20 years later, the IDF finally confirms Hezbollah was able to intercept intelligence while being transmitted from Israeli drone, giving it advance knowledge of naval commando operation deep inside Lebanon. The Shayetet 13 force was ambushed by the terror group, losing 11 soldiers.
Alex Fishman 23:48 , 21.06.17
From a monk’s simple and enchanting illustration, through the French diplomat who omitted all Muslim sites from his ‘accurate’ map, to the Spanish Jesuit scholar who sketched elements that were archaeologically confirmed later on: Dr. Milka Levy-Rubin of the National Library of Israel explores Jerusalem’s different transformations as they were seen by Christian pilgrims, researchers and scholars.
Tali Farkash 18:24 , 19.06.17
Analysis: ISIS and Hamas contended for responsibility for the Friday attack in Jerusalem, but all the signs show that this is a spontaneous local terrorist cell; Israel responds in a measured manner with the main goal being to isolate the terrorists and their families and not to harm the population; Maybe not a full-blown intifada, but Israel is still suffering from a wave of terror.
Ron Ben-Yishai 19:34 , 17.06.17
As children bathe in a natural pool on the Israeli side of the southern Golan Heights, an Islamic State fighter teaches Syrian kids on the other side how to fire an assault rifle. Ynet’s correspondent joins a Givati patrol unit as it crosses the fence in the most dangerous and explosive region, where the IDF is preparing for the possible infiltration of dozens of ISIS terrorists.
Yoav Zitun 23:42 , 15.06.17
After two relatively quiet years, a collaboration between radical Yitzhar settlers and groups of teens living in outposts in the Binyamin region has led to the renewal of violent attacks against Palestinians, left-wing activists and members of the security forces. If the political echelon and settler leadership fail to act soon, Shin Bet officials warn, a second Duma murder is only a matter of time.
Alex Fishman 10:34 , 14.06.17
'The Temple Mount is in our hands!' are the immortal words uttered in the Six-Day War by the then-commander of the Paratroopers Brigade; 50 years on, that unit is more respected than any other infantry brigade; however, despite their training for it, the only time they've actually parachuted into battle was in 1956; commanding officers argue the training has psychological importance for the troops.
The Media Line 10:18 , 10.06.17
She comes from a former Israeli anti-Orthodox family, he grew up in an assimilated family, and together they embarked on a different kind of journey to connect to their Jewish roots. After years of criticizing Israel’s policy in the territories, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman—the supercouple of the American world of literature—are now trying to cope with a new reality in the United States.
Elad Zeret 12:08 , 09.06.17
When the relatives of a Palestinian baby whose mother was seriously injured in a road accident sought nurse Ula Ostrowski-Zak’s help in finding someone to breastfeed him, she didn’t think twice and offered to do it herself. Later on, she used Facebook to enlist dozens of other Jewish women who volunteered to hug the nine-month-old boy and care for his family. ‘It was very natural and felt like the right thing to do,’ she says.
Yael Friedson, Elior Levy 20:04 , 07.06.17
His name was Zalman Shapiro, a member of a family of Holocaust survivors living in America; only now, a year after his death, did his great secret see the light of day: nuclear batteries he invented were used to operate secret listening equipment the IDF planted in enemy territory.
Ronen Bergman 23:30 , 06.06.17
Fifty years after the Six-Day War, the IDF Archive releases pictures taken during and after the battles, as well as segments from the Central Command chief’s journal and aerial shots of the battle zones before the war.
Yaron Druckman 23:29 , 05.06.17
New details emerge about a last-resort contingency plan prepared by Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Yaakov to detonate a nuclear device in the middle of the Sinai desert as a warning to Egyptian President Nasser; 'The goal was to plant a nuclear device on a hilltop in the Abu-Ageila area, and to blow it up when the prime minister gives the order to do so,' Yaakov says in series of interviews that were banned for publication by Israeli Military Censorship, but excerpts of which have been made public by a US think tank.
