PM Netanyahu speaks at Knesset on Tuesday, in session dedicated to Egyptian pres. Sadat's historic visit to Israel in 1979, two years before his assassination; 'I have not yet come across the Palestinian Sadat who will declare his desire to end the conflict,' says Netanyahu, while opposition leader Herzog asks, 'Can peace only come after a sacrifice is made?'
Moran Azulay 20:18 , 21.11.17
Palestinian move in response to US decision to close PLO office in DC; top Palestinian diplomat Erekat says US move the result of 'pressure by the Netanyahu government at a time we are trying to cooperate the acheive "the ultimate deal."'
Ynet & AFP 18:24 , 21.11.17
Iranian President Rouhani cautions Middle-Eastern countries from 'falling for Israel's trap'; on Hezbollah, Rouhani says organization's role is to 'defend Lebanese people', that its weapons are for 'defensive purposes only.'
Reuters 15:37 , 21.11.17
With intelligence estimates pointing to the Palestinian arena as being a hotbed of threats that risk a major escalation, IDF’s canine unit called in for surprise week-long drill simulating missions to locate MIAs, finding explosives and countering terror attacks in Gaza, West Bank.
Yoav Zitun 15:09 , 21.11.17
Uri Brachia, who commanded Dean Issacharoff and was present when he allegedly beat a Palestinian during an arrest—a claim that was debunked—says 'this is garbage. It never happened.'
Tova Tzimuki and Elisha Ben Kimon 14:37 , 21.11.17
Police stations inaugurated in Jisr az-Zarqa, Kafr Kanna with PM Netanyahu, Commissioner Alsheikh, Public Security Minister Erdan in attendance; Netanyahu says success depends on 'business development, law enforcement', promises to assist Israeli Arabs 'crying out for change'; local residents say similar move failed in other Arab towns, demand commitment from police to eradicate crime.
Hassan Shaalan 13:27 , 21.11.17
Normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia, other moderate Arab states will take hold after Israeli-Palestinian peace accord creating Palestinian state, says Saudi FM al-Jubeir, reasserting commitment to Arab peace initiative; downplaying split with Qatar over its support of Hamas, al-Jubeir says many more critical items on Saudi agenda.
Roi Kais 11:58 , 21.11.17
President Rivlin tells supporters ‘not to worry about me’ following fury over decision to reject Elor Azaria’s pardon request; 'certain people have an interest in fanning the flames', Rivlin says, lamenting wave of public anger given further momentum by gov't officials; report shows 60% of online discourse surrounding matter contains expletives about Rivlin, 25% calls to have him killed.
Itamar Eichner 11:13 , 21.11.17
In decision regarding reinstatement of fmr. head of Lahav 433 Roni Rittman following allegations of sexual harassment, High Court orders Commissioner Alsheikh, Minister Erdan to reconsider; rebukes police chief due to statements saying incident involving forceful grabbing of subordinate officer had 'legitimate interpretations.'
Telem Yahav 22:36 , 20.11.17
Army, defense minister, look to renegotiate 5-year Gideon plan reached with Finance Ministry to receive additional NIS 4.8 billion; noting major changes in region, advocates cite Iranian entrenchment in Syria, Palestinian reconciliation as game-changers necessitating more funds; MoF objects, demands army trim its own 'fat' first.
Yoav Zitun 22:29 , 20.11.17
Hezbollah secretary general dismisses allegations of being behind Yemenite missile launch at Saudi Arabia, but boasts about delivering anti-tank missiles to Gaza, using own weapons in Syria; 'Single greatest threat to Lebanese security, stability is Israeli occupation,' Nasrallah says, before decrying Saudi 'normalization' with Israel.
Roi Kais 20:29 , 20.11.17
PM accused of turning his back on Rivlin after failing to condemn pictures redolent of incitement campaign precipitating Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination; insists harsh criticism should not be silenced, as long as it is ‘topical and to the point, respectful, without a kaffiyah, without nooses and without Nazi uniforms.’
Moran Azulay 18:47 , 20.11.17
Indian newspaper claims country's Defense Ministry backs out lucrative defense contract with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to manufacture Spike anti-tank missiles on-site in India; 'We have yet to receive official word regarding cancelation, work carries on as planned,' says Rafael.
