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In remarks broadcast on a big screen at an event dubbed 'July Victory of 2016' in Beirut marking 12 years since terror group's 'victory' against Israel in 2006 Second Lebanon War, Hezbollah secretary-general says Israel is 'deterred by the resistance', knows it will lose the next round of fighting and is responsible for the Syrian civil war which it caused in order to gain strength.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:37 pm
Findings from a recent study by Science and Global Security journal alleges Israel conducted a nuclear experiment in cooperation with South Africa over the Indian Ocean in 1979; conclusions say traces of radioactive substance found in sheep in the area underpin findings; 'Israel is the only country that had the technical capability and the political motivation to conduct such a discreet experiment,' says expert.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:39 pm
Avichai Mandelblit’s decision comes after 1-hour detention of Peter Beinart upon landing in Israel sparked a minor uproar; legal officials says distinction has to be drawn between Shin Bet's authority to intervene in political and terror-related matters.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:09 pm
After defense minister announces decision to reopen Kerem Shalom border crossing and expand Gaza fishing zone if two-day lull in fighting continues, Bayit Yehudi leader says move constitutes 'prize in return for 130 days' of terror, adding it will only enable Hamas to rearm and become 'Hezbollah 2.'
Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:41 pm
Despite the government decision to expedite the demolition of terrorists' houses, the procedure still takes months to complete, but security official says not all cases are ‘black and white’.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 5:42 pm
Local police question a high school student after he is caught on camera with his pants down at a memorial site at the former Nazi concentration camp; teenager, together with a friend who went along with the act, gets a fine and is sent home.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 4:07 pm
After refusal from Treasury to provide 12 million euro guarantee required by the European Broadcasting Union to host the singing competition, IPBC accepts compromise to take out loan from the bank, with the government deciding whether to provide indemnification in case the event is cancelled.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:27 pm
After situation assessment with IDF chief, National Security Advisor, Shin Bet official and COGAT, defense minister announces that barring any new security incidents on the Gaza border, the Kerem Shalom will be reopened Wednesday at 9am.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:12 pm
Suzanne Abu Ghanem, 39, posted pictures of Hamas terrorists on Facebook and Instagram, praising them and calling for violence: 'God forgive us for failing to do something about Al Aqsa. The time has come for a revolution.'
Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:41 am
Israel Police determines Elor Azaria, convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned for shooting dead a seriously wounded terrorist, poses a danger to the public; furthermore, police intelligence found no security threat to his safety to justify need for firearm.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 10:20 am
In interview with Saudi-owned paper Elaph, Tamir Pardo also talks about need to impose sanctions on Lebanon to weaken Hezbollah and about Israel's ties with moderate Arab nations in the Gulf.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:43 am
Israeli officials are rolling up their sleeves as Palestinians attempt to remove or suspend Israel from the United Nations over the contentious Nation-State Law, in a similar move to one imposed on Apartheid-era South Africa.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:06 am
As Defense Minister Lieberman is set to discuss easing Gaza restrictions after 2 days of quiet on border, Hamas officials hold talks in Cairo about ceasefire agreement, while PLO expected to convene Wednesday to discuss matter.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:18 am
With the government and IPBC still squabbling over who will pay a 12 million euro guarantee payment to ensure Israel could host the 2019 Eurovision Song Content, the European Broadcast Union says it has alternatives.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:48 am
Furor over alleged anti-Semitism in Britain’s main opposition party escalated when Prime Minister Netanyahu and British Labour leader Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:29 am
Cpl. A., who suffered a serious back injury after jumping off a Hummer jeep during training, wakes up two weeks after injury; he underwent a series of operations at Tel Hashomer hospital, and has a long rehabilitation ahead.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:47 am
Defense minister set to discuss with IDF officials whether to open Kerem Shalom crossing and enlarge Gaza fishing perimeter as mortars and incendiary balloons cease to be fired on Israel in two-day respite following weeks of regular exchanges of fire.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:43 pm
PMO apologizes for what is described as an error after Peter Beinart, an outspoken critic of Israeli policies who writes for US publications and Israel's Haaretz, is questioned for an hour after landing.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:14 pm
Health Ministry says 27 have been hospitalized so far after bathing in several popular Golan Heights streams said to contain bacterial infection; Nature and Parks Authority announces some parks have been closed, while others given the all clear.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:55 pm
