Several left wing parties and organizations hold a massive demonstration in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square, closing down large parts of the city; 'This is our time to take to the streets and show President Trump that there is a large camp in Israel that supports peace and calls for an end to the occupation and the conflict between us and the Palestinians.'
Itay Blumenthal 20:36 , 27.05.17
In a memorial weekend speech to US marines stationed in Sicily, President Trump affirms that both Israeli and Palestinian leaders want peace and will work to achieve it; Trump: 'Benjamin Netanyahu promised me he is ready to make peace. He is my friend and he means it.'
Ynet 19:35 , 27.05.17
More than 800 Palestinian security prisoners end the hunger strike that began on April 17, after talks held with the International Committee for the Red Cross and the Palestinian Authority concluded in an agreement to change some of the prisoners' conditions.
AP 09:48 , 27.05.17
Members of the Israel Police's Lahav 433 Unit seek to question Minister Aryeh Deri and his wife over suspicious income and assets undeclared by the family; Deri denies any wrongdoing and agrees to cooperate with law enforcement.
Eli Senyor 12:15 , 26.05.17
Hadassah Hospital reported that the Prime Minister underwent a medical procedure under anesthesia for about an hour to break up a bladder stone: 'The operation went smoothly.' Netanyahu has returned to full activity.
Yael Friedson and Itamar Eichner 10:09 , 26.05.17
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked supports the election of Esther Hayut as president, but refuses to endorse it officially; Shaked's condition: determining the identity of the two additional justices who will join the Supreme Court.
Tova Tzimuki 09:18 , 26.05.17
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Steinitz opposed the decision of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories to reduce electricity to Gaza in the face of a dispute between the PA and Hamas.
Itamar Eichner 08:09 , 26.05.17
The three men are executed by hanging and firing squad in a police compound in Gaza in the presence of Hamas officials and community leaders; execution was filmed and broadcast live from a nearby building.
Elior Levy and AP 19:39 , 25.05.17
Ruth Schwartz decries the Palestinian Authority's payments to the terrorist who murdered her son; 'My son's killer should not be rewarded for murdering innocent people; that is how you glorify and encourage terrorism,' she tells a special forum on the glorification of terrorism at the UN.
Itamar Eichner 13:31 , 25.05.17
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tells reporters that during his visit to Israel, President Trump 'put a lot of pressure' on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to the negotiating table; Tillerson: 'Everyone has to compromise.'
Orly Azoulay 10:10 , 25.05.17
After 15 Jews were arrested for bowing on the Temple Mount, Jordanian government slams Israeli authorities for 'allowing Jewish extremists to storm Al Aqsa Mosque/Al Haram Al Sharif,' saying they 'violated the sanctity of the mosque.'
Roi Kais 09:07 , 25.05.17
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights raises concern over 'punitive measures by the Israeli authorities against the hunger strikers, including restricted access to lawyers and the denial of family visits' and prisoners' health.
Reuters 08:10 , 25.05.17
Speaking at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the prime minister says Jerusalem issue not holding up peace, but rather refusal to recognize Jewish state; Abbas responds by saying, 'East Jerusalem, with its holy sites for Islam and Christianity, is the capital of the Palestinian state and will remain so forever.'
Yael Freidson, Elisha Ben Kimon 23:19 , 24.05.17
Clashes break out between pro-Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces as Israeli demonstrators march through the Old City of Jerusalem to mark the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification under Israeli sovereignty, which the protestors consider an occupation.
AP 17:47 , 24.05.17
After US President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday expressing his wish for peace in the region and rebuking the PA's policy of giving stipends to families of terrorists, the Israeli right-wing celebrated his 'unprecedented' speech, calling it a new era in the US-Israel relations.
Itamar Eichner, Amihai Attali and Orly Azoulay 17:29 , 24.05.17
The flag weighs 40 kilograms and is 18 meters tall, 10 meters wide, and 180 square meters in size; 'A flag like that has never been flown in Israel,' says Alon Vald of the Ammunition Hill Museum, whose father died in the battle to liberation Jerusalem.
Yael Friedson, Assaf Kamar 14:41 , 24.05.17
'Some see the Six-Day War as a disaster for Israel, I see it as Israel's salvation,' the prime minister says during special Knesset session to celebrate Jerusalem Day and 50 years to the capital's unification.
