German newspaper Bild reports army rescued over 800 ‘White Helmet’ civil activists from a war zone in the country and transported them to Jordan, as part of a secret mission following a request from the US and some European countries. Meanwhile, the Syrian army advances closer to the Israeli border.
Yoav Zitun, Daniel Salami 10:10 , 22.07.18
UN Secretary-General Guterres says it's 'imperative all sides urgently step back from the brink of another devastating conflict,' calling Palestinians to cease 'rockets, incendiary kites and provocations,' adding 'Israel must exercise restraint to avoid further inflaming the situation.'
AFP 22:34 , 21.07.18
Saleh Awaysi, 28, from Nazareth, jumped into the sea Friday to rescue a stranger from drowning, but then disappeared, swept by the waves; he was eventually found Saturday morning; this is the third drowning this week.
Ahiya Raved and Hassan Shaalan 20:40 , 21.07.18
Givati Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, 20, the first soldier shot to death on the Gaza border since Protective Edge, was supposed to celebrate his 21st birthday in two weeks; 'He was proud of his military service,' says one friend; 'he did everything for his soldiers,' his brother adds.
Raanan Ben-Zur, Yoav Zitun 19:25 , 21.07.18
Cairo says legislation's ramifications 'consecrate the concept of occupation and racial segregation' and 'undermine the chances for achieving peace and reaching a just and comprehensive solution for the Palestinian issue.'
Reuters 18:19 , 21.07.18
The controversial Filipino leader, who in 2016 said would be happy to slaughter three million drug addicts as Adolf Hitler slaughtered six million Jews, will arrive in Israel on September 3 for a two-day visit.
Itamar Eichner 17:57 , 21.07.18
After ceasefire reached between Hamas and Israel following a severe flare-up in Gaza prompted by the death of an IDF soldier by sniper fire, an Israeli senior official warns Hamas it will pay a much more heavy price if kite and balloon terrorism continues.
Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner 14:03 , 21.07.18
Egypt and the UN apply pressure on Hamas to restore calm after the death of an IDF soldier by sniper fire triggers extensive IDF strikes in Gaza; after a quiet night, IDF tank fires at Hamas post as several Palestinians cross border fence; infiltrators return to Gaza, no casualties reported.
Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun 08:43 , 21.07.18
After Palestinians open fire at IDF troops on Gaza border, killing one soldier, Israeli tanks and aircraft retaliate with strikes on terror targets across the strip; political and security brass hold emergency situation evaluation in Kirya Headquarters in Tel Aviv; 3 rockets fired from Gaza, Iron Dome intercepts 2.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Itamar Eichner 22:35 , 20.07.18
'Leading Change' program to see $560 million pumped into Arab-populated half of the city as part of efforts to boost integration into Israeli economy and improve quality of life, but skeptics argue 'it's about controlling more and more.'
Associated Press 20:44 , 20.07.18
Residents in the sector are angered by the adoption of the controversial law and call on Arab MKs in the Knesset to resign; Bedouin, Druze and Palestinian residents claim the law legitimizes discrimination; 'This is the last nail in the coffin of democracy.'
Hassan Shaalan 16:50 , 20.07.18
In joint Washington Post article, Trump's son-in-law and Mideast advisor, along with US Envoy to Israel David Friedman and special Mideast advisor Jason Greenblatt blame Hamas for immiserating Gaza's people with its 'morally bankrupt' war, warn its aggression will only lead to 'stricter constraints' and argue lack of change makes 'progress 'impossible'; Hamas: 'US officials spokesmen for the Israeli occupation.'
Ynet 15:01 , 20.07.18
Authorities unable to immediately determine whether the balloon discovered by four children in southern neighborhood of Gilo was launched by terrorists, but city leader calls on PM to 'act quickly' if it was.
Yishai Porat 14:08 , 20.07.18
During meeting with Gaza border residents, defense minister insists Israel has shown restraint and has conducted itself responsibly in face of ongoing fire terrorism, but cautions that without an intensified response, Israel's deterrence capabilities hang in the balance; 'The situation is intolerable. We cannot accept it.'
