Popular Chinese blogger delegation visits Israel, meets with 93-year-old Holocaust survivor Solomon Perel; one of delegation's members, historian Yan Jingsheng, who read Perel's book Europa, Europa and watched the movie based on it, tearfully embraced Perel; 'I cried upon meeting this hero in real life. I never believed it could happen,' says Jingsheng.
Itamar Eichner 15:19 , 18.10.17
Galon will dedicate her time and effort into changing her party's election system; she will be replaced by Meretz secretary-general Mossi Raz; 'I love the Knesset, but I love Meretz more,' she tells party voters. ' I know if Meretz doesn't open its ranks—it will stop being.'
Moran Azulay 14:38 , 18.10.17
After IAF carries out retaliatory attack on Syrian SA-5 battery, Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri makes rare visit to Damascus to 'assert and coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies, the Zionists and terrorists.'
Reuters 13:15 , 18.10.17
After Zarif tweets that all Iranians were part of the Revolutionary Guard, Netanyahu posts video on his own Twitter account saying, 'I'd love to know what the Iranian people think of that tweet. Sadly, the regime bans them from using Twitter. Ironic, don't you think?'
Ynetnews 10:33 , 18.10.17
Close associate tells Commissioner Alsheikh that Netanyahu's people consider him a 'traitor' and 'ungrateful,' adding he was in the PMO's 'crosshairs' over what the prime minister claimed to be 'a tsunami of leaks' from the police to the media concerning investigations against him.
Eli Senyor 09:49 , 18.10.17
Israeli security forces raid West Bank offices of 8 Palestinian media, production companies working with Hamas and Islamic Jihad-affiliated TV channels; equipment was impounded and two suspects arrested during raid; channels—based in Gaza, Lebanon—will continue broadcasting.
Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun 09:23 , 18.10.17
40 Haredi protestors arrested after rioting and attacking police officers on Tuesday; 100 Haredi protestors block roads, chant 'we'd rather die than enlist!' over recent arrests of Haredi defectors.
Itay Blumenthal and Yishai Porat 23:56 , 17.10.17
Senior Palestinian official says Israeli Security Cabinet's decision to condition negotiations on Hamas disarmament only meant to stall negotiations, as Hamas will not be joining the Palestinian government; official adds PA chief Abbas still has significant demands from Hamas, including 'one gov't, one law, one weapon.'
Elior Levy 22:14 , 17.10.17
Security Cabinet convenes to decide against any further negotiations with Palestinians until Hamas is disarmed to avoid bestowing it with legitimacy; other conditions include return of Israeli civilians, bodies of two IDF soldiers, prevent of smuggling; Edu. Min. Bennett: 'PA is a terrorism authority, the focus must now be on the return of soldiers' bodies.'
Moran Azulay and Itamar Eichner 20:01 , 17.10.17
Avoda Ivrit website fined NIS 40K for promoting the exclusive hiring of Jews and warning against hiring 'to those defined as my enemy,' particulaly Arabs; 'There is no place for discrimination in the Israeli work force,' says State Commissioner. 'We as a society must denounce and rebuke any sign of discrimination or segregation.'
Tzahi Sadeh 18:40 , 17.10.17
As Sergey Shoygu visits Jerusalem to discuss security coordination in Syria, Netanyahu warns an unchanged Iranian nuclear deal will result in nuclear arsenal in Tehran within 8-10 years; says 'Iran has to understand that Israel will not allow' military entrenchment in Syria.
Itamar Eichner 12:31 , 17.10.17
Avi Gabbay, whose opposition to the evacuation of settlements raised ire among his own party's members, seeks to explain his comments, indicating he was only referring to the main blocs: 'We can find creative solutions for the settlers who live outside the blocs.'
Attila Somfalvi, Alexandra Lukash 11:49 , 17.10.17
After drawing weapon on ultra-Orthodox demonstrators, officer heard saying 'Anyone wants to get a bullet?'; Israel Police says violent protesters crowded around officer's vehicle, rocking it, blocking its path and throwing stones at it; cop was nevertheless called to explain his actions to his commanders.
Yishai Porat, Itay Blumenthal 10:07 , 17.10.17
Speaking days after Netanyahu accuses him of failing to plug 'tsunami' of leaks about his corruption probes, Roni Alsheikh insists police not responsible, but promises investigators 'will not show favoritism.' Lapid: 'PM doesn’t threaten police chief in normal state.'
