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  • צילום: קובי גדעון/ לע"מ
    Receiving situation assessment during visit to Gaza division with top military brass, including defense minister and IDF chief of staff, prime minister says 'we are doing the right things', deflects question on whether all-out campaign is necessary to put an end to terror gripping the border region.
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 1:43 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Footage shows columns of Syrians walking from refugees encampments to the Israeli border and stopping some 200 meters away, some reportedly waving white T-shirts, while an IDF soldier shouts on a megaphone in Arabic: 'Go back, we don't want to hurt you.'
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 11:01 am
  • צילום: AFP
    After Israel announces closure of Kerem Shalom crossing, Ynet learns Cairo ramps up the pressure on Hamas terror group, warning it to completely stop or significantly reduce number of incendiary balloons and kites launched into Israel that have sabotaged an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 9:54 am
  • 'Breaking the Silence Law' passes 2nd, 3rd reading by 43-24, prohibiting activists who slander Israel and the IDF in international forum from entering school premises; Education Minister Bennett, who spearheaded the law, says 'Breaking the Silence crossed the line of legitimate dialogue a long time ago.'
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 8:44 am
  • צילום: קובי גדעון, לע"מ
    Named 'Shield of the Home Front', the NIS 5bn multi-year plan is to beef up safety measures for range of scenarios, including earthquakes and other challenges; Lieberman hails 'historic decision.
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 7:46 am
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    After PM expresses frustration over leaks of heated exchange between IDF chief and Bennett, Yesh Atid leader claims Netanyahu divulged info during Operation Protective Edge; ‘We both know it’s true.’
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 7:06 am
  • צילום: AFP
    In interview with Fox News after meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, President Trump says Putin is 'a believer in Israel, he’s a fan of Bibi,' and will continue to 'help him a lot.'
    Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:38 am
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Hamas threatens 'severe consequences' for decision announced after Gaza violates ceasefire of weekend violence by firing rocket into southern Israel while incendiary kites and balloons continue to cause fires in Israeli communities; medicine and food to be allowed through commercial crossing.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 9:44 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    Speaking at Likud party meeting, Netanyahu says bill ‘ensures the core of our existence’, defines Israel as a Jewish state; warns Hamas will face a 'wall of steel' if it keeps up aggression.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 7:23 pm
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    Muhammad Murtaja, a Turkish humanitarian charity activist from Gaza, used his position to transfer hundreds of thousands of shekels to Hamas; activist funneled NIS 11K to terror group for military use.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 5:58 pm
  • צילום: AP
    Speaking in joint press conference after one-on-one Helsinki summit, Russian president says the pair agreed Israel's security would be ensured on the Golan Heights in accordance with 1974 separation agreement; ‘Creating safety for Israel is something that both president Putin and I would like to see very much,’ says Trump.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 5:14 pm
  • צילום: רשות הטבע והגנים ברק שחם
    Code Red altert wails across Hof Ashkelon Regional Council shortly after IDF confirms attacking observation posts in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia near areas from which Palestinians had flown incendiary balloons earlier in the day; IDF says rocket landed in open space inside Israel, while local residents report hearing a boom.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 4:32 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    The hilltop, which had a major Syrian anti-aircraft radar base and is the highest ground in Daraa province, fell into rebel hands in October 2014; heavily bombed by Russian and Syrian forces in recent days as Assad recaptures swathes of land, Israel signals it will not impede offensive as long as it does not encroach on demilitarized zone.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 3:29 pm
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    Knesset committee approves articles 5 and 6 of the nationality bill, but not before several MKs exchanged mild insults; Hasson accuses Dichter: 'You were a Trojan horse in Kadima,' Dichter replies: 'Chameleons envy the amount of colors you can change.'
