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MACCABI HAIFA is poised to win the Israel Premier League championship and is also in the running for

Local leagues scrambling to finish seasons

Soccer, hoops affected by conflict. Comptroller releases report on reduction of violence in sports.


Escapism on TV amid Israel-Gaza war - TV Time

What's new to watch on TV and streaming in Israel?

‘We must focus on what we share,’ says 1st Arab woman head of Israeli ER

“Outside, Jews are scared of Arabs, Arabs are scared of Jews, but here we manage as one family.”

GIDEON SAAR in his Knesset office this week: Leadership is based on advancing your ideology, and the

Gideon Sa'ar denies considering rotation with Netanyahu

Labor leader Merav Michaeli called on Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid on Tuesday to form a coalition that includes both Arab parties.


Racism, discrimination still prevalent in Israeli education – comptroller

Israel’s state comptroller found no progress was made in combating racism in Israeli schools since the 2016 report, pointing to bureaucratic issues that perpetuate the problem.

Chief Rabbi David Lau (R) met with Sheikh Muhammad Kiwan

Rabbis, imams call for end to interethnic violence

A group of religious leaders issued a public statement last week denouncing violence and encouraging cooperation and mutual respect.

Last day to join Israel's presidential race

Knesset speaker rejects delaying vote past June 2.


Suspect arrested in connection to death threats to Israeli reporters

Multiple reporters from KAN News, N12 and Channel 13 have been attacked in recent days as organized groups of right-wing extremists have taken to the streets for acts of retributive violence.

Avera Mengistu's family call on BLM to support his release from Gaza

Avera Mengistu, an Ethiopian-Israeli mentally ill black boy, has been held captive by Hamas in the Gaza Strip for six years.

Rabbinical courts must improve waiting times says state comptroller

Several courts significantly exceeding targets for average waiting times for child support, child custody, Rabbinical Courts Administration digital services insufficient.

(L-R) ThetaRay CEO Mark Gazit and  Erel Margalit, JVP founder and Chairman

Fintech company ThetaRay raises $31 million

The company said it intends to use the capital raised to market a cloud version of its products and expand its target audiences.


Will Gaza war douse Israel's Eden Alene's Eurovision chances?

She will perform 12th in the first group of semi-finalists when the contest opens at 10 p.m. Israel time tonight and the event will be broadcast live on KAN 11.

Back to school after COVID: Importance of bridging social-emotional gaps

New initiative highlights serious social, emotional difficulties of students in post-pandemic reality, hopes to encourage teachers to develop innovative spirit.

Comptroller report: Israel must reduce competition in food industry

Israel's food market is over-concentrated in comparison with other markets around the world.


Comptroller: Land Authority doesn't have a plan

The ILA manages some 93% of Israeli public lands, and is in charge of authorizing the transfer of land rights, rezoning land, and providing permits for building changes.


Ads emphasize coexistence between Arabs and Jews

As violence broke out between Arabs and Jews all over Israel during the past week, several commercials in recent days have emphasized the commitment to coexistence that many Israelis feel.

Drone shot down along Israel-Jordan border; Rockets fired from Lebanon

Six rockets were launched from Lebanon, all of which fell within Lebanese territory, the IDF reported.

Is silencing women, holding them captive to be the norm in Israel?

THERE IS a relentless push to theocracy in Israel, one incident at a time. We see creeping infringement on public space, limiting the rights and human dignity of women, in multiple ways.

Two killed, 184 injured in bleachers collapse at Hassidic synagogue

Disaster at Karlin Stolin synagogue in Givat Ze'ev comes following reported warnings by Fire and Rescue Services that site was not safe

Israeli security forces at the scene where a home was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in A

Rockets barrage from Gaza continues, hitting Ashdod and Beersheba

Hamas rocket barrages on southern Israel continued Sunday with almost 300 projectiles launched at Israel since Saturday.

Lod resident, 56, first Jewish victim from Arab riots in mixed city

Seven people suspected of being involved in violent riots in Lod were arrested during the night between Sunday and Monday as additional Border Police units were dispatched to the city.

Likud, Blue and White deny talks between Netanyahu and Gantz

While Blue and White denied that any sort of deal with Likud was taking place, Yamina confirmed that they would be reentering into discussions with Likud on Tuesday.


Ancient Acre hotel ripped apart in hateful riots

As tensions reached a peak in Israel, with escalations between Israel and Gaza as well as riots by both Arabs and Jews targeting one another, many have fallen victim to the hate being spewed.

