Tweet from president comes as Pompeo and Netanyahu prepared to give joint address in Jerusalem; also follows series of hints that the decision was imminent, such as changing status of plateau in annual human rights report
Ynet, News Agencies 19:09 , 21.03.19
Killing of 4 Palestinians in the area in just 24 hours led to tensions among the locals running high; death of 28-year-old Ahmad Mansara is clouded by conflicting reports, some of which claim he was murdered by IDF troops in cold blood
Elior Levy 17:51 , 21.03.19
Military Police probing how members of IAF's Shaldag Unit left computer behind during pit stop following combat mission; army sources say no classified information was accessed by unauthorized personnel
Yossi Yehoshua 15:44 , 21.03.19
Prosecutors want to know why PM received 400% more than purchase price for his shares in SeaDrift a day before it merged with company selling parts to German shipbuilder at center of another Israeli police probe
Ynet 14:31 , 21.03.19
PM repeats allegation that former IDF chief had sensitive information on device reportedly breached by Tehran, while Blue and White party seeks to link Likud leader to police probe into suspected bribery in purchase of German-made vessels
Inbar Toyzer, Moran Azoulay and Amir Alon 19:27 , 20.03.19
Bird's owner was told his African grey, which suffered severe burns, needed to be put down, since no veterinarian in the Strip knew how to help; in a desperate Facebook post he reached out to an Israeli wildlife NGO — that quickly organized the surgery
Itamar Eichner, AP 15:43 , 20.03.19
Hamas appears to have resorted to brutal violence against its people by beating, torturing and detaining demonstrators, as the terror group attempts to curb largest ever anti-government rallies held in Gaza; 'Hamas doesn’t want us to scream. It wants us to die in silence'
Associated Press 10:53 , 20.03.19
IDF forces surrounded a building where Omar Abu-Lila, the terrorist who shot and killed two people in the Sunday terror attack in Ariel Junction, was staying; Forces shot him dead as he opened fire at them
Elior Levy, Elisha Ben Kimon, Itai Blumental 23:31 , 19.03.19
Alexander Dvorsky, who was seriously hurt by a Palestinian gunman in a deadly West Bank attack, regained full consciousness, say doctors; manhunt for 20-year-old suspect, who escaped with an M-16 rifle, still ongoing
Itay Blumenthal 11:46 , 19.03.19
UN agency for Palestinian refugees, which will lose remaining US aid contribution in 2019, asks donors to fill in $446 million now missing from its budget; Trump administration slashed its annual $360 contribution, claiming Palestinians must return to peace talks to receive aid money
Associated Press 10:18 , 19.03.19
Ahead of the anniversary of the March of Return demonstrations, UN war crime investigators tell Human Rights Council that lethal force used by IDF against Palestinians during border riots is 'authorized unlawfully in majority of cases'
Reuters, AP and Ynet 08:46 , 19.03.19
19-year-old Alexander Dvorsky immigrated from Moldova alone before he was joined by his mother and grandmother; he was seriously wounded in a Palestinian terror attack at Ariel Junction that left two others dead
Israel Moskowitz, Korin Elbaz Alush 15:46 , 18.03.19
Teachers at music institute attended by 19-year-old soldier killed in Sunday's terror attack praise him as an inspiration to others, who never turned down a challenge but carried himself with modesty
Ynet reporters 12:43 , 18.03.19
Tel Aviv yeshiva head Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, was critically wounded in Sunday's shooting at Ariel Junction; family praises his 'daring, mental strength and courage' for firing at terrorist
Yishai Porat 10:23 , 18.03.19
Blue and White Party officials allude to the Prime Minister's Office being involved in leaking claims about Iranian intelligence breaching Benny Gantz's phone, suggesting the leak traced back to a 'specific office in Jerusalem.'
Yuval Karni 23:09 , 17.03.19
In a widely anticipated decision, the court blocked the candidacy of the Otzma Yehudit candidate while approving Ben-Gvir, the Arab parties and Hadash’s controversial Jewish candidate Prof. Ofer Cassif.
