Among the humanitarian issues plaguing Gaza are the lack of electricity, drinking water and working sewage system; Americans reportedly pushing for the construction of a port, desalination plant and solar energy grid in the northern Sinai Peninsula near the Gaza border.
The Media Line 14:39 , 23.06.18
President Rivlin and Police chief meet with 29 of the fresh recruits, who say that despite prejudices they have encountered in their sector, to serve in the police is their mission; Rivlin praises knocking ‘down the barriers to make us all come closer together.’
Yishai Porat 10:04 , 23.06.18
Ynet gains access to documents submitted to court by Defense Ministry calling for an immediate injunction against workers' union, which has led an internal strike amid a labor dispute arising from efforts to streamline managerial procedures; ‘The state’s security hangs in the balance.’
Yoav Zitun 23:53 , 22.06.18
Ahead of visit to Palestinian refugee camp, British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state 'as a full state as part of the United Nations very early on.'
Associated Press 20:10 , 22.06.18
The prime minister claims indictment filed against his wife Sara Netanyahu is based on 'an illegal procedure' set by 'three bureaucrats with no authorization,' which 'did not receive the approval required by law from the Knesset's Finance Committee.'
Itamar Eichner 19:45 , 22.06.18
Zvi Tov, 69, went on an adventure with his childhood friend Vitak Finkler; despite taking every precaution, Zvi slipped down a snow-covered slope; 'Had I known it would be his last trip, I wouldn't have let him do it,' says grieving daughter.
Itamar Eichner 18:19 , 22.06.18
New video published on Twitter account affiliated with Lebanon-based terror group shows Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev—whose kidnappings led to the Second Lebanon War—lying on the ground next to an IDF Humvee before it explodes; Hezbollah terrorists dressed as IDF soldiers are seen running from the blast.
Ynet 13:35 , 22.06.18
When Boris and Bella Nudelman accidentally gave Hotel Ristorante Italia a 5 out of 10 star rating, the hotel wrote to them telling them not to complain when Nazis return to Europe. 'There's a reson for it ... you'; Hotel promptly removed from online booking site.
Danny Sadeh 11:48 , 22.06.18
Hundreds gather outside Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem demanding that he 'take responsibility for past crimes' relating to mass state-sanctioned kidnappings in one of Israel’s most controversial chapters in history.
Inbar Tvizer 10:26 , 22.06.18
Discussions on the release of one of the two Jewish terror suspects in the 2015 firebombing that left 3 members of a Palestinian family dead to be held Sunday, days after court ruled that some of the defendant’s confessions were obtained under duress.
Elisha Ben Kimon 08:47 , 22.06.18
Sara Netanyahu said to have had a direct hand in misdemeanors originally solely attributed to former deputy director-general of the Prime Minister's Office Ezra Saidoff; 'The defendant instructed (Saidoff) to get products and services … he explained were not authorized.'
Tova Tzimuki, Yael Freidson and Roi Rubinstein 23:19 , 21.06.18
Egypt says President Sisi discussed with Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt Palestinian-Israeli peace efforts and cooperation, White House says talks touched on 'need to facilitate humanitarian relief to Gaza'; Trump, King Abdullah expected next week to discuss array of regional issues, including details of the ‘ultimate deal.’
Associated Press and Itamar Eichner 19:59 , 21.06.18
Organization claiming to represent Orthodox Lubavitch movement turns to courts after Tel Aviv’s mayor says 'Messiah in the Square' rally will not take place if men and women are separated.
Gilad Morag 18:56 , 21.06.18
Firefighters scramble to contain flames in western Negev, Shokeda Forest and the Be'eri Forest as Palestinians in Gaza fly incendiary kites and balloons across border; no injuries immediately reported; IDF confirms Palestinian media reports of Israeli jets firing earlier in direction of a group of kite launchers; no injuries reported.
Matan Tzuri and Yoav Zitun 17:58 , 21.06.18
Search committee to recommend opposition leader's nomination as chairman to organization's board of governors on Sunday, rejecting prime minister's candidate, Minister Yuval Steinitz; Herzog to step into Natan Sharansky's shoes by August 1.
