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Young Professional Olim Prefer Tel Aviv

10 Tevet 5777 – January 8, 2017
Immigration to Tel Aviv has come to be characterized by youth: approximately 9,500 of the new immigrants are between the ages of 18 and 35, joining a third of Tel Aviv's population that is of the same age group.

Netanyahu Cuts Off UN $6 Million Allowance

'Israel will not support bodies that are acting against it as a result of UN sponsorship.'

Defense Ministry to Secure Immunity from Prosecution for IDF Fighting Forces

10 Tevet 5777 – January 7, 2017
The law will not protect soldiers accused of looting, destruction of property, taking bribes, bullying, and sexual offenses.

Kerry, PA, Muslim Preachers, Warn Against Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday condemned attempts by the incoming Republican president to move the American embassy, saying it would send the Middle East peace process and the entire world into a “crisis.”

Second Netanyahu Police Interrogation Touches Gifts and Mystery Charge

8 Tevet 5777 – January 6, 2017
Police were hoping to surprise the PM with the details of the secret allegations, after the initial meeting found him well prepared with answers to every one of their questions.

House Condemns UN Anti-Settlements Resolution

Most of the Nay votes came from Democrats, including Keith Ellison (D-Mn), who is in the running to head the Democratic National Committee.

Moroccan King Restores Jewish Names of Marrakech Ghetto

7 Tevet 5777 – January 5, 2017
Established at the site of the sultan's stables, the Mellah was segregated for Jewish dwelling in 1558 by the Saadi dynasty which ruled Morocco from 1549 to 1659.

At Joshua’s Tomb: 10 Jews Come to Pray, Arabs Stone Them, Jews Get Arrested

Meanwhile, in Area C, Arabs enjoy uninterrupted access to sites such as al-Maghtas on the Jordan River and Nabi Musa.

Hebron Spokesperson on Azaria Conviction: It Was a Big Mistake [audio]

'In the end of the day, the soldier shot a terrorist who came to kill and was a dangerous enemy combatant.'

Arab-American Journalist on Trump’s Pro-Israel Shift: Good Riddance

'A Trump Presidency is likely to witness a complete departure from the Washingtonian doublespeak. […] In fact, Trump is set to expose American foreign policy for what it truly is, and has been for decades.'

Defense Minister Who Convicted Azaria on Day of Shooting Now Blames ‘Politicians’

To sum up: cynicism is a common trait among politicians, but cynicism while your own hands are stained with the blood of your victim… that's special.

Polls Vary on Israeli Public’s Support for Azaria Pardon

Knesset Committee Chairman MK David Bitan (Likud) posted an online petition calling on President Reuven Rivlin to pardon Azaria.

US Senators Cruz, Heller & Rubio Launch Attempt to Force Recognition of Jerusalem as...

7 Tevet 5777 – January 4, 2017
The bill launched by three Senators would defund the State Dept. bit by bit until the US embassy is moved to Jerusalem.

Anti-Trump Jews Petition Against Simon Wiesenthal Museum Founder Attending Inauguration

'Simon Wiesenthal Center, take disciplinary action against Hier if he refuses to desist from this shameful action.'

Deputy Minister Hotoveli: It Was Show Trial

'Unfortunately, the process was contaminated by the involvement of outside factors, hence the decision.'

Jews 2nd Largest Religious Group in 115th Congress

The group that's most underrepresented are the religiously unaffiliated, which accounts for 23% of the general public but is represented by only 0.2% of Congress.

‘Facebook Law’ Passes Knesset Preliminary Vote

5 Tevet 5777 – January 3, 2017
The bill enables an Administrative Court judge to issue an order to Internet service providers such as Facebook, upon the state's request, to remove online inciting content.

Police Arrest 14 Suspects in Istanbul Nightclub Attack Investigation

None of them is the actual lone gunman who carried out the attack at the Reina nightclub early Sunday morning.

Education Committee Debate on ‘Breaking the Silence’ in Schools Hits High Notes

MK Zehava Galon (Meretz) said Breaking the Silence is a "patriotic organization" and that those who object to it want a 'paranoid education system that does not deal with criticism.'

Hikers Discover Engravings of Menorah and Cross in Judaean Lowlands Water Cistern

Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross were Discovered by Hikers in an Ancient Water Cistern in the Judaean lowlands.

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