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The chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, Zhang Dejiang, arrived on a state visit to Israel on Tuesday and met with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and President Reuven Rivlin. Dejiang is the highest-ranking Chinese leader to visit Israel since President Jiang Zemin visited in 2000.
Dejiang and Edelstein signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pledging to strengthen cooperation between their parliaments on a variety of issues and to share knowledge in fields such as legislation and the environment. Edelstein initiated the MOU during a visit to Beijing in May.
“China’s involvement and interest in the Middle East and in Israel in particular has been gradually growing and has reached new heights
Two seriously wounded in stabbing attack near Herod’s Gate in Old City. Terrorist neutralized.
Two police officers were stabbed by a Palestinian attacker on Monday morning, near Herod’s Gate outside Jerusalem’s Old City. A 38-year-old female officer and 47-year-old male officer, have been evacuated to the Shaare Zedek and Hadassah Ein Kerem hospitals respectively.
“An attacker arrived from the direction of the Damascus Gate when he spotted his two victims, he then approached them from the back
Israel Police raided the homes and offices of dozens of activists for the Israeli-Arab Knesset party Balad Sunday morning. Senior Balad figures and activists, lawyers and accountants, were arrested for suspected involvement in a series of offenses involving money that was received and used to fund the party. Party documents and other materials were seized, and suspects’ assets and bank accounts were frozen.
No Balad Knesset members were arrested.
Police spokespersons said that an
The widow of Israeli spy reacts to seeing the video of her husband’s hanging
The video was published Tuesday on mainstream media and Eli Cohen’s relatives watched the moments he was hung in front of a crowd in a public square in Damascus.
“There were tears and nerves as we watched, how they lowered him down from the rope into the coffin, to see three cars circling around and to see the crowd in the square with celebratory music blaring, it’s not easy,” Nadia Cohen said.
“These days it isn’t easy
A Palestinian attempted to stab IDF soldiers shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday at a checkpoint near the village of Bani Na’im in the Mount Hebron region. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said troops shot and killed the assailant, and there were no Israeli casualties. Palestinian sources identified the terrorist as 16-year-old Issa Salim Mahmoud Tarayra, a resident of Bani Na’im.
The attack followed a busy night for Israeli security forces in Judea and Samaria, with multiple operations and raids during