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Pence arrives in Turkey for talks on offensive in Syria

Thursday, October 17, 2019

United States Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday afternoon in Ankara to urge President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to halt Turkey's military offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will follow.


Rivlin: This is our homeland, our country

Thursday, October 17, 2019
President's Residence open to the public under theme “Discovering Treasures at the President’s Sukkah.” Some 4,000 have already taken part.

Jerusalem streets to close for march at 3 pm

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Ben Zvi Street in Jerusalem has been blocked for traffic participants in the Jerusalem March arrive at the staging center in Sacher Park (Gan Sacher).

At the start of the march, around 15:00, the streets of the march will gradually be blocked as follows : Bezalel, Ben Yehuda, Shmuel Hanagid, Be'eri, King George, Hillel, Ben Sira, King David, David Remez. Traffic disruptions and blockages are also expected on the streets adjacent to these streets.


Allergy attack after eating a tuna sandwich bought in Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Magen David Adom emergency service was called a short while ago to treat a 29-year-old man who began to show signs of an allergic attack after eating a tuna sandwich that he purchased at a Tel Aviv kiosk.

The man was evacuated to the city's Ichilov Hospital in stable condition.


Young Sderot accident victim's funeral on Friday

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The funeral of 19-year-old Haggai Zebelski, who was killed in a Thursday-morning accident at the Ibim junction, east of Sderot, has been scheduled for tomorrow at 10:30 am in the Or Haner cemetery.


'The Five' on Pelosi storming out of explosive Trump meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Schumer claims President Trump insulted Speaker Pelosi; reaction and analysis on "The Five".


Tucker: 2020 Democrats turn on Warren

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Presidential candidates gang up on Sen. Elizabeth Warren during the Democratic debate.

Hundreds of Arabs approach Shilo Hills communities

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hundreds of Arabs have begun to go up from the direction of the Palestinian Authority town of Turmus Ayya toward the Shilo Hills communities, protesting the Sukkot happening expected to take place in the Shilo Valley (Emek Shilo) shortly.

Large numbers of Border Guards forces are on the scene.


Hannity: Trump calls Pelosi a 'third-rate politician'

Thursday, October 17, 2019
President Trump, Democrats butt heads over decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Megyn Kelly joins Tucker Carlson in first interview since leaving NBC

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Megyn Kelly speaks out about NBC's alleged Weinstein cover-up for the first time since leaving the network on "Tucker Carlson".


Ingraham: Trump wins another Democratic debate

Thursday, October 17, 2019
"Democrats exhibit no agenda except to oppose President Trump."

Donald Trump Jr. speaks out on Hunter Biden-Ukraine scandal

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Trump Organization executive vice president Donald Trump, Jr. speaks out on the Hunter Biden-Ukraine scandal.

PM gives Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman security update

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Prime Minister and Defense Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday in Caesarea with Chairman Gabi Ashkenazi of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee for a periodic security update, according to Yediot Ahronot.

The military secretary was present as Netanyahu presented the latest developments to Gabai.


'A leader, a doer, a lover of Israel and Jerusalem'

Thursday, October 17, 2019
J'lem Mayor Moshe Lion mourns passing of “the great man, the lover of Jerusalem” Morton Mandel.

Liberman: Number of Likud spins rising

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Chairman Avigdor Liberman of the Yisrael Beytenu Party attacked the Likud Party in a Facebook post on Thursday, saying, "As the sand dial ticks, the number of Likud spins is rising and anyone who thinks this is the solution is making a big mistake."

Liberman added, "I propose that the Likud concentrate on one clear and precise issue: opening negotiations and concentrating on subtance and not on the number of seats in the next government."


Shavei Shomron observation point and spring in memory of 2 accident victims

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A magnificent spring and observation point with a view of the Samarian mountains were inaugurated Wednesday in the Jewish community of Shavei Shomron in memory of Roy and Uri Lipnik who were killed about a year and a half ago in a serious traffic accident at the entrance to the community.

