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Pres. Herzog to Pres. Embaló: You showed true friendship

For the first time since October 7, President Herzog hosts a state visit of a president from Africa.

You showed true friendship

Haredi extremists block Route 4 for three hours to protest IDF conscription

Dozens of haredi extremists blocked Highway 4 to protest the intention to recruit haredim to the IDF: 'We will die and we will not enlist.'

Haredi extremists block Route 4 protest conscription

Soldier chose original way to respond to protester who called him Nazi

Activist yells at soldier, 'You dirty Nazi'; soldier responds in an original fashion - without blaming the activist.

Soldier responds to protester who called him Nazi

MK Moshe Tur-Paz suggests: President to award the Israel Prize

Deputy Speaker of the Knesset MK Moshe Tur-Paz proposes a bill to bypass the government when awarding the Israel Prize: 'when petty politicians are busy with petty politics, we need it.'

MK Tur-Paz: President to award the Israel Prize

38 children murdered, 42 taken hostage, 116 orphaned

National Council for the Child data shows that 19,407 Israeli children were physically or mentally injured in the horrific events since the outbreak of the war – 37% of them under age 6.

38 children murdered, 42 taken hostage, 116 orphaned

'Yedidya had always accompanied me during births'

The widow of a fallen IDF soldier says that she will continue to be strong for the sake of their two daughters and newborn son. 'I thank God that we could build our family before we were separated.'

'Yedidya had always accompanied me during births'

Gallant to critics: Sorry to disappoint, I'm staying in Likud

Defense Minister responds to criticism of his support for Gantz on the Draft Law issue, calls on politicians to 'learn from the soldiers' and stop attacking each other.

'Sorry to disappoint, I'm staying in Likud'

Binyamin Region: 'An environmental and public health disaster'

Residents of the Binyamin region warn that a massive garbage fire set illegally by Palestinians over August will soon be reignited.

'An environmental and public health disaster'

Hadassah named as 1 of world's best smart hospitals

Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) named as 1 of the world’s leading hospitals in oncology, cardiology and smart technologies, according to Newsweek’s 2024 global rankings.

Hadassah named as 1 of world's best smart hospitals

Sderot schools reopen 5 months after massacre

60% of students return to school today, 5 months after October 7 massacre, with many parents and students still fearful for their safety.

Sderot schools reopen 5 months after massacre

Israel's ambassador instructed not to join Gantz in DC meetings

Ambassador Michael Herzog told not to deal with Minister Gantz's visit to Washington in any way due to alleged failure to properly clear visit with PM Netanyahu.

Amb. Herzog instructed not to join Gantz in US

Seven anti-government protesters arrested in Tel Aviv

Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv against the government. Seven arrested after some of the protesters blocked roads in the area.

Seven anti-government protesters arrested

Regev: 'Gallant's demand was a mistake'

Transportation Minister Miri Regev criticized Defense Minister Yoav Gallant for demanding that the Draft Law be supported by all members of the emergency government.

Regev: 'Gallant's demand was a mistake'

US official on hostage deal: Ball is in Hamas' court

Israel has agreed to hostage deal, progress on deal and ceasefire now depend on Hamas' agreement, US official says.

US official on hostage deal: Ball is in Hamas' court

Moving: Mothers of hostages rally in unity

Ditza Or, mother of Avinatan, and Meirav Leshem Gonen, mother of Romi, go on stage together at Families Forum event in Jerusalem: 'We're united for them.' Watch.

Moving: Mothers of hostages rally in unity

Former Prime Minister: Netanyahu refused 6 plans to assassinate Hamas leaders

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Batrak claims that Netanyahu was presented with six different plans to assassinate Hamas leadership, and refused all of them.

Netanyahu refused 6 plans to assassinate Hamas heads

Widow of fallen soldier gives birth to son

Meitar Eliyahu, widow of fallen reservist Sergeant First Class (res.) Eliyahu who was killed three months ago in Gaza, gave birth to the couple's third child and first son.

Widow of fallen soldier gives birth to son

Gantz to take off for Washington on Sunday, visit not coordinated with Netanyahu

Sources close to Netanyahu say he "made it clear to Minister Gantz that the State of Israel has only one Prime Minister".

Gantz to take off for Washington on Sunday

Report: Israel demands Hamas provide list of hostages still alive

Israel tells Qatar and Egypt there will be no more talks on hostage release deal, until Hamas provides a list of hostages who are still alive.

