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Knesset to Weigh Decriminalizing Weed as War on Drugs Authority Flips

The Drug Authority's Chief Scientist, Yossi Fisch, noted that the incidence of Marijuana serving as a "gateway drug" is "negligible, zero."

Assad Army Captures Most of Aleppo Rebels’ District

The fall of Aleppo could mark the approaching final days of the Syrian rebel armies, bringing Syria closer to an end of the civil war begun in 2011, and a return of Assad's government control over the country's five major cities.

Defense Sec. Carter in Israel Welcoming F-35 Amidst Trump’s Cost Complaints, Experts’ Hype Accusations

During last month's test flights, symbols on the Elbit helmet display used by pilots in aim air-to-ground attacks were 'unusable and unsafe to complete the planned testing.'

BDS Jackal Eran Cohen Gets Rolled Up Newspaper Smacking from UK Jewish Students

In a near-meaningless organization, where only about an eighth of the members bothered to vote for president, a full 89 of those picked a guy who advocates a boycott of Israel.

Hebron Shooter’s Buddies Say They’ll Go AWOL if He Is Convicted [video]

The report exposed the disappointment of the battalion's rank and file soldiers with the behavior of their commanders, who tried to bury Sgt. Azaria in court with their testimonies.

Minister Regev Presents 67 CE ‘Great Rebellion’ Coin at Cabinet Meeting

The coin bears on one side a vine leaf and the statement 'Freedom of Zion.' On the opposite side it bears a standing cup and the statement 'Second year of the great rebellion' – the year 67 CE.

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

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

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

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

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.

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