Report: South Korea mulls leasing Israeli spy satellite

South Korea is considering leasing an Israeli spy satellite, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. According to the report, South Korea is interested in becoming independent in space, rather than being dependent on American spy satellites. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Report-South-Korea-mulls-leasing-Israeli-spy-satellite-470485


Danon slams UN for meddling in Israeli politics

NEW YORK – UN Ambassador Danny Danon slammed the world body Wednesday for meddling in Israeli politics by funding the left-wing NGO B’Tselem. In 2016, three UN agencies provided funding to B’Tselem, which Danon said is “no coincidence.” Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Danon-slams-UN-for-meddling-in-Israeli-politics-470463


Erdan continues push to dismantle the IBA

Despite frequent announcements by coalition chairman David Bitan of his intent to overturn legislation to dismantle and replace the Israel Broadcasting Authority, former communications minister Gilad Erdan, who spearheaded the IBA’s demise, is convinced that his own plan will prevail. In an interview on Israel Radio’s Reshet Bet on Tuesday, Erdan said he was not […]


Reigning-champion Rishon off to good start

Maccabi Rishon Lezion began its BSL title defense with a 66-60 victory over Hapoel Eilat on Monday night, while Meir Tapiro’s coaching career also got off to a winning start in Ashdod. Rishon stunned Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem on its way to a historic championship last season, but underwent a complete overhaul during […]


Zahavi, blue-and-white look to build upon recent successes

Israel national team coach Elisha Levy should call and thank captain Eran Zahavi for his outburst at the end of the blue-and-white’s 2-1 win over Liechtenstein, with his attack on the media deflecting all the attention from the side’s pitifully poor display. Israel registered its second straight win in 2018 World Cup qualification on Sunday […]


Balad MKs expected to be questioned Monday by police

Balad MKs Jamal Zahalka and Hanan Zoabi are expected to be questioned by police on Monday according to a report in Walla. The MKs will be questioned by the Lahav 433 investigations unit, which is conducting a fraud investigation into the Balad party’s campaign financing. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Balad-MKs-expected-to-be-questioned-Monday-by-police-469833


IN PICTURES: Tel Aviv tattoo convention draws thousands from across the globe

Thousands of people from all over the world flocked to Tel Aviv’s third annual tattoo convention Friday to participate in a two-day fair celebrating body-modification in the holy land. (Third Annual Tel Aviv Tattoo Convention. Photo By: Jack Guez/ AFP) Nearly 140 local artists were in attendance at the Tel Aviv Convention Center, where visitors […]


Yom Kippur confessions: The political apologies you wish you could hear

In Jewish tradition, between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, people are supposed to sincerely apologize to those whom they have harmed over the past year. They are even supposed to ask for forgiveness three times until their apologies are accepted. In politics, apologies are few and far between. Whenever a politician apologizes for anything, it […]


RULE OF LAW: An oleh’s story

Until he graduated from Cornell University, Stephen Adler had never even visited Israel, let alone dreamed that he would someday become Israel’s iconic National Labor Court president for 13 years, from 1997 to 2010. Adler moved to Israel only in his late 20s and got his first break in the Israeli job market through a […]


How is Israel faring on issues of religion and state?

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell” has long been the policy of the haredi parties when it comes to how the state deals with public works on Shabbat. As long as the work was kept quiet, the ultra-Orthodox parties did, too. However, as was recently the case with Israel Railways’ infrastructure work on Shabbat, as soon as […]

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