Moran Azulay, Eli Senyor and Yishai Porat 09:46 , 17.10.17
Syrian army launches missile toward Israeli jets operating over Lebanon, leading the air force to return fire, attacking and destroying battery's fire-control radar; IDF spokesman: 'We won't allow such provocations from Syria'; PM Netanyahu responds: 'Whoever strikes at us, we strike at them.'
Yoav Zitun 00:04 , 17.10.17
The Lebanese terrorist organization publishes photographs, confessions of three supposed agents who work for Israeli Mossad, whose mission was to gather information on political figures in Lebanon, as well as on military sites in Lebanon and Syria.
Roi Kais 23:54 , 16.10.17
Senior Arab officials from Kafr Qasim pay a condolence visit to the bereaved family of Reuven Shmerling, who was murdered in the Arab city in a nationalistically motivated attack; MK Issawi Frej: 'Shmerling worked in Kafr Qasim, he did not talk about coexistence—he lived it.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 21:05 , 16.10.17
Sergey Shoygu to arrive in Israel for two-day visit where his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman and PM Netanyahu are expected to lay out red lines vis-a-vis Iranian presence in Syria, boost coordination to prevent accidental clashes with Russian military.
Itamar Eichner 15:37 , 16.10.17
Cousins Mohammad Mahmara and Khaled Mahmara, who opened fire at Max Brenner cafe in the Sarona Market, and their accomplice Ayash Musa Zayn, were found guilty of the murder of three Israelis they shot as well as a fourth who fell while escaping and succumbed to her injuries later.
Gilad Morag 14:18 , 16.10.17
Netanyahu's Arabic-language spokesperson mocks the Lebanese terror organization's 'failed' attempts to recruit Palestinian to attack Israelis in the West Bank; 'Another Hezbollah failure,' tweets Ofir Gendelman.
Roi Kais and Yoav Zitun 13:31 , 16.10.17
Residents near Gaza region report hearing booms after alert sounded; IDF detects two rocket launches from the Sinai Peninsula; one rocket landed on open land, no casualties; ISIS claims responsibility.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun, Roi Kais and AP 12:57 , 16.10.17
President Rivlin expresses unease with members of the Israeli Right seeking to forge alliances with far-right parties in Europe, particularly Heinz-Christian Strache, whose support soared in Austrian election; 'Political leaders who support racist notions, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites, aren't welcome in Israel,' he says; MK Yehuda Glick urges Strache to implement pledge to move embassy to Jerusalem.
Itamar Eichner 10:40 , 16.10.17
As police prepare to renew corruption investigations against Netanyahu following conclusion of High Holy Days period, MKs David Amsalem and David Bitan inject fresh impetus into legislation designed to make an incumbent premier immune from criminal investigation; 'The public that is the sovereign chooses the prime minister,' says Amsalem; legal officials contend bill unnecessary.
Tova Tzimuki and Amihai Attali 08:57 , 16.10.17
PM Netanyahu announces during first-ever Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem intention to form parliamentary committee to investigate 'organizations that operate against' IDF soldiers; 'Our soldiers keep us safe and we intend to return the favor,' Netanyahu says.
The Associated Press 23:08 , 15.10.17
Speaking in an interview on Israel radio, Ayman Odeh says Palestinians have the right to resist ‘occupation,' sanctions attacks against Israeli soldiers serving in the West Bank; 'The red line for me is harming civilians.'
TPS 20:58 , 15.10.17
Fortnight after rancorous debate and deferred decision, cabinet votes to enact 'job law,' enabling directors-general to appoint their deputies without tender; Levin: 'Decision to fortify governance and put end to absurd situation where policy set by ministers is not implemented.'
Moran Azoulay 20:14 , 15.10.17
Security guards discover bomb concealed in 17-year-old Palestinian's underwear during security check into Samaria Military Court; sappers rushed to scene to neutralize pipe bomb in controlled explosions; suspect from Jenin investigated.
Elisha Ben Kimon 19:01 , 15.10.17
Palestinians who collaborated with Israel before being detained, tortured by PA sue to receive restitution for damages; after receiving verdict in their favor, plaintiffs contact Execution Office to seize PA funds held by finance minister in order to receive money.
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:20 , 15.10.17
Victory of Jewish-French Audrey Azoulay as new UNESCO director-general over her Qatari rival fails to assuage US and Israeli animus toward organization, which has become 'platform for anti-Semitic decisions.'
