Court okays Shabbat hours for Tel Aviv markets

04/20/2017 10:25 AM

Yesterday, the High Court of Justice okayed the Tel Aviv government’s plan to allow more businesses–namely mini-marts–to operate on Shabbat.  It was the result of a long


Israel Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says Israel will treat, but not accept Syrian refugees

04/10/2017 2:37 PM

Israel is willing to treat, but not absorb, Syrian refugees, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Monday, according to Times of Israel. “You have to differentiate between


Israel closing off West Bank ahead of Passover as security measure

04/09/2017 4:26 PM

The West Bank and crossings from the Gaza Strip will be sealed off for Passover Monday night as a security measure, according to an IDF announcement


Belgian Jewish community outraged by proposal to ban kosher slaughter

04/09/2017 4:20 PM

Pressure from animal rights groups has led two of Belgium’s three regions to consider banning shechita (ritual slaughter) in 2019, in what some Belgian Jewish leaders


For mysterious reason, Russia just became first country to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

04/07/2017 11:32 AM

Russia became the first country in the world Thursday to recognize West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a


Israeli leaders praise Syria strike, but Putin and alt-right are not pleased

04/07/2017 10:33 AM

  The U.S. airstrike Thursday night on an airfield controlled by Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has been greeted with praise by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF),


Passover sacrifice reenactment held in Jerusalem’s Old City for first time in 2,000 years

04/06/2017 7:08 PM Updated: 2 weeks ago

Every year, Temple Mount activists dutifully stage a reenactment of the korban pesach (Passover sacrifice) offered in Jerusalem in the Temple era. Striving for authenticity, participants (all


Hamas executes three suspected Israel collaborators

04/06/2017 5:13 PM

Three men accused of “collaborating” with Israel were hanged Thursday in Gaza. According to Times of Israel, the hangings, which were carried out by Palestinian terror


Israeli-American bombing suspect made millions in bitcoin selling counterfeit documents

04/06/2017 3:35 PM

The 19-year-old Israeli-American teenager arrested last month for making scores of bomb threats at U.S. JCCs made millions of shekels worth of bitcoin selling counterfeit documents


One Israeli soldier killed, another injured in West Bank car ramming attack

04/06/2017 12:16 PM

Elichai Taharlev, a 20-year-old Israeli Brigade Sergeant, was killed Thursday in a car ramming attack in the West Bank’s Ofra Junction. A 19-year-old soldier was injured


In wake of deadly gas attack, Assad blames Israel for supporting “terrorists”

04/06/2017 10:31 AM

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad fired off a round of accusations against Israel this week, as his regime faces international censure for a deadly gas attack on


Shmurat Hakofim still waiting on Israeli funds for imperiled monkeys

04/05/2017 5:51 PM

Despite a pledge to Israel’s High Court of Justice last month, the Israeli government has not yet transferred much-needed funds to the Mazor monkey farm, where


Holocaust survivor charged with murder in burning death of nurse

04/05/2017 3:02 PM

A 77-year-old old Holocaust survivor was charged with murder by Tel Aviv’s Magistrate Court Wednesday for an incident last month in which he burned a nurse


Syria-trained Hamas operative arrested in Shin Bet, IDF operation

04/05/2017 12:33 PM

Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security agency, announced Wednesday the arrest of a Palestinian man trained in Syria to carry out terror attacks in Israel. The suspect,


Rivlin likens gassing in Syria to atrocities of the Holocaust

04/05/2017 11:07 AM

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin drew an analogy Tuesday between the gassing of Syrian civilians and the atrocities the Jewish people suffered during the Holocaust. “We, as


New Palestinian Authority elementary school textbooks encourage martyrdom

04/04/2017 3:25 PM

Palestinian elementary school textbooks are indoctrinating students to become “martyrs,” a Sunday report by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se)


Temple Mount Sifting Project may shut down after 12 years due to lack of funding

04/03/2017 3:16 PM

Israel’s Temple Mount Sifting Project, which seeks to unearth artifacts connected to the Temple Mount, may be “on the verge of closure” due to a halt


Netanyahu agrees to curb settlement construction as goodwill gesture to Palestinians, Trump

04/03/2017 12:11 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced at his security cabinet meeting last week that he will be curbing settlement construction, in accordance with the Trump administration’s request that


Mother of JCC bombing suspect blames tumor, autism for son’s actions

04/03/2017 10:37 AM

The mother of the 19-year-old American-Israeli arrested for allegedly making dozens of JCC bomb threats broke her silence over the weekend. “My son is not a criminal,


EMT calms blind and deaf daughter of CPR patient while mom’s life is saved

04/02/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 3 weeks ago

An 80-year-old woman suffered a heart attack on Tuesday in the Shmuel Hanavi neighborhood of Jerusalem. United Hatzalah EMTs arrived in order to treat the woman