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28-May-2019 Jerusalem

No reason to spend billions on fresh elections : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced that he is trying his best to form a new government in the last 48 hours before the deadline."You can do a lot of things in 48 hours. There is no reason in the world to paralyse the state for another half...

21-Jan-2019 Jerusalem

Netanyahu : Iran to face consequences for threatening Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Iran would face consequences for threatening Israel, hours after Israeli fighter jets struck targets in Syria's capital Damascus."We are acting against Iran and the Syrian forces that abet the Iranian...

09-Dec-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin agree to arrange security meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Saturday to soon arrange a meeting between security delegations of the two countries.The agreement was reached during the earlier phone talks between the two leaders over...

03-Dec-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet Pompeo in Brussels

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he will meet US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later in the day in Brussels to discuss regional issues.A statement issued by Netanyahu's Office said he will depart for Belgium later in the day, adding...

15-Oct-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu warns Hamas after increased riots at Gaza border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas on Sunday that if it continues the violent attacks against Israel, "it will be stopped in a very painful way".Netanyahu made the remarks at the weekly Israeli Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Xinhua reported.The...

19-Sep-2018 Jerusalem

Israel 'regrets' Russian aircrew death in Syria : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin to convey Israel's condolences to the death of Russian aircrew shot down by Syrian forces during an Israeli airstrike.The phone talk came after Syrian air defense missiles...

13-Aug-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu criticizes rallies against nation-state law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday criticized rallies that took place in Tel Aviv against a controversial law recently approved by parliament declaring Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.Netanyahu was referring to a rally organized...

06-Aug-2018 Jerusalem

Fertility treatments may up autism risk in children

Be cautious while planning fertility treatment as it may increase the risk of autism in your child, a new study has found.The researchers found that the odds of having a child on the autistic spectrum for those who underwent fertility treatments were 1.5...

03-May-2018 Jerusalem

Abbas's speech on Holocaust anti-Semitic : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday criticized Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for giving what he considered to be an anti-Semitic speech.The Israeli premier condemned the Palestinian leader's statements made during a Monday speech in...

07-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

10 Palestinians killed in border clashes

The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces during protests in the Gaza Strip has climbed to 10 while over 1,000 others were wounded by bullets, Palestinian officials said on Saturday.The incident occurred on Friday when the Israeli Army...

04-Apr-2018 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump talk about Iran

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on phone on Wednesday amidst Israel's concerns over US planned withdrawal of troops from Syria.Netanyahu and Trump discussed "regional developments and Iran", the Israeli Prime...

13-Jan-2018 Jerusalem

Nagila : A vegan restaurant which oozes warmth and freshness

It's a restaurant that oozes warmth from the moment you step in. Run by a mother and daughter as if it is their home, Nagila offers several innovative vegan delicacies.Located in Jerusalem's Even Yisrael neighborhood, close to the iconic Machane Yehuda market,...

07-Sep-2017 Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu asks Red Cross to help bring back Israeli civilians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to help bring back Israeli civilians held in Gaza. He made the request in his meeting with ICRC President Peter Maurer in Jerusalem on Wednesday.Netanyahu said Israel...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Narendra Modi meets three Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met three recipients of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, an award instituted by the Indian government for Indians abroad who achieve success in various fields."Living bridges of excellence between #IndiaIsrael. PM meets...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Narendra Modi visits Israel Museum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu, visited the Israel Museum here on Wednesday for an exhibition of Indian Jewish heritage.The two leaders visited three main exhibits, according to information provided by the Indian...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel agree on strategic partnership in water, agriculture

India and Israel on Wednesday agreed to establish a "Strategic Partnership in Water and Agriculture" that will focus, among other areas, water conservation and reuse of water for agriculture."Recognising its centrality for development, India and Israel agreed...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel seek to boost trade, investment

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel on Wednesday called for realizing the full potential of bilateral trade and investment."The two Prime Ministers noted the importance of realizing the full potential of bilateral trade...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Indian Cultural Centre to be set up in Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that an Indian Cultural Centre would be set up in Israel."Appreciating the contribution of the Jewish community in India and Jews of Indian origin in Israel in bringing the two societies closer, Prime Minister...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Israeli Leader of Opposition calls on Narendra Modi

