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Grisly murder in northern Israel

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Woman found decapitated in Tiberias after he apartment goes up in flames. Ex-husband found wandering streets covered in blood.

Netanyahu, Kahlon still working to end coalition crisis

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
PM Netanyahu meets Finance Minister in attempt to hammer out agreement on broadcasting authority to end ongoing coalition crisis.

Women in combat - by the numbers

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
IDF says 800 pregnancies reported, 600 abortions funded per year; 10 different studies show women less fit for combat than men.

Israeli tech helps protect your eyesight

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
ILTV presents "Eyeyon" - an Israeli company which develops exclusive medical ophthalmic devices for market

Rabbinical court works to permit marriage to 'mamzer'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Be'er Sheva rabbis invalidate marriage to erase 'mamzer' status.

'Over a thousand innocent people in prison'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Chen Eilati's acquittal of mother's murder raises question of innocents sitting in prison. Why is this happening, and how can we cope?

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.

The cute caterpillars that can poison your children

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
What is a pine processionary? And what should you do if you come in contact with one?

Supreme Court: No change to Temple Mount restrictions

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Court turns down request by Likud MK to issue injunction against Knesset rule barring MKs from visiting holy site.

Arab League: Palestinian issue is main cause of Mideast strife

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The annual Arab League Summit is underway on the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea. One of the main topics on the agenda is the local conflict.

'It's understood that two-state solution is dead'

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Former MK Yoni Chetboun tells Arutz Sheva: 'For first time AIPAC understands that idea of a Palestinian state has collapsed.'

Massive gold coin stolen from German museum

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Thieves steal multi-million dollar gold coin from museum, expert says it 'could be cooling by now.'

Israel Air Force units head to Greece for drill

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
IAF pilots are in Greece to take part in an international military drill alongside an Arab nation that has no diplomatic ties with Israel.

Sharks spotted - in Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Police uncover sharks smuggled into Old City of Jerusalem after spotting suspicious tail sticking out of box.

Israeli judges to go on strike?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Judges threaten first strike in history of Israeli court system, demand increased retirement benefits.

Keep everyone in your business’ loop

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Israeli "PrintBOS" offers end-to-end customer communication management

Winter weather to return at end of week

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Temperatures to rise Wednesday, then drop Thursday night with the return of winter weather.

Teen apologizes for twisting family menorah into swastika

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Teen who twisted menorah says he was 'reckless, stupid, idiotic, and insensitive,' mentions 'turning back the clock.'

Secret weapons factories uncovered across Judea and Samaria

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Security forces discover three makeshift factories for producing firearms used in terror attacks on Israelis.


AG stops Defense Minister, protects yeshiva

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Attorney General Mandelblit tells Defense Minister he can't close hesder yeshiva, mechina targeted for expressing traditional values.


Russia and Iran sign bilateral agreements

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Russia and Iran signed a string of bilateral agreements on Tuesday, as President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for his first official visit to Moscow, AFP reports.

The meeting between Putin and Rouhani, who have grown closer through their mutual support of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, mostly focused on flourishing economic ties in the fields of energy and industry.


Former London Mayor insists he isn't anti-Semite

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone defended himself against accusations of anti-Semitism on Tuesday, ahead of a British Labour Party disciplinary hearing.

Livingstone caused an uproar several months ago when he told the BBC in an interview that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had supported Zionism – comments which resulted in his suspension from Labour.


White House: Trump will meet Sisi next week

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The White House said in a statement on Tuesday that President Donald Trump would host Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi next week.

“President Donald J. Trump looks forward to welcoming President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3,” said a statement from White House press secretary Sean Spicer.


Nicaragua confirms renewal of ties with Israel

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Nicaragua confirmed on Tuesday night that it would be renewing its ties with Israel, nearly seven years after they were cut off.

"The two governments place great importance on the renewal of relations with the aim of promoting joint activity for the welfare of both peoples and to contribute to the fight for peace in the world," Nicaragua's Foreign Ministry said in a statement quoted by Reuters.


