Those who were removed from Amona three weeks ago still don't have a home. They'd like to move to Geulat Zion—another hilltop settlement that Israeli authorities continually have to dismember—but those who have already laid claim to it aren't having any of it.
Elisha Ben Kimon 21:12 , 25.02.17
With renewed power following the extension of his term, the chief of staff is leaving his illness behind and looking to the future. In his remaining two years in office, he will have to deal with the explosive reality in the West Bank during the Trump era, promote promising generals and prepare the IDF for the next decade.
Alex Fishman 23:27 , 24.02.17
Hemdah Shalom and Avivit Ravia are the two only female kashrut supervisors in Jerusalem, working on behalf of the Hashgacha Pratit organization, which offers businesses an alternative kashrut model. We joined them on a tour of restaurants which are already using their services in order to learn how things can be done differently.
Itay Ilnai 20:46 , 22.02.17
The relationship between Israel and China is mostly business-related, quite a few Jewish communities found their place in the Asian country over the years. A new Chinese-sponsored exhibition at Bar-Ilan University documents these historical ties.
Yaniv Pohoryles 22:59 , 20.02.17
Mor Vital is a frequent flier with El Al, but over the past year traveling with the Israeli airline has become a humiliating experience after she and others were subjected to personal invasive questions; after her complaint to the company fell on deaf ears, she and others are now planning to sue.
Sherri Armon 15:46 , 19.02.17
Magazine: After taking the dangerous and arduous journey from the war-torn Syria to Berlin, refugees are surprised to be greeted by professionals from the Israeli Trauma Coalition, who teach German aid workers how to handle the 1.5 million refugees who came into their country.
Yaniv Halily 22:50 , 17.02.17
A new report reveals that Israel destroyed 274 structures in the West Bank last year, leaving 1,134 people homeless. ‘This reflects Israel’s increased efforts to reduce the Palestinian presence in the areas it is attempting to take over through planning and administrative measures,’ the NGO says.
Elior Levy 23:32 , 16.02.17
An exchange of letters and a first architectural map of the holy site’s plaza upon its liberation are being exposed for the first time ahead of the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification; ‘The fact that the Ministry of Religions was tasked with the renovation turned the place into an Orthodox synagogue,’ says architectural historian.
Liran Levi 23:29 , 12.02.17
Lt. Shahar Roditi, who was injured last Remembrance Day by an explosive device intended to blow up a civilian bus, chooses to return to service for the months he has remaining; he recounts the ordeal: 'I'm glad that it was I who was wounded and not the civilians.'
Yoav Zitun 23:32 , 11.02.17
Home demolitions in Arab neighborhoods have reportedly increased; mayor's office counters only structures built without permission are demolished, and most applications from Arab neighborhoods are approved.
The Media Line 18:00 , 11.02.17
Dozens of children, who were raised on the belief that Israel is as bad as Satan, are receiving life-saving treatments at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed after escaping the pain and suffering of the civil war in Syria. ‘I was afraid to come to Israel because I was afraid of the Jews, but now I’m not afraid at all,’ says a 10-year-old boy whose hands were saved by Israeli doctors.
Ariela Ayalon 23:34 , 09.02.17
One of tens of thousands of records published on the American intelligence agency’s website recently describes the social difficulties faced by the State of Israel a year before the Yom Kippur War: ‘The overwhelming majority of Oriental Jews are drawers of water and hewers of wood; the Ashkenazim are concerned that Western-oriented Israel might ultimately become another Levantine state.’
Saar Haas 23:37 , 04.02.17
A week before bulldozers arrived in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, illegal homes were demolished in the Israeli Arab city of Qalansawe. While the local protests ended peacefully, the city’s mayor says the lack of lands has already driven Qalansawe’s residents to desperation.
Yifat Erlich 14:59 , 04.02.17
In recent years, several Iranian-made drones sent by Hezbollah and Hamas managed to infiltrate Israeli territory with impunity. Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry is taking its time procuring practice drones for IAF pilots to train with. For some reason, a model airplane enthusiast and a jeep company were contracted to build the practice drone, while leading companies like Elbit, IAI and Rafael opted out of bidding on the tender altogether.
