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Joseph: Israel’s good food security guy

Monday, May 28, 2018
Joseph Gitler, Chairman of Israel’s National Food Bank, is not satisfied with feeding only those who fall through the gaps in society.

Police searching for suspects who set vehicle on fire in Jerusalem Forest

Monday, May 28, 2018

Police forces are conducting extensive searches in an attempt to locate suspects who set fire to a vehicle in the Jerusalem Forest on Sunday night and then fled the scene.

The owner of the vehicle was evacuated for further tests at the hospital.


Trump: North Korea has brilliant potential

Monday, May 28, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Sunday that an American team is holding talks with North Korean officials to prepare a possible meeting between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself. I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!” the President tweeted.


Explosive device thrown at IDF soldiers in Samaria

Monday, May 28, 2018

An explosive device was thrown at IDF soldiers near the Samaria Brigade Square on Sunday night.

There were no injuries.


Explosive drone entered Israeli territory from northern Gaza

Monday, May 28, 2018

A few days ago, the IDF located an explosive drone in Gaza that was intended to explode in Israeli territory.

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Service on Jerusalem light rail resumes in full

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Service on the light rail in Jerusalem resumed in full a short time ago.

The light rail had only operated between the Mount Herzl and Givat Hamivtar stations due to the security incident in Pisgat Ze'ev.


Wet at times through Thursday

Sunday, May 27, 2018

It will be partly cloudy through Wednesday with a chance of isolated showers in the east and south, Sunday evening. Scattered showers accompanied by isolated thunderstorms on Monday, mainly in the east and south, where there is a risk of flash floods in wadis. There's a chance of isolated showers on Tuesday with temperatures going down to their seasonal average. Wednesday will see a chance of isolated light showers, mainly over the north and central region. Variable cloudiness on Thursday with a possibility of scattered showers, mainly over the north and center.

Monday highs:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: 27Celsius/80Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee: 35C/95F;
Golan Heights, Be'er Sheva': 32/89; Haifa: 26/78;
Dead Sea: 36/96; Eilat: 39/102


Supreme Court rejects petition against Impeachment Law

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Court unanimously rejects petition against law allowing Knesset to expel MKs who express racism or support for terrorism.

Watch: Arab shot in J'lem after refusing police calls to halt

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Border Police officers shoot suspicious woman who refused calls to halt in Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Monday school trips frozen for fear of flooding

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Education Ministry has frozen tours by 50 schools scheduled to take place Monday in the Negev, following the forecast of storms and floods in the area, according to Yediot Ahronot.

ForecasterAmit Savir of the Israel Meteorological Service said that stormy weather is expected tomorrow, reminiscent of what took place at the time of the disaster in Nahal Tzafit, where ten teenagers were killed by floodwaters during a trip of the Bnei Zion military preparatory academy.


ANALYSIS: Strangling the Iranian regime

Sunday, May 27, 2018
There has been a turning point in the covert war Israel and Iran have waged for years.

Pisgat Ze'ev suspect moderately wounded

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The suspicious Arab woman who was shot by Border Police officers on Yekutiel Adam Street in Jerusalem's Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood has been evacuated by the Magen David Adom emergency service to Shaare Zedek Hospital in moderate condition.


Australian groups provide divorce refusal information to gov't

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Jewish groups provide Australian government with information on refusals to provide wives with ritual divorce.

Border Police officers shoot at suspicious woman in Jerusalem

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Border Guards shot at a suspicious woman who did not respond to their calls on Yekutiel Adam Street in the Pisgat Ze'ev neighborhood in northern Jerusalem.

There are no further details at this time.


Jerusalem light rail only between Mt. Herzl and Givat Hamivtar

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Jerusalem light rail is only operating between the Mount Herzl and Givat Hamivtar stations, due to a security incident in the area of the Yekutiel Adam station in Pisgat Ze'ev.


Tickets for soccer friendly against Argentina sell out in 20 minutes

Sunday, May 27, 2018

It took only 20 minutes to sell all the tickets for the June 9th soccer match between Israel and Argentina at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

Argentina features Lionel "Leo" Messi, considered the best player in the world. The game will be the South American team's final warmup for the World Cup in Russia, where it will be grouped with Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.


Temporary resident status to 300 Sudanese infiltrators

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The state informed the Supreme Court on Sunday that it would grant status to some 300 infiltrators from Sudan.

Responding to petitions before the court, the state wrote, "Following discussions and examination of the issue, it was decided that as a first step, 300 Sudanese from the Darfur region would be granted a class A/5 status (temporary resident status, similar to a refugee) for humanitarian reasons."


200 gravestones vandalized with swastikas in Illinois cemetery

Sunday, May 27, 2018
34-year-old man arrested after swastikas spray-painted on hundreds of gravestones, private homes in southwest Illinois.

'Hamas terrorists won't be watching the World Cup'

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Internal Security Minister instructs prison service to block soccer World Cup from TV watched by Hamas prisoners.

Gymnastics gold in Croatia

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Andrey Medvedev of Israel has taken the gold medal in the vault at at the International Gymnastics Federation World Challenge Cup in Osijek, Croatia.

Medvedev's score of 14.733 was enough to defeat Great Britain's Dominick Cunningham, who scored 14.500 for second place, and Nicola Bartolini of Italy, who managed 14.567 for third.


Netanyahu heads to Europe to meet Merkel, Macron

Sunday, May 27, 2018
PM to press European leaders on Iranian nuclear deal, highlight Iranian aggression in the region.

George H.W. Bush hospitalized again

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A spokesperson for George H.W. Bush says the 41st president of the United States has been hospitalized in Maine.

