Taxi driver and retired policeman Yosef Ben Amo was praised for helping subdue terrorist who stabbed and seriously wounded security guard Asher Elmaliach, but security footage of the attack shows he was trying to stop security shift manager who was fighting the terrorist, as he thought he was witnessing a mere brawl.
Yael Friedson 08:59 , 11.12.17
Yosef Ben Amo, the cab driver and retired cop who helped apprehend a terrorist who seriously wounded a security guard at Jerusalem central bus station, recalls how he 'punched him below his belt. I didn't hesitate'; receives certificate of honor from police, city mayor.
Yishai Porat and Yael Friedson 23:18 , 10.12.17
Speaking during a joint press conference with French president in Paris, Netanyahu says he won't take lectures on morality from a leader 'who bombs Kurdish villagers in his native Turkey and who jails journalists'; tells Macron 'just as Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.'
Ynet and Reuters 18:52 , 10.12.17
Man stabbed in upper body on city's Jaffa Street at the entrance of the central bus station, evacuated to hospital; 24-year-old terrorist from Nablus arrested by security forces, taken in for questioning.
Yishai Porat, Yael Friedson, Rotem Elizera 14:30 , 10.12.17
Tunnel stretching a few hundreds of meters into Israeli territory neutralized by army Saturday night; according to military sources, tunnel was dug in recent months from Khan Younis area to agricultural lands located more than 1 kilometer away from Israeli communities in the Eshkol Regional Council.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Zuri 13:58 , 10.12.17
In tumultuous week, ministers voted to pass bill transferring war powers from government to more exclusive Security Cabinet; PM Netanyahu asks coalition heads to send 'business as usual' message; committee will also discuss two Shabbat bills, one allowing minister to take into consideration Israel's traditions when providing Shabbat work permits—accepted in vote—and one barring opening of supermarkets on Shabbat.
Moran Azulay 13:57 , 10.12.17
Following Saturday's violent protest in northern Israeli Arab region against US recognition of Jerusalem, in which rioters hurled stones at police cars and buses, defense minister urges Israeli citizens to boycott area and make its residents 'feel unwanted here'; they should become part of Ramallah, he adds.
Attila Somfalvi 10:35 , 10.12.17
Milos Zeman, president of only European country to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital following US announcement, says European Union states 'are doing all they can so a pro-Palestinian terrorist movement can have supremacy over a pro-Israeli movement.' Meanwhile, Israeli officials blast Europe for failing to condemn rocket fire at Israeli city of Sderot.
Itamar Eichner, AFP 08:45 , 10.12.17
Givati squad commander filmed stealing apples for himself and his soldiers from fruit stand belonging to Palestinian in Hebron; 'This behavior is not in line with what is expected from a soldier and commander in the IDF. The commander was suspended and will face disciplinary action,' IDF says.
Yoav Zitun 21:29 , 09.12.17
Following last week's 'March of Shame', more than 10,000 people turn up to protest government corruption, investigations into affairs of PM Netanyahu; simultaneous protests held in other cities; Likud: 'Instead of uniting behind Jerusalem with rest of country, left cannot help itself, prefers divisiveness.'
Itay Blumenthal 20:56 , 09.12.17
Turkish President Erdoğan rails against President's Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, describes Israel as 'state of occupation' that uses 'terror' against Palestinians; Jerusalem is 'apple of our eye', 'red line' for Muslims, Erdoğan declares, saying American decision was 'null and void.'
AFP 19:45 , 09.12.17
Leah Goldin, whose son Lt. Hadar Goldin was killed and taken by Hamas, will urge the Security Council to take immediate action to return the bodies of her son and fellow fallen soldier Oron Shaul, as well as two Israeli citizens Abera Mengistu and Hisham al-Sayed to Israel.
Itamar Eichner 19:39 , 09.12.17
In wake of President Trump's declaration, protests continue in east Jerusalem, West Bank, Gaza; 4 police wounded, 13 protesters arrested in Jerusalem; three lightly hurt in stone-throwing in Wadi Ara, three suspects arrested.
Ynet writers 19:03 , 09.12.17
During tour of border with Hezbollah members, Qais al-Khazali, who was banned from Lebanon, says his group Asaib Ahl al-Haq is ready 'to stand with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause against the unjust Israeli occupation that is hostile to Islam, Arabs and humanity.'
