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State Comptroller Yosef Shapira has released the report his office wrote on the management of Operation Protective Edge.
In his report, the State Comptroller criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu, former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and former IDF Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. (Res) Benny Gantz for failing to adequately appreciate the level of threat posed by the tunnels Hamas had dug into Israel.
The report criticizes the army’s lack of proper and thorough planning for dealing with the threat to the civilian population posed by the tunnels, which enabled Hamas fighters to covertly infiltrate rural settlements (kibbutzim and moshavim) in the Gaza Environs region. “Intelligence about the tunnels was scanty at best, and did not provide IDF
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrapped up a five-day state visit to Australia Sunday, calling his talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and a slew of Jewish leaders in Sydney “wonderful” and inviting Turnbull to visit Israel later this year.
Leaders of major Jewish organizations in Melbourne and Sydney said the visit was “stellar” and emphasized Canberra’s long-standing bipartisan support for tight relations with
President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin said last Thursday that rising numbers of ultra-Orthodox men who are joining the work force is a “special blessing” for the State of Israel and called on employers not to discriminate against haredi men seeking employment.
“[The integration of haredi men into the workforce] is a national priority of the highest level,” Rivlin said.
Speaking at the ceremonial opening of the Bizmax Business Center for Innovation, a co-working hub near the Jerusalem central bus
Community activist, former NBA All-Star and current star forward for ‘Hapoel Jerusalem’ was honored by the Consulate General of Israel in New York, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and Black History Month.
Former NBA all-star, activist and star forward for ‘Hapoel Jerusalem’, Amar’e Stoudemire, was awarded Sunday night with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award by the State of Israel, and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. The honor is bestowed annually in
The Judicial Selection Committee, which convened last Wednesday, reached agreement on the appointment of four new justices to the Supreme Court. The court’s full complement is fifteen Justices.
The nine member committee is composed of three (the President and two other Associate Justices) Supreme Court Justices, the Justice Minister and another cabinet member appointed by the government, two MKs, (traditionally one from the coalition, one from the opposition, but this time both are from the