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  • צילום: AFP
    Clashes at the Gaza Strip when a ceasefire deal is on the horizon: IDF kills two Palestinians in demonstrations on the Gaza border fence, hundreds of demonstrators near the fence, fire erupt in the Gaza vicinity; Deputy Hamas leader: 'I support quiet in the area so that our people will live in dignity and we will be able to continue our fight.'
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:13 pm
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    A recently released video of the attack shows the terrorist trying to stab a police officer, while the officer was looking at his phone. The assailant was soon killed by the police; A policewoman is suffering from anxiety as a result; Last week, police officers arrested a 26-year-old terrorist from Hebron after he tried to stab civilians in Jerusalem's Old City.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:05 pm
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    The prime minister's office issues a statement saying that Bezeq-Walla corruption affair, also known as case 4000, is falling apart because Netanyahu never received positive media coverage from Wall. The statement was issued following Netanyahu's questioning by police on Friday morning;' The facts prove, unequivocally, that Netanyahu's coverage in Walla remained negative.'
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 3:30 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Mass delivery part of one-time confidence building measures after the two sides agreed on a postal entry deal ‘about a year ago’, IDF says.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 12:26 pm
  • צילום: עידו ארז
    Two lightly wounded in riots that break out in Gilboa Prison after inmates rage over participation of hated Metzada unit in surprise search raid, as guards comb wing in search of hidden cell phones.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 11:50 am
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    Other Givati Brigade officer says brigade commander who was recorded pinning down a cook who was trying to escape from base did the right thing, ensured that soldiers had hot food.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:31 am
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    The IDF understands that Hezbollah has gained masses of experience in the civil war. Now it is undergoing changes to prepare it for the next showdown with 'the strongest army in the Middle East after the IDF.'
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 8:49 am
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    42-year-old Hava Roizin was killed on Thursday evening after a man in his 60 ran her over and fled before turning himself in to the Palestinian police in what IDF, Shin Bet say was likely a car accident, not a terror attack.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:07 am
  •  צילום: רויטרס
    US official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, is cited in Bloomberg as saying that the two leaders agreed in their July discussions during a summit in Helsinki that Tehran's forces should leave the war-torn country, but Putin expressed reservations about the feasibility of forcing them to vacate the territory; disputes over the Golan Heights also said to be a major talking point.
    Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:36 am
  • צילום: מאור לביא/TPS
    Woman in her 40s hit by what is reported to be a Palestinian taxi near an outpost in the West Bank; driver flees the scene, later turns himself in to Palestinian police in Nablus.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:57 pm
  • צילום: אפי שריר
    32 Israelis contract leptospirosis after swimming in streams in the Golan Heights; ministry finds high levels of fecal E. coli bacteria in Zaki, Mesushim and Yehudiya streams, barring the public from entering them as well as several other bodies of water.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:43 pm
  • צילום: shutterstock
    Alan Levit, who immigrated to Israel in 1991, is suspected of robbing and murdering a man in Minsk in 1993; German authorities arrest him in Frankfurt due to Interpol arrest warrant; lawyer tries to bring him back to Israel to face trial, where he won't face capital punishment.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:09 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Col. Yigal Ben-Ami, the commander of the IDF's headquarters in Tel Aviv, is suspected of making personal use of vehicles meant for major generals and receiving benefits from contractors carrying out renovations at the base; he denies the charges.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 6:36 pm
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    According to the State Comptroller's report, the murder rate in the Arab sector is 2.5 times higher than the general population, and the frequency of shooting offenses is 17.5 times higher than in the Jewish sector; The report details various police failures, manpower problem, and Arab Israelis' lack of trust in the police.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:21 pm
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    The head of Egyptian intelligence, Abbas Kamel, visited Israel as a guest of National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat. He met in Tel Aviv with Prime Minister Netanyahu and Shin Bet Director Argaman to discuss long-term ceasefire deal with Hamas.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 5:08 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Col. (res.) Liron Libman says the rigorous military investigation into the events of August 1, 2014, when over 70 non-combatant Palestinians were killed, meets international expectations of a serious probe into alleged war crimes. However, there's no guarantee there won't be international charges brought against Israeli military and political leaders.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 4:05 pm
  • צילום: אריאל חרמוני, משרד הביטחון
    Defense Minister Lieberman says he is unable to announce his two candidates for the position due to pending petitions filed against appointing committee members, whose relationships with PM have been brought into question.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 3:15 pm
  • צילום: הרצל יוסף
    Illegal migrants start to feel bite of law passed last year that requires their employers to hand over 20 percent of their salaries to the state, which promises to give it to the migrants once they leave.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 1:46 pm
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    IDF says no criminal investigation will be launched against battalion commander after initial probe shows he was trying to prevent three Givati cooks from abandoning their posts in the West Bank and returning home for the weekend, leaving combat soldiers without hot food.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 1:03 pm
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    36-year-old suspect refused to open the door to police before attempting to attack them with an electric drill, prompting officers to pacify the man with a taser.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 11:15 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Hezbollah-affiliated Al Mayadeen news channel says that current negotiations for anticipated ceasefire aimed at ending months of hostilities on the Gaza border will also include creation of a maritime route between the coastal enclave and Cyprus under Israeli supervision.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 10:13 am
  • צילום: AFP
    São Paulo samba school that originally agreed with Israeli consulate to hold parade marking 70th anniversary cites fears of Palestinian protests, scrapping months of preparation and large financial contributions.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:37 am
  • צילום: רויטרס, ירון ברנר
    Speaking at PLO central council meeting, PA president charges that Yigal Amir, who gunned down the former Israeli prime minister in 1995, also receives a salary from four individuals.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:32 am
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    Al-Hayat newspaper reports that Abbas Kamel visited the city on Wednesday in a bid to flesh out the final details of an Egyptian-brokered long-term ceasefire with Hamas after months of daily skirmishes; Palestinian official says deal may be signed on Friday.
    Posted: August 16, 2018, 7:25 am
  • צילום: AFP
    The Security Cabinet discusses the ceasefire currently observed between Hamas and Israel as well as a possible long-term arrangement with the terror group during a meeting attended by only a few ministers; Although the defense establishment believes Hamas is committed to cessation of hostilities, many Israeli officials remain skeptical; 'There is no arrangement. The other side is so unpredictable; no one knows what will happen.'
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 11:09 pm
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    Due to the threats expected in the coming decade, PM intends to increase the secuirty budget by billions, from 0.2% to 0.3% of the GNP; 'We invest more in security in order to defend our achievements.'
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:35 pm
  • צילום: MCT
    Chief Military Advocate General finds no criminal wrongdoing in IDF forces' conduct in any of the fighting incidents during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, even those in which non-combatants were killed; also, no investigation to be launched into massive IDF bombardment in Rafah the day Hadar Goldin was killed and abducted.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:16 pm
  • צילום: מתוך עמוד הפייסבוק של בנו ריינהורן
    Beno Reinhorn, a 35-year-old father of two from Herzliya is suspected of sexually abusing over 140 girls; The suspect reportedly lured his victims through social networks; The police estimates the actual number of victims is much higher and urges those who have not come forward yet to urgently do so.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 5:27 pm
  • צילום: עמית הובר
    Jerusalem's court of appeals recommends the expulsion of Eritreans lacking refugee status; 'Israeli citizens living near infiltrators are suffering, and there is no choice but to deport them directly to their country of origin, otherwise they should be given permanent status in Israel.'