The Intercept website claims to have seen a report produced by the IDF military police that concluded that the strike on a Gaza beach that caused an international outcry was due to an Israeli drone mistaking the kids for Hamas terrorists, and a failure by the operator to await further instructions after the death of the first boy.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:06 pm
Foreign diplomatic official says the prime minister met with the Egyptian president in a clandestine tête-à-tête; Prime Minister's Office declines to confirm or deny claim, but Palestinian official says talks, dubbed 'quiet on condition of quiet', were held in Cairo, where PM stayed for a few hours before flying back to Israel.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 6:15 pm
Day after Channel 2 reports that families of fallen soldiers wrote to defense minister insisting that Maj. Gen. Yair Golan was not fit for the role due to string of 'outrageous' comments, IDF scolds attempts to ‘besmirch his good name.’ Lieberman says it will have 'no influence' on final outcome.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Yechiel Isakov is revealed to be a former employee fired by an Israeli company known for selling cyber-arms who is charged with stealing intellectual property and trying to sell it for $50 million over the Darknet.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 2:12 pm
The former tourism minister is expected to be released next month after serving eight out of 15 months in prison following a conviction on corruption charges which include the breach of trust; More serious charges as as bribery and money laundering were dropped.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 1:47 pm
Following Yacimovich's post about another woman who accused MK Eitan Broshi of sexual harassment, the MK says she would not give up her parliamentary immunity if Broshi sues her for libel.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 12:51 pm
The finance minister says the government has no intention of assisting the Israel Public Broadcast Corporation in funding the production of the Eurovision Song Contest; Kahlon: 'If the IPBC does not want to host it, the Eurovision will not happen.'
Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:59 am
The Israeli-Argentinean economist and former head of Argentina's central bank is due to meet Netanyahu and Kahlon in order to discuss the possibility of appointing him as head of the Bank of Israel.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:33 am
The bereaved father calls for the death penalty in a letter addressed to government ministers, which he intends to read in front of the judges; 'It must be the first in a series of steps that will change reality and give hope to the people of Israel'; Im Tirtzu's CEO: 'giving terrorists the death penalty is life-saving.'
Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:37 am
Arab MK argues Palestinian flags at rally against Nation-State Law are not important compared to number of people coming to protest against the legislation; MK Ohana: 'futile efforts to change or annul the Nation-State Law have been further weakened by the Arab bear hug.'
Posted: August 12, 2018, 9:44 pm
Arison, Israel's wealthiest woman, questioned for 8 hours in Housing & Construction Holding Company corruption case; police bars her from leaving Israel or contacting other suspects involved in the case.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 5:37 pm
Yachimovich reveals story of woman who served in Broshi's IDF battalion, saying he 'sexually harassed her on a regular basis and made her life miserable'; Broshi's recent harassment of MK Nahmias-Verbin, and his lawyer's attack on yet another complainant, led more women to come forward, the MK says.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:45 pm
Video filmed in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council shows how to delayed the incendiary mechanism on balloons being sent from Gaza starts a fire moments after landing in Israel.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 3:56 pm
During coalition leaders meeting, Netanyahu gives ultimatum to call elections within two weeks in event that government fails to swiftly resolve coalition dispute over conscripting Haredim into the IDF, which for months has divided the government.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 2:11 pm
Almost 2,000 people march in Tel Aviv commemorating nine years since the murders at the gay youth center that left two people, including a teenager, dead; protester says 'We need more LGBT members in key positions in government and military.’
Posted: August 12, 2018, 1:14 pm
Speaking at weekly Cabinet meeting, PM says Israel will accept nothing less than a total cessation of hostilities with Hamas, promises goals to restore peace and quiet to southern border will be ‘achieved in full.’
Posted: August 12, 2018, 12:38 pm
Day after protesters wave Palestinian flag in Tel Aviv's Rabin square at mass demonstration against recently-passed law, PM says events prove 'it is clearer than ever' why legislation is necessary; minister says 'Rabin would be rolling in his grave' at PLO flags in square named after him.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 11:54 am
Former MK Shachiv Shnaan, whose son was killed last year in a Jerusalem terror attack while on duty as a policeman, and Zionist Union MK Saleh Saed say waving flag at anti-Nationality Law protest was 'unnecessary defiance' and not in keeping with the demonstration main message of seeking equality in 'the strongest democracy in the world.'
