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Jordanian writer who 'insulted Islam' shot dead

Monday, September 26, 2016

A prominent and outspoken Jordanian writer was shot dead on Sunday in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam on social media, The Associated Press reported.

A Jordanian security official said the shooter was a former imam at a local mosque, and said the man had been motivated by his anger over the cartoon posted to Facebook by writer Nahed Hattar.


'I represent all of Israeli society'

Monday, September 26, 2016
Israel’s Consul General in New York, Dani Dayan, outlines his four main goals in his new post.


Humanitarian aid delivered to besieged Syrian towns

Monday, September 26, 2016

70 trucks of humanitarian aid were delivered on Sunday to four besieged towns in Syria for the first time in almost six months, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said, according to the Reuters news agency.

The aid organization said convoys were delivered to Madaya and Zabdani near Damascus and to the villages of al Foua and Kefraya in Idlib province in the north west.


Smotrich: Radio host's remarks were pointless

Monday, September 26, 2016

Chico Menashe, Director of Reshet Bet national radio, reprimanded the host of the radio show "Hamiznon" over an offensive question he asked an MK from the Jewish Home party, Bezalel Smotrich, on the air.

“I also believe that Yoav Krakovsky’s words were useless and it would have been better if he hadn’t said them at all,” Smotrich told Arutz Sheva.


Team Israel qualifies for World Baseball Classic

Monday, September 26, 2016

Team Israel on Sunday night qualified for the World Baseball Classic for the first time, after defeating Great Britain by a score of 9-1.

The game was played at MCU Park in Brooklyn.


Jewish organization helps Syrians receive treatment in Israel

Monday, September 26, 2016
The Amaliah organization brings Syrians to receive medical treatment in Israel, and helps them understand that Israel isn't the enemy.


Schumer: Calls for boycott of Israel are anti-Semitism

Monday, September 26, 2016

Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on Sunday night against the effort to delegitimize Israel and defined it as anti-Semitism.

"Those who call for boycotts of Israel are practicing whether they know it or not - a modern form of anti-Semitism. They ultimately don't believe there should be a Jewish state. We should call BDS what it is - anti-Semitism and not just anti-Israel. I applaud the governors of new York and California for the anti-BDS legislation," he said.


Politicians on the left call for ban on men-only concert

Monday, September 26, 2016

A group of left wing politicians demanded that the municipality of Tel Aviv cancel a concert planned in Rabin Square because the concert will not allow entry to women.

The concert is called “Uplifting for Kippur” and is planned for one of the nights leading up to Yom Kippur. The concert is sponsored by organizations from Gush Dan that want to spread Jewish values and seven famous singers are scheduled to perform.


Netanyahu and Clinton meet in New York

Monday, September 26, 2016

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening met Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a New York hotel.

Clinton spoke with Netanyahu during a closed-door meeting at the W Hotel in Union Square, CNN reported.


California Governor signs anti-BDS bill into law

Monday, September 26, 2016

California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that prevents companies that boycott or discriminate against any sovereign country, including Israel, from doing business with the state, JTA reported Sunday.

According to the report, Brown signed Assembly Bill 2844 on Saturday afternoon, days after the California State Assembly voted to send the bill to Brown for approval.


Conversion course is part of the national budget

Monday, September 26, 2016

After a special meeting at the Ministry of Defense, Minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday decided to allocate 17 million shekels to the basic defense budget for the Nativ conversion course.

With the consensus of the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Gadi Eizenkot, the course will be offered to soldiers at the beginning of their army service.


Watch: The complex reality of the IDF

Monday, September 26, 2016
Watch a movie directed by Tzvi Fishman describing the complex reality with which IDF soldiers in Judea and Samaria deal.


Maccabee Task Force helps students fight for Israel

Monday, September 26, 2016
David Brog, CEO of the Maccabee Task Force, explains how his organization helps pro-Israel students fight BDS.


Berko: Balad represents foreign interests

Monday, September 26, 2016

Likud MK Dr. Anat Berko posted on her Facebook page this past weekend a post explaining what she said were the true goals of the members of the Arab Balad party.

“Here’s a tip: If you want to know who the local Arabs are that represent the interests of foreign countries - look at the ones who always mask themselves as Palestinian patriots. It’s the same people,” she wrote.


Kerry: We must 'act or shut up' on two-state solution

Monday, September 26, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly took Israel to task at a private meeting in New York last Monday over its policy in Judea and Samaria, Haaretz reported Sunday.

According to the newspaper, Kerry’s comments came at a closed meeting of ministers representing the countries providing financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA).


