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    Fatah militant pardoned by Israel arrested for shooting attacks

    Fatah militant pardoned by Israel arrested for shooting attacks


    Shin Bet says Zakaria Zubeidi and his accomplice Tarek Bargut were involved in a series of West Bank shooting attacks over the past three years that targeting civilians, transport and police; ex-member of Al-Aqsa Martyes' Brigades later employed by...

    Shin Bet says Zakaria Zubeidi and his accomplice Tarek Bargut were involved in a series of West Bank shooting attacks over the past three years that targeting civilians, transport and police; ex-member of Al-Aqsa Martyes' Brigades later employed by PA
    Why did Israel snub new Jewish president of Ukraine?

    Why did Israel snub new Jewish president of Ukraine?


    Not one senior Israeli official was present when Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in on Monday morning in Kiev; Ukrainian Israelis worry snubbing the new regime could harm bilateral relations in the...

    Not one senior Israeli official was present when Volodymyr Zelenskiy was sworn in on Monday morning in Kiev; Ukrainian Israelis worry snubbing the new regime could harm bilateral relations in the future
    Abbas aide: U.S. peace plan will fail without Palestinian statehood

    Abbas aide: U.S. peace plan will fail without Palestinian statehood


    Comment comes after White House announces June summit to unveil first stage of Mideast peace plan; PA says wasn't consulted about conference, which will not discuss final borders, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees or Israeli security...

    Comment comes after White House announces June summit to unveil first stage of Mideast peace plan; PA says wasn't consulted about conference, which will not discuss final borders, Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees or Israeli security demands
    Likud officials threaten new elections as coalition talks falter

    Likud officials threaten new elections as coalition talks falter


    Time running out for the prime minister, who has just eight days to cobble together his new government; PM says small parties are making exaggerated demands, facing growing criticism within his own party about planned immunity...

    Time running out for the prime minister, who has just eight days to cobble together his new government; PM says small parties are making exaggerated demands, facing growing criticism within his own party about planned immunity law
    US to hold economic 'workshop' in June as first part of Trump's peace plan

    US to hold economic 'workshop' in June as first part of Trump's peace plan


    The Bahrain conference is expected to bring together government officials and business leaders from around the world in an attempt to boost investment in Palestinian territories and help jump-start economic portion of the so-called 'deal of the...

    The Bahrain conference is expected to bring together government officials and business leaders from around the world in an attempt to boost investment in Palestinian territories and help jump-start economic portion of the so-called 'deal of the century'
    Netanyahu: Potential coalition partners need to get ‘back to reality’

    Netanyahu: Potential coalition partners need to get ‘back to reality’


    With deadline looming, prime minister says he needs rationality to return so that he can 'form a strong and stable government for the State of Israel'; Likud rival Sa'ar slams plan to include immunity for PM in...

    With deadline looming, prime minister says he needs rationality to return so that he can 'form a strong and stable government for the State of Israel'; Likud rival Sa'ar slams plan to include immunity for PM in agreements
    4 construction workers die in crane collapse, bringing 2019 death toll to 20

    4 construction workers die in crane collapse, bringing 2019 death toll to 20


    Horrific scenes from Yavneh site as worker who was killed in accident is left dangling in mid-air; only one third of 60 new government positions for safety inspectors have been filled, while building sites are inspected only once in two...

    Horrific scenes from Yavneh site as worker who was killed in accident is left dangling in mid-air; only one third of 60 new government positions for safety inspectors have been filled, while building sites are inspected only once in two years.
    Immersed in immunity: Netanyahu's legal jeopardy delays coalition deals

    Immersed in immunity: Netanyahu's legal jeopardy delays coalition deals


    Netanyahu's faces a May 29th deadline to present his new government but with only 10 left, no coalition deals have been signed with any of the potential...

    Netanyahu's faces a May 29th deadline to present his new government but with only 10 left, no coalition deals have been signed with any of the potential partners.
    Picking up the pieces in rocket-battered southern Israel

    Picking up the pieces in rocket-battered southern Israel


    'Everyone visited and then forgot we exist,' says son of 80-year-old woman critically hurt in rocket strike; children in Gaza border communities struggle to overcome their fear, while residents of kibbutz near Strip deal with realization of how...

    'Everyone visited and then forgot we exist,' says son of 80-year-old woman critically hurt in rocket strike; children in Gaza border communities struggle to overcome their fear, while residents of kibbutz near Strip deal with realization of how vulnerable they really are
    WATCH LIVE: Tel Aviv hosts Eurovision Grand Final

    WATCH LIVE: Tel Aviv hosts Eurovision Grand Final


    With 26 entrants fighting to win the crown, thousands of Israelis and tourists flock to the main show venue and the broadcast site at the city's beachfront; Madonna and Netta Barzilai to headline the live show at...

    With 26 entrants fighting to win the crown, thousands of Israelis and tourists flock to the main show venue and the broadcast site at the city's beachfront; Madonna and Netta Barzilai to headline the live show at interval
    Syrian TV: Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel

    Syrian TV: Damascus targeted 'from direction of' Israel


    State television quotes military source as saying that air defenses detected objects coming from direction of 'occupied territory' and brought down several; monitoring group says at least five blasts heard in...

    State television quotes military source as saying that air defenses detected objects coming from direction of 'occupied territory' and brought down several; monitoring group says at least five blasts heard in capital
    Germany designates Israel boycott movement BDS as anti-Semitic

    Germany designates Israel boycott movement BDS as anti-Semitic


    Netanyahu welcomes Bundestag decision, calls on other nations to enact similar legislation; Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group slams move as anti-Palestinians; vote comes shortly after movement called for artists, fans and broadcasters to avoid...

