamic State fighters push into Kobani

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:18
Militants advance into two districts in Syrian border town with heavy weaponry, including tanks, despite U.S.-led air strikes.






Middle East Updates / Islamic State fighters push into Kobani

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 19:11
Pentagon: Air strikes not enough to save Kobani; Swiss ban Islamic State; Six airstrikes target IS near Kobani; 14 dead as Kurds protest in Turkey, Iran says nuclear talks set for next week in Vienna; Iraq humanitarian crisis may turn deadly in winter, UN official warns.






French city freezes twin cities agreement with Safed to pressure Israel

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:10
City of Lille is also twinned with West Bank city of Nablus. President of Jewish umbrella organization says move 'corresponds with hateful attitudes to the Israeli people.'






The little pastry that could: How Rugelach became Israel's go to sweet

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:50
The crescent-shaped filled pastry made some tasty changes en route from Europe to the Middle East.






Facebook completes purchase of WhatsApp for $22 billion

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 17:47
WhatsApp's Jewish co-founder Jan Koum, who grew up 'a rebellious little kid' in a poor village outside of Kiev, named to Facebook's board.






Israelis' mass exodus can't be blamed on the price of pudding

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:46
The question that should be asked is not why so many Israelis are leaving for Berlin, but simply why so many Israelis are leaving.






Car bombing kills crime suspect in city of Netanya

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 16:35
Same method was used in attempted murder of Netanya organized crime operative in March.






First person diagnosed with Ebola in U.S. dies in hospital

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:51
Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan dies in Dallas; Ebola killed over 3,400 people in Liberia.

New Palestinian unity government to hold first session Thursday

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:39
Follows Israel's backtracking on refusal to let ministers cross its territory; W. Bankers to go through Erez crossing into Gaza; session to be held in Abbas' Gaza home.






At least 19 dead in Turkey amid Kurdish protests over IS onslaught

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 15:38
Demonstrations also sweep Europe as Kurds demand that world stop Islamic State's murderous march on Syrian town Kobani.






How the Holocaust slowly reached the front page of Haaretz

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:58
In an era when reporting was far more cumbersome, it took time for reality to sink in; 72 years ago this week, it did.

U.S. clears Sukkot four species for air travel

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 14:05
The Orthodox Union has published a Sukkot guide for travelers online.






Shimon Peres’ son launches fund to invest in Middle East

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:26
Amelia is seeking to raise $50 million to invest in regional enterprises.

Chemistry Nobel laureate William Moerner once scooped Israel's Wolf Prize

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:22
In the over 30 years the Wolf Foundation has granted the awards, about one out of three winners in chemistry, physics and medicine have gone on to receive the Nobel.

Ancient road into Jerusalem lies buried under construction debris

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:12
Historic pilgrims’ route known as the Roman Ascent now passes through sewage main and firing range.

IDF rearrests acquitted Palestinian on same charge

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:44
Military prosecution circumvents appeals court by turning to prison parole board instead.

Kurds: Air strikes push Islamic State back from Kobani

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:40
Official says this is the biggest retreat since Islamic State fighters have entered the city. U.S. Central Command says U.S., UAE bombed 6 targets near Kobani in last two days.






A year full of art: Israel prepares for a cornucopia of aesthetic delights

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:17
A jubilee celebration at the Israel Museum, a charged show at Ein Hod and high-profile visitors are only some of the events to look forward to.