Ofra will protest until something changes

Monday, September 26, 2016

Residents of the community of Ofra will take to the streets of Jerusalem in protest this Tuesday, in order to put pressure on the government to legalize Ofra's legal status.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, the rabbi of the community, Rabbi Avi Gisser, says, “These protests are crucial until something changes. Fifty years have passed since we received our greatest gift in history,” referring the unification of Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria.


Soccer: Maccabi Tel Aviv defeats Hapoel Tel Aviv 5-0

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Maccabi Tel Aviv soccer team on Sunday defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv by a score of 5-0.

The game was played as part of the Premier Soccer League.


Cooler through Tuesday

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Mostly clear, Sunday evening. Clear to partly cloudy on Monday with a significant drop in temperature to below average, mainly in the mountains. No significant change is expected on Tuesday. Wednesday will be fair and slightly warmer in the mountains. The slight warming trend will continue on Thursday, with strong northerly winds on the Mediterranean coast, starting around noon.

Monday highs:
Jerusalem: 26Celsius/78Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea: 34C/93F;
Golan Heights: 31/87; Haifa: 27/80; Tel Aviv: 29/84;
Be'er Sheva': 30/86; Eilat: 35/95


Hamas contests PLO role as sole representative

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The daily column by Dr. Faiz Abu Smala, among the senior journalists in the Official Journal of Hamas 'Falestine', openly undermines last week's claim by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority at the United Nations General Assembly that "the Palestine Liberation Organization [is] the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people wherever they are."

Smala wrote that Hamas consistently demands to enact reform in the PLO that would allow the organization to integrate Islamic organizations and to immediately establish new PLO leadership together with Hamas and Islamic Jihad.


Engineer wounded in Turkish railroad blast

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The engineer of a freight train was wounded on Sunday when a bomb detonated on a railway track in southeastern Turkey as the train came past, security sources told Reuters, blaming PKK Kurdish militants. The train's locomotive was damaged in the incident near the Iranian border.

No group has claimed it was behind the explosion. Four PKK militants were killed in clashes elsewhere in the mainly Kurdish region, the security sources said on condition of anonymity.


Get prepared for the great debate

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Michael Fragin updates you on the behind the scenes of American politics, outlining the road to victory.


Rabbinate rejects conversions by leading American Orthodox rabbi

Sunday, September 25, 2016
The Rabbinical Council of America is fuming after Israel's Chief Rabbinate rejects four conversions by a leading American rabbinic authority.


Lev Tahor leaves Guatemala City area

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The 500-member Lev Tahor community of haredi-religious Jews living outside Guatemala's capital moved out Sunday, claiming persecution because of faith, according to Agence France Presse. Lev Tahor's leader, American Rabbi Uriel Goldman, said his people are moving to a village in the eastern part of the Central American country because of harassment, including a raid on the group's buildings on September 13th.

Guatemalan authorities said that search was carried out at the request of Israeli authorities to search for a girl who was barred from leaving Israel. They also said the raid was also aimed at investigating allegations of child abuse. Lev Tahor left Israel, Canada and the United States amid child abuse allegations, denied by Guatemalan David Sandoval.


Partisan Yoseph Hermetz passes away

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Yoseph Hermetz, a member of the Vilna ghetto underground who took part in partisan revenge against Germans in the city of Nuremberg following World War II, passed away, last week, at the age of 91, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

He was also active in getting Jews to immigrate to Israel.


Security prisoners declare hunger strike

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Security prisoners held by Israel declared a three-day hunger strike on Sunday, according to Walla!.

The declaration followed the death of security prisoner Yasser Hamdouni.


4 shot in Malmo

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Police are responding to a shooting in the southern part of the Swedish city of Malmo. At least four people were hit. An eyewitness said 20 shots were fired from a vehicle before it sped off.

Police were out in force, Sunday evening, because of a soccer match involving crosstown rivals.


Details of Tzabar salads suspected of salmonella

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Health Ministry publicized, Sunday evening, the five Saltei Tzabar (Tzabar Salads) products suspected of being infected with salmonella:

Hummus Samir 400 grams, expiration date October 20, batch 6252196505,
Hummus Tzabar 200 gr., October 19, 6251196504,
Hummus 850 gr., October 19, 6251196502,
Hummus Tzabar 1kg, October 19, 6251196501, and
Green Tehina, 400 gr., October 19, 6251196507


Jewish peer resigns from Labour party after Corbyn re-elected

Sunday, September 25, 2016
The senior Jewish member "divorces" Labour, claiming Corbyn is "lukewarm" on anti-Semitism.

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