Amir Alon, Itamar Eichner 15:27 , 21.06.18
Foreign Affairs Ministry decides to take a new aggressive approach in light of PR challenges and use unconventional Twitter and Facebook memes, explaining that young audiences 'have to be addressed in a catchy, clear manner and through concepts they know and can relate to.'
Itamar Eichner 14:49 , 21.06.18
Prime minister's wife charged with fraudulently obtaining benefits under aggravated circumstances, fraud and breach of trust for ordering private meals worth some NIS 350,000 from high-end restaurants with the state footing the bill, although a cook had been employed at PM's official residence at the time.
Tova Tzimuki, Yael Freidson 14:12 , 21.06.18
Indictment filed against a member of Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades says Mahmoud Omar, who was arrested during a border riot, told his investigators that Yahya Sinwar had paid his niece's parents NIS 8,000 to tell media that eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour had died from tear gas inhalation rather than from a pre-existing medical condition.
Ilana Curiel 12:15 , 21.06.18
While standard time period for position is three years, prime minister backs his request to extend Dermer's five-year tenure by another year by saying he has tightened ties with Trump administration.
Itamar Eichner 10:40 , 21.06.18
Defense establishment sources support the former minister's claim that he updated a senior security official on his ties with the Iranian intelligence, say he will likely only be charged with contacting a foreign agent.
Itamar Eichner 10:21 , 21.06.18
The agency's search committee recommends appointing opposition leader Herzog to replace Natan Sharansky, but Prime Minister Netanyahu suddenly endorses Energy Minister Steinitz, urging the committee members to interview him and consider his nomination.
Itamar Eichner 09:29 , 21.06.18
Coalition MKs Amir Ohana and Meirav Ben Ari vote with the opposition in support of bill widening definition of discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity; bill passed with slim majority.
Shahar Hai 23:39 , 20.06.18
As tensions mount on the Gaza border, Israelis prepare for possible repeat of Tuesday night's rocket barrage; firefighters battle 15 blazes during the day caused by incendiary balloons and kites from the strip, prompting IAF to fire warning shots at cells launching them.
Matan Tzuri 23:28 , 20.06.18
Yoel Yeshurun, also the dean of the Ashkelon Academic College, apologizes for his Facebook post where he called those participants in last week's Pride events 'two-legged animals'; apology comes after dozens of college professors wrote a letter to the college administration demanding Yeshurun be reprimanded.
Adir Yanko 22:25 , 20.06.18
After anti-Israeli moves in the Spanish cities Oviedo and Valencia, the city of Pamplona joins the chorus of condemnations against Israel's 'oppressive policy against the Palestinian people,' calling for a series of measures to be taken against Israel.
Itamar Eichner 21:54 , 20.06.18
Public Security Ministry reveals connections between different boycott groups and their ties to Palestinian terror organizations; 'Under the guise of civil activities, a coordinated and well financed network operates, directed from Ramallah and Gaza, of which about a quarter maintain ties to terror groups.'
Shahar Hay 20:03 , 20.06.18
'The IDF is working around the clock with the initiative and strength our enemies know well. We will continue targeting those who seek to harm us,' Eisenkot assures; 'We're prepared for any scenario, and it's best our enemies understand this now,' PM Netanyahu adds.
Ilana Curiel, Liad Osmo, Matan Tzuri 18:46 , 20.06.18
In video filmed outside trial of Jewish settlers accused of perpetrating Duma arson attack, youth heard shouting at Hussein Dawabsheh 'Ali was burned, where is Ali? Ali is on the grill' in reference to slain 18-month-old baby, adding 'It's too bad Ahmed didn't burn as well' in reference to Ali's brother.
Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen 18:13 , 20.06.18
Hamas, Islamic Jihad release joint statement threatening to respond to any 'Zionist aggression' against Gaza; for the second time within several hours on Wednesday, IAF aircraft shoots near Palestinians preparing and launching incendiary and explosive balloons and kites; no reports of injuries among Palestinians.
Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo, Matan Tzuri 17:21 , 20.06.18
Addressing the 8th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference at Tel Aviv University, the prime minister discusses Israel’s cyber challenges but fails to comment on the escalation in the south after 45 rockets and mortar shells were fired from Gaza overnight.
Itay Blumenthal 14:42 , 20.06.18
Southern residents go through another night of sitting inside bomb shelters as some 45 rockets and mortar shells fired at them from Gaza; feeling more warfare and power demonstration will not solve the ongoing situation, they demand diplomatic measures.
Matan Tzuri, Alexandra Lukash, Nir Cohen 14:00 , 20.06.18
Barrages commence after IAF strikes a Hamas post in response to incendiary balloons launched from strip; more than 40 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel, some causing damage. Seven intercepted by Iron Dome, three land inside Gaza. One mortar shell explodes on a pathway near a nursery in Eshkol Regional Council.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, Liad Osmo 13:07 , 20.06.18
Organizer of next week's rally at Rabin Square says 'prayer event' will take place as planned despite Tel Aviv Municipality's announcement that it won't allow any gender discrimination in its public spaces; 'The days of women exclusion in public spaces are over,' councilwoman states.
Attila Somfalvi, Itay Blumenthal 12:43 , 20.06.18
Kulanu minister slams fellow Security Cabinet member Naftali Bennett for saying incendiary kite launchers should be shot; Bayit Yehudi leader responds on Twitter: ‘The terrorists are not eight years old. That’s false propaganda being spread by our enemies.’
Alexandra Lukash, Shahar Hay 12:26 , 20.06.18
Accompanied by wife and sons, Netanyahu delivers emotional speech during the memorial service marking 42 years since the death of his brother Yoni Netanyahu, who was killed in action during Operation Entebbe.
Itamar Eichner 23:58 , 19.06.18
As the Israeli former minister who was arrested for spying for Iran entered the courtroom, security services sought to maintain maximum secrecy by holding late-night hearings, switching off security cameras and disguising the mysterious detainee.
Yoav Zitun 22:21 , 19.06.18
The Islamic Republic had interest and became involved in the African country as a way to get to Israel long before the arrest the former Israeli minister-turned spy, who spent recent years there; from photographing Israeli embassy to weapons containers destined for Hamas and Hezbollah.
Daniel Salami 21:29 , 19.06.18
Day after PM Netanyahu meets in Amman with Jordanian king, President Trump’s son-in-law and special Mideast envoy hold talks in Al Husseiniya Palace to discuss much-anticipated White House peace proposal, with Abdullah reportedly telling them ‘the subject of Jerusalem must be settled as part of final status issues.’
Daniel Salami and Itamar Eichner 18:51 , 19.06.18
Lod District Court determines some of the confessions given by two alleged Jewish terrorists suspected of killing 3 members of the Palestinian Dawabsheh family in 2015 are admissible, including a reconstructed account of the attack provided by the central defendant, but rules other confessions obtained by unspecified means are to be struck from the record.
Gilad Morag and Elisha Ben Kimon 17:52 , 19.06.18
Lod District Court orders Ismail Abu Aram, who was convicted of attempted murder as part of a terror attack, to pay Niv Nehemia NIS 200,000 in damages after seriously wounding him at a Yavne supermarket in August 2017.
Roi Rubinstein, Gilad Morag 15:45 , 19.06.18
After being slammed in the media for his obscure views on LGBT community and Pride Parade, Yoel Yeshurun removes his homophobic Facebook post, but refuses to apologize; Holon Mayor Moti Sasson says he regrets his deputy's comments, which don't reflect the city's perception and policy.
Adir Yanko, Itay Blumenthal 15:17 , 19.06.18
Joint List leader Ayman Odeh participates in a conference organized by PLFP and DFLP in east Jerusalem, hours after police issue prohibition order against the event. ‘Jerusalem will forever remain the capital of Palestine,’ Odeh declares as police arrive to stop the conference from going ahead.
