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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 Nations, has called repeatedly on the world body to address the organization’s anti-Israel bias and “b…

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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…

Shin Bet Busts Weapons Cache in Judea and Samaria

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 21, 2017

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) agents and IDF troops raided a weapons cache early Tuesday morning in the town of Taysir, in the Dotan area of north…

Israeli Woman Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison for Joining ISIS

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 21, 2017

The Haifa District Court sentenced Sabreen Zubeidat, resident of Sakhnin in northern Israel, to 50 months in prison for joining the Islamic State (ISI…

Shin Bet Head: Security Calm May Be Misleading

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 20, 2017

The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) predicted on Monday that Hamas and other groups may attempt to ramp up attempted terror attacks in the days lead…

All You Need to Know About the Coalition Crisis

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 20, 2017

What is the difference between the existing Israel Broadcasting Authority and the new public broadcasting corporation? The Israel Broadcasting Authori…

Chief of Staff: Next War Will Be With Hezbollah

By Ilana Messika/TPS on March 20, 2017

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Sunday that Israel’s next war would be fought against Hezbollah, the Lebanese terror group that currently operat…

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