Christmas 2021: Christians in Israel

On the eve of Christmas, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) released statistics on the Christian population in the country. By Erin Viner About 182,000 Christians live in Israel, compromising…

Bennett vows to restore calm in Arab sector

“To the Arab citizens of Israel, I want to say: You deserve personal security; therefore, we are here taking action and we will continue to do so,” said Israeli Prime…

Israeli budget approved after 3.5-year stalemate

Approval of the 2022 national budget bolsters the stability and fiscal responsibility of the diverse, cross-partisan coalition government led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. By Erin Viner The vote of…

Israel combats Arab sector violence

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a four-year national plan aimed at eradicating escalating violence in the country’s Arab communities. By Erin Viner Crime in the Arab sector “is permeating the…

Israeli population tops 9.3 million

As is traditional at the start of the Jewish New Year Rosh HaShana, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released the national population figures. By Erin Viner There are now 9,391,000…

Israel prepares for Palestinian Day of Rage

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a broad intelligence briefing ahead of today's scheduled parade in Jerusalem, attended by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, Police Commissioner Yaakov…

Knesset vote on new government 13 June

Israel’s Knesset will convene to vote on approving the coalition government proposed by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid this coming Sunday, 13 June. “It’s happening!” a jubilant Lapid posted on…

Netanyahu alleges election fraud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed that the newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him is the result of “the greatest election fraud” in history. "We are…

Arab Islamists help clinch coalition deal

Inclusion of an Arab Islamist party in Israel’s nascent coalition government has sparked widespread reaction. The United Arab List (UAL, or Ra’am according to its Hebrew acronym) joined the centrist…

Lapid reaches a coalition deal

Israeli Opposition leader Yair Lapid announced that agreement has been reached with his political allies to form a new government. "I am honored to inform you that I have succeeded…