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Israel to get its third gay cabinet minister

Meretz candidate rapped for anti-LGBT comment.

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

EU countries gave NIS 50 m. to Israeli NGOs supporting war crimes charges

Foreign governments gave Israeli groups over NIS 185,000 in 2017-2019.

Haredi man voting in Jerusalem municipal election.

Will High Court’s conversion ruling push Orthodox, right-wingers, to vote?

Some have argued that the ruling could even help the right-wing Orthodox parties in the coming election.

Michaeli: No one thinks half a million settlers will be evacuated

Michaeli clarified that her party believes that Israel should retain the settlement blocs in any final status two-state resolution of the conflict.

Knife used by Palestinian terrorist in Tubas in attempted stabbing attack, March 8, 2021

Three attempted terror attacks in last 48 hours

IDF soldiers arrived at the scene of the attacks.

RINA SCHENFELD in ‘The Diary’: It reflects the two sides of me, the two different approaches. I am a

'Dance - is it a sickness or a gift?' A pandemic tale

“Even though there was a lockdown, and we weren’t allowed to perform for a whole year, the creation arose in such a strong way,” she says.


Maccabi tops Hapoel for TA bragging rights

Reds can’t hang on to big second-half lead • Jerusalem overcomes Rishon • Holon edges Gilboa.


Israeli health fund: Push off green pass until 2 weeks after second jab

"Removing the restrictions on social distancing and applying the green passport on the eighth day after receiving the second vaccine is too early."

Amiram Ben Uliel, the suspect in the Duma arson murder in July 2015 where three members of the Dawab

Duma terrorist tries to put Shin Bet on trial before Supreme Court

Amiram Ben-Uliel is appealing his life sentences, claiming that his confession came from torture.

Israeli shekels

NIS 500m. plan to help employers with National Insurance Institute

The scope of the proposed exemption, which was put forward by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz, is estimated at NIS 500 million.

Rapid testing at Ben-Gurion Airport before fight, March 8, 2021.

El Al launches new coronavirus flight testing system

If successful, the new protocol could become a new global standard for travel in the coronavirus era.

Elbit's new warfare equipment.

Elbit brings interoperability in the battlefield to the next level

The enemy today is dubbed as “the disappearing enemy,” or “the invisible enemy,” because militias will try to operate within civilian urban areas, and to be as evasive as they can.


Int'l Women's Day: IDF aims for 50% increase in female senior officers

Some 37% of Israelis support opening all IDF combat roles to women.

The 69th annual London Jewish Book Week, which ran virtually this year due to the coronavirus pandem

Jewish Book Week 2021 is an online success

Despite the unusual nature of this year’s event, Claudia Rubenstein, Director of Jewish Book Week, said that more than 25,000 tickets were sold to live-streamed events.

Webselenese founders Ran Greenberg and Ariel Hochstadt

Kape acquires Websekenese for $149m.

Webselenese has 29 employees in its offices in Tel Aviv as well as hundreds of freelancers around the world.


Iranian tanker spilled oil in Israeli waters, leading journal confirms

The ship was insured by the UAE-based Islamic P&I club, which Lloyd’s List said “is solely used by Iranian shipowners that cannot find cover elsewhere.”

Israeli singer Omer Adam performs live at the annual Kleizmer Festival in the northern Israeli city

How did Omer Adam enter Israel without Exceptions Committee approval?

Instead of following airport instructions, Adam had a mobile testing service come to the airport, so that he could have a test administered to prove that he didn't need to enter quarantine.

A man, who flew back from Spain, is seen on the balcony of a hotel where he and other passengers wer

As COVID-19 hotels close, guests say they cost Netanyahu 'a mandate'

Hundreds depart COVID-19 hotels as government cancels obligation to quarantine in them for those returning from overseas.

Demonstrators gather in Tel Aviv on Sunday in support of a 16-year-old victim of a gang rape in Eila

Int'l Women's Day: Domestic violence spiked, sex offenses fell amid COVID

Despite the decrease of certain crimes reported in the Knesset publication, the Association of Rape Crisis in Israel reported an increase in sex offense reports.

Damages from 1927 earthquake:  A destroyed house on the Mount of Olives

Some 94% of haredim would be unprepared for an earthquake, disaster

The research was sparked by a recent revelation that a bed in the Dead Sea could cause an earthquake large enough to result in thousands of deaths within the coming years.

Israeli Navy boat

Nazi submarine commander's relative to serve as IDF naval officer

"My grandmother always emphasized that he was not a Nazi," said Gerloff, a Christian whose parents immigrated to Israel 25 years ago, about the relative.

