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Iranian foreign minister evasive about nuke building

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif was asked on Sunday how long it would take his country to build a nuclear weapon. He said the Tehran government was "unmoved by President Trump's threats" and uninterested in talks with Israel.


'Build without US interference'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria rejects Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's formation of joint team to coordinate construction in the communities with the United States.


Release grant for volunteer yeshiva students endorsed

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation endorsed, Sunday, a bill by Member of Knesset Shuli Moalem-Refaeli to increase the grant given to yeshiva students when they complete national volunteer service.

The base of the grant is currently 194 shekels for every month of service. If approved, it will rise to NIS 277.50.


Gamliel: Ensure proper care for the elderly

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Social-Equality Minister Gila Gamliel is initiating the urgent establishment of an inter-office team to ensure the proper care of senior citizens living in geriatric institutions. The initiative comes against the background of reports about serious abuse of senior citizens at various geriatric institutions.

The team will examine the quality of care for senior citizens living in geriatric institutions, review complaints of improper care and formulate recommendations to submit to the government within 120 days for improving promoting and improving care in these institutions. Gamliel issued a statement that said, "Violence, neglect and improper treatment of senior citizens in geriatric institutions is unacceptable and we must not let it go unnoticed. The perpetrators must be prosecuted and the sooner the better. As a government, it is our duty to prevent the recurrence of such cases."


Dead Sea drowning victim dies

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Despite a joint resuscitation effort by medical personnel from the Magen David Adom emergency service and the Israel Defense Forces, they were forced to pronounce the death of a 60-year-old woman who drowned at the Kalia Beach of the Dead Sea.


Remand extended for Haifa nursing-home-abuse suspects

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Haifa Magistrate's Court has extended until Tuesday the detention of five employees at a nursing home in the city suspected of abusing helpless seniors.

Police say the investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.


Attempt to smuggle in ancient Roman coins foiled

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Customs authorities thwart an attempt to smuggle 53 historical coins from Roman period into Israel from Jordan.


'Hypocrisy of the first order'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Supreme Court to hear Reform petition Tuesday seeking to allow private kashrut certification, end Chief Rabbinate monopoly.


Watch: Heavy clashes with IS leave towns devastated

Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Syrian army captures Islamic State terror stronghold near farmlands.


Indictment: Broke into rehab kindegarden, stole drugs

Sunday, February 19, 2017

An indictment has been filed against a Jerusalem resident suspected of breaking into a rehabilitation kindergarten and stealing expensive drugs intended for preschool children with disabilities.

The suspect was ordered held in custody until the end of legal proceedings against him.


'Iran knows where the red lines are, if they are drawn clearly'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir addressed the Munic Security Conference about the Iranian threat and what he expects from United States President Donald Trump.


Watch: Czechoslovakian president speaks out against Islam

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Citizens of Prague gather in protest against Muslim refugees.


Resuscitation efforts for woman who drowned at Dead Sea

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A 60-year-old woman drowned at the Kalia Beach at the Dead Sea.

MDA medics and IDF medical teams are undertaking resuscitation efforts.


Yad Vashem to hold event honoring Holocaust survivor and author

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Yad Vashem receives the collection of the late Holocaust survivor, author, and historian, Professor Yaffa Eliach.


Watch: Attempted murder suspects arrested throwing firebombs

Sunday, February 19, 2017
IDF video shows Arabs throw three firebombs at Migdal Oz village, two suspects arrested in Beit Fajar.


'The Jewish community is being targeted from all directions'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Conference of European Rabbis hosts antisemitism discussion at the Munich Security Conference.


Watch: Russia may not be as strong as you think

Sunday, February 19, 2017
George Friedman discusses the ups and downs of Russian infrastructure.


Attorney Itamar ben Gvir: Shaked mustn't flinch

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Justice Minister expected this week to appoint four new Supreme Court judges; 'Certain candidates would perpetuate Left's hegemony'


Meet the new Italian Har Hevron 'ambassador'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
He lives in Italy, is running for parliament, and has recently started acting as an ambassador for Har Hevron.


