Covering the Israel's admission it attacked the Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 as a side note at best, news outlets supportive of the Assad regime make a point of asserting the reactor mentioned by Israel was in fact a Syrian military facility, as pro-Assad groups refrain from responding to the announcement.
Liad Osmo 19:05 , 23.03.18
In light of Ahed Tamimi's plea deal and impending prison term for slapping, kicking a soldier, Britain’s Minister for the Middle East urges Israel to better its treatment of underage Palestinians incarcerated for security offences.
Reuters 18:04 , 23.03.18
Private attorney contacts PMO seeking information about telephone calls, meetings between PM Netanyahu or his chief of staff and Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council officials; request denied citing 'ongoing investigation,' possibly hinting details relating to police's corruption probe into Bezeq, known as Case 4000.
Gilad Morag 15:23 , 23.03.18
Privacy Protection Authority announces opening of administrative investigation regarding alleged improper use of Israeli users' personal data in breach of Israeli law; such personal information may have been collected on Facebook by Cambridge Analytica, embroiled in a worldwide scandal also involving President Trump's election campaign.
Gilad Morag 12:49 , 23.03.18
Top secret 2007 report by State Comptroller's Office submitted to then-PM Olmert shows intelligence community's efforts to provide forewarning on Syrian reactor's existence suffered from 'serious flaws'; report traced decision making process in Israel's intelligence agencies up to reactor's destruction, found their work lacking, corroborating former Mossad chief Pardo's claims.
Alex Fishman 11:47 , 23.03.18
Hoping to make landfills obsolete, UBQ, which has raised $30 million in private investments, says it can take trash and make everyday use of garbage, from recyclable goods, to banana peels and chicken bones.
Associated Press 22:43 , 22.03.18
Addressing thousands of supporters at a Likud celebration ahead of Passover, Netanyahu says his detractors have attempted to bypass democratic means to bring him down by waging a relentless campaign against him; 'The public feels the injustice.'
Itay Blumenthal 21:28 , 22.03.18
Dozens arrested by early evening as members of radical Jerusalem Faction of the Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox sect take to the streets once again to demonstrate against IDF conscription and in display support for imprisoned draft-dodger; protestors call cops 'Nazis', vow not to draft into ‘army of destruction.’
Itay Blumenthal and Kobi Nachshoni 17:58 , 22.03.18
Make sure to set your clocks—on the night between Thursday and Friday, clocks will jump from 2am to 3am; change will allow Israelis to enjoy another hour of daylight until winter time returns in October; Interior Minister Deri: 'Change to improve economy, save energy.'
Amir Alon 15:45 , 22.03.18
Two terror attacks in past 7 days, claiming lives of 3 Israelis in total, coupled with expected heightened tensions during the holidays period, lead security forces to raise level of alert in the capital; senior police official: 'There is fear of copycats. Gaza also impacts Jerusalem events.'
Yishai Porat 15:28 , 22.03.18
Leading pilot Col. (res.) Ze'ev Raz says strike on Saddam Hussein's nuclear reactor was done at greater distance, with no aerial refueling, while Iraqi aerial defense was on high alert and the Israeli pilots did not use smart bombs; Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin says biggest risk of Syria strike was that it could've led to war.
Roi Rubinstein 14:05 , 22.03.18
19-year-old Israeli toured death camp with group of tourists, caught by guide urinating; police detains him for questioning, in which he confesses, says willing to accept any punishment; MFA: Israeli released after several hours.
Itamar Eichner 13:15 , 22.03.18
Poet Yehonatan Geffen once again courts controversy, says biblical hero Samson was 'first martyr. I can't fathom the depths of insanity a person can reach after 50 years of refugeedom'; Ahed Tamimi, who he compared to Anne Frank recently, was deserving of greater appreciation, he says, in Palestinian hunt for a 'Trumpeldor of their own.'
Ran Boker 11:13 , 22.03.18
Major Emanuel Levy, who charted course for IAF jets that bombed Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, died in training accident only 3 years later; 'Were he still alive, we'd celebrate with a beer in a Tel Aviv pub,' his brother says.