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 2:08 pm
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    Ebru Ozkan, who was in Israel on a tourist visa, was accused of trying to launder money for Hamas; an appeals court ordered her freed and returned her passport, her lawyer says; indictment still stands.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 1:30 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    The military court sentences Hamza Faiz to 14 years in prison for attacking Nirit Zmora with a knife in October 2015 and seriously wounding her; three months earlier, the court convicted him of aggravated battery and not attempted murder; Zmora after sentencing: ' Jewish blood is not important.'
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 11:00 am
  • צילום: אילן אסייג, חדשות הארץ
    PM Netanyahu tells local authority leaders on Gaza border that Israel is in the midst of 'an ongoing fight' against Gaza terrorism; 'It's important that Hamas understands it is facing a steel wall, made up of a determined government, steadfast local leadership, Zionist communities and of course the IDF.'
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 9:27 am
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי, יאיר שגיא
    'A politician who seeks to gain at the expense of the IDF chief is the most disgusting thing,' the defense minister tells Ynet after Bennett clashed with Eisenkot during a Cabinet meeting over the IDF's reluctance to shoot at incendiary balloon flies; Bayit Yehudi: Lieberman is a weak minister.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 9:06 am
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    Education minister believes all incendiary balloon and kite launchers should be fired upon, while the IDF chief cautions there are children and teenagers among them; 'It's against my operational and moral positions,' Eisenkot says.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 8:27 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    State news agency SANA accuses 'Zionist enemy' of returning in its 'desperate attempts to support defeated terror organizations' by attacking military outpost north of Al-Nayrab military airport; IDF remains silent.
    Posted: July 16, 2018, 7:10 am
  • צילום: ירון ברנר
    Two months before being required to recruit Haredi Yeshiva students for military service, state requests extension to formulate new bill, insisting an amended bill would not be completed this Knesset session.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 9:19 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Bayit Yehudi leader and PM agree to amend details of controversial article 7, which currently allows for excluding citizens from communities based on their nationality or religion; amended version sees Jewish community development ‘as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment.'
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 8:44 pm
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    During weekly Cabinet remarks, prime minister fails to elaborate on how army is expected to end the phenomenon plaguing south Israel as several fires break out in the region throughout the day; referencing weekend flare-up, Netanyahu says he hopes Hamas 'got the message; if not, they will get it later.'
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 7:22 pm
  • צילום: גיל יוחנן
    Left-wing activist Ezra Nawi’s indictment says he gave Palestinian Preventive Security forces details on Palestinians involved in land sales in the southern Hebron hills; other charges reported by the police in the past are not included in the indictment.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 6:27 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    IDF says extra anti-missile defense systems also deployed throughout southern Israel as region witnesses major flare-up with terror movements in the strip, with hundreds of rockets landing in southern Israel, and dozens of retaliatory airstrikes being carried out by the IAF: 'We're determined to continue to defend Israeli citizens and are ready for a variety of scenarios,' says IDF.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 4:19 pm
  • צילום: בראל אפרים
    Increasingly frustrated residents of the Gaza border communities say they are tired of sporadic rounds of fighting and perennial conflict with the strip; 'There's only one thing we really want—it's peace and quiet.’
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 3:48 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    3 incendiary balloon cells attacked on Sunday, with IAF firing upon them directly rather than firing near them, but the majority of the 100 or so rockets and missiles fired at Gaza targets on Saturday was aimed at infrastructure, with the IAF avoiding attacks terror combatants as much as possible.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 1:51 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    'How can you have a democratic process on an undemocratic bill?' MK Pnina Tamano-Shata wonders after MK Bezalel Smotrich seeks to add the word 'religious' to type of rights Jewish people have in Israel, while other MKs contend result of vote on one of the reservations.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 12:14 pm
  • צילום: AP
    Hours after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was announced, the leader of Hamas spoke at the funeral of two Palestinians killed in an IDF strike and vowed to continue the 'resistance' until the siege on Gaza is lifted; 'We will not give up on returning to all the land of Palestine'; Meanwhile, IAF aircraft attacks an incendiary balloons unit in the strip.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 11:42 am
  • צילום: EPA
    PM Netanyahu rejects reports ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza terror factions includes only gradual reduction of incendiary balloons, while Defense Minister Lieberman adds: The IDF will not accept kites or rockets.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 9:40 am
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    Energy minister Steinitz says if situation gets worse, Israel will consider targeted killing of Hamas leaders, while Intelligence Minister Katz criticizes Defense Minister Lieberman for not putting 'the elimination of the Hamas regime in Gaza on the table since entering office.'