A missile falls as smoke rises near a tower housing AP, Al Jazeera offices (C) during Israeli missil

Israel showed US ‘smoking gun’ on Hamas in AP office tower, officials say

“We showed them the smoking gun proving Hamas worked out of that building,” a senior diplomatic source said. “I understand they found the explanation satisfactory."

Man killed in Ramat Gan rocket fire was disabled, unable to reach shelter

The 55-year-old who died in a direct rocket hit to his home had been ignored by the welfare system and should not have been living alone, according to his one surviving sister.

Presidential candidates scramble to sign up supporters

Glick, Peretz say they already have enough MKs backing them to run.


Gaza conflict brings double trouble to Israel's tourism sector

Just a few weeks after the Israeli Tourism Ministry announced a multi-pronged plan to restart inbound tourism, rockets began firing from Gaza, slamming the industry so soon after the coronavirus.


Internal riots more concerning than rockets, says Ashdod hospital head

Located some 25 kilometers from the Gaza border, Ashdod has been the target of multiple rocket barrages for the past week.

Children play a game of "Arabs and Jews" outside a school in Gaza City, Palestinian Territories, Feb

IDF pilot suspects children in vicinity, calls off airstrike - watch

Faced by allegations of indiscriminately striking targets in Gaza without distinguishing between Hamas officials and civilians, the IDF has decided to publish documentation that proves the contrary.

Macaque injured from rocket shrapnel expected to make recovery

Surgery was conducted in order to remove rocket shrapnel fragments from the macaque's spine.

Mansour Abbas visits Lod, calls for calm amid Arab-Jewish violence

After calling for calm, Abbas also indicated that some of the rioters were not residents of Lod.

Can we sort out the concept of civil liberties in a Jewish state?

Legally mandated halachic requirements have created a situation in Israel where many citizens, Jewish and non-Jewish, do not have the right to marry within the state.

Rockets are launched by Palestinian militants into Israel, in Gaza May 12, 2021.

Over 2,900 rockets fired, 10 Israelis killed since onset of hostilities

Some 191 Israelis have also been injured in riots and clashes between Jews and Arabs in the country.

Severe violence, disturbances continue across the country

Arab 12-year old boy suffers severe burns from petrol bomb attack in Jaffa, Arab extremists suspected of mistakenly targeting Arab, not Jewish home.

A long exposure picture shows iron dome anti-missile system fires interception missile as rockets fi

PIJ premiers missile named for Soleimani used in fighting - watch

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad premiered its newest missile on Sunday named for Qasem Soleimani, the former-IRGC Quds Force major-general.

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a press conference with Health minister Yuli Edelste

Netanyahu: We hope fighting won’t continue for long

Netanyahu made the remarks soon after a Security Cabinet meeting, in which ministers decided to continue the operation in accordance with the IDF’s plans.

'Israel has enough targets to keep striking Hamas in Gaza' - IDF officers

As the international community pushes for a ceasefire, the IDF is ready to keep going.

Royal Caribbean cancels Israel cruises due to ongoing unrest

At the time of writing, no future cruise dates have been announced.

Residents of Ramat Gan in shock after Gaza rocket hits neighborhood

"We heard a very loud boom and everything shook," said one resident. "There was destruction in the apartment and there was panic."


Israel works to build int’l support for Operation Guardians of the Walls

Israel’s ambassadors are trying to cut through the Hamas narrative that Israeli actions, especially in Jerusalem, are to blame.

Netanyahu: We won't tolerate pogroms against Jews, lynching of Arabs

We will not allow our Jewish citizens to live in fear of murderous Arab gangs. We will not allow Jews to take the law into their own hands and attack innocent Arabs, or lynch an innocent Arab.

Police arrest protesters at Jerusalem Jewish-Arab solidarity event

The protest, organized by Standing Together, was a display of solidarity and a shared hope for peace between Jewish and Arab communities in Israel.


Netanyahu: The big winner in Gaza, Jewish-Arab violence - analysis

The immediate result of the Gaza and domestic violence is that Netanyahu will continue in his role • the prime minister always looks good when there is crisis and chaos

The Austrian Federal Chancellery hoisted Israeli flag on its roof.

Iran's Zarif cancels Austria visit after chancellery displays Israel flag

In addition, the country of Austria also officially recognized Hezbollah as a terrorist group

Rockets land in central Israel - in pictures

Damage can be seen from the rocket that fell in Ramat Gan on Saturday morning.

An IDF artillery unit fires towards Gaza Strip near the Israel-Gaza border in Southern Israel, May 1

Why did the IDF attack on Hamas's 'Metro' not go as planned?