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 5:09 pm
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    Israel's internal security agency confirms it briefly detained Reza Aslan, saying he 'raised suspicion' when arriving at the border crossing but denying he was questioned about his politics.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 2:44 pm
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    Unknown perpetrators spray Nazis symbol on the outer wall of the Mikdash Moshe Synagogue alongside SS unit symbol; police is investigating the case.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 1:11 pm
  • צילום: אפי שריר
    Five 14-17 year olds hospitalized on suspicion the caught the infection after kayaking tour, after infection previously only found in Golan area; alarm in Upper Galilee Regional Council over possible drop in tourism; Mey Eden water company halts production over irregular results in water sample.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 1:02 pm
  • צילום: דוברות המשטרה
    26-year-old Palestinian from Hebron arrested in the Old City while carrying a knife and tear gas; he initially claimed he came to the capital to pray, but further investigation revealed he planned to stab Israeli civilians or security forces.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 12:25 pm
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    Family of fallen soldier being held by Hamas says special ministerial committee on POWs and MIAs hasn't convened since January 2017, demands discussion of the committee before signing any agreement with the terror group.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:39 am
  • צילום: בראל אפרים
    Defense minister says Kerem Shalom crossing was reopened after 3 days without violent incidents on the border. 'The Gaza residents have something to gain when Israeli citizens enjoy quiet and security, and something to lose when this quiet is broken,' he tells them in special message.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:03 am
  • צילום: AP
    Iranian-American writer Reza Aslan says he was detained upon arriving in Israel from Jordan with his family, accusing the Shin Bet of using 'police state tactics' against him, threatening him: 'We can make it so you don’t see your kids for a long time.'
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 7:37 am
  • צילום: sutterstock
    Academic Ranking of World Universities publishes annual list of world's leading academic institutions, placing Israel Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 77th and 93th spots respectively.
    Posted: August 15, 2018, 6:49 am
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    In remarks broadcast on a big screen at an event dubbed 'July Victory of 2016' in Beirut marking 12 years since terror group's 'victory' against Israel in 2006 Second Lebanon War, Hezbollah secretary-general says Israel is 'deterred by the resistance', knows it will lose the next round of fighting and is responsible for the Syrian civil war which it caused in order to gain strength.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:37 pm
  • צילום: shutterstock
    Findings from a recent study by Science and Global Security journal alleges Israel conducted a nuclear experiment in cooperation with South Africa over the Indian Ocean in 1979; conclusions say traces of radioactive substance found in sheep in the area underpin findings; 'Israel is the only country that had the technical capability and the political motivation to conduct such a discreet experiment,' says expert.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:39 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    Avichai Mandelblit’s decision comes after 1-hour detention of Peter Beinart upon landing in Israel sparked a minor uproar; legal officials says distinction has to be drawn between Shin Bet's authority to intervene in political and terror-related matters.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:09 pm
  • צילום: אוהד דויגנברג , אבי רוקח
    After defense minister announces decision to reopen Kerem Shalom border crossing and expand Gaza fishing zone if two-day lull in fighting continues, Bayit Yehudi leader says move constitutes 'prize in return for 130 days' of terror, adding it will only enable Hamas to rearm and become 'Hezbollah 2.'
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:41 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Despite the government decision to expedite the demolition of terrorists' houses, the procedure still takes months to complete, but security official says not all cases are ‘black and white’.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 5:42 pm
  • צילום: AP
    Local police question a high school student after he is caught on camera with his pants down at a memorial site at the former Nazi concentration camp; teenager, together with a friend who went along with the act, gets a fine and is sent home.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 4:07 pm
  • צילום: AP
    After refusal from Treasury to provide 12 million euro guarantee required by the European Broadcasting Union to host the singing competition, IPBC accepts compromise to take out loan from the bank, with the government deciding whether to provide indemnification in case the event is cancelled.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:27 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    After situation assessment with IDF chief, National Security Advisor, Shin Bet official and COGAT, defense minister announces that barring any new security incidents on the Gaza border, the Kerem Shalom will be reopened Wednesday at 9am.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:12 pm
  • צילום: יואב דודקביץ
    Suzanne Abu Ghanem, 39, posted pictures of Hamas terrorists on Facebook and Instagram, praising them and calling for violence: 'God forgive us for failing to do something about Al Aqsa. The time has come for a revolution.'