Reuters, Ynet reporters 22:54 , 17.03.19
Despite recent commitment to avoid marketing unhealthy foods to children, it seems that the pledge does not apply to the Haredi media, with food manufacturers are marketing sweets in ads clearly targeting the young
Meirav Kristal 20:50 , 17.03.19
Rivlin intervenes to allow disaster response volunteers to search for bodies of Avraham Matzliah, Shimon Ram; Israeli team vows to help 'as many people as possible regardless of religion, race or gender'
Itamar Eichner, Eitan Glickman 18:35 , 17.03.19
Israel deploys large numbers of troops, including special forces, to site of attack, begin searching cars heading for center of country, fearing attacker will try to reach populated area
Itay Blumenthal, Elior Levy, Elisha Ben Kimon 14:01 , 17.03.19
In the two years since its inception, the cloud-based channel attracted thousands of dealers and hundreds of thousands of buyers, and when it was smashed by police this week, it had led to transactions worth hundreds of millions of shekels
Eli Senyor 09:15 , 16.03.19
Iron Dome activated but fails to intercept; strikes come amid Egyptian attempts to mediate lull in violence between Israel and Hamas; Netanyahu calls emergency security meeting; all Palestinian factions so far denied responsibility for the rocket fire
Ynet 21:17 , 14.03.19
Demonstrators refrain from calling for overthrow of Hamas government, opting to focus primarily on the high cost of living in the coastal enclave; although terror group appears to be in control, it might initiate confrontation with Israel if protests expand in scope
Elior Levy 20:51 , 14.03.19
Angry residents of south Tel Aviv tell Ynet that a UN plan to resolve the issue of African migrants in Israel has been secretly revived, and recount a shocking conversation they had with the head of the Population and Immigration Authority
Amir Alon 13:04 , 14.03.19
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hosted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in December, and said that he plans to move Brazil's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; will he deliver his promise during his upcoming visit, despite fears of losing his country's position as one of the world's top halal meat exporters?
Reuters 08:26 , 14.03.19
Amos Dov Silver was interviewed shortly before a massive police raid threatened to bring down the sophisticated cannabis distribution network he founded, Telegrass; He was arrested along with 41 other suspects Tue.; Confident that police cannot turn the clock back.
Etti Abramov 23:14 , 13.03.19
A group calling itself the Sanhedrin is behind the coin emblazoned with the face of Nikki Haley, US President Trump’s pro-Israel UN ambassador; Proceeds to ‘go to construction of third temple;’ Earlier, group minted coin with Trump alongside ancient Persian King Cyrus.
Associated Press 21:36 , 13.03.19
State Department says change in terminology in annual human rights report does not reflect a shift in policy; move comes two days after GOP senator called for Trump administration to recognize Golan as Israeli territory
Itamar Eichner 18:32 , 13.03.19
IDF says network operates without Assad knowledge, intended to carry out attacks on Israeli soil, with operatives currently gathering intelligence on Israeli troops, stockpiling weapons and building military infrastructure
Itay Blumenthal 11:37 , 13.03.19
As the Islamic Republic continues to look for illicit ways to export its oil, the country's defense minister says any Israeli intervention would be considered as 'piracy' and would entail grave consequences
Reuters 08:53 , 13.03.19
Will Israelis' love for marijuana tilt the scales in the April 9 elections? Following the growing popularity of the ultra-nationalist party Zehut, that supports legalization, Israeli politicians are rivaling in who expresses more support for the controversial move
Reuters 19:58 , 12.03.19
Shimon Ram, a private sector security expert and ex-Shin Bet agent from Zichron Ya'akov, died when the passenger jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa; relative pays tribute to 'charming, hard-working man'
Eitan Glickman, Elisha Ben Kimon 18:29 , 12.03.19
Senior operators of the popular cannabis distribution channel 'Telegrass' were arrested in joint operation by Lahav 433 cybercrime unit and international law enforcement; they are being charged with a multitude of financial and drug offenses.
