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Netanyahu to sign plea deal, take break from politics

Report: Netanyahu to sign plea deal, retire from politics for 7 years

Former PM reportedly ready to sign deal, even one including admission of moral turpitude which would remove him from politics for 7 years.

4th vaccine dose not very effective against Omicron

Study: 4th vaccine dose not very effective against Omicron

Early results from Sheba Medical Center study on 4th doses of Pfizer, Moderna vaccines show increase in antibodies. but low effectiveness.

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

Netanyahu authorizes attorneys to pursue plea deal

Netanyahu family still opposes plea deal, but Opposition leader said to be seriously considering it.

Bennett decides: Quarantine to be reduced to 5 days

Bennett decides: Quarantine to be reduced to 5 days

Education Ministry warns children suffering depression at increased rates due to lack of normal routine during COVID crisis.

Crowdfunding for Netanyahu raises NIS 2.5 million

NIS 2.5 million raised in crowdfunding campaign for Netanyahu legal expenses

Former PM 'touched by warmth' of citizens who contribute to a fund to pay his legal expenses.

Chance of snow in Jerusalem

Chance of snow in Jerusalem

Break in rainfall to end Tuesday night, bringing chance of snow by Wednesday evening, forecasters say.

Brothers, ages 11 and 13, declared missing

Brothers, ages 11 and 13, declared missing

Eliezer and Yitzhak Yehuda Rotman-Solich were last seen in Jerusalem, on Sunday at 3:00p.m.

Will Attorney General drop case against haredi lawmaker?

Will Attorney General drop case against MK Yaakov Litzman?

Attorney General Mandelblit reportedly leaning towards dropping case against former minister Yaakov Litzman.

Prisoner escapes hospital after judge orders handcuffs removed

Prisoner escapes hospital after judge orders handcuffs removed

Israel Police investigate escape of prisoner who was ordered unhandcuffed due to claimed medical condition.

Neve Sha'anan: The drug epidemic in Tel Avivplayer

Neve Sha'anan: The drug epidemic in Tel Aviv

'Our basic rights are besmirched.' Residents of Neve Sha’anan neighborhood of Tel Aviv faced with a large-scale drug issue.

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Student: 'Planting trees empowered us to connect to the land'

Tree-planting program promotes personal growth ahead of bar mitzvah.

'Haredim are lagging behind in science, tech education'

Economy Minister: STEM study is critical to integrating Haredim into job market

'STEM study is critical to integrating Haredim into job market,' says Economy Minister.

Miri Regev announces plans to replace Netanyahu at helm of Likud

Miri Regev announces plans to replace Netanyahu at helm of Likud

Former minister and spokeswoman of 2005 Gaza Disengagement declares intentions to lead Likud if Netanyahu leaves politics.

Teachers fume at impossible work conditions

Teachers fume at impossible work conditions

Schools struggle to remain open as number of staff quarantined, coronavirus-positive, increases.

Shot during wedding, discovered months later

Shot during wedding, discovered months later

'You've been shot'. After complaining of sharp pains during wedding north of Jerusalem, woman taken for CT scan.

New bill to cut summer vacation in half

New bill to cut summer vacation in half

MK Sharren Haskel, head of Knesset's Education Committee, proposes bill to cut summer vacation, shorten school week.

Netanyahu decides to move forward with plea bargain

Report: Netanyahu decides to move forward with plea bargain

Netanyahu, his family and his lawyers reportedly decide to move ahead with plea bargain.

Quarantine will be shortened to 5 days

Health Minister promoting shortening of quarantine to 5 days

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz instructs professionals to prepare plan to further shorten the COVID-19 isolation period.

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

Bennett invites Texas Governor to visit Israel

PM Bennett speaks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott following hostage incident at Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville.

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

Polls show majority of country oppose Netanyahu plea bargain

Two-thirds of Likud voters want new elections once Netanyahu is gone; Nir Barkat remains the firm favorite as his successor.

Live-streaming meant whole world could hear TX synagogue attack

Live-streamed services meant the whole world could hear attack at Texas synagogue

Shabbat service live-streamed from Texas synagogue draws thousands of viewers during hostage situation.

Arab 'solidarity protests' planned for 3 nights this week

Arab 'solidarity protests' planned for 3 nights this week

"They want to recreate the riots we saw last year," says Im Tirtzu head. "Police must be prepared."

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best'

'Chances Netanyahu will agree to plea bargain slim at best' says senior official

Senior official in State Prosecution tells Israel National News: "Media guilty of over-hyping chances of plea bargain."

Open letter invites rabbis to the 'protest of the century'

Open letter invites rabbis to the 'protest of the century'

Right-wing protestors have appealed for Rabbinical support at more than one hundred planned demonstrations on Tuesday night.

Sara Netanyahu holding up husband's plea bargain

Sara Netanyahu holding up husband's plea bargain

Opposition Leader's wife reportedly objects to possible plea bargain, refuses to accept his departure from politics.

Settlement leader Yossi Dagan contracts COVIDplayer

Settlement leader Yossi Dagan contracts COVID

Dagan probably caught virus at protest tent outside PM's Residence in Jerusalem, where he has been demonstrating for the last 10 days.

Reform movement protests investment in Western Wall plaza

Reform movement protests investment in Western Wall plaza

"They could have sent a message of reconciliation to Jews around the world by implementing Western Wall Compromise plan instead."

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

'Netanyahu has given up on becoming Prime Minister again'

"He's going to agree to a plea bargain, cut his losses, & retire from political life," predicts former premier's one-time strategic adviser.

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law advances to Knesset

Opposition's version of Citizenship Law authorized in ministerial committee

Ayelet Shaked: Meretz thinks they can vote any way they please, which is why we had to appeal to the opposition.

