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Smotrich asks Netanyahu to hold vote on Jordan Valley annexation next week

Smotrich asks Netanyahu to hold vote on Jordan Valley annexation next week

Smotrich’s proposal was also seen as a threat against Netanyahu that his vote in favor of immunity could be lost if Netanyahu does not initiate… Read More ›

Israel to allow Qatari aid into Gaza despite explosive balloon attacks

Israel to allow Qatari aid into Gaza despite explosive balloon attacks

Qatar’s envoy is set to enter the enclave on Tuesday to deliver another installment of relief funds amid a substantial increase in attacks involving explosives… Read More ›

Israel said to warn Hamas against disrupting world leaders’ Holocaust gathering

Israel said to warn Hamas against disrupting world leaders’ Holocaust gathering

TV report: Terror group, seen behind spate of arson balloons, told it would face ‘forceful’ response if, as feared, it tries to undermine this week’s… Read More ›

Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

Shin Bet blamed for suicide of alleged Jewish informant, lawsuit filed

The family of the Jewish settler, who killed himself roughly two years ago, is suing the security service for 2.5 million NIS.   Otzma Yehudit… Read More ›

As women are murdered, there is no government to fight domestic violence

As women are murdered, there is no government to fight domestic violence

Opinion: Government impasse prevents implementation of life-saving programs to mitigate domestic violence, programs that hadn’t received funding since 2017 and could save the next victim… Read More ›

Heavens

Heavens

Haim Watzman’s new Necessary Story ponders love, heartbreak and the night sky as a team of IDF reserve soldiers deals with a romantic crisis in… Read More ›

Germany’s Left party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

Germany’s Left party blocks ban on burning of Israeli flag

The party claimed that a ban would contravene free speech.   The largely anti-Israel German party Die Linke (The Left) has torpedoed a bill in… Read More ›

Arabs are not wanted in center-left political parties

Arabs are not wanted in center-left political parties

Opinion: Jewish politicians cannot recognize that the younger generation of Israeli Arabs is eager to integrate into society, and believe – despite evidence to the… Read More ›

Israeli FM, US top diplomat urge more countries to blacklist Hezbollah entirely

Israeli FM, US top diplomat urge more countries to blacklist Hezbollah entirely

Following UK’s move, Katz and Pompeo call on nations to add the political wing of Iran-backed Lebanese group to terror list   Foreign Minister Israel… Read More ›

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 ›