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Israelis Remember Founding Father Ben-Gurion

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 06, 2016

Israeli politicians, business leaders, students and residents of the Negev Desert paid tribute Tuesday to David Ben-Gurion, the country’s founding prime minister, on the 43rd anniversary of his death. If Ben-Gurion’s life was marked by a visceral loa…

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Begin Suspended From Committee After Voting Down Legalization Bill

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 06, 2016

MK David Bitan (Likud), chairman of the Knesset Legalization Committee, suspended party colleague MK Benny Begin from the committee after the latter v…

Knesset Approves Initial Reading of Amona Legalization Bill

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 05, 2016

The Knesset approved a first reading of the controversial “Legalization Bill” on Wednesday with a 60 to 49 vote in the Knesset Plenum, cle…

Terror Victims Celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs with President

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 05, 2016

President Reuven (Ruby) and Nechama Rivlin hosted a bar and bat mitzvah ceremony Monday at the president’s official residence in Jerusalem for childre…

Religious Leaders Call for Negotiation, not Legislation on Muezzin bill

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 05, 2016

MK Yehuda Glick called a bill proposal to limit loudspeakers “unnecessary” and said noise issues between neighboring communities in Israel should be s…

14 Arrests, Incitement Material and Weapons Seized During Raids in East Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria

By Ilana Messika/TPS on December 05, 2016

The Israel Police Spokesperon stated that police officers in collaboration with the Border Police had seized illegal weapons and incitement material d…

Jewish Home MK: No Chance for Legalization Bill to Save Amona

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 05, 2016

MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) admitted Monday that the government has little choice but to comply with a High Court of Justice order to remove the Amona…

Netanyahu: Gov’t ‘Working Overtime’ to Find Solution for Amona

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 04, 2016

Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Sunday that government ministers are “working overtime” to prevent a clash with the residents of Amona, but added a d…

The Frozen World of Dr. Ido Braslavsky

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 02, 2016

Most people may consider the southern tip of the world little more than a frozen wasteland, but Dr. Ido Braslavsky, an associate professor at the Hebr…

Sex Scandals Rock Israel Politics, IDF

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 01, 2016

A series of sex scandals rocked Israel Thursday, as rumors and accusations of misconduct swirled around the Knesset, the IDF and a former senior aide …

Israelis Who Planned to Join ISIS Sentenced to Two-and-a-Half Years

By Ilana Messika/TPS on December 01, 2016

The Nazareth District Court sentenced three Israeli Arabs to a minimum of two and a half years in prison for attempting to create an ISIS-linked cell …

Celebration, Challenges as Ethiopian Community Celebrates Sigd Festival

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on December 01, 2016

Under a cloudy Jerusalem sky, thousands of Israelis, including President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, gathered Wednesday at the Hass Promenade in south Jerus…

Israeli Minister Yuval Steinitz: Abu Mazen is Israel’s “Number One Enemy”

By Ilana Messika/TPS on December 01, 2016

Minister of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources Yuval Steinitz said on Thursday that Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Mahm…

Bet Shemesh Group, American Christians Raise $40K for Fire Victims

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on November 30, 2016

When brush fires swept Israel last week, Donna Jollay knew she had to act. As a religious Christian with a long history of supporting Israel and Israe…

Israeli Citizen Arrested, Suspected of Supporting ISIS

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on November 30, 2016

Shin Bet and Israel Police said Wednesday that an Israeli citizen, currently residing in the Palestinian-majority city of Jaljulia, of providing suppo…

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