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Israel Chosen to Serve on Key UN Women’s Commission

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
Israel has been selected to join the Commission on the Status of Women, under UN Women, for a 4-year term.

Survey: Only 22% of Israeli Jews Completely Trust Supreme Court

The Knesset has maintained most of its status, but that's only because it was very low 25 years ago – 27%. Today it's down to 23%.

Govt. Approves Bill Depriving Anti-Zionist NGOs of National Service Interns

'It is inconceivable that we ourselves provide subsidized manpower to organizations that work on behalf of foreign interests, depict Israel as a war criminal, protect mega-terrorists, and slander IDF soldiers.'

Netanyahu Condemns Istanbul Attack, Expects Turkey to Condemn Terror Against Israel

Israel's prime minister condemned a deadly bombing in Istanbul, and called on Turkey to do the same when Israel is targeted.

President Rivlin: Must Employ More Arabs, Haredim

It is right and good for every commercial company to reach more and more sectors, not just as providers of services, but also as employers."

Minister Shaked Praises Christian Israelis for ‘Realizing Ben Gurion’s Vision’

'We will never abandon you,' Shaked promised. 'We are with you during the tough times.'

Survey Shows Israelis’ Top Concern Is Livable Income

Here's a loaded item: 30% support segregation between Jews and Arabs in public places, 18% support reducing the presence of women in public places.

State Attorneys to Request 1-Month Delay on Amona Evacuation

Attorneys for the state will ask the Court to delay the evacuation in order to allow arrangement for temporary housing for the residents.

MK Oren Hazan Rapped for Speeding on Highway to Eilat

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
MK Oren Hazan subsequently thanked the government for building such an excellent highway.

UN Committee to Vote on Blacklist Against Israel-Linked Companies

An important UN committee votes this week on a blacklist against international companies with links to Israel.

Russian diplomat: Moscow, Jerusalem Friendship at Highest Point Ever

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
According to Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu hold regular telephone conversations.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Israel, Honduras Sign Agreement to Upgrade Bilateral, Security, Technological Ties

PM Netanyahu and Honduran Pres. Hernandez agreed to tighten bilateral, security and technological ties.

Update: 2 F-35 Adir Stealth Fighter Jets to Arrive Monday in Israel [video]

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
The first two F-35 Adir stealth fighter jets arrive Monday fresh from final US-Israeli tweaks.

Israeli Manufacturers Warn New APC to Cost Thousands of Jobs if Made in USA...

US President-elect Trump is already retrieving jobs for America, while Israeli leaders may be outsourcing jobs in the nation's defense industry.

Major Hamas Cell Nabbed, Plotted Shooting and Abduction

A joint operation carried out by Israeli security agencies nabbed a major seven-man Hamas terrorist cell, saving countless lives.

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Netanyahu to Hollande: Suspend Peace Summit, I’ll Meet with Abbas

Israel has already announced it would not attend an international conference.

Netanyahu to Discuss UN Voting Record During Visit to Kazakhstan

PM Netanyahu travels next week to Kazakhstan, which begins a 2-year stint on the UN Security Council. No Israeli prime minister has ever visited.

‘Except Amona’ Regulations Bill Passes First Knesset Reading

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
The so-called "Regulations Bill' to legalize Jewish communities built decades ago on Arab land in Judea and Samaria, passed its first Knesset reading.

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