Police sought to extend remand of people arrested at Haifa protest against Israel's actions in Gaza by 5 more days, but court decides to release them, including director of human rights nonprofit who accused cop of intentionally breaking his leg; their release a 'slap in the face of police,' director Farah says; 7 other protesters required medical attention after arrest, court discovers.
Ahiya Raved 09:43 , 21.05.18
Aziz Awisat, sentenced to 30 years after trying to blow up a building in Jerusalem, died of a heart condition; news of his death caused prisoners to start shouting and banging on doors at the Eshel, Ktzi'ot and Gilboa prisons.
Raanan Ben-Zur, Elior Levy 09:02 , 21.05.18
Minister Gilad Erdan welcomes Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes at airport, praises him for decision to move embassy following US and Guatemala; This is an 'important move that recognizes Israel's right to determine its own capital,' Erdan says.
Itamar Eichner 08:38 , 21.05.18
Director of human rights center alleges in court policeman intentionally kicked his leg, broke his knee while he was in police custody; Public Security Minister Erdan calls for criminal investigation against Joint List Chairman MK Odeh for disobeying, swearing at police officers on duty.
Ahiya Raved and Hassan Shaalan 00:05 , 21.05.18
Palestinians, with Kuwait acting as intermediary, prepare draft resolution on stationing force in Gaza Strip; Israel's Ambassador Danon calls move 'support for Hamas's war crimes'; US intends to veto motion if necessary, prompting Palestinians to reach for non-binding resolution in General Assembly instead.
Itamar Eichner 21:52 , 20.05.18
48 hours removed from demonstration in solidarity with Gazans, police still probing circumstances leading to director of Israeli-Arab nonprofit's leg being broken after he was taken into custody; all arrests carried out in accordance with law, protocol, police insist, but say Police Investigations Unit inquiry still ongoing; 200 people decry Gaza situation in another protest Sunday.
Hassan Shaalan, Ahiya Raved and Yishai Porat 21:09 , 20.05.18
Thousands of Israelis visit nature reserves, national parks across the country celebrating Shavuot; Israel's kibbutzim hold traditional annual display of agricultural products and new-born babies; Israel Nature and Parks Authority advises to stay close to water sources due to extreme heat.
Ahiya Raved, Gilad Carmeli, Roi Rubinstein, Inbar Tvizer 20:08 , 20.05.18
Manufacturer of the new Mantis armored personnel carrier, which boasts an extraordinary appearance and state-of-the-art specifications, promises excellent navigability, high-end road performance and uncompromising shielding; Mantis to be unveiled at Eurosatory defense and security international exhibition in Paris next month.
Nir Ben Zaken 18:36 , 20.05.18
Eight defendants, who planned to attack Israeli national team with explosives and automatic rifles in Albania during World Cup qualifying game, receive prison sentences ranging from 18 months to 10 years; several were instructed by ISIS commander.
Reuters 10:11 , 19.05.18
Plan penned by Trump adviser Kushner and Middle East envoy Greenblatt likely to be unveiled in mid- to late-June, barring any regional developments; meanwhile, Washington mulling cutting aid to Palestinians.
Associated Press 09:46 , 19.05.18
Organization of Islamic Cooperation calls for international force to be deployed to protect Palestinians in Gaza and urges UN to investigate killings on strip's border; 'Children of those subjected to torture in concentration camps are now attacking Palestinians with methods that would put Nazis to shame,' Turkish president charges.
Reuters 08:54 , 19.05.18
The UNHRC orders an immediate opening of an independent investigation into the killing of rioters in the Gaza Strip border protests; 29 countries supported the proposal, 14 abstained, and only the United States and Australia opposed.
Associated Press, Ynet reporters 18:36 , 18.05.18
Blaze in Besor Stream nature reserves consumes 6,000 dunam, kills multiple indigenous animals; large fire in Bareket region necessitates evacuation of Givat Ko'ach moshav residents; Elad-area fire disrupts incoming, outgoing flights at Ben Gurion Airport.
Itay Blumenthal, Raanan Ben Zur and Ilana Curiel 16:53 , 18.05.18
Top rights chief Hussein calls for inquiry over Gaza deaths, saying there is 'little evidence' for Israel's attempts to prevent mortalities during Gaza border protests; Gazans 'caged in toxic slum from birth to death,' Israel occupying power under international law, obliged to protect them, he adds; Israeli ambassador says 'call for commission of inquiry won't improve situation by one iota.'
