Praised as a 'great friend' by PM Netanyahu, Mike Pence lands in Israel fo 3-day trip where he is welcomed by Minister Yariv Levin and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; Pence to discuss peace process, Iran and deliver a speech to the Knesset, which is to be boycotted by the Arab Joint List.
Reuters 19:33 , 21.01.18
Speaking during visit to Gaza border where he received a briefing on IDF measures against Hamas attack tunnels, addressed students and toured a new neighborhood, president urges world to pressure terror group 'to accept responsibility for their actions and the lives of their people.'
Matan Tzuri and Itamar Eichner 19:20 , 21.01.18
After US vice president meets in Amman with Jordan's king, Pence points to continuing disagreements between the two over President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital; despite 'agreeing to disagree', Pence maintain's US committed to kickstarting peace process.
Reuters and agencies 18:27 , 21.01.18
Hours before US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Israel, Ahmad Tibi explains why his party has chosen to boycott his Knesset address; 'We cannot show respect for Pence, Trump and all they represent.'
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 18:02 , 21.01.18
In remarks during talks with US Vice Mike Pence in Amman, King Abdullah expresses concern over decision by Washington to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, says only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a two-state one.
News agencies 13:41 , 21.01.18
Justice minister slams group of protestors who allegedly prevented Attorney General Mandelblit from attending a synagogue service near his Petah Tikva home to pray for his recently deceased mother. 'People shouldn’t be chasing public figures and disrupting their private life,' she says.
Attila Somfalvi, Alexandra Lukash 12:58 , 21.01.18
Highway 1 to be closed to traffic from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as US vice president lands in Israel at around 6 pm; capital's King David Street to be closed from 1 pm Sunday until end of visit on Tuesday evening.
Yishai Porat 11:18 , 21.01.18
Radical ultra-Orthodox protestors clash with police forces arriving to evacuate the body of a 63-year-old man found in a guesthouse in the Geula neighborhood; rioters set fire to garbage bins, cause damage to police cars.
Yishai Porat, Kobi Nachshoni 09:33 , 21.01.18
Following Yisrael Beytenu leader's support for businesses open on Jewish day of rest in southern city of Ashdod, Haredi party's three factions issue unusual joint statement calling on prime minister to 'immediately call the defense minister to order for deepening the schism and the public rift while publicly undermining the sanctity of Shabbat.'
Kobi Nachsoni 08:31 , 21.01.18
Mike Pence, considered staunch Israel supporter, will land at Ben Gurion Sunday for 3-day visit to Israel; without pomp and circumstance of President Trump's prior visit, Pence will meet PM Netanyahu, President Rivlin and speak at Knesset; VP will not be visiting PA, Joint List Arab MKs plan to boycott speech.
Itamar Eichner 00:02 , 21.01.18
Interior Minister Deri butts heads with fellow coalition chief Defense Minister Lieberman over Shabbat, Supermarket Law; after Lieberman's visit to Ashdod on Shabbat, Deri says, 'This crosses every line. Not even Tommy Lapid dared do this'; Safed rabbi who was barred from IDF events for calling on Chief of Staff Eisenkot to resign: 'Lieberman is lying and inciting.'
Moran Azulay and Kobi Nachshoni 23:10 , 20.01.18
Group of protesters corner AG Mandelblit outside synagogue near his Petah Tikva home where he was reciting Kaddish for his deceased mother; security guard nearby extracts him to safety; Justice Ministry spokesman: 'Red lines have been crossed'; Justice Minister Shaked: 'Violent thuggery'; 700 protest government corruption in Tel Aviv.
Tova Tzimuki, Raanan Ben Zur, Moran Azulay and Shahar Hay 20:55 , 20.01.18
In 2nd consecutive anti-religious coercion protest in Ashdod, Yesh Atid Chairman Lapid vows to cancel Supermarket Law; protest attended by 2,500 locals, residents of other cities united in demanding 'Haredi MKs take hands off Ashdod'; 'Struggle not merely about Shabbat commerce,' resident says, 'but about democracy.'