Yoav Zitun and Matan Tzuri 12:15 , 20.07.18
Following the passing of the Surrogacy Law which excluded same-sex couples, many leading Israeli companies and organizations declared their support for the community, allowing gay staff to be absent from work in order to participate in demonstrations and sponsoring 'surrogacy grants'; LGBT community 'no to discrimination, no to violence, no to legislation aimed against us, no to ignoring our rights.'
Amir Alon 11:58 , 20.07.18
Israeli agents uncovered information about alleged plan by Tehran to bomb Iranian opposition group's annual rally outside Paris; Mossad cooperated with authorities in France, Germany and Belgium to foil the attack and apprehend the suspects, including an Iranian diplomat.
Itamar Eichner 22:52 , 19.07.18
LGBT persons and their supporters hold protest rallies in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem against the law, which passed in the Knesset on Wednesday; strike announced for Sunday, with many big companies expressing their support; LGBT reservists say won't do reserve duty until law is changed.
Itay Blumenthal, Moran Azulay, Itamar Eichner 22:03 , 19.07.18
Police detains Rabbi Dubi Haiyun at 5:30am, saying he performs weddings without the authorization of the Chief Rabbinate; 'Iran is here,' rabbi says after being released; AG instructs police not to bring rabbi in for further questioning until suspicions of criminal offense established.
Tova Tzimuki 20:41 , 19.07.18
European Union says controversial legislation complicates the two-state solution; Turkey also comes out against law, accusing Israel of trying to form 'an apartheid state' and calling on the world to 'react to this injustice.'
Reuters 19:20 , 19.07.18
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says not right to 'take someone off the platform if they get things wrong, even multiple times.' Instead, he says, the social media giant won't widely distribute the offensive content on users' News Feed.
Ynet and Reuters 17:25 , 19.07.18
Palestinians say three others left wounded in Israeli airstrike on incendiary balloon squad next to Hamas military post in southern Gaza Strip; Shortly after, two mortar shells are fired at IDF soldiers from southern Gaza near border fence; two mortars lands near Eshkol cowshed; IDF responds with tank fire; 14 fires break out in border area Thursday.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Elior Levy 17:18 , 19.07.18
Days after Putin and Trump commit to Israel’s security along its northern frontier, Syria's army strikes surrender agreement with rebel groups in the Quneitra province, enabling Assad to recapture border region and marking another significant victory for Syria's president.
Reuters, Associated Press, Ynet 14:54 , 19.07.18
As the nationalist leader Victor Orbán kicks off three-day visit to Israel, Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks him for defending Israel on the world stage 'time and again', praising Hungary for leading ‘the charge in changing the way Israel is treated in international forum.'
Inbar Tvizer and Associated Press 12:19 , 19.07.18
Speaking in interview with Ynet ahead of Prime Minister Victor Orbán's arrival in Israel, Péter Szijjártó praises his country for working to ensure a 'balanced' and 'fair' attitude' toward Israel in the international community, says Israeli critics accusing Orbán of being anti-democratic is 'not fair' and 'baseless.'
Itamar Eichner 10:27 , 19.07.18
Knesset passes controversial law seeking to enshrine the status of the State of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people with a 62-55 majority, stoking outrage among critics and Arab lawmakers, and receiving a round of applause by coalition members. PM: 'This is a defining moment in the annals of Zionism and the history of the state of Israel.'
Reuters and Moran Azulay 08:35 , 19.07.18
Goldin family marks 4 years since Hadar was killed in Gaza, criticizes government for failing to return his body for burial; 'PM enjoys World Cup while bereaved families mourn'; Education Minister Bennett: 'World condemns our Gaza policy, but it is immoral to spare terrorists and endanger our citizens.'
Roi Rubinstein 21:42 , 18.07.18
The ultra-Orthodox protesters say that certain less religious families are corrupting their youth, neighborhood and want them out; girls filmed being chased by zealots Sunday say they fear the modesty squads, deny causing provocations and feel police, city, are not doing enough.