Elisha Ben Kimon 10:32 , 22.03.18
More than a decade hence, Military Censor approves publication of Syrian reactor bombing, following successive appeals to High Court to authorize publication were rejected, with justices hinting state should reconsider; former PM Olmert, defense minister Barak sought authorization from special ministerial committee to include incident in their memoirs and received it, paving way to Israel accepting official responsibility following years of foreign media outlets ascribing responsibility to state.
Yoav Zitun 09:33 , 22.03.18
The Taylor Force Act, which is set to pass in Congress as part of a major spending bill, will give the US 'much needed leverage with the Palestinians to push back on this outrageous policy,' says Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina, where Force's parents live; Force was an American tourist murdered in a terror attack in Israel.
Reuters 08:20 , 22.03.18
President visits homes of Adiel Kolman, Lt. Ziv Daus and Sgt. Netanel Kahalani, all of whom were murdered in terror attacks in past 7 days; 'Our children grow up and are tasked with our defense. When such a calamity befalls us, we look up to you,' president tells Daus's family, later asking Kolman's widow to 'lend me your strength.'
Itamar Eichner 00:27 , 22.03.18
US-based Institute for Science and International Security determines commercial satellite imagery can't be used to confirm 2015 Der Spiegel report of underground reactor or uranium enrichment facility, but notes 'some imagery observations are consistent with Der Spiegel’s reporting.'
Ynet 22:53 , 21.03.18
Anti-Defamation League raps Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef for comparison, says comments 'racially charged' and 'utterly unacceptable'; 'You see a negro, bless him as an exceptional creature. Which negro? When his father and mother are white and he comes out black,' Rabbi Yosef said, adding 'if they had a monkey for a son, they had a son like that.'
Associated Press 20:12 , 21.03.18
Juergen-Michael Kleppich, a member of the far-right Freedom Party, posted a picture on his Facebook page of himself wearing a green shirt with words 'stand your ground' and name of a German Waffen SS armored division during WWII.
Reuters 20:04 , 21.03.18
Palestinian teen provocateur sentenced for slapping IDF officer during Nabi Salih riots in December, will also pay NIS 5,000 fine; her cousin Nur Tamimi sentenced to 5 months for same incident; Tamimi's mother Nariman sentenced to 8 months, NIS 6,000 fine.
Elisha Ben Kimon and Yoav Zitun 18:37 , 21.03.18
Nearly 12 hours after Israel confirmed 2007 attack on Syria's nuclear reactor, PM makes first comment, while Damascus remains silent; Israel's party leaders praise 'courageous' strike, while Defense Minister Lieberman worried boasting could lead to exposure of classified material.
Moran Azulay, Shahar Hay, Itamar Eichner 17:07 , 21.03.18
Tamir Pardo, who headed the intelligence agency from 2011 to 2016, says 'spectacular failure' in Israel's initial and belated handling of the Syrian nuclear reactor was only mitigated by information that was 'luckily' obtained by Mossad agents.
Attila Somfalvi 15:01 , 21.03.18
A Jewish state is not judged solely by the number of Jews residing therein, rabbis say, but by degree of compassion, humanity and morality it shows to foreigners; 'Our first collective memory as a people is an experience of slavery, degradation, discrimination. The Torah thus reminds us that when we come into power, we should know how to treat foreigners as equals,' says Rabbi Yehuda Gilad.
Meital R. Fishman 12:57 , 21.03.18
Former IDF chief of staff explains planning stages of IAF's rapid destruction of Syria's nuclear reactor, and how the war-weary IDF, fresh out of Lebanon, was banking on no response from Assad.
Ron Ben-Yishai, Attila Somfalv 12:02 , 21.03.18
Significant improvement recorded in the condition of one of the soldiers hurt in Friday's terror attack on route 585 between the settlements of Mevo Dotan and Hermesh, in which two of his fellow troops were killed.
Rotem Elizera 11:40 , 21.03.18
The former prime minister tells Ynet about his immediate decision to bomb the nuclear reactor that was being built 450 kilometers from the Israeli border, moments after receiving the first piece of information verifying Israel's suspicions; 'We knew that whatever happened, that reactor would be destroyed.'
Attila Somfalvi 10:43 , 21.03.18
Pilot who participated in IAF's daring three-minute bombing of Syria's nuclear reactor in 2007 shares feelings in moments before, during and after operation, recalling the views from above and the difficulty in staying mum after; 'To this day, my wife doesn't know,' he says.
