Plea bargains should not be for prime ministers

It’s the sort of story that makes you wonder about who is doing the leaking and why. Read more

Israelis donate NIS 2.5 million to Netanyahu’s legal battle amid rumours of plea bargain

January 17, 2022 by  
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Thousands of Israelis have donated close to NIS 2.5 million in 24 hours to support Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal battle, amid rumours that he is on his way to sign a plea bargain. Read more

What should a synagogue do if a gay member of the community applies for membership?

January 10, 2022 by  
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Ask the rabbi. Read more

2021 stats of murders of women in Israel

January 9, 2022 by  
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The Israel Observatory on Femicide (IOF) has released their year-end report on femicide, the murder of women. Read more

Three Arabs arrested for theft of ancient archeological artefacts

December 9, 2021 by  
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Israeli police have arrested three Arab suspects in the heart of Jerusalem with dozens of archeological items in their vehicle, some of them from the period of the Bar-Kochba revolt in 130 CE. Read more

Undercover policeman takes down 50 drug dealers across Israel

October 25, 2021 by  
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A police officer who acted as a secret agent was successful in penetrating influential and high levels of drug dealers across the country, leading to the indictment of about 50 suspects from all over the country. Read more

German court to try 100-year-old former Nazi guard

August 4, 2021 by  
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A German court has set a date to try a 100-year-old former Nazi SS guard who served at a concentration camp outside of Berlin during World War II, a spokeswoman for the Neuruppin state court said on Monday. Read more

Seven arrested in extensive corruption case in north Israel

August 2, 2021 by  
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The Israel Police arrested seven officials on Monday morning who are suspected of being involved in an elaborate corruption case in a local authority in the north. Read more

Tough Jews, Las Vegas and the legacy of Meyer Lansky

July 26, 2021 by  
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In his autobiography, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas,” Oscar Goodman recounts his 35 years as a famed criminal defence lawyer for Jewish gangsters Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, on whom the character “Ace Rothstein” was based in the movie “Casino.” Read more

MK David Bitan indicted for bribery, corruption

July 7, 2021 by  
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Member of Knesset (MK) David Bitan, of the Likud party, was indicted on Tuesday on suspicion of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust he allegedly committed during his tenure as a council member in the Rishon Lezion municipality and as a Member of Knesset. Read more

Huge scam exposed in Jerusalem: Police arrest six Arabs for forgery of ownership documents in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

June 23, 2021 by  
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Israel’s police arrested early Tuesday morning six Arabs suspected of a multi-million real estate scam in eastern Jerusalem, an affair sure to send shockwaves through multiple systems. Read more

Evidentiary phase of Netanyahu’s graft trial commences

April 6, 2021 by  
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The evidentiary phase of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s graft trial commenced Monday with the opening statement of Prosecutor Liat Ben-Ari and the beginning of the testimony of one of the key witnesses. Read more

Jewish reporter attacked in Brooklyn during protests against COVID restrictions

October 9, 2020 by  
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A reporter was attacked in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday night while covering protests by haredi Jews against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new coronavirus restrictions, including closing schools and yeshivahs, and his threatening to shutter synagogues and other houses of worship. Read more

Israeli model Bar Refaeli convicted and sentenced for tax evasion

July 22, 2020 by  
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A Tel Aviv court convicted Israeli model Bar Refaeli, 35, on Monday on four counts of tax offences and sentenced her nine months of community service. Read more

Netanyahu to face corruption charges in court

May 24, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend a Jerusalem court today to face corruption charges in three cases, becoming the first sitting prime minister in Israel’s history to be tried before a three-judge panel. Read more

Israel’s attorney general opposes Netanyahu’s request for trial delay

March 10, 2020 by  
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Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit informed a Jerusalem District Court on Monday that he is opposed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to delay his trial. Read more

Netanyahu rejects all charges, calls indictment ‘attempted coup’

November 22, 2019 by  
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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  
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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