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  • Abbas declines meeting with Rivlin while both in Brussels

    June 23, 2016 | 9:21 am

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed regret that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with him while the two leaders were in Brussels.

    Martin Schultz, the parliament’s president, had offered to arrange and mediate the meeting while both Abbas and...

  • Outrage over removal of Israeli flag at Haaretz Conference

    December 14, 2015 | 10:39 am

    The removal of the Israeli flag ahead of a Palestinian representative at the Haaretz conference in New York on Sunday is continuing to make waves and has sparked harsh criticism from Israeli politicians.

    As first reported by Jewish Insider, an Israeli flag that was placed on...

  • Haaretz Twitter feed hacked by pro-Palestinian activists

    November 3, 2015 | 10:12 am

    Pro-Palestinian hackers commandeered the Twitter feed of the Hebrew-language Haaretz news website, leaving anti-Israel tweets for more than an hour.

    Among the tweets posted on Tuesday afternoon were: “The Holocaust of the Balfour Declaration will continue the knife intifada”; ...

  • David Landau, Haaretz editor and JTA’s longtime Israel bureau chief, dies at 67

    January 27, 2015 | 2:58 pm

    David Landau, a British-born Israeli journalist who held top positions at several English-language publications, including JTA, has died.

    Landau died of brain cancer in Jerusalem on Tuesday. He was 67.

    Landau, who made aliyah in 1970, served part time as JTA’s Israel bureau...

  • White House derides report of no Rice-Dermer meetings

    November 4, 2014 | 11:48 am

    The White House denied an Israeli newspaper report suggesting that U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice and Israel’s U.S. ambassador, Ron Dermer, have never met.

    “Ambassador Rice and Ambassador Dermer have met multiple times before last week,” Rice’s spokesman, Alistair...

  • Live from the Ground: Israel Social TV Reports

    By Jeremy Elster

    July 10, 2014 | 6:30 am

    The events of the last few weeks beginning with the kidnapping of three Israeli yeshiva settler youths have laid bare the dissonance between illusions for peace and hope and the brutal cycle of violence that so often dominates the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

    In the following...

  • Israel’s Own Doheny Glatt Kosher Scandal

    By Pini Herman

    April 4, 2013 | 4:54 pm

    The similar type of Israeli law that leads to the arrests of women wearing a tallit while praying at the Western Wall was passed by April 1994, ultra-Orthodox Shas made a deal with the Labor Party, which led the government at the time, and together the two pushed through the...

  • Anat Kamm sues Haaretz newspaper for exposing her as source

    April 4, 2013 | 12:36 pm

    Anat Kamm, the Israeli soldier who was jailed for turning classified Israeli military documents over to a reporter, is suing the Israeli daily Haaretz and journalist Uri Blau for revealing her identity.

    Kamm filed a lawsuit Thursday with the Tel Aviv District Court, asking for...

  • Israel rattled by mysterious Australian prisoner, reports ABC

    February 12, 2013 | 8:11 am

    An Australian man committed suicide in a high-security Israeli jail in 2010 after being held for months in great secrecy, Australia's ABC channel said on Tuesday, throwing new light on a case that has rattled Israel.

    The unforced ABC story named the man, known previously only as...

  • Hebrew media is imploding, but Israeli English press booming

    October 22, 2012 | 10:47 am

    On Oct. 17, seven Israeli English news websites led with seven different stories.

    The Jerusalem Post had a piece on Egypt’s commitment to its treaty with Israel. Haaretz's English site ran with a recently released Israeli document on Gaza. Ynet News, Yediot Achronot’s English...

  • Haaretz’s Uri Blau accepts plea bargain over classified documents

    July 5, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Uri Blau, the Haaretz journalist who accepted classified documents from an Israeli soldier, has agreed to a plea bargain.

    Under the deal announced Thursday, Blau reportedly will admit to holding secret intelligence without intent to harm national security and his four-month prison...

  • Israel to prosecute Haaretz journalist

    May 30, 2012 | 4:29 pm

    Israel will prosecute the journalist who allegedly accepted classified documents from a soldier.

    Uri Blau, an investigative reporter for Haaretz, allegedly accepted more than 1,500 classified military documents from Anat Kamm, 22, who is serving a 4 1/2-year prison term after...

  • Iron Dome intercepts rocket fired by Gaza militants at Israeli city

    March 15, 2012 | 5:47 pm

    The Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepted a Grad-type Katyusha rocket fired by Gaza militants toward the southern city of Ashdod on Thursday, following hours of relative calm along Israel’s border with the coastal enclave.

    Two more projectiles hit an open field in the Eshkol and...

