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Cabinet okays transfer of tax revenues to Palestinians as PA renews cooperation

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 23:43
Ministers decide to withhold some NIS 600 million out of 2.4 billion total to compensate for PA payments to terrorists and their families

Biden taken to doctor after twisting ankle while playing with dog

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 22:52
Reporters not allowed to see US president-elect, 78, as he was taken to see orthopedist 'out of an abundance of caution'

Kushner set to travel to Saudi Arabia, with eyes on Israel normalization

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 22:31
Outgoing White House adviser said seeking additional Mideast wins before Biden's January inauguration; will meet crown prince in Neom, where Netanyahu, Pompeo met him last week

UAE condemns assassination of top Iranian nuclear scientist

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 21:37
Abu Dhabi calls for restraint 'to avoid dragging the region to new levels of instability'; Israel reportedly concerned Tehran could retaliate against Israeli tourists in Emirates

In tacit exoneration, body of Palestinian car-ramming suspect returned to family

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 21:05
Israeli authorities regularly hold bodies of attackers in order to deter future attacks; police internal affairs says incident 'being examined,' but no investigation

In 1st interview since US election, Trump insists he won, blasts ‘rigged’ vote

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 21:00
'It's not like you're gonna change my mind. My mind will not change in six months,' lame duck US president tells Fox News, signaling he'll never concede to Biden

Hezbollah chief said to hunker down amid fears he could be targeted by Israel

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 20:33
Reported precaution follows assassination of top Iran nuclear scientist; Israeli official praises hit, says 'the world is a safer place' without Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Legal pressure mounts on government to pass budget as elections loom

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 20:21
AG presses Netanyahu and Gantz to advance 2020-2021 budget; Finance Ministry to present 2021 proposal to PM, as Blue and White mulls dissolving ailing coalition

Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 19:56
Security officials reportedly concerned that Israeli tourists could be targeted in terror attack in Gulf, in response to killing of top nuclear scientist

Abbas heads to Jordan, Egypt for first state visits since pandemic started

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 18:55
King Abdullah reaffirms support for two states in meeting with PA president, who will sit down with el-Sissi on Monday in trip that comes after renewal of ties with Israel

Hungarian official walks back comparison of George Soros and Hitler

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 18:33
Amid outcry from Jewish community and Israel, Szilard Demeter says he'll retract claim 'independently of what I think' and delete Facebook page

Killing of nuke chief was done entirely by remote control — Iranian report

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 18:23
Semi-official Fars claims operation to kill Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was conducted in three minutes with no human operatives on the ground

Netanyahu’s lawyers to court: Cancel ‘invented’ criminal charges against PM

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 17:39
Judges set December 6 session to deal with claims by PM's attorneys, who claim investigators used illegitimate tactics on witnesses

Attorney general asks Gantz to delay probe into submarine scandal

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 17:22
In blow to Blue and White chief, Avichai Mandelblit says his own investigation into allegations around naval acquisitions should be completed before next inquiry starts

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European Championships

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 16:54
Victory comes days after Israeli team took home the top prize in the group all-around category

Amid threats from Tehran, IDF chief says army will keep fighting Iran in Syria

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 16:02
After killing of Iranian nuke scientist, Kohavi says military is 'aware of possible developments,' but operating as usual; praises troops for thwarting attack on Golan border

In Georgia Senate runoff, support for candidates split along religious lines

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 15:52
Conservative Christians rally behind Republicans Loeffler and Perdue, while Black churches and liberal-leaning Jewish groups back Democrats Warnock and Ossoff

Minister chides EU for condemning killing of top Iran nuclear scientist

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 15:50
But Eli Cohen refrains from saying Israel responsible; UK, Oman, Turkey also denounce assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Netanyahu says virus restrictions could be reimposed as infections climb

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 15:21
As some malls, high school classes reopen, PM says country in danger of coronavirus surge if action not taken immediately

Top Iran adviser vows ‘calculated and decisive’ response to nuke chief’s killing

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 14:53
Separately, Tehran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman says response to attack must be twofold: increasing uranium production and targeting those responsible