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'Good morning' Facebook post leads to arrest of Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israeli police have mistakenly arrested then released a Palestinian who posted "good morning" in Arabic on Facebook after software mistranslated it as "attack them," police and a media report said Sunday.

Israeli soldier jailed for manslaughter seeks presidential pardon

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant has asked the country's president to pardon him, the presidency said Thursday.

Israeli police arrest 120 ultra-Orthodox Jews protesting army draft

Jerusalem - Several thousand ultra-Orthodox Jews blocked a major intersection in central Jerusalem on Thursday to protest against efforts to force them to enlist in the Israeli military like their secular compatriots.

Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas: US

Jerusalem - A top aide to US President Donald Trump said Thursday that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel and disarm Hamas, following a landmark reconciliation deal signed last week.

Israel says no talks with Palestinian govt that includes armed Hamas

Jerusalem - Israel's government decided Tuesday not to negotiate with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas if the Islamist movement does not disarm, recognise the country and give up violence.

Israel advances plans for 1,292 West Bank settler homes

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities advanced plans Tuesday for 1,292 settler homes in a new push by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank, an NGO said.

Israel says judo team barred from wearing national emblems in Abu Dhabi

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced a decision by the organisers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi preventing its team from wearing national emblems and the playing of their national anthem.

Israel says strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery in response to fire

Jerusalem - Israel's military carried out an air strike on an anti-aircraft battery in Syria on Monday after it fired toward its planes, while vowing it sought no further escalation in the war-torn country.

Israeli bill could shield prime minister from investigations

Jerusalem - Israeli legislation will be proposed to shield future prime ministers from investigations while in office, an official said Monday, prompting opposition concern that Benjamin Netanyahu could use it to evade prosecution.

Netanyahu, Israeli police face off over graft probe

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli police faced off in a rare public dispute Sunday over an intensifying graft probe that has led to speculation over whether he will eventually be forced from office.

West faces Hamas dilemma after Palestinian reconciliation deal

Jerusalem - A landmark Palestinian unity deal poses a dilemma for the international community if it succeeds: how to deal with Hamas, Israel's longtime foe which is considered a terrorist organisation by much of the world.

Israel says Hamas must disarm under Palestinian unity deal

Jerusalem - Hamas must disarm and recognise Israel under a Palestinian unity deal announced on Thursday with its rival Fatah aimed at ending their decade-long split, an Israeli government official said.

Israel to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes: official

Jerusalem - Israel is to advance plans for nearly 4,000 settler homes in the occupied West Bank as part of a push to greatly boost settlement growth, an Israeli official said Tuesday.

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

Jerusalem - Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Israeli police detain dozens in 'horror clown' craze

Jerusalem - Israeli police said Monday they were on the lookout for teenagers in clown masks after fears the craze would cause violent reactions from those being frightened, with dozens already detained.

Palestinians slam 'false' comments by US Israel envoy

Jerusalem - The US ambassador in Tel Aviv has angered Palestinians with a comment downplaying Israel's 50-year occupation of the West Bank, the second such spat in a month.

Israel charges Arabs with IS-inspired Jerusalem gun plot

Jerusalem - Israeli prosecutors charged two Arab citizens on Thursday with plotting to carry out a shooting in the streets of Jerusalem's Old City out of loyalty to the Islamic State group.

Avoid 'smiley' emojis in business-to-business emails

Beersheba - When sending out that business email, the use of a smiley face emoji and similar emoticons probably won't create a positive impression, according to new research.

Army reduces sentence of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief of staff on Wednesday reduced the sentence of a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant by four months, in a case that has deeply divided the country.

Sentence of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter reduced: army

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief of staff on Wednesday reduced the sentence of a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant by four months, the army said.
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