Nahal infantry soldier dozes off during exercise, only to wake up when a tank bomb goes off near him; he is saved after alerting police to his whereabouts; an officer and three soldiers are sent to jail as a result.
Yoav Zitun 22:56 , 25.06.17
After more missiles land in Israel, a spillover of Syrian in-fighting, the IDF strikes Syrian military targets for the second day in a row; the army says it targeted two Syrian artillery positions and an ammunitions truck.
Associated Press 20:22 , 25.06.17
Liberal Reform movement leader decries government's 'shameful and miserable act of submission to pressures of ultra-Orthodox parties' for temporarily quashing plans to create an egalitarian section at the Kotel; vows to seek High Court’s intervention; Rabbi Lau welcomes decision; 'The decision to divide the Western Wall was fundamentally wrong.
Moran Azulay and Kobi Nachshoni 16:02 , 25.06.17
Weighing in on an investigation of a spokesman for the left-wing group over testimony in which he claimed to have seriously assaulted a Palestinian during his IDF service in Hebron, Omri Seiner, his commander at the time, insists the incident 'never happened. All soldiers under his command also say it didn't.'
Attila Somfalvi, Alexandra Lukash 14:13 , 25.06.17
After decades in which soldiers could only be laid to rest in Orthodox religious ceremonies, the IDF now allows soldiers or their next of kin to choose whether to have a religious or secular service and whether to be buried in a military cemetery or a regular one.
Yoav Zitun 13:53 , 25.06.17
Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid among a number of senior politicians urging the courts to acquiesce with the former PM's request for early release, having served 2 thirds of his sentence and being taken to hospital after suffering chest pains; 'The time has come for mercy.'
Yuval Karni 11:04 , 25.06.17
After Al-Hayat newspaper quotes a senior Palestinian official stating that Jared Kushner's report to President Trump on his recent meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas would determine whether he would pursue the 'ultimate deal', US official seeks to dispel any misinformation, dismissing the report as 'nonsense.'
Elior Levy 10:35 , 25.06.17
The ultra-Orthodox parties' bill is to be considered on Sunday; Yisrael Beytenu demands that the special committee on religious affairs be convened, claiming, 'the law grants the Chief Rabbinate a monopoly and constitutes a change in the status quo.' Shas claims the opposite.
Moran Azulay 23:12 , 24.06.17
Ten mortar shells land in Israeli territory, causing no damage or injuries; the fire is presumed to be spillover from Syrian infighting; the IDF recommends residents keep their distance from the Syrian border; the military states it holds the Assad regime responsible for what takes place in their territory.
Yoav Zitun 17:44 , 24.06.17
Turkish media quotes minister as saying that $20 million have been paid out by Israel—fulfilling a condition of a reconciliation deal—to families of people killed on the flotilla after IDF commandos were brutally attacked.
Reuters and Ynetnews 23:26 , 23.06.17
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah threatens that should Israel wage war against Syria or Lebanon, Muslim Arabs from neighbor countries will be encouraged to rise against it in a holy war.
Reuters 21:56 , 23.06.17
The First Lebanon War—which began on 6 June 1982 and ended on September that year—is still referred to by the State of Israel as Operation Peace for the Galilee, while the 18 years following it until Israel officially withdrew from Lebanon are not officially recognized by the state as a war; bereaved parents now call out to do justice by the soldiers who fell in the battle during that time by recognizing them as casualties of war.
Lior El Hai 18:45 , 23.06.17
Justice Minister Shaked asks attorney general to open investigation into testimony provided by Dean Issacharoff in which he describes how he assaulted a Palestinian during IDF service; Shaked: 'He's a liar or someone involved in violence’: Breaking the Silence: 'Shaked doesn’t really care about the Palestinians.'
Elisha Ben Kimon and Tova Tzimuki 15:09 , 23.06.17
Iran celebrates its annual Al-Quds Day by saber rattling with missile exhibition, as millions pour onto the streets throughout the country to burn Israeli and American flags, chant 'death to Israel' and resist what their country’s leader describes as an ‘oppressive and arrogant political system.’
Associated Press & Ynetnews 13:12 , 23.06.17
As thousands march through the southern city to celebrate Gay Pride for the first time, police arrest a Haredi man who tried to force his way into the crowds armed with a knife; city mayor: 'Be’er Sheva is for everyone.'