The 93-year-old was experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue on Sunday, according to spokesman Jim McGrath. McGrath said on Twitter that Bush is likely to remain in the hospital for the next few days for observation. He added that the former president is "awake and alert, and not in any discomfort" at Southern Maine Health Care. Bush was recently hospitalized, following the passing of his wife, Barbara.


South Africa 13 years late in demanding Israeli withdrawal from Gaza

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The South African government issued a short message on Twitter, Thursday, calling on Israel "to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and bring to an end the violent and destructive incursions into Palestinian territories."

People have responded by noting that the government is not up to date with the fact that Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005.

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Report: Sara Netanyahu to be indicted

Sunday, May 27, 2018
PM's wife will be charged with misuse of taxpayer funds, report claims, unless she can return the money and confess for plea bargain.

Supreme Court rejects petition against Ouster Law

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A nine-judge panel of the Supreme Court has unanimously rejected a petition against a measure that would enable the Knesset to oust a member.


Arab with firebombs in vehicle stopped near Hevron

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces have arrested an Arab in the Hevron area who had firebombs in his vehicle.


Police: Congestion possible near Beit Kama Junction

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Police have warned the public to be ready for traffic congeston near the Beit Kama Junction, north of Be'er Sheva', due to increased police activity.

Authorities are searching for four masked men who stole a weapon from a soldier who stood at the intersection.


Bar Association president: Override Clause is wrong

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Chairman Effi Naveh of the Israel Bar Association said on Sunday that a measure to give the Knesset the power to override vetoes of its laws by the Supreme Court is "wrong". Making it clear it was his personal opinion and not that of the association, he said the matter must be agreed upon.

Speaking at the association's convention in Eilat, he suggested an 11-justice panel be required to overturn laws. He stressed that a Basic Law on the matter would be better than the current proposal.


The dress actress Monika Ekiert wore to the Cannes film festival

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Polish and French actress wears dress with Star of David, picture of Jerusalem at international film festival.

Report: Bill would hush probes of public figures

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A new bill by Member of Knesset Mickey Zohar (Likud) seeks to make it more difficult for the media to report on investigations of public figures, according to News 2.

MK Zohar's bill is an upgraded and more developed version of the "Recommendations Law". If the previous law determined that it is not allowed to publicize the police's recommendations in cases of public figures without the approval of the attorney general, now Zohar wants to expand this to all of the police investigations."


Border Guards find drugs greenhouse in southern Bedouin yard

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Border Police officers have found a greenhouse for raising drug crops in the yard of a house in the Bedouin diaspora near Moshav Nevatim in the south.

Two suspects in their 30s were arrested for questioning and will be brought to court tomorrow for a remand hearing.


Overturned vehicle found in area where IDF weapon taken

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The police have found an overturned vehicle in the area of the Beit Kama Junction, where reports were received earlier of a weapon being taken from an Israeli soldier.

Police are investigating if there is a link between the car and the weapon theft.


Chief Rabbi of Samaria rushed to hospital after heart attack

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Rabbi Elyakim Levanon, Chief Rabbi of Samaria hospitalized after suffering heart attack.

IDF to Gaza terror groups: Play with fire - put yourself at risk

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson Ronen Manelis has responded to the Islamic Jihad threats in Gaza to respond to the Tuesday killing of three of the organization's terrorists in southern Gaza with a Facebook post in Arabic that said, "We hear the threats from the Iranian-backed terrorist organizations from Gaza. One who plays with fire puts himself in danger."


Hamas demonstration on Temple Mount

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Friday Ramadan prayers on Temple Mount end with Hamas event drawing many thousands. 'With strength and blood we will redeem you, al Aqsa.'

Deputy AG: Override Claus is not the end of democracy

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Deputy Attorney General Raz Nizri said on Sunday that a measure to give the Knesset the power to override Supreme Court invalidation of the laws it passes, "is not the end of democracy," as has been claimed.

Speaking at the Bar Association conference in Eilat, Nizri added, "The relationship between the authorities should be regulated by the Basic Law on Legislation, and not by separate override, which, by itself, is a crutch."


Erdan: No World Cup soccer for Hamas prisoners

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Public Safety Minister Gilad Erdan has ordered the Israel Prisons Service to prevent Hamas terrorists imprisoned in Israel from watching the World Cup broadcasts.

Erdan said, "I have no intention of allowing Hamas terrorists to watch the World Cup, while the bodies of our soldiers are held in Gaza together with our kidnapped citizens. Anyone who has taken himself out of the family of nations and stuck to a culture of murder and terror is not supposed to enjoy international sports competitions that bring different peoples around the world together."


Gaza baby likely died of preexisting condition, not tear gas

Sunday, May 27, 2018
8-month-old baby dropped from list of rioters killed on Gaza border.

Report: Russia mulls putting 60km between Iranians and Israeli border

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Israeli political and military leaders believe Russia is willing to discuss a significant distancing of Iranian forces and puppet Shi’ite militias from the Israel-Syria border, according to Israeli officials cited on Sunday evening by Haaretz.

An agreement in November between Moscow, the United States and Jordan did not accept Israel's wish to keep the Iranians between 60 and 70 kilometers from the Golan Heights, but the change in Russia’s position has become clearer since Israel's recent military clash with Iranian forces in Syria, amid Moscow’s concerns that further Israeli moves would threaten the stability of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad's regime.


Beacon school receives death threat

Sunday, May 27, 2018
NY public school which held moment of silence for terrorists killed on Gaza border receives death threat in response.
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