Eli Senyor 14:43 , 12.03.19
Molotov cocktail is thrown at police station in Jerusalem's Old City; police close all entrances and exits to the Temple Mount in search of perpetrators, sparking violent clashes at the scene; Abbas: 'There will be grave consequences'
Yishai Porat 14:40 , 12.03.19
Sarah Sanders refuses to clarify whether US president's reported outburst against Democrats' alleged anti-Jewish attitudes is factual, opting instead to once again attack Ilhan Omar, a Muslim lawmaker who made several anti-Israel remarks in recent weeks
Associated Press 08:46 , 12.03.19
Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham said he would lobby the Trump administration to recognize the Golan Heights as belonging to Israel; 'it is inconceivable that Israel could ever give it to anyone given the threats Israel faces'
Associated Press 21:42 , 11.03.19
Avraham Matzliah, a 49 year-old father of two from Maale Edomim, is one of the two Israeli citizens who died at the Ethiopian Airlines jet crash Sunday; 'a wonderful father and a such a funny man — we’re shocked,' says family
Elisha Ben Kimon 21:36 , 11.03.19
New evidence shows chief rabbi demanding that citizens from former Soviet Union prove their Jewishness before they can marry; in some cases close relatives instructed to take tests as well; Lieberman demands chief rabbi resign immediately
Moran Azoulay 13:52 , 11.03.19
Speaking to top Republican donors, the president added he's baffled by the US Jews' support of the Democrats, who he claims 'hate Jewish people,' and emphasized how much he'd done for Israel, according to Axios news site
Ynetnews 08:54 , 11.03.19
Mainly because it rhymes well, Netanyahu has been repeating a campaign mantra: ‘Bibi or Tibi.’ The snappy slogan highlights the PM’s efforts to paint his challengers as weak ‘leftists’ conspiring with Arab Israelis and a hostile media to oust him.
Associated Press 23:15 , 10.03.19
The situation along Gaza-Israel frontier remains volatile as a rocket fired from the coastal enclave hits southern Israel, prompting Israeli Air Force to strike compounds and naval vessels belonging to the terror organization
Ynet 09:05 , 10.03.19
Orthodox Organizations call for protest against multi-denomination prayer rally, set to take place at the Western Wall on Friday; social media campaign warns of non-Orthodox conquering the Western Wall, pushing for assimilation.
Kobi Nachshoni 23:25 , 07.03.19
Gadeer Mreeh, number 25 in the Blue and White Party list, was the nation’s first non-Jewish woman to anchor a Hebrew news broadcast; now, she's ready to break another glass ceiling—likely becoming the first woman from the Druze minority to serve in the Israeli parliament.
Reuters 17:20 , 07.03.19
In letter to UN head, EU foreign policy chief, and Italy, Greece and Cyprus, Beirut asks for them to honor country's exclusive economic zone, tells Greek FM it will not allow its sovereignty to be breached
Reuters 14:43 , 07.03.19
Following a turbulent debate, the Knesset Elections Committee approved the candidacy of Otzma Yehudit candidates by one vote; Leftist parties to appeal to Supreme Court; Ben-Gvir: ‘Kahane was right, but we don’t generalize all Arabs, those who are loyal should stay.’
Amir Alon 21:35 , 06.03.19
Zehava Shaul, mother of Oron Shaul, who's remains are held by Hamas after the IDF declared him dead in 2014, begs for answers as her health deteriorates; 'I want to know about every step Oron took,' she says. 'If he's dead — I want a grave.'
Goel Beno 20:23 , 06.03.19
The party leading in the polls is trying to appeal to Right wing voters, ruling out any one-sided territorial disengagements and pledges to conduct a general referendum on any major diplomatic initiatives; seeks to limit term of PM to 8 years or a maximum of 3 terms.
Yuval Karni 17:47 , 06.03.19
Michelle Bachelet lamented Israeli government's dismissal of UN Human Rights Council report, which suggests response of IDF troops to violent protests along Gaza border might be considered ‘crimes against humanity’
Associated Press 14:11 , 06.03.19
Central Elections Committee likely to back Mandelblit bid to disqualify former Kahane acolyte Michael Ben-Ari from standing for parliament on grounds of 'extreme evidence of incitement'; fellow party member Itamar Ben-Gvir allowed to stand
Moran Azoulay, Toavh Tsimuki and Amir Alon 10:45 , 06.03.19
Following statement by Lieberman that Yisrael Beytenu will seek to wrest control of Interior Ministry from Shas, Deri defended the ministry’s scrutiny of FSU immigrants, adding that Shas will seek Aliyah ministry as well.
Itai Schikman 21:14 , 05.03.19
Head of Arab culture department at Ministry of Culture reprimanded by Civil Service Commission for writing on Facebook that gunmen who slew two Border Policemen at Temple Mount in July 2017, were protecting their 'land and Al-Aqsa'
Itamar Eichner 13:43 , 05.03.19
As part of joint drill involving more than 200 US and Israeli and American troops, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system has arrived in the south for first time; US Army says decision to move system to Jewish state is 'demonstration of the continued commitment to Israel's regional security.'
