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Probe opened into officer who hurled stun grenade at anti-government Tel Aviv rally
Internal investigations department said gathering footage of incident to assess cop’s actions; National Security Minister Ben Gvir says he backs officer for dispersing ‘anarchists’
Daily Briefing Mar. 2: A watershed moment for anti- & pro-judicial overhaul camps?
Officers said to accuse top cop Shabtai of using force to impress Ben Gvir
Lapid: Huwara was terrorist pogrom; protesters are patriots
Netanyahu compares Tel Aviv protesters to settlers who set fire to Huwara
Opposition denounces ‘terrible statement’; PM also says without evidence that ‘foreign elements’ behind some demos; falsely claims 2005 Gaza Disengagement protests were non-violent
Netanyahu backpedals on comparison of Huwara rampage to Tel Aviv protests
Far-right MK claims most fires in Huwara rampage were caused by Palestinians
Sara Netanyahu accosted by protesters at Tel Aviv hair salon, extricated by police
PM’s wife holes up in central Tel Aviv after hundreds of demonstrators surround storefront; protests also resume in Jerusalem, north
Soldier detained for allegedly threatening anti-government protesters with weapon
The Jews of Ukraine: Baal Shem Tov to Zelensky
Ukraine has been the site of some of the darkest moments in Jewish history, yet its Jews were central to the foundation of the Hasidic and Zionist movements. Click here for the current issue
Gantz to PM: Talk now before we face civil war; Herzog: Israel may fall into abyss
National Unity leader calls on Netanyahu to enter into negotiations on overhaul immediately; the premier ostensibly agrees, but sides continue to be divided on terms
Breaking with Netanyahu, ex-US envoy Friedman pushes back against judicial overhaul
US prods PM to condemn Smotrich’s ‘repugnant, disgusting’ call to wipe out Huwara
State Department says ‘abhorrent’ remarks will incite violence, opening fresh rift weeks before finance minister is slated to fly to Washington for Israel Bonds meeting
Liberal American Jews urge US to revoke Smotrich’s visa over Huwara remarks
Judah Ari Gross
UN Security Council to continue engaging on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, envoys say
As Israel implodes, does nobody in Netanyahu’s Likud have the guts to defy him?
This Editor’s Note was sent out earlier Wednesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. The surprise is not the unraveling of practical and moral leadership by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The surprise is the rapidity with which...
'I prayed that there would be no more bereaved families'
Bride’s joy turns to sorrow after Elan Ganeles killed driving to her wedding
Maayan Rockland’s childhood friend flew to Israel to be part of her happiest day; family shielded her from tragic news during celebration
At US-born terror victim’s funeral, bittersweet memories eclipse calls for revenge
Could the government cancel elections? Yes it could.
If passed, this judicial legislation would jeopardise the fundamental rights of all Israelis, not just minorities
Nightmares and pipe dreams: A visit to Huwara
The families told us of their dilemma: stay in their smoke-filled houses or flee and face the hordes rampaging outside
Will Bibi’s legacy be a new constitution for Israel or civil war?
We need to incentivize the prime minister to ensure changes to the Basic Laws require a super-majority – for the sake of the country
Bradley Shavit Artson
Not about assimilation: A response to Art Green
Changes in our Conservative Jewish rabbinical curriculum have nothing to do with Hebrew College’s policy on intermarriage
120 Israeli academics express support for government’s judicial overhaul plan
A group of 120 academics associated with the right-wing Professors for a Strong Israel organization have expressed support for the government’s judicial overhaul program, the first large-scale statement of support for the controversial proposals from the academic community. In a declaration, the professors asserted that the far-reaching legal reforms were needed owing to...
Fitch affirms Israel’s A+ rating, but warns of impact of planned judicial overhaul
Ratings agency cites risks to Israel’s system of checks, investor sentiment; cautions about importance of central bank independence for credibility of policy-making
Economists post new warning: Judicial overhaul meltdown could be fast and furious
Shekel is world’s 3rd-worst performer in February as judicial jitters weigh on market
Live updates (closed)
UN calls Smotrich’s comments on Huwara ‘irresponsible’ and ‘unacceptable’
Finance minister still expected to attend Israel Bonds conference in DC following inflammatory remarks, but is not expected to meet with any US officials during trip
UN calls Smotrich's comments on Huwara 'irresponsible' and 'unacceptable'
Ex-MK pushes back on Sara Netanyahu's claim that he called for her murder
PA health ministry: Teenager shot dead by Israeli gunfire near Qalqilya
Netanyahu tells High Court he has no conflict of interest dealing with overhaul
PM says AG overreaching in preventing him from even discussing judicial reform, suggests it would be enough to bar him from process of appointing judges
Bill to protect Netanyahu from forced suspension passes preliminary Knesset reading
Bill on death penalty for Palestinian terrorists passes preliminary Knesset vote
Legislation receives support from Yisrael Beytenu opposition party, advancing in 55-9 vote, despite longstanding pushback from legal and security establishments
PA’s Abbas said to tell forces to resist IDF troops, settlers who enter ‘our lands’
Kosher, now maybe halal: Aleph Farms gears up for rollout of cultivated steak
Aleph Farms is seeking to become the first halal-certified cultivated meat producer, as the Rehovot-based startup is gearing up to open two new facilities, in Israel and Singapore, to ramp up production ahead of the commercial launch of its thin-cut steaks. The maker of cultivated meat -- meat that comes from non-modified cattle...
'Jewish and interfaith kids can now feel represented'
Meet the real-life sister act behind the two new ’90s Jewish American Girl dolls
Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy are the inspiration for a set of throwback characters with a nuanced interfaith Jewish background for fans of the popular line
Snakes on a plain
In rare scientific advance, new snake family identified in Israel
Family Micrelapidae has only three species, one in region of Israel and two in East Africa; reptiles believed to have slithered off the snake evolutionary tree 50 million years ago
FBI arrests Michigan man who plotted to kill Jewish elected officials in state
5 Druze charged with kidnapping Palestinians in revenge for teen’s body-snatching
Three young siblings killed by passing car in East Jerusalem refugee camp
MKs advance bill that would cover undergrad tuition for combat veterans
Elbit inks $252 million deal to supply unnamed NATO country with rocket systems
80 years on, Greek film festival will pay tribute to deported Jews
Man charged with murdering neighbor for making noise
Kandinsky work recovered by heirs of Jewish Holocaust victim sells for record $45m
Public sector wage deal signed, giving workers 11% raise over 4 years, 40-hour week
Softened bill banning Passover ‘hametz’ from hospitals cleared for first reading
Judah Ari Gross
Israeli chief rabbi visits Taiwan in milestone for country’s Jewish community
Cleveland-area rabbi sentenced to prison for soliciting underage sex
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