Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Long route in Nahal Ayun closed due to floods

Monday, January 20, 2020

The long route in the Nahal Ayun Reservation is closed due to the flooding of the trails, the short route is open until the Tanur waterfall

Ein Gedi Reserve is open except for the long routes.


Neve Tzuf car accident casualty will meet with doctors who treated him

Monday, January 20, 2020

Ephraim Rimmel, who was injured in a serious car accident two months ago, will meet with a team of doctors at Shaare Zedek hospital who treated him during the hospitalization.


Aly Raisman won't compete in 2020 Olympics

Monday, January 20, 2020
Aly Raisman, Jewish-American Olympic medalist, says she won't compete in Tokyo Olympics. 'Never underestimate the power of a kid's dreams.'

Honduran president: We will declare Hezbollah a terror org

Monday, January 20, 2020

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced that his country's National Security Council would declare Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

In his remarks, he referred to the attack on the Buenos Aires Jewish community building in which 84 people were killed, to US policy towards Hezbollah and to the establishment of the organization in Latin America.


Honduras to recognize Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Monday, January 20, 2020
Joining Guatemala, Honduras to formally designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, President Hernandez announces.

Weather report: Rain from North to northern Negev, colder than usual

Monday, January 20, 2020

Rain is expected intermittently today from the north of the country to the northern Negev. Occasional thunder is expected, especially in the north. The Hermon will continue to see snow. In the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea there is still a slight concern of flooding, and there is still a slight concern of flooding on the coastal plain. Temperatures are colder than usual.

Tonight, rainfall will continue to fall intermittently from the north of the country to the Negev. There may still be some thunder. There is a slight concern of floods in the Jordan Valley, Judean Desert and the Dead Sea. Towards morning, light snow is expected at the summits of the northern mountains, and possibly at the high peaks of the central mountains.

On Tuesday, rainfall will continue in most areas of the country. There are concerns of floods in the southern and eastern streams. On the high peaks of the northern and central mountains, there may be rain or light snow for a short period of time. Temperatures much colder than usual for the season.

Wednesday will be cloudy. By noon, light rain will continue to fall, mainly in central and southern Israel. Temperatures will rise, but will continue to be colder than usual for the season.

According to the forecast, Thursday will be cloudy. In the north of the country and in its center, local rains are to fall, most of them mild. Towards the evening the rains will get stronger. Winds will grow stronger. It will still be slightly colder than usual for the season.


Munich conference cancelled due to anti-Semitism

Monday, January 20, 2020
Munich conference cancelled after rejection of pro-Israel speaker sparks anti-Semitism claims.

Photos surface of Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk at Sobibor

Monday, January 20, 2020
Photos showing convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanuk at Sobibor concentration camp surface.

Kinneret rises 5 cm over past day

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by 5 cm in the last day, reaching a height of -210,665 this morning, according to the Water Authority.

The Kinneret is short 1,865 meters of what is considered "full."


Bnei Brak: Two lanes on Jabotinsky blocked due to flooding

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two lanes were blocked to traffic on Jabotinsky street near Aharonovitz in Bnei Brak to the east, following a road flood.

Drivers are advised to turn to alternative routes.


Military drill at Ramon airport

Monday, January 20, 2020

This morning a military exercise will take place at the Ramon civilian airport in Timna, according to the IDF spokesperson.

As part of the exercise, a strong movement of security forces and vehicles will be felt and a fighter jet will land at the airport.


NYC: Man charged with hate crime for harassing Jewish couple

Monday, January 20, 2020
55-year-old man with 5 prior arrests charged with hate crime for cursing Jewish couple near Times Square.

Fire in Haifa Bay car lot, arson suspected

Monday, January 20, 2020

Fire crews last night fought a fire that broke out in a Haifa Bay car sales lot.

A firefighter and rescue investigator determined there was a reasonable suspicion of arson. The findings were handed over to the police.


Report: Hamas reps in Gaza mosques create lists of money recipients

Monday, January 20, 2020

Hamas representatives in Gaza mosques formulate the list of recipients of Qatari money, according to Kan.

According to the report, every mosque has an emir who determines who will be added to the list of needy families who are eligible for assistance, and the basket of names goes to a senior Hamas official who passes the list to the Qatari messenger. Palestinian Arab sources told Kan: "People outside Hamas' supporters circle are off the lists."


Heir to London bagel dynasty admits to killing mother, sister

Monday, January 20, 2020
Joshua Cohen, son of founder of London bagel dynasty, admits to killing his mother and sister after being found unfit to enter murder plea.