Ronen Bergman 20:46 , 05.06.17
They emigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel but were frightened by the economic and financial difficulties; some 70,000 Russian-speaking Jews now live in Canada, where they are connecting to Judaism, which had been previously left behind.
Lori Stadtmauer 23:26 , 04.06.17
While the IAF was welcoming new F-35 aircraft, the old tried-and-true F15I was returning from another operation against Hamas and Hezbollah; from carrying out assaults in Gaza without harming a single civilian to flying sorties over the northern skies. Here's a look at the IAF's 69th Squadron.
Yoav Zitun 15:32 , 01.06.17
Manuel Noriega, who died earlier this week, had close ties to senior Mossad officials and the agency's special ops commander Mike Harari. For years, the despot leader aided in countless top secret Israeli intelligence operations, which would not have gone ahead without his help.
Ronen Bergman 14:15 , 01.06.17
As the Six-Day War's 50th anniversary nears, declassified documents outlining the post-war debate in Israel reflect that very little about the discourse on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has changed.
Reuters 23:30 , 31.05.17
Yedioth Ahronoth publishes the story of the 'reconciliation document' agreed upon and signed between Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres just before the former's assassination; the two quarreled constantly about power sharing arrangements and policy before brokering agreement via Giora Eini.
Shimon Shiffer 22:29 , 31.05.17
On Saturday, Abera Mengistu will have spent 1,000 days in Hamas captivity in Gaza. His family still knows nothing of his situation. Soccer player and social activist Imaye Taga met with Abera's family for a heartbreaking interview about the ceaseless worrying and the hurt they feel at the fact both the government and majority of the public seem to have forgotten all about their son.
Imaye Taga 23:33 , 30.05.17
The theme of almost every sentence from the secret cabinet meetings on the future of the territories following the stunning Israeli victory echo in today’s political discourse; ‘We must not return an inch of land,’ Minister Begin stated, while Defense Minister Dayan called for a military rule in the West Bank; Minister Sapir’s comment reflected the dilemmas that remain in the heart of Israel’s political debate 50 years later: ‘We can win a war and then be in a constant battle which is worse than a war.’
Amir Alon 23:19 , 28.05.17
Within a month, there were five hate crimes against Arabs, the last in Wadi Ara, when at the same time, restraining orders were issued against more than 20 hilltop youths; the settlers rush to say that they are being harassed while the Shin Bet claims that the restraining orders are intended to calm the area.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:23 , 24.05.17
It looks like a community, it is registered as an independent community in regional council documents, and it sits on an isolated hill. Officially, however, Kerem Re’im is defined as a neighborhood belonging to the Talmon settlement in the Binyamin region. Dozens of other communities are being built in the territories using the exact same successful method.
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben Kimon 19:37 , 24.05.17
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the capital's reunification, President Reuven Rivlin, Chief Justice Miriam Naor, Actress Mayim Bialik, Philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy, State Comptroller Yosef Shapira and others write about Jerusalem from their own perspective.
Inbal Rechtman-Shalev 23:36 , 23.05.17
After male religious soldiers protested serving side by side with women, female religious combat soldiers decided to lay down the law, and so a unit composed entirely of female soldiers was opened in the Lavi Battalion; 'We did not plan this,' says a senior officer. 'The demand came from the women.'
Yossi Yehoshua 15:47 , 20.05.17
The group Just Beyond Our Border raised over NIS 2 million in crowd funding campaigns to buy medical supplies for children suffering in Syria's civil war; 'This is our time to make a statement that the Syrian people are not our enemies. They're our neighbors, and as people we need to take care of them,' says one member.
Assaf Kamar 23:40 , 18.05.17
Maj. Dana Ben Ezra, who was recently appointed the deputy commander of a co-ed battalion in the Jordan Valley, is the woman with the most senior combat role in the IDF. In an interview, she talks about her best friend who was murdered in a terror attack, explains why she's not worried by Rabbi Levinstein's disparaging comments on women in the IDF, and asserts that women should take the reins in all fields.
