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South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach President

Friday, December 09, 2016

Lawmakers in South Korea's National Assembly on Friday voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Park Geun-hye over a corruption scandal. The motion passed by a majority of 234 to 56, with six abstentions.

Park has faced massive protests since it emerged that her confidante and adviser, Choi Soon-sil, had access to confidential government documents despite holding no official government position. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn will be acting President while a court deliberates Park's impeachment.

(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.)


Six policemen killed in attack in Egypt

Friday, December 09, 2016

Six policemen were killed on Friday in an attack in Al-Giza, south of Cairo in Egypt. An initial investigation found that terrorists threw a hand grenade at Egyptian security forces.

Hasm, an organization which opposes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

(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.)


State to ask to postpone Amona eviction

Friday, December 09, 2016

The State of Israel is expected to submit an application to the Supreme Court on Sunday to postpone the eviction of Amona, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Friday.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the delay was necessary in order to prepare the temporary location for the residents who will leave their homes.

(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.)


Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, December 09, 2016

Arutz Sheva is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 15:56 Winter Time (Friday). Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 16:10 EST candle lighting time in New York.

The updates will resume Saturday night from Israel, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 17:15 Jerusalem time.

Shabbat Shalom!


Three suspects arrested in Petah Tikva murder

Friday, December 09, 2016

Police on Friday arrested three residents of Rosh HaAyin, Elad and Petah Tikva, on suspicion of the murder of 22-year-old Ariel Wasi during a party in Petah Tikva on Friday night.

Two of the three will remain in custody until Wednesday.


Noahide Lecture: The Purpose Behind The Test

Friday, December 09, 2016
What we can learn from Jacob's travel and his tests in Haran?


"Let it be" meets "Jerusalem of Gold"

Friday, December 09, 2016
Reviving the songs of the legends. Israeli musical duo combines music of the Beatles and Israeli singer and songwriter Naomi Shemer


Friday hike ends in tragedy

Friday, December 09, 2016
Father killed, son seriously injured during hike through Tze'elim Canyon in Judean Desert.


Immigration to Israel - despite the personal cost

Friday, December 09, 2016
David Lev and Dr. Sam Minskoff discuss the extraordinary story of a one-parent family and tribulations of her immigration to Israel.


Man seriously injured falling from Cardo in Old City

Friday, December 09, 2016
MDA reports man seriously injured after falling nearly 20 feet in Old City of Jerusalem


Mandatory military service - a key to long life?

Friday, December 09, 2016
Israeli men live 12 years longer than the worldwide average, and studies show that it's partially due to their military service.


The Matriarch Leah: Hidden Strengths

Friday, December 09, 2016
Was the Matriarch Leah really the hated wife? Lessons in gratitude.


Israel to hold bodies of Hamas terrorists, return other bodies

Friday, December 09, 2016
Security cabinet decides to return bodies of all Arab terrorists - except for those affiliated with Hamas.


Shooting attacks foiled in Jerusalem

Friday, December 09, 2016
Eight Arabs from eastern Jerusalem arrested while planning series of terror attacks in the capital.


Kulanu MK causes uproar by speaking at haredi yeshiva

Friday, December 09, 2016
Head of organization of haredi yeshivas criticizes yeshiva for allowing MK Azaria to speak at dinner dedicating new building.


More Israeli-Arabs enlist in the IDF

Friday, December 09, 2016
Israeli-Arabs are not mandated to serve in the IDF. Despite objections from Arab world, the number of enlistments is increasing.


Likud minister: Amona evacuation 'much ado about nothing'

Friday, December 09, 2016
Tzachi HaNegbi rejects claims Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria threatened, says Amona eviction just a matter of a few dozen families.


Youth movements split on how to respond to Amona evacuation

Friday, December 09, 2016
National-religious youth movements split on whether to go to Amona to protest evacuation or stay away for fear of clashes with IDF.


'Beit El is sending a message to the White House'

Friday, December 09, 2016
Supporters in NYC gather to celebrate 34 years of ties to flagship community of Judea and Samaria, say it reflects US support for Yesha.


Nuclear experts request Israel's help

Friday, December 09, 2016
Watch: Nuclear forum concerned about new administration's policies and one expert is asking Israel to help moderate.


Arab father to Lehava: Save my daughter from her Jewish suitor

Friday, December 09, 2016
Anti-assimilation group receives urgent request from Arab man hoping to prevent his daughter from marrying a Jew.


Iran's foreign minister: Sanctions won't break us

Friday, December 09, 2016

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to the nuclear treaty and stated that American sanctions “would not break” the people of Iran.

His comments came following the U.S. Senate’s vote last week to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for 10 years.


Russia waiting for Israel, PA proposals for peace summit

Friday, December 09, 2016

Russia is waiting for Israeli and Palestinian Arab proposals on holding a direct meeting between Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said Thursday.

According to the Sputnik news agency, Bogdanov said that Netanyahu and Abbas have expressed interest in holding talks in Moscow.


Syrian army halts attacks in Aleppo

Friday, December 09, 2016

Syria's army on Thursday halted its attacks in Aleppo to allow for trapped civilians to be evacuated, Russia's foreign minister announced.

The announcement came as Syrian regime forces cornered rebels in the city.


Conflict of interest in Massachusetts governor's Israel trip?

Friday, December 09, 2016
Critics charge that a trip to Israel by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker poses a conflict of interest.


Ohio senate approves anti-BDS bill

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Ohio Senate on Thursday approved a bill targeting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the Cleveland Jewish News reports.

The bill was approved by a 26-5 vote, two weeks after the Ohio House of Representatives approved the legislation.


Egypt: Morsi's son arrested

Friday, December 09, 2016

Egyptian security forces have arrested the son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, a local security official said Thursday, according to The Associated Press.

The official said that the son, Osama Morsi, was wanted by authorities, but did not provide further details.


50,000 ISIS jihadists killed since 2014

Friday, December 09, 2016

At least 50,000 Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists have been killed by the American-led coalition since it began operations in Iraq and Syria in late 2014, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, according to AFP.

The operation, using planes and drones from a dozen or so members of the anti-ISIS coalition, has since August 2014 conducted some 16,000 air strikes against the jihadists in Iraq and Syria -- two-thirds of them in Iraq.


House passes bill to help recover Nazi-looted art

Friday, December 09, 2016
Bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners passes U.S. House of Representatives.


Britain faces 'unprecedented' terror threat, warns MI6 chief

Friday, December 09, 2016

Britain faces an "unprecedented" terror threat that will not subside until the Syrian civil war ends, the head of foreign intelligence service MI6 said Thursday, according to AFP.

In a rare speech for an intelligence chief, Alex Younger said British authorities had foiled 12 terrorist plots since June 2013 and warned that the "murderously efficient" Islamic State (ISIS) group was still plotting attacks from Syria, despite recent military reverses.

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