    Netanyahu welcomes Bundestag decision, calls on other nations to enact similar legislation; Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions group slams move as anti-Palestinians; vote comes shortly after movement called for artists, fans and broadcasters to avoid Eurovision in Tel Aviv
    Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake 'ours to own'

    Muslim groups apologize for video: Mistake 'ours to own'


    Philadelphia's Muslim American Society took responsibility for a video showing children dancing to an Islamist anthem 'We will chop off their heads, we will liberate Al-Aqsa...

    Philadelphia's Muslim American Society took responsibility for a video showing children dancing to an Islamist anthem 'We will chop off their heads, we will liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque'
    Likud members: leaving West Bank settlements was a crime

    Likud members: leaving West Bank settlements was a crime


    Knesset members say international support for imposing Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank is high and it is time to return to settlements evacuated as part of the 2005...

    Knesset members say international support for imposing Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank is high and it is time to return to settlements evacuated as part of the 2005 disengagement
    Education Ministry: more school kids must learn how to swim

    Education Ministry: more school kids must learn how to swim


    In an effort to save lives, the Ministry of Education is launching a program to advance swimming lessons in communities most often affected by...

    In an effort to save lives, the Ministry of Education is launching a program to advance swimming lessons in communities most often affected by drowning
    Education Ministry fails at enforcing gender equality in schoolbooks

    Education Ministry fails at enforcing gender equality in schoolbooks


    The report finds there is a lack of data on gender related questions as no in-depth study on the question of gender representation in schoolbooks has been done since the early...

    The report finds there is a lack of data on gender related questions as no in-depth study on the question of gender representation in schoolbooks has been done since the early 2000's
    With clock ticking, Netanyahu may have to compromise on coalition

    With clock ticking, Netanyahu may have to compromise on coalition


    PM might have to settle for bloc of just 60 MKs, without absolute majority, in light of disputes with Lieberman, other small parties he says are making 'impossible, contradictory...

    PM might have to settle for bloc of just 60 MKs, without absolute majority, in light of disputes with Lieberman, other small parties he says are making 'impossible, contradictory demands'
    Legal experts seeking Nation-State Law amendment

    Legal experts seeking Nation-State Law amendment


    Team including former justice Elyakim Rubinstein says they only want to enshrine element of equality, status of Arabic language, in controversial law passed by outgoing Knesset; Ohana: Equality is irrelevant to...

    Team including former justice Elyakim Rubinstein says they only want to enshrine element of equality, status of Arabic language, in controversial law passed by outgoing Knesset; Ohana: Equality is irrelevant to nationality
    EU to examine hate in Palestinian textbooks

    EU to examine hate in Palestinian textbooks


    Foreign Affairs representative Mogherini confirms action to be taken following campaign by IMPACT-se, revealing increased incitement to hate, violence in new Palestinian textbooks; 'Incitement to violence is incompatible with promotion of two-state...

    Foreign Affairs representative Mogherini confirms action to be taken following campaign by IMPACT-se, revealing increased incitement to hate, violence in new Palestinian textbooks; 'Incitement to violence is incompatible with promotion of two-state solution'
    Thousands gather at Gaza border fence as Palestinians mark Nakba Day

    Thousands gather at Gaza border fence as Palestinians mark Nakba Day


    IDF bolsters troop presence in area, Gaza businesses shuttered as part of general strike to mourn Israel's creation; Hamas expected to rein in violent protests in bid to preserve fragile cease-fire after recent...

    IDF bolsters troop presence in area, Gaza businesses shuttered as part of general strike to mourn Israel's creation; Hamas expected to rein in violent protests in bid to preserve fragile cease-fire after recent escalation
    Poland demands reaction over 'racist' assault of ambassador to Israel

    Poland demands reaction over 'racist' assault of ambassador to Israel


    Prime Minister Morawiecki expresses shock over 'xenophobic act of aggression' - amid row over Holocaust restitution - while Polish FM summons Israeli ambassador over incident; perpetrator issues...

    Prime Minister Morawiecki expresses shock over 'xenophobic act of aggression' - amid row over Holocaust restitution - while Polish FM summons Israeli ambassador over incident; perpetrator issues apology
    Polish ambassador in Israel assaulted on streets of Tel Aviv

    Polish ambassador in Israel assaulted on streets of Tel Aviv


    Amid diplomatic crisis over Holocaust restitution, Marek Magierowski attacked in broad daylight near his embassy by someone shouting 'Polish' at him; assailant arrested shortly after...

    Amid diplomatic crisis over Holocaust restitution, Marek Magierowski attacked in broad daylight near his embassy by someone shouting 'Polish' at him; assailant arrested shortly after incident
    With eye on Gaza, Israel braces for Nakba Day protests

    With eye on Gaza, Israel braces for Nakba Day protests


    Security forces bolstered along border fence with Strip, anticipating violent clashes as tens of thousands of protesters expected in area; local communities take defensive measures and police prepare for demonstrations in Jerusalem, West...

    Security forces bolstered along border fence with Strip, anticipating violent clashes as tens of thousands of protesters expected in area; local communities take defensive measures and police prepare for demonstrations in Jerusalem, West Bank
    Palestinian refugees still hope to return as they mark Nakba day

    Palestinian refugees still hope to return as they mark Nakba day


    As Palestinians mark their 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe', one Gaza fisherman - who said he was expelled with his family from Jafa 70 years ago - clings to a dream of returning to what he still regards his home, which he last visited in the...

