Israeli Politics


Shaked appoints new conservative justices, could shift Israeli law rightward shift

02/23/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 2 months ago

Four Supreme Court justices appointed by Israel Wednesday could signify a shifting of power towards the political right. In a report Thursday, Haaretz noted that three


Netanyahu slams ‘unprecedented’ media campaign amid graft probe

01/17/2017 9:32 AM Updated: 3 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has been questioned by police in a corruption probe, on Monday denounced an “unprecedented” media campaign to


Why would Bibi promise to shutter fawning paper run by pal Sheldon Adelson?

01/10/2017 4:59 PM

An audiotape of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, appearing to negotiate with a newspaper publisher for more favorable coverage, surfaced recently. On the tape, Netanyahu promises


Netanyahu to be investigated for fraud and bribery

12/28/2016 4:12 PM Updated: 3 months ago

Criminal investigation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been set in motion by the country’s Justice Ministry according to The Times of Israel. The Justice


Controversy over Trump Hotel Chanukkah party is so 2016

12/15/2016 4:36 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Yesterday saw the White House celebrating the upcoming Chanukkah holiday, a rather typical state affair with President Barack Obama paying tribute to Shimon Peres, but


Israeli general quits after theft of laptop with classified data

12/15/2016 1:11 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – A senior Israeli general has resigned after a laptop containing classified information was stolen from his home, the military said on Thursday.


Israel settlers reject relocation offer as eviction looms

12/15/2016 9:43 AM Updated: 4 months ago

Amona Outpost (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Residents of a wildcat Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Thursday rejected a proposal to leave voluntarily, raising


Israelis protest in support of West Bank outpost

12/14/2016 11:42 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Several hundred residents and supporters of an illegal outpost in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday rallied outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin


Israeli far right hails bill to legalize settler homes

12/06/2016 9:45 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli far-right politicians on Tuesday welcomed initial approval of a bill to legalize some 4,000 settler homes in the West Bank, calling


Abbas bests rivals in Fatah vote

12/05/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah party announced election results to its ruling bodies on Sunday that saw the 81-year-old sideline


Netanyahu’s Wife Grilled on Suspected Misuse of Funds

12/02/2016 3:30 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli police questioned the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday over allegations that the couple used public funds to cover their


Thousands Flee Bushfires as Israel Alleges ‘Arson Terror’

11/24/2016 3:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  Haifa (Israel) (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Israelis fled raging bushfires in the northern city of Haifa Thursday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said


Amid Kotel Struggle, Orthodox Jews Leave Death Threats for Reform Temple

11/24/2016 10:30 AM Updated: 5 months ago

A Reform Temple in Ra’anana, Israel was vandalized early Thursday morning in an attack believed to be linked to a debate over whether to open the


Bid to Quiet Muslim Call to Prayer Amplifies Israel Tensions

11/22/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 5 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – It is 4:30 am and Mufeed Shawana is rushing to Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the first Muslim call to prayer of the day

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Israel PM Calls for Ministers’ Restraint After Trump Win

11/13/2016 12:30 PM Updated: 5 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Sunday for ministers to refrain from comment on Donald Trump’s presidency after right-wing politicians said his


Trump’s Win Makes Palestinian State Less Likely

11/10/2016 9:20 AM Updated: 5 months ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Donald Trump’s shock election as president will likely result in a US tilt towards Israel that puts a Palestinian state even further

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Some Boo as Israeli National Theater Performs for Settlement

10/27/2016 7:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Normally, an S. Y. Agnon story performed for the stage by Habima, Israel’s national theater, would be fodder for events calendars and critics’ notebooks, but a

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Turkey, Israel Consider Building Gas Pipeline: Israeli Minister

10/13/2016 7:40 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey and Israel are to start examining the feasibility of building an undersea gas pipeline to pump Israeli gas to Turkish consumers and

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Palestinian Youths March on Settlement in Message to FIFA

10/12/2016 7:30 PM Updated: 6 months ago

Maale Adumim (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Palestinian children marched on an Israeli settlement to play football there on Tuesday, in a protest ahead of a key

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After 2 Debates, Israel Still Absent

10/11/2016 7:20 AM Updated: 6 months ago

The second presidential debate was yesterday, and the entire 90 minutes went by without a single mention of Israel. In the first debate, the country was