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Police Brass Objection to New Candidate for Commissioner: Too Close to the Ultra-Orthodox

After earlier attempts to crack the mysterious personality of the new candidate for the top job had failed, police brass tried to trace his activity on the social network — and became overwhelmed by a distinct feeling of discomfort.

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Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet Approves New Rules of Engagement, Minimum Sentencing for Rioters

Minister Yuval Steinitz said that the next few weeks will entirely change the security reality of stone and Molotov cocktail throwing, thanks to Thursday's decision of the security cabinet. He told Israel Radio that these steps should put out the volcano before it erupts.

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‘Names, Not Numbers’ Holocaust Survivors’ Interviews Enters 11th Year at YUHSB

After the training and research, the students gain first hand knowledge through being paired with and given the opportunity to interview and videotape Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans who liberated camps, survivors who later immigrated to pre-1948 Israel, and second generation, who are now living in the same communities as the students.

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Arab Who Threw Grenade at Jaffa Yeshiva Wanted to Scare the ‘Settlers’

Hafez Cundus fleeing the scene of the crime, about to crash into parked cars (see video) / Image source: Vadim Roytberg YouTube screenshot / https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8Uv6QdeYc Police and the Shin Bet two weeks ago arrested Hafez Cundus, an Arab resident of Jaffa, 58, and a former security prisoner, on suspicion of...

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Is Pope Francis Good for the Jews?

For non-Orthodox Jews who drive to the synagogue, the road congestion caused by the Pope's visit may be a cross (or a heavy machzor-prayer book) to bear on the way to Yom Kippur services, especially since the Pope is expected to land close to Kol Nidre, the opening service of Yom Kippur on Tuesday night.

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Shootout as Abbas Forces Are Pushed Back by Demonstrators in Bethlehem

The clashes during the night at Dehaishe followed exchanges of gunfire in the Balata refugee camp in Shechem and the Jenin refugee camp. The protest is focused against the aging Chairman of the Authority, who is now identified as a "traitor against the Palestinian people."

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Analysis: What Will Netanyahu Say to Putin?

The most urgent agenda items for the Israeli side are the Hezbollah involvement in Syria, Iranian forces essentially invading Syria in their effort to back President Assad, and—in light of a growing Russian military presence in Syria—the IDF's eagerness to avoid harming those Russian soldiers.

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