    As Palestinians mark their 'Nakba' or 'catastrophe', one Gaza fisherman - who said he was expelled with his family from Jafa 70 years ago - clings to a dream of returning to what he still regards his home, which he last visited in the 1970s
    Persian Gulf tensions, unclear threats raise risks

    Persian Gulf tensions, unclear threats raise risks


    Analysis: Iran backing away from the nuclear deal, USA adding sanctions and sending warships to the region; UAE, Saudis say ships and oil infrastructure targeted by sabotage; these events have the potential to affect everything from the price of gas to...

    Analysis: Iran backing away from the nuclear deal, USA adding sanctions and sending warships to the region; UAE, Saudis say ships and oil infrastructure targeted by sabotage; these events have the potential to affect everything from the price of gas to the fate of nations
    Eurovision kicks into high gear with first semi-final

    Eurovision kicks into high gear with first semi-final


    17 countries competing Tuesday night in first live stage of contest; second semi-final takes place on Thursday and Grand Final on Saturday; show to be screened at Eurovision Village on Tel Aviv...

    17 countries competing Tuesday night in first live stage of contest; second semi-final takes place on Thursday and Grand Final on Saturday; show to be screened at Eurovision Village on Tel Aviv beachfront
    Iran blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE coast

    Iran blames 'Israeli mischief' for tanker attacks off UAE coast


    Riyadh refrains from attributing blame for attack on ships from various countries, but points finger at Tehran for similar, separate sabotage of its oil infrastructure by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebel...

    Riyadh refrains from attributing blame for attack on ships from various countries, but points finger at Tehran for similar, separate sabotage of its oil infrastructure by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group
    Netanyahu's legislative push is all about dodging prosecution, say critics

    Netanyahu's legislative push is all about dodging prosecution, say critics


    Among a raft of controversial new bills set to be passed by the incoming right-wing coalition is a piece of legislation that would thwart any move to bring charges against the prime minister in the three corruption investigations currently open into his...

    Among a raft of controversial new bills set to be passed by the incoming right-wing coalition is a piece of legislation that would thwart any move to bring charges against the prime minister in the three corruption investigations currently open into his activities
    Data shows Israeli settlements boosted after Trump election

    Data shows Israeli settlements boosted after Trump election


    Both Peace Now and settler advocates have released reports claiming that Trump's policies have laid the groundwork for a settlement boom in the near...

    Both Peace Now and settler advocates have released reports claiming that Trump's policies have laid the groundwork for a settlement boom in the near future.
    Israel's NSO high-tech company linked to WhatsApp hack

    Israel's NSO high-tech company linked to WhatsApp hack


    Spokesman for company says spyware penetrated phones via missed calls, attacks discovered in early May, targeted unknown number of users, likely in the...

    Spokesman for company says spyware penetrated phones via missed calls, attacks discovered in early May, targeted unknown number of users, likely in the dozens
    US warns of possible terror attacks in Israel amid Eurovision frenzy

    US warns of possible terror attacks in Israel amid Eurovision frenzy


    Ahead of the anniversary of US Embassy opening in Jerusalem, which coincides with Eurovision in Tel Aviv and Nakba Day, the Americans warn their citizens currently in Israel to exercise extra...

    Ahead of the anniversary of US Embassy opening in Jerusalem, which coincides with Eurovision in Tel Aviv and Nakba Day, the Americans warn their citizens currently in Israel to exercise extra caution
    Dems say Republicans twisting Rashida Tlaib's Holocaust remarks

    Dems say Republicans twisting Rashida Tlaib's Holocaust remarks


    Pelosi: Trump should apologize to Michigan congresswoman for gross misrepresentation of her comments on Nazi genocide made in an interview over the...

    Pelosi: Trump should apologize to Michigan congresswoman for gross misrepresentation of her comments on Nazi genocide made in an interview over the weekend
    Veteran Palestinian negotiator says she was denied US visa for first time

    Veteran Palestinian negotiator says she was denied US visa for first time


    US diplomats did not respond to allegations by Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the PLO who views it as retaliation for her criticism of the Trump administration,...

    US diplomats did not respond to allegations by Hanan Ashrawi, an executive committee member of the PLO who views it as retaliation for her criticism of the Trump administration, Israel
    UN envoy to Mideast warns of war between Israel, Hamas

    UN envoy to Mideast warns of war between Israel, Hamas


    Nikolay Mladenov said now is the last chance to prevent an all-out conflict and the 'risk of war remains imminent,' a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended the worst fighting since...

    Nikolay Mladenov said now is the last chance to prevent an all-out conflict and the 'risk of war remains imminent,' a week after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended the worst fighting since 2014
    Ministry trolls BDS supporters

    Ministry trolls BDS supporters


    Internet users seeking information regarding boycotting the Eurovision in Tel Aviv got a surprise when their search took them to a website about how Beautiful, Diverse and Sensational Israel...

    Internet users seeking information regarding boycotting the Eurovision in Tel Aviv got a surprise when their search took them to a website about how Beautiful, Diverse and Sensational Israel is
    Netanyahu gets two-week extension to form government

    Netanyahu gets two-week extension to form government


    President Rivlin grants the prime minister's request in order to continue the coalition negotiations until May 29 with strategy over the Gaza Strip remaining a sticking...

    President Rivlin grants the prime minister's request in order to continue the coalition negotiations until May 29 with strategy over the Gaza Strip remaining a sticking point
    Palestinian PM: Israel wants to destroy our economy

    Palestinian PM: Israel wants to destroy our economy


    Palestinian Authority asks World Bank to monitor Jewish state’s policy of withholding tax transfers over PA payments for attacks against...

    Palestinian Authority asks World Bank to monitor Jewish state’s policy of withholding tax transfers over PA payments for attacks against Israelis
    Qatari envoy enters Gaza to deliver cash boost

    Qatari envoy enters Gaza to deliver cash boost


    Mohammed al-Emadi will transfer some $30 million, meant for the impoverished population in the enclave, to Gaza officials; reports in Arabic-speaking media suggest the move is the first step in the implementation of the ceasefire deal reached after last...

