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US troops withdrawing from Syria expected to move to Iraq

Sunday, October 20, 2019

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday night that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State (ISIS) and “to help defend Iraq.”

“The US withdrawal continues apace from northeastern Syria... we’re talking weeks not days,” Esper told reporters en route to the Middle East, according to Reuters.


Trump says G7 summit will not take place at his Florida resort

Sunday, October 20, 2019

US President Donald Trump announced on Saturday night that his Doral resort in Florida would not host next year's G7 summit of world leaders, following widespread criticism.

“I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms, and each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!” he tweeted.

“Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!” added Trump.


Lebanese Christian party quits government amid protests

Sunday, October 20, 2019

A Lebanese Christian party on Saturday quit the coalition government as tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a third day of protests against tax increases and alleged official corruption, AFP reports.

After protesters marched in Beirut, Tripoli and other cities, Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese forces party, said his group was resigning from the government.


Israel to attend maritime security meeting in Bahrain

Sunday, October 20, 2019

An official Israeli delegation will attend a US-led maritime security meeting to be held on Sunday in Bahrain, Western diplomats told Channel 13 News’ Barak Ravid on Saturday.

The meeting is intended to focus on countering Iranian threats against shipping routes in the Gulf, according to the report.


Curfew imposed in Chilean capital

Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Chilean general in charge of security in the capital Santiago on Saturday announced a curfew in the city and outlying areas amid widespread protests, Reuters reports.

General Javier Iturriaga del Campo said a full curfew would be enforced between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. local time.


British PM asks EU for Brexit extension - but doesn't sign it

Sunday, October 20, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday night reluctantly wrote to Brussels asking for a Brexit extension, after MPs voted to force him into seeking a delay beyond October 31.

But Johnson, who has pinned his premiership on getting Britain out of the European Union on time, refused to sign the letter he sent to European Council President Donald Tusk, reported AFP.


Ukraine's chief rabbi sounds alarm over Jewish tycoon's effigy

Sunday, October 20, 2019
Ukraine's Rabbi Azman demands law enforcement agencies 'find and prosecute' those involved in anti-Semitic 'provocation.'

Nachshon Wachsman's mother: 'Yitzhak Rabin left crying'

Saturday, October 19, 2019
25 years after IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman was kidnapped and murdered by Hamas terrorists, his parents speak to the media.

Victims of deadly road accident identified

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Anat Rosenberg, 12, and her mother Irena Dubinsky identified as victims of Route 6 crash.

Education Minister: 'She criticized me, but we've never met'

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Min. Rafi Peretz says he's 'very disappointed' predecessor criticized him personally despite never meeting him.

'It would be great if Gantz formed a government with the Arabs'

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Former Likud minister Haim Katz says center-left government with Arab party would lead to new elections after one month.

Golani commander attacked in Yitzhar

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Golani commander Lieutenant-General Ayoub Kiyoff was attacked on Friday by suspected right-wing activists in Yitzhar.

Kiyoff filed a complaint with the police and a suspect was arrested on Saturday night, according to a Kan News report.


Man who fell from height near Ein Gedi in moderate condition

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Hadassah Har Hatzofim Hospital announced on Saturday night that the 52-year old man who fell from a 5-meter height near Ein Gedi is conscious and in moderate condition.


Rafi Peretz on far-left politician: 'Crosses every possible boundary'

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz responded to the article by former Labor politician and education minister Yuli Tamir in Haaretz in which she denounced him and said: "I see the Education Minister and want to die."

"When former Education Minister Yuli Tamir personally denounces me despite the fact that we never met each other, it's disappointing and attests to the political situation in Israel," Peretz said. "And this already crosses every possible boundary."


German authorities move to protect Jewish institutions

Saturday, October 19, 2019
How Germany is rethinking security for its Jewish community following the Yom Kippur synagogue attack.

Detention of man who murdered wife to be extended

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Jerusalem Police and attorney of Eliran Malul, suspected of murdering his wife, Michal Sela, have agreed to extend his detention for another ten days.

A Channel News 12 report said that the hearing in the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court will be held in the suspect's absence. Malul is still not cooperating with the police and his lawyer has not yet provided a motive for the murder.


Man who ran over child on Yom Kippur to be released to house arrest

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Amir Abu Laben of Ramle, suspected of running over and killing 8-year old Itai Margi on Yom Kippur in Tel Aviv is expected to be released to house arrest on Sunday under restrictive conditions.

Witnesses to the accident said that Laben, 20, was "driving at a crazy speed" when he hit the boy.


Bernie Sanders holds campaign rally in New York

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Watch: Sen. Bernie Sanders holds his first campaign rally since suffering a heart attack on Oct. 1.

Intermittent rain for upcoming holiday

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Rain and thunderstorms expected for next week, including over the holiday.

