Naftali Bennet told Army Radio that during talks between Benjamin Netanyahu and Arnon Mozes in 2014, the prime minister said he was interested in keeping the faction as small as possible after the elections, and Mozes presented Netanyahu with an article against Bennett.
Moran Azulay 20:05 , 27.03.17
In a satellite speech to AIPAC in Washington DC, Prime Minister Netanyahu praised cooperation with the Trump administration and affirmed Israel's support for the fight against radical Islam; 'We won't let them drag humanity away from the promise of a bright future to the misery of a dark past.'
Ynet 19:00 , 27.03.17
President says his authority to grant pardons cannot be used as a form of appeal to a court's sentence, and that he would be willing to commute Olmert's sentence if a parole board grants his request for early release after serving two thirds of his time.
Itamar Eichner 14:54 , 27.03.17
In warning ahead of Passover holiday, Counter-Terrorism Bureau advises Israelis to avoid countries close to ISIS conflict zones, some Western countries, particularly Russia, France, Belgium and Germany, and India.
Itamar Eichner 13:32 , 27.03.17
United Torah Judaism MK says that while ultra-Orthodox parties are against going to elections over the IPBC crisis between Netanyahu and Kahlon, they would not pose obstacles if the prime minister makes good on his threat.
Moran Azulay, Yuval Karni, Itamar Eichner 12:30 , 27.03.17
Le Monde reports that Israeli agents took advantage of close association with French counterparts during a joint operation to gather intelligence on Syria's chemical arsenal to try to recruit double agents from among the French.
Tamar Shabak 10:08 , 27.03.17
The number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank has soared over the past five years, says a prominent settler leader while presenting new population figures; the changing demographics would necessarily thwart the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians.
Associated Press 23:25 , 26.03.17
Dozens of demonstrators tried to block the intersection of Jabotinsky and Ben Gurion Roads between Bnei Brak and Ramat Gan; police detained several of them for interrogation. The leader of the radical Jerusalem faction, Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, called for demonstrations against the arrest of the IDF deserters.
Itay Blumental and Kobi Nachshoni 20:11 , 26.03.17
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon meet again on the issue of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, in an attempt to resolve their disagreement, but sources close to the talks said the crisis is far from over.
Ilana Messika/TPS 17:14 , 26.03.17
Over 280 architects, engineers and building planners send an open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu, objecting to ‘the ongoing discrimination against the Arab population in Israel in the area of housing and planning’; The letter claims that ‘natural growth on the one hand, and lack of planning on the other, have forced the Arab population to build without permits on a massive scale,’ and that demolishing these structures ‘violates morality and basic civil rights’; Among those who have already signed the letter are the dean of Bezalel’s Architecture department and professors from the universities of Ben-Gurion and Haifa.
Gahl Becker 14:45 , 26.03.17
In a dramatic twist of events, incarcerated crime boss Ze'ev Rosenstein refuses to testify against his rival Yitzhak Abergil, who apparently tried to have him killed multiple times; Abergil is on trial for murder and international drug trafficking.
Liran Levy and Gilad Morag 11:58 , 26.03.17
So far, all chief justices were appointed based on seniority, with Judge Esther Hayut being the next in line. But Shaked, like many of her predecessors, believes the appointment must be made based on merit alone.
Tova Tzimuki 10:54 , 26.03.17
After it was reported only three months ago that the refusal rate for serving in the IDF's Armored Corps was at an alarming high, the corps has managed to decrease refusal numbers by 50%—simply by informing draftees of the service in the corps.
Yoav Zitun 23:06 , 25.03.17
The funeral of Mazan Fukha, a Hamas operative who was assassinated Friday near his home in Gaza, was held Saturday, turning into a display of Hamas's military power as thousands attended, dozens of them armed, all accusing Israel in his death.
Elior Levy 20:17 , 25.03.17
Jewish communities in the United States are in shock after it was discovered on Thursday that the culprit behind dozens of bomb threats against their community centers is a young Jewish man from Ashkelon, Israel.
Associated Press 18:12 , 25.03.17
34-year-old Moshe Cohen is the now-suspended member of the riot police who was documented physically assaulting an east-Jerusalem truck driver who had allegedly struck Cohen’s private vehicle a few days earlier and driven off.