Shahar Ginosar 23:33 , 02.02.17
In 1955, the Israeli leadership launched a fundraising campaign as part of its arms race with its Arab neighbors. The economic situation and austerity period did not stop the public from donating in great numbers in a bid to reach 25 million Israeli pounds. Would a similar campaign work today?
Asaf Zagrizak 09:58 , 28.01.17
The right wing claimed the recent spate of fires that plagued Israel was the result of arson, while the left called these claims incitement. A report by the Fire & Rescue Authority released two months later indicates that even when fires were labeled as arson, the evidence was not always sufficiently established. On the other hand, the claim all suspects were released is not true either.
Roi Yanovsky 18:32 , 25.01.17
Cadets who have participated in recent years in courses training military rabbis reveal an extremely problematic atmosphere contradicting IDF values. The course’s lecturers, they say, consistently preach against the enlistment of women and non-Jews—Druze, Bedouins and immigrants from former Soviet countries, as well as against the army’s rules of engagement.
Yehuda Shohat, Kobi Nachshoni 18:12 , 25.01.17
Following the failure to implement the agreement signed with them last month, and following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the new US president, the outpost’s residents are demanding a resubmission of the original Regulation Bill, or else ‘the state will have to deal with quite a difficult protest.’
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben Kimon 23:51 , 23.01.17
There are about 6,200 security prisoners in eight of the Israel Prison Services’ detention facilities, and 70 percent of them are defined as having blood on their hands. In a joint interview, three intelligence officers serving in Israel’s most dangerous prisons discuss what it is like to be in the same room with eight murderers, how inmates are turned into informants and how MK Ghattas was caught allegedly smuggling cellphones into jail.
Shosh Mula 23:20 , 21.01.17
31-year-old James Hirshfield doesn't care that the army told him he was too old or that his family told him he was giving up a successful career: He's starting his service as 'the best soldier I can be' in April, and he loves it here.
Isaac Dabush 14:01 , 21.01.17
63 years after the Lavon Affair, a book is being made public that presents the Egyptian perspective on events; a former NSC head judges the book to probably have been made as Egyptian propaganda to paint Israel as a terrorist state, but considers the confessions it contains by Israelis to be authentic, if probably coerced.
Liran Levi 11:33 , 21.01.17
Fadi Qunbar, who murdered an IDF officer and three cadets in the East Talpiot vehicular attack, lived not far from the two cousins who murdered five worshippers and a policeman at a Jerusalem synagogue in 2014. As the villages annexed to Jerusalem in 1967 produce more and more terrorists, there is a growing demand to separate them from the city. But according to local resident Mahmoud Awisat, the solution begins with providing basic services to the neglected neighborhoods.
Oded Shalom, Elior Levy 20:35 , 19.01.17
Every year, hundreds of young Jewish American women choose to leave the Orthodox homes they grew up in and make aliyah in order to defend the State of Israel. ‘It’s a great mitzvah and an honor to serve in the IDF as a religious soldier,’ one explains; ‘I wanted to be part of the huge power defending Israel,’ says another.
Itamar Eichner 23:44 , 09.01.17
A legal opinion issued two years ago stating that any former Darfur resident from a non-Arab tribe is automatically entitled to political asylum in Israel has allegedly been concealed from the courts by the Population and Immigration Authority. Now that the recommendation has been revealed, it can be used by thousands of Darfur refugees to try to gain legal recognition.
Yehuda Shohat 23:44 , 03.01.17
Lt. Shahar, who became the fourth female fighter pilot in Israeli Air Force history last week, gives an interview on the IDF's new website; she explains that she was not a stereotypical overachiever and that piloting was her first true niche; 'There are a lot of women who have the potential to join the piloting world, but they don't know it.'
Yoav Zitun 00:06 , 02.01.17
António Guterres takes reins of UN promising to be a 'bridge-builder'; he issues 'Appeal for Peace' a few minutes into 2017; he says there is a need to develop 'the diplomacy for peace,' which he plans to focus on.
