Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs said funding would remain suspended while Israeli charges against Mohammad El-Halabi remain unresolved; Shin Bet alleges El-Halabi created fictitious humanitarian projects to get the funds to Hamas.
Associated Press 11:47 , 30.03.17
Following a retrial and new evidence which made positive identification difficult, Haitham Muari plead to lesser charges and was released from prison. Victim's father: 'I do not see any reason for the IDF court to deal with an appeal of such a despicable murderer. What do we want to show? That we're just, that we're honest?'
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Raanan Ben Zur and Liran Levy 09:14 , 30.03.17
Hamas continues to promise retribution for the assassination of one of its top officials, Mazan Fukha, believed to have been killed by Israel; Hamas leader Khaled Mashal announces 'We accept the challenge' as the video places targets on the faces of Def. Min. Avigdor Lieberman, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot and more.
Elior Levy 23:33 , 29.03.17
According to officials in the Nurses Union, if steps are not taken to reduce violent incidents, nurses across will strike and paralyze the health system in Israel. Nurses are calling for a committee to formulate a plan of action for protecting health care personnel.
Rotem Elizera 22:23 , 29.03.17
For the last four days, IDF reserves forces have practiced responding to various terrorist attacks, in preparation for upcoming holidays; Israel's security forces are also on high alert as Hamas has declared it will look to respond to the recent assassination of one of its leaders.
Yoav Zitun & Elior Levy 22:21 , 29.03.17
Rabbi Levinstein's hearing regarding his inflammatory remarks on women in the IDF is canceled after the AG forebids Defense Min. Lieberman from imposing sanctions against Bnei David Yeshiva; Lieberman still summons the head of the Yeshiva, and is not backing down from pressuing for Levinstein's resignation.
Yoav Zitun 19:58 , 29.03.17
Kibbutzim across Israel are wrestling with the question of whether or not to build synagogues out of fear of ruining the secular character of the movement; Aryeh Deri plans to act against Kibbutzim who refuse to build synagogues.
Goel Beno 18:56 , 29.03.17
A man was seen walking on the street carrying his ex-wife's head, which he proceeded to throw in the trash before setting her apartment on fire; police are currently questioning him on the suspicion of brutally murdering her.
Ahiya Raved 15:14 , 29.03.17
During Arab League summit, the Jordanian king condemns Israel's continued settlement construction, adding that 'There is no peace or stability in the region without a just and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian cause through a two-state solution.'
Reuters, AP 14:07 , 29.03.17
After speaking to the opposition leader at a Bar Mitzvah, Shas leader tweets: 'In light of the challenges the country faces, Herzog and his party should join the government'; the Zionist Union head responded: 'come join an alternative government. It is the right solution for Israel.'
Moran Azulay 13:54 , 29.03.17
78 families of new immigrants escape the war-torn country, where they were living as refugees, and make Aliyah; among them are four Holocaust survivors and over 40 children; 'I am happy and excited to reunite with my son who already lives in Israel,' says one.
Ynetnews 11:22 , 29.03.17
The Minister of Defense presented the head of the Eli preparatory yeshiva with an ultimatum, demanding his resignation following his verbal assault on women serving in the IDF, but Mandelblit has now made it clear that it is not within Lieberman’s authority to impose sanctions on him.
Tova Tzimuki 10:58 , 29.03.17
The struggle over judges’ terms of retirement is threatening an all out, unprecedented strike in the Israeli judicial system; judges are protesting the decision to transfer them to an accrual pension, and many of them are refusing to retire until the conditions are settled.
Tova Tzimuki 10:00 , 29.03.17
A group of Israeli lawmakers representing a cross-section of the political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews amid uncertainty over the direction of US policy toward the Jewish state under President Donald Trump.
Associated Press 08:13 , 29.03.17
Thousands of protestors oppose the mandatory Israeli draft to the IDF on Tuesday, with signs that decry what they feel is a threat to Jewish existence; Ultra-Orthodox leader Rabbi Auerbach calls to fight draft 'until the last drop of blood.'
Associated Press 23:34 , 28.03.17
In light of the ongoing conflict regarding the IPBC that is currently preoccupying the government, the AG is now looking into the PM's possible conflict of interest in the media supervision bill, which might put a stop to his involvement in legislating on the matter.
Tova Tzimuki and Yuval Karni 20:45 , 28.03.17
Accused of spying for Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War and faced with possible life imprisonment, Azmi Bishara fled Israel 10 years ago; in an interview held in Doha, the former Knesset member insists: 'I didn't discuss any security issues of any kind.'
Roi Kais 14:53 , 28.03.17
In a letter to the Eli yeshiva graduates, the rabbi wrote that his disparaging remarks about women in the IDF had been taken out of context, and that he apologizes for the style, but not for the content: ‘I think they are wrong and what is being done to them is terrible, but it is not right to belittle them and in that, I was mistaken.’
Kobi Nachshoni 14:13 , 28.03.17
Sources in Minister Ariel's National Union faction say that Bennett plans to overhaul his party by reducing religious-right members and including more liberal women in effort to appeal to new voters.
Amihai Attali 13:14 , 28.03.17
In an effort to prevent the closure of the Haifa ammonia facility, Haifa Chemicals threatened to lay off all of its employees, leading the workers to escalate their struggle, paralyzing one of the biggest intersections in Israel.
Itay Blumenthal, Ahiya Raved 12:41 , 28.03.17
More than two months after the incident in which police officer Erez Levi was run over and the civilian Yaqub Abu al-Qiyan was shot to death, a new video from that night comes to light in which a man’s voice can be heard shouting ‘don’t shoot’ followed by sounds of gunfire.
Ilana Curiel 10:22 , 28.03.17
While not mentioning Israel by name, Hamas's Qatar-based leader says 'the enemy' has 'settled the score' with Mazan Fukha, a released prisoner who returned to terror activity and was killed last week in a mysterious assassination.
Elior Levy 09:35 , 28.03.17
Christians United For Israel visits United Hatzalah to learn how lifesaving is uniting the people of IsraelA special delegation from Christians United for Israel (CUFI) visit the headquarters of United Hatzalah (UH) in Jerusalem to learn about Hatzalah’s lifesaving, all-volunteer, emergency medical services (EMS) model, and to see firsthand how the Hatzalah model is uniting the peoples of Israel.
Ynetnews 22:18 , 27.03.17
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