Roi Rubinstein 21:24 , 18.07.18
Bereaved families clash with relatives of terrorists whose bodies are being held by Israel during a hearing in the HCJ; lawyer from the Attorney General's office says withholding bodies is necessary for future prisoner exchange negotiations with Hamas.
Telem Yahav 20:53 , 18.07.18
Border Police and Civil Administration patrol come under attack near the Yitzhar settlement by several local Jewish youths; Border Policewoman lightly wounded and taken to the hospital; 3 suspects arrested for stone-throwing, one for assaulting an officer.
Elisha Ben Kimon 20:18 , 18.07.18
Despite saying he will not support the surrogacy bill while it excludes same-sex couples, Netanyahu votes in favor of the legislation, causing uproar in the Knesset plenum; Likud says PM will late vote on amendment including LGBT couples.
Moran Azulay, Amir Alon 18:29 , 18.07.18
Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán to arrive in Israel for the first time Wednesday; Orbán is a problematic figure who praised Hungarian leaders who collaborated with the Nazis during WWII; Yad Vashem rejects Amnesty International demand to cancel Orbán's visit to the museum.
Itamar Eichner 17:13 , 18.07.18
Second and third reading votes on legislation against online incitement postponed until Knesset's fall session, with the prime minister saying its current version 'enables a broad interpretation that may allow the censorship of opinions and may harm the freedom of expression.'
Moran Azulay 15:23 , 18.07.18
MK Eitan Broshi says what was 'supposed to be a friendly gesture went the complete opposite way' after touching MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin's behind during a Zionist Union trip; he apologized, and the two agreed to put it behind them.
Moran Azulay 13:58 , 18.07.18
The so-called Breaking the Silence Law, which bars activists who present Israel and the IDF in a bad light from entering school premises, motivated high school students to attend a Breaking the Silence lecture in the Knesset.
Inbar Tvizer 13:34 , 18.07.18
Amid pressure from Egypt and fear of an Israeli military campaign in the strip, the Gaza terror group is signaling to its fighters on the ground to stop leading the incendiary balloon and kite terrorism; balloon fliers: 'We receive orders from no one, we won't stop.'
Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri 12:41 , 18.07.18
Nidal Salah from Jaljulia, who unlawfully left Israel to join ISIS in October 2015, faces series of charges including contact with a foreign agent, membership in a terror organization, and providing information to an enemy.
Gilad Morag 11:21 , 18.07.18
Margaret Hodge, a Jewish Labour party MP, attacks party and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn following party’s refusal to accept a broad definition of anti-Semitism; Labour's move was condemned, even inside the party.
Ynet 11:10 , 18.07.18
With 8 members voting in favor and 7 against, joint Knesset committee sends legislation to the plenum; bill's sponsor Dichter: 'MKs could now make history, or remain outside of it'; MK Tibi: 'There's no doubt the nationality bill is the lowest point in the chronic illnesses that have plagued democracy.'
Moran Azulay, Inbar Tvizer 10:17 , 18.07.18
Photos taken after attack on industrial site near Aleppo International Airport, which was attacked earlier this week, show it was completely destroyed; site may have been used to store Iranian weapons.
Yoav Zitun 09:52 , 18.07.18
A common kestrel found with an incendiary device attached to a wire that was tied to a harness put on its body; this marks the first time an animal is used to ignite fires in Israel; Nature and Parks Authority considering filing complaint under international treaties.
Ynet reporters 09:21 , 18.07.18
In a video circulated via WhatsApp, a girl is recorded in Beit Shemesh escaping from a raging ultra-Orthodox mob chasing her for dressing 'immodestly'; city's residents say the police fail to eradicate such violent recurrent incidents; police respond they are doing everything to preserve public order.
Yael Friedson 21:41 , 17.07.18
Several Palestinians, some from the Gaza Strip, decided to donate to the campaign for the establishment of a synagogue in memory of Reuven Schmerling; He was the victim of a terror attack in October 2017 and was stabbed and beaten to death by two Palestinians at his coal storehouse in Kafr Qasim.