    Mohammed al-Emadi will transfer some $30 million, meant for the impoverished population in the enclave, to Gaza officials; reports in Arabic-speaking media suggest the move is the first step in the implementation of the ceasefire deal reached after last week's deadly flare-up
    Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks

    Saudi Arabia says 2 oil tankers damaged by sabotage attacks


    Sunday's incident comes after the U.S. Maritime Administration, a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea...

    Sunday's incident comes after the U.S. Maritime Administration, a division of the U.S. Transportation Department, warned Thursday that Iran could target commercial sea traffic.
    Coalition deal could pave way for ultra-Orthodox-only communities

    Coalition deal could pave way for ultra-Orthodox-only communities


    Religious parties set to demand exclusive rights to new neighborhoods of existing cities that will be separate from the rest of the urban area, but will still enjoy all the municipal features of those...

    Religious parties set to demand exclusive rights to new neighborhoods of existing cities that will be separate from the rest of the urban area, but will still enjoy all the municipal features of those locations
    Jewish terror defendant strikes plea deal in 2015 murder of Palestinian family

    Jewish terror defendant strikes plea deal in 2015 murder of Palestinian family


    he unnamed young man, a minor during the 2015 arson attack that killed the Dawabsheh family, confessed to conspiring to commit a crime motivated by racism; prior confession to Shin Bet agents was disqualified as ruled extracted under...

    he unnamed young man, a minor during the 2015 arson attack that killed the Dawabsheh family, confessed to conspiring to commit a crime motivated by racism; prior confession to Shin Bet agents was disqualified as ruled extracted under duress
    Eurovision kicks off in Tel Aviv with party, live shows

    Eurovision kicks off in Tel Aviv with party, live shows


    Thousands expected to pack out Charles Clore park on the beachfront; contest's village to hold events every evening, includes hundreds of stalls and attractions, will broadcast semi-finals and finals on massive...

    Thousands expected to pack out Charles Clore park on the beachfront; contest's village to hold events every evening, includes hundreds of stalls and attractions, will broadcast semi-finals and finals on massive screens
    Netanyahu announces spot chosen for community named after Trump

    Netanyahu announces spot chosen for community named after Trump


    Existing village on Golan Heights to change its name; location picked in tribute to U.S. president's decision to end plateau's determination as occupied territory following its capture from Syria in...

    Existing village on Golan Heights to change its name; location picked in tribute to U.S. president's decision to end plateau's determination as occupied territory following its capture from Syria in 1967
    AG: Netanyahu lawyers refuse to accept materials I sent

    AG: Netanyahu lawyers refuse to accept materials I sent


    Avichai Mandelblit expected to grant 10-day delay for scheduling a pre-indictment hearing for prime minister in string of corruption cases, casts doubt on defense lawyers' claim they do not have time to...

    Avichai Mandelblit expected to grant 10-day delay for scheduling a pre-indictment hearing for prime minister in string of corruption cases, casts doubt on defense lawyers' claim they do not have time to prepare
    Jewish-Swedish astronaut prepares for blast off with Israeli flag

    Jewish-Swedish astronaut prepares for blast off with Israeli flag


    Jessica Meir, whose Iraqi-Israeli father fought in War of Independence, is only the fourth Jewish woman to take part in a Space Shuttle mission; among the 3 things astronauts allowed to take with them on a spacecraft, 41 year old picked an Israeli flag...

    Jessica Meir, whose Iraqi-Israeli father fought in War of Independence, is only the fourth Jewish woman to take part in a Space Shuttle mission; among the 3 things astronauts allowed to take with them on a spacecraft, 41 year old picked an Israeli flag and menora-adorned socks
    Minister: Iran could strike Israel if U.S. standoff escalates

    Minister: Iran could strike Israel if U.S. standoff escalates


    Yuval Steinitz tells Ynet that 'things are heating up' in the Gulf, warns Tehran could attack Jewish state using its proxies Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and Islamic Jihad in Gaza...

    Yuval Steinitz tells Ynet that 'things are heating up' in the Gulf, warns Tehran could attack Jewish state using its proxies Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria and Islamic Jihad in Gaza Strip
    Sun, sea and song: Tel Aviv kicks off Eurovision week

    Sun, sea and song: Tel Aviv kicks off Eurovision week


    Israelis rush to the beaches as unseasonably hot temperatures are recorded across the country amid the summer season's first official...

    Israelis rush to the beaches as unseasonably hot temperatures are recorded across the country amid the summer season's first official heatwave
    Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored

    Israel reopens Gaza crossings as calm restored


    Closure lifted at both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings, six days after end of flare-up that saw rockets fired from Hamas-run enclave claim the lives of four Israeli...

    Closure lifted at both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings, six days after end of flare-up that saw rockets fired from Hamas-run enclave claim the lives of four Israeli civilians
    US Mideast envoy says 'deal of the century' to be delayed once more

    US Mideast envoy says 'deal of the century' to be delayed once more


    Jason D. Greenblat says the Trump administration's long-delayed proposal will not be unveiled after the holy month of Ramadan as was reported earlier but rather after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on June...

    Jason D. Greenblat says the Trump administration's long-delayed proposal will not be unveiled after the holy month of Ramadan as was reported earlier but rather after the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on June 10
    Eurovision week kicks off Israel amid with increased security

    Eurovision week kicks off Israel amid with increased security


    Tel Aviv's Eurovision village will open Sunday with musical performances and a food market launching, while special security precautions are in place; Israeli entrant Kobi Marimi says it is 'amazing' to be on stage on his home...

