Latest News Briefs


Gaza rocket explodes in the Shaar Hanegev region

Monday, February 27, 2017

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open region in the Shaar Hanegev Regional Council overnight Sunday. There were no injuries or damages.

The Red Alert siren was not sounded due to the fact that the rocket was fired toward an open region.


Jewish leader expresses support for Friedman

Monday, February 27, 2017

Richard Sandler, chair of the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America, on Sunday expressed support for David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel.

“I believe he’s a very intelligent individual, and I think he’ll be a good representative if he is confirmed,” said Sandler, in comments quoted by Haaretz. “My expectations of him are very positive.”


New Orleans driver's blood-alcohol level was three times limit

Monday, February 27, 2017

The man accused of driving a truck into a Mardi Gras parade crowd in New Orleans on Saturday had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, local police said Sunday.

28 people were injured in the incident which occurred as the Krewe of Endymion parade was underway.


PA leader issues warning to Hamas

Monday, February 27, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Rami Hamdallah on Sunday sent a threatening message to Hamas, stating that if the movement does not agree to hold the local elections on the date determined, there will be no choice but to postpone the election in Gaza and hold them only in the PA-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria.

Hamdallah gave Hamas an additional week to provide its final answer regarding the local elections, adding that the PA government in Ramallah will formulate its position based on this answer.


Three injured in accident in Be'er Sheva

Monday, February 27, 2017

Three people were injured, including a 25-year-old man with serious injuries, an 18 year-old woman with moderate injuries a 16-year-old girl with moderate injuries, when a car overturned in Be’er Sheva on Sunday night.

The victims were evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to the Soroka Hospital.


Report: Spicer cracks down on White House leaks

Monday, February 27, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer recently checked his aides' cellular phones to ensure they were not communicating with reporters as part of an effort to stem the recent tide of White House leaks, CNN reported Sunday.

According to the network, which cited sources with knowledge of the matter, Spicer called staff into his office last week to reiterate his frustration with the leaks. He informed them that the use of encrypted texting apps, like Signal and Confide, was a violation of the Federal Records Act.


Three people injured in collision on Highway 85

Monday, February 27, 2017

A driver suffered moderate injuries and two other people were lightly to moderately injured, in an accident between two vehicles on Highway 85 near the Kadarim junction on Sunday night.

The victims were treated by United Hatzalah volunteers.


UNRWA suspends Gaza staffer who joined Hamas

Monday, February 27, 2017

UNRWA, the United Nations agency in charge of “Palestinian refugees” said on Sunday it was suspending a Gaza staffer accused of being politically active in the Hamas terrorist group.

UNRWA said the decision had already been taken ahead of an Israeli call earlier Sunday to fire Suhail al-Hindi, head of the agency's staff union.


Westbound Route 531 closed due to construction

Monday, February 27, 2017

Westbound Route 531 has been closed to traffic until 5:00 a.m. Monday morning due to construction work.

During the construction, travel to Herzliya will not be allowed through this route. The construction will be performed each night between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. until Wednesday.


Report: Deputy Al-Qaeda leader killed in Syria

Monday, February 27, 2017

Unconfirmed reports on Sunday said that the deputy leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, Abu Khayr Al-Masri, was killed in a drone strike in Syria’s Idlib province.

The reports attributed the attack to the United States and claimed it took place near Al-Mastoumeh.


24-year-old Arab shot in Nazareth

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A 24-year-old Arab man was shot on Sunday evening in Nazareth. The suspects fled the scene on a scooter.

The victim was taken in light condition to the Italian Hospital in Nazareth. Police believe the incident was criminal in nature.


'There are 15 terror tunnels under Gaza border'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Officials say Hamas currently has 15 tunnels for use in attacks against Israel.


Call a policeman a 'liar' and get arrested

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Police seek to ban activist from Temple Mount for calling officer a 'liar,' even though video evidence proves otherwise.


Man found dead after shooting in Beitar synagogue

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rescue workers alerted after shots heard in Matmidim synagogue in Beitar, south of Jerusalem.