New York Times endorses Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren

Monday, January 20, 2020

The editorial board of The New York Times announced on Sunday night it is endorsing Senators Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic nomination for president.

The announcement is unusual as a newspaper normally endorses just one candidate.


Iran's parliament speaker warns IAEA

Monday, January 20, 2020

Iran's parliamentary speaker on Sunday warned of unspecified “repercussions” for the UN's nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against Iran act "unfairly", AFP reports.

The comments by Ali Larijani come after Britain, France and Germany last week triggered the dispute mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal that could eventually lead to reimposing UN sanctions on Iran, a move which came in response to Iran’s repeated violations of the agreement.


Gaza groups say firing of incendiary balloons will continue

Monday, January 20, 2020

A news website in Gaza that is affiliated with Hamas on Sunday night released a statement from one of the incendiary balloon units in the Strip.

The statement, quoted by Kan 11 News, said that the firing of the balloons towards the communities in the Gaza envelope would continue until they achieved their goals.


More than 500 injured in two days in Lebanon

Monday, January 20, 2020

Lebanese anti-riot police dispersed stone-throwing protesters with tear gas in the capital Beirut on Sunday, as a weekend of rare violence that wounded hundreds continued, AFP reports.

Medics said 145 people were wounded in the latest clashes, taking the casualty toll to more than 530 in two days.


Yair Netanyahu blasts Knesset Speaker

Monday, January 20, 2020

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, returned to the headlines on Sunday night after he attacked Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Twitter.

The strongly worded attack came shortly after Edelstein announced that the Knesset will convene next week to begin deliberations on Prime Minister Netanyahu’s request for parliamentary immunity.


Highway 20 closed to traffic from Hashalom interchange to the south

Monday, January 20, 2020

Highway 20 is closed to traffic from the Hashalom interchange to the south, following the accident in which a 65-year-old man was killed.

Police are at the scene.


Man killed in accident in Tel Aviv

Monday, January 20, 2020

A 65-year-old man was killed early Monday morning after his vehicle overturned on Route 20 near Hashalom interchange in Tel Aviv.

Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the scene pronounced him dead.


Naama Issachar's mother: Stop the planned protests

Monday, January 20, 2020

Yaffa Issachar, mother of Naama Issachar who is imprisoned in Russia, announced on Sunday evening that she intends to cancel all the protests that had been planned during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Israel this week.

"Because of the sensitivity of the situation, and because of the appreciation and respect I have for those engaging in the negotiations for Naama's return, and after seriously considering it – a few minutes ago I instructed to cancel for the time being all the protests that had been planned for the next few days," Issachar wrote in a post.


Report: US received intelligence on potential attack in Germany

Monday, January 20, 2020

The United States has received intelligence regarding a potentially imminent attack being planned against its military personnel stationed in Germany, according to an official memo seen by Newsweek on Sunday.

The US's 66th Military Intelligence Brigade received what was described as "third party information stating there was an [sic] possible imminent attack against US Soldiers located at either Tower Barracks in Grafenwohr or Tower Barracks, Dulmen, exact location, date and time unknown." Newsweek reviewed the information marked unclassified from a senior US intelligence official.


Yemeni officials: More than 100 killed in Houthi attack

Monday, January 20, 2020

More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in Saturday’s missile and drone attack blamed on Houthi rebels in central Yemen, officials said Sunday, according to AFP.

Saturday's strike follows months of relative calm in the war between the Iran-backed Houthis and Yemen's internationally recognized government, which is supported by a Saudi-led military coalition.


Paraguay: At least 75 inmates escape from prison near Brazilian border

Monday, January 20, 2020

At least 75 inmates escaped from a Paraguayan prison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officials were believed to have been aware of, Paraguay’s government said.

The director of the penitentiary in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired along with six other prison officials, Paraguayan Justice Minister Cecilia Perez told reporters.


Holocaust monument defaced in Ukraine

Monday, January 20, 2020

A monument to the victims of the Holocaust was found defaced in the city of Kryvyi Rih in western Ukraine on Sunday, Israel’s ambassador to Ukraine Joel Lion said.

Lion shared a photograph of the vandalized monument on Twitter.


