Headlines from Israel

Over 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics issue fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:35
Pakistan has for years been plagued by violence by Islamist militants who often use suicide bombers and preach that their struggle is a holy war to impose Islamic rule

Jordan unveils major IMF-guided tax hikes in bid to reduce public debt

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 00:03
The taxes are said to be crucial to gradually lower public debt in economy hit by growing regional conflict

96-year-old former Auschwitz guard files plea for clemency

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:43
Oskar Groening, known as the 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz,' was sentenced to four years in prison in 2015 for being an accessory to murder at the Nazi death camp, but has not yet started his sentence due to a dispute about his health

Five arrested in connection with Tunisia synagogue firebomb attack

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:29
The firebombing, which caused no injuries, occurred amid protests over economic conditions in several Tunisian cities

Israel can blame Hamas all it wants - it won't keep Gaza from descending into collapse

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:13
Israeli defense officials are pinning the South's security woes on Hamas- but will the international community care for their excuses when the Strip finally collapses?

Israeli border control agents petition for labor dispute over worker shortage

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:12
Lines could get bad at Passover for understaffed border control officers at Ben-Gurion International Airport

In blow to Philip Morris, Israel to tax iQOS e-cigarettes like ordinary cigarettes

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 23:02
In a blow to Philip Morris, the iQOS device will be taxed at 65 percent, a statement by Israel that e-cigs are damaging as to health as traditional cigarettes

Two leading U.S. Jewish groups urge Netanyahu to change African asylum-seeker deportation plan

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 22:55
The letter by Anti-Defamation League and Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society says that the deportation scheme 'betrays the core values that we, as Jews, share'

Israel’s deflationary trend ended in 2017

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:50
Housing prices have declined, but food prices have gone up

Israeli cabinet ministers get a handsome raise

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:42
Monthly salaries to be raised to 49,554 shekels ($14,575) for ministers and 44,223 shekels for MKs; move met with protest by those recalling suspended payments for disabled people

Egyptian YouTube sensation counters the government’s absurdity with his own

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 20:10
If a country's democracy is being turned into a laughingstock, one may as well laugh: Mohamed Qandeel serves hard-hitting satire to followers in dire need of it ahead of upcoming elections

Justice Ministry mulls barring civil servants from taping each other

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:52
The regulation would bar Israeli civil servants from making video or audio recording of their colleagues, except to expose sexual harassment and/or ethical violations

Israeli prosecution urges more rehab, less jail

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 19:36
Commission member says recommendations, if adopted, will cause major change in criminal process

Tech Nation: Automotive tech giant Delphi closes shop in Israel less than a month after opening

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 18:47
Tel Aviv to host VC fund being launched by Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi partnership, Italian energy firm seeking renewable energy partnerships in Israel, Israel lifts ban on 3G data in West Bank

Funk and jazz band Jamiroquai to perform in Israel

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:49
The British group will grace the stage of Amphi Park in May, and Israelis who want to catch the show will have to part from 230 shekels (per ticket)

Haaretz Cartoon

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:43

What happened to the old N.Y. Jewish deli? It died and got reincarnated as a bistro

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:36
There were some 1,500 of them in the city in the ‘30s; now there are about 20. The new breed has some of the same food, but everything else is gone

After New York and Washington, now WeWork is bringing WeLive to Tel Aviv

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:24
Modeled after the huge success of WeWork's shared work spaces, the communal living solution is now headed to Israel and is slated to be up and running by 2020

What should be learned from Adolf Eichmann, Yigal Amir and Kozo Okamoto

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:36
Looking back on instances Israel considered employing the death penalty (and did once with Eichmann) makes the current debate on it appear grotesque

For the sake of our future, plant trees instead of digging graves

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:21
The entrance to Jerusalem is lined with graves. It seems that the dead have taken over the mountain, and they are creating a necro-demographic and necro-topographical problem