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Manhunt for Samaria terrorist continues

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
IDF continues operation to locate and capture Omar Abu Lila, the 20-year-old terrorist responsible for murdering two, wounding one.

Outrageous to hear Blue and White trying to recycle submarines affair

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Senior Likud member Yisrael Katz attacked the leaders of the Blue and White party this morning, telling Israel Defense Forces Radio, "It is outrageous to hear this group trying to recycle the submarines affair following their plummeting in the polls"

Regarding the hacking of Blue and White Chairman Benny Gantz's telephone, the minister said, "The Iranian enemy is holding a secret that the public does not know so he is making up stories."


UNRWA head calls on countries to renew their donations this year

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Pierre Krähenbühl, the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), has called on countries that contributed $446 million to the agency last year after the cuts in its budget to contribute again in the coming year.

Krähenbühl said the agency's budget will stand at $1.2 billion this year as it stood last year. In September, the United States announced the cessation of its funding for UNRWA. After the announcement of the cuts, several European Union countries and Arab countries contributed about $50 million each.


Weapons seized in Samaria

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces and Border Guards have seized Carlo-type automatic weapons, a handgun and two other unspecified arms during searches for illegal weapons in the Samarian Palestinian Authority city of Shechem and the nearby town of Azmut.

The arms were turned over to security agencies for further processing.


15 wanted terror suspects arrested

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces, Border Guards, police and the Shabak Israel Security Agency arrested 15 people, Monday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed against Israelis.

The suspects were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.


IDF forces searched the village of Az-Zawiya for Sunday's terrorist

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces have confirmed Arab media reports that security forces searched the area of the Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Az-Zawiya as part of the hunt for the terrorist who carried out the attacks at the Ariel Junction and the Giti Avisar Junction.


Life of soldier wounded in Ariel attack out of danger

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Beilinson Hospital reports that the condition of the soldier who was wounded in Sunday's shooting attack is still defined as moderate to severe, but his life is no longer in immediate danger.

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Suspect arrested on suspicion of involvement in murder of 2 Haifa men

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Police have arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of involvement in the murder of two men who were found dead in an apartment on Kibbutz Galuyot Street in Haifa.

The suspect will be brought to court during the day to extend his detention.


New parties, old politics

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
More about Israel's election: What some party leaders have to say.

Watch: Qatari sociologist blames Jews for New Zealand massacre

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Qatari sociologist goes into anti-Semitic rant in YouTube videos, says Jews instigated attack on mosques in Christchurch.

PA report: IDF operated in the village of Zawiya

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Palestinian Arab media reported on Tuesday that the IDF operated overnight in the village of Zawiya as part of the search for the terrorist who carried out the attack at the Ariel junction on Sunday.

According to the report, the forces raided the home of two Palestinian Arab brothers who were arrested on Monday.


Jordanian lawmakers: Expel the Israeli ambassador

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Jordanian lawmakers on Monday called to expel the Israeli ambassador from the kingdom in response to what they termed "ongoing Israel aggression" at holy sites in Jerusalem, AFP reported.

The parliamentary session followed an Israeli court ruling on Sunday on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.


Iran to sue US individuals involved in sanctions

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Tehran is preparing a lawsuit in Iran against US individuals involved with economic sanctions imposed by Washington on the Islamic Republic, President Hassan Rouhani said Monday, according to AFP.

Rouhani said the presidency’s legal affairs office as well as the justice and foreign ministers have been tasked with “drawing up a lawsuit against all those within America involved with designing and executing these sanctions”.


Estonia's Jews concerned over far-right in government

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Estonia's Jewish community on Monday voiced concern over an unprecedented move to include a far-right party in the next government of the Baltic EU state, AFP reports.

Outgoing center-left prime minister Juri Ratas launched coalition talks last week with the far-right EKRE party after its support surged in a recent general election.


Feiglin: Shaked, who are you kidding?

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Moshe Feiglin claims that Ben Ari's disqualification proves that nothing has changed, blasts Ayelet Shaked.

UN condemns Hamas for suppressing protests

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The United Nations has condemned Hamas for using force to suppress protests by Gazans over new taxes, unemployment and electricity shortages in the coastal enclave, JTA reported on Monday.

Hamas has also arrested dozens of protesters and journalists in recent days, since the protests began.


'This is not a lone terrorist, these are skilled fighters'

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Rafi Levengrond, father of Kim Yehezkel-Levengrond who was murdered in the terrorist attack in the Barkan industrial zone, explained on Monday why, in his opinion, the IDF will find it difficult to locate the terrorist who carried out the double attack at the Ariel junction.

"It's not just a lone terrorist who got up in the morning and decided to attack. These are skilled fighters,” Levengrond told Arutz Sheva.


The answer to terror: 770 new housing units in Ariel

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Infrastructure work on 770 housing units in a residential project in the Ariel South neighborhood of the city of Ariel will commence on Tuesday.

The neighborhood consists of 840 housing units, of which 770 will be part of the "price per occupant" project initiated by Finance Minister and Kulanu chairman Moshe Kahlon.


Two men found dead in Haifa

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Two men in their 30s were found dead in an apartment in Haifa on Monday night.

Police are investigating.


Fatah says Hamas beat up one of its leaders

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

A senior official from the Fatah movement was badly beaten up in Gaza on Monday, with the group accusing the strip's Hamas rulers of responsibility, AFP reported.

Hamas denied the claim and pledged to investigate the attack, which comes amid days of violent crackdown by its security forces on protests in Gaza.


