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  • 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...

  • Citing leak, Netanyahu disbands security cabinet meeting

    September 5, 2012 | 8:58 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded a meeting of his security cabinet after information from the previous cabinet meeting was leaked to the press.

    Netanyahu ended Wednesday’s meeting early, citing a leak that led to a report in the Israeli daily Yediot Acharonot...

  • Gilad Shalit named Yediot Achronot sports columnist

    June 13, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Former captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been named the sports columnist for the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot.

    Shalit is a sports fan, particularly of basketball and the Maccabi Tel Aviv team.

    His first column is scheduled to appear in the newspaper on Friday. Shalit also...

  • Menorah of 25,000 dominoes constructed in Jerusalem

    December 26, 2011 | 11:45 am

    A Chanukah menorah made of 25,000 dominoes was constructed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

    The menorah then fell Sunday in front of a large audience after 5-year-old Dan Ben-Simchon was chosen by raffle to push over the first piece, Ynet reported.

    Menorah builders Nissim Lopez and Yogev Levy are hoping that the successful collapsing of the menorah will land them in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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  • Resignations of key Turkish army officials concern Israel

    August 1, 2011 | 10:04 am

    Israeli officials reportedly are concerned over the resignation of the head of the Turkish armed forces and three other senior officers.

    “This move plays right into the hands of Islamic extremists and Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan,” an unnamed official told the Ynet Israeli news...

  • Hamas: Let’s discuss 1948 lines

    May 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

    Mahmoud al-Zahar says US president’s plan for Mideast peace similar to that of George Bush, Ynet News reports.

    The difference in tone between US President Barack Obama’s two policy speeches on Mideast peace sparked outrage among Palestinian leaders Monday.

    Hamas spokesman Mahmoud...

  • PM’s pressure reportedly tables talks on E. Jerusalem construction

    April 11, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    Discussions on new construction in eastern Jerusalem have been postponed reportedly due to pressure from the Prime Minister’s Office.

    The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee tabled its talks scheduled for this week on projects to build nearly 1,000 apartments in Har...

  • Jerusalem municipality approves Ramot housing

    February 14, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    A Jerusalem municipality committee approved construction plans for Jewish housing in Ramot, a neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    The construction approved Monday by the planning and construction committee includes final approval for 120 apartments in two buildings. The Ramot...