Elisha Ben Kimon 18:41 , 17.07.18
Hours after Netanyahu and Lieberman visit Gaza border region, threat intensifies after incendiary balloons lands in a kindergarten yard where children were playing; no casualties reported, as firefighting crews continue their battle against blazes caused by incendiary balloons flown from Gaza.
Matan Tzuri 18:05 , 17.07.18
After PM, Bennett agree on rewording, Joint Committee approves nationality bill’s article 7, viewing 'development of Jewish settlement as a national value,' following approval of sections 5 and 6 concerning Jewish immigration and connection with the Diaspora.
Inbar Tvizer 17:24 , 17.07.18
Receiving situation assessment during visit to Gaza division with top military brass, including defense minister and IDF chief of staff, prime minister says 'we are doing the right things', deflects question on whether all-out campaign is necessary to put an end to terror gripping the border region.
Matan Tzuri and Itamar Eichner 15:43 , 17.07.18
Footage shows columns of Syrians walking from refugees encampments to the Israeli border and stopping some 200 meters away, some reportedly waving white T-shirts, while an IDF soldier shouts on a megaphone in Arabic: 'Go back, we don't want to hurt you.'
Reuters and Ynet writers 13:01 , 17.07.18
After Israel announces closure of Kerem Shalom crossing, Ynet learns Cairo ramps up the pressure on Hamas terror group, warning it to completely stop or significantly reduce number of incendiary balloons and kites launched into Israel that have sabotaged an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire.
Elior Levy 11:54 , 17.07.18
'Breaking the Silence Law' passes 2nd, 3rd reading by 43-24, prohibiting activists who slander Israel and the IDF in international forum from entering school premises; Education Minister Bennett, who spearheaded the law, says 'Breaking the Silence crossed the line of legitimate dialogue a long time ago.'
Reuters, Tova Tzimuki and Moran Azulay 10:44 , 17.07.18
Named 'Shield of the Home Front', the NIS 5bn multi-year plan is to beef up safety measures for range of scenarios, including earthquakes and other challenges; Lieberman hails 'historic decision.
Itamar Eichner, Ahiya Raved, and Yoav Zitun 09:46 , 17.07.18
In interview with Fox News after meeting with his Russian counterpart in Helsinki, President Trump says Putin is 'a believer in Israel, he’s a fan of Bibi,' and will continue to 'help him a lot.'
Ynet and news agencies 08:38 , 17.07.18
Hamas threatens 'severe consequences' for decision announced after Gaza violates ceasefire of weekend violence by firing rocket into southern Israel while incendiary kites and balloons continue to cause fires in Israeli communities; medicine and food to be allowed through commercial crossing.
Ynet writers 23:44 , 16.07.18
Speaking in joint press conference after one-on-one Helsinki summit, Russian president says the pair agreed Israel's security would be ensured on the Golan Heights in accordance with 1974 separation agreement; ‘Creating safety for Israel is something that both president Putin and I would like to see very much,’ says Trump.
Ynet and news agencies 19:14 , 16.07.18
Code Red altert wails across Hof Ashkelon Regional Council shortly after IDF confirms attacking observation posts in Beit Hanoun and Jabalia near areas from which Palestinians had flown incendiary balloons earlier in the day; IDF says rocket landed in open space inside Israel, while local residents report hearing a boom.
Matan Tzuri 18:32 , 16.07.18
The hilltop, which had a major Syrian anti-aircraft radar base and is the highest ground in Daraa province, fell into rebel hands in October 2014; heavily bombed by Russian and Syrian forces in recent days as Assad recaptures swathes of land, Israel signals it will not impede offensive as long as it does not encroach on demilitarized zone.
Reuters 17:29 , 16.07.18
Knesset committee approves articles 5 and 6 of the nationality bill, but not before several MKs exchanged mild insults; Hasson accuses Dichter: 'You were a Trojan horse in Kadima,' Dichter replies: 'Chameleons envy the amount of colors you can change.'
