Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian terrorist from Nablus after stabbing three men and a woman near the Herods Hotel on Hayarkon Street; security video footage shows the rampage.
Eli Senyor, Itay Blumental and Yoav Zitun 15:20 , 23.04.17
Shin Bet maintains that the violent attacks against minorities in Be'er Sheva were carried out with nationalistic motives; among the suspects are 2 IDF soldiers and a minor.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Ilana Curiel and Yoav Zitun 14:03 , 23.04.17
Four days after Likud MKs David Bitan and Miki Zohar clashed with parents of fallen soldiers during a Knesset discussion on Operation Protective Edge, the prime minister, who was present at the meeting, finally addresses issue, saying 'An immediate apology was necessary and it is good that this was done.'
Kobi Nachshoni 13:47 , 23.04.17
When he was in fifth grade, 2nd Lt. Noam Korev found a wooden box in his grandmother's house filled with letters in German and Yiddish belonging to relatives who perished in the Holocaust; what started out as a genealogy report turned into his life work.
Isaac Dabush 13:11 , 23.04.17
One week after a hunger strike of almost 2,000 Palestinian security prisoners gets underway, cracks appear in participants’ determination to go the distance as a second batch of 84 prisoners drop out; Netanyahu: ‘We are leading determined and responsible policies in line with international norms and not in accordance with terrorist dictations.’
Raanan Ben Zur 12:59 , 23.04.17
Al-Jazeera network reports that Israel attacked a military base belonging to a militia loyal to the Assad regime on the outskirts of Quneitra; According to the militia, three were killed and two wounded in the alleged strike; IDF refuses to comment.
Roi Kais and Yoav Zitun 11:34 , 23.04.17
The former defense minister and hopeful head of the Labor Party alleges that a main competitor for contracts on development of the Iron Dome defense system indirectly offered him a bribe of NIS 1 million to reopen the bidding process.
Moran Azulay 10:54 , 23.04.17
IDF arrived in the area of Huwara to disperse clashing crowds of Jews and Arabs, when settlers began throwing stones at a group of soldiers; incident adds to a series of violent confrontations during the weekend; IDF promises to work against 'extremists.'
Yoav Zitun 08:33 , 23.04.17
Sunday evening, the events commemorating the Holocaust Martyrs 'and Heroes' Remembrance Day will begin in a state ceremony in the Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem; the following day, at 10am, a two-minute siren will be heard and in Poland, the March of Life will take place in the Auschwitz camp; the events will conclude with a ceremony at Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, for the first time with the participation of a former German president.
Ynet reporters 23:21 , 22.04.17
Benjamin Netanyahu receives the six survivors who will light the ceremonial torches in memory of the six million Jews murdered on Holocaust Memorial Day. ‘You gave so much, and the state has to give to you,’ he tells them.
Moran Azoulay 21:55 , 22.04.17
Israeli settlers from the Yitzhar area made their way to the outskirts of the Palestinian village of Urif, causing heavy damage to one of the houses and vehicles; at least one Palestinian was injured by IDF's use of riot control, and two Palestinians were later wounded by stones thrown by settlers at Huwara.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 19:39 , 22.04.17
Two indictments have been filed in Florida and Georgia against the suspect, who is currently being held in Israel; indictments allege hundreds of threatening calls and transmitting false information to police; US Justice Department has not said whether it will seek his extradition.
Associated Press and Reuters 09:17 , 22.04.17
The US secretary of defense acknowledges that Syrian Army has been moving its planes in recent days; Mattis further stresses that Syria's continuing to hold chemical weapons is 'a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions.'
Reuters 23:33 , 21.04.17
Senior Christian leaders and heads of churches in Jerusalem welcome Reuven Rivlin during his visit to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem’s Old City in honor of Easter; the Latin Patriarchate Archbishop praises Israel's solidarity with and sensitivity to the Christian community.
Anav Silverman/TPS 19:54 , 21.04.17
After Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah tours Israeli-Lebanese border, Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri beseeches UN for permanent ceasefire between his country and Israel; a powerful force in Lebanon, Hezbollah tour likely pushed Hariri to seek out calm front with Israel.
