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Questioning the most powerful person in the country – in his own home

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat across from police investigators of the National Fraud Unit for two sessions, in which he was questioned under caution for a total of eight hours, as part of an ongoing corruption investigation. The psychology of these interrogations – and any future questioning of Netanyahu, are highly important to […]

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Satisfying State Cup triumph for Hap TA

Hapoel Tel Aviv regained a sense of normalcy for at least a couple of hours on Sunday night, beating Hapoel Ramat Hasharon of the National League 1-0 in Petah Tikva to advance to the State Cup round-of-16. Aaron Schoenfeld scored the only goal of the match in the 52nd minute, starting for the team after […]

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Hap Jerusalem, Mac Haifa blow out foes

Hapoel Jerusalem continued to build momentum by moving back above .500 in the BSL on Sunday night, thrashing Maccabi Kiryat Gat 89-50 at the Jerusalem Arena for its third straight win over all competitions. Jerusalem, which improved to 7-6, suffered a 21-point humiliation at Bnei Herzliya in its last league game. But it bounced back […]

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Environment Ministry calls on Israel cities to ban polluting vehicles

After the Haifa City Council made an unprecedented decision last week to ban the entry of polluting diesel vehicles from its center, the Environmental Protection Ministry called upon other cities to follow suit on Sunday. Joining 200 European cities that have already done the same, Haifa City Council members voted last Tuesday night to approve […]

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Cabinet approves bill to ban Breaking the Silence from schools

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation voted unanimously on Sunday to provide government backing to legislation to bar the left-wing NGO Breaking the Silence from schools. The measure would allow the education minister, “as the head of the system and the person responsible for the Israeli students,” to ban specific individuals or organizations that are not […]

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Modern Language Association rejects BDS resolution

In yet another blow to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Modern Language Association (MLA) voted on Saturday to reject an academic boycott of Israel. The proposed measure was defeated by a vote of 113 against 79 in favor at the MLA’s annual convention in Philadelphia. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Modern-Language-Association-rejects-BDS-resolution-477774

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Report: Top Israeli newspaper publisher central figure in Netanyahu probe

Arnon "Noni" Mozes, publisher of Israel’s Yedioth Ahronot newspaper, is reportedly at the center of the corruption investigation against Prime Benjamin Netanyahu. According to a Channel 2 report on Sunday, Mozes sought to receive financial benefits for Yedioth Ahronoth and possibly the closure of Israel Hayom‘s weekend edition newspaper in exchange for favorable coverage. Israel […]

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Deputy Defense Minister proposes bill set to protect IDF soldiers from criminal prosecution

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan has proposed a bill that would grant IDF soldiers blanket immunity from any criminal prosecution for their actions in the field. The proposed bill came just days after Sgt. Elor Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in the killing of a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron last year. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Deputy-Defense-Minister-proposes-bill-set-to-protect-IDF-soldiers-from-criminal-prosecution-477766

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Media storm: Israeli official recorded wishing for downfall of anti-Israel British MPs

An Israeli official in London has been caught on camera saying how he would like to “take down” anti-Israel MPs, including foreign office minister Sir Alan Duncan. Shai Masot, a political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by al-Jazeera speaking in a clearly undiplomatic manner about a number of British MPs, including Foreign Minister […]

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