Trilateral meeting with Israel, Greece and Cyprus, the Cyber Center in Beer Sheva, 2018.

Israel, Cyprus and Greece agree to link power grids via subsea cable

With a length of about 1,500 km and a maximum depth of 2,700 metres, it will be the longest and deepest subsea electricity cable to have ever been constructed, the Energy Ministry said.

An IDF soldier

Police nab two suspects in assault of IDF soldier near Shfaram

The suspects were located in a hideout near the village of az-Zubaidat in the eastern West Bank with ammunition in their possession.

Dan Hotel, Eilat, Israel, February 1, 2012.

Dan Hotels opens NIS 3.5m. kitchen in Tirat Carmel

Tiv VeTaim, which launched the kitchen, was acquired in 2013 by Idit Catering, one of the largest and leading companies in the workplace catering industry and for business organizations.

Around 80% of of arrivals from Ben-Gurion Airport violate isolation - N12

This situation, according to the report, is responsible for at least 1,838 people entering the country while positive for COVID-19.

Office rental prices start to rebound

Jacky Mukmel, chairman of CBRE Israel, said Bnei Brak and Petah Tikva are still suffering from significant damage to office rental prices due to the large number of purchasing groups projects.

European ambassadors help clean Israel's shoreline following oil spill

“As soon as we saw the terrible images of black tar washed up on beaches along the coastline, we decided that we had to do something to help," said EU Ambassador Emanuele Giaufret.

Israeli society increasingly divided, view of haredim worsens - ADL

Most haredi respondents (54%) stated that haredim are the most discriminated against group in Israel.


Runners to race from Jerusalem to Eilat to raise money for at-risk youth

Race begins March 10 at 5 p.m. at Jerusalem's First Station.

Corona in Israel: Gov't approves gradual reopening of restaurants, airport

Starting today, the airport will partially reopen and some 1,000 Israelis will be able to enter the country.

A health care worker prepares a coronavirus vaccine

COVID vaccine mobiles encourage vaccination at schools

Students under the age of 18 will require parental consent to receive the vaccine.

Coronavirus pandemic deals fatal blow to Israel's working women

“Women went back tens of years during the coronavirus pandemic to traditional, household roles."

Hanukiah at the Western Wall

The next big religion and state issues the country will face - analysis

After the High Court’s conversion decision, the government, Knesset and the courts will have to contend with civil marriage, the Western Wall dispute, and emerging Jewish communities.

Will Israelis be able to travel for Passover? It depends

For those who have a vaccination or recovery certificate, the next question is whether the country they wish to visit will allow them in.

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli technology can hack, take control and stop drone swarm

D-Fend has won rounds of several major contracts in the United States.

Israeli laser surgery tech company sells for $1.07b.

The deal is valued at $1.07 billion, pending closing adjustments.

Shushan Purim celebrations amid ongoing coronavirus outbreak in Jerusalem, Feb. 28, 2021

Coronavirus ‘czar’: Israel might need a night curfew on Passover

Nachman Ash said that he believes that the requirement that people always wear a mask outdoors could be canceled

Live art exhibitions return as Israel begins opening-up

Curator Shirley Meshulam explains that the basic themes of the exhibition include the idea of “art lessons” and the broken and hopefully revitalized dream of the State of Israel.

‘AS THE only democracy in the Middle East, Israel’s legal guarantee of rights has meant that women p

Golda Meir is gone: Israel has a long way to go on gender equality

Golda Meir, who served as prime minister from 1969-1974, was an anomaly. Not only has there not been a woman prime minister since then, but there has not been a women defense minister ever.


COVID: As Jerusalem reopens, shop owners are excited - and scared

The streets are relatively busy on a Sunday morning, and the shops seem busy, but 'For Rent' signs hang on the windows of dozens of the stores and restaurants that line the street.


Vaccination program for Palestinian workers to resume after delay

During an initial pilot of the program held Thursday, some 700 Palestinians received their first dose of the vaccine.

Who are the converts who can now become citizens amid court ruling?

The decision was a big victory for the non-Orthodox denominations in Israel.

Netanyahu said he visited a Bedouin city, the city mayor claims he didn't

Netanyahu claimed he had gone to Rahat to announce the allocation of NIS 1 billion to eradicate crime in the Arab sector. The Mayor claims he never visited.

Israel begins reopening some beaches damaged by ecological disaster

Regarding the rest of the country's beaches, the statement said that cleaning operations are still underway, and that the public should beware of going to polluted beaches.

The Arab Israeli woman breaking the glass ceiling of sports management

When asked what her most important message is for boys and girls today, Bader emphasized that women do not need to sacrifice their religious beliefs or traditions in order to follow their dreams.