Yishai Porat 14:48 , 19.06.18
Following recent revelations of child abuse in private kindergartens in Israel, Minister Haim Katz accuses Treasury of refusing to allot funds to support bill proposing state will fund supervision over daycares with children aged 0-3; Finance Ministry Director-General Shai Babad says Katz using 'cheap demagogy.'
Amir Alon, Attila Somfalvi 12:42 , 19.06.18
A New Yorker investigation reveals that Donald Trump is the fourth American president to sign a secret letter vowing to protect Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal in return for a continuation of the nuclear ambiguity policy.
Ynet 12:03 , 19.06.18
Prime minister convenes special meeting after European Broadcasting Union implies that splitting Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation from its news division will prevent Israel from hosting next year’s European song contest.
Itamar Eichner 10:21 , 19.06.18
After hundreds of police officers and soldiers were recruited to evacuate and demolish five illegal structures in the Palestinian village of Khirbet Susya in South Mount Hebron, an order arrived from the Prime Minister’s Office to postpone the operation, likely due to the upcoming visit of US President Trump’s Mideast envoy and special advisor this weekend.
Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner 08:32 , 19.06.18
In first encounter since diplomatic spat erupted following incident involving Israeli security guard and death of two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy in Amman, the two leaders discuss regional developments, the peace process, economic ties and Netanyahu reiterates commitment to upholding status quo of Jerusalem's holy sites.
Itamar Eichner 21:25 , 18.06.18
Chief Superintendent Tzachi Sharabi tells Internal Affairs Committee first half of 2018 has witnessed dozens more instances of violent crime committed by illegal African migrants than the same time frame last year, cites closure of Saharonim Prison and Holot detention facility as reason; rising violence also said caused by feud between supporters and opponents of Eritrean regime.
Amir Alon 20:36 , 18.06.18
Ahead of Royal visit, Jerusalem affairs minister says no ‘twisted wording’ from Kensington palace insinuating Western Wall is in ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’ will ‘change the reality.’
Itamar Eichner, Yaniv Halily 19:17 , 18.06.18
Drawing on 30 interviews with asylum seekers who 'voluntarily' left Israel, rights group claims Eritrean and Sudanese refugees were given false information, abandoned once in Uganda by Israeli authorities and were often forced into giving their consent to leaving the country.
Amir Alon 17:27 , 18.06.18
Gonen Segev, who lived in Nigeria in recent years, was recruited as an agent of Iranian intelligence, providing Tehran with information on Israel's energy industry, security sites in the country, different facilities and political and military officials.
Eli Senyor 16:20 , 18.06.18
Labor leader Gabbay says proposed legislation 'has no equality in carrying the burden of service or real rewards for serving soldiers'; Lapid says proposal is the same as the law his own party passed in 2014, urging Defense Minister Lieberman not to capitulate to Haredi pressure.
Shahar Hay 15:48 , 18.06.18
Two and a half months of burning fields in Gaza border communities lead Ministers Bennett and Erdan to demand incendiary kite and balloon launchers are directly targeted, but the IDF is concerned Palestinian fatalities could lead to escalation.
Yoav Zitun, Itamar Eichner 10:29 , 18.06.18
IDF hits two military bases and a weapons production facility in northern Gaza in retaliation for continued incendiary kites and balloons launched from the strip at Israel; 3 rockets fired at Israel during early morning attack, one likely fell inside Gaza.
Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo 08:31 , 18.06.18
After being stabbed by Nur Shinawi last Monday in northern city, Shuva Malka, 18, expresses gratitude to God, security forces and medical staff; ‘This stabbing was not personal to me, but was against the entire people of Israel.’
Ahiya Raved 23:00 , 17.06.18
Indictment served against Mutassem Salem—who accepted a $100,000 offer from an Al-Nusra Front activist in Syria to carry out terror attacks—details how he planned to bomb Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and a settlement and to detonate decoy explosion to lead IDF soldiers to their deaths.