Attila Somfalvi and Alexandra Lukash 17:54 , 15.10.17
In wake of terror attack, settlement residents urge IDF not to allow Palestinian workers back until full investigation is carried out, and necessary changes made to security arrangements; 'My children's safety is more important to me than their livelihood,' says one resident.
Yishai Porat 15:54 , 15.10.17
Prime minister pushes to shut down the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation, with the exception of Israel Radio, citing low ratings and a waste of public funds; according to proposal, pulling the plug on the IPBC would save taxpayers some NIS 500 million.
Moran Azulay 14:38 , 15.10.17
Coalition ministers and MKs pick sides in the dispute between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the police over leaks from the investigations against him, pouring oil on a fire the police has been trying to put out since August.
Moran Azulay and Yael Freidson 12:38 , 15.10.17
Israel Police harshly responds to Netanyahu's accusations of 'a tsunami of police leaks' to the media, rejecting his criticism as 'baseless attacks' that disrupt their work and 'undermine the legitimacy of the rule of law.'
Eli Senyor 08:55 , 15.10.17
The prime minister accuses police of leaking information about his bribery investigations to the press; 'Illegal leaks has become a tsunami and the decision to avoid recommendations has disappeared,' says PM.
Moran Azoulay & Yishai Porat 23:30 , 14.10.17
Gabbay rules out possibility of coalition with Arab Joint List, saying nothing 'connected' the two parties; Gabbay does not rule out coalition with Kahlon, adding Livni would have reserved place in next Knesset list; Prisoner Rehabilitation Authority Director Bibi at same event: 'Aryeh Deri example of unsuccessful rehabilitation.'
Ilana Curiel 16:23 , 14.10.17
Moshe Ben Naftali started using drugs when he was 12 and already had 18 criminal records in his teens; released from prison to check into rehab clinic, he met Omer Meir, who went on to be his counselor. Now, the two met again unexpectedly when Ben Naftali found his former mentor was his commanding officer in the Nahal.
Korin Elbaz Alush 14:03 , 14.10.17
Navy's three operational sectors, in Haifa, Ashdod and Eilat, tasked with protecting Israel's borders, citizens; photo essay offers look at boats sailing along country's shores, defending it against threats from both sea and land.
Ynet 10:44 , 14.10.17
Minister Tzachi Hanegbi notes resistance new US measures would have from European powers, Russia and Iran, saying US must work to delegitimize the nuclear deal and bring part of the West to its side: 'There is still a long way to go until the dangers of this deal pass.'
Reuters 15:03 , 13.10.17
Group of Israeli minorities, including Muslims and Palestinian, targeted in campaign of online harassment after news of their impending delegation to US universities broke out; 'I received threats saying I should be burned,' says one participant.
Israel Moskowitz 10:22 , 13.10.17
PMO sets series of conditions for Israel to accept the agreement, including recognition of Israel, an end to terror attacks, tunnel digging and missile manufacturing, the release of Israeli citizens Mengistu and a-Said and the return of remains of fallen IDF soldiers Goldin and Shaul.
Yuval Karni 09:02 , 13.10.17
Elia Kadosh, indicted for assaulting cops following Ichilov Hospital altercation last month, caught on camera slapping taxi driver who brought her to Wolfson Medical Center; Kadosh is 'under influence of medication, in complex emotional state,' says attorney.
Itay Blumenthal 23:45 , 12.10.17
Yocheved Ben-Shmuel, 89, fought for Palmach during War of Independence, accompanied convoys into Jerusalem and participated in battle of Latrun; now her twin granddaughters, Coral and Noa, make Aliyah and join IDF in combat roles.
Israel Moskowitz 16:11 , 12.10.17
Reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah signed in Cairo; PA President Abbas: Agreement 'final end to division'; agreement reportedly includes deployment of 3,000 PA cops in Gaza, along borders with Israel including Rafah crossing, handover of Gaza administrative control from Hamas to the Palestinian unity government no later than December 1.
Elior Levy 15:19 , 12.10.17
American Civil Liberties Union files lawsuit against state law that prohibits pariticpation in boycotts against Israel; suit claims Kansas teacher was denied teaching contract for refusing to agree to not boycott Israel; teacher in question reportedly boycotting Israeli products because of Israel's treatment of Palestinians, claiming that Kansas law violates her free speech rights.
