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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:19:21 +0200
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PM to seek 30-day delay of Amona evacuation from High Court
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:58:00 +0200
After talks between Netanyahu and Bennett reach an impasse over resolving the Amona crisis and the Regulation Bill, PM tells party leaders the request will be justified on grounds of need to build structures for residents being removed from the outpost; parties also agree to delay bill's first Knesset reading from Monday to Wednesday as Kahlon's support far from a sure bet.
Ex-top security officials call for probe into submarine deal
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:46:00 +0200
Amid reports that Iran has shares in German-based conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, contracted to build three submarines and four warships for the Israeli Navy, concerns arise that Israeli money and classified information has made its way to Iranian hands.
Police say evidence justifies charging Sara Netanyahu
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:01:00 +0200
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife questioned over misusing state funds for personal use, including providing her late father with a helper, ordering expensive catering services for Israeli guests, and employing an electrician on Yom Kippur; Netanyahu family demands checks be conducted into leaks of questioning transcripts.
UAE-based company contracted to build warships for Israeli Navy
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:31:00 +0200
Abu Dhabi MAR, that owns ThyssenKrupp's Kiel shipyard, will build the hull of four Sa'ar 6-class corvette warships meant to protect Israel's gas rigs; Defense Ministry: 'Classified information will be kept from unauthorized bodies.'
Three killed, toddler seriously injured in car crash
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:53:00 +0200
Crash took place overnight Saturday after two vehicles collided on Highway 79 in lower Galilee; paramedics forced to pronounce death of a man and two women after being extricated from vehicles; toddler evacuated to hospital having sustained head injuries; another man and woman hospitalized in serious condition, two youths lightly wounded.
Water situation in Gaza growing worse
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:37:00 +0200
With the Palestinian population approaching two million, a new World Bank report says that if no measures are taken by 2020, Gaza will no longer have usable water; While Israel provides technical support and advice, new wastewater plants are needed.
Journalist Raviv Drucker: The thorn in Netanyahu's side
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 23:34:00 +0200
After exposing numerous reports about both Prime Minister Netanyahu and his family, the respected Israeli journalist has earned the emnity of Netanyahu and his family and has even prompted several rebukes from the prime minister.
The KGB's Middle East Files: The fight against Zionism and world Jewry
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:51:00 +0200
Break-ins, forgeries, creating front organizations and even planting bombs – all means were justified in the battle that the Soviet intelligence agency waged against the Zionist movement, the emigration of Jews from the USSR and the world’s major Jewish organizations. Classified documents now reveal that the agency’s leaders saw Zionism as a real threat to the Soviet empire, and did everything in their power against it.
A war to coexist
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 22:12:00 +0200
The bilingual community was not only under physical threat by the fires, but also faced attempts to bash Israeli Arabs in the media; ‘If they discover the arsonists are Arab, they should be punished in the most severe way possible. But you shouldn’t blame all Arabs because of a few terrorists,’ says an Arab member of the bilingual community in Jerusalem; ‘More than the fires themselves, we’re worried about the flames of hate,’ says a Jewish member of Haifa’s bilingual community.
Ofra settlers optimistic despite odds
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:56:00 +0200
Just like their neighbors in Amona, nine families in the settlement of Ofra are facing home demolition. But unlike those in Amona, they're confident they can escape the bitter fate thanks to Donald Trump and the 'Regulation Bill.'
Recalling a final Rabin interview
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:16:00 +0200
Covering YItzhak Rabin for Yedioth Ahronoth for years as a political correspondent, Shlomo Nakdimon recalls his relaxed interviews with the prime minister in his Tel Aviv living room, where Rabin spoke of his relationships with the political and military elite and defines what victory is just months before his assassination.
Will Migron be evacuated once again?
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:26:00 +0200
Four years have passed since the West Bank settlement was relocated to a nearby hill, and its residents still live in caravans despite a government decision to build them a permanent community. Meanwhile, the owner of a winery located in the same area files a lawsuit against the state, demanding that the government keep its promise to relocate the winery or, alternatively, evacuate Migron’s residents.
Fatah concludes special conference by cementing Abbas rule
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:13:00 +0200
Final results of elections held by Palestinian ruling party show no significant change at the top, and no real challenge to Abbas; Marwan Barghouti got the most votes for the 18-member Central Committee, followed by former security official Jibril Rajoub.
Private security in Gaza on the rise
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:26:00 +0200
Facing grim employment prospects, young men are increasingly turning to private security firms that have cropped up for jobs; 'We are forced to cope with the labor market. I needed the job to build a life, have a future.'
Abbas addresses Fatah congress for first time since 2009
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:47:00 +0200
Despite being re-elected as head of Fatah, speculation still runs rampant as to who will eventually replace the 81 year-old leader; the Palestinian Congress takes place amid the election of Donald Trump, the question of Israeli settlements and possible reconciliation with Hamas.
With ISIS gone, Mosul district residents adjust to new life
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:31:00 +0200
The Islamic extremists have been pushed otu of the city by Iraqi security forces; militants banned images of living creatures, as pharmacies survived on imports from Syria; some militants left behind foreign wives.
Report: Two assasination plots of Egyptian president thwarted
Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:46:00 +0200
According to first conspiracy, al-Sisi was to be assassinated during a pilgrimage to Mecca; plotters also intended to murder Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef; one of the terrorists offered his wife as a suicide bomber to divert attention away from al-Sisi’s imminent murder.
Russia's Lavrov: difficult to solve islands issue with Japan
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 14:45:00 +0200
Over 70 years after the end of World War II, Russia and Japan have yet to sign a formal peace treaty due to Russian occupation of the Kuril islands; Russian and Japanese foreign ministers meet to discuss issue.
Trump to nominate retired Gen. James Mattis to lead Pentagon
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:30:00 +0200
The pugnacious retired general once warned Israel that continued construction in the West Bank decreases the chances of peace while increasing likelihood of Israel becoming an apartheid state; Mattis was also one of the most outspoken critics of the Iran nuclear deal.
Iranians face terrorism charges after filming Israeli embassy in Kenya
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:45:00 +0200
The two Iranians and their Kenyan driver are arrested in possession of video clips and photos of the Israeli embassy in Nairobi; this is the second time Iranians were arrested in Kenya on charges of plotting terrorist acts against Western targets in Kenya.
Vote tests Gambian leader who said only Allah can remove him
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:02:00 +0200
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh - who claims he has a secret herbal remedy to cure aids and is allegedly afraid of sorcerers - is facing the toughest election he's ever run since taking power in a coup in 1994.
'Holocaust' routine backlash surprising, says ice skater
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 20:52:00 +0200
Ice dancer Tatiana Navka says she was somewhat blindsided after her Holocaust-themed ice dance routine causes a wave of criticism against her. Navka, 41, who won gold in ice dancing for Russia at the 2006 Turin Olympics, and Burkovsky, a 33-year-old theater actor, say the dance was their way of paying homage to Holocaust victims.
Trump and Romney have 2nd meeting as sec. of State rumors swirl
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:22:00 +0200
Despite blatant opposition from some of his biggest supporters and closest aides, the US president-elect is still considering Romney for secretary of State; Kellyanne Conway—one of Trump's top advisors—has said that choosing Romney would be a 'betrayal' to Trump voters.