Associated Press 18:50 , 09.12.17
'The United States has crossed all the red lines with the Jerusalem decision,' says Abbas aide; Egypt's Coptic Pope, top Muslim cleric also cancel meetings with VP Pence in protest of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
AFP 17:13 , 09.12.17
Accustomed but not at peace, resident of Jewish communities near the Gaza border again have to cope with the threat of rocket fire from the strip, resigning themselves to be within running distance to a bomb shelter at all times.
Ron Ben-Yishai, Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Liad Osmo 15:18 , 09.12.17
Following Friday night's rocket attack on Sderot, IAF fighter jets attack Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, destroying weapons production sites, a military compound and an ammunition depot and killing two Hamas militants.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri and Liad Osmo 10:33 , 09.12.17
A week after being pelted with stones, parent retaliating by shooting, Avizur Libman returned with dozens of others—including Minister Ariel, Deputy Minister Hotovely—to complete his bar mitzvah trip; 'I'm not comfortable being here, but it gives me strength to keep my head up. I'm so happy this many people came here to allow me to celebrate again,' says bar mitzvah boy.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:56 , 08.12.17
After IDF attack on Hamas targets in Gaza in retaliation to 2 previous rocket launches, third rocket launched from strip, lands in Sderot; 2 people were treated for anxiety and nearby vehicles were damaged; Palestinians report 25 wounded in IDF attack.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Liad Osmo 22:42 , 08.12.17
Hamas political bureau chief Haniyeh cautions Palestinians will not be satisfied merely with demonstrations in protest of President Trump's decision to recognize J'lem as Israel's capital; 'The blessed intifada shows willingness to sacrifice lives,' Haniyeh adds shortly before rockets launched at Israel from Gaza.
Liad Osmo and Roi Kais 20:10 , 08.12.17
Sect. of State Tillerson says status of J'lem—including borders—not final, to be decided in negotiations between Israel, Palestinians; US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to capital will not happen within next 2 years, Tillerson adds, citing security, bureaucratic reasons.
Reuters 19:15 , 08.12.17
2 killed, 300 wounded when Palestinians clash with IDF in Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza in 'Day of Rage'Thousands of Palestinians congregate to protest President Trump's recognition of J'lem as Israel's capital; 2 killed, 55 wounded in violent clashes with IDF near Gaza, 250 others wounded in West Bank, reports Palestinian Health Ministry; 'Soldiers fired selectively towards two main instigators, confirmed hits,' says IDF.
Ynet writers 16:54 , 08.12.17
Hundreds assemble outside US Embassy in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta screaming 'Allahu Akbar'; Pakistan's major Islamist party announces rallies in all major cities after Friday prayers and angry protesters burn Trump effigies in Malaysia.
Reuters 12:06 , 08.12.17
Hamas terror group calls for violent Palestinian uprising after Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel's capital; Israeli troops and riot police deployed throughout West Bank to contain a second day of clashes, riots expected after Friday prayers at al-Aqsa mosque.
Reuters 09:07 , 08.12.17
VP Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine,' says senior Fatah official Rajoub in wake of Trump speech recognizing J'lem as Israeli capital; meeting with PA President Abbas slated for Dec. 19 was canceled, Rajoub added; Pence was expected to visit Israel, Palestinian Authority in Dec., then meet with President al-Sisi in Egypt.
Reuters 23:32 , 07.12.17
President Trump, PM Netanyahu spoke 3 times over 10-day period before speech; Netanyahu assured Trump in conversations Jerusalem status quo would be maintained, told him he was 'making history'; Israel to leverage ties in Latin America, Asia, Africa to counter criticism over speech.
Itamar Eichner 22:31 , 07.12.17
In wake of mounting tensions following President Trump's speech, 2 missiles launched from Gaza at Israel, do not make it across border; Code Red alert sounds in Sderot, Hof Ashkelon and Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Councils; IDF strikes 2 terrorist posts in Gaza in retaliation, says considers Hamas responsible for any fire from strip.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Roi Kais 22:30 , 07.12.17
European Union's top diplomat Mogherini says Jerusalem should be capital of both Israel and Palestine, 'Only realistic solution is two states with Jerusalem as capital of both,' Mogherini says; diplomatic efforts with US, Russia, Jordan needed to ensure Palestinians' rights, she adds, saying King Abdullah of Jordan was 'very wise man' who should be listened to on Jerusalem.
Reuters 20:31 , 07.12.17
MKs from across Israel's political spectrum respond to President Trump's controversial speech; 'To say capital of Israel is not J'lem is lie, Trump finally took it off the table,' says Coalition Chairman Herzog; recognition is 'immense achievement for Israeli policy, PM,' says Tourism Minister Levin; 'Unilateral moves on controversial issues not constructive,' warns Joint List's Odeh.
