2 cops hurt after being attacked by mob with rocks, clubs in Bedouin town

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Dozens of residents of the southern Bedouin town of Rahat attacked police officers on Friday after they stopped a driver for traffic offenses. Two officers were injured and required hospital treatment. The incident began after officers stopped a vehicle, the driver of which was not wearing a seat belt and had an expired license, Hebrew […]

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Eurovision dismisses ‘speculation’ on tensions over Israeli contest’s location

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AMSTERDAM (JTA) — Eurovision organizers have dismissed as “speculation” reports of political tensions over Israel’s hosting of the song contest next year. The organizers said this week in an email to JTA that they are finalizing the event with Israeli officials. They declined to explain why on Tuesday, they warned followers of the official Eurovision […]

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State witness said to give evidence PM knowingly engaged in graft in Bezeq case

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Police will question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a tenth time next month, having acquired new evidence from a key state’s witness in a corruption investigation concerning the Bezeq telecom giant, Hadashot TV news reported Friday. The prime minister is set to be questioned in the probe, known as Case 4000, on June 12. The case […]

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Demonstrators set off smoke bombs near PM’s Caesarea home, with him inside

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Demonstrators set off three smoke bombs near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home in Caesarea on Friday, during a rally of environmental activists. The smoke bombs were activated in a dumpster in a street adjacent to the prime minister’s house. Police said Netanyahu was at his home at the time and that they were investigating. Get […]

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Israeli firm gathered intel to discredit activist Sarsour — report

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A private Israeli intelligence-gathering firm collected potentially damaging information on Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour, according to a report in Haaretz. The firm, Israel Cyber Shield, was gathering the intelligence for Act.IL, a pro-Israel advocacy organization, according to the report published Thursday. The goal was to use the information to persuade US colleges not to invite […]

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Guide who helped free Israelis from Colombian kidnappers found dead

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An Argentine woman leading Israeli tourists on a tour of marijuana-producing areas of southwestern Colombia was kidnapped and murdered by alleged FARC dissidents, Colombian authorities said Thursday. The woman, Berenice Blanco, and the Israeli tourists were kidnapped last Saturday while on a so-called “Cannabis Tour.” They were traveling in the area of Cauca when they […]

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Ministers to mull bill allowing state to confiscate land sold by churches

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An amended version of a bill to allow the state to confiscate land sold by churches to anonymous private developers and to pay the new owners compensation is due to go before the Knesset Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. The bill’s author, Rachel Azaria (Kulanu), drafted her original version after it was revealed last […]

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