Ilana Curiel 11:47 , 23.06.17
In light of repeated attacks, including one which recently claimed the life of Border Police officer Hadas Malka, prime minister announces changes in management of the site to be implemented ‘very soon’; 'It has become a symbol of terrorism and the fight against terrorism.'
Itay Blumental 10:48 , 23.06.17
After months of protests, the government finally decides to increase the disability pension from NIS 2,342 a month to NIS 4,000; MK Gilon, who led the campaign to raise the disability pension: 'This is a historic moment that has come to do justice to a quarter of a million people with disabilities in Israel.'
Moran Azulay 23:28 , 22.06.17
After claiming that payments to families of security prisoners is the 'social responsibility' of the Palestinian people, PA spokesman Nabil Shaath draws fire from bereaved Israeli families of terror victims, who accused him of justifying and promoting terrorism.
TPS 23:27 , 22.06.17
A man is spotted crossing the Northern Israeli border into Lebanon; Lebanese news agencies report that he is a 31-year-old member of a South Lebanese Army family who escaped to Israel in the year 2000.
Yoav Zitun, Roi Kais and Ahiya Raved 23:04 , 22.06.17
A status report on decisions due to be implemented by the end of 2016 shows 70% have been carried out, but others meant to reduce housing prices, resolve the National Insurance crisis and develop the periphery have yet to get off the ground.
Amir Alon 20:37 , 22.06.17
A 16-year-old girl who abused, beat, extorted and threatened a 12-year-old girl for weeks is now charged with rape after she coaxed a foreign Sudanese citizen to rape her to cover an extortion fee she failed to pay.
Ilana Curiel 18:51 , 22.06.17
In letter to Security Council, Ambassador Danon says the Hezbollah-funded organization Green Without Borders denied UNIFIL access to an observation post; Danon argues the posts violate UNSC resolutions and calls on international community to demand Lebanon dismantles posts.
Itamar Eichner 16:30 , 22.06.17
Hazem Khairat says at Herzliya conference that Cairo is ready to help Israel and the Palestinians reach an accord, adding the two-state solution remained the only way to achieve peace; 'If we ignore this truth, it will lead to an explosion both peoples would be happy to avoid,' he says.
Yehonatan Bnaya 16:05 , 22.06.17
Egypt contributes shipment of 1 million liters of fuel resulting from a surprising alliance between bitter ex-rivals, including Gaza's ruling Hamas and an exiled former Gaza strongman; move undercuts pressure campaign being waged by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas.
Associated Press 15:04 , 22.06.17
Police given 7 days to return all content seized in raids, which is unrelated to former PM Ehud Olmert, bar 2 chapters in his new memoir amid concerns they contain sensitive information linked with ongoing investigation against him.
Raanan Ben-Zur 12:36 , 22.06.17
Shaul Shamai, 48, was a substitute teacher at a Tel Aviv elementary school, where he allegedly sat girls aged 7-8 down on his lap and touched their private parts during class; Shamai denies the allegations, claiming it was merely 'warm and embracing paternal treatment.'
Gilad Morag 11:38 , 22.06.17
Investigators to question welfare and labor minister on suspicion that workers at the Israel Aerospace Industries were blackmailed into supporting Katz and his Likud faction when he presided over the chairmanship of the company's workers' committee.
Eli Senyor 10:33 , 22.06.17
Renee Rabinowitz, 82, was asked to move seats because an ultra-Orthodox man would not sit next to a woman; judge finds the airline's policy on the matter is unlawful and discriminating; 'My message to women in Israel is when they encounter an extremist religious ruling like this, they should each fight it in their own way,' Rabinovitz says.
Asaf Zagrizak, Itay Blumenthal 09:07 , 22.06.17
After meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu in a bid to lay the groundwork for renewed peace talks between Israel and Palestinians, President Trump's special advisor Jared Kushner heads over to Ramallah to discuss next steps with Mahmoud Abbas; All major issues were discussed, says Abbas spokesman.
Reuters 08:21 , 22.06.17
Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant to allow for nearly eight daily hours of power for three days; shipment a sign of improved Egypt-Hamas relations; Israel reduced electricity supply to Gaza after PA reduced payment.
Matan Tzuri, Reuters 23:03 , 21.06.17
Protesters call on the State of Israel to acknowledge children of Yemenite immigrants were abducted from their families, demanding to open the archives in full so they could learn the fate of the missing children.