Attila Somfalvi 18:55 , 07.12.17
While police investigation into Qusra shooting incident still ongoing, preliminary conclusions say father acted in self defense when discharging almost entire clip into air, accidentally hitting, killing Palestinian; father said to have left children in cave, reached higher ground to scare off rioters but was hit in head and fell back down; sector's brigade cmdr., additional forces later called to disperse rioters.
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:17 , 07.12.17
Warrant is issued for the arrest of former Argentine president Cristina Kirchner for covering Iran's involvement in the 1994 bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building which resulted in the deaths of 85 people.
AFP, AP 18:12 , 07.12.17
Heeding Palestinian Authority calls for day of protests, Palestinians demonstrate in Jerusalem, major West Bank cities, and the Gaza border, coming out against US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Hassan Shaalan, Liad Osmo, Yoav Zitun, Roi Kais 17:15 , 07.12.17
Intense push by US evangelicals drove Trump’s decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; US evangelicals strongly identify with Israeli conservatives, connection rooted in Bible; effort included email campaign by 'My Faith Votes,' chaired by Mike Huckabee.
Reuters 14:00 , 07.12.17
Ismail Haniyeh says US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital 'is a declaration of war,' adding Hamas 'should work on launching an intifada in the face of the Zionist enemy' and calling for a day of rage on Friday.
Ynet writers, news agencies 11:28 , 07.12.17
Israel's Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions abroad putting out feelers to friendly countries around the world in hope of convincing them to follow Trump's lead on Jerusalem; Czech Republic says it recognizes western Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Itamar Eichner 10:51 , 07.12.17
Eight countries request UN Secretary-General Guterres to publicly brief the Security Council on the matter; 'The UN has given Jerusalem a special legal and political status, which the Security Council has called upon the international community to respect. That is why we believe the Council needs to address this issue with urgency,' says Swedish ambassador.
Reuters 10:10 , 07.12.17
Israeli security forces arrest Palestinians suspected of being involved in the attack on a group of Israeli children hiking near the village and in consequent violent rioting; troops found equipment belonging to Israelis during raid.
Yoav Zitun 09:19 , 07.12.17
State Department document instructs American diplomats to convey message to Israeli officials: 'While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response'; US also forms internal task force to 'track worldwide developments' following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Reuters 08:44 , 07.12.17
Reuters 23:40 , 06.12.17
Concerned it could lead to increased tensions and outbreaks of violence that could further destabilize the region and dismantle peace prospects, Western leaders express their objection to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Reuters, AFP, Lior Mor 23:17 , 06.12.17
Palestinian president says US 'has essentially announced its withdrawal from its role as a sponsor of peace negotiations'; Hamas says Trump's announcement 'opened the gates of hell,' calls on Arabs and Muslims to 'undermine the US interests in the region' and 'shun Israel.'
Ynet reporters, news agencies 21:44 , 06.12.17
US President Trump breaks with decades-long US policy, saying move 'is nothing more or less than recognition of reality'; US president notes previous US presidents have delayed embassy move to Jerusalem to advance peace, but 'after more than two decades of waivers, we're no closer to a lasting peace agreement.'
Yaara Shalom 19:45 , 06.12.17
In Ankara, King Abdullah warns of possible ramifications of US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while Turkish President Erdogan asserts such a move 'would play into the hands of terrorist groups.'
Roi Kais 17:06 , 06.12.17
Hamas leader tells Al Jazeera he and Abbas agreed during phone conversation on need to stage protests over Trump's expected declaration on Jerusalem; 'Jerusalem will be the capital of the State of Palestine. We will deal with this through any means.'
Liad Osmo and Yoav Zitun 16:01 , 06.12.17
Public Security Minister Erdan insists intelligence does not indicate any mass Palestinian uprising following Trump’s expected Jerusalem declaration, but east Jerusalem residents insist Trump and Netanyahu have ‘learned nothing from Temple Mount protests', warn 'We're prepared to die as martyrs. Trump, Netanyahu playing with fire.'
Ynet writers 15:16 , 06.12.17
Ayatollah Khamenei says planned speech by President Trump on J'lem recognition, possible move of US Embassy to capital, a reflection of ‘incompetence and failure,’ adding Palestinian people will be victorious; recognition would be 'kiss of death' to two-state solution, says Palestinian envoy to UK; embassy move a culmination of 'crime of usurping Palestine, displacing Palestinian people,' says Syrian gov't source.
