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Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau.

Chief Rabbinate declares it will not cooperate with gov’t kashrut reforms

Chief Rabbi Lau said that religiously traditional Israelis and foreign visitors will not be able to understand the differences between competing kashrut authorities.

Netanyahu loses key vote inside Likud faction

The Judicial selection committee is to be decided on Wednesday, but opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu's candidate failed to gain the confidence of his fellow Likud members.

03/08/2021

Ultra-Orthodox histrionics over religion, state may backfire - analysis

Both ultra-Orthodox parties have denounced the government as “treif," have accused Bennett of being “a con artist” and repeatedly denounced the government for "destroying Judaism."

A wildfire rages near Jerusalem on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Large fire burning in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Givat Shaul

Multiple fires have broken out across the Jerusalem area over the past day, and firefighters are struggling to bring them under control.

Western Wall stones undergo safety inspection ahead of High Holy Days

The inspection takes place twice a year, once before Rosh Hashana and again before Passover, to ensure that the wall is safe for the thousands who arrive to pray over the holidays.

COVID: Cabinet meets on new restrictions as Israel registers almost 4,000

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned that “painful steps might be necessary."

Girl in wheelchair. [File]

New budget will add NIS 1b. to help the poor and the disabled

State budget will provide millions of shekels for survivors of domestic violence, those with disabilities, food security, welfare dormitories, senior citizens, Holocaust survivors, and more.

03/08/2021
An African migrant sits near the Old Central Bus Station in south Tel Aviv, Israel February 3, 2020

What is the state of migrants in Israel?

Courts’ report portrays judges as highly efficient; NGO’s report depicts them as lacking sufficient humanity in allowing foreigners to languish in detention.

The scene where a biker was killed in a car crash near Rosh Ha'Ayin.

1 killed, 10 injured as car crashes pile up on Israel's highways

Two car accidents occurred on Israel's highways in the space of minutes on Tuesday morning.

IDF along the northern border between Israel and Lebanon.

IDF flares launched near Har Dov along border with Lebanon

This comes after two thwarted attempts of infiltration by Gazans that occurred Sunday night.

Abuse illustrative

Music teacher in northern Israel suspected of sexual exploitation

"At some point, I could no longer say no," one of the students relayed.

Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran June 21, 2021.

Israel: EU legitimizing terror by sending diplomat to Raisi inauguration

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has stated that the EU is legitimizing Iranian aggression by sending its deputy foreign affairs chief to the inauguration of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

Jewish worshipers celebrate Jerusalem Day at the Western Wall in 2019.

'Western Wall agreement to advance in winter' - coalition sources

The current government intends to advance the Western Wall agreement for a state-recognized non-Orthodox prayer section at the holy site.

Meron investigation committee visits Meron

Three committee members inspected the walkway, Toldot Aron plaza, where mass crush leading to the death of 45 men and boys took place in April.

Shakespeare returns to Jerusalem park

Theater in the Rough’s ‘Henry IV’ opens on August 11.

By GABRIELLE ABRAMS
02/08/2021
Head of the left wing Meretz party and Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz leads a Meretz faction mee

What was won and lost in the new health budget - analysis

The decisions that were made to the budget that help to shape the health of the country.

Netanyahu: 'they are raising taxes, harming citizens'

Shas leader Arye Deri said the new state budget would harm poor people in the periphery.

02/08/2021

Gantz: The world must act against Iranian aggression immediately

Defense Minister vows that Israel will respond in the time and play and way of it's choosing.

Alex Gibney to produce MGM/Tadmor’s Iranian judo bromance series

Mollaei has visited Israel a number of times and has spoken of how much he appreciates the support he has received from Israelis.

Why does Israel want to raise the retirement age for women? - background

A plan to increase the retirement age for women from 62 to 65 has been on the agenda for the better part of a decade. So why hasn't it happened until now?

02/08/2021

Knesset approves mix of in-court, virtual prisoner hearings

The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee also approved longer sentencing minimums for illegal weapons crimes

Israel takes center stage as U18 FIBA Challenger Tournament tips off in Tel Aviv

The Under-18 Israel National team will be hosting a FIBA Challenger tournament this week in Tel Aviv.

By JOSHUA HALICKMAN
02/08/2021

Lapid, Michaeli vow to enable gold medal winner to marry

"It's intolerable that someone can fight on our behalf in the Olympics, represent us and win a gold medal and not be able to get married in Israel," said Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

02/08/2021

New Israeli streaming service, Screen iL, launches

Screen iL, which will be available throughout the world (outside of Israel), offers a full Israeli television and movie viewing experience, and features all the major Israeli content providers.

Herzog urges interfaith dialogue at Haifa coexistence summit

President Isaac Herzog believes the harmony that existed before May's outbreak of violent unrest can be restored through interfaith and inter-ethnic dialogue.

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