Israel demanding list of hostages still alive

Shabbat Shalom from Israel! Updates continue from North America

Shabbat about to begin in Israel. INN's North America desk will continue to update the site until Shabbat begins in New York.

Updates continue from North America

Smotrich demands road closures during Ramadan

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich called for a new policy in which main roads would be closed to Palestinians until Ramadan had ended.

Smotrich demands road closures during Ramadan

Swastikas and incitement in Eastern Jerusalem school

Graffiti found by election workers at the school's ballot box included praise for Hamas and a number of swastikas.

Swastikas and incitement in Eastern Jerusalem school

Live: Yitzhak Zeiger, murdered in Eli shooting, laid to rest

Zeiger, 57, was a volunteer with multiple organizations. He was laid to rest in the presence of MKs, the Chief Rabbi, and his friends and family.

Yitzhak Zeiger, killed in Eli shooting, laid to rest

Israel State Archives releases summary of Yom Kippur War

50 Years since the negotiations on a Separation of Forces agreement, in Syria following the Yom Kippur War, PMO releases summary of Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy between Assad and Golda Meir.

State Archives releases summary of Yom Kippur War

Poll: Gantz gains popularity, Smotrich left out

A new poll shows that if elections were held today, the National Unity party would win more than a third of these seats, and the Religious Zionist party would not be part of the Knesset at all.

Gantz gains popularity, Smotrich left out

Norway transfers PA tax money after agreement with Israel

Norway says PA received 407 million shekels from Israel as part of deal to release the frozen tax funds through Norway.

Norway transfers PA tax money

David Friedman presents: 'The Future of Judea & Samaria' sovereignty plan

Former US Ambassador to Israel's new proposal calls for full Israeli sovereignty over Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley, alongside Palestinian enclaves with maximum civilian autonomy subject to Israeli overriding security control.

'The Future of Judea & Samaria' sovereignty plan

Uriya Hartum, 16, murdered in Eli shooting

Uriya, a resident of Shomria in Binyamin, leaves behind his parents and five siblings.

Uriya Hartum, 16, murdered in Eli shooting

ZAKA, MDA, police volunteer murdered in Eli shooting

Yitzhak Zeiger, 57, murdered by terrorist at entrance to Eli, remembered as a volunteer medic who worked to ensure all Jews had proper burials.

ZAKA, MDA, police volunteer murdered in Eli shooting

Min. Bezalel Smotrich: 'Mistake to break the political alliance with the haredim’

Minister Smotrich: ‘We have a major disagreement with the haredim on the conscription issue, but it would be a grave mistake to break the political alliance with them over it.’

'Mistake to break political alliance with haredim’

Civil Administration demolishes Israeli homesteads

One hundred police officers, along with Civil Administration inspectors, demolished every building at two farms and confiscated farm equipment.

Civil Administration demolishes Israeli homesteads

Moving: Residents of Shlomit, on the Egyptian border, return home

Residents of the southern Israeli town of Shlomit return home after nearly five months of exile, lay cornerstone for new nursery building.

Residents of Shlomit, on Egypt border, return home

Bnei Brak store goes up in flames

Two injures by smoke inhalation after Bnei Brak store set on fire.

Bnei Brak store goes up in flames

Likud MK: 'Why do we not talk about drafting Arabs?'

MK Amit Halevi points out 'the elephant in the room' regarding calls for haredim to enlist.

'Why do we not talk about drafting Arabs?'

MK Matan Kahana: 'Haredim have a historic opportunity to solve a years-long problem'

'Since October 7, question of enlistment is no longer a social question, but an existential one,' MK Matan Kahana says.

'Haredim have a chance to solve a years-long problem

Defense Min. to Lloyd Austin: Israel won't tolerate threats against its citizens

Defense Min. Gallant briefs US Defense Sec. Austin on progress of Israel-Hamas war, importance of international pressure in securing hostages' freedom.

Israel won't tolerate threats against its citizens

Government considering replacing AG for Draft Law case

Cabinet ministers say that they will not use the Attorney General as legal counsel in the Supreme Court if she does not change her opinion on the haredi Draft Law.

Government considering replacing AG for draft case

Yigal Dilmoni to Arutz Sheva: 'You'd better believe it, we are beating Hamas in Gaza'

Former CEO of the Yesha Council, Yigal Dilmoni, spoke to Arutz Sheva on the battle in Gaza and the impending IDF victory.

'You'd better believe it, we are beating Hamas'

Outrageous: PLO flag at Hapoel Umm el Fahm stand

The PLO flag was flown at State Cup soccer match between the champions and leader of the Premier League table Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Umm el Fahm from the National League.

