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PM appoints Shalit deal negotiator as new POW, MIA coordinator

PM appoints Shalit deal negotiator as new POW, MIA coordinator

PM announces decision to appoint former Shin Bet official Bloom as coordinator for negotiating return of POWs and MIAs; ‘I thank the PM for his… Read More ›

How extremist an Hamas leader became Egypt’s strategic asset

How extremist an Hamas leader became Egypt’s strategic asset

After being hunted by the Shin Bet for years, Yahya Sinwar has a new cause for concern. As the person leading the reconciliation process with… Read More ›

8 European countries demand Israel pay for West Bank structures it destroyed

8 European countries demand Israel pay for West Bank structures it destroyed

EU, Israeli diplomats at odds over mobile classrooms and solar panels, with Jerusalem insisting they amount to an effort to strengthen Palestinian claims   Eight… Read More ›

Police chief received warning PMO was unhappy with him

Police chief received warning PMO was unhappy with him

Close associate tells Commissioner Alsheikh that Netanyahu’s people consider him a ‘traitor’ and ‘ungrateful,’ adding he was in the PMO’s ‘crosshairs’ over what the prime… Read More ›

Russia Agrees to Keep Iran, Hezbollah Forces Away From Israeli Border

Russia Agrees to Keep Iran, Hezbollah Forces Away From Israeli Border

Moscow agrees to a new buffer zone along Israel’s border with Syria in the wake of the harsh exchange between the Jewish state and Damascus.… Read More ›

Bennett says security cooperation to continue despite Fatah-Hamas unity deal

Bennett says security cooperation to continue despite Fatah-Hamas unity deal

Statement comes after government says there will be no talks with Palestinians unless Hamas disarms   Israeli security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority should continue,… Read More ›

Germany’s Left Party Withdraws Anti-Israel Initiative Calling ‘To End Occupation’

Germany’s Left Party Withdraws Anti-Israel Initiative Calling ‘To End Occupation’

Germany’s NRW party disclaimed on Twitter that its “motion to the situation in Palestine will not be dealt with,” after facing harsh criticism concerning the… Read More ›

With Netanyahu, it’s all about political survival

With Netanyahu, it’s all about political survival

Op-ed: The prime minister’s attack on the police chief and initiatives to shut down IPBC and advance the law granting a sitting premier immunity from… Read More ›

Jewish women share tales of harassment, and a rabbi atones for his fellow men

Jewish women share tales of harassment, and a rabbi atones for his fellow men

Amid Harvey Weinstein allegations, increasing number of women speak out against sexual assault using #metoo hashtag   JTA — It has happened in a Jerusalem… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Congratulates Right-wing Kurz On Austria Win

Jerusalem – Israeli PM Congratulates Right-wing Kurz On Austria Win

  Jerusalem – Israel’s prime minister has congratulated Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz on his party winning Austria’s general election. Benjamin Netanyahu said in a… Read More ›

Report, ‘Fatah, Hamas Agree to Make Joint Decisions on Violence, Peace’

Report, ‘Fatah, Hamas Agree to Make Joint Decisions on Violence, Peace’

Will Hamas stop trying to ignite conflict in the West Bank?   Fatah and Hamas agreed in talks in Cairo last week to make joint… Read More ›

Rocket launched from Sinai lands in Eshkol Regional Council

Rocket launched from Sinai lands in Eshkol Regional Council

Residents near Gaza region report hearing booms after alert sounded; IDF detects two rocket launches from the Sinai Peninsula; one rocket landed on open land,… Read More ›

Israel to set up parliamentary probe into foreign gov’t funding of rights groups

Israel to set up parliamentary probe into foreign gov’t funding of rights groups

Netanyahu tells Christian journalists move is part of attempt to stamp out harassment of IDF, equates it to US investigation into Russian election meddling  … Read More ›

Arab Media Takes Aim at Mission of Israeli-Arabs Campaigning Against BDS

Arab Media Takes Aim at Mission of Israeli-Arabs Campaigning Against BDS

One delegation member told ‘The Jerusalem Post’ that she was harassed and insulted after story was played up in Arab news outlets.   Members of… Read More ›

Police slams Netanyahu for ‘undermining rule of law’

Police slams Netanyahu for ‘undermining rule of law’

Israel Police harshly responds to Netanyahu’s accusations of ‘a tsunami of police leaks’ to the media, rejecting his criticism as ‘baseless attacks’ that disrupt their… Read More ›

Israel, Accused of Spying on US at Iran Talks, Redeemed in Kaspersky Findings

Israel, Accused of Spying on US at Iran Talks, Redeemed in Kaspersky Findings

Talk of Israel’s cybersecurity capbilities continues to unfold in the news surrounding Kaspersky labs.   WASHINGTON — Back in 2015, Israel’s intelligence agencies were caught… Read More ›

The holes in the Palestinian reconciliation agreement

The holes in the Palestinian reconciliation agreement

Hamas and Fatah sign an agreement in which a unity government will seize control of Gaza, but many questions—most of which essential for the agreement’s… Read More ›

Key points of the Hamas-Fatah Palestinian reconciliation deal

Key points of the Hamas-Fatah Palestinian reconciliation deal

Newly signed agreement in Cairo rests on PA resuming control of Gaza but sticking points include Hamas recognition of Israel, fate of armed wing, ongoing… Read More ›

The Middle East Quagmire: Israel’s Strategy on Iran, Syria & UNDOF

The Middle East Quagmire: Israel’s Strategy on Iran, Syria & UNDOF

In 1974, after the Yom Kippur War, Israel and Syria signed the Disengagement Agreement, which was sanctioned by UN Security Council resolutions.   WHEN IT… Read More ›

As if the Yom Kippur War never happened

As if the Yom Kippur War never happened

Op-ed: We’re living in a fool’s paradise, and the entire picture could change within an hour or two. One order from Nasrallah, and the north… Read More ›