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 8:58 am
  • צילום: AFP
    Palestinian source in the strip says ceasefire agreement includes the gradual stop of incendiary balloons and kites, similar to the gradual moderation of the 'March of Return' protests.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 7:29 am
  • צילום: AFP
    Hamas's urban warfare training facility in the al-Shati refugee camp, which is connected to the terror group's vast tunnel network, was meant to be used for public or government services for the Palestinians; aerial photos released by the IDF show destruction of Hamas battalion headquarters.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 7:03 am
  • צילום: אבי רוקח
    After Hamas, Islamic Jihad say ceasefire reached with Israel following an escalation in the strip, Code Red rocket alert blares in border communities overnight, with rockets into the city of Sderot and the Regional Councils of Sha'ar HaNegev and Eshkol; Iron Dome intercepts one of the missiles.
    Posted: July 15, 2018, 6:08 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    After over 200 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of terror targets in the strip, Hamas says regional and international mediation bore fruit, ending the current round of fighting; Israeli defense official: 'Only facts on the ground will dictate our response.'
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 8:50 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Adnan Abu Hasna, who works for the UN Palestinian refugee agency in the strip, tells Ynet the coastal enclave 'is a big prison, there are no dreams, there is no stability'; he adds US aid cuts is making it difficult to provide Gazans with basic food products.
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 8:28 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    After a night of strikes and rockets, the IAF renews attacks across Gaza; over 200 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel in retaliation since 1:30am, at least 27 intercepted; 2 Palestinians killed in strikes; Hamas confirms talks to stop escalation.
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 8:13 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    IAF focusing attacks on Hamas infrastructure as 'they have no shortage of men, and it doesn't hurt them. They invest years of work and millions of dollars into every tunnel. This is an effort that goes down the drain.'
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 6:36 pm
  • צילום: דוברות המשטרה
    Family of four lightly hurt from shrapnel of Gaza rocket that landed near their home in Sderot; another rocket hits near synagogue in Sderot, where none were hurt.
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 5:22 pm
  • צילום: רפאל
    Rafael Systems missile able to penetrate 20 cm of armed concrete and can strike target without a direct line of vision; company says the missile's ability improved by 30%.
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 10:41 am
  • צילום: AP
    In the wake of Israeli efforts to demolish Bedouin West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, and law deducting terrorists' salaries from funds to PA, Palestinians to convene PLO Executive Committee to 'discuss ways to confront the latest Israeli violations.'
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 9:19 am
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    After weekly demonstrations on the Gaza border fence in which an IDF major was moderately wounded, IDF attacks 2 terror tunnels and several Hamas posts in Gaza; Hamas retaliates by launching rocket and mortar shells barrages at southern Israel triggering multiple code red rocket-alerts sirens across Gaza border communities.
