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UNESCO to Question Jewish Ties to Western Wall in Arab-Sponsored Draft Resolution

5 Tammuz 5776 – July 10, 2016
The draft refers ten times to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, exclusively using the Islamic term for Temple Mount, without any mention that it is the holiest site in Judaism.

Yad Vashem Leadership Mission Arrives in Israel

The Israel portion of the Mission begins with an private audience with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin.

First Philistine Cemetery Discovered in Israel

"99% of the chapters and articles written about Philistine burial customs should be revised or ignored now that we have the first and only Philistine cemetery found just outside the city walls of Tel Ashkelon."

Fallen Soldier’s Family Suing to Ban Hamas Prisoners from Watching Soccer Final

The family petitioned the court saying the decision to make all the TV channels carrying the game tonight available to security prisoners, most of whom are members of Hamas, is repugnant.

After 9 Years Egypt Foreign Minister Meeting Netanyahu to ‘Promote Peace Process’

Since he has managed to expand his ruling coalition from 61 to 67 members, Netanyahu has been speaking freely about his desire for a regional political move.

Israeli Media Reporting on Hebron Shooter Trial Strictly Political

The case for both an acquittal and a mistrial appears strong, so that there's little doubt that a conviction would result in an appeal to the civilian Supreme Court.

Weizman Institute Revealing Secrets of Protective Coating of Wheat and Barley

In the future it may be possible to make use of the study’s findings to breed crops with a higher yield and a greater resistance to drought.

Plainclothed Palestinian Authority Police Operating in Israel’s Area C

Mahmoud Abbas wants "illegal" guns taken away after two of his policemen were killed by PA citizens.

Shooting Attack Between Tekoa and Efrat – One Wounded [video]

4 Tammuz 5776 – July 9, 2016
MDA treated the 30-year-old driver with a bullet wound to his lower body.

Jordanian Infiltrator Attacks Woman Near the Kinneret

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 8, 2016
The man was trying to hijack a vehicle.

Spanish, Portuguese Jews Support Sephardi and Mizrahi Heritage Empowerment Program

“The history of the Jews of the Middle East and North Africa is sadly overlooked, even though every other Jew in Israel comes from this region.”

State Dept. Approves $300M Sale to Israel of Sea Hawk Helicopters, Military Parts

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
The US State Dept. approves a sale to Israel involving $300 million in Sea Hawk helicopters, parts and tech support.

Upgraded Security for Prosecutors, Witnesses in IDF Hebron Soldier’s Trial

Security is raised for prosecutors and witnesses in the trial of the IDF soldier who killed a wounded terrorist.

Doomed EgyptAir Plane Debris Lands on Netanya Beach

Debris from the May 19 crash of EgyptAir Flight MS804 has washed up on the Israeli shoreline.

High Court Rejects Petitions Against Israel-Turkey Deal

Israel's High Court of Justice says it does not have jurisdiction over "statecraft."

Coalition Kills Core Curriculum Prerequisite for Haredi Schools

The elimination of the obligation to teach core curriculum subjects will not result in reducing the budgets of Haredi yeshivas who pass on the extra material.

The Minor from Yitzhar Visits the Knesset

Amazing how someone so dangerous is allowed to roam free and even enter the halls of the Knesset to meet with MKs and Ministers.

L’Express: Israel Spied on French Prime Minister’s Cellphone

L'Express expects that this suspicion of electronic monitoring may have an adverse effect on the already complicated relations between France and Israel.

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