News agencies 14:55 , 18.05.18
Icelandic citizens sign petition to boycott next year's Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Israel, following Gaza border riots; Iceland's national public broadcasting organization convenes to discuss issue; Icelandic human rights organization attempts harnessing other European countries to boycott next year's contest.
Ynet 13:31 , 18.05.18
Terror group's chief Haniyeh met Egyptian officials, reached agreement to de-escalate protests, armed activity near border in return for various relief measures, Lebanese Al Akhbar paper reports; reopening of Rafah crossing said to be part of agreement; Hamas said to delay reply, only consenting to deal following Monday's death toll; if agreement is not upheld, Hamas threatens a return to violence.
Elior Levy 12:53 , 18.05.18
Kuwait submits draft resolution to station international force at Gaza border fence amid Gaza border riotsIn the wake of the Gaza border clashes, UN Security Council draft resolution suggests stationing international force to 'protect Gaza residents'; Israel's UN Ambassador Danon slams resolution, calling it 'a new low'; US Ambassador Haley says 'no country would have accepted' riots on its border, supporting Israel's actions.
Itamar Eichner, Associated Press 10:41 , 18.05.18
Gaza border protests set to recommence in late afternoon due to heat, Ramadan fast; police, army reinforcements arrive to West Bank, Jerusalem's Old City as well; data obtained by Ynet showed that more than 100 explosive devices were placed near the border in past 8 weeks; Egypt orders Rafah crossing to remain open throughout Ramadan.
Yoav Zitun and Yishai Porat 09:13 , 18.05.18
After repairs made to Kerem Shalom border crossing, which Palestinian rioters set ablaze on 3 different occasions, supply of cooking gas and diesel fuel expected to resume on Monday; 12 tanks of diesel, 1 tank of gas transferred into strip on Thursday in trial run.
Yoav Zitun 22:20 , 17.05.18
Outgoing President Horacio Cartes will open new embassy in the Israeli capital on Tuesday, following in footsteps of the US and Guatemala; Cartes vowed to move embassy before leaving office on Aug 15, president-elect Mario Abdo Benitez said wasn't consulted on matter.
Associated Press 21:43 , 17.05.18
In stern letter, MKs Yaakov Litzman and Moshe Gafni remind Netanyahu of his commitment to expedite legislative procedure on IDF exemptions for yeshiva students within 30 days of Knesset summer session's commencement.
Kobi Nachshoni 19:34 , 17.05.18
The holy month of Ramadan begins Thursday, with hundreds of millions of Muslims all around the world fasting from sunrise to sunset; in Israel, many Muslim Arabs decide not to attend festive events or decorate their homes, in solidarity with Gaza residents.
Inbar Tvizer, Hassan Shaalan 18:58 , 17.05.18
Skit on Eretz Nehederet portrays Education Minister Bennett donning tefillin on his head in style similar to Eurovision Song Contest winner Netta Barzilai's hairdo; 'Satire also has red lines that must not be crossed,' says Deputy Health Minister Litzman; 'Make fun of me as much as you want, but not of holies of Israel,' Bennett demands.
Ran Boker 16:36 , 17.05.18
Minister Yariv Levin says Israelis should avoid visiting Turkey following Ambassador Eitan Na'eh's humiliating frisk at Istanbul Atatürk Airport; Interior Minister Deri: Erdoğan leading 'wave of insane extremism'; Israel-Turkey relations continue deteriorating as Turkey's Erdoğan slams Israel for 'perpetrating genocide,' says Israel's Netanyahu 'has blood on his hands.'
Alexandra Lukash, Attila Somfalvi 15:35 , 17.05.18
Eitan Na'eh tells close associates Turkish authorities were instructed to publicly humiliate him and his wife with meticulous security checks prior to their expulsion from the country amid rocketing tensions between Jerusalem and Ankara.
Itamar Eichner 14:46 , 17.05.18
2 days after Gaza border protests exact highest Palestinian death toll since Protective Edge, senior IDF officer admits Israel's failure in allowing Hamas to set world narrative; officer, tasked with working with foreign press, adds 'Hamas wanted as many Palestinians killed as possible, photos of hospitals buckling under pressure.'