Moran Azulay, Inbar Tvizer 16:08 , 16.07.18
The military court sentences Hamza Faiz to 14 years in prison for attacking Nirit Zmora with a knife in October 2015 and seriously wounding her; three months earlier, the court convicted him of aggravated battery and not attempted murder; Zmora after sentencing: ' Jewish blood is not important.'
Elisha Ben Kimon 13:00 , 16.07.18
PM Netanyahu tells local authority leaders on Gaza border that Israel is in the midst of 'an ongoing fight' against Gaza terrorism; 'It's important that Hamas understands it is facing a steel wall, made up of a determined government, steadfast local leadership, Zionist communities and of course the IDF.'
Matan Tzuri 11:27 , 16.07.18
'A politician who seeks to gain at the expense of the IDF chief is the most disgusting thing,' the defense minister tells Ynet after Bennett clashed with Eisenkot during a Cabinet meeting over the IDF's reluctance to shoot at incendiary balloon flies; Bayit Yehudi: Lieberman is a weak minister.
Attila Somfalvi, Alexandra Lukash 11:06 , 16.07.18
Education minister believes all incendiary balloon and kite launchers should be fired upon, while the IDF chief cautions there are children and teenagers among them; 'It's against my operational and moral positions,' Eisenkot says.
Itamar Eichner 10:27 , 16.07.18
State news agency SANA accuses 'Zionist enemy' of returning in its 'desperate attempts to support defeated terror organizations' by attacking military outpost north of Al-Nayrab military airport; IDF remains silent.
Daniel Salami 09:10 , 16.07.18
Bayit Yehudi leader and PM agree to amend details of controversial article 7, which currently allows for excluding citizens from communities based on their nationality or religion; amended version sees Jewish community development ‘as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment.'
Moran Azulay 22:44 , 15.07.18
During weekly Cabinet remarks, prime minister fails to elaborate on how army is expected to end the phenomenon plaguing south Israel as several fires break out in the region throughout the day; referencing weekend flare-up, Netanyahu says he hopes Hamas 'got the message; if not, they will get it later.'
Moran Azulay 21:22 , 15.07.18
Left-wing activist Ezra Nawi’s indictment says he gave Palestinian Preventive Security forces details on Palestinians involved in land sales in the southern Hebron hills; other charges reported by the police in the past are not included in the indictment.
Yael Friedson 20:27 , 15.07.18
IDF says extra anti-missile defense systems also deployed throughout southern Israel as region witnesses major flare-up with terror movements in the strip, with hundreds of rockets landing in southern Israel, and dozens of retaliatory airstrikes being carried out by the IAF: 'We're determined to continue to defend Israeli citizens and are ready for a variety of scenarios,' says IDF.
Yoav Zitun, Moran Azulay and Elior Levy 18:19 , 15.07.18
3 incendiary balloon cells attacked on Sunday, with IAF firing upon them directly rather than firing near them, but the majority of the 100 or so rockets and missiles fired at Gaza targets on Saturday was aimed at infrastructure, with the IAF avoiding attacks terror combatants as much as possible.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri 15:51 , 15.07.18
'How can you have a democratic process on an undemocratic bill?' MK Pnina Tamano-Shata wonders after MK Bezalel Smotrich seeks to add the word 'religious' to type of rights Jewish people have in Israel, while other MKs contend result of vote on one of the reservations.
Moran Azulay, Inbar Tvizer 14:14 , 15.07.18
Hours after a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was announced, the leader of Hamas spoke at the funeral of two Palestinians killed in an IDF strike and vowed to continue the 'resistance' until the siege on Gaza is lifted; 'We will not give up on returning to all the land of Palestine'; Meanwhile, IAF aircraft attacks an incendiary balloons unit in the strip.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri 13:42 , 15.07.18
PM Netanyahu rejects reports ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Gaza terror factions includes only gradual reduction of incendiary balloons, while Defense Minister Lieberman adds: The IDF will not accept kites or rockets.
