An indictment has been filed in the Tel Aviv District Court against the Israeli Arab man suspected of planting a bomb on a Tel Aviv bus on Nov. 21, in the middle of Israel's air offensive against Gaza missile strikes, Israel Hayom reported.
More than 400 American Jewish clergy asked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not to go ahead with new construction in a corridor connecting eastern Jerusalem to the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim.
Tel Aviv — Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election as prime minister has long been considered a forgone conclusion. But his No. 2, former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, has inadvertently stolen away the campaign spotlight after being indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust.
Instead of the campaign narrative focusing on Netanyahu and the absence of popular rivals for the prime ministership, for the last week the main storyline has focused on the fate of one of Israel’s most powerful politicians and most diplomatically provocative foreign ministers.
Israeli students ranked seventh worldwide and top among Western nations on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study test in the 2011 school year, according to results released Dec. 11.
On the TIMSS science test, Israeli students came in 13th place worldwide while on the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study test they came in 18th. On all of the tests, Israel finished higher than it ever had before.
The TIMSS test was administered to eighth-grade Israelis while the PIRLS test was administered to fourth-grade Israeli students.