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Pedestrian seriously injured in accident in Ashkelon

Friday, May 26, 2017

A 65-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured when he was hit by a vehicle in Ashkelon on Thursday night.

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated him to the Barzilai Hospital.


Hecklers shout ‘Heil Hitler!’ in Jewish school’s Holocaust play

Friday, May 26, 2017
Teenage hecklers interrupt school play in South African Jewish school with shouts of 'Heil Hitler!'

Trump arrives in Sicily for G7 summit

Friday, May 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Sicily from Brussels on Thursday, ahead of a two-day Group of Seven (G7) summit.

The G7 meeting is the last leg of a nine-day tour by Trump of the Middle East and Europe, his first foreign trip since taking office.


Justice Department to appeal block on travel ban

Friday, May 26, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday that the Justice Department "strongly disagrees with the decision" of the Virginia-based federal appeals court to uphold a block on President Trump’s ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

He added that the Justice Department would "seek review of this case in the United States Supreme Court."


Bnei Yehuda wins state cup in soccer

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Bnei Yehuda soccer team on Thursday evening won the state cup.

Bnei Yehuda defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv in a penalty shootout.


Britain resumes information sharing with U.S.

Friday, May 26, 2017

British police said on Thursday they had resumed sharing information with U.S. agencies, hours after the cooperation was suspended following leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing.

Britain said the reason for the resumption was that it received "fresh assurances" from Washington, reported Reuters.


Trump adviser: Shame on Hamas

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jason Greenblatt, U.S. President Donald Trump's Special Representative for International Negotiations, met on Thursday with the parents of IDF soldier Hadar Goldin, whose body is being held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

In a statement released after the meeting, Greenblatt said he conveyed his deep sympathy to Hadar's parents on the loss of their son.


NATO chief: Trump clearly committed to NATO

Thursday, May 25, 2017

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said after hosting allied leaders on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump was clear on his commitment to defending Europe and also "blunt" on demands for more defense spending by allies.

"Trump has been clear on his commitment to NATO. But President Trump has also been clear in the message to all allies that we have to deliver on the pledge we made to increase defense spending," Stoltenberg said, according to Reuters.


Arab Hebrew U. students raise banners with terrorists

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Banners with pictures of terrorist murderers, calls to remove Zionists from Israel. This happened not in Ramallah but in the Hebrew University in the center of Jerusalem during the course of a demonstration by Arab students who sparred with activists from the pro-Israel Im Tirzu movement.


Rami Kleinstein performs in Hevron, dismisses critics

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Israeli pop singer Rami Kleinstein performed Thursday at the festivities celebrating 50 yrars since the liberation of Hevron and dismissed criticisms he received for deciding to sing at the Cave of the Patriarchs. Kleinstein said that "pressure was placed on me not to perform here but music is supposed to connect between people and bridge differences. I hope we will all understand that the prayer 'love your neighbor as yourself' applies to all of the Jewish people and we will all love one another," said Kleinstein.


Court allows Hadassah doctors to resign

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The District Labor Court rejected the request by the Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital to issue restraining orders to doctors who are resigning from the Hemato-Oncology Unit, thus paving the way for the doctors to resign.

In another week and a half the doctors resignations will take effect and nine doctors will leave the ward.


'I couldn't look you in the eyes'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein visited the Amona evacuees who have been staying in the Ofra college for the past four months. Edelstein visited their rooms and was shocked at the difficult conditions they are in. Edelstein said he had expected a difficult experience but nothing had prepared him for what he saw.

Edelstein told them that he had not visited until now "because I couldn't look you in the eyes."


3 rescued from Ras-El-Amud fire

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A private residence in the Ras El-Amud section of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem went up in flames Thursday.

A mother and two children were rescued unharmed from inside the burning apartment. 

Firemen are working to control the flames.


Federal Court rejects appeal on Muslim ban directive

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The US Federal court has rejected the appeal by the US administration against the freezing of the restraining order preventing residents of six Muslim states from entering the United States.

The appeal was submitted a second time after President Trump amended the original directive which had been frozen by the court. The judges decision stated that "the directive might violate the US constitution."

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Minister Azulai: 50 years is just the beginning

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Religious Affairs Minister David Azulai toured Hevron Thursday and congratulated the residents on the 50th anniversary of the city's liberation.