Gender pay gap representation, 15 April 2018.

Int'l Women's Day: COVID reveals gender inequality in Israeli job market

"The coronavirus pandemic revealed gender inequality that has defined the Israeli job market since before the crisis."


Woman who crossed from Israel into Syria indicted

Syria is on the list of enemy states, and quite a few Israeli-Arabs who have crossed into Israel's neighbor and returned were indicted for their actions.

71st Armored Battalion completes preparations for war on Northern Front

"One tank, in its firepower, equals a company of infantry soldiers."

In honor of International Women's Day, Keter has put up signs across its eight facilities that say '

Int'l Women's Day: Keter is closing the gender pay gap for women

According to the Adva Center, an organization that analyses Israeli policy, the gender pay gap has not only not disappeared with time, but has actually grown in 2020.

International Criminal Court is seen in The Hague, Netherlands September 27, 2018

Five key points on Israel’s latest ICC war crimes clash - analysis

What can Israel expect in the next round of its battle to stay out of The Hague?

Man convicted of threatening wife after rape charge dropped

His wife asked for her complaint against him to be dropped.

StopCancer group photo

Zohar Yakobson - Acting with compassion

Despite her unbridled professional success, some 10 years ago Yakobson was struck by personal tragedy, as her daughter Tal, was diagnosed with a rare cancer and passed away.

Soldiers with disabilities clean Israel's beaches following oil spill

The soldiers cleaned the beach near Palmachim Air Force Base, collecting tar and debris in garbage bags.

Coronavirus: Georgia only country to recognize green passports - report

Despite statements of allowing Israelis with green passports to travel, neither Greece or Cyprus recognize Israel's green passports.

Pfizer CEO's Israel visit canceled because he is not fully vaccinated

Bourla said in December that he has not yet received the vaccine yet because he does not want to "cut in line."

Netanyahu tells Kamala Harris he won't let Iran obtain nuclear weapons

During the call, Netanyahu and Harris agreed to advance cooperation of research and technological development in regard to the coronavirus pandemic between Israel and the US.


Suliman’s journey from ‘Fauda’ to Knesset to Nazareth

Hisham Suliman been busy during the pandemic working on new productions at the Fringe Theater in Nazareth, where he is a director as well as an actor.

The entrance of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is seen in The Hague March 3, 2011.

Meretz leader: ICC investigation of Israel is justified

Likud, Yamina, New Hope all denounce left-wing party leader.

Only 100,000 Israelis over 50 left to be vaccinated - new data

The Coronavirus Knowledge and Information Center warned that Israel could be on the verge of another outbreak

Anti-Netanyahu protesters ramp up demonstrations ahead of elections

A statement by the Black Flags Movement noted that notable Israeli artists, activists and lecturers will attend several main junctions in order to show their support.

Pope Francis arrives to board a plane for his visit to Iraq at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport i

Pope Francis sends greetings to Rivlin while over Israel en route to Iraq

The Pope's flight was permitted to pass through Israeli airspace to reach its destination in Iraq.

Outgoing deputy Mossad chief: Pompeo plan to turn Iran into Meretz unrealistic

Both the Trump administration and PM Netanyahu were criticized for failing to focus on the primary threats of Iran's nuclear program.

From left: Ayman Saif, Abdulbast Salameh and Nachman Ash

Most red cities are Arab and Druze, says Arab sector commissioner

"It should be everyone's priority, that of heads of Druze and Arab local councils, to think about ways of turning their towns from red to green," Ayman Saif said on Saturday.

NO LONGER is Gemara study just for men: A sea of women celebrate the Siyum Hashas at the Jerusalem I

8200 unit, Woman2Woman launch program to help women impacted by COVID-19

The program will help women find opportunities by preparing CV's, LinkedIn pages and identifying personal and professional barriers.

Shots for shots: Jerusalem gives vaccines at Mahane Yehuda bar scene

The municipality set up a vaccination booth close to the bars as part of the effort to encourage vaccinations.

Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.

Chief Rabbi Lau to conversion judges: Ignore lies about you

"Do not heed to lies and false accusations that are being levied against you, ignore them. Your judgment is from above."

Ultra-Orthodox women Israel

Drop in self-employed Israeli women - commerce chamber federation

There was an 11% drop in the number of women employed in management positions.

Labor and Social Affairs: 90% drop in fines for abuse of workers

Most of the fines in 2020 were given due to supervision activity done by the ministry, while a minority were due to complaints from employees.

An illustrative photo of a Jewish wedding in front of the Mediterranean Sea.

Tzohar announces only vaccinated rabbis can officiate weddings

The move precedes Israel's plans to reopen the economy, beginning with restaurants, concert halls and event halls, which will allow for large wedding gatherings.