    Posted: July 14, 2018, 6:23 am
  • צילום: AFP
    During weekly 'March of Return' riots, Palestinians hurl grenade at IDF force in northern Gaza; troops respond with fire, hit identified; 15-year-old Othman Rami Halles killed by IDF fire in earlier incident.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:06 pm
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    New GOC Southern Command Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevi and Gaza Division Commander Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs watch test of Israeli drone attempting to shoot down balloons.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:20 pm
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    Three days after he was kidnapped, 7-year-old Karim Jumhour released and taken to Ramla police station after help from the Jarushi crime family; his relatives cheered upon learning of his release.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:24 pm
  •  צילום: שמעון אלבז
    For the second time this week, IDF fires Patriot missile to intercept UAV approaching Israeli border from Syria; witness on Syrian side of border says drone crashed.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 2:15 pm
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    After years of solely military use, first drone for security-related use certified to fly in civilian airspace, use commercial runways, and is equipped with collision-prevention sensors and advanced cameras, radar.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 9:34 am
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    Amid fears that 7-year-old Karim Jumhour, who was kidnapped Tuesday from Qalansawe in northern Israel, has been taken to the West Bank, Palestinian police say they have begun minor searches, but are hamstrung by lack of information.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 8:51 am
  • צילום: מיקי בר זוהר
    Michael Bar-Zohar says ‘I feel extraordinary, though badges of honor don't excite me' after Bulgarian president bestows upon the prolific writer the Stara Planina First Class award at a ceremony in Sofia.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 7:45 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    As the two leaders prepare to hold a summit in Helsinki next Monday, major talking point expected to revolve around removing Iranian and Hezbollah forces from near the Golan Heights and replacing them with Assad's soldiers, despite Israel's insistence that they be removed from Syria entirely.
    Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:26 am
  • צילום: יואב דודקביץ, אוהד צויגנברג
    After AG Mandelblit announced that law enforcement officials will not attend Knesset Internal Affairs Committee on Netanyahu allegations against top cop investigating him, Likud MKs Yoav Kish, Amir Ohana attack AG saying his actions are a disgrace to Knesset and public.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:34 pm
  • צילום: משלחת האיחוד האירופי בישראל
    Netanyahu orders Foreign Affairs Ministry to summon EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giafret for a reprimand after he warned members of Likud the nationality bill 'stinks of racism' and 'could hurt Israel's standing' in the international community.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 9:08 pm
  • צילום: EPA
    'Russia, too, is not fond of Iranian presence in Syria, and even Assad understands that the Iranians are exploiting him to promote their own interests in the area,' says high-ranking Israeli official following Netanyahu-Putin meeting.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 8:18 pm
  • Photo: AFP
    State rejects Khan al-Ahmar residents' claim their attempts to secure retroactive building permits had been ignored by zoning authorities, with court summoning both sides for a session by August 15, effectively putting the demolition on hold until then.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 7:14 pm
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    'The majority also has rights, and the majority rules,' Prime Minister Netanyahu explains, adding 'The vast majority of the people want to ensure the Jewish character of our state for generations.'
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 6:20 pm
  • צילום: אלכס קולמויסקי
    Shouting match erupts between MKs Yael German and Avi Dichter over her comparison of the nationality bill to Polish silence in WWII; MK Jabarin: 'Bill should be titled Basic Law: Apartheid'; Jewish Agency Rep. expresses Diaspora's concerns with bill.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 5:30 pm
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    Government asks High Court for extension on draft bill amid Deputy Health Minister Litzman's fierce objection to it; if court doesn't approve extension, coalition heads agree to dissolve Knesset and call early elections.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 4:50 pm
  • צילום: שאול גולן
    Ahmed Nakib, the main suspect in the kidnapping of 7-year-old Karim Jumhour, denies ties to the kidapping and claims he doesn't know why he was arrested; criminals in Arab sector help police search for Karim: 'Kidnapping a child is crossing a red line.'
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:50 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    After failing to cancel a committee meeting on whether top cop who presided over Netanyahu family investigations was motivated by revenge, holding them responsible for career-wrecking sexual abuse allegations made against him, Mandelblit insists presence of police and other officials could 'harm the investigation.'