Etti Abramov 23:39 , 15.05.17
There was no television, but the radio was very popular; there wasn’t much to eat except for the national dish; people didn’t go on dates and were married at a very young age; between the growing pains and initial exposure to Americanization in the State of Israel’s first years, the young generation made the most of a confusing reality of shortages and new hope.
Ami Friedman 23:28 , 13.05.17
Peres in his own words: 'You could be dead while you're alive, and you could also live after your death'In the months before Shimon Peres's passing, journalist Amira Lam held a series of meetings with the man who was the last of Israel's founding fathers. During their talk, Peres opens up about the Dimona reactor, his relationship with Rabin, and the settlements.
Amira Lam 23:36 , 08.05.17
Clinical psychologist Dr. Elan Karten tries to turn his patients from gay to straight by using a secret workshop and intense treatment; 'It's not like you're born this way,' he determines; Health Ministry meanwhile dragging its feet with regard to an investigation over a complaint filed against Karten.
Adir Yanko 21:44 , 08.05.17
The left-wing organization collects testimonies from former soldiers that attest to alleged mistreatment of Palestinians; with most of these accounts unverified, the Israeli government believes that BTS is trying to defame Israel and its military.
Associated Press 23:08 , 07.05.17
He declared victory after every conflict with Israel, no matter the result, was dismissed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas for his involvement in the bloody Fatah–Hamas conflict, and claims that the spilling of blood in the fight against Israel is holy and righteous; meet Ismail Haniyeh—the new leader of Hamas in Gaza.
Elior Levy & AP 08:41 , 07.05.17
In a special interview, the former defense minister reveals what happened to his and Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan for a military operation against Iran’s nuclear program and responds to criticism over the billions invested in preparation for the attack. ‘We must remember,’ he says, ‘that the Iranian project has not disappeared—it has only been postponed.’
Nahum Barnea 00:10 , 07.05.17
They fought in 1967, saw their comrades and commanders killed and managed to take command under fire and save lives; for this, Ehud Aviran, Shmuel Dror and Yossi Shain were awarded the Medal of Distinguished Service.
Assaf Kamar 15:32 , 06.05.17
In a no-holds-barred interview, former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon talks about everything; Netanyahu 'should resign, even before the investigations against him are completed'; Bennett and Lieberman are fearmongering; and the Elor Azaria affair was a 'cynical political exploitation of the hatred of Arabs and leftists.'
Amira Lam 23:26 , 03.05.17
Keren Tendler, who was killed in the Second Lebanon War, had two great loves: her military position as an airborne mechanic and swimming; the special relationship that developed underwater between her and her friend Naama Mashiah was turned into an emotional video by animator Yair Harel.
Itay Ilnai 18:23 , 03.05.17
In an interview with Yedioth's business newspaper Calcalist, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon talks about being optimistic about the housing crisis, the motivation behind his new tax plans, his regrets about recusing himself from dealing with Israel's natural gas monopoly, and his relationship with the prime minister following the IPBC crisis.
Naama Sikuler and Omri Milman, Calcalist 14:36 , 03.05.17
Despite official denials from the Egyptian military, an ISIS-affiliated group in North Sinai has become overt in threatening the local population; Christians are targeted and women are told to cover up or have acid thrown in their faces, while collaborators with Israel are also persecuted.
Reuters 23:07 , 02.05.17
Twenty-six years after making aliyah, Maj. Yaros Shigot—a proud Israeli, an IDF officer and a social activist—returned to Ethiopia for the first time to celebrate Passover and visit her father’s grave. On her way to her old village, she was informed she had been chosen to light a torch at Israel’s official Independence Day ceremony. ‘I’m always looking for ways to contribute to the Israeli society and I don’t expect anything in return. Lighting the torch is a bonus,’ she says.
Itay Ilnai 20:51 , 01.05.17
The hall was full of men and women sitting separately. Outside, someone was handing out religious texts to commemorate fallen IDF soldiers; Inside, huge crowds heard talks given by both secular and ultra-Orthodox soldiers to remember Israel’s heroes and terror victims.
