Israel

Court Upholds Deportation of BDS Activist

A Yerushalayim court has upheld the position of the Interior and Public Security Ministries, banning the extension of the visa of Omar Shakir, a BDS activist and head of the…

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IDF Demolishes Home of Ofra Terrorist

The IDF has demolished the home of Palestinian terrorist Saleh Barghouti, who carried out the drive-by shooting attack in Ofra last December, murdering baby Amiad Yisrael Ish-Ran, Hy”d, and wounding seven…

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Netanyahu Defiant in Victory Rally

At a victory rally on Tuesday evening, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu conveyed a message of national unity along with defiance of his media antagonists before thousands of cheering Likud supporters…

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Rights Activist Detained at Ben Gurion

Israeli authorities extensively interrogated a Jewish American activist leaving the country about her work with a non-profit organization, the group said Tuesday. Israel has in the past detained and interrogated…

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Bennett Gives In, New Right Counted Out

New Right leader Naftali Bennett conceded defeat on Tuesday, after days of disputing the vote count. “We did find irregularities at the polls and more, but that, in of itself,…

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EU Wants New Mideast Peace Talks

The European Union is calling for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the wake of Israel’s election last week. The E.U. statement Monday said it would work with the…

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Chicago Signs on High Tech Partnership

Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to create a partnership between technology and innovation ecosystems with the city of Chicago and an Israeli nonprofit. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Emanuel…

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Report: Israeli Video Startup Acquired for Over $150M

Video production platform Vimeo has announced that it will acquire Israeli video creation service startup Magisto. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports in the Israeli media valued…

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Hundreds of Jews Visit Yericho Sites

Accompanied by IDF soldiers, nearly 1,000 people on Monday entered Yericho to visit and daven at several important Jewish sites that are generally off limit to Jews. The sites include…

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Liberman Says He Will Recommend Netanyahu

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman announced Monday evening that he would recommend Binyamin Netanyahu for prime minister to President Reuven Rivlin, which would seem to clinch the next government. Liberman…

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Netanyahu Promises to Keep Trains Running

In the wake of worker strikes and technical malfunctions on the railways, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu promised on Monday to take action to keep the trains running. “The trains need…

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Merkel Phones Congratulations to Netanyahu

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on his re-election and stressed the need to work toward a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Chancellor Merkel’s…

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