Yael Friedson 22:21 , 21.06.17
US President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser is also scheduled to meet with Palestinian President Abbas later in the evening; 'This is an opportunity to pursue our common goals of security, prosperity and peace,' Netanyahu tells Kushner.
Reuters 21:34 , 21.06.17
MK Tzahi Hanegbi reportedly told ultra-Orthodox politicians the government has no intention of building egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, leading Reform and Conservative groups to warn 'there could hardly be a worse time to drive yet another wedge between Israel and Diaspora Jews.'
Andrew Friedman/TPS 19:43 , 21.06.17
The police officer tried to take a 'selfie' with the 15-year-old Palestinian girl, who was handcuffed and blindfolded, and later pulled on her hair to get her to get up; judge acquits defendant of abuse charge, but finds her guilty of assault.
Yael Friedson 18:43 , 21.06.17
At the annual Herzliya security conference, Maj. Gen. Eshel says Israel can carry out same number of strikes it did during the 34 days of the Second Lebanon War—in just two or three days now; IDF chief Eisenkot stresses Israel still sees Hezbollah as its main threat and will keep thwarting its attempts to obtain advanced arms.
Raanan Ben Zur & News Agencies 17:08 , 21.06.17
Worshippers were shocked to discover that their synagogue in the Jerusalem Nachlaot neighborhood had been desecrated and prayer books burned; police question mentally ill Haredi man who they suspect may have been behind the vandalism.
Yael Freidson 15:58 , 21.06.17
Minister Gilad Erdan appeals to UN Secretary-General Guterres to stop hostile conference scheduled to take place at the UN headquarters this month; writing to Guterres and telling him the groups participating are entirely dedicated to defaming and ‘delegitimizing Israel’ Erdan also reaches out to US Senator Marco Rubio, urging him to ‘continue to speak out against use of UN funds to promote the BDS campaign.’
Itamar Eichner 14:37 , 21.06.17
After repeated but failed protests against meager pensions for the disabled, anger manifested by increasingly desperate tactics as disabled protesters block entrance to Ben Gurion Airport and threaten to set themselves alight.
Itay Blumental and Omri Efraim 13:55 , 21.06.17
Arriving in Israel to restart fresh peace initiative between Israel and the Palestinians, Trump's special advisor and son-in-law pays visit, along with US Israel Envoy David Friedman, to family of Hadas Malka who was murdered in Jerusalem terror attack; 'Kushner said that the president himself asked him to express condolences on behalf of the US.'
Matan Tzuri 12:52 , 21.06.17
Parents of Hadar Cohen and Hadas Malka, who were murdered in similar terror attacks at Damascus Gate in 2016 and 2017 respectively, to be invited to inaugurate 2 kindergartens named after their fallen daughters: City mayor: ‘These warriors symbolize the heroism, values of love which we teach our children.’
Eitan Glickman 12:07 , 21.06.17
IDF troops take in mother of one of three terrorists responsible for a deadly combined shooting and stabbing attack on suspicion of incitement, supporting a terror organization and glorifying martyrs; second suspect believed to have driven terrorists to their target knowing of their intentions.
Yael Freidson 10:28 , 21.06.17
Anticipating hot temperatures and a shining sun, Israelis were surprised to wake up on the first official day marking the beginning of the summer months to a brief drizzle of rainfall across a number of cities; phenomenon caused by air flowing through Turkey to the sea's ease, explains meteorologist.
Itay Blumental and Avivit Tzanti 09:27 , 21.06.17
Archived campaign propaganda is found in the Likud headquarters that offensively defamed Netanyahu's adversaries in the 2015 elections, and the response soon comes; Leader of the Opposition Herzog, who in one picture is photoshopped in drag: 'This shows Netanyahu's very problematic nature.'
Yuval Karni & Moran Azulay 23:48 , 20.06.17
The publishing house petitions the court asking for return of seized materials that are unrelated to the investigation into Olmert's possible use of classified information for his book; lawyers say this is a precedent-setting case when it comes to seizing journalistic materials.
Yoram Yarkoni 22:22 , 20.06.17
Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan announces that he will support the bill, which requires that members of the Cabinet to undergo a polygraph once a year to battle leaks but has set a condition: 'The Cabinet's non-governmental staff must also undergo the test'; ministers Bennett and Shaked also support the proposal.
