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Study:A third of British Jews contemplating leaving UK

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A new study by the "Movement Against anti-Semitism in Britain" reveals a significant rise in the number of Jews considering leaving the UK.

31% of those asked responded positively to the idea, a rise of 28% over a previous study conducted two years ago.

37% of the 4,000 people polled in the study declared that they are "not wanted" in their country and 1 in 6 of them said they felt a need to "hide their Jewish identity in public." 65% said that the government is not doing enough to protecct the community and 80% said that the Labor party has become too tolerant towards anti-Semitism.


Shaarei Tzedek:Mother of 4 dies six days after birth

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A mother of 4 died at the Shaarei Tzedek hospital in Jerusalem on Shabbat, six days after she gave birth to her fourth child according to a Yediot Aharonot report.

The woman, who was in her 30s, gave birth to a son at the hospital at the beginning of the week. The birth proceeded normally and mother and son were released to their home.

On Friday night, six days after the birth, the woman complained of violent stomach pains and was taken by MDA ambulance from her home in the Bucharian quarter of Jerusalem to Shaarei Tzedek hospital.

After a few hours she was sent for a urine test but collapsed on the way. The medical team tried to perform resuscitation but in the end she was declared dead.

The hospital transferred the findings to the Health Ministry. The woman is assumed to have died from an ambiotic fluid embolism.


Electricity prices to be reduced by 3%

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Electric Corporation announced Sunday a 3% reduction in electricity prices to individual consumers, starting from December.

The corporation said it was reorganizing internal costs and the reduction would improve its efficiency.


Police spokeswoman:Demonstrations 'disproportionate'

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Police spokeswoman Merav Lapidot referred Sunday morning to the arrest Saturday night of Eldad Yaniv and Meni Naftali, the ringleaders behind the demonstrations outside the house of Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. The two were arrested on their way to demonstrate, despite the court revoking the right to demonstrate at the site.

"The demonstrations have gone out of all proportion. It is paradoxical to demonstrate in support of the law while at the same time you yourself are violating the law," said the spokeswoman to Army Radio. She added that the two were transferred for interrogation and arrested after they refused to sign their release conditions.


Italy expels three Islamic radicals

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Italy expelled two Moroccan citizens and a Syrian citizen from its territory for security reasons in the wake of the attacks in Spain and Finland over the weekend.

The number of Islamic radicals expelled from Italy since 2015 has now risen to 202.


Two Arab car thieves arrested after car theft, burglary

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Israeli police located a stolen car during Saturday night on its way to Jerusalem.

When the suspected car thieves saw the police checkpoint they increased speed, stopped the car at the side of the road and fled the police. 

Police and Border Police forces apprehended the suspects after a short chase.

Initial investigations revealed that the two thieves, residents of PA-controlled areas, broke into an apartment in central Israel and stole a car and other equipment. A search of the car revealed burglar equipment, an air gun and equipment stolen from the apartment.



4 arrested for involvement in East Jerusalem riots

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Police arrested 4 suspects in the East Jerusalem village of Issawiya, including 4 minors, in a night raid based on a court order.

The four are suspected of participating in violent disturbances which have occurred in the last few weeks. After their interrogation at the Kedem police station they will be arraigned in court for extension of their remand.



Jerusalem:Man attacked,pushed over in Muslim quarter

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A resident of the Muslim quarter in Jerusalem pushed over another person after they got into an argument. The person who was pushed over did not require medical treatment.

Three other people were on the scene with the suspect and left together with him. Police immediately initiated searches after the incident and using camera documentation succeeded in locating the suspects who were then arrested. Interrogation revealed that the attack was a criminal incident.



Israel's ambassador to Russia summoned to discussion

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Israeli ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren was summoned to a clarifying discussion in the Russian foreign ministry after Poland decided not to allow Russia to participate in a joint Israeli-Polish project to build a museum and memorial site for the victims of the Sobibor death camp. 

A spokesman for the embassy told Russian news agency Tass that "the Israeli foreign ministry supports the participation of Russia in the international governing council for restoration of the museum at the Sobibor death camp."