Roi Yanovsky 17:31 , 25.03.17
MK Smotrich joins throws his hat into the ring of public debate over mixed-gender IDF units and female combat roles, ruffling feathers both in his party and the public. Bennett: 'No group, and especially not religious Zionism, has the right to teach the IDF how to behave or to refuse to be conscripted.'
Amihai Attali 15:27 , 25.03.17
According to a statement from Hamas' military wing, the terror organization is holding Israel responsible for the attack which claimed the life of one of its commanders; Mazan Fukha was released by Israel in 2011 as part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.
Elior Levy 14:00 , 25.03.17
UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the council the large number of settlement announcements and legislation action by Israel indicate 'a clear intent to continue expanding the settlement enterprise in the occupied Palestinian territory.'
Associated Press and Ynetnews 10:43 , 25.03.17
After The United Nations Human Rights Council adopts several anti-Israeli decisions on Friday, UK Mission to the United Nations states that while the UK is against the settlements, it warned the council to acknowledge an uptick in anti-Israeli terrorism and warned that if this attitude does not change, the UK will adopt a pro-Israel policy.
Ynetnews 22:59 , 24.03.17
A video captures Israeli Military soldiers leading a Palestinian boy in Hebron; While human rights group B'Tselem claimed the boy was dragged away after he went looking for a toy, the IDF claims he was suspected of throwing Molotov cocktail.
Ynet & Associated Press 18:42 , 24.03.17
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she sees no reasonable alternative to two-state solution; Merkel states she is 'very concerned' the basis for a solution is being eroded; German-Israeli ties have grown tense in recent years.
17:34 , 24.03.17
He called hundreds of Jewish institutions across causing panic, and two years ago, he even caused the emergency landing of a Delta flight; the 19-year-old hacker from Ashkelon, who was arrested along with his father, used anonymous gateways to disguise his computer IP.
Ynet reporters 11:33 , 24.03.17
Footage: a vehicle crosses Ahihud Junction at a red light, injuring three people, including a pedestrian on a nearby traffic island; the "Green Light" survey: Nearly a quarter of the drivers testify to having driven through a red light.
Ahiya Raved 09:29 , 24.03.17
The round of talks between the Trump administration and Israeli officials has ended without agreement over the issue of settlements; despite setting a more positive tone toward Israel, the US delegation reiterates Trump's concerns over settlement activity.
Reuters 07:58 , 24.03.17
A 19-year-old Israeli has been arrested on suspicion of making hoax bomb threats to Jewish community centers in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Israel; his father has also been arrested in connection with the investigation.
Eli Senyor 22:11 , 23.03.17
Friedman, who has no diplomatic experience, is a long-time friend of Trump who worked for the Republican former New York businessman as a bankruptcy lawyer. Friedman, aligned with the Israeli right, faced highly unusual amount of opposition.
Reuters 21:37 , 23.03.17
Controversial religious-Zionist rabbi slams Supreme Court ruling under former chief justice Aharon Barak: 'the court determined that same-sex couples were equal to normal couples'; makes new disparaging remarks against women in the IDF: 'An army is required to show strength, mental fortitude and camaraderie, which have always been very masculine values.'
Kobi Nachshoni 16:51 , 23.03.17
Officer seen in video swearing at the driver, headbutting and kicking him during a roadside argument; driver: 'He headbutted and kicked me. I think I suffer from fractures. My honor went down the drain'; cop suspended pending investigation.
Hassan Shaalan, Roi Yanovsky 13:37 , 23.03.17
Palestinian envoy claims ‘bullying tactics and intimidation’ were used to nix the controversial document; UN chief Antonio Guterres' spokesman says report published without prior consultations and did not reflect his views.
Associated Press 11:20 , 23.03.17
Two arrested and 10 held for questioning on Wednesday morning as part of ongoing police investigation in suspicions of suppliers providing bribes and kickbacks to company officials in order to win various tenders.
Roi Yanovsky and Itay Blumental 10:51 , 23.03.17
Religious soldiers who wish to serve separately from women will be able to do so in the two new companies being established at the officers' training base, while other soldiers will be able to remain in co-ed companies.
