Israel News

Palestinian arson victim’s condition takes turn for worse, hospital says

Palestinian arson victim’s condition takes turn for worse, hospital says

Riham Dawabshe’s son Ali, and her husband Sa’ed died in the July attack in Duma which authorities suspect was carried out by Jewish extremists.  … Read More ›

Abbas: Israel should let Palestinian refugees from Syria into West Bank, Gaza

Abbas: Israel should let Palestinian refugees from Syria into West Bank, Gaza

Palestinian leader appealed to UN to put pressure on Israel.   Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday appealed to the United Nations to put… Read More ›

Boycotts are not the answer, says Palestinian peace activist

Boycotts are not the answer, says Palestinian peace activist

Although the majority of West Bank Palestinians favor violence against Israelis, there are pockets of disciples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.   The… Read More ›

‘Israel-Egypt ties never been better, yet don’t expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem’

‘Israel-Egypt ties never been better, yet don’t expect Sisi trip to Jerusalem’

The domestic Egyptian situation and the lack of progress in resolving the Israel-Palestinian conflict has thus far prevented a visit by Sisi to the Jewish… Read More ›

Rivlin’s new year sweetened with Israeli beekeepers

Rivlin’s new year sweetened with Israeli beekeepers

President greets delegation from the Israeli Honey Council to enjoy the flavor of the land of milk and honey for Rosh Hashanah. Beekeepers from across… Read More ›

Tax reduction announced, to cost gov’t NIS 6.5 billion

Tax reduction announced, to cost gov’t NIS 6.5 billion

PM Netanyahu joins Finance Minister Kahlon in announcing 1% reduction in VAT, 1.5% decrease in business tax, marking major shift in financial policy. Prime Minister… Read More ›

Palestinian prevents lynching of 5 lost American yeshiva students in Hebron

Palestinian prevents lynching of 5 lost American yeshiva students in Hebron

Yeshiva students able to escape from the car before Palestinians torched it.   A Palestinian man saved five American yeshiva students from Brooklyn from being… Read More ›

Hundreds attend Jerusalem rally in support of capital’s LGBT community

Hundreds attend Jerusalem rally in support of capital’s LGBT community

Amid markedly heightened security, a cross-section of gay rights supporters expressed their hope that the lessons of the tragedy had been learned.   One month… Read More ›

Will demoting army’s top legal officer hurt Israel’s position at ICC?

Will demoting army’s top legal officer hurt Israel’s position at ICC?

Many think the IDF is playing with fire on the issue.   Most Israelis did not notice when the army decided to have incoming Military… Read More ›

Ultra-Orthodox tell Jerusalem bike sharers to take a hike

Ultra-Orthodox tell Jerusalem bike sharers to take a hike

Capital’s planned bicycle-sharing program comes under fire from those who oppose public violations of the Jewish Sabbath   AFP — A bicycle-sharing plan for Jerusalem… Read More ›

Knesset advances controversial anti-terror bill

Knesset advances controversial anti-terror bill

Draft law goes to committee before final approval; critics describe legislation increasing punishment for terrorism as ‘totalitarian’   The Knesset advanced late Wednesday night a… Read More ›

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism

With shutting of West Bank factory, Daniel Birnbaum says BDS movement has ‘marginal’ effect on beverage company’s business   IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel (AP)… Read More ›

IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes

IDF strikes Gaza after sniper fire hits Israeli homes

No reports of injuries in strike on Hamas base after bullets damage houses in Netiv Ha’asara   The IDF struck a Hamas target in the… Read More ›

Prime minister: ‘Zero tolerance for stone-throwing’

Prime minister: ‘Zero tolerance for stone-throwing’

Rules of engagement may change after recent attacks in and around Jerusalem; two border police companies and 400 police officers will be added to protect… Read More ›

Gov’t finds victory in defeat on Iran, says official

Gov’t finds victory in defeat on Iran, says official

High-ranking official tells Ynet that campaign was successful in delegitimizing deal after Obama secures veto-threshold votes. The Israeli government was not surprised on Wednesday by… Read More ›

Kahlon puts forth bid to reduce added-tax in hopes of sparking economy

Kahlon puts forth bid to reduce added-tax in hopes of sparking economy

Kahlon is reportedly considering reducing corporate tax by 1.5 percentage points.   Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday announced that he is strongly considering the… Read More ›

Ministry clamps down on lawyers, accountants to halt terror financing

Ministry clamps down on lawyers, accountants to halt terror financing

The amendment to the law governing terrorism financing and money laundering creates new obligations for lawyers and accountants to scrutinize the identity and business purposes… Read More ›

US forced to disclose more details of targeted killings, will Israel be next?

US forced to disclose more details of targeted killings, will Israel be next?

  There is a trickling but wild change occurring regarding the opaque shroud drawn over the world of targeted killings. Over the last several months,… Read More ›

For Hasidic Jew who consults for Google, no college degree required

For Hasidic Jew who consults for Google, no college degree required

An autodidact who spends hours each day studying Torah, marketing consultant Issamar Ginzberg is proud to bridge two worlds   JTA – When Issamar Ginzberg… Read More ›

Washington – Kerry To Outline US Assurances To Israel, Gulf To Lawmakers

Washington – Kerry To Outline US Assurances To Israel, Gulf To Lawmakers

  Washington – Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel… Read More ›