Yoav Zitun 09:57 , 21.03.18
Denying accusations that he pushed for a delay in the military operation against the Syrian nuclear reactor for internal political reasons, former defense minister attacks then-Prime Minister Olmert; 'That's the difference between a man who never planned an operation and a man who did it dozens of times,' he says.
Attila Somfalvi 09:20 , 21.03.18
After verifying the information the Mossad received in 2006 about a nuclear reactor being built in the Deir ez-Zor area with North Korea’s help, Israel decided to take action: Despite disagreements within the political echelon, warnings from the security services and futile attempts to get the Americans on board, the operation was completed within six months; now, 10 years later, the details of the strike that likely changed the face of the region have finally been cleared for publication.
Noam Gil 05:00 , 21.03.18
Affair will force France to keep a low profile, weaken Minster of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, French historian says, adding it will provide Israel with means to exert pressures on French consulate; while weapons were meant for West Bank arms dealers, armaments presumed to have also reached local terror groups; 'We're fighting terror that has claimed 250 lives in France but trafficking 70 weapons with a French diplomatic passport?' French MP exclaims.
Yoav Zitun 23:48 , 20.03.18
IDF decides on series of relief measures for beleaguered Gaza populace, including more entry permits for traders, young people, more lenient terms for fishermen; COGAT, Southern Command officers conferred on measures, agreed to move forward despite official Israeli position on no humanitarian crisis.
Matan Tzuri 19:21 , 20.03.18
Housing Minister speaks about crisis in Fatah-Hamas relations following attempt on life of Palestinians PM Hamdallah, says Palestinian President Abbas 'about to exit stage with no accomplishments'; frustration at the fact, he adds, has led him to making stupid comments; on mass Gaza rally near border: 'There will be no invasion.'
Alexandra Lukash and Nir Cohen 18:52 , 20.03.18
In light of state's witness Hefetz's testimony that he ordered Bezeq majority shareholder Elovitch destroy evidence of collusion with Netanyahu and his family, police now seek to investigate the Netanyahu family over suspicions they took part in his obstruction of justice.
Eli Senyor 18:49 , 20.03.18
Police arrest suspects for failing to stop Abd al-Rahman Bani Fadel at the time of his terror attack, which claimed life of Adiel Kolman; 2 released, court rejects remand extension for remainder, placing them under house arrest.
Yishai Porat 16:03 , 20.03.18
Speaking at the Negev Conference in Dimona, Netanyahu notes his achievement in completing construction of 200-kilometer southern border fence, which 'guarantees Israel's Jewish and democratic character'; 'Terror attacks are a threat from Sinai, but worst thing is flooding of illegal infiltrators from Africa.'
Ilana Curiel 14:37 , 20.03.18
Benny Gantz, who presided over Operation Protective Edge, says it's too easy to criticize from the sidelines, but advocates legislation for a limited term for any prime minister; 'It is the hardest job in the state. Being in power too long produces a kind of numbness.'
Matan Tzuri 12:42 , 20.03.18
During lesson discussing blessing of trees and 'strange creatures', Sephardi chief rabbi offers Talmudic exceptional examples in which 'negroes' should be blessed: 'when their parents are both white and they have a monkey.'
Ariella Sternberg 11:33 , 20.03.18
Temple Mount groups publish new data showing at least 12,125 Jews visited holy site in first half of current Jewish year, compared to 8,229 in comparable period last year—a 47% increase; actual number most likely higher, since report excludes Jews who visited independently.
Kobi Nachshoni 09:41 , 20.03.18
Jason Greenblatt writes a series of tweets reiterating US's commitment to Palestinian people, but censures PA president for 'highly inappropriate insults' against Trump's Israel envoy David Friedman in which he described him as a 'son of a dog, settler.'
Itamar Eichner 08:49 , 20.03.18
Move comes after concerns raised that external training institutes for IDF soldiers espouse controversial opinions and insert political positions; number of such institutions providing content to mandatory service soldiers to decrease from 97 to 15, institutions serving career soldiers to drop from 97 to 78.
