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Police Recommend Indictments, Netanyahu Fights Back: ‘Only the Good of the Country before my...

In his 12-minute response on television, a visibly shaken Netanyahu opened by reminding Israelis of his long record as a special forces officer, Israel's UN envoy, finance minister and, finally, as prime minister.

Netanyahu in All-Day Consultations with Lawyers after High Court Ruling on Police Recommendations

Speaking to Channel 2 News, Netanyahu was mercilessly frank in his view regarding the proper behavior of a prime minister under police investigation. It was back in 2008, and the PM was Ehud Olmert.

Sovereignty Movement Urging Netanyahu Not to Turn Bill’s Postponement into Retraction

"In the Middle East, weakness, concessions and indecisiveness only encourage the forces of evil that seek to destroy us."

Seeking Confession at All Costs, Israeli Court, AG, Endorsed Torture of Jewish-American Minor

This travesty of justice, the defilement of everything we consider our most elementary civil rights in a democracy is not taking place in Tehran, Damascus, or Pyongyang, but in Ayalon prison in Ramla, Israel, a state whose claim to fame is its being "the only democracy in the Middle East."

Poll: Israelis Want Haredim Out of Govt, Illegal Africans Out of Country

A majority of the respondents prefers six out of the seven business categories be kept open on Shabbat.

Shaked to Knesset: Less Legislation, More Watching over Government

In Finland a judge handles 3-4 cases a week, while in Israel judges handle 8-10 cases a day.

State Comptroller Fines Habayit Hayehudi, Party Faces ‘Existential’ Deficit

The Comptroller noted that he initially wanted to fine the faction $540,000, but decided to lower the amount to $165,000 in recognition of its already mounting financial troubles.

Justice Minister to Radical Former Chief Justice: Your Path Leads to the Tyranny of...

Shaked's new legislation is liable to undo Barak's quarter century of cleverly intertwined precedent rulings and wrest from the hands of the justices a great deal of misappropriated power.

Israeli Ambassador to Russia Speaks Up Against ‘Polish Death Camps’ Law

"We’re working with the Russian state service for archives on a project titled ‘Every Person Has a Name,’" Koren said.

Statistics Bureau: 186,500 Holocaust Survivors Lived in Israel in 2016

The Holocaust survivors population is aging, and its size is diminishing.

Israeli Education Minister Orders Compulsory Course on Poles’ Collaboration with Nazis

The lesson plan reminds students that "even after the war, Jews encountered hostility from their former neighbors as they returned from the concentration camps ... The most famous case was the Kielce pogrom in Poland, in July 1946, during which the Poles murdered 42 Holocaust survivors who returned to the city."

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

Ramallah Annoyed with Israel’s Paying PA’s Victims with PA Taxes

The PA refused to recognize the court's jurisdiction over its affairs.

Israeli Government Report Shows Rise in Global Anti-Semitism, Drop in Anti-Semitic Violence in 2017

"Despite the internalization among decision makers of the need to combat anti-Semitism, we are witnessing the penetration of anti-Semitic statements, expressions and norms into the accepted discourse in society."

Haredi Parties, Liberman, on Coalition Toppling War Path over Shabbat Laws

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Saturday slammed the Yisrael Beiteinu chairman over his show of solidarity with law breakers, and told reporters, "I am done with Avigdor Liberman."

Rabbi Eliyahu: Defense Minister Must Apologize or I’ll Sue

Unhindered by things like irony, Liberman, a government minister who was there to support breaking a state Shabbat law, said the rabbis are civil servants, who must represent the positions of the state and not be against the state.

Survey Shows BDS Groups Furious at Being Blacklisted

A French organization wrote, “We will not be able to reach the youth organization with which we collaborate in the West Bank. We won’t be able to coordinate projects… This is Israel’s way of silencing us.”

Report: Defense Ministry Working on Plan to Legalize 70 Outposts in Judea and Samaria

At the top of the list is the Asa'el outpost in the Mount Hebron Regional Council, where 46 families live.

$6 Million International Light Design Competition to Make Haifa Spectacular

The Haifa Lights project will be a new and free permanent attraction, comparable to similar light attractions in Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore.

Report: Shin Bet Chief Likely Mole Who Kept Deri Informed of Embezzlement Probe

According to the report, MK Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid) failed two polygraph tests that found him lying, then, in two additional tests, the results showed "tendencies towards making false statements."

Mossad, Shin Bet 2019 Budget at $2.8 Billion, a 12% Bump

For comparison, the IDF budget, with more than 175,000 soldiers, hovers around $21 billion.

Shabbat Supermarket Law Squeaks Through by 58 to 57

MK Yulia Malinovsky, whose coalition party Yisrael Beiteinu broke rank and voted against the bill, asked the Likud members from the podium Monday night when did they become a Haredi party.

Israelis Bewildered by Netanyahu’s Son’s Drunk Night on the Town

Ha'aretz devoted five different stories to the Netanyahu Jr. fiasco, plus the complete transcript of his late night fling. The bastion of Israel's left was so heavy with dripping disgust, it should probably have been delivered to subscribers in plastic bags.

Anxious Knesset Committee Urges Regulators to Take a Stand on Bitcoin

"We're leaving here worried because we've heard a kind of stutter here [from the experts]," Gafni rebuked the committee's guest experts.

Shouting Match Between Netanyahu, Bennett, Reveals Coalition’s Frailty

Bennett views himself as Netanyahu's natural successor – and to get there, being nice to the PM is hardly a prerequisite.

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