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Weekly rallies juxtapose Passover themes with Gaza captives’ enduring captivity

Two days before Jewish holiday of freedom, protesters demand hostage deal, slam government; ‘Instead of sitting at the Seder table, you should...

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As Hostages’ Square rally seeks unity, some families look for help from union instead

Mass rally marked by apolitical stance bringing together people from various walks of life, but smaller group backing more extreme action demands...

19.04.2024 10

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Masses rally for hostage deal in Jerusalem amid simmering anti-government passions

Demonstration outside Knesset marked with criticism of Netanyahu from speakers and crowd despite attempts by Hostage and Missing Families Forum to...

08.04.2024 50

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Police, protesters scuffle outside PM’s home as anti-government rally turns chaotic

Daughter-in-law of hostage dragged by police outside Netanyahu’s private home; police arrest five demonstrators during scattered marches...

03.04.2024 60

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After nearly six months of war, hostage families join with anti-government rallies

‘We will not meet here again,’ says father of Hamas captive at Hostages’ Square rally in Tel Aviv; tens of thousands at protests...

31.03.2024 20

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High Court hears petition from parents of autistic Palestinian shot dead by border cop

Family of Iyad Halak, who was killed in Jerusalem in 2020, urges justices to compel state attorney to appeal exoneration of officer, who was acquitted...

29.03.2024 20

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As cabinets meet, protesters block roads in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, urge hostage deal

Dozens block road near Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, march from PMO to Knesset in Jerusalem; stand in way of cars escorting ministers Dichter and...

18.03.2024 30

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Police deploy water cannons, mounted officers at Tel Aviv, Jerusalem weekly protests

Protesters in both cities block major roads after speeches by hostages’ families; Demonstrators in capital scuffle with police for first time...

17.03.2024 60

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Thousands arrive in Jerusalem in final stretch of march for hostages’ return

Led by relatives of captives, demonstrators complete four-day trek from Kibbutz Re’im, swelling to 15,000-20,000 people as they reached the...

02.03.2024 8

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Under shadow of war, conference of left-wing religious Jews grows its numbers

Seeking to offer an alternative to religious right-wing politicians, organization representing Israel’s ‘faithful left’ focuses on...

01.03.2024 30

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Lord Jacob Rothschild, upheld family’s legacy to benefit UK, Israel, Jews worldwide

The Oxford-educated aristocrat took great pride in his philanthropy in Israel, in particular the new National Library, described himself as ‘deeply...

27.02.2024 30

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Charlie Biton, Black Panther founder who fought for Mizrahi equality, dies at 76

With others from his working-class Jerusalem neighborhood, the activist and Knesset member shook up a country that had for years discriminated against...

25.02.2024 20

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Knesset protest against wartime budget cuts takes aim at Haredi earmarks

Demonstrators in Jerusalem decry government’s amended plan as sectarian, allege a lack of funding for secular education and mental health...

20.02.2024 20

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Jerusalem protesters amp up calls for elections, hostage deal at weekly rally

Outside official Jerusalem residence, hostage families decry Netanyahu’s choice to skirt hostage negotiations in Cairo; ‘We are in...

18.02.2024 30

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Protesters block roads as rallies nationwide demand hostage deal; some urge elections

Police arrest seven for disrupting traffic on Tel Aviv highway, fine five others; speakers urge government to agree to deal, vow to support it no...

11.02.2024 20

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Mourning families silently march to Knesset in remembrance of rave massacre victims

Four months since October 7, family members of those murdered by Hamas at Supernova festival commemorate their loved ones, urge government to take...

07.02.2024 10

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Police drag away protesters blocking Knesset as rally calls for new elections

No arrests at second demonstration this month; outgoing Labor head Merav Michaeli says she wants to ‘move government’ on hostage issue as...

22.01.2024 10

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Hostages’ families pitch tents outside PM’s private home, demand immediate deal

Families vow to remain in protest outside Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem ‘until he agrees to a deal’; Mother of murdered hostage: ‘In...

22.01.2024 30

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Small, dedicated group braves rain in Tel Aviv for all-night ‘100 days of hell’ rally

Art displays attract protesters staying up round the clock to commemorate hostages who remain in Hamas captivity; speakers question government...

14.01.2024 40

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‘No food shortage in Gaza,’ says IDF official overseeing transfer of aid

At newly reopened Kerem Shalom border crossing, Israeli liaison blames UN and international aid organizations for bottlenecks in transfer of...

11.01.2024 60

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Henry Kissinger, prominent Cold War diplomat, dies aged 100

Having fled Nazi Germany at 15, Kissinger went to great lengths to distance himself from his Jewish background while conducting foreign policy on...

30.11.2023 60

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Liberal Jewish groups lament DC rally’s rightward bent, say progressives pushed away

The decision to allow controversial pastor John Hagee on stage without broader support reflected a more widespread bias, claim some participating...

17.11.2023 30

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Massive pro-Israel rally spotlights anxieties around surge of antisemitism in US

Administration’s antisemitism envoy Deborah Lipstadt assures crowd that America stands ‘against Jew-hatred’ amid backdrop of rising...

15.11.2023 40

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Iran’s Khamenei lauds Hamas attack on Israel, again denies involvement

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday denied any Iranian involvement in Hamas’s weekend massacre in Israel despite Tehran’s strong...

10.10.2023 10

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As war continues, exchange and gap year programs work to keep participants safe

Gap year and exchange programs for international students in Israel are facing a dilemma as they try to keep their participants safe amid Israel’s...

10.10.2023 10

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Lone soldier’s funeral attracts hundreds to Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl cemetery

Hundreds of people arrived at Mount Herzl military cemetery this afternoon to mourn the death of Cpl. Netanel Young, a 20-year-old lone soldier in the...

09.10.2023 10

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Mother of missing woman to Hamas: ‘We are not animals; you can change your ways’

Ahuva Maizel, the mother of 21-year-old Adi Maizel, who went missing during the Hamas attack on an outdoor rave near the Gaza-Israel border, made a...

09.10.2023 10

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In West Bank Area C village, Bedouin locals fear settler violence will push them out

One morning this summer, Zawahra family patriarch Hajj Salameh awoke to three young men he did not know walking nonchalantly between the tents in his...

14.09.2023 20

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