Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Haley thanks McMaster

Friday, March 23, 2018

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United States, on Thursday night thanked outgoing national security adviser H.R. McMaster.

“Thank you to Lieutenant General HR McMaster for your service and loyalty to our country. Your selfless courage and leadership has inspired all of us. Most of all, thank you for your friendship,” she tweeted.


First Air India flight arrives at Ben-Gurion Airport

Friday, March 23, 2018

Air India on Thursday launched the first scheduled service to Israel to be allowed to cross Saudi airspace.

Flight AI 139 landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport about 30 minutes after its scheduled arrival time of 1945 GMT.


Trump fires McMaster as national security adviser

Friday, March 23, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday fired his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, USA Today reported, citing the White House.

McMaster will be replaced by John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is an outspoken critic of the Iran nuclear deal.


Rabbanit Tzipi Lau at Women's Shelter: You, too, are now freed

Friday, March 23, 2018
Wife of Chief Rabbi pays emotional pre-Pesach visit to Bat Melech Religious Women's Shelter.

Zandberg wins Meretz primaries: We're the majority

Thursday, March 22, 2018

MK Tamar Zandberg was elected on Thursday as Meretz chairwoman and will lead the leftist party in the upcoming Knesset elections.

This is the first time that primaries have been held in Meretz, and the voter turnout was 53.6%. Of the approximately 31,000 registered members, 16,954 members voted in 130 polling stations throughout the country.

Zandberg won with 71.12% of the vote. Avi Buskila, who ran against her, received 28.48% of the vote. The results were announced at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds.


Man moderately injured in accident in Tel Aviv

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A 60-year-old man was moderately injured in an accident in Tel Aviv on Thursday evening.

Magen David Adom paramedics provided him with medical treatment and evacuated him to the hospital.


Diaspora Jews - come home!

Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Diaspora exacerbates as well as contributes to the blindness and numbness against the phenomenon of true Jewish vision.

Bennett honors 'the world's best soldier'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Naftali Bennett speaks about legendary soldier Emmanuel Moreno at a ceremony dedicating a street after him.

Residents of contested Hevron building forced to evacuate

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Residents forced to move out of disputed Machpela House in Hevron until ownership claims can be proven.

Honoring terror victim in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Ateret Cohanim honors terror victim with opening of new Jewish-owned store in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

Supreme Court shields terrorist's home from demolition

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Court rejects petition from relatives of three Jews murdered in terror attack, rules that terrorist's home won't be fully demolished.

'Families don't know if they will have food for Passover'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Zionist Union leader Avi Gabbay packs food baskets for needy families and slams the government for 'ignoring the poor'.

ANALYSIS: Striking Iran

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Is Israel gearing up for a strike on Iran’s nuclear program? What is happening in the underground nuclear facility in Qusayr, Syria?

Polish AG: Holocaust censorship law is unconstitutional

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Law banning discussion of Polish involvement during Holocaust violates the country's constitution, says Poland's Attorney General.

'The voice of the forgotten women'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
'Where are the tents and events for these women, and for those who are afraid that this might happen to them, too?'

Prince Harry was supposed to make first-ever Israel visit

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Report says Prince Harry was supposed to make the first-ever visit to Israel by a British royal but scuttled trip after getting engaged.

Netanyahu: Likud will top 40 seats next time

Thursday, March 22, 2018
PM addresses Likud members in Tel Aviv, says 'witch-hunt' against him won't stop party from gaining seats. Polls suggest he may be right.

First-ever Israel bound flight passes over Saudi Arabia

Thursday, March 22, 2018
In first, Air India flight passes over Saudi Arabia. Flight seen as sign of warming ties between Israel and the Arab world.

Get out of our own trap - for real freedom

Thursday, March 22, 2018
How will you make your Seder this year more meaningful?

Rabbi: Cloned pork meat is kosher

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Rabbi Yuval Cherlow claims cloned pig's meat could be eaten by Jews – including with milk.

28 arrested as haredi demonstrators block roads in Bnei Brak

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Yerushalmi Faction protesters take to the streets to condemn arrest of haredi draft dodger. Highway 4 blocked as part of protests.

'Many in religious community expect me to go easy on PM'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Police Commissioner Alsheikh talks about his relations with the Religious Zionist community as he probes Prime Minister Netanyahu.

'I will be Defense Minister next time around'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Jewish Home chief vows to take Defense portfolio, currently held by Liberman, after next election. 'We need to acted decisively.'

One killed, one critically injured in Galilee accident

Thursday, March 22, 2018
65-year-old woman killed and 80-year-old man critically injured in collision between private car and scooter.

'We can push out the Iranians'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Capping off first visit to Africa by an Israeli defense minister in decades, Avigdor Liberman says newfound cooperation helps combat Iran.

ADL: Islamophobia goes hand in hand with anti-Semitism

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Arutz Sheva speaks with ADL's Sharon Nazarian about anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and the situation in Europe and the US.

Poland: Deputy FM dismisses claim Jews went to ghettos willingly

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Polish government backs away from Holocaust-denying remarks by prime minister’s father.

Did Israel secretly airlift Yemenite Jews to Israel?

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Arab media outlets report that Israel secretly airlifted hundreds of Yemenite Jews last month in covert operation with Saudi Arabia.

Israeli teen detained for urinating on memorial at Auschwitz

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Teen agrees to pay fine after urinating on Auschwitz memorial.

The US just made it easier for Israelis to visit

Thursday, March 22, 2018
American embassy drops requirement for in-person interviews for Israelis looking to renew their tourist visas to the US.

Israel opens investigation into Facebook

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Authorities to probe Facebook activities after revelations that firm gained access to millions of users' personal data.

'Quarreling over credit damaged security'

Thursday, March 22, 2018
DM attacks senior officials exposing sensitive information. 'Everyone believes red lines were crossed'.

Israel, Bulgaria, to cooperate on technology and gas?

Thursday, March 22, 2018
PM Netanyahu and Bulgaria's Pres. Radev meet to discuss various economic issues, reinforce bilateral relations.

Confidant of Saudi royal family appeals to Israelis - in Hebrew

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Saudi journalist close to royal family releases video statement reassuring Israelis that they would not be target of atomic weapons program.

Heat wave hits Israel

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Israel braces for heat wave and sandstorm as weekend nears.

Would-be Gaza assassin killed in raid

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Prime suspect in bombing which targeted PA premier killed along with suspected accomplice as PA leaders look for possible motive.

Meretz members head to the polls

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Tamar Zandberg and Avi Buskila face off in race to determine future leadership of the far-left party.

Hotel stays for January and February up over last year

Thursday, March 22, 2018

In the first two months of 2018, there were 3.2 million person-nights in tourist hotels in Israel, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics.

About half of them were person-nights of tourists. According to the report, this is a rise of eight percent, compared with the data for 2017.


Abbas: Hamas must hand over all powers to the PA

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday that Hamas must hand over all its authority in Gaza to the PA, as agreed in the reconciliation agreement between the factions.

He said this during a meeting with President Rumen Radev of Bulgaria.


28 months for Israeli Arab who tried to join IS

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Haifa District Court has sentenced Muhammed Ahmad Azzam, from the Galilee Arab village of Manda, to 28 months in prison for attempting to join Islamic State terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula.

Azzam was also convicted of contact with a foreign agent and attempted membership in a terrorist organization. Upon release, he faces a year of probation.

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