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Israelis Celebrate as IAF Fighter Pilots Soar in 70th Independence Day Air Show (video)

The show features a range of aircraft from the start of the state through the decades, including acrobatic planes and modern fighter jets.
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Netanyahu’s 70th Independence Day Greeting: We’re Just Getting Started

Men and women from every walk of life – young and old, Jew, Christian, Muslim, religious and secular, men and women that have worked hard to build our nation.

Trump on Israel’s 70th Anniversary: US Has ‘No Better Friend Anywhere’

The U.S. Embassy is set to officially open in the Israeli capital on May 14, the secular date that Israel officially declared its independence in 1948.

On Israel’s 70th Anniversary, Netanyahu Says ‘We’re Just Getting Started’ (video)

"Seventy years is the blink of an eye in historical terms. I have no doubt that 70 years from now, Israel will be even stronger, even more prosperous than it is today."

Shin Bet Agents Inspire Generations of Israelis, Says Agency’s Head

Argaman recalled his fallen comrades as “brave people with a sense of mission, who gave their lives in an ongoing campaign for Israel’s security, beginning in the earliest days of the state.”

Israel at a Standstill for Memorial Day Siren

The siren came at the start of the state ceremony held to honor the 23,645 members of the IDF and all security forces who have given their lives to protect the people of Israel since 1948.

Forty UN Ambassadors Visiting Israel During 70th Anniversary

"At a time when UNESCO denies the Jewish connection to Jerusalem it is important that the Ambassadors have seen the Jewish history of the city as well as the respect accorded to all faiths by Israel."

NASA To Test Israeli Anti-Radiation Vest

Last year, the Israel Space Agency signed an agreement with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to use its expertise in the examination of deep space radiation effects and its absorption in the human body.

Netanyahu: Terrorists Can ‘Smell Weakness’ As Well As Strength

"No continent, no country is safe from terrorism. We must stand against them together, to build a solid wall of the civilized world against the flood of radicalism."

Last Jew of Peki’in to Light Israel’s 70th Independence Day Torch

Margalit Zinati never married because it would have meant leaving Peki'in, and abandoning the town’s ancient synagogue, which features a limestone column engraved with two Hebrew inscriptions dating to the Roman period.

Police to Close 340,000 Files in 70th Anniversary Amnesty

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said the move would be a “big step for citizens who have been investigated for crimes. It will remove the stain of their past.

Memorial Day: 71 Soldiers, 12 Civilians Fell This Year

The number of soldiers that have fallen in the line of duty since the first days of Zionist activity in Israel in 1860 stands at 23,645, according to figures released by the Ministry of Defense.

Israel Defense Forces on High Alert, Preparing for Iranian Direct Retaliation

Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani this week issued a direct threat to Israel from Damascus after arriving for a briefing on the T-4 air strike.

High Court Overturns Liberman’s Decision to Block Terrorists’ Families from Joint Memorial Service

The ceremony has been held for 13 years, and in the past 11 years Arabs have been allowed entry to participate.

Liberman: Iran Leading United Northern Front Against Israel

“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."

Liberman Adds Eastern Jerusalem ‘Iliya Center’ to List of Terror Groups

"We will not accept an institution that acts an outpost for terrorism in the capital of Israel, united Jerusalem."

IDF Confirms Israel Attacked ‘Live Iranian Targets’ in Syria

“It was the first time we attacked live Iranian targets, both facilities and people,” the IDF officer told The New York Times journalist Thomas Friedman.

Stats Bureau Predicts: 20 Million Israelis by Country’s 120th Birthday

The main countries from which olim have arrived in Israel over the past decades were: Russia, Ukraine, France, the US, Ethiopia, and the UK.

PM, Court President, to Showdown over Curbing Justices’ Enthusiasm

The impetus for the meeting came from Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who requested the heads of the two branches of government study the proposed dramatic change in the country's legal system.

Iron Dome Voted ‘Greatest Israeli Invention’ of All Time

Since its deployment, the system has intercepted more than 1,700 missiles and rockets fired at Israel, almost all from Gaza. The system registered a 90 percent success rate in the 2014 Gaza war.

Detained Migrants to be Freed

Bennett: "While the government is holding talks, the situation on the ground is only getting worse."

Chief Justice Warns That Blow to Court Independence Would Harm Israel’s Democracy

At issue are three coalition proposals to curb the ability of the High Court of Justice to overturn laws.

What If Sara Netanyahu Made a Humanitarian Gesture and No One in Israeli Media...

Eyal Meged, blogging for Ha'aretz, went as far as to compare Sara Netanyahu to Raoul Wallenberg.
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Netanyahu: Zero Tolerance for Non-Conventional Weapons

"I spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May last night and I told her that the important international message of the attack is zero tolerance for the use of non-conventional weapons," Netanyahu told his ministers.

Netanyahu Reiterates Israel’s Support for US Decision to Attack Chemical Weapons in Syria

"The United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle."

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