Four Hamas members killed in Israeli attack after snipers target Israeli soldiers ■ Netanyahu holding emergency discussion at army headquarters ■ Rocket sirens heard in Gaza-border communities after strike starts
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Police say it isn't clear where the balloon was launched from, but it had explosives attached to it ■ Balloon suspected to be hurled in copycat attack of airborne firebombs that Palestinians have been targeting Israel with
A convoy of 20 buses carrying civilians and rebels left one area of Quneitra, heading for the north as part of a surrender deal that restores the regime's control of the frontier
The army does not underestimate the threats from the kites and balloons, but infiltrations and rockets are seen as a greater threat
Tank will include a battle computer that will process data received from sensors; commanders will have special helmet receiving the data
'Unfortunately, residents of Gaza will be among those who will have to pay the price,' Lieberman said
Rulers of Gaza hit back after op-ed by Trump aides blames the group for the plight of Palestinians and urges it to abandon violence
To top it all off, Hungary’s Viktor Orban was meanwhile being rapped by the EU for his anti-immigrant policies
The nation-state law is another step in the direction of annexing the territories, but in reverse: The territories have annexed the state
Ironically, amid the discussion of Israel’s 'Jewish and democratic values,' a section of the law that might have called for preserving Arabic’s official status would have been the only part of it to be both Jewish and democratic
The nation-state law has not one but several intolerable clauses. All those who spoke out against only two of its clauses are full partners to this fraud that is supposedly Israeli, humane and liberal
A main argument coming out of the army’s PR machine is that the conflict in the north is strategically critical, and for that reason most resources are being directed there, but that’s an evasion
Immigration authority head: Child not being ‘expelled,’ but ‘a child does not confer status on his parents’
Analysis Abbas Cares About One Thing, Israeli Defense Officials Believe. And It's Not Peace or a Palestinian State
The 83-year-old Palestinian president is primarily concerned with his legacy at this point - and that will largely influence his response to Trump's peace plan
Israel is the only country explicitly mentioned at the Putin-Trump Helsinki summit. But Trump's conduct casts a shadow on the understandings
Head of Conservative Judaism Movement Compares Israel's Religious Authorities to Iran and Saudi Arabia
'Israel is losing its soul and weakening its democracy and Jewish character,' Rabbi Steven Wernick says
The allegations span decades and come from women who have worked with Steven M. Cohen or associated professionally with him, and include inappropriate sexual propositions and advances, and inappropriate sexual remarks
This week at the Tel Aviv airport: This woman's passion is is to encourage Jewish Londoners to connect with their Judaism ■ The emotional experience of going to see Beyoncé in Warsaw, the hometown my grandma fled
The Mossad gave Germany, France and Belgium crucial intelligence information about the planned attack, which led to arrests of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat
What childhood in a crumbling but diverse Haifa neighborhood taught me about the relationships between immigrants
Long an unregulated jungle, critics say tourists will still get priority over Israeli patients, while the industry frets about misguided regulations
What it means when the Israeli prime minister describes the Gaza flare-up as an 'exchange of blows' with Hamas
A surrogacy bill that excludes same-sex couples may push Israelis' revulsion with power-hungry ultra-Orthodox politicians to a boiling point
The legislation will force the public to pay the cost of restructuring
This week an Israeli family got a precious gift from the past – thanks to a German organization that returns personal items of concentration camp prisoners to their rightful owners or heirs.
The law is significantly softer than the original legislation and is mostly symbolic
The world views Trump’s unbridled support for Netanyahu as being in lockstep with his entire march of folly
Firms vow to help workers fund procedure as labor federation comes out in favor of strike called by LGBT group
The law, which threatens aid workers and human rights advocates working with asylum-seekers with up to a year in prison, was approved by parliament last month along with a set of constitutional amendments
African refugees get their portraits done in a small Tel Aviv studio, against backgrounds of other lands, so they can forget for a moment where they are
A 20-year-old German of Palestinian origin allegedly struck the kippah from a 50-year-old Jewish philosophy professor's head during the attack last week. Police apprehended the victim instead of the attacker
Business in Brief | Housing & Construction officials questioned ■ Zim to partner with Maersk, MSC on routes ■ Wall Street undercuts Tel Aviv shares
Zeev Elkin's decision follows his failure to garner the support of the Likud organization in the capital
Meet Paul Rozin, aka Dr. Disgust, a top food researcher who wants to convince the world to eat cockroaches
With the loss, Israel is now relegated to the fifth-place bracket, which is playing this weekend to determine who will be the new entrant into the 2022 Blue Division
Three events from the past days show that Israel is no longer a country for those who believe that there is more than one way to observe Judaism
Who is worse - the devious or the deluded?