PLO flag at Hapoel Umm el Fahm stand

Report: Ben-Gvir's authority on Temple Mount to be rescinded

Ministers Gallant, Gantz, and Eisenkot reportedly tell PM to not allow National Security Minister to implement sweeping restrictions on access to Temple Mount during Ramadan.

Ben-Gvir's authority on Temple Mount to be rescinded

Reuters, AP sued by Nova festival victims' families

Families of Nova festival victims filed a lawsuit against Reuters and AP at the Jerusalem District Court: "Those journalists infiltrated Israeli territory alongside Hamas operatives. Nothing can justify someone documenting a heinous crime in real time."

Reuters, AP sued by Nova festival victims' families

Defense Minister: All must bear burden of service, including haredim

Defense Minister Gallant says he will not support Draft Law unless Gantz also supports it, says victory in the war requires all parts of society to share the burden of service.

'All must bear burden of service, including haredim'

Yossi Dagan wins Samaria regional elections with 80% support

Yossi Dagan, elected by an overwhelming majority of 80%, begins his third term as head of the Samaria regional council. 'Together we will raise Samaria to heights we never knew before.'

Yossi Dagan wins Samaria elections with 80% support

Orgs. which support hostages' families awarded 2024 Genesis Prize

Genesis Prize, dubbed the 'Jewish Nobel Prize,' awarded to 5 organizations that have assisted the families of the hostages kidnapped on October 7.

Orgs. supporting hostages' families honored

Ex-Foreign Minister: 'Give up on Saudi normalization if price is a PA state'

Former Foreign Minister and current Energy Minister Eli Cohen tells Arutz Sheva Israel must disagree with US even while being grateful for American support, Palestinian state cannot be created after October 7.

'Give up on normalization if price is a PA state'

Kiryat Ye'arim: Haredi residents vote in protest

The incumbent head of the Kiryat Ye’arim Council won the local elections, but will have difficulty functioning in the absence of a majority in the city council. 36.1% put a green protest ballot in their envelope.

Kiryat Ye'arim: Haredi residents vote in protest

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

One of the organizations searching Tzfat for a missing nine-year-old girl calls for immediate involvement of the ISA to help find her, as long as a terrorist incident cannot be ruled out.

'ISA must join search for missing girl'

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

Soldiers in Khan Yunis found a house sign in Hebrew, and in short order located the Israeli couple to whom it had belonged as well.

Hebrew house sign found in Khan Yunis returned

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Shas candidate Yossi Kakon defeats incumbent Shuki Ohana, winning 52.2% of the vote. 'We are brothers, and we will work together for the benefit of all the city's residents.'

In first: Haredi mayor elected to head Tzfat

Storms on the way: Kinneret beach parking closed due to safety concerns

Gusts of 100 kilometers per hour expected in Kinneret region, forecasters predict high temperatures and strong winds until weekends.

Kinneret beach parking closed due to safety concerns

Families of hostages begin new march to Jerusalem

The march will make its way from Gaza to Jerusalem to demand the government secure the immediate release of the hostages.

Families of hostages begin new march to Jerusalem

Watch: Bereaved sister fumes at leftist protesters

Rotem Greenglick, whose brother Shauli was killed in Gaza, chastises anti-Israel protesters: 'Gazans not worthy of mercy so long as our hostages are being held by barbarians who have lost all semblance of humanity.'

Watch: Bereaved sister fumes at leftist protesters

Local elections results: Who will be Israel's new mayors and governors?

The polling stations in local authority elections closed and counting has begun. The voter turnout, without the “double envelopes” which contain the votes of IDF soldiers and reservists, is 49%.

Who will be Israel's new mayors and governors?

Father of freed 9-year-old: If we don't finish the job, it'll happen again in 10 years

Thomas Hand, father of nine-year-old Emily who was freed from Hamas captivity after 50 days, says Israel must “finish the job” against Hamas.

'If we don't finish the job, it'll happen again'

Report: US wants Israeli written assurances on using US weapons in Gaza

Officials tell Axios that Biden administration gave Israel until mid-March to sign letter that provides assurances that it will abide by international law while using US weapons in Gaza.

US wants written assurances on weapons in Gaza

Haifa: 6-year-old girl dies after contracting flu

Rambam hospital says child's cause of death not known after she passes away in emergency room and tested positive for the flu.

6-year-old girl dies after contracting flu




























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