Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

18:30

Spanish-Jewish roots: Resurgence of interest as 1492 expulsion anniversary approaches

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Interest in Spain’s Crypto-Jews reaches musical theater.
18:16

Forbidden by Rabbinate yet approved by Tzohar

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Chief Rabbinate informs public: Artichoke forbidden to eat by Rabbinate served in restaurant holding Tzohar kosher certification.
18:15

Hungarian PM Viktor Orban lands in Israel

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


18:11

Firefighters gain control over Bat Ayin blaze

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


18:02

Did Birthright give in to terrorism?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Taglit-Birthright orders participants to stay away from south during tense period of arson and rocket attacks.
17:54

Ariel University approved to open medical school

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Israel's Council of Higher Education gave Ariel University the go-ahead to open a medical school.

17:50

Report: State Prosecutor agrees to release Yonatan Helo

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Channel 2 reports that the State Attorney has agreed to release Yonatan Helo, who was convicted of killing a man who had raped him.

17:36

White House signs new Air Force One contract

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yesterday, the United States Air Force awarded a firm fixed price contract to The Boeing Company to design, modify, test, certify, and deliver two Presidential, mission-ready aircraft by 2024. Formal replacement efforts began in 2011 and the new aircraft will replace the current Air Force One planes that are now 31 years old. The contract sets the total price for the two completed “Air Force One” replacement aircraft at $3.9 billion, saving the taxpayers over $1.4 billion from the initially proposed $5.3 billion cost-plus contract.

17:34

Barkat transfers NIS 700,000 to leftist foundation

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Jerusalem municipality transfers NIS 700,000 to association that finances, among other things, 'Pride Parades' and Women of the Wall.
17:19

Condition of nurse who was stabbed at Be'er Yaakov hospital improves

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Assaf Harofeh Hospital says that the condition of a nurse who was stabbed in her stomach in a hospital in Be'er Ya'akov has improved/

Her condition is now moderate and stable and she is hospitalized in the ICU.

17:15

Gabbay blasts Broshi for groping Zionist Union counterpart

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Zionist Union head Avi Gabbay blasted MK Eytan Broshi after touched fellow Zionist Union MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin's rear during a tour of a Gaza border town.

"The Zionist Union condemns any behavior that involves harassment and sexual abuse in every way," said Gabbay. "A safe space for women is in the interest of all of us - women and men, mothers and fathers. We'll fight for it."

17:11

Did Knesset Speaker scuttle Regev's bill as revenge?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Miri Regev says Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstien scuttled her 'Film Law' over ugly tensions between the two.
17:07

State Comptroller warns: 'Major earthquake would kill 7,000, destroy bridges'

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
State Comptroller finds Israel only partially prepared for major earthquake, which would have devastating consequences.
17:01

Hamas says it will not stop sending incendiary kites into Israel

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A senior Hamas official said that they would continue sending incendiary balloons into Israel despite recent threats that failure to stop the launches would lead to war. "We're not worried about Israel's threats," the official told Ma'an News.

16:53

Acting Health Minister says he opposes removal of bill to limit tobacco advertising

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Acting Health Minister MK Yaakov Litzman said he supported a bill that would limit the advertisement and marketing of tobacco products. "The bill is important for the continuation of the Ministry of Health's determined struggle against smoking," Litzman said.

16:45

Judge who colluded ahead of hearing dismissed from post

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Disciplinary Court dismisses Ronit Poznansky-Katz, following revelations of her collusion with investigator ahead of 'Case 4000' hearing.
16:43

Yachimovitch blasts MK Broshi for groping fellow legislator

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

MK Shelly Yachimovitch blasted MK Eitan Broshi after he groped their fellow Zionist Union counterpart MK Ayelet Nahmias Verbin on Wednesday. "The disgusting thing that Broshi did is called an indecent act," she tweeted.

16:33

J Street blasts Nationality Law

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

J Street lobby founder Jeremy Ben Ami blasted the Nationality Law on Wednesday ahead of its expect4ed passage on Wednesday evening.

"The national law proposal was born in sin, with the sole aim of sending a direct message to the Arab public in Israel, to the LGBT community and to other minorities, that they will never be equal citizens in Israel," he said.

"The strong connection between Israel and the Jews around the world is based on the values of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and we are concerned that the passing of the national law, the Israeli government and the coalition will weaken the power of Israeli democracy."

16:28

Arab who stole classified documents from Colonel's car arrested

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

IDF forces arrested a 22-year-old Arab from the village of Hizma in Benyamin, who broke into the car of commando commander Colonel Avi Blot and stole a file containing classified documents.

16:25

Supreme Court harshens sentence of deputy police commissioner

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Supreme Court decided to harshen the sentence of former Deputy Police Commissioner Nissim Mor, who was convicted for sexual harassment. He received a suspended sentence and community service.

16:19

MK Peretz: State Comptroller's earthquake report is a wake up call

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Zionist Union MK said that Israel must take the State Comptroller's report about its readiness for earthquakes seriously. "The State Comptroller's report is another real warning and reminds us of the disregard of all that has been said in previous reports, and it is time for it to be clear that it is not a matter of an earthquake, but of when," said Peretz."

16:19

EU fines Google $5 billion

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Google faces record fine for violating EU anti-trust laws in requirements forced on Android phone producers.
16:13

Hungarian PM to visit Western Wall

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Hungarian PM Orban's trip includes Western Wall, Yad Vashem.
15:53

IDF says air raid siren were a false alarm

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The IDF said that the air raid siren on the Gaza border was a false alarm.

15:53

Watch: This Tisha B'Av - the people are ready

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Temple Institute: It is time to transform the mourning over the past into preparation for the future - the rebuilding of the Holy Temple.
15:52

Police nab four carjackers near Modiin

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Police detectives arrested four carjackers on the 433 highway near Modiin. Authorities say that gang was responsible for a series of carjackings and burglaries.

15:47

Zionist Union MK gropes female MK in his party

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
MK Broshi apologizes to MK Nahmias-Verbin for inappropriately touching her during party tour.
15:39

Air raid siren in Gaza area

Wednesday, July 18, 2018


15:34

Hospital miracle: Critically injured toddler walks again

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Baby suffering critical injuries after being accidentally run over in Safed
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