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Israel to Tax Electronic Cigarettes as Regular Cigarettes

The move came after a year-long struggle by the Israeli “Avir Naki” (“Smoke Free Israel” organization and Likud MK Yehuda Glick.

National Service Graduates Earn Maternity Benefits

The Knesset Labor and Social Affairs Committee approved an agreement Monday allowing the new benefit.

Large-Scale Emergency Response Military Drill Begins in Israel, Unrelated to Juniper Cobra 2018

This exercise was scheduled well in advance, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit stressed, and is not related to any current security situation.
Aish Hatorah Center opposite the Kotel, Jerusalem.

Fire Breaks Out at Yeshivat Aish HaTorah in Jerusalem

Miraculously the fire was contained to a small area and thus the damage didn’t spread to the entire building.

Spring Forward: Daylight Savings Time Begins in USA

Readers living in the United States will lose an hour's sleep on Saturday night.

Shooting Attack Near Beituniya Crossing

Several spent shells were discovered at the site from where the shooting emanated.

Terrorist Shooting at IDF Outpost Near Psagot

No injuries were reported and a search was immediately initiated to hunt down the terrorists.

UK, Saudi Arabia Call to Disarm Hezbollah, Empower Lebanese Government

British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Saudi Crown Prince agreed to work together to support the Lebanese government in exerting its power over all the Lebanese territories.

Teen Terrorist Arrested After Firebombing Israeli Motorists in Gush Etzion

The attacker was tracked via a thermal drone together with a terror cell from the village of El-Khader, less than ten minutes' drive from Jerusalem.

Daylight Saving Time Begins in the United States

Daylight saving time doesn't begin in Israel until Friday, March 23, 2018.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah Declares ‘State of Emergency’ Fearing Israeli Attack

“Hezbollah declared its ranks in readiness for the past two days for fear of Israeli aggression on Lebanon."

Israeli Security Forces Seize Cash in Bethlehem in Anti-Terror Raid

Security personnel also seized thousands of shekels in cash in the Palestinian Authority town of Bethlehem and in the village of Beit Ur al-Tahta.

Tower of David Museum Gears Up for Passover with King David Laser Show

King David has been the inspiration for artists for centuries and is one of the most well-known Biblical figures in the history of art.

Red Alert Siren in Kerem Shalom was ‘False Alarm’

The Red Alert incoming rocket siren activated near the Gaza border on Wednesday afternoon. But it was another "false alarm."

OC Southern Command: Gaza Barrier Will Bring ‘Unprecedented’ Security

The IDF has neutralized several tunnels running from Gaza into Israel in recent months and is close to eliminating the tunnel threat.

Former Ambassador to Rome: Israel-Italy Ties To Remain Strong Despite Populist Election Victory

Gilon said that ties between Israel and Italy are strong at all levels and would remain so no matter what the final outcome of coalition negotiations.

‘Welcome to Blair House’ from Melania Trump

Israel's leading couple received a beautiful bouquet of flowers, and a short letter from First Lady Melania Trump.

Netanyahu Leaves for US, Will Meet with Trump, Address AIPAC Conference

"I will thank him on behalf of the Israeli people for moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, in honor of the State of Israel's 70th Independence Day."

Tel Aviv Purim Party: 53 Require Medical Attention, 11 Detained by Police

Five people were held on suspicion of drug trafficking and violence, and six were accused of selling alcohol to minors.

Watch Megilla Brachot Recited at the White House

Can anyone even remember a time, ever, when the Megilla was read at the White House?

Trump Hires Digital Media Guru to Run Re-election Campaign

Israel's prime minister is slated to meet next Monday for talks at the White House with the president.

Israel’s Electronic Signature Bill Amended, Updated

“It is proposed to amend the law in order to adapt it to the changing reality in the field of electronic signatures and to remove barriers in this area.”

Security Closure on Judea, Samaria and Gaza for Purim

During the Purim holiday, the crossings will be open solely for humanitarian, medical and other exceptional reasons.

European Union Sanctions 2 Syrian Ministers Day After Child Dies in Chlorine Gas Attack

Victims, ambulance drivers and others smelled the chlorine after “an enormous explosion” in the eastern Ghouta area of al-Shayfouniya.

Bank of Israel Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for March

Since the last interest rate decision the shekel has weakened by 3.1 percent in terms of the effective exchange rate, and by 1.6 percent against the dollar.

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