Yoav Zitun 23:22 , 19.03.18
A delegation of Israeli students was set to hold ceremony with Polish youths from sister city of Radomsko near Łódź, but speech by Kiryat Bialik mayor containing references to Polish collusion in Holocaust led to its cancelation after mayor refuses requests to change, censor it; Poles 'demanded we write they involved Ukrainians and 'German Nazis' instead of 'Nazis,' Mayor Dukorsky said.
Ahiya Raved and Itamar Eichner 22:20 , 19.03.18
Feminine Tripper festival in Oslo rejects 6 Israeli choreographers from participating due to Israeli government's attempts to use culture to 'whitewash or justify its occupation of the Palestinian people'; artists accuse festival of 'reverse-discrimination.’
Itamar Eichner 21:59 , 19.03.18
Former MK, founder of Marom Golan kibbutz and one of the early proponents of Israeli communities in Golan Heights, Yehuda Harel wins Israel Prize for Agriculture, while Prof. Nava Ben-Zvi takes Israel Prize in Education.
Adir Yanko and Ahiya Raved 20:11 , 19.03.18
Speaking to Ynet, Ronen Daus shares stories of how his patriotic son, Ziv, who was killed in a terror attack, suffered from asthma but fought to serve in a combat role and become an officer, and how he 'would treat his soldiers like his children'; 'He used to say if anything is meant to happen to me, it is going to happen.'
Itay Blumenthal 19:45 , 19.03.18
Romain Franck, a driver in the French consulate in east Jerusalem, joined an arms smuggling network, helping them transport weapons from Gaza to the West Bank in return for thousands of shekels; he used his diplomatic vehicle to avoid physical search at the border crossing.
16:29 , 19.03.18
One of the main defendants in the Yisrael Beytenu corruption affair, David Godovsky, strikes plea deal to admit to only some charges of receiving bribes, saying he did not pocket the money but rather served as former deputy minister Kirschenbaum's assistant and acted in favor of the party.
Gilad Morag 14:43 , 19.03.18
Elor Azaria, who was convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a seriously wounded Palestinian terrorist, asked the court to cut his sentence by half and release him immediately; he will instead complete two-thirds of his term before being released in less than two months.
Yoav Zitun 14:00 , 19.03.18
Rajaei Haddad, an accomplice in the murder of yeshiva student Gabriel Hirschberg in November 1997, welcomed by hundreds of east Jerusalem upon his release from prison, including the Palestinian president, who told him: 'the prisoners' issue holds a special place in the priorities of the Palestinian leadership.'
Amihai Attali 13:18 , 19.03.18
'We made a sacrifice yesterday on the altar of the holy city—our Adiel,' says rabbi of Kokhav HaShahar; 'He wasn't concerned, I was the one the one who was afraid,' Adiel Kolman's widow says. 'I hope he watches over us from above and prays for us.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 11:45 , 19.03.18
While boarding the plane, the three young men joked 'What would happen here if there was an explosion?' A flight attendant who heard them reported it to the captain, and the flight was delayed by three hours as the Israelis' bags were taken out of the luggage hold and checked.
Itamar Eichner 10:56 , 19.03.18
French driver and Palestinian guard employed by the consulate in east Jerusalem arrested on suspicion of using a vehicle with diplomatic plates to transfer weapons from Hamas in Gaza to the West Bank.
Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner 09:29 , 19.03.18
Hezbollah releases new video game for the PC and mobile, which allows players to join in its battle against the Islamic State; Hezbollah says it is 'not just a mere game, but a simulation aimed at documenting a stage of the holy defense confronting the American-Zionist project.'
Itamar Eichner 09:03 , 19.03.18
After hours of attempts to stabilize the victim's condition, who was said to be in life-threatening danger after being stabbed multiple times in the Old City by a terrorist, victim, identified as Adiel Kolman—father of 4—dies in hospital; terrorist, 28, from village near Nablus, was a Palestinian who was granted permit to look for work in Israel.
Ynet writers 23:55 , 18.03.18
Outgoing Jewish Agency chairman, a former minister and life-long rights and political activist is awarded the Israel Prize for his human rights activism and promotion of Aliyah and the ingathering of the exiles; ‘We must do everything to ensure that Israel remains a home to every Jew in the world,’ Sharansky says.
