Headlines from Israel

Israel to close seven diplomatic missions – consulates in U.S. and Canada under threat

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 23:59
The government passed the 2019 budget Friday morning, which includes cuts to the Foreign Ministry. A previous plan called for the closing of 22 missions worldwide

'Shameful': Jewish American groups respond to Trump's 'shithole' comment on immigrants

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:40
Jewish American groups call Trump's offensive comments on immigrants from places like Africa 'beneath the dignity of the office' and 'deeply offensive'

Trump expected to extend Iran sanction relief, breaking election promise for third time

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 20:03
White House says announcement expected later Friday ■ Trump may give Congress, EU deadline to address 'loopholes' in Iran deal, NYT reports

Something great has happened to the Israeli liberal camp

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:56
It suddenly realized it had power - and started using it

Construction as revenge

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:50
Rabbi Raziel’s murder in a terror attack in the West Bank is a terrible tragedy, but calling for more land theft is not 'a proper Zionist response'

Israeli army believes the chances of violence escalating into war are growing

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 18:40
With eye on recent events, military intel warn of potential war ■ Abbas may have backed himself into a corner ■ Gaza threat looms over Israelis

Israel's top prosecutor 'hopes Netanyahu's investigation will end in a few weeks'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:55
'Investigating a prime minister isn't easy,' state prosecutor Nitzan says, but 'it isn't dictated by politics'

At least let us hate 'Fauda'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:30
In the Israeli TV series there are no rulers or ruled, no occupation, no historical background, no checkpoints, no poverty, no home demolitions, no expulsions, settlers or violent soldiers

Flight cancellations feared in Israel as cuts threaten security budget

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 17:28
Shortage of Israelis working abroad temporarily in security jobs could cause problem from as early as next week and run well into the summer

Trump: Why do all these people from shithole countries come here?

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:42
Washington Post reports Trump made comment in meeting with lawmakers on immigration deal ■ Preliminary deal reach, now heads to Congress for backing

'I’m not sorry': Nur Tamimi explains why she slapped an Israeli soldier

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:12
Nur Tamimi is out of jail after being arrested with her cousin, Ahed, for slapping Israeli soldiers – following the shooting of their cousin Mohammed. If the same thing occurs again, Nur says now, she'll react in the same way

Rank & File: Anglo authors and mock UN

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:59
Meanwhile, groundbreaking project with Israeli Arab gets diplomatic visit

Israeli budget talks run late as treasury seals deals with ministers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:58
Education and defense ministers on board but others holding out for better terms

How Israel Aerospace went from sky high to free fall

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:58
Trump’s efforts to make American arms makers great again, as well as powerful unions have helped undo one of the country’s biggest firms

Haaretz Cartoon

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:40

Education, better jobs for Palestinians key to Israel's security, general says

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:37
'I think there are advantages, both economic and practical, to employing Palestinian workers,' head of key coordination unit COGAT says, urging more work permits for Palestinians

The elder Netanyahu prince's smutty tape makes his father do the unthinkable

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:35
Netanyahu apparently knew about his son's leaked strip club tape and tried to stop it from being published; the parts that weren't broadcast were far harder to digest

Justice Ministry conducts security sweep of prosecutor in Netanyahu cases

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:34
The sweep of Liat Ben Ari’s home follows reports that unknown individuals had come to her community seeking information about sensitive cases that she has been handling

Police probing possible Netanyahu links to suspected bid-fixing in Prime Minister's Office

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:01
Investigators are also said to be investigating the possible involvement of major Israeli companies in the case, local media reports say

U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin expects 'new sanctions on Iran'

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:56
Trump faces a Friday deadline on whether to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal