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00:15

Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

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 North America, where they are being written now.

Updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of the Sabbath at 18:34 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

00:01

PA negotiator remains in critical condition

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Chief Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator and Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, remains in critical condition, his family said on Friday.

The family told the PA’s official Wafa news agency that he is still connected to an ECMO device which supports his respiratory functions.

(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.)

23:29

The full story of returning home - to Israel

Friday, October 23, 2020

Walter's sentimental journey to the Holy Land.

(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.)

23:17

'We're confident Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved'

Friday, October 23, 2020

Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, on Friday expressed optimism regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict.

"We have more countries that are going to be making peace with Israel. We're very confident that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be resolved. I do think that will allow us to focus on reducing extremism and terrorism and also on reducing anti-Semitism around the world," he told reporters at the Oval Office after Trump announced that Sudan and Israel had agreed to normalize ties.

(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.)

22:46

Egypt's President welcomes Israel-Sudan normalization

Friday, October 23, 2020

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Friday welcomed the deal normalizing ties between Israel and Sudan.

“I welcome the joint efforts of the United States, Sudan and Israel to normalize relations between Sudan and Israel and I value all efforts aimed at establishing regional peace and stability,” Sisi said in a tweet.

(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.)

22:30

Israel's ambassador to the UN speaks with Sudan's ambassador

Friday, October 23, 2020

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Gilad Erdan, spoke by phone on Friday with his Sudanese counterpart, Ambassador Omer Mohamed Ahmed Siddig. During the conversation, the ambassadors congratulated each other on the announcement of the historic peace agreement between the countries and agreed to meet in the coming days to discuss cooperation at the UN in the areas of technology, agriculture, trade and tourism.

"A third peace agreement in just over a month, and with a country that fought Israel and symbolized the Arab refusal to recognize our existence, is a tremendous achievement that proves conclusively that we are living in a historical period that will change the Middle East forever. I congratulate Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump on this incredible achievement. I will act immediately to translate these agreements into cooperation here at the UN. I will show the organization's member states that it is better to be on the side of Israel, and not on the side that condemns peace and acts against us," said Erdan.

(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.)

22:00

Trump predicts Saudi Arabia will forge ties with Israel

Friday, October 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump once again predicted on Friday that Saudi Arabia would soon forge ties with Israel after brokering an agreement for Sudan to normalize ties with the Jewish state.

Speaking to reporters as he held a three-way phone conversation with the prime ministers of Israel and Sudan, Trump said at least another five Arab nations wanted to join the diplomatic bandwagon, which saw the inking of similar agreements involving Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates last month.

(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.)

21:32

The political effects of the pandemic

Friday, October 23, 2020

The coronavirus is affecting every facet of life in Israel, even the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians.

(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.)

20:55

Abbas blasts Sudan-Israel agreement

Friday, October 23, 2020

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday condemned the agreement to normalize ties between Sudan and Israel.

"No one has the right to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian cause," his office said in a statement, adding that the agreement is contrary to the Arab Peace Initiative.

(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.)

20:22

Israel will not oppose US sale of F-35 to UAE

Friday, October 23, 2020

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced on Friday that Israel would not oppose a US sale of advanced weapons systems to the United Arab Emirates, an apparent reference to F-35 fighter jets.

"The Prime Minister and the Defense Minister both agree that since the US is upgrading Israel's military capability and maintaining Israel's qualitative military edge, Israel will not oppose the sale of these systems to the UAE," they said in a joint statement.

(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.)

20:04

Netanyahu on normalization with Sudan: What an amazing turnabout

Friday, October 23, 2020

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu welcomed the normalization of relations with Sudan after a formal announcement of the deal in Washington.

"What an amazing turnabout. Today Khartoum says yes to peace with Israel, yes to recognition of Israel
and yes to normalization with Israel," he said in a statement.

(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.)

19:34

Is there a contradiction between being Jewish and being human?

Friday, October 23, 2020

We believe that we are chosen and challenged for a spiritual quest like no others. But we need to remember that we are humans and Jews.

(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.)