Adrian Filut 17:20 , 20.11.17
Over 2,000 hardline ultra-Orthodox men block Jabotinsky Street, a main thoroughfare in the city; try to block Highway 4 but stopped by police; the Jerusalem Faction is protesting the imprisonment of yeshiva students refusing to enlist in IDF.
Itay Blumenthal 16:11 , 20.11.17
Former PMO chief of staff David Sharan, who holds senior position at Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company, and former minister Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg, who chairs Keren haYesod, have been barred from their offices after their arrest, but as the ban order is about to expire, police and State Attorney's Office are looking for ways to keep them away from public service.
Eli Senyor 15:04 , 20.11.17
Lawyers representing five teenagers charged with incitement to violence and terrorism have the charges dropped over technical issue; judge doesn't rule out re-filing indictments after corrections are made.
Elisha Ben Kimon, Yael Friedson 13:45 , 20.11.17
While joining the chorus of condemnation of incitement against the president, the public security minister says no point in investigating photo of Rivlin in kaffiyah: 'I have no doubt the State Attorney's Office will determine it's not a criminal offense.'
Eli Senyor, Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen 13:13 , 20.11.17
'I didn't initiate things,' Mrs. Netanyahu reportedly tells investigators concerning conversations with the billionaire businessman's personal assistant, according to Channel Ten News, 'Milchan asked me to organize with Hadas the way in which the gifts he wanted to give us would be delivered.'
Eli Senyor 11:11 , 20.11.17
Minister says Israel has 'ties that are indeed partly covert with many Muslim and Arab countries' but that it respects the other side's wishes to keep those ties quiet; neither Riyadh nor the PMO responded to request for comment.
Reuters 09:51 , 20.11.17
Social media flooded with insults against Rivlin after he rejected Elor Azaria's pardon request, including 'damned Nazi,' 'piece of trash' and 'filthy traitor', a photo of the president wearing a kaffiyah and calls on him to resign.
Itamar Eichner, Eli Senyor 08:56 , 20.11.17
Social activists announce an initiative to curb attacks by extremists on Haredi soldiers by calling to boycott food products certified as kosher by the OCJ to strike at source of offenders’ funding.
Kobi Nachshoni 22:50 , 19.11.17
In what is expected to be the final round of questioning of the Israeli premier at his official residence in Jerusalem, investigators attempt to ascertain precise details of how he allegedly promoted Arnon Milchan’s business interests in exchange for lavish gifts furnished on the Netanyahu family.
Eli Senyor and Itamar Eichner 22:15 , 19.11.17
Cops arrive with a search warrant at Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline offices Sunday morning where key suspect in the submarine investigation, David Sharan, who once served as Netanyahu’s chief of staff, also acted as a company secretary general; police spend hours searching premises, scouring Sharan's computers.
Eli Senyor 20:53 , 19.11.17
President Rivlin writes to Elor Azaria—who is serving a prison sentence for killing a neutralized terrorist in Hebron—explaining that 'another easing of the punishment will harm the resilience to the IDF and the State of Israel;' Lieberman 'regrets decision. President had the chance to end this saga.'
Itamar Eichner 17:29 , 19.11.17
After 16 years, Jerusalem District Court awards terror victims' family compensation for physical and emotional damages, with both the terrorists and the PA found liable in damages; 'The PA paid, encouraged and supported terrorism,' says victims' father.
Yael Friedson 13:49 , 19.11.17
In interview with Ynet, UTJ leader says his threat to quit if weekend train maintenance work continues was serious; 'It is no secret the Haredi parties are angry over the train works, and we've dealt with it quite a few times in the past and it keeps going back to the same point,' he says.
Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen 12:47 , 19.11.17
Proposal would bar the state comptroller from investigating matters in real time or following up on his reports; 'Limiting the comptroller's authorities doesn't serve the public, only government members who want to act without supervision,' says Zionist Union leader Gabbay.
Tova Tzimuki, Moran Azulay 11:37 , 19.11.17
The UN refugee body expressed criticism over possibility that asylum seekers and illegal infiltrators from Africa would have to choose between 'voluntary' deportation or prison; it adds that 'since Israel took over refugee status determination from UNHCR in 2009, only eight Eritreans and two Sudanese have been recognized as refugees.'
Amir Alon, Itay Blumenthal 11:09 , 19.11.17
After State Attorney's Offices closes case against group's spokesman Dean Issacharoff, determining he lied about brutally attacking Palestinian during his army service, Breaking the Silence insists Hassan Julani, who refuted Issacharoff's claims, was not the one assaulted.
