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Name of child who fell to his death in Kiryat Yam published

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
11-year-old Ro'i Maoz Pe'er fell to his death after trying to move from room to balcony outside building as part of dare.

Netanyahu: Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism are one and the same

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Israeli premier praises Austrian chancellor for confronting anti-Semitism, as Austria hosts conference on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.

Airplane runs over and kills man Moscow

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

An Armenian citizen was killed after a plane ran over him at Sheremetyevo Airport on Wednesday.


Support for Israel rises among European Jewish leaders

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
68% of European Jewish community leaders say they back Israel regardless of its government - up from just 55% in 2015.

Law banning tobacco advertising advances in the Knesset

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A law banning advertisements for tobacco products passed its first reading in the Knesset.


Traveling documentary director visits Israel

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
ILTV meets Raul Cabrera who has been traveling, directing, filming and surfing in over 86 different countries

Police probing grilling in diamond smugglling case after suicide

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Walla reports that the police's Lahav 433 unit will probe the recent interrogation of a woman suspected of smuggling diamonds for billionaire Lev Leviev after she killed herself on Tuesday.


MK called from hospital for Knesset vote

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Likud MK rushed to Knesset for vote - while still hooked up for infusion from hospital visit.

Law preventing sexual predators from changing their name advances

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Knesset's Constitutional Committee advanced a law banning sexual predators from changing their names without first receiving approval from the interior minister.


Study: 96,000 women suffered sexual harassment in 2017

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics found in a study that 96,000 women suffered sexual harassment in 2017.


Minister predicts Hamas leader demise: 'His days are numbered'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Housing Minister Galant stops short of open threat on Hamas leader's life: 'He won't die in an old-age-home.'

IKEA to lay off 7,500 employees worldwide

Wednesday, November 21, 2018


White House lays out new rules for reporters

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord weigh in.

Israel's medical labor union endorses vaccination law

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Israel's medical Histadrut labor union praised the Knesset for passing a bill that allows authorities to ban students who have not received proper vaccinations from schools.


MK Levin: Remove journalists' immunity to prevent leaks

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin proposed stripping the immunity that journalists' enjoy to prevent leaks that endanger national security.

"We must remove the journalistic leaks regarding leaks from the cabinet ... The secrecy is essential for journalistic work that has an important public interest, but not leaks from the cabinet that endanger state security," said Levin.

"Removing the immunity is the only way to locate the leaks and prevent the phenomenon."


#MILKTOO: Dairy farmer's protest government

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Dozens of dairy farmers post early morning hour videos telling of great difficulty in their work and their meager recompense.

Two teens arrested for mugging elderly woman in Kfar Saba

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Police arrested two teens ages 16 and 17 from Netanya for rubbing in an elderly woman from Kfar Saba.


Science Minister attacks opposition: 'Afraid of elections'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Science Minister Ophir Akunis attacked the opposition after it withdrew a bill to dissolve the Knesset on Wednesday. "The flight of the opposition is an example of lack of leadership and fear of the public's decision," said Okunis.


Razor-thin coalition forces MK to vote while attached to IV

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The coalition's razor-thin majority of 61 lawmakers forced Likud MK Sharren Haskel to arrive at the Knesset to vote while attached to an IV.

"I was hospitalized yesterday afternoon at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba. Because there is no majority for the coalition and the opposition is not prepared to offset, I left the hospital, contrary to the doctors' recommendation, in order to save the coalition majority" said Haskel.


Arrested draft dodger AWOL after hospital visit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Hareidi-religious student arrested for draft dodging is missing after a hospital visit.

Barkat approves expansion of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat approved an expansion plan for the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

The plan includes additional office space, entry arrangements and additional service areas numbering 700 square meters, half of which will be underground.


50% of Israelis don't want haredi neighbors

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Survey shows half of Israeli Jews would not want to live near haredim.

Law banning unvaccinated children from schools passes first reading

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A law banning unvaccinated children from entering school passed its preliminary reading. The law states that if a disease breaks out, all educational institutions will be obliged not to allow entry to a person who is not immunized.

"This law is important especially today when there is an outbreak of measles all over the country," said MK Merav Ben-Ari (Kulani), who sponsored the bill.


Bank Leumi sells 10% of its shares to Visa International

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Bank Leumi signed an agreement with Visa International to sell 10% of the shares of SHAVA (Automated Bank Services Ltd.) for NIS 37 million.


Dozens protest rabbi who sexually abused woman

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Dozens are protesting outside the Supreme Court in Jerusalem as an appeals hearing is held for Rabbi Ezra Sheinberg. The rabbi was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for sexually abusing eight women in his Tzfat community.


'Israel must strike Hamas hard to restore deterrence'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Transportation Min. says Israel could be forced into war with Hamas, but says Iran's nuclear program remains 'greatest threat' to Israel.

Opposition withdraws bill to dissolve Knesset

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The opposition withdrew a bill that would have dissolved the Knesset after it became clear that the coalition had the necessary votes to defeat it.


'Israel closer than ever' to Gaza operation

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan says Israel now 'closer than ever' to Gaza military incursion.

Galant says Hamas leader Sinwar living on borrowed time

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Housing Minister Yoav Galant (Kulanu) said that Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar was liable to end up dead if he continued to attack Israel. "He will not end his life in an old age home," Galant told The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference. If we want war, we will defeat them. If we want to talk, we'll talk to them. There will be another big operation in Gaza, we will define when and how. We will not allow Hamas to manage it."


MK Sai'd blames government for hospital overcrowding

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Zionist Union MK Salah Sa'id alleged that "the Israeli government" looks at hospital patients "as sardines or chickens in a chicken coop and not as human beings" following a Health Ministry report that detailed the overcrowding at hospitals.

"Israel needs a compassionate welfare policy that recognizes the regular citizen and provides him with a good medical service and a social and health safety net."


Raz Maoz named as child who died after plunge from high rise building

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Raz Maoz has been named as the 12-year-old child who died after falling from a building in Kiryat Yam on Tuesday.


'Trump's Deal of the Century peace plan is a waste of time'

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Justice Min.doubtful government can survive after Defense Min's departure, says Trump's 'Deal of the Century' unlikely to lead to peace.

Law prohibiting prominent tobacco placement passes committee vote

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Knesset's Economics Committee voted to approve an amendment to a law that would prohibit tobacco products from being prominently sold at stores.


Composite Index rose in October by 0.3%

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The Bank of Israel says that Israel's Composite Index rose by 0.3% for the month of October. The Bank of Israel added that Israel's economic growth slowed in October relative to the preceding two years.


Erdan calls on Israelis to boycott Airbnb

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan slammed Airbnb and called on Israelis to boycott it after the company said that it would cease listing Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria on its website. "Anyone who supports Israel should stop using Airbnb and turn to other services," Erdan said at The Jerusalem Post conference.


Converso saga brought to Jerusalem stage – in English

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Women's Orthodox Union acting group highlights riveting story of Spanish Aguilar family's long road to freedom.

Four Arabs arrested for attempting to mug Jerusalem resident

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Police arrested four Arabs from East Jerusalem for attempting to mug a minor in the city center.

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