Stay still! Living statues take over Belgian town

Issac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci and Albert Einstein strode into a tiny Belgian town at the weekend to stand alongside ...
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The Latest: Fiat Chrysler exec quits after Marchionne exit

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on the sudden replacement of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (all times local):
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Tzipi Livni to replace Herzog as head of opposition

Veteran politician and Hatnua leader strikes agreement with Zionist Union Chairman Avi Gabbay that will see her fill vacancy left ...
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IDF: Two surface-to-surface missiles fired at Israel

Missiles fired Monday morning from Syria were ballistic surface-to-surface missiles, investigation shows.

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Islamic State ‘Beatles’ duo: UK ‘will not block death penalty’

They could be tried in the US after the UK dropped its demand against the death penalty ...
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Syria slams 'criminal' evacuation of White Helmets by Israel

The foreign ministry in Damascus condemned on Monday the evacuation of hundreds of trapped White Helmets rescue workers and their ...
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What happened to claims of ‘arson terror attacks’?

צילום: רמי לדור

The right wing claimed the recent spate of fires that plagued Israel was the result of arson, while the left called these claims incitement. A report by the Fire & Rescue Authority released two months later indicates that even when fires were labeled as arson, the evidence was not always sufficiently established. On the other hand, the claim all suspects were released is not true either.

Rabbis inciting against women, non-Jewish soldiers at IDF course

צילום: רויטרס

Cadets who have participated in recent years in courses training military rabbis reveal an extremely problematic atmosphere contradicting IDF values. The course’s lecturers, they say, consistently preach against the enlistment of women and non-Jews—Druze, Bedouins and immigrants from former Soviet countries, as well as against the army’s rules of engagement.

Amona residents threaten to resume struggle

צילום: שאול גולן

Following the failure to implement the agreement signed with them last month, and following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the new US president, the outpost’s residents are demanding a resubmission of the original Regulation Bill, or else ‘the state will have to deal with quite a difficult protest.’

Preventing the next terror attack from Israel’s prisons

צילום: דוברות שבס

There are about 6,200 security prisoners in eight of the Israel Prison Services’ detention facilities, and 70 percent of them are defined as having blood on their hands. In a joint interview, three intelligence officers serving in Israel’s most dangerous prisons discuss what it is like to be in the same room with eight murderers, how inmates are turned into informants and how MK Ghattas was caught allegedly smuggling cellphones into jail.

Unique book for auction on Israel’s 50s’ spy ring in Egypt

באדיבות בית המכירות הפומביות ווינרס

63 years after the Lavon Affair, a book is being made public that presents the Egyptian perspective on events; a former NSC head judges the book to probably have been made as Egyptian propaganda to paint Israel as a terrorist state, but considers the confessions it contains by Israelis to be authentic, if probably coerced.

How Jabel Mukaber became a terror incubator

צילום: עמית שאבי

Fadi Qunbar, who murdered an IDF officer and three cadets in the East Talpiot vehicular attack, lived not far from the two cousins who murdered five worshippers and a policeman at a Jerusalem synagogue in 2014. As the villages annexed to Jerusalem in 1967 produce more and more terrorists, there is a growing demand to separate them from the city. But according to local resident Mahmoud Awisat, the solution begins with providing basic services to the neglected neighborhoods.

Serving faithfully: US religious girls in the Israeli army

צילום: יאיר שגיא

Every year, hundreds of young Jewish American women choose to leave the Orthodox homes they grew up in and make aliyah in order to defend the State of Israel. ‘It’s a great mitzvah and an honor to serve in the IDF as a religious soldier,’ one explains; ‘I wanted to be part of the huge power defending Israel,’ says another.