Elior Levy, Tova Tzimuki 09:22 , 19.11.17
Amid plans by the US State Department to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington over their calls to prosecute Israelis at the International Criminal Court, PA threatens to cut off communication with Trump administration.
Associated Press 08:42 , 19.11.17
'We should restrain Israel from starting a war exactly because Lebanon is sure to win it,' Gebran Bassil tells RT in interview, adding his country was capable of countering 'any threat' and warning consequences from attacking Beirut could reverberate as far as Europe.
Ynet 08:30 , 19.11.17
IDF force fires warning shots at a Syrian army post near the village of Hader in the buffer zone in the northern Golan Heights following a fortification operation carried out by the Syrian army in violation of the cease-fire agreement that prohibits military activity in the buffer zone.
Associated Press, Ynet reporters 18:07 , 18.11.17
Kuwaiti daily Al Rai reports that terror group Hezbollah has raised its alert level in all of Lebanon for fear that Israel will start a war, though it continues to officially maintain that Israel will not do so; 'Hezbullah ordered the arms shipments to Iran from Syria to be stopped because it has enough weapons,' reports paper; group also reported to heavily fear political assassination.
Roi Kais 13:46 , 18.11.17
For the first time in a decade, the Rafah border crossing from Egypt to Gaza has been opened under Palestinan Authority's control; Hamas withdrew from the crossings on Nov. 1, implementing the first step of an Egyptian-brokered reconciliation deal between Hamas and the PA, with the PA to eventually take over Gaza.
Elior Levy and Associated Press 13:39 , 18.11.17
US State Sec. Tillerson says Palestinians broke obscure US law provision that says PLO office must close if Palestinians try to get Int. Criminal Court to prosecute Israel, which they have; under provision, Pres. Trump now has 90 days to consider whether Palestinians are in 'direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel'—if he believes they are, they can keep their DC office open.
Associated Press 09:50 , 18.11.17
MK Hasson alleges Knesset House C'tee's decision to transfer bill barring police from recommending indictments at investigations' conclusion to MK Amsalem's own c'tee violates Knesset statutes explicitly forbidding c'tee chaired by bill's originator to prepare bill for first reading.
Moran Azulay 09:00 , 18.11.17
Senior German Justice Department official says country should ban Kuwait Airways from operating in Germany over refusal to board Israeli passenger, appeals to Chancellor Merkel to intercede; 'We cannot say 'Never again' at (Kristallnacht) remembrance ceremony, but then remain silent when airline refuses to carry Israeli citizens,' official says.
Reuters 22:04 , 17.11.17
Following acrimonious dispute with Knesset Speaker Edelstein, PM Netanyahu aborts participation in 70th Independence Day ceremony citing 'security constraints'; Culture Minister Regev initially announced Netanyahu will speak at event, invite foreign leaders; in response, Edelstein threatened to boycott ceremony, hinder passage of 2018 budget.
Itamar Eichner 21:14 , 17.11.17
Hague court sentences Israeli career criminal to 14 years in prison following conviction of mysterious murder of another Israeli expat 27 years ago; 'Family has been living in uncertainty for past 27 years,' judge says before pronouncing sentence; case went cold until new methods of testing DNA allowed to convict Amona.
Itay Blumenthal 20:22 , 17.11.17
Brothers in arms of Breaking the Silence spokesman Issacharoff found to be lying about beating, abusing Palestinian during army service feel vindicated, mull legal action for slander; in videotaped response, Issacharoff challenges state attorney, gov't to take him to court.
Ynet writers 19:12 , 17.11.17
Footage shows IDF soldiers standing idly by as masked settlers hurl stones at Palestinian farmers, human rights activists following fire started by one farmer near West Bank village of Burin; 1 activist injured, fire subdued by Israeli forces; multiple clashes between settlers, Arabs over last 2 weeks as olive harvest winds down.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 16:21 , 17.11.17
In another ultimatum to Netanyahu, Health Minister Yaakov Litzman threatens to quit the government on Sunday if train maintenance work is permitted to proceed on southern railway lines; 'Turning Shabbat into a renovation day is against the status quo'; Labor minister: 'No Jews will do the work.'