Moran Azulay 13:29 , 24.05.17
Jerusalem Day events include festive events, including the annual Flag Dance Parade and a special Knesset session, but also solemn ones, with memorials for Ethiopian immigrants who died on their way to Israel and for soldiers killed during the Six-Day War.
Yael Friedson, Assaf Kamar 12:53 , 24.05.17
Suspects from Huwara arrested as part of investigation into incident in which some 200 Palestinian rioters pelted the car of a settler who came upon the area with stones, later surrounding the car, banging on its windows and kicking it.
Elisha Ben-Kimon 11:59 , 24.05.17
Al Hayat reports the US president told Palestinian President Abbas that he and his team are still studying the administration's new peace initiative, and that it will be announced in a few weeks; plan reportedly to include discussions on each core issue separately.
Elior Levy 10:51 , 24.05.17
Two vehicles were set on fire with the words 'price tag' sprayed on a nearby building; police suspect the attack was because of a protest tent erected in the village in support of Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike.
Hassan Shaalan 10:21 , 24.05.17
After Trump's assurances that peace can be reached, his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt will return to the region on Thursday; US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, will also visit Israel in early June.
Itamar Eichner 09:03 , 24.05.17
Six months after completing his sentence for sexual offenses, former president and convicted rapist appealed to the incumbent President Reuven Rivlin to cancel a series of restrictions imposed on him; Katsav seeks, among other things, to cancel the nightly house arrest and the prohibition against his leaving the country.
Gilad Morag and Itamar Eichner 22:48 , 23.05.17
Police arrest five individuals, including the brother of 19-year-old Hanan al-Bakhiri, who has been missing for 20 days, on suspicion of kidnapping and murdering her; although her body hasn't been found, police says certain she is dead; Al-Bakhiri is alleged to be a victim of honor killing.
Ilana Curiel 22:15 , 23.05.17
After MK Oren Hazan forced his way into taking a selfie with US Pres. Trump, 11-year-old Yosef David, who is hospitalized at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, met with First Lady Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu during their joint visit, and managed to sneak a selfie of his own.
Shachar Hai 18:34 , 23.05.17
After the ceremony in the Mukataa, the broadcasters of Palestine channel boast with pride: 'What a difference between the way Trump was received in Bethlehem and the way they greeted him at Ben-Gurion Airport.'
Liad Osmo and Elior Levy 17:56 , 23.05.17
In a speech concluding his visit, the US president says the Palestinians 'are ready to reach for peace,' while Israel's PM Netanyahu 'is reaching for peace. He wants peace'; however, he warned that 'making peace will not be easy. Both sides will face tough decisions.'
Frederick P. Goldberg, Yaara Shalom 14:05 , 23.05.17
The US president says the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum is 'a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people,' stressing that only way to 'prevent this agony from repeating' is to never 'be silent in the face of evil.'
Ahiya Raved, AP 12:57 , 23.05.17
Eye witness says the assailant, a 45-year-old Palestinian man, called out 'Allahu Akbar' before attacking; police still investigating incident, but initial assessments point to it being nationalistically motivated.
Raanan Ben-Zur 12:48 , 23.05.17
In a series of embarrassing incidents for Israel, several low-ranking officials managed to sneak into the VIP section to greet Trump despite not being authorized; Foreign Ministry describes scene as 'shameful and a disgrace.'
Itamar Eichner 12:04 , 23.05.17
After declaring he was determined to restart peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, the US president hopes to promote the matter with the Palestinian leadership; but a PA official says the distrust towards Netanyahu will make it hard to reach a diplomatic breakthrough.
Ynet reporters 11:22 , 23.05.17
Following a day filled with holy sites and speeches cementing US's ties with Israel, US Pres. Trump and PM Netanyahu give a joint press conference; Netanyahu says that 'for the first time in many years, I see a real hope for change,' while Trump adds that I've been amazed by the generousity of your incredible people. Words fail to capture the experience, it will leave an impression on me forever.'
Ynetnews 19:08 , 22.05.17
Stepping down from his position as IDF Spokesperson, head of the IDF Manpower Directorate Moti Almoz says that he is 'unaffected' by the threats from the ultra-orthodox protestors he called 'an extreme minority.'