19:18

Israel and Sudan to normalize ties

Friday, October 23, 2020

US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that Sudan will normalize ties with Israel, becoming the third Arab country to do so in recent months, after the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

During a call with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Sovereign Council president General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and civilian leader and Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, Trump brought reporters into the Oval Office and announced, “The state of Israel and the Republic of Sudan have agreed to make peace.”

(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.)

17:30

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Arutz Sheva's Israel desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 17:18 on Friday. Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 17:45 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates from Israel will resume Saturday night, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 18:34 in Jerusalem.

Shabbat Shalom!

17:29

The ‘lockdown blues’ and its’ effect on Aliyah

Friday, October 23, 2020
The ‘lockdown blues’ in connection with ‘Aliyah blues’ is an indication of lacking a certain kind of focus to combat fear.
16:51

More than 50 million Americans have already cast their ballots

Friday, October 23, 2020

More than 50 million Americans have already cast their general election ballots with a week and a half until Nov. 3, according to a survey of election officials by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist.

That number represents over 36% of the roughly 136 million total ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election

16:34

World Mizrachi proud of wall-to-wall coalition agreement in WZO

Friday, October 23, 2020
Signing ceremony brought together a cross section of the Jewish people, continuing the tradition of the World Zionist Organization. Opinion.
16:27

Trump removes Sudan from list of terrorist nations

Friday, October 23, 2020

President Donald Trump has officially removed Sudan from the list of nations than sponsor and finance terror. An official statement in this matter is forthcoming.

"This is an historic day for Sudan," the transitional Sovereign Council of Sudan proclaimed.

15:57

Putin: 5,000 killed in clashes between Armenians and Azerbaijan army

Friday, October 23, 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin is claiming that 5,000 combatants have been killed in clashes between Armenian forces and the Azerbaijan army during the past three weeks.

15:52

Min. of Health backs major increase in fines for guideline violations

Friday, October 23, 2020

Minister of Health Yuli Edelstein is backing a law that would significantly increase fines for violation of coronavirus guidelines.

The new fines would include: up to 10,000 shekels for opening a public place or business in violation of guidelines; up to 15,000 shekels for holding a party, gathering, or ceremony that violated guidelines; up to 25,000 shekels for opening an educational institution whose reopening was not yet allowed.

15:42

North Korea warning: Dust clouds carry coronavirus

Friday, October 23, 2020

The government of North Korea has warned its citizens to stay indoors due to yellow dust clouds that it claims may carry the coronavirus and streets in the country are now empty.

Scientists in South Korea assert that these seasonal dust clouds do not spread viruses.

North Korea maintains that it has remained free of the coronavirus throughout the pandemic.

15:33

Unusual case: Rabbinical court allows married man to have another wife

Friday, October 23, 2020

A Jerusalem Rabbinical Court has allowed a married man to marry a second time. The court's ruling came after the man's first wife demanded two million NIS as a condition to accepting a divorce.

15:28

Mistaken identity: Palestinians stone Red Crescent ambulance

Friday, October 23, 2020

Palestinians stoned a Red Crescent ambulance, mistaking it for a Magen David Adom ambulance after it entered the city of Nablus.

The Red Crescent ambulance driver reacted angrily to the attack. "Even if we were talking about a Magen David Adom ambulance, it would have been here to help people. It is absolutely forbidden to attack an ambulance," the driver said according to a Kan News report.

15:18

US embassy in Ankara, Turkey, issues travel advisory

Friday, October 23, 2020

The US embassy in Turkey issued a travel advisory due to "possible terrorist attacks and kidnappings" in that country.

15:14

Police disperse 180 people at wedding reception in Yokneam

Friday, October 23, 2020

The police dispersed a crowd of 180 people who had gathered at a wedding reception in Yokneam (pop. 24,000) in the lower Galilee.

The reception was being held in a closed indoor restaurant wedding hall.