Moran Azulay and Asaf Zagrizak 13:34 , 17.11.17
Palestinian terrorist,17, smashes car into a 35-year-old Israeli civilian standing at a bus stop at Gush Etzion Junction, leaving him in serious condition; another man, 70, also lightly wounded in attack; terrorist charges at IDF soldiers carrying a knife before being shot and critically wounded by security forces; 'The terrorist had a big smile on his face.'
Elisha Ben Kimon and Yoav Zitun 08:33 , 17.11.17
Fmr. PM Barak claims in interview he is more fit, qualified to lead Israel than any other candidate in field, including incumbent PM Netanyahu; Barak presents survey showing lead over Netanyahu among secular public; 'As far as record, int'l recognizability I'm more fit and qualified to lead Israel than anyone else,' says Barak.
Ynet 23:22 , 16.11.17
Fmr. IPS Commissioner Eli Gabizon's appointment to head witness protection program suspended following discovery of prior building law convictions Gabizon had not divulged; judge presiding over case convicted Gabizon, saying 'Public servants expected to obey law'; Gabizon previously appointed to head IPS, disqualified following allegations of impropriety with subordinates.
Eli Senyor 23:12 , 16.11.17
German court rules Kuwaiti national airline does not have to transport Israeli student traveling from Frankfurt to Bangkok with stop-over in Kuwait City due to Kuwaiti laws forbidding contact with Israelis; Israeli refuses offer of nonstop flight with other carrier, sues airline; court rejects suit, says does not recognize discrimination based on nationality.
Associated Press 20:57 , 16.11.17
Military tribunal that convicted terrorist of murder of soldier, attempted murder of soldier and civilians in April Ofra Junction attack will sentence him next week; Hamed also convicted of membership in Hamas; mother of slain soldier to court: 'Make sure coward who took my son away never sees light of day again.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 20:50 , 16.11.17
As IDF demolishes only part of building in which Har Adar terrorist resided, right wing MKs protest policy differentiating between rooms, floor and buildings according to ownership; 'Netiv HaAvot residents should sell homes to families of terrorists so High Court ruling on settlement's demolition be carried out by only tearing down single room,' says MK Smotrich.
Ynet writers 20:32 , 16.11.17
IDF's four mixed gender battalion add 2,700 female soldiers in 2017—compared to 547 in 2012—a record high that continues a 5-year trend of women seeking combat postings; organizations such as Brothers in Arms attempt to battle female accession to combat roles by handing out pamphlets in schools warning away from supposed dangers of service.
Yossi Yehoshua 19:37 , 16.11.17
Mohammad al-Zawahri, a member of Hamas's military wing, was shot to death in Sfax, Tunisia last December; in press conference in Beirut, the terror group says Mossad assassins with Bosnian passports killed the engineer.
Elior Levy 12:50 , 16.11.17
Terror groups like ISIS and Hezbollah use drones both for surveillance and to carry and drop bombs, while civilian drones being flown close to Ben-Gurion Airport endanger commercial planes and private aircraft.
Udi Etsion 11:29 , 16.11.17
Family of Abera Mengistu, who has been held by Hamas in Gaza for over three years, visit the White House and meet with Jason Greenblatt; 'It is outrageous that Hamas will not let him return home or communicate with his family,' Greenblatt says after meeting.
Itamar Eichner 10:35 , 16.11.17
Sheikh Kamal Khatib allowed back on Temple Mount after being barred for 3 years, sends out a warning to Israel: 'You thought you could keep the people from the al-Aqsa Mosque, but you saw what happened last July when you tried to put metal detectors and cameras at the gates of the mosque.'
Yishai Porat, Liad Osmo 09:50 , 16.11.17
Car blows up on Ayalon Highway shortly after midnight, killing Abed al-Hafez Ar'ar from Jaljulia and wounding a Kafr Qasim resident in what police say is a criminal assassination.
Itay Blumenthal, Eli Senyor, Hassan Shaalan 08:52 , 16.11.17
Ten months after slamming bill seeking to regulate illegal outposts built on privately-owned Palestinian land, Mandelblit revises position over access road to Harsha being paved, signaling land can be confiscated in certain circumstances for settlements; decision based on ruling by Arab Israeli Justice saying 'Israelis there have rights too.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:05 , 15.11.17
Medics pronounce soldier dead after extricating him from IDF vehicle tipped upside down on roadside after truck slams into it; truck driver lightly wounded, while officer sustains serious injuries.
