Latest News Briefs

00:03

Has Nancy Pelosi crossed the line?

Friday, December 06, 2019
Nancy Pelosi directs House to draft articles of impeachment. Is she crossing the line?
23:46

Basketball: Maccabi Tel Aviv defeats Bayern Munich

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team on Thursday evening defeated Bayern Munich, 77-55, as part of the Euroleague.

With the win, Maccabi improved its record to 8-4.

23:20

Netanyahu in Portugal: Increase pressure on Iran

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Netanyahu meets Portuguese Prime Minister, stresses importance of increasing the pressure on Iran.
22:59

Netanyahu: Bennett will attract more votes as Defense Minister

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu estimated on Thursday night that the New Right would win more votes in a third election due to Naftali Bennett's new position as Defense Minister.

Netanyahu is pushing for a split run of the right-wing parties in the next round of elections to bring the national camp to 61 seats

22:47

Cause of IDF helicopter fire revealed

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Investigation into near-disastrous helicopter fire lauds pilots for quick action which prevented any loss of life.
22:45

Gideon Sa'ar: I'll run & win to form government headed by Likud

Thursday, December 05, 2019

MK Gideon Sa'ar said in an interview with Channel 12 on Thursday night: "Only new leadership in Likud will prevent the left-wing from coming to power."

22:10

State Prosecutor Shai Nitzan: We promised to fight corruption

Thursday, December 05, 2019

"One of the values that must be fought for is, of course, the value of morality and integrity. A country that does not act with all its strength to fortify these values - woe to it. Today, my decision was publicized. I adopted the decision of the District Attorney to prosecute former senior officials for bribery - the most severe of corruption offenses."

"This is an affair that has shaken the country and rightly," Nitzan said. "The security of the country is the holy of holies. Suspicion of bribery regarding security systems is something that is hard to hear. All suspects have the presumption of innocence, and of course, we are considering prosecution subject to a hearing, during we always listen with an open heart and mind."

21:52

Report: Iran stashing missiles in Iraq that can reach Israel

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Iran stockpiling ballistic missiles in Iraq with long enough range to reach Israel.
21:44

One seriously injured in car accident near Zarzir junction

Thursday, December 05, 2019

One person was seriously injured and one slightly injured in a car accident that occurred near the intersection at the entrance to Zarzir.

MDA paramedics and Haztalah administered medical treatment to the injured and evacuated them to the hospital.

21:38

Israel’s foreign minister says he hopes Corbyn loses

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Yisrael Katz says Israeli government has not discussed steps it would take if Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister of Britain.
21:31

IDF Chief of Staff will meet with Gaza envelope council heads

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi will meet with the Gaza envelope council heads on Friday.

21:11

Jared Kushner negotiating trade treaty with China

Thursday, December 05, 2019
President's son-in-law becoming directly involved in trade negotiations between US and China in addition to Middle East work.
21:03

Netanyahu to Portugal: Join US in increasing pressure on Iran

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with his Portuguese counterpart, Prime Minister António Costa, and Portugal's Foreign Minister, Augusto Santos Silva, in the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon on Thursday evening.

The leaders discussed strengthening the cooperation between their countries in the areas of, among others, economics, innovation, cyber, science and water, and agreed on the exchange of delegations in these areas. The leaders also agreed on cooperation in Africa.

Netanyahu congratulated the Portuguese prime minister on becoming the latest country to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism.

Netanyahu also called on Portugal to join the US position in intensifying pressure on Iran.

20:48

Blue & White: Netanyahu wants an 'immunity gov't, not a unity gov't

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Blue and White responded to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's claim on Thursday night that Gantz and Lapid are preventing the establishment of a unity government.

"Netanyahu is again proving that he is refusing unity and is the only one blocking the formation of a government in Israel. Netanyahu wants an immunity government and not a unity government. He is dragging us to another unnecessary and expensive election for that purpose. We'll do all we can to prevent this."

