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Israeli tech takes on Judea and Samaria rock terror

Sunday, March 18, 2018

An Israeli innovation aims to protect Judea and Samaria residents from rock attacks.


Hiker rescued from Nahal Darga suffering from exhaustion and hypothermia

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A hiker, suffering from hypothermia and exhaustion, has been rescued from Nahal Darga in the Judean Desert by the Rescue Unit from Gilot.

The rescue unit was called to the scene by fellow travelers who reported earlier that their friend could not continue on the route.


Supreme Court freezes elections for chief rabbi of Hadera

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Supreme Court Justice George Kara has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the holding of elections for the chief rabbi of Hadera - until another decision is made.


Ashdod: 5 babies exposed to hazardous material in a nursery

Sunday, March 18, 2018

About 5 babies were admitted at the "Terem" clinic in Ashdod, after they ate sandwiches prepared in a toaster in which a strong grease remover had been used.

The babies were admitted to the clinic accompanied by members of the nursery staff and were then joinec by their parents. The babies were examined by doctors, and after the taking of vital signs and monitoring, they were released to their homes.


Summer time returns Thursday evening/Friday morning

Sunday, March 18, 2018

In accordance with the Time Determination Law, this year's summer (daylight savings) time will begin on Thursday evening/Friday morning (March 23rd), at 02:00, which will become 3:00.

Summer time will end on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 28th.


President Rivlin welcomes American TV actress Mayim Bialik

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Bialik due to speak in J'lem at Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism about her experiences as a Jewish and Zionist actress.

'Islam has nothing to do with Germany'

Sunday, March 18, 2018
New survey shows 74% of German citizens oppose entry of Muslim immigrants, believe 'Islam has no place in Germany.'

Hamas threatens head of Samaria Council

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Police increase security around Samaria Council head, after Hamas publishes video showing his home. 'Threats won't break us.'

Tiberias mayor attacked during memorial service

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Tiberias mayor Yossi Ben David attacked during memorial service at house in city. At same time, firebomb thrown at municipality entrance.

Scaramucci: 'Jews are a beacon to civilization'

Sunday, March 18, 2018
'You are the first domino in the attack on liberty, the first domino in the attack on individual spirit, and all concepts of the West.'

Soldier disciplined for criticizing IDF Chief Rabbi

Sunday, March 18, 2018
IDF reprimands female soldier who attacked IDF Chief Rabbi Eyal Karim in a video clip for his alleged sexist comments.

Captain Ziv Deus laid to rest

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Funeral of commander murdered in ramming attack in northern Samaria on Friday taking place in Holon.

Women of the Wall to offer women tefillin on city streets

Sunday, March 18, 2018
'Sister, did you put on tefillin today? Want to enwrap yourself in a tallit?', asks Facebook post announcing Friday 'Tefillin Event.'

Nixon's son-in-law on Nixon, Israel, Obama, and Trump

Sunday, March 18, 2018
"Nixon saved Israel. Overruled Kissinger and Schlesinger quibbling, said 'I don't care, just load it on planes and ship everything we can.'"

IDF destroys terror tunnels in South

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Increased alertness near Gaza after IDF destroys 2 terror tunnels near Rafah and in central Gaza, it has been cleared for publication.


Critic says Israel boycott hurting Lorde's career

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Prominent film critic asserts pop star Lorde's support for BDS has caused her career to suffer. 'Her position on Israel killed her tour.'

'Our only consolation is building'

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Widow of Itamar Ben-Gal on arrest of terrorist: 'The truth is, I don't feel anything. It won't bring him back or prevent the next murder.'

Weapons confiscated in village near car-ramming attack

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Soldier seriously injured in attack in which 2 murdered out of immediate danger. Weapons found in terrorist's village, 8 suspects arrested.

Murderer of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal caught

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Israeli forces arrest Israeli Arab responsible for the murder of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal near Ariel last month.

Abbas meets with released terrorist who helped murder Israeli

Sunday, March 18, 2018
PA chairman holds reception in Ramallah for terrorist released after serving 20 years for role in murder of Israeli in J'lem's Old City.

Olmert says haredi Kabbalist predicted Hezbollah attack

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Former prime minister says haredi Kabbalist correctly warned that Hezbollah would attack Israeli missile boat during Second Lebanon War.

