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Netanyahu gives up on forming a government

He said he would instead seek a direct election for prime minister, which he said would pass if Yamina supported it.


McGee, Holon handle Hapoel Jerusalem in Israel Winner League

Giboa completes season sweep of Maccabi Tel Aviv • Hap TA earns pivotal win over Herzliya


Moshe Gafni: If Likud becomes the opposition, UTJ will follow

The UTJ leader said his party was “ideological” and could not be bought by various promises and deals, and added that he would “flourish” in opposition.

SHAUL ELOVITCH appears in Jerusalem District Court Sunday at the start of their trial.

Iris Elovitch in 2016: 'I am ready to sell my soul to Satan' in PM trial

She is the wife of Shaul Elovitch, the owner of both the Walla media outlet and the Bezeq telecommunications giant.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi meets with family of disabled veteran Itzik Saidian

Gantz scrutinizes Israel's rehab division after IDF vet self-immolated

During a tour of the Haifa rehabilitation division, Defense Minister Benny Gantz identified some urgent issues that will be addressed by the team working to reform the state's rehab facilities.

Mediterranean Biennale returns with fourth installment

The aim of this year’s show is to explore the theme of multicultural cooperation and the role of art as a bridge between peoples, places and of ideas in order to develop a transcultural dialogue.


Israeli Rhythmic Gymnastics Team earns three medals at Tashkent World Cup

The national team is slated to participate in the upcoming Tokyo 2021 Olympics.


If Hezbollah attacks Israel it will bear severe consequences - Gantz

Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that the IDF is ready for any attempts Hezbollah may make and that Israel is working to stop Iran from crossing the nuclear threshold.


Learning to be financially independent with 'The Cash Machine'

Financial independence means having enough income to pay one's living expenses for the rest of one's life without having to be employed or dependent on others.


Coronavirus: Rollout of electronic bracelets in Israel never began

The devices were described as a key to ensure that those entering the country complied with quarantine requirements, in order to prevent new variants from spreading.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses the impact of coronavirus with representatives from the

Israel's government debt at NIS 984 billion - up 20% in 2020

Covering the coronavirus crisis required raising approximately NIS 265 billion in 2020, compared to NIS 137 billion in 2019.


Is there light at the end of the (Hezbollah) tunnel?

Internationally-known social media influencers took a step into the dark as they journeyed to the recently uncovered Hezbollah tunnels on Israel’s northern front.

Boeing to provide IAF with technical support for the Apache choppers

The direct commercial sale, awarded in December 2020, is a five-year follow-on contract that builds on Boeing’s current IAF Apache support.


Coronavirus: Lifting of outdoor mask mandate ‘liberating,’ Israelis say

Cases of the coronavirus continue to plummet as some scientists claim country may have reached herd immunity.


UK’s Gove in Israel to learn about post-COVID policy

The British minister plans to discuss the possibility of opening a travel corridor between his country and Israel.

BARAK ER missile defense system completes series of successful trials

The system handles a range of threats, including fighters, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, UAVs and helicopters.

Israel Hayom newspaper

Israel Hayom asks court to permit review of Taboola legal papers

Israel Hayom, has asked the Tel Aviv District Court to permit it to review documents submitted in the framework of an ongoing legal proceeding between the Taboola and Walla.

Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret.

Israeli writer Etgar Keret to read excerpts for World Jewry online

The event will take place as part of Israeli Culture Month, initiated by the World Zionist Organization.

"Dreyfus trial" reads a placard held by a protestor during a pro-Netanyahu demonstration outside the

Wife of MK Elkin verbally accosted by Likud supporters near her home

"There's no reason for you to come to me with this; go to him, he's at the Knesset," she told protesters. "The only ones here are me and my children, who cry at night because of you."

Galit Deri, mother of Osher Deri, a 23-year-old woman with a milk allergy that passed away after she

Yamina MK urges Health Min. to adopt new policies following allergy death

In a letter to Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, Idit Sliman on Monday presented a list of reform suggestions to be adopted in order to ensure public safety where allergies are involved.

SNORKELERS SWIM with a whale shark, the world’s largest fish, at the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll in 20

Israelis swim with sharks in dangerous waters off Hadera

The large sharks can be seen swimming close to swimmers and boats, apparently unbothered by the human presence.

Ultra orthodox jewish men dance during celebrations of the Jewish holiday of Lag Baomer in the ultra

Medical and security forces gear up for Lag Ba'omer celebrations in Meron

This year's celebrations will feature unlimited entry capacity. As such, the government has issued health and safety guidelines.