    Tel Aviv's Eurovision village will open Sunday with musical performances and a food market launching, while special security precautions are in place; Israeli entrant Kobi Marimi says it is 'amazing' to be on stage on his home turf
    Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce

    Palestinian killed at Israel-Gaza border protest after truce


    Gaza's health ministry says 30 Palestinians were injured by IDF fire during the demonstration; Israel to expand the Gaza fishing zone to 12 nautical...

    Gaza's health ministry says 30 Palestinians were injured by IDF fire during the demonstration; Israel to expand the Gaza fishing zone to 12 nautical miles
    Israel marks 71st birthday with barbecues, air force shows

    Israel marks 71st birthday with barbecues, air force shows


    Israelis flocked to parks and beaches on Thursday to celebrate Independence Day, enjoying barbeques and watching air force...

    Israelis flocked to parks and beaches on Thursday to celebrate Independence Day, enjoying barbeques and watching air force flyover
    IN PICTURES: Israel Air Force marks Independence Day with flyby

    IN PICTURES: Israel Air Force marks Independence Day with flyby


    Air show, which began in Tiberias in north and ended in Eilat in south, is longstanding tradition on Yom Ha’atzmaut; thousands pack out Tel Aviv beaches to watch...

    Air show, which began in Tiberias in north and ended in Eilat in south, is longstanding tradition on Yom Ha’atzmaut; thousands pack out Tel Aviv beaches to watch display
    If it's Israeli Independence Day, it must be paddle ball

    If it's Israeli Independence Day, it must be paddle ball


    Beaches of Tel Aviv will be overwhelmed with the sound of 'matkot' - considered by Israelis to be the unofficial national sport - at the start of the annual...

    Beaches of Tel Aviv will be overwhelmed with the sound of 'matkot' - considered by Israelis to be the unofficial national sport - at the start of the annual celebrations
    Israel celebrates 71 years of independence

    Israel celebrates 71 years of independence


    IN PHOTOS: Celebration begins with annual Torch-Lighting Ceremony at Mt Herzl; SpaceIL's Morris Kahn and mothers of 3 kidnapped boys among torch...

    IN PHOTOS: Celebration begins with annual Torch-Lighting Ceremony at Mt Herzl; SpaceIL's Morris Kahn and mothers of 3 kidnapped boys among torch lighters
    Independence Day 2019 – a party for more than 9 million Israelis

    Independence Day 2019 – a party for more than 9 million Israelis


    It took 71 years, but the country that was founded with just over 800,000 people has reached a new record, and Israel's 100th birthday will be marked by more than 15 million people; 88.9% of Israelis say they have a happy...

    It took 71 years, but the country that was founded with just over 800,000 people has reached a new record, and Israel's 100th birthday will be marked by more than 15 million people; 88.9% of Israelis say they have a happy life
    Netanyahu: Israel will not allow Iran nuclear weapons

    Netanyahu: Israel will not allow Iran nuclear weapons


    Speaking at a memorial service Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterating his governments' long-held Israeli...

    Speaking at a memorial service Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterating his governments' long-held Israeli position
    Islamic Jihad says war with Israel coming this summer

    Islamic Jihad says war with Israel coming this summer


    Leader of the terror groups says the latest cross-border flare-up, which claimed the lives of 4 Israeli civilians, is warm up ahead of a wide-scale military conflict in the Hamas-ruled...

    Leader of the terror groups says the latest cross-border flare-up, which claimed the lives of 4 Israeli civilians, is warm up ahead of a wide-scale military conflict in the Hamas-ruled enclave
    Israelis gather at cemeteries and memorials to mourn their fallen soldiers, terror victims

    Israelis gather at cemeteries and memorials to mourn their fallen soldiers, terror victims


    More than 1.5 million people expected to visit the more than 50 military cemeteries, other memorial sites across the country to remember the 23,741 soldiers, 3,150 terror victims; country falls silent as two-minute siren sounds throughout the...

    More than 1.5 million people expected to visit the more than 50 military cemeteries, other memorial sites across the country to remember the 23,741 soldiers, 3,150 terror victims; country falls silent as two-minute siren sounds throughout the state
    Israel remembers its fallen soldiers, terror victims

    Israel remembers its fallen soldiers, terror victims


    Following a minute-long siren at 8pm, the central Memorial Day event began at Jerusalem's Western Wall; Rivlin: 'we will not be still until every last soldier returns from the battlefield'; 56 soldiers, 13 terror victims added over past year; protest...

    Following a minute-long siren at 8pm, the central Memorial Day event began at Jerusalem's Western Wall; Rivlin: 'we will not be still until every last soldier returns from the battlefield'; 56 soldiers, 13 terror victims added over past year; protest outside joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony in Tel Aviv
    LIVE: Masa Israel's Memorial Day service

    LIVE: Masa Israel's Memorial Day service


    Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan join thousands of Diaspora Jews at a special event in Latrun to honor Israsel's fallen soldiers and terror...

    Jewish Agency Chair Isaac Herzog and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan join thousands of Diaspora Jews at a special event in Latrun to honor Israsel's fallen soldiers and terror victims
    At Memorial Day event, Netanyahu pledges to bring missing soldiers home

    At Memorial Day event, Netanyahu pledges to bring missing soldiers home


    PM and president attend Yad LeBanim memorial service; sirens will wail at 8pm across the country as Israel remembers its fallen soldiers and terror victims; moment of silent reflection marks start of 24 hours of mourning, visits to gravesites of loved...

