Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said,Thursday, that the officer who was documented assaulting a truck driver who lives in eastern Jerusalem acted in a very serious manner and his behavior was "worthy of all reproach."
Erdan continued, "Such behavior harms the entire police force and it is good that the policeman was suspended, and I hope that DIP [department for investigating police -ed] will deal with him to the full extent of the law."
A newspaper of the extreme haredi-religious Jerusalem faction has warned its readers not to travel to Jerusalem via Highway 1 on Thursday, because of illegal roadblocks that activists plan to carry out by surprise, according to Channel 10 Televison.
Two demonstrations are expected in Jerusalem at 6:00 pm at the corner of Sarei Yisrael and Jaffa streets and at the Bar-Ilan intersection.
Following reports that the United States is demanding that Israel stop construction outside blocs of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Israel Defense Forces Radio on Thursday that the Jewish Home party would not sit in a government that froze construction.
Ariel expressed opposition to the US demand, warning, "The moment you allow this foothold to freeze construction, tomorrow it will also extend to the blocs." Asked, "You will not sit in a government that freezes outside the blocs?" Ariel responded, "That's what you said." Asked, "And you confirmed that?" Ariel admited, "Correct."
A Yasam special-forces police officer has been put on forced leave and faces a hearing regarding his future on the force, after police received a YouTube video in which he is seen hitting, kicking and delivering a head butt to an Arab truck driver in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.
Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban, the creator and producer of the Power Rangers franchise, received the 2,605th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday for his achievements in television. Friday marks the release of the feature film “Saban’s Power Rangers.”
Creator of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy a the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, DC, Saban got in a dig at United States President Donald Trump by saying at the ceremony where he received the honor, “Take it from this immigrant from Israel, a proud Israeli-American, born in Egypt, a Muslim country: America is great. Not perfect, but great, and we shouldn’t allow any rhetoric to make us think otherwise, because America is great — period.”
Starting on Friday, fines will be increased for serious traffic offenses that endanger life as part of the struggle being waged by the Ministry of Transportation, together with the various enforcement agencies, against traffic accidents.
Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan wrote on Facebook, "Anyone who refuses to give a get [Jewish writ of divorce -ed] is not considered a religious person and is not entitled to religious rights," following the passage of a law on sanctions against conscientious objectors in prison.
Ben Dahan added, "After four years, get refusers who are in jail because of their refusal and choose to stick to it, will not get Badatz [higher stringency -ed] kosher food for Badatz, stay in the religious wing and more."
The District Labor Court in Tel Aviv has accepted a claim filed by a candidate for the position of manager of a telemarketing center at the Il Makiage company for discrimination due to her being pregnant.
The manager of the company's network of beauty colleges told the woman she would not be hired shortly after her third interview, when she told the company that she was in her ninth week of pregnancy. The court awarded her 70,000 shekels plus 15,000 in legal fees.
Members of Knesset Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home), who head the Knesset Lobby for Eretz-Israel, support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his stance on settlement throughout Judea and Samaria.
The two issued a statement that said, "It is time to renew the momentum of settlement and progress in the application of sovereignty."
A 66-year-old Holon resident faces a hearing in the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Thursday, following his arrest Wednesday evening on suspicion of threatening to burn the staff of a health-fund clinic in Holon.
A mentally-ill Holocaust survivor is being held in last week's burning death of a nurse at a Holon health-fund clinic.
A source in the Jerusalem municipality has told Israel Defense Forces Radio that Shaya Wein, who serves as an aide to Deputy Mayor Haim Epstein, will be called in for clarification in the next few days for also being assistant editor of the Peles newspaper, contrary to a law that says a municipal employee may not be employed on the outside unless granted permission to do so.
Peles is a leading detractor against hareidi-religious Jews who serve in the IDF.
Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot of the Israel Defense Forces has told Religious Zionist rabbis that companies in the officers' school would be separated again for men and women, following complaints by religious and traditional cadets about harming their sensitivities and the possibility of observing Halakha rules during the course at Training Base 1, according to Yediot Ahronot.
U.S. Navy commanders on Wednesday accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, warning future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash, Reuters reported.
They commanders spoke after the U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush confronted what one of the officers described as two sets of Iranian Navy fast-attack boats that had approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel flotilla as it entered the Strait on Tuesday.
United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the death of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is only a matter of time.
"Nearly all of Abu Bakr Baghdadi's deputies are now dead, including the mastermind behind the attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere," Tillerson told a coalition meeting in Washington, according to the AFP news agency.
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Wednesday accused Israel of "repression" after its leader was arrested over alleged tax fraud.
Qatari-born Omar Barghouti, founder of both the BDS movement and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion he committed tax evasion over the past decade, concealing $700,000 in earned income from tax authorities.
The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, officials told CNN on Wednesday night.
One source told the network that this is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he announced earlier this week that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.
The lights on the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off Wednesday night, in a show of solidarity with the people of London and as a mark of respect to the victims of the Westminster terrorist attack.
President Donald Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt asked Israel to cease building in communities in Judea and Samaria located outside of the so-called “settlement blocs”, an Israeli source privy to Greenblatt’s talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Haaretz on Wednesday.
According to the source, during the talks, which took place in Israel last week, Greenblatt made it clear that the Trump administration wants Israel to place substantial restrictions on its construction.
Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential election, Politico reports.
Nunes, himself a Trump transition member, held a news conference earlier in which he described the surveillance of Trump aides through what’s called “incidental collection,” something he noted was routine and legal.
Rabbi David Stigman, a 67-year-old Chabad Hasid from Brooklyn, passed away suddenly on Wednesday during his stay near Milan in northern Italy.
ZAKA's representatives in the country are currently working to release his body and prevent an autopsy. They have transferred medical documents indicating that he suffered from heart disease, and that the incident was not criminal.