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New Watchtower Checkpoint at Damascus Gate Entrance to Old City of Jerusalem

The new structure is situated on the side of the ramp leading to the entrance into the Muslim Quarter.

Shaked Picks Conservative Stein, Pro-Consumer Grosskopf, for Supreme Court

Settlement enterprise to breathe a sigh of relief as leftist Justice Yoram Danziger is retired.

Sen. Graham: UN Peace Keeping Force in Lebanon a ‘Miserable Failure’

Graham suggested the US must hold Iran, as well as Hezbollah, responsible, should there ever by a massive missile attack on Israel from southern Lebanon.

Shaked Appoints First Haredi Woman Judge

Supreme Court President, Justice Esther Hayut, and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked praised the appointment.

State of Ohio Breaks US Record in Israel Bond Purchase

“Whenever the economy and the backbone of each country is strong, it’s good for the other nation as well.”

Opening Day for High-Speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Train ‘On Hold’ Till Fall 2018

Engineers and safety experts warned at least a month ago that the line was far from ready and that disaster would follow if officials rushed to opening day.

Egypt’s El-Sisi: Cairo ‘Scored a Goal’ With Israeli Gas Deal

El-Sisi said the agreement furthers his vision of transforming Egypt into a regional energy hub.

IDF Unit 8200 Foils ISIS Terror Attack in Australia, Iranian Cyber Attack in Israel

Unit 8200 engages in terror intelligence and cyber conflict in and beyond the territory of the State of Israel.

Congrats! First ‘Caravilla’ for Amona Evacuees Installed in Amichai

"Today we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and we are very much anticipating leaving the hostel before Passover and moving with great joy to Amichai."

In Meeting with Israeli Diplomats, Russians Offer to Host Peace Talks

The parties also signed a protocol of consultations between the two countries’ foreign ministries for 2018 and 2019.

Poll Gives Beleaguered Netanyahu Huge Lead Boosting Election Speculations

Should the indictments against him include breach of trust, Netanyahu is likely to ask for the public's renewed trust at the polls.

Prosecution Flips Communications Ministry Director to Testify Against Netanyahu

Suspended Likud MK Oren Hazan called on the PM to recuse himself and appoint a replacement. He told Israel Radio that others in the party are also in favor of replacing the leader, but prefer not to speak out.

Israel’s Finance Minister Tells Palestinian Authority ‘US Needed for Peace Talks’

Kahlon called on the Palestinian Authority to return to negotiations under U.S. auspices, saying, “The Americans are the only fair mediators in the region.”

Knesset Approves Law to Open Graves of Yemenite Children

Some Israeli officials told the families that their children “died” and were “immediately buried." That often happened without first notifying parents.

Netanyahu: Abbas Continues to Run Away from Peace

Abbas practically ran from the chamber after he finished delivering his address to the world body, without waiting to hear responses from the UNSC members.

Full Transcript: Danon to Abbas at UN Security Council, ‘No Longer Part of the...

"For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the heart and soul of our people... and it will remain the undivided capital of the State of Israel forever.”

Full Transcript: Abbas Urges UN Security Council to Recognize ‘State of Palestine,’ Hand Over...

Mahmoud Abbas outlined in his speech the necessary "outcomes" of any peace conference the Palestinian Authority is willing to attend.

Government to Approve Shabbat Soccer Games with Haredi Tacit Approval

Last September, Netanyahu asked Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazri to provide recommendations to issue a sweeping permit to professional soccer on Shabbat.

Bennett Teaches US Conference of Presidents the Value of Saying No

Israel’s bilateral relations would no longer allow allies to benefit from the relationship with Israel and not show support for the country in international forums.

High Court Presses State to Give Citizens Choice on Biometric ID

If the security forces are in favor of collecting biometric information on state citizens – then it must be kosher.

Police Round Up Communications Heavies in Netanyahu’s Next Corruption Probe

Police investigators suspect that Communications Ministry regulators—when Netanyahu was serving as Communications Minister concurrent with his tenure as prime minister—gave Bezeq preferential treatment.

Defense Minister Confirms: Demolished ‘Underground Infrastructure’ in Gaza Was Terror Tunnel

"By the end of 2018, we will destroy all the offensive tunnels in Hamas' possession."

Israeli Tax Authority: Bitcoin an Asset, Not a Currency

A week ago, the chairman of the Israel Securities Authority, Prof. Shmuel Hauser, announced that he would not not permit companies whose value is based on the value of the bitcoin to be included in one of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) indices.

Poland Protests Swastika Graffiti on Tel Aviv Embassy

The protest follows the drawing of swastikas and hate slogans on the Polish Embassy building in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Sets Emergency Session After Polish PM’s Remarks

“The Polish prime minister’s remarks are grave,” Hotovely said, “and they call for an apology to the Jewish people for the distortion of Holocaust remembrance."

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