Steve Silvenchev is another of several post-IDF Israelis who are or have been imprisoned abroad for the ‘crime’ of forgetting to clean out a backpack that was used during his army service.
By Yosef Berger
Steve Silvenchev, an Israeli tourist in India, had been in jail in Mumbai for seven months, after authorities there found a bullet in a backpack that he had used at times during his stint in the IDF. They were detected when he went through security in Mumbai when he arrived on what was planned to be a post-army hike. Equipment at Ben Gurion Airport did not pick up the bullets. Continue Reading »
The charge claims the former official residence’s superintendent rights were trampled on by PMO, Netanyahus, and that Sara Netanyahu mistreated him.
A suit against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Prime Minister’s Office has been filed with the Jerusalem District Labor Court by a former body guard and superintendent of the Prime Minister’s Residence who claims he was exploited and mistreated by his high-ranking employer.
The suit, first published by Channel 2, claimed that Meni Naftali was exploited and his rights were trampled on while he was working for the Netanyahus’ official household staff. He is now suing for millions of shekels in compensation. Continue Reading »
Unimpressed by game that has been downloaded millions of times, Miley Cyrus’ lawyers threaten lawsuit over Israeli game that parodies her song, ‘Wrecking ball’.
By Sagi Cohen
An Israeli soldier has found himself at the heart of dispute with world-famous pop star Miley Cyrus over an app parodying her hit video “Wrecking Ball.”
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball – Screenshot
When 20-year-old Tal Dahabani developed the “Flying Cyrus” game, he never imagined he would get a lawsuit threat from the famous singer.
In the game, the player is required to help a drawing of Cyrus’s head to avoid hammers and wrecking balls. Continue Reading »
Category: Israel News
Orthodox 46 yr-old man affiliated with radical Neturei Karta sect was sentenced to prison for 4.5 years after admitted to flying to Iranian embassy in Berlin, offering to work as a spy for the Iranian regime, and also offered to kill a Zionist.
By Aviel Magnezi
An anti-Zionist haredi man was sentenced to four and a half years in jail for offering to spy for Iran against Israel.
The Neturei Karta suspect – Photo: Alex Kolomoisky
The man, Itzhak Bergel, who belongs to the radical Neturei Karta sect, admitted to making the offer to the Iranian regime as part of a plea bargain. Continue Reading »
Female Syrian teenager who was injured and later treated in an Israeli hospital, claims returning to Syria would risk her life, and relatives in another Arabic country are prepared to take her in.
By Aviel Magnezi
A Syrian teenager who has been hospitalized at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa has filed a petition with the High Court of Justice in recent days requesting to not send her back to her country.
A Syrian patient in his hospital bed in Israel – Photo: Channel 10 screenshot
The girl claims in the appeal that returning to her homeland may risk her life, and that she had already lost several family members in the battles in which she was injured. Continue Reading »
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is set to open the trial in absentia on Thursday against the Hezbollah defendants alleged to have assassinated former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri and killed 21 others on February 14, 2005.
Billboards of Rafik Hariri in Sidon – Photo: Ali Hashisho / Reuters
To date, the case has riled, divided and inflamed already hot disputes between Lebanon’s Sunni and Shiite population, with Sunnis demanding justice and Hezbollah claiming the case was pushed forward by Western countries trying to reduce and besmirch its name (even though the court was formed with Lebanon’s consent.) Continue Reading »
Israeli group turns to court to protect historical building as Palestinian Arab claims ownership, and brings in heavy machinery to begin construction.
By Maayana Miskin
A historic site in the Binyamin region north of Jerusalem may be destroyed if Israel’s courts do not intervene, the Regavim organization has warned.
Khan Lubin – Oved Arad, Regavim
The ancient structure of Khan Lubin is located near the Israeli town of Maaleh Levona. Residents of the town and other nearby communities have made an effort to preserve the site over the years.
However, in recent months Palestinian Arabs have increasingly been coming to the site, and, Regavim warns, have been doing damage to the ancient structure. Continue Reading »
Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman will be made foreign minister again next week, Knesset sources said after his acquittal from corruption Wednesday.
Avigdor Liberman – Photo: Marc Israel-Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
Liberman was expected to return to the job he held in the last Knesset, Foreign Minister, as soon as Monday, when he is set to be will be sworn in as a minister in the Knesset.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed Liberman back to the government, with other ministers following suit.
“I congratulate you on your unanimous acquittal and am glad you are returning to the Government of Israel so we can continue to work together for the good of the people of Israel,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said. Continue Reading »
Jordanian citizen sentenced to 9 years in jail & 80 lashes by Riyadh court for communicating with Israeli PM & ‘Zionist’ intelligence officer.
DUBAI – A Saudi court convicted a Jordanian citizen of spying for Israel and sentenced him to nine years in jail and 80 lashes, a pro-government Saudi newspaper reported on Wednesday.
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Prisoners (Illustrative) – Photo: Tal Cohen
The Arabic-language al-Riyadh newspaper did not identify the Jordanian but said the Riyadh criminal court found him guilty of “writing to the Israeli prime minister and communicating with a Zionist (Israeli) intelligence officer” by email and receiving a financial payment.
The Baku Court in Azerbaijan sentences an Iranian spy to 15 years in jail for plotting a terror attack on the Israeli embassy in the country.
By Elad Benari, Canada
A court in Azerbaijan on Friday sentenced an alleged Iranian spy to 15 years in jail for plotting an attack on the Israeli embassy in the country, AFP reports.
Iranian citizen Bahram Feyzi, who was arrested by Azerbaijani security forces in March, was sentenced by the Baku Court on Grave Crimes, court officials said.
According to court documents, Feyzi, who was also found guilty of espionage and drug possession, was accused of being an agent of the secret service of neighboring Iran. Continue Reading »
BREAKING NEWS FROM CAIRO:
2 1/2 months after Morsi was deposed, Egypt’s High Court orders gov’t to seize funds & administer the frozen assets in toughest crackdown on Islamist movement in decades.
An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
Pro-Morsi demonstrators chant slogans at Nasr City in Cairo, July 28, 2013. – Photo: AP
“The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,” said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed. Continue Reading »