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Justice Minister: Arab MKs incitement led to attack

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked blamed incitement from Arab politicians and leftist organizations in Israel for the Negev ramming attack Wednesday morning. One police officer was killed during the ramming attack. Speaking in an interview broadcast Wednesday evening, Shaked said: "These [attacks] are very difficult cases which are mainly the result of the incitement of Arab MKs and extreme leftist groups who entered the picture in the last few days."


Army Radio broadcaster:'I would also run over a policeman'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Army Radio broadcaster Hen Elmaleh was fired after expressing sympathy on her Facebook page.for terrorist who murdered policeman in Negev.


Will Trump free Rubashkin?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The family of Shlomo Rubashkin is praying that US President-elect Donald Trump will commute his sentence after outgoing President Barack Obama failed to do so.


President Rivlin to undergo pacemaker implantation

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
President Rivlin will undergo pacemaker implantation procedure at the end of the week.


'Supreme Court bears responsibility for Bedouin terror attack

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin blamed the Supreme Court and Arab Knesset members for the terror attack in Umm Al-Hiran.


Netanyahu to Arab MKs: Stop the incitement

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
In the wake of attack and Bedouin unrest, Prime Minister Netanyahu called on 'members of Knesset' to stop 'inciting to violence'.


The inspiration Behind the Paris Peace Conference

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Obama and Pharaoh, Self-Proclaimed Best Friends that Israel Ever Had


'Will Trump be good for Israel? It depends on Netanyahu'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Likud Chair: Trump's statements indicate change for better, but if PM continues talk about two states, our situation will be worse.


President Rivlin to be fitted with pacemaker

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President Reuven Rivlin will over the weekend undergo a procedure to be fitted with a pacemaker. In order for the procedure to be carried out, the President will be admitted to hospital for around 24 hours, before returning to work.

The President’s doctors have recently detected cardiac arrhythmia requiring greater monitoring capability. The procedure will be carried out without general anesthetic, and following a short hospitalization the President is due to return to the President’s Residence.


Outrage over German populist's call to end Nazi guilt

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

AFP - A leading member of German anti-immigration party AfD sparked an outcry Wednesday over his criticism of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin and calls to stop focusing on the country's Nazi past.

"Up to now, our state of mind is still one of a totally defeated people... We Germans, our people, are the only people in the world who have planted a
monument of shame in the heart of the capital," Bjoern Hoecke told party faithful including youth members, according to a video of the speech
circulated online.

"We need nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the politics of remembrance," he said in the remarks on Tuesday to chants of "Germany,

Instead of introducing younger generations to home-grown "internationally-acclaimed philosophers, musicians and ingenious inventors... German history has been made lousy and ridiculous," he complained, winning a standing ovation from the crowd.

"There is no moral responsibility to make yourself disappear," he said, adding that Germany should instead "build up a positive relationship with our history".


Regavim: Government must quash incitement in southern Israel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Regavim Movement issues statement saying it's 'unfortunate fake news spreads like wildfire.'


'He smashed her head to pieces and tore out her fingernails'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Indictment of Israeli Arab suspected in girlfriend's death reveals details of the vicious murder.


Lehava activist: Murder of Tehilla Nagar an act of terrorism

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Lehava Chairman claims police want 'to suppress nationalist murder'; portray killing as violent spat between Tehilla and Arab boyfriend.


Cybertech 2017 to be held in Israel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Cybertech 2017 Conference, held for the fourth year in Israel at Pavilion 2 of the Israel Trade Fairs & Convention Center on January 30th - February 1st is the second largest conference and exhibition of cyber technologies in the world. Cybertech, bringing together leading investors, entrepreneurs and cyber companies, will consist of a conference with prominent international speakers in the field of cyber security, as well as an exhibition hosting over 250 companies and 100 startups that will present innovative problem-solving strategies and solutions to challenges relevant for a wide range of sectors.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be the keynote speaker.


'This was an attack against the State of Israel'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Minister Uri Ariel slams Arab MKs for 'fanning the flames' after police officer killed in terror attack during demolition of illegal home.


Earthquake of 5.7 hits Rome

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Series of earthquakes hits Rome, no injuries, deaths, or damage known.


Funeral of murdered policeman in Negev attack 4:00 pm

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The funeral of Major Erez Levi, murdered in the terror attack in the Negev earlier today, will take place at 4:00 pm today in Yavneh.

Levi received an honorary promotion following his death.


Shapiro: I prepared my entire life to be Ambassador to Israel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Dan Shapiro reflects on more than 5 years as Ambassador to Israel during often rocky relationship between Obama administration and Israel.


