Knesset defense panel head calls for designating far-right Lehava a terror group

The head of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday urged Defense Minister Benny Gantz to designate the extremist Jewish Lehava group as a terror organization. Yesh Atid MK Ram... Read more »

Coalition meeting on Palestinian family reunification ends without breakthrough

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday held consultations with senior ministers and the head of the Islamist party Ra’am to hammer out a compromise on the so-called “family reunification law,” which blocks... Read more »

White House says Biden has no plans to meet Raisi

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that US President Joe Biden has no intention to meet with newly elected Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. “We don’t have any plans to meet... Read more »

German military installs its first rabbi in a century

LEPIZIG, Germany (AFP) — The German army installed its first rabbi as a religious counselor in 100 years on Monday, in a symbol of the renewal of Jewish life decades after the... Read more »

Hundreds of settlers march against Palestinian construction

Hundreds of right-wing activists demonstrated in the West Bank on Monday against unauthorized Palestinian construction in Area C, which constitutes some 60 percent of the territory, and is under full Israeli security... Read more »

In first, Israeli archer to compete in Tokyo Olympics

Israel will send an archer to the Olympics for the first time ever, as athlete Itay Shanny qualified on Monday for the Tokyo 2020 games, with a stellar performance in the final... Read more »

Austrian soldier in trouble for pics of swastika tattoo on testicle

JTA — An Austrian soldier who posted online pictures of a swastika tattoo on one of his testicles was sentenced to 19 months in prison. The sentence handed out earlier this month... Read more »

Lapid orders pride flag displayed outside Foreign Ministry, sparking ire

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ordered the pride flag to be displayed outside the Foreign Ministry office in Jerusalem on Monday in honor of Pride Month — but not everybody was thrilled. “This... Read more »

Elkin accuses ex-ally Netanyahu of paying ‘thugs’ to protest outside his home

The first motions of no confidence in the newly installed government were defeated in the Knesset on Monday, with 59 lawmakers opposed and 50 in favor, during a raucous plenary session. The... Read more »

Israel pushes vaccines for teens as fast-spreading Delta variant stokes fears

The Health Ministry is working on a series of measures to curb COVID-19 infections linked to international arrivals, given fears that the extra-contagious Delta variant could spread in Israel. Ministry officials on... Read more »