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U.S. energy secretary: ‘If I were Israeli, I would support the Iran deal’

Marcy Oster The comment by Ernest Moniz sparked a response from his Israeli counterpart, Yuval Steinitz: “If I were American, I would oppose the agreement.” ... [Link]

Op-Ed: Israel must confront the fundamentalists within

Ben Harris The recent outbreak of extremist violence confronts Israel with a stark choice, the president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion writes. ... [Link]

Netanyahu visits Jewish woman burned in Jerusalem firebombing

Marcy Oster Following the international condemnation of a deadly attack on a Palestinian family, the Israeli leader said he was “still waiting” for a similar response over terrorism directed at Jews. ... [Link]

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating U.S. tourist

Andrew Tobin In the video, the security guard wraps his hands around the throat of the tourist, who yells at him in English. ... [Link]

Jerusalem Pride Parade murder sparks calls for change to laws — and pushback, too

Ben Sales The attack that killed Shira Banki, 16, and wounded five others prompted calls for legislation to protect LGBT rights, but some lawmakers aren’t on board. ... [Link]

A year after Gaza war, border communities are growing

Ben Sales Last year at this time, Israeli communities near the Gaza border were being pummeled with missiles. This year they are welcoming new residents. ... [Link]

Kanye West to perform in Israel

Marcy Oster The announcement comes several months after West visited the country with his wife, the reality star Kim Kardashian, and their daughter, North. ... [Link]

Frenchman beaten after waving Israeli flag on Temple Mount could be charged

Marcy Oster Police detained four Palestinians and the victim, who sustained a head injury; the latter could be charged with disrupting public order. ... [Link]

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