Roi Kais, News Agencies 13:39 , 06.12.17
President Trump to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital, may announce US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to capital in speech; in possible bid to mollify Palestinian anger, Trump may reiterate perfunctory support for two-state solution if both sides back it.
Orly Azoulay, Washington 12:06 , 06.12.17
Arriving for 2nd round of interrogation at anti-corruption Lahav 433 unit, Coalition Chairman Bitan to be questioned on Rishon LeZion corruption scandal; Bitan is suspected of receiving bribes, colluding with member of crime family in return for clearing loan shark debts.
Eli Senyor and Gilad Morag 10:03 , 06.12.17
MK David Bitan files appeal requesting permission to discuss his graft investigation with the press, arguing leaks by investigators are tarnishing his and his wife's name; 'He has no opportunity to respond'; senior official remanded in case identified as Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Arnon Giladi.
Eli Senyor 22:25 , 05.12.17
After holding multiple phone calls with Arab leaders and PM Netanyahu about decision to move US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Trump reportedly says he intends to declare US recognition of latter as Israel's capital, but put embassy move on the back burner due to logistical constraints.
Ynet writers and Reuters 20:38 , 05.12.17
Abbas spokesman says Trump informed PA president during phone conversation of intention to deliver on campaign pledge; Abbas warns of ‘serious consequences of move; Trump holds phone calls with Netanyahu, other Mideast leaders.
Reuters and Ynet writers 17:55 , 05.12.17
Following the surge of recent allegations, investigations and indictments against members of the Likud, Zionist Union Chairman Avi Gabbay lambastes the right-wing party for what he claims is systematic corruption exemplified and encouraged by Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Moran Azulay, Attila Somfalvi and Yishai Porat 15:27 , 05.12.17
Turkish President Erdogan, a senior aide to Palestinian President Abbas threaten dire diplomatic repercussions if US President Donald Trump goes ahead with a possible recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, including severing diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.
Associated Press 12:40 , 05.12.17
Beit Shemesh municipality has two weeks to remove modesty sign blocking women from public streets; 'Israel will not have streets closed to women,' justices say, while mayor says signs are 'ideological.'
Telem Yahav, Yael Friedson 12:22 , 05.12.17
The wife of the coalition chairman, who is suspected of fixing tenders to pay off millions in debt to loan sharks, interrogated for suspected money laundering; she denies the accusations, saying the bank account in question was controlled at the time by her husband.
Meir Turgeman, Gilad Morag 11:04 , 05.12.17
Defense establishment sources say an American announcement that will change the status quo in Jerusalem would be seen by Hamas as a reason to inflame the tensions on the Palestinian street and turn the organization's anniversary celebrations into a series of days of rage and terror attacks.
Alex Fishman 10:40 , 05.12.17
Four ultra-Orthodox men from the Jerusalem Faction who were jailed for army desertion complain they were put in solitary confinement after refusing to wear uniforms in prison, made to stand for 50 minutes straight, sit for 10 minutes, and stand up again.
Yishai Porat 23:42 , 04.12.17
Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon is suspected of using public funds and donations to pay millions of shekels in 'salaries' to dozens of Likud activists and their families in return for supporting him in the party's primaries; Danon's office: 'He always acted in accordance with rules and regulations.'
Tova Tzimuki 22:25 , 04.12.17
Im Tirtzu students set up memorial table to slain soldier Ron Kokia, who was killed in Arad; Arab students displayed Palestinian flag in response, leading to scuffle; 'University president at fault,' says Im Tirtzu director.
Shahar Hay, Yael Friedson 20:53 , 04.12.17
Qusra Now, the official Facebook page of the Palestinian village, releases photo of the settler who last week shot and killed a Palestinian he says threatened him and others, inciting local residents to call for his death.
Elisha Ben Kimon 19:42 , 04.12.17
Yisrael Beytenu leader takes credit for canceling a Knesset vote Monday on the legislation, which would give the interior minister authority to cancel city bylaws permitting the opening of businesses on Shabbat.
Moran Azulay 17:59 , 04.12.17
Dov Zur revealed as the senior official detained in the developing corruption scandal over tender fixing involving 16 others in the municipality, a senior member of a crime family and MK David Bitan, who was allegedly indebted to him.
Ynet reporters 16:00 , 04.12.17
Violence breaks out after Jewish far-right Otzma Yehudit Party visits area near Qusra village to display a Jewish presence following Friday’s attack on group of Jewish children by rock-throwing Palestinians during visit; IDF bars further access by activists.
