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Published: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:27:40 +0200
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Lieberman and Netanyahu approve 2500 housing units in West Bank
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:19:00 +0200
The majority of the new housing units are to be constructed in major settlement blocs and are intended to 'meet housing demands' and help life return to normal; PA opposed to decision and warn that it will 'strengthen extremism and terrorism.'
Former CIA director: US must keep military option in Iran open
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 19:16:00 +0200
David Patraeus, former CIA director, attends conference in Tel Aviv and in response to embassy in Jerusalem question, states, 'I hope there is something that can bring peace and not cancel the option for a Palestinian capital.'
Protective Edge report: 'Mockery made of our children's lives'
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:44:00 +0200
In light of the Security Cabinet's charged deliberations during the operation, the state comptroller's subcommittee to postpone the publication of the complete report; bereaved parents: 'The publication is our children's unwritten will'; former Minister Peri: 'Everyone did their duty.'
Azaria's father delivers emotional plea to the judges
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:46:00 +0200
In a final bid to convince the judges to lighten the sentence against his son, Charlie Azaria, weeping before the judges, described his son's innate kindness, lamented the physical toll the trial has taken on his family: 'My son has been abandoned.'
Parents who forgot child in the car won't be prosecuted
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:11:00 +0200
In new directive, state attorney suggests taking into account the harsh outcomes of wrongful death events for the parents. That said, parents whose reckless driving leads to their child's accidental death should be prosecuted.
Minutes of cabinet discussions during Protective Edge revealed
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:49:00 +0200
Transcripts of the charged cabinet discussions in the days leading up to, and during, the 2014 Operation Protective Edge show the IDF was unprepared to deal with the tunnel threat, the clashes with the military command and the heated arguments between the ministers.
Brussels bombers searched for Jews, Israelis before the attack
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:29:00 +0200
Belgian-led investigation indicates terrorists pursued Haredi Jews, scouted for Israelis, ahead of the explosion; source says 'The attacker seemed to rush towards two Orthodox Jews...He really, clearly wanted to kill a Jew.'
Amona residents threaten to resume struggle
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:51:00 +0200
Following the failure to implement the agreement signed with them last month, and following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the new US president, the outpost’s residents are demanding a resubmission of the original Regulation Bill, or else ‘the state will have to deal with quite a difficult protest.’
Preventing the next terror attack from Israel’s prisons
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 23:20:00 +0200
There are about 6,200 security prisoners in eight of the Israel Prison Services’ detention facilities, and 70 percent of them are defined as having blood on their hands. In a joint interview, three intelligence officers serving in Israel’s most dangerous prisons discuss what it is like to be in the same room with eight murderers, how inmates are turned into informants and how MK Ghattas was caught allegedly smuggling cellphones into jail.
Hugo Boss model leaves it all behind to enlist in IDF
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 14:01:00 +0200
31-year-old James Hirshfield doesn't care that the army told him he was too old or that his family told him he was giving up a successful career: He's starting his service as 'the best soldier I can be' in April, and he loves it here.
Unique book for auction on Israel's 50s' spy ring in Egypt
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:33:00 +0200
63 years after the Lavon Affair, a book is being made public that presents the Egyptian perspective on events; a former NSC head judges the book to probably have been made as Egyptian propaganda to paint Israel as a terrorist state, but considers the confessions it contains by Israelis to be authentic, if probably coerced.
How Jabel Mukaber became a terror incubator
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:35:00 +0200
Fadi Qunbar, who murdered an IDF officer and three cadets in the East Talpiot vehicular attack, lived not far from the two cousins who murdered five worshippers and a policeman at a Jerusalem synagogue in 2014. As the villages annexed to Jerusalem in 1967 produce more and more terrorists, there is a growing demand to separate them from the city. But according to local resident Mahmoud Awisat, the solution begins with providing basic services to the neglected neighborhoods.
Serving faithfully: US religious girls in the Israeli army
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:44:00 +0200
Every year, hundreds of young Jewish American women choose to leave the Orthodox homes they grew up in and make aliyah in order to defend the State of Israel. ‘It’s a great mitzvah and an honor to serve in the IDF as a religious soldier,’ one explains; ‘I wanted to be part of the huge power defending Israel,’ says another.
Top Hamas leader in Gaza visits Egypt, 1st trip since 2013
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:42:00 +0200
Hamas Deputy Chief Ismail Haniyeh arrives in Egypt, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group since Egypt's army overthrew an Islamist president in 2013; In recent months, Cairo has increased the number of people allowed out of Gaza and sent public signals that it is interested in improving relations.
Hamas military wing graduation ceremony
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:42:00 +0200
Al-Qassam Brigade has graduates show off their military prowess by marching, breaking flaming concrete blocks and holding a short military exercise where a small force takes an IDF outpost.
Turkish assembly passes polemic bill to boost Erdoan's powers
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 09:19:00 +0200
The bill could pave way for a referendum that would see Erdoan in power until 2029, transforming the largely ceremonial presidential position to one with the ability to issue decrees, declare emergency rule, appoint ministers and state officials and dissolve parliament; supporters say foreign and domestic threats require the change, while opponents say it erodes balance in distribution of powers.
Report: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 caught
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:38:00 +0200
The suspect, who has been identified by the media as Abdulkadir Masharipov, and who is believed to have murdered 39 in a New Year's attack, was captured in Istanbul while with his 4-year-old daughter; local television station says he resisted arrest.
Trump lowers expectations for quick embassy move in Israel
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:12:00 +0200
Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem was one of Donald Trump's campaign promises; however, the issue seems to be getting pushed farther and farther down the list of the new administration's priorities; Israeli official: 'sounds like walking it backwards.'
IN PHOTOS: Women protesters swarm streets across US in challenge to Trump
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:07:00 +0200
Organizers said nearly 5 million marched around the world to protest Trump’s comments and policy positions toward a wide range of groups, including women, Mexican immigrants, Muslims, the disabled and environmentalists; DC march surpasses 200,000 marchers initially projected, while hundreds of thousands march in big cities across the US.
Europe's nationalist leaders launch year of election hopes
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 16:20:00 +0200
Right-wing leaders from Austria France, Germany Italy, and the Netherlands converge in Koblenz for a conference of the Europe of Nations and Freedom group in the European Parliament, celebratory following Trump's inauguration; protestors outside term the leaders a new kind of fascists.
Palestinians protest Trump while violence flares in DC
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 12:58:00 +0200
Arab leaders congratulate Trump, while voices of concern are worried by new US leader's plans for Muslim world; over 200 arrested in DC, despite low turnout for the ceremony; alt-right leader Richard Spencer is punched in the face by an unknown protestor; police say six officers were injured in scuffles.
Trump, sworn in as US president, promises to put 'America First'
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:21:00 +0200
The 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, repeats his campaign foreign policy promise in his inaugural address, promising to value the US above all else; he tells the crowd that he was returning power to them from DC; 44th President Barack Obama departs Washington.
Inauguration Day: Trump to become America's 45th president
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 15:57:00 +0200
On the day of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump opens with a celebratory tweet; protestors line up in front of US capitol with signs reading 'Free Palestine' and 'Let Freedom Ring'; swearing-in begins at 11am Eastern.