Israeli reservists demand end to army’s criminal probe of Gaza war


About 100 reserve officers and dozens of reserve combat solders and noncommissioned officers in the Israel Defense Forces have signed a letter asking Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz to halt criminal investigations of the conduct of soldiers and officers during the military operation in the Gaza Strip this summer. The letter was the […]

El Al postpones flights to Newark, London, Kiev, and Budapest


El Al announced that it has reluctantly postponed it flights to Newark, London, Kiev, and Budapest scheduled for tonight to the next day. According to the company, the flights were postponed due to purposeful disruption on the part of their pilots. The airline petitioned the regional labor court asking for an injunction ordering the pilots […]

Lieberman: Police intimidation drove graft suspect to attempt suicide


Yisrael Beiteinu leader and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday said the police are using intimidation tactics as part of an investigation into corruption within his party. The "extortion and threats," he said, have driven one of the subjects of the probe to attempt suicide. Lieberman, who gave a talk in Kfar Saba, said the […]

Israelis go to sleep early on New Year’s Eve


Israel and China are the two countries in the world whose residents go to sleep earliest on New Year’s Eve, according to a data analysis conducted by California-based wearable device company Jawbone and based on its fitness trackers worn around the world.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t pockets of celebration in Israel for New Year’s […]

Israeli court convicts mastermind behind kidnap-murder of 3 teens


Hussam Qawasmeh, the Palestinian who confessed to planning the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank in June, was convicted in an Israeli military court on Wednesday of three counts of accessory to premeditated manslaughter. Qawasmeh, who was behind the deaths of Israeli teenagers Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah, […]

Israel’s public security minister praises police handling of probe of his party


Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch, a member of Yisrael Beiteinu, gave his support on Wednesday to the work of the police, the prosecution and the attorney general in investigating corruption allegations involving members of his party. He said Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino had informed him personally only after the arrests had been made and that […]

Openly gay lawmaker decides to quit politics


MK Nitzan Horowitz of Meretz announced Wednesday that he would not be running for the Knesset in the upcoming election. "Two terms in the Knesset – more than six years as a Knesset member – and I want to continue in new directions," Horowitz said in an announcement on his Facebook page. Horowitz, who lost […]