Wednesday 22 May 2019

Heatwave warning in Israel for Lag B’Omer

Israel has experienced an unseasonal heatwave that will continue over the coming weekend into Lag B’Omer. This Fire and Rescue Services are limiting bonfires for celebrations. “With the weather being so dry and temperatures so high, lighting bonfires...

Shin Bet arrest Fatah terrorists

Israeli security forces have arrested two dangerous Fatah terrorists. Shin Bet have charged Zakaria Zubeidi and Tarek Bargut with terror attacks in Jerusalem in 2016 and near West Bank settlement Beit El in 2018...

Rivlin commutes over 100 sentences to mark 70th anniversary

President Reuven Rivlin and Minister of Justice Ayelet Shaked announced results of a special ‘period of pardons’ to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary this week. There was a total of 551 requests for...

Bibi coalition talks stall with faction “excessive” demands

The clock is ticking down to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu forming a coalition deal. Israel’s leader has officially received a 14-day extension from President Reuven Rivlin and has until May 28 to form...

Israeli West Bank spending up in Trump era

The Israeli government have invested heavily in West Bank settlements during US President Donald Trump tenure according to new data. Government statistics, released by Israel's Finance Ministry, showed Israeli spending in the...

Bibi names Beruchim after Trump in Golan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to name a settlement in the Golan Heights after US President Donald Trump. But his choice of an existing village called Beruchim has...

Israel has reopened two key border crossings in the Gaza Strip

Israel has reopened two key border crossings in the Gaza Strip as a fragile truce holds in the troubled region. Both Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings are operating at the border a Defense Ministry unit spokesperson confirmed in a statement earlier this...

Israel honours soldiers and terror victims at memorial events

The State of Israel remembered its fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terror this week. The nation fell silent too as an air raid siren...

Israel may release prisoners in exchange for fallen soldiers

Israel released two Syrian prisoners in return for the remains and personal effects of First Sergeant Zachary Baumel, killed in action in 1982, last Sunday. Russia mediated the release, pressing Israel to agree the ‘goodwill gesture’ with Syrian President Bashar Assad. And...

Bibi vows to lead everyone at victory party

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to be a leader to everyone in Israel at an election victory celebration at the International Convention Center in...

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