Deadly night on Israel's roads: Five casualties across the country

Some 96 people have been killed in road accidents since the beginning of 2021, according to data published by the National Road Safety Authority.


Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to opposition, top Likud MK declares

“You think we don’t know what the opposition is like? We do," Zohar said. "You need me to remind you of the days of [Menachem] Begin?"

Police Officers stand guard during clashes between Palestians and Israeli police outside Damascus Ga

Hundreds of Palestinians protest barriers in Jerusalem during Ramadan

This year, police placed barriers on the steps of the gate, effectively preventing people from gathering there, in order to ease the flow of crowds in the area.


Greens go up on Mac Tel Aviv atop table

Mac Haifa blanks K8 as yellow-and-blue held by Ashdod • Hapoel Tel Aviv moves closer to safety


US Embassy in Israel has 15,000 passport backlog due to COVID rules

Even in a normal year, the embassy in Israel is one of the busiest places in the world for US passports and reports of birth. Then, the coronavirus pandemic came along.

Prosecution preemptively strikes PM’s story on James Packer

The most notable of the three occasions that Netanyahu pushed for Elovitch to sell, was his request to sell Walla to Australian tycoon billionaire James Packer.

In blow to Netanyahu, Arab MKs help anti-Bibi bloc win control of Knesset

Anti-Bibi bloc aims to replace his ally, speaker Levin * PM says Bennett replacing him would be "absurd."

Chess pieces

Israelis, Serbs compete in chess tournament for Independence Day

The ceremony for the chess event was also attended by Israeli Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Yahel Vilan.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit (R)

Netanyahu to A-G: I will appoint justice minister by May

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Attorney-General he will advance the appointment of a justice minister by May.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2021 International Bible Contest for Youth on Thursday, Isr

As time runs out, Netanyahu bloc pushing bill for PM direct election

Netanyahu holds a significant advantage over other prime minister candidates in polls.

Coronavirus vaccine less effective on leukemia patients – Israeli study

The response was lowest among patients who were in the process of receiving treatment, with only 16% of them developing antibodies.

‘Black Rain’ exhibition descends on Tel Aviv's Edmond de Rothschild Center

Inspired by science fiction, the exhibition is not about the genre as much as it “employs science fiction to discuss dystopia.”

American Judaism explored in new Israeli TV show 'The New Jew'

This series about “new” Jews will likely enlighten, entertain, annoy and offend viewers in different ways, but it does present a varied and interesting portrait of American-Jewish life.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial

A-G to High Court: Netanyahu close to being unfit to serve as PM

The attorney-general said that the intensity of the prime minister's attacks on law enforcement had crossed lines that could serve as a basis for declaring him unfit if such deterioration continued.

Cafe Kadosh

Cafe Kadosh moves to Tzohar kashrut after ‘illogical’ demands of rabbinate

Cafe Kadosh, located in downtown Jerusalem, decided to leave their Jerusalem rabbinate supervision earlier this year following demands that the establishment put dairy labels on all display items.

Huge groups of migratory birds flock to Eilat for annual visit

The feathered guests come to Eilat every year as an important stop on their migration patterns, but their numbers are in sharp decline in recent years.


New site offers Israelis luxury cruises around the world

Israelis can book cruises to destinations like Alaska, the Caribbean, South America, Panama, the Baltic Sea, the Norwegian fjords and the Mediterranean.


Israeli Brown Hotel Group opens seven new hotels in Greece

The Tel Aviv group has earmarked Greece as the next destination for heavy investment and is planning for the establishment of 24 hotels and resorts throughout Greece, its islands and Cyprus.

Israel's first heatwave of the season, or 'Sharav,' to reach peak

In Israel, the beginning of the hot season is typically marked with strong winds, which locals call "Sharav."


Netanyahu: Naftali Bennett as Israel's prime minister is 'absurd'

Abbas ready to join Bennett-led government • Sa'ar: New Hope's view has not changed • Lapid blasts direct PM election bill


New York is home to 21 Israeli-founded unicorns

Each of these companies' global or US headquarters is based in Manhattan, establishing New York as the city with the second most Israeli founded unicorns in the world, behind Tel Aviv.

Shekels and dollars

Dollar to NIS 3.30 is 'the new normal' - Leumi

In contrast to recent years, the shekel-dollar rate is likely to hover around NIS 3.30 for the near future, according to Bank Leumi analysts.

The Bank of Israel building is seen in Jerusalem June 16, 2020.

Bank of Israel keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.1%

The inflation rate moved to 0.2% in March from 0.0% in February.


Abbas to J Street: US must rescind declaration of PLO as terror group

"A one-state solution, an apartheid state... is something neither, we nor the entire world would accept. A one-state solution will only perpetuate the conflict," Abbas said.

