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To really understand Israel and the Middle East - subscribe to Haaretz. It isn't completely clear how these offenses came to light. Haaretz has learned that from the moment his employers learned of the serious allegations, all those involved in the issue – including investigators and senior officials in the ...
An Israeli official warned against possible attacks against his country by Iran coming from Syria stating that Israel will make Assad pay the price. Israeli Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz told Ynet on Monday "if (Syrian President Bashar) Assad allows Iranian or ...

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the ''only culprits'' in continued bloodshed on ... four Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot and killed by Israeli army fire from across the border fence, according to Gaza health officials.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump, are expected to represent the U.S. administration at the opening ceremony of the American Embassy in Jerusalem in May, Israeli officials confirmed Sunday. The official said American senators and members of the House of ...
Israel accused Palestinian groups, inter alia, of deliberately targeting Israeli civilians in their rocket attacks or at the very least using indiscriminate methods of warfare. The Palestinians, in turn, ... Israel's military legal authorities took steps to investigate many of the allegations against the IDF. Now, those ...
An Israeli hospital has effectively banned staff from speaking Arabic in the latest attempt to silence the country's minority national language. ... Authorities at Rambam Health Care Campus in the northern city of Haifa have ordered employees to only communicate in Hebrew, local news website Arab48 ...

"By conversing with them in their mother tongue, these Israeli officials are opening communication channels, and disseminate lies and propaganda with the aim to normalise the Israeli occupation and to whitewash the image of the Zionist entity," Zaanin, who is from Gaza but now lives in Berlin, told Al ...
Israel's airports authority has refused to display adverts informing female passengers that it is illegal for airline staff to ask them to move seats at the behest of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men. The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) had planned to display the billboard ads at Ben Gurion airport, near Tel Aviv, ...
Israeli authorities have refused to display adverts informing female airline passengers they are not obliged to change seats at the request of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who do not want to sit next to them. The Israeli Religious Action Centre (IRAC) had hoped to run a billboard campaign at Ben Gurion ...
(Jerusalem) – Senior Israeli officials who unlawfully called for use of live ammunition against Palestinian demonstrations who posed no imminent ... Israeli authorities also announced they are holding the bodies of two additional men killed on March 30, who it claims were armed and aiming to carry out a ...
German Officials to Haaretz: Contrary to Netanyahu's Remark, We Weren't Asked to Receive Asylum Seekers From Israel ... The German embassy in Israel told Haaretz Monday that Germany has not received any request by the UN refugee agency or by the Israeli government to absorb African asylum ...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Palestinian death toll in last week's mass protest on the Gaza-Israel border rose to 18 on Monday, officials said, as Israel rejected allegations of unlawful use of lethal force against unarmed demonstrators. More than 750 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli fire in ...
The deal with the UN allows Mr Netanyahu to scrap the Israeli government's original plan to give asylum seekers a choice: stay in Israel and face indefinite ... Many of the asylum seekers said they would choose prison rather than going back to Africa and Israeli officials privately about the logistical ...
The U.S. declined calls from the UN Security Council for an investigation into violence on the Israeli-Gaza border that left 18 Palestinians dead, a UN official said Monday. Speaking at a press conference at UN headquarters, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN and ...
Palestinians react from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest at the Israel-Gaza border demanding their right to return to their homeland, east of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, April 1, ... “Al-Monitor contacted several Hamas officials, but they all refused to comment on this issue," Abu Amer adds.
Doctors recommended rest and medicine for the Prime Minister, officials said. On Monday, Netanyahu was questioned for about 4½ hours in an ongoing corruption investigation. His wife, Sara, and son, Yair, were also questioned, a spokesperson for the Israeli Police and Israel Securities Authority said ...
"This is a historic moment," Israeli Transport Minister Yisrael Katz said on the tarmac as the Boeing Dreamliner rolled to a halt. "It is the first time that there is an official connection between the state of Israel and Saudi Arabia," he said in Hebrew. Tourism Minister Yariv Levin was also there to welcome the ...

