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Iranian President to meet Putin

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Kremlin confirmed on Thursday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Moscow in the coming week and meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The visit will focus mainly on economics and trade, with the two leaders expected to sign 11 new trade agreements in various fields.


Israeli sportscaster Meir Einstein dead at 65

Friday, March 24, 2017

Longtime Israeli sportscaster Meir Einstein died on Thursday night at the age of 65. Einstein suffered in recent months from muscular dystrophy but continued broadcasting as long as he was able to.

Einstein began his career as a news anchor on Kol Yisrael radio and later became a sportscaster at the station. He called games for Channel One for many years, and in recent years hosted a show on a sports network on cable TV, as well as a radio show on 103FM in central Israel.


PFLP terrorist accepts plea bargain in the States

Friday, March 24, 2017

A terrorist from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who had not told U.S. immigration authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for two terror attacks on Thursday accepted a plea bargain that forces her to leave the country, JTA reports.

Under the plea bargain, Rasmea Odeh, 69, would not spend time in U.S. prison or detention but would lose her America citizenship.


Death toll in London attack rises to 4

Thursday, March 23, 2017

One of the victims of the terrorist attack outside London's parliament building died on Thursday evening of his wounds.

With that, the number of people killed in the attack has risen to four. Two other civilians and a policeman lost their lives in the attack.


Israeli man murdered in Costa Rica

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday evening that an Israeli man in his 40s had been murdered in Costa Rica. His family has been notified.

The ministry began the process of transferring the body for burial in Israel.

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Radio: Is making Aliyah upsetting the Palestinians?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Aliyah show team are joined by William Langan, a death camp liberator and renowned expert on the PLO Charter.


Terrorist killed, three wounded during attack on Jewish town

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Arab terrorists attacking the town of Beit El with firebombs neutralized by IDF soldiers. One terrorist killed, three wounded.

Evacuation at York University over anti-Semitic bomb threat

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Series of anti-Semitic incidents takes place at York University Glendon campus, forcing evacuation of campus.

Report: Suspect in bomb threats was paid to harass JCCs

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Investigators reportedly find evidence US-Israeli teen arrested for hundreds of bomb threats against JCCs may have been paid to do so.

It's final: David Friedman confirmed as Ambassador to Israel

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senate votes to confirm Trump's nominee, David Friedman, as US Ambassador to Israel.


'Stay off the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Extremist haredi faction warns travelers to stay off Route 1, blocks roads in Jerusalem in protest against detention of draft dodgers.

US Holocaust Museum to present Merkel with Elie Wiesel award

Thursday, March 23, 2017
US Holocaust Memorial Museum will bestow its highest honor, the Elie Wiesel Award, on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

'Texas comes to Samaria'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Samaria Regional Council signs agreement on exchange of technological expertise with State of Texas.

JCC Association grateful for arrest of bomb threats suspect

Thursday, March 23, 2017
JCC Association expresses gratitude to FBI and Israeli police for arrest of man responsible for over 120 bomb threats this year.

'Trump never demanded Israel limit settlement construction'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Senior government official says reports claiming Trump envoy Greenblatt asked Netanyahu to restrict settlement construction are false.

French Jewish community 'a model for integration'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
French rabbi says attitudes of country's presidential candidates shows Jewish integration is a model for integrating other communities.

Sessions: Arrest ends probe ‘spanning multiple continents’

Thursday, March 23, 2017
US Attorney General says arrest of Israeli-American teen ends investigation 'spanning multiple continents' into hundreds of bomb threats.

Identity of London terrorist revealed

Thursday, March 23, 2017
52-year old Khalid Masood, a British-born Muslim, responsible for murder of three in London attack.

Venezuela expresses desire to re-establish ties with Israel

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Venezuelan Foreign Minister expresses desire to re-establish ties with Israel to socialist country's chief rabbi, despite ties to Hezbollah.

The whipping boy

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Why Religious Zionism, which with all of its soul identifies with the State, continues to be blatantly maltreated.

An anti-Semitic picture is worth a thousand words

Thursday, March 23, 2017
New initiative aims to gather all photographic evidence of anti-Semitism on US campuses in one easy to navigate location online.

Suspect in JCC bomb threats also harassed Israeli institutions

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Israeli teen arrested over bomb threats to Jewish centers wanted for years by Israeli police, allegedly assaulted female officer.

Second Montreal mosque hosts imam speech calling for death of Jews

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Iman quotes Quran to call for murder of Jewish people, calls Jews 'human demons.'

Bennett slams Smotrich: The IDF is us

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Jewish Home leader slams own MK for article calling on religious pre-military programs to delay enlistment of students in IDF.

