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349,000 Tourists Visited Israel in April – Highest Figure Since 1948

13 Iyyar 5777 – May 9, 2017
Since January 2017, tourism has injected a record $1.67 billion into Israel's economy.

Foreign Ministry’s Civil Servants to Sabotage Trump’s Visit

The back story of this wildcat strike is the fact that the Histadrut, Israel's umbrella organization of trade unions, is in the midst of an election campaign.

Erdogan Encourages Turkish Tourism to ‘Racist,’ ‘Discriminatory’ Israel

Israel is trying to avoid yet another clash with Erdogan, so they sent him a message of sharp rebuke and they're hope that'll be the end of it.

Send More Candy: PA Minister Calls for Universal Fast Day Thursday

The current hunger strike is also a complex power play between PA heir apparent Marwan Barghouti and the elderly Chairman Abbas on the one hand, and between Barghouti, the PLO and Hamas on the other.

Knesset Speaker: New ‘Nationality Law’ Will Remind Supreme Court It Operates in a Jewish...

Herzog is wrong in claiming Netanyahu stands to gain much from the new law. His rightwing, nationalist members do.

PM Netanyahu Speaks with French President-elect Macron

13 Iyyar 5777 – May 8, 2017
The two leaders discussed continued cooperation in the fight against terrorism and advancing bilateral economic and technological links.

Israel to Erdogan: Human Rights Violators Shouldn’t Preach Morality

"Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” Erdogan said, in a clear attempt to incite a new intifada.

Jibril Rajoub in a Tizzy Over Netanyahu Conversation with FIFA President

Netanyahu allegedly called to ask the FIFA president to block the agenda item on sanctions against Israeli teams.

Prisons Official Admits: We Lured Hunger Striking Barghouti with Candy

Arab media, especially inside the PA, have largely ignored the shaming incident.

Netanyahu’s Circle: Ron Lauder Prepped Abbas for Trump Meet

Abbas, it turns out, was an attentive student and managed to forge a personal chemistry with Trump.

Herzog Medical Center to Open New Pavilion in Jerusalem

The eight-floor pavilion will include an underground 200-bed emergency hospital built to withstand the impact of missiles.

Erdan: Barghouti’s Strike Was Never About the Prisoners [video]

12 Iyyar 5777 – May 7, 2017
"This hunger strike was never about the conditions of the convicted terrorists, which meet international standards... It's about his political ambitions to replace Abu Mazen."

US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff to Arrive in Israel

Last August Eizenkot received the U.S. Legion of Merit from Dunford during the honor guard ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.

First Jerusalem District Police Station Opens in Shuafat

The idea for the new “service center” was advanced by the Jerusalem District Police Commander, Yoram HaLevy.

Rivlin Tells Steinmeier ‘We’re Not Occupiers’

“A people cannot be an occupier in its own land,” Pres. Rivlin said. “We are not occupiers in our own capital."

Norway Again Mulls Circumcision Ban on Baby Boys

EJA head Rabbi Margolin: “There is no doubt that this is an anti-Jewish decision that is blatantly anti-Semitic."

‘Israel Is a Jewish State’ Bill Passes Government Legislative Committee

Passage of the bill has become critical now, in light of attempts by foreign countries and international organizations to erode Israel's status as the homeland for all the Jews.

Getting Ready for Trump Visit, Netanyahu Corrects Abbas’ Record

'I heard Abu Mazen say that the Palestinians are also educating their children for peace.'

President Rivlin Takes German President Out to Mahane Yehuda Shuk

Steinmeier welcomed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemned Israel's annexation of eastern Jerusalem, among other things.

PA ‘Surprised’ Israel Did Not Cut Off Gaza’s Power, Wants Humanitarian Crisis Increased

'We pay Israel for the electricity consumption in Gaza, while Hamas collects money from consumers and transfers those funds to its own budget.'

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