Urgent updates : Volunteer reservists stay away; protesters attacked * PM orders crackdown on dissenters; his son makes Nazi comparisons * Rabbi in paradise * Plight of mail-order-brides

abraham Weizfeld PhD

Times of Israel

The daily edition

Sunday, March 19, 2023






Hundreds of elite IDF reservists stop showing up for duty over judicial overhaul

By Emanuel Fabian

Officers and soldiers who volunteer in Military Intelligence’s Special Operations Division and cyber warfare units begin boycott ‘until this attempted coup is over’




As violence against protesters escalates, opposition blames Netanyahu’s ‘incitement’

By ToI Staff

Man said to ram car into Herzliya group; motorcyclist drives into Givatayim crowd; multiple assault reports; well-known Likud activist calls women ‘Hitler’s contemptible handmaids’






PM: IDF chief must crack down on insubordination, police on road-blocking protesters

By ToI Staff

Netanyahu denounces ‘violence from any side’ but doesn’t mention attacks on protesters; implicitly links anti-government rallies to Iranian nuclear program and Palestinian terror




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Live updates

LIVE: High Court rules that Ben Gvir cannot issue operational orders to police forces

By Amy Spiro

In response to petition decrying minister’s intervention in demonstrations, Supreme Court Justice Isaac Amit rules he must ‘refrain from’ instructing cops ‘directly or indirectly’






Coalition heads to hold talks on softening judicial overhaul; opposition: ‘A joke’

By ToI Staff

Justice Minister Levin to take part in meeting, during which participants will reportedly mull unilateral moderation of bill to give ruling majority control over selecting judges










A match made in desperation: New Israeli film unveils plight of mail-order-brides

By Rich Tenorio

Playing at the Boston Jewish Film Festival, ‘Valeria is Getting Married’ touches on the murky morality of these mutualistic relationships – and their resulting emotional toll





Top Ops


Jamie Ben-Cnaan

The future Israelis we risk losing

Potential newcomers may be willing to sacrifice convenience and luxury – they won’t forego their democratic liberties



Assaf Shapira

Israel is still a free country – but now with a warning sign

A top democracy index hasn’t yet ranked Israel with Hungary. That will change if the majority becomes all powerful



Palestinian Islamic Jihad claims senior engineer assassinated by Israel in Syria

By Emanuel Fabian

Gaza-based terror group describes killing of Ali Ramzi al-Aswad as ‘bearing fingerprints of Zionist enemy’; IDF doesn’t respond to rocket attack from Strip ahead of Aqaba summit




Residents of south, opposition MKs slam government’s lack of response to Gaza rocket

By ToI Staff

‘They’re again forgetting us,’ says Sderot man after another attack from Hamas-ruled Strip apparently goes unanswered; ministers mum on failure to retaliate




IDF: Rocket launched from Gaza at south, causes no injuries

By Emanuel Fabian



Ancient rest stop with flowery mosaic to host tired travelers once again

By Melanie Lidman

Israel Antiquities Authority teams up with residents from central town of Shoham during Good Deeds Day to spruce up 1,800-year-old spot for travelers to take a break



Aruba’s new rabbi comes out of retirement to lead a congregation in ‘paradise’

By dan fellner

After manning the pulpit in Medellin, Colombia, at the height of Pablo Escobar’s notorious reign, Baruch Zeilicovich feels ready for anything on the beautiful and serene island



ADL research: Conspiracy-minded Americans tend toward antisemitic views

By ToI Staff

Study finds close link between individuals’ belief in secretive plots and their agreement with negative stereotypes about Jews




‘We are at war’: US election deniers remain force in GOP as 2024 vote nears







Dozens of psychiatrists warn of mental health dangers from judicial overhaul ‘trauma’

By ToI Staff

In letter to Netanyahu and Herzog, top specialists say sooner or later everyone in the country will feel ‘irreversible damage’ from impact of controversial changes




ToI podcast / Daily Briefing Mar. 19: Did Herzog drop the ball with his ‘People’s Framework’?

By ToI Staff





More Headlines


Ministers to reconsider bill to monitor domestic abusers following latest murder

By ToI Staff



Birthright Israel set to announce five-year ‘greening’ process

By Sue Surkes



FM Cohen to visit UK ahead of Netanyahu visit, before heading to Poland

By Lazar Berman



Tony Blair: Palestinians should draw lessons from Northern Ireland peace deal

By Jitendra Joshi



BBC soccer presenter back after suspension for likening government rhetoric to Nazis






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