Israel News

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Natalie Portman worried about anti-Semitism in Paris

Israeli-born actress tells Marie Claire magazine that it’s important to be aware of hatred, which can allow us to have more empathy for others. Israeli-born… Read More ›

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Netanyahu thwarts Shaked’s plan to divide attorney general’s role

Justice minister wants to split AG’s authorities into roles of public prosecutor and chief legal counsel to government, but PM says such a move would… Read More ›

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Opposition leader Herzog urges clampdown on Jewish extremism

Herzog calls for “actions not words” in response to the rabbi’s comments about burning churches in Israel.   The leader of the opposition, Labor chairman… Read More ›

Kerry casts doubt on Iran’s desire to annihilate Israel

Kerry casts doubt on Iran’s desire to annihilate Israel

US secretary says Tehran’s ‘fundamental ideological confrontation’ with the Jewish state doesn’t necessarily ‘translate into active steps’   US Secretary of State John Kerry on… Read More ›

Israel ‘doesn’t doubt Obama’s sincerity,’ says official, but disagrees on Iran

Israel ‘doesn’t doubt Obama’s sincerity,’ says official, but disagrees on Iran

After US president’s speech, in which he called Netanyahu ‘sincere’ but ‘wrong,’ Israeli official says agreement hastens war   Israel “doesn’t doubt President Obama’s sincerity”… Read More ›

State comptroller: Defense establishment failed to streamline

State comptroller: Defense establishment failed to streamline

Yosef Shapira releases report on defense budget, finding weak supervision and control by senior staff over streamlining process. State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on Wednesday released… Read More ›

Government vote on budget halted

Government vote on budget halted

Meeting adjourned after Shas ministers boycott vote, Bayit Yehudi leader Bennett threatens to vote against budget over cuts to education; Netanyahu: The conversation is about… Read More ›

Obama: Everyone but Israel supports Iran deal

Obama: Everyone but Israel supports Iran deal

US president delivers speech at university defending nuclear agreement, saying that alternative to diplomacy is war. President Barack Obama said Wednesday that every country that… Read More ›

Settler leader Dani Dayan appointed ambassador to Brazil

Settler leader Dani Dayan appointed ambassador to Brazil

Dayan, a resident of the Ma’aleh Shomron settlement, was the head of the Council of Jewish Communities of Judea and Samaria from 2007-2013.   Settler… Read More ›

Palestinian religious leaders challenge Jewish presence atop Temple Mount

Palestinian religious leaders challenge Jewish presence atop Temple Mount

Palestinian religious leaders – both Muslims and Christians – signed a declaration stating that Jews have no right to enter the Temple Mount at a… Read More ›

Erdan: Slamming political rivals won’t bring change

Erdan: Slamming political rivals won’t bring change

Left-wing MKs say Right should take responsibility for Jewish terror attacks, not just criticize them   A discussion of last week’s attacks on the Jerusalem gay… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Iran deal will bring war, ‘nightmare’ atomic arms race

Netanyahu: Iran deal will bring war, ‘nightmare’ atomic arms race

In video talk to American Jews, PM accuses accord’s supporters of trying to ‘stifle debate,’ says alternative is to ‘increase sanctions’   The world powers’… Read More ›

3 top Jewish House Dems come out against Iran deal

3 top Jewish House Dems come out against Iran deal

NY’s Nita Lowey says accord ‘will leave the international community with limited options’; Congress has until late September to vote   WASHINGTON (JTA) — Three… Read More ›

Israeli nuclear whistleblower fights 11-year travel ban

Israeli nuclear whistleblower fights 11-year travel ban

Former prisoner for nuclear espionage asks High Court for permission to visit wife’s family abroad. Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has requested permission to travel abroad… Read More ›

Ya’alon orders administrative detention for Jewish extremist

Ya’alon orders administrative detention for Jewish extremist

Eighteen-year-old Mordechai Meir, suspected of organizing arson attack on Galilee church, to be jailed for as long as six months without trial. Defence Minister Moshe… Read More ›

Growing New York opposition to Iran deal pressures Schumer

Growing New York opposition to Iran deal pressures Schumer

The deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, seeks to cap, restrict, monitor and partially roll back Iran’s nuclear work in exchange… Read More ›

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating up US tourist

Video shows Jerusalem light rail guard beating up US tourist

Accounts differ on what exactly happened but both sides lodge police complaint over incident   An American tourist is physically attacked by a light rail… Read More ›

US pledges to defend Israel if Iran attacks

US pledges to defend Israel if Iran attacks

Senior official says military action against Islamic Republic ‘always an option,’ but nuclear deal reduces likelihood it’ll be needed   WASHINGTON — The United States… Read More ›

Americans growing more skeptical of Iran deal — poll

Americans growing more skeptical of Iran deal — poll

33 percent oppose agreement, up from 17% last month; over one-third support it, a large majority of them Democrats   Americans who were undecided about… Read More ›

Obama to speak to Jewish leaders in first post-Iran deal meeting

Obama to speak to Jewish leaders in first post-Iran deal meeting

Reps from Jewish organizations to visit White House for presidential meet; Netanyahu to address American Jews via webcast   WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will… Read More ›