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02:45

Shabbat Shalom!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the start of the Sabbath in the U.S., where they are being written now.

Updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of the Sabbath at 20:30 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

02:25

Khamenei adviser: U.S. creating 'second Vietnam' in Syria

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei warned the United States it is creating a “second Vietnam” in Syria, Iranian media reported.

“The Americans themselves have created the ISIS [Islamic State] and the Al-Nusra in Syria and now they have come onto the scene and occupied Eastern Euphrates. They should know that Syria and Eastern Euphrates will be another Vietnam for the U.S.,” said the adviser, Ali Akbar Velayati, according to i24news.

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

01:44

Swedish lawmaker suggests Jews are not Swedes

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A lawmaker for a populist right-wing party in Sweden has been accused of racism after writing on Facebook that Jews and members of the Sami minority are not Swedes, JTA reported Friday.

Bjorn Soder, who represents the Sweden Democrats party at the Riksdag, the Swedish parliament, insists that in his post Sunday he never questioned minorities’ rights as Swedish citizens but merely stood up for their rights to preserve their distinct ethnic identities.

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

00:58

UN court to hear Iran lawsuit against United States

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The UN's top court will hear in October a case brought by Iran against the United States seeking to recover billions in frozen assets, which U.S. courts say should go to American victims of terror attacks, AFP reported.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said in a statement it will "hold public hearings in the case concerning Certain Iranian Assets (Islamic Republic of Iran v. United States of America), from October 8 to October 12" at its seat in The Hague.

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

00:14

Assad: Negotiations with the U.S. are a waste of time

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said on Friday that negotiations between his country and the United States at the present moment would be a waste of time.

His comments came in an interview with the NTV channel and quoted by the Tass news agency. Assad’s administration posted a fragment of the interview on its official Telegram channel.

23:24

Report: Israel reducing its participation in UNHRC

Friday, June 22, 2018

Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) after the United States pulled out over the Council’s anti-Israel bias, The Associated Press reported Friday.

Several diplomats in Geneva, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AP Israel had "lowered" its participation at the council to align its stance more with the U.S. position.

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

22:29

Israel's largest northern hospital prepares for war

Friday, June 22, 2018

What the world has to learn about Samaria.

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

22:17

Hazan presents: The full selfie

Friday, June 22, 2018

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) on Friday published a video showing the moments before he took a selfie with U.S. President Donald Trump during his visit to Israel last year.

Hazan drew the ire of senior Israeli leaders when he cut across from the back row of a line of coalition members greeting Trump at Ben Gurion Airport and snuck in the selfie.

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

21:07

White House: North Korea still an 'extraordinary threat'

Friday, June 22, 2018

The White House announced on Friday that North Korea remains an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to the United States.

In a routine notice to Congress, the Trump administration described the threat as reasoning for keeping sanctions in place on North Korea.

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

20:33

Just believe: There are miracles

Friday, June 22, 2018

Miracles come in two main sizes: Supernatural and natural. Miracles of nature are no less miraculous, and call upon us to appreciate God.

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

20:25

Netanyahu meets Kushner and Greenblatt

Friday, June 22, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Friday in Jerusalem for four hours with U.S. President Donald Trump’s Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer also participated in the meeting.

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

19:15

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 19:08 Summer Time (Friday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 20:13 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 20:30 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!

18:40

Netanyahu on charges against Sara: "Record-breaking absurdity"

Friday, June 22, 2018
"For the first time in history, the wife of a leader is indicted over food and hot meal trays."
18:08

Tehillim Unity for matchmaking Tehillim Unity Day for matchmaking ‘challenge’ goes global

Friday, June 22, 2018
Volunteer matchmakers are organizing a worldwide unity event on July 1, 2018 to arouse Divine mercy for the shidduch crisis.
17:56

Trump threatens 20% tariffs on European cars

Friday, June 22, 2018

US President Trump has threatened to place 20% tariffs on all European cars coming into the US, according to the RT news site.

17:23

Netanyahu on Krauthammer: "we were like brothers"

Friday, June 22, 2018
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu expressed deep sorrow over the passing of pundit Charles Krauthammer.
16:49

Border Police find explosives in Hevron

Friday, June 22, 2018
An apparent firebomb and a pipe bomb were located Friday near the Cave of Patriarchs.
16:48

Einstein is right – on other galaxies, too

Friday, June 22, 2018
A new study validates Einstein's general theory of relativity in a distant galaxy for the first time.
15:58

Amb. Friedman: "Great meeting at PM Netanyahu's office"

Friday, June 22, 2018

US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, tweeted a photo of a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Friday and the words: "Great meeting at PM Netanyahu's office".

