New Israeli law criminalises buying of sex

January 1, 2019 by  

The Knesset plenum approved yesterday a bill that will impose fines on persons buying sex. Read more

Christians living in Israel

December 25, 2018 by  

On the eve of Christmas, Israel’s Christian population stands at approximately 175,000 people, some 2 percent of the Israeli population, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday. Read more

Netanyahu: ‘Hezbollah’s tunnels – an act of war’

December 20, 2018 by  

The purpose of the tunnels discovered in Operation Northern Shield was to penetrate Israeli territory and kidnap and murder civilians and conquer the northern part of the Galilee, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said yesterday.
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Rare 9,000 year old stone mask discovered in Hebron hills

November 29, 2018 by  

A rare stone mask dating back some 9,000 years was discovered several months ago by a hiker in the Hebron Hills area, the Israel Antiquities authorities report.

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Israeli sitcom takes international Emmy for Best Comedy

November 21, 2018 by  

“Nevsu”, an Israeli sitcom about a young multiracial couple and tensions that prejudice cause in their marriage and daily life, won the International Emmy for best comedy at a ceremony in New York on Monday night. Read more

An ideologically driven start-up: Israeli cleantech company converts toilet waste to cooking gas

November 20, 2018 by  

Converting toilet waste into cooking gas may not sound like a smart idea at first, but an Israeli company has done just that and on Monday launched its Bio-Toilet to mark World Toilet Day. Read more

Dramatic turnaround sees Moshe Lion elected Mayor Of Jerusalem

November 15, 2018 by  

Moshe Lion was elected mayor of Jerusalem Tuesday following a dramatic turnaround that saw him trail the secular challenger Ofer Berkovich throughout the night by as much as 10 per cent before a late surge saw him declared the winner by some 6,000 votes or a 3% majority shortly after 1 a.m.

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BDS targets Netta’s European tour

November 12, 2018 by  

Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai’s European tour, which begins in Vienna,  is being targeted by anti-Israel boycott movements that have called for her to be given “warm BDS welcome”. Read more

New North Jerusalem Mall hopes to become an island of Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence

October 23, 2018 by  

In a run-down corner of northeast Jerusalem, just over the 1949 armistice line that separated Israel and Jordan, supermarket magnate Rami Levy is planning to open what he calls the first Israeli-Palestinian mall at the Atarot Industrial Zone. It will, he says, be a meeting point for Israelis and Palestinians that he hopes will become an island of coexistence. Read more

Merkel at Yad Vashem” Holocaust was “a crime that has no equal”

October 5, 2018 by  

The Holocaust was a crime that “has no equal” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday morning as she visited the Yad Vashem -World Holocaust Remembrance Centre.

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Israeli documentary about controversial soccer fan club nabs Emmy

October 4, 2018 by  

“Forever Pure”, an Israeli documentary about the controversial Beitar Jerusalem’s hardcore fan club, known as La Familia, won an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Politics & Government Documentary category on Monday night. Read more

Netanyahu to be questioned by police tomorrow

October 4, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to be questioned in his residence in Jerusalem by the Lahav 433 serious crimes unit for the 12th time on Friday, Israeli media reported Tuesday night. Read more

An East Jerusalem maternity hospital builds bridges of peace

September 30, 2018 by  

After touring almost every hospital in Jerusalem in search of the best place to give birth to their firstborn daughter, Nehama (32) and Haim (34) , a young Jewish couple from Jerusalem, decided on St. Joseph Hospital, a small Palestinian hospital located in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.

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Christians around the world pray for abducted Israeli soldiers

September 26, 2018 by  

Thousands of Christians around the world prayed on Sunday in congregations, churches, communities, and organisations for the return of  Lt. Hadar Goldin and Sgt.Oron Shaul – the IDF soldiers killed and abducted by Hamas during a humanitarian ceasefire on August 1, 2014, in the midst of Operation Protective Edge. Read more

Thousands gather to wage peace in Jerusalem

September 23, 2018 by  

Some 4,500 women, Jews and Arabs alike, religious and secular, all dressed in white and turquoise, slowly made their way from Jaffa gate in Jerusalem’s Old City towards Independence park on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Read more

30 years after launch, Israel unveiled images of its first satellite

September 18, 2018 by  

On a late Monday morning, exactly 30 years ago, Israel’s first satellite was secretly boosted into orbit around the Earth from the Palmachim Airbase, located south of Tel Aviv.
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Boy gets award after turning in rare statuette

August 31, 2018 by  

A ten-year-old boy has been awarded a certificate of good citizenship after turning in a rare fertility statuette that he found during a trip to the Upper Galilee.

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Israeli chess prodigy to be allowed to compete in Tunisia tourney

August 7, 2018 by  

All’s well that ends well, sportsmanship has prevailed over politics. The Tunisian Chess Federation has finally agreed to let 7-year-old Israeli girl Liel Levitan, the European school champion in her age group, compete in the international chess tournament in Sousse, Tunisia next year. Read more

Knesset committee ratifies anti-prostitution bill

August 6, 2018 by  

The Ministerial Committee for  Legislation has ratified Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s bill proposal to impose fines on individuals who pay for sex. Read more

Tourism sector continues to set records

July 10, 2018 by  

The number of tourists visiting Israel continued to soar during the first half of 2018, with some 2.1 million tourist entries recorded from January to June, a 19% increase from last year, the Ministry of Tourism and the Central Bureau of Statistics said in a joint release Monday. Read more

Rescue crews using Israeli tech to maintain contact with Thai soccer team

July 9, 2018 by  

An  Israeli technology is providing voice and video communications between rescue workers and 12 teenage members of a soccer team and their coach who have been stranded underground for more than two weeks in Tham Luang, northern Thailand. Read more

IDF crowns first four female tank Commanders

June 29, 2018 by  

The IDF has announced that for the first time in IDF history, four female soldiers became tank commanders after they successfully concluded a 16-month-long pilot course. Read more

Netanyahu, Danon praise US decision to leave UNHRC

June 20, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has thanked the Trump administration for the decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), saying the world body had  “betrayed its mission of protecting human rights”. Read more

Will Prince William follow royal tradition with a tattoo at centuries-old Jerusalem parlour?

Ever since Kensington Palace announced the dates of Prince William’s  scheduled trip to the region on Friday, speculation has been rife that he will visit the Razzouk tattoo parlour in Jerusalem’s Old City to acquire a tattoo of the cross and follow in the footsteps of his royal ancestors King Edward VII in 1862 and Princes  Albert and George (the future King George V) in 1882. Read more