'Jews are taking down their mezuzahs in fear of anti-Semitism'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Vice Chairman of the WZO says anti-Semitism increasing around the world, Jews in Europe afraid to even look Jewish.


Swastika made of feces found at Rhode Island school

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hate symbol shaped out of feces discovered in school dormitory.


Dozens of Jewish tombstones vandalized at Philadelphia cemetery

Sunday, February 26, 2017
As many as 100 tombstones broken at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery in second such attack in less than two weeks.


Jewish man banned from Ofra

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Jew protesting demolition of 9 homes in Ofra banned from town until after evacuation, despite having committed no crime.


What Jewish prisoner of ISIS said during captivity

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Steven Sotloff's inspiring message, written while being held by the ISIS terror organization.


'They wanted to shed Jewish blood'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Family of Jews abducted, brutually attacked in Paris suburb describe horrifying attack.


Arab teacher threatened over photo-op with Bennett

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Arab teacher who posted photo of herself with Education Minister faces harassment and threats.


Youths evicted from Ofra home - then return hours later

Sunday, February 26, 2017
One of nine homes slated for demolition in Ofra evacuated by Border Police on Sunday.


'Stop selling Holocaust denial books, Amazon'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Director of libraries at Yad Vashem writes personal letter to Amazon CEO asking him to stop selling anti-Semitic literature on website.


Israeli paintings stolen in Brazil

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Jewish women's group calls of art exhibition in Rio, Brazil, after paintings by 35 Israeli women stolen in transit.


'He kicked a baby out of his carriage - so he could steal phone'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Man arrested for violent theft of cell phone, including attack on baby resting in a carriage.


'The Chief of Staff has declared war on the world of Torah'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Religious Zionist rabbi says IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot lied, crossed a red line in forcing religious soldiers to serve with women.


New DNC chair suggests Trump, Putin may have 'rigged' election

Sunday, February 26, 2017
DNC chairman Tom Perez brushes off claims Democratic establishment secured his victory, calls for independent investigation into Trump win.


French MPs to Hollande: Recognize Palestinian statehood now

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Ahead of French presidential election, over 150 MPs sign letter calling on President Hollande to grant recognition of Palestinian statehood.


New DNC chair names rival Keith Ellison his deputy

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Former Nation of Islam member and anti-Israel Congressman named deputy Democratic National Committee chairman after losing election.


'Give this Holocaust survivor the respect she deserves'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Elderly Holocaust survivor with no surviving family passes away, is granted posthumous wish to be buried in Israel.


Watch: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard visits Syria

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard describes the plight of the Syrian people.


Walla and ILTV announce merger

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Israeli news providers to operate out of shared studio, share content and materials.


30-year-old Haifa woman hit by car in Haifa

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A 30-year-old female pedestrian was hit by a car in Haifa.

She was evacuated to Rambam Hospital in Haifa with moderate injuries.


What lurks within an innocent cane?

Sunday, February 26, 2017
60-year-old tourist arrives at Western Wall security with innocent-looking cane, police find surprise.


Watch: Fox News discuss media bias and the latest Trump news.

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Distrust in the News calls for a re-evaluation of freedom of speech and 'fake news' media outlets.


Report: ISIS planning 'mass terror attacks' in Britain

Sunday, February 26, 2017
British officials say ISIS planning attacks on UK, warns ISIS willing to use 'whatever means possible' and has 'no moral barriers.'


Arab woman convicted of assaulting MK Mualem

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Attack occurred when MK Shuli Mualem-Refaeli ascended Temple Mount in November, 2014.


Special Interview: Moshe Feiglin returns to the ring

Sunday, February 26, 2017
'Zehut' Party founder grants Arutz Sheva interview ahead of opening conference: 'Message burning in my bones: State must fulfill mission'.


'I won't let the Justice Minister hurt the coalition'

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Coalition chairman says it's 'a shame' the media still listens to Justice Minister Shaked.

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