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Israeli Arab MK Basel Ghattas Indicted on Abuse of Diplomatic Immunity, Use of Property...

8 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
Balad party MK Basel Ghattas has been indicted on a range of charges linked to allegations he sneaked communications equipment into prison for Hamas terrorist inmates.

Haifa Terror Suspect Surrenders to Police

An alleged terror suspect has surrendered to police, but little else is known, with identifying information completely shielded by authorities under a gag order.

Israeli Envoys to Turkey Confirm They’re Safe After Terror Attack in Izmir

Israeli envoys to Turkey have reported in to confirm they are safe after the second terrorist attack to strike the country this week leaves two people dead in the city of Izmir.

Police Sappers Called to Haganah Museum in Tel Aviv

History came alive in Tel Aviv this week when sappers were called to the Haganah Museum to remove a live grenade that was unexpectedly discovered in a closet.

Avian Flu Detected Among Water Fowl at Ramat Gan National Park

Avian flu has been identified among ducks and geese at the Ramat Gan National Park. Officials are taking precautions and the park remains open to the public.

Neo-Nazi ‘March on Jews’ Planned for Jan. 15 in Whitefish, Montana

Neo-Nazi Jew-hater Andrew Anglin has been threatening to hold the march with "high powered rifles" for at least a month. But no permit for the event has yet been requested.

Arab Fugitives Captured, Money Cache Seized by Israeli Security Forces

Israeli security forces and soldiers captured five Arab fugitives and carried out a special operation in Hebron.

Hunting Down a Terrorist in Haifa, City of Unity

Security sources are maintaining a partial gag order on an investigation into a deadly attack in Haifa.

City of Ramallah Names Street for Anti-Semitic Archbishop

The capital of the Palestinian Authority has named a street after one of the most vicious anti-Semites in the Catholic Church.

Moroccan King Restores Jewish Names of Marrakech Ghetto

Established at the site of the sultan's stables, the Mellah was segregated for Jewish dwelling in 1558 by the Saadi dynasty which ruled Morocco from 1549 to 1659.

At Joshua’s Tomb: 10 Jews Come to Pray, Arabs Stone Them, Jews Get Arrested

Meanwhile, in Area C, Arabs enjoy uninterrupted access to sites such as al-Maghtas on the Jordan River and Nabi Musa.

Hebron Spokesperson on Azaria Conviction: It Was a Big Mistake [audio]

'In the end of the day, the soldier shot a terrorist who came to kill and was a dangerous enemy combatant.'

Arab-American Journalist on Trump’s Pro-Israel Shift: Good Riddance

'A Trump Presidency is likely to witness a complete departure from the Washingtonian doublespeak. […] In fact, Trump is set to expose American foreign policy for what it truly is, and has been for decades.'

Defense Minister Who Convicted Azaria on Day of Shooting Now Blames ‘Politicians’

To sum up: cynicism is a common trait among politicians, but cynicism while your own hands are stained with the blood of your victim… that's special.

Polls Vary on Israeli Public’s Support for Azaria Pardon

Knesset Committee Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) posted an online petition calling on President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Azaria.

Haim Saban ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by US Abstention at UNSC, and Kerry’s ‘One-Sided Speech’

7 Tevet 5777 – January 4, 2017
Israeli-American mega donor Haim Saban urged the Obama Administration to refrain from "any other policy statements that would only make things worse."

European Parliament President Martin Schultz to Receive 2016 Medal of Tolerance

European Parliament President Martin Schultz is one of two recipients of the 2016 Medal of Tolerance for his commitment to preserve the memory of the Shoah.

PM Netanyahu Eulogizes IDF Major Hagai Ben Ari, z’l

PM Netanyahu said IDF Major Ben Ari, z'l was an elite commander, a "courageous fighter, he was the salt of the earth."

PM Netanyahu: I Support Clemency for Elor Azaria

PM Netanyahu called on all Israelis to "behave responsibly" and to keep the soldiers out of any political conflict.

Clarification on Pardons Issued by President Rivlin’s Office

The President's Office clarifies that IDF Sgt. Azaria himself, or an immediate relative or legally authorized representative must apply for clemency.

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