Zehut party soon to hold primaries

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Zehut party headed my Moshe Feiglin is starting today to release the names on its list for primary elections, which will be held in another week-and-a-half.


Netanyahu: Israel's economy is growing

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Netanyahu says upcoming Australia visit will help Israel's economy continue to grow, slams Israeli public for not honoring elders.


Netanyahu, Trump, agree to create Judea and Samaria 'team'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Netanyahu speaks about Trump, Pence meetings, says US-Israel connection is seeing 'a new day,' forms team to deal with Judea and Samaria.


Refugee assaults and rapes women

Sunday, February 19, 2017
A Muslim man yells 'Allahu Akbar' after assaulting a woman in a bathroom.


Liberman: My goal is a Palestinian state

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Israeli Defense Minister says 'biggest problem' with two-state-solution is demographics, Tzipi Livni says anti-Semitism 'saddens' her.


'Your task is as complex as Moses' job'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Rivlin blesses new IDF Chief Rabbi with success in new task of 'connecting,' compares Rabbi Karim's job to that of Moses.


New bed protects sleepers from earthquakes

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Engineers designed a bed that reacts to earthquakes and protects sleepers from falling objects.


Amona residents protest outside governmet offices

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Amona residents hold protest in Jerusalem, ministers promise to push Netanyahu to keep promise to build new town.


Public Security Minister: No reason to limit thousands of Jews

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Gilad Erdan says Trump's request to 'hold back a bit' could have meant 2-3 days, no reason not to allow Jews to build.


Livni: Absurd that Iran Foreign Min. gets legitimacy

Sunday, February 19, 2017

MK Tzipi Livni spoke at the security conference in Munich and noted that "it's absurd that the Foreign Minister of Iran - a country that supports terror and funds Hezbollah, which committed an attack on European soil - gets legitimacy at the prestigious security conference in Europe."

She added, "Every Jew everywhere needs to feel secure to wear a kippa [skullcap] or any other characteristically Jewish article without fear. To hide is not a solution. Those days are over. The significance of being the Jewish State is that Israel is also responsible for the well-being of Jewish communities."


Fire breaks out in Jerusalem yeshiva

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Fire breaks out in Jerusalem yeshiva on Friday, investigation shows fabric on hot plate caused the blaze.


Watch: Attempt to preserve destroyed Syrian artifacts

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Recent ISIS attacks in Palmyra cause destruction to many ancient artifacts sparking interest in archaeologist's community.


New London-Tel Aviv flight to cost only 309 NIS

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Wizz Air announces new direct London-Israel route to begin operating in June, says tickets already available on company site.


'Two-state solution which preserves Jewish state'

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman spoke at the security conference in Munich, saying, "Iran is threatening the security and stability of the region, that is policy."

He added: "I believe in a two-state solution that preserves the Jewish State. The basic principle of the plan needs to consist of an exchange of populations."


Palestinian arrested for selling fake entry visas

Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Hevron resident was arrested on suspicions that he created and sold fake entry visas to Israel. The suspect leased the visas to 4 Palestinians for 2,000 shekels during the month for which they were paid.

In addition, the suspect taught them how to deceive security forces at checkpoints.

The suspect will be brought before the military court today where an indictment will be submitted against him, as will a request for an extension of his arrest.


'Gush Etzion will remain in Israeli hands, no matter what'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
At Gush Etzion conference, members renew promises to stand together, fight together, and keep Kibbutz movement alive.


Watch: Inside look at North Korean culture

Sunday, February 19, 2017
CNN reporter gets exclusive entry into secret world of North Korea.


'It's hard knowing the parents have other children at home'

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Tel Hashomer doctor explains arrest of Modi'in Illit parents.


White House denies National Guard mobilization report

Sunday, February 19, 2017
Report claims Trump to deploy 100,000 National Guard troops to round up infiltrators.


Two arrested for throwing Molotov cocktails

Sunday, February 19, 2017

IDF and police forces arrested two suspects in Beit Fajjar for throwing 3 Molotov cocktails at the Jewish community of Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion.

The suspects were brought in for police investigation.

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