Matan Tzuri 19:57 , 20.01.18
Southern Command officer says the Gaza terror groups will likely redirect resources to other endeavors, such as rocket production or naval activity, after the offensive tunnel project has come to naught with Israeli underground border wall and detection technologies making tunnels less effective.
Yossi Yehoshua 15:27 , 20.01.18
Defense minister instructed army not to invite Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef to events over his support of Safed Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, who called on the army chief to resign, and Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, who spoke against enlisting in IDF over women's service; Safed mayor comes out against Rabbi Eliyahu, who threatens to sue Lieberman if order not recanted.
Matan Tzuri, Goel Beno 11:02 , 20.01.18
Temporary plan will see existing US consular building in West Jerusalem designated as interim embassy until new one is built; Ambassador Friedman and top aides will move to the capital, while most embassy operations will remain in Tel Aviv in short-term.
Associated Press 09:10 , 20.01.18
Paying a visit to two hospitalized IDF soldiers who were wounded during a shootout in Jenin in pursuit of the terrorists responsible for Rabbi Raziel Shavah's death, defense minister promises to 'settle accounts', warns Hamas is attempting to establish a presence in south Lebanon to continue waging war against Israel.
Ahiya Raved and Elior Levy 14:26 , 19.01.18
Despite original IDF assessment that the head of the terror cell behind Rabbi Shevah’s murder had been eliminated during operations in Jenin, Palestinians say no body was found in the rubble of the terrorists home that was demolished.
Yoav Zitun and Elior Levy 12:27 , 19.01.18
Authorities block roads to traffic as rains flood streets and powerful overnight winds continue into Friday, slicing through trees and damaging utility poles; thin snow blanket covers areas of the north, but storms expected to relent throughout the day.
Ynet writers 11:11 , 19.01.18
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says decision doesn't mean funds won't be provided in the future, but reiterated Trump administration's cost-cutting policies that 'fundamentally, we just don’t believe that we have to be the chief donor to every organization around the world.'
Reuters 09:50 , 19.01.18
Days after Trump rebuffs statements made by PM predicting embassy relocation to J'lem would be completed within a year, NY Times reports White House officials say administration working faster than expected on transfer; plan eyes current US consular in Arnona as new location.
Orly Azoulay 09:08 , 19.01.18
Exclusive recordings of meeting attended by Welfare Minister Katz, Treasury Minister Kahlon, Histadrut chair and disabled representatives show Katz blasting PM Netanyahu for 2003 actions; Katz says he was only one fighting back, Treasury tried 'f**king him' due to his persistence.
Amir Alon 23:38 , 18.01.18
Jordanian government spokesman says Israeli government officially apologized over the incident at the Israeli embassy in Amman last July, as well as for the killing of a Jordanian citizen in March of 2014; PMO: 'The Israeli Embassy in Jordan will return to full activity effective immediately.'
Itamar Eichner, Liad Osmo and Reuters 23:37 , 18.01.18
Commenting on the Palestinian leader's latest scathing and warlike remarks against Israel, Security Cabinet member Steinitz says Abbas does not believe the Jews have the right to self-determination, sabotaging the peace process as a way to force Israel to make concessions.
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 22:23 , 18.01.18
Palestinian Islamic Jihad tunnel discovered near Kissufim was dug 20 meters a day, in three shifts working 24 hours a day; canoe-like boats were used to ferry cement slabs, clear out debris; 'Gaza doesn't have to be Somalia,' says IDF officer, 'but it's getting there. Hamas has reached conclusion offensive tunnels have lost efficacy.'
Yoav Zitun 21:00 , 18.01.18
Massive drill held in Petah Tikva soccer stadium simulates mass-casualty combined terrorist attack, akin to 2015 Paris attacks; drill simulates more than 200 people wounded, killed, rousing to scene police, Home Front Command, MDA and firefighting services.
