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Arab MK Gives Up Immunity as Police Reveal How He Got Caught

MK Ghattas is aware that police have the goods on him: during his initial interrogation, he was shown video documenting clearly how he passed the phones and the documents to Arab terrorists behind bars.

Outraged Amona Residents Reject Supreme Court Demand for Pledge of Eviction

Residents called the court demand a form of blackmail, causing "grave harm to our right to dignity and to elementary living conditions.'

Netanyahu to Obama: Veto Anti-Israel UNSC Resolution Thursday

The vote has been the focal point of the Israeli PM's anxiety since the US elections, guiding his moves and statements, especially concerning the crisis he's faced at home regarding Amona.

Trump Names Close Adviser David Friedman As Israel Envoy; Move Likely Signals Sharp U.S....

Friedman’s appointment appears to signals a sharp break from President Obama’s hard stance against Israeli settlement construction beyond the 1967 lines.

Former President Katsav Released From Prison

The former president was released on strict parole terms. He can't supervise women, and has a 10 pm curfew for 2 years.

Vatican’s Emissary Distorts, then Maligns Israel’s ‘Muezzin Law’

The legislative initiative was defined by Abbas as a provocation which is likely to 'make the region plunge into an abyss.'

Delta Removes Passenger for Speaking Arabic before Takeoff [video]

The passengers alerted the London to NYC Delta Airlines flight attendants and the Arabic speakers were told to deplane at once.

UPDATE: Knesset Committee Votes to Remove MK Ghattas’ Immunity

MK Ghattas will be allowed by law to appear at the Knesset Committee and argue his case, following which the committee would vote on whether or not it recommends a vote at the plenum on removing his immunity.

Report: Frequent Injuries Force IDF to Ease Women’s Combat Requirements

The mixed battalions will be relocated to their own boot camp base, apart from the rest of the infantry's training facilities.

Hail Six ‘Most Dishonest Reporters of 2016’ [video]

Worst Celebrations of Special Days: AFP, which dedicated its International Women’s Day coverage to the hardships of Arab women whose husbands are held in Israeli jails.

Tuesday the Rabbi Was Kicked Out for Performing Intermarriages

At the same time, there is a creeping acceptance of intermarriages within the Conservative movement.

State Asking Supreme Court Once More to Postpone Amona Evictions

. The purpose of the new request, submitted following the approval vote by the Amona residents for a new eviction outline, is to allow for carrying out the court-ordered eviction in an orderly fashion.

WJC President Ron Lauder: David Friedman Will Make ‘Outstanding’ Ambassador to Israel

WJC leader and former US envoy Ron Lauder says it's the president who sets American foreign policy.

American Legislator Predicts Rosy Israeli Future During Trump Era

The ardently pro-Israel Rep. Clemmons described a positive future for Israel during Trump era.

Adir F-35 – Meet Russia’s Stealth Fighter Sukhoi T-50-8

The T-50 designers prefer maneuverability over secrecy, and so it's not as stealth as the F-35. In fact, its twin-engine design more closely resembles the F-22 Raptor of 20 years ago.

Exhibition: The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to Downtown Manhattan

From 1880 to 1924, one third of the Jewish population of Eastern Europe left shtetls and cities for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity.

Russia’s Chief Rabbi: Terrorists Should Not Enjoy Safe Harbors

'The terrorists are trying to impose their agenda and language on the world, focusing on no negotiations, no value for human life, and murder and intimidation.'

US Gives Lebanese Army Third Hellfire-Equipped Cessna [video]

The Cessnas are part of a $30 million package that includes maintenance support and training.

Israel’s Biometric Database Law Passes Preliminary Vote

All the objections at the plenum debate had to do with the fear of government abusing the collected data.

Jewish Women’s Foundation Awards Tel Aviv Sexual Assault Crisis Center

According to JWF, for many survivors this may be the first time they feel they have received emotional acknowledgement or validation of their experiences.

Israel’s ‘Muezzin Law’ with Tougher Fines Submitted for Preliminary Knesset Vote

'Hundreds of thousands of Israeli citizens in the Galilee, Negev, Jerusalem and other locations in central Israel suffer routinely and daily from the noise caused by the PA systems of houses of worship.'

Electoral College Vote Confirms Donald J. Trump is US President-Elect

US President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence have re-won their posts in the Electoral College vote on December 19, 2016.

Top Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Violates International Travel Ban

A top Iranian military commander is traveling through the Middle East in violation of UN sanctions.

Despite Growing Cynicism, 81% Are Proud to Be Israeli

The IDF is the only institution that's still trusted widely: trust in the IDF by Jewish Israelis is at 90% (versus 93% last year) and at 82% by all Israelis. Only 32% of Israeli Arabs, however, trust the IDF.

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