Associated Press 19:41 , 01.01.17
An enraged Foreign Ministry disrupts the holiday for the representatives of those countries who voted against Israel in the UN Security Council; adding insult to injury, small talk is dispensed with, no national flags are displayed, and refreshments aren't even offered; find herein a glimpse into the machinations of the biggest simultaneous scolding the MFA has ever had to administer.
Itamar Eichner 17:21 , 31.12.16
Gen. Michael Hayden provides an inside look into the attack that stopped Assad's nuclear ambitions in their tracks. From that fateful moment when Meir Dagan entered his office with photos of the reactor, through the clash between the Mossad director and the CIA’s analysts, who feared an all-out-war with Syria, to the secret meeting at Bush’s residence in which Hayden announced: ‘Mr. President, the Syrians are building a nuclear reactor, and it is part of a weapons program.’
Ronen Bergman 23:50 , 30.12.16
The 'State of Mind' celebration of Israel's technological strides in science, irrigation, aerospace and more wowed more than 200, including entrepreneurs and philanthropists, who joined the 13,000 Birthright participants who visited last year.
Alexander J. Apfel 18:39 , 26.12.16
The 2,000 acres that will be expropriated if the Regulation Bill is approved include the Mitzpe Kramim outpost, which was built on land that Hazem Hassim Ajaj says belongs to his family. ‘When I heard that a settlement had been built on my land, I felt as if my hand had been cut off,’ he says, vowing not to give up. Meanwhile, PA teams are monitoring the bill’s progress and collecting data ahead of an International Criminal Court lawsuit.
Oded Shalom, Elior Levy 23:48 , 25.12.16
For the first time since the Marmara crisis five and a half years ago, Israel has an official ambassador in Ankara. We escorted Eitan Na'eh as he took his first steps in the Turkish capital and watched him present his credentials to President Erdogan. ‘I got a lump in my throat, hearing the Israeli anthem being played at the Turkish president’s palace,’ Na'eh says.
Itamar Eichner 23:42 , 21.12.16
Complaints against the dubious activity of kashrut supervisors from Jerusalem’s Religious Council have led to dozens of testimonies from all across the country. These reports include threats, blackmail and nepotism, raising serious suspicions of criminal activity and tax offenses worth millions among kashrut supervisors and those in charge of them.
Itay Ilnai, Yehuda Shohat 23:43 , 18.12.16
The submarine affair is just the tip of the iceberg: Dozens of police investigators are already sniffing around the Defense Ministry, determined to leave no stone unturned as they probe the decision-making process in the purchase of four Sa’ar 6-class corvettes that are scheduled to arrive in Israel in 2020, following a six-year delay.
Alex Fishman 23:37 , 15.12.16
After years of believing conspiracy theories that explained the perceived injustice they saw arround them, as well as their own loneliness, past neo-Nazis are finding the support they need to change their lives and leave their hatred in the past.
Associated Press 12:38 , 10.12.16
With a court-ordered evacuation of Amona looming over them, residents of the West Bank settlement are gearing up for one final battle; but while the country remembers all too well the trauma of the Gush Katif evacuation, Amona supporters are careful to insist on a peaceful resistance.
Associated Press 18:02 , 09.12.16
37 years after a mysterious double flash was detected in the South Atlantic Ocean, newly declassified American documents suggest that Israel cooperated with the Apartheid regime; the sources that leaked the information were a former Israeli MK and a senior missile engineer.
Ronen Bergman 23:49 , 08.12.16
Brig. Gen. (res.) Meir Bokovza, Maj. Gen. (res.) Yisrael Yitzhak and former Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi recount the traumatic evacuation of the Amona outpost in 2006, hoping it won’t end the same way this time around. ‘Decision makers must understand that everyone who comes there will be prepared to fight.’
Oded Shalom 23:32 , 06.12.16
Despite objections voiced by Arab MKs, and ignoring the taboo in Arab society of serving in the IDF, some Israeli Arabs have opted to rally behind the Israeli flag and enlist: 'I'm from this country and I love the country and I want to contribute.'