Adir Yanko 22:12 , 18.03.18
A senior official of one of the shipbuilding and repair facilities in the eastern Mediterranean, along with two others, is suspected of bribing a foreign representative to allow defense export deals worth tens of millions of dollars.
Eli Senyor and Ahiya Raved 19:39 , 18.03.18
Bayit Yehudi's Moti Yogev attacks judicial bodies after he demands that they sanction demolition of home of terrorist who killed 2 soldiers in car-ramming attack; ‘The HCJ reduces IDF's deterrence powers and it needs to know its place.'
Shahar Hay 19:08 , 18.03.18
In interview with Ynet, the former prime minister, who served as 16-month prison sentence for corruption, says returning to politics 'is not on the agenda'; says unlike PM Netanyahu, 'I didn't attack anyone as prime minister, my criticism today is done as a private citizen.'
Attila Somfalvi 15:38 , 18.03.18
Terror group says Israeli announcement of tunnel discovery is meant 'to market an illusion of strength and false victories to the Israeli public and the international community'; COGAT: 'Hamas's terror tunnels are a world wonder in stupidity.'
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy 14:14 , 18.03.18
'Shema Yisrael! Why? What did we do?' cries out grandfather of Lieutenant Ziv Daus as thousands accompany him on his final journey; 'I've loved you very much, and lost you in a second,' says father of Sergeant Netanel Kahalani.
Itay Blumenthal, Roi Rubinstein 12:51 , 18.03.18
Tunnel running from Rafah to Eshkol was originally destroyed during Protective Edge; another tunnel was bombed in the central Gaza Strip overnight; Lieberman: 'Hamas should invest the money in welfare of the Gaza residents, because by the end of the year its tunnel project will be eliminated.'
Matan Tzuri 10:38 , 18.03.18
Palestinians say Israel attacked farmland east of the Zaytun Quarter in Gaza City and two Hamas military posts; there have been no reports of injuries or damage in Gaza; airstrike comes in response to explosive planted on border fence that went off Saturday afternoon.
Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun 08:49 , 18.03.18
Abed al-Karim Adel Assi, who stabbed Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal to death at the Ariel Junction last month, caught in Nablus overnight along with several other suspects who helped him hide; 'Let every murderous terrorist know we will get to him and settle the score with him,' says Defense Minister Lieberman.
Yoav Zitun, Elisha Ben-Kimon 08:10 , 18.03.18
150 south Tel Aviv residents protest outside Tel Aviv home of Chief Justice Esther Hayut in protest of injunction issued by court temporarily blocking expulsion; Sheffi Paz: 'High Court strengthening foreign occupation of south Tel Aviv'; clashes noted with some 25 anti-expulsion protesters also present.
Amir Alon 23:43 , 17.03.18
IDF clears for publication that 2 soldiers murdered in West Bank terror attack Friday were Lieutenant Ziv Daus and Sergeant Netanel Kahalani; Daus is the first soldier from Home Front Command's search and rescue brigade killed in duty, was murdered exactly 3 years after enlistment; Kahalani's father demands death penalty for terrorists 'or this will never stop.'
Itay Blumenthal, Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun 22:42 , 17.03.18
Council for Higher Education to convene this week to discuss allowing private Herzliya institution to instate doctorate programs; Education Minister Bennett: 'A great step in pushing higher education forward'; MK Yona: 'Path to a doctorate may hinge greatly on applicants' economic means.'
Adir Yanko 21:12 , 17.03.18
Following Foreign Affairs Ministry statement sidestepping naming Russia as culprit in poisoning of Russian double agent and his daughter, Russian embassy in Israel praises 'wise position' by 'West Jerusalem; Russian embassy further notes concern at 'attempts undertaken by UK government to draw Israel into political and propagandistic campaign.'
Itamar Eichner 20:25 , 17.03.18
Released security prisoner Alaa Kabha, who rammed and killed IDF soldier, officer with his car, initially claimed it was an accident but later admitted under interrogation to nationalistic motives; IDF operating in his home village; PM Netanyahu: 'We will work to demolish terrorist's home.'