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:41 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Israel Police determines Elor Azaria, convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned for shooting dead a seriously wounded terrorist, poses a danger to the public; furthermore, police intelligence found no security threat to his safety to justify need for firearm.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 10:20 am
  • צילום:  יאיר שגיא
    In interview with Saudi-owned paper Elaph, Tamir Pardo also talks about need to impose sanctions on Lebanon to weaken Hezbollah and about Israel's ties with moderate Arab nations in the Gulf.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:43 am
  • צילום: AFP
    Israeli officials are rolling up their sleeves as Palestinians attempt to remove or suspend Israel from the United Nations over the contentious Nation-State Law, in a similar move to one imposed on Apartheid-era South Africa.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:06 am
  • צילום: שחר לוי, משרד הביטחון
    As Defense Minister Lieberman is set to discuss easing Gaza restrictions after 2 days of quiet on border, Hamas officials hold talks in Cairo about ceasefire agreement, while PLO expected to convene Wednesday to discuss matter.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 8:18 am
  • צילום: EPA
    With the government and IPBC still squabbling over who will pay a 12 million euro guarantee payment to ensure Israel could host the 2019 Eurovision Song Content, the European Broadcast Union says it has alternatives.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:48 am
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    Furor over alleged anti-Semitism in Britain’s main opposition party escalated when Prime Minister Netanyahu and British Labour leader Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:29 am
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    Cpl. A., who suffered a serious back injury after jumping off a Hummer jeep during training, wakes up two weeks after injury; he underwent a series of operations at Tel Hashomer hospital, and has a long rehabilitation ahead.
    Posted: August 14, 2018, 6:47 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Defense minister set to discuss with IDF officials whether to open Kerem Shalom crossing and enlarge Gaza fishing perimeter as mortars and incendiary balloons cease to be fired on Israel in two-day respite following weeks of regular exchanges of fire.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:43 pm
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    PMO apologizes for what is described as an error after Peter Beinart, an outspoken critic of Israeli policies who writes for US publications and Israel's Haaretz, is questioned for an hour after landing.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:14 pm
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    Health Ministry says 27 have been hospitalized so far after bathing in several popular Golan Heights streams said to contain bacterial infection; Nature and Parks Authority announces some parks have been closed, while others given the all clear.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:55 pm
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    The Intercept website claims to have seen a report produced by the IDF military police that concluded that the strike on a Gaza beach that caused an international outcry was due to an Israeli drone mistaking the kids for Hamas terrorists, and a failure by the operator to await further instructions after the death of the first boy.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:06 pm
  • צילום: אבי אוחיון, לע"מ
    Foreign diplomatic official says the prime minister met with the Egyptian president in a clandestine tête-à-tête; Prime Minister's Office declines to confirm or deny claim, but Palestinian official says talks, dubbed 'quiet on condition of quiet', were held in Cairo, where PM stayed for a few hours before flying back to Israel.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 6:15 pm
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    Day after Channel 2 reports that families of fallen soldiers wrote to defense minister insisting that Maj. Gen. Yair Golan was not fit for the role due to string of 'outrageous' comments, IDF scolds attempts to ‘besmirch his good name.’ Lieberman says it will have 'no influence' on final outcome.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
  • צילום: יריב כץ, צילום: אוראל כהן
    Yechiel Isakov is revealed to be a former employee fired by an Israeli company known for selling cyber-arms who is charged with stealing intellectual property and trying to sell it for $50 million over the Darknet.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 2:12 pm
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    The former tourism minister is expected to be released next month after serving eight out of 15 months in prison following a conviction on corruption charges which include the breach of trust; More serious charges as as bribery and money laundering were dropped.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 1:47 pm
  • צילום: עידן ארבלי, דוברות הכנסת
    Following Yacimovich's post about another woman who accused MK Eitan Broshi of sexual harassment, the MK says she would not give up her parliamentary immunity if Broshi sues her for libel.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 12:51 pm
  • צילום: עמית שאבי
    The finance minister says the government has no intention of assisting the Israel Public Broadcast Corporation in funding the production of the Eurovision Song Contest; Kahlon: 'If the IPBC does not want to host it, the Eurovision will not happen.'