    PM and president attend Yad LeBanim memorial service; sirens will wail at 8pm across the country as Israel remembers its fallen soldiers and terror victims; moment of silent reflection marks start of 24 hours of mourning, visits to gravesites of loved ones
    Two Israelis arrested in global 'dark' Internet probe

    Two Israelis arrested in global 'dark' Internet probe


    The suspects allegedly set up a site used to purchase weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards through Bitcoin; arrests were made during a joint investigation with FBI and Israel's cyber crime...

    The suspects allegedly set up a site used to purchase weapons, drugs and stolen credit cards through Bitcoin; arrests were made during a joint investigation with FBI and Israel's cyber crime unit
    Israel prepares to remember its fallen soldiers, terror victims

    Israel prepares to remember its fallen soldiers, terror victims


    Israelis will stand in silence as a one-minute siren wails across the country at 8pm in memory of some 23,741 fallen IDF stroops and 3,150 civilians killed in terror attacks - 4 of whom have died this week alone from rockets fired from...

    Israelis will stand in silence as a one-minute siren wails across the country at 8pm in memory of some 23,741 fallen IDF stroops and 3,150 civilians killed in terror attacks - 4 of whom have died this week alone from rockets fired from Gaza
    Qatar to transfer half a billion dollars to Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

    Qatar to transfer half a billion dollars to Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank


    The oil-rich Gulf state vows to invest some $300 million in health and education in the Palestinian Authority, with an additional $180 million going to various UN humanitarian...

    The oil-rich Gulf state vows to invest some $300 million in health and education in the Palestinian Authority, with an additional $180 million going to various UN humanitarian initiatives
    Israelis living near Gaza border angry about ceasefire

    Israelis living near Gaza border angry about ceasefire


    Residents feel ignored, that Eurovision set the agenda and government agreed to truce because it did not want rockets raining down during Independence Day...

    Residents feel ignored, that Eurovision set the agenda and government agreed to truce because it did not want rockets raining down during Independence Day holiday
    Netanyahu: Gaza campaign not over, preparing for more fighting

    Netanyahu: Gaza campaign not over, preparing for more fighting


    PM: IDF struck more than 350 targets during latest round of fighting; defense source says Hamas and Islamic Jihad sought ceasefire after they understood 'the rules of the game had...

    PM: IDF struck more than 350 targets during latest round of fighting; defense source says Hamas and Islamic Jihad sought ceasefire after they understood 'the rules of the game had changed'
    Tragedy strikes twice: IDF widow loses second partner to Gaza missile

    Tragedy strikes twice: IDF widow loses second partner to Gaza missile


    Iris Eden, who lost her first husband in an infamous military helicopter crash 22 years ago, lost her partner of 17 years on Sunday when his vehicle was hit by a Hamas anti-tank missile; 'The two loves of my life went up in flames,' she...

    Iris Eden, who lost her first husband in an infamous military helicopter crash 22 years ago, lost her partner of 17 years on Sunday when his vehicle was hit by a Hamas anti-tank missile; 'The two loves of my life went up in flames,' she says
    Netanyahu under fire as rivals brand Gaza truce deal a capitulation

    Netanyahu under fire as rivals brand Gaza truce deal a capitulation


    Benny Gantz warns agreement gave terror groups what they wanted and will only lead to further violence, while Likud challenger Gideon Sa'ar says deal gives Israel...

    Benny Gantz warns agreement gave terror groups what they wanted and will only lead to further violence, while Likud challenger Gideon Sa'ar says deal gives Israel nothing
    Gaza ceasefire apparently in place after violent flare-up that claimed four Israeli lives

    Gaza ceasefire apparently in place after violent flare-up that claimed four Israeli lives


    Army lifts all restrictions on communities bordering Hamas-ruled enclave following days of heavy fire that saw more than 700 rockets launched at southern, central Israel; 23 Palestinians also killed; mobilized IDF troops still deployed along...

    Army lifts all restrictions on communities bordering Hamas-ruled enclave following days of heavy fire that saw more than 700 rockets launched at southern, central Israel; 23 Palestinians also killed; mobilized IDF troops still deployed along border
    Victim of Gaza rocket fire laid to rest

    Victim of Gaza rocket fire laid to rest


    While rockets from Gaza continued to rain down on southern cities, Moshe Agadi was buried in a hurried funeral; friends described him as a quiet, always with a...

    While rockets from Gaza continued to rain down on southern cities, Moshe Agadi was buried in a hurried funeral; friends described him as a quiet, always with a smile
    U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel

    U.S. may review ties with countries deemed anti-Israel


    The State Department's special envoy for monitoring, combating anti-Semitism Elan Carr said this U.S. position could spell reviews of ties with foreign governments or...

    The State Department's special envoy for monitoring, combating anti-Semitism Elan Carr said this U.S. position could spell reviews of ties with foreign governments or leaders
    Fourth Israeli dies of wounds inflicted in Gaza rocket strike

    Fourth Israeli dies of wounds inflicted in Gaza rocket strike


    Major barrage fired at southern Israel Sunday evening; army says more than 600 rockets fired since Saturday morning; military preparing for attacks reaching even deeper into Israel; IDF thwarts attempts to use drones to harm troops along Gaza-Israel...

    Major barrage fired at southern Israel Sunday evening; army says more than 600 rockets fired since Saturday morning; military preparing for attacks reaching even deeper into Israel; IDF thwarts attempts to use drones to harm troops along Gaza-Israel border
    Rivlin: Israel won't stop in Gaza until calm restored

    Rivlin: Israel won't stop in Gaza until calm restored


    Visiting rocket-battered south, the president meets with community leaders and military commanders to express his support for both army and civilian resilience, urges local residents to follow IDF...