Reuters 16:33 , 06.12.16
After exposing numerous reports about both Prime Minister Netanyahu and his family, the respected Israeli journalist has earned the emnity of Netanyahu and his family and has even prompted several rebukes from the prime minister.
Associated Press 23:34 , 03.12.16
Break-ins, forgeries, creating front organizations and even planting bombs – all means were justified in the battle that the Soviet intelligence agency waged against the Zionist movement, the emigration of Jews from the USSR and the world’s major Jewish organizations. Classified documents now reveal that the agency’s leaders saw Zionism as a real threat to the Soviet empire, and did everything in their power against it.
Ronen Bergman 20:51 , 01.12.16
The bilingual community was not only under physical threat by the fires, but also faced attempts to bash Israeli Arabs in the media; ‘If they discover the arsonists are Arab, they should be punished in the most severe way possible. But you shouldn’t blame all Arabs because of a few terrorists,’ says an Arab member of the bilingual community in Jerusalem; ‘More than the fires themselves, we’re worried about the flames of hate,’ says a Jewish member of Haifa’s bilingual community.
Isaac Dabush 22:12 , 27.11.16
Just like their neighbors in Amona, nine families in the settlement of Ofra are facing home demolition. But unlike those in Amona, they're confident they can escape the bitter fate thanks to Donald Trump and the 'Regulation Bill.'
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben Kimon 23:56 , 15.11.16
Covering YItzhak Rabin for Yedioth Ahronoth for years as a political correspondent, Shlomo Nakdimon recalls his relaxed interviews with the prime minister in his Tel Aviv living room, where Rabin spoke of his relationships with the political and military elite and defines what victory is just months before his assassination.
Shlomo Nakdimon 00:16 , 14.11.16
Four years have passed since the West Bank settlement was relocated to a nearby hill, and its residents still live in caravans despite a government decision to build them a permanent community. Meanwhile, the owner of a winery located in the same area files a lawsuit against the state, demanding that the government keep its promise to relocate the winery or, alternatively, evacuate Migron’s residents.
Yifat Erlich 00:26 , 11.11.16
Lucy Aharish has gotten used to criticism and threats from every possible direction. Now she’s hitting back at everyone: At Israel’s ‘whining’ Arabs, at Tel Aviv’s ‘enlightened’ liberals, and at all the Jews who expect her to convert.
Yehuda Nuriel 23:26 , 04.11.16
Father of Lt. Hadar Goldin, who was killed and captured in Gaza two years ago, writes about exhibition of his son’s paintings at UN’s central hallway last month as world leaders arrived to address General Assembly. ‘This pro-Israel display presents the Israeli soldier as a smiling officer, an artist, a moral, courteous and earnest person, rather than his usual image at the UN as a brutal soldier.’
Simcha Goldin 12:38 , 29.10.16
In a society where men are free to divorce at will and have multiple wives, yet only one third of the populace even believes in a woman's right to divorce, divorce lawyer Reema Shamasneh is fighting to improve the lot of other women. A devout Muslim, she believes the laws are the way they are because they were passed by men, and she has no intention of marrying so that she herself can remain independent.
Associated Press 23:40 , 28.10.16
Avi Buskila has no intention of being a 'pet Mizrahi' for the left-wing NGO; in his first interview since taking over 6 months ago, he declares, 'I won't apologize for spending more time in the army than Bennett, or for being in the periphery longer than Miri Regev. I also won't apologize for thinking it's our turn to take the peace camp forward.'
Nevo Ziv 23:30 , 25.10.16
Over 90% of IDF roles are open to women, but just 7% of those in combat roles are women. The new program is trying to find out whether the immersion of women in a group of men will ease the feelings of discomfort and cause more unit cohesion among the sexes.
Yoav Zitun 23:35 , 24.10.16
IDF Col. Tomer Ifrach has a long personal history with Hamas' attack tunnels: During Operation Protective Edge he led a patrol group which was attacked by a Hamas cell hiding in a tunnel; two of his soldiers were killed, and he had to keep fighting with a bullet wound in his back; in an interview, the colonel explains his view of the tunnel threat—now and in the future.