62 lawmakers vote in favor of the bill after a stormy debate ■ Arab lawmakers tossed out after they tear bill in protest, call it 'apartheid law'
Look around. The country looks the same. But it doesn't feel the same. Not even close. A day of mourning has come
'We are convinced that this law would not have been passed without the culture of impunity that Israel continues to enjoy,' says Saeb Erekat after the contentious bill passed
Being gang-raped at 15 ultimately led Sunitha Krishnan to rescue girls and women sold into sex slavery in India. It's a dangerous and daunting task – but 'it's impossible to do nothing in the face of that cruelty,' she says
Ahead of meeting, Hungarian PM tells Israeli counterpart the countries' close ties are the result of both having patriotic leaders
Eggs, lentils and bagels are just some of the ways Jewish communities mark periods of mourning like Tisha B’Av
Gay rights is one thing, that's mainstream in Israel nowadays, but how about lofty-minded companies calling a strike over the Nation-State Law?
Were Gandhi and Nehru right to cling to a one-state ideal? And what lessons are there for the Mideast leaders of today?
The attack took place near a Hamas position in southern Gaza, the Israeli army says. The army says it will 'continue to act intensively against Hamas' terror activity'
J-Town Playhouse performs 'Free to Be... You and Me,' 'SECOND LABOR Live! Post-Birth Monologues' in Jerusalem, and marking Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall
During the interview, Zuckerberg discussed what content Facebook would remove from the site, and said that it would revoke content that would cause physical harm
The tweet is the latest by the president to push back against criticism following the lengthy one-on-one meeting Trump held with Putin in Finland on Monday
We knew Neanderthals used fire, and maybe they could light it too; if anything maybe they taught us the technique, researcher tells Haaretz
A new law, which has near-constitutional status, enshrines 'the realization of the right to national self-determination' as being 'unique to the Jewish people'
Obama thought Syria would be Russia’s Vietnam: in fact, the Mideast has become Putin’s playground. Thanks to diplomacy, arms sales and nuclear reactors - and Trump’s policy chaos - Russia is back, big time
It would mark another major victory for Assad, who has recovered swathes of southwestern Syria over the last month in a Russian-backed offensive
'It is inexplicable for a sitting U.S. congressman to speak at, let alone attend a rally for someone responsible for spreading as much hate and bigotry as Tommy Robinson'
The kingdom and the UAE are both modern military powerhouses, spending billions on arms every year, yet are being thwarted by a group of guerrilla fighters
'There is no doubt, however, that many people have and continue to view being Jewish as a racial identity'
Viktor Orban earlier met with Prime Minister Netanyahu and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center
BBC reveals voicemails and text messages that purport to verify that the Qataris paid $1bn in order to secure the release of hostages held in Iraq from 2015 to 2017
Rabbinical Court files complaint against Rabbi Dov Haiyun ■ Police backtrack after reports ■ 'Police serve as tools for the ayatollahs in Israel,' rabbi says
Those who suggest a dead-on-arrival U.S. peace plan will be simply thrown into the dustbin of history and will have no long-term consequences are dangerously wrong. A defective plan could have catastrophic consequences
What happens if Trump’s summit debacle this week proves to mark the beginning of the end of the American president’s obstacle-studded political road?