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 1:31 pm
  • צילום: חגי דקל ניצן דרור ואורי דוידוביץ
    Knesset meeting to promote health in the Arab sector receives data showing immense gaps in health conditions and how it affects state’s budget; MK Ahmad Tibi urges investment in raising health awareness among the Arab population.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 12:26 pm
  • Photo: AP
    Defense minister says Israel should not 'engage with Israel's oppressors' after Irish Senate passes bill with overwhelming majority to criminalize Israeli imports from West Bank, setting Ireland on path to be first EU country to do so.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 11:30 am
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    Putting end to more than 2 years under arrest, judge orders the unidentified minor, who was indicted for his involvement in a 2015 firebombing that claimed three Palestinian lives, to wear an electronic bracelet and not to leave Israel.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 9:13 am
  • צילום: EPA
    A Jerusalem court issues temporary confiscation order for 2 Norwegian ships planning to sail to Gaza; if they are intercepted and towed to an Israeli port, their value will be paid to terror victims families as compensation.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 7:36 am
  • צילום: EPA
    Speaking anonymously, Israeli official says Netanyahu assured Putin in Moscow that he would ‘not take action against the Assad regime', but PM spokesman denies the claim.
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 7:13 am
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Day after UAV from Syria penetrates 10 kilometers into northern Israel, IDF says it attacked three targets, releasing footage showing the strikes in what Syrian media says were near Hader village in Quneitra province; 'The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory.'
    Posted: July 12, 2018, 6:34 am
  • צילום: צביקה טישלר, רויטרס
    Mandelblit moves to cancel committee discussion regarding complaints against former top cop who headed investigations after PM’s lawyers said he was motivated by revenge. 'The session is likely to encroach into law enforcement jurisdiction.'
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 8:52 pm
  • Photo: Reuters
    Group of more than 40 sick mothers and children cross frontier on Golan Heights in pre-dawn hours of Wednesday as part of separate humanitarian effort to Operation Good Neighbor, known as Operation Doctor's Appointment; ‘We were afraid in the beginning to come (because we regarded Israelis) as Zionists and enemies. It’s the opposite.’
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 8:08 pm
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    Video shows 7-year-old Karim Jumhour talking to car driver before masked man emerges and grabs the boy leaving his friend to run into the family home in panic; police fear boy may have been taken to West Bank.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 7:36 pm
  • צילום: גיאודרונס
    Ahead of joint drill, French Embassy hosts reception on its helicopter carrier docked in Haifa; Ambassador Hélène Le Gal: ‘ISIS is our mutual enemy, we are proud of our cooperation.’
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 7:20 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    During meeting in Moscow with the Russian president, Netanyahu says warning applies to violations 'both in the air and on land' after IDF fires Patriot missile at drone from Syria that infiltrated 10 km into Israel; talks take place before the two watch England and Croatia play in World Cup semi-final.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 6:39 pm
  • צילום: דוברות המשטרה
    After being charged with two charges of assault of Haredim during demonstrations in 2017, Ido Katzir was convicted for striking a protester who used a racial slur, and another during violent protests.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 6:03 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    During meeting with 70 'future leaders', IDF chief and President Rivlin extol virtues of military enlistment, emphasize its importance for national cohesiveness amid stats showing barely half of Israeli youth enlists.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 5:21 pm
  • צילום: יונית דהן
    Rocket alert siren sounded across several communities in the Golan Heights after Patriot missile is launched to intercept drone that crosses from Syria and infiltrates Israel; IDF: 'We followed it and waited for the optimal conditions to intercept it.'
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 4:54 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    PM heads to Moscow for ‘very important’ meeting with Putin where strikes, goals and battlefields will be focus of talks regarding northern frontier with Syria before the two leaders watch England and Croatia battle it out on the soccer field, hoping for plenty of strikes and goals in the World Cup semi-final.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 4:14 pm
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    7-year-old Karim Jumhour 's father Jaber says his abductors demanded NIS 4 million for his return; Jaber refuses to pay; police still have no lead about the boy's whereabouts.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 12:37 pm
  • צילום: אלעד גרשגורן
    For the first time in IDF history, soldiers from Haredi background, who left the religion, will be eligible for education benefits despite not being part of the Haredi IDF framework; 'There is no reason that people from the same cultural background and with similar educational gaps will not be eligible for the same benefits.'
