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Shalit Says Knesset Run Won’t Involve Gilad

Noam Shalit, fresh off his successful campaign to have his son, Gilad, freed in exchange for over a thousand Arab security prisoners, will attempt to win a Knesset seat with the Labor party.

Anglo Ultra-Orthodox Threaten to Bolt Beit Shemesh Coalition Over Lack of Dialogue

Anglo political party threatens to bow out of municipal council if measures are not taken to prevent hostility between citizens - recommend a dialogue group of influential rabbis.

War Games Predict Outcome of Iranian Nuclear Success

Israel is weighing options against Iran with the help of Britain's Institute for National Security Studies.

Israel Moves to Stop Flood of Illegal Immigrants

New law aims to deter African job seekers and asylum seekers, who have flooded across Israel’s southern border by the tens of thousands

MK Douses Colleague During Heated Knesset Committee Session

After the incident, Michaeli was unrepentant: "Majadle will learn not to insult women. He hurt the honor of the Knesset and of this place. The times when a man can curse a woman in public, offend her and act violently are over. Times have changed."

Longtime Journalist Yair Lapid, Bolstered by Polls, Shakes Up Israeli Politics

In the past few years, Lapid had talked of wanting to eventually enter politics, and his newspaper columns increasingly resembled a political platform.

Housing Protestors Arrested in Tel Aviv

A demonstration for cheaper housing in Tel Aviv Saturday night led to 23 arrests, including the leader of the group, Stav Shaffir.

There are Judges in Jerusalem

Breaking the deadlock by those opposed to the appointment of Judge Noam Solberg to the Supreme Court, four new judges were named today.

Middle East Roundup: Iranian Missiles, Sudanese Refugees, Solar Energy

Ormat Technologies Inc., an Israeli company developing geothermal and recovered energy-based power plants, scored two major contracts with American energy providers.

Saudi Hacker Publicizes 11,000 More Israeli Credit Card Numbers

The hacker, going by the username ‘0xOmar’, said he has an additional 60,000 numbers he intends to release.

Dutch Legislator Seeks Govt. Apology to Jews for Holocaust “Passivity”

“Thanks to Israeli parents who send their children to the army and lay awake at night,” Wilders said in a speech in New York, “parents in Europe and America can sleep well and dream, unaware of the dangers looming.”

Aaron Klein Goes Prime Time

“Aaron Klein Investigative Radio” is broadcast live from Israel and heard on New York’s 77-WABC Radio, the largest talk station in the U.S.

Former Mossad Director: More Than One Military Option Against Iran

“You don’t need to hit only the immediate, direct nuclear infrastructure of theirs. You can achieve this goal by going after some other targets, without being more specific,” said Shabtai Shavit, who served as Mossad director from 1989 to 1996.

Angry Israeli Investors, Consumers Gearing Up For New Protests

JERUSALEM – Expect to see new rounds of protests by Israeli investors and consumers against financially strapped business leaders and supermarket chains and food conglomerates that have raised prices drastically on basic foodstuffs over the past few months.

Administration Presses Israel to Give Tougher Iran Sanctions a Chance

Experts are divided as to the seriousness of the threat to cut off the strait and whether it will lead to war. A direct confrontation between the U.S. and Iran may be inevitable, and that the two countries are headed down that road in “slow motion.”

New Statistics on Christians in Israel

A new report released by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics sheds light on the successful Christian minority living in Israel.

Bank of Israel: 15,000 Stolen Credit Cards Will Be Protected

The Bank of Israel assured the 15,000 Israelis whose credit card numbers were posted online by a group of Saudi hackers they they will not have to pay for fraudulent charges on their cards.

Convicted Terror Leader Appointed PA Advisor On Eve of Negotiations

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday appointed a convicted terrorist as his advisor for local governments on Monday, the eve of the PA's internationally-brokered meeting with an Israeli representative in Amman.

Jewish Agency Looking to Fund Haredi-Secular Dialogue Initiative in Beit Shemesh

The Jewish Agency for Israel has called on local residents of the city of Beit Shemesh in central Israel to submit proposals for “promoting dialogue and cooperation between Haredi [ultra-orthodox] communities and other communities in Beit Shemesh".

New, Severe Traffic Enforcement in Israel

New measures to enforce driving rules announced by the Israel Police Traffic Division, the Knesset, and the State Prosecutor’s office this week will mean severe punishments for driving infractions, and a significantly increased likelihood of being caught committing them.

Chareidim Protest Media Incitement

Thousands of Chareidi men (ultra-Orthodox Jews) protested at Kikar Shabbat, the main intersection between the Geulah and Meah Shearim neighborhoods in Jerusalem, this Saturday...

Holocaust Hero Recognized Nearly 50 Years After His Passing

JERUSALEM – Poland’s Ambassador to Israel is proud of her compatriots who acted to save Jews during the Holocaust – but feels strongly that she can express this only if she also remembers those who chose the opposite path.

InDepth: Beit Shemesh Religious Tensions

A protest in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday evening highlighted the problems and religious tensions facing this community.

Beit Shemesh Becomes Focus Of Growing Outrage Over Violent Religious Extremism

JERUSALEM – Several thousand Israelis, from across the country’s religious and political spectrums, rallied in Beit Shemesh Tuesday evening against the growing number of attacks on local women and children by a group of radical haredim affiliated with the Sikrikim, a violent offshoot of Jerusalem’s Neturei Karta faction.

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