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Israel Strikes Gazans Launching Incendiary Balloons; One Reported Killed, Three Wounded

The Israeli army said it attacked on Thursday Palestinians launching incendiary balloons toward Israel. A statement said that the strike took place near a Hamas position in the southern Gaza Strip, near the border with Israel. One person was killed and three others wounded, Gaza's Health Ministry r

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-07-19 12:47:23

Israel passes controversial law that cements it as country for Jews - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Much of the bill, sponsored by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, deals with obvious signs that Israel is a Jewish state, such as affirming the symbols on the flag and shield, setting the Hebrew calendar as the country’s official calendar, recognizing Jewish holidays and days of rememb

JTA - 2018-07-19 14:24:24

Progressive Jews blast Israel's new nation-state law: 'A danger to Israel's future'

The law, which has a constitution-like status, officially defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people and asserts that "the realization of the right to national self-determination in Israel is unique to the Jewish people." It passed with 62 lawmakers voting in favor and 55 against,

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-07-19 14:08:00

Jewish nation-state law makes discrimination in Israel constitutional

How Putin's Russia Is Taking Over the Middle East, One Country at a TimeChuck Freilich21 minutes agoThis is a primium article4 comments4Israel’s Holocaust Credit Line Is Running OutAmira HassyesterdayThis is a primium article15 comments15Israel Must Admit the Truth: Burning Kites Don’t Justify WarAm

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-07-19 13:24:00

Israel passes controversial Jewish nation-state bill

July 19 (UPI) --Israeli lawmakers passed a Jewish nation-state bill Thursday, that's been steeped in controversy, after a long debate.The bill officially defined Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people. It says Jerusalem is the united capital and the official language is Hebrew, with Ar

UPI - 2018-07-19 11:22:38

Gaza's 'fire kite' flyers threaten more attacks as Israel tightens blockade

The so-called “Sons of al-Zawari” unit have launched hundreds of kites and balloons ladened with coals and explosives at Israel since April during protests at the border. Their members, who often appear wearing Guy Fawkes masks, promised on Wednesday to continue their assault until Israel lifts a cr

MSN.COM - 2018-07-19 10:58:10

Israel's Controversial Jewish Nation Law Angers Arabs

A Knesset usher removes Jamal Zahalka, an Israeli Arab member of the Knesset representing the Balad party, who was protesting the passage of a contentious bill, during a Knesset session in Jerusalem, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation early Thu

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-07-19 10:20:00

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

The "nation-state" law, backed by the right-wing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the 120-member parliament after months of political argument. Some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up papers after the vote.

NBC NEWS - 2018-07-19 10:05:00

Can Nancy Pelosi still lead the Democrats in Election 2018? Answers from Steve Israel

In an office near the floor of the House of Representatives that used to be occupied by Speaker Tip O'Neil, now painted soft yellow and displaying autographed baseball bats as well as photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and other Democratic titans, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi co

USA TODAY - 2018-07-19 10:00:04

Contentious nation-state law declaring Israel the Jewish homeland approved by lawmakers

The laws, dealing with a wide range of topics relating to the Jewish character of the state to the curtailing of left-wing groups critical of the government's policies vis-à-vis the Palestinians, are largely seen as an attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to placate his right-wing government

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-07-19 09:21:10

Haley charges UNHRC's Agenda 7 is 'directed against Israel’s existence'

Israel to UNHRC: ‘You’ve never cared for us, how do you expect us to take you seriously?'Western nations boycott UNHRC's Agenda Item 7 debate on Israeli 'human rights abuses'

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-07-19 08:52:00

Reports: Israel, Russia Working for Demilitarized Zone at Golan Border | Breitbart

The Times of Israel reports: Israel and Russia are reportedly holding talks regarding the imminent return of Syrian regime forces to the border region on the Golan Heights, with a view to reestablishing demarcation lines drawn up in 1974.In addition to talks between each country’s security establish

BREITBART - 2018-07-19 08:29:50

Israel passes controversial 'nation-state' bill - CNN Video

Israel passes controversial 'nation-state' billIsrael passed into law a highly controversial bill that serves to define the nature of the state of Israel, with critics slamming it as the "nail in the coffin" of Israeli democracy. CNN's Oren Liebermann reports.Source: CNN

CNN - 2018-07-19 06:34:26

EU: Israel should halt ‘forced transfer’ of Khan al-Ahmar

IDF demolitions of illegal modular Palestinian and Bedouin structures in the West Bank, including those funded by the EU, have been a source of tension between the 28 European member states and Israel. The EU has also expressed its dismay that Israel has granted only a few building permits for Pales

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-07-19 01:05:00

Israel Passes Controversial Nation-state Bill Allowing It to Encourage Establishment of Jewish-only Communities

62 MKs vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate and changes to problematic clauses Arab lawmakers tossed out of Knesset after they tear bill in protest, call it 'apartheid law' Coalition members standing together after the nation-state bill passed on July 19, 2018.Olivier Fitoussi The Kness

HAARETZ.COM - 2018-07-19 00:43:56

Gaza and Israel Are at Another Impasse

Neither Israel or Hamas want the present tensions in Gaza to spiral out of control into another round of full-scale fighting. The current round of friction was initiated by Hamas as a contained attempt to break the status-quo that is undermining its position and standing. All of Hamas’ recent action

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-07-19 00:02:24

Israel delivers food, tents and medicine to Syrian civilians

Over the past week, Israel delivered humanitarian aid to Syrian civilians across the border of the Golan Heights as part of its Operation “Good Neighbor”, the IDF said on Thursday.

I24NEWS - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

A Supreme Court hearing in Israel that erupted into a brawl showed in a matter of minutes why the Israel-Palestine conflict has been impossible to solve

Israel's Supreme Court met on Tuesday to hear an appeal over whether the State should have the ability to hold the bodies of deceased Palestinians as bargaining chips.Israel holds bodies of slain terrorists or assailants for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the bodies are used as "bargaining chips"

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Turkey slams Israel's controversial 'Jewish nation-state' law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuousKnessetsession, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.

HURRIYETDAILYNEWS.COM - 2018-07-19 00:00:00

Israel and Hamas reach understanding to avoid war: report

If the blockade is not lifted, Hamas “will not continue the task of preventing attacks,” the source(s) toldAl-Hayat.

I24NEWS - 2018-07-19 00:00:00