Yoav Zitun 19:26 , 18.01.18
Gunfire exchange between special IDF units and terrorists in Jenin also leaves at least one terrorist dead; Israeli forces arrest other terrorists responsible for death of Rabbi Raziel Shevah; number of Palestinians said wounded.
Ynet reporters 15:51 , 18.01.18
New memorial, Prime Minister Netanyahu says, would spread light, making the world a better place; Netanyahu meets with 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents at the 2008 attacks, when he was only 2 years old.
Associated Press and Itamar Eichner 14:50 , 18.01.18
Public statement signed by some of the country's top authors argue Israel doesn't have a refugee problem like Europe, as the number of asylum seekers in the country is less than 0.5%; 'Jews must not persecute and banish refugees, the State of Israel must not cause this humanitarian disaster,' they write; group of religious-Zionist rabbis also call to stop deportation.
Elad Zeret, Elisha Ben Kimon 14:16 , 18.01.18
Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu rationalizes comments by Rabbi Shlomo Aviner, who barred IDF service for religious-Zionist men if they're placed in a unit with women: 'It means the situation is quite dire... Eisenkot must wake up, and the prime minister should tell him to resign.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 11:02 , 18.01.18
After PM Netanyahu predicts while in India that US president's embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will be completed within one year, Trump dashes hopes by denying that such a speedy plan was in place; ‘By the end of the year?... We’re not really looking at that. That’s no.'
Reuters 23:36 , 17.01.18
After US announces decision to withhold $65M to UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, head of Palestinian mission to Washington accuses US of 'taking food and education from refugees,' vows to 'never relinquish refugees' rights.'
Elior Levy 23:16 , 17.01.18
Yehoshua Elitzur was driving near Nablus in 2004 when he suddenly stopped and exited his car carrying an M-16 and shot and killed the Palestinian driver Sael Jabara al-Shatiya who he thought ignored his instructions to stop; Fleeing after his conviction, Elitzur was tracked by Interpol in Brazil where he was cleared for extradition.
Tova Tzimuki 21:56 , 17.01.18
Channel 2 News reports police are preparing to recommend that indictments be served against 5 of PM Netanyahu's close associates, including his lawyer and former chief of staff, in corruption-ridden Submarine scandal; police stress recommendations are 'irrelevant since the recommendations about indictments are under the exclusive authority of the State Attorney’s Office.'
Gilad Morag 21:33 , 17.01.18
Residents of Arab village near Jerusalem find punctured tires and ‘Arabs out’ graffiti scrawled on vehicles; in separate incident, extremist Jewish activists distribute leaflets protesting against hiring of Arab doctor in West Bank.
Yishai Porat, Elisha Ben Kimon 19:59 , 17.01.18
Netanyahu makes announcement during trip to India about latest development in lucrative deal previously nixed by the country that would have seen its army purchase from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems 8,000 Spike missiles and 300 launchers; 'There's a process ahead, but we are going in a very good direction.'
Itamar Eichner 18:27 , 17.01.18
The 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi stands accused of assaulting an IDF officer and soldier, as well as a slew of other incidents; her trial is set to begin January 31; court determines Tamimi is 'dangerous'; her father claims: 'When both the prosecutor and the judge are soldiers, the decision was obvious.'
Elisha Ben Kimon, Elior Levy 16:29 , 17.01.18
'At around 1:45pm, there was a crazy cloudburst, and the rain kept getting stronger,' says resident Ziva Hess; heavy rainfall also hit Ashkelon, Netanya, moshav Lakhish and other areas of the country; storm expected to get worse Thursday night, abate on Saturday.
Ahiya Raved 15:54 , 17.01.18
Sgt. Abraham Ajami suffered a critical head injury in 1987 while serving in an Artillery Corps battery in Lebanon. He spent the last 31 years in a vegetative state, and passed away on Tuesday; 'He never got to have a girlfriend, because he was only 19 and remained 19,' says his sister.
Itay Blumenthal 15:14 , 17.01.18
With hundreds protesting outside houses of government officials against recent decision to expel African asylum seekers, one protester stands out—a Holocaust survivor, trying to come to terms with 'criminal' state policies concerning people she says represent the history of the Jewish people.
