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#IsraelIsBurning

#IsraelIsBurning

While fires raged, Palestinian firefighters stood alongside Israel in fighting the flames. On social media they were but a footnote.

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Unexpected Responses to a Massive Aid Program

Unexpected Responses to a Massive Aid Program

This week, Israel and the U.S. signed a $38 billion military aid package. It was controversial, but not necessarily for the reasons you would think.

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English vs Hebrew: How the IDF Shares Information on Home Demolitions

English vs Hebrew: How the IDF Shares Information on Home Demolitions

Messages sent in Hebrew and English are usually similar, but there are sometimes differences. In the case of the latest home demolition, the message was only in Hebrew.

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Netanyahu has joined Snapchat

Netanyahu has joined Snapchat

Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, having mastered traditional media outlets, is quickly proving he is also quite adept at social media.

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Netanyahu’s Rendezvous with the Kremlin

Netanyahu’s Rendezvous with the Kremlin

The Israeli-Russian rapprochement is not a Netanyahu’s preference but rather a tribute to the new reality faced by Israel.

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With #AskNetanyahu, Bibi Asks for Trouble

With #AskNetanyahu, Bibi Asks for Trouble

Bibi Netanyahu invited the world to engage with him on Twitter using #AskNetanyahu. What happened next: exactly what you would have expected.

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Pinkwashing and the Tel Aviv Pride Parade

Pinkwashing and the Tel Aviv Pride Parade

In a bold statement, Israeli LGBTQ community leaders have threatened to cancel the highly popular Tel Aviv Pride Parade that is slated for June 3.

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IDF shooting in Hebron challenges Israeli democracy

IDF shooting in Hebron challenges Israeli democracy

On March 24, a video of an Israeli soldier shooting an incapacitated Palestinian point blank in the head was released. The incident has split the country.

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Palestine: Hope Amidst Repression

Palestine: Hope Amidst Repression

The growing insecurity in Jerusalem and other parts of Israel proper and the occupied territories are simply the symptoms of a more complex political issue that has been neglected and exploited.

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A Few Thoughts on Israel at the UN

A Few Thoughts on Israel at the UN

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu recently spoke at the UN General Assembly meeting on behalf of the Jewish state.

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What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

What Did Scott Walker Learn During His “Listening Tour” of Israel?

On the eve of the Israeli elections back in March, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu proclaimed that there would be no Palestinian state under his watch. This created an international outcry and he quickly walked the statement back after a great success on election day.

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Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

Netanyahu: Unwelcome But Undeterred

U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are at it again.

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Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

Palestinian Incitement behind Synagogue Terror Attack

In the wake of five Israeli citizens being murdered in a brutal terror attack in a Jerusalem synagogue, the Palestinian Authority leadership and media continue to call for violence against Israeli civilians.

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Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Palestinian Authority Forbids Peace with Israel

Abu Mazen’s Adviser on Religious and Islamic Affairs stressed that it is not only against Hamas ideology but also that of the Palestinian Authority to sign any peace agreement with Israel.

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Netanyahu’s Reactions

Netanyahu’s Reactions

Tensions are currently high in Israel, even by Israeli standards.

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