Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Minnesota legislature approves anti-BDS measure

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Minnesota becomes 19th state to ban dealings with BDS-compliant businesses.

'Deaths of Bedouin children could have been avoided'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
NGO slams authorities for not halting Bedouin thievery, says explosives should not have been in children's home.

Shaked not stirred: 'Delegitimize Breaking the Silence'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Shaked backs Netanyahu decision to cancel German FM meet, explains why she has not worked to outlaw radical leftist organizations.

WATCH: Menachem Begin speaks his mind

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
An old video shows Menachem Begin speaking the truth about PA-Israel relations.

Stabbing attack thwarted at Shomron Brigade Junction

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A short while ago, an assailant attempted to stab soldiers at Shomron Brigade Junction, south of Shechem (Nablus).

No injuries reported, and the attacker was shot.

This is the second attempted stabbing at the Shomron Brigade Junction in 24 hours


'...And make us pay for it...' Civil Administration closes illegal charcoal kilns

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Civil Administration enters Yabed in early morning hours, seize 35 tons tree trunks, shut polluting incinerators.

Unusual cyber attack thwarted

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Attacker forges security certificates, sends emails to government offices and private citizens.

'Israel has prevented many terror attacks at embassies'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
At memorial ceremony for Foreign Ministry fallen, Israeli PM says Israel thwarts 'vast majority' of attacks on embassies.

'If hate speech is criminalized it will go underground'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Judge Napolitano condemns hate speech.

Memiores of the man who founded NIKE

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
'Shoe Dog is an extraordinary journey of a hero, a broad story of faith, unmatched determination, excellence, failure, victory, and wisdom'

Foreigners interfering in politics - it's inconceivable

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Deputy Foreign Minister Michael Oren censures German Foreign Minister: 'He has internal political problem so he intervenes here.'

Hillel hailed for refusing to fund J Street event

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Washington University Students for Israel praises campus' Hillel for refusing to fund J Street event.

Israeli killed in Costa Rica accident

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Israel's Foreign Ministry announced that an Israeli citizen has been killed in a road accident in Costa Rica.

The Foreign Ministry's Department for Israelis Abroad and the Israeli Embassy in San Jose are aiding the victim's family abroad and working to bring his body back to Israel.


Rabbit gets United Airlines in fresh bout of trouble

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Rabbit headed to new 'famous' owner dies aboard United Airlines flight.

Venezuela society is crumbling

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Venezuela's economy crashes as crime rates rise.

JStreet hosts leftist anti-IDF NGO

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

JStreet at Washington University holds event with Breaking the Silence, Anti-Defamation League.

The event is scheduled to be held from April 25-27, at Washington University's "Ursa's Fireside Lounge."

The Anti-Defamation League will join the event on April 27.


Thorns in thine eyes: Freed accessory to murder gets hero's welcome on state money

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Released terrorist festively received by Arabe Municipality in Galilee. National Union Director-General demands investigation.

Fatah official peeves Syrian opposition

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Syrian opposition condemns Abbas senior figure Abbas Zaki after Fatah sends congratulatory letter to Syrian President Bashir Assad.

US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Convicted terrorist released in prisoner swap immigrates to US after lying on her application forms.

'Haredim are not disciplined, they do what they want'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Northern police rabbi says haredi community can't have it both ways, haredi community forces police to desecrate Shabbat against their will.

Reason for horrific stench found

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Central residents complain of stench, officials find manure in field.

'We're celebrating in Judea and Samaria - thanks to you'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Central Command General holds toast with Judea and Samaria heads, says security forces will 'work to improve until there is no more terror.'

Jewish businessman to grant scholarship to Joduka Pollack

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jewish international businessman Haim Toledano will grant periodic scholarship to successful Joduka Golan Pollack.

An agreement was signed Two weeks ago granting sponsorship to the successful Joduka Golan Pollack who will continue to lead Israeli Team ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The sponsorship is a personal donation by international businessman Haim Toledano in which the will benefit from a monthly scholarship, in accordance with the amounts adopted in similar agreements with prominent sponsors in Israel. Within the confines of the sponsorship agreement, Pollack will lecture from time to time Haim Toledano’s employees on a range of issues including coping with success and failure, setting goals, etc.

Haim Toledano explicitly stated, "I am delighted at the opportunity that I was given to support the one of Israel’s most successful sports Golan Pollack. This cooperation was forged to allow one of the most in Israel to lead Israeli athletes with composure, with clear plans and defined goals, in the hope of winning additional medals. The branch encourages values of excellence, determination and diligence, overcoming hardships and creating self-fulfillment and compliance with goals. I am proud of Golan his success will be Israel’s success as well."


Arab MK calls government 'racist'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Arab MK claims government wants to limit Arab presence in Be'er Sheva, says government is 'racist.'

