Politics

French ambassador: ‘Nothing stopping‘ Navy cadet exchange with Israel

French ambassador: ‘Nothing stopping‘ Navy cadet exchange with Israel

France is open to having a navy exchange program with Israel similar to the cadet exchange program the Israel Navy has with the US, France’s ambassador told The Jerusalem Post. “There is nothing stopping us from having a joint cadet program,” Hélène Le Gal said aboard the French Navy’s third Mistral-class amphibious vessel, Dixmude, on Tuesday. Be the first to […]

Patriot missile launched against Syrian drone

Patriot missile launched against Syrian drone

A Patriot missile shot down a Syrian drone which infiltrated into northern Israel on Wednesday with debris from the UAV falling in the Sea of Galilee. According to IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis, the unarmed reconnaissance drone flew 10 km. inside Israel before being intercepted. Be the first to know – “The aerial defense systems identified the threat and tracked […]

Netanyahu hints at early elections in first half of 2019

Netanyahu hints at early elections in first half of 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his coalition partners for the first time on Sunday that he is no longer aiming to complete his government’s term, set to end in November 2019. Instead, he hinted to the heads of the parties in his government that shortly after the Knesset returns from its extended summer and holiday recess in October he would […]

Israel says Irish bill to prohibit settlement products is ‘immoral’

Israel says Irish bill to prohibit settlement products is ‘immoral’

The passage of a bill in the Irish parliament next week prohibiting “the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources” from the settlements would be “catastrophic” for Israeli-Irish ties, senior sources in Jerusalem said on Wednesday. Israel is working quietly and behind the scenes to try to thwart the passage of the legislation, The Jerusalem Post has learned. […]

Foreign children in Israeli jails: ‘Mom, why are we here?‘

Foreign children in Israeli jails: ‘Mom, why are we here?‘

You could hear the absurdity from the first moment that we stepped into Givon Prison. The strong buzz of the blue steel door opening, and immediately after stepping inside, a loud screeching sound, iron striking iron when the door closed behind us. Sounds of prison, causing even those that have never been behind bars to tremble. Suddenly, however, one sound […]

Trial of Israeli ex-minister for spying for Iran opens today

Trial of Israeli ex-minister for spying for Iran opens today

The trial of , who was arrested for spying for Iran, opened on Thursday, though behind closeddoors due to a gag order still on much of the details. Segev, who appeared in the Jerusalem District Court, is expected to plead not guilty initially, though the prosecution believes that there may eventually be a plea deal. Be the first to know […]

Minister ascends the Temple Mount after three-year ban lifted

Minister ascends the Temple Mount after three-year ban lifted

Member of Knesset and Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel ascended the Temple Mount on Sunday morning. Uri Ariel‘s visit to the Temple Mount came after the three-year ban on Members of Knesset visiting the holy site was revoked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Be the first to know – Ariel is a member of the the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) […]