Moran Azulay 20:40 , 20.06.17
Criminal complaints are filed Monday by activists, human-rights lawyers and journalists against the Mexican government for allegedly infecting their phones with the Israeli spyware Pegasus in order to track their activities.
Reuters 19:03 , 20.06.17
Despite months of delays and months promises, work finally begins on a new community for Amona evacuees; previous attempts to begin construction delayed by procedural matters in court injunctions; PM: ‘There has never been nor will there be a better government for the settlement movement than our government.’
Elisha Ben Kimon and Itamar Eichner 16:22 , 20.06.17
Prison doctor called to the cell of Ehud Olmert, who has served two-thirds of his 27-month sentence for corruption-related charges and is currently expecting to receive a ruling on whether he will be released from prison early; after initial checks, he is transferred to Tel Hashomer.
Raanan Ben Zur and Rotem Elizera 15:42 , 20.06.17
After infrastructural work is carried out on trains during Shabbat, ultra-Orthodox parties convene, demand that PM intervene to prevent a repetition and that he abide by coalition agreements: 'If this continues, I'm not sure we will be able to remain in the coalition.'
Kobi Nachshoni 12:44 , 20.06.17
While their friends go to the beach, 17-year-old Tal, Sean, Dolev and Adi will take advantage of their summer vacation to join the fight against BDS and improve Israel’s image among their peers from around the world: 'We show them the true Israel, not as it appears in the media.'
Reuven Weiss 09:57 , 20.06.17
Trump's special envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt visits the Malka family during shiva to offer condolences on behalf of the Trump administration; US statement: 'Such incidents underscore why it is vital to realize President Trump's vision of a Middle East free of the threats of terrorism and extremism.'
Itamar Eichner 08:30 , 20.06.17
Advisor to Iranian foreign min. states after rare missile attack in Syria that 'Israel is our main enemy and it should be worried'; PM Netanyahu responds: 'Do not threaten Israel.'
Roi Kais and Ron Ben-Yishai 21:09 , 19.06.17
Settlement leader decries plan to 'double Qalqilya,' despite fact that only 6,000 units to be built; Def. Min. Lieberman clarifies, 'We're talking about building on private Palestinian land inside the city'; by 2035, Qalqilya's 51,000 residents population is expected to reach 80,000.
Elisha Ben Kimon 19:59 , 19.06.17
Hundreds of anti-Israel demonstrators march through the British capital and calling for Israel's destruction; protestors accuse Israel of genocide, crimes against humanity and oppression of Palestinians.
Itamar Eichner 13:33 , 19.06.17
In an emotional speech, Ehud Olmert asks parole board to be released from prison nine months early, after serving 18 months for bribery charges; though Olmert had been expected to be granted early parole, last week the State Prosecutor’s Office opposed this over suspicions that Olmert had leaked classified info to be included in his upcoming memoir.
Raanan Ben Zur & TPS 22:13 , 18.06.17
The families of two of the three who carried out Friday's attack that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Border Police officer express their shock to Ynet, claiming that they had no inkling the young men would carry out such atrocities.
Elior Levy 19:13 , 18.06.17
Initial investigation indicates that IDF Humvee careened off the road after driver attempted to avoid crashing with a Palestinian vehicle being recklessly driven; two left in light-to-moderate condition; accident occurs less than 24 hours after another IDF Humvee flips over near Gaza, leaving 20-year-old Sgt. Yuval Maneh dead.
Elisha Ben Kimon and Yoav Zitun 16:27 , 18.06.17
The parents of a minor whose remand was extended after being arrested last week for suspected nationalistically-motivated offences, decry conduct of security forces in depriving him legal counsel; 'My son has been taken for a full week. We don’t know who by, where he is, who is taking care of him, what is happening to him or what they are doing to him.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 14:47 , 18.06.17
Fearing copycat attacks similar to Friday's twin terror attack in Jerusalem, IDF forces are increasing operations in the West Bank ahead of the end of Ramadan in order to keep situation from escalating.
Rotem Elizera, Yoav Zitun & Itamar Eichner 13:23 , 18.06.17
Following severe public backlash and protests from Israeli officials and public figures from around the world, the BBC admits their headline regarding Friday's deadly terror attack was not accurate and issues an apology.
Itamar Eichner 11:56 , 18.06.17
Right wing leaders and public officials call on the government to scrap a plan allowing for 14,000 Palestinian housing units; officials claim the decision was made at a cabinet meeting where 40% of members were absent.
