Since January 2017, tourism has injected a record $1.67 billion into Israel's economy.
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.
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.
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.
Herzog is wrong in claiming Netanyahu stands to gain much from the new law. His rightwing, nationalist members do.
The two leaders discussed continued cooperation in the fight against terrorism and advancing bilateral economic and technological links.
"Each day that Jerusalem is under occupation is an insult to us,” Erdogan said, in a clear attempt to incite a new intifada.
Netanyahu allegedly called to ask the FIFA president to block the agenda item on sanctions against Israeli teams.
Arab media, especially inside the PA, have largely ignored the shaming incident.
Abbas, it turns out, was an attentive student and managed to forge a personal chemistry with Trump.
The eight-floor pavilion will include an underground 200-bed emergency hospital built to withstand the impact of missiles.
"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."
Last August Eizenkot received the U.S. Legion of Merit from Dunford during the honor guard ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington.
The idea for the new “service center” was advanced by the Jerusalem District Police Commander, Yoram HaLevy.
“A people cannot be an occupier in its own land,” Pres. Rivlin said. “We are not occupiers in our own capital."
EJA head Rabbi Margolin: “There is no doubt that this is an anti-Jewish decision that is blatantly anti-Semitic."
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.
'I heard Abu Mazen say that the Palestinians are also educating their children for peace.'
Steinmeier welcomed UN Security Council Resolution 2334 that condemned Israel's annexation of eastern Jerusalem, among other things.
'We pay Israel for the electricity consumption in Gaza, while Hamas collects money from consumers and transfers those funds to its own budget.'