    Visiting rocket-battered south, the president meets with community leaders and military commanders to express his support for both army and civilian resilience, urges local residents to follow IDF instructions
    Hamas' Iran liaison killed in first IDF targeted killing in years

    Hamas' Iran liaison killed in first IDF targeted killing in years


    Israeli military say the Hamas commander, Hamed al-Khoudary, owned Gaza's main money exchange business, which served as unofficial Iranian headquarters in the enclave, and helped transfer funds to terror groups in the...

    Israeli military say the Hamas commander, Hamed al-Khoudary, owned Gaza's main money exchange business, which served as unofficial Iranian headquarters in the enclave, and helped transfer funds to terror groups in the Strip
    2 killed as Gaza rockets slam into southern Israel

    2 killed as Gaza rockets slam into southern Israel


    Ashkelon hospital also sustains direct hit; IDF deploys Armored Corps brigade 'preparing for escalation'; IAF striking homes of mid-level Hamas, Jihad commanders; IDF denies killing woman and baby, says deaths caused by Gaza rocket; some 450 rockets...

    Ashkelon hospital also sustains direct hit; IDF deploys Armored Corps brigade 'preparing for escalation'; IAF striking homes of mid-level Hamas, Jihad commanders; IDF denies killing woman and baby, says deaths caused by Gaza rocket; some 450 rockets fired at Israeli communities since Saturday morning
    Israeli man killed in Ashkelon as Gaza militants fire over 450 rockets

    Israeli man killed in Ashkelon as Gaza militants fire over 450 rockets


    The 58-year-old father of four, Moshe Agadi, died from shrapnel wounds to his stomach and chest after a rocket landed next to his home; this is the first Israeli civilian casualty from rocket fire since 2014; IDF continues airstrikes and tank shelling,...

    The 58-year-old father of four, Moshe Agadi, died from shrapnel wounds to his stomach and chest after a rocket landed next to his home; this is the first Israeli civilian casualty from rocket fire since 2014; IDF continues airstrikes and tank shelling, hitting some 220 targets since Friday
    Iron Dome deployed as Gaza rockets fired at Ashdod, Be'er Sheva; 2 hurt

    Iron Dome deployed as Gaza rockets fired at Ashdod, Be'er Sheva; 2 hurt


    Hamas, Islamic Jihad apparently make good on threat to expand range of attacks if IDF does not halt air strikes; 250 rockets fired at Israel during the day; mother and baby said killed in IAF...

    Hamas, Islamic Jihad apparently make good on threat to expand range of attacks if IDF does not halt air strikes; 250 rockets fired at Israel during the day; mother and baby said killed in IAF strike;
    3 hurt as Israel comes under massive rocket fire from Gaza

    3 hurt as Israel comes under massive rocket fire from Gaza


    80-year-old woman among the wounded as violence spirals; 2 reported dead in IDF strikes in Gaza; multiple Israeli communities open bomb shelters; UN envoy, Egypt seeking Israel-Gaza...

    80-year-old woman among the wounded as violence spirals; 2 reported dead in IDF strikes in Gaza; multiple Israeli communities open bomb shelters; UN envoy, Egypt seeking Israel-Gaza truce
    Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves

    Kushner hopes Israel will look at peace plan before any West Bank moves


    Ahead of elections, PM Netanyahu vowed to annex settlements; Arab officials believe the plan is likely to be decidedly pro-Israel since the Trump administration has taken a tough line toward Palestinians, cutting off aid and shuttering the PLO's office...

    Ahead of elections, PM Netanyahu vowed to annex settlements; Arab officials believe the plan is likely to be decidedly pro-Israel since the Trump administration has taken a tough line toward Palestinians, cutting off aid and shuttering the PLO's office in Washington
    Sirens wail as Israel remembers victims of the Holocaust

    Sirens wail as Israel remembers victims of the Holocaust


    Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, ceremonies were to be held in honor of the six million murdered during the Nazi genocide; the names of those perished read aloud in the Knesset throughout the...

    Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, ceremonies were to be held in honor of the six million murdered during the Nazi genocide; the names of those perished read aloud in the Knesset throughout the day
    IDF strikes Gaza overnight, two rockets launched from the Strip

    IDF strikes Gaza overnight, two rockets launched from the Strip


    IDF hits several Hamas military targets in the Strip's north following the launching of several firebombs and one long-range rocket from Gaza throughout the week; Gaza's militarist groups strike back, launch two rockets into Israel in early hours of the...

    IDF hits several Hamas military targets in the Strip's north following the launching of several firebombs and one long-range rocket from Gaza throughout the week; Gaza's militarist groups strike back, launch two rockets into Israel in early hours of the morning
    Holocaust Remembrance Day commences

    Holocaust Remembrance Day commences


    Israel marking the victims and heroes of the Holocaust with a ceremony at Yad Vashem; President Rivlin warned of rising European anti-Semitism from the Right and the Left, rebukes relationship with far-Right governments; Netanyahu: extreme Right, extreme...

    Israel marking the victims and heroes of the Holocaust with a ceremony at Yad Vashem; President Rivlin warned of rising European anti-Semitism from the Right and the Left, rebukes relationship with far-Right governments; Netanyahu: extreme Right, extreme Left, radical Islam agree on 'one thing: their hatred of Jews'
    Synagogue shooter struggled with gun, fled with 50 bullets

    Synagogue shooter struggled with gun, fled with 50 bullets


    Investigation into California attack reveals the teenage gunman intended to kill many more worshippers but was unable to reload presumably due to a malfunction; 19-year-old pleads not guilty to murder in the shooting that killed 60-year-old Lori...

    Investigation into California attack reveals the teenage gunman intended to kill many more worshippers but was unable to reload presumably due to a malfunction; 19-year-old pleads not guilty to murder in the shooting that killed 60-year-old Lori Kaye
    New Knesset sworn in, Rivlin urges coalition to be ' honorable winners'

    New Knesset sworn in, Rivlin urges coalition to be ' honorable winners'


    The president called on MKs to put political strategy behind and 'clean the dirt' after elections season; with traditional ceremonies, 120 Knesset members declared their commitment to the State of...

