Israel News

Israeli Police Arrest Head Of Anti-Coexistence Group


Tel Aviv — The head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, was arrested.

Women Of The Wall Snuffed Out In Request For Hanukkah Candle-Lighting


Jerusalem — A request by Women of the Wall to hold a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the women’s section of the holy site was denied.

Yaalon: Settlement Slowdown Temporary Since Obama Only Has Two Years Left


Jerusalem — Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said his difficulties in advancing plans for settlement construction are temporary, since the Obama administration only has two more years left in power.

Palestinian, Israeli Autopsy Reports At Odds Over Official’s Death


Jerusalem — Following an autopsy, Palestinian and Israeli doctors issued differing reports on the cause of death of a Palestinian official following an altercation with Israeli security forces at a demonstration.

Palestinian Official Dies Following Confrontation With Israeli Soldiers


Jerusalem — A senior Palestinian official died after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers during a protest in the West Bank.

‘Not The Time For New Elections’

On the Israeli street, fed-up potential voters see a dysfunctional government.

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Every Monday Avinoam Ventura, 71, and a half dozen friends gather at the Neeman coffee shop in the Ramot mall in north Jerusalem, where, over coffee and cake, they share the latest gossip and discuss the latest news.

Poll released this week found that 65 percent of Israelis do not want Bibi Netanyahu as the next prime minister. Getty Images

Knesset Committee Approves Bill To Dissolve Israel’s Parliament


Jerusalem — A Knesset committee unanimously approved a bill to dissolve the Knesset and set March 17 as the date for new elections.

Oil Spill Near Eilat Called One Of Israel’s Worst Environmental Disasters


Jerusalem — An oil spill from a pipeline into a desert nature reserve near Eilat is being called one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters.

No Get? Then No (Kosher) Food For You!

Proposed amendment would withhold religious accommodations from recalcitrant husbands in Israeli prisons.

Editorial Intern

Advocates for Israel's "chained wives" are hoping that the way to a man's heart truly is through his stomach.

Dov Lipman of the Yesh Atid party proposed a new amendment this week to withhold kosher food from men who refuse to grant their wives a get (religious divorce contract).

Recalcitrant husbands might find themselves faced with worse than prison food. Fotolia
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