Israel

Bedouin Accused of Poisoning Agricultural Lands

A Be’er Sheva court has indicted Sami Amarani, a 28-year-old Bedouin from Rahat, for destroying 170 dunams of agricultural land and causing damage of tens of millions of shekels for…

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Chol Hamo’ed Plans Dampened as Rain Continues

Winter overstayed its welcome a second day on Monday, as rainy and cold weather – atypical for Chol Hamo’ed Pesach – continued. According to weather researchers, the month of March…

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Tens of Thousands Attend Birkas Kohanim at Kosel

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Kosel Monday morning for the traditional mass Birkas Kohanim event, held on Chol Hamoed of Pesach and Sukkos, on the first day…

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El Al Flight Attendant with Measles in Coma

The measles outbreak in Israel has taken an alarming turn for the worse as two people—a 43-year-old El Al flight attendant and a 10-year old boy—were reported hospitalized and in…

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Angry Pushback on Candidates for Justice Minister

Media reports about Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s leading candidates for justice minister have provoked a threatening reaction from senior ministry officials, according to Channel 10 on Thursday evening. The…

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New Housing, Transportation Hubs for Bnei Brak

Bnei Brak has the highest rate of public transportation use in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and to better serve the area, the Transportation Ministry will build a new central…

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Arab Lawyers Forged, Sold Licenses

Police on Thursday said they had busted a forger ring that produced hundreds of drivers licenses for Arab in Yerushalayim. The suspects include the head of a legal practice and…

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Rare Seder Plate Returned to Israel Museum

A Pesach seder plate from the early 1800s has been returned to the Israel Museum after having gone missing for half a century, The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. The…

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Rivlin Taps Netanyahu to Form Government

Post-election formalities continued on schedule Wednesday as President Reuven Rivlin tasked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with assembling a ruling majority. In a ceremony at the Presidential Residence, reference was made…

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Report: Some Yoni Netanyahu Items Might Be Fakes

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his brother Dr. Ido Netanyahu received the personal effects of Yoni Netanyahu Hy”d, who was killed in the Entebbe raid, it…

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Rivlin Receives Election Results, Sells Chometz

Post-election formalities continued on schedule Wednesday as President Reuven Rivlin received the official results of the elections to the 21st Knesset from Chairman of the Central Elections Committee, Judge Hanan…

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Yariv Levin Puts Courts on Notice

The person likely to be the next minister of justice has already stirred controversy with pronouncements of what he will do once in office. Tourism Minister Yair Levin (Likud) —…

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Palestinian PM Accuses U.S. of ‘Financial War’

The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring “financial war” on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works…

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