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Nikki Haley: ‘Israelis deserve to be safe in their homes’

The former US ambassador to the UN is in the country on a mission organized by Christians United for Israel.

Lapid cancels speech due to Likud hecklers, apologizes to his mother

"She and every other Israeli citizen is ashamed of you and has again remembered why it's time to replace you," the incoming foreign minister said in response to the incident.

Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European championships

"I'm glad I was able to do my best. It was hard, but every day I reset myself and say - 'tomorrow I will go out and be better,' said Ashram, whose focus now is on next month's Tokyo Olympics.

The Netanyahu family

Netanyahu children to continue receiving security detail for a year

Sources indicate that the children of a prime minister usually get protection from the special "Magen" unit of the PMO, which gets directives from the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

Netanyahu in last Knesset speech as PM: We will topple 'dangerous gov't'

Netanyahu intends to remain opposition leader, head of Likud, and the party’s candidate for prime minister in the next election.


Rivlin bids Israel police farewell in moving ceremony

"In the past seven years I have learned even more about your work and the magnitude of the responsibility and my gratitude has only deepened."

Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz seen during a visit on the Israel-Leban

Defense Ministry appoints team to update PTSD evaluations for vets

Mental health treatment for IDF veterans has been in the spotlight since a disabled IDF war veteran set himself on fire in April in front of the Defense Ministry's Rehabilitation Division.

Bennett tells Likud hecklers: Your screams are as loud as your failure

"The loud tone of the screams is the same as the failure to govern during your term in office," Bennett snapped back at the Likud members.

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett at the Defense Ministry on February 25, 2020.

Naftali Bennett: Who is Israel's incoming-prime minister?

How did Naftali Bennett go from New York City businessman to Israel's choice for Prime Minister-designate in under two decades?

Wildfires break out near Jerusalem, block traffic to Tel Aviv

Eight fire crews are currently operating at the scene to get the fire under control, and they are joined by six firefighting planes.

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman

What kind of Finance Minister will Avigdor Liberman be?

Liberman's approach would help push more people to rejoin the workforce but could spell disaster for thousands of breadwinners that are still legitimately struggling to find work.


What economic legacy does Netanyahu leave behind? - analysis

As Benjamin Netanyahu concludes 12 years as Israel's prime minister, what is the legacy he leaves behind for Israel's economy?


Israel's 36th gov't: Here is the expected list of new cabinet ministers

The 36th government will serve under Naftali Bennett * Yair Lapid is expected to take over as prime minister in August 27, 2023


COVID-19 and beyond: Health minister Horowitz’s top five challenges

MK Nitzan Horowitz is inheriting a ministry that suffered through a nearly year-and-a-half battle against a global pandemic.

Abbas on coalition crisis: Nothing will stop gov't swearing-in tonight

When asked if there will be a government formed on Sunday, Alharomi told reporters yes, but refused to comment on how he would vote.

Law training institution sees off pilot course

The main goal of the 'Lawyers' initiative is to develop the skills of those involved in the legal profession.

Protesters to gather in support of new government

"It is the time for unity among the people. For a government that will work for the citizens, will mend the rifts and put an end to the incitement and divide and conquer of the era of Netanyahu."

Social Equality Ministry launches app for senior citizens

The new application enables the issuance of a digital senior citizen certificate with an up-to-date photo they can upload themselves.

New government led by Bennett set to replace Netanyahu today

Netanyahu would leave office after more than 12 years in power, making him one of the longest currently serving democratic leaders in the world.


Protests at Balfour for the last time before new government is formed

Black Flag protesters reportedly filed a police complaint after several people in a car gestured at them with what appeared to be a gun ahead of the protests on Saturday evening.

History in the making: How Bennett and Lapid's brotherly bond began

In 2012 Bennett won the primary to head Bayit Yehudi, and Lapid formed his Yesh Atid party. Both parties did well in the 2013 election. That was just the beginning for them both.

Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Net

Netanyahu offered to resign, let Benny Gantz serve as PM - report

The last offer came a little after midnight on Thursday, with Netanyahu's team reportedly telling Gantz that Netanyahu is "ready to resign this morning."

Evangelical Christians visit Israel on Passages - June 2021

'Christian Birthright’ returns to Israel

While this delegation is only a dozen young people, Passages said it plans to bring 3,000 Christian supporters to Israel by the end of summer 2022.

How long will it take Netanyahu to leave the Balfour residence?

The Balfour residence has been a central point in Israeli politics in recent years due to the Netanyahu family’s insistence on remaining in the home even in coalition negotiations.

Bennett-Lapid have to face Biden as China’s tentacles grow in Israel

Chinese company banned in US competing for Tel Aviv light rail tender to be decided in coming days.