Inbar Tvizer, Moran Azulay, Matan Tzuri 11:40 , 15.07.18
Energy minister Steinitz says if situation gets worse, Israel will consider targeted killing of Hamas leaders, while Intelligence Minister Katz criticizes Defense Minister Lieberman for not putting 'the elimination of the Hamas regime in Gaza on the table since entering office.'
Ynet reporters 10:58 , 15.07.18
Hamas's urban warfare training facility in the al-Shati refugee camp, which is connected to the terror group's vast tunnel network, was meant to be used for public or government services for the Palestinians; aerial photos released by the IDF show destruction of Hamas battalion headquarters.
Yoav Zitun 09:03 , 15.07.18
After Hamas, Islamic Jihad say ceasefire reached with Israel following an escalation in the strip, Code Red rocket alert blares in border communities overnight, with rockets into the city of Sderot and the Regional Councils of Sha'ar HaNegev and Eshkol; Iron Dome intercepts one of the missiles.
Yoav Zitun 08:08 , 15.07.18
After over 200 rockets fired from Gaza at Israel and IDF attacks on dozens of terror targets in the strip, Hamas says regional and international mediation bore fruit, ending the current round of fighting; Israeli defense official: 'Only facts on the ground will dictate our response.'
Ynet reporters 22:50 , 14.07.18
Adnan Abu Hasna, who works for the UN Palestinian refugee agency in the strip, tells Ynet the coastal enclave 'is a big prison, there are no dreams, there is no stability'; he adds US aid cuts is making it difficult to provide Gazans with basic food products.
Alexandra Lukash 22:28 , 14.07.18
After a night of strikes and rockets, the IAF renews attacks across Gaza; over 200 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel in retaliation since 1:30am, at least 27 intercepted; 2 Palestinians killed in strikes; Hamas confirms talks to stop escalation.
Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy, Matan Tzuri 22:13 , 14.07.18
IAF focusing attacks on Hamas infrastructure as 'they have no shortage of men, and it doesn't hurt them. They invest years of work and millions of dollars into every tunnel. This is an effort that goes down the drain.'
Yoav Zitun 20:36 , 14.07.18
In the wake of Israeli efforts to demolish Bedouin West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar, and law deducting terrorists' salaries from funds to PA, Palestinians to convene PLO Executive Committee to 'discuss ways to confront the latest Israeli violations.'
The Media Line 11:19 , 14.07.18
After weekly demonstrations on the Gaza border fence in which an IDF major was moderately wounded, IDF attacks 2 terror tunnels and several Hamas posts in Gaza; Hamas retaliates by launching rocket and mortar shells barrages at southern Israel triggering multiple code red rocket-alerts sirens across Gaza border communities.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun, Elior Levy 08:23 , 14.07.18
During weekly 'March of Return' riots, Palestinians hurl grenade at IDF force in northern Gaza; troops respond with fire, hit identified; 15-year-old Othman Rami Halles killed by IDF fire in earlier incident.
Elior Levy, Yoav Zitun 22:06 , 13.07.18
After years of solely military use, first drone for security-related use certified to fly in civilian airspace, use commercial runways, and is equipped with collision-prevention sensors and advanced cameras, radar.
Yoav Zitun 11:34 , 13.07.18
Amid fears that 7-year-old Karim Jumhour, who was kidnapped Tuesday from Qalansawe in northern Israel, has been taken to the West Bank, Palestinian police say they have begun minor searches, but are hamstrung by lack of information.
Hassan Shaalan and Yoav Zitun 10:51 , 13.07.18
As the two leaders prepare to hold a summit in Helsinki next Monday, major talking point expected to revolve around removing Iranian and Hezbollah forces from near the Golan Heights and replacing them with Assad's soldiers, despite Israel's insistence that they be removed from Syria entirely.
Moran Azulay 08:26 , 13.07.18
After AG Mandelblit announced that law enforcement officials will not attend Knesset Internal Affairs Committee on Netanyahu allegations against top cop investigating him, Likud MKs Yoav Kish, Amir Ohana attack AG saying his actions are a disgrace to Knesset and public.
