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Netanyahu: will not resign during possible indictment hearing

Netanyahu: will not resign during possible indictment hearing

Prime minister told journalists in Rio De Janeiro ‘hearing doesn’t end until my side is heard;’ He faces three graft cases and denies any wrongdoing.… Read More ›

69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO

69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO

UN cultural agency’s efforts to convince Washington and Jerusalem fail; ‘we aren’t going to be a member of an organization that deliberately acts against us,’… Read More ›

Israel Plans New West Bank Settler Housing Project by Bethlehem, Dubbed E2

Israel Plans New West Bank Settler Housing Project by Bethlehem, Dubbed E2

Residents called for housing project approval following the murder of American-Israeli Ari Fuld.   Israel intends to draft plans for new construction – possibly as… Read More ›

Are you looking for a new Likud?

Are you looking for a new Likud?

Analysis: What prompted Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked to launch a new party that appeals to the secular and religious right? What do they know… Read More ›

A Look Back at Jerusalem’s Top Stories of 2018

A Look Back at Jerusalem’s Top Stories of 2018

As the year draws to a close, we review the stories that dominated the Holy City’s headlines.   1. Jerusalem elections This year was consumed with… Read More ›

Will the New U.S. Defense Secretary Be Good for Israel?

Will the New U.S. Defense Secretary Be Good for Israel?

Former Boeing executive Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to assume role January 1st.   In just four days Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will take… Read More ›

How Trump betrayed the Kurds in Syria

How Trump betrayed the Kurds in Syria

Opinion: President Trump’s announcement that he was to withdraw US troops from the war-torn country will most likely result not only in the genocide of… Read More ›

Leaving for Brazil, Netanyahu swipes at ‘leftist’ challenger Gantz

Leaving for Brazil, Netanyahu swipes at ‘leftist’ challenger Gantz

Prime minister places up-and-coming rival in left-center political camp, pushing back against indications that former IDF chief will attempt to snatch votes from Likud voter… Read More ›

Knesset green lights cannabis export, pending government approval

Knesset green lights cannabis export, pending government approval

The reform, meant to allow the export of medical marijuana farmed and processed in Israel, could bring up to $1 billion into the country’s coffers… Read More ›

Touring north, Netanyahu says anti-tunnel operation ‘almost entirely behind us’

Touring north, Netanyahu says anti-tunnel operation ‘almost entirely behind us’

Comments come day after snap poll called, drawing criticism that Netanyahu previously used security situation in north to stave off early elections   The Israeli… Read More ›

Suspicious Iranian Cargo Plane Left Damascus Minutes Before Airstrike

Suspicious Iranian Cargo Plane Left Damascus Minutes Before Airstrike

According to the site Flightradar24.com, the Boeing 747-281F left Damascus and flew due east towards Tehran, climbing to 30,000 feet and then crossing into Iraq… Read More ›

A very kosher revolution in Tiberias

A very kosher revolution in Tiberias

As part of his plan to limit the ultra-Orthodox influence in the northern city, newly elected mayor Ron Kobi seeks to incorporate a different organization… Read More ›

Touring north, Netanyahu says anti-tunnel operation ‘almost entirely behind us’

Touring north, Netanyahu says anti-tunnel operation ‘almost entirely behind us’

Comments come day after snap poll called, drawing criticism that Netanyahu previously used security situation in north to stave off early elections   The Israeli… Read More ›

Israel’s Very Own Christmas Village

Israel’s Very Own Christmas Village

“After we came out with the idea of a tree, the local council came out with the idea of a Christmas market,” Father Michael Assi… Read More ›

Israel must make sure is doesn’t catch the Trump virus

Israel must make sure is doesn’t catch the Trump virus

Op-ed: Western countries are in deep, political, moral and economic crisis, which is also knocking on our door. As Israel announces elections on April 9,… Read More ›

Thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem with waning Christian Palestinians

Thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem with waning Christian Palestinians

Community makes up less than 1% of West Bank and Gaza population, according to PA; in past 50 years, thousands have emigrated, Lutheran pastor says… Read More ›

Welcome to Israel, the most crowded nation on earth

Welcome to Israel, the most crowded nation on earth

Op-ed: In 15 years time, when every Israeli city is bursting at the seams, which brave politician will be willing to declare that children are… Read More ›

IDF opens fire at gunmen approaching border fence from Syria

IDF opens fire at gunmen approaching border fence from Syria

Army working to determine if suspects crossed 1974 ceasefire line for intelligence-gathering purposes; no Israeli injuries reported   IDF soldiers opened fire at a group… Read More ›

Netanyahu: IDF May Expand Activity Against Iran in Syria after U.S. Exit

Netanyahu: IDF May Expand Activity Against Iran in Syria after U.S. Exit

“The decision to remove the 2,000 US troops from Syria will not change our consistent policy: We will continue to act against Iran’s attempt to… Read More ›

Erdogan: ‘Jews in Israel beat Palestinian women and children’

Erdogan: ‘Jews in Israel beat Palestinian women and children’

The Turkish president, who has long been a harsh critic of Israel, threatens to teach the ‘Jews in Israel’ a lesson; PM Netanyahu: ‘Erdogan, whose… Read More ›