Far-left group says that settlers attacked Palestinian family

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Far-left organization Yesh Din claimed that eight masked men came from the Givat Ronen outpost and attacked a Palestinian family in Kfar Burin who was harvesting dates on private land. The men allegedly attacked the family with stones and an iron rod, driving them off the property.

Yesh Din also claimed that the men stole a large bag of olives and other personal items belonging to the family.


Chile's president declares state of emergency

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Santiago in chaos due to violent protests against a transport fare hike. Protesters loot stores, smash cars and firebomb high-rise building.

Great-grandchild of Skverer Rebbe drowns in lake

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A tragedy in New Square occurred on Friday when 8-year old Yosef Goldman, the great-grandchild of the Skverer Rebbe, drowned, according to a report by Yeshivah World News.

Yosef was with his family on a boat on Haverstraw Bay Park and the boat overturned. The family members were all rescued but Yosef couldn't be found. Eventually, a rescue boat found him and rushed him to the hospital but he died about an hour later


'A complete about-face, a denial, of what he said'

Saturday, October 19, 2019
CNN's Erin Burnett slams Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney for statement on Ukraine military aid, 2016 election investigation.

50-yr. old man seriously injured in fall near Ein Gedi

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A 50-year-old man was seriously injured in a 5-meter-high fall in Nahal Kedem, north of Ein Gedi. He was evacuated to Mount Scopus Hospital in Jerusalem in serious condition.


In Tel Aviv, 200 protest Naama Issachar's sentence

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Protesters call to 'free Naama' at two simultaneous demonstrations in New York and Tel Aviv.

'Completely unhinged conspiracy theory, no basis in fact'

Saturday, October 19, 2019
CNN's Michael Smerconish, former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, respond to Hillary Clinton's Russian conspiracy claim.

IDF arrests seven suspects crossing from Jordan into Israel

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Jordan's Health Ministry says suspects are not citizens, hold foreign passports.

Protest in Tel Aviv for release of Naama Issachar from Russian jail

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A protest is taking place in HaBima Square in Tel Aviv on Saturday night for the release of Naama Issachar from jail in Russia.

Issachar was sentenced to a 7.5-year prison sentence in Russia for possession of a small amount of marijuana.


Chile's president declares state of emergency

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A state of emergency was declared on Saturday in Santiago, Chile due to unrest caused by protests over a public transportation fare hike.

The protesters, who were mostly high school and university students, became violent - starting fires, throwing stones, smashing police cars and burning a bus. Riot police used tear gas and batons against protestors but were violently resisted and police withdrew from some areas.

After a high-rise building belonging to an energy company was firebombed and engulfed in flames, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera declared a state of emergency.


Israeli delegation to attend Bahrain conference on Iranian threat

Saturday, October 19, 2019

An Israeli delegation will attend a conference in Bahrain on Sunday, according to a Channel 13 News report. The conference will discuss the protection of sea vessels in the Gulf from Iranian attacks


Hillary Clinton says Russians 'grooming' Democratic candidate

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Former presidential nominee says fellow Democrats are 'Russian assets,' claims Tulsi Gabbard is 'a favorite of the Russians.'

12-year-old and pregnant mother are killed in car accident

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Two members of a family are killed in a tragic accident on Highway 6. The doctors succeed in delivering the baby.

Doctors are fighting to save life of baby whose mother died in accident

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Doctors are fighting to save the life of the baby who was delivered in critical condition after his mother and 12-year old sister were killed in a car accident on Highway 6.

The baby's father and 8-year old sister sustained minor injuries in the car accident.


Israeli baby dies on flight home from Thailand

Saturday, October 19, 2019
One-year-old Zohar Tzizner suffers respiratory failure on flight from Thailand to Moscow.

Anti-Semitic hate crimes nearly doubled in England in 2018

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Over 1,300 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2018, government report says.

Jewish-Swedish astronaut embarks on space walk

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Jewish-Swedish NASA astronaut participates in first all-female space walk.

Afghanistan: Mosque explosions kill 69

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Police and locals on Saturday searched for additional victims after Friday explosions killed at least 69 people. Official reports on Friday claimed 62 dead and 50 injured, but the number of dead is expected to rise.

The mosque, in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, has a 150-person capacity and was full at the time of the blasts.


UK votes to delay final Brexit decision

Saturday, October 19, 2019

UK lawmakers on Saturday voted to postpone the decision on whether to back British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit decision until legislation to implement it has been passed.


Russia: Collapsing dam kills 15 in Siberia

Saturday, October 19, 2019

A dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia, Russia, has led to the death of 15 people, BBC reported. Another 13 people are missing.

The Selba River dam burst on Saturday, following heavy rains.

According to Russia's Health Ministry, 14 miners were taken to the hospital, and three of them had severe injuries.


Russia, Syria, discuss de-escalation

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday discussed with Russian officials on Friday discussed de-esclating the situation in northern Syria, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Saturday.

The discussion focused on the current situation "on the ground" in Syria, especially in the northeast of the country, the Ministry said in a statement.

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