Tia Goldenberg
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Israeli police question Netanyahu again in telecom case
by Tia Goldenberg - March 27, 2018 - 2:41am
Israeli police on yesterday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country's telecom giant, one of a slew of scandals that have engulfed the...
Israel's Netanyahu pans 'baffling' French peace proposal
by Tia Goldenberg - February 16, 2016 - 2:06pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that the French initiative to hold an international peace conference is "baffling" and bound for failure, casting doubt on the first push for peace between...
Impending natural gas deal angers many Israelis
by Tia Goldenberg - December 7, 2015 - 12:51pm
As Israel prepares to push through a long-delayed landmark natural gas deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a growing backlash by protesters who accuse him of using shady backroom dealings and strong-arm...
Israel welcomes video surveillance at holy site
by Tia Goldenberg - October 25, 2015 - 4:21pm
Israel's prime minister on yesterday welcomed a US-brokered plan to install video surveillance at a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, saying it could help refute claims that Israel is trying to expand the Jewish presence...
Israel: Assailant opens fire on bus station, soldier killed
by Tia Goldenberg - October 18, 2015 - 6:10pm
An Arab attacker armed with a gun and a knife opened fire in a southern Israel bus station on Sunday, police said, killing an Israeli soldier and wounding 10 people in one of the boldest attacks yet in a monthlong...
Israeli rabbis create independent Jewish conversion court
by Tia Goldenberg - August 11, 2015 - 1:46pm
A group of Israeli rabbis has created an independent Jewish conversion court, defying the country's Orthodox establishment's monopoly on religious affairs.
Israel says it busted Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas
by Tia Goldenberg - March 3, 2015 - 4:11am
Israel said on yesterday it has busted an Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring that funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing Israel's stringent border security to help Hamas...
Israeli military divided over Gaza war probes
by Tia Goldenberg - January 6, 2015 - 2:21pm
A fierce debate is raging within Israel's military over the extent to which soldiers should be held legally accountable for their actions during last year's Gaza war, with commanders increasingly at odds with military...
Jesus' birthplace grapples with modern traffic challenges
by Tia Goldenberg - December 23, 2014 - 5:40pm
It's Christmas season and the little town of Bethlehem is jammed with a big-city problem: Traffic snarling streets everywhere, including around the church marking the spot where tradition says Jesus was born. The...
Skepticism greets east Jerusalem Arab housing plan
by Tia Goldenberg - September 9, 2014 - 7:03am
Jerusalem's municipality has approved a large-scale construction project in an Arab neighborhood of the city's eastern sector, a plan it hopes will address a longstanding housing crunch but which also draws attention...
Israeli lawmakers begin to vote for new president
by Tia Goldenberg - June 11, 2014 - 3:41am
Israeli legislators on yesterday began voting to choose the country's next president to replace outgoing Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who brought international gravitas to the post.
Israeli bill could complicate future peace talks
by Tia Goldenberg - June 9, 2014 - 3:37am
Israel's Cabinet approved a bill yesterday that could complicate future Palestinian prisoner releases, a central element of negotiations with the Palestinians.
African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal
by Tia Goldenberg - April 12, 2014 - 3:01am
Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel's Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held.
TV ad puppets electrify Israeli gay rights debate
by Tia Goldenberg - October 13, 2013 - 2:20am
The goal was merely to promote clean energy in Israel — but television ads starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instead unleashed a debate about gay pride.
Star-studded party for Israeli president's 90th
by Tia Goldenberg - June 19, 2013 - 7:10am
Israeli and global leaders, local celebrities and Hollywood superstars celebrated under one roof yesterday to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres for his upcoming 90th birthday, reflecting world respect for one...
Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows
by Tia Goldenberg - June 7, 2013 - 1:31am
In an expansive hangar in central Israel, workers toil on one of the world's most contentious aircraft, fitting dozens of drones with advanced sensors, cameras and lasers before they are shipped to militaries worldwide...
Israel police guard women praying at Jewish site
by Tia Goldenberg - May 11, 2013 - 2:03am
Israeli police with metal barriers and human chains on Friday held back thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesters who tried to prevent a liberal Jewish women's group from praying at a key holy site, the first time police...
Sex ed book in Hebrew for Israel's Orthodox Jews
by Tia Goldenberg - May 2, 2013 - 1:06am
A how-to book translated into Hebrew aims to teach Israel's Orthodox Jews about sex, targeting an audience typically mum on the steamy subject.
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