Posted: August 12, 2018, 10:16 am
Dozens of frustrated residents gather near train station demanding the government act against increasing violence on the southern border; 'We are like ducks at a shooting range.'
Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:25 am
As tens of thousands of Arabs and Jews flock to Rabin Square to attend demonstration against legislation where dozens waved Palestinian flags, some express disappointment at what they describe as an insufficient turnout; 'At least 200,000 should have turned up,’ says one Arab protester.
Posted: August 12, 2018, 6:44 am
Thousands rally against the Nationality Law in Tel Aviv, demanding the legislation to be repealed; Despite a ban imposed by organizers on waving flags, many people were seen carrying Israeli and Palestinian flags; 'The law tries to delegitimize the Arab sector.'
Posted: August 11, 2018, 6:25 pm
Dozens of boats from Gaza head for an Israeli maritime border as part of the "March of Return" campaign; Organizers: it's a message to the Palestinian factions—we will not agree to any arrangement that will not lead to the lifting of Gaza blockade'; IDF naval forces fire warning shots to keep the boats away from the border.
Posted: August 11, 2018, 4:34 pm
Thousands expect to attend protest rally, which in addition to Arab citizens also includes a slew of left-wing organizations and parties; 'Our statement is clear: All citizens—all of them—are equal,' say participating organizations.
Posted: August 11, 2018, 2:30 pm
After boat flying Swedish flag tried to break the Gaza blockade, Swedish businessman Stefan Abrahamsson wants to show a different kind of Sweden, planning to sail to Israel on August 25 to show his support for the Jewish state.
Posted: August 11, 2018, 11:58 am
Palestinian paramedic and a 55-year-old man are killed amid clashes that erupted between the IDF and Palestinian protesters during the weekly 'March of Return' demonstrations along the border fence; IDF shells a Hamas outpost in northern Gaza in response to a grenade thrown at security forces; Iron Dome deployed in central Israel.
Posted: August 11, 2018, 7:14 am
Hundreds of crocodiles are stranded in an abandoned farm in Jordan Valley after entrepreneur who intended to sell them for their skin lost his business following a law passed in 2012 that prohibits sale of crocodiles for meat; Head of Jordan Valley Regional Council: 'I don't want to think of what will happen if a crocodile manages to escape and reaches the Jordan River.'
Posted: August 10, 2018, 9:32 pm
ClearSky cyber security company exposes plot by terror group which uses phony irremovable rocket alert app fraught with malware capable of taking almost complete control of phones, accessing camera, messages, locations and more.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 1:34 pm
While end to hostilities has continued since Thursday evening, fears rise in Israel that brittle ceasefire could swiftly shatter after Hamas calls on Gaza residents to stage protests on border, risking yet another flare up.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 12:12 pm
As residents of city hardest hit by rockets fired from Hamas-ruled strip are forced to scurry to bomb shelters multiple times in latest round of violence in past two days, frustration mounts over 'no quiet and no war' impasse hit by government; 'If the IDF decides to hit the strip, we can take it,' says resident.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 10:17 am
Some residents from one of the south's hardest-hit cities by Hamas rocket fire say they feel a sense of duty to continue their daily routine, while some argue media has blown dangers out of proportion, but as restaurants and pubs are still teeming with people, customers always make sure that a bomb shelter is never too far away.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 8:19 am
Following outgoing President Santos's surprise announcement that angered Jerusalem, Israeli Embassy in Colombia releases statement saying move goes against 'close and quality relationship' between the two allies.
Posted: August 10, 2018, 6:57 am
Truce mediated by Egypt goes into effect at 10:45pm on Thursday evening, after 24 hours of hostilities, with nearly 200 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel and the IAF attacking over 150 targets in the strip; Gaza source confirms ceasefire, Israeli sources deny it.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 9:14 pm
When a rocket hit near Shalev Levi's house, wounding his father, he was quick on his feet, using a cloth to make him a tourniquet; 'It was a frightening experience,' Shalev says; Caroline Boniel, 5 months pregnant with twins, fell on her stomach while running for shelter, thankfully she and her babies are fine.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 8:19 pm
Home Front Command cancels all summer day camps and other educational activities in the Gaza border communities; various cultural events also postponed due to the incessant rocket fire from the strip.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 6:21 pm
In the most significant escalation along the southern border since the 2014 summer war, Hamas launches more than 100 rockets into Israeli territory since midnight; foreign worker seriously wounded in Eshkol from mortar shell; Security Cabinet to convene in evening.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 5:10 pm
IAF destroys Hamas tunnels, including two sea tunnels, in Thursday morning bombings; in overnight Wednesday strikes, fighter jets hit over 20 terror sites in military compounds and a Hamas training camp, killing one Hamas fighter, pregnant woman and her infant daughter.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 4:40 pm
Following the most significant escalation on the southern border since Operation Protective Edge, a senior Palestinian official said that terror groups in Gaza are ready to negotiate a ceasefire; Joint command center in Gaza: 'Factions of the resistance consider this round of escalation over as far as we are concerned.'
