Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

07:14

President will leave on an official visit to France tonight

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

President Reuven Rivlin is scheduled to leave on an official visit to France Tuesday evening, at the invitation of President Emmanuel Macron.

Rivlin will participate in a number of events, including one marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel and the establishment of Israel-France relations, in the presence of the heads of the Jewish communities. He is scheduled to return on Friday.

07:07

Worker killed while working on a tractor in the Jezreel Valley

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A 30-year-old laborer was killed Tuesday morning while working on a tractor in an agricultural area of the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel.

A Magen David Adom emergency medical team that was summoned to the scene was forced to pronounce his death.

07:04

6 wanted terror suspects arrested

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces arrested six people, Monday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed against Israelis.

The suspects were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.

06:48

Defense Ministry, MDA conduct test of Arrow system

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Ministry of Defense and the US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) on Tuesday morning carried out a pre-planned test of the Arrow weapon system.

Additional details will be provided in the coming hours.

06:46

Israel blocks PA attempt to join Conference on Disarmament

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Monday blocked a Palestinian Authority attempt to join the Conference on Disarmament (CD) as an “observer state”.

The conference, which deals with disarmament and arms control and is based in Geneva, includes 65 countries. On Monday, with the opening of the 40-year anniversary of the conference, 33 countries were admitted as observers, with the Palestinian request being the only one rejected.

While the Palestinians were supported by countries such as Venezuela, Turkey, North Korea and Iran, the move was blocked by a combined effort of the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem and embassies around the world, Israel's representatives to the CD and in close cooperation with the United States.

06:45

British Labour official: Reverse Malaysian ban on Israelis

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tom Watson, the deputy leader of the British Labour party, on Monday called for the international Paralympic Swimming World Championships being held in Malaysia to be cancelled if the country refuses entry to Israeli competitors, the British Jewish News reports.

Watson made the comments after Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamed, told an audience of Oxford students that he was denying visas to the Israelis because he disagreed with the actions of the Israeli state.

06:30

Hamas: PA an 'agent of the occupation'

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hamas politburo member Mahmoud al-Zahar on Monday attacked the Palestinian Authority (PA) for releasing an American citizen who had been sentenced to life imprisonment for transferring land in Jerusalem to Israelis.

Zahar called the Palestinian Authority's decision "a crime and a severe national betrayal that requires punishment."

06:08

Germany sanctions Iranian airline

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Germany announced on Monday it had banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, in an escalation of sanctions adopted by the European Union against Tehran over attacks on opponents in the bloc, AFP reported.

The move was necessary to protect Germany's "foreign and security policy interests", foreign ministry spokesman Christofer Burger was quoted as having told reporters at a press conference in Berlin.

05:48

Qatari envoy confirms Gaza grant to be delivered this week

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Qatari ambassador to Gaza confirmed on Monday that a fresh tranche of Qatari funds for Hamas civil servants in Gaza will be delivered via Israel this week, AFP reports.

The envoy, Mohammed al-Emadi, said he expected to bring the $15 million into Gaza in the coming days, with funds to be distributed immediately.

05:30

One person in critical condition following shooting in Chicago mall

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

One person was shot in a suburban Chicago mall on Monday evening. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police believe the shooting suspect fled the scene.

05:13

Hamas: We uncovered Israeli espionage attempt

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Monday that the Al-Qassam Brigades, the “military wing” of the Hamas terrorist organization, had uncovered an Israeli espionage attempt against one of the organization's commanders, Marwan Issa.

Sources in Hamas' internal security unit told the newspaper that advanced electronic means were used in the operation and were planted outside Issa's home.

04:46

'A clear message from Israel to Iran'

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Prof. Efraim Inbar believes the Israeli attacks in Syria will continue. "Our duty is to prevent Iranian establishment in Syria."
04:11

Israel seeking to strengthen ties with Mali

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Senior Israeli officials said on Monday that there are ongoing contacts for a visit by the Prime Minister of Mali to Jerusalem even before the Israeli elections this April.