Elisha Ben Kimon 13:34 , 04.12.17
Saudis deny New York Times report that the Crown Prince told PA President Abbas during meeting in Riyadh that he had two months to accept US peace plan, or resign, that calls for Abu Dis as capital of Palestinian state, keeps majority of Israeli settlements intact, provides limited Palestinian sovereignty and precludes contiguous borders; US: 'report more speculation.'
Roi Kais 11:52 , 04.12.17
Concerned over Trump's expected announcement of the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Jordan and Egypt both warn such a move would only fuel extremism and violence and stifle attempts to renew the Middle East peace process.
Roi Kais 09:13 , 04.12.17
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Hotovely lampooned in Kibbutz Movement weekly caricature showing her alongside Nazi soldier telling American Jewish couple, 'Kikes… Draft dodgers!'; Cartoon is 'somewhere between ignorance, slander,' Hotovely retorts; weekly's editor: 'American neo-Nazi site said Hotovely's remarks mirrored its own views.'
Itamar Eichner 23:13 , 03.12.17
Bill's sponsor MK Amsalem cancels Monday's vote on bill barring police from making recommendations on indictments, before announcing that it will take place on Wednesday; Knesset plenum vote expected to take place next Monday.
Moran Azulay 21:17 , 03.12.17
President Trump's special Middle East advisor Jared Kushner says during Saban Forum interview his father-in-law still deliberating over whether to implement a presidential campaign pledge to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; 'He’s looking into all the facts … He'll be the one to want to tell you. Not me.'
Itamar Eichner 20:03 , 03.12.17
Speaking in a pre-recorded speech to the Washington Saban Forum, Israeli premier cites Saudi Prince's recent remarks slamming Iran's supreme leader as 'the new Hitler in the Middle East'; Acknowledging 'important differences,' PM draws parallels in 'ruthless commitment to impose tyranny and terror' and 'to murder Jews.'
Ynet 19:14 , 03.12.17
Facing a better prepared Hezbollah, IDF prepares for hi-tech modern warfare, fitting the Namer APC with guns, grenade launchers, an ability to charge the battlefield, and smashe through walls; new vehicle also provides cover for infantry.
Yoav Zitun 18:36 , 03.12.17
Sgt. Ron Kokia, killed in stabbing attack in Arad, was laid to rest in Kiryat Shaul military cemetery with 2,000 people, Science Minister Akunis, chief army personnel in attendance; 'Israel does not do enough to combat its enemies from within and without,' says Kokia's father; perpetrators not yet found.
Itay Blumenthal 15:27 , 03.12.17
MK Bitan suspected of tender fixing in Rishon Lezion municipality in return for help with personal debts to loan sharks; AG Mandelblit approves interrogation, timing 45 days ago; 17 other people detained for questioning relating to possible corruption in municipality, including senior officials, head of criminal organization.
Eli Senyor and Gilad Morag 15:06 , 03.12.17
PM claims he has 'asked MK Amsalem to ensure the bill is worded in a way that it does not apply to the investigation conducted into my affairs,' saying discussion on the bill has been used 'as a political battering ram.'
Moran Azulay 14:35 , 03.12.17
Father who shot Palestinian dead during bar mitzvah hike in Qusra last week produces email proving he requested authorization from IDF for trip, countering army's claim no prior authorization was sought; father received verbal, not written reply, he says; families of hike's participants, minister of defense rail against shooter being suspected of involuntary manslaughter.
Elisha Ben Kimon 12:20 , 03.12.17
Rushed legislative process and claims the bill is tailor-made for PM Netanyahu lead coalition partners to ask to have bill go into effect in three months to ensure it does not apply to the investigations against Netanyahu; Minister Elkin proposes to postpone vote by a week.
Moran Azulay 11:14 , 03.12.17
Justice Minister Shaked says at Saban Forum Washington conference 'coalition's energy invested in wrong thing'; despite reservations, Shaked says recommendation bill 'makes sense in essence'; minister also professes hope President Trump will make good on campaign promise to transfer US embassy to J'lem.
Moran Azulay 09:47 , 03.12.17
Russian officials tell Lebanese TV channel Al Mayadeen, which is affiliated with Hezbollah, that the IDF fired Jericho I surface-to-surface missiles for the first time, with one being intercepted by Russian aerial defense system.
