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Right-Wing Celebrates Friedman Confirmation as US Ambassador

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 23, 2017

Israel’s right-wing and settlement community welcomed the confirmation of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. Shortly after the 52-46 vote in the US Senate, Oded Revivi, Chief Foreign Envoy of the YESHA Counci said in a statement &#…

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Jerusalem Computer Geeks Fight Online Incitement

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 23, 2017

Sixty Israelis of all ages gathered Thursday for a 24-hour collaborative computer programming competition aimed at finding digital solutions to the pr…

Israeli Arrested for False Bomb Threats Around the World

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 23, 2017

Israel Police arrested on  a 19-year-old resident of Ashkelon Thursday on suspicions of extortion, threatening violence and making false bomb threats …

Jewish Home MKs Split on Impact of Trump Policy

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 23, 2017

Conflicting winds in the Jewish Home party Thursday as party members appeared split on the question of whether or not the faction would leave the gove…

Arab MKs Demand Arrest of Violent Police Officer

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 23, 2017

Members of the Arab community said Thursday that the suspension of a Jerusalem police officer who was filmed beating a truck driver in Jerusalem was i…

US vs. UN: Honest Policy Change, or Window Dressing?

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 23, 2017

Two months into presidency of Donald Trump, conflicting signs overshadow US-Israel relations. On one hand, Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Na…

Netanyahu Wraps Up Successful China Trip

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 23, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu returned to Israel early Thursday from a whirlwind visit to China saying that Israel’s ties with China are an indica…

MK Ghattas Convicted For Smuggling Phones into Prison

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 22, 2017

The Be’er Sheva Magistrates’ Court convicted on Wednesday evening former Joint List MK Basel Ghattas on charges of fraud, breach of trust,…

Mixed Emotions for Eli Grads as Defense Ministry Threatens Yeshiva

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 22, 2017

Defense Ministry Director General Udi Adam informed Rabbi Eli Sadan, the founder of the Bnei David pre-military academy and post-military yeshiva base…

Knesset Ratifies Harsher Conditions for Recalcitrant Husbands

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 22, 2017

The Knesset plenum ratified a proposal by MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli to allow rabbinical courts to impose harsher terms of imprisonment on men incarcerat…

Chief of Staff: Gaza Tunnels ‘Serious’, Not Existential Threat

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 22, 2017

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot said Wednesday that while Hamas tunnels into Israel should be taken seriously, they do not represent an existential o…

Israeli Artists Paint the Scene at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas

By Anav Silverman/TPS on March 22, 2017

Last week’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas, a cutting edge conglomerate of film, interactive media, music f…

Former Likud Member: Netanyahu Has ‘lost it’

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 22, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will conclude a whirlwind state visit to China Wednesday and return to Israel tonight, landing into a political hurr…

Shin Bet Arrests Gazan Who Diverted Aid Money from Aid Projects to Hamas Military

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 21, 2017

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) arrested on February Gazan Muhammad Murtaja, 29 years old, director of the Gaza Strip branch of coordinator of …

The ‘High’ of a Good Night’s Sleep

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on March 21, 2017

iCAN:Israel-Cannabis, an accelerator for the Israeli medical cannabis industry, announced plans Monday to begin patient trials for a cannabis-based ph…

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