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 11:47 am
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    A new study conducted by Taub Center shows Haredi sector received 20% of welfare associations' revenues operating in Israel from 2103-2016; Arabs mostly rely on religious organizations within their community for funding.
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 10:10 am
  • צילום: חיים צ"ח לע"מ
    During 5-hour investigation in case involving alleged quid pro quo deals with Walla news site, Netanyahu cited negative news coverage of his wife as proof no deal was ever struck; ‘My wife received favorable coverage? 75 percent of the articles are against her.'
    Posted: July 11, 2018, 8:06 am
  • צילום: חיים צח לע"מ
    Family attorneys tell AG former deputy commissioner Roni Ritman, who presided over corruption probes against PM and his wife, waged a personal vendetta against the couple, believing they ‘initiated sexual harassment complaint filed against him by a subordinate’ that led to his professional ruin.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 8:41 pm
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    Israel’s SpaceIL announces planned launch of unmanned craft for December this year and a moon touchdown on February 13, 2019, making Israel the 4th country to accomplish the landing; ‘The first step will be to put up an Israeli flag on the moon,' says SpaceIL’s CEO.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 6:32 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    After facing another round of interrogation in Bezeq-Walla Affair involving alleged illicit quid pro quo deals, statement on Netanyahu's behalf rebuffs all suspicions against him, denies he made deals in exchange for favorable news coverage and dismisses entire probe as 'unfounded.'
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 4:12 pm
  • צילום: רועי רובינשטיין
    Following a series of tremors in northern Israel, authorities in the city begin upgrading old infrastructure and open hotlines for PTSD victims in preparation for a possible major earthquake; local residents say they are 'living on borrowed time.'
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 2:07 pm
  • צילום: אריאל חרמוני, משרד הביטחון
    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warns Iranian-Shiite militias against establishing terror infrastructure in the Golan Heights under the auspices of the Syrian regime, adding Israel is 'ready to provide humanitarian aid, not ready to accept a single refugee into Israeli territory.'
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 11:45 am
  • צילום: אבי מועלם
    After his Council of Torah Sages instructed him to quit the government if no solution is found that would prevent the drafting of all ultra-Orthodox yeshiva students, the deputy health minister gives the state a week to get extension from High Court to resolve issue.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 11:34 am
  • צילום: חיים צ"ח לע"מ
    While PM Netanyahu seeks to pass the nationality bill into a law next week, President Reuven Rivlin sends a harsh letter criticizing article 7b of the legislation, saying it doesn't reflect the Zionist vision.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 11:29 am
  • צילום: יואב דודקביץ
    During Knesset committee discussion about the controversial legislation, Deputy AG Raz Nizri and Knesset legal advisor Eyal Yinon warn of the international repercussions to the legislation, particularly over article 7b, which allows the exclusion of citizens from cities and towns based on their nationality or religion.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 10:24 am
  • צילום: מתוך דו"ח מבקר המדינה
    State Comptroller's Report on local government finds major gaps in the availability of bomb shelters in non-Jewish sectors; only 11 out of 71 non-Jewish local authorities have public bomb shelters; 127,000 students have no access to protected spaces in schools; 'urgent solution' required.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 9:07 am
  • צילום: משה פילברג
    Despite IDF's efforts, more than 100 days have passed since the kites and balloons terrorism began, causing massive damage to agricultural produce and destroying Israeli land; firefighting crews fight daily against the rampant blazes in the south.