Yoav Zitun, Kobi Nachshoni 10:12 , 23.03.17
Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman doubles down on his demands for Rabbi Yigal Levinstein to step down by detailing a list of sanctions to be imposed upon Levinstein and his institutions unless the embattled rabbi steps down.
Yoav Zitun 23:11 , 22.03.17
Rasha Uthmani is to be that first Muslim woman to take part in the Foreign Ministry's cadet course; Uthmani had previously represented Israel at the UN Human Rights Council; Uthmani is up for Israeli Embassy in Turkey's spokesperson position.
Itamar Eichner 23:06 , 22.03.17
Former Joint List MK Basel Ghattas is officially convicted of charges related to smuggling mobile phones to Palestinian security prisoners; Ghattas accepts plea bargain stipulating he spend two years behind bars.
Ilana Curiel 21:05 , 22.03.17
Prime Minister Netanyahu ended his visit to China and is on his way back to Israel; prior to boarding the plane, he said, ‘Significant progress has been made regarding the construction of settlements in the deliberations with the United States.’
Itamar Eichner 18:07 , 22.03.17
Merav and Herzl Hajaj, whose daughter Lt. Shir Hajaj was murdered in a vehicular terror attack in East Talpiot two months ago, joined police forces in Jabel Mukaber to watch them pour concrete to block off entry to the terrorist's home.
Roi Yanovsky 16:40 , 22.03.17
Micah Avni, who lost his father Richard Lakin in the East Talpiot terror attack in 2015, condemns the UN Human Rights Council for giving a stage to the terrorist’s father, where Muhammad Aliyan decried the sufferance of his own family.
Alexandra Lukash 15:06 , 22.03.17
The finance minister slams timing chosen by the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's heads to announce journalist Geula Even-Sa'ar as their chief news anchor, saying choosing the wife of Netanyahu's political rival Gideon Sa'ar at this time is meant to foil compromise talks.
Yuval Karni 11:51 , 22.03.17
Speaking in front of the Knesset's State Control Committee, Eisenkot says while the threat from Gaza is being taken very seriously by the IDF, 'I don't think it's correct to define it as an existential or strategic threat, all the while terrifying ourselves and the residents.'
Kobi Nachshoni 10:38 , 22.03.17
Three Palestinians enter no-go area near the Gaza border fence overnight, arousing the suspicion of the IDF, which led to tank fire; army investigating whether the three were trying to plant an explosive device.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy 08:08 , 22.03.17
Capt. (Res.) Elhanan Brazner takes part in a race from the Dead Sea to Lake Kinneret, after which he felt ill and collapsed; IDF Criminal Investigation Division appoints committee to look into the incident.
Yoav Zitun 23:05 , 21.03.17
Mohammed Aliyan, whose son murdered three Israelis in a terror attack at east Talpiot in 2015, heads a delegation of families of terrorists and prisoners, decrying Israel’s treatment at the UN Human Rights Council: ‘They demolish our homes, arrest us and expel our families.’
Roi Yanovsky and Elior Levi 20:48 , 21.03.17
The political echelon seeks to shorten the approval process on the bill that would extend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s control of the media, but Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit halts proceedings ‘due to the implications on the freedom of speech.’
Tova Tzimuki 19:39 , 21.03.17
The former police officer is offered deal by the attorney general, despite being recorded beating IDF soldier of Ethiopian descent in uniform.
Tova Tzimuki, Telem Yahav, Gilad Morag 18:53 , 21.03.17
The arrest of Muhammad Murtaja exposes further details into the elaborate scheme set in motion by the head of the Turkish humanitarian aid agency vis-à-vis the Hamas military wing; from advanced mapping software, to suitcases full of cash, culminating in the Turkish government's blind eye.
Yoav Zitun 18:12 , 21.03.17
Muhammad Murtaja, an employee of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency, is suspected of misusing resources and funds intended for humanitarian projects in the Gaza Strip by diverting them to Hamas’s military wing.
Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy 14:25 , 21.03.17
The IDF arrested three weapon smugglers on the suspicion of stealing armaments worth hundreds of thousands of shekels from IDF bases and attempting to sell them in the West Bank; seized weapons include RPG and a machine gun.