Yoav Zitun, Moran Azulay, Itamar Eichner and Rotem Elizera 19:31 , 17.03.18
Shir Cohen, 18-year-old student at Aderet pre-army program, volunteered for IDF service despite facial deformity caused by rare syndrome; marching in Masa 70 project, she says, 'There's no reason carrying on life all as usual while of my friends are contributing to the country'; Masa 70 participants to march simultaneously from Tel Hai in north, Eilat in south and converge on Jerusalem's Western Wall before Independence Day.
Ilana Curiel 18:50 , 17.03.18
For the second time this week, an explosive device detonates near the Gaza Strip border fence; no Israeli casualties reported; IDF retaliates with tank fire at Hamas observation post; explosion marks fifth such incident in past 3 months.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 17:03 , 17.03.18
Almost half of Israeli weapons exported over past 5 years to India, with other main buyers being Azerbaijan and Vietnam; in imports, Israel is 17th in the world, which increased its arms purchases by 125% over the past 5 years, buying 60% of its weapons from the US.
Saar Haas 16:06 , 17.03.18
Egyptian military employs electronic warfare measures against terrorists in Sinai, blocking cell reception in southern Israel; Israeli military and political officials in talks with counterparts in Cairo in effort to resolve the three-weeks-long crisis, so far unsuccessfully.
Reuters, Matan Tzuri 12:40 , 17.03.18
A 26-year-old Palestinian plows his car into an IDF force, killing 2 and moderately-to-seriously wounding 2 others; terrorist, a former security prisoner, is lightly-to-moderately injured; Hamas praises attack, says it shows intifada rages on.
Ynet reporters 09:10 , 17.03.18
Hundreds of school children demonstrate support for African migrants who are set to be deported as part of a governmental plan in the coming weeks; 'The children and the youth don’t make decisions but if anyone can reach the hearts of the citizens, it is us.'
Amir Alon 15:18 , 16.03.18
Five staunch Israel supporters, including esteemed attorney Alan Dershowitz, send letter to Netanyahu imploring him to reconsider plan that will see illegal African migrants sent to Uganda or Rwanda, warning of the 'incalculable damage' it could have on Israel and Jews' 'moral standing.'
Itamar Eichner 11:36 , 16.03.18
David Levy to be awarded Lifetime Achievement and Special Contribution to Society prize while Miriam Peretz, who lost two sons in the IDF and since 'devoted her life to educational work', will win Prize for Strengthening the Jewish-Israeli Spirit.
Adir Yanko and Moran Azulay 09:59 , 16.03.18
Despite UK's closest allies pointing finger directly at Russia for nerve gas attack on British soil that left former Russian double agent and his daughter in critical condition, Israel, reluctant to sour relations with Moscow in the ongoing fight against Iranian proxies, slams poisoning, but avoids blaming Kremlin.
Itamar Eichner 09:01 , 16.03.18
Finance Minister Kahlon says in an interview that if an indictment is filed against PM Netanyahu, he will not be able to continue serving as prime minister, noting either the premier will resign of his own volition or 'everyone else will.'
Ynet 23:26 , 15.03.18
Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri announced his country will increase its military presence on the Israel-Lebanon border to counter Israel's presence there, saying he still sees the Jewish State as the main threat to Lebanon's security.
Reuters 22:22 , 15.03.18
Report by State Comptroller Shapira finds budgetary reserves in state budget not clearly delineated, MKs forced to vote on them without having any idea as to their purpose; sums not divulged to MKs in excess of NIS 10 billion, report says; MK Shaffir: 'Treasury's claims of 'no money' a lie; Treasury: 'Budgetary reserves an accepted tool for risk management.'
Gad Lior 21:15 , 15.03.18
In panel of 3 justices that included Chief Justice Hayut, High Court rules to issue injunction temporarily blocking asylum seeker expulsion until state's reply to petition seeking to scrap it; injunction will not apply to migrants leaving Israel willingly, preparations for expulsion.
Amir Alon and Telem Yahav 18:39 , 15.03.18
Hours after bombs explode on Gaza border, Ynet learns that a powerful bomb was also planted in December by Palestinian rioters and was spotted by female soldiers from lookout points; the bomb, which was detonated from afar by the IDF, sprayed hundreds of pieces of shrapnel onto Israeli side.
Yoav Zitun 15:04 , 15.03.18
Religious women, who have taught Torah studies for years, threaten to go to High Court if Chief Rabbinate fails to explain why they were refused registration for exam on laws pertaining female purity; 'It's absurd.'