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 10:59 am
  • צילום: AFP
    The Israeli-Argentinean economist and former head of Argentina's central bank is due to meet Netanyahu and Kahlon in order to discuss the possibility of appointing him as head of the Bank of Israel.
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:33 am
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    The bereaved father calls for the death penalty in a letter addressed to government ministers, which he intends to read in front of the judges; 'It must be the first in a series of steps that will change reality and give hope to the people of Israel'; Im Tirtzu's CEO: 'giving terrorists the death penalty is life-saving.'
    Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:37 am
  • צילום: טל שחר
    Arab MK argues Palestinian flags at rally against Nation-State Law are not important compared to number of people coming to protest against the legislation; MK Ohana: 'futile efforts to change or annul the Nation-State Law have been further weakened by the Arab bear hug.'
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 9:44 pm
  • צילום: חגי דקל
    Arison, Israel's wealthiest woman, questioned for 8 hours in Housing & Construction Holding Company corruption case; police bars her from leaving Israel or contacting other suspects involved in the case.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 5:37 pm
  • צילום: עידן ארבלי, דוברות הכנסת
    Yachimovich reveals story of woman who served in Broshi's IDF battalion, saying he 'sexually harassed her on a regular basis and made her life miserable'; Broshi's recent harassment of MK Nahmias-Verbin, and his lawyer's attack on yet another complainant, led more women to come forward, the MK says.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 4:45 pm
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    Video filmed in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council shows how to delayed the incendiary mechanism on balloons being sent from Gaza starts a fire moments after landing in Israel.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 3:56 pm
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי
    During coalition leaders meeting, Netanyahu gives ultimatum to call elections within two weeks in event that government fails to swiftly resolve coalition dispute over conscripting Haredim into the IDF, which for months has divided the government.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 2:11 pm
  • צילום: שאול גולן
    Almost 2,000 people march in Tel Aviv commemorating nine years since the murders at the gay youth center that left two people, including a teenager, dead; protester says 'We need more LGBT members in key positions in government and military.’
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 1:14 pm
  • צילום: רוני כנפו
    Speaking at weekly Cabinet meeting, PM says Israel will accept nothing less than a total cessation of hostilities with Hamas, promises goals to restore peace and quiet to southern border will be ‘achieved in full.’
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 12:38 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    Day after protesters wave Palestinian flag in Tel Aviv's Rabin square at mass demonstration against recently-passed law, PM says events prove 'it is clearer than ever' why legislation is necessary; minister says 'Rabin would be rolling in his grave' at PLO flags in square named after him.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 11:54 am
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    Former MK Shachiv Shnaan, whose son was killed last year in a Jerusalem terror attack while on duty as a policeman, and Zionist Union MK Saleh Saed say waving flag at anti-Nationality Law protest was 'unnecessary defiance' and not in keeping with the demonstration main message of seeking equality in 'the strongest democracy in the world.'
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 10:16 am
  • צילום: אדיר ינקו
    Dozens of frustrated residents gather near train station demanding the government act against increasing violence on the southern border; 'We are like ducks at a shooting range.'
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 8:25 am
  • צילום: AFP
    As tens of thousands of Arabs and Jews flock to Rabin Square to attend demonstration against legislation where dozens waved Palestinian flags, some express disappointment at what they describe as an insufficient turnout; 'At least 200,000 should have turned up,’ says one Arab protester.
    Posted: August 12, 2018, 6:44 am
  • צילום: טל שחר
    Thousands rally against the Nationality Law in Tel Aviv, demanding the legislation to be repealed; Despite a ban imposed by organizers on waving flags, many people were seen carrying Israeli and Palestinian flags; 'The law tries to delegitimize the Arab sector.'
    Posted: August 11, 2018, 6:25 pm
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    Dozens of boats from Gaza head for an Israeli maritime border as part of the "March of Return" campaign; Organizers: it's a message to the Palestinian factions—we will not agree to any arrangement that will not lead to the lifting of Gaza blockade'; IDF naval forces fire warning shots to keep the boats away from the border.