Itay Blumenthal 13:06 , 17.05.18
After being lashed by Belgium and Luxembourg over Israeli policies and its 'disproportionate' use of force during latest wave of unrest, Ambassador Simona Frenkel refuses ‘to listen with a bowed head', tells top diplomats, 'your one-sided positions don’t contribute to peace.'
Itamar Eichner 12:48 , 17.05.18
In contravention of UN Security Council resolution, Turkey said to have sold electronic capacitors to Iran that may be used in its nuclear program; equipment made by Jerusalem-based Israeli company that made sale to Turkey unawares; UN opens investigation, asks Israel to do same; manufacturer: 'If shipment found its way to Iran, Turkish buyer misled us.'
Itamar Eichner 11:19 , 17.05.18
Terror activist arrested while trying to breach border into Israel during deadly Gaza riots tells investigators children and women are told to approach the border in bid to foment anger to stop Gazans 'turning' on Hamas.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 10:40 , 17.05.18
Captured rioter who infiltrated Israel through Gaza border tells IDF interrogators Hamas orchestrated border protests so general public in the strip will not 'turn' on them in light of the dismal humanitarian situation there.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 23:16 , 16.05.18
One of the homes targeted is owned by former Sderot mayor; no one was harmed; IDF tank attacks Hamas post in retaliation for fire at Israeli force; IDF: 'Heavy machinegun were fired by terrorists from Gazan territory.'
Matan Tzuri and Yoav Zitun 21:54 , 16.05.18
On backdrop of recent crisis in relations with Turkey, twin brother of fallen IDF soldier whose body is still held by Hamas in Gaza Hadar Goldin says Netanyahu told his family deal had nothing to do with Hamas or Gaza; Leah Goldin accused PM of frittering away all of their bargaining chips, as Tzur writes, 'It was the first time we understood we were alone.'
Raanan Ben Zur 21:23 , 16.05.18
Defense Minister Lieberman visits Gaza Division on backdrop of Gaza border riots, says Hamas treats its own children as arms; Hamas bars 2 IDF trucks bearing lifesaving medical equipment from entering strip; on relative border calm, Lieberman says Hamas 'dealt serious blow, sent scurrying back to doghouse.'
Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri 19:45 , 16.05.18
Senior Hamas operative Salah Bardawil tells Palestinian media that vast majority of 61 protesters killed Monday belonged to terror group; IDF tank opens fire at Hamas outpost in retaliation to prior fire at Israeli force; army thinning out reinforcements near border as riots seem to wind down.
Yoav Zitun 19:45 , 16.05.18
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says IDF is left with 'bad choices' trying to defend Israel's border from Gazans sent by Hamas that 'call for Israel's destruction'; He believes peace is 'possible' with the Palestinian, but not with Hamas; Netanyahu speaks with France's Macron and Germany's Merkel saying Israel's sovereignty will not be threatened.
Itamar Eichner, Elior Levy 19:25 , 16.05.18
Gaza border protests restrained by Hamas after Egypt urges calm, Israel says, after more than 60 protesters were killed in Monday's demonstration; Hamas denies any Egyptian pressure; Minister Katz: '(Egypt) made unequivocally clear to (Hamas) that if this continues, Israel will respond and take far harsher steps, and Egypt will stand by and will not help.'
Reuters 18:07 , 16.05.18
Intelligence minister says gov't should support bill proposal to recognize Othman Empire's systematic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians in the early 20th century; he also slams Erdoğan: He's the last one that can preach us, but the first one to do so.'
Itamar Eichner, Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen 15:05 , 16.05.18
After he was expelled from Turkey, Ambassador Eitan Na'eh made to go through strict security check at airport in front of Turkish media cameras, which were especially invited to cover his departure; Foreign Ministry summons no.2 Turkish diplomat in Israel for reprimand, asked to show ID at entrance.
Itamar Eichner, Itay Blumenthal, Inbar Tvizer 12:03 , 16.05.18
Kim Jong Un cancels upcoming meeting with South Korea and threatens to scrap long-anticipated historic meeting with US President Donald Trump over US and South Korea's joint drill; North Korea says it won't be pressured to denuclearize; 'United States must carefully contemplate the fate of the planned North Korea-US summit,' North says.
Associated Press 10:58 , 16.05.18
Following in the footsteps of the US, Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales arrives in Israel to open the country's embassy in the capital; Netanyahu: 'Israel and Guatemala share so many goals and so many values. Even though we are seemingly far away, we're not really far away.'
