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Dutch party suggests closing mosques, banning Quran

Friday, August 26, 2016

The political party of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which is leading polls ahead of parliamentary elections next year, has vowed to close mosques and “ban the Quran” in its manifesto, AFP reported on Friday.

“All mosques and Islamic schools closed, a ban on the Quran,” said the document outlining the electoral program of the Freedom Party (PVV) ahead of March 2017 legislative elections, which was posted on Wilders’ Twitter feed Thursday.

(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.)


Four years later, evacuation from Syria's Daraya begins

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rebels and civilians, many in tears, on Friday began evacuating the Syrian town of Daraya after a four-year army siege, in a blow for the beleaguered opposition.

The evacuation came after a deal struck by President Bashar Al-Assad's government and opposition forces in the town, which is near Damascus and was one of the first to rise up against the regime.

(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.)


White House: Iran's actions in the Gulf a cause for concern

Friday, August 26, 2016

Actions by Iranian vessels in several encounters with U.S. warships in the Gulf this week are cause for concern and increase risks of miscalculation, the White House said on Friday, according to Reuters.

On Thursday, it was revealed that a U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf.

(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.)


Here is incontrovertible proof of Israel's title to this land

Friday, August 26, 2016

Fatah explains: Who is a Palestinian?

(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.)


Bomb explodes near a business in Kiryat Gat; no injuries

Friday, August 26, 2016

A bomb exploded early Friday morning close to a business in the city of Kiryat Gat. There were no injuries but damage was caused to the building.

Forensic investigators collected evidence during the night. The incident was criminal and the investigation continues.

(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.)


Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 18:52 Summer Time (Friday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 19:19 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 19:46 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!


Foreign Ministry asks Brussels Airlines to lift halva boycott

Friday, August 26, 2016

Israeli Foreign Ministry officials on Friday asked Brussels Airlines to cancel the decision to boycott the Achva company's halva products

The firestorm was started by a pro-Palestinian Arab Israeli passenger who flew from Tel Aviv to Brussels a few weeks ago. After he was served an Achva halva snack, he sent a letter to the company, informing them that the snack is produced in the "occupied territories".

Following the letter, the airline replaced the halva with a different dessert.


Former MK Ben-Eliezer transferred to cardiac intensive care

Friday, August 26, 2016

MK and former minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer, who has been hospitalized for about two weeks in intensive care at the Assaf Harofeh Hospital, was on Friday transferred to the cardiac intensive care unit due to heart problems.

The hospital said, "Fuad is conscious and in stable condition, and continues to receive excellent professional care from the best doctors."


Sarkozy hopes terror fears, burkini ban will return him to power

Friday, August 26, 2016
Former French President tacks hard to the right as wave of terrorism and anxiety over refugee crisis shifts political landscape.


Bnei Brak residents arrested for cocaine smuggling

Friday, August 26, 2016
Two young men from Bnei Brak nabbed at airport with millions of shekels worth of cocaine.


Terrorist neutralized near Ofra

Friday, August 26, 2016

Arab terrorist shot and killed near Ofra in Samaria.


Tragedy again strikes Monsey family

Friday, August 26, 2016
Monsey family, which lost their mother to illness at a young age, bereaved again as 18-year old daughter killed while crossing the street.


Possible terrorist shooting reported near Ofra

Friday, August 26, 2016

Weapons fire has been reported near the town of Ofra in Samaria. No injuries have been reported and the terrorist has been neutralized.


'A Clinton victory will be the death of Israel'

Friday, August 26, 2016
Actress and stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr warns Clinton White House would be disastrous for Jewish state.


Final thoughts of Rebbitzen Esther Jungreis

Friday, August 26, 2016
The Rebbitzen's final words on Eikev from Hineni. Rabbi Yisroel and Rabbi Osher honor their mother at her Levaya.


Coalition crisis averted as Shabbat work on train lines limited

Friday, August 26, 2016
Netanyahu orders Shabbat work on train lines restricted to potentially life-threatening situations.


Israeli safari welcomes white rhino baby boy

Friday, August 26, 2016
23 year old rhino, "Tanda", gives birth in Ramat Gan Safari.


Syrian Jews secretly evacuated to Kentucky

Friday, August 26, 2016
Three Syrian-Jewish families, including seven children, spirited out of war-torn country and resettled in Jewish community in Louisville.


13 worshippers arrested inside Arab village

Friday, August 26, 2016
Group seeking to pray by tomb of Yehoshua Bin Nun entered Palestinian Authority village without authorization.


'Missionary work in Israel a silent Holocaust'

Friday, August 26, 2016

Lehava activists protest missionary event in Jerusalem.


One killed in explosion in southern Belgium

Friday, August 26, 2016

An explosion overnight Thursday destroyed half of a sports center in the southern Belgium town of Chimay.

At least one person was killed and four injured, two seriously. An official said the explosion was likely gas related and said there was no evidence of terrorism.


Jewish Israeli BDS activist requests political asylum in Canada

Friday, August 26, 2016
Israeli activist who supports BDS has claimed refugee status in Canada.


State Dept. ordered to release Clinton emails on September 13

Friday, August 26, 2016

A federal judge on Thursday ordered the State Department to start releasing the additional 15,000 emails uncovered during the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's private server starting on September 13, The Hill reports.

The date is a full month earlier than agency officials had hoped to begin the release, the news website noted.


Nigeria reportedly nixes Israel-Africa summit

Friday, August 26, 2016
Tense ties between Israel and Nigeria could undermine conference with 15 West African nations.


Boston's kosher butcher reopens in temporary digs

Friday, August 26, 2016
Six weeks after a fire shuttered Boston's main kosher supermarket, The Butcherie is now operating on a limited basis from a nearby location.


Iranian Defense Minister: We don't need Russia's S-400 system

Friday, August 26, 2016

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Thursday that the Russian S-300 missile defense system is enough to defend his country and said Tehran doesn’t intend to purchase the improved S-400 system from Moscow.

The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 "Growler," is said to have a maximum range of 250 miles, and can bring down airplanes at up to 90,000 feet - more than double the height of a cruising commercial airliner.


Portugal pulls out of project led by Israeli university

Friday, August 26, 2016
Portugal pulls out from a law enforcement project led by Israel’s Bar-Ilan University.


'A boycott of Judea and Samaria is a boycott of all of Israel'

Friday, August 26, 2016

Energy and Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday visited the northern Shomron region, where he met with heads of local councils.

Steinitz also visited the Shahak Industrial Zone to strengthen local businesses following reports that Brussels Airlines intends to remove Achva Halva products from its menus because it is manufactured in Samaria.


Spanish municipality to rescind BDS resolution

Friday, August 26, 2016
Spanish municipality of Velez Malaga to rescind a City Council resolution in support of boycotting Israel following legal action.


Outside Saban fundraiser, BLM protests for Palestinians

Friday, August 26, 2016
Black Lives Matter reportedly among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside fundraiser for Clinton.

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