Amir Alon, Nir Cohen, Alexandra Lukash 13:26 , 17.01.18
'At stake is the dignity and human security of millions of Palestine refugees, in need of emergency food assistance and other support in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank and Gaza Strip,' says UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbüh, asking for help.
Reuters 12:55 , 17.01.18
Upgraded system to fire chaff rockets that would create a 'wall' of iron wires, making enemy projectiles 'think' this wall is the Israeli navy vessel; 'This is a dramatic leap forward that will provide us with solutions for the next 20 years,' says navy officer.
Yoav Zitun 11:21 , 17.01.18
Backing Trump's decisions on Jerusalem, the Iran nuclear deal and cutting funds to the Palestinians, the Israeli premier expresses confidence in the US president, says American embassy 'will be moved much faster' than people think, 'certainly within a year.'
Itamar Eichner, Reuters 10:27 , 17.01.18
Influential religious-Zionist leader tells yeshiva student in Q&A session, 'Either serve in a separate unit, or don't enlist for now. You cannot do the mitzvah of serving in the army by committing a transgression'; other leaders in sector come out against him: 'Saying that it is forbidden to enlist because the army is mixed is in itself preventing a mitzvah,' says Rabbi Ohad Terharlev.
Elisha Ben Kimon 09:37 , 17.01.18
Trump making good on his Twitter vow to cut funding to Palestinians who 'don't appreciate us'; US biggest source of funds for UNRWA, the UN agency tasked specifically with Palestinian refugees; UN Ambassador Danon: 'End the absurdity of UNRWA.'
Reuters, Ynet 23:37 , 16.01.18
Israel to inaugurate its first express electric train line this coming March, running from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; 'A major upgrade to public transportation,' boasted Transportation Minister Katz during test drive; despite festivities, many challenges remain to meet deadline.
Asaf Zagrizak 23:03 , 16.01.18
In light of reports of covert Saudi-Israeli relations, Saudi kingdom's arch-nemesis Iranian Ayatollah Khamenei says, 'Saudi Arabia cooperating with US, Zionist regime to fight against Muslims, committing treason.'
Reuters 22:26 , 16.01.18
A camel strayed onto road on Highway 40, causing multi-car crash involving car, military jeep; 13-year-old boy killed, rest of family injured; military jeep hit camel and overturned, 4 soldiers hurt; 15 killed since 2008 in accidents involving animals.
Ilana Curiel 21:47 , 16.01.18
Concluding year-long investigation, police arrests 29 people—3 of them in Spain—on suspicion of defrauding state of NIS 1 billion by issuing fictitious invoices for construction work that was never carried out; suspects included person with prior record, bank employee.
Gilad Morag 20:50 , 16.01.18
IDF soldier spreads incitement material on military base calling for formation of group to carry out 'price tag' attacks as revenge for murder of Havat Gilad resident Raziel Shevah in terror attack; soldier handed out pamphlets calling to 'restore national pride, take revenge for spilling holy blood of Shevah.'
Yoav Zitun 20:04 , 16.01.18
Refugee deported from Israel as child who returned to study at Herzliya IDC says 'if Israeli public got to know Sudanese, Eritrean population, we'd be able to move forward'; MK Rozin: 'Refugees should be allowed to stay despite south Tel Aviv residents' concerns.'
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 19:29 , 16.01.18
Raziel Shevah's family and friends gather at his gravesite after mourning period, hope and pray government will speedily remove obstacles, fulfill Raziel's will to legalize Havat Gilad outpost; wife calls on citizens across political spectrum to visit home to offer condolences.
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:19 , 16.01.18
Leaders of the disabled protest demand original agreement with them—linking benefits to average wage—be upheld; 'Finance minister, Treasury's Budget Department will be the death of us,' says one, adding, 'If benefits were linked, like ministers linked their own wages, we wouldn't be here today.'
