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what's behind israel's 'nation-state' bill?


israel's knesset is considering a bill that could legally define the country as a 'jewish nation-state'.






israeli parliament endorses 'nation-state bill' for first reading


key knesset committee approves final draft of 'zionism's flagship bill' defining israel exclusively as nation for jews.






state contractors could not boycott israel under kansas bill


the kansas house approved a bill that would prohibit the state from awarding contracts to companies that are participating in any boycott of israel.






israeli cabinet committee pushes bill that downgrades arabic


jerusalem (ap) — an israeli cabinet committee is pushing forward a bill that downgrades arabic as an official language of the country. the ministerial committee for legislation voted sunday to present the controversial “nation-state bill” that states “the right to realize self-determination in the state of israel is unique to the jewish people.” the bill […]






israel takes steps to define itself as a jewish state and demote the status of t


ministers in prime minister benjamin netanyahu’s government on sunday endorsed a controversial bill to enshrine israel’s character as a jewish state despite criticism that it would leave the country’s one-fifth arab minority as second-class citizens. among other things, the bill downgrades arabic...






iran’s leader calls israel a ‘fake’ nation, ‘dirty chapter’


tehran, iran (ap) — iran’s supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-palestinian gathering in tehran to call israel a “fake” nation and a “dirty chapter” of history. the remarks by ayatollah ali khamenei on tuesday are some of his most vitriolic against the jewish state, iran’s archenemy. khamenei says israel was created by […]






kansas legislators try to save law against boycotting israel


topeka, kan. (ap) — kansas legislators are trying to save a state law prohibiting state contractors from boycotting israel after a federal judge blocked its enforcement. the state house passed a bill monday to narrow the law enacted last year so that it would no longer apply to individuals or contracts worth $100,000 or less. […]






knesset's new bill 'portrays racism as entirely normal'


israel's knesset has passed its first vote on a new bill defining israel as 'a national home of the jewish people'.






moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem does not help israel


to the editor: what president trump could do for israel is to reiterate [the united states’] strong support for a two-state resolution to the israel-palestine conflict and to insist that both israel and the palestinian leadership make territorial compromises rather than remain captive by their...






erdogan: israel is a terrorist state


turkish leader labels israel a 'terrorist state' after us recognises jerusalem as israel's capital.






israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume


israel's parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call to prayer, amid protests by arab lawmakers.






israel delays move to expand jerusalem over us pressure


jerusalem (ap) — under pressure from the united states, israel has delayed a bill that would connect a number of west bank settlements to jerusalem, officials said sunday. the bill aims to solidify the city’s jewish majority, but stops short of formal annexation, making the practical implications unclear. the bill says the communities would be […]






hamas’ new political program goes softer on israel, but does not cede on armed r


the manifesto excludes appeals to destroy israel, but preserves its goal of creating the state of palestine on its historic lands, including those of israel






controversial legislation in israel reflects shift away from two-state peace dea


israel’s parliament approved a controversial bill late monday giving the government authority to retroactively legalize thousands of homes in west bank settlements and dozens of unauthorized hilltop outposts that sit on privately owned palestinian land. the legislation was meant as a bow to the...






iran's leader calls israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'


iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-palestinian gathering in tehran to call israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history.






muting mosque bill gets initial thumbs up in israel


racism accusations as legislation to muffle calls to prayer in israel and occupied east jerusalem wins first backing.






where does the u.s. embassy in israel belong?


the trump administration has until monday to sign a waiver that delays moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem for another six months. every u.s. president since bill clinton has signed it twice a year after congress passed a bill in 1995 that called for the mission to be relocated. they have cited national security concerns and the potential for an embassy move to upset a peace deal between israelis and palestinians.