Reuters 19:21 , 04.03.19
Although north and center have seen an heavy rainfall over past three months, causing water levels in Sea of Galilee to rise significantly, south of country remains dry with some areas seeing 50% decrease in the seasonal average.
Ynet 16:00 , 04.03.19
After decades in which the mission functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians, the Trump administration hands authority over diplomatic channels with the West Bank, Gaza to US ambassador to Israel David Friedman, a fierce critic of the Palestinian leadership
Associated Press 11:33 , 04.03.19
Border Policeman also lightly wounded after Palestinians ran over the troops who stopped their vehicle at the roadside after it had broken down; two of the three assailants were shot and killed by the security forces
Reuters, Ynet 08:36 , 04.03.19
In response to Palestinians hurling explosive devices at the Gaza border fence, an Israeli Air Force aircraft attacks an observation post of the terror organization near the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza
Elior Levy and Itay Blumenthal 21:15 , 03.03.19
Speaking at weekly cabinet meeting, the prime minister claims Israel and Russia have agreed on preventing Iran from establishing its presence in the war-torn country after the two leaders met in Moscow last week.
Reuters 15:51 , 03.03.19
Guards at train station in southern city of Be'er Sheva claim soldier, who was hit on the head with a gun barrel, failed to obey standard security procedures and had to be forcefully restrained after he tried to push his way onto the premises.
Ilana Curiel, Roi Rubinstein 15:37 , 03.03.19
New details of Case 1000 show the prime minister and his family receiving luxury gifts worth tens of thousands of dollars from the Australian businessman, not to mention the free use of his properties in Israel and abroad
Itamar Eichner 14:27 , 03.03.19
The political scene is split in their response following the attorney general's announcement to seek the prime minister's indictment on bribery charges; While the left-wing leaders urge Netanyahu to quit his post, those on the right express their support ahead of April elections.
Ynet reporters 21:24 , 28.02.19
Prime minister lashes out at 'unprecedented witch hunt' in national TV address, says he is victim of 'blood libel' in campaign whose sole purpose is to replace him with Gantz and Lapid; vows to refute all charges.
Ynet, News Agencies 21:16 , 28.02.19
Mandelblit recommends charges in all three investigations into the prime minister, pending a hearing, after High Court rejects Likud bid to prevent release until after April 9 elections; furious Likud denounces 'political persecution'
Ynet 18:13 , 28.02.19
Panel set up by UN Human Rights Council say Israeli troops may have committed crimes against humanity in response to violent demonstrations along the Gaza border; Netanyahu: Council setting new records of hypocrisy and lies stemming from obsessive hatred of Israel
Associated Press and Ynet 15:56 , 28.02.19
Publication by Central Elections Committee of agreements between parties running together in the April elections shows that Jewish Home-National Union will seek to place either Itamar Ben-Gvir or Michael Ben-Ari as opposition member of panel to pick judges, should they secure a Knesset seat.
Amir Alon 13:42 , 28.02.19
The prime minister expected to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three graft probes, pending hearing; Israeli-American billionaire Arnon Milchan will likely not be charged, but Yedioth publisher Arnon Mozes and ex-Bezeq boss Shaul Elovitch do face indictments.
Eli Senyor, Tova Tzimuki 11:31 , 28.02.19
US President Donald Trump's peace plan will propose establishing Palestinian autonomy in the Gaza Strip with political and economic links to the West Bank, according to the the Al-Quds newspaper; Jewish settlements will remain under Israel's jurisdiction, but will not be expanded.
Elior Levy 10:20 , 28.02.19
Nava Jacobs, who left Israel in 1982, alleges that Gantz, the former IDF chief and the leader of the Blue and White Party, exposed himself in front of her when she was 14 years old while the two were at HaKfar HaYarok youth village; Gantz's party says claims are 'complete lie,' his lawyer threatens legal action.
Ynet reporters 09:01 , 28.02.19
After saying the US had forfeited its role as mediator in the Middle East by moving its embassy to Jerusalem, Turkish President Erdogan meets with US President Trump's advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner to discuss the American peace plan.
Reuters 07:45 , 28.02.19
After an explosive device tied to a balloon caused damage to a house in south, Israeli Air Force retaliates by attacking Hamas targets in central and southern Gaza, striking at least one position of the organization's military wing.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri and Elior Levy 00:01 , 28.02.19