Matan Tzuri 23:53 , 22.10.16
A year after being exiled to New York by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Danny Danon feels he has proved himself to all those people who called his appointment a catastrophe waiting to happen. ‘As far as I’m concerned, the results speak for themselves,’ he says, taking pride in small victories. ‘We did things that have never been done before by Israelis at the UN.’
Tzipi Shmilovitz 23:32 , 20.10.16
The groundbreaking, family-run West Bank brewery is also shattering the glass ceiling with general manager Madees Khoury, who is considered to be the first Palestinian female brewer in the Mideast; 'there is great satisfaction when I go out and see people enjoying our beers. I feel really proud to tell them that I made the beers they are drinking.'
The Media Line 23:47 , 17.10.16
Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, who has visited almost every Jewish community in the world and is considered an international authority in Jewish demography research, is concerned by studies suggesting that the core of the Jewish people is shrinking.
Yaniv Pohoryles 23:45 , 16.10.16
The Paratroopers Brigade holds a large-scale exercise drilling parachuting into 'enemy territory' and landing Hercules planes transporting troops and equipment on temporary landing strips. The soldiers drilled raiding targets simulating enemy command centers and rocket depots, with the ultimate goal of being ready for any scenario.
Yoav Zitun 23:35 , 13.10.16
The IDF archives have released tapes of radio communications from the battle of Tel Shams in the Yom Kippur War, in which the Sayeret Matkal commando unit was sent to rescue a wounded commander in the field.
Asaf Zagrizak 13:49 , 11.10.16
Mount Dov, termed "Hezbollah's playground," is full of IDF soldiers at night who are ready to ambush potential attackers from Lebanon. The 13th Battalion's commander warns that the Third Lebanon War is likely to start from there.
Yoav Zitun 15:26 , 08.10.16
Mubeen Rajhu was teased and taunted because his 18-year-old sister was in a relationship with a Christian man who had converted to Islam, so he killed her. Such honor killings in Pakistan are on the rise, and they're culturally acceptable to the families, though not to the woman who are at their mercy.
Associated Press 10:33 , 03.10.16
On one side, a decorated IDF chief of staff; on the other, an experienced politician; from day one to that fateful moment when three shots were fired following a peace rally in Tel Aviv, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres were bitter rivals.
Shimon Shiffer 23:50 , 01.10.16
From his hometown in Belarus, through his elementary school and youth village, to the kibbutz he worked at as a shepherd, the former president receives an emotional farewell from many people who knew him before he occupied Israel’s most prestigious roles.
Ynet reporters 12:36 , 29.09.16
A mapping project based on Civil Administration maps and database marks more than 2,500 housing units, residential buildings and commercial structures in dozens of Jewish communities; Many buildings it turns out were built on private rather than state-owned lands, making them illegal; project shows how complicated settling West Bank settlement issue is.
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben-Kimon 23:24 , 27.09.16
In first interview since taking office, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit insists his ties with Netanyahu are not as close as some might believe and that regardless, it will not affect the legal examination he's currently conducting concerning the prime minister.
Tova Tzimuki 23:51 , 26.09.16
Since his release from prison, the former Israeli spy has been spending his time in court fighting the restrictive probation conditions that prevent him from finding employment or attending morning and evening prayers at the synagogue. Close friends say Jonathan and his wife Esther are dreaming of making aliyah and living in a moshav in southern Israel, but he is barred from leaving the US for another four years.
Tzipi Shmilovitz 23:34 , 25.09.16
Staff Sgt. Rachel Selfin was an orphan by the time she was five, but wouldn't let this loss stop her from serving in combat in the IDF. In October 2015, she saved the life of her soldier, who was stabbed in the neck by a terrorist.
Yehuda Shohat 23:13 , 23.09.16
The Land of Israel Caucus is mounting a campaign to convince the gov't to uphold High Court's decision to demolish the illegally-built Palestinian village; Palestinians claim they've lived on the land for hundreds of years: 'We have Turkish papers from the Ottoman times to prove we own the land.'