Deputy Minister Oren: Change the rules of engagement

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Deputy Minister Michael Oren (Kulanu) on Saturday called on the IDF to change its rules of engagement following Friday’s murderous attack in northern Samaria.

"There is no sure way to ensure that a terrorist is ‘neutralized.’ Therefore, soldiers who encounter terrorists in the middle of an act of terrorism must be instructed to open fire to kill and not to neutralize. A terrorist who carries out a terror attack constitutes a real threat and in order to protect the lives of our soldiers and the general public, the rules of engagement must be changed. The only way to ensure that a terrorist is indeed neutralized and poses no threat is by shooting in order to kill,” he said.


Iranian official: We won't accept changes to nuclear deal

Sunday, March 18, 2018

A senior Iranian official stressed on Saturday that the Islamic Republic will not accept any changes to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, after the United States said it was seeking a "supplemental" accord with European powers.

"We will not accept any changes, any interpretation or new measure aimed at limiting" the 2015 deal between Iran and major powers, the official, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted by AFP has having said.


'Being 50% rational and 50% emotional is the right mix'

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Kenneth Abramowitz, Managing General Partner and co-founder of NGN Capital, reveals his main message to the world.

Gabbay: I'm not going anywhere

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay on Saturday slammed senior members of the Labor party who called on him to resign in the wake of recent polls which showed the party continuing to decline.

"I'm not going anywhere. There are people in the party who still haven’t accepted the fact that they lost to me," Gabbay said at a conference with Labor members in Nazareth. "Those who will not join in the party's success will pay for it in the primaries.”


PA blasts American policy of 'dictates'

Sunday, March 18, 2018

The Palestinian Authority (PA) bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Saturday condemned the U.S. administration's intention to punish states which receive American aid that do not support U.S. positions in the UN General Assembly.

The decision was made after many countries voted to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem and move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


NY Councilman: 'The Orthodox Jews are an important part of the community'

Sunday, March 18, 2018
New York Councilman Bruce Blakeman discusses relations with the Orthodox Jewish community as well as the bigger picture.

IDF attacks Hamas target in Gaza

Sunday, March 18, 2018

IAF fighter jets on Saturday night attacked a Hamas terror target in central Gaza.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said the air strike was in response to the explosive device that went off adjacent to the security fence earlier in the day.


Jewish schools say computers in the classroom bring down costs

Sunday, March 18, 2018
Embraced by low-tuition Jewish schools, ‘blended learning’ now catching on more widely.

Vizhnitz Rebbe had 'a good and big heart'

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Follower says Vizhnitz Rebbe Mordechai Hager was 'a man of great spirit and great talent,' as well as friendly, warm, and caring.

'She put my kid in a closet when her daughter died'

Saturday, March 17, 2018
This emotional speech by a Jewish legislator helped pass Florida’s new gun law.

WHO head praises Hadassah Medical Center

Saturday, March 17, 2018
WHO Director General Ghebreyesus arrives in Israel unexpectedly, praises Hadassah's hemato-oncology ward.

The murdered soldiers: Ziv Deus and Netanel Kahalani

Saturday, March 17, 2018
The two soldiers murdered in Friday's ramming attack are Captain Ziv Deus, 21, and Sergeant Netanel Kahalani, 20.

Hevron police arrest Jew who defended himself against Arabs

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Arabs attempt to ram Jew, police arrest the Jew and confiscate his weapon.

Danon: International community needs to end the 'pay to slay'

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Israeli UN Ambassador Danon calls on international community to end the 'despicable practice' of 'pay to slay.'

'Islam does not belong in Germany'

Saturday, March 17, 2018
German Interior Minister says Islam doesn't belong in Germany - but the Muslims in Germany do belong.

Holocaust survivor: No one wanted to take the Jews back

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold, 104, recalls the Anschluss, his time in concentration camps, and the post-war experience.

Explosion near Gaza border

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Bomb explodes near Gaza border, IDF responds by targeting Hamas observation post.

Shabak: Ramming attack due to 'nationalistic' motives

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Terrorist admits he intended to kill soldiers. One soldier is still fighting for his life.

New study aims to be a model for genetic testing.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
A new study for cancer risk in Ashkenazic Jews aims to create a new model for genetic testing.
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