Attempted terrorist attack stopped at Kalandiya checkpoint near Jerusalem

The terrorist's sister spent two years in prison several years ago for attempting to carry out a similar attack.

Israeli Police arrest a Palestinian protesterfollowing Right-wing politician Itamar Ben Gvir press c

Palestinian teenager killed in West Bank protests, riots continue in Acre

Some 400 protesters threw rocks and fireworks at police near Evyatar; dozens of Arabs were arrested in Acre; Three suspects arrested after Temple Mount prayers.

IDF commander discharged after Guardian of the Walls investigation

The incident took place last month during the 11-day war with Hamas after a machine gun was fired from a tank to keep three Palestinian civilians who were near the border fence from it.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Head of Mossad Yossi Cohen

Ex-Mossad chief Cohen reveals details of Mossad operation in Iran

Former Mossad head Yossi Cohen also argued that his personal connection to outgoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be problematic in the future.


Resort to open at historic Golan site

Pereh offers a varied and rich menu of activities for its guests, including a restaurant, wine cellar, lounge, private banquet room, spa services and swimming pool.

Young Jewish men celebrate Jerusalem day at the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem, June 2,

Jerusalem flag march route finalized between organizers and Israel Police

The march will start from Hanevi'im street and go through Sultan Suliman street before arriving at Damascus Gate where mass dancing with Israeli flags will commence.

Israel's COVID pandemic ending, cyber pandemic worsening - cyber chief

By 2030, the world could lose up to $4 trillion to hackers, according to FireEye CEO John Watters.

Deadly weekend: Three dead in unconnected accidents across Israel

Two people have died after drowning at beaches in central and northern Israel, and a third is in serious condition. A man has died after a motorcycle accident near the dead sea.

Individual tourists to be allowed into Israel starting July 1

Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen made the announcement, but a Health Ministry official said the statement was premature.


Jazz CDs: Fresh sounds and reciprocity

Yaniv Taubenhouse, Maria Grand and Ari Erev's Jazz albums are full of fresh sounds and reciprocity.


Seventh beached dolphin in Israel dies on shoreline this year

The dolphin was found by passerby's on the beach exhausted.

Lives of 600 Jewish doctors in Islamic Middle Ages revealed - book review

An innovative work penetrates fascinating interactions to reveal new details about Jewish medical professionals in the medieval Islamic world.

Balfour, the prime minister's residence, as a symbol

Whether the “Balfour” title will apply indefinitely to the Prime Minister’s Residence, or whether it will be packed in one of Netanyahu’s suitcases if and when he leaves, is anyone’s guess.

Gilad Schalit, former Hamas-captive, and fiancée partake in henna ceremony

As a wedding tradition, henna is a form of body art and temporary skin decoration usually drawn on hands or legs.

Bennett-Lapid gov't's first 100 days: 6 essential measures to be passed

MIDDLE ISRAEL: Like Franklin Roosevelt in 1933, the new government will have to do several things quickly and flawlessly.

The new Instagram Lite app

Instagram to allow Israeli users to open online store

Beyond this most recent update impacting Israeli users, Instagram also announced other changes and new features.

UTJ MK Ya'acov Litzman seen in the Israeli parliament on the day of the presidential elections, in J

Litzman associate suspected of taking bribe from medical cannabis company

The unnamed man was the third associate of Litzman's to be arrested within three days as part of an investigation into a wide-ranging fraud scheme in the health sector.

Gallant finalizes decision to revoke Israel Prize from pro-BDS math prof.

"His letter expresses his McCarthyist approach and by doing so, solidifies his anti-democratic legacy," Prof. Goldreich's attorney said in response to the decision.

Why was Officer X hospitalized two months before his death?

The motive behind the officer's crime was 'professional pride,' according to N12, as opposed to previous estimations of money, treason or grudge being his motive.

Israeli government to be sworn in on Sunday, coalition complete

The signing of these agreements, brings to an end two and a half years of political crisis," said incoming Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.


All-female English-language theater company delights

Raise Your Spirits has created a super mixed group of women, and everyone wants to contribute to the music and the performing.


WATCH: Women of the Walls' prayer books ripped by haredim at Western Wall

"Dozens of prayer books were attacked this morning in an assault on Women of the Wall. This is a hate crime, plain and simple," tweeted Meretz MK Mossi Raz.

Bibi’s ‘election fraud’ claims different from Trump’s, Likud says

Likud sought to dispel the idea that Netanyahu was casting doubt on the actual results of the recent Israeli election or opposing a peaceful transfer of power.

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid meet with the party leaders who make up their new coalition on June 6

Coalition deals to form new anti-Netanyahu government go down to wire

So far, the only agreement signed has been between Yesh Atid and Meretz.


