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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.

Knesset Committee Approves Accessibility Law

The new policy was drafted by Meretz MK Ilan Gilon. It becomes law in February 2018.

Bedouin Recruitment to IDF Increases in 2017

The IDF is hoping to increase recruits by another 50 percent in 2018, with 600 new recruits in the coming year.

Transportation Minister Takes Media for ‘Fast, Free Ride’

Katz gave his word that the line would open on time on the eve of Passover the year, even though it probably would not be able to run the entire length of the route.

$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.

Knesset Committee Approves Salary Hike for Netanyahu, Cabinet Ministers

The raises are expected to cost the Israeli taxpayer approximately NIS 2 million ($600 million) per year.

Israel’s 70th to Reflect ‘Heritage of Innovation’

"We are going to host the most talked-about and moving events in Israeli society, full of energy, positivity and joy."

Netanyahu: Abbas Has ‘Torn Off the Mask’

"The root of the conflict between us and the Palestinians is their steadfast refusal to recognize the Jewish State in any borders whatsoever.”

Arkia Gets OK for Israel – Thailand Flight

The authorization will create new competition for Israel’s national carrier, El Al Airlines.

Defense Minister Liberman Proposes Legalization of Gilad Farms in Samaria

Under the proposal, Liberman would order the appropriate government agencies to determine what is needed in order to legalize the community.

BiBi, Sara, Inaugurate Battle of Haifa Square in New Delhi

The two Prime Ministers attended a ceremony to name a square in New Delhi in honor of the Indian soldiers who died in the fight to liberate Haifa from the Turks in 1918.

Netanyahu Heads for Mumbai with Massacre Survivor

“Indian Prime Minister Modi is a close friend ... and I appreciate the fact that he himself will accompany us during large portions of the trip."

Supreme Court Justice Eliyahu Winograd Dead at 91

“Judge Eliyahu Winograd was a legal beacon whose contribution to the security of Israel was enormous.”

Netanyahu, Putin, to Meet Shortly

Netanyahu plans to meet with leaders of three of the four most powerful countries in the world in the coming weeks.

Netanyahu Government Approves $116 Billion Budget for 2019 Boosting Social Welfare

It is probably a hopeful, even inspiring sign, that Israel's education budget for 2019 is nearly on a par with its security budget.

Liberman, Kahlon Agree on NIS 150M to Bolster Home Front Security

The agreement to shore up bomb shelters and other civil defenses will require a sign-off from the Security Cabinet.

Netanyahu Orders Defense Ministry to Connect Havat Gilad to Electric Grid

“This is a first step and I thank the prime minister. We expect the government to recognize Havat Gilad as a legitimate town in Judea and Samaria."

Beis Finger Rehab Center Opens for MS, Neuro Residents in Jerusalem

Beis Finger is intended to be accessible to those from the central region of the country, and is fully disabled-accessible.

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."

Report: Indian Army Pushing to Keep Israeli $550 Million Deal

The Indian military wants to buy 8,000 Rafael Spike missiles, as well as 300 launchers, as part of PM Modi's plan to gain the upper hand in his country's unending border disputes with its volatile neighbor Pakistan.

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.

Terror Victim Rabbi Raziel Shevach, z’l, Laid to Rest in Havat Gilad

“Dear Raziel, you were nothing but praise for God – as your named indicated. We are at war and you are a victim of that war."

Defense Ministry Nixes Missile Test Second Time Since December

The test of the Arrow 3 anti-missile system was cancelled following a system malfunction.

Israel Won’t Carry Out Bedouin Expulsion Ruling

This is part of the 'Fayyad Plan,' targeting areas that create a territorial contiguous corridor from Bethlehem in the south, to Ramallah in the north.

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