20:38

Danny Danon: 'We can't limit our reactions to Iran to UN discussions'

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, called on Security Council members to promote further sanctions against the regime in Tehran. Danon's appeal came in the wake of the letter of French, UK and German ambassadors to the UN Secretary-General stating allegations of a breach of Iran's nuclear agreement, contrary to the Council's decisions.

"We welcome the European move, but in order to harm the Iranian temerity, significant sanctions must be imposed on the regime," Danon said. "We can't limit [our reactions] to UN discussions."

20:28

Netanyahu calls for direct elections

Thursday, December 05, 2019
PM calls for direct elections for prime minister to avoid having to hold another round of Knesset elections.
20:17

Chief Justice Esther Hayut: There's no 'rule of the judiciary'

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, Esther Hayut, rejected the recent harsh criticism against the State Prosecutor's Office and the judicial system.

"Recently, voices are increasingly heard seeking to present the principle of the rule of law as the 'rule of the judiciary' and as a stumbling block of what is called by those voices as 'governance,'" Hayut said at a conference on Thursday.

"There's no greater mistake than this. The judges, public service attorneys, including the attorney general and state attorney, and all other law enforcement agencies entrusted with the rule of law, do so with faith, professionalism and a deep sense of mission. And these positions are all, of course, subject to the law and the principle of the rule of law."

"As we're all flesh and blood, none of us is free from mistakes and therefore control and supervision mechanisms are required for each of the public servants I mentioned. But there is a great difference between these mechanisms and criticism that undermines the legitimacy of legal institutions in the State of Israel, including the irresponsible defamation of these public servants."

20:08

Soldier who deserted following Disengagement arrested

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Woman who claimed trauma from forcing Jews out of their homes arrested at airport attempting to leave country.
19:51

Join chance to win apartment and strengthen the farmers

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Jewish People's Living Fight Against Agricultural Terror is back: Special operation with dream raffle for luxurious apartment in Jerusalem.
19:39

US: Regime in Tehran killed over 1,000 civilians at protests

Thursday, December 05, 2019

U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday that Iranian security forces have killed more than a thousand civilians since the start of protests that broke out in the country amid rising fuel prices.

19:24

Minister Ohana completes interviews of candidates for State Prosecutor

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Justice Minister Amir Ohana wrote on Facebook on Thursday evening: "Deputy Attorney General Raz Nazri informed me, as I see has already been publicized, that he is not interested in the position. During my meeting with prosecutor Oshra Gaz-Eisenstein from the Tel Aviv District Attorney’s Office, she told me that she cannot currently fill the position for both personal and professional reasons."

"I was left with three candidates. All of them are talented and professional. All of them have similar seniority in the prosecutor's office. Everyone is very experienced, much more than people who filled the position in the past and this is a replacement for a limited period of time."

Ohana said that over the weekend he would consider who should be appointed, and next week he would consult with the Civil Service Commissioner and Attorney General. "I estimate that shortly afterward, with or without another meeting with the candidates, I will make my decision - that in this case - won't be easy."

18:54

Driver who struck and killed woman, baby released

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Driver accused of traveling at dangerously high speed and striking family vehicle was not under influence of drugs, alcohol.
18:49

Stun grenade thrown into store in central Jerusalem

Thursday, December 05, 2019

A stun grenade was thrown into a store in central Jerusalem on Thursday evening. There were no injuries.

18:40

J-m: Teen falls to her death from height in Hadassah hospital complex

Thursday, December 05, 2019

An 18-year-old girl fell to her death from a height at the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital complex in Jerusalem. She was evacuated to the hospital's trauma unit and prolonged resuscitation attempts were carried out but ultimately the doctors were forced to pronounce her death.

18:31

Driver who caused accident on Highway 443 wasn't on drugs or alcohol

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Arab driver who caused the accident on Highway 443 was released from his arrest on Thursday evening.

His release came after the results of his laboratory tests were obtained and showed that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

18:22

Iran to UN: Will continue ballistic missile program

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Iran’s U.N. envoy Majid Takhte Ravanchi wrote a letter to the United Nations on Thursday, saying: “Iran is determined to resolutely continue its activities related to ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles,”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted a copy of the letter.

