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Shaked: Trump is a true friend of Israel

Yamina MK Ayelet Shaked emphasized that US President Donald Trump “is a true friend of Israel.” “We deeply appreciate all that he has done for Israel in the diplomatic, security & legal arenas- & so much more,” Shaked tweeted Wednesday evening. “We can debate when & how Israel should apply sovereignty. But Trump’s friendship & […]

Netanyahu urges doubtful settler chiefs to get behind ‘historic’ West Bank plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told recalcitrant settler leaders Tuesday they should get behind the “historic opportunity” to annex parts of the West Bank under the Trump administration’s peace plan. Netanyahu also said he is committed to negotiating with the Palestinians on the basis of the US proposal, his office said. The sides met at the […]

Can PM Netanyahu move on sovereignty without the Trump peace plan?

“The prime minister reiterates that he is committed to conducting negotiations on the basis of the Trump plan, and at the same time will continue with his sovereignty plan.” This statement was put out by Binyamin Netanyahu’s office on Wednesday, June 2. On Tuesday, he met with Judea and Samaria settlement leaders and other critics […]

Settler mayor: If Netanyahu won’t reveal annexation plan, we’ll ‘blow it up’

A prominent settler leader told The Times of Israel Wednesday that he and his colleagues are prepared to “blow up” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to annex their towns in the West Bank — if the premier persists in refusing to share a map a joint US-Israeli committee is currently drawing up to delineate the […]

US ‘highly unlikely’ to back July 1 annexation, ToI told; mapping far from done

The US administration is highly unlikely to approve an Israeli move to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank by the July 1 date envisioned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a well-placed source told The Times of Israel on Wednesday. In fact, it could take long weeks and possibly even several months before the joint […]

Behind the US peace plan: Why Mahmoud Abbas is in the ‘hot seat’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been meeting with leaders of the Yesha Council in an attempt to resolve disagreements over the proposed map outlining the borders of a prospective Palestinian state. Netanyahu’s efforts come among stark interim opposition to the US peace plan, by some settler leaders, led by David Elhayani, Yesha Council Chairman, […]

Wisconsin city refuses to arrest rioters, but hands out hefty fines to churches with more than 50 worshippers

There have been violent riots in Wisconsin’s capital of Madison, where a group of about 150 demonstrators threw rocks at police officers on Saturday night, according to WITI-TV. At least 75 stores were damaged or looted overnight. Despite the bedlam and property damage, the Madison Police Department only made three arrests. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel politics and […]

Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO

The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing. Washington will redirect funds to other bodies, he said. The WHO, a UN agency that helps countries promote healthcare […]

Gantz orders IDF to prepare for annexation at once

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday instructed Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi to accelerate preparations for the possibility that Israel will apply its laws to parts of the West Bank after he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Trump administration officials. Gantz updated Kochavi on diplomatic developments after the calls and told him to speed […]

Education app reveals users’ sensitive information, research finds

8Belts, a maker of language-learning apps, leaked sensitive personal information on hundreds of thousands of users around the world from an unsecured cloud database, researchers said in a report Friday. The information included national identity numbers, as well as names, email addresses and phone numbers. The database was accessible to anyone who had the right IP address, […]