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UNRWA head: 2020 to be a ‘difficult’ year with fund cuts, Israeli pressure

UNRWA head: 2020 to be a ‘difficult’ year with fund cuts, Israeli pressure

Christian Saunders also said Israel was seeking to replace UNRWA services for Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem with those of its own.   The interim… Read More ›

Is defense minister there to protect Netanyahu or Israel?

Is defense minister there to protect Netanyahu or Israel?

Opinion: Naftali Bennett was given his long-coveted job in an attempt by the prime minister to secure his own political survival and escape his criminal… Read More ›

IDF strikes Hamas in Gaza in response to explosive balloons from Strip

IDF strikes Hamas in Gaza in response to explosive balloons from Strip

Israeli helicopter hits terror infrastructure in northern part of Palestinian territory, army says, following at least 2 airborne bombs landing in southern Israel   Israeli… Read More ›

Palestinian Authority ‘deeply concerned’ over Israel-Hamas truce deal

Palestinian Authority ‘deeply concerned’ over Israel-Hamas truce deal

The measures, seen in the context of the indirect negotiations between Israel and Hamas over a long-term ceasefire.   Palestinian officials in Ramallah have expressed… Read More ›

Israel’s decade of missed opportunities

Israel’s decade of missed opportunities

Opinion: The military and security services provided the political leadership with the freedom to invest in civil society, in future strategy and planning, but those… Read More ›

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

Jewish Home No. 2 quits in anger as last-second merger roils political landscape

After being placed 11th on unified list, Moti Yogev says Rafi Peretz not fit to lead party; Jewish Home head apologizes to Itamar Ben Gvir;… Read More ›

Syrian Army says Israel attacked T-4 airbase

Syrian Army says Israel attacked T-4 airbase

According to state media, four rockets hit base and only caused material damage; location has been targeted several times in the past for suspicion of… Read More ›

Analysis: Why is Bahrain’s Israel-friendly foreign minister being given the boot?

Analysis: Why is Bahrain’s Israel-friendly foreign minister being given the boot?

Why is Bahrain’s Israel-friendly foreign minister being given the boot?   As Israeli leaders continue to enthuse over the Jewish state’s growing rapprochement with the… Read More ›

House Bill Would Penalize Compliance With European And UN Boycotts Of Israel

House Bill Would Penalize Compliance With European And UN Boycotts Of Israel

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — A House bill introduced Tuesday would extend penalties for boycotting Israel to compliance with boycotts organized by international organizations. The Israel… Read More ›

Even if Trump’s peace plan released now, Area C is still a battleground

Even if Trump’s peace plan released now, Area C is still a battleground

Even if the Trump peace plan is not published when it comes to annexation, Netanyahu cannot make any moves, because under Israeli law, an interim… Read More ›

Netanyahu’s budget deficit problem

Netanyahu’s budget deficit problem

Opinion: Forget the opinions of professional bodies such as Finance Ministry and Bank of Israel or every money expert in Israel, the prime minister would… Read More ›

In nod to Israeli sovereignty, IDF grip on Civil Administration weakened

In nod to Israeli sovereignty, IDF grip on Civil Administration weakened

For settlers the IDF’s Civil Administration is symbolic of Israeli military control over the lives of over 420,000 Israelis who live in Area C of… Read More ›

Edelstein rejects Knesset legal adviser’s opinion over Netanyahu immunity

Edelstein rejects Knesset legal adviser’s opinion over Netanyahu immunity

Yinon issues opinion that Edelstein cannot prevent establishment of Knesset committees to weigh PM’s immunity bid; Edelstein warns convening committees so close to elections ‘grave… Read More ›

Israeli intel helped the US assassinate Soleimani – report

Israeli intel helped the US assassinate Soleimani – report

According to the report, informants in Damascus were able to tip off the CIA about exactly which plane Soleimani would be on, which Israeli intelligence… Read More ›

Israelis’ overseas romance

Israelis’ overseas romance

Travel has become part of local culture, in no small part due to overseas voyages by young adults after completing their mandatory military service, but… Read More ›

East Jerusalem’s Issawiya boils as residents decry months of police intervention

East Jerusalem’s Issawiya boils as residents decry months of police intervention

Security officials say they’ve stepped up operations because of escalating violence emanating from the Palestinian neighborhood, home to 18,000 Since the start of the school… Read More ›

Israel to release 2 Syrian inmates as part of swap deal with Russia

Israel to release 2 Syrian inmates as part of swap deal with Russia

Israeli Prison Service confirms Sidqi al-Maqt and Amal Abu Salah are to be freed on Thursday and Friday; the release is believed to be the… Read More ›

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Israel unveils breakthrough laser to intercept missiles, aerial threats

Technology expected to take down a variety of aerial threats including rockets, drones, anti-tank missiles.   The Defense Ministry has made a technological breakthrough in… Read More ›

Man dies trying to save baby in mass Nahariya floods

Man dies trying to save baby in mass Nahariya floods

Moti Ben Shabbat, 38, came to the rescue of passengers trapped inside a car stuck in floodwater but mistakenly believed he left behind a child… Read More ›

Trump and Netanyahu discuss ‘critical’ issues after Iran missile strikes

Trump and Netanyahu discuss ‘critical’ issues after Iran missile strikes

Brief statement from White House says says two leaders spoke of ‘bilateral and regional issues,’ without giving further details, PM earlier warned Tehran against hitting… Read More ›