Israel

Israelis Got 700,000 Traffic Tickets in 2016

Some 700,000 Israelis got citations for violating traffic laws in 2016 – with officers writing an average of 1,900 tickets a day, police said in their year-end accounting of traffic…

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Haifa-Nazareth Light Rail Line Planned

The Israel National Planning Council has approved a plan for the development of a light rail line between Haifa and Nazareth. The 43-kilometer-long line will pass through 17 towns and…

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Long Weekend Proposal on Way to Knesset

The long talked-about long weekend in Israel came a step closer on Thursday as the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved a proposal by MK Eli Cohen (Kulanu), The Marker reported.…

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Police Recommend Indictment of Former Netanyahu Aide

Israeli police said on Thursday they have evidence that a former chief-of-staff to Prime Minister Binyamin illegally advanced his own business interests while holding the position. The allegations against the…

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UNRWA Official Chosen for Hamas Post

Dr. Samil Ahmad al-Hendi, the chairman of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) workers and principal of an elementary school in…

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India Approves Deal for Israeli Defense Missiles

– The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved a deal to purchase a surface-to-air missile defense system estimated at a value of $2.5 billion, according to the…

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Israel Reinstates Life Term of Hamas Terrorist

A Palestinian activist says an Israeli court has ordered a senior Hamas member to complete his life sentence, after the man was freed in a 2011 swap of hundreds of…

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IDF Shoots Down Hamas Drone From Gaza Strip

An Israeli fighter jet on Thursday shot down a drone belonging to the Hamas terror group that had taken off from the Gaza Strip, the military said. The interception prevented…

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Chief Rabbinate Successfully Deflects Ransomware Attack

Hackers in recent days conducted a ransomware attack on the computer network of the Chief Rabbinate, freezing operations and demanding payment of a ransom to return control of the network. Members…

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Israel Joins European Air Navigation Group

Israel’s flag for the first time was raised this week outside the headquarters of the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation – also known as Eurocontrol – eight…

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PM Netanyahu Hopes to Triple Trade With Australia

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he hoped to triple bilateral trade with Australia as the countries forge closer technology and aviation ties. Bilateral trade is currently worth about…

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