After renewing relations with Chad, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is trying to carry out a similar move with Mali, a Muslim country in West Africa which suffers from terrorism.

03:48

New report exposes undeclared North Korean missile base

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

One of 20 undeclared ballistic missile operating bases in North Korea serves as a missile headquarters, according to a report published Monday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and quoted by Reuters.

“The Sino-ri missile operating base and the Nodong missiles deployed at this location fit into North Korea’s presumed nuclear military strategy by providing an operational-level nuclear or conventional first strike capability,” the report said.

03:31

Trump to Democrats: Give America the security it deserves

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

US President Donald Trump on Monday night blasted the Democrats over their continued refusal to approve funding for the wall along the US-Mexico border.

"Democrats are kidding themselves (they don’t really believe it!) if they say you can stop Crime, Drugs, Human Trafficking and Caravans without a Wall or Steel Barrier. Stop playing games and give America the Security it deserves. A Humanitarian Crisis!" he tweeted.

03:12

Decision on Netanyahu's investigations - before the election

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
A-G's associates believe he is leaning towards publicizing his decisions about Netanyahu's cases before the elections.
02:40

6.1-magnitude earthquake felt in Indonesia

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

An 6.1-magnitude earthquake was felt on Monday night south of the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia.

So far, there are no reports of injuries or damages.

02:09

California Democratic Senator running for president

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Monday announced she would seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020.

"I am running for president of the United States," she said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

01:47

31-year-old moderately injured in fight in Sakhnin

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A 31-year-old man was moderately injured during a fight in Sakhnin on Monday night.

He was evacuated to the hospital in Nahariya.

01:20

'We will continue to block Iran’s efforts to use Syria'

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Netanyahu issues warning to Syria and Iran at the start of his meeting with the President of Ukraine.
00:45

Trump to China: Do a real deal and stop playing around

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

US President Donald Trump on Monday urged China to reach a trade agreement with the United States.

“China posts slowest economic numbers since 1990 due to U.S. trade tensions and new policies. Makes so much sense for China to finally do a Real Deal, and stop playing around!” he tweeted.

00:08

Israel adds cancer treatment to healthcare system

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Israel developed new CAR-T cancer treatment and now it's adding it to its list of treatments in its healthcare system.
23:44

One dead in avalanche in Colorado

Monday, January 21, 2019

One person was killed on Monday in an avalanche near Aspen, Colorado.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Monday on Twitter that a slide caught the individual.

23:03

Rebate on purchases over NIS at Supersol/Shufersal through February

Monday, January 21, 2019

A compromise in a class action obligates Shufersal/Supersol to return money to customers, according to the Globes financial publication.

People purchasing 25 shekels worth will receive a discount of four shekels on the purchase until the chain pays consumers a total of NIS 8 million. Anyone who purchases there through February will be able to benefit from the automatic refund at the cash register.

22:53

Reports in Russia: S-300 batteries in Syria not operational

Monday, January 21, 2019

The S-300 air-defense batteries Russia has placed in Syria are not operational because Syrian operators have not yet been trained and drilled on its use, according to Russian reports cited on Monday evening by Channel 13 Television.

According to the most optimistic estimates they will be operational starting in March. It was also reported that relations between Israel and Russia have not changed, and that Russia will respond to Israeli action in Syria, only if its own forces are harmed.

22:47

Case 4000: License to slander Bennett's father

Monday, January 21, 2019
Close associate of PM apparently sought to publish article that Naftali Bennett's father tried to hurt Yitzhak Rabin for Oslo Accords.
22:41

Shekel, dollar up - pound, Euro down

Monday, January 21, 2019

The official value of the shekel rose an average of .009 percent on Monday in mixed trading.

The United States dollar was fixed at NIS 3.698, up .163 percent from Friday, while the Euro declined .109 percent to 4.2033 shekels and the pound sterlin was set at 4.7628 shekels, down .287 percent.