In the last month, the Interior Ministry's Population, Immigration and Border Authority has jailed 280 asylum seekers at the Saharonim prison in the south immediately after they refused to be sent by Israeli authorities to a third country. The immediate detention is in violation of a 2015 Be'er Sheva District ...
Three senior Israel Shipyards officials were detained by the police and the tax authority Sunday for questioning under caution, meaning they could be ... The three are suspected of bribery of a foreign public official, corporate fraud, money laundering, breaking the law on monitoring security exports, and tax ...
Meanwhile, Netanyahu was working to help Bezeq, according to evidence gathered by the police and the Israel Securities Authority. A key witness to this is former Communications Ministry director general Avi Berger, who, from the moment his new minister took office, was under pressure to “take steps in ...
Umm al Fahm, one of the largest Palestinian cities in Israel's 1948 borders, continues to lack street names and house numbers. Of the 301 street names selected by the Umm al-Fahm municipality, the Israeli Interior Ministry has stalled the approval of 60. All of the street names that have not been approved, ...
Though Saudi Arabia and Israel have no official diplomatic relations, senior Israel officials, including the country's prime and energy ministers have reportedly ... Israeli and Saudi Arabian officials have held a number of meetings in Cairo with the mediation of Egypt, according to media reports, saying that an ...
A senior Israeli military official said on Wednesday that the Israeli army is preparing for war on five fronts, in addition to another with Iran. Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, Aviv Kochavi, said: “Iran is fuelling many terrorist activities in the Middle East”, adding that the Israeli army continues to grow and ...
Israeli media have reported several invitations offered by Israeli officials to British royals but none, until now, have been accepted. The British government, which approves royal trips, condemns Israeli settlement building in the West Bank. Prince Charles has been to Israel for two funerals, for the former ...
Israel is concerned by what it sees as a policy difference with the U.S. on countering Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, officials say. The issue is going to be discussed again in the White House meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump on Monday. The bottom line: A senior Israeli official who ...
The IDF foresees a threat underground as well, assuming Hezbollah has tunnels in Lebanon not necessarily to infiltrate Israel but to store weapons and shelter fighters. Another problem is that this time fighting in the north could mean on the Syrian border as well. A front could also open up in Gaza in the ...
“We hope he comes,” said Sylvan Adams, the driving force behind efforts to bring the Giro to Israel. “We are working with Vatican officials and waiting to hear.” Adams personally delivered an official invitation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Pope Francis during a papal visit in October, ...
The head of Iran's wrestling federation has resigned after criticising authorities for letting players be punished because of the country's ban on athletes competing against Israel. Rasoul Khadem, an Olympic gold medallist, was re-elected as the Iranian Wrestling Federation head only two months ago.
A high-level delegation from the Polish government will travel to Israel on Wednesday to hear the country's objections to a controversial Holocaust law, the Israeli foreign ministry said. The law, passed by Poland's senate this month, ignited an unprecedented diplomatic row and calls in Israel for the recall of ...
Less than one week after Israeli police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on several corruption charges, a new legal minefield has opened up beneath ... 10 by the Israeli air force, he said that "Israel will not allow the Iranian regime to put a noose of terror around our neck.".
Israel's government watchdog agency on Wednesday criticized the military's so-called "Hannibal" directive that allowed troops to use heavy force when one of ... "His review of the military's conduct toward civilians is mostly limited to quoting Israeli officials reassuring each other that they are taking adequate ...
London, England - US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals the "official adoption of the Israeli narrative", a prominent Arab Knesset member said, one week after Washington confirmed it was bringing forward to May the date the US embassy would be moved ...
Two refugee rights groups, the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants and Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylums seekers in Israel (ASSAF), said authorities handed the asylum seekers “deportation notices” and imprisoned them at the Saharonim prison in the south of Israel. To protest the deportation, ...
Addameer's board member Khalida Jarrar has also been held in administrative detention since 2 July 2017, and three staff members from the organization are banned by the Israeli authorities from travelling outside Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Israeli forces detained Salah ...
