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October 10, 2018 11:50 PM Israel defends detention of U.S. student who allegedly promoted boycott

JERUSALEM—A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview, Gilad Erdan, who oversees the government’s efforts to counter 11

August 19, 2018 1:02 PM Israel closing Gaza crossing after violence along frontier

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 were wounded during violent protests Friday amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a ceasefire. The protesters threw rocks and firebombs at Israeli troops from behind clouds of black smoke from burning tires. The soldiers responded with tear gas and live fire. Hamas officials have been meeting 10

July 24, 2018 4:00 PM Erdogan calls Israel ‘fascist, racist’ for nation state law

He said “the soul of Hitler has risen again within some of Israel’s officials,” and that “there’s no difference between Hitler’s obsession with a pure race and the understanding that these ancient lands are just for the Jews.” Erdogan warned the move would lead the region and the world to “blood, fire and pain” and promised to stand with Palestinians 15

July 10, 2018 11:45 PM Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple 19

June 21, 2018 7:06 PM Michael Thompson broke city council code of conduct, report concludes

Toronto’s economic development chair broke the city council’s code of conduct by “going to bat” for a longtime developer friend, the integrity commissioner ruled in a report released Thursday. Valerie Jepson recommends Michael Thompson’s council colleagues reprimand him, officially note he broke the rules and tell him to cease providing assistance to Albert 62

May 29, 2018 12:23 PM Israeli jets bomb Gaza after more than 25 mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM — Israeli jets bombed Gaza hours after militants from the territory on Tuesday fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt and that most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence 22

May 26, 2018 11:22 PM Music Music Life Death Music blends story with song in new ‘absurd’ production

Toronto’s One Little Goat Theatre is perhaps the city’s toughest to pin down — every new production, and there’s one about every year, is an entirely different venture. The company’s introduction to the scene was a quartet of Israeli radio plays in 2003, followed by a post-9/11 re-envisioning of the Sophocles tragedy Antigone. Most recently, One Little 37

May 18, 2018 1:33 PM Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Ramadan

The crossing has been open since Saturday so el-Sissi’s announcement is technically an extension and Egyptian authorities said 510 people crossed on Wednesday, the majority coming from Gaza into Egypt. On Thursday, 541 people crossed from Egypt into Gaza along with dozens of trucks carrying cement, steel, power engines and medical and food aid from the Red Crescent 28

May 16, 2018 2:22 AM Ontario doctor shot while aiding Palestinians in Gaza

A paramedic friend, Musa Abuhassanin, came to Loubani’s aid in the minutes after he was shot. An hour later, Abuhassanin was shot and killed while assisting another victim under fire. “We are very concerned that Canadian doctor and humanitarian worker Tarek Loubani was shot yesterday in Gaza,” Adam Austen, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister 27

May 14, 2018 6:30 PM U.S. military dispatches Marines to guard embassies due to heightened security threats

The move took place after the Trump administration formalized Monday its controversial decision to move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. WASHNIGTON—The U.S. military has dispatched additional Marines to guard U.S. embassies abroad after the Trump administration formalized Monday its controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 23