Netanyahu family threatens to sue former PM Olmert for slander - report

In a recent interview given to Democrat TV the former prime minister referred to the Netanyahu family as "mentally ill"

Netanyahu's trial: Yeshua was asked to censor a picture of Yair

This is the sixth day of the trial dealing with Yeshua's testimony, considered a key witness in the case.

Haifa hospital saves life of boy from Gaza suffering from kidney failure

"I would have given him my soul, my eyes, and that I should die so that he could live — anything to stop his suffering," said Sumar Tapash, Madchat's mother, who donated a kidney to help her son live

Why the Indian COVID mutation should worry Israelis - analysis

The Indian variant is a “double mutation.” One aspect of it appears to make the virus more infectious.

Israeli security forces guard as Palestinians protest

Hamas head in Tulkarm arrested by security forces - report

The suspect arrested is believed to be Idnan Ahmed Hassen Hader, head of Hamas in Tulkarm.

Illegal Bedouin settlements need Israel's support - World Likud

Bedouin communities suffer from extraordinary high rates of unemployment, poverty, criminal activity, violence against women, and Islamic radicalization.


Religious Zionist Party arrives at Damascus Gate following altercations

Recent violent altercations at the Damascus Gate concerned Religious Zionist Party MKs.

MDA delivers food baskets to Israeli-Arab city of Sakhnin during Ramadan

The program delivers, tahini, sugar, salt, halva, soups, drinks and sweets, among other items, to low income families unable to purchase the items for themselves.

Rabbi, yeshiva director violently assaulted in Jaffa

Bennett, right-wing politicians condemn incident as having ‘nationalist motivations, allege attack is part of series of ‘antisemitic attacks’ by Arab Israelis, Palestinians.

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi meets with family of disabled veteran Itzik Saidian

Defense Ministry promises immediate change in treatment of disabled vets

“Parts of this plan were ready already four months ago,” he said, “but due to the election we weren’t able to bring them forward.”

Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Chairman Israel's Zaka rescue unit speaks at a conference of the Israeli Televis

Meshi-Zahav to receive thousands of shekels in compensation from ZAKA

ZAKA has decided to transfer the money to him, even with the accusations against him.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden

Israeli cabinet ‘concerned the US wants an Iran deal at all costs’

The Biden administration is open to hearing Israeli concerns, but doesn’t seem to be taking them into consideration, the source added.

Lapid says Rivlin will give him next mandate

Yesh Atid leader reaches out to Shas, United Torah Judaism.


Air Force participates in a joint exercise in Greece

Air Force Chief Norkin: “Mutual learning will make us better prepared for a wide range of real-time scenarios.”


Jerusalem woman killed amid upsurge in violent crime in Arab sector

Takruri is the 35th victim of violent crime in the Arab sector since the beginning of 2021. She is the second woman murdered since the beginning of this year.

Israel to soon grant vaccinated tourists ‘green pass’

Israel is in advanced conversation with several countries in the European Union and North America to recognize vaccination certificates.

Israel, UAE, Greece, Cyprus summit sends message to Turkey - analysis

Ever since Israel signed the Abraham Accords in Washington last September, the threat that Iran posed to Israel and the Gulf countries has widely been seen as the glue cementing those relationships.

A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wi

Israel to send COVID aid to Uruguay

The Brazilian mutation, known to be more infectious and thought by some to be more dangerous, has spread across South America – especially to Uruguay and Peru, which border Brazil.

Israel and Greece sign their largest-ever defense procurement deal

The agreement amounts to approximately NIS 5.4 billion and includes the establishment and operation of an International Flight Training Center for the Hellenic Air Force.


Plenty of jobs, but no work: Vacancies reach record high

The job vacancy for March was 4.43%, compared with 3.59% for 2019 and -2.47% in 2020, CBS said.


Coronavirus vaccine has no impact on fertility, Israeli study shows

A team from the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center compared ovarian follicle function in women who were vaccinated, who recovered from the virus and women who did not.

Geert Wilders

Likud sends support to anti-Islam Wilders while courting Islamists at home

Wilders tweeted his thanks in Hebrew and English response, and said he would like to visit Israel later this year.

Religious Zionist Party filed bill to authorize West Bank settler outposts

The private members bill filed by RZP MK Orit Stuck would give de-facto authorization to close to 70 outposts and would set a two-year timetable for their legalization.

Car pollution

Energy planning: Israel looks to reduce gas emissions by 80% by 2050

The strategic plan builds on new global trends like hydrogen and natural gas usage and the use of digital and smart grids.


