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A-G: families who receive ‘pay for slay’ payments forfeit state benefits

A-G: families who receive ‘pay for slay’ payments forfeit state benefits

Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit has urged the National Labor Court to reject a family’s request for state benefits while receiving of ‘pay for slay’ payments.  … Read More ›

Knesset votes on expedited bill to dissolve, hold fresh elections

Knesset votes on expedited bill to dissolve, hold fresh elections

Fast-tracked legislation sets March 2 as date of unprecedented third national ballot in 12 months; efforts to find MK with support of 61 lawmakers who… Read More ›

Sa’ar vs Netanyahu: Likud leadership primary set for December 26

Sa’ar vs Netanyahu: Likud leadership primary set for December 26

If national elections go ahead, ruling party will hold internal vote in just 15 days; challenger Sa’ar says he’ll run ‘a positive, clean, and issue-driven… Read More ›

Likud’s, Blue and White’s blame game begins before the March 2 elections

Likud’s, Blue and White’s blame game begins before the March 2 elections

Benny Gantz to Benjamin Netanyahu: Give up immunity.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz both called on each… Read More ›

EU to debate Mideast policy as 2-state solution hopes fade

EU to debate Mideast policy as 2-state solution hopes fade

Luxemburg FM says a two-state solution is being taken apart ‘piece by piece, day after day,’ and that it is time to consider recognizing Palestine… Read More ›

Russian Su-35 jets scrambled to stop Israel over Syria – reports

Russian Su-35 jets scrambled to stop Israel over Syria – reports

The reports claim that “Israeli fighters had to flee from the Russian Su-35” and at the same time that “Iran delivered unknown air defense systems… Read More ›

Food bank NGO: Quarter of Israelis living in poverty

Food bank NGO: Quarter of Israelis living in poverty

Half a million families, among them one million children, are below poverty line, Latet says; half of the elderly in need cannot heat their homes… Read More ›

Elections to be held on March 2 if no coalition formed

Elections to be held on March 2 if no coalition formed

Two days before deadline, Likud and Blue and White agree on prospective date, a Monday, which must still be approved by Knesset   Blue and… Read More ›

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket barrage on Israel

IDF attacks Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket barrage on Israel

Israeli Air Force jets struck a Hamas terrorist camp, weapons warehouses, offices and security posts.   Several Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip were struck… Read More ›

The winners and losers of a third round of elections

The winners and losers of a third round of elections

Analysis: Netanyahu’s prosecution is on hold, Lapid will once again be up for the position of PM, and Bennett will get to keep his dream… Read More ›

Trump tells Jewish group they’ll vote for him to protect their wealth

Trump tells Jewish group they’ll vote for him to protect their wealth

President also says some Jews are not sufficiently supportive of Israel, accused of anti-Semitism after speech to Israeli American Council   WASHINGTON — US President… Read More ›

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion surprises even his harshest critics

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion surprises even his harshest critics

Municipal Affairs: One year since the new mayor opened the door to his office in Safra Square in downtown Jerusalem, he has begun putting into… Read More ›

Israel conducts missile test defense ministry says

Israel conducts missile test defense ministry says

According to a New York Times report Iran has been building a stockpile of short-range ballistic missiles inside Iraq capable of threatening both Israel and… Read More ›

Liberman: unity, narrow governments off the table

Liberman: unity, narrow governments off the table

Liberman shuts door on government efforts, says Israel is going to unprecedented third elections in a year, blames stubbornness of both big parties Yisrael Beiteinu… Read More ›

As coalition talks founder, Netanyahu says Likud ‘ready for elections’

As coalition talks founder, Netanyahu says Likud ‘ready for elections’

Gantz says obdurate prime minister won’t budge, but both sides claim they still want unity talks, even as Likud lawmaker declares talks over   Prime… Read More ›

Police thwarted ISIS terror attack in Jerusalem – WATCH

Police thwarted ISIS terror attack in Jerusalem – WATCH

The two Israeli-Arabs planned terrorist attacks in Jerusalem on Independence Day The Israeli Police released footage on Wednesday of the arrest of two Arab-Israelis who… Read More ›

Israel’s election commission begins preparations for 3rd national vote

Israel’s election commission begins preparations for 3rd national vote

Analysis: With only a week left to form a new government, Central Elections Committee agrees for the minimum time allowed to hold snap elections to… Read More ›

As coalition talks founder, Netanyahu says Likud ‘ready for elections’

As coalition talks founder, Netanyahu says Likud ‘ready for elections’

Gantz says obdurate prime minister won’t budge, but both sides claim they still want unity talks, even as Likud lawmaker declares talks over   Prime… Read More ›

Palestinians criticize joint Israel-Gaza medical ‘voluntourism’

Palestinians criticize joint Israel-Gaza medical ‘voluntourism’

Despite winning rare joint support from both the Israeli government and Hamas, Palestinians have been critical of the foreign volunteers contributing to tourism in Israel.… Read More ›

Netanyahu, Gantz to meet in another bid to form unity government

Netanyahu, Gantz to meet in another bid to form unity government

With a little over week until Israel is forced to hold a third round elections in a year if no government is formed, Blue and… Read More ›