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Foreign Ministry Asks Diaspora Jews for Help on UN’s Jerusalem Vote

But some Diaspora Jewish groups, particularly in North America, say ... they have no intention of lobbying on behalf of the Netanyahu government.

Shaked, Bennet Propose Judicial Reform Bill

The proposal includes a clause allowing the government to reinstate laws struck down by the High Court of Justice."

KKL Decision Creates New Reality on Ground for Kfar Etzion

KKL has completed registration of 700 dunams land purchased from residents of the PA village of Beit Ummar, several kilometers south of Kfar Etzion, prior to the war of independence.

MK David Bitan to Resign as Likud Coalition Chairman

“The current situation makes it too difficult for me to function,” he wrote, “and I don’t want to harm the work and functionality of the coalition."

Tourism Ministry Preparing for 20% increase in Christian Arrivals

Tourism Ministry to provide free shuttles between Jerusalem and Bethlehem for Christmas Mass celebrations

Netanyahu: Even If Police Recommend my Indictment, Nothing Will Happen

"They know they can't beat us at the polls," the PM said, "So they try to [defeat] us with slander and demonstrations, the kind that are organized and orchestrated, among others, by Left's new fund (a reference to the New Israel Fund)."

Trump Says ‘Thanks’ After Learning Kiryat Yam Ecological Park to Bear His Name

“The president of the United States took a brave and unprecedented step that none of his predecessors were willing to take and we must honor him for it."

IDF Combat Veterans to Receive Full Scholarships in Matriculation, Preparation Courses

The new benefits go into effect immediately and are available to all active combat soldiers without any need for special application.

2017 Begin Prize Awarded to Malcolm Hoenlein

Hoenlein was honored for his work in strengthening ties between Jews in the Diaspora and Israel.

TEVA Workers Threaten to Withhold Medication From Seriously Ill Over Layoffs

"The Histadrut will continue to fight to reduce the number of layoffs."

Knesset to Vote on Bill Requiring Halachic Considerations Before Issuing Shabbat Work Permits

The High Court of Justice previously ruled that the minister may only take technical and economic considerations into account and he is forbidden from making halachic considerations.

Supreme Court Suspends Interior Minister’s Revoking of Terrorist’s Citizenship

The revocation was due to take place last October, after it had been approved by both the Haifa District Court and the attorney general, according to the law.

Israel to Maintain Its Distance When Dealing With Austria’s ‘Freedom Party’ Ministries

"Israel will maintain working relations with the professional echelon of the [Austrian] government ministries headed by a minister from the Freedom Party."

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley ‘Spoke Like a Maccabee’ at UN Security...

"On Hanukkah, you spoke like a Maccabi. You lit a candle of truth. You dispel the darkness. One defeated the many. Truth defeated lies. Thank you, President Trump."

Eviatar Matania Resigning as Head of National Cyber Bureau

Matania has been with the Bureau since it was formed under the Prime Minister's Office in 2011.

State to Ask Court for Extension on Non-Orthodox Conversions

Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.

Terrorists Death Penalty Bill Submitted Soon with Full Coalition Support

There are other purposes rather than deterrence to executing convicted terrorists, such as meeting the public's demand for clear justice and the need to avenge the victims of terrorism.

UN Security Council to Vote on Jerusalem Resolution

The resolution ... "calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."

Hanukkah Miracle When Gaza Rocket Struck House in Southern Israel

Had it not been for the bomb shelter built into their home, they might not have survived to tell the tale.

Former Israeli Tourism Minister Begins 15-Month Vacation in Hermon Prison

Misezhnikov transferred one million shekel to the National Students Union for a festival in Eilat which was produced by his intimate acquaintance.

General Strike Expected in Israel Sunday Morning Over TEVA Layoffs

“The entire country stands in solidarity with Teva. The banks, stock exchange and public transport,” said the Histadrut leader.

Elbit Produces New SmartScope for Snipers

The new scope can be used in tunnels and windowless room because it does not employ cooling or use light from the stars as did older models.

Government to Push Lightning Legislation following Court’s Order to Return Terrorists’ Bodies

Herzl and Merav Hajaj, the parents of a young soldier killed by terrorists responded to the Court ruling, saying: "Unfortunately, the terrorists will continue to celebrate the future funerals with dancing and giving away candy."

Kremlin Does Not Share Turkey’s Stance on Israel

“We are aware of it but it is not in line with our position. Russia’s position on Jerusalem and the Middle Eastern settlement is well known,"

TEVA CEO Kåre Schultz Apologizes to Netanyahu for Situation

“I am committed to maintaining Teva’s global headquarters in Israel, including my office. I do this as part of my commitment to Israel..."

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