Israel news

Split over plan to invest in Palestinians

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 25, 2016

A plan by Israel's Finance Minister, Moshe Kahlon, to allow Palestinian companies greater access to Israel's building sector could herald a split in the cabinet over both security and housing policy.

It comes as another showdown brews between Israel's security establishment and the government over policy on Gaza.

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Knesset debates 'suspension law' to ban Arab MKs

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 25, 2016

The Knesset Constitution and Law Committee began debating the "suspension law" this week, which is aimed at banning from parliament MKs who express support for terrorist acts.

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Israeli soldier dies after being hit by friendly fire during West Bank atttack

By JC Reporter, February 24, 2016

An Israeli soldier has died after being hit by friendly fire during a Palestinian stabbing attack in the West Bank.

Captain Eliav Gelman, 30 and a father of two, was wounded when soldiers and an armed civilian tried to stop a Palestinian assailant at the Gush Etzion Junction.

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Possible attack thwarted in Jerusalem after pipe bombs found

By JC Reporter, February 24, 2016

A possible attack in Jerusalem’s Old City was thwarted on Wednesday morning after police found improvised explosive devices hidden at a food stand.

Police arrested two suspects, both in their 40s, after discovering two pipe bombs and bullets during a raid on the food stand near Herod’s Gate.

The explosives were neutralised on the scene.

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Jewish Home MK pushes bill to insert Jewish law into Israeli legal proceedings

By Jessica Weinstein, February 23, 2016

An MK has proposed a bill to introduce Jewish law into Israeli legal proceedings.

The Hebrew Law Bill, proposed by the chairman of the Knesset’s Justice Committee, Habayit Hayehudi party member MK Nissan Slomiansky, will encourage judges to use Jewish law (halachah) in their rulings.

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IDF arrests 19 in West Bank raids

By JC Reporter, February 23, 2016

The IDF has arrested 19 Palestinian terrorism suspects and seized weapons in raids across the West Bank.

According to a statement released by the IDF on Tuesday morning, the suspects, including five men described as Hamas members and seven men suspected of being involved in recent attacks on civilians, were arrested and transferred to the Shin Bet security agency for interrogation.

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IDF launches location-specific app for security warnings

By Jessica Weinstein, February 22, 2016

The IDF has released a mobile app to warn Israelis of security threats in their area.

Launched last week on Android devices and going live on Tuesday for Apple customers, the app, called Home Front Command, will alert civilians to impending threats near them, such as rockets being fired from Gaza, earthquakes and terror attacks.

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One dead after two Israelis stabbed in West Bank supermarket

By Naomi Firsht, February 18, 2016

A 21 year-old has died after terror attack in a supermarket in the West Bank.

Two suspected terrorists - thought to be 14 years-old - stabbed two victims inside a Rami Levi supermarket in the Binyamin Region of the West Bank on Thursday.

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Man charged with murder after wife disturbed his tennis programme

By Josh Jackman, February 18, 2016

A man has been charged with murdering his wife after she disturbed him watching tennis on television.

Prosecutors at a Tel Aviv court accused Moisei Beiniashvilli, 76, of using a hammer and wooden chopping board to attack Malka on January 31.

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The Israeli super labs turning science fiction into reality

By Josh Jackman, February 18, 2016

A saliva-based pregnancy test, a blood test to predict severe health issues, and a home printer which produces complex electronic equipment.

It sounds like science fiction, but for Israeli inventors and their clients, it is an achievable to-do list for the next two years.

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