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 17:52 , 16.01.18
Avichai Mandelblit's deputy instructs authorities in the Interior Ministry to announce planned acceleration of issuing official recognition of people who have undergone transgender operations; 'It is completely unacceptable and an urgent solution is needed.'
Tova Tzimuki 15:10 , 16.01.18
Nine years after his life was saved by a local nanny, 11-year-old Moshe Holtzberg visits the Chabad Center in India where his parents were gunned down by Muslim terrorists along with four other Israelis in November 2008; 'he has now come full circle,' says head of Chabad Trust in India.
Yael Freidson, Itamar Eichner 14:50 , 16.01.18
After Interior Minister Deri tells Yedioth Ahronoth he has no intention of enforcing recently passed Supermarkets Law, United Torah Judaism lawmaker says in closed meeting Haredim have reached an agreement with Prime Minister Netanyahu to task 'hundreds of gentile inspectors dealing with illegal immigration' with law's enforcement.
Amihai Attali, Yuval Karni 12:11 , 16.01.18
After closing Gaza's only commercial crossing with Israel ahead of destruction of Hamas terror tunnel dug below, IDF permits resumption of transfer of basic commodities but truck drivers anxious about their safety; 'It’s frightening to come here but there’s no choice. This is our livelihood.'
Matan Tzuri 11:46 , 16.01.18
Escorting Netanyahu on his India trip, Moshe Holtzberg returns to city where his parents, along with 165 others, were slain by Muslim terrorists; Netanyahu to unveil memorial in Chabad House where massacre took place to remember victims, and a special memorial dedicated to Holtzberg's parents.
Associated Press 10:03 , 16.01.18
Palestinian Central Council vote orders PLO to withdraw its recognition of Israel until it 'recognizes the state of Palestine,' cancels its annexation of east Jerusalem and stops settlement activity; while move could spark international backlash, it is unclear whether vote is binding.
AFP 08:19 , 16.01.18
A month after Ahed Tamimi and her cousin assaulted 2 IDF soldiers during Nabi Salih riots, soldiers' accounts to CID made public; company commander did not initially ascribe much importance to incident, citing preoccupation with riots; on Tamimi and her cousin not being arrested, he said 'it could have led to bad result.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:23 , 15.01.18
Responding to High Court petition by family of Hadar Goldin, whose body is held in Gaza by Hamas, state replies policy regarding providing medical entrance permits to Hamas activists and their families was made stricter, but permits for life-saving permits remain in place; petition also seeks to prevent visitation of Hamas prisoners held in Israel, return of Hamas terrorists' bodies.
Raanan Ben Zur 23:18 , 15.01.18
Avraham Cohen, 18, suffered from cancer, but that did not prevent the IDF from harassing him and demanding that he report to the recruitment center in order to regularize his status as a yeshiva student; about two weeks ago he died; IDF: 'Regret the incident. Conclusions will be drawn.'
Yoav Zitun 23:11 , 15.01.18
Welfare Minister claims he was informed by Treasury future increments in benefits will not be included in governmental bill; 'I refuse to side with those deceiving the disabled,' he says; Disabled Protest Headquarters chairperson: 'They participated in disabled people's brutal rape.'
Amir Alon and Alexandra Lukash 21:54 , 15.01.18
Depth of destroyed tunnel estimated to be dozens of meters underground, height and width large enough to allow passage of dozens of terrorists, equipment; tunnel discovered weeks ago, Egypt notified of its existence over weekend, said to be incensed with Hamas at breach of sovereignty; Kerem Shalom Crossing to reopen Tuesday.
Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri 21:12 , 15.01.18
Responding to speech by Palestinian Authority President Abbas, PM Netanyahu says, 'Root of conflict between us and the Palestinians is their steadfast refusal to recognize the Jewish state in any borders whatsoever'; on recent IDF attacks against tunnel, Hamas positions, PM says, 'You can see we have not been attacking dunes.'
Itamar Eichner 20:25 , 15.01.18
Israel gives initial approval for Indian energy companies to explore oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, while Netanyahu pushes for free trade pact during talks in New Delhi; Modi invites Israeli companies take advantage of India's liberalized rules in the defense sector to 'make more in India with our companies.'