The demolition of the tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip, known as the "metro" did not work to the expected extent.


Did IDF deception lead to massive aerial assault on Hamas’s ‘Metro’?

At midnight, the IDF Spokesperson’s English department tweeted that “IDF air and ground troops are currently attacking in the Gaza Strip."


What is the cost of Israel's current military campaign?

To answer that, a number of different aspects of the economy need to be considered.

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

MDA ambulances switch sirens to sound less like rocket sirens

Bin said in a statement after making the decision earlier this week that "these days, we must show maximum sensitivity to the concerns of the Israeli public."

Israeli metal rockers Orphaned Land celebrates 30th anniversary

World-famous Israeli rockers to celebrate 30th anniversary with gala performance with orchestra and choir in Tel Aviv


What is behind the onscreen infatuation with haredim?

Shows such as 'Shtisel' and 'Unorthodox' have taken the world by storm.

Alternate Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benny Gantz attends a conference of the Israeli Tel

Gantz: Extremists spread misinformation on Facebook and TikTok

In response, the Facebook and TikTok executives expressed commitment to prevent incitement from their platforms.

Muslim doctor lightly injured protecting Jewish man from lynch

Awad, who was lightly injured himself from the conflict, evacuated the Jewish man from Muslim rioters. He put his own body in between the Jewish man and the Muslim rioters.

Narratives pave the way for endless war against Israel - analysis

Together with the argument that Palestinians have a “right” to resist and that all of Israel is “occupied”, this presents a case for excusing and justifying endless war against Israel.

Gaza Violence: These are the victims of Hamas rocket attacks

An unprecedented escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza has left many Israelis - in a constant state of uncertainty, wondering if they will get the chance to see tomorrow.

A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel

Pentagon pulls US military personnel from Israel 'out of caution'

During a press conference, Defense Department Secretary John Kirby said the US Central and European Command staffers flew on a C-17 aircraft in order to prepare for the pickup.

Netanyahu says IDF's Gaza campaign to continue as UNSC to meet Sunday

Egyptian efforts to mediate a cease-fire have not so far failed as both sides rebuff requests to stop attacks.

Three-day Poets' Festival in Metulla uses poetry as therapy

There are not a few poetic works which challenge the intellect, and invite us to delve as deeply as possible into some hidden meaning, lurking somewhere beneath the textual surface

AN EMPLOYEE holds freshly-harvested medical cannabis flowers at Pharmocann, an Israeli medical canna

Israel startup looks to add 'Transparent-C' to the cannabis industry

Cannabis plants contain an enormous number of active ingredients that can affect the body in a variety of ways.


Otzma Yehudit's Ben-Gvir is intifada instigator, police commissioner says

Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai held Ben-Gvir responsible for encouraging violence among Arabs and Jews and starting an intifada.

'He was full of love': Family and friends mourn fallen IDF soldier

St.-Sgt. Omer Tabib who was killed yesterday by an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas from the Gaza Strip into Israel.


Athletes weigh in on Israel’s current conflict

Different extremes expressed on social media, with support for both blue-and-white and Palestinians


I spent the night in a bomb shelter with my kids

My family moved to Israel for many reasons, but certainly this was not one of them. I do not want such violence to be the reality in Israel; I want peace.


Israeli mom: 'Now is the time to talk about an end to endless conflict'

"It is not disloyal, antisemitic, anti-Zionist, self-hating or traitorous to demand that the Israeli government work proactively toward security, justice, equality and dignity for all human beings"

Head of the Yamina party Naftali Bennett gives a press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parlia

Bennett backs down from anti-Netanyahu gov't as Jewish-Arab riots grow

Bennett caved to pressure from the Right and decided that he will not form a government with Mansour Abbas, citing the recent violence.

Advocates Aryeh Rachlin & Jane Olman

Purchasing real estate in Israel during COVID - A growing phenomenon

The coronavirus pandemic has seen people turn to more conservative areas of investment.


Reshuffling Israel's coalition deck amid Jewish-Arab violence

POLITICAL AFFAIRS: Officials in Naftali Bennett's party said the events of recent days have created a situation bringing back the possibility of a right-wing coalition.


Israel's escalation with Gaza won't change coalition chances - analysis

The thugs' hatred of those who practice a different religion pales in comparison to the animosity those who are forming a government feel for Netanyahu.


Israel in chaos: 10 Border Police units called up to quell Arab-Jewish violence

Riots have spread across several cities throughout Israel with mixed Arab and Jewish populations.

