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01:10

Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com 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 19:12 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

00:59

Pompeo: We will hold Iran accountable

Saturday, September 22, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday issued a stark warning to Iran, telling CNN in an interview that Washington will take direct action against Tehran for any attacks, even those using proxy forces, against US interests.

"We have told the Islamic Republic of Iran that using a proxy force to attack an American interest will not prevent us from responding against the prime actor," Pompeo stressed.

(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.)

00:27

Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday denied US claims that the PA has refused to enter peace talks with Israel, The Associated Press reported.

Abbas’ denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto US President Donald Trump, according to AP.

(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.)

00:07

Kosovo offers Israel an embassy in exchange for recognition

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The President of Kosovo says his country would set up an embassy in Israel if the Jewish state recognizes it as an independent state, JTA reported Friday, citing the KosovaPress agency.

The President, Hashim Thaci, made the comments during an interview which aired on Thursday on a local news show.

(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.)

23:33

Zarif: Trump administration is a threat to the world

Friday, September 21, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday accused the administration of US President Donald Trump of being a threat to the Middle East and to the international community.

“It is true that there is a real threat to our region and to international peace and security: That threat is the Trump Administration’s sense of entitlement to destabilize the world along with rogue accomplices in our region,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.

“The US must start acting like a normal state,” he added.

(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.)

23:07

Polish police arrest suspect in synagogue vandalism

Friday, September 21, 2018

Police in the Polish city of Gdansk have detained a 27-year-old man suspected of smashing a synagogue window during Yom Kippur earlier this week, The Associated Press reported.

Security footage showed a man hurling a rock at the New Synagogue on Wednesday. Several people were nearby inside, including children, but nobody was hurt.

(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.)

22:44

How Israel repairs the world

Friday, September 21, 2018

The capture of Adolf Eichman - by the man who did it.

(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.)

22:27

Hezbollah financier arrested in Brazil

Friday, September 21, 2018

Brazilian police on Friday arrested a man designated by the US Treasury Department as a high-ranking Hezbollah financier after neighboring Paraguay sought his detention on identity theft charges, Reuters reported, citing authorities in Brazil.

Assad Ahmad Barakat was designated by the US in 2004 as one of Hezbollah's "most prominent and influential members."

(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.)

21:53

Kremlin on relations with Israel: Too early to ask

Friday, September 21, 2018

A Kremlin spokesman confirmed on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had been briefed on what an IDF delegation had to share with the Russian Defense Ministry on the downing of its jet in Syria, but stressed a decision on the Kremlin’s next step was premature.

"It is too early to ask about that. You should ask the Defense Ministry," the spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters in Moscow when asked about the Russian government’s future relationship with Israel, according to the Sputnik news agency.

(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.)

21:09

Haredim protest Shabbat construction work

Friday, September 21, 2018

Tens of thousands of haredim on Friday evening held a rally in protest against construction work of a light rail to take place during Shabbat in the city of Bnei Brak.

During the rally, Highway 4 was blocked between the Morasha interchange and the Aluf Sadeh interchange, and central streets in Bnei Brak were closed in both directions.

(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.)

20:29

The amazing things in Judaism that you didn't know

Friday, September 21, 2018

The amazing thing about Judaism (one of the most amazing things) is that we are a horizontal people as well as vertical.

(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.)

20:17

IDF conducts air strikes in northern Gaza

Friday, September 21, 2018

More than 10,000 Gazans rioted along the security fence with Israel on Friday. They threw grenades and explosives and attempted to infiltrate Israel.

Grenade shrapnel hit a combat soldier, injuring him. In response, an IDF aircraft carried out several strikes in northern Gaza, said the IDF.

(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.)

18:05

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 17:57 Summer Time (Friday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 18:37 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 19:12 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

17:54

"Moscow isn't curtailing Israel’s freedom of action"

Friday, September 21, 2018
Yaakov Amidror talks about the affect of downing of a Russian military plane over Syria during an Israeli air strike on Iranian targets.
17:51

Hamas leader in Gaza fence protests

Friday, September 21, 2018

The head of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, is taking part in the Arab protest today (Friday) along the border fence with Israel.

17:45

Search and Rescue forces trying to locate 9 hikers

Friday, September 21, 2018

Search and Rescue forces were attempting to locate nine hikers in the Judean Desert Friday afternoon.

A large contingent from the Megilot Rescue Unit is searching for the hikers, who set out on their hike in the morning hours and have not returned or made contact.

17:41

Soldiers suspected of abusing Arab women

Friday, September 21, 2018

Two male soldiers – one of whom serves in the Military Police – have been arrested on suspicion that they stripped Arab women of their clothing at the Kalandia crossing.

The soldiers are suspected of acting in a way that contradicts regulations out of "racist" motives. Their actions were defined as "sexual offenses carried out through an abuse of authority."

Channel 10 News reported that they are also suspected of stealing money from many Arabs who passed through the crossing, and of looting.

The IDF Spokesman's Unit said that the IDF's Unit for Internal Investigations is investigating the allegations. The two soldiers will be arraigned before a military court.

17:30

Youth from Karnei Shomron is missing

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Judea and Samaria Police are searching for Chen David Alfasi, a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since yesterday (Thursday).