    The president called on MKs to put political strategy behind and 'clean the dirt' after elections season; with traditional ceremonies, 120 Knesset members declared their commitment to the State of Israel
    California synagogue attack suspect due in court as victim laid to rest

    California synagogue attack suspect due in court as victim laid to rest


    Teenage gunman charged with murder and hate crime as special circumstance; meanwhile, rabbi who was saved by Lori Gilbert Kaye presides over her memorial service held at the synagogue where the shooting took...

    Teenage gunman charged with murder and hate crime as special circumstance; meanwhile, rabbi who was saved by Lori Gilbert Kaye presides over her memorial service held at the synagogue where the shooting took place
    The New York times publishes controversial cartoon, again

    The New York times publishes controversial cartoon, again


    Despite wide-spread condemnation after an anti-Semitic cartoon was published Thursday in the international edition, a second cartoon raises...

    Despite wide-spread condemnation after an anti-Semitic cartoon was published Thursday in the international edition, a second cartoon raises questions.
    Report: Israel to release more prisoners as part of swap deal with Syria

    Report: Israel to release more prisoners as part of swap deal with Syria


    Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reports in exchange for freeing the Syrian prisoners, the remains of other fallen IDF soldiers, recovered in the war-battered country by Russian troops, will be repatriated to...

    Asharq al-Awsat newspaper reports in exchange for freeing the Syrian prisoners, the remains of other fallen IDF soldiers, recovered in the war-battered country by Russian troops, will be repatriated to Israel
    Louisiana bill to ban companies boycotting Israel

    Louisiana bill to ban companies boycotting Israel


    The southern US state is edging closer to passing a bill intended to allow government agencies to reject a low bid from a vendor or scrap a contract with a company participating in boycott of the Jewish...

    The southern US state is edging closer to passing a bill intended to allow government agencies to reject a low bid from a vendor or scrap a contract with a company participating in boycott of the Jewish state
    FBI was tipped off about threat minutes before synagogue shooting

    FBI was tipped off about threat minutes before synagogue shooting


    Tip sent to FBI's website, phone number included link to threatening social media post only minutes before the rampage; military veteran Oscar Stewart charged and frightened the shooter who stopped firing and...

    Tip sent to FBI's website, phone number included link to threatening social media post only minutes before the rampage; military veteran Oscar Stewart charged and frightened the shooter who stopped firing and fled
    Knesset readies for new session

    Knesset readies for new session


    Aside from Gantz, Ashkenazi and Gabbay, more than 40 new Knesset members gathered for orientation, including a tour of the refurbished premises, ahead of Tuesday's opening session; Adelstein: 'keep in mind why you're...

    Aside from Gantz, Ashkenazi and Gabbay, more than 40 new Knesset members gathered for orientation, including a tour of the refurbished premises, ahead of Tuesday's opening session; Adelstein: 'keep in mind why you're here'
    Girl recalls synagogue attack: 'I was really, really scared'

    Girl recalls synagogue attack: 'I was really, really scared'


    Eight-year-old Noya Dahan, who suffered shrapnel wounds when a gunman opened fire in California synagogue, recalls fearing her parents had died in the shooting as she faced the teenage...

    Eight-year-old Noya Dahan, who suffered shrapnel wounds when a gunman opened fire in California synagogue, recalls fearing her parents had died in the shooting as she faced the teenage attacker
    PA prevents West Bank, Gaza patients from receiving treatment in Israel

    PA prevents West Bank, Gaza patients from receiving treatment in Israel


    Palestinian authorities refuse to cover medical costs for those seeking treatment in Israeli hospitals, in response to Israel cutting funds PA allocated for terrorists' salaries, leaving those in need of urgent medical care locked in the middle of a...

    Palestinian authorities refuse to cover medical costs for those seeking treatment in Israeli hospitals, in response to Israel cutting funds PA allocated for terrorists' salaries, leaving those in need of urgent medical care locked in the middle of a political dispute
    Lebanon ready to determine maritime border with Israel

    Lebanon ready to determine maritime border with Israel


    Talk of the demarcation of a maritime border gathered steam with the visit to Beirut last month by US Secretary of State Mike...

    Talk of the demarcation of a maritime border gathered steam with the visit to Beirut last month by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
    Trump speaks of love for Israel during call with rabbi from California attack

    Trump speaks of love for Israel during call with rabbi from California attack


    White House confirms the president expressed condolences on behalf of American people; Rabbi Goldstein says he was face-to-face with the teenage attacker when his gun 'miraculously...

    White House confirms the president expressed condolences on behalf of American people; Rabbi Goldstein says he was face-to-face with the teenage attacker when his gun 'miraculously jammed'
    Leaders struggle to make sense of fatal attack on synagogue

    Leaders struggle to make sense of fatal attack on synagogue


    Witnesses say that Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein continued his sermon even after being shot in the hand; Poway considered very safe city, residents shocked at attack; president, governor, mayor offer...

    Witnesses say that Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein continued his sermon even after being shot in the hand; Poway considered very safe city, residents shocked at attack; president, governor, mayor offer sympathies
    Nepotism and irregularities at Independence Day event

    Nepotism and irregularities at Independence Day event


    The State Comptroller issued a report finding multiple irregularities in the Culture Ministry's planning and ticket distribution to the 70th Independence Day Torch-lighting...

    The State Comptroller issued a report finding multiple irregularities in the Culture Ministry's planning and ticket distribution to the 70th Independence Day Torch-lighting Ceremony