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The Cabinet approved on Tuesday afternoon the appointment of Regional Cooperation Minister, Tzachi Hanegbi, as acting Communications Minister for a period of three months.
On February 19 Netanyahu sent a letter to Cabinet Secretary Braverman officially resigning from his position as Minister of Communications, following the Supreme Court’s ruling that in light of the criminal investigation against him regarding his relations with the media, he could not continue holding the portfolio. Netanyahu appointed Minister Tzachi Hanegbi to fulfill his duties as Minister of Communications for an interim 90 day period.
Hanegbi was elected for the first time as a member of Knesset for the Likud party in 1988 and served in parliament for 22
Last November settlement leaders celebrated the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for president, expecting the departure of former President Barack Obama from the White House to usher in an unlimited period of Israeli building around Judea and Samaria. More recently, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu looked more relaxed and confident last week following his meeting with Trump at the White House than at any time in recent years.
But whereas in Washington the two leaders
Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Monday that his office will host an international conference of homeland, police and domestic security officials to devise common solutions to the challenge of terror and incitement.
Speaking in Jerusalem to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Erdan said that not a week goes by without ministers from other democracies reaching out to learn from Israel’s experience in fighting terror.
“The world is finally learning
Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier convicted of manslaughter for the killing of a neutralized terrorist last March, has been sentenced to a year-and-a-half prison sentence. He will serve the sentence in a military prison and will have his military rank reduced from Sergeant to Private. Azaria also received an additional suspended sentence.
The defense has already said it will appeal the conviction to the Supreme Court and has requested a stay of sentence until the appeal has been heard. The
Inspectors of the Israel Antiquities Authority Unit for the Prevention of Antiquities Robbery caught on Monday a cell of antiquities robbers while they were conducting illegal excavations in an ancient cave near the area of Gvaot Goral in the Negev.
The presumed robbers apparently aimed at finding a hidden treasure which would have been buried in the cave according to a Bedouin legend. This cell is the second one caught in the south in the past month alone.
The four members of the cell