Associated Press 21:15 , 11.10.17
Rebuffing statements by Israel's defense minister that Lebanese Army has relinquished independence to Hezbollah terror group and that next war will automatically be fought on 2 fronts, Lebanese military official says comments 'detached from reality,' warns Lebanon 'ready to defend its borders.'
Roi Kais 11:58 , 11.10.17
Israeli intelligence spies allegedly found Russian government using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software used by hundreds of millions of people, including US government, which Russians manipulated to obtain sensitive US info; Israel remains silent, but company spokeswoman denies any knowledge of Israeli hack.
Reuters 09:11 , 11.10.17
Arab media outlets report an Israeli delegation arrives in Cairo by plane for a few hours, following Fatah and Hamas delegations' arrival in Egyptian capital for reconciliation talks; according to reports, they met with senior members of the Egyptian intelligence.
Ynet Reporters 22:36 , 10.10.17
Former Shas MK and current Yahad party Leader Eli Yishai, will allow registered party members to select the party's national and local candidate list; an app will allow grading representatives on their performance, with reviews taken into account in promotion or dismissal.
Moran Azulay 21:47 , 10.10.17
77-year-old spy Werner Mauss, known as Germany’s James Bond for his secret missions during and after the Cold War, is convicted of tax evasion and handed a suspended two-year sentence after a key witness allegedly working for the Mossad fails to show at court.
Itay Mashiach, Reuters 20:07 , 10.10.17
A young Israeli on vacation in Sinai Peninsula arrested by Egyptian police after finding that a bag he carried contained several bullets, apparently left there by mistake from his service days in the IDF.
Itay Blumenthal 19:50 , 10.10.17
Bill by Zionist Union MK Swid moves to publish personal details, names, photos of gett (Jewish divorce) refusers, in attempt to shame them into consenting to divorce; Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi supports bill, as does Chief Rabbinate.
Amihai Attali 17:39 , 10.10.17
Addressing IDF soldiers during a celebratory event marking Sukkot, defense minister declares distinguishing between Hezbollah and Beirut's army no longer an option, says Lebanon and Syria now considered as one, forecasts next confrontation will have to be fought on two fronts; 'My basic tenet is if you want peace, prepare for war. It could happen any moment.'
Yoav Zitun 14:10 , 10.10.17
After several temporary blackouts, Iran now moves to stop local drivers from using Israeli-made community navigation app Waze, citing its 'Zionist' roots; other popular online services blocked in the country include Facebook, YouTube.
Sagi Cohen 11:02 , 10.10.17
Israeli missile defense system, developed in collaboration with US company, goes on display at three-day Association of the US Army meeting demonstrating latest radar technology and operational launchers; US shows increasing interest in purchasing system following successful tests; system expected to be inspected by high-ranking officials.
Udi Etsion 09:35 , 10.10.17
Amendment to Penal Law proposed by MK Nahmias-Verbin to increase maximal sentences for violence committed against medical staff to 7 years, set minimum sentence at 6 months; MK Ben-Ari to contact Minister Litzman to increase security in hospitals.
Rotem Elizera and Israel Moskowitz 23:35 , 09.10.17
In throes of creepy clown epidemic, teens caught by police claim they acted out of 'boredom'; younger children have taken to arming themselves with cap guns, rolling pins to fend off clowns, while teens have been caught with knives, clubs, irons.
Ynet writers 21:34 , 09.10.17
Mingling with some 6,000 jubilant Israelis who flocked from around the country to visit the president's open sukkah, President Rivlin welcomes the people as 'guests and hosts,' tells crowds everyone is 'responsible for one another'; Rivlin asks clown 'What're you doing, buddy?' after he unexpectedly approaches and invites him to press his red nose.
Moran Azulay 20:05 , 09.10.17
30,000 people attend Women Wage Peace rally in J'lem; sidestepping specifics, they call for end to hostilities through any mutual political accord; bereaved father and former MK Shnaan: 'Stop terrorism and stop occupation. Let's live for memory of our fallen and children that still remain.'
Adi Rozenberg 18:20 , 09.10.17
Rival factions Hamas—which controls the Gaza Strip—and Fatah—which controls the West Bank—are set to meet in Cairo for further reconciliation negotiations that could see Fatah forces seize control of Gaza Strip's security under a new unity deal.
Reuters 15:43 , 09.10.17
Jerusalem affairs minister says relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will not prevent peace, but rather 'the conduct of the Palestinian leadership that in a clear way chooses to continue to promote the atmosphere of hatred and terror against Israel.'
