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In fiery speech, Hayut says judicial shakeup plan ‘fatal blow to Israeli democracy’
In unprecedented address, Supreme Court president denounces planned government legal reform, says it will undermine judicial independence, hand legislative ‘blank check’ to Knesset
Levin accuses top judge of incitement following her speech blasting judicial remake
Ex-president Rivlin decries ‘takeover’ of judiciary, says still time for compromise
Constitutional crisis looms, as Supreme Court president shows she won’t go quietly
As of Thursday evening, the only two potent branches of Israeli governance -- the executive and the judiciary -- are openly at war. Two weeks into its time in office, the hard-right government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is already busily working on plans to largely neuter the High Court of Justice, the sole hierarchy capable of putting a brake...
Lawyers rally outside Tel Aviv court against ‘dangerous’ judicial overhaul
Smotrich calls Kohavi a 'populist' trying to enter politics
Army chief spurns Smotrich’s W. Bank powers: IDF reports only to defense minister
In farewell interviews, Kohavi warns against move to split control of military between ministers; says more aggressive open-fire rules will bring less security — not more
UN secretary-general says settlements drive conflict, slams ‘unilateral initiatives’
Two Palestinians shot dead amid clashes with Israeli forces near Jenin
Police say intel points to potential unrest at anti-government rallies this weekend
Cops provide no details on ‘fear of riots’ during protests, but say no tolerance for ‘disturbance of the peace’ or Nazi symbols; organizers: Police are lying’; Gantz to attend
To succeed, anti-government protests need to draw religious moderates
National Unity MK Gadi Eisenkot, a former IDF chief of staff, will join anti-government protests on Saturday night, following his call for a million Israelis to take to the streets to demonstrate against the government and its planned radical remake of the judiciary. However, fellow party MK Matan Kahana will not attend the protests at...
Study could revolutionize modern polluting concrete industry
Still standing: Researchers crack the secret of ancient Rome’s self-healing concrete
Scientists have long wondered what made the material so durable. Now a new MIT study utilizing microarchaeology and infrared cameras gives insight into Herod’s enduring monuments
Israeli flight to Turkey delayed after plane crash photos sent to passengers’ phones
10 passengers taken in for questioning by police; plane only takes off after luggage checked; similar incidents occurred on flights in May and November
Jessica Lauren Walton
Stigma in the security field
That time I trusted a mentor with a personal secret, and immediately rued the day
The love of a mother can mean taking in a child in crisis, and it can mean allowing your children to leave you behind for their own better lives (Shemot)
Country faces fierce criticism for human rights violations
For Israel’s ambassador to Azerbaijan, Iranian death threats are all in a day’s work
When he began in 2019, George Deek was the first Christian Arab to represent the Jewish state. Now his host country will be the first Shi’ite state to open an embassy in Israel
Three teens killed, two people seriously wounded, in deadly crash in northern Israel
Two declared dead at the scene of late-night collision between vehicles; third victim dies of wounds after being airlifted by IDF to a hospital
'We're healing. We're not healed'
On first anniversary of Texas synagogue standoff, survivors cope, carry on
BOBBY ROSS Jr.
Rabbi and three worshippers held hostage at Colleyville synagogue last year say their trauma has not disappeared, despite the FBI’s killing of their captor
Investigation finds ‘shocking’ antisemitism in UK’s student union
An independent investigation has found that the UK's National Union of Students failed to protect Jewish members from "numerous instances" of antisemitism over the past decade. The investigation published on Thursday reported that Jewish students were bullied and ostracized in the union because of their religion and views...
Thessaloniki Holocaust memorial vandalized for second time in weeks
Battling kids’ eye cancer in Nigeria, Israeli doctors introduce pinpointed chemo
Week-long mission from Sheba Medical Center aims to teach local doctors to perform the complex procedure that spares patients the side effects of full body radiation
Times Will Tell
Podcast: Use it all, says slow food, fermenting chef at Jaffa’s award-winning OCD
This week on Times Will Tell we're speaking with Shalom Simcha Elbert, head of research and development at OCD, recently named Israel’s best restaurant at the 2022 Israeli Kitchen Awards, sponsored by American Express. The name (an acronym for obsessive compulsive disorder) refers to the meticulous care that the culinary team, led by chef Raz...
Israeli researchers able to build enzymes ‘like Lego,’ in potential boon for drugs
Bold new technique at Weizmann Institute generates new enzymes with unprecedented scale, in possible boost to both chemical industry and development of medical treatments
A new translation of Franz Kafka’s diaries restores much of his Jewish musings
Police accused of delaying visit by UK minister to Al-Aqsa mosque
Lord Tariq Ahmad downplays hold-up at Jerusalem holy site after showing officers a picture of himself with Israeli FM to prove his identity
Vandalism discovered at Maronite Christian community center in north
Bipartisan group of US senators visiting all 4 Abraham Accords countries
Lawmakers take off for Israel, UAE, Bahrain and Morocco for talks with local officials aimed at strengthening agreements, bringing in more signatories
In phone call, EU’s Borrell invites new Israeli FM Cohen to visit Brussels
Kibbutz member killed by suspected lightning strike while out walking dog
Russia claims to have taken town of Soledar after bloody fight in east Ukraine
Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden’s classified docs
Iran’s FM says talks with Saudis could restore relations
Police arrest member of anti-Zionist sect for meeting terror operatives in Jenin
Three arrested for alleged armed robbery of Beitar Jerusalem owner
Drivers fired by PM’s office reinstated, but won’t ferry Netanyahu
Maccabi Tel Aviv fans booted from volleyball game for throwing flares on to field
US government examining hundreds of unexplained ‘UFO’ reports
IDF to punish several officers for negligence after mass theft of ammo from base
The best of times
Progressive metal band Dream Theater to play in Tel Aviv
Lisa Marie Presley, singer and daughter of Elvis, dies at 54
KRISTIN M. HALL
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