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BOI Keeps Interest Rate Unchanged for September

26 Av 5776 – August 29, 2016
The Bank of Israel kept the interest rate unchanged for the month of September 2016.

Hundreds of New Hotel Rooms Slated for Jerusalem as Tourist Demand Skyrockets

Hundreds of new hotel rooms are slated for development in the capital in the near future, as tourism to Jerusalem continues to skyrocket.

Liberman: No Negotiations With Hamas Over IDF Soldiers’ Bodies

DM Liberman says Israel will not negotiate with Hamas in Gaza, and there will be no compromises over two IDF soldiers' bodies held hostage by the terror group.

Busy Traffic at Gaza-Israel Border Crossings

There is no blockade at the Israel-Gaza border: it operates like any other international border, with normal hours and inspections.

New Management: Liberman Says Soldiers Shouldn’t Have to Consult a Lawyer on the Battlefield

The loud and clear statement from the Defense Minister that he will back his soldiers rather than sic lawyers at them will likely go a long way to improve IDF morale.

Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

25 Av 5776 – August 28, 2016
The Zionist Federation in Sweden held its fifth annual rally under the theme, 'Taking Back Zionism.'

Palestinian Authority (Again) Rejects New Attempt at Final Status Talks

Once again the Palestinian Authority turns down a chance to negotiate directly for its own state, this time in Moscow.

‘Tent-In’ Protest Planned in Galilee Over Development Cutbacks

Galilee residents are planning a protest over cutbacks in crucial development funds.

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer Dies at Age 80

Former Israeli Defense Minister Binyamin Fuad Ben-Eliezer has passed away at the age of 80.

Agriculture Minister: Israeli Farmers Will Export Cannabis in Two Years

The program regulating the medical cannabis industry was approved by the Israeli government some two months ago.

Israel Pays GPS App Waze to Push Periphery Tourism

The initiative is part of a new Waze campaign of the ministry to promote Israel's more remote site to potential visitors.

Former Defense Minister Binyamin ‘Fuad’ Ben-Eliezer in Hospital

Former DM Ben-Eliezer was admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center.

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas), Health Minister Yakov Litzman and MK Moshe Gafni (both from UTJ) sent Netanyahu an urgent letter Thursday night, demanding a halt to the works on Shabbat, warning of a possible coalition collapse.

Analysis: Bennett Defending Bibi from Barak While Bibi Tells Buji He’ll Dump Bennett if...

Israeli media and political experts spent the past week trying to figure out what in God's good name Bibi's former defense minister was talking about.

UN Demanding Diplomatic Immunity for Hamas Agent

Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon was contacted by the UN legal office which claimed that UN employees are entitled to diplomatic immunity from prosecution by local authorities and that Borsch should receive UNDP visitors.

Operation Safari Rescuing Gaza Beasts Completed at Erez Crossing

21 Av 5776 – August 24, 2016
Over the last two years, the ministry transferred lions, a horse and other animals.

President Rivlin Tours Gaza Border Communities, Praises IDF Operational Power

President Rivlin pointed that “two of our sons remained behind after the war which took place two years ago. The State of Israel has a moral responsibility to bring back Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul.”

Bennett Touts Education Ministry’s Service to Kindergartners, Special Ed

Bennett pledged that his ministry would combat ethnic discrimination in the enrollment process of all educational institutions, particularly the ultra-Orthodox.

Putin, Netanyahu, Talk Peace Process on Phone

A week ago, Putin’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, discussed advancing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks with Abbas in Amman.

Ha’aretz on Warpath Against New Hebron Jewish Housing

19 Av 5776 – August 23, 2016
Although it's puzzling why Burger didn't tweet in English, or ask someone at the paper's English language website to help him translate, the panicky urgency of the tweet is unmistakable.

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