Yoav Zitun 20:44 , 17.06.18
Two Gaza-launched balloons carrying incendiary devices become entangled in branches in backyards of home in Beit HaGadi Moshav, while another three land in a tree in suburbs surrounding Sderot; IAF fires warning shots at balloon-flyers in Gaza as 17 resulting fires erupt in south.
Matan Tzuri, Yoav Zitun and Liad Osmo 19:11 , 17.06.18
Joint investigation by Shin Bet, IDF and Israel Police reveals Nablus-based cell of more than 20 terrorists who were planning to carry out a suicide bombing in the capital, remotely bomb Tel Aviv and settlement of Itamar; Netanyahu: 'That is the reason we will continue to maintain security control over the entire area west of the Jordan.’
Yoav Zitun 17:42 , 17.06.18
Undeterred by early morning attack at car of cell leader, Palestinians in Gaza continue launching incendiary kites and balloons at Israel, causing four fires on Sunday; IAF continues with warning shots.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri 15:40 , 17.06.18
Proposed legislation criminalizes taking photos or filming IDF soldiers on duty, setting the punishment at 5-10 years in prison; more moderate version also under consideration; deputy AG says bill won't pass legal scrutiny.
Ynet reporters 15:26 , 17.06.18
Whatsapp messages from Bezeq and Walla! owner Shaul Elovitch reveal close ties to Prime Minister Netanyahu; Messages show Elovitch complain to CEO of Walla about a flattering article on Tzipi Livni and declare himself as the new communications minister.
Korin Elbaz Alush 13:55 , 17.06.18
IDF and Shin Bet are investigating break-in to Col. Avi Blot's car and theft of documents, apparently with low classification; incident couldn't have come at a worse time for Blot, who is being considered by Netanyahu for the PM's military secretary position.
Yoav Zitun 12:56 , 17.06.18
Latest allegations claim the prime minister's son was behind his father's controversial tweet supporting Trump's wall on Mexico border; the tweet, posted last year, enraged the Mexican government, which summoned the Israeli ambassador for a dressing down.
Eli Senyor 11:31 , 17.06.18
11 police officers lightly hurt after being hit with stones, bleach, sticks, eggs and other objects during the evacuation of 10 illegal structures in the Tapuach West outpost; 5 settlers hurt in clashes with security forces; 6 settler youth arrested.
Elisha Ben Kimon 10:55 , 17.06.18
In professional opinion prepared for decision-makers, Israeli Navy says all options under consideration for Gaza sea port are feasible, but says all cargo must go through Israeli security screening before going into the strip.
Yoav Zitun 10:27 , 17.06.18
'The Haredim are serial crisis-creators. They don't want a draft law, they want draft dodging,' coalition official says as party leaders are set to meet to discuss threat by Agudat Yisrael, a Hasidic faction in United Torah Judaism, to quit if bill passes in current version.
Yuval Karni 09:24 , 17.06.18
Palestinians report vehicle was empty at time of the early-morning attack; IDF plans to continue firing warning shots at cells launching incendiary and explosive balloons and kites at Israel, escalating the situation only if the warnings are not heeded.
Yoav Zitun,Liad Osmo 08:33 , 17.06.18
The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office is expected to file an indictment against the prime minister's wife next week after police conclude investigation in the case; no significant progress made with her lawyers on settlement.
Tova Tzimuki, Yael Friedson 22:36 , 16.06.18
20 fires break out in Israeli border communities as sweltering heat exacerbates situation; one blaze that broke out near Kissufim spread toward an IDF base but stopped on time; none hurt in the fires, but damage was caused to crops and vegetation.
Matan Tzuri, Liad Osmo 20:06 , 16.06.18
Turkey's Prime Minister Yıldırım tells TV show 'The Israeli singer wasn’t good. Israel is only able to kill, not to sing,' arguing that the voting system was changed so Israel could win and host the competition in Jerusalem, thus 'sowing strife between religions.'