Roi Kais 22:45 , 02.12.17
Palestinian leader talks to leaders from Jordan, Egypt, France and Qatar, asking them to pressure Trump to drop planned recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital; his adviser warns 'the world will pay the price' for any change in Jerusalem's status.
Elior Levy 22:29 , 02.12.17
Gaza terror group says expected American move 'would give a cover to Israel to pursue the judaization of Jerusalem and expulsion of the Palestinians from the city'; Abbas aide warns move would amount to 'complete destruction of peace process,' while Arab League warns it could fuel violence.
Elior Levy 22:05 , 02.12.17
Masses march from Independence Hall on Rothschild Boulevard to Habima Square, protesting 'attempts to pass laws that enable corruption,' according to demonstration organizers, who added, 'The sane MKs won't vote for the mob laws borne out of the need to silence the police and save Bibi.'
Itay Blumenthal 21:57 , 02.12.17
In speech for Saban Forum pre-taped on Thursday, a day before the alleged Israeli strike on an Iranian base in Syria's al-Kiswah, the Israeli PM reiterates Israel's policy: 'We will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state... to entrench itself militarily in Syria.'
Orly Azulay 19:51 , 02.12.17
Speakers of African parliaments to visit Knesset for conference starting Tuesday; dignitaries to arrive from Uganda, Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania, Seychelles and South Sudan, to meet with Israeli c'tee chairpersons and discuss issues of mutual interest; 'Cooperation with African countries has political and economic significance of highest order,' says Speaker Edelstein.
Amihai Attali 16:21 , 02.12.17
Senior Trump administration official said the president will likely make a speech Wednesday officially recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital; Trump is also expected to again delay his campaign promise to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; Erekat: 'American recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel is playing with fire.'
Reuters 13:11 , 02.12.17
Delegation led by Hamas leader in Gaza Sinwar and including military wing deputy cmdr. Issa secretly leaves strip for Egypt; Lebanese paper reports party's goal was to discuss possible prisoner swap with Israel; Hamas denies report, claiming delegation left to discuss Palestinian reconciliation.
Elior Levy 10:35 , 02.12.17
Syrian sources report Israeli Air Force attack near Damascus, causing power outages, loud explosions in capital, suburbs; Assad regime retaliates with antiaircraft fire, with 3 of 5 missiles reportedly downed; Lebanese paper reports Israel conducted dummy raids over Lebanon, one of which was used to attack the base.
Roi Kais 08:54 , 02.12.17
Kafr Qasim family claim cops shot rubber bullets at them, assaulted them after demanding to search for a murder suspect in their home, refused to answer questions; 'They were acting cruelly, scaring women, children,' local says; police claim riots broke out, hundreds of residents lobbed slabs, iron rods at officers, suspect.
Hassan Shaalan 20:02 , 01.12.17
Recently discovered letters, written to his mother from the front in Palestine during WWI, to be displayed Tower of David Museum provide an insight some of his views on Zionism; 'Weizmann has done much to allay Arab suspicions & Christian jealousy.'
Yael Friedson 18:13 , 01.12.17
After resorting to shooting one of the Palestinians assailing him and a group of children he was escorting on a West Bank trip, a settler is questioned by police and released before being told he is under investigation for causing death by negligence.
Elisha Ben Kimon 17:09 , 01.12.17
Coalition party Yisrael Beytenu notifies Coalition Chairman Bitan it will vote against bill granting Interior Minister Deri powers to veto municipal bylaws and bar Shabbat commerce; Meretz officials launch nationwide attempt to counter bill by passing bylaws allowing supermarkets to remain open.
Moran Azulay and Itay Blumenthal 13:51 , 01.12.17
Residents of the usually tranquil southern city in Israel struggle to come to terms with the murder of Ron Yitzhak Kokia, a 19-year-old IDF soldier, in what is believed to be a terror attack; 'This boy could have been my soldier, or another boy from within or outside the community,’ says woman visiting scene of the stabbing.
Ilana Curiel and Itay Blumenthal 12:41 , 01.12.17
Australian billionaire James Packer supports Arnon Milchan's account that the gifts received by PM Netanyahu and his wife were not given out of friendship, but due to demands by the couple; questioned by Australian investigators, Packer says Milchan asked him to assist in lavishing gifts on the Netanyahus, which was coordinated through the latter’s assistant.
Eli Senyor 11:22 , 01.12.17
Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says he would like to see Netanyahu continue serving as prime minister, but he is waiting in the wings to fill his shoes; 'I'm planning to be after him, leader of Likud and prime minister of Israel.'
Associated Press 10:31 , 01.12.17