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22:46

French prosecutors: Jewish woman's murder was anti-Semitic crime

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

French prosecutors investigating the April slaying of a Jewish woman by her neighbor on Wednesday said for the first time that her killing was an anti-Semitic hate crime, JTA reports.

The characterization by prosecutors in the death of Sarah Halimi followed months of lobbying and protest by French Jews, who were outraged by the absence of aggravated circumstances in the indictment against Traore Kobili.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

21:44

PFLP terrorist who lied to get U.S. citizenship deported

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rasmea Odeh, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist who in 1969 murdered two Jewish college students and injured nine others in a Jerusalem bombing, on Tuesday boarded a plane to Jordan after a court ordered her to be deported, JTA reports.

Odeh, 70, was ordered to leave last month by a U.S. federal court in Detroit after she lied about her involvement in terror in Israel to illegally obtain U.S. citizenship.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:45

Danon on Abbas's remarks: Lies and incitement

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, reacted on Wednesday to the UN address by Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“Mahmoud Abbas has spread falsehoods from the UN podium which encourage hate, instead of ending the education towards violence in the PA. Today’s lies and excuses have proven once again that the Palestinian leadership is a serial evader of peace,” said Danon.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

20:42

Abbas: Israeli 'occupation' can't continue

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday used his speech at the UN General Assembly to attack Israel, as he has done in past speeches as well.

The UN bears a legal, political, moral and humanitarian obligation to end Israeli “occupation”, he continued, adding that Israeli “occupation” breeds incitement and violence.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

19:39

Rouhani: 'Rogue Zionist regime' shouldn't preach

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted the United States and Israel in his speech to the UN General Assembly, warning that his country will respond “decisively” to any violation of the nuclear deal it signed with the West in 2015.

He attacked Israel for criticizing the nuclear deal, saying “It is reprehensible that the rogue Zionist regime, that threatens regional and global security with its nuclear arsenal and is not committed to any international instrument or safeguard, has the audacity to preach peaceful nations.”

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

19:10

Abbas praises Trump's seriousness about peace

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday praised U.S. Donald Trump for his efforts to resume peace talks between Israel and the PA.

Speaking at a meeting with Trump on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Abbas said the meeting attested to the president’s seriousness about reaching a Middle East peace deal soon.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

18:41

Let's cook for Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Naomi Nachman hosts Leah Gottheim from Kosher.com and Gabriel Geller of Royal Wines.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

18:33

'Relationship with Israel is extremely important'

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Nicole Malliotakis, who is running for mayor of New York, speaks about the importance of relations with Israel and the Jewish community.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

18:15

IDF sends aid delegation to Mexico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

An IDF delegation of approximately 70 men and women departed for Mexico on Wednesday to aid in the relief efforts following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake which hit the country.

Of those 70 soldiers, 25 are engineers who will evaluate the damage and provide assessments and assistance in the disaster zone.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Rosh Hashanah in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

18:00

Shana Tova from Israel!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of Rosh Hashanah. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 17:58 Summer Time (Wednesday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 18:38 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 19:11 Jerusalem time.

Shana Tova!

15:59

The Jew who wrote Trump's speech

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Stephen Miller writes Trump's UN speech, detailing the US almost biblical view of independent nations.
15:43

Rosh Hashanah: Remembrance and optimism

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Rabbi Berel Wein discusses the connection between Rosh Hashanah, memory, and optimism.
14:53

Iran refuses IAEA inspections in military bases

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


14:43

3 year old drowns in Eilat

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


14:22

Netanyahu arrives in Israel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife Sara have arrived at Ben Gurion Airport after his historic trip to Latin America and the US.

14:17

3 US Congressmen arrested outside of Trump Tower in immigration protest

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Democratic Reps. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Adriano Espaillat of New York were arrested by New York City Police for demonstrating outside Trump Tower in New York.

14:02

Trump: Clinton allowed North Korea to get nukes

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

President Trump responded to Hillary Clinton's criticism of his rhetoric against North Korea by blaming Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, for enabling the regime to acquire them.  "After allowing North Korea to research and build Nukes while Secretary of State (Bill C also), Crooked Hillary now criticizes" he tweeted.

13:47

Hurricane Maria slams into Puerto Rico

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


13:26

Congo monsoon kills 10, over 92 missing

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


13:23

Only 3 pistols returned in police amnesty program

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A police program aiming to collect illegal guns in the Arab sector was a resounding failure. Only 16 guns were given to police, with 3 coming from the Arab sector. Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that "our theory of weapons collection has failed, and the handling of the problem requires intelligence gathering, enforcement, and entry of police forces into places where illegal weapons are held."

12:53

Russia erects statue to AK-47 inventor

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


12:43

Hurricane Maria downgraded to Category 4

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


12:36

Gush Etzion head: "No intention to apologize"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Eztion Regional Council head Shlomo Neeman said that he has no intention to apologize for his remarks against Civil Administration officials. Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has ordered a total cutoff of contact as punishment. 

12:32

Three Arabs arrested for agricultural thefts

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Three Arab residents from Jericho and Kuseife were arrested for multiple thefts of agricultural equipment, a tractor, and a herd of cattle. 

12:12

New IDF pamphlet wipes out the term 'Temple Mount,' replaces it with 'behind the Kotel'

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The IDF has officially expunged the term "Temple Mount," choosing instead to refer to Judaism's holiest site as "behind the Kotel."

In a pamphlet given to soldiers going on a tour of Jerusalem, the guidebook given to soldiers says that the famous Binding of Issac happened "behind the Kotel," using that term instead of the Temple Mount.

11:54

IDF Chief: "Nasrallah a legitimate target for assassination"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot told Walla that Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah is a legitimate target for assassination. "He is a legitimate target once we know that he is acting against us. I look at the past decade, and I conclude that he has learned his lesson. At the same time, we closely monitor and know exactly what Hezbollah has built in the same decade. If reality on the ground changes, his organization and himself are a legitimate target” Eizenkot said.    

11:47

Car chase with guns drawn ends with arrest of weapons dealer in Taibe

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A Taibe resident aged 20 was arrested for illegal weapons possession after a car chase with police. The suspect attempted to escape when Border Police units arrived to arrest him but was caught after a long car chase.

A second suspect gave himself up to police willingly.

The suspect had in his 3 M-16 assault rifles and a Carl Gustav submachine gun.

11:38

Kahlon says he will oppose Bennett's plan to restrict Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) announced that he will oppose Education Minister Naftali Bennett's plan to restrict the Supreme Court. In an interview with 101.5 FM, Kachlon said that "the strong want a weak Supreme Court because it gets in their way. I don't want to live in a country without judicial review."

11:15

Likud falls to 24 seats in new poll

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In a new poll carried out by Yediot Achronot, the ruling Likud party would fall to 24 seats should elections be held tomorrow. The Zionist Union would receive 22 seats, and Yesh Atid would be the third-largest party in the Knesset with 18 seats. 

11:06

Nine Arabs from Silwan indicted for planning attack

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Jerusalem District Attorney's Office filed an indictment against nine Arab members of a cell operating in Silwan who were involved in planning a shooting attack against security forces. The suspects also burned a security vehicle in the past.

11:04

Police buy food for Holocaust survivor arrested for shoplifting

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Police were summoned to a supermarket after an elderly Holocaust survivor was arrested for shoplifting food from the store. Upon learning that she had no food for Rosh Hashanah, officers paid for the food out of their own pocket.

11:03

Kellyanne Conway will no longer have Secret Service Protection

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Donald Trump Jr., his wife Vanessa Trump, and Kellyanne Conway have all decided to drop their Secret Service protection due to privacy concerns.

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