Jerusalem neighborhood begs government to allow schools to remain open

The letter, an initiative started by Neve Yaakov's parents-teacher association (PTA), begs Netanyahu to reconsider the recent classification of the neighborhood as "orange"

United Arab List leader MK Mansour Abbas attacked by protesters

Protesters attacked United Arab List leader MK Mansour Abbas, and reportedly shot fireworks, and threw rocks at guards during the demonstration.

The Queen's Gambit inspires Israel's 40th chess championship

"We consider chess a challenging, sharp and competitive sport, which is known for its development of thought, creativity and cognitive abilities."


IDF commander: Soldier whose gun was stolen shouldn't be in Egoz

The soldier's gun was stolen around Shfaram in the early hours of Thursday morning by two assailants.

Israel is updating attack plans against Iran's nuclear sites - Gantz

Hezbollah has “hundreds of thousands of missiles” Defense Minister tells Fox News on Thursday. “What is going to happen to Lebanon?”

Jerusalem library to be opened as part of city development plan

The library will include thousands of titles available to read and borrow, as well as internet and multimedia access for residents of Jerusalem.


Making magic with Make-A-Wish-Israel

Founder Denise Bar-Aharon proudly reports that since its inception, Make-A-Wish Israel has granted 4,300 wishes to children.

Sigal Bar-On and Dr. Nurit Harel - A family affair

Bar-On says that International Women’s Day is the ideal time to bring up important social issues that are not discussed on a daily basis.

Israel vows to fight ICC’s 'perversion of justice' of war crimes charge

“I'm going to fight for the truth: fight against this perversion of justice until it is null and void," Netanyahu says.

Israeli athlete Deni Avdija named to NBA’s Rising Stars team

Avdija, 20, has had an up-and-down rookie season, in part because of contracting COVID-19, which sidelined him for three weeks in January.


IDF faces a new challenge: beard complaints

Two secular (and bearded) soldiers have launched a campaign against the religious facial hair exemption, as detailed in an Agence France-Presse article published Tuesday.

HEAVILY PROCESSED foods are often high in sugar, fat and empty calories. HEAVILY PROCESSED foods are

Obesity adds extra COVID-19 risk, we need a national program - Edelstein

The Health Minister addressed the need to prevent obesity in Israel and help those struggling with it in honor of World Obesity Day.

Washington Wizards beat LA Clippers 119 to 117

Israeli singer Kobi Aflalo performs American National Anthem before the game.

Ultra Orthodox and secular Israelis clash in Beit Shemesh.

Orthodox and secular Israelis fight over Jewish conversion, but why?

A chief Haredi Orthodox ally of Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision “misguided [and] very troubling.”


Who will ICC try to arrest if war crimes probe advances?

Netanyahu, Gantz, Ya’alon could be in ICC crosshairs - what will Israel do to try to defend them?

Israel Philharmonic Offers virtual backstage tour

Cohen, Meltzer, and Maoz take virtual visitors on a visit to the hidden underground areas of the Auditorium, including the vast musical library and the Philharmonic’s archives.

Eurovision: Eden Alene song tries to connect separated Israeli families

Release of this clip marks the launch of IAC360, a new and innovative digital platform that can be found online at

Israel's conversion ruling: What it does and doesn’t do

RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS: The ruling, as significant as it may be, does not solve the question that has dogged the country since its establishment: Who is a Jew?


Flaw of Return: Why Israel should stop offering automatic citizenship

MIDDLE ISRAEL: The Law of Return has lost its historic rationale and should now be replaced with a naturalization process much like the rest of the world’s nations.

Israeli Opera reopens with Hebrew classics, Rossini, biblical women

The opera is such a powerful cultural institution that it is often made fun of in popular culture.

Rabbi Motti Elon.

Convicted sex-offender Moti Elon relinquishes his rabbi title

"Elon was convicted of child sexual abuse, yet the Rabbinate steadfastly refused to remove his Rabbinic authority."

Greenpeace: Iran eco-terror allegation 'reeks of election propaganda'

The practice of turning off tracking systems is commonly done by Iranian vessels to avoid detection for violating the trade embargo with Syria.

Israeli Navy boat

Israel’s maritime economic zone security in spotlight after oil spill

If the oil spill is terrorism, then it means national security focus needs to prevent future spills like this and other threats.

Netanyahu blasts SNL joke as 'outrageous' on Fox News

"The interesting thing is that, not accidentally, many Arab citizens are voting for me," he said.

Judean desert: A needed adventure after the coronavirus lockdown

A drive in the desert with the 3-door Defender 90 was the medicine we needed.

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