Meyer Koplow, who sits on Brandeis' board and has donated to numerous Israeli causes over the years, says: 'I have a deep Zionist connection. Whatever was intended by this questioning, I think it accomplished exactly the opposite’
Deal reportedly stipulates return of Syrian army to positions it held before civil war erupted in 2011
Scientists do blood spatter analysis on simulated Shroud of Jesus: Marks on the linen are not compatible with an actual crucifixion, they explain
Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were struck down with the poison in March
Judge Ronit Poznanski-Katz was convicted of ethical violations over correspondence in hearings in Bezeq bribery case
Andrew Brunson, a Christian pastor from North Carolina, was accused of helping the group that staged the failed 2016 coup ■ Trump says Erdogan 'should do something to free' the cleric
After a series of earthquakes shook Israel's north, the Tourism Ministry takes precautionary steps to improve emergency response plans
The 10 agorot fee per bag implemented last year has helped save 7,091 tons of plastic, says the Environment Ministry
Hamas leadership has been sending indirect messages showing its willingness to tone down the 'kite terror,' but will probably demand easing of Gaza restrictions as a condition for cease-fire
German airline says it will add weekly flights from Frankfurt and Munich in response to a growing demand reflected in a record number of tourists traveling to Israel
Over 100 buses arrived to evacuate some 7,000 Syrians from twp Shi'ite villages in the war-torn country's northwest, war monitor says
Christopher Wray accuses Moscow of attempting to sow discord in the U.S. amid controversy in Washington over Trump's position on Russian interference
FIMI selling Ham-Let; Housing & Construction executive under house arrest; stocks little changed as energy stocks fall
Experts were denied request to travel to Jerusalem, where their visas were supposed to be checked at the U.S. consulate ■ Palestinian envoy claims 'Israel complicated the matter,' violated UN agreements
The Road to Recovery organization collects Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza borders and takes them to Israeli hospitals for treatment. Haaretz goes along for a ride
The days of kites abound with miracles here. The fact that more Israelis were scratched while shaving in recent months than from kite fires is attributed entirely to miracles
At rare Jerusalem gathering, members of disparate streams agree on one thing: The Chief Rabbinate must not lose its monopoly over conversions
British author Kamila Shamsie, whose early works had been translated into Hebrew, refuses to publish her new books in Israel. She's not the only one
State has said it’s helping the Bedouin by giving them land after relocation, but much more land goes to settlers, according to figures released at the behest of rights groups
Trump says that 'as a leader of a country you would hold him responsible,' amid dispute in Washington over Trump's position on potential ongoing Russian interference
After two years of free Wi-Fi services, El Al formally launches a campaign to charge for various in-flight internet packages
There are partners who are willing to help Israel and the Palestinians. The government must advance sustainable plans before and instead of rushing into war
The officer suffered a mild head injury and was evacuated to a hospital; three people from the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar were detained
Article presents an algorithm that could provide a major contribution to green energy sources worldwide
'At the moment, minor changes being made to daily itineraries in accordance with our security guidelines,' official says
The best places to enjoy a happy hour in Tel Aviv, including a Mexican bar, a neighborhood café serving fantastic wines for low prices and a smokers lounge inside the restaurant of a noted chef
University heads protested that Science Minister Akunis has overstepped his authority in denying Prof. Yael Amitai a post with a German-Israeli scientific foundation
The parallels between the current prime ministers of Israel and Hungary are astonishing, so it is perhaps unsurprising they have forged a strong alliance over the past decade and learned new tricks from each other. The third and final part of a special report
Police say the video shows the employee puncturing the tires. Owner of vehicle: 'Foreign Ministry and Israel allow this farce'
Protesters block roads over bill excluding same-sex couples. Organizer of demonstration: 'The prime minister's smiling face shows his huge disconnect from the people'
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he does not believe Russia is still targeting the United States, contradicting U.S. intelligence assessments
'Our drone air forces have targeted the refinery of ARAMCO company in Riyadh,' a tweet on al-Masira account's said
Only on Sunday the PM said he'd like to see the law amended during the current Knesset's term
Gottfried Waldhäusl, a cabinet minister in the state government of Lower Austria, defended the plan as necessary 'from an animal welfare point of view'
Opposition lawmakers slam visit, accusing Netanyahu of sabotaging EU and noting that Orbán praised Hungary's WWII-era leader, who collaborated with Nazis
Following a Haaretz report of recordings of the council head's remarks, a Freedom of Information request was submitted. Council refuses to provide information because one of those filling the request criticized settlers
The legislation would lower the status of Arabic and encourage the establishment of communities for Jews only
Christopher Lythgoe, 32, and Matthew Hankinson, 24, were found guilty at London's Old Bailey Court of being members of National Action - a group which was banned after it praised the murder of Jo Cox
68 rabbis from different streams jointly condemn the U.K. Labour Party, while a lawmaker resigns from the party in protest