Presidential candidate hints Netanyahu can no longer run

Shimon Shetreet aims to limit key power of president.


Direct flights between Israel and Bahrain starting in June

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the national airline of UAE, landed in Israel for the first time on Sunday.

Ono Academic College expands, builds multicultural campus

As part of the development, a major metropolitan boulevard will connect the campuses.

Israelis Hadar Goldin, Oron Shaul, Avera Mengistu and Hisham Al-Sayed being held by Hamas in Gaza

Hamas willing to accept less prisoner releases in exchange deal - report

Israeli officials do not have high expectations from the talks.

Key Knesset vote to test Naftali Bennett's alliance with Netanyahu

Zohar: If Yamina does not back this proposal, it means it has joined the left-wing bloc, breaking its promises to its voters.


Israel one of eight countries to be on UK's travel 'green list'

“Israel must be the next most likely... it has vaccinated close to its entire population and case numbers are below even last year’s threshold.”

Why Smotrich could finish off Netanyahu - analysis

Had ideology been Smotrich's sole consideration, that could indeed have been praiseworthy. But there is plenty of politics involved as well.

One of the nine parrots found on a stolen bike near Beersheba, April 18, 2021.

Police find nine parrots in backpack of bike thief

Due to the current heat wave, the police officers watered the parrots. One was in such a concerning state that it was taken in for medical attention.

MDA mobile blood donation units

MDA calls for people to donate blood due to decrease in blood supply

The main type of blood needed is type O • MDA official: We need at least 1,000 blood donors every day

Public companies save 8% of payment costs due to unpaid leave - report

According to the report's authors, this shows that the unpaid leave model was ineffective at what it set out to do.

A protest by disabled IDF veterans in Tel Aviv, April 18, 2021

Disabled IDF veterans protest as Saidian remains in critical condition

Caregivers announce that they would be holding a full strike of services until the Defense Ministry fixes issues with their working conditions.


Israeli competitors win medals in European Judo championship

Expectations were high as Sagi Muki had already won two European championships, in 2015 and in 2018.


Israeli web analytics company Similarweb files for NYSE IPO

The company said it would trade on the NYSE with the ticker symbol SMWB, but provided few other details.


IDF begins campaign to honor soldiers serving in reserve duty

The campaign includes over 2,000 prints throughout the country in dozens of local newspapers, as well as many digital advertisements honoring 253 soldiers.

An ambulance driving in the central Israeli city of Elad, April 5, 2020

Grand rabbi of the Spinka hassidic dynasty hospitalized - report

It is unclear what is wrong with the rabbi, other than that he was suffering from shortness of breath.

A bus burning from Molotov cocktails in the east-Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya, April 9, 2021.

One dead, four hospitalized amid violent clash in east Jerusalem

Police near the Nablus Gate by the Old City used stun grenades.

Ramadan Kareem: Tel Aviv Municipality lights up for Muslim holy month

The message specifically mentioned Jaffa, the oldest part of the city of Tel Aviv which has a large percentage of Arab residents.

Jerusalem highlights April 16-22: What's new in Israel's capital?

The long, leading straight line, an intimate meeting with singer Shai Tsabari and turning the pages Against the Loveless World

Anti-Netanyahu demonstrators cry out against state holiday politicization

Protesters accused Netanyahu of "polluting" state ceremonies with political commentary in his own favor.


Israeli medical cannabis provider slated to export two tons to Australia

Seach has already begun exporting certain strains to its Australian customer Cannatrek, most recently shipping out 120kg of its "Black" and "Kush-Dan" varieties.

Equal Rights Commission releases annual report on state of disabled rights

Despite the cases of discrimination, there was a 44% increase in employment from disabled persons compared to 2019.

IDF prep school grads request greater role in Remembrance Day ceremonies

In the letter, the pre-military preparatory students said their school budgets be made conditional on the academy sending a representative to the graves of alumni on Remembrance Day.

A ball of fire and smoke rises during Israeli airstrikes in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip o

IDF strikes Hamas targets after rocket lands in Southern Gaza Strip

The IDF attack was carried out in response to rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory earlier last night.

Israeli ninth-grader wins gold at European Girls Mathematical Olympiad

Ninth-grader Noga Friedman of Rehovot's De Shalit Middle School won a gold medal and Ya'ara Shulman, a tenth-grader who studies at Herzliya's Rishonim High School, won a silver medal.

Jimmy Fallon

Israel gets nod on Jimmy Fallon, confuses crowd with 'Zohan' joke

Their submission was: "Fauda meets Edward Scissorhands, meets Westside Story."

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