State Prosecutor explains decision to disqualify Ben-Ari but not Cassif

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The State Prosecutor's Office on Monday evening published an explanation on Facebook regarding the decision to disqualify Michael Ben-Ari from running for the Knesset and approving the candidacy of Hadash Jewish candidate Ofer Cassif.

The unusual statement was published in the wake of the attacks on the judicial system since the decision was made.


'We'll set up a committee to investigate submarine affair'

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Blue and White party leaders hold press conference, say that the submarine affair should be reopened.

This is the time for a leadership that will deter terrorists

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Josh Hasten says that the attack near Ariel only proves the need to take a tough stance toward terrorism.

Report: IDF raiding PA village in Samaria

Monday, March 18, 2019

IDF forces reportedly entering villages in the area near the attack at the Ariel junction.

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Tel Aviv: Taxi driver stabbed, background appears to be criminal

Monday, March 18, 2019

A taxi driver was moderately injured on Monday evening after being stabbed on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv.

He was evacuated to the Ichilov Hospital in the city for treatment. Police opened an investigation into the incident, which is believed to be criminally-related.


ANALYSIS: Iran making progress in plan for Israel's annihilation

Monday, March 18, 2019
The only world leader who from the start saw Iran's intentions and the danger posed by ISIS was Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Telling true story to United Nations in Geneva

Monday, March 18, 2019
Representatives of My Truth organization comes to UN in Geneva to present Israeli side as entire day discussion devoted against Israel.

Judea and Samaria leaders to meet with Netanyahu: 'Blackmail'

Monday, March 18, 2019
Sources in Judea and Samaria say PM does not deliver on security for residents ahead of meeting tomorrow.

Deri: Supreme Court should have disqualified Yair Lapid

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chairman Aryeh Deri of the Sephardic haredi-religious Shas party told an election conference in Tiberias on Monday evening that if the Supreme Court disqualified Doctor Michael Ben Ari from the April 9th Knesset elections, it should have disqualified Blue and White leader Yair Lapid, based on Lapid's comments about the religious and haredi population.

Against the backdrop of contention between the haredi community and Tiberias Mayor Ron Kobi, who has been dubbed "The Troll of Tiberias", Deri said about Lapid, "In addition to the Troll of Tiberias, there's the Troll of the State, who is more dangerous."


US Supreme Court will not hear Touro Synagogue case

Monday, March 18, 2019
US Supreme Court declines to hear case of ownership of America's oldest synagogue and its silver Torah ornaments.

Emotional ending for terror victim's funeral

Monday, March 18, 2019

Just before end of funeral for terror victim Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, hundreds of mourners tearfully sing "Even in concealment."


Fatah accuses Hamas of beating up senior official in Gaza

Monday, March 18, 2019

(AFP) - Atef Abu Seif, Gaza spokesman with the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was badly beaten up near his home in Gaza on Monday, with the group accusing the enclave's Islamist rulers Hamas of responsibility.

Fatah deputy chairman Mahmoud Aloul accused Hamas of carrying out an assassination attempt. Hamas denied the claim and pledged to investigate the attack, which comes amid days of a violent crackdown by its security forces on protests in Gaza over economic issues.


Labor Chairman: Blue and White has declared it's a right-wing party

Monday, March 18, 2019

Chairman Avi Gabbay of the Labor Party said, Monday evening, "Blue and White themselves are declaring that they are a right-wing party."

Responding to a report by Channel 13 Television about recordings in which Blue and White leader Benny Gantz says he does not rule out sitting in a government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Gabbay declared, "One who is parked in a blue and white zone should not be surprised if they tow him to the right. Whoever is parked in blue and white will form the next Netanyahu government."


MK Gilon hospitalized

Monday, March 18, 2019

Member of Knesset Ilan Gilon (Meretz) was taken to hospital for examination this evening, after he felt ill at a party gathering in Givatayim, according to Globes.

A year ago, when Gilon ran for Meretz leadership, he was forced to retire a few weeks before the end of the race because of medical problems.


Gantz does not rule out sitting in government with Netanyahu

Monday, March 18, 2019

New recordings from a private conversation, revealed on Monday by Channel 13 Television, show that Chairman Benny Gantz of the Blue and White list is not ruling out sitting in a government with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu despite previous declarations.

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Gafni: We're not afraid to sit in opposition

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Degel Hatorah Chairman makes it clear that his party will not recommend Benny Gantz to form the next government, even if it means remaining outside.


Former police commissioner Yehuda Wilk laid to rest

Monday, March 18, 2019

Yehuda Wilk, Israel's 13th police commissioner, was laid to rest on Monday in the old cemetery in Raanana, with thousands in attendance, including former and present senior members of the police.

Wilk served in the police between 1971 and 1994. He returned as commissioner at the beginning of 1998 and served until the end of 2000. Following his retirement, he was appointed the executive director of Derech Eretz, which operates Highway 6 and other transportation projects. He is survived by his wife and three children


'Unfortunate decision that will harm public trust'

Monday, March 18, 2019
Retired Judge Menachem Ne'eman questions Michael Ben-Ari's disqualification, calls for enactment of Overrule Clause.

Prisoner, staff lightly injured in Ramon Prison arson

Monday, March 18, 2019

A spokesman for the Israel Prisons Service says Ramon Prison is under full control of the IPS staff, after inmates in the Hamas wing set fire to mattresses in 14 cells.

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IDF arrests Gazans who crossed the border

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces arrested a number of suspects a short time ago, after they crossed the perimeter fence from southern Gaza.

The suspects, who were not armed, were transferred to security agencies for interrogation.

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