IDF arrests 5 suspects in Judea and Samaria

Sunday, August 20, 2017

IDF forces arrested five wanted terrorists in Judea and Samaria during the course of Saturday night. Four of the detainees are suspected of involvement in local terror activity and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

The suspects were transferred to security forces for interrogation.


23 killed in Northern India train derailing

Sunday, August 20, 2017

23 people were killed and more than 80 injured after a train derailed in Northern India.

The train, which had 14 cars, overturned on its way to the town of Haridwar.


Spain:Body of missing 7-year-old British boy found

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spanish authorities report that they have found the body of 7-year-old Julian Cadman from Britain, who had been missing in Barcelona since the ramming attack Thursday evening. Julian's mother was badly wounded in the attack.


Family member of Tapuach junction terrorist detained

Sunday, August 20, 2017

IDF forces, together with Border Police and the GSS, arrested a family member of the terrorist who performed the stabbing attack at the Tapuach junction on Shabbat.

The suspect, who was arrested in Tulkarm, was transferred to security forces for interrogation.


Italy deports three suspected Islamists

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Italy said on Saturday it had deported two Moroccans and a Syrian on security grounds, lifting to 202 the number of potentially dangerous Islamists expelled since January 2015, AFP reported.

The announcement came as security was raised in Italy after vehicle attacks in Barcelona and elsewhere, and a widely-reported warning from the Islamic State (ISIS) group that Italy is next on its hit list.


Arab foreign ministers welcome Kushner visit

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Egyptian and Jordanian foreign ministers, along with the Palestinian Authority (PA) official in charge of foreign affairs, on Saturday expressed support for the United States’ Middle East peace efforts.

Their comments came at a meeting in Cairo ahead of a White House delegation visit to the region, according to AFP.


Iraq launches ground offensive against ISIS

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Iraqi forces on Saturday night launched a ground offensive to retake the city of Tal Afar from Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi said, according to Al-Jazeera.

"You either surrender, or die", Abadi said in a televised speech announcing the operation, in a direct message to ISIS jihadists.


Arab infiltration thwarted at Binyamin region community

Sunday, August 20, 2017

An Arab attempted to infiltrate into the community of Ateret, in the Binyamin region, on Friday night.

Arutz Sheva has learned that a ladder had been placed on the fence of the community, and that quick action by the community platoon commander and a patrolman resulted in an Arab fleeing the scene before he was able to infiltrate into the community.


Netanyahu to meet with Putin, Kushner

Sunday, August 20, 2017
PM Netanyahu meets Russia's President Putin, US White House adviser Jared Kushner, and US Middle East Special Peace Envoy Jason Greenblatt to discuss Iran, Syria, and renewing negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Trump 'applauds' Boston protesters

Sunday, August 20, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Saturday night tweeted, "I want to applaud the many protesters in Boston who are speaking out against bigotry and hate. Our country will soon come together as one!"

"Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heal, & we will heal, & be stronger than ever before!"


BDS: Europe is responsible for Barcelona attack

Saturday, August 19, 2017
In a statement, BDS says they 'condemn' the Barcelona attack and the European governments' 'complicity' in human rights violations.

Barcelona rabbi: Praying the terror victims and security forces

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Barcelona Rabbi Meir Ben-Hen on Saturday night said, "Yesterday we gathered in the synagogue. We opened the ark and prayed in memory of the murdered and for the recovery of the injured. We prayed and learned as usual. We also prayed for the security forces' welfare and success. Many tourists joined us."


ADL is 'glad' Bannon won't advise Trump

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Anti-Defamation League said Breitbart creator should not have been appointed, urges Trump to dismiss all staff with ties to 'extremists'.

Trump thanks police on Twitter

Saturday, August 19, 2017

US President Donald Trump tweeted on Saturday night, "Looks like many anti-police agitators in Boston. Police are looking tough and smart! Thank you."

"Great job by all law enforcement officers and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh."


Barcelona: Terror attack could have been much worse

Saturday, August 19, 2017
'Work accident' foils terrorists' plan to carry out three simultaneous attacks.