'Perverse tribute to the residents of Amona'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Meretz MK Michal Rosin claims Umm al-Hiran evacuation is government's 'price tag'; calls Netanyahu 'national inciter'.


33 killed in Mali camp

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

33 killed, several dozen injured in explosion at northern Mali camp, local official says.


Soldier wounded by Marmara terrorists to sue IDF

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
IDF Naval Seal beaten as he participated in raid on Turkish ship, recognized as disabled IDF vet, now eligible to claim state compensation.


Earthquake in Rome: Subway stations evacuated

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Rome officials instructed the evacuation of subway stations in the city following an earthquake felt in the area.

At this stage, no injuries or damage have been reported.


Negev attack terrorist's son questioned

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

During searches of the house of the terrorist who committed the ramming attack in the Negev earlier, forces found books and 3 copies of a Nov. 5 2015 article whose title described a car-ramming attack north of Hevron during which a soldier was critically wounded. Also found was a article title alluding to ISIS' downing of a plane.

Police said that the books were sent to be checked by experts.

The terrorist's son is being questioned by security forces.


25 killed in killed in car bomb at Mali army base

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

25 were killed in a car bomb at a military base in Mali in west Africa.


Jewish youth arrested this morning on Temple Mount

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Jewish youth was arrested this morning on the Temple Mount on suspicions that he mumbled a prayer.

The Honenu legal organization stated that the youth denied having "mumbled" but was arrested anyway.

Attorney Rehavia Piltz is assisting the youth.


President Rivlin: We must fight terror with a firm hand

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
President Rivlin responds to Negev terror attack, calls on Arab leaders to work with Israel to prevent terror.


Minister Ariel declares war on IDF mixed-sex orders

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
New IDF orders will call on commanders to create as much mixing as possible, regardless of the impact on combat effectiveness.


Watch: Israeli Police treat wounded Arab MK

Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Arab boyfriend indicted in murder of Kibbutz resident

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tehilla Nagar found dead in December near Kinneret, her Arab boyfriend was arrested shortly thereafter but identity hidden from public.


Erdan to Arab MKs: This blood is on your hands

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Minister Gilad Erdan attacked Arab MKs from the Arab Joint List following the terror attack this morning in the Negev.

"I am going today to honor Major Erez Levi on his final path. Erez was murdered while fulfilling his duty, and he was only 34."

Erdan added on Facebook: "I want to say now specifically to Ayman Odeh and other Joint List members who came to fan flames this morning: this blood is on your hands. I know that's a severe statement, but not as severe as your actions today."

"You are a disgrace to the State of Israel."


Arab Joint List members confront Police

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Members of the Arab Joint List who tried to enter the Um Al Hiran Bedouin village in the Negev confronted Police.

Earlier, riots resumed at the scene.


7 arrested in haredi protests in Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Demonstrators protest arrest of haredi women accused of draft dodging.


Suspected murderer of Tehilla Nagar is Arab boyfriend

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Raad Roshrosh, 27, of Marar village is the suspect in the murder of Tehilla Nagar, 31, from Kibbutz Ginosar, whose body was found near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel about a month ago.

Roshrosh was Nagar's boyfriend and was arrested several hours after her body body was found.

Today, the northern district prosecutor submitted an indictment to the Nazareth district court against Roshrosh for murder and assault.


Confrontations resume in Bedouin village

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Confrontations have resumed between Police and residents of the Um Al Hiran Bedouin village in the Negev.

Police are using demonstration dispersal methods.


Iran, Syria sign gas and phone deal

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Iran signs gas deal with Syria, receives right to operate phosphate mines and create gas terminal.


'A very difficult incident for our security forces'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan responds to this morning's terror attack in Negev Bedouin settlement.


Ambassador Shapiro: 'There were ups & downs. US and Israel are best friends'

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The outgoing United States ambassador to Israel speaks to Arutz Sheva as he summarizes five years in office.


Former US Pres. George HW Bush hospitalized

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Former US President George HW has been hospitalized in Houston , CBS Houston affiliate KHOU television reported on Wednesday, citing his office chief of staff Jean Becker.

Bush, 92, was in stable condition and "doing fine," Jean Becker told the television station. Bush is expected to go home in a couple of days, Becker told KHOU.


Health Ministry: Don't buy coffee from cafes

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Health Ministry suspects coffee machines found in cafes and restaurants have high levels of lead, warns public to avoid using them.


Cleared: 1 killed in Negev terror attack was policeman

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It has been cleared for publication that 1 killed in the terror attack this morning in the Negev was Policeman Erez Levi (34) z"l.

His family has been notified.

Details about the funeral will follow.

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