Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to


Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and


Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of


Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill


Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick says Israeli settlements “hinder peace”

01/18/2017 6:07 PM

  President-elect Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick Nikki Haley said in her Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday that Israeli settlements are a roadblock to peace.


Israeli lawmakers debate “corrupt” kosher industry

01/18/2017 4:41 PM

High costs and damage to businesses resulting from the Israeli rabbinate’s kosher certification monopoly were debated this week by the Knesset Economics Committee. One participant, Yesh


Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the


Trump says creating peace between Israel, Palestinians will be tougher due to “psychologically binding” resolution

01/17/2017 2:52 PM

Speaking to the Times of London this week, President-elect Donald Trump said the possibility of brokering a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians would be


Israeli Regional Cooperation Minister says Israel, U.S. on the same page under Trump

01/17/2017 1:53 PM

Israel’s Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi said Monday that the inauguration of Donald Trump will be an opportunity for partnership between the U.S. and Israel. According


President Barack Obama reflects on presidency, Israel in last interview

01/16/2017 5:30 PM Updated: 1 week ago

President Barack Obama looked back on his eight years in office in a CBS interview Sunday. In the conversation with “60 Minutes” Steve Kroft, Obama discussed


Dear Mr. Schumer: Jewish academics from across the country voice fears about new ambassador to Israel

01/16/2017 3:00 PM Updated: 1 week ago

The appointment of bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman as the next U.S. ambassador to Israel is encountering fierce resistance from Jewish academics over his positions on Israel.


Trump confirms that Kushner will serve as peace broker in Israel-Palestinian conflict

01/16/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 1 week ago

President-Elect Donald Trump appeared to confirm in an interview with the Times of London Sunday night that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will serve as a peace


Trump’s pro-settlement stance reflected in inauguration invites

01/15/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

An invitation to Donald Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration ceremony was extended to the heads of the Councils of Judea and Samaria, courtesy of the Chamber of

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Jewish immigrating to Israel from Europe not an “exodus,” report finds

01/15/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Despite its unprecedented rates, the phenomena of Jewish immigration to Israel from European countries has not yet reached the scale of an “exodus,” the Institute for

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s son, Yair Netanyahu, to face police questioning over corruption charges

01/14/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon face questioning by Israel’s Lahav 433 anti-corruption unit, according to a Channel 10 report

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Israeli intelligence officials worry that information sent to U.S. could end up in Russian, Iranian hands

01/13/2017 12:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli intelligence officials are concerned that classified information sent to their American counterparts could wind up in the hands of Russia and Iran, Israeli journalist Ronen


Israel approves bill banning foreigners boycotting Israel or its settlements

01/12/2017 5:32 PM

An Israeli parliamentary committee approved Thursday legislation preventing foreigners from entering the country if they’ve called for boycotts against Israel, or any of its settlements. The


Mattis: “The capital of Israel that I go to is Tel Aviv”

01/12/2017 4:51 PM

James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, addressed Israel again during hearings as he took questions from Sen. Lindsey Graham. (Graham

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Israel high court suggests women be allowed to read from the Torah at Western Wall

01/11/2017 2:40 PM

In an apparent victory for the “Women of the Wall” movement, Israel’s high court suggested in a ruling Wednesday that women should be allowed to read

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President Barack Obama says Bibi Netanyahu’s settlement support is obstacle to peace

01/11/2017 1:32 PM Updated: 1 week ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support of Israeli settlements is an obstacle to the creation of a Palestinian state, President Barack Obama told Israel’s Channel 2