14 Palestinians arrested at Damascus Gate during visit of far-right MK

Police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian protestors after Otzma Yehudit MK Itamar Ben-Gvir visited Damascus Gate in protest of a police decision banning him from visiting the Temple Mount.

The haredi parties' impact on Israel's religious life under Netanyahu

Ultra-Orthodox parties have wielded heavy influence over matters of religion and state under Netanyahu’s tenure as prime minister.

Israeli comics geeks to assemble for post-COVID in-person convention

Comics-Con will arrive in Israel for the first time ever, taking place on July 9 at the Petah Tikva Museum of Art.


What will define Benjamin Netanyahu's legacy?

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: As he prepares to leave office next week, we look at Israel’s longest-standing prime minister and the indelible mark that he’s leaving on the country.


What diplomatic challenges await a Bennett-Lapid government?

DIPLOMATIC AFFAIRS: With international pressure around Jerusalem, Iran nuclear talks gaining momentum and shaky bipartisan support in the US, the new government will have to hit the ground running.

Blue-and-white absorbs learning lesson in 4-0 friendly rout at Portugal

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes was the star of the show with a brace while Ronaldo didn’t disappoint with a strike of his own.


Post-COVID-19 economic challenges facing Israel's next government

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: Here’s a look at some of the most pressing challenges facing incoming prime minister Naftali Bennett and incoming finance minister Avigdor Liberman.


Nir Barkat: 'This is not the time for unnecessary primaries'

Barkat, who is the richest politician in Israel, funded free dinner and parking for the attendees. There were hamburgers, arais, asado, chicken, rice, noodles, fish and chips, desserts and wine.


Can the incoming gov't change Israel's approach to the Negev Bedouin?

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: The incoming government might try a different approach, actually working with Bedouin communities and seeking to legalize some houses so that they are officially on the map.

An illustration of the Tel Aviv light rail Purple Line.

Petah Tikva light rail train sets out for first test ride

The Gush Dan light rail project marked a significant milestone when official trips along the overpass route on Jabotinsky Street in Petah Tikva were officially launched.


Maccabi Ma’ale Adumim moves up to Leumit League

After defeating its only real rival, Maccabi Rehovot, two weeks ago, Ma’aleh Adumim needed to win its last two games to assure it a spot in the next division.


Second Sa'ar 6 missile ship docks in Haifa

The INS Oz will join the Israeli Navy along with the INS Magen that arrived in December and will guard the gas rigs and Israel’s territorial waters

In the belly of the whale: Israeli sub simulates strike

Submerged for a drill, they were relayed only brief bulletins so as not to be distracted from their mission.


IDF intelligence officer's family does not want his identity revealed

IDF sees no reason to hide identity from a security standpoint

Netanyahu has no authority to halt Evyatar outpost demolition, Gantz says

The outpost was built last month by the Nahala movement near the Tapuach junction in the aftermath of the shooting death of Yehuda Guetta.

PRIME MINISTER Benjamin Netanyahu – his people skills are not normal.

Netanyahu's final days: Last weekend at Balfour or last-minute surprise?

The leak of the coalition deals was proof of sabotage attempts from within the coalition, knowledgeable sources said.


Israeli, Palestinian youth attend joint hi-tech seminar in southern Israel

Tech2Peace was founded in 2018 and works to connect young Arabs and Jews from the north, south, and the West Bank, through activities that combine hi-tech skills with dialogue.

Jews, Arabs arrested for nationalistic attacks during nationwide riots

Five Arab-Israeli suspects and seven Jewish-Israelis were arrested in recent weeks by the Shin Bet and Israel Police.

jenin operation

Israeli troops kill 2 PA intel officers, Islamic Jihad terrorist in Jenin

The Israeli forces reportedly entered Jenin to arrest Jamil al-Amouri and Wissam Abu Zaid, members of PIJ's Al-Quds Brigades.

Chess pieces

Chess tournament strengthens ties between Israel-West African countries

Over 180 people from West African countries competed in the event, including the countries of Niger and Algeria who do not have diplomatic ties with Israel.

Christians pledge unconditional support for Israel at prayer breakfast

Speakers call to move more embassies to Jerusalem * Rabbi: ‘We are in a crisis, at a crossroads’

Shas leader Arye Deri (right) and UTJ leader Ya'acov Litzman (far left) attend a meeting in Jerusale

Haredi fury over Naftali Bennett masks real concern: Funding cuts

The concern is less that the Jewish character of the state will disappear, and more the impact of being in the opposition will have on the budget going to the haredi community.


Israel bans sale of fur to fashion industry, first country to do so

Gamliel: "Animal fur coats cannot cover the brutal murder industry that makes them."