    Posted: July 10, 2018, 7:54 am
  • צילום: גיל יוחנן
    Father Gabriel Nadaf, founder of the Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum, is under a criminal investigation; the alleged crimes took place several years ago; gag order put on other details of case.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 6:41 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Gaza terror group says Israel is committing crimes against humanity following its announcement it is closing Gaza's main commercial crossing and limiting the strip's fishing zone as incendiary kites and balloons terrorism and protest on border continue; Israel will allow humanitarian aid to enter the strip.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 6:41 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Hassen Chalghoumi, known for his criticism of Islamic fundamentalism, receives multiple death threats and is accused of becoming 'advocate for the Zionists' following his meeting with IDF Spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis in Paris.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 4:16 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    PM Netanyahu declares closure of Kerem Shalom as incendiary kites and balloons continue coming from Gaza into Israel, scorching thousands of acres of Israeli farmland and woodland; the crossing is Gaza's main commercial channel.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 3:30 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    'The way Hamas is conducting itself, it could pay a heavier price than it did in Protective Edge,' the defense minister threatens as incendiary balloons and fires continue wreaking havoc in Israel; Netanyahu says Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed as punitive action.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 2:03 pm
  • צילום: MCT
    Mrs. Netanyahu's lawyer asks for postponement of hearing in residence affair, saying he needed to be present at another hearing at the same time; prosecution agrees, and hearing moved to October 7.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 12:42 pm
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    Since a major earthquake cannot be predicted, experts say citizens and government agencies need to prepare for the worst; Minor tremors were felt Sunday around Tiberias.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 12:29 pm
  • צילום: שאול גולן
    Parents decry the fact commission of inquiry formed by Education and Defense ministries is about to complete its work without inviting any of them to give testimony; 'There is an entire system here that is simply criminal, irresponsible, and negligent,' accuses Sharon Sadan, Yael's mother.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 10:58 am
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    As the controversial bill prepares for second and third readings at Knesset, changes made; while Hebrew will be declared as Israel's official language, the official state use of Arabic will be determined in separate legislation.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 9:03 am
  • צילום: עידו ארז, AP
    The Wall Street Journal quotes account by former North Korean diplomat, who said Pyongyang's ambassador to Sweden met with his Israeli counterpart in 1999, asking for cash money in return for stopping delivery of missiles to Israel's enemies.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 8:35 am
  • צילום: אורן אגמון, "ידיעות אחרונות"
    Professor Dina Porat, who accompanied the talks with Poland that resulted in the joint statement that partially expunged Polish complicity for Holocaust atrocities, says she did not act as Yad Vashem's chief historian, but was rather asked to give 'personal and discreet advice,' allowing that some parts can stand to be corrected.
    Posted: July 9, 2018, 7:05 am
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    Syrian news agency SANA says air defenses activated after airfield in Homs province, which was struck in April, comes under attack with 4-5 missiles reportedly fired at the base; report not immediately confirmed by Israel.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 9:36 pm
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    Mohammed Al-Emadi floats idea during interview with Kan, argues allowing 5,000 Gazans to enter Israel on work permits would put an end incendiary kites and balloon terror.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 8:48 pm
  • צילום: לפ"מ
    Agency announces change following protests by feminist activists bemoaning total exclusion of women from public images, including one of a Shabbat table that only includes men; 'exclusion of women from public sphere is unacceptable.'
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 7:31 pm
  • Photo: Reuters
    Minister Uri Ariel and Likud party member Sharren Haskel visit holy site that has often triggered serious violence between Israelis and Palestinians, after Netanyahu reportedly lifts long-standing ban on Israeli Knesset members visiting the compound.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 7:19 pm
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    27-year-old Ebru Ozkan, arrested last month at Ben-Gurion Airport, is charged with unlawful associations, crimes against public order for Hamas and offenses of bringing enemy funds into the area, which include smuggling five bottles of perfume to launder money.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 6:35 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    20 reserve troops return 'worthless' medals belonging to 400 recipients until remains of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul are returned to Israel; ‘The war is not over until the last soldier is returned home to his family,’ reads an open letter.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 5:49 pm
  • דוברות רכבת ישראל
    Rail upgrades and infrastructural work on high-speed train from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem account for closure of stations, with trains between Tel Aviv, Nahariya or Be’er Sheva to be affected.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 4:34 pm
  • צילום: גיל יוחנן
    Prime Minister Netanyahu says IDF draft bill is at the top of the coalition's priorities, adding coalition heads set to meet to discuss matter; 'We will try to square the circle and bring this to an end as soon as possible,' he says.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 11:31 am
  • צילום: EPA
    PM says objective of talks with Polish governments to cancel criminal articles in controversial Holocaust law was achieved; adds that 'I have listened to the comments from historians, including about things that were not included in the statement. I respect these comments.'