  • VIDEO: YouTube video purports to show Israeli border police tossing gas grenade at Palestinians

    March 12, 2012 | 6:15 pm

    Israeli troops were captured on film throwing a tear gas grenade at Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

    In the clip, shot last Friday by freelance photographer Mati Milstein in Nabi Saleh, a tear gas grenade is tossed out the window of a passing Border Police jeep,...

  • Running off the rails

    By Stuart Schoffman

    February 29, 2012 | 2:35 pm

    On the 4th day of Adar, on the front page of Haaretz, there appeared a most curious story. Its headline read: “Israel Railways planning to build 475-kilometer rail network in West Bank.” The artwork consisted of a photo of Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz of the Likud party,...

  • Can ultra-Orthodox culture go overboard in its quest for modesty?

    January 23, 2012 | 5:46 pm

    The other day, during a meeting at a coffee shop, I showed the producer I was meeting with a newspaper article about my latest Haredi film. The movie, intended for viewing by women only, had recently premiered at the Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival. Suddenly a man at the next table...

  • Netanyahu denies saying Israel’s biggest enemies are N.Y. Times, Haaretz

    January 19, 2012 | 10:33 am

    The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied that Benjamin Netanyahu told the editor of The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz.

    On Wednesday, the editor, Steve Linde, addressing a conference in Tel Aviv of the Women’s International...

  • The Prime Minister and the newspaper enemies of Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 19, 2012 | 8:48 am

    We should start with the facts, as they were first reported by the JTA:

    The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office denied that Benjamin Netanyahu told the editor of The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz. On Wednesday, the editor, Steve...

  • Journalist: Netanyahu told me Israel’s biggest enemies are N.Y. Times, Haaretz

    January 18, 2012 | 5:55 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s two greatest enemies are The New York Times and Haaretz, the editor of The Jerusalem Post said in a speech.

    Steve Linde, addressing a conference in Tel Aviv of the Women’s International Zionist Organization, said Wednesday...

  • Aluf Benn takes helm at Haaretz

    August 1, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Veteran reporter and columnist Aluf Benn has been named editor-in-chief of the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz.

    Benn’s appointment by the newspaper’s board of directors was announced Monday, the same day he started in the job.

    Benn, 46, has been at the left-leaning newspaper for...

  • Two brothers murdered in drive-by shooting near Jaljulia

    June 10, 2011 | 11:57 am

    Two brothers were murdered in a drive-by shooting near Jaljulia on Friday, as they made their way home from a family wedding.

    The men, aged about 30, were shot from short range by people in a passing car, near the petrol station at Horshim interchange in central Israel, as they were...

  • Hamas: Obama will fail in forcing us to recognize Israel

    May 22, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Hamas condemned U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to AIPAC on Sunday, saying it will not recognize Israel despite U.S. demands.

    In his second Mideast speech, Obama reaffirmed U.S. support for Israel and called on the Gaza-rulers to recognize Israel’s right to exist, as well as...

  • U.S. Congress members to Turkey’s Erdogan: Stop Gaza flotilla

    May 12, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Members of the U.S. Congress issued a letter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday in which they urge Turkey’s premier to stop the departure of another flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

    “We write today to express our serious concern over reports that the so-called...

  • Israel’s attorney general set to indict Lieberman

    April 11, 2011 | 10:15 am

    Israel’s attorney general reportedly is set to announce that he will file an indictment against the country’s foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, on graft charges.

    The draft indictment on charges of fraud, money laundering and breach of trust will be announced Monday or Tuesday,...

  • Award winners named for Diaspora reporting

    April 22, 2010 | 11:23 am

    Haaretz reporter Anshel Pfeffer and Israeli television producer Shaul Mayzlish won a journalism prize for Diaspora reportage.

    The B’nai B’rith World Center on Wednesday announced the winners of its 2010 Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage In Memory of...

  • Swine Flu in Israel

    April 28, 2009 | 12:14 pm

    From Haaretz.com:

    “Israel confirmed its first case of swine flu on Tuesday, Israel Radio reported, as the Health Ministry raised its level of alert to 4 out of 6.

    A 26-year-old man who recently returned from Mexico was diagnosed with the virus, after two days of quarantine at the Laniado Hospital in Netanya while he waited for the results of his tests.”  Read the full story at Haaretz.com.

  • Has Anyone in Israel Asked Why the Swedes Hate Us?

    March 17, 2009 | 7:26 pm

    Was it a coincidence? The day after Israel’s Davis Cup tennis match in Sweden, played in a practically empty arena this week, a brief item appeared on the Haaretz Web site: Historians have discovered that Sweden, former tennis superpower, aided the Nazi war machine by extending...