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Parole Board Defers Decision on Katzav’s Third Request for Early Release

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
Former President Moshe Katzav is hoping a third request for early release from prison will be accepted.

Israel Chosen to Serve on Key UN Women’s Commission

Israel has been selected to join the Commission on the Status of Women, under UN Women, for a 4-year term.

Survey: Only 22% of Israeli Jews Completely Trust Supreme Court

The Knesset has maintained most of its status, but that's only because it was very low 25 years ago – 27%. Today it's down to 23%.

Govt. Approves Bill Depriving Anti-Zionist NGOs of National Service Interns

'It is inconceivable that we ourselves provide subsidized manpower to organizations that work on behalf of foreign interests, depict Israel as a war criminal, protect mega-terrorists, and slander IDF soldiers.'

President Rivlin: Must Employ More Arabs, Haredim

It is right and good for every commercial company to reach more and more sectors, not just as providers of services, but also as employers."

Minister Shaked Praises Christian Israelis for ‘Realizing Ben Gurion’s Vision’

'We will never abandon you,' Shaked promised. 'We are with you during the tough times.'

Do you know a Jew? No?! Rent one!

There are 250,000 Jews in Germany, but few Germans know a Jew personally, according to Rent-a Jew.

Survey Shows Israelis’ Top Concern Is Livable Income

Here's a loaded item: 30% support segregation between Jews and Arabs in public places, 18% support reducing the presence of women in public places.

Democratic Congresswoman Introduces ‘Stop Arming Terrorists Act’

'If you or I gave money, weapons or support to al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would be thrown in jail. Why does our government get a free pass on this?'

Trump’s Secy of State Expected to be ExxonMobile CEO Rex Tillerson

11 Kislev 5777 – December 10, 2016
Trump Transition Team sources say the president-elect has chosen a man like himself for Secretary of State.

Patti Smith Forgets Lines as Nobel Awarded to Bob Dylan in Absentia [video]

Also, Literature? How is Dylan getting a prize for literature when he's a songwriter? Who makes the decisions over there, the Norwegian parliament? (Yes).

Senate to Vote on Holocaust Restitution as Vienna Philharmonic Returns Looted Painting

The law allows the heirs six years to sue in US court from the day they become aware of the existence and location of the looted object.

Russian diplomat: Moscow, Jerusalem Friendship at Highest Point Ever

9 Kislev 5777 – December 9, 2016
According to Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Netanyahu hold regular telephone conversations.

Chief Rabbinate to List Rabbis Approved for Conversions Abroad

According to the chief rabbis, the plan is to create a system whereby the conversions done by rabbis who meet the chief rabbinate criteria would be approved.

Germans Pulling Breitbart Ads

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
Vapiano, the German fast casual restaurant chain offering Italian food across Europe and the US, is pulling its ads because "the positions held by Breitbart.com contrast with Vapiano's values, such as openness and tolerance."

CAMERA Reports AFP Journalist Takes Active Role in Fatah Politics

Prominent Palestinian Authority Fatah politician Nasser Abu Baker is also a well-known reporter for AFP of France.

Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Arrangement Act Protecting Judea and Samaria Communities Approved in Preliminary Vote

Bennett promised that next the government will impose Israeli sovereignty on the town of Ma'ale Adumim, creating an urban corridor that eliminates any chance for a future contiguous Palestinian State.

Netanyahu to Hollande: Suspend Peace Summit, I’ll Meet with Abbas

Israel has already announced it would not attend an international conference.

TIME Magazine Chooses Donald Trump as ‘Person of the Year’

8 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
TIME Magazine honors a man the GOP didn't believe would reach the convention, let alone the White House.

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