Netanyahu will quit all ministerial positions by end of the month

December 13, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday that he will be quitting all of his ministerial duties by January 1 but will remain prime minister. Read more

Ahead of third elections, Rivlin appeals to the public ‘not to lose faith in the democratic system’

December 13, 2019 by  

As Israel prepares for its third elections within a year, President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday appealed to the public not to lose faith in Israel’s democratic system, despite its apparent flaws. Read more

Israeli student-built satellite launched into space

December 12, 2019 by  

Israel’s aerospace education reached new heights on Wednesday when a satellite built by students, the “Duchifat-3”, was launched into space from India. Read more

Israeli Energy Minister: ‘the age of coal-use in Israel will end by 2025’

December 11, 2019 by  

Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday announced at the 25th UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid that Israel is committed to the 2015 Paris Agreement. Read more

Report: over 2.3 million Israelis live under poverty line, hunger on the rise

December 10, 2019 by  

Nearly 2.3 million Israelis, including one million children, live under the poverty line, according to the annual “alternative” poverty report published on Monday by the Latet non-profit. Read more

Liberman says ‘no’ to narrow govt, third elections inevitable

December 6, 2019 by  

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, Member of Knesset (MK) Avigdor Liberman on Thursday announced he would not join a narrow government, and after his attempts to leverage a unity government failed, a third round of elections within a year seems inevitable. Read more

State Prosecutors announce charges of bribery, money-laundering in major submarine corruption scandal

December 6, 2019 by  

State Attorney Shai Nitzan has announced charges against former senior security officials, as well as former aides of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a major corruption case involving the purchasing of German naval vessels. Read more

Israel’s Supreme Court orders alleged sex offender Malka Leifer to appear before psychiatric panel

December 4, 2019 by  

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered alleged sex offender Malka Leifer to appear before a psychiatric panel that will rule on whether she is mentally fit to face extradition to Australia hearings. Read more

Defence Minister approves establishment of new Israeli neighbourhood in Hebron

December 2, 2019 by  

Defence Minister Naftali Bennett has ordered the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Civil Administration (CA) in Judea and Samaria to notify the Hebron municipality of Israel’s plans to build a new neighbourhood in the city. Read more

Rivlin meets UK Chief Rabbi who denounced Corbyn over anti-semitism scandal

November 28, 2019 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has met with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in London, a day after the rabbi publicly accused UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of allowing the “poison” of anti-Semitism to take root in the Labour party. Read more

Bereaved families to EU: ‘stop paying the murderers of our children’

November 25, 2019 by  

A group of bereaved families yesterday staged a protest against the EU over its funding of Israeli NGOs that defend terrorists and their families in Israeli courts. Read more

Netanyahu rejects all charges, calls indictment ‘attempted coup’

November 22, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a public statement on Thursday after Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit charged him with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, calling the indictment an “attempted coup against the prime minister.” Read more

AG charges Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust

November 22, 2019 by  

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has announced his dramatic decision to charge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud, and breach of trust, making him the first prime minister in Israeli history to be indicted while in office. Read more

Netanyahu pushes for approval of Israeli Sovereignty to Jordan Valley after US policy shift

November 21, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the advancement of a bill to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley following the US State Department’s announcement that it no longer views Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria as illegal under international law, the lawmaker who formulated the bill says. Read more

Ultra-Orthodox lawmakers accuse Liberman of Antisemitism

November 21, 2019 by  

Ultra-Orthodox Members of Knesset (MKs) on Wednesday accused Yisrael Beytenu leader MK Avigdor Liberman of antisemitism after his announcement that he would not support a minority government, during which he called the ultra-Orthodox MKs “anti-Zionist.” Read more

Israel poised for political drama as Gantz’s mandate to form a govt comes to an end

November 21, 2019 by  

Blue and White leader Member of Knesset (MK) Benny Gantz on Wednesday began the last day of his presidential mandate to form a government without the necessary support for establishing a viable coalition while hoping to make significant advancement by the day’s end. Read more

Rivlin reprimands Netanyahu and Gantz for letting personal differences get in the way of unity government

November 18, 2019 by  

President Reuven Rivlin, on Sunday evening, severely criticized both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader, Member of Knesset (MK) Benny Gantz, for letting personal differences impede the formation of a unity government and potentially leading the country to an unnecessary election process for the third time in a single year.
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‘Hatikvah’ played at Abu Dhabi’s Jiu-Jitsu World Tournament as Israel takes Gold

November 18, 2019 by  

Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah, was played in Abu Dhabi on Saturday after Israel’s 17-year-old Alon Leviev won the gold medal in the Under-18 category at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championship. Read more

Report: Thousands of Israelis move down South, undeterred by rocket fire

November 15, 2019 by  

Despite the hundreds of rockets launched at Israel’s southern region over the past year, Israelis remain undeterred, moving to southern communities in increasing numbers, according to a report by the Or Movement. Read more

Bennett takes office as Defence Minister amid escalating conflict with Gaza terrorists

November 13, 2019 by  

Naftali Bennett has begun his term as Minister of Defence as the security situation in Israel presents him with difficult decisions. Read more

Netanyahu calls on the international community to ‘wake up’ after IAEA confirms Iran lied about nuclear program

November 8, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of lying about its nuclear program and called on the international community to “wake up” and sanction Iran, as the International Atomic Energy Agency reportedly reviewed a secret atomic site in Tehran uncovered by Israeli intelligence. Read more

IDF soldiers save Arab woman injured in car accident

November 1, 2019 by  

IDF soldiers have given emergency medical treatment to a young Arab woman who was injured in a car accident in the Jordan Valley. Read more

IDF chief warns of looming war threats on multiple fronts

October 25, 2019 by  

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi yesterday warned that Israel is facing multiple security threats that could deteriorate into an active conflict on both the northern and southern fronts, even though Israel’s enemies are not currently interested in escalation. Read more

Israeli journalists recite ‘Kaddish’ for end of Netanyahu’s Rule on live television

October 18, 2019 by  

Oded Ben-Ami and Amnon Abramovich, two of Israel’s top journalists, on Wednesday prayed for the end of the Netanyahu era while broadcasting live on Israel’s Channel 12, reciting part of the Jewish prayer “Kaddish,” which is traditionally recited while mourning. Read more

Israeli researchers find new way to stop development of bone cancer

October 3, 2019 by  

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a new method to keep bone cancer from spreading which has shown promising results in a study on mice. Read more

Pre-indictment hearings on Netanyahu’s corruption cases begin

October 2, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearings before Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit regarding three corruption cases began Wednesday and will take place over four days. Read more

Terrorists who murdered Rina Schnerb caught by security forces

September 29, 2019 by  

The Shin Bet on Saturday night revealed that Israeli security forces have caught the terrorists who murdered 17-year-old Rina Schnerb and injured her brother and father in a spring near Dolev in August. Read more

Official election results: Likud gains another seat

September 26, 2019 by  

The Central Election Committee (CEC) on Tuesday night announced that the election results changed slightly following their investigation into election fraud at several ballots. Under the amended results, the Likud gained its 32ed seat at the expense of United Torah Judaism (UTJ), which will have seven seats in the upcoming Knesset. Read more

Court postpones Malka Leifer’s extradition to Australia, appoints panel to rule on her mental health

September 23, 2019 by  

The Jerusalem District Court on Monday decided to appoint an expert panel to rule on whether or not alleged sex offender Malka Leifer is fit to be extradited to Australia. Read more

President begins consultation on identity of next government

September 22, 2019 by  

President Reuven Rivlin today began consulting with Members of Knesset from the various political parties on who should receive the presidential mandate to form a government. Read more

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