News Analysis: Traffic Protests Reflect Split in Ultra-Orthodox Community

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 19, 2017

Hundreds of haredim blocked streets around the country this week to protest the arrest of two members of the Jerusalem Faction earlier in the week who were charged with refusing to appear at the IDF induction center in order to file paperwork for a r…

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IDF Strikes Syrian Position In Response to Shells Falling in Golan

By TPS on October 19, 2017

The IDF struck a Syrian army position Thursday afternoon  after a stray rocket fell on the Golan Heights. No Israeli casualties were reported in the i…

Elor Azaria Asks for Presidential Pardon

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 19, 2017

Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier currently serving an 18-month sentence for the March, 2016 killing of a disabled terrorist in Hebron, asked President Reu…

Hundreds Take Part in Haredi ‘Day of Rage’, At Least 40 Arrested

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 19, 2017

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters blocked traffic Thursday along central traffic arteries and intersections in Jerusalem, including roads adjacent…

Breaking News: Syrian Rocket Hits Golan Heights; No Injuries

By TPS on October 19, 2017

A rocket from Syria struck an open field in the Golan Heights Thursday, the IDF confirmed. No injuries or property damage was reported. The military s…

Israeli Cancer Treatment Drug Approved by USFDA

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on October 19, 2017

Israel-based biotech company Kite Pharma (Nasdaq: KITE) obtained USFDA approval Thursday for a cancer treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The drug, c…

Israeli Pharma Company NeuroDerm Acquired by Mitsubishi Tenabe for $1.1B

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on October 19, 2017

Japanese pharmaceuticals giant Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma has acquired the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for a reported $1.1 billion, reflect…

Greenblatt to Palestinians: No Negotiations Until Hamas Commits to Non-Violence

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on October 19, 2017

Hamas must disarm and recognize the state of Israel if it wishes to play any role in the Palestinian government, United States’ Special Envoy to the M…

Israeli Family Charged With Joining ISIS

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on October 19, 2017

The Haifa district court sentenced Wissam Zabidaat (43), a resident of Sachnin, to five and a half years in prison after being convicted of joining IS…

Danon Reads Out Charge Sheet Against Iran to UN Security Council

By Mara Vigevani on October 18, 2017

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, continued Jerusalem’s diplomatic blitz against Iran, in particular its presence in Syria and i…

Two Detained in Galilee, Suspected of Demaging Ancient Site

By Mara Vigevani on October 18, 2017

The Israel Antiquities Authority’s Robbery Prevention Squad, Tiberias police and Border Police units unearthed a 2,000-year-old labyrinth of cav…

Protalix Surges 37%

By TPS on October 18, 2017

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) was back in positive territory Wednesday after posting moderate gains on the major indices. The TA-35 was up 0.26% …

2,600 New Housing Units Approved For Judea and Samaria

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on October 18, 2017

The Civil Administration’s High Planning Committee approved 1,323 housing units in Judea and Samaria Wednesday, following the approval of 1,292 …

Rivlin Tells Christian Journalists: Israel Will Not Tire In Its Search For Peace

By Mara Vigevani on October 18, 2017

Israel will not cease in its efforts to bring an end to the conflict with the Palestinians, President Reuven Rivlin told a forum of  journalists and n…

Netanyahu Calls Putin To Discuss Syria, Iran

By TPS on October 18, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday afternoon to discuss the situation in Syria. According to a statem…

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