Yoav Zitun 12:10 , 21.03.17
As tensions rise on the northern border, the Air Force officially inaugurates the David's Sling missile defense system for operational use; system joins Iron Dome and Arrow systems as part of the country's multi-layered missile defense program.
Yossi Yehoshua 11:56 , 21.03.17
The appearance that Kahlon 'has the upper hand' and the appointment of journalist Geula Even—wife of political rival Gideon Sa'ar—as the anchor for the channel's main news broadcast are both believed to have led the prime minister to harden his stance.
Yedioth Ahronoth reporters 11:27 , 21.03.17
After former IDF Manpower Directorate Maj.-Gen. Hagai Topolanski had his pesonal computer stolen, due in part to his not protecting it according to army regulations, the IDF Criminal Investigation Division decides not to indict him, settling instead for a reprimand.
Yoav Zitun 23:12 , 20.03.17
IAF investigation into the interception of the Syrian missile reveals that ‘there were no dilemmas or questions’ when it came to the decision to launch the Arrow; ‘The missile was supposed to hit the Jordan Valley.’
Yoav Zitun 21:01 , 20.03.17
The dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the maritime border between them has been going on for years, with both countries claiming a specific area as part of their territory; Now, Israel plans to propose a bill that includes the aforementioned area as part of its own territory—and as such, under its sovereignty.
Amir Ben-David 17:46 , 20.03.17
With Israeli economy 'pivoting towards Asia in a very clear and purposeful way,' PM Netanyahu visits regional superpower China in an effort to combine Israel's knack for hi-tech innovation with China's abilities in mass marketing and commercialization, to both countries' benefit.
Reuters 17:23 , 20.03.17
Director Nadav Argaman says terror cells, particularly organized ones belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad, are working constantly to carry out terror attacks and will try to provoke violence during the upcoming Passover holiday.
Moran Azulay 10:31 , 20.03.17
Following Syria's launch of anti-aircraft missiles at IAF fighter jet that attacked targets in the country, Damascus's ambassador to the UN speaks out against Israel's actions, accusing the Jewish state of 'assisting terrorism.'
Roi Keis and Itamar Eichner 10:03 , 20.03.17
The president deems Netanyahu-Kahlon feud over the fate of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation to be an 'artificial crisis,' saying dismantling the government over it while Israel faces greater problems is 'completely unnecessary.'
Itamar Eichner 08:29 , 20.03.17
Netanyahu's Chief of Staff Yoav Horowitz and political advisor Jonathan Schachter to join Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer in the talks with Trump's envoy Jason Greenblatt to reach an understanding on several issues, including the construction of settlements.
Itamar Eichner 23:43 , 19.03.17
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon promises to take care of the employees of the Broadcasting Authority, while not addressing the question of whether he would succumb to Netanyahu's threats to hold elections should the corporation be established. Thus far, only six MKs have expressed public support for the PM.
Ynetnews 21:35 , 19.03.17
Almost a month after the comptroller’s report on the 2014 Gaza war, otherwise known as Operation Protective Edge, the director of the Mossad makes his first public comments on its criticism, the cabinet members’ claims and the activity of the National Security Council.
Moran Azulay 19:02 , 19.03.17
In an attempt to save face and project power and deterrence, the Syrian army and Hezbollah threaten the IAF with more Syrian weapons systems. Syrian threats come after Defense Minister Lieberman threatens to destroy Syria's air defense network for firing on IAF aircraft.
Roi Kais 15:33 , 19.03.17
Defense minister warns Assad regime after it unsuccessfully tried to shoot down IAF fighter jets on Friday night by firing an S-200 missile at it; 'We have no interest in interfering in the Syrian civil war or clashing with the Russians, but we won't hesitate to defend Israel's security,' Lieberman says.
Yoav Zitun 11:44 , 19.03.17
The Arrow anti-ballistic missile system activated for the first time, scoring a successful interception of a Syrian S-200 missile Friday. Former head of the project: 'It was obvious the Arrow would work. There was no doubt.'
Udi Etsion 10:48 , 19.03.17
The opposition leader calls for a constructive vote of no confidence that would oust the government without forcing early elections; he says willing to examine any suitable candidate to replace Netanyahu, including Kahlon and Lapid.
Moran azulay, Attila Somfalvi 09:31 , 19.03.17