Community service for youths who staged kidnapping

6 months community service,$1,400 fine imposed on lead perpetrator, after fake kidnapping which led to massive search in 2015.

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A woman takes the wheel in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi Arabia lifts its ban on women drivers, a midwife writes about her first journey to work ...
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Will Attorney General violate attorney general’s instructions?

AG intends to oppose 'Appellant's Law' in Knesset Constitution Committee, directly contradicting Advisor's Directive 1.1005.

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It’s official: Herzog to head Jewish Agency

Herzog will take the new position on August 1, replacing Natan Sharansky, who has chaired the agency for the past ...
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A new candidate for mayor of Jerusalem

After less than a term in the Knesset, Kulanu's MK Rachel Azaria is already looking to next job. 'Returning to ...
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Incendiary balloon lands in populated area of Sderot

Police close off road in southern city of Sderot, after incendiary balloon found in populated area.

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The Israeli-Palestinian conflict in 2014

צילום: שחר עזרן

From failed peace talks, to Palestine recognitions across Europe, it has been a tough diplomatic year for Israel, and though the year ended with the successful attempt to block the Palestinians’ Security Council resolution, the conflict seems to be going from bad to worse.

Abbas signs onto International Criminal Court after U.N. loss

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas listens to a question during a media briefing at the Union Building in PretoriaBy Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a day after a bid for independence by 2017 failed at the United Nations Security Council. The move, which angered Israel and the United States, paves the way for the court to take jurisdiction over crimes committed in Palestinian lands and investigate the conduct of Israeli and Palestinian leaders over more than a decade of bloody conflict. …


Catastrophe avoided as runaway ship stopped off Italy

The Moldovan-flagged ship Blue SKy M. is docked in the Italian port of Gallipoli, on Decembre 31, 2014Italy's coastguard said Wednesday it had narrowly averted a catastrophe by intercepting a runaway freighter that was on a collision course with the country's rocky shoreline with 768 people on board. In the second major maritime drama of recent days, officers revealed that the huge cargo ship's engine had been locked on with the steering set on a direction that would have led to it crashing ashore in the Puglia region on the "heel" of Italy. The coastguard, already working flat out because of the Norman Atlantic ferry disaster, scrambled two helicopters overnight after realising that the Moldovan-registered Blue Sky M, was headed for the rocks. In a tweet from its official account, the coastguard said a "massacre" had been avoided.