New envoy for Trump peace plan meets with Israeli leaders for first time
Posted on:Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Avi Berkowitz, who replaced Jason Greenblatt as the US envoy for the Trump Administration's "Deal of the Century," met with leaders in Israel this week for the first time as officials in Jerusalem and Washington said the US may release its peace plan before third Israeli elections on March 2.

For Israel, Iran strike could be back on the table
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

Iran’s dramatic announcement that it no longer intends to honor its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers could soon revive discussions in Israel over a possible military strike on Iranian targets.

Possible marketplace from the time of Jesus discovered near Pilgrimage Road
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

More evidence of a bustling marketplace was discovered in Jerusalem near the Pilgrimage Road that led to the Second Temple in Jesus' time, rounding out the picture of an artery that connected to places like the Pool of Siloam.

Iron Dome defense system notes 85% success rate in 2019, IDF says
Posted on:Monday, January 6, 2020

The Israeli military on Thursday released data on operational activity on all fronts in 2019, showing that its 'campaign between the wars' – an ongoing Israeli military and intelligence effort to disrupt the force buildup of the Iranian-Shiite axis throughout the Middle East – is nowhere near winding down.

Israel set to build advanced national communications satellite
Posted on:Friday, January 3, 2020

Israel's major aerospace and aviation manufacturer will develop and manufacture a national communications satellite that is expected to serve the country's needs for at least 15 years.

Israel moving towards ‘calm’ agreement with Hamas
Posted on:Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Israel made progress toward a ceasefire agreement with Hamas in Gaza, in a two-hour meeting on Wednesday that ended without a vote.

Annual poverty report reveals 841,000 children in Israel live in poverty
Posted on:Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The poverty rate in Israel has grown by a percent over the last year – with a bigger increase in the number of children under the line of poverty, according to the poverty report for 2018 published by the National Insurance Institute of Israel (NII) on Tuesday.

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IDF unveils first-of-its-kind unit unifying pilots, tank drivers and more
Posted on:Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday created a new type of combat unit bringing together infantry, tanks, combat engineering and air power to serve as a proving ground for new fighting techniques and tactics.

Forced to give up portfolios, Netanyahu set to appoint new ministers
Posted on:Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to appoint three new cabinet ministers on Wednesday after being forced to drop all his ministerial posts due to the criminal charges against him.

Netanyahu praises ‘important’ US strikes on Iran-backed militia
Posted on:Monday, December 30, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised as 'important' the series of US airstrikes a day earlier against an Iranian proxy group that had carried out an attack on American forces in Iraq.

Ex-IDF intel chief: Now that US engaged Iran, Israel must be careful
Posted on:Monday, December 30, 2019

Following Sunday's US airstrikes on Iranian-affiliated militias in Iraq, Israel must now be more careful about its own airstrikes in Iraq, former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin tweeted on Monday.

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Israel to withhold millions in tax revenues from PA over terrorist financing
Posted on:Sunday, December 29, 2019

The security cabinet on Sunday approved the withholding of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of tax revenues from the Palestinian Authority as part of the ongoing struggle between Jerusalem and Ramallah over the payment of salaries to attackers and their families.

Leviathan natural gas field development gets approval from Israel's agency for environmental protection
Posted on:Sunday, December 29, 2019

The Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry gave the go-ahead for production on what is soon to be Israel's largest natural gas deposit, after a season of tests and protests by activists halted the development of the field.

Brazil signals strong support for Israel, promising to move embassy to Jerusalem, blacklist Hezbollah
Posted on:Friday, December 27, 2019

Brazil has pledged multiple political and economic commitments to Israel in recent days, with leaders promising the country will move its embassy to Jerusalem, designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization, and work with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to launch direct flights between the two nations.

IDF Chief indicates upcoming "limited confrontation" between Israel and Iran
Posted on:Thursday, December 26, 2019

Israel may carry out a 'limited' war with Iran according to the Chief of the Israel Defense Forces, who spoke openly for the first time about Iranian entrenchment in Iraq as a problem for the Jewish state.

Netanyahu declares ‘huge victory,’ Sa’ar concedes, in Likud leadership contest
Posted on:Thursday, December 26, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory soon after midnight Thursday-Friday in the Likud leadership contest against rival Gideon Sa’ar, as a preliminary ballot count indicated the longtime party leader was headed for a landslide win.

New laser beam system developed to take down drones, burning balloons
Posted on:Thursday, December 26, 2019

Israeli security forces have unveiled a new laser-beam system designed to take down incendiary aerial devices that have burned countless acres of land over the past two years as well as drones infiltrating into Israeli airspace.

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IDF preparing for confrontation with Iran - Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi
Posted on:Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The IDF is preparing for a limited confrontation with the Islamic Republic as Israel continues to act against Iranian entrenchment, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi warned on Wednesday.

Israel’s Christian population grows to 177,000 citizens
Posted on:Wednesday, December 25, 2019

The Christian population of Israel currently stands at approximately 177,000 citizens, or 2% of the overall population, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) ahead of Christmas.

Netanyahu sends Christmas greeting to Christians: ‘We have no better friends’
Posted on:Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday extended Christmas greetings to Christians in Israel and around the globe celebrating the holiday.

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