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09:41

Arab woman caught with knife near Machpela cave

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Border Police arrested an Arab woman carrying a knife in her purse when she arrived at a checkpoint in Hevron near the Machpela Cave.

The Police transferred her to investigators, who will verify if she had, indeed, been planning a stabbing attack.



09:29

Watch: Israelis upgrade 'enemy weapon'

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Israeli firearm accessories manufacturer offers to upgrade and improve the AK-47, a weapon used in the past mainly by Israel's enemies

09:27

Raanana woman suspected of abusing baby in her daycare

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A 60-year-old Raanana woman was arrested on suspicion of using physical violence against a one-and-a-half-year-old baby in a private childcare that she ran.

Police opened an investigation on suspicion of abuse of a defenseless person.



09:26

Watch: Israelis upgrade 'enemy weapon'

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Israeli firearm accessories manufacturer offers to upgrade and improve the AK-47, a weapon used in the past mainly by Israel's enemies

08:57

Army Radio: Ehud Barak isn't planning a comeback

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A close friend of former Prime Minister Ehud Barak criticised Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for naming Barak as "the worst prime minister in our history."

Speaking to Army Radio, Dani Yatom said "I heard Barak myself say that he is not planning a comeback. I hope he'll change his mind."

Yatom continued, "I am very troubled by the response of the Prime Minister, since some of it made a low use of the Hebrew language - something which is innappropriate for a prime minister." 



08:51

'Clinton Succeeding Because of Trump's Mistakes'

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Watch: ILTV speaks with Israeli expert on US presidential elections and the problems with the election systems worldwide

08:50

Israel returns body of East J'lem terrorist to family

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Israel returned the body of the East Jerusalem terrorist who committed a shooting attack against a Jerusalem bus last March to his family for burial.

As per the agreement with Police, the funeral was limited to 25 participants.

The body of the second terrorist involved in the attack was returned last week.



08:39

3.774 Shekels to the Dollar

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

At the opening of the Foreign Currency Exchange, the Dollar strengthened by 0.2%, and was valued at 3.774 Shekels.

The Euro weakened by 0.2%, and was valued at 4.263 Shekels.



08:33

Catholic school suspends pro-Palestinian teacher

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Nadia Shoufani has been suspended with pay while an investigation continues into her pro-Palestinian support "in any form."

08:29

UN honors fallen IDF soldier in new exhibition

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
While family and activists are working to return his body held by terrorists in Gaza, Hadar Goldin's art will be exhibited at the UN in NYC.

08:25

US to citizens: Get out of Gaza

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The US State Department has issued a warning to its citizens to leave Gaza, as Israel continues to defend itself from Gaza rockets.

08:23

MK Elkin: Oil leak at Gulf of Aqaba doesn't threaten us

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Environmental Protection Minister Zeev Elkin addressed concerns about the recent crude oil leakage at the Gulf of Aqaba, asserting that the leakage is not a threat to the Israeli side of the Gulf:

"As of now, the spread of the oil is heading in the direction of Jordan, maybe Saudi Arabia - but it does not threaten the Israeli side of the Gulf. We do, however, need, of course, to keep a close watch," Elkin told Army Radio.



08:13

Turkey invades Syria

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Turkey has reportedly struck 63 targets in Syria this morning, in a vengeance attack on ISIS in Jarablus.

08:10

US Vice President Biden to visit Turkey

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
In a sign of thawing relations, the US is sending its VP to meet and plan with Turkey's top officials.

08:06

Catholic school suspends pro-Palestinian teacher

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Nadia Shoufani has been suspended with pay while an investigation continues into her pro-Palestinian support "in any form."

07:59

Weapons and equipment confiscated in Beit Lechem

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Last night, in addition to the large-scale operation of yesterday for confiscating weapons in Beit Lechem, Israeli Police conducted an additional search with the aid of an IDF force based out of the nearby Gush Etzion region.

In the course of the search, various items were confiscated, including a hand-gun, hunting rifle, dozens of rifle barrels, a large amount of gun cartridges, hundreds of bullets, parts of various weapons, and IDF uniforms.



07:46

Italy struck by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
At least four people dead and many more trapped when Italy was shaken by massive earthquake overnight.

07:39

Netanyahu and Putin discuss Middle East peace

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Russian President and Israeli Prime Minister speak on the phone after Putin reportedly said he was willing to host Israel-PA talks.

07:36

US Vice President Biden to visit Turkey

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
In a sign of thawing relations, the US is sending its VP to meet and plan with Turkey's top officials.

07:33

Australia: Woman stabbed to death in possible 'extremist' attack

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
British woman stabbed to death at a hostel in Queensland. Attacker yelled "Allahu Akbar" while arrested.

07:27

Anti-BDS group distances itself from poster campaign

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Jewish group founded by Sheldon Adelson to fight BDS regrets funding a poster campaign that targeted pro-Palestinian student activists.

07:23

London Mayor bombarded with anti-Semitism

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
London Mayor Sadiq Khan attacked on social media after calling for the ouster of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

07:22

Orthodox Jewish actor who played 'Law & Order' DA dies at 94

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Steven Hill, best known for playing a Jewish Manhattan district attorney on the hit TV series “Law & Order,” has died at 94.

07:18

Holocaust Museum blasts award to anti-Semitic Hungarian

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum slams decision by Hungary to grant a prestigious award to Zsolt Bayer.

07:17

Esther Jungreis, Orthodox Jewish outreach pioneer, dies

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Esther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, dies at 80.

07:16

Living in the land of Israel: An intimate relationship with G-d

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Parshat Eikev: Program for survival – and success.

07:15

Italy earthquake kills at least four

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A 6.2 Richter scale earthquake struck Italy this morning, killing at least four, and causing broad-scale damage.

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07:10

Complaint filed over caricature of Deputy Defense Minister

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Jewish Home representatives file police complaint over cartoon in haredi newspaper depicting Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan as a hangman.

07:08

Satmar decree bars women from higher education

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Hasidic rabbis from the Satmar sect reportedly issue a decree barring women from pursuing higher education.

07:07

1 dead, dozens injured in hotel bombing in Thailand

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Popular tourist destination in Thailand hit by apparent terror bombing.

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