Elisha Ben Kimon 11:28 , 18.06.17
Thousands of people including friends, family and government officials gather for the funeral of Hadas Malka, the border policewoman murdered in Friday's twin terror attack; Hadas' brother: 'We will never forget you as our hero sister who defended Jerusalem. Watch over us from above, we love you forever.'
Matan Tzuri 09:47 , 18.06.17
IDF patrol vehicle blocked at the entrance of Yitzhar settlement after extremists lay spikes Saturday, while later on, IDF ambulance is pelted with stones by the activists after treating a dehydrated resident; military slams the 'grave' incidents.
Yoav Zitun and Elisha Ben Kimon 09:34 , 18.06.17
Sgt. Yuval Maneh was killed and three more soldiers were injured Saturday when an IDF Humvee they were driving in crashed and overturned after its driver lost control of the vehicle.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri and Ilana Curiel 00:07 , 18.06.17
Almost two months after he promised to provide them with answers, the bereaved parents of Operation Protective Edge will finally discover how the prime minister intends to correct the faults that caused them to lose what was most precious to them.
Amihai Attali 21:03 , 17.06.17
'Shabbat Shalom to my favorite friends,' wrote 23-year-old Hadas Malka on Whatsapp, an hour before she died at the hands of a terrorist; her uncle told Ynet: 'She did not want to be in the navy, she wanted a meaningful service, to contribute, she was patriotic like no other.'
Matan Tzuri, Rotem Elizera and Gilad Morag 16:03 , 17.06.17
Troops encircle village of Deir Abu Mash'al, home of the 3 terrorists who carried out Friday's attack in Jerusalem, stressing, however, it is not enacting group punishment, but protecting against more attacks 'inspired' by Friday's events.
Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo 14:43 , 17.06.17
Hamas denies ISIS claims, stressing the 3 terrorists were Palestinian; this is the first time ISIS takes responsibility for an Israeli attack.
Liad Osmo, Yoav Zitun & Reuters 08:37 , 17.06.17
Three terrorists are shot and neutralized by security forces near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem after carrying out combined shooting and stabbing attack; border policewoman Hadas Malka, 23, later succumbs to her wounds at the hospital.
Omri Efraim, Yoav Zitun & Rotem Elizera 20:02 , 16.06.17
The shootings in the Arab sector only seem to occur more frequently, as two separate incidents in one night cause the wounding of a 2-year-old girl and her mother, as well as the severe property damage of a private business.
Hassan Shaalan 12:14 , 16.06.17
Do you feel like online incitement against Israel is only increasing? Would you like to join the fight against the BDS movement? The Strategic Affairs Ministry, Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet are joining forces to introduce readers to the organizations fighting against the boycott movement. This is how you could help in the fight for Israel's image.
Reuven Weiss 07:58 , 16.06.17
A family from Qalansawe claims police used excessive violence while searching for a wanted suspect and violently assaulted several family members; police issue statement saying family and villagers tried to stop police from conducting their search and assaulted officers.
Hassan Shaalan 23:11 , 15.06.17
In comments published by COGAT, Lieberman blames the Gaza electricity crisis on Hamas, criticizing the militant group for investing money only in terror as opposed to health, education and civil services; Lieberman emphasizes Israel is ready to help rebuild Gaza on only one condition—demilitarization.
Elior Levy 21:16 , 15.06.17
Three IDF special forces units are flown to Cyprus by surprise in order to conduct joint military exercises with the Cypriot National Guard; exercises include combat drills in mountainous terrain, subterranean tunnels, forested landscapes and urban environments.
Itay Blumenthal 18:34 , 15.06.17
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Greece to promote closer ties by encouraging Mediterranean undersea natural gas pipeline; PM also meets with Cypriot President following joint military exercises.
Associated Press 17:34 , 15.06.17
After classified documents were found in the possession of former prime minister Ehud Olmert, who is currently serving a prison term on charges of corruption, police raids the Yedioth Books offices and another home in search of more of the documents.
Eli Senyor 16:23 , 15.06.17
The Justice Ministry is aiming to tackle the recent worrying surge of cases of women killed by spouses or relatives by changing the criteria of what constitutes murder, amending it to now include 'depraved indifference' as well.
Tova Tzimuki 13:03 , 15.06.17