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Why do the media hate the police commissioner?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Speaking with Arutz Sheva, police officials explain the media storm around Alshich's Ethiopia comments yesterday.


Taken down by a taser - and awarded 106,000 shekels

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A young haredi man sued Israel Police in court, after a cop shot him with a taser - twice.


Kupat Ha'ir: The charity of the leaders of Judaism

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Kupat Ha'ir is the largest volunteer-based charity fund supported by Jews worldwide, with offices in Israel, the U.S., Canada and throughout


Taken down by a taser - and awarded 106,000 shekels

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
A young haredi man sued Israel Police in court, after a cop shot him with a taser - twice.


Donald Trump to visit Mexico

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Ahead of his immigration speech in Arizona, Donald Trump is flying to Mexico today to meet with President Nieto.


Jewish remains from Holocaust discovered in Germany

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Dozens of brain samples from victims of the Holocaust were found during renovations at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich.

Yad Vashem Holocaust museum said: "He who thought this chapter was closed was mistaken."


Pedestrian hit by train last night dies

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A 70-year old female pedestrian who was hit by a train last night in Kfar Shmaryahu and seriously injured has passed away.

An investigation is underway concerning the circumstances of the incident.


40 percent more Arab teachers in Israeli public schools

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Over three years, the number of public Israeli-Arab teachers has jumped from 420 to 588 - though not everyone is applauding the achievement.


Historic: Jet Blue flies to Cuba today

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The first commercial flight from the US will touch down in Cuba today, bringing with it laxer restrictions and competitive travel perks.


Young man lightly injured in Haifa car shooting

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A man in his 30s was injured this morning (Wednesday) in his legs from shooting from a passing car in Haifa.

The car escaped the scene, and police opened a search on the area. The offense is, in all appearances, criminal in nature.


'The wine festival hurts Islam'

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

PA official: The upcoming Jerusalem Wine Festival will take place on the premises of a Muslim cemetery, and therefore, according to him, represents a "dangerous step" for Israel in Jerusalem.


Security forces raid radio station which incited against Israel

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
"Alsanabel," famous for its calls for violent terror attacks, has finally been shut down.


Trump again disavows David Duke following robocall endorsement

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Republican nominee once again disavows former KKK leader who is urging Louisiana voters to send Trump to the White House.


Rubio wins Florida GOP Senate primary

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
CNN projects Senator Marco Rubio will win the Florida GOP Senate primary.


Danon: Time to expel Hezbollah from southern Lebanon

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
As Security Council renews UNIFIL's mandate, Israeli Ambassador calls to expel Hezbollah from the area.


Sanders' movement names board members

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Bernie Sanders launches movement to drive the Democratic Party toward more progressive values.


Is the alt-right anti-Semitic?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic?


Man accused of harboring Sarona terrorists released

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
District Court orders release of Bedouin accused of helping the terrorists who murdered four people in the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv.


Haifa: Man wounded by passing gunfire

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A man in his 30s was lightly wounded Wednesday morning when a passing car shot at his legs at Hahagana Boulevard in Haifa.

The car fled the scene. Police are searching the area.

The incident seems to be criminally based, not nationalistic.


'We will fight the BDS movement'

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Director of the Lev HaOlam organization welcomes Brussels Airlines' decision to reverse halva boycott.


Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump because they fear Clinton

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Orthodox voters are pulling for Trump not necessarily because they like him but because they disdain Clinton.


Halva in the air: A saga of Israeli existential angst

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
"You are children of Hashem your G-d". So start acting like it!


Russia rejects UN findings on Syrian chemical weapons

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Russia on Tuesday questioned the findings of a UN-led investigation that blamed the Syrian regime for chemical attacks, saying they were not conclusive enough to trigger sanctions, AFP reported.

Britain and France called for UN sanctions after the investigative panel found that President Bashar Al-Assad's forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks, one in 2014 and one in 2015.


Israeli student's documentary to be entered in Oscar race

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Tel Aviv University graduate's documentary will be automatically entered in the Academy Awards competition.


Theft of equipment leaves Romania's Jewish theater in jeopardy

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Romania's main Jewish theater may not be able to open its 2017 season due to theft of key pieces of equipment.


World Vision: Open trial of aid worker to the public

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

World Vision's global president on Tuesday questioned Israeli accusations that the NGO's Gaza head diverted millions of dollars in aid to Hamas and said his trial should be open to the public, AFP reported.

A closed pre-trial hearing for World Vision's Mohammed al-Halabi was held Tuesday morning in the southern Israeli city of Be'er Sheva.


California legislature passes anti-BDS bill

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The California State Assembly voted 60-0 on Tuesday to send an anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) bill to the governor for approval, a week after the Senate passed it, JTA reports.

The bill, which the Senate passed in a 34-1 vote on August 24, differed from its original version introduced in April by Assemblyman Richard Bloom.


2 stolen Torahs valued at $30,000 returned to NJ synagogue

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Two Torahs valued at $30,000 that had been stolen with silver religious pieces returned to a New Jersey synagogue.


Hanegbi to Herzog: Let's join hands in Netanyahu's government

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Minister Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) on Tuesday called on opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog, head of the Zionist Union party, to join Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's government.

“I hope we join forces in the fourth Netanyahu government, "Hanegbi, who spoke at the Israel Bar Association conference, said, adding, “And if not in the fourth, then in the fifth and in the sixth Netanyahu government, and despite the smile on your faces I'm being serious. I think it's time to see the rivalry between the parties in a new light.”


Republican giver says Jewish ire forced him to drop Trump

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Prominent Jewish Republican donor no longer backing Donald Trump, saying his support made him unpopular in Seattle’s Jewish community.

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