Israeli occupation authorities on Sunday said that there will be a security cordon on the West Bank and Gaza for four days for the “Purim” Jewish holiday. The closure will start on Tuesday night, until midnight Saturday. According to Israeli army, Gaza crossings with Israel will be closed and entry into Israel ...
Stupnicka-Bando and 49 other Christian Poles who helped Jews during the Holocaust appealed Monday to Polish and Israeli authorities to return to a ... The measure has angered Holocaust survivors and officials in Israel, where it is seen as an attempt to whitewash the actions of Poles who killed Jews ...
The Broward County Sheriff's Office is investigating why three of its deputies apparently remained outside the Florida high school where 17 people were killed this month, Sheriff Scott Israel said Sunday. Two law enforcement sources told NBC News that the deputies didn't enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas ...
Less than one week after Israeli police recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on several corruption charges, a new legal minefield has opened up beneath ... 10 by the Israeli air force, he said that "Israel will not allow the Iranian regime to put a noose of terror around our neck.".
White House officials insisted on Wednesday that the recommendation of bribery and fraud charges against Mr. Netanyahu would have “no impact on the ... Mr. Trump's tone first changed on Sunday, when he told a right-wing Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, that he was concerned about the growth of ...
At a gobsmacking press conference the morning after the country's latest public school mass shooting, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said an armed officer stationed on campus at the ... to the shooting involving what authorities describe as AR-15 “type” weapon it appears the suspect obtained legally.
Iran's Prosecutor General has revealed that the authorities in Tehran have dismantled a US-Israel spy network and arrested its members. “The defendants gathered information about the country in strategic areas, under the cover of scientific and environmental projects,” said Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi.
“It is a perfect opportunity to stop in Israel, coordinate substantive policy and strategic messaging with the Prime Minister, and execute a joint U.S.-Israeli strategy on other stops,” Shapiro wrote in a Haaretz op-ed published Sunday, after the Israel-Iran-Syria clash. “Many Secretaries of State have done ...
Norwegian Legislator Criticised After Nominating BDS Movement for Peace Prize, Israeli Officials Brand BDS 'Anti-Semitic' ... BDS is a Palestinian-led non-violent movement that aims to pressure Israel to comply with international law, and Haskel's comment is a recurring claim by BDS detractors used to ...
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Palestine supports Damascus in opposing Israeli attacks, which are seen as an interference in Syria's sovereignty, the foreign affairs adviser of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Nabil Shaath, told Sputnik in an interview.
Dr. Nimrod Goren, the founder and head of Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, a progressive Israeli think tank, said Netanyahu's offer to host the Visegard conference is “another signal to the change in direction of Israel's foreign policy concerning Europe. The Netanyahu government ...
The Israeli officials used their Israel passports to enter Malaysia to attend the week-long World Urban Forum (WUF 9) in Kuala Lumpur that started on Feb 7, according to a report in ... "Proud to have led Israel's official delegation to the UN's international WUF 9 meeting in Kuala Lumpur," he wrote on Twitter.
His remarks come amid Israel's fears that its escalation through airstrikes on Saturday could spiral into a war with Syria and Iran. The Israeli military, which has long boasted of superior aerial power, lost its first warplane in 35 years since the regime's war on Lebanon in 1982. The Syrian military, which has ...
The Israeli authorities must immediately release teenage activist Ahed Tamimi whose continued detention is a desperate attempt to intimidate Palestinian children who dare to stand up to repression by occupying forces, Amnesty International said. Ahed Tamimi's trial is due to start tomorrow in Ofer juvenile ...
Many Arab and Islamic nations do not recognise Israel and, therefore, disallow airlines from using their airspace for flight services to that country. According to the official, an approval from Saudi Arabia to use its airspace will allow Air India to take a shorter route by flying over Ahmedabad, Muscat, Saudi ...
A U.S. envoy has assured Lebanon that Israel does not seek an escalation between the countries following a surge in hostile rhetoric in recent days, Lebanese and Israeli officials said on Thursday. A senior Lebanese official said that David Satterfield – the U.S.' acting assistant secretary of state, who ...


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