Itamar Eichner 09:59 , 16.05.18
Cemetery was uncovered three weeks ago during construction works at the corner of Elisabeth Bergner and Nahum Goldmann streets; local residents demonstrate against removal of tombstones, calling out 'Allahu Akbar,' one detained for disturbing the peace.
Itay Blumenthal, Hassan Shaalan 09:37 , 16.05.18
In tit-for-tat move, Turkish Foreign Ministry asks Israeli consul-general to Istanbul to leave country in response to Israel asking Turkey's consul in Jerusalem to leave, which was a response to Ankara expelling Israeli ambassador in protest of Gaza border deaths.
Itamar Eichner 08:15 , 16.05.18
US stands by Israel at UN Security Council session called by Kuwait after dozens of protesters killed in Gaza border demonstration; Haley: 'No country would accept such behavior on its border, Hamas is doing everything to make Palestinians miserable;' Danon: 'World not concerned about double war crimes of Hamas.'
Itamar Eichner 23:48 , 15.05.18
Eleven Hamas militants, armed with weapons and explosives, attempted to use Monday's riots on the Gaza border as cover to breach the fence, plant explosives to harm Israeli soldiers; they were intercepted by Israeli commando units.
Yoav Zitun 22:02 , 15.05.18
Tensions escalate between Turkey, Israel; Ambassadors expelled, recalled; Turkish opposition, Israeli ministers speak out against recent reconciliation deal; Erdogan, Netanyahu, trade barbs on Twitter.
Itamar Eichner, Shahar Hai 20:53 , 15.05.18
With more than 60 dead following bloody clashes between the Israeli army and Palestinian rioters on the Gaza border, Israel now contends with acrimonious criticism of its border defense policy and treatment of Palestinian protesters; multitudes around the world protest Monday's killings.
Associated Press, Ynet 20:37 , 15.05.18
On heels of deadly clashes on Gaza border, US Embassy move, security officials fear price tag attacks could also cause conflagration in relatively tranquil West Bank; 18 price tag incidents took place since year's beginning, 16 incidents in which IDF soldiers were attacked by settlers; security official: 'Next stop is burning down houses'; Yitzhar official decries 'spins over Duma case.'
Yoav Zitun and Elisha Ben Kimon 16:10 , 15.05.18
Threat posed by Palestinians in Gaza protests not sufficient grounds for use of live fire, says Human Rights Council spokesman on backdrop of some 60 Gazans killed; Turkish PM calls on Islamic countries to review their relations with Israel; senior Israeli official: 'Erdoğan, SA government biggest friends Hamas has.'
Ynet writers, news agencies 14:15 , 15.05.18
Embassy move signaling 'things are changing in the Mid-East and world in general,' Jerusalem Mayor Barkat claims, adds he believes Jerusalem will not be partitioned; sending calming message, Barkat adds 'what's happening on Gaza border does not affect us.'
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 14:09 , 15.05.18
With seemingly endless convoy of ambulances bringing in wounded from border confrontations with IDF, doctors at Gaza's Shifa Hospital admit there aren't enough beds, medication to go around; relatives, meanwhile, scour wards for their wounded family members before going down to hospital's morgue.
AFP 13:19 , 15.05.18
'We need to go back to targeted killings, and Hamas leaders need to go back to hiding underground and fearing for their lives,' the public security ministry says. 'Yahya Sinwar and others have been saying they're willing to be killed near the border fence—let them.'
Ynet reporters 12:12 , 15.05.18
Front pages of British papers blast Israel, IDF for actions on Gaza Strip Monday culminating in 59 Palestinian deaths; Daily Mail calls riots a 'bloodbath,' while Metro deems them 'carnage'; New York Daily News, meanwhile, says '55 slaughtered but Ivanka all smiles.'
Ynet 11:30 , 15.05.18
Goods crossing into Gaza targeted by Palestinians again Monday; IDF footage shows Palestinian lobbing Molotov cocktail at crossing; while Defense Minister Lieberman announced crossing's closure on Saturday, it will be reopened Tuesday under IDF, COGAT recommendation.
Yoav Zitun 10:47 , 15.05.18
China, France, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Sweden and other members pen letter expressing 'profound concern' at Israel supposedly flaunting 2016 resolution demanding end to settlement building; signatories also ask Sect.-Gen. Guterres to begin submitting written reports on resolution's implementation instead of delivering them orally.