Holocaust survivor: Yes, it can happen again

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Holocaust survivor Sonia K. speaks to CNN, tells them the world may be in for another Holocaust - unless attitudes change.

Campaign guru Arthur Finkelstein dies at 72

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Arthur Finkelstein, the man who helped PM Netanyahu win the 1996 elections, dies of lung cancer at age 72.

Apple CEO to donate 1 million to Anti-Defamation League

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Denouncing anti-Semitism, Apple's CEO donates $1 million to ADL.

'Each course integrates Jewish content'

Saturday, August 19, 2017
This Jewish pre-college program uses coding and cooking to build Jewish identity.

What did the terrorist write in his will?

Saturday, August 19, 2017
17-year-old terrorist who stabbed Border Police officer leaves a will and note to his family on Facebook.

Stabbing attack in Russia, ISIS claims responsibility

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eight people were wounded in Surgut, Siberia, on Saturday morning.

Local police eliminated the terrorist and are investigating the incident.

ISIS later claimed responsibility for the terror attack.


Border Police officer wounded in stabbing attack

Saturday, August 19, 2017

A Palestinian Arab terrorist stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer at Tapuah Junction in Samaria.

Other officers succeeded in eliminating the terrorist.

The officer was lightly wounded and suffered an injury to his leg.


Palestinian Authority terrorists clash with Sunnis in Lebanon

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Clashes broke out in a Lebanese refugee camp between the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction terrorists and Sunni Islamists sympathetic to the Badr group.

At least one person was killed and several were injured.

Dozens of families were forced to flee the area.


Lebanon launches military operation against ISIS

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lebanon on Saturday launched a military operation against ISIS, killing 20 ISIS terrorists and capturing 30.

ISIS is attempting to cross into Lebanon via the country's border with Syria.

The Lebanese army is backed by the United States and Hezbollah. However, they said the operation had not been planned in coordination with Hezbollah.


Police prevent protest outside Attorney General's home

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Israel Police on Saturday set up roadblocks to prevent protesters from demonstrating outside Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's Petah Tikva home.

On Thursday night, a court decided the protests, which have been held weekly since November 2016, disturbed local residents and were too large to be held near Mandelblit's home.

Protesters were instructed to obtain a permit and demonstrate in a local park.


Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of at this time in honor of the start of the Sabbath in the U.S., where they are being written now.

Updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of the Sabbath at 19:56 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!


Hezbollah condemns Barcelona attack

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Hezbollah terrorist group, which is backed by Iran, on Friday condemned the van attack in Barcelona that killed at least 13 people.

Thursday’s attack was claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) group.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


Iranian soccer player: My country is my priority

Saturday, August 19, 2017

One of two Iranian soccer players who were threatened with a lifetime ban after playing against an Israeli club broke his silence on Friday, saying he had no intention of causing offense.

“My country has always been and will be my priority,” wrote midfielder Masoud Shojaei on his Instagram page, according to AFP.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


Barcelona attacker among those killed in Cambrils

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The driver of the van that plowed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, was one of five terrorists shot dead by police in a Catalan seaside resort hours later, Spanish newspapers reported on Friday, according to Reuters.

The reports came after Josep Lluis Trapero, police chief in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, had said earlier that it was possible, but not confirmed, that the driver was among those killed.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


Hamas camp trains children for 'liberation of Palestine'

Friday, August 18, 2017

Hamas held a closing ceremony in Gaza on Friday for 120,000 boys and girls attending the terrorist group’s summer schools, AFP reports.

The ceremony, for some 1,000 students who took part in camps in the southern city of Khan Yunis, was framed as part of the group's plan to continue its armed conflict with Israel.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)


Spain terrorists planned bigger attack

Friday, August 18, 2017

The suspects in Spain's deadly twin terror attacks on Thursday were preparing an even bigger assault but were thwarted in their plans and forced to act in a "more rudimentary" way, police said Friday, according to AFP.

Catalonia police spokesman Josep Lluis Trapero added that a driver who mowed down crowds of pedestrians in the first attack in a busy Barcelona street could be among five suspects later shot dead in a nearby city.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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