Attila Somfalvi 18:41 , 22.05.17
US President was reportedly reluctant to shake hands at his welcome ceremony, but that didn't stop MK Oren Hazan from pulling the president in for a selfie, only for his phone to malfunction, making the president wait for it to unfreeze.
Moran Azulay and Attila Somfalvi 15:41 , 22.05.17
'I believe the unbreakable bond between us, along with your determination, will open up new possibilities for Israel and the entire region,' Israeli President Rivlin tells his American counterpart; 'We share the same goals and I have confidence we can achieve tremendous success together,' Trump says.
Ynetnews 15:34 , 22.05.17
After a welcoming ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport, the American president headed straight to Jerusalem to meet with his Israeli counterpart. Later, he will go on a private visit of the holy sites in the Old City and meet with PM Netanyahu, while First Lady Melania will join PM's wife Sara in a visit to the Hadassah Medical Center.
Itamar Eichner, Yoav Zitun 13:47 , 22.05.17
US president says meetings in Saudi Arabia with King Salman and other Arab leaders gave him 'new reasons for hope,' adding 'We have before us a rare opportunity to bring security, stability and peace to this region and its people.'
Itay Blumenthal, Amit Cotler, Moran Azulay 13:14 , 22.05.17
The former Arkansas governor and close associate of Trump decries fact Jews have to visit the tomb, under PA control, 'in the dead of night, under armed guard, with the smell of tear gas in the air, burning tires along the route.'
Elisha Ben-Kimon 10:47 , 22.05.17
Shulamit Cohen-Kishik was an Israeli Mossad spy code named 'The Pearl' who operated undercover in Lebanon for 14 years. She passed away Sunday at the age of 100 and laid to rest in Givat Shaul, survived by dozens of grandchildren.
Itamar Eichner 09:47 , 22.05.17
The Arab-Israeli Monitoring Committee is trying to leverage US President Trump's visit to put pressure on Israel and announced a strike: 'We will send a message to President Trump to intervene in the prisoners' struggle.'
Hassan Shaalan 23:23 , 21.05.17
In a joint initiative by the ministries of Public Security and Health, a new police unit will be established to protect the hospitals' medical staff against the rising phenomenon of violence; Erdan: 'it is a moral duty towards those who save the lives of citizens.'
Meir Turgeman 22:25 , 21.05.17
The army decides to modify rules of engagement to permit soldiers to fire at the legs of suspects who are trying to steal weapons from bases; heretofore the soldiers were only allowed to chase them; the reason for the change is the alarming increase in the number of weapons thefts
Yoav Zitun 22:24 , 21.05.17
In a further development stemming from the seizure of classified materials from the prison cell of Ehud Olmert and from his lawyer, the former prime minister is now being prevented from meeting with his legal representatives.
Raanan Ben Zur 18:24 , 21.05.17
After the prime minister learns that several ministers have no intention of attending US President Donald Trump's welcome ceremony in Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, Netanyahu disperses a party leaders' meeting midway and announces that all ministers are 'required to attend' the ceremony.
Moran Azulay, Itay Blumental and Itamar Eichner 18:23 , 21.05.17
President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the 'ultimate deal,' but he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not.
AP 18:22 , 21.05.17
Military deal amounts to about $110 billion effective immediately, plus another $350 billion over the next 10 years; 'Saudi Arabia is a hostile country and we need to ensure Israel's qualitative military edge is maintained,' says Minister Steinitz.
Ynet 15:14 , 21.05.17
The two-week annual Juniper Falcon exercise saw Israeli and American F-15 fighter jets practice evading and destroying enemy anti-aircraft missiles and planes; 'we incorporated the most advanced threats we see in the region in this exercise,' says IAF official.
Yoav Zitun 12:33 , 21.05.17
The US president will arrive in Israel for a busy one-day visit on Monday, including a welcome ceremony at the airport, meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin, dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence and a major speech at the Israel Museum; Trump will meet with Abbas on Tuesday.
Itamar Eichner 11:57 , 21.05.17
Measures include expedited development of industrial areas in Jalamah and Tarqumiyah and the approval of Palestinian construction in Area C; Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, and Finance Minister Kahlon have been pushing for the measures.