'Germany long undermining our sovereignty'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Israeli-German relations researcher praises Netanyahu drawing line for Germans: 'Minister acted impudently, his government undermined us.'

Holocaust survivor reunited with woman who hid her from Nazis

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
At an event held by Friends of the IDF Holocaust survivor Miri Amir meets savior Mirosława Gruszczyńska.

Reporters attacked at Sakhnin football match

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Supporters of Arab soccer team attack Jewish guests with rocks, sticks, tear shirt of one of them.

Daycare manager interrogated by police

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Baby arrives at hospital unconscious, tests show skull fracture.

'Haifa residents are not guinea pigs'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Deputy Environmental Protection Minister says Haifa Chemicals needs to find a solution, refutes claim ammonia tanks aren't dangerous.

Odeh meets Barghouti's wife

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Joint List chairman MK Ayman Odeh met in Ramallah on Tuesday with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the wife of Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti, who is heading the terrorist prisoners' hunger strike.

According to a report in Army Radio, during the meeting Abbas accused Israel of violating the rights of security prisoners and of violating international law.


British party suspends member over anti-Semitism

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Britain’s Liberal Democrat party on Tuesday suspended one of its members due to anti-Semitic posts he distributed on social media.

According to the Daily Mail, Ashuk Ahmed, 51, was suspended by the party after the newspaper revealed his anti-Semitic posts.


ISIS kills four Bedouin in the Sinai

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

An Islamic State (ISIS) suicide bomber attacked a tribal checkpoint in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Tuesday, killing four members of a powerful local tribe and wounding others, Egyptian security officials said, according to The Associated Press.

The attacker, driving a car filled with explosives, struck a checkpoint near the town of Rafah that was manned by members of the Tarabeen tribe, said the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


Jewish groups welcome Trump's Holocaust speech

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Jewish organizations in the United States on Tuesday welcomed President Donald Trump’s remarks at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

Conference of Presidents leaders applauded Trump’s solemn commemoration of the Nazi genocide and welcomed his forceful condemnation of all forms of anti-Semitism and hate.


Al-Qaeda-linked group claims St. Petersburg attack

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A little-known group claiming to have links to Al-Qaeda on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the deadly metro bombing in St. Petersburg, Russia, earlier this month.

The Imam Shamil Battalion said the attack was carried out on the orders of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to the BBC.


'Restore trust between Israel and the PA'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

German Deputy Chancellor and Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.

Gabriel received a comprehensive review of the threats and opportunities on the various fronts from the Institute's experts, headed by Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, and presented the positions of Germany on how to make progress vis-a-vis the Palestinian Authority (PA). Gabriel also wanted to hear from experts at the Institute about ways to make such progress.


South Korea: THAAD system should be operational by the end of the year

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

South Korea's defense ministry confirmed on Tuesday night that some elements of the American Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system were moved to a site in the country's southern region.

"South Korea and the United States have been working to secure an early operational capability of the THAAD system in response to North Korea's advancing nuclear and missile threat," the ministry said in a statement quoted by Reuters, adding the system should be operational by the end of the year.


Haley: It's a new day for Israel at the UN

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nikki Haley, the United States Ambassador to the UN, on Tuesday spoke before the World Jewish Congress’ (WJC) Plenary Assembly in New York, vowing that “it’s a new day for Israel at the United Nations.”

“The United States will no longer be silent as Israel is unfairly attacked at the United Nations. Silence is not my thing anyway, but that’s especially true when it comes to standing up for America’s friends. And we have no better friend in the Middle East than Israel,” Haley told the gathering.


'$141 million paid to survivors in Israel last year'

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Claims Conference says that $141 million were paid in direct compensation payments to Holocaust survivors in Israel in 2016. In addition, $111 million were allocated for social welfare services that year.

The largest concentration of Holocaust victims in the world resides in Israel, comprising one-third of all elderly population.

"The Claims Conference works closely with the Israeli government and national agencies to distribute compensation payments, provide information about available programs and benefits, and support institutions and organizations that care for elderly Shoah victims," it said in a statement.

"Jews who fled the Nazis into the Soviet Union may receive one-time payments from the Claims Conference. Jews who survived under Nazi occupation in camps, ghettos or in hiding may receive pension payments. Certain survivors who were children may receive a payment from the Child Survivor Fund."


PA announces general strike

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The National Committee for Support of the Palestinian Prisoners' Hunger Strike on Tuesday announced that a general strike, in support of hunger striking terrorists in Israeli prisons, will take place in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria on Thursday.

All schools (excluding grades 12), universities and government institutions (except for medical services) will take part in the strike, according to the announcement.


Tombstones vandalized in Romanian Jewish cemetery

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vandals smashed 10 tombstones at a cemetery in the Romanian capital in what a local anti-Semitism organization said was "a premeditated act", The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

The Center for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism in Romania said the tombstones were broken into pieces at the Jewish cemetery in southern Bucharest overnight Monday, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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