Ahiya Raved and Yoav Zitun 21:04 , 15.11.17
United Torah Judaism MK announces he will not toe coalition lines until bill banning all commerce on Shabbat is promoted through ministerial legislative committee; legislation seeks to go around HCJ ruling allowing Tel Aviv supermarkets to remain open and instead impose closure of all Israeli businesses on Shabbat.
Kobi Nachshoni 15:52 , 15.11.17
'The IDF is ready and well prepared for any scenario, we maintain complete freedom of operations,' the defense minister says after two-day tour of northern border, examining forces' preparedness. 'We will not allow Syria to become a frontline against the State of Israel.'
Yoav Zitun 15:41 , 15.11.17
After Hezbollah leader Nasrallah claimed Saudi Arabia 'is inciting Israel to launch a war against Lebanon,' Iranian President Rouhani says it's 'reprehensible and shameful for a Muslim country in the region to beg the Zionist regime to bomb the people of Lebanon.'
Ynetnews 14:55 , 15.11.17
Yehuda Meshi-Zahav is in South Africa to help train new volunteers for his organization; while walking with lionesses, one jumps and scratches him lightly; 'For the first time in my life, I felt the meaning of fear,' he says.
Kobi Nachshoni 14:27 , 15.11.17
Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai lit up in colors of Israeli flag as part of Israel Week organized by consulate; week-long Israeli events include performances by singer Ester Rada, violinist Itzhak Perlman, culinary events, art exhibitions; Israel Week events, extensively covered by local media, visited by 50,000 people.
Itamar Eichner 14:00 , 15.11.17
Public security minister, in charge of the Israel Police, calls to calm down tensions, maintain checks and balances and protect state institutions as members of his own party, Likud, propose bills that could weaken the police.
Matan Tzuri, Eli Senyor 13:24 , 15.11.17
PM Netanyahu reiterates Israeli position on preserving its own interests in Syria following statements by Russian FM that Iranian presence in country is 'legitimate', Shiite militias will not be forced to withdraw from border; statement construed to be made due to internal political considerations, posturing with US.
Itamar Eichner 12:24 , 15.11.17
Israelis residing near Gaza perimeter anxious in wake of recent terror tunnel demolition, subsequent threats of retaliation by Palestinian terrorist organizations; while attempting to return to normalcy, residents were instructed to not come near border fence; 'It's been quiet since Protective Edge, and I hope it stays that way,' professes one resident.
Matan Tzuri 11:41 , 15.11.17
PM Netanyahu to be questioned by police for 6th time Sunday on illicit gifts allegedly received from businessmen Milchan, Packer; mounting testimonies collected in case from Milchan, his personal assistant, driver who ferried gift shipments.
Eli Senyor 09:59 , 15.11.17
In a first, Israel joins Saudi Arabia, US, France and Germany in submitting draft resolution against the Assad regime at the UN Human Rights Council; Syrian representative says Israel co-sponsoring resolution was demonstration of secret alliance between Jerusalem and Riyadh.
Itamar Eichner 09:19 , 15.11.17
Israeli forces destroy home of Nimer Jamal, who murdered two Israeli civilian security guards and a Border Policeman at Har Adar checkpoint in September; troops also seize weapons, terror funds and arrest two suspects in overnight raids elsewhere in West Bank.
Itay Blumenthal, Elior Levy 08:28 , 15.11.17
Insisting that Israel has 'no quarrel with the people of Iran', only with the regimes 'that holds them hostage,' PM says Israel's humanity is the reason he instructed the Red Cross to transfer humanitarian aid; the offer was rejected, but PMO sources say it's part of concerted strategy to differentiate between Iranian people, regime.
Itamar Eichner 23:52 , 14.11.17
Michal Salomon, who lost her husband and 2 other family members in a brutal terror attack, meets with Trump's Mid. East envoy Jason Greenblatt; 'Privileged to welcome Michal Salomon, her 5 children & her father to the White House.'
Itamar Eichner 22:52 , 14.11.17
Defense minister urges northern municipal leaders and military officials to pressure Finance Ministry to hand over millions of shekels earmarked for filling security gaps, 'otherwise it's tears for generations'; Finance Ministry says Lieberman 'misinterpreting the decision.'
