Gafni: ‘It’s irresponsible to go to elections now, but we won’t stop it’

Netanyahu and Gafni (Photo: Motti Kimchi) YNetNews By: Moran Azulay, Yuval Karni, Itamar Eichner   United Torah Judaism MK says that while ultra-Orthodox parties are against going to elections over the IPBC crisis between Netanyahu and Kahlon, they would not pose obstacles if the prime minister makes good on his threat.   MK Moshe Gafni (United

Rivlin rejects former PM Olmert’s pardon request

Olmert going on furlough from prison (Photo: Tal Shachar) YnetNews By: Itamar Eichner   President says his authority to grant pardons cannot be used as a form of appeal to a court's sentence, and that he would be willing to commute Olmert's sentence if a parole board grants his request for early release

Israel plans mass evacuation if war erupts again

American servicemen and Israeli soldiers participate in a joint drill simulating a rocket attack at a base in Hatzor (Photo: AP, file photo) YNetNews By: Associated Press If Gaza or Lebanon's terrorist organizations decide to go to war with Israel, they could find their usual targets empty, as Israel draws up plans to

Jerusalem terrorist’s father speaks at the UN: ‘Israel is an executioner’

Aliyan Sr. in Geneva YNetNews By: Roi Yanovsky and Elior Levi Mohammed Aliyan, whose son murdered three Israelis in a terror attack at east Talpiot in 2015, heads a delegation of families of terrorists and prisoners, decrying Israel’s treatment at the UN Human Rights Council: ‘They demolish our homes, arrest us and expel

Judges panel selected for Azaria appeal hearings

Azaria with his parents in court (Photo: Motti Kimchi) YNetNews By: Tova Tzimuki, Yoav Zitun Military Appeals Court Chief Justice Maj. Gen. Doron Piles to lead judges panel, which will also include National Labor Court Chief Justice Yigal Plitman and Jerusalem District Court Judge Zvi Segal, as well as two senior IDF officers. The

Iranian FM chides Netanyahu over Purim spiel, says Persians saved the Jews 3 times

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaking at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, February 19, 2017. (AFP Photo/Christof Stache) Times of Israel By: Raphael Ahren and Times of Israel Staff Mohammed Javad Zarif accuses PM of spreading ‘bigoted lies’ by saying that modern Iran, like

Military prosecution appeals lenient sentence given to Azaria

Azaria with his parents in court (Photo: Motti Kimchi) YNetNews By: Yoav Zitun Following decision by the soldier himself to appeal his conviction, the Military Advocate General decides to appeal 18-month sentence; Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after shooting dead a wounded Palestinian terrorist in Hebron. The Military Advocate General on Tuesday filed an