Eliezer Hayon 19:08 , 01.05.17
The confusing message, the persisting pain without official standing, the disparaging remarks; three girlfriends of fallen IDF soldiers talk about life after their loss, about the time that doesn't really heal, and about the new procedures in the IDF that are designed to make it easier for future bereaved girlfriends.
Noam Barkan 15:09 , 01.05.17
The ultra-Orthodox family of Moshe Ze'ev Breuer, an IDF soldier who lost his life in the line of duty, refuses to observe Memorial Day and doesn't visit his grave on that day; students from Amit high school in Modi'in decided to do so in their place.
Isaac Dabush 08:26 , 01.05.17
They didn't hesitate to charge forward and face the danger, whether under fire, threatened by knives, missiles or explosive devices; On the eve of Memorial Day, the bereaved families of fallen soldiers speak about their loved ones, their lives, their loss and the vacuum and inspiration they left behind.
Ynet reporters 23:23 , 30.04.17
Poli Kovdala-Zeidfunden wonders whether it would have been better to know her father before his life was snatched from her when she was just a baby, or whether not knowing him was for the best: 'The pain is largely because I never got to know him.'
Eitan Glickman 23:06 , 30.04.17
IN PICTURES: Artists across centuries have put paintbrush to canvas and depicted Israel as they see it. From Rembrandt to Poussin to Lear, here are some of the people who found inspiration in the Holy Land.
Orin Winberg 23:26 , 29.04.17
Shir Hajaj was one of four cadets killed in a truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem in January. In the months since her death, Ynet accompanied the Hajaj family and friends of Shir's as they processed and dealt with the murder of their loved one.
Liran Levi 23:25 , 29.04.17
With Syria’s military claiming Israel struck a military installation and Israel’s Patriot anti-ballistic missile intercepting a drone from Syria, tensions are only mounting in a trifecta that includes Hezbollah, Syria and the Jewish state.
Associated Press 23:36 , 27.04.17
Gal Eliyahu, whose father Yosef Eliyahu was murdered by Palestinian terrorists in 1985, is going to sing his song 'Father' at the state Memorial Day ceremony, in front of Prime Minister Netanyahu, who decided to release his father's killers.
Amir Shoan 23:20 , 27.04.17
Jacques De Maio, who heads the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation to Israel and the PA, asserts: 'There is no IDF order to shoot suspects to kill,' while at the same time warns of the humanitarian damage caused by occupation.
Sever Plocker 09:24 , 26.04.17
One of the most patriotic families in Israel lives just a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. The father—a former Gazan—wears a medallion with the map of Israel and a Star of David around his neck, two of his sons are IDF soldiers who are willing ‘to die for the State of Israel,’ and they all feel a strong connection to Judaism. Years after being smuggled into Israel following the father’s secret collaboration with the Shin Bet, they declare: ‘We have no other country.’
Chen Kotes-Bar 00:01 , 25.04.17
In a 1941-1942 diary, a young Czech girl named Sylvia Gotmanova discussed love, her friends and her looks, mentioning the difficult events taking place around her between the lines. ‘Many people are being transported to Poland, and it will reach us too,’ she wrote just a few months before being sent to the Sobibor extermination camp, where she was murdered with her family.
Ahiya Raved 12:14 , 24.04.17
Investigation finds that a string of murders that German police insisted on blaming the Turkish mob for was really orchestrated by a neo-Nazi group, arising suspicions of government complicity.
Itay Mashiach 08:29 , 24.04.17
Journalist and author Eldad Eyal reveals in his book the painful truth about his family: his uncle was forced to aid the Nazis in exterminating the Jews in Romania, fled to Brazil after WWII and spent the rest of his life in hiding, isolated from everyone he cared for.
Yedioth Ahronoth 22:55 , 23.04.17
Ofira Azrieli, whose mother survived Auschwitz with her identical twin sister, gave up her career to commemorate the Holocaust from her own point of view. ‘It’s a memorial mission,’ she says, calling on other children and grandchildren of survivors to do the same.
