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Netanyahu vows to extend Israeli sovereignty to Hebron, Kiryat Arba
September 16, 2019
Israeli premier tells Army Radio he has discussed his sovereignty plan for Judea and Samaria with U.S. President Donald Trump; Hebron Jewish community spokesman: “There’s a big difference between political promises and political action.”
Record number of Jews visit Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av, despite riots
August 11, 2019
Police initially closed the site to non-Muslims before opening it for short periods later in the day, enabling a record 1,700 Jews to visit.
Confusion, controversy as doubts loom over New Right’s possible entry to Knesset
April 11, 2019
Confusion around the possibility that the New Right Party passed the minimum threshold to enter the Knesset increased as announcements that the party succeeded were quickly followed by saying it had failed.
Voters in full swing at polling stations throughout Israel
April 9, 2019
The official results of the polls will be published on Thursday evening or Friday morning, but about 90 percent the results are expected to be tallied as early as Wednesday afternoon.
Long-range missile from Gaza Strip destroys home in central Israel, injures seven
March 25, 2019
The launch leveled much of the building and caused a fire to ignite, with shrapnel from the attack causing damage in the surrounding vicinity.
Islamic Waqf refuses order of Israeli court to withdraw from Temple Mount ‘Gate of Mercy’
March 6, 2019
Jordan’s Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs, which oversees the Waqf in Jerusalem, called it “aggression against Jerusalem and holy sites for electoral purposes.”
Netanyahu spars with AIPAC, AJC over controversial right-wing alliance
February 24, 2019
Using social media to make a rare break into the politically charged debate over upcoming Israeli elections, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the American Jewish Committee took political positions on the inclusion of the Otzma Yehudit Party in a technical bloc with the Jewish Home Party.
Son of Japanese Holocaust hero discovers father’s memorial destroyed by Beit Shemesh apartments
February 14, 2019
The Jewish National Fund was left scrambling to apologize to the son of a former Japanese diplomat who saved the lives of approximately 6,000 Jews during the Holocaust, after a memorial grove of trees planted in his honor was flattened to make way for apartment buildings.
Trump, Pence upbraid Omar tweets, saying ‘anti-Semitism has no place in Congress’
February 13, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump: “She should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Israeli officials call for death penalty for murderer of teen Ori Ansbacher
February 10, 2019
Use of the death penalty can only be made in specific circumstances and requires a unanimous decision from a panel of three judges.
Israeli news purports to know Trump Mideast peace plan
January 17, 2019
A report on Israel’s Channel 13 News revealed that U.S. President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” will involve a Palestinian state on 85-90 percent of Judea and Samaria, as well as dividing Jerusalem.
Bolton visits Netanyahu, Western Wall tunnels with Israeli officials to ire of PA
January 7, 2019
Foreign dignitaries are very rarely accompanied by Israeli officials on tours to the Western Wall tunnels due to the perception that they are giving official legitimacy to Israel’s sovereignty over the area.
US officials blast Palestinian terrorism in tweets after brutal Hanukkah attack
December 10, 2018
U.S. officials blasted Palestinian violence in the wake of a terror attack that targeted eight people on Sunday night, the last night of Hanukkah.
Israel’s Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018
May 13, 2018
“I’m so happy, thank you so much,” the emotional Barzilai said upon taking the stage when her victory was announced. “I love my country!” she yelled. “Next time in Jerusalem!” At a press conference after her win, Barzilai thanked her fans and tearfully said, “I’m so happy we were able to reach hearts, I’m so happy we were able to change [Israel’s] image. It’s time. We deserve this.”
Israel destroys 50 Iranian targets in Syria after missiles launched at Golan Heights by Iran
May 10, 2018
The Israel Defense Forces reported that it had set back Iranian military capabilities in Syria by “many months,” smashing more than 50 targets in what IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis called "one of the greatest operations of the Israel Air Force in the past decade.”