Author Archives: Yonat Friling

Netanyahu: Journalist’s claim wife kicked him out of car ‘a lie’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife testified in court Tuesday morning, denying a journalist’s claim that Sara Netanyahu stopped the Israeli leader’s convoy on a highway and forced him out of the car. Continue reading

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Netanyahu meets with Putin, raises red flags on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday, and warned about the dangers of Moscow’s encroaching ally, Iran. Continue reading

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Proposed Israel travel ban moves forward, draws comparisons to Trump’s

Israel’s parliament this week approved a bill that would bar foreign activists who call for economic, cultural or academic boycotts of either Israel or the Jewish settlements in the West Bank — a move that drew comparisons to President Trump’s “extreme vetting.” Continue reading

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‘Dangerous phenomenon’: Israeli man charged with trying to join ISIS

An Israeli man has been arrested for allegedly trying to join the ranks of the Islamic State in Syria, the Israel Securities Authority announced on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Israeli soldier sentenced to prison for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in military prison for shooting and killing a Palestinian attacker who had been wounded and motionless on the ground last year. Continue reading

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New fights break out as Jewish settlement in West Bank is cleared

Protesters on Thursday hurled rocks and bleach at police officers moving in to finish the evacuation of a West Bank settlement that the Palestinians claimed as their own. Continue reading

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Israel, US complete David’s Sling Weapon System testing

The fifth series of tests — and the most complicated — of the David’s Sling Weapon System went off without a hitch Wednesday in southern Israel, as the defense measure successfully intercepted and destroyed a threat target over the Mediterranean Sea. Continue reading

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Israeli police officer killed as fights break out over demolitions

An Israeli officer was killed Wednesday after a Bedouin man allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of police amid violent demonstrations over a string of demolitions. Continue reading

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Israeli court signals support for letting women pray at Western Wall

In a move seen by activists as a win for women’s rights, the Israeli High Court ruled Wednesday in interim injunction that the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and other state agencies must explain why women should not be allowed to pray in accordance with their custom at the traditional plaza. Continue reading

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2016 was the deadliest year on record for suicide attacks, analysts say

Suicide attacks killed more people in 2016 than any other year on record: 5,650 people worldwide, top analysts have revealed. Continue reading

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Netanyahu calls for pardon of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

An Israeli soldier who shot a knife-wielding Palestinian man in the head, killing him — nearly 15 minutes after the attacker had tried to stab a soldier in Hebron — was convicted of manslaughter by a three-judge panel in the Tel Aviv Military Court on Wednesday. Continue reading

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Israeli Mossad looking for a few good women

Israel’s renowned spy agency, the Mossad, has started its first recruitment campaign specifically designed to attract women. Continue reading

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