Prime witness in Case 3000 recants to Israeli police, says he did not bribe anyone

March 21, 2019 by  

In a surprise legal twist in “Case 3000,” in which many of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s close associates are accused of taking bribes in exchange for the successful purchase by the Israeli Navy of submarines made by Germany’s ThyssenKrupp ship-building company, the lead witness against the prime minister is now recanting his testimony. Read more

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, father of 12 who fired back at Ariel terrorist, is laid to rest

March 19, 2019 by  

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12 who was critically injured in a terrorist attack near Ariel on Sunday, succumbed to his wounds on Monday morning and was laid to rest. Read more

Israel and Hamas agree to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire

March 17, 2019 by  

Israel and Hamas have agreed to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Friday, reported The Times of Israel, citing the Israeli public broadcaster Kan. Read more

Forming the new Palestinian Authority government

March 15, 2019 by  

Two developments currently taking place in the Palestinian arena deserve our attention, and both of these are interlinked: the proposed new government in Ramallah and the situation at the Al-Aqsa plaza on the Temple Mount…writes Pinhas Inbari. Read more

Palestinian Red Crescent Society to host BDS conference

March 15, 2019 by  

Palestinian Media Watch can reveal that, in direct breach of its commitments, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS), which is a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is set to host a conference sponsored by the Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement on Saturday. Read more

Hamas launches two rockets from Gaza at Tel Aviv

March 15, 2019 by  

Two rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv on Thursday, according to the Israel Defense Forces, activating rocket sirens throughout central Israel. Read more

Nechama Rivlin, wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, gets lung transplant

March 12, 2019 by  

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin’s wife, Nechama, 73, received a new lung on Monday after being matched with a donor: 19-year-old Yair Yehezkel Halabli, who drowned on Friday while diving in Eilat. Read more

Germany will not designate Hezbollah a terrorist group

March 12, 2019 by  

Germany has said that it will not officially designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group, a development likely to cause tension between Berlin and Washington. Read more

Mass grave of Holocaust victims in Ukraine desecrated

March 12, 2019 by  

A mass grave of Holocaust victims was allegedly desecrated by gravediggers looking for gold in the Ukrainian town of Rafalivka. Read more

Israeli lab beef company seeks meaty future

March 7, 2019 by  

Israeli lab beef company Aleph Farms Ltd. is aiming to develop lab-grown steaks within the next five years, according to its CEO, Didier Toubia. Read more

WJC calls on Belarussian municipality to halt work near mass Jewish grave

March 7, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has called on the municipality in the Belarussian city of Brest to cease construction at an uncovered mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews who were shot by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Read more

UN Human Rights Council delays release of blacklist of firms in Jerusalem, West Bank

March 6, 2019 by  

The U.N. Human Rights Council has delayed the release of a blacklist of firms operating in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Read more

Labour decision to move Corbyn ally to deal with anti-Semitism sparks backlash

March 6, 2019 by  

The British Labour Party is facing criticism over a decision to have Laura Murray, a close ally of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, to deal with anti-Semitism complaints within the party. Read more

Israel’s attorney general issues charges against Netanyahu for bribery, breach of trust

March 1, 2019 by  

With less than six weeks before Israel’s general elections on April 9, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted in all three ongoing corruption cases against him, including bribery in the Bezeq corruption investigation. Read more

UK Labour Party suspends Chris Williamson for anti-Semitic remarks

February 28, 2019 by  

Britain’s Labour Party has suspended one of its members, Chris Williamson, for saying the party has been “too apologetic” about accusations of anti-Semitism. Read more

MDA moves national dispatch centre to reinforced facility

February 28, 2019 by  

Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS organization, has dedicated its new National Operations Centre… a dispatch centre east of Tel Aviv that’s housed in a reinforced and partially subterranean facility designed to be protected against missile, chemical and biological attack. Read more

Netanyahu shortens Russia trip in advance of upcoming indictment announcement

February 27, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shortened his trip to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Iran’s activates in Syria, despite fraying relations between Jerusalem and Moscow. Read more

Corbyn approves Labour to avoid voting for Hezbollah as an official terrorist group

February 27, 2019 by  

U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has given the go-ahead to party members to avoid voting in favour of the United Kingdom’s official designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Read more

Dutch Green Left Party votes to support boycotting Israel

February 27, 2019 by  

GroenLinks, a green political party in the Netherlands, became Holland’s first mainstream political party to endorse the anti-Israel BDS movement. Read more

Jewish Agency calls for global effort against anti-Semitism: ‘No keeping heads down’

February 27, 2019 by  

The heads of hundreds of Jewish organizations in Israel and abroad discussed the rise of anti-Semitism around the world at a meeting of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors in Jerusalem on Monday. Read more

Israeli TV: British intel chief makes secret Israel visit amid Iran nuclear activity

February 24, 2019 by  

Great Britain’s MI6 intelligence chief covertly visited Israel this week for discussions with Israeli counterparts regarding Iran possibly violating the 2015 nuclear deal and attempting to proliferate towards a nuclear bomb, reported Israeli television on Friday. Read more

Egypt cleans and removes slums near 1,200-year-old Jewish cemetery

February 24, 2019 by  

In response to requests from the international Jewish community, Egypt has started eliminating slums near Bassatine Cemetery, in the eastern part of the second-oldest Jewish cemetery on earth, according to those in Cairo and others familiar with the situation. Read more

Abbas rejects tax money from Israel, insists its funds go to terrorists and their families

February 24, 2019 by  

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has rejected tax revenues collected by Israel following the Jewish state’s decision on Sunday to reduce 5% of what it gives to the P.A. due to the latter’s support for paying terrorists and their families. Read more

Launch successful: Israel becomes fourth country to launch mission to the moon

February 22, 2019 by  

Israel has become the first to launch a privately funded mission to the moon, in addition to becoming the fourth country to launch a lunar spacecraft. Read more

Gantz and Lapid appeal for ‘unity,’ Netanyahu touts ‘strong leadership’

February 22, 2019 by  

The leaders of the new Blue and White Party–Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid—held their first political rally on Thursday night after the two candidates shook up the Israeli political scene earlier in the day. Read more

Thousands of protesters march against wave of anti-Semitism in France

February 21, 2019 by  

Following the vandalism of 80 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery in the Alsace region of France, thousands of people joined rallies in Paris and across the country on Tuesday night to publicly oppose anti-Semitism in their country. Read more

Swastikas on 80 gravestones desecrate French Jewish cemetery at German border

February 20, 2019 by  

As many as 80 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in France were discovered vandalized on Tuesday morning, adding to the latest wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. Read more

Jordanians give substantial control of the Temple Mount to Palestinians

February 20, 2019 by  

Jordan has expanded a council that administers Muslim institutions on the Temple Mount, giving Palestinians 40% of the seats for the first time in a body previously reserved for trusted individuals close to the monarchy of Jordanian King Abdullah Hussein. Read more

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over anti-Semitism, Brexit concerns

February 19, 2019 by  

Seven British lawmakers quit the Labour Party on Monday over concerns regarding Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the anti-Semitism scandal within the party and because of issues surrounding Brexit, saying that the opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left.” Read more

One less role for Netanyahu as Yisrael Katz tapped to be Israeli Foreign Minister

February 18, 2019 by  

Israeli Knesset member Yisrael Katz has become Israel’s acting Foreign Minister after being nominated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voted in by the Cabinet on Sunday. Read more

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