"50 years is a good start and may it continue for ever," said Azulai.


Stun grenade thrown at Givatayim residential building

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A stun grenade was thrown at a residential building in Givatayim. There were no injuries reported.

Police are investigating the incident.


Israeli bus stoned in Samaria

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 An Israeli bus was stoned by group of Palestinian terrorists in Samaria Thursday night. There were no injuries reported. 


Former PM Olmert's rehabilitation program revealed

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Former prime minister Ehud Olmert's rehabilitation plan has been formulated by the Prisoner Rehabilitation Authority, according to a Channel 2 report Thursday.

Olmert is due to face the parole board in two weeks after requesting an early release.

The rehabilitation program includes volunteering in two associations: Leket Yisrael which gathers food for poor people and the medical referrals association led by Rabbi Elimelech Firer. The prime minister will continue with his personal treatment during the rehabilitation period.



The unfinished journey of Ethiopian Jewry

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The official day of remembrance for Ethiopian Jews who died on their way to Israel is Jerusalem Day.

MK Avraham Nagosa, himself an Ethiopian immigrant and the director of the committee for immigration and absorbtion, explained that it is important that both events be celebrated together, in order to remember the Zionist heros who left their villages and went on a perilous journey in order to reach Jerusalem.

Nagosa says that no other community paid such a price to reach Israel. "Thousands died and there are still many missing. 33 years have passed and families are still uncertain of the fate of parents and brothers who perished on the long journey to Israel. There is no family which didn't lose a relative and for most of them we have no grave to visit."


40-year-old shot, seriously injured in Tira

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A 40-year-old man was seriously injured in the Arab town of Tira. MDA teams provided him with medical treatment and transferred him to hospital.


Watch: Thousands visit grave of the prophet Shmuel

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tens of thousands of Jews visited the grave of the prophet Shmuel north of Jerusalem on the date of his death, which falls  on Jerusalem Day according to some sources. Other sources maintain that it falls on the day after, the 29th of Iyar.



Netanya terrorist dies of his wounds

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Palestinian terrorist who was shot after stabbing and wounding 2 Israelis in Netanya earlier this week has died of his wounds.


Suspected rape in mixed-gender IDF unit

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Soldier from Bardalas unit arrested after allegedly raping female soldier.

Housing Minister at cornerstone for Gush Katif evacuees

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Gallant laid the cornerstone for an extension of Kibbutz Neve Yam near the coast of Caesarea. The new neighborhood will serve twenty families which were evicted from Gush Katif,-also situated near the ocean.



US official: Manchester bomber was trained by ISIS

Thursday, May 25, 2017

An American official associated with the investigation of the Manchester suicide bombing told CNN Thursday that the terrorist who perpetrated the bombing, Salman Abedi, had undergone training in the ISIS organization in Syria a number of months before the attack.


Cabinet meeting to be held in Western Wall Tunnels

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The cabinet will hold a special celebratory session in the Western Wall Tunnels in honor of Jerusalem Day.

Before the session, the ministers will visit an exhibition of pictures of Jerusalem from the Government Press Office archives.


Foreign Affairs Committee visits Gaza border region

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee headed by MK Avi Dichter(Likud) toured the region near the Gaza border to hear from local authorities about security issues and about how government ministries are acting to deal with those issues.

Dichter said that the national investment in the threats from Gaza is the largest defense investment over the last few years and this is justified. The restrictions on Hamas today from our side and from Egypt are part of the reason for the calm in the region.

"We are not responsible for Gaza's problems. They have justly earned the problems they contend with. As Jews, we love to solve other people's problems because we think we are responsible but it isn't and we must be wary of this."


Netanyahu to undergo medical procedure under sedation

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Prime Minister Netanyahu will undergo a medical procedure under sedation Thursday to crush a gallstone. Netanyahu will be accompanied by his personal physician during the treatment.

Environment Minister Zeev Elkin will fill the place of the prime minister during the procedure.


Suspected rape in mixed-gender army unit

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A soldier serving in the mixed combat unit "Bardalas" was arrested this week on suspicion of having raped a female soldier from his unit.

The female soldier complained to military police that she had been raped. Police opened an investigation and arrested the suspect. He was remanded in custody until June 1st. The investigation continues.