Yael Katz plays in a soccer match

From Buenos Aires to Jerusalem: Meet the soccer star who made aliyah

“There is no road, the road is made by walking, by walking one makes the road, and upon glancing back one sees the path.” – “Wanderer” by Antonio Machado

Mr. Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency, speaks at the European Jewish  Association's virtua

Race begins to succeed Isaac Herzog at Jewish Agency

Ten candidates touted for top position in Jewish world, should Herzog become Israel's next president.


For Jerusalem Arabs, violence dashes hopes of economic recovery

"Corona was very hard, because our business relies on tourists, but at least we had local Israelis coming in. Now, with the current situation, even that has stopped during the past few days."

Hamas supporters watch armed Hamas militants parade in central Gaza City.

Why anti-tank missiles pose a threat along Gaza border

The use of anti-tank missiles, often Kornet missiles, has plagued Israel for years.

Israeli plastic giant, leading R&D 3D printing firm announce partnership

The two companies launched a new filament with a significantly reduced carbon footprint in order to enable sustainable & eco-conscious manufacturing.

Israeli EMT recalls giving CPR during rocket attack

According to the account, head of the local United Hatzalah chapter Asher Tzvi Shwed was able to save the life of a 46-year-old man who was jogging in a soccer field.

Mansour Abbas: Violence proves need for partnership

"I am not giving up on future cooperation," the Ra'am Party head said. "It could be that these incidents emphasize the need for true partnership with understanding, initiating together."


White for Shavuot: What to buy for the holiday

This year, take a look at a new and revolutionary toothbrush that may actually make your teeth whiter, and try to keep your eyes protected from viruses with new and revolutionary lens coating.


Shavuot: Hikes, trips, activities for the holiday

Shavuot this year is in mid-May, in the heart of spring, so on almost any hike we’ll enjoy warm and pleasant weather.


Despite COVID-19, a historic Beersheba sewing machine shop stitched on

Opened in 1960 by Vilna native Abraham Kamenman, the shop today is a leading national importer of sewing machines, selling and repairing sewing machines for clients across Israel.

People wave Palestinian flags during Eid al-Fitr prayers

Eid al-Fitr: Thousands of Palestinians at Temple Mount after night of clashes

Clashes continued in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Wednesday night, with at least two terrorist incidents reported in the West Bank.


An Israeli irony: Status quo erodes as haredi political power increases

Israel's dilemma of reconciling religion and state has been ongoing since the country was founded.


Thousands sign petition for the release of Jewish men after Lod riots

The three Jewish men were arrested during the Lod riots after attacking an Arab citizen, and their detention has been extended, to the anger of many.

I was excited for Israel to get back to normal. Then the rockets began.

Several converging factors suggest things could get worse before they get better.


I grew up in a divided Jerusalem. I’d like to live in a shared one.

Since Israel’s establishment, 3,000-year-old Jerusalem as its eternal capital has been a self-evident fact.


Israel's morale needs to be built up - comment

Long ago the quaint concept that wars here would be fought at the frontiers has been replaced with bombs and rockets indiscriminately targeting civilians


Israel’s Kneller Agency signs int’l ‘first-look’ deal

“We’re seeing such incredible material from Israeli filmmakers, showrunners, and creators break through with global audiences and The Kneller Agency is helping drive the charge.”

Israel's French Film Festival celebrates 18th anniversary

It’s the 18th anniversary of this festival, and during this lucky year audiences at the cinematheques can see over 20 of the best contemporary French movies at in-person screenings.

‘First coronavirus, now this,’ says mom who gave birth under Gaza rockets

As she was giving birth, the sirens blasted several times. The vast majority of the hospital is a secured structure, allowing doctors to continue their work, but the experience was still challenging.

Netanyahu trial: Did Yeshua continue scheme after dramatic 2016 meeting?

Defense portrays ex-Walla CEO as pushing conspiracy, continues to try and undermine his credibility.

Oakley's new sunglasses make Israel debut

At a price of NIS 1,200, the brand-new Oakley Kato can be found in optical stores across the country.


Nefesh B’Nefesh presents outstanding Anglo olim with Bonei Zion Prize

The honorees were celebrated at the Tower of David Museum with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion in a ceremony that was originally scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19.

Jerusalem highlights May 14–20, 2021: What's new in the capital?

With Hebrew, English, and French language lectures for the holiday of Shavuot, Jerusalem has something for everybody during this holiday.

Grapevine: Turning in

Movers and shakers in Israeli society.

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