Israel News

Hanin Zoabi

Israel approves bill enabling ousting of inciting lawmakers

Lawmakers drafted the bill after three Arab fellow members of Israel's parliament visited the families of Palestinian terrorists who had attacked and murdered Israelis, and after several of them voiced support for Hezbollah.
July 20, 2016
Danny Danon

Israel demands world act against Iran’s missile program

Responding to Iran's latest missile launch, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that the test proves that Iran continues to act in defiance of the Security Council, and chastised the international community for burying its head in the sand.
July 19, 2016
David Govrin

Israel sends new ambassador to Egypt

Israel has appointed David Govrin as its new ambassador to Egypt, and he has arrived in Cairo on Sunday to begin his diplomatic mission, replacing Haim Koren, who has served as Israel’s ambassador for the past two years.
July 18, 2016
IDF accident

2 IDF soldiers killed, 3 wounded in accident

Two IDF soldiers were killed and three others were wounded when a grenade exploded in an accident in the Golan Heights on Israel's border with Syria on Sunday.
July 17, 2016
Israeli start up

Israeli startups raise $1.7B in 2nd quarter of 2016

Israeli start-ups raised $1.7 billion in the second quarter of 2016, which is more than half of the financing raised in the first quarter, according to an IVC Research Center and KPMG report released on Wednesday.
July 14, 2016
Cameroon aid

Israel sends emergency aid to Cameroon

Israel has sent emergency aid to Cameroon to help it combat the outbreak of avian influenza which has spread swiftly throughout the country, paralyzing the poultry industry, jeopardizing the livelihood of many and causing great harm to the economy.
July 14, 2016
New cars Gaza

Israel enables entry of new cars into Gaza

Although Hamas is known to confiscate goods entering the Gaza Strip from Israel in order to use them for terrorism purposes, Israel has recently been working to ease the restrictions, this time deciding to allow new cars in.
July 13, 2016
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayraul

Israel furious after French FM meets with Hezbollah

While even most Arab countries recognize Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror organization, the European Union only lists its military wing on its terrorist blacklist, enabling French FM Jean-Marc Ayrault to meet with Hezbollah politicians.
July 13, 2016
State Department Spokesman John Kirby

US opposes new Israeli NGO transparency bill

In what appears to be a gross misunderstanding or misrepresentation of a new Israeli bill requiring transparency by NGOs receiving foreign funds, the Obama administration has voiced 'concern' the legislation will erode Israel's democracy.
July 13, 2016

Study: IDF Israel’s most trusted institution

A sweeping 82 percent of the Israeli public has confidence in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), making it the country’s most trusted institution, according to findings published on Sunday by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
July 12, 2016
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked

Israel passes NGO transparency law

Israel's parliament passed a bill on Monday requiring non-governmental organizations operating in Israel that receive most of their funding from foreign governments to be more transparent about their funding and activities.
July 12, 2016
PM Netanyahu and Belgian FM Reynders

Netanyahu: French initiative reduces chance of peace

Responding to reports on the French initiative in January, Prime Minister Netanyahu rejected the French initiative, saying Israel would not accept a process that would harm its security and force it to make concessions, while the Palestinians refuse to negotiate.
May 9, 2016

NATO officially recognizes Israeli representative

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also known as the North Atlantic Alliance, will recognize an official Israeli representative and the military alliance and will grant Israel a permanent office at its headquarters in Brussels.
May 4, 2016
Electric power

Israel gives initial approval for construction of Palestinian power plant

COGAT, the IDF unit responsible for implementing government policy in Judea and Samaria and vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip, said a gas power plant in the Jenin industrial zone “would cause a qualitative shift in electricity consumption which will have a positive impact on all aspects of life.”
April 13, 2016
Ayelet Shaked

Israel rejects US meddling in internal legislation

While emphasizing the close relationship with Washington, Israeli officials explained that Israel has its limits and internal matters regarding foreign funding of NGOs are of no concern to outsiders.
January 12, 2016
Yossi Cohen

Yossi Cohen named next head of Mossad

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named National Security Council head Yossi Cohen as the next head of the Mossad, saying he was the right man to face the looming threats on Israel's security.
December 8, 2015

World-Class Pianist Moves to Israel

World famous pianist, Oksana Yablonskaya, recently moved to Israel at age 76, achieving one of her lifelong dreams. The lively musician is looking forward to continuing her music career here in Israel.
April 29, 2015