Itay Blumenthal 21:27 , 14.11.17
Anticipating possible 'revenge attack' by Gaza-based Islamic Jihad after IDF kills several terrorists in terror tunnel explosion, Israel beefs up security arrangements by deploying missile defense system to protect central Israel, including Tel Aviv; IDF also shuts down 3 tourist sites near Gaza border.
Itay Blumenthal and Matan Tzuri 19:11 , 14.11.17
Rebuffing grievances voiced by Netanyahu about Syrian ceasefire agreement that enables pro-Iranian forces to remain as little as 5-7km from border, Russia's foreign min. says Moscow never committed to their full withdrawal, insists Iranian presence in war-torn country 'legitimate.’
News Agencies 17:32 , 14.11.17
Gaza sources say Egypt exerting tremendous pressure on Palestinian Islamic Jihad to rein in response to tunnel exploded by IDF 2 weeks ago; despite Iranian patronage, PIJ currently acquiescing to Egyptian demands, wishing to preserve relationship with country that holds most sway in Gaza affairs; Hamas, Gaza public also said to be disinterested in escalation.
Elior Levy and Itay Blumenthal 15:49 , 14.11.17
President attends annual JFNA conference, professes hope split between Israeli gov't, Diaspora Jews on kotel can be resolved; Rivlin dubs Diaspora Jews 'fifth tribe', says 'We are one people, Diaspora Jews keep us strong'; Rivlin later meets family of Israeli held captive in Gaza, vows to continue working until he, other missing civilians and soldiers are freed.
Ynet 14:47 , 14.11.17
Border Crossings Authority, Gaza District Coordination and Liaison seize packages coming through Erez Border Crossing into Gaza containing 'bi-usage' items such as drones, night vision goggles, two-way radios that may be used for terrorism; packages shipped by online shopping sites such as Ali Express.
Itay Blumenthal 13:14 , 14.11.17
Businessman Milchan provides police investigators with testimony saying cigars, champagne, other gifts and favor PM Netanyahu and his wife received were not 'gifts between friends' but rather demands made by the Netanyahus; Milchan says he provided staff with 'carte blanche' to acquiesce to their demands; testimony corroborated by Milchan, Packer fmr. personal assistant.
Eli Senyor 12:36 , 14.11.17
Following IDF's blast of its tunnel infiltrating Israel, Arab newspaper Al-Hayat claims terror group is upping its alertness and trailing Israeli citizens living near Gaza border; IDF prepares in advance to Islamic Jihad retaliation by setting up Iron Dome defense system.
Elior Levy 11:37 , 14.11.17
Defense establishment undertakes precautions in light of Palestinian retaliatory threats following tunnel explosion; Iron Dome batteries rolled out in southern, central Israel; works on underground barrier near Gaza border start again cautiously; Israeli-Palestinian collaboration on water, environmental issues agreed upon by both parties.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Itay Blumenthal 11:02 , 14.11.17
Testifying on the illicit gifts affair, businessman Arnon Milchan's personal assistant says PM Netanyahu and his wife Sara were the ones to request the gifts—which are suspected to be bribes—and stressed they were never first offered by Milchan.
Ynet reporters 23:53 , 13.11.17
After hearing the opposition accuse him of ignoring the chance for regional cooperation, failing to represent Israeli interests and preferring an Israeli apartheid, Netanyahu responds by listing his work to strengthen ties with other nations and his achievements in improving Israel's security and economy; 'have these diplomatic opportunities created on their own?' asks Netanyahu.
Itamar Eichner 23:51 , 13.11.17
Opposition MKs also chastise PM for ignoring chances for regional cooperation and being distracted in the face of multiple investigations; referring to recently agreed upon truce in Syria, MK Bar-Lev asks Netanyahu, 'How is it possible that the demilitarized zone in the Golan was decided for us?' while Joint List leader Odeh tells him, 'We choose peace, and you choose apartheid.'
Itamar Eichner 22:34 , 13.11.17
Religious Services Min. Azoulay threatens snap elections for city rabbi election committee, despite Chief Rabbinate's objections; Rabbinate alludes to Azoulay's motive being to select his own people for rabbi positions, saying that his 'urgency is strange and problematic.'
Ynet reporters 22:15 , 13.11.17
Israeli army sets up Iron Dome in center of country as part of higher alertness; increased security measures come on the heels of terror group Islamic Jihad's threat to 'punish' Israel for blasting one of its terror tunnels and killing several of its militants.
