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Woman of the Year 5776: Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

The High Court continues to take notice of Shaked, and has been noticeably mindful of the need to avoid unnecessary friction with a Justice Minister who is probably the most popular minister in Israel.

Rightwing Paper Crowns Shooting Medic Azaria ‘Man of the Year’

"The court will rule on the severity of his action," says the subheadline on the cover, "but there's no doubt that the single bullet he shot at the terrorist ignited the stormiest debate in Israel's society this year."

Wine Industry’s ‘Wine Spectator’ Praises Israel’s Wines

The Wine Spectator praised Israel's growing wine industry in its October 2016 cover story.

Israelis Ignore Warnings, Flock to Turkey for High Holiday Vacation

"Israeli tourists by now have figured that every place is dangerous, which is why economic considerations overcome security concerns."

Israel Bashes Great Britain 9-1, Heads to World Baseball Classic [video]

Israel's baseball team won the World Baseball Classic qualifier against Great Britain to advance to the championship.

PM Netanyahu Hopes Obama Continues UN Vetoes Till End of Presidency

PM Netanyahu says he hopes Pres. Obama doesn't withdraw US support for Israel at the "final hour" during a UN Security Council vote.

Stone-Throwing Terrorists Attack Rachel’s Tomb

Stone throwing attacks against Jews continue, this time taking place at Rachel's Tomb.

Analysis: Thursday the Hon. Judge Joseph Haim Shapira Decided to Outlaw Hate

The politics of the left rears its ugly head in several spots along the report, and it is most noticeable in Judge Shapira's directive to include the numerous NGOs "working for a shared society and prevention of racism."

Eretz Israel Lobby Tour Group Harassed by Arab, Israeli Leftwing Demonstrators

Mount Hebron Regional Council Head Yochai Damari said there was a connection between the failure to enforce court decisions on the ground in Susiya and the revival of Arab terror attacks in Jerusalem and Hebron.

‘BDS is the New Face of Terrorism’ Says Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked told a conference in NY the BDS movement constitutes an existential threat to Israel.

Netanyahu Orders Increased Police at Temple Mount, Reinforces Ban on Lawmakers Ahead of Jewish...

PM Netanyahu orders increased forces at Temple Mount and in Old City before he leaves for New York to meet with Pres. Obama.

Ministerial Team Targets Personnel Shortage in High-Tech Sector

A high-level government task force is aiming to bring more new immigrants into the high-tech work force, while training veteran Israelis to enter the field as well.

Israel Tuning Up Forces With Weekend Counter-Terrorism Drills

IDF combat units carried out a counter-terrorism military drill this weekend, complete with "wounded" and "arrests."

Haredi Interior Minister Plans Closing TA Businesses on Shabbat Save for 3 Malls

Deri's staff has also been instructed to craft an atomic solution, to be used only if the coalition is certain to collapse.

A Pillar of Torah Lost as Haifa Chief Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen Passes Away...

A bastion of Judaism and Torah has been lost with the passing of longtime Haifa Chief Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef Sha'ar Yashuv Cohen, z'l, age 89.

Former Shas MK: Solve Train Problem the Jewish Way – Use Goyim

Amsalem suggested that the clash over the railroad works over the past two Shabbat days was mostly about politics.

Meretz Chairwoman Forced Supreme Court to Work on Shabbat

Israeli courts maintain skeletal Shabbat and Holiday shifts to respond to the most urgent needs, like police requests for injunctions to prevent the smuggling of children.

Netanyahu Calms Coalition Crisis, Grabs Credit for Transport Minister’s Achievements

Taking for himself the credit that mostly belongs to the gregarious Transport Minister, Netanyahu said his Government has invested almost $9 billion in a massive expansion of highways and railways.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Shabbat Train Coalition Crisis – and Weren’t...

As soon as they became public, those railroad projects turned into a ticking bomb.

Massive Traffic Jams Collateral Damage of Internal War in Likud

The daily Yated Ne'eman cited MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) who accused Katz of acting out of revenge rather than caring for the services of his ministry.

Swedish Zionist Federation Assembles Pro-Israel Rally

The Zionist Federation in Sweden held its fifth annual rally under the theme, 'Taking Back Zionism.'

Netanyahu OKs Major Road Works on Shabbat with Tacit Haredi Approval

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.

IDF Rescues Dozens of Breslov Hassidim from Arab Mob at Joseph’s Tomb

Israel Police said in a statement: "Uncoordinated visits without security are dangerous to the visitors as well as to the security forces who are sent to rescue them."

Sanz Hasidism’s Secret Revealed: How Couples Buy a Home for $660 a Month

About 9,000 Haredi couples get married each year in Israel, and their inability to come up with the down payment for their own home forces them to waste years worth of income on rent.

R. Yisrael Meir Lau Advised PM Begin to Separate Tisha B’Av from Holocaust Remembrance...

'Let each stand as a unique holiday and let Tisha B'Av stand as the national day of mourning.'

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