Leader of Opposition in Israel Isaac Herzog called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday."Stressing on consensus on strengthening India-Israel relationship, Leader of Opposition Isaac Herzog calls on PM Narendra Modi," External Affairs Ministry...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel reiterate commitment to combating terrorism

Following bilateral discussions headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu here, India and Israel on Wednesday reiterated their commitment to combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."Recognising that terrorism...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel agree to combat radicalization and terror

India and Israel on Wednesday decided to scale up their relationship in the fight against terror, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the two countries have "agreed to do much more to protect our strategic interests" and to combat rising radicalization...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel to cooperate in fight against terrorism : Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India and Israel have agreed to cooperate in the fight against terrorism and growing radicalization."India has suffered first hand the violence and hatred spread by terror, so has Israel," Modi said while jointly...

05-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Narendra Modi calls on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin here on Wednesday, the second day of his three-day visit to Israel."I am very grateful to the President for welcoming me so warmly," Modi told the media. "He broke protocol and came out...

04-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

India, Israel make call for fight against terrorism

India and Israel on Tuesday jointly called for resolutely opposing the menace of terrorism and the defeat of this global scourge.Jointly addressing the media here along with Israeli counterpart Benjam Netanyahu ahead of a one-on-one dinner between them, Prime...

04-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Narendra Modi visits Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem

Soon after his arrival here in the first-ever visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel, Narendra Modi, accompanied by his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday visited Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.Modi...

03-Jul-2017 Jerusalem

Israel ready for Modi's 'historic visit' : Netanyahu

Israel is preparing for "a historic visit" by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday."This is a historic first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Israel in 70 years," Netanyahu told his weekly cabinet...

22-May-2017 Jerusalem

Donald Trump pays historic visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall

Donald Trump on Monday became the first visiting US President to visit the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, in Jerusalem's Old City.The historic visit is part of Trump's efforts to highlight "the need for unity among three of the world's great...

13-Feb-2017 Jerusalem

I and Trump 'see eye-to-eye' on Mideast issues : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday before departing to Washington that he and US President Donald Trump have shared views on Middle East issues."The alliance between Israel and the US has always been very strong, and it's about to be even...

08-Jan-2017

4 killed as truck runs over pedestrians in Jerusalem

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in Jerusalem on Sunday when a truck ploughed into pedestrians in a busy shopping area, police said.A number of people were trapped under the truck near the Armon Hanatziv promenade, Haaretz daily reported adding...

29-Nov-2016 Jerusalem

Israel won't allow IS to open new border front : Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel will not allow a new "front of terror" in the Golan Heights, a day after Islamic State (IS) militants clashed with Israeli soldiers."There have been attempts to attack our forces," Netanyahu said on...

09-Oct-2016 Jerusalem

8 injured in Jerusalem shooting attack

At least eight persons were injured in a drive-by shooting attack in Jerusalem on Sunday.The shooting took place at Ammunition Hill light rail station, near the national headquarters of the Israel police, Haaretz news reported.According to Magen David Adom...

26-Sep-2016 Jerusalem

Facebook apologises for disabling Palestinian journalists' accounts

Facebook has apologised for disabling accounts of several Palestinian journalists and activists, saying "the pages were removed in error and restored as soon as we were able to investigate".An anti-Facebook campaign was launched after the social networking giant...

05-Sep-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Benjamin Netanyahu mulling over Putin's peace talks offer

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering a proposal by Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow, his office said in a statement on Monday.The statement came following Netanyahu's meeting in Jerusalem...

28-Jun-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Foetal brain's disrupted immunity may up schizophrenia, autism risks

Viral infection in mothers may cause the development of disrupted foetal immune system in babies which may lead to certain neurodevelopmental disorders in later life, a study has found.The findings showed that the mother's infection with the cytomegalovirus...

20-Jun-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Ratification of nuclear test ban only 'matter of time': Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would ratify a treaty banning nuclear tests, according to a statement from his office.Netanyahu, who met on Monday morning with Lassina Zerbo, head of the UN organization overseeing the Comprehensive...