Moran Azulai, Yishai Porat 01:34 , 13.07.18
Netanyahu orders Foreign Affairs Ministry to summon EU Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giafret for a reprimand after he warned members of Likud the nationality bill 'stinks of racism' and 'could hurt Israel's standing' in the international community.
Moran Azulay 23:08 , 12.07.18
'Russia, too, is not fond of Iranian presence in Syria, and even Assad understands that the Iranians are exploiting him to promote their own interests in the area,' says high-ranking Israeli official following Netanyahu-Putin meeting.
Itamar Eichner 22:18 , 12.07.18
State rejects Khan al-Ahmar residents' claim their attempts to secure retroactive building permits had been ignored by zoning authorities, with court summoning both sides for a session by August 15, effectively putting the demolition on hold until then.
Reuters 21:14 , 12.07.18
Shouting match erupts between MKs Yael German and Avi Dichter over her comparison of the nationality bill to Polish silence in WWII; MK Jabarin: 'Bill should be titled Basic Law: Apartheid'; Jewish Agency Rep. expresses Diaspora's concerns with bill.
Inbar Tvizer 19:30 , 12.07.18
Government asks High Court for extension on draft bill amid Deputy Health Minister Litzman's fierce objection to it; if court doesn't approve extension, coalition heads agree to dissolve Knesset and call early elections.
Amihai Attali 18:50 , 12.07.18
Ahmed Nakib, the main suspect in the kidnapping of 7-year-old Karim Jumhour, denies ties to the kidapping and claims he doesn't know why he was arrested; criminals in Arab sector help police search for Karim: 'Kidnapping a child is crossing a red line.'
Eli Senyor, Hassan Shaalan 17:50 , 12.07.18
After failing to cancel a committee meeting on whether top cop who presided over Netanyahu family investigations was motivated by revenge, holding them responsible for career-wrecking sexual abuse allegations made against him, Mandelblit insists presence of police and other officials could 'harm the investigation.'
Tova Tzimuki and Moran Azulay 15:31 , 12.07.18
Knesset meeting to promote health in the Arab sector receives data showing immense gaps in health conditions and how it affects state’s budget; MK Ahmad Tibi urges investment in raising health awareness among the Arab population.
Amihai Attali 14:26 , 12.07.18
Defense minister says Israel should not 'engage with Israel's oppressors' after Irish Senate passes bill with overwhelming majority to criminalize Israeli imports from West Bank, setting Ireland on path to be first EU country to do so.
Moran Azulay 13:30 , 12.07.18
Putting end to more than 2 years under arrest, judge orders the unidentified minor, who was indicted for his involvement in a 2015 firebombing that claimed three Palestinian lives, to wear an electronic bracelet and not to leave Israel.
Gilad Morag 11:13 , 12.07.18
A Jerusalem court issues temporary confiscation order for 2 Norwegian ships planning to sail to Gaza; if they are intercepted and towed to an Israeli port, their value will be paid to terror victims families as compensation.
Yael Friedson 09:36 , 12.07.18
Day after UAV from Syria penetrates 10 kilometers into northern Israel, IDF says it attacked three targets, releasing footage showing the strikes in what Syrian media says were near Hader village in Quneitra province; 'The IDF holds the Syrian regime accountable for the actions carried out in its territory.'
Reuters 08:34 , 12.07.18
Mandelblit moves to cancel committee discussion regarding complaints against former top cop who headed investigations after PM’s lawyers said he was motivated by revenge. 'The session is likely to encroach into law enforcement jurisdiction.'
Tova Zimuki 22:52 , 11.07.18
Group of more than 40 sick mothers and children cross frontier on Golan Heights in pre-dawn hours of Wednesday as part of separate humanitarian effort to Operation Good Neighbor, known as Operation Doctor's Appointment; ‘We were afraid in the beginning to come (because we regarded Israelis) as Zionists and enemies. It’s the opposite.’
Reuters 22:08 , 11.07.18