14:58

Health Ministry okays outdoor classes of up to 9 students

Friday, October 23, 2020
Education and Health ministries agree on plan to allow schools to partially reopen, with students learning in open spaces.
14:23

49 million votes cast as 2020 early voting breaks record

Friday, October 23, 2020
With 11 days to go before election day, more ballots have already been cast than during all early voting in 2016, breaking records.
14:16

The Parsha and Current Events: Moments of truth

Friday, October 23, 2020
At some point in our lives, Hashem presents us with a custom-made moment of truth: to fulfill our potential or stay with what we're used to.
14:16

A TZOHAR; light in and light out

Friday, October 23, 2020
The word Tzohar's two possible meanings lead to the two fundamental ideas regarding man and his surroundings.
14:16

Cuomo warned the Jews. About Cuomo.

Friday, October 23, 2020
Did Gov. Andrew Cuomo realize that shortly after he himself warned Jews they might be pandemic scapegoats, he blamed them for it? Op-ed
14:15

Why didn't G-d send a pandemic instead of a flood?

Friday, October 23, 2020
The flood destroyed everything - animals, plants, inanimate things, but only man had sinned. Why did G-d punish all of Creation?
14:11

The Multifront War: Can Western values survive?

Friday, October 23, 2020
Ken Abramowitz talks about the various anti-democracy movements which threaten the West.
13:25

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: Trump is s***

Friday, October 23, 2020

Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib slammed President Donald Trump early Friday morning, denigrating the president with the Arabic term for feces.

"This president is khara," tweeted Tlaib, following the final presidential debate between Trump and Joe Biden.

13:11

Ivanka Trump prays at Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave

Friday, October 23, 2020
Ahead of presidential election, President Trump's daughter Ivanka spotted leaving Lubavitcher Rebbe's grave.
12:28

The waters of Marcheshvan: Blessing or retribution

Friday, October 23, 2020
Understanding the generations from Adam to Noah: Why did humanity descend into decadence?
12:20

Shabbat times for Parshat Noach - Shabbat Shalom!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Jerusalem: Shabbat begins at 17:18, ends at 18:34

Tel Aviv & Bnei Brak: Shabbat begins at 17:37, ends at 18:35

Ashdod: Shabbat begins at 17:38, ends at 18:36

Beit Shemesh: Shabbat begins at 17:19, ends at 18:35

Tzfat: Shabbat begins at 17:25, ends at 18:32

Hebron: Shabbat begins at 17:33, ends at 18:31

Modi'in: Shabbat begins at 17:29, ends at 18:34

Haifa: Shabbat begins at 17:28, ends at 18:34

Beer Sheva: Shabbat begins at 17:38, ends at 18:36

Tiberias: Shabbat begins at 17:26, ends at 18:32

Petah Tikva: Shabbat begins at 17:19, ends at 18:35

Eilat: Shabbat begins at 17:39, ends at 18:36

Arutz Sheva wishes all of our readers Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach!

12:09

'If Biden wins, the money will start flowing to Iran again'

Friday, October 23, 2020
Israeli expert on Middle East, Zvi Yehezkel, warns that a Biden victory could empower Tehran.
12:08

Police uncover weapons cache in Umm El-Fahm

Friday, October 23, 2020

Police have located a weapons cache in the Arab city of Umm El-Fahm.

They found around 1,000 bullets as well as M16 rifles.

11:49

Bezeq Int'l employees to protest outside home of Communications Minister

Friday, October 23, 2020

Employees of Bezeq International are organizing a "Kabbalat Shabbat" service outside the home of the Communications Minister, Yoaz Hendel, in Nes Harim, in protest against reforms they say will lead to an increase in the prices of internet service for customers, and will also negatively impact internet service quality.

The employees are protesting the intention of the Minister to cancel the current division that exists between internet service providers and the infrastructure they utilize. Their placards hold various slogans such as "No to encouraging monopolies" and "Hendel - Don't make internet more expensive," as well as, "Making people unemployed during this crisis is a crime."

11:35

Report: Hamas operating secret cyberwar, intel operation out of Turkey

Friday, October 23, 2020
Western intelligence sources say Gaza-based terrorist group has cyberwar headquarters in Istanbul
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