22:35

PM: We remember MLK for efforts against anti-Semitism

Monday, January 21, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu wrote on Twitter, Monday evening, "Today Americans celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We in Israel greatly appreciate Dr. King and his efforts to stamp out bigotry, including hatred against the Jewish people and the Jewish State. We remember his moral clarity when he said that anti-Zionism is antisemitism."

22:29

Airbnb delists homes in Russian-occupied parts of Georgia

Monday, January 21, 2019
Online rental company's newest delistings called a 'fig leaf' to stave off accusations of anti-Semitism in face of boycott against Jews.
22:27

Baby dies during home birth in Ashdod

Monday, January 21, 2019

A baby girl was found without signs of life after she was born at home in Ashdod.

All resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful and her death was declared.

22:24

PM: We will block Iran's efforts to use Syria

Monday, January 21, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu issued a warning to Syria and Iran at the beginning of his meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Netanyahu said, "Yesterday, the Iranian regime launched a missile from Syria targeting civilians in Israel. We responded to this unacceptable act of aggression by striking Iranian targets in Syria. Israel will continue to block Iran’s efforts to use Syria, Lebanon and Gaza as forward bases for attacking Israel for the express purpose which they openly declare: destroying Israel. No country should stand aside while its destruction is being planned or advanced.

The prime minister concluded, "And Israel exercises its basic right of self-defense and preemptive self-defense, a right that exists for every nation. We will continue to take all the necessary actions to protect our people and defend our borders, and we will continue to respond with force to anyone that tries to harm us."

22:08

Building the Jewish Home party

Monday, January 21, 2019
MK Moti Yogev writes about party turbulence and need for religious Zionism to unite under Jewish Home without looking to other parties.
21:49

Foreign Ministry cites Germany for stopping Iranian airline's operations

Monday, January 21, 2019

Director-General Yuval Rotem of the Foreign Ministry wrote on Twitter, Monday evening, "Germany did the right thing in deciding to deny landing rights from Iran’s commercial airline Mahan Air, which serves as the aerial branch of the Iranian regim's terror-exporting mechanism, transporting weapons and fighters across the region."

21:47

Hatzalah to 'fill gaps' of MDA in Judea and Samaria

Monday, January 21, 2019
United Hatzalah pledges to divert ambulances to Judea and Samaria after Magen David Adom reduces services following budgetary problems.
21:44

2 Arab youths suspected of throwing stones in the Maale Zeitim area

Monday, January 21, 2019

Police and Border Guards have arrested two Arab youths from eastern Jerusalem on suspicion of throwing stones at a Jew in the Maale Zeitim area on the Mount of Olives.

21:27

Rio mayor raises Holocaust awareness

Monday, January 21, 2019
Marcelo Crivella, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, gathers entire staff for #WeRemember photo in global movement to raise Holocaust awareness.
21:05

Cooking in Hebrew

Monday, January 21, 2019
Cooking in Hebrew enables pleasant, relaxed meeting of community members to deepen content of Jewish identity, holidays, and festivals.
21:04

Rona Ramon's name to be added to new airport

Monday, January 21, 2019

The new Ramon International Airport near Eilat will now also be named for the late Rona Ramon, according to the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Until a recent decision by the Airports Authority, it had been named in memory of her husband, Ilan, who perished in the space shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003, and her son Assaf, who died in an Israel Air Force training accident on September 13, 2009. Rona died of cancer last December 17th.

20:49

Attempted attack at Shomron HQ square - no Israeli casualties

Monday, January 21, 2019

A terrorist tried to stab soldiers in square of the Samaria Brigade headquarters and was neutralized.

There were no Israeli casualties.

20:33

Watch: Tu B'Shvat singing at Yeshivat Har Etzion

Monday, January 21, 2019
A small taste of the celebration at Yeshivat Har Etzion.
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