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Shabbat Supermarket Law Squeaks Through by 58 to 57

MK Yulia Malinovsky, whose coalition party Yisrael Beiteinu broke rank and voted against the bill, asked the Likud members from the podium Monday night when did they become a Haredi party.

Israelis Bewildered by Netanyahu’s Son’s Drunk Night on the Town

Ha'aretz devoted five different stories to the Netanyahu Jr. fiasco, plus the complete transcript of his late night fling. The bastion of Israel's left was so heavy with dripping disgust, it should probably have been delivered to subscribers in plastic bags.

Steinitz Orders Electricity Back to Gaza, Pro-Palestinian Authority Groups Say ‘Not Enough’

Pro-Palestinian Authority groups say Israel still has a “legal and moral” requirement to meet the power needs of Gaza residents.

Worst Groups on Israel’s Anti-BDS List

Minister Gilad Erdan: “The boycott organizations need to know that the State of Israel will act against them and not allow them entry to harm our citizens.”

It’s Official: US Vice President Mike Pence to Visit Israel Jan. 22-23

“The Vice President is looking forward to meeting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel to discuss ways to work together."

Anxious Knesset Committee Urges Regulators to Take a Stand on Bitcoin

"We're leaving here worried because we've heard a kind of stutter here [from the experts]," Gafni rebuked the committee's guest experts.

Kahlon’s Draconian 2019 Budget Shuts 22 Missions Abroad, Curtails Aliyah Assistance

The 2019 budget proposal also includes a cut of $29 million in the absorption budget for new olim, so that financial and other assistance will be allocated only to olim who can prove poverty. Because that's what Israel wants to encourage: more indigent olim.

Shouting Match Between Netanyahu, Bennett, Reveals Coalition’s Frailty

Bennett views himself as Netanyahu's natural successor – and to get there, being nice to the PM is hardly a prerequisite.

Netanyahu Wants Artificial Islands to House Infrastructure

"In the 20 years that have passed ... technology has advanced immensely and has also become far more environmentally friendly."

Shaked Suspends Committee Deliberations Over Ariel University Disagreement

Critics warned the measure would detract from the status of Israel’s more established universities and "would turn the entire Israeli academia into an active partner in the 'occupation.'"

Israeli Doctor Performs Rare Spinal Surgery in Jerusalem to Save Bedridden Palestinian Authority Teen

"No one in Israel or abroad wanted to treat him until we got to Dr. Schroeder at Hadassah."

Special Needs Center to be Developed for Negev

The new special needs center is to be developed under the auspices of the Social Services Ministry.

Israeli Government Publishes Full Anti-BDS Blacklist

“The boycott organizations need to know that the State of Israel will act against them and not allow them entry to harm our citizens."

Half a Million Year Old Prehistoric Site Uncovered in Sharon Valley

“it’s hard to believe that between Jaljulia and Highway 6, five meters below the surface, an ancient landscape some half a million years old has been so amazingly preserved."

Report: Netanyahu Wants Trump to Transfer UNRWA Funds to Agency Fit to Solve Arab...

Effectively killing UNRWA and replacing it with an organization which has mobility rather than stagnation as its goal could result in an end to a 7-decade tragedy.

Israel’s Anti-BDS Blacklist to be Enforced Beginning in March

Erdan’s ministry will work with the Interior Ministry to block those on the blacklist from entering Israel.

General Strike in Jerusalem

All city services will be affected except the schools.

Hamas Ally Group in Gaza Issues Death Threat to IDF Commander (video)

The group threatened in the video to target IDF Southern Command chief Eyal Zamir, warning that he and other IDF officers are within range of its snipers.

Jordan Warns ‘Unified Jerusalem’ Bill is Dangerous

The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of “declaring war” on its population with the passage of the new law.

Israel Listed in MSN Money’s Top 25 Richest Nations of the World

Israel was ranked at number 23 with one of the fastest-growing GDPs of the list.

Israel’s Cabinet Approves Carrot-and-Stick Program to Convince African Illegals to Go Home (video)

"I think it's important that people understand we are doing absolutely nothing illegal here, and something absolutely essential."

Nikki Haley: No Peace Talks, No Money for UNRWA

“We’re trying to move for a peace process, but if that doesn’t happen, the president is not going to continue to fund that situation.”

VP Pence to Arrive in Israel for 24-Hour Visit

Vice President Pence is slated to arrive in Jerusalem on January 21, according to the report.

Israeli Exports Set to Top $100 Billion for First Time

“The government set a target to cross $100 billion in exports by 2020, but estimates are that we have passed the mark in 2017."

India Drastically Downsizes Defense Deal with Israel from $500M to $72M

Rafael had already begun preparations for delivery of the missiles and had opened a production facility in India last August together with India’s Kalyani Group.

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