The development and construction of the site was carried out by the youth of Shavei Shomron.


'The American public loves how Trump doesn't mince words'

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Chairman of Republicans Overseas Israel: Trump "isn't an academic, doctor or professor - but he's a businessman who does what he promised."

Judean Desert hiking routes closing at 1 pm due to flood alert

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Nature and National Parks Authority has announced that hiking routes in the Nachal Og and Nachal Dargot stream beds and other stream beds in the Judean Desert area are closing at 1 pm due to a flood alert.


Detention extended for Jerusalem arson suspect

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Police have arrested two suspects in a Wednesday fire on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem in which a man was very seriously injured.

A short time ago, the city's Magistrates Court extended the suspect's detetntion until next Wednesday at the police's request.


UK PM: New Brexit deal agreed

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A deal for Britain's exodus from the European Union has been agreed between United Kingdom and EU negotiating teams before a meeting of European leaders in Brussels, according to the BBC.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted, "We've got a great new deal that takes back control." The deal will still need the approval of both the UK and European parliaments.


US Congressman Elijah Cummings passes away at 68

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has died at the age of 68 from what his office called "complications concerning longstanding health challenges".

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Sderot-area accident fatality one of the city's founders

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Sderot resident Zion Peretz (70), one of the founders of the city, is one of the two people killed in Thursday morning's collision of a truck and a car at the Ibim Junction, east of the city.

Peretz is survived by his wife Shoshana (69), three children, Ronan, Galit, Elad and 11 grandchildren. His funeral is scheduled for 4 pm.


Erdoğan threw Trump's letter about Syrian operation into the trash

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threw a letter sent to him by US President Trump urging him to stop the Kurdish operation in Syria into the trash, according to sources in the Ankara presidential bureau cited by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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Knesset Speaker on Morton Mandel: A modest Israel-loving Jew

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has eulogized Jewish-American philanthropist Morton Mandel, who passed away at the age of 98, recalling, "I got to know him, study at one of the Mandel Leadership Institute programs and even take part in setting up the Mandel School for Educational Leadership."

Edelstein added, "Morton, who was active and involved in all areas of Israeli society, was a modest Israel-loving Jew. The institutions that he founded and the people he helped will stand forever to his merit."


Yom Kippur ramming death: Lab tests show driver was not under the influence

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The blood test on Amir Abu-Laban - the driver who ran over eight-year-old Itai Margi on Yom Kippur - shows no sign of drug use and that he was not under the influence of drugs at the time of the Tel Aviv incident.


60,000 visitors to nature reserves and parks

Thursday, October 17, 2019

About 60,000 people are visiting national parks and nature reserves at this hour, according to the Nature and National Parks Authority.

Leading national parks include Caesarea, Masada, and Beit Guvrin where there are bell activities with choirs in the caves. Among the outstanding nature reserves are Ein Gedi and Hula Valley where there is activity Thursday and Friday related to the world of winged creatures with experiences for the whole family.


US withdrawal from Syria: Israel does not depend on anyone

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Former national security advisor Yaakov Amidror told 103 FM Radio on Thursday, "Now it is clear to us that we are alone," following the withdrawal of United States ground forces from Syria.

The former head of the research division of military intelligence noted, "One of the most important decisions that the State of Israel made when it arose is that we do not depend on anyone, and we, unlike others, build our own power." He added, "We have never asked for a foreign army or planned for a foreign army to come. Nobody planned to fight against Hezbollah and Iran with the help of American troops."


Watch: Flooding in Nahal Zin

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Surprise rains bring flooding to southern streams, including Nahal Zin in the Negev.

No speaking Hebrew at Arafat's Tomb?

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Israelis who visited Yasser Arafat's grave in Ramallah last week were asked by a Palestinian Authority security official not to speak Hebrew there, according to Yediot Ahronot.