    Posted: August 11, 2018, 4:34 pm
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    Thousands expect to attend protest rally, which in addition to Arab citizens also includes a slew of left-wing organizations and parties; 'Our statement is clear: All citizens—all of them—are equal,' say participating organizations.
    Posted: August 11, 2018, 2:30 pm
  • באדיבות שטפאן אברהמסון
    After boat flying Swedish flag tried to break the Gaza blockade, Swedish businessman Stefan Abrahamsson wants to show a different kind of Sweden, planning to sail to Israel on August 25 to show his support for the Jewish state.
    Posted: August 11, 2018, 11:58 am
  • צילום: AFP
    Palestinian paramedic and a 55-year-old man are killed amid clashes that erupted between the IDF and Palestinian protesters during the weekly 'March of Return' demonstrations along the border fence; IDF shells a Hamas outpost in northern Gaza in response to a grenade thrown at security forces; Iron Dome deployed in central Israel.
    Posted: August 11, 2018, 7:14 am
  • צילום: gettyimages
    Hundreds of crocodiles are stranded in an abandoned farm in Jordan Valley after entrepreneur who intended to sell them for their skin lost his business following a law passed in 2012 that prohibits sale of crocodiles for meat; Head of Jordan Valley Regional Council: 'I don't want to think of what will happen if a crocodile manages to escape and reaches the Jordan River.'
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 9:32 pm
  • צילום מסך
    ClearSky cyber security company exposes plot by terror group which uses phony irremovable rocket alert app fraught with malware capable of taking almost complete control of phones, accessing camera, messages, locations and more.
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 1:34 pm
  • צילום: EPA
    While end to hostilities has continued since Thursday evening, fears rise in Israel that brittle ceasefire could swiftly shatter after Hamas calls on Gaza residents to stage protests on border, risking yet another flare up.
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 12:12 pm
  • צילום: גיל יוחנן
    As residents of city hardest hit by rockets fired from Hamas-ruled strip are forced to scurry to bomb shelters multiple times in latest round of violence in past two days, frustration mounts over 'no quiet and no war' impasse hit by government; 'If the IDF decides to hit the strip, we can take it,' says resident.
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 10:17 am
  • צילום: רועי רובינשטיין
    Some residents from one of the south's hardest-hit cities by Hamas rocket fire say they feel a sense of duty to continue their daily routine, while some argue media has blown dangers out of proportion, but as restaurants and pubs are still teeming with people, customers always make sure that a bomb shelter is never too far away.
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 8:19 am
  • צילום: AP
    Following outgoing President Santos's surprise announcement that angered Jerusalem, Israeli Embassy in Colombia releases statement saying move goes against 'close and quality relationship' between the two allies.
    Posted: August 10, 2018, 6:57 am
  • צילום: MCT
    Truce mediated by Egypt goes into effect at 10:45pm on Thursday evening, after 24 hours of hostilities, with nearly 200 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel and the IAF attacking over 150 targets in the strip; Gaza source confirms ceasefire, Israeli sources deny it.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 9:14 pm
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    When a rocket hit near Shalev Levi's house, wounding his father, he was quick on his feet, using a cloth to make him a tourniquet; 'It was a frightening experience,' Shalev says; Caroline Boniel, 5 months pregnant with twins, fell on her stomach while running for shelter, thankfully she and her babies are fine.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 8:19 pm
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    Home Front Command cancels all summer day camps and other educational activities in the Gaza border communities; various cultural events also postponed due to the incessant rocket fire from the strip.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 6:21 pm
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    In the most significant escalation along the southern border since the 2014 summer war, Hamas launches more than 100 rockets into Israeli territory since midnight; foreign worker seriously wounded in Eshkol from mortar shell; Security Cabinet to convene in evening.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 5:10 pm
  • צילום: EPA
    IAF destroys Hamas tunnels, including two sea tunnels, in Thursday morning bombings; in overnight Wednesday strikes, fighter jets hit over 20 terror sites in military compounds and a Hamas training camp, killing one Hamas fighter, pregnant woman and her infant daughter.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 4:40 pm
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    Following the most significant escalation on the southern border since Operation Protective Edge, a senior Palestinian official said that terror groups in Gaza are ready to negotiate a ceasefire; Joint command center in Gaza: 'Factions of the resistance consider this round of escalation over as far as we are concerned.'