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:44 am
Colombia's new government is reviewing a decision made by former President Juan Manuel Santos to recognize Palestine as a 'free, independent and sovereign state' just days before leaving office.
Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:09 am
At least 6 Israelis wounded as Gaza terrorists launch dozens of rockets, with Code Red alerts blaring throughout border area; Earlier, terrorists shoot at engineering equipment, tank shells Hamas position in response.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 10:02 pm
Both sides made statements regarding imminent breakthrough, but while Israel wants to recover the bodies of 2 soldiers, 2 civilians being held in Gaza, Hamas insists 'only through prisoner exchange.'
Posted: August 8, 2018, 7:12 pm
Parachute instructor Noa, daughter IDF's Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, and journalist Shira Margalit, was demonstrating an exercise when some 30 religious soldiers turned their heads; Hesder association: 'Their commanders ordered the behavior.'
Posted: August 8, 2018, 4:48 pm
Palestinians were caught in the act damaging the Samaria archeological site and in possession of a metal detector and excavation equipment; court sentences them to 36 days in prison, 9 months suspended sentence, and gives them NIS 4,000 fine.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:39 pm
MK Wael Younis of the Joint List resigns from Knesset as part of rotation agreement in his party, but Speaker Edelstein refuses to accept the resignation and sign the letter, written in Arabic, because he doesn't 'understand its contents.'
Posted: August 8, 2018, 12:45 pm
Public security minister says he doesn't believe a broad long-term ceasefire agreement can be reached, but allows there may be talks the ministers have yet to be briefed on; notes early elections inevitable after High Court only gave gov't 3 month extension to pass new IDF draft law.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 12:30 pm
While the legislature was holding a special meeting on the Nationality Law at the request of the opposition, protesters in the guest gallery hold up copies of the Declaration of Independence, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein calls the protest 'a disgrace.'
Posted: August 8, 2018, 10:40 am
After initially planning to arrive in the spring and then postponing to the fall, Macron cancels planned November visit; Paris doesn't provide reason for cancellation, but it is likely tied to crisis the French president faces at home after his bodyguard was filmed assaulting protesters.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 8:54 am
Maj. G., 34, to command the 122nd Squadron, which carries out intelligence missions far from Israel's borders; 'It is a great privilege and a great responsibility. The real work is still ahead of me,' she says.
Posted: August 8, 2018, 7:45 am
Senior anonymous Hamas official expressed optimism regarding agreement with Israel to include: opening Rafah Crossing, easing conditions at Kerem Shalom, 5 year ceasefire between Israel, Hamas; return of the captives, complete end to incendiary kites, balloons.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:30 pm
Ministry of Health announces an end to the crisis, concrete steps to be taken to curb violence against medical personnel, reduce overcrowding, increase emergency room, psychiatric, staff.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:14 pm
The High Court of Justice approves the request to postpone the legislation on a new draft law but grants the government only three additional months to enact the law; The decision will most likely result in a further rift within the current coalition and trigger early general elections.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 8:18 pm
The organization's leadership, which has been holding discussions since Friday on UN's plan for a long term ceasefire with Israel, is expected to leave for Cairo in order to issue its official response to the proposal; Meanwhile, Two Hamas members are killed by the IDF during a military exercise showcasing the terror group's fighting capabilities.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 4:07 pm
'Disabled Black Panthers' picketed Ben Gurion airport's busy departures hall and exit road as part of effort to match allowance with minimum wage; 'Our struggle is for the whole Israeli society' they told frustrated passengers, drivers.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 3:57 pm
IDF says removed two officers from the elite unit following two training accidents in which two soldiers were seriously and moderately wounded; company commander reprimanded.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 2:18 pm
High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel turns to EU foreign policy chief, UN secretary-general, demanding them to intervene and push for legislation's cancelation; Arab rights group Adalah petitions High Court against law.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 1:24 pm
Tehran regime used money from sanctions lifted under 2015 nuclear deal 'for terrorism and subversion all across the Middle East,' defense minister says, adding money goes to Quds Force in Syria, Hezbollah, Shiite militias in Iraq, Houthi militias in Yemen, Hamas and Islamic Jihad
Posted: August 7, 2018, 12:58 pm
Hamas fighters open fire at Israeli soldiers on border in northern part of Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory strike by the IDF, which killed two members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade; No Israeli troops hurt; Hamas vows Israel will 'pay the price.'