Former Greek premier wounded in explosion

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was wounded by an explosion hidden in an envelope inside his car in Athens. Papademos's driver was also wounded. The two were taken to hospital. 


Barkat: Jews have right to live wherever they want

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Wednesday at an Ateret Kohanim event in honor of 50 years since the liberation of Jerusalem that the wide variety of residents and populaces in Jerusalem is a special blessing and unique characteristic and this is Jerusalem's tremendous advantage that we know how to work together and be considerate to one another."

Barkat stressed that Jews have a right to live wherever they want in the world and especially in our eternal capital where Jewish roots are to be found wherever we excavate the ground."




Joe Lieberman removes candidacy for FBI director

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Former vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman has removed his candidacy for director of the FBI, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal


Minister Gamliel attends Estonia synagogue ceremony

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Minister for Social Equality Gila Gamliel(Likud) participated Thursday in the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the only Jewish synagogue in Estonia since World War II.

Estonia was the first country the Nazis declared 'Judenrein" (free of Jews).

The ceremony was attended by all of the Estonian leadership, including President Kersti Kaljulaid and other dignitaries. Chief Rabbi David Lau and heads of the 2,500 strong local Jewish community also attended.



Civil Administration to demolish houses in Bat Ayin

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The head of the Gush Etzion Local Council, Shlomo Neeman, announced that the Civil Administration intends to destroy a synagogue and other illegal structures in the community of Bat Ayin.

The Nachala organization sent an emergency letter to ministers Yisrael Katz and Uri Ariel, as well as to a number of MKs demanding that they stop the destruction of the homes, as the synagogue is within the state lands of Bat Ayin whose building plan was submitted 15 years ago to the Civil Administration for approval.



Bulgarian PM: Zero tolerance for anti-Semitic behavior

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The director of the Center for Strategic Dialogue in the Netanya Academic College, Dr. Efraim Sneh, participated in an international conference in Sofia discussing the salvation of the Jews of Bulgaria during the Holocaust.

The conference discussed the initiative of Sneh and attorney Moshe Aloni to grant the Nobel Peace Prize to the Bulgarian Orthodox church for its central role in saving thousands of Bulgarian Jews during World War II.

Sneh met with the Bulgarian prime minister who claimed that his government shows no tolerance for anti-Semitic incidents and wants to continue its warm relations with Israel.


New emergency medical center slated for Binyamin region

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The groundbreaking ceremony for a new interdisciplinary medical center in the Binyamin region took place Thursday with the participation of Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and other senior ministers.

The center, situated in the Shaar Binyamin industrial zone, will provide medical services to a potential population of 200,000 people living in tens of communities and villages in the region. The estimated cost of the project is tens of millions of dollars and it will give advanced emergency care to all who require it, without distinguishing between religion or nationality of patients.


State : Dismiss petition over Communications Ministry

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The state has asked the Supreme Court to dismiss the petition issued against the prime minister serving as communications minister.

In the state's announcement to the court it said that the prime minister intended to bring the matter of a possible ministerial appointment to the cabinet for approval on Sunday and therefore the state feels that there is no need for a petition on the matter.


5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Phillippines

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ae moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale was felt on the Western side of the Phillippines, some 17 km south of the town of Angeles. 


Trump: leaks from Manchester investigation 'troubling'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

US president Donald Trump  said Thursday he would investigate American leaks from the investigation of the Manchester attack and said that these leaks are "deeply troubling."

British police have reportedly stopped sharing information about the Manchester Arena attack with the U.S. after a series of leaks to the media sparked anger among U.K. law enforcement and government officials.

U.K. authorities were "furious" after photos appearing to show the aftermath of the attack, which killed 22 people and injured 64, appeared in the New York Times on Wednesday, the BBC reports. The images appeared to show remnants of a backpack and possible pieces of shrapnel.

British Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly also raised the issue with President Trump.


Bennett: 'It's time for some right-wing peace'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

In an Army Radio interview Jewish Home leader and Education Minister Naftali Bennett referred to the visit by President Trump and to the peace process. 

Bennett said "Its time for some right-wing peace. Peace which stems from strength, from an economic basis. Right-wing peace is the peace of entrepeneurs and of hi-tech.. It is peace which sees the joint interests we share with the Gulf States. Not everything revolves around the Palestinians. Nobody gets up in capitals around the world and says 'wow what happened in this village.'" 


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