Reuters 16:12 , 15.01.18
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz's vision for a train connecting Israeli sea ports to Jordanian border and hopefully beyond to Iraq, Saudi Arabia, gets boost with initial planning funds; cargo trains would decrease truck traffic on Israeli roads improving safety, traffic.
Ofer Petersburg 15:55 , 15.01.18
Defense minister says Israel plans to continue security coordination with PA noting, 'If they stop it, it would be their decision'; he also discusses Palestinian intransigence: 'The Palestinians have always found a reason why not. Abbas doesn't want an agreement with Israel.'
Alexndra Lukash, Nir Cohen 13:36 , 15.01.18
Decades before they were born, their grandparents and great-grandparents made history by when they signed Israel's Declaration of Independence; descendants of 37 signatories reenact ceremony at the Knesset; 'It's very exciting,' says Moshe Sharett's 15-year-old grandson. 'I also want to be a politician when I grow up.'
Rotem Elizera 11:48 , 15.01.18
Prime minister accompanied by cavalry to India's presidential palace, where he examines a ceremonial guard of honor and lays wreath at Gandhi's memorial; this visit is 'deeply moving for my wife and me and for the entire people of Israel,' Netanyahu says.
Associated Press 11:08 , 15.01.18
Citing historic connection between settling land and security, Defense Minister moves to legalize Havat Gilad, establish recognized settlement where Rabbi Raziel Shevah lost his life in a drive-by shooting.
Elisha Ben Kimon 09:50 , 15.01.18
Col. Kobi Heler, commander of the Southern Brigade in the Gaza Division, tells Kerem Shalom residents the terror tunnel discovered near their kibbutz no longer poses a threat; 'Hamas suffered a serious blow, we destroyed a significant assert of theirs, and this is a great achievement,' he notes.
Matan Tzuri 08:53 , 15.01.18
Gloves come off during meeting of PLO's Central Council surrounding US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital, with PA President Abbas launching scathing attack against President Trump over decision to cut aid: 'May your house come to ruin. The deal of the century has become the slap in the face of the century.'; 'Israel a colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews,' Abbas adds; Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad boycott conference.
Elior Levy 21:16 , 14.01.18
PM Netanyahu comments on Hamas terror tunnel destruction in meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Swaraj, says, 'Even here my thoughts are with you, IDF soldiers, and on wonderful work you've done.'; 'We are systematically demolishing Hamas tunnel infrastructures, they would do well not to try us,' PM warns; COGAT Mordechai: 'Jewish genius has found solution to tunnel threat.'
Itamar Eichner and Yoav Zitun 19:15 , 14.01.18
Three 20-year-old women tell police they were raped by young men they knew in Tel Aviv—two at night clubs and one at her apartment; a 19-year-old man disappears from a club and found several hours later naked and disoriented, saying he was raped; three suspects arrested, two remain in custody.
Eli Senyor 12:32 , 14.01.18
Speaking on 'Meet the Press' TV program, finance minister says presumption of innocence until proven guilty applies to PM too, but does a U-turn after saying an indictment against Netanyahu would mean he 'has to go.'
Etti Abramov 12:15 , 14.01.18
Using drones and vehicle cameras, Otzma Yehudit says it aims to 'help the IDF catch rioters who put us in danger on the roads every day,' citing a spike in number of Palestinian riots that go undealt with.
Elisha Ben Kimon 10:41 , 14.01.18
Departing for his state visit to India, PM Netanyahu confirms Israeli jets pounded the entrance of a 1.5km terror tunnel dug by Hamas from the Gazan to Egyptian side of Rafah, stating that the IDF’s actions are part of Israel’s 'vigorous and systematic action against hostile infrastructures.'
Yoav Zitun 09:24 , 14.01.18
In letter to UN Security Council, Riyad Mansour claims the Palestinian teen provocateur was 'peacefully' protesting the 'Israeli occupation and its crimes,' painting her encounters with the IDF in an innocuous light: 'Ahed, like all other Palestinian children, yearns to live a life free of occupation and violence,' Mansour writers.
