Israel

Government Stymied on Financial Aid Package

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ and Finance Minister Yisrael Katz were not able to deliver Wednesday night on a promised financial aid package for workers and businesses hit hard by…

Read more »

Mandelblit Backs Move to Cancel Likud MKs Immunity

Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has supported an NGO’s petition to the High Court to cancel the immunity from prosecution granted by the Knesset to Likud MK Chaim Katz in…

Read more »

Rivlin Denies Opposing Probe of Judiciary

President Reuven Rivlin’s office dismissed a claim that he had a hand in blocking a proposal to investigate alleged conflicts of interest in the Israeli judiciary, a Likud-backed move which…

Read more »

Israel Seeks In-Air Refueling Craft Sooner

With the looming possibility of a military conflict with Iran in mind, Israel has asked the U.S. Department of Defense to significantly hasten delivery on a deal for acquisition of…

Read more »

Weddings Wreck Palestinian Coronavirus Figures

At the end of May, the Palestinian Authority appeared to have quashed a coronavirus outbreak in the its towns and cities, with only around 400 confirmed cases and just two…

Read more »

Rivlin Joins Critics of Coronavirus Response

President Reuven Rivlin joined critics of the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday, as it struggles to craft a policy to stem a rising infection rate. “Up to…

Read more »

Ahead of Second Hearing, Netanyahu’s Lawyer Resigns

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s lawyer Micha Fettman on Wednesday quit the defense team, only days before the trial is due to restart. The decision came days after the permit committee refused…

Read more »

Business Owners Tell Netanyahu Situation Desperate

Frustration and anger over the government’s handling of the economic crisis erupted during a teleconference of business owners with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ on Tuesday. The scene was captured…

Read more »

Lockdown Imposed on Beitar Illit

  The government decided on Tuesday night to impose a lockdown on the chareidi city of Beitar Illit due to the spread of coronavirus. The municipality was declared a restricted…

Read more »