Associated Press 15:24 , 09.10.17
Activism groups for disabled people opposing the recent agreement on disability benefits visit the president's Open Sukkah to ask for his support; 'I know we, as a society, do all we can to ensure people with disabilities will receive the proper assistance they need,' Rivlin says after meeting with disabled's representatives.
Amir Alon 13:56 , 09.10.17
Chief Rabbis Yitzhak Yosef and David Lau call on worshipers to dedicate the Sukkot custom to 'our brothers whose location is unknown' and pray for the return of the bodies of the two soldiers so they could be buried in Israel.
Rotem Elizera 13:06 , 09.10.17
After reaching an agreement in principle with Trump administration, Israel will now be able to announce construction in the West Bank every 3-4 months rather than every few weeks; White House also no longer makes distinction between isolated settlements and major blocs.
Yuval Karni, Elisha Ben-Kimon 10:50 , 09.10.17
Labor MK Amir Peretz, formerly Israel's defense minister, was jeered by Moroccan MP during conference; former Likud MK Wahabi came in Peretz's defense, telling Moroccan MP: 'You have no right to attack him.'
Roi Kais and Moran Azulay 22:41 , 08.10.17
Elia Kadosh, who reportedly threatened Ichilov Hospital staff with physical assault, says her words were misunderstood; Kadosh, who complained of bad treatment at the ER, is nevertheless charged with intimidation and assault; 'I feel terrible,' says Kadosh to Ynet. 'But I'm trying to be strong. I've been charged with a serious crime, and I can't understand it. I'm unwell.'
Gilad Morag, Itay Blumenthal 20:43 , 08.10.17
Family of Staff Sgt. Oron Shaul, believed to have been killed by Hamas in Protective Edge, has been waiting since August for government to appoint a new POW, MIA coordinator; 'The Israeli government is disrespectful of IDF soldiers who went out to defend it,' says the family.
Ahiya Raved 18:56 , 08.10.17
In bid to lure young Bedouin away from joining terror groups such as ISIS, IDF to offer series of incentives to encourage military conscription, including education fees, truncated mandatory service, land discounts and integration into workforce; 'We want to embrace the Bedouin community,' says commander.
Korin Elbaz Alush 12:50 , 08.10.17
Prison service says Nadim Injaz, jailed for breaking into the Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv in 2010, spat on the cellblock commander, with the latter instinctively reacting by headbutting the prisoner; court orders IPS to pay Injaz NIS 20,000 in damages.
Meir Turgeman 11:16 , 08.10.17
Campaign waged against international boycott efforts against Israel yield fruit as Justice Ministry registers numerous successes, including anti-BDS legislation in the US, court rulings in France and Spain penalizing activists targeting Israel; 'This is the new anti-Semitism, only today it’s facing a strong and determined state,' says Ayelet Shaked.
Tova Tzimuki 09:51 , 08.10.17
Speaking in a TV interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Trump discusses his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem but says he first wants to try and forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians; asked about timeframes, Trump says 'We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.'
Reuters 08:06 , 08.10.17
The murder of Reuven Shmerling—who was found beaten to death on Wednesday—is now being treated as a nationalistically-motivated hate crime, after initially thought to be the result of a financial dispute; Shmerling's body was found one day before his 70th birthday.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:36 , 07.10.17
In response to international BDS anti-Israel movement, Public Security Min. Gilad Erdan launches special initiative at a cost of NIS 7 million to publicize agricultural Jordan Valley produce around the world, and to showcase cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians.
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:36 , 07.10.17
Planned lectures in Mahane Yehuda Market bars for int'l Space Week in the capital were canceled after ultra-Orthodox councilman objects to non-kosher venues; following intervention from J'lem deputy mayor, Minister Akunis reinstates events.
Yael Friedson and Udi Etsion 12:19 , 07.10.17
32-year-old fmr. Hugo Boss model James Hirshfield swears allegiance to Israel, joins Border Police as lone soldier; despite 14 year difference between him, fellow recruits, Hirshfield speaks about camaraderie, says everyone in Israel 'feels like family,' he and fellow recruits are 'like brothers.'
Meir Turgeman 10:48 , 07.10.17
Tal Silberstein, under investigation in Israel in corruption case surrounding billionaire Beny Steinmetz, opened Facebook pages meant to undermine Sebastian Kurz, who leads the right-wing Austrian People's Party; Silberstein doesn't deny reports but says a mole was implanted in his team.