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:44 am
  • צילום: AP
    Colombia's new government is reviewing a decision made by former President Juan Manuel Santos to recognize Palestine as a 'free, independent and sovereign state' just days before leaving office.
    Posted: August 9, 2018, 10:09 am
  • צילום: AFP
    At least 6 Israelis wounded as Gaza terrorists launch dozens of rockets, with Code Red alerts blaring throughout border area; Earlier, terrorists shoot at engineering equipment, tank shells Hamas position in response.
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 10:02 pm
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    Both sides made statements regarding imminent breakthrough, but while Israel wants to recover the bodies of 2 soldiers, 2 civilians being held in Gaza, Hamas insists 'only through prisoner exchange.'
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 7:12 pm
  • צילום: מתוך ידיעות אחרונות
    Parachute instructor Noa, daughter IDF's Operations Directorate, Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva, and journalist Shira Margalit, was demonstrating an exercise when some 30 religious soldiers turned their heads; Hesder association: 'Their commanders ordered the behavior.'
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 4:48 pm
  • צילום: אסף קמר
    Palestinians were caught in the act damaging the Samaria archeological site and in possession of a metal detector and excavation equipment; court sentences them to 36 days in prison, 9 months suspended sentence, and gives them NIS 4,000 fine.
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 1:39 pm
  • צילום: יואב דודקביץ
    MK Wael Younis of the Joint List resigns from Knesset as part of rotation agreement in his party, but Speaker Edelstein refuses to accept the resignation and sign the letter, written in Arabic, because he doesn't 'understand its contents.'
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 12:45 pm
  • צילום: אבי מועלם
    Public security minister says he doesn't believe a broad long-term ceasefire agreement can be reached, but allows there may be talks the ministers have yet to be briefed on; notes early elections inevitable after High Court only gave gov't 3 month extension to pass new IDF draft law.
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 12:30 pm
  • צילום: אוהד צויגנברג
    While the legislature was holding a special meeting on the Nationality Law at the request of the opposition, protesters in the guest gallery hold up copies of the Declaration of Independence, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein calls the protest 'a disgrace.'
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 10:40 am
  • צילום: רויטרס
    After initially planning to arrive in the spring and then postponing to the fall, Macron cancels planned November visit; Paris doesn't provide reason for cancellation, but it is likely tied to crisis the French president faces at home after his bodyguard was filmed assaulting protesters.
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 8:54 am
  • צילום:  דובר צה"ל
    Maj. G., 34, to command the 122nd Squadron, which carries out intelligence missions far from Israel's borders; 'It is a great privilege and a great responsibility. The real work is still ahead of me,' she says.
