Israel

Hamas Chief Meets Party Leaders in Morocco Visit

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh will meet Morocco’s main opposition party on Thursday as part of a visit to build support for the Palestinian cause despite the country’s recent diplomatic accord…

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Gantz Requests Lifting of Gag on Covid Transcripts

Defense Minister Benny Gantz asked Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday to lift the 30-year gag-order which had been imposed on transcripts of the coronavirus cabinet’s meetings last year. In…

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Government Appoints Security Cabinet

Israel’s new government published on Wednesday the names of ministers who will sit in the Ministerial Committee on National Security Affairs, otherwise known as the Security Cabinet. Following is the…

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Israel to Halt Nighttime ‘Mapping’ Operations

The Israeli military says it is reining in a controversial practice of conducting late-night raids of Palestinian homes in Yehuda and Shomron aimed at gathering information about the houses and…

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Palestinians Disavow Renewing Peace Talks

Reports of movement toward resuming peace talks has provoked a negative reaction from the Palestinian leadership, The Jerusalem Post said on Wednesday. Channel 12 claimed on Tuesday that the Palestinian…

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Knife-Wielding Palestinian Arrested at Maaras HaMachpelah

A knife-wielding would-be terrorist was stopped by Border Police at the entrance to Maaras HaMachpelah on Wednesday afternoon. The Palestinian woman arrived at the holy site with a knife, and…

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Court Reverses, Grants Netanyahu Lawyers 3-Week Delay

The Yerushalayim District Court agreed on Wednesday to delay the trial of former Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ for three weeks to give his lawyers more time to examine fresh evidence…

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First-Ever Deaf Knesset Member Sworn In

The Knesset inducted the first deaf person ever to serve in Israel’s parliamentary body. Yamina’s Shirley Pinto, a well-known advocate for the disabled, took the oath of office in both…

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More Fires in the South From Incendiary Rockets

For the second day in a row, Israeli firefighters battled fires in the southern Eshkol region that were sparked by incendiary balloons flown from Gaza. Tensions between Hamas and Israel…

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Bank of Israel Submits Plan for Economic Growth

Israel’s Globes reported that the Bank of Israel has submitted to the government a plan for speeding up long-term economic growth and a fiscal framework for financing it. They note…

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Israel President Transitional Ceremony Set For July 7

The presidential changing of the guard has been announced for July 7. The transition ceremony to bring in Israel’s 11th president, President-elect Isaac Herzog will take place at the President’s…

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