Yael Friedson 13:52 , 15.03.18
No one injured and no damage caused after 2 explosive devices, seemingly aimed at an Israeli military patrol, detonate on northern Gaza border fence; IDF attacks Hamas outposts in strip, looks into whether an anti-tank missile was also fired on troops; incident second to have taken place within one month.
Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy 11:05 , 15.03.18
Finance minister delighted as lawmakers approve in 2nd and 3rd Knesset readings his long-crafted economic policy that will see NIS 73 billion injected into defense and NIS 64 billion pumped into education; 'I promised that the budget would pass at a predetermined time without threats and extortion.'
Moran Azulay 08:15 , 15.03.18
Science Professor Barak Kol, who met the world-renowned physicists, remembers his sense of humor and love for steaks, but also regrets that he joined the academic boycott against Israel; 'We asked him not to and we never got a response.'
Roi Rubinstein 22:11 , 14.03.18
Agreeing that the crisis over the draft exemption to Haredim they pushed for could have been averted, Haredi MK Moshe Gafni says while nothing came of it, ‘sanity’ prevailed, and the deal reached ensures their voices are heard.
Moran Azulay, Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 19:53 , 14.03.18
State comptroller criticizes police for not taking necessary steps advised by a fact-finding committee in the wake of 2014 kidnapping and murder by Hamas terrorists of Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel, and Eyal Yifrah; 2 years after incident, police had still not implemented conclusions, report says; police: ‘We welcome the report.’
Yaron Drukman 19:03 , 14.03.18
4 years after Operation Protective Edge, report by State Comptroller Shapira exposes faults in implementation of international law on conduct of hostilities during army operations amid uninvolved civilians; 'General Staff operational debriefing mechanism not fully consistent with recommendation of Turkel Commission. Its establishment was carried out without complete and orderly preparation and without an orderly work procedure,' report found.
Yaron Drukman 16:00 , 14.03.18
New report by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira points to series of faults in Defense Ministry's spokesmanship department; report cites comparison of Iranian nuclear deal to Munich accord with Hitler; 'Inaccuracies in sensitive content may tarnish ministry's image,' report cautions.
Yaron Drukman 16:00 , 14.03.18
State Comptroller Shapira's report finds gap between yeshiva student conscription and recruitment goals has increased eightfold in 3 years, while pointing to government inaction to ameliorate situation; interministerial team to promote meeting conscription goals delayed, not yet operating; gap expected to increase if nothing is done, report warns; barriers persist in encouraging Bedouin youths to volunteer for IDF service, concerted Defense, Education Ministry action needed.
Yaron Drukman 16:00 , 14.03.18
Families of main defendant Amiram Ben-Uliel and another suspect say state has asked the district court to recognize 'special measures' used in interrogations as lawful and submissible in court; 'They're asking a court in Israel to recognize torture as legal,' relative says.
Elisha Ben-Kimon 14:48 , 14.03.18
Eritreans and Sudanese who couldn't submit asylum request by beginning of 2018 will be transferred to Saharonim Prison indefinitely, while the 480 who did still await state's answer and will receive a temporary residency visa, which limits where they could live and work.
Amir Alon 12:17 , 14.03.18
Lawyer of the soldier convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a seriously wounded terrorist argues Azaria's 'impeccable behavior' in prison, the fact he is favored by prison authorities, and the fact the IDF chief mitigated his sentence, should serve as reasons to grant him early release.
Yoav Zitun 10:29 , 14.03.18
Armored Corps reservists face criminal charges in civil court following 2013 shooting and death of Palestinian teen suspected of damaging West Bank separation fence; 'We're not robots,' officer involved testified; soldiers' former battalion commander: 'You don't tell your soldier, "Take your weapon, go out in the field and don't open fire." Otherwise we might as well be sending them out there with broom handles.'
Yoav Zitun 10:02 , 14.03.18
While Ramat Gan has highest life expectancy, Rishon LeZion is first in residential area satisfaction and Bnei Brak has greatest life satisfaction, Rehovot ranked first overall in Central Bureau of Statistics report; Jerusalem ranked before last, Tel Aviv ranked first among country's three largest cities.
Yaron Drukman 09:13 , 14.03.18