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 10:14 am
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    Husband slams into wife while zip-lining on their honeymoon in Honduras, with the husband killed and the wife seriously injured; woman undergoes 6-hour surgery in Honduras, flown to Florida hospital where she regains consciousness.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 8:57 am
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    70 years after violent confrontation between the newly-formed IDF and the Etzel paramilitary groups, the prime minister declares Etzel fighters were 'acting in the benefit of the State of Israel.'
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 8:10 am
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    Jerusalem submits official protest to Warsaw over the decision to publish full-page ad in Israeli newspapers containing a bad Hebrew translation of the joint statement that was meant to end the crisis over the Holocaust law.
    Posted: July 8, 2018, 7:06 am
  • צילום: תומר בן חיים
    Israeli photographers band together for special photo project to show the world the devastating results of the fires breaking out because of incendiary kites and balloons being flown into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
    Posted: July 7, 2018, 9:23 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Despite their disappointment with the cease-fire agreement mediated by Russia, thousands of uprooted families begin their way home to southern Syria, admitting defeat: 'Assad finished Daraa and with it— the revolution.'
    Posted: July 7, 2018, 6:02 pm
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    Zahadia Haniyeh, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's 38-year-old niece, suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach while taking part in Gaza border protests on Friday; Haniyeh: 'Palestinians will continue the marches despite the many wounded, until the land is purified of the filth of the occupation.'
    Posted: July 7, 2018, 4:08 pm
  • צילום: צילום מסך
    Two sources speaking with Politico confirm Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube's agents contacted NGOs associated with Jewish billionaire George Soros and recorded conversations with employees to undermine Soros before elections in Hungary; Hungary's government has yet to comment on the matter.
    Posted: July 7, 2018, 1:20 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Renata immigrated to Israel from Russia without her parents out of a sense of mission; After completing her combat service in the Border Police, she joined the Defense Ministry's checkpoint unit as an armed security guard, being the first woman to ever meet the requirements; now, she's 'waiting for more woman to join her.'
    Posted: July 7, 2018, 11:01 am
  • צילום: AFP
    Explosive device goes off early near Karni crossing, wounding several Palestinian terrorists trying to hurl it at Israeli troops; Mohammed Abu Halima, 22, killed in clashes, with cause of death in dispute; IDF battles 3,000 Palestinians rioting near the border fence.
    Posted: July 6, 2018, 8:07 pm
  • צילום: מארק ישראל סלם
    New study unit will make it a requirement to teach Israeli students on trips to Poland about Poles' treatment of Jews before, during and after the Holocaust; 'We cannot possibly educate our children on distortions and lies,' education minister says.
    Posted: July 6, 2018, 6:13 pm
  • צילום: עידו ארז
    Leader of the outlawed northern branch of the Islamic Movement, who is on trial on charges of incitement, put on full house arrest in Kafr Kanna, where he receives a hero's welcome.
    Posted: July 6, 2018, 5:09 pm
  • צילום:אגף דוברות והסברה במשרד הביטחון
    In light of a tense security situation on the Gaza border, IDF deploys several Iron Dome batteries in the area; Rafael, Defense Ministry successfully test new developments to upgrade Iron Dome.
    Posted: July 6, 2018, 2:37 pm
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