The Media Line 23:31 , 22.09.16
Every Thursday night, dozens of members of the anti-assimilation group Lehava march in the Jerusalem city center, shouting racist slogans against Arabs. Some have gone as far as to assault dozens of Arabs in the area. Unfortunately, almost all of the cases were closed due to lack of evidence.
Yael Freidson 23:38 , 21.09.16
In an interview on a submarine, Maj. Gen. Ram Rothberg concludes five years in office, tells Ynet about the Navy's cooperation with the Paratroopers Brigade and Air Force and calls on commanders in the IDF to serve as educators in the State of Israel.
Yoav Zitun 23:38 , 20.09.16
Four former athletes who had every reason to pursue a successful career in windsurfing, soccer, rugby or ice hockey, explain why they decided to follow their heart and drop everything for a more meaningful position in the IDF.
Eitan Gefen 23:50 , 18.09.16
A year and a half into his term, it's clears Eisenkot is leading an assertive military, which is determined to attain clear goals. The IDF chief takes risks—like reducing the number of planes and tanks, promotes long-forgotten plans and makes fast decisions.
Alex Fishman 16:08 , 13.09.16
Parents outraged at controversial planner given to elementary school children in the national-religious sector, which contains messages of Jewish superiority over the gentiles, religious preaching and problematic political texts concerning historic events.
Shahar Chai 19:00 , 11.09.16
More than a decade after his father split Likud to form Kadima, late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's younger son Gilad is preparing to follow in his brother Omri's footsteps and run for a spot on the ruling party's next Knesset list. 'Likud is a pragmatic party which understands that we cannot reach Scandinavian peace right now,' he says.
Nechama Duek 22:06 , 10.09.16
Another recent attempt to learn the fate of the IAF navigator who went missing in Lebanon nearly 30 years ago has failed; Iran's Revolutionary Guards are motivated to find Arad in return for solving the mystery behind the disappearance of 4 Iranian diplomats it believes Israel is holding captive.
Ronen Bergman 16:12 , 06.09.16
The firefighters were first on the scene, in the first hour pulling out six people from the wreckage of the collapsed construction site in Tel Aviv; alongside them worked three female soldiers from the Home Front Command: 'We were digging with our hands.'
Telem Yahav &Etti Abramov 12:45 , 06.09.16
While wounded IDF veterans have traditionally been the core of Israel's Paralympic delegation, they now only make up one third of the athletes participating. Athletes from all walks of life are participating in the games and hope to bring more medals to Israel from Rio.
Alon Hadar 23:32 , 01.09.16
Analysis: As Turkey rolls into Syria with the stated goal of eradicating ISIS from the border region, many Kurds in Turkey view this as a Turkish attempt to eliminate the Kurdish presence on the Turkish-Syrian border; 'They claim they are fighting ISIS across the border, but if they were actually doing this, they would first do something about the ISIS network on our (Turkish) soil.'
Tulin Daloglu 14:52 , 01.09.16
Itay Erenlib lost both of his legs and was seriously injured in his arm in an IED explosion in Nablus during his IDF service. After a miraculous recovery that amazed all of his doctors, Erenlib returned to the army to finish his service, got a degree in life sciences and is now training to play wheelchair tennis at the Rio Paralympic Games next month.
Yehuda Shohat 23:48 , 29.08.16
Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly at risk, especially in lower income areas.
Ofer Petersburg 13:23 , 29.08.16
Yael and Yohan wanted to stop being afraid of anti-Semitism, Sarah and Stéphane were looking for a place where their kids could play outside, while Elodie decided to leave her successful chain of pubs behind; 12 families left the comforts of Paris to settle in trailer homes in Brukhin.
Yifat Erlich 23:10 , 23.08.16
When IDF Special Forces go on covert operations, they receive crucial information from the special operations officers at the situation room. The Judea and Samaria Division's five special operations officers talk about their challenging jobs and sleepless nights.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:49 , 22.08.16
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman's decision to halt volunteer activities involving IDF soldiers and foreign migrant children has been both controversial—among related Israeli charities and some former IDF personnel—and popular—among at least one local resident and anti-migrant protest leader.
