IDF commends Givati officer for restrained response to ultra-Orthodox Jews who attacked him in Meah She’arim neighborhood.
For the first time since 1983, the Hermon ski site sees snow on Independence Day, giving Israelis an opportunity to make snowmen and snow angels.
Yemen's influential former president urged his rebel allies to heed UN demands to withdraw from territory seized in months of fighting so Saudi-led air strikes can end and reconciliation begin. Ali Abdullah Saleh, who still holds sway over army units allied with Huthi rebels who now control large swathes of the country, had welcomed this month's Security Council resolution as a way to "stop bloodshed" in Yemen. The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthis, raising fears Yemen could become a new front in a proxy war between Middle East powers.
Foreign minister lashes out at South African Communist Party for ‘hypocritical’ statements against Israel following its refusal to grant education minister visa to visit Palestinian territories.
Iran’s foreign ministry summoned the Saudi charge d’affaires on Friday to protest Riyadh’s interception of two Iranian planes carrying humanitarian aid to Yemen, the Students News Agency ISNA reported. ISNA said two Iranian cargo planes carrying food and medicine to Yemen had been forced by Saudi jets to leave Yemeni airspace, one on Thursday and another on Friday. “Unfortunately, Saudi fighter jets have blocked two Iranian planes, which were carrying wounded Yemenis who had been treated in Iran and also carrying humanitarian and medical aid, from landing in Yemen and forced them to return home,” ISNA quoted an unnamed Iranian official as telling the Saudi diplomat.
Prime minister condemns attack on IDF officer in Jerusalem by ultra-Orthodox Jews: ‘They are lawbreakers. Service in the IDF is a source of pride.’
The Tunisian captain of a migrant boat in which at least 700 people drowned is to remain behind bars as an Italian judge continues his inquiry into the deadly disaster. A judge in the Sicilian city of Catania on Friday ruled that Mohammed Ali Malek, 27, should be kept in detention along with his alleged deputy, Syrian national Mahmud Bikhit, who is 25. The 20-metre (66-foot) former fishing boat Malek was in charge of capsized and sank off Libya in the early hours of Sunday after a collision with a container ship that had answered a distress call. Prosecutors also want him to be charged with illegal confinement on the basis of testimony from survivors that hundreds of those on board were locked into either the hold or a lower deck.