Former Defense Secretary: No changes in campaign against ISIS

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Tuesday he did not see major changes in the campaign against Islamic State since President Donald Trump took office.

"I don't see overall major changes and I certainly hope they stay on the path that we set because I think that's the right path," Carter said in his first public address since leaving the post.


Germany sentences Pakistani spy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A German court on Tuesday sentenced a 31-year-old Pakistani to four years and three months in prison for spying on Jewish and Israeli-related targets for Iran, The Associated Press reported, citing the German news agency dpa.

According to the report, Haider Syed Mustafa was convicted by a Berlin court for collecting extensive material on the former head of the German-Israeli Association and on a French-Israeli professor from an economic university in Paris.


Trump expects deal on healthcare quickly

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday that he expects lawmakers will be able to reach a deal on a healthcare plan to replace Obamacare.

"I have no doubt that that's going to happen very quickly. I think it's going to happen, because we've all been promising - Democrat, Republican - we've all been promising that to the American people," he told a bipartisan reception for senators.


Restoration of Philadelphia Jewish cemetery begins

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Dozens of volunteers and laborers on Tuesday launched the restoration of toppled and damaged headstones at a Philadelphia Jewish cemetery, JTA reported.

Experts in grave restoration are overseeing the work at the Mount Carmel Cemetery. Two Philadelphia labor unions offered to provide free repairs and added security.


Israel and Nicaragua renew diplomatic ties

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday night that the South American country of Nicaragua and Israel have renewed diplomatic relations, nearly seven years after they were cut off.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hinted at the move earlier on Tuesday, as he spoke at a ceremony in memory of the late presidents and prime ministers of the State of Israel.


Watch: Woman attacked at haredi protest

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Woman who accidentally wandered onto scene of haredi demonstration in Jerusalem attacked by protesters.

Police ask for help in locating missing man

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Israel Police is asking for the public’s help in locating Herzl Noah, 66, who was last seen on Tuesday at the Tel Hashomer Hospital.

Noah is thin, about 1.74 meters in height, bright eyes. He wore a black shirt and black sneakers.

Anyone who knows anything about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Israel Police by dialing 100 or 03-61044444 in the Gush Dan area.


Trump envoy meets Abbas

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Jason Greenblatt, President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East, on Tuesday evening met with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan.

“Had very positive meeting w/ President Abbas. Continued discussion on how to make tangible progress on peace btwn Israelis and Palestinians,” tweeted Greenblatt after the meeting.


May signs letter triggering Brexit

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday night signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union, the BBC reports.

Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the letter will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk on Wednesday.


Deri to Herzog: Join the government

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Tuesday evening called on opposition leader and Zionist Union chairman Yitzhak Herzog to join the government.

"In light of the challenges facing the State, Herzog and his party must join the government," Deri wrote on Twitter.


Avihai Ohana wins 'Big Brother'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

26-year-old Avihai Ohana from Eilat won the reality show "Big Brother" on Channel 2 on Tuesday evening.

Ohana defeated other contenders, including Shani who finished second. Former MK Sharon Gal, who joined the program in mid-season, finished fourth.


Soldier pronounced dead after being found unconscious

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

An IDF soldier, Private Lotem Kordover, 18, from Rishon Lezion, who is serving in the Intelligence Corps, was pronounced dead on Tuesday evening, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.

The soldier was evacuated earlier to a hospital after she was found unconscious in her room. The circumstances of her death are being investigated.

Her family has been notified.

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Why is the Cave of the Patriarchs not accessible to the disabled?

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
New inspection structure is liable to pose considerable difficulties for Jews entering the Cave.

For the first time Judea and Samaria lobby in the European Parliament

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
'Friends of Judea and Samaria in the European Parliament' gets to work.

'No quarrel because of Regulation Law'

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Attorney General speaks this evening in Elkana, addresses regulation, Regulation Law, cultural budgets, other issues.

Paraguay to require more humane ways of kosher slaughter

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Paraguay will require more humane ways of kosher slaughter by the end of year, following the intervention of animal rights activists.
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