israel considers bill forcing mosques to lower volume


jerusalem (ap) — israel’s parliament has passed an initial reading of a bill that would make mosques lower the volume of their call to prayer, amid protests by arab lawmakers. arab-israeli politician ahmed tibi tore up the proposal at the knesset podium wednesday. the bill still needs to pass several more hurdles. devout muslims pray […]






israel should stop trying to wall out its critics


there are many reasons people may be barred from entering the state of israel. if they present a risk of criminal or terrorist activity, for instance. if they tell lies at the border or don’t cooperate with border officials. if they’re suspected of trying to immigrate illegally. but now israel...






despite white house warning, israel pushes settlement bill


israel's prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the west bank, despite claims by experts that the bill itself is illegal and a warning from the white house that settlement construction "may not be helpful."






despite white house warning, israel pushes settlement bill


israel's prime minister is moving ahead with a contentious law that would legalize dozens of settlement outposts in the west bank, despite claims by experts that the bill itself is illegal and a warning from the white house that settlement construction "may not be helpful."






israel p es bill to seize private palestinian land for jewish settlements


jerusalem - israel's parliament p ed a contentious law late monday that allows the state to seize land privately owned by palestinians in the west bank and grant the properties to jewish settlements for their exclusive use. the measure is designed to protect homes in jewish settlements, built...






guatemala is moving its embassy in israel to jerusalem, president says


guatemala's president announced sunday that the central american country will move its embassy in israel to jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of president trump in ordering the change. guatemala was one of nine nations that voted with the united states and israel on thursday...






can colorado’s kids compete in the modern economy? new bill would prioritize ove


the bill would create a new board to advise and steer how colorado's students fare compared to the nation and world.






israel's anti-boycott bill 'violates international law'


if approved, the legislation will ban those who called for boycott from receiving temporary residency permits in israel.






anti-boycott bill: israel 'violating international law'


if approved, the legislation will ban those who called for boycott from receiving temporary residency permits in israel.






palestinian leaders reconsider recognition of israel


palestine liberation organisation reconsiders its recognition of israel until israel recognises the state of palestine.






israel p es bill to seize private palestinian land for jewish settlements


israel's parliament p ed a contentious law late monday that allows the state to seize land privately owned by palestinians in the west bank and grant the properties to jewish settlements for their exclusive use. the measure is designed to protect homes in jewish settlements, built on private...






poland’s top politician backs divisive holocaust bill


warsaw, poland (ap) — the powerful leader of poland’s ruling party says the president should approve a divisive bill that criminalizes certain statements about the holocaust. jaroslaw kaczynski told poland’s state radio saturday the bill — which has ignited a dispute with israel — is being misunderstood. it penalizes anyone who blames poles as a […]






israel passes law that critics say is meant to shield pm


israel's parliament has passed legislation ending a police practice of recommending indictments, a bill pushed by prime minister benjamin netanyahu's party as he faces corruption allegations.






israel soars at world baseball classic, and a nation shrugs


jerusalem (ap) — israel is the big surprise of the world baseball classic, upsetting three teams, generating buzz and offering a mascot like no other — “the mensch on the bench.” back home, no one seems to notice. baseball has long been overlooked in israel, seen as an arcane and boring game. this team consists […]






palestinians decry israel's settlement bill


the bill, if p ed by the knesset on tuesday, will allow the confiscation of private palestinian land in the west bank.






ethiopian-israelis decry family separation as discriminatory


zemenech bililin has not seen her sisters in more than a decade, since she immigrated to israel from ethiopia with part of her family. now a 19-year-old infantry soldier in israel's military, bililin says she is outraged that she is fulfilling her duties as a citizen but the state is shirking its responsibility to bring her relatives to israel.






polish senate debates holocaust bill that has angered israel


warsaw, poland (ap) — the polish senate has begun debating a law regulating holocaust speech which has sparked a diplomatic dispute with israel. senate approval, expected late wednesday or thursday, will put the controversial bill a step closer to becoming law. it must still be signed into law by the president, who supports it. poland’s […]






chinese nation-state hackers target u.s in operation tradesecretchinese nation-s


fidelis cybersecurity releases a report providing insight into an attack against the national foreign trade council website, allegedly conducted by nation-state backed attackers in china.