Posted: August 7, 2018, 12:28 pm
Police are investigating suspicions the prime minister and the former Bezeq owner held a secret meeting at the PM's official residence ahead of a 2015 discussion at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council about the merger between the telecommunications giant and the satellite TV company.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 10:20 am
New York Times quotes Middle East intelligence source as saying the Israeli spy agency planted the bomb in Dr. Aziz Asber's car, killing him and his driver; Asber, according to the report, was working on turning Syrian missiles into precision-guided missiles.
Posted: August 7, 2018, 6:58 am
Mayor Kunik accused Deri of acting selectively for political purposes after minister invalidates municipal bylaws allowing certain businesses to operate on Shabbat; Kunik asserts Giv'atayim will remain free of religious coercion.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 9:17 pm
12 years after legendary elite unit commander was killed deep in Lebanon a recording was released of Emmanuel discussing unity, hope, in light of the Gaza Disengagement; Family members extol his virtues at gravesite.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:51 pm
A campaign launched by the Bayit Yehudi party in Jerusalem shows three main candidates in the running to become the city's mayor wearing photoshopped Haredi attire and accompanied by a provocative slogan: 'While they are worried about their fate, only a Bayit Yehudi win will stop the influence of the ultra-Orthodox'; Campaign was apparently started in an attempt to deter the candidates from pandering to Haredi electorate; 'The reality of life proves that making Jerusalem more and more ultra-Orthodox keeps the Zionist and secular public away from it.'
Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:26 pm
Radical Jerusalem Faction organizes protest after Yeshiva student arrested for refusing to acknowledge draft notice, they insist on no cooperation with any draft law short of blanket exemption for Haredim.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 4:01 pm
The condition of the IDF soldier injured last week remains critical after jumping into a bush without wearing a helmet; Parents of the unit's soldiers say 'It's inconceivable that the IDF punishes lower-ranking officers while ignoring the responsibility of high-ranking officers.'
Posted: August 6, 2018, 3:46 pm
Amid talks on a proposed ceasefire deal mediated by the UN and Egypt, Hamas leaders hold a meeting to discuss a possible military conflict with Israel, following the Israeli Security Cabinet statement Sunday that 'the IDF is prepared for any scenario.'
Posted: August 6, 2018, 1:19 pm
3 Israeli F-16s participate in parade marking 1995 Operation Storm, during which Croatia recaptured land seized by Serbia rebels, expelling 250,000 Serbians and killing thousands; Serbians protest to Israeli Foreign Ministry explaining 'for us it was a kind of pogrom.'
Posted: August 6, 2018, 10:02 am
The nurses' union declares an all-out strike to take place at hospitals and clinics starting on Tuesday; union chair: 'Inconceivable that the government stands by as hospitals become war zones.'
Posted: August 6, 2018, 9:34 am
PM's wife reportedly called Leah Goldin two years ago, complaining that they invited Minister Ayelet Shaked to memorial for their son, fallen soldier Hadar Goldin; 'Your ties to my husband's rivals could hurt the efforts the PM invests in the issue,' Mrs. Netanyahu reportedly said; Netanyahu family denies report.
Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:24 am
Israel's Security Cabinet holds five hour discussions on ceasefire deal with Gaza, but reaches no decision; as Hamas demands release of high value prisoners for progress in prisoner exchange deal, and Abbas hardening positions on Gaza, Israel sees little chance of broad agreement.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 9:53 pm
Interior Minister refuses to allow municipalities to allow Shabbat commerce, although the ministry has no way of enforcing Supermarkets Law passed earlier this year; Modi'in Mayor accuses Deri of playing politics.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 9:50 pm
Customers of prostitutes will face NIS 1,500 fine, courts will be able to impose up to NIS 75,300 for repeat offenders if they choose to go to trial; legislation seeks to fund rehabilitation programs and clinics, and increase awareness.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 8:05 pm
The UN recognizes the importance of the Israeli movement for children and youth with and without disabilities; Chairman of the organization's executive committee: 'Proud of the team and thousands of active youth'
Posted: August 5, 2018, 6:35 pm
In addition to the sea barrier, Israeli Navy has deployed a sensor system that detects and warns against infiltration attempts; Lieberman: 'Every day, Hamas is losing its capability to attack Israel'
Posted: August 5, 2018, 4:50 pm
Zehava Shaul reiterates her accusation that Netanyahu yelled at her and her late husband, despite denial issued by the PMO; Some 30 activists join Goldin, Shaul families for protest outside PMO; families say government is determined to rebuild Gaza but not commited to returning their sons.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 3:00 pm
Minister Yoav Galant, a former IDF general, dismisses assassination of Syrian scientist as 'another' death, saying 'he sounds like not a positive person'; questions Russians' ability to keep Iran away from Israel-Syria border.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 2:25 pm
One soldier seriously hurt last week, while another was moderately hurt the week before during Krav Maga training; the IDF will investigate the incidents in the elite Special Forces unit; meanwhile, training halted and safety briefings given to soldiers.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 1:28 pm
Prime minister explains Nationality Law provides 'constitutional balance for our national character,' adding law meant to ensure Israel 'would be not just democratic, but also the nation state of the Jewish people—and theirs alone,' and notes individual rights protected by other Basic Laws.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 11:34 am
Mother of fallen IDF soldier Oron Shaul, whose remains are held by Hamas, says the prime minister 'yelled at us and hurled accusations at us' in meeting two months before her husband Herzl passed; PMO denies claims.
Posted: August 5, 2018, 9:31 am
'We're proud that it was our duty to serve our country alongside Druze, Christian and Muslim ambassadors and diplomats,' former Foreign Ministry employees say. 'We're embarrassed and pained by what has happened to our good and beautiful country, and call to remedy the damages of this latest legislation.'
Posted: August 5, 2018, 8:54 am
Natan Said, 71, was stopped by two Palestinians who put a gun to his head and ordered him to take them to Qalqilya, where they left him and drove away with his car; Palestinian police 'treated me very well. They brought me coffee and calmed me down.'
Posted: August 5, 2018, 8:00 am
'Not a single word must be changed in the Nationality Law. Those who don't like it—there's a large Druze community in Syria, they're welcome to establish the state of Druzia there,' Natan Eshel quoted as saying; PMO: 'Statement contradicts PM's views.'
Posted: August 5, 2018, 7:33 am
Former Brig. Gen. Imad Fares, a member of the Druze sect, expresses support for massive protest against Nationality Law, but says 'we have to know when to stop tugging the rope,' recommends accepting Netanyahu's proposal.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 9:45 pm
Over 90,000 people flood Rabin Square in Tel Aviv; 'No one can preach us about loyalty and devotion,' says Druze religious leader Sheikh Mowafak Tarif. 'My love for the land the state is absolute and unequivocal. We've never doubted the Jewish identity of the state.'
Posted: August 4, 2018, 7:15 pm
A disabled man in his 60s was forced by armed Palestinians to drive them to Qalqilya, where he was let off, Palestinian security forces extricated him and his car.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 6:50 pm
Screenshots of fake WhatsApp chat allegedly show two Labor Party activists discussing how Druze leaders protesting the Nationality Law were promised political positions in return for rejecting PM's proposed outline to resolve crisis.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 4:43 pm
Israeli aircraft hit incendiary balloon cells in north and south Gaza; no injuries reported; Hamas delegation in Gaza to discuss long-term ceasefire arrangement with Israel to convene again Saturday before issuing an official response to the proposal Sunday.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 3:03 pm
In effort to remove Palestinian refugees issue off the negotiating table, Jared Kushner reportedly plans to eliminate the UN relief agency (UNRWA) and resettle Palestinian refugees in neighboring countries; in emails obtained by Foreign Policy, Kushner writes to his colleagues: ‘It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA. It perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace.’