Reuters 18:19 , 21.04.17
The education minister decides to postpone the Lag B’Omer vacation from a Sunday to Monday, which will also postpone a matriculation exam, to avoid desecrating Shabbat; teachers, students, parents and Chabad are livid with the eleventh-hour change.
Shahar Chai & Kobi Nachshoni 16:45 , 21.04.17
The shocking video circulated by the Muslim Brotherhood shows what appear to be armed men in uniform removing civilians from a military vehicle before shooting them to death at point blank range; Egyptian media and regime deny allegations.
Roi Kais 14:21 , 21.04.17
In a tour of the border given to journalists, Hezbollah's information department claims that the organization is ready to repel any Israeli attack, says the IDF's new defensive posture demonstrates Hezbollah's strength.
Yoav Zitun and Roi Kais 12:01 , 21.04.17
Speaking in a joint press conference with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman in the IDF HQ, James Mattis says US 'committed to Israel's security...We recognize the need to confront the destabilizing activities of Iran.'
Yoav Zitun and Reuters 11:38 , 21.04.17
More than half a million people take part in the Memory in the Living Room events on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day; despite the diminishing number of Holocaust survivors, the founders of the project urge people to continue the tradition and share recorded testimonies.
Shahar Chai 09:05 , 21.04.17
Delegation of journalists receive a military briefing from a Hezbollah officer on the Lebanese-Israeli border; reporters told of ‘Israeli settlements built on Palestinian ruins and pure land,’ while also learning about apparent Israeli military reinforcements and the deployment of ‘espionage systems’ on the border; ‘Israel went from an offensive to a defensive doctrine.’
Roi Kais 16:00 , 20.04.17
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon once again faces opposition to his budgetary plan, as Likud legislators threaten to stymie its ratification in the absence of increased financial allowances for the disabled and elderly; ‘There are too many elderly and disabled people living below the poverty line.’
Gad Lior and Amihai Attali 14:43 , 20.04.17
Speaking to a Lebanese Hezbollah-affiliated media outlet, Naim Qassem warns that any military adventures launched by Israel on the northern border would be a 'foolish and reckless step'; says terror movement prepared for any confrontation.
Roi Kais 12:33 , 20.04.17
After a heated exchanged in the Knesset between Dr. Leah Goldin, whose son's body was captured by Hamas after he was killed in Gaza, and MK Miki Zohar, Hadar's brother Tzur slams the prime minister 'who needs to provide solutions, not excuses.'
Attila Somfalvi 12:09 , 20.04.17
In an effort to alleviate the impoverished conditions of Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Israel after 1953, lawmakers announce bill proposal to increase financial benefits; 'The law cannot wait any longer.'
Itay Blumental 09:28 , 20.04.17
Pictures of Hitler and 'humoristic' memes about the Holocaust were discovered in screensavers of computers in a high school in Petah Tikva; several swastikas were recently sprayed in the city; Police are investigating.
Raanan Ben Tzur 19:54 , 19.04.17
Some 214,000 Holocaust survivors and victims of anti-Semitic harassment live in Israel and each month 1,000 of them die. The comptroller warns that time is running out, and in the meantime tens of millions of shekels allocated to the survivors have not been released.
Yaron Druckman 18:35 , 19.04.17
Honorees who will light torches in the Mount Herzl ceremony include Israeli performers, entrepreneurs and other well-known figures. Miri Regev: 'All of them are lovers of Jerusalem who through their actions and spirit contribute to the building, prosperity and beauty of Jerusalem.'
Moran Azulay 18:05 , 19.04.17
A Palestinian terrorist driving a private car hit a 70-year-old man, who was getting off a bus, and wounded him lightly-moderately; An IDF force in the area fired at the terrorist and killed him.
Elisha Ben Kimon 16:56 , 19.04.17
Likud MKs come out publicly against Minister of Finance Moshe Kahlon's plan to reduce cost of living; MKs warn Kahlon plan won't pass without support from Netanyahu and Likud.
