JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has fired his education and justice ministers, days after parliament voted to hold new elections.
Final Israeli election results boost Netanyahu’s lead
JERUSALEM (AP) — A final count of election ballots on Thursday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party an additional seat in parliament, making it the largest faction in the...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's right-wing justice minister has released a headline-grabbing political advertisement ahead of April elections in which she mocks her critics by modeling a faux perfume...
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections.
Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two senior Israeli Cabinet ministers announced Saturday that they are forming a new party to run in April elections, hoping to present a hard-line alternative to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.
Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said they were leaving the Jewish Home party and would instead lead a new list of candidates.
Top Israeli minister: Trump wasting his time with peace plan
JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Israeli Cabinet minister says President Donald Trump is wasting his time trying to push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked says that reaching peace is currently impossible and that Trump should focus his energy elsewhere until the Palestinians are ready to compromise.
Shaked spoke at the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference on Wednesday.
Israeli nationalists celebrate court’s settlement legalizing
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli nationalists are celebrating what they call a "precedent-setting" court ruling that would legalize an isolated West Bank settlement outpost.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Israel's Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia's Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.
Ayelet Shaked visited the synagogue in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
"These programs that will eventually reunite Ethiopian Jews with their families in Israel are not generally easy," said Shaked to the group gathered in the synagogue.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says even if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted on corruption charges he is not compelled to resign.
Ayelet Shaked tells Israel's Channel 2 TV Saturday that ministers have to, but not necessarily prime ministers. She said coalition partners will have to discuss the ethical ramifications of such a development but it was still premature.
Israel names conservative judges to Supreme Court
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's justice minister says new conservative judges named to the supreme court will make right-wing Israelis trust the court, which has long been accused of liberal bias.
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked of the religious, pro-settler Jewish Home party told Army Radio on Thursday she advanced the candidacy of three judges in part for their conservative outlook or ties to Israel's religious right and West Bank settlement movement.
Israel declassifies documents in 1950s missing children saga
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has declassified reams of documents related to a decades-old mystery of young children who disappeared in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Some 200,000 documents were released online Wednesday from past government inquiries into the disappearance of about 1,000 children, mostly Jewish immigrants from Yemen and other Arab countries.
Israel meets Facebook officials over incitement complaints
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government and Facebook agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network, a senior Israeli Cabinet minister said Monday.
The announcement came after two government ministers met top Facebook officials to discuss the matter. The Facebook delegation is in Israel as the government pushes ahead with legislative steps meant to force social networks to rein in content that Israel says incites violence.