Itay Blumenthal and Yoav Zitun 19:54 , 13.11.17
Lehava leader Gopstein faces possible indictment over incitement to violence, racism, terrorism, obstruction of justice charges, pending hearing; Gopstein said to have praised Jewish terrorist Baruch Goldstein, made statements calling to violence against Arabs; 'Fighting for Jewish girls not racism,' Gopstein says.
Yael Freidson, Tova Tzimuki and Elisha Ben Kimon 18:36 , 13.11.17
Interior Min. Deri and Public Security Min. Erdan announce they will refuse entry to a delegation of European officials over their support of BDS and of convicted terrorist Marwan Barghouti.
Itamar Eichner and Amir Alon 17:17 , 13.11.17
Speaking at Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu says Israel will not be restricted by the current agreement signed by US, Russia and Jordan and will 'continue to act in accordance with its understanding and our security needs'; Israeli security officials dissatisfied with short distances Iranian forces and Hezbollah will be permitted to remain from northern border.
Itamar Eichner 16:49 , 13.11.17
Discussions on bill barring police from recommending indictments to be held in Knesset's Internal Affairs C'tee, chaired by same MK who sponsored the bill to begin with; transfer from Constitution C'tee carried out despite objections from legal advisers who deemed it 'irregular, not invalid.'
Itamar Eichner 15:44 , 13.11.17
Three anti-IDF conscription activists to pay Haredi officer they defamed NIS 500,000; publication featured officer's name, photo, caused him and his wife 'significant mental duress'; 'Pamphlet's sole purpose was libel, denigration of plaintiff and is as far removed as anything could be from right to free speech,' says judge.
Kobi Nachshoni 14:05 , 13.11.17
Pending approval from defense minister, IDF Chief Eisenkot approves promotion of senior military officials, including Lt. Col. David Shapira, whose testimony was instrumental in Azaria trial, and Lt. Col. Neria Yeshurun, who was reprimanded for ordering 'honor salvo' in 2014 against a Gaza clinic from where his subordinate had been killed by a sniper.
Yoav Zitun 12:50 , 13.11.17
Police holds first ever community event in Ghajar, a village sitting astride the Lebanese-Israel border, whose Alawi residents hold Israeli citizenships; 650 local students marvel as police, Magen David Adom, firefighters demonstrate devices used in line of duty.
Ahiya Raved 11:23 , 13.11.17
Despite 2018 Likudiada official tweet, featuring photo of fmr. PMR employee suing Mrs. Netanyahu, organizers say ‘'We have nothing personal against Raban, were making statement opposing incitement campaign against PM, wife.'
Itamar Eichner 11:13 , 13.11.17
Preparing for the day the scandal broke, state witness in submarine affair Miki Ganor employed private investigations firm to assemble incriminating dossier on other suspects involved; evidence details how Ganor was allegedly paid €10 million for his part in affair, stalled on paying associates such as fmr. Navy chief, Netanyahu's attorney, and suffered 'threats, pressures, extortion' for cash handouts.
Eli Senyor 09:42 , 13.11.17
Israeli min. states Israel is not bound by upcoming ceasefire deal reached in Syria by US, Russia and Jordan, indicating it will keep up military strikes across Syrian border as necessary, despite Russian commitment to remove Iranian forces, Hezbollah and Shi'ite militias in Syria from its border with Israel on the Golan Heights.
Reuters 00:01 , 13.11.17
Faced with repeated attacks on police and particularly on Chief Commissioner Alsheikh, former chief commissioner Aharonishky and dozens of other past high-ranking officials sign support letter; 'Harming the police chief is tantamount to harming state security,' warns Aharonishky, while Alsheik himself promises, 'All these storms won't stop the police from doing its job.'
Attila Somfalvi and Meir Turgeman 22:49 , 12.11.17
A new book reveals how the Mossad allegedly tried to assassinate prominent Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum over her support of the Egyptian government, and after failing to do so, tried to recruit her; former Mossad field agent refutes claims, calling them 'unbelievable nonsense.'
Roi Kais and Attila Somfalvi 22:33 , 12.11.17
From Haifa to Be'er Sheba, residents report feeling the earthquake, which spread from Halabjah, Iraq; earthquake hit peak of 7.2 magnitude on the Richter scale; no injuries or damage have been reported in Israel.
Ynet & News Agencies 22:19 , 12.11.17