Iris Lifshitz Klieger 20:14 , 23.04.17
After having suffered unfathomable loss at the hands of the Nazis—Mengele taking away a sister, hiding in a basement while the Germans burnt down the Warsaw Ghetto, or a father cutting off his Hassidic son’s sidecurls—six survivors will light torches in memory of the six million Jews who perished.
Ynetnews 23:21 , 22.04.17
For years, Ronit Lev was afraid of dealing with the Holocaust. But a visit to the extermination camps in Poland opened her eyes, and she has since dedicated her life since to fulfilling wishes of Holocaust survivors. 'All they want is a little bit of happiness and attention,' she says.
Itay Ilnai 18:31 , 22.04.17
Their families were murdered in the Holocaust, they survived without food or water, and these days, many of them have to decide whether to buy medicine or pay their electricity bill, but what is bothering many survivors now is how lonely they are.
Ynet reporters 23:26 , 21.04.17
20-year-old Mohammed insists he was never a full-on member of ISIS, but he did everything he could to gain their trust; he memorized more of the Quran and learned by heart Shariah law; he perfected the 'ISIS look,' and even carried a book of prayers in his pocket; it was either fight for his hometown, or flee in shame.
Associated Press 17:31 , 21.04.17
'We kept walking. After a few moments, we heard the shots'—a survivor of the Auschwitz extermination camp, who lost her entire family in the Holocaust and lived through the death marches, recounts her memories as a lonely little girl, fighting to survive the horrors of the Nazi regime.
Ynet 23:37 , 20.04.17
Army officers barely in their twenties are tasked with the tremendous responsibility of identifying rocket attacks on the State of Israel and launching interceptor missiles within seconds, be they Arrow, Iron Dome or Patriot. Three officers share the moments of their famous interceptions.
Yossi Yehoshua 23:31 , 18.04.17
Shootings are plaguing the Arab populace in Israel, endangering dozens of innocent bystanders; since the beginning of the year, there have been 18 Arab civilian deaths in shooting incidents, similar to last year's January–April toll of 20; Arab child, after reporting a shooting: 'No policeman came. Why is that? Do they think Arab blood is cheap?'
Hassan Shaalan 23:31 , 17.04.17
Nearly 30 years of left-wing rule ended with anchorman Haim Yavin's declaration of 'a revolution.' 'People went wild,' say veteran activists to Ynet, as they recall feelings of discrimination that brought about the political change, as well as their longing for Menachem Begin.
Adir Yanko 12:16 , 17.04.17
When the Nazis invaded Hungary in 1944, Yitzhak Meir and his parents found shelter in Francesco Tirelli’s ice cream shop. Now, his unusual story has been turned into a children’s book by his daughter-in-law, Tamar Meir, in a bid to introduce the complicated issue of the Holocaust to young children.
Itay Ilnai 23:30 , 16.04.17
The commandos of Shayetet 13, the Israeli Navy's special operations unit, were sent deep into enemy territory 50 years ago during the Six-Day War—without maps, intel or sufficient time to safely return; the missions failed, and some were taken into captivity; half a century after the failed operation, the commandos recount the brazen and mishandled missions.
Assaf Kamar 23:21 , 15.04.17
An integration program in Tel Aviv joined children from different backgrounds together, as the kids of foreign workers celebrated the Passover Seder and wrote their own Haggadah, recounting personal stories of freedom and yearning for a home in Israel; They were joined by toddlers with hearing impairments, who also took part in the event.
Ynet 22:12 , 14.04.17
The Tourism Ministry and Tel Aviv Municipality are looking to reduce the cost of accommodations for tourists in the city. Among other options, they are examining the construction of tents on the roofs of car parks, trailer complexes in Yarkon Park and the new hostels in the southeast of the city.
Danny Sadeh 23:39 , 13.04.17
Avigdor Lieberman is calm. Perhaps it’s the spring, but his tough character has softened since he became minister of defense. And so while he still threatens Hamas, he is not looking for unnecessary excursions in Gaza. And after all the harsh things he said about Netanyahu and the government, he is pleased with both, except for Naftali Bennett.