01-Jun-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Netanyahu vows to keep East Jerusalem under Israeli control

Only two days before a Middle East peace summit in Paris, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Wednesday to keep East Jerusalem under Israeli control "for eternity"."Jerusalem is the nation's heart, our undivided capital," Xinhua news agency...

29-May-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Five Palestinians arrested over bus attack in Jerusalem

Israeli security forces have arrested five Palestinians who orchestrated an explosive attack on a Jerusalem bus in April, the Israeli army said on Sunday.At least 21 Israelis were injured in the explosion on the bus in Jerusalem on April 18, Xinhua news agency...

15-May-2016 Jerusalem (Israel)

Netanyahu accuses Iran of 'preparing another Holocaust'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed at Iran on Sunday for holding its annual Holocaust denial cartoon contest, charging that Tehran was “preparing another Holocaust” against the Jewish people.Iran “denies the Holocaust, mocks the Holocaust, and...

12-Apr-2016 Jerusalem

Israel responsible for airstrikes in Syria: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel has carried out "dozens" of attacks in Syria to prevent weapons transfers to Lebanon's Hezbollah.This was the most explicit statement Netanyahu, who visited a practice of reserve military soldiers...

04-Apr-2016 Jerusalem

Palestinian president can meet me 'any day': Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he is willing to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, responding to a television statement the latter made last week."A few days ago, on Israeli television, I heard President Abbas say that if I invite...

27-Mar-2016 Jerusalem

Israeli PM goes soft on soldier who shot Palestinian

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu softened his stance on Sunday against a soldier accused of killing a Palestinian attacker at point blank while lying wounded on the ground.Netanyahu said the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) "maintain high ethical values"...

07-Mar-2016 Jerusalem

Israeli researchers find ancient winery in Canaanite palace

Researchers have for the first time discovered a winery within a Canaanite palace belonging to the Middle Bronze Age in the excavations of ancient Israel.The winery produced high quality wine that helped the Canaanite ruling family to impress their visitors, heads...

11-Feb-2016 Jerusalem

Situation not yet right for two-state solution: Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the parliament on Wednesday that the situation is not yet right for a two-state solution aimed at ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a statement from his office read.In a speech during a special Knesset (parliament)...

18-Jan-2016 Jerusalem

Relations with Israel of highest importance for India: Sushma Swaraj

India attaches the highest importance to its relations with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said as she met Israel's top leadership, including President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.“India attaches the highest...

18-Jan-2016 Jerusalem

Sushma Swaraj meets Israel's defence minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Monday, the second day of her visit to Israel.“Taking India Israel ties further. EAM @SushmaSwaraj meets with Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon in Jerusalem,” external affairs...

08-Jan-2016 Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers kill 2 Palestinians

Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and severely wounded another on Thursday after the three allegedly tried to stab soldiers in the West Bank, the Israeli army said.According to a military spokesperson, three knife-wielding Palestinians arrived at the Gush...

02-Jan-2016 Jerusalem

Israel returns bodies of 23 Palestinian 'attackers'

Israel on Friday returned the bodies of 23 Palestinians killed in recent attacks against Israelis to the Palestinian authority, the Israeli army said.Seventeen of the dead Palestinians were from Hebron, three from the area of Ramallah, two from Jenin and one...

28-Oct-2015 Jerusalem

Netanyahu slams Arab-Israeli lawmaker's visit to Al-Aqsa

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday condemned a visit by an Arab-Israeli lawmaker to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa, saying such visits are bound to incite more tensions.Netanyahu said the visit by Basel Ghattas, a Christian lawmaker with...

16-Oct-2015 Jerusalem

Hebrew University Confers Honorary Doctorate on President

Hebrew University conferred Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday (October 15, 2015) at a ceremony held in Jerusalem, Israel.Speaking on the occasion, the President said he accepts the doctorate as the President of India, on behalf of the...

14-Oct-2015 Jerusalem

Vodafone case example of Indian rule of law: Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said the court ruling against the Indian government in what has come to be called the Vodafone tax case was testimony to the rule of law that prevails in the country.Making a pitch for Israeli investments in a host of areas,...

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