10/06/2021 completes $6.8b. IPO

The company granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 370,000 ordinary shares at the initial public offering price, it noted.

McDonald's new McKebab, McFalafel and crispy chicken in a pita

McPita: McDonalds bringing back McFalafel after decade

McDonald's made a similar attempt to bring McFalafel to its Israeli restaurants in 2011, but quickly removed it from the menu after it didn't catch on.

Tal Mosseri, Shlomo Abas, Dan Futterman, Etty Buckspan

Israeli children's author Shlomo Abas receives lifetime achievement award

Shlomo Abas, born in 1948, has published 170 books, including 32 children's books and 138 collections of legends, fairy tales, parables, riddles and jokes.

Jerusalem highlights Week of June 18-24: Looking ahead

This is the last day of the Hebrew Book Week (Shvua Hasefer). Could it be you have not picked up even a single new volume to enjoy?

Grapevine June 11, 2021: Hailing Herzog

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

The Jerusalem Opera is back

Productions of Le Mariage aux Lanternes and Une Éducation Manquée come to the Jerusalem Opera.

Consumers at a supermarket, illustration

How will Israelis react to rising food prices?

A decade after a rise in cottage cheese prices spiraled into the 2011 social justice protests, there are fears that the cost of raising prices won't be worth it.

Israeli kids wearing school bags ahead of the first day of school and kindergarten outside their hom

Here is Jerusalem's new summer holiday program for children

The Jerusalem municipality is offering a free summer holiday program for schools and kindergartens, which is set to start in July.

Israeli actresses Alena Yiv, left, and Shira Haas play a mother and daughter in "Asia," an award-win

Shira Haas gives life to a devastating illness in Israeli film ‘Asia’

In the starkly photographed, minimalist film, Haas plays Vika, a tough yet sensitive kid struggling from a degenerative neurological disease.


Calling out antisemitism in England - book review

Comedian uses his own personal story to tear into the UK’s anti-Jewish currents

Israeli actor Niv Nissim, left, and American John Benjamin Hickey star in the new film "Sublet," a d

‘Sublet’ explores the US-Israel identity divide from a queer lens

“I had just turned 50 and I was thinking, how did I come to be the man that I am: Jewish, Israeli, gay, filmmaker, husband to my husband, childless?"


Wine & music festival to commence in time for Tu B'Av

The annual event will include four main shows from sunrise to sunset: Amir Ben Ayun, Idan Raichel, Hanan Ben Ari and Benaya Barabi.

Top places to visit in Nazareth this summer

I recently had such an experience during my 24-hour trip to Nazareth. Though I’ve been to this area many times, I managed to find divine new locales.

Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are Nefesh Mountain.

Anne Frank’s optimism gets a bluegrass twang in Nefesh Mountain’s new song

The song relates Frank’s observations to their daughter’s comment and ultimately urges their daughter to look for lessons in the famous Holocaust diary on her own.


Amid housing shortage, Apartments in Israel ‘flying off shelves’

Israel’s red-hot real estate market has been booming over the last several months, with demand for housing far outpacing supply.

Naftali Bennett and Yair Lapid meet with the party leaders who make up their new coalition on June 6

Fights over settlements holding up coalition deal signings

The disputes include who will oversee efforts to prevent Palestinian construction in Area C and how roads between settlements would be funded.


Handball coach serving 14 years for committing sexual offences with minors

Reinhorn impersonated a modeling agent network and demanded from "auditioning" minors photos and videos, beginning with partial nudity and later with full nudity, committing sexual acts.

New Samaria outpost named after Evyatar Borovsky who was stabbed to death by Palestinian.

Netanyahu asks Gantz to delay evacuation of settler outpost Evyatar

Settlers headed by the Nahala Movement made their latest push to illegally build the outpost last month.

A Molotov cocktail from the brawl between two rival families in Ramle, in which 69 locals were arres

3 Jaffa residents arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of 12-year-old

One of the suspects was reportedly hospitalized for three days after the interrogation, with the hospital reporting that bruises were found on his body, Haaretz reported.

Nir Barkat and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu present the Likud economic plan during a party even

Barkat to hold 'show of force' rally for over 1,000 Likud activists

Barkat will support - not challenge - Netanyahu and will criticize Bennett and Sa'ar for not joining a Netanyahu-led government.


Liberman: No unemployment payments for people under 45

Liberman said he will take a hardline approach to encourage more people to return to the workforce, according to N12.


'Bats without Wings': A tour-de-force performance - theater review

Daniel Zehavi in a tour de force that fuses Greek tragedy with the poetic brilliance of Nisim Aloni

Ra'anana Symphonette performs a 'mini season' of concerts through July

The "Mini Season" will consist of soloists and programs that had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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