Itay Mashiach 13:31 , 06.10.17
Jerusalem teens caught with masks and weapons; two minors in the Sharon region armed themselves after one was marked on day's 'victims list'; 13-year-old in Ramat Hasharon detained with clown mask and baseball bat.
Yishai Porat Ahiya Raved, Raanan Ben-Zur 12:22 , 06.10.17
Though PA and Hamas seemed to be moving toward a reconciliation earlier in the week, the situation remains precarious, with PA Pres. Abbas stating he will not tolerate illegal weapons in Gaza, and Hamas demanding agreement with Israel before dismantling its military wing.
Elior Levy 16:01 , 05.10.17
In an interview with Fox News, PM Netanyahu expresses his wish that his children do not follow in his footsteps and become politicians; 'It's a very tough life,' explains Netanyahu, who admits that 'maybe one' of his children will nevertheless find himself in politics.
Ynet 12:43 , 05.10.17
During meeting with Turkish Pres. Erdoğan in Tehran, Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei accuses US of supporting Kurdish independence, as a means of creating another US ally in Middle East, like Israel; Erdoğan has accused Israel of supporting Kurdish referendum, which PM Netanyahu denied; US, for its part, has stated it opposes Kurds' independence referendum.
Reuters 09:32 , 05.10.17
Visiting gay nephew's wedding was not about homosexuality, but about family, fmr. Shas MK Guetta says; 'Every Sephardic family has one of each kind: Haredi, secular and gay. We embrace them all,' he adds.
Amihai Attali 08:30 , 05.10.17
Festival of harvest and fall welcomed by Israelis; President Rivlin opens his home, sukkah to country's citizens inviting them to reconnect with Diaspora Jewry; self-portrait made by Hadar Goldin circulates as sukkah decoration by Amit students; four species prove costly as ever.
Ynet and Yedioth reporters 19:09 , 04.10.17
Police and local authorities are trying to deal with children and teenagers in scary clown masks jumping strangers on the street; 10.5-year-old girl sprayed with tear gas by teens in clown masks in Be'er Sheva, while a 13-year-old boy with Dracula mask caught carrying knife in Herzliya.
Ynet and Yedioth reporters 16:18 , 04.10.17
Investigators examining possibility that 70-year-old Reuven Shmerling from Elkana, who had sustained serious injuries, was beaten to death by his own employees from the West Bank on his business premises in the Arab Israeli city east of Tel Aviv following a monetary dispute.
Ynet writers 14:42 , 04.10.17
Sara Netanyahu allegedly employed chefs to make dinner for the couple and their private guests at the cost of NIS 400-500 per diner, while concealing fact that cooks were employed at the residence. To bypass state procedures, PMO official Ezra Saidoff allegedly instructed invoices be forged to misrepresent number of guests.
Tova Tzimuki 13:23 , 04.10.17
19-year-old IAF soldier, arrested as part of military investigation, pronounced dead in hospital following failed life-saving efforts; soldier remembered for athletic attributes, 'motivation and big dreams'; friend blames IDF's 'one big disgrace'; circumstances being investigated.
Itay Blumenthal and Korin Elbaz Alush 12:08 , 04.10.17
Faced with halted settlement development, leaders threaten PM that continued freeze in building and funding will lead to wide scale settler pushback; 'It's time the government builds the West Bank instead of talking about it,' says Samaria Regional Council Head Dagan; despite criticism, PM did pledge Tuesday to build 1,200 new housing units in Ma'ale Adumim settlement.
Elisha Ben Kimon 23:58 , 03.10.17
While Israeli Arab lawmakers see the reconciliation attempts between Hamas and Fatah as a sign for possible peace between the rivals, Israeli Jewish lawmakers view it as a cynical attempt to gain favor with the general public.
Ynet 23:25 , 03.10.17
A vehicle suspected of transferring illegal Palestinians refuses to stop after ordered to do so by traffic police; after vehicle reportedly tries to run him over, officer opens fire and aims for the wheels, forcing it to stop; search for passengers who fled upon halt continues.
Matan Tzuri 20:57 , 03.10.17
Despite repeated assurances from Interior Minister Deri and PM himself, work on Amichai, settlement for Amona evacuees, stalls once again when money to pay contractor runs out. Binyamin council appeal to ministry for continuing work without tende refused.
Elisha Ben Kimon 19:06 , 03.10.17