    Posted: August 8, 2018, 7:45 am
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    Senior anonymous Hamas official expressed optimism regarding agreement with Israel to include: opening Rafah Crossing, easing conditions at Kerem Shalom, 5 year ceasefire between Israel, Hamas; return of the captives, complete end to incendiary kites, balloons.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:30 pm
  • צילום: דנה קופל, ארכיון ידיעות אחרונות
    Ministry of Health announces an end to the crisis, concrete steps to be taken to curb violence against medical personnel, reduce overcrowding, increase emergency room, psychiatric, staff.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 9:14 pm
  • צילום: רויטרס
    The High Court of Justice approves the request to postpone the legislation on a new draft law but grants the government only three additional months to enact the law; The decision will most likely result in a further rift within the current coalition and trigger early general elections.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 8:18 pm
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    The organization's leadership, which has been holding discussions since Friday on UN's plan for a long term ceasefire with Israel, is expected to leave for Cairo in order to issue its official response to the proposal; Meanwhile, Two Hamas members are killed by the IDF during a military exercise showcasing the terror group's fighting capabilities.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 4:07 pm
  • צילום: יריב כץ
    'Disabled Black Panthers' picketed Ben Gurion airport's busy departures hall and exit road as part of effort to match allowance with minimum wage; 'Our struggle is for the whole Israeli society' they told frustrated passengers, drivers.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 3:57 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    IDF says removed two officers from the elite unit following two training accidents in which two soldiers were seriously and moderately wounded; company commander reprimanded.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 2:18 pm
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel turns to EU foreign policy chief, UN secretary-general, demanding them to intervene and push for legislation's cancelation; Arab rights group Adalah petitions High Court against law.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 1:24 pm
  • צילום: אביהו שפירא
    Tehran regime used money from sanctions lifted under 2015 nuclear deal 'for terrorism and subversion all across the Middle East,' defense minister says, adding money goes to Quds Force in Syria, Hezbollah, Shiite militias in Iraq, Houthi militias in Yemen, Hamas and Islamic Jihad
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 12:58 pm
  • צילום: AP
    Hamas fighters open fire at Israeli soldiers on border in northern part of Gaza Strip, prompting retaliatory strike by the IDF, which killed two members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigade; No Israeli troops hurt; Hamas vows Israel will 'pay the price.'
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 12:28 pm
  • צילום: אלי דסה, קובי גדעון, לע"מ
    Police are investigating suspicions the prime minister and the former Bezeq owner held a secret meeting at the PM's official residence ahead of a 2015 discussion at the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council about the merger between the telecommunications giant and the satellite TV company.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 10:20 am
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    New York Times quotes Middle East intelligence source as saying the Israeli spy agency planted the bomb in Dr. Aziz Asber's car, killing him and his driver; Asber, according to the report, was working on turning Syrian missiles into precision-guided missiles.
    Posted: August 7, 2018, 6:58 am
  • צילום: אלכס קולומויסקי, אלעד מלכה
    Mayor Kunik accused Deri of acting selectively for political purposes after minister invalidates municipal bylaws allowing certain businesses to operate on Shabbat; Kunik asserts Giv'atayim will remain free of religious coercion.
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 9:17 pm
  • צילום: ענבר טויזר
    12 years after legendary elite unit commander was killed deep in Lebanon a recording was released of Emmanuel discussing unity, hope, in light of the Gaza Disengagement; Family members extol his virtues at gravesite.
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:51 pm
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    A campaign launched by the Bayit Yehudi party in Jerusalem shows three main candidates in the running to become the city's mayor wearing photoshopped Haredi attire and accompanied by a provocative slogan: 'While they are worried about their fate, only a Bayit Yehudi win will stop the influence of the ultra-Orthodox'; Campaign was apparently started in an attempt to deter the candidates from pandering to Haredi electorate; 'The reality of life proves that making Jerusalem more and more ultra-Orthodox keeps the Zionist and secular public away from it.'
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 7:26 pm
  • צילום: מוטי קמחי
    Radical Jerusalem Faction organizes protest after Yeshiva student arrested for refusing to acknowledge draft notice, they insist on no cooperation with any draft law short of blanket exemption for Haredim.
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 4:01 pm
  • צילום: דובר צה"ל
    The condition of the IDF soldier injured last week remains critical after jumping into a bush without wearing a helmet; Parents of the unit's soldiers say 'It's inconceivable that the IDF punishes lower-ranking officers while ignoring the responsibility of high-ranking officers.'
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 3:46 pm
  • צילום: AFP
    Amid talks on a proposed ceasefire deal mediated by the UN and Egypt, Hamas leaders hold a meeting to discuss a possible military conflict with Israel, following the Israeli Security Cabinet statement Sunday that 'the IDF is prepared for any scenario.'
    Posted: August 6, 2018, 1:19 pm
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