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Macron: France will adopt int'l definition of anti-Semitism

Thursday, February 21, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron announced on Wednesday he would have his country adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that mentions hatred of Israel to combat the rising tide of anti-Semitism in his country, JTA reports.

“For the first time in many years, anti-Semitism is killing people again in France,” Macron said at the annual dinner of the CRIF umbrella of French Jewish groups.


Levy-Abekasis to run independently: 'Gantz is run by others'

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Chairwoman of Gesher announces she won't form alliance with Gantz, slamming his party's 'strange and delusional' behavior.

Reports of active shooter in Henrico County, Virginia

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Police in Henrico County, Virginia, are responding to a report of an active shooter, the department tweeted Wednesday afternoon (local time).

The county school system tweeted that police were going room by room through the Academy at Virginia Randolph. There are no reports thus far of any injuries.


Chief of Staff visits IDF Gaza Division

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi assesses situation at the Gaza border.

Realizing the dream: Touch the moon

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Yariv Bash shares details of the tragic accident that left him confined to a wheelchair but hasn’t stopped him from fulfilling his dreams.

Ephraim Zuroff: Holocaust memory is not for sale

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Dr. Efraim Zuroff is not panicked over dispute with Poland. 'We want friendly relations, but they should stop distorting the Holocaust.'

PM discussed the union with rabbis Druckman, Sadan and Zuckerman

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke this evening (Wednesday) with Rabbi Chaim Druckman, Rabbi Eli Sadan and Rabbi Yehoshua Zuckerman.

He thanked them for their important support in the process of uniting the parties in order to save the right-wing bloc.


New Right to Rabbi Peretz: We wish success in the elections

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The New Right party responded to an attack by the head of the Jewish home, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, against former chairman Naftali Bennett. "We respect the work of Rabbi Peretz, and we wish him great success in the elections."


ANALYSIS: New 'coup' by el-Sisi could further destabilize Egypt

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Failure to contain the Islamist insurgency in Egypt caused by el-Sisi usurping more powers, could threaten Israel in the long term.

PM spoke with Smotrich and congratulated him on unification agreement

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called National Union Chairman MK Bezalel Samotrich and congratulated him on his cooperation on behalf of the right-wing bloc and on the approval of the agreement to unite with Otzma Yehudit.


Netanyahu called the chairman of the Jewish Home

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Prime Minister Netanyahu called Jewish House Chairman Rabbi Rafi Peretz, and congratulated him on the support he received in his party and agreed with him on the signing of a vote-sharing agreement between the parties.


IDF strikes Hamas post over arson balloons from Gaza

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
IDF targets Hamas military post in southern Gaza after incendiary balloons identified in Israeli territory.

Zehava Gal-On on Otzma Yehudit: A Murderous Genocidal Party

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Far-left former chairwoman of the Meretz party, Zehava Gal-On attacked Jewish House Chairman Rabbi Rafi Peretz following the agreement with Otzma Yehudit.

"You choose to run for the Knesset with a murderous genocidal party only so that you can be another finger of Netanyahu's vote to prevent him from going to prison ... The destruction of the rule of law that you are producing is an enormous moral corruption that you are responsible for with this union. You are a tremendous disgrace to the state and to every Israeli with a sense of human decency. "


Appeals court revives $1 Bn lawsuit against Israel supporters

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
US court rules Arab lawsuit accusing Sheldon Adelson and others of aiding 'genocide' and other 'war crimes' can go forward.

Rabbi Rafi Peretz to Bennett: You did something that was not Jewish

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Chairman of the Jewish Home, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, sharply criticized the New Right chairman, Minister Naftali Bennett, during the party's central committee meeting.

"He tried to topple the house on its inhabitants, abandoned the plane just before the crash, Naftali, what you did was an anti-Jewish act," says Rabbi Peretz.


Jewish Home meets for vote on joint run deal

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Jewish Home central committee votes on deal to secure a joint run with Otzma Yehudit.

Moshe Arens: The civilian who ran the IDF

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Former Ambassador to the US Sallai Meridor recalls former defense minsiter and father of the Home Front Command Moshe Arens.

Rafi Peretz: I secured the Jewish Homes position in the next government

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rabbi Rafi Peretz is responding tonight to the agreement for a joint run with Otzma Yehudit.

"Anyone who wants to maintain the right-wing government must have a strong Jewish Home ... A technical agreement with Otzma Yehudit is not easy for me, but I am aware of the heavy responsibility placed on my shoulders." Immediately after the elections, the "plan of the century" will bring us back to the Oslo era. I secured a spot for the Jewish Home Party in the next right-wing government, "Rabbi Peretz said.


Worker who was injured in Jerusalem is in moderate condition

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A 31-year-old worker fell tonight (Wednesday) at a building site on Zionist Congress street in Jerusalem and was moderately wounded.