Itamar Eichner 11:32 , 21.05.17
After classified documents were found in the possession of Ehud Olmert, who is currently serving a prison term for corruption, the IPS decided to punish him until further notice; for now, vacations and telephone calls are off the table.
Raanan Ben Zur 17:34 , 20.05.17
Al-Hayat reports US Pres. Trump is to announce political initiative to bring Israel and Palestinians back to the negotiating table with US involvement; Saudi king Salman praises Trump: 'Your visit will bring security to the region and world.'
Elior Levy, Roi Kais and Ilana Kuriel 14:38 , 20.05.17
Thousands protest in solidarity with Palestinian detainees who are hunger striking for better detention conditions; dozens of Palestinians and two IDF soldiers reportedly injured; hundreds of Gazans march on border fence.
Ynet reporters & AFP 19:56 , 19.05.17
With the US president scheduled to land in Israel on Monday, the security preparations are well underway; his hotel room can protect against RPGs and chemical attacks, which should be comforting to those of his 1,000-strong entourage who are called in to meet with him.
Elisha Ben Kimon 17:27 , 19.05.17
After case dismissed by New York court over Facebook’s inaction against incitement to violence and murder, Shurat Hadin laments ‘fatal mistake,’ slams it for ignoring ‘blood being spilled in the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.’
Associated Press 15:06 , 19.05.17
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked responds angrily to map of Israel released by White House omitting the West Bank and Golan Heights; says ‘I hope this is just ignorance and not policy’; reminds listeners that while she believes Trump will fulfil his election promises regarding the US embassy, her party was elected to fulfil its own promise: ‘to ensure that no Palestinian state is established.’
Moran Azulay 14:04 , 19.05.17
As Maj. Gen. Moti Almoz takes on position to head IDF's Manpower Directorate, radical Haredi sect crank up intensity of opposition against Conscription Law, congregating outside his home and distributing hateful leaflets warning that 'Your end will be bitter like Hitler’s and his friends'; police launch investigation.
Eli Senyor and Yoav Zitun 12:27 , 19.05.17
With tensions running high due to recent violence involving the deaths of Palestinians, the IDF and security services are stepping up efforts to calm tensions in flashpoint areas to avoid another wave of terror.
Yoav Zitun 11:21 , 19.05.17
Less than a day after a settler shoots and kills a Palestinian rioter after he and his wife come under attack from an angry Palestinian mob, a suspect is captured on camera pulling up next to a tractor in a Nablus village and setting it on fire, while spraying the word 'Revenge' on the wall and picture of the Star of David.
Elior Levy and Elisha Ben Kimon 10:18 , 19.05.17
Despite objections raised by Health Minister Litzman, Knesset passes a preliminary reading of the bill aimed at preventing abuse by nursing staff in wake of shocking videos that rocked the country.
Yuval Karni and Rotem Elizera 09:19 , 19.05.17
A paratrooper in an elite commando unit of the IDF deviated from his course and crashes into a concrete wall; the soldier, who sustained a head injury, was rushed to the hospital; parachuting training was halted for 36 hours
Yossi Yehoshua 23:23 , 18.05.17
Brig. Gen. Ronen Manlis take over as the new IDF Spokesperson, replacing Maj. Gen. Moti Almoz, who will now serve as head of the Manpower Directorate; 'I take on the role of the IDF Spokesperson, understanding my responsibility, in awe of the position,' Manlis says.
Yoav Zitun 23:08 , 18.05.17
On Sunday, Tzachi Hanegbi's temporary appointment as acting communications minister will expire; the PM, who apparently will not be able to return to office himself, has trouble deciding who will replace him; after Yariv Levin refused, few alternatives remain.
Itamar Eichner 19:58 , 18.05.17
Administration official says while such a meeting is not on the cards for the US president's visit to Israel next week, it is included in future plans; Netanyahu met with Trump's envoy Greenblatt to prepare for visit.
Orly Azoulay, Itamar Eichner 19:02 , 18.05.17
About 200 Palestinians participated in a protest-turned-riot, blocking roads and throwing rocks at passing Israeli vehicles when a settler—claiming he felt that his life was in mortal danger—opened fire at the rioters, killing one and injuring a news photographer; wife of the shooter says mob encircled their vehicles and tried to drag them out.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun 18:31 , 18.05.17