Report: Top Israeli newspaper publisher central figure in Netanyahu probe

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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 […]

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

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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

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

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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 […]

Netanyahu thanks US House for condemning Security Council action

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the US House of Representatives on Friday for condemning the UN Security Council’s resolution censuring Israel for its settlement activity. “After the outrageous anti-Israel resolution at the UN, the US House of Representatives voted yesterday resoundingly to support Israel and reject this one-sided resolution,” Netanyahu said. Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/PM-thanks-US-House-for-condemning-Security-Council-action-477738

Extremist haredi anti-enlistment activist arrested

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A haredi extremist thought to be a senior activist in a campaign to “shame” haredi men who are serving or have served in the IDF was arrested late Thursday night in Bnei Brak. The activist, 35, is suspected of being behind a new initiative by anti-enlistment campaigners, in which a database of photographs of haredi […]

All sectors of society meet on soccer pitch

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In soccer cleats with scraped knees, 150 kids from 12 elementary schools took to a Jaffa pitch on Tuesday for their January tournament organized by an organization called Sha’ar Shivyon, known as “The Equalizer” in English. Kids from nearly every sector of Israeli society – Jewish, Arab, children of asylum-seekers, religious and secular – hurdled […]

Haifa knocked out of cup; Beitar advances

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Maccabi Haifa’s State Cup defense ended at the first hurdle on Saturday, while Maccabi Tel Aviv and Beitar Jerusalem both safely progressed to the round-of-16. Haifa claimed the cup for the first time since 1998 last season, beating Maccabi Tel Aviv in the final. With its Premier League campaign floundering, winning just one of its […]

Hap TA edges Rishon with late drama on Hadar’s debut

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Rami Hadar’s tenure as the coach of Hapoel Tel Aviv got off to a winning start in the most dramatic of fashions on Saturday night. Hapoel edged Maccabi Rishon Lezion 87-86 on the road to improve to 7-6, with Alando Tucker scoring the go-ahead three-pointer from the corner with 1.2 seconds remaining. Rishon thought it […]

Man arrested for inciting against IDF chief at Tel Aviv protest

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Police arrested a 33-year-old man on Saturday for allegedly inciting violence against IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot after Sgt. Elor Azaria was found guilty of manslaughter on Wednesday. According to police the man held a protest on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv on Thursday where he inciting against Eizenkot. The police then located the […]