Alfasi left Karnei Shomron at 8:30 AM and never reached his boarding school, in Even Shmuel.

He was last seen wearing long jeans, a light shirt and sandals, and carrying a bag.

Anyone with information regarding the youth is requested to contact the Karney Shomron hotline at 09-7929222, or police hotline 100.

17:21

Two injured in accident near Shoval

Friday, September 21, 2018

Two people were injured in a traffic accident on Highway 264 in southern Israel Friday, between Shoval and Beit Kama.

The vehicle they were in apparently overturned.

Police are investigating the accident.

17:10

PM tells IAF Chief: keep talking to Russia

Friday, September 21, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held a consultation Friday morning with the top echelon of the security establishment, and received a detailed briefing from Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin about Norkin's talks in Moscow.

The Prime Minister's Oiffice said that Netanyahu gave instructions to remain in constant touch with Moscow.

16:49

President of Chile to meet President Trump in Washington

Friday, September 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome President Sebastián Piñera of Chile to the White House for a working visit on September 28, 2018.

The White House press office stated that President Trump and President Piñera "will build upon the strong partnership between their nations, in pursuit of a more prosperous, secure, and democratic Western Hemisphere."

"The leaders expect to discuss a shared commitment to pro-growth policies, combating corrupt and illicit networks, strategic partnerships in energy and cyber security, and efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela."

16:02

Court: light rail construction in Bnei Brak to take place on Sabbath

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Tel Aviv District Court has cancelled a stop-work order that prevented the carrying out of construction on a Light Rail station during the Sabbath. The station is situated between Bnei Brak and Petach Tikva.

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15:57

Torah scroll donated in memory of Ari Fuld

Friday, September 21, 2018
Philanthropist Ira Rennert donates Torah to Efrat synagogue for "ilui neshama" of slain hero.
15:32

IDF embraces disabled volunteers

Friday, September 21, 2018
Young adults with disabilities enlist for three year volunteer military service in unprecedented government initiative.
15:17

Air Force Commander briefs Russia on Syria op

Friday, September 21, 2018
IAF Commander goes to Russia, shows counterpart Iranian activity in Syria, details of alleged IAF attack in Latakiya.
15:13

'Real possibility Israel will recognize Catalonia as a state'

Friday, September 21, 2018
Israel may recognize Catalonia if Spain does so for Palestinians, lobby group warns.
14:53

Jewish man assaulted outside Frankfurt nightclub

Friday, September 21, 2018
Attackers verified victim's nationality before assaulting him, report says.
14:14

Kahlon: We'll deduct payments to murderer from transfers to PA

Friday, September 21, 2018
Finance Minister Kahlon promises to deduct payments to Ari Fuld's murderer from money transferred to Palestinian Authority.
13:50

Family visits scene of murder: 'We're continuing forward'

Friday, September 21, 2018
Family of murdered terror victim Ari Fuld visits gravesite, scene of attack, asks Israelis to walk proud and straight.
13:07

Haley: US holds Iran 'fully accountable' for proxies' attacks

Friday, September 21, 2018
US Amb. Haley slams Iranian aggression in Iraqi, promises that the US will hold Iran accountable for proxies' attacks on US targets.
12:40

New York: At least three victims injured in stabbing at

Friday, September 21, 2018
Reports say at least three were injured in daycare stabbing attack, attacker is in her 30s.
12:28

New York: Nursery children stabbed, slashed by female attacker

Friday, September 21, 2018

Several people, including children, were injured during a stabbing attack at a NYC daycare center.

NYPD said a woman has been taken into custody.

12:09

Half of world’s poor are children

Friday, September 21, 2018
New statistics show 1.3 billion live in multidimensional poverty, and 879 million are at risk of joining them.
11:21

Gaza fishing zone may be reduced

Friday, September 21, 2018
COGAT Kamil Abu Rokon warns Gaza fishermen that participation in Hamas provocations will lead to reduction of fishing zone.
10:35

Don't Let Them Be Forgotten Ambulance to be dedicated in memory of terror victims

Friday, September 21, 2018
First response organization dedicates ambulance in memory of terror victims.
10:30

78 years later, this bloodstained atara tells its story

Friday, September 21, 2018
Bloodstained prayer shawl decoration found in Lodz Ghetto belonged to Jew murdered after Yom Kippur prayers in 1940.
09:52

Bennett: We support French Jewish community

Friday, September 21, 2018

"We support the Jewish community in France during the wave of anti-Semitism they are experiencing now," Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) tweeted Friday.

"The State of Israel will ensure that every Jew can live where he wants, in security and tranquility. And we will always wait for you with open arms."

09:47

Bolton: Americans are under attack every day in cyberspace.

Friday, September 21, 2018
US National Security Adviser Bolton discusses new cybersecurity plan, says Americans and their allies are constantly attacked by bad actors.
09:02

Report: Google wanted search results to oppose Trump travel ban

Friday, September 21, 2018
New report says Google employees discussed ways to make search engine favor results opposing US Pres. Trump's travel ban.
08:29

May: We won't let anti-Semitism win

Friday, September 21, 2018
British PM May offers support to local Jewish community, Israel.
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