Video shot by activist from Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem in Hebron shows Israeli soldiers detaining Palestinian 5-year old, alongside his handcuffed and blindfolded father; the IDF will investigate the incident.
The Israel Defense Forces is planning on dismissing at least 3,000 career soldiers, and as many as 5,000, as part of its streamlining program in response to defense budget cuts. The military also plans substantially reducing its numbers of tanks, aircraft and combat ships. The IDF general staff has already drawn out the plan, but they are still awaiting government approval.
Haaretz receives information on the conditions in which an anonymous 'Second Prisoner X' has been held in total isolation for years. Lieberman says the case is 'extremely severe.'
Egyptian security forces have killed dozens of armed men and arrested hundreds more as part of a crackdown on extremist cells operating in the Sinai Peninsula, pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported.
In an interview with Haaretz Israel's outgoing ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren looks back on four and a half eventful years in Washington, looks ahead to yet greater dramas, and says "Obama is a true friend, Israelis misunderstood his outreach to Arab world."
Health Ministry director general Ronni Gamzu says that since January, when he instructed Israel four main HMOs not to automatically administer Depo-Provera to Ethiopian women who request a contraceptive, such treatments have dropped 30 to 40 percent.
Some 14,000 soldiers were sentenced to time in an Israel Defense Forces prison last year, according to figures compiled by the Knesset’s research center.
Bank Leumi has been granted a temporary foreclosure order against assets belonging to Israeli businessman Ilan Ben-Dov.
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