President Rivlin rejects former PM Olmert's request for clemency
Rivlin denied former prime minister Ehud Olmert's request for clemency on Monday. The latter is imprisoned due to his involvement in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Israel's history.
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:59:20 GMT
Bennett: Unpleasant to know Netanyahu requested articles against me
“The prime minister does not need to order a series of articles from a newspaper publisher against one of the parties."
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:51:36 GMT
Bennett meets Trump envoy in Washington
Soon after Trump’s election victory in November, Bennett said the election meant that “the era of a Palestinian state is over."
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:56:13 GMT
Steinitz: Good thing $38b. defense package signed with Obama
Nagel, who was instrumental in hammering out the deal, is leaving the NSC as of April 1.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:47:54 GMT
Netanyahu's inner circle shrinks as top official leaves job
Yaakov Nagel was a key foreign policy advisor to the PM, and his leaving follows quickly on the heels of the exit of another key prime ministerial advisor, Ran Baratz.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:22:22 GMT
MK Gafni: We have no problem with elections, we even might benefit from that
Gafni pointed out that for a country that faces such big challenges and major problems, going to elections due to a dispute over the IBA and the IBC is outrageous and irresponsible.
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:25:37 GMT
'No daylight' with Trump administration, Israeli ambassador Dermer says
"You should always be happy that there's no daylight between both sides," he told a private lunch.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:03:27 GMT
Watch Live: AIPAC holds annual conference on Israel
Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog, PM Benjamin Netanyahu to address second day of summit.
... Pubdate: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:59:24 GMT
Netanyahu: No deal yet with US on settlements
"The talks are still ongoing and media reports are untrue."
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:07:21 GMT
Two dead and multiple injured, including children in shootings in Israeli-Arab towns
Northern District Police have yet to make any arrests in the shootings and a gag order was imposed on details of the investigation.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 07:23:23 GMT
Netanyahu, Kahlon meet twice, still can’t solve crisis
Amid crisis, IBA workers disrupt meeting with Nissenkorn.
... Pubdate: Sun, 26 Mar 2017 01:55:56 GMT
Report: US may allow new settlement in exchange for partial building freeze
Trump has prioritized making peace between Israelis and Palestinians, characterizing a comprehensive agreement between the two parties as the "deal of all deals."
... Pubdate: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:49:24 GMT
Analysis: Trump’s Israel agenda faces AIPAC test
Is US going to appease or surprise at the upcoming AIPAC conference? The former option is probably more likely.
... Pubdate: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 21:06:22 GMT
Merkel, Abbas say there is ‘no alternative’ to two states
In the latter half of her remarks, Merkel criticized Abbas for turning to international forums to “unilaterally denounce” Israel.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:13:11 GMT
Israel and the US to collaborate on PTSD treatment programs
Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan to discuss PTSD in soldiers with US Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin in Washington.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:48:47 GMT
AIPAC to push for Iran legislation, two-state solution at annual conference
Lobby focused on reforging bipartisan congressional support.
... Pubdate: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:34:07 GMT
Analysis: How worried are Israel’s leaders about Putin’s Syrian warning?
Judging from statements by Israeli leaders and military commanders over the past two days, it seems they are not seriously worried.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:46:32 GMT
Yet another ‘poke in the eye’ by IBC broadcaster Kan
Keren Neubach, the journalist politicians love to hate, named radio host.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:45:33 GMT
'IDF unsure of extent of prostitution among its soldiers'
A survey by the Labor and Social Services Ministry for a report found an estimated 500 soldiers involved in prostitution, with at least six cases in the past year.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:34:51 GMT
Israel prepared to evacuate hundreds of thousands from northern border in a war
Close to a million Israelis live in the North; an estimated quarter of a million could be evacuated in case a war breaks out with Hezbollah.
... Pubdate: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:53:21 GMT
PM: China holds Israel’s innovation in high esteem
Terming China a “giant world power,” Netanyahu said Beijing decided to forge “a special connection” with Israel regarding innovation, characterizing it as a “unique partner for innovation.”
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:21:21 GMT
Israel stands with UK against terrorism
Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon expressed Israel’s support to British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:56:04 GMT
Furor over Israel Prize panel’s decision not to honor left-wing artist
Garbuz said in an interview with Army Radio on Wednesday that “the committee did not reach a decision and I did not lose the Israel Prize, I didn’t lose anything.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:34:28 GMT
‘We’ve got to change the norms’
American-Israeli Eliezer Jaffe works to bring interest-free loans to first-time home buyers.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:30:09 GMT
Israeli and Vietnamese companies sign several cooperation agreements
Main focus on energy tech, health and education.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:24:55 GMT
Netanyahu: 'Significant progress' in talks with US on settlement construction
It’s presumed that Netanyahu seeks permission to build in the settlement blocs in exchange for freezing isolated Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:55:52 GMT
Kuwait trying to oust Knesset from Inter-Parliamentary Union
Israel's "loud and blatant violations of international resolutions," and not anti-Israeli or racist motives, are the inspiration for the move, claims Kuwaiti parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 04:46:16 GMT
EU: Annexing Ma’aleh Adumim would damage ties with Israel
"It would have a strong detrimental impact on our relations," Mark Gallagher, the Charge D'Affaires for the EU embassy in Israel, cautioned on Tuesday.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:39:08 GMT
Jerusalem, Hanoi reach deal to boost military cooperation
‘We know quiet and peace on the security front should not be taken for granted,’ Rivlin tells defense minister.
... Pubdate: Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:47:20 GMT
Knesset holds conference on battling racism in Israel
MK Yoel Hasson (Zionist Union) called on his fellow public representatives, not only to be an example for the people and avoid making racist comments, but also to actively and publicly defy racism.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:00:56 GMT
Jewish cop allegedly attacked Arab colleague at Purim party
The incident at an event hall is now under investigation by the Ministry of Justice Police Internal Investigations Unit, which declined to comment.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:48:09 GMT
Jerusalem, Beijing to partner on environmental technologies
Israeli and China sign dairy export deal, advance economic collaborations.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:56:47 GMT
Minister: Freedom of press won't be harmed, broadcast law moving forward
“We stand by what we committed to, there is an agreement and legislation will arrive. We won’t allow any harm to be done to democracy, to freedom of expression, or freedom of the press.”
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:40:08 GMT
Analysis: A tipping point as Israeli, US supreme courts shift rightward
In a matter of a month, the scales will likely have tipped heavily toward conservatives.
... Pubdate: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:48:07 GMT
Anti-super-PAC bill becomes law
The law will apply restrictions on political party funding.
... Pubdate: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:44:22 GMT