Moran Azulay, Ahiya Ravad and Alexandra Lukash 15:53 , 19.04.17
As committee convenes to discuss State Comptroller's critical Operation Protective Edge report with PM Netanyahu, anger and emotions erupt into confrontations with Lt. Hadar Goldin's mother spurning one Likud MK: 'Shame on you all...You insolent man'; One father of fallen soldier vents at his son’s death: tells Likud members to ‘sit quietly,’ yells at Joint List MK to 'go join Barghouti on his hunger strike. Why are you even here?'
Roi Yanovsky 14:02 , 19.04.17
During a memorial ceremony, Dr. Leah and Prof. Simcha Goldin will read out a letter their son wrote to them when he visited the Auschwitz extermination camp as a teenager: 'I understand, thanks to you, what my country gives me, but mostly what I need to give of myself to the country.'
Yossi Yehoshua 13:02 , 19.04.17
In an acrimonious interview with Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin, Haaretz columnist and Army Radio interviewer Ravit Hecht draws angry reactions by comparing convicted murderer and terrorist Marwan Barghouti to fighters from the Irgun and Lehi.
Isaac Dabush 10:32 , 19.04.17
Two weeks after being released from prison, head of the Shuvu Banim Yeshiva and convicted sexual offender Rabbi Berland receives a visit from health Minister Litzman: ‘This visit does not legitimize his crimes, if they were committed.’
Moran Azulay 09:48 , 19.04.17
Coalition Chairman David Bitan threatens that funds will not be transferred to the financial plan presented by Kahlon 'if the disabilities problem is not resolved'; Netanyahu's camp says, 'The proposals are on the right track.'
Moran Azoulay 23:31 , 18.04.17
During a ride in Jerusalem, a soldier captured footage of another vehicle cutting across lanes, losing control and almost causing a fatal accident; he went to offer assistance and found a smiling driver, with his wife and three small children.
Roi Yanovsky 22:25 , 18.04.17
Mahmoud Abbas is not interested in riling up the region before his scheduled meeting with Trump, and in Ramallah they are convinced that only personal political interests are behind the initiators of the prisoners' protest. Thus, only about half of the Fatah members joined the strike.
Elior Levy 19:48 , 18.04.17
Eliraz Fein, 24, from Yitzhar, expressed her support for throwing stones at soldiers; regarding the murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir, she wrote: 'Proud and happy to discover that there are Jews who could not remain silent.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:36 , 18.04.17
Jamil Tamimi, who murdered a British exchange student in Jerusalem, had been released from a psychiatric hospital despite his having exhibited violent behavior whilst in their care. He has been declared fit to stand trial.
Roi Yanovsky 18:32 , 18.04.17
Gilad Erdan has asked the Health Ministry to prepare field hospitals to treat the security prisoners who require medical aid during their strike, including force-feeding, but he holds firm that these are ‘brutal murderers’ with whom he would not negotiate.
Andrew Friedman/TPS 16:58 , 18.04.17
Speaking in an interview with Ynet, a former PA official says people identifying with prisoners and their struggles leads to public sympathy, which in turn, can lead to more demonstrations and confrontations with security forces.
Elior Levy 14:41 , 18.04.17
Dozens of suspects from an extreme Haredi sect arrested in several different cities after an undercover police investigation into a scheme in which ultra-Orthodox newspaper Hapeles attempted to extort companies into advertising in their publication.
Roi Yanovsky 11:58 , 18.04.17
After receiving harsh criticism over the publication of an Op-ed penned by Marwan Barghouti, a convicted terrorist and murderer who was referred to by the New York Times as a ‘Palestinian leader and parliamentarian’, the paper adds an editor’s note to the piece, clarifying the actual reasons why Barghouti was imprisoned.
Ynet 11:16 , 18.04.17
After an intensive 6-day search, fishing vessel with navy sonar equipment discovers the bodies of two of the three missing young men, who disappeared last week in the Kinneret; bodies identified as Nachman Itach and Liron Karadi.
Ahiya Ravad 08:57 , 18.04.17
Led by Marwan Barghouti, more than 1,500 of about 6,500 Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli custody protest for better conditions, end to detentions without trial, and more contact with relatives; Palestinians revere prisoners, calling them ‘heroes.’
