The legal team of the former prime minister convicted and imprisoned for bribery has officially submitted a request for early release to the parole board of the Israel Prison Service; Supreme Court is expected to approve request.
1 July, 2015 Second Temple-era ritual bath found under house Couple from Ein Kerem in Jerusalem discovered during renovations that a 2,000-year-old mikveh was right underneath their floors, giving credence to theory that there was a Jewish settlement at the site.
22 November, 2013 New ‘Infiltrator Prevention Bill’ to cost State NIS 440 million Millions set aside for establishment of new 'open prison' for asylum seekers, in State's bid to circumnavigate High Court ruling. NIS 75 million to be allocated for personal security of residents in cities with 'high concentration of infiltrators'
2 February, 2012 High Court overturns parole of rapist officer Former IDF Colonel Ataf Zahar denied early release despite Military Parole Board's recommendation. 'a serial sex offender who shows no remorse is not the kind of prisoner that should be considered for early parole,' says ruling