Government pledges half billion shekels for Beit Shemesh

Government pledges half billion shekels for Beit Shemesh development

Bennett government plans new spending to bolster transportation, infrastructure, municipal services, and job training in Beit Shemesh.

Man seriously injured in Beit Shemesh from falling tree branch

Man seriously injured in Beit Shemesh from falling tree branch

Worker is in serious condition after being hit by a falling tree branch in Beit Shemesh this morning.

Crowdfunding campaign to cover Netanyahu's legal expenses

Crowdfunding campaign launched to cover former PM Netanyahu's legal expenses

Aim to persuade former PM not to sign plea bargain & fight for justice. Hundreds of thousands already raised.

Israel to give Western Wall infrastructure upgrade

Israel to give Western Wall infrastructure, transportation upgrade

Cabinet votes to back Bennett's plan to invest 110 million shekels in upgrading infrastructure and transportation for Western Wall Plaza.

'Desert Falcon' international air force exercise ends

'Desert Falcon' international air force exercise ends

This week concluded an important milestone where U.S Air Force and the Israel Air Force practiced tackling attack strategies together.

2 rescued from Samaria floodsplayer

2 rescued from Samaria floods

Floods cover much of country as heavy rains continue. 18,000 affected by floods in Lod. Large tree falls onto Jerusalem street.

Jordan king gives condolences to President Herzog

King Abdullah II of Jordan calls President Isaac Herzog to convey his condolences

President Isaac Herzog has continued to receive messages of condolence from world leaders following the death of his mother, Aura.

Tel Aviv hospital prof: Time to re-evaluate 'quarantine mania'

Tel Aviv hospital prof: Time to re-evaluate 'quarantine mania'

Prof Idit Matot calls for a change in policy. Health Ministry: "Whoever does not want to help should not interfere."

Rabbi Eitan Eizman: Rabbinate must discuss conversion reform

Rabbi Eitan Eizman: Rabbinate, Minister Kahana must discuss conversion

Leading Religious Zionist rabbi calls on Chief Rabbinate to hold dialogue with Religious Affairs Minister on 'good' conversion law.

Unseasonably cold week ahead

Unseasonably cold week ahead

Temperatures to drop even further after cold, rainy weekend. More rain expected on Wednesday.

Chief Rabbi: Torah leaders objected to municipal conversionsplayer

Chief Rabbi: Does Rabbi Druckman think he's equal to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef?

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef slams leading Religious Zionist rabbi for agreeing in principle to allowing municipal rabbis to perform conversions.

'The Netanyahu deal is the big bang of Israeli politics'

Liberman: The Netanyahu plea bargain is the big bang of Israeli politics

Finance Minister: The election of Netanyahu's successor will take several months, no need to get excited.

Top health official tests positive for COVID-19

Top health official tests positive for COVID-19

Health Ministry advisor Professor Ran Balicer announces he tested positive for COVID-19.

PM Bennett: 'Closely monitoring the hostage situation'

PM Bennett: 'Closely monitoring the hostage situation'

Israel is 'closely monitoring' hostage situation in Colleyville, Texas, Israeli ministers say.

Liberman tests positive for COVID-19

Liberman tests positive for COVID-19

MKs Alex Kushnir, Moshe Tur-Paz and David Amsalem also added to list of Knesset members who have contracted the virus.

US Ambassador: I won't visit Judea and Samaria

US Ambassador: I won't visit Judea and Samaria

Ambassador Thomas Nides admits there are disagreements with Israel, says US still wants to reopen consulate for Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu may sign plea bargain next week

Netanyahu may sign plea bargain next week

Aharon Barak, former Supreme Court chief justice, urges Attorney General Mandelblit not to compromise on admission of moral turpitude.

Number of seriously ill COVID patients nears 400

Number of seriously ill COVID patients nears 400

Over 39,000 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed, with unvaccinated much more likely to become seriously ill than fully vaccinated.

Synagogue torched near Hebron

Synagogue torched near Hebron

Firefighters found distinct signs of arson at a Hebron synagogue that was burned over Shabbat.

Minister: 'We're headed towards elections'

Minister: 'We need to wake people up, we're headed towards elections'

'Pay attention to the trends - we're on our way to elections,' Yisrael Beytenu's Minister Eli Avidar says.

'50-50 chance Netanyahu signs a plea bargain'

Sources: Chances Netanyahu signs a plea bargain are 50-50

Sources say Attorney General won't budge on moral turpitude clause of plea bargain with former PM.

'If case numbers rise, we'll have to consider lockdown'

Health Ministry chief: If case numbers rise quickly, we will have to consider lockdown

Prof. Nachman Ash says next week is "critical" in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Transportation Min. to reduce number of buses

Transportation Min. to reduce number of buses

Transportation Ministry temporarily reducing frequency of some bus lines to accommodate pandemic-related bus driver shortage.

Rain and snow expected in Israel over weekend

Rain and snow expected in Israel over weekend

Five centimeters of snow on slopes of Mount Hermon, Sea of Galilee rises one centimeter.

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

Likud MK: 'Unrealistic for Netanyahu to admit guilt'

'It's clear we're paying a price for Netanyahu's positions, I don't think there was a real legal case,' MK Miki Zohar says.

Meretz MK plants trees near hometown of Itamar terrorist

Meretz MK plants trees near hometown of Itamar terrorist

Meretz's MK Mossi Raz plants trees near village which aided terrorists who perpetrated Itamar massacre.

Health Ministry: Over 300 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

Health Ministry: Over 300 COVID-19 patients in serious condition

PM Bennett: 'Thank you to those Israelis who got 4th dose of COVID vaccine and in so doing, help keep us all safer.'





























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