News agencies & Ynet reporters 22:02 , 17.04.17
Bone-chilling footage documents the whimpers and cries of several dogs who are locked in a vehicle set ablaze in Umm al-Fahm; the Israel Police are launching an investigation to find the perpetrators.
Hassan Shaalan & Raanan Ben Zur 18:10 , 17.04.17
Tribus Valdalan, 41, from Ashkelon, jumps to his death from the eighth floor after strangling his 30-year-old partner to death; A suicide note found at the site did not do much to explain his actions.
Matan Tzuri 16:03 , 17.04.17
700 Palestinian prisoners serving time in Israel, from Fatah, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Hamas state they will go on a hunger strike said to be led by Marwan Barghouti; A field hospital is being set up to prevent any evacuations to civilian hospitals.
Elior Levy and Roi Yanovsky 20:12 , 16.04.17
With search for missing people in its 5th day, Roni Alsheikh acknowledges likelihood that that they remain alive is slim, but promises to continue to deploy all means necessary for the location operation which 'could take weeks.'
Ahiya Raved 16:28 , 16.04.17
Using trained canines and non-lethal weapons, rappelling from roofs and smashing through windows, neutralizing targets while keeping hostages alive—these are just some of the things that the Israel Prison Service hostage rescue and special operations unit trains on daily; If the time comes, they’ll be prepared.
Gadi Kabalo 15:47 , 16.04.17
After attacking a kibbutz guard in northern Israel, the man fled into the forest nearby before police found him and called on him to drop the bar as he repeatedly yelled 'Fire,' while randomly lunging at the officers; after being tasered, he quickly recovered as officers charged toward him; ‘He told me Jesus revealed himself to him,’ says wife.
Ahiya Raved 13:01 , 16.04.17
Roommates of Hannah Bladon, who was murdered Friday on the Jerusalem tram, say they are unable to process her death as they mourn the loss of their friend, who 'loved people and animals and always wanted to travel to Israel...She was so wonderful. I could relax just looking at her.'
Liran Levi and Yaniv Halily 11:42 , 16.04.17
Two undercover soldiers from the Duvdevan unit were detained for questioning by Palestinian security forces and taken to the police station in Nablus. The soldiers were returned to the IDF with the assistance of the Civil Administration.
Itay Blumental & Elior Levy 22:32 , 15.04.17
Condolences pour in for Hannah Bladon, the exchange student at Hebrew University who was stabbed to death on Good Friday in Jerusalem. Her family releases a statement remembering their ‘caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter,’ that also bemoans the pointlessness of her death.
J. S. Herzog 17:55 , 15.04.17
Police divers, rescue services and volunteers using aircraft, boats and jet skis are all furiously looking for three young men who disappeared on the Kinneret last Wednesday; Saturday marks the fourth day of searches.
Yisrael Moscowitz 13:26 , 15.04.17
Soldiers loyal to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad publish a boastful 'how-to' video in which they show how they would theoretically overtake an IDF post: After first storming the position, the soldiers proceed to remove the Israeli flag from it, before placing the Hezbollah flag in its place.
Roi Kais 23:16 , 14.04.17
Hannah Bladon, 21, is the British student who was killed in the attack on the Jerusalem light rail at noon. She came to one semester of study at the Hebrew University as part of a student exchange program with the University of Birmingham, and was supposed to return to England in the summer.
Liran Levy & Moran Azulay 19:59 , 14.04.17
21-year-old British woman succumbs to wounds after being stabbed in a terror attack at IDF Square on Jerusalem’s light rail; terrorist arrested; attack comes during Passover holiday, despite beefed-up security presence and increased precautions; pregnant woman and 50-year-old man lightly wounded; police confirm the terrorist, 57, suffered serious mental health issues.
Roi Yanovsky & news agencies 18:24 , 14.04.17
During three, 12km altitude sorties, two pilots of the Israeli Air Force tested their fighter plane to lose control, resulting in a 500km/h dive at a 90 degree angle toward the sea; The objective of the exercise is to examine the issue of upgraded munitions; 'I wasn't afraid, fear isn't in our lexicon,' says squadron commander participating in the exercise.
