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Israel Ends Diplomatic Spat With New Zealand

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English sent a letter with an apology to his Israeli counterpart, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after the two men spoke earlier this week.

Kuwait Trying to Block Israeli UN Security Council Seat Bid in 2019

One might think that Arab Gulf states had never offered to improve ties with Israel at all, given this behavior.

UNOPS Rescinds Job Offer in ‘Jerusalem, Palestine (State of)’

Israel's Ambassador Danon: "It is unacceptable for UN agencies to .... attempt to change the political facts on the ground."

President Rivlin to Muslim Leaders: We Won’t Uproot Violence Without Complete Cooperation

'The partnership between us, Jews and Arabs, children of this land, is a reality stronger than any evil wind which may wish to uproot it.'

Al Jazeera Israel: If They Try to Shut Us Down We’ll Petition High Court...

'Just because the situation is ugly, and the wars are ugly, it's not our fault.'

Rejecting Netanyahu, AG Vows to Keep Supreme Court’s Excessive Powers

Israel is the only country in the civilized world where plaintiffs are permitted to go directly to the top of the appeals process – and without direct connection to the case in question.

Gaza Artificial Island Harbor Plan Shelved Due to Defense Minister’s Objection

According to Minister Katz, the harbor island would finally remove Israel's responsibility for the situation in Gaza and might prevent a renewed military flare-up.

Justice Salim Joubran Appointed Vice President of Supreme Court

Justice Joubran is a Christian Arab. He is also the first to serve as chairman of the Central Elections Committee, a post he has held since 2013.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Fires Ramadan Cannon to End 16th Fast Day

The family of Haj Yahya Sandoka has been responsible for the cannon fire since the Ottoman period, some 200 years ago.

Netanyahu Meets with Nauru President Waqa in Jerusalem

President Waqa requested Israel assist Nauru in medical training, water technology, waste management and innovation.

Antiquities Robbers Caught in Ancient Galilee Town

This is the second gang of antiquities robbers that has been caught in the past two weeks in northern Israel.

Settlers Dispute Defense Minister’s Figures on Construction Starts

Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, said on Sunday that Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's optimistic data on settlement construction in Judea and Samaria are inflated.

Heeding Abbas’ Order, Israel Curbs Gaza’s Electric Supply

Gaza’s only power plant has been out of commission for more than two weeks, because of a dispute between the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas government over the rate of excise taxes on fuel for the plant.

Israel & US to Test Arrow-3 Anti-Ballistic Missile System in Alaska

The Arrow-3 is jointly managed by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and the Israel Missile Defense Organization.

Digital Rights Groups Fight Back Against Biometric Campaign

The idea to create a biometric database of every Israeli citizen has been controversial from the start.

Israel’s President Rivlin Hosts Nauru Counterpart, President Baron Waqa in Jerusalem

"In the middle of the oceans, is the island of Nauru, a small community, a Christian community, who very much believe in Israel."

Ministers Approve Bill Deducting Terrorists’ Pay from Palestinian Authority’s Earnings

The pressure to go ahead with the bill came from rightwing Likud members, as well as from Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked (Habayit Hayehudi) and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beiteinu).

Netanyahu: NGOs Must Not Have Access to Foreign Government Funding

NGOs whose budgets come mostly from foreign government sources are already required to declare it to the NGOs Registrar, and note it in all their official publications, as well as in their correspondence with public officials.

Netanyahu: I told Nikki Haley It’s Time to Dismantle UNRWA

The Arab refugees have their own separate agency which is connected to incitement against Israel, and which perpetuates the refugee problem rather than solve it.

Report: Netanyahu Asked US to Permit Settlers to Live Under PA Jurisdiction

The Americans inserted the clause into the document, but it was eventually removed under pressure from Naftali Bennett (Habayit Hayehudi) and senior Likud officials.

Netanyahu Postpones Bill Blocking Terrorists’ Salaries

Traditionally, security officials have objected to usurping funds that are being transferred to the Palestinian Authority, fearing this would further undermine the status of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Government to Pay Religious Families to Invite Secular Guests for Shabbat Meals

The Ministry of Religious Services will pay the municipal taxes, carrying charges and electricity of religious families who clock 15 weekly hours hosting secular guests and teaching Jewish family values.

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Visits Kibbutz Nahal Oz in Gaza Belt [video]

"All of you must have thought of leaving at one point," Haley said to the parents. "I mean ... what do you tell your kids?"

‘Ramadan Kareem!’ from Prime Minister Netanyahu [video]

“Israel is the Jewish State, the nation-state of the Jewish people. But Israel is also home to Muslims, Christians, Ba’hais and so many others."
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In the fourth video of this mini-series, experience the fear Israelis felt as they prepared for an inevitable war. With Israel’s army vastly outnumbered,...

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