Reuters 10:03 , 15.05.18
After 59 Palestinian killed and over 1,200 wounded from gunfire on the Gaza border, Israeli security forces prepare for Nakba Day protests in the strip, in Jerusalem and in the West Bank; some 3,000 police deployed in the capital, while the Kerem Shalom crossing is expected to reopen after three arsons.
Ynet reporters 09:25 , 15.05.18
As thousands protest in Istanbul against US Embassy move to Jerusalem, Turkey recalls its ambassadors to Israel, US; Erdoğan also announces 3 days of mourning; South Africa also pulls ambassador; UN Sect.-Gen. calls for 'utmost restraint,' says 'appalled with number of deaths.'
Itamar Eichner 08:54 , 15.05.18
Protests on Gaza border fence escalate as US embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem; medical sources say more than 1,200 people wounded from live fire, some 1,200 suffer other types of injuries; Hamas orders protesters to pull back; PA announces national day of mourning.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy 23:47 , 14.05.18
Dozens of Jewish demonstrators blocked Pennsylvania Ave. to denounce US Embassy move to Jerusalem and protest the killing of Palestinians on the Gaza border; IfNotNow protesters chant 'Stop the violence' calling for 'Embassy of Freedom' instead of 'Embassy of Occupation.'
Reuters 23:34 , 14.05.18
White House iterates support for Israel in wake of Gaza Strip riots, says 'no justification for Hamas recklessness, cynicism'; South Africa recalls ambassador after condemning Israel's 'violent aggression on Gaza border'; UN Security Council to convene to discuss riots, deaths of 52 Palestinians.
Itamar Eichner 22:45 , 14.05.18
Arab, Muslim world fumes as US opens Jerusalem embassy while scores of Palestinians killed by IDF in Gaza border clashes; Protests rage outside US Embassy Jordan; Erdogan: 'US has lost mediator role'; Muted criticism from Gulf states fearing Iranian regional ambitions.
Reuters, AFP 22:11 , 14.05.18
Hundreds of Arabs, Jews protest opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem; 14 arrested in confrontation with police; MK Zahalka: 'Cowboy Trump dead-checked peace process'; protesters chant 'Allahu akbar,' 'We will sacrifice our lives for the Al Aqsa Mosque.'
Hassan Shaalan 20:13 , 14.05.18
Hezbollah leader comments on Israeli strike in Syria last week and Syrian retaliation, claims 55 Syrian missiles launched, some of them 'heavy', reaching as far as Safed, Tiberias; Israeli home front not ready for war, he adds—a 'well-known Israeli blunder.'
Daniel Salami 19:27 , 14.05.18
'Kite terror' continues against farmers in Gaza border communities; drone footage shows 100 dunam wheat field fire near Sa'ad kibbutz; farmer: 'They burned crops that we've been waiting for since November, it could easily have landed in a school.'
Roi Rubinstein, Matan Tzuri 19:20 , 14.05.18
More than a quarter of a million people have been counted in both Israeli and Palestinian census, bringing into sharp focus need for clarity on already sensitive demographics issue; Israeli statistics bureau counts 332,000 Arabs as Jerusalem residents, while Palestinian bureau counts 265,000 in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, meaning they were counted twice.
Elior Levy 18:20 , 14.05.18
In the midst of the most violent riots in Gaza in recent memory, IDF strikes 5 targets in Hamas training camp, 2 of the terror group's outposts in northern strip; IDF footage also shows Palestinian attempts to damage fence.
Yoav Zitun 17:37 , 14.05.18
In video message, Trump says embassy move has been 'a long time coming' after the US has 'failed to acknowledge the obvious' for many years; Kushner addresses rioting on Gaza border, noting 'those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution.'
News agencies 17:31 , 14.05.18
Amid violent clashes on the Gaza border, United States to open embassy in Jerusalem; inauguration ceremony to include video message from President Trump, remarks from US Ambassador Friedman, Israeli President Rivlin, PM Netanyahu and Jared Kushner.
Reuters, AP 15:43 , 14.05.18
Senate candidate says prominent Baptist minister shouldn’t be giving prayer that opens US Embassy in Jerusalem because he’s a 'religious bigot'; Jeffress, considered President Trump's spiritual advisor, said in the past 'Jews are headed to hell.'
AP, Ynet 14:33 , 14.05.18
Investigation pinpoints guide Aviv Berdichev as having made decision to descend to stream despite all warnings and rain, leading to death of 10 teenagers; academy director faces death by negligence charges.