Israelis went there on the initiative of the Israeli Commission for Interaction with Palestinian Society and the leftist organization Re'echa Camocha (Your Neighor as Yourself), after meeting such PA figures as Jibril Rajoub and former Knesset member Taleb As-Sana. An organizer responded, "Maybe someone in our bunch said that it is not worthwhile to speak Hebrew but I did not hear any security person raise such a demand."


Israeli designer on BBC's 100 Women of 2019 list

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Israeli fashion designer Danit Peleg has made the British Broadcasting Corporation's list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019.

Her profile says she "once found herself at a conference with nothing to wear, so quickly designed a skirt on her laptop and 3D-printed it. She wants all women to have the same option. Her entirely 3D-printed collection has been showcased by Vogue and US supermodel Tyra Banks." Regarding the year 2030, they quoted her as saying, "I hope technology improves, and women will be able to choose sustainable but still fashionable garments when they get dressed in the morning."


Corephotonics revolutionizes phone camera imaging

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A photography business in Tel Aviv has developed a phone camera that can create crisp images even when the camera is zoomed in.

Start-ups that are helping every anxiety

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Studies from show that around 18% of the human population suffer with anxiety, and this is even greater in the workplace.

Prosecutor's declaration due in fatal Rosh Hashana accident in Jerusalem

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The prosecutor's office is expected to file, Thursday, a declaration of intent to prosecute against two eastern Jerusalem residents who are suspected of causing a fatal car crash on Rosh Hashanah at the Begin-Rosemarin Junction in Jerusalem.

A police investigation revealed that the two had a driving competition and when one of them reached the intersection he lost control and crashed into a vehicle in which a 50-year-old man was killed and his wife was seriously injured.


'11 Actions for 11 Lives' campaign to commemorate Pittsburgh shooting

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Anti-Defamation League announced on Wednesday, "11 Actions for 11 Lives", an online campaign encouraging Americans from all walks of life to participate in one meaningful action to help commemorate the anniversary of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that took the lives of 11 people.

Beginning next week and leading up to the October 27 commemoration, ADL will be sharing a list of 11 suggested actions – one for each individual killed in the shooting – across its social media channels and from its 25 regional offices across the country. The 11 proposed actions include holding a moment of silence in honor of the victims, sending a message of solidarity to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, signing a petition urging Congress to enact the Jabara-Heyer NO HATE Act and the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, holding a special Shabbat dinner, or volunteering for an organization of one’s own choosing. ADL will encourage all those participating to share their activities on social media using the hashtag #FightHateforGood.


What does a PR company do?

Thursday, October 17, 2019
A PR company promotes their clients through media coverage that is effectively “earned” rather than “paid” for.

UK Labour MP resigns over 'anti-Jewish racism'

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Louise Ellman, 73, resigns, accusing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of allowing anti-Semitism to flourish in the party.

Death toll rises to 2 in Sderot-area traffic accident

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A 19-year-old has died at Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon from injuries suffered in the collision of a truck and a car on Highway 232 next to the Ibim Junction with Highway 334, east of Sderot.

Earlier it was reported that a 50-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The 30-year-old driver of the car suffered moderate injuries. The truck driver did not require medical attention.


2 arrested in Nazareth shootings

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Israel Police arrested a 27-year-old resident and a 25-year-old resident of Nazareth, Thursday morning, in the Wednesday-evening wounding of two men in their fifties who were brought to a local hospital.


Trump: Opposition to my actions is political

Thursday, October 17, 2019

United States President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter, early Thursday morning, "I am the only person who can fight for the safety of our troops & bring them home from the ridiculous & costly Endless Wars, and be scorned. Democrats always liked that position, until I took it. Democrats always liked Walls, until I built them. Do you see what’s happening here?"


Jewish Agency for Israel mourns the passing of Morton Mandel

Thursday, October 17, 2019
“He left a huge legacy as a lover of Israel, as a Jewish leader, as a philanthropist making change," Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog says.
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