Posted: August 4, 2018, 12:02 pm
IDF intercepts a second Gaza-bound activist boat, which is part of the 'Freedom Flotilla,' in less than a week; Swedish-flagged ship with 12 activists on board was taken to the Port of Ashdod and the those on board had been taken in for 'further inquiry'; On Sunday, the Israeli navy intercepted a Norwegian-flagged activist boat that was part of the flotilla.
Posted: August 4, 2018, 8:09 am
Amid talks of a possible long term ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel, senior members of the terror group participated in the weekly 'March of Return' protests; Hamas spokesperson: 'The Palestinian people will never surrender or wave a white flag. Palestine, as we know it, is from the sea to the river'; In the meantime, 25-year-old Palestinian killed in clashes between rioters and the IDF.
Posted: August 3, 2018, 7:15 pm
Moshe Hasdai, former IDF major general and director of the youth advancement unit, published a defamatory article on the Channel 7 website, criticising left-wing movements and especially LGBT community, which he said weaken Israel in the eyes of its enemies; Hasdai also criticized IDF's first openly gay major general; Channel 7: 'Article was published due to a malfunction.'
Posted: August 3, 2018, 5:48 pm
In letter, family of fallen soldier Oron Shaul urges Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Security Cabinet not to sign ceasefire agreement with Gaza without return of fallen IDF soldiers, Israeli citizens being held by Hamas; 'It'll put a mark of shame on the State of Israel.'
Posted: August 3, 2018, 1:49 pm
Jerry Silverman, one of the most important Jewish Diaspora leaders, says he's 'disappointed the government passed legislation which was effectively a step back for all minorities.'
Posted: August 3, 2018, 9:58 am
Hamas officials arrive in Gaza to discuss ceasefire with Israel, which according to Lebanese paper Al Akhbar includes sea port and airport for the strip in Egypt and millions in financial aid to the Palestinians in return for end to 'March of Return' protests.
Posted: August 3, 2018, 7:49 am
Russian military police accompanies UN peacekeepers on patrols Thursday, with 8 Russian-manned observation points added opposite the UN points 'to rule out possible provocations'; the Russian posts will be handed over to Syrian army when situation stabilizes.
Posted: August 3, 2018, 7:10 am
US National Security Council approaches other agencies seeking volunteers to join White House Middle East policy team, which will have three units dealing with political and security details, economic focus, and strategic communications; plan release timing remains unknown.
Posted: August 3, 2018, 6:34 am
Brig. Gen. (res.) Amal Asad calls Israel an 'apartheid state' over the Nationality Law in Facebook post, leading the prime minister to walk out of meeting Asad attended; Druze protesters interrupt law sponsor MK Avi Dichter's remarks at event, with one activist calling the MK 'racist' and 'Nazi.'
Posted: August 2, 2018, 7:10 pm
Following weeks of escalation along the southern border, high-level Hamas delegation arrives in Gaza for talks on possible wide-scale cease agreement with Israel; Israeli Cabinet to discuss possible deal on Sunday; PM Netanyahu cancels trip to Colombia over Gaza situation.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 6:25 pm
For the second time, falcon used in attempt to carry out arson attack against Israel; he was found dead hanging off an automatic irrigation line, with a wire tied to his leg affixed with the suspected Gaza incendiary device.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 6:16 pm
Captain of Norwegian vessel trying to break Gaza blockade says Israeli Navy illegally boarded ship in international waters, used violent force against activists.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 3:35 pm
The parade, which is expected to be the biggest in the capital's history, will begin at the Liberty Bell Park and will end at Independence Park; earlier, memorial services were held for Nir Katz, who was murdered at the Barnoar club in 2009, and Shira Banki, who was murdered at the Jerusalem Pride Parade 3 years ago.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 2:45 pm
The police arrest the demonstrators in a protest against the arrest of a yeshiva student who refused to enlist in the IDF; 'We will die before we enlist,' they called.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 12:26 pm
Saleh al-Arouri, who is responsible for several bloody terrorist attacks, is visiting Gaza on Thursday to discuss reconciliation proposal with Fatah and a long-term arrangement with Israel; UN envoy pledges the IDF will not harm the Hamas leader.
Posted: August 2, 2018, 12:03 pm