Ilana Curiel 11:19 , 14.05.18
President Trump's special representative to Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, launches series of tweets ahead of embassy opening ceremony; 'More than two decades of waivers delaying the embassy move brought us no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians,' he writes.
Ynet 10:32 , 14.05.18
Three violent incidents take place just hours before US Embassy opening: Policeman lightly wounded in eye during operational activity in Silwan, cars vandalized and graffiti spray-painted on walls in Shuafat, and light rail pelted with stones.
Yishai Porat 09:32 , 14.05.18
Ahead of the expected riots amid US Embassy opening in Jerusalem and Nakba Day events, Air Force drops leaflets in Gaza warning strip's residents to keep away from border fence; 'Hamas is using you to conceal its failures and is endangering you and your family members,' one of leaflets reads.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy 08:23 , 14.05.18
Grandiose plans to strengthen Jerusalem economy, tourism, academia not implemented properly, allocated budgets do not reach destinations due to disagreements between government ministries, municipality, State Comptroller says; Millions allocated for infrastructure development in east Jerusalem, but plans insufficient.
Yaron Drukman 23:33 , 13.05.18
NIS 50 million budget approved for plan to regulate all east Jerusalem land in the next seven years, while ministers oppose proposal to sanction government ministries that have yet to move to the capital.
Tova Tzimuki, Shahar Hay 23:16 , 13.05.18
US delegation of 250 officials, as well as four EU ambassadors and many Israeli lawmakers attend the inaugural event celebrating the moving of the US Embassy to Israel's capital—the first to ever be situated there; PM Netanyahu: 'Jerusalem will remain our capital for all time.'
Itamar Eichner 22:57 , 13.05.18
Hamas, Gaza residents make final preparations for Monday and Tuesday's mass protests on the Gaza border, with an attempted mass breach mind; Hamas militants seen dismantling military posts to allow protesters better access to border fence; Haniyeh to meet with Egypt intelligence chief and return on time for the protest; Gaza hospitals prepare for mass-casualty incident; Hamas scare videos warn Israelis 'We'll break through the border and reach all the way to your communities, and we will not die alone.'
Ynet reporters 20:04 , 13.05.18
Norway's Foreign Affairs Ministry says boycotting goods coming from Israeli settlement is legal; Norway's foreign minister sign document saying boycotting Israel is inappropriate; Several local authorities, municipalities make boycott initiatives; Norway's high education establishment cast academic boycott on Israel.
Itamar Eichner 17:32 , 13.05.18
Israel's president and defense minister attend a ceremony marking the Six-Day War, taking the opportunity to point to Iran as the greatest new threat the country now faces; DM Lieberman: 'Even today, as back then, the international community is burying its head in the sand.'
Inbar Toizer 17:18 , 13.05.18
The US president's daughter and her husband Jared Kushner head delegation of dignitaries from Washington to the US Embassy inauguration ceremony in Jerusalem; 'With great joy, I am returning to Jerusalem,' Ivanka writes on Instagram ahead of visit.
Ynet reporters 13:36 , 13.05.18
Events marking Jerusalem Day include traditional Flag Dance march, state ceremony at Ammunition Hill, memorial services for Ethiopian Jews and Six-Day War fallen; celebrations to culminate with opening of US Embassy in the capital on Monday.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Inbar Toizer and Yael Freidson 12:34 , 13.05.18
On Jerusalem Day, PM Netanyahu says government making 'series of decisions to build Jerusalem up and develop it; to uncover its past and build its future,' vowing 'Judea will forever sit in Jerusalem for many generations.'
Yael Friedson 11:41 , 13.05.18
IDF sends reinforcements to Gaza border and West Bank, while the Jerusalem Police deploys officers from all across the country to the capital ahead of Jerusalem Day on Sunday, the US Embassy opening on Monday and Nakba Day on Tuesday.
Yoav Zitun, Yishai Porat 11:04 , 13.05.18
Jewish visitors sing songs, while Arabs call out 'Allahu Akbar,' leading police forces to remove the Jewish visitors; Jerusalem Police: 'Visitors broke rules of conduct at the site, created provocation.'
