Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, was indicted on fraud and breach of trust charges today for ordering private meals from high-end restaurants worth about US$96,600 instead of using the residence’s cook.
A Palestinian indicted on terror-related charges told Israeli investigators that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar paid his relatives to falsely tell the media that his baby cousin, Layla Ghandour, died of tear gas inhalation. The story of “Baby Layla” made headlines around the world last month.
A new bill promoted by the Israeli government is proposing to allow same-sex couples to adopt children was announced on Wednesday. The current requirement for adoption in Israel is there must be a man and a woman involved.
The Quebec provincial election falls on Oct. 1, which is Shemini Atzeret, the final day of Sukkot. In 2013, the national assembly passed legislation that establishes fixed elections on the first Monday in October every four years. The advance polls on Sept. 23 and 24 also partially conflict with the start of Sukkot, which begins at sunset on Sept. 23 and ends nightfall on Sept. 25.