Itamar Eichner 09:22 , 14.01.18
Shortly after announcing that Kerem Shalom crossing will be closed Sunday for unspecified security reasons, IAF attacks terror target reported to be smuggling tunnel near crossing.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri and Elior Levy 23:40 , 13.01.18
Thousands of protesters gather in Tel Aviv for the weekly Saturday demonstration against corruption in the government, and particularly against alleged corruption of Prime Minister Netanyahu, making it the 60th week in a row in which Tel Aviv people warm to the streets to voice their vexation with the premier; clashes momentarily erupt between protesters, counter protester, and is quelled by police.
Asaf Zagrizak 22:36 , 13.01.18
Palestinians riot at West Bank against the 'criminal Israeli occupation,' throwing stones at nearby IDF forces; MK Ayman Odeh participates in the protest, says 'the demonstrations will not stop until the occupation ends.'
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Hassan Shaalan 19:57 , 13.01.18
The latest in a line of Israeli officials attempting to transition to more overt ties with the kingdom, opposition leader Herzog says Saudi Arabia is pivotal in reviving deadlocked Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
The Media Line 17:31 , 13.01.18
New Delhi's vote against US recognition of Jerusalem will not put a damper on the Israeli PM's visit to India, as he is set to lead a massive business delegation, sign a series of bilateral agreements, and even try to woo Bollywood.
Itamar Eichner 13:44 , 13.01.18
Frustrated over his failure to obtain a news broadcasting permit for the Likud-friendly Channel 20, Communications Minister Kara pledges to 'reform the media, save Channel 20,' threatens disseminators of fake news with death and apologizes shortly after.
Associated Press, Raz Shechnik 20:45 , 12.01.18
Attendees of ruling Likud party's annual conference in Eilat resort town face dozens of local residents protesting Supermarket Law and their city not being excluded from it; 'Likud passed the law and then shamelessly came down to celebrate in our city, we want tourists to keep coming,' protesters said.
Meir Ohayon 13:39 , 12.01.18
Women from West Bank, including bereaved ones, appeal to PM Netanyahu, IDF Chief of Staff Eisenkot to provide increased road security, harsher response against terrorism; 'Our minds always on next attack,' says letter; 5-km Nabi Ilyas bypass road opens; project's cost is NIS 60 million.
Elisha Ben Kimon 12:44 , 12.01.18
Following all-nighter, government unanimously approved 2019 budget; Finance Minister Kahlon's Net Family plan, shortening of work week, disability benefit increases all included; heads of coalition parties agree to offset any future increases with party's budget; Kahlon: 'New distributive order.'
Ynet writers 11:10 , 12.01.18
Head of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council claims she is a victim of web threats, harassment, encouraged by Communications Minister Kara, for following protocol and her refusal to issue news broadcasting permit to Likud-friendly Channel 20.
Raz Shechnik 22:44 , 11.01.18
Agreement reached with disabled organizations on raising benefits collapses, disabled organizations renew protests, declare nationwide campaign against PM Netanyahu, Finance Minister Kahlon and Welfare Minister Katz; 'We're going to protest en masse, we've had enough of liars,' says one activist leader.
Amir Alon 20:56 , 11.01.18
Clashes break out between Palestinians and IDF forces near Gaza and in the West Bank; 2 Palestinians shot dead, 6 more reportedly wounded by IDF fire; Stabbing attack near Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron thwarted as 3 Palestinian sisters are caught carrying concealed knives by Border Police.
Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun and Elisha Ben Kimon 19:33 , 11.01.18
PM instructs Justice Minister to launch an investigation into the legal admissibility of leaks broadcast by Channel 2 News of recordings of his son discussing gas deals and talking about his experiences with two other friends at a strip club; Minister Regev backs PM, saying 'today it is Yair, tomorrow it could be anyone.'
Moran Azulay 16:23 , 11.01.18