Itamar Eichner 17:43 , 16.06.18
Foreign Affairs Minister Bishop rules out moving her country's embassy to Jerusalem, despite her Liberal party's pressure to do so; Bishop says funds Australia is transferring the PA are 'subject to very close audit to ensure no funds are diverted to the so-called Martyr’s fund.'
Ynet 15:19 , 16.06.18
Trains between Modiin and Ben-Gurion Airport won’t run from June 18 to June 21 due to electrical work prior to opening of Tel Aviv-Jerusalem express route; work to be expanded for four days on June 24; Israel Railways to provide free shuttle service between stations.
Roi Rubinstein 13:55 , 16.06.18
Wardens attacked at Nafha Prison while searching for a phone used to take a picture of a security prisoner eating in his cell that was posted on Twitter; one jailor lightly hurt, nine inmates placed in solitary confinement.
Raanan Ben-Zur 11:15 , 16.06.18
US president's envoys to the Mideast meet with US Ambassador Haley and UN Secretary-General Guterres to promote Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan; US official says 'it's not a question of if but of when' the US leaves the Human Rights Council amid 'chronic anti-Israel bias.'
Ynet 09:49 , 16.06.18
Only several dozen incendiary kites and balloons dispatched from Gaza Strip in what was likely the calmest Friday since Gazans’ launched their weekend fence protests in late March; on Friday evening, an IAF aircraft attacks an unmanned Hamas observation post from where balloons were flown into Israel earlier.
Yoav Zitun 22:45 , 15.06.18
Ten days before the first official visit by a British royal to Israel, Ynet learns the Western Wall will be defined as part of the future king’s visit to the Palestinian Authority; Kensington Palace delays the release of the last day’s itinerary so as not to create a controversy that would mar the visit.
Yaniv Halily, Itamar Eichner 19:54 , 15.06.18
‘Jews Don’t Torture Jews’ organization hands out some 20,000 copies of confidential courtroom documents concerning July 2015 murder of three members of the Dawabsheh family in synagogues across Judea and Samaria and Jerusalem, ahead of court decision on submissibility of confessions extracted from defendants by Shin Bet.
Elisha Ben Kimon 17:01 , 15.06.18
Some worshippers perform traditional morning prayers of Eid al-Fitr in areas several hundred meters away from heavily guarded fence with Israel, marking continuation of weeks-long protests against Gaza blockade.
Associated Press 15:45 , 15.06.18
Road temporarily closed down in south Israel after a group of Palestinians fly incendiary balloon into vehicles' path; after Palestinian reports claim Israeli drone attacked the group, IDF confirms warning shots were fired using a plane, vows to prevent use of flaming devices.
Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo and Matan Tzuri 15:00 , 15.06.18
As terror groups in Gaza push to build up maritime strength, training hundreds of divers for Hamas's elite Nukhba naval commandos, Israel's 916th Division carries out numerous attacks on plethora of targets, including vessels and naval outposts to weaken terror group’s ‘strength and will.’
Yoav Zitun 13:32 , 15.06.18
The new 5.5kg IAI-made Rotem L drone, which is designed to crash into soft targets and is capable of aborting missions at any moment upon detection of non-combatants, delivers on all expectations.
Yoav zitun 11:30 , 15.06.18
27-year-old Ebru Ozkan was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport while leaving for Turkey on suspicion of 'endangering national security and contacts with terrorist organizations'; Turkish embassy says situation being closely followed.
Reuters and Ynet 10:28 , 15.06.18
While Israeli security forces expect significantly fewer protesters to show up to riots following conclusion last week of final national Palestinian commemoration day, self-declared 'incendiary kites and balloons unit' vow to keep up the momentum by intensifying efforts to scorch south Israel.
Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri and Liad Osmo 08:44 , 15.06.18
Multi-denominational feminist organization violates AG's decision barring them from praying at the women's section of the Western Wall, leading to clashes with opposing group Women for the Wall; Western Wall Heritage Foundation threatens orders barring the warring women from the holy site.