Yossi Yehoshua & Yuval Karni 17:58 , 13.04.17
At the close of 2015, Israel faced an unprecedented challenge of thwarting a new kind of terror for which there could be little or no prior warning: Speaking to the senior intelligence officials, Ynet learns how the IDF placed an almost insurmountable obstacle in the way of prospective terrorist, clamped down on Hamas activity in the WB and restored normality to the country; 'After building profiles, we followed them and carry out arrests.'
Elisha Ben-Kimon 15:22 , 13.04.17
Hundreds of meters below the sea, between currents and far from the Israeli border, submariners operate at all times. As Israel celebrates the holiday of Passover, submarines operate in the depths of the sea providing the IDF with intelligence that will decide the next war.
Isaac Dabush 23:34 , 12.04.17
A psychologist who sells clothes at the mall, an engineer who is forced to work in telemarketing and a certified nurse who flies to Paris every month to earn a living: Thousands of French Jews who left their native country following the rise in anti-Semitism are having trouble getting a proper job in Israel, and one-third of them don’t work at all. ‘If I don’t find a job in the coming year, I’ll consider returning to Paris,’ one of them says.
Anat Meidan 19:51 , 12.04.17
During the Six Day War, the fighting on the Jordanian fortifications, along the border line between residential buildings inside the city, was imposed by the IDF on a small team of engineers and soldiers who later became responsible for the development of weapons; 50 years later, Laskov's deputy reveals some of the squad's secrets.
Assaf Kamar 18:16 , 12.04.17
Maj. Yaros Shigot wrote an emotional letter especially for Yedioth readers, sharing her unique experience as an IDF soldier who returned to Ethiopia for the first time since immigrating to Israel in 1991 to spend the Seder in her old village; 'The power of faith and hope, in spite of everything they go through, astonished me and very much strengthened me.'
Yaros Shigot 16:35 , 12.04.17
IN PICTURES: Aboard the INS Hanit, which was famously struck by a Hezbollah missile in the Second Lebanon War, Israeli sailors drill war games with US and Greek forces to prepare for a range of threats, from submarines to more immediate risks from Hamas and Hezbollah.
AFP 23:28 , 11.04.17
For the past two years, since his election to the presidency, Anat Rivlin has been photographing her father on her cell phone; as he picks up his granddaughters from preschool; as he lights Hanukkah candles; as he rests his eyes in the yard; nothing professional or official, simply moments, slices of life, snippets of intimacy.
Anat Rivlin 22:21 , 10.04.17
In an English-language interview before Passover, Yoel Edelstein shares how he knew he had supporters working for his release from his Soviet cell 30 years ago and how he believes the State of Israel has a greater responsibility than merely succeeding economically.
Andrew Friedman/TPS 20:20 , 10.04.17
As the Syrian regime reportedly bombs its own people with chemical warfare, Syrian refugees treated in Israel learn that it is not their real foe; 'The future of Syria has no Bashar Assad,' says one Syrian patient treated in Safed's Ziv Medical Center. 'Israel is not the enemy. Bashar is the enemy.'
Associated Press 11:33 , 08.04.17
For many patients suffering from life-threatening diseases in the Gaza Strip, treatment in neighboring Israel or the West Bank is a much sought-after option, but Israel tightly restricts Palestinian passage amid security concerns, as does Egypt in the south.
Reuters 23:49 , 06.04.17
IDF's elite units compete in exhausting 3-day military examination, testing their combat abilities in a range of fields, including swift transitions from fighting Hamas in the south to facing Hezbollah in the north; assessments also included, inter alia, conducting operations in the dark, liquidating key targets through a sniper's lense and differentiating between combatants and innocents: 'The role of sniper requires calmness and relaxation.'
Yoav Zitun 23:37 , 04.04.17
MK Yehuda Glick, who filed an unprecedented High Court petition against the prime minister’s refusal to allow lawmakers to visit the Temple Mount, is not afraid of the price he is paying in his own party. While all his proposed bills are being thwarted by the coalition chairman, he is busy strengthening ties between Jews and Muslims while at the same time supporting the annexation of Judea and Samaria.
