Lakewood – Beeper Store Operator Iillegally Moved Millions

An operator of a beeper store in downtown Lakewood that was a focus of an investigation this year pleaded guilty Thursday to running a business that illegally sent millions of dollars across the country. Read more

Comverse Ex-CEO Jacob ‘Kobi’ Alexander Sentenced To 30 Months

Former Comverse CEO Kobi Alexander, who was convicted in New York of securities offences, was sentenced today. Read more

Judge Throws Out Plea Deal, Jails Ex-Chief Rabbi For 4.5 Years

In a rare move, a Jerusalem judge on Thursday rejected a plea deal for former chief rabbi Yona Metzger, handing down a harsher sentence of four and a half years in prison on a slew of bribery and corruption charges. Read more

Israel Police: Arrests Made In Celebrity Targeting Bombing Campaign

Israel Police prevented the explosion of an explosive device under the car of soccer player Kobi Musa in Ramat Hasharon and arrested two suspects, who they also believe as belonging to a group of criminals who have planted bombs intended for other Israeli celebrities. Read more

Israeli Extradited To US To Face Drug, Money Laundering Charges

BOSTON — An Israeli national has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of drug trafficking and international money laundering, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Read more

Two Israelis Arrested For Murder In Bulgaria

Police in Bulgaria said they arrested two Israeli brothers on Thursday, who allegedly killed a third Israeli man, an acquaintance, apparently beating him and leaving him to die in a forest. Read more

Ashkelon Mayor Charged In Bribe Case Involving Hush Money Over Sexual

The mayor of Ashkelon, Itamar Shimoni, was indicted Tuesday for accepting bribes, breach of trust and tax-related offenses. Read more

Authorities Crack Down on ‘Modesty Police’ In Jerusalem

Authorities in Jerusalem arrested two men Monday morning in an apparent crackdown on a vigilante “modesty squad” which has operated for years in the capital’s haredi neighborhoods. Read more

‘These Demonstrators Are Desecrating God’s Name’

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan (Jewish Home) slammed the haredi demonstrations against enlistment in the IDF which have occurred around the country this week. Read more

Haredi Soldier Pelted With Rocks By Ultra-Orthodox Yeshiva Students

A member of the Haredi community, recently discharged from the IDF, was attacked by an ultra-Orthodox mob of yeshiva students Wednesday night when they surrounded him, subjected him to verbal abuse and threw garbage cans and even stones at him. Read more