Paramedics treated him and evacuated him to Shaare Zedek Hospital in the city.


Avi Gabbay: I don't think Lapid and Gantz's union will change the bloc

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Labor chairman Avi Gabbay said that in his opinion, a unity agreement between the Israel Resilience Party and Yesh Atid will add to the left.

"We do not think that the Lapid and Gantz unions will change the bloc, which does not pass mandates from right to left so it is meaningless, we view this in positively, and this will only unite the Labor Party because it will strengthen our message".


IAF hits Hamas position in Gaza in response to the flare-up

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

An IAF aircraft attacked a position of the Hamas terrorist organization in the southern Gaza Strip.

This is in response to the influx of incendiary balloons into Israeli territory.


Australian leaders praise Israel to mark 70 years of relations

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Australian PM, opposition leader reinforce bond between Israel, Australia in parliament speeches marking 70 years of friendship with Israel.

Cyclist hit by a vehicle in Bnei Brak

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A cyclist was seriously by a car on Abarbanel Street in Bnei Brak.

Paramedics treated him and evacuated him to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.


Jewish Home signs vote sharing agreement with Likud

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Likud party announced that in the framework of agreements with the Jewish Home and the National Union, the Likud signed a vote sharing agreement with the United Party.


Over 100 traffic tickets issued by police in operation in Bnei Brak

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The traffic police on Wednesday carried out an operation to enforce traffic laws in the city of Bnei Brak.

The police issued over 100 traffic tickets to drivers for using mobile phones while driving, disobeying stop signs, and not giving right of way.


EJC applauds French MPs who say anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
European Jewish Congress welcomes discussions in the French Parliament on how to criminalize anti-Zionism as a form of anti-Semitism.

MK Yogev: I will not agree to be the Likud's safety net

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

MK Moti Yogev, who won first place at the party's Central Committee, said he preferred not to be the member on the Likud list allowed according to the agreement with the prime minister.

"I remain faithful to Religious Zionism and I will run with the Jewish home, despite all the difficulties that entails," Yogev said.


Motorcycle rider injured by a vehicle in Nesher

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

A motorcycle rider was injured tonight (Wednesday) by a vehicle on Derech Hashalom in Nesher.

Paramedics treated the wounded man and evacuated him to Carmel Hospital in Haifa


Molotov cocktail thrown at car near North ​​Efrat Junction

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Arabs threw a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli vehicle near the North Efrat Junction. no casualties were reported.


Bnei Brak says no to digital signs

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
'Bnei Brak has unique character; rabbis and residents put us here to preserve it,' explains city council member who promoted decision.

Netanyahu, Rabbi Peretz agree: Jewish Home to receive 2 ministries, rep on Likud list

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
PM, Jewish Home leader agree on terms for next coalition in meeting following agreement to run with Otzma Yehudit.

New anti-semitic graffiti were found on a monument in central France

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New anti-semitic graffiti was found on a monument to those who perished in the Holocaust in Champagne-au-Mont-d'Or in central France.

The head of the local Jewish community said: "we are tired, it will not end, I do not believe President Macron can do anything."


Incendiary Balloon found in Eshkol Region

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

An incendiary balloon was found a few hours ago in a field in the Eshkol Regional Council.

An EOD team was summoned to dispose of the device.


Green Leaf Party will not run for Knesset

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Green Leaf Party has announced that it will not run in the upcoming elections.

The party chairman said he would set up a non-political civil organization to promote the legalization of cannabis in Israel.


US ambassador to Poland calls on Minister Katz to apologize to Poland

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Ambassador calls on Yisrael Katz to apologize to Poland for remarks on Polish anti-Semitism. 'We're too important to each other.'

Opponents of the Union from the Jewish Home hold press conference

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Members of the Jewish Home who oppose a union of the party with Otzma Yehudit will attend a press conference this evening (Wednesday) to explain their position.

The event will be attended by third-place candidate Yifat Erlich, sixth place candidate Miri Abergil and chairman Amiad Tau.


Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rod Rosenstein as deputy US AG

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Trump will name attorney Jeffrey Rosen, the current deputy transportation secretary, to serve as the next deputy U.S. attorney general.

Ehud Barak: Gantz and Lapid coming to there sense in the last secound

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak responds to reports of talks between the Israel Resilience and Yesh Atid.

"It looks like Gantz and Lapid are coming to their senses in the last second, will they reach the stage of the unification? If so, they should rotate positions on the list, all of this is secondary to the goal of bringing Israel back on track, an end to the abandonment of citizens, to corruption and racist messianic extremism, they must unite - to win, "Barak wrote on Twitter.


Paris: ECI joins national demonstration against anti-Semitism

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
'Expressing appreciation of our Jewish communities in the public domain is the best antidote to anti-Semitism.'
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