Yifat Erlich 16:45 , 04.04.17
Ayla Shapira suffered burns all over her face and arms when a Palestinian teen threw a Molotov cocktail at the car she was traveling in when she was just 11. Almost 14 now, she went to Brussels to tell her story at the European Parliament and warn MEPs their aid money is not going to peaceful purposes: A Palestinian teacher makes $250 a month, a terrorist gets $3,300.
Smadar Shir 23:35 , 03.04.17
First responders rushed to the apartment of an 80-year-old victim of a heart attack and found themselves unable to explain the situation with her daughter. Radioed for help, Moshe Mizrachi, an EMT with knowledge of sign language and helpful friends, manages to connect to the woman.
Ynetnews 18:05 , 01.04.17
Six years into the bloody civil war, the Syrian tyrant’s regime appears stable and Russia will do everything to keep him in power. The situation, however, remains very fragile and the rebels are just a few kilometers away from the presidential palace. And in the Middle East, as we know, anything can happen.
Smadar Perry 23:33 , 29.03.17
After immigrating to Israel in order to enlist in the IDF, Laura, Kayla, and Rebecca are now preparing for their next battle; all three have flown to the United States to provide Israeli ‘Hasbara’ (pro-Israel informational campaign) on campuses across the US against the BDS movement.
Isaac Dabush 16:49 , 28.03.17
From the 20-year-old operations officer who’s responsible for making sure that her unit knows ‘everything going on in the sector’ to the 27-year-old major who’s trying to balance security concerns with winning Palestinian hearts and minds, everyone’s aware of the importance of their positions.
Linda Gradstein/The Media Line 23:23 , 26.03.17
Jordan's King Abdullah II to play host for an Arab summit, which will include King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Egyptian President el-Sissi, and Palestinian President Abbas, as well as representatives from the UN, US and Russia; the meeting is set to reaffirm a Saudi-led peace plan that offers Israel full relations with dozens of Arab and Muslim states in exchange for its withdrawal from lands captured in 1967.
Associated Press 21:50 , 26.03.17
Jared Kushner has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker for peace in the region. His family’s real estate company’s longstanding and ongoing relationships with major Israeli financial institutions are but one in a series of stumbling blocks.
Associated Press 16:59 , 25.03.17
After leading the defense team in one of the most emotionally charged trials in Israeli history and being heavily criticized for it, attorneys Ilan Katz, Eyal Besserglick and Carmit Shchiver fight back and explain why they quit the case when the soldier’s family decided to appeal the 18-month sentence.
Yossi Yehoshua, Tzahi Dabush 19:45 , 24.03.17
Lt. Cols. Ido Asaraf, Elad Cohen and Yossi Penso, who oversee three mixed-gender infantry battalions, have no doubt that women are capable of serving in any combat role in the Ground Forces. In a rare conversation organized by Ynet, they discuss the difficulties experienced by female fighters and note their advantages—composure, assertiveness and a different way of thinking.
Yoav Zitun 23:26 , 23.03.17
Magazine: With the Knesset passing a law that would block non-Israeli citizens from entering the country, many left-leaning Diaspora Jews are raising concern over what they feel is a step toward state-sanctioned oppression.
Reuters 20:37 , 22.03.17
Fearing they would lose their residency rights and the freedom of movement these rights entail, Palestinians seek citizenship in greater numbers; but Israel, they say, is dragging its feet in granting it; Interior Ministry denies charges, says delays the result of increased workload.
Associated Press 13:06 , 22.03.17
Stanley Bergman and Farooq Kathwari, who lead the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council, created last year by the American Jewish Committee and the Islamic Society of North America, wish to send a message that US Muslim and Jewish groups can work together.
Associated Press 19:51 , 20.03.17
The ancient castle, currently under the control of the navy’s commando unit, is again in the midst of controversy; the IDF wants to keep it as part of the naval commando’s base of operations, yet residents of the area want it to be opened for tourism, which will generate significant income; researchers are keeping silent, hoping to keep the site intact.
Assaf Kamar 00:38 , 20.03.17