Israel Offers Unprecedented Benefits To Bring Home Members Of ‘Lev Tahor Cult’

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs on Tuesday called on Israeli members of the extremist ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor, or “Pure Heart” cult to “come home,” offering each family unprecedented absorption benefits. Read more

Haaretz Editor Declares War on Zionism

An editor of the left-wing Haaretz daily chastised French President Emmanuel Macron for calling anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, praising anti-Zionism as “resistance” against racism and apartheid. Read more

Germany Postpones Submarine Deal Due To Corruption Probe

Germany has announced it will be postponing the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the sale of three submarines to Israel, scheduled for next week, in light of an ongoing investigation into allegations of corruption in the deal. Read more

Dayan Family Buys Africa-Israel Hotels

The Dayan family is expanding its hotel business at the expense of Africa-Israel Investments Ltd. Read more

Hiring Prostitutes In Israel Heads Toward Criminal Offense

Paying for a prostitute’s services will soon become illegal in Israel if a bill the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday becomes law. Read more

Trading In Bezeq Group Suspended As ISA Expands Probe

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) announced today that the investigation into the Bezeq group had been expanded to the deal for provision of satellite communications services between Spacecom Satellite Communications Ltd. (TASE:SCC) and satellite broadcaster Yes. Read more

For 2nd Day, Mystery Security ‘Activities’ Cause Delays At Ben Gurion Airport

A Defense Ministry decision to restrict Israel’s airspace Tuesday forced planes to wait longer than normal between takeoffs, causing a cascade of delays at Ben-Gurion Airport. Read more

Germany Reportedly Approves Israel Submarine Deal

Germany’s national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defence deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations. Read more

Russia: Earrings Worth Half A Million Dollars Confiscated

Russian media reported that customs officers at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport arrested on Thursday an Israeli woman on suspicion of smuggling diamonds worth half a million dollars. Read more

Germany Scraps Billion-Dollar Drone Deal With Israel

Germany’s plans to lease Israeli-made “Eitan” drones were suspended on Wednesday, after German lawmakers raised concerns over weapons systems installed on the unmanned aircraft. Read more