Kobi Nachshoni 00:50 , 15.06.18
Energy minister argues it hasn't been established whether David Shimron, the PM's relative and lawyer, was involved in corruption in submarine affair, and says he '100%' believes Netanyahu's claim he didn't know Shimron was employed by Miki Ganor.
Nir Cohen, Alexandra Lukash 21:40 , 14.06.18
Rabbis of Agudat Yisrael, the Hasidic faction in United Torah Judaism, order their Knesset representatives to work to change the new draft law to ensure exemptions to yeshiva students and quit the government if it passes without the desired changes.
Kobi Nachshoni 21:03 , 14.06.18
Yahya Staquf, secretary general of the 60 million member Nahdlatul Ulama, holds unexpected meeting with the Israeli premier; Netanyahu tells him of Israel's warming ties with Muslim countries, expressing hope that 'we have some movement with Indonesia.'
Associated Press 19:58 , 14.06.18
Kotel Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch confirms British Embassy is examining option of including the holy site on the Duke of Cambridge's itinerary, but says 'I'm not chasing after it. It's more important to me that a Jewish boy from Britain comes and connects with this place.'
Itamar Eichner 19:22 , 14.06.18
Gaza's 'kites unit' threatens to fly thousands of incendiary balloons and kites towards Israel on Friday in honor of Eid al-Fitr; earlier, IDF aircraft fired warning shots at terror cell preparing incendiary balloons.
Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo, Matan Tzuri 17:07 , 14.06.18
A New Yorker report describes evolution of President Trump’s Middle East policy, secret talks between Israel and Gulf States, Abbas’s rejection of 'best possible deal', and how one US official warned Israel ‘don’t take advantage of us.’
Amir Bogen 14:17 , 14.06.18
Speaking at new security conference in Jerusalem, PM highlights a range of security-related challenges facing Israel, says country working on developing technological solutions to the 'huge' drone threat, adding Israel strikes balance in maintaining security and safeguarding civil liberties.
Inbar Tvizer 12:21 , 14.06.18
Zionist Union MK questioned under caution for second time, while Yedioth Ahronoth owner also investigated at Lahav 443 anti-fraud unit in case involving talks between the latter and Netanyahu on favorable coverage in exchange for political favor.
Eli Senyor 11:03 , 14.06.18
Plan comes months after Merkel's SPD party agreed to postpone a final decision until parliament voted on the issue, which was resisted by junior coalition party because drones could be armed in the future; PM: ‘The giant deal is an expression of the strategic partnership between Germany and Israel.'
Reuters and Udi Etsion 08:45 , 14.06.18
Seeking to dent incumbent president's support as he leads in polls ahead of June elections, main rival Muharrem Ince accused Erdoğan of 'signing secret deal with Israel' and of urging schools not to boycott Israeli goods.
Ynet 22:04 , 13.06.18
National Security Council says Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt to be dispatched for tour of Mideast to ‘discuss next stages of the peace effort,’ and discuss 'remaining questions' as White House officials say administration is near completing as-yet unveiled peace plan.
Associated Press 20:46 , 13.06.18
Bill for state funds to be used on benefits, expenses incurred at PM’s private residence—which relate to fulfilment of his professional duties—clears first hurdle in Knesset preliminary reading; bill’s sponsor says move ‘fair’ while opposition MK describes it as ‘Chutzpah.’
Shahar Hay 19:39 , 13.06.18
Despite Israel insisting that lethal force has only been employed in response to violent activities and to prevent terror activities on Gaza border in recent weeks, Human Rights Watch claims protesters posed no imminent threat, and therefore IDF’s response may constitute violations of international law.
Associated Press and Ynet 18:08 , 13.06.18
Memorandum of Law being promoted by Shaked seeks to criminalize those paying for sex, with second-time offenders paying 3,000 NIS; Shaked: ‘Today we’re sending a message—trafficking in women and prostitution are off limits.’
Amir Alon 17:47 , 13.06.18