Also seen in the photo were Seenior Advisor to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt.

Greenblatt and Kushner are expected to present Netanyahu with details of the American-sponsored peace plan in the hope of re-starting a negotiation process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

15:51

Fine for Tefillin stand canceled

Friday, June 22, 2018
Mayor Nir Barkat voids $124 fine slapped on Chabad hassid who got people to lay tefillin near the Jerusalem Bus Station.
15:44

Dutch state TV sorry for saying Israel threatens to destroy Iran

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Netherlands’ main public broadcaster retracted claims it published that Israel threatens Iran with destruction and that land gained by the Jewish state in 1948 is “occupied.”

The NOS broadcaster made the two retractions within the space of two weeks amid protests by Dutch Jews and others who complained that the state-funded organization has an institutional anti-Israel bias. A senior NOS spokesperson denied this.

15:38

Four-year-old girl drowns near the Kinneret

Friday, June 22, 2018

A four-year-old girl drowned in Ein Gev, near the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) on Friday afternoon.

Magen David Adom paramedics at the scene reported that she is in serious condition.

15:05

Trump praises Congressman DeSantis

Friday, June 22, 2018

US President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted his endorsement of Congressman Ron DeSantis for Florida governor.

"Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida," he wrote. "Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes - Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!"

14:59

Israelis cry ‘foul’ over Iranian soccer tweet

Friday, June 22, 2018
Fans cry ‘foul’ after Iranian soccer star Mehdi Taremi posts an anti-Israel tweet.
14:53

'The Holocaust will be a picnic after we're done with you'

Friday, June 22, 2018
South African Jews report ‘flurry of viciously anti-Semitic’ incidents.
14:40

Hamas, Gaza, and the rush to judgment

Friday, June 22, 2018
Accusations made that the Israeli army used 'excessive force' against Palestinians provided Amb. Dore Gold with a strong sense of déjà vu.
14:36

Explosives found near checkpoint in Hevron

Friday, June 22, 2018
Border Police officers discover two explosive devices near the Cave of the Patriarchs.
14:18

Report: Stabbing in China leaves 8 injured

Friday, June 22, 2018

A man attacking passengers with a knife on a bus in China left eight people, including children, injured.

14:12

Terrorist attacks on Israelis reach 2.5-year high

Friday, June 22, 2018
Shabak: Number of terror attacks hits 365 in one month.
13:44

$124 fine for Chabad hasid manning Jerusalem tefillin stand

Friday, June 22, 2018
Jerusalem supervisor slaps Chabad hasid with fine, orders him to close his tefillin stand.
13:23

London conference highlights growth of Israel's hotel industry

Friday, June 22, 2018
Israel's hotel industry can expect a second year of strong growth, report says.
12:46

UK Foreign Secretary levels UN playing field

Friday, June 22, 2018
Former Israeli Ambassador to New Zealand speaks about the British Foreign Secretary's attack on the UN article against Israel.
12:12

Texas: Police arrest mother, girlfriend, after identifying dead toddler

Friday, June 22, 2018

Texas police identify 4-year-old Jayden Lopez, arrest his mother and her girlfriend.

12:02

Protective Edge 2? 'A real possibility'

Friday, June 22, 2018
Justice Minister Shaked: Incendiary kite launchers are terrorists, should be treated the same as those who launch rockets.
11:38

New footage shows soldiers' kidnapping

Friday, June 22, 2018
Hezbollah releases footage showing 2006 kidnapping of IDF soldiers Ehud "Udi" Goldwasser and Eldad Regev on Lebanese border.
11:10

Polish Olympian remembers Jews with memorial

Friday, June 22, 2018
Olympic paddler Dariusz Popiela discovers an old, hidden Jewish cemetery, destroyed by Germans during World War II.
11:00

Jerusalem: Religious, secular, support candidate Moshe Lion

Friday, June 22, 2018
New poll shows non-haredi residents of Jerusalem believe Moshe Lion to be best candidate for mayor.
10:35

'Why is it permitted to exclude women in Yarkon Park?'

Friday, June 22, 2018
Organizer of Chabad event wonders why Tel Aviv bans gender-segregated event only in Rabin Square but nowhere else.
10:12

The post that moved policemen

Friday, June 22, 2018
Police officers in northern Israel attend bat mitzvah celebration after guests fail to show up.
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