10 countries are now tracking phone data as Covid-19 heralds a massive increase in surveillance

2020-03-21 17:00

Coronavirus has meant a massive increase in surveillance.

Israel's elite Mossad unit set up a diving resort in the 1980s to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of Sudan

2020-03-17 07:42

Mossad agents posed as hotel staff and diving instructors at the Arous beach resort by day, and evacuated refugees out of the continent by night.

Pieter du Toit: Israelis are done with the Palestinians, and in Tel Aviv life goes on

2020-01-29 19:11

The "peace plan" for Israel and Palestine seems to be a logical conclusion for the former's seeming indifference to the future of the West Bank and Gaza, writes Pieter du Toit. The contrast between the charmed life people lead in Tel Aviv, and what happens in the border country, is stark.

At a pro-Israel conference, US president Donald Trump told Jewish voters they'd vote for him to avoid a wealth tax

2019-12-09 11:13

During his speech to the Israeli American Council, Trump also said some Jewish people 'don't love Israel enough.'

Israel is determined to topple Netanyahu — but the country's entire political system might be headed down with him

2019-11-23 16:54

Israel's political future is as murky as Netanyahu's legal future — and both remain haplessly tied to one another.

Netanyahu has been chosen to form Israel's new government, but time is running out for the long-standing leader who is facing a possible criminal indictment

2019-09-26 10:39

Though challenger Benny Gantz has won slightly more seats in Israel’s parliament, Netanyahu has been endorsed by more parties to form a government.

Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off stage at a campaign rally after a rocket was launched towards the Israeli city where he was speaking

2019-09-12 08:26

Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu announced that Israel would annex portions of the West Bank if he wins the upcoming snap elections slated for next week.

Trump ranted for 35 minutes in 31-degree heat, calling the prime minister of Denmark 'nasty,' repeating his claim that Jewish voters are 'disloyal,' and saying it 'isn't my trade war'

2019-08-22 11:45

Trump has had a tumultuous week, from calling Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats "disloyal" to sparring with the prime minister of Denmark.

Israel's ambassador to Brazil tried to hide his non-kosher meal — and it failed spectacularly

2019-07-10 08:40

Israel's ambassador to Brazil tried to hide his lobster lunch with President Jair Bolsonaro. He might be in the market for a photoshop pro.

A man reportedly robbed almost R120,000 from 2 banks in Israel while carrying an avocado that looked like a grenade

2019-06-14 09:17

A man robbed two bank locations in southern Israel armed with an avocado that he convinced tellers was a grenade, according to The Times of Israel.


Israel is tracking its coronavirus patients via their phones to make sure they obey quarantine policies

2020-03-19 07:32

"We are at a war with an invisible enemy — the virus," said Prime Minister Netanyhau when he first announced the measures.

Israel's prime minister narrowly wins his third election in less than a year

2020-03-03 12:10

While Netanyahu is projected to be the winner of this election, it's unclear if he can form a coalition government before his March 17 criminal trial.

Donald Trump's Middle East 'peace plan' was immediately rejected by Palestine. Critics said it's a PR stunt for Netanyahu ahead of an election.

2020-01-29 15:06

Critics of Trump's plan view it as little more than a publicity stunt for the embattled Israeli prime minister, which makes lasting peace harder.

US president Donald Trump could be handing a big win to Iran and Russia by withholding military aid to Lebanon as it spirals into a crisis

2019-11-29 08:24

US President Donald Trump has frozen over $100 million (R1.4 billion) in military aid to Lebanon as it faces a major political crisis, and offered no explanation as to why.

Russia may have taken Israel's most advanced missile from Syria — and could figure out how to defeat it

2019-11-07 09:45

Experts worry that the Russian military could learn how to defeat the missile system or refine its air defense systems.

A chatbot for Benjamin Netanyahu's Facebook was suspended for warning that Israel's Arab politicians 'want to destroy us all'

2019-09-13 17:08

Facebook said the campaign post violated its hate speech policies and the bot would be banned for 24 hours.

Inside the secretive Israeli spyware startup scene, where the notorious NSO Group has spawned a web of companies that hack into devices

2019-09-06 16:08

NSO Group's founders and alumni have spawned a web of more than a dozen similar startups, many of which operate in secret,

Donald Trump looked up at the sky and said 'I am the chosen one' hours after tweeting that Israeli Jews regard him as the ‘King of Israel’

2019-08-21 20:40

US President Donald Trump said life would be easier if he wasn't locked in the trade war with Beijing but that someone had to take on China for unfair trade practices.

Israel unveils a new settlement called 'Trump Heights', which isn't actually new and doesn't even really exist

2019-06-17 12:33

Critics have dismissed the move as a PR stunt meant to stroke the ego of US President Donald Trump, and its creation is not legally binding.

Israel has been plunged into political chaos — and experts say this could be the end of the line for Netanyahu

2019-05-31 17:47

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government, forcing Israel into snap elections this September. Here's everything you need to know.

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