Ukraine honors victims of plane crash

Monday, January 20, 2020

An event honoring the victims of the Ukrainian plane that was downed in Iran on January 8 took place in of Kiev’s airport on Sunday.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, together with Parliament Speaker Dmytro Razumkov, Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk, members of the government, other senior officials and thousands of citizens gathered at the runway when an Il-76 aircraft with the bodies of the eleven Ukrainians killed in the downing of the UIA plane landed at the airport.


Two women found dead in Jerusalem

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two young women in their 20s were found unconscious near a tall commercial building in Jerusalem on Sunday night.

Magen David Adom paramedics who were called to the scene pronounced them dead.

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Prince Harry 'sad' about leaving royal duties

Monday, January 20, 2020

Britain’s Prince Harry said on Sunday that it brought him great sadness that he had to leave his royal duties.

In a speech to the Sentebale charity, a clearly upset Harry said the final outcome was not want he had wanted.


Johnson: No normalization with Russia

Monday, January 20, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday there would be no normalization of the two countries’ relations until Moscow ends its “destabilizing activity” that threatens security.

A spokeswoman from Johnson’s Downing Street office said the prime minister met Putin on the sidelines of a summit on Libya in Berlin, where the two discussed the need to address security issues in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Iran.


MK Sofer: An important decision to recognize Beta Israel community

Monday, January 20, 2020

MK Ofir Sofer (Yamina) responded to the Kan 11 News report which said that the Chief Rabbinate will recognize the Jewishness of the Ethiopian Beta Israel community.

"I congratulate the Chief Rabbinate on the important decision to recognize the ruling of Rabbi Ovadia regarding our brothers from the Beta Israel community," said Sofer.


Two police officers dead in shooting in Hawaii

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two police officers have died after a shooting in Honolulu on Sunday, Hawaii’s governor said.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that officers responded to an assault call when they encountered a male with a firearm, who then opened fire, striking two officers.


MK Yogev: The vision of the gathering of the exiles at its best

Monday, January 20, 2020

MK Motti Yogev responded to the Chief Rabbinate's decision to recognize the Jewish community of Beta Israel, as published on Kan 11 News.

"I applaud the Chief Rabbinate Council for its important decision to recognize the Jewishness of the Beta Israel community of Ethiopian Jews. This is the vision of the gathering of the exiles at its best," Yogev said.


Two dead in accident near Ashdod

Monday, January 20, 2020

Two people, a man and a woman in their 60s, were killed on Sunday evening when their car crashed into a safety rail on Highway 4 near Ashdod.

Magen David Adom paramedics and United Hatzalah volunteers who arrived at the scene of the accident pronounced them dead.


IDF believes: Hamas is responsible for incendiary balloons

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Officials in the IDF and the defense establishment believe that Hamas, which controls Gaza, is behind the firing of incendiary balloons toward the Gaza envelope on Sunday.

Earlier, incendiary balloons exploded in the Sdot Negev and Hof Ashkelon regional councils. Before that, another incendiary balloon exploded over the skies in the northern Gaza Strip.


Motorcyclist hit by vehicle in Rehovot

Sunday, January 19, 2020

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was hit by a car in Rehovot on Sunday evening, suffering moderate injuries.

Magen David Adom and United Hatzalah paramedics evacuated him to the Kaplan Hospital in the city.


Cold and wet through Thursday - Snow possible on central peaks Tuesday

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Occasional showers and thunderstorms are forecast for Sunday evening in the north and center with a slight risk of flash floods in the Judean Desert and snow on Mount Hermon. The snow will last until Tuesday possibly extending to the northern mountains on Monday and central peaks on Tuesday. The rain and thunder will extend to the northern Negev on Monday, with flash floods possible in the Jordan Valley, the Judean Desert and Dead Sea regions. Tuesday will see isolated showers in most regions with those showers falling in the center and the south on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will be below average despite a slight rise on Wednesday.

Monday highs:
Jerusalem: 8Celsius/46Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Haifa: 14C/57F; Golan Heights: 11/51;
Tel Aviv: 15/59; Be'er Sheva': 13/55; Dead Sea: 19/66; Eilat: 20/68


Car goes up in flames near Kiryat Ata

Sunday, January 19, 2020

A car caught fire Sunday evening on Highway 772 near Kiryat Ata as a result of an accident between three vehicles.

The casualties were evacuated to hospital prior to the arrival of the fire crews, who gained control over the fire.


Report: Unveiling of US peace plan could hinge on the week's developments

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Informed sources have told Channel 13 News that a number of things scheduled for this week could influence when President Donald Trump of the United States decides to release the political portion of his peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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