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. Suhail al-Hindi, 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 Gaza,…

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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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