Yoav Zitun 18:06 , 14.04.17
Man arrested by the police for allegedly attacking other men he met through a dating app, ‘sometimes with a knife,’ if they refused to sleep with them; he is suspected of aggravated assault and robbery; 'He pressed a taser on my body.'
Shahar Chai and Itay Blumental 12:34 , 14.04.17
After arresting two suspects aged 27 and 17 following reports of robbery in Ra'anana, police discover the former falsified his identity and turned out to be one of the terrorists released in exchange for Gilad Shalit.
Raanan Ben Zur 10:04 , 14.04.17
Members of the Women Make Peace movement, dressed in white clothes, took the train from Tel Aviv to Beit She'an today, demanding the commencement of a diplomatic process; ‘We want peace regardless of our political outlook, we will support any leader that leads to peace.’
Itay Blumenthal 22:12 , 13.04.17
Heavy rainfall throughout the country, particularly in the south, have caused flash floods and dangerous road conditions, leading police to beef up road safety services.
Ilana Curiel and Ranan Ben Tzur 21:38 , 13.04.17
600 ultra-Orthodox demonstrate near Hadarim Prison following the arrest of an ultra-Orthodox suspected of incitement against IDF draft and assaulting a police officer; the demonstration blocked traffic in both directions; 13 demonstrators were arrested.
Raanan Ben Tzur 19:08 , 13.04.17
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which stated that a Jewish state be founded in the Holy Land, more than 11,000 people have signed an online petition calling on the British government to formally apologize for it.
Linda Gradstein/The Media Line 18:56 , 13.04.17
The only dog shelter in the Palestinian Authority is about to be shut down after the municipality decided to build a hotel and hospital on its land; 50 dogs are now in danger of being put out on the street; Israeli animal protection organizations are trying to lend a helping hand.
Elior Levy 18:42 , 13.04.17
In its most recent attempt to debunk allegations of in-fighting, the terror group Hezbollah is warning against Facebook accounts allegedly used by Zionist intelligence agencies to collect information; among those accounts are the ones accusing them of killing one of their own commanders in an attempt to reassert Nasrallah's control.
Roi Kais 13:27 , 13.04.17
Since the Hamas terror group seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007, a reconciliation with his West Bank autonomy government has never been reached; without delving into details, Abbas says he is ready to make moves to end the feud.
Associated Press 11:56 , 13.04.17
After finding anti-Arab slogans spray-painted near a Jerusalem park, which has come to symbolize peaceful coexistence, residents were not content with the mere removal of the hateful graffiti calling for Arabs to ‘go home’ and for ‘revenge’, resolving to head for the park to make signs bearing messages against bigotry and racism; ‘We want to live in peace and harmony.’
Roi Yanovsky 11:13 , 13.04.17
After spending 948 days in Hamas captivity since voluntarily crossing the Gaza border in 2014 in an act his family say stemmed from his mental health issues, hundreds rally to remind government of its commitment to securing his release: ‘This is the third holiday without Abera. I have no more strength,' says mother.
Matan Tzuri 10:15 , 13.04.17
PM calls on Haaretz to apologize for publication of an opinion piece, accusing the national religious camp of engaging in ‘deceitful...ethnic cleansing, as politicians across the board decry content; newspaper's publisher expresses wonder over harsh denouncement of the piece, insisting it's nothing new.
Ran Boker 09:39 , 13.04.17
Police and volunteers join the rescue effort as helicopters search from above and cavalrymen scour the Kinneret’s eastern banks, pursuing any signs of life of the three who fell prey to the lake's treacherous currents during the Passover holiday; family urges public to volunteer, 'pray for his return and safety.'
Ahiya Raved and Ilana Curiel 08:53 , 13.04.17
With tens of thousands of Israelis and tourists traveling around the country and enjoying the holiday vacation, looming bad weather is set to rain on everyone's parade.
Ilana Curiel, Meir Ohayon and Ahiya Ravad 23:56 , 12.04.17