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Anti-Israel politician loses UK parliament seat in recent elections - Fri, 08 May 2015

George Galloway has been a passionate advocate for Palestinians, though fiercely denies he is anti-Semitic.

JPost News: May 7, 2015 - Thu, 07 May 2015 brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

High Representative of EU congratulates Netanyahu on formation of government - Fri, 08 May 2015

Mogherini emphasized the importance of re-opening the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks with the goal of creating an independent Palestinian state.

Israel and Germany mark 50 years of diplomatic relations - Fri, 08 May 2015

The connection between Israel and Germany has grown beyond its historical imperative, encompassing broad political, cultural, economic and military exchanges.

Former NSC head: Had US-Russia ties been better, Iran deal would look very different - Fri, 08 May 2015

Former National Security Council head tells ‘Post’ that Netanyahu’s strong opposition was also aimed at deflecting pressure on the Palestinian track.

Kurds burn hotel in Iran, claim Iranian officer tried to rape woman leading to suicide - Fri, 08 May 2015

Kurds in Mahabad angered following allegation that 23-year-old woman jumped to her death due to sexual assault.

Who will pay for Netanyahu’s expensive coalition deal? - Fri, 08 May 2015

Before incoming finance minister Kahlon tangles with the structural problems in the economy, he will have to figure out how to pay for the demands keeping the coalition together.

US strongly opposes Israel's 'damaging' east Jerusalem housing announcement - Fri, 08 May 2015

Peace Now announced that the Jerusalem District Planning Committee approved the construction of 900 homes in neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo.

IDF vets injured in Gaza war visiting India - Thu, 07 May 2015

Visit includes rafting trip in Ganges River, trek in Himalayas, and tour of villages frequented by backpackers.

Significant achievements obtained by Bayit Yehudi in coalition negotiations - Thu, 07 May 2015

The party also gained the chairmanship of the important Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee which MK Nissan Slomiansky is poised to receive.

Catastrophe in Nepal - Thu, 07 May 2015

From the founder of Tevel b’Tzedek, a first-person account of the relief effort after an earthquake devastated the South Asian country, and what more is left to do.

How Microsoft Israel is leading the way in the company's new strategy - Wed, 06 May 2015

The inclusive strategy Microsoft Israel pioneered with Think Next seven years ago is now central to the company’s vision for the future.

Racist chants by fans cost Beitar Jerusalem dearly once more - Thu, 07 May 2015

Football club was furious with the ruling and promised to lodge an appeal.

Demolition of thousands of Arab homes would be ‘declaration of war,’ Joint List MK says - Thu, 07 May 2015

Joint List sends letter to Finance Ministry outlining its recommendations regarding sector’s "housing shortage."

'Desperation' in EU over lack of Israel-Palestinian diplomatic progress, says envoy - Thu, 07 May 2015

UN chief Ban says will seek "realistic options" for Mideast peace process after new Israel government is sworn in.

Saeb Erekat slams Netanyahu's new 'government of war' - Thu, 07 May 2015

Calling coalition extreme, Erekat says it will be counteractive to "peace and stability" in region.

Government approves 900 Jewish homes in east Jerusalem’s Ramat Shlomo - Thu, 07 May 2015

Decision allegedly comes hours after Netanyahu finalized narrowly formed right-wing coalition.

Rape crisis center condemns IDF decision not to allow victim to speak - Thu, 07 May 2015

Association's director says military court's decision to turn request by female IDF soldier's to voice opinion of plea agreemnt is "outrageous and extremely unreasonable."

Equality for Arab schools, less crowded classrooms, among demands from parents - Thu, 07 May 2015

Parents and teachers also want to become more involved in the education system and to ensure that communications between parents and the educational staff is a priority.

Lag Ba'omer bonfires cause heavy air pollution through Israel - Thu, 07 May 2015

Israel wakes up to fog of air pollution after customary holiday blazes set across the country Wednesday night for Jewish holiday.

Report: US drone strike kills man who claimed Charlie Hebdo, kosher market attacks - Thu, 07 May 2015

The SITE Intelligence Group quotes al-Qaida as saying Nasser bin Ali al-Ansi was killed with his eldest son and other fighters in Yemen.

US Senate passes Iran oversight bill - Thu, 07 May 2015

98-1 vote sends measure to US House of Representatives, which is expected to consider it as soon as next week.

Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in areas along Lebanon border - Thu, 07 May 2015

Source in touch with opposition commander to ‘Post’: FSA is fighting together with Nusra Front because there is no other option.

Kerry says US remains concerned about Iran's destabilizing actions in region - Thu, 07 May 2015

Saudi-led coalition began strikes against the Houthis on March 26, aimed at pushing the Iranian-allied militia back from captured areas.

Tunisia beefs up security at Djerba for annual Jewish pilgrimage - Thu, 07 May 2015

Security tightened amid heightened fears of terror following attack on Bardo museum earlier this year.

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