Noam Barkan 19:50 , 21.08.16
As part of its efforts to take over the Palestinian Authority, Hamas unexpectedly decided to run in the West Bank municipal elections; this led Israel to scramble for an action plan to thwart Hamas's ambitions, including legalizing illegal Palestinian homes in Area C and building a new Palestinian city, but these measures could still be too little too late, and Israel might have to deal with armed Hamas militants right on the Green Line.
Alex Fishman 15:03 , 21.08.16
Speaking to Ynet, a Kurdish military official in north Syria describes the new reality in the city Manbij after it was freed from ISIS’s control and the city’s women were released, saying, ‘It was an operation to free the Manbij woman’; before leaving, ISIS rounded up some of the civilians and marched them as human shields until they reached the next stronghold; these civilians remain captive.
Roi Kais 23:57 , 20.08.16
A new registration drive for Naftali Bennett's party is taking advantage of a recent change to party rules that permit its members to be secular or even gentiles; the Druze community is signing up in the hundreds; some allege that it's all a cynical attempt to refill empty party coffers.
Yuval Karni 14:26 , 20.08.16
Group of international law and graduate students briefed by senior security officials, policy makers and politicians during 11-day tour of Israel's security hot spots organized by Our Soldiers Speak; student; 'it was so educational.'
Carrie Rubinstein 21:18 , 17.08.16
The evacuees of Gush Katif still long for the day they'll return home. A new movement they established is laying the groundwork—of infrastructure and 'hearts'—to return to the area from which Israel withdrew in the 2005 Gaza Disengagement. They know their chances are slim, but they won't give up on their dream.
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben Kimon 23:47 , 16.08.16
Despite officially joining the IDF and obtaining senior roles in the Israeli government, five of the Irgun heads who were arrested for treason in 1948 following the Altalena Affair were finally officially exonerated by IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot.
Tsahi Dabush 23:27 , 11.08.16
A month after Rabbi Miki Mark was murdered in a drive-by shooting near Otniel, while his wife was seriously wounded, his daughter, 14-year-old Tehila, is now trying to figure out how to go on. She talks about the moments of horror and shock, the unexpected help from Palestinian passerby and terribly missing her father.
Sari Makover Belikov 23:44 , 05.08.16
The Defense Ministry, Israel Police, Israel Prison Service and the Firefighting Commission have all for years been using HazMat gear manufactured by two German companies that also provided gas masks to Nazi soldiers operating the gas chambers at Auschwitz.
Ofer Petersburg 23:42 , 03.08.16
Near Umm al-Fahm stands a monument to the weakness of the rule of law in the State of Israel: A giant house, whose illegal construction began 13 years ago and which despite demolition orders and a series of judicial decisions remains standing.
Yifat Erlich 16:09 , 30.07.16
Avichai Mandelblit is marking six complicated months in office. Speaking at a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee, he reviewed how he sees his position in government, and some of the difficulties he’s experienced.
Tova Tzimuki 23:48 , 27.07.16
Hamas has decided to participate in local and municipal elections in the West Bank and will use its successes or failures there as a barometer to gauge Palestinian public opinion; meanwhile, internal Hamas elections are due to be held, potentially changing the face of the terrorist organization.
Elior Levy 23:39 , 26.07.16
In 1968, Israel's first prime minister gave a candid interview to an Israeli-British film crew producing a documentary about his life. For almost half a century, this footage was tucked away on a dusty shelf but now these rare conversations are coming to light.
Alon Hadar 23:42 , 25.07.16
Ten years after the confrontation that has become a symbol, the residents of Amona are preparing for the next round; approaching the High Court of Justice's deadline for the evacuation of the outpost, the settlers are recruiting thousands of supporters to protest on the deadline and are pressuring right-wing ministers to find a way to circumvent the order.
Oded Shalom, Elisha Ben-Kimon 23:38 , 21.07.16