18:15

Lapid: Netanyahu has to answer how associates received millions

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Blue and White leader Yair Lapid responded to the charges announced in the submarine affair (Case 3000) on Thursday, saying that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cannot evade responsiblity for what happened.

"The submarine affair doesn't end with the indictments filed today - it is just beginning," Lapid said. "Netanyahu will still have to answer in court how the people closest to him received millions in the submarine deal. Is it possible that David Shimron [Netanyahu's former personal lawyer and cousin] hid his involvement in the affair? Why did he approve the sale of submarines to Egypt behind the back of the defense establishment?"

"If Netanyahu knew what was going on, the investigations will affect him also. If all this happened behind his back, that's another reason he can not continue to serve as prime minister for even one more day."

18:02

Netanyahu meets with Portuguese prime minister

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is now meeting with his Portuguese counterpart, Prime Minister António Costa, in the Sao Bento palace in Lisbon.

17:54

MK Peretz on Case 3000: Very serious, Netanyahu must leave position

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Labor-Gesher chairman MK Amir Peretz referred to the indictments in Case 3000 (the submarine affair) on Thursday: "If Netanyahu knew [what was going on], that's very serious. If he didn't know, it's far worse. The fact that security matters were tainted by corruption and the fact that some of those involved are part of the prime minister's close circles should cause all Israeli citizens to lose sleep."

"Binyamin Netanyahu must leave his position and allow Israel to rehabilitate its moral and ethical values. We'll bring back Israel to its culture of an ethical government, untainted and committed to its citizens.

17:47

London police release pics of teens who attacked visiting rabbi

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Police release security footage of 2 teens who beat, shouted anti-Semitic slurs at rabbi visiting from Israel.
17:27

Suspected murder: Body found in open area in Shfar'am

Thursday, December 05, 2019

A man's body was found in an open area in Shfar'am, an Arab city in the Northern District of Israel.

Police forces arrived at the site and have opened an investigation.

17:14

Norway: Ruling coalition wants to freeze aid to PA

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Members of the ruling coalition call on government to reduce or withhold aid to PA over incitement.
17:11

Nir Barkat: Close the Israel Lands Authority, an unnecessary authority

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The Israel Lands Authority imposes numerous issues and ambiguities on contractors and developers, former Jerusalem mayor MK Nir Barkat (Likud) said on Thursday.

Barkat called for simpler approval processes to be put into place for contractors and developers.

16:53

Iran and Kuwait promote initiative for cooperation in Hormuz Strait

Thursday, December 05, 2019

A senior Iranian foreign minister visited Kuwait on Thursday with the aim of promoting Tehran's initiative for regional cooperation in the Hormuz Strait.

16:31

Arrest extended of driver who caused accident that killed Tzipi Rimmel

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The arrest of the driver who caused the accident on the 443 highway, in which Tzipi Rimmel and her infant daughter were killed, was extended for four days.

The driver, who is suspected of negligent homicide, is still hospitalized in the ICU unit of the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

16:10

Live: Pelosi delivers address on impeachment inquiry

Thursday, December 05, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to deliver a statement on the status of impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
16:08

Water Authority: Kinneret decreased 8 cm in November

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Israel's Water Authority reported on Thursday that November was a particularly dry month and there is an increasing decline of the amount of rainfall stored in Israel's water sources.

The water level in the Sea of Galilee decreased eight centimeters in the month of November.

15:57

German activist group sorry for using Holocaust victims’ ashes

Thursday, December 05, 2019
Center for Political Beauty apologizes after using soil samples from locations of Nazi mass murder of Jews in protest installation.
15:57

IDF forces find 15 pipe bombs in the village of Beit Ummar

Thursday, December 05, 2019

IDF soldiers, GSS forces and Israeli police found 15 pipe bombs, explosives and materials to manufacture weapons in Beit Ummar overnight Thursday.

The bombs and explosives were evacuated from the scene and destroyed in an open area.

Two Palestinian suspects were arrested for questioning.

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