Yishai Porat, Hassan Shaalan 10:32 , 13.05.18
Air force jets neutralize offensive Hamas terror tunnel in vicinity of Erez kibbutz, border crossing used for humanitarian purposes; tunnel was discovered while still being excavated and was destroyed after weeks of surveillance; IDF Spokesperson's Unit: 'Hamas is killing Gaza.'
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy and Matan Tzuri 20:49 , 12.05.18
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh to convene with General Intelligence Directorate head Abbas Kamel, accompanied by small delegation; Haniyeh will return to Gaza before March of Return protests culminate with US Embassy opening, Nakba Day; Palestinian source tells Ynet Hamas profits from PA-controlled Kerem Shalom crossing closure; kite terrorism continues.
Elior Levy and Matan Tzuri 20:28 , 12.05.18
After Gaza rioters cause damage estimated in the millions of shekels to the Kerem Shalom Crossing, Israel closes its main cargo crossing with the strip for several days in order to better estimate the damage and begin repairs; damage halted supplies being delivered to the Gaza Strip; Palestinians 'are simply bringing disaster upon themselves,' says one official tasked with leading repair efforts.
Ynet reporters and Reuters 15:39 , 12.05.18
Three right-wing activist, among them a notable and vocal supporter of embattled former soldier Elor Azaria, caused a fire in Israel after trying to fly a kite into Gaza; activists, who filmed the incident, claim intention was to raise morale of nearby residents harmed by such kites.
Matan Tzuri and Yonatan Baniyeh 15:02 , 12.05.18
In battle over public opinion, Hezbollah's Al Manar claims Israel suffered great losses in rocket attack on Golan and is hiding it, while photos on social media claim to show Israelis hiding in shelters in north; Iranian media claims rockets hit sensitive sites, 'causing panic in Israel.'
Liad Osmo, Daniel Salami 23:31 , 11.05.18
For the second time in recent days, Palestinian rioters destroy infrastructure and equipment meant to benefit them during violent clashes on the Gaza border.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy 22:17 , 11.05.18
Israelis from Reservists on Duty encounter display of anti-Semitism and threats while speaking at an event at UC Irvine during Apartheid Week; 'IDF, how many children have you murdered today?' pro-Palestinian protesters ask.
Itamar Eichner 21:35 , 11.05.18
Some 15,000 Palestinians gather at five hot spots along the border to burn tires and throw grenades, pipe bombs and stones at IDF troops in 7th week of violent rioting on Gaza border; 1 Palestinian killed, 176 wounded by live fire.
Ynet reporters, news agencies 20:08 , 11.05.18
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says embassy staff working around the clock to get embassy ready ahead of inauguration on Monday; 'We're convinced this decision creates an opportunity to continue the peace process based on reality and not based on fantasies,' he says, rejecting criticism.
Itamar Eichner 19:41 , 11.05.18
Defense minister says Israel doesn't seek friction, noting 'We did not come to the Iranian border, they came here,' and telling the Syrian president that the Iranians 'are not helping you, and their presence will only cause problems and damages.'
Associated Press 16:59 , 11.05.18
Europe calls for restraint after Israel strikes in Syria in retaliation for rockets launched by Iran into Israel from Syria territory; Iran's President says he doesn't want 'new tensions' in the Middle East; Bahrain backs Israel's right to 'defend itself' after the strikes.
AFP 13:10 , 11.05.18
In a surprising volte-face, Russia says it has no plans of selling Syria S-300 ground-to-air missiles; statement made just days after PM Netanyahu's visit in Moscow and Israel's massive airstrike in Syria.
Reuters 13:08 , 11.05.18
The Israeli army deploys vast forces along the Gaza border fence preparing for Tuesday's Nakba Day demonstrations; masses expected to attempt breaching border fence, fly incendiary kites into Israel; Gaza border communities' residents are instructed to carry on with routine; Hamas leader encourages Gazan youth to die as martyrs.
Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri 12:31 , 11.05.18
Concern over Iranian retaliation to Israel's attack on its men and installations in Syria prompts local authorities to heighten security of Israeli and Jewish institutions likely to be targeted by Iran-backed terrorists.
Itamar Eichner 12:06 , 11.05.18
As Cabinet ministers convene to discuss Iranian rocket strike, Israeli retaliation, PM issues first comments, says, 'We are in protracted campaign, will not allow Iran to militarily entrench in Syria'; 'Anyone preparing to attack us, we'll hit them first,' Netanyahu warns.
Itamar Eichner and Shahar Hay 22:15 , 10.05.18