Medieval Jewish cemetery uncovered in Rome

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Italian archaeologists discover part of the so-called Campus Iudeorum, the long-lost cemetery used by Rome’s medieval Jewish community.

Suspected terror attempt in Antwerp

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Belgian police arrest man of North African descent carrying weapons, driving towards crowded shopping area.

Netanyahu: Britain, Israel facing same terror threat

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Prime Minister condemns London attack, says Israelis were first to face this type of terrorism.

Rage in US after illegals rape girl in school bathroom

Thursday, March 23, 2017
All the major news outlets ignored the incident because the perpetrators were foreigners. The 2, aged 17 and 18, were somehow in 9th grade.

ISIS claims responsibility for London attack

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Islamic terror group says perpetrator of deadly attack near British parliament was member of ISIS.


Thursday, March 23, 2017
When you mourn, they mourn too: Help ZAKA make THE CHESED CAR a reality.

Erdan: We hope this will shed light on recent threats

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Minister of Public Security comments on arrest of suspect thought to be involved in recent wave of threats against Jewish centers

Worst winter in a decade nears end

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The Water Authority says this winter marks fourth year in a row of below-average rainfall.

B'Tselem: IDF pulled 8-year-old around Hevron

Thursday, March 23, 2017

B'Tselem has released a video in which a terrified boy is seen being pulled around Hevron by Israeli soldiers, demanding that he accompany them and show them stone and firebomb throwers.


Medieval Jewish cemetery uncovered in Rome

Thursday, March 23, 2017

(JTA) Italian archaeologists have discovered part of the so-called Campus Iudeorum, the long-lost cemetery used by Rome’s medieval Jewish community. The discovery of 38 graves, with skeletal remains intact, was announced at a news conference this week at The National Roman Museum.

The site, whose graves date from the 14th century to the early 17th century, was uncovered during excavations carried out during the restructuring of the Palazzo Leonori as the new headquarters of an insurance company in the Trastevere district. In addition to the cemetery, the excavations also uncovered remains of an ancient Roman tannery. When work is complete, parts of the two sites will comprise a small museum.


Suspicion: Grenade at aimed at son of Chef Aharoni

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The police are investigating suspicions that the stun grenade thrown at the Tel Aviv building where Chef Yisrael Aharoni lives on Wednesday evening was aimed at his son, who apparently got into trouble with criminals.

There were no casualties.


IS: We're behind London attack

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Islamic State terror movement said, Thursday, that it was behind Wednesday's attack in London, which killed four people and wounded scores more.
A source told the IS-associated Amak news agency, "It was a soldier of the Islamic State who responded to the call to harm the citizens of the countries that are members of the international coalition."


Israeli teen arrested in threats to Jewish institutions

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The police have announced the arrested Thursday morning in the south of Israel of a 19-year-old suspect as part of ongoing international investigations into security related threats and publishing false reports causing fear and panic in Jewish communities in countries around the world.

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'What was gained from Richard Gere touring Hevron?'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Minister Erdan directs a Facebook query to radical left-wing Breaking the Silence activists.

High Court petition: Discrimination in IDF exemptions

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Yesh Gvul movement and another 90 people have petitioned the Supreme Court, claiming the defense minister discriminates with regard to exemption from military service, according to Kol Yisrael government radio.

The petitioners say that those who seek exemption for reasons of conscience encounter more difficulties than girls who request an exemption on religious grounds. They claim that due to coalition agreements with religious parties, the girls are required to present only a brief affidavit on a religious way of life, while conscientious objectors are required to undergo an advisory committee and most of them are imprisoned.


Yaalon warns against survivalist motives

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Moshe Yaalon told a Thursday conference by the Katif Center and the Institute for National Security Studies on the question of Jewish settlement in Gaza and its unilateral removal by the government in 2005, "When leadership becomes a survivalist policy, people get applauded for a while but do not think about strategy."

Currently a senior research associate at the INSS, Ya'alon added as an example the proposal promoted by Minister Yisrael Katz to build a seaport for Gaza, "We have given up on a security envelope in Philadelphi [along the Gaza-Sinai border -ed] and now offer a port and I ask ... How much nonsense are you saying? When they tell me there will be an Israeli security check ... I say it will happen when hair grows on the palm of my hand."

Yaalon left politics after his portfolio was given to Avigdor Liberman for joining the government and he recently announced departure from the Likuk to form  a party to compete in the next elections. He said the Disengagement of 2005 created a very big hole in what Likud forerunner Ze'ev Jabotinsky called "Israel's iron wall".

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