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05:44

Iranian Defense Minister: We don't need Russia's S-400 system

Friday, August 26, 2016

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Thursday that the Russian S-300 missile defense system is enough to defend his country and said Tehran doesn’t intend to purchase the improved S-400 system from Moscow.

The S-400 anti-missile system, known to NATO as the SA-21 "Growler," is said to have a maximum range of 250 miles, and can bring down airplanes at up to 90,000 feet - more than double the height of a cruising commercial airliner.



05:33

Portugal pulls out of project led by Israeli university

Friday, August 26, 2016
Portugal pulls out from a law enforcement project led by Israel’s Bar-Ilan University.

05:16

'A boycott of Judea and Samaria is a boycott of all of Israel'

Friday, August 26, 2016

Energy and Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz on Thursday visited the northern Shomron region, where he met with heads of local councils.

Steinitz also visited the Shahak Industrial Zone to strengthen local businesses following reports that Brussels Airlines intends to remove Achva Halva products from its menus because it is manufactured in Samaria.



05:00

Spanish municipality to rescind BDS resolution

Friday, August 26, 2016
Spanish municipality of Velez Malaga to rescind a City Council resolution in support of boycotting Israel following legal action.

04:57

Outside Saban fundraiser, BLM protests for Palestinians

Friday, August 26, 2016
Black Lives Matter reportedly among several groups protesting on behalf of Palestinian rights outside fundraiser for Clinton.

04:42

Egypt's ISIS affiliate kills police driver in the Sinai

Friday, August 26, 2016

Egyptian security officials on Thursday said a police driver kidnapped this week has been publicly shot dead in Sinai by suspected jihadists from the local Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate.

The officials, quoted by The Associated Press, said three terrorists and the policeman arrived Thursday at el-Arish's residential al-Masaeed district in a green pickup truck.



04:14

PA asks ICC to speed up inquiry of Israeli 'war crimes'

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to speed up its inquiry of alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza, Haaretz reported.

According to the newspaper, the move came in reaction to the Israel Defense Forces’ statement Wednesday that it was closing seven cases of killings of civilians in the summer 2014 war, without opening Military Police investigations into them.



03:45

Traffic jams on Highway 1 due to construction

Friday, August 26, 2016

Heavy traffic jams are being recorded overnight Thursday on Highway 1, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in both directions, due to construction in the Hemed interchange .

The road was closed for the night due to the demolition of a bridge. The construction is expected to be completed by 09: 00 a.m. Friday morning.



03:13

Barrel bomb attack in Syria's Aleppo kills 11 children

Friday, August 26, 2016

11 children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighborhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said, according to AFP.

"15 civilians, among them 11 children, were killed in a barrel bomb attack on the Bab al-Nayrab neighborhood" in the south of Aleppo city, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor was quoted as having said.



03:00

Report: Israel sold arms to Argentina used in '82 Falklands War

Friday, August 26, 2016
Newly released British documents say Israel sold weapons to Argentina that were used to bomb British soldiers during the Falklands War.

02:46

50-year-old man injured in stabbing in Kiryat Yam

Friday, August 26, 2016

A 50-year-old man was seriously injured after being stabbed in the upper body in Kiryat Yam on Thursday night.

Police are searching for the suspects. The background to the incident is criminal.



02:34

Anti-BDS group rebuffs report it funded poster campaign

Friday, August 26, 2016
Anti-BDS group founded by Sheldon Adelson clarifies it did not fund a poster campaign targeting pro-Palestinian student activists.

02:12

PLO flags waved at Beitar Jerusalem game

Friday, August 26, 2016

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags were seen on Thursday evening during a soccer match in France between Israeli Beitar Jerusalem and Saint-Étienne.

Even before the game began, dozens of Beitar fans who arrived at the stadium saw that an anti-Israel protest was taking place nearby.



01:46

Good reasons that Israel and Turkey should stick together

Friday, August 26, 2016
If Israel and Turkey can keep from quarreling, they each have much to gain.

01:43

Deri's associates: 'Difficult conversation' with Katz never happened

Friday, August 26, 2016

Associates of Minister Aryeh Deri said on Thursday night that an alleged "difficult conversation" between Deri and Minister Yisrael Katz of the Likud, over repairs on the Israel Railways during Shabbat, never took place.

According to the sources, “Ministers Deri and Litzman and MK Gafni held a conference call with Minister Yisrael Katz, during which he tried to convince them that only the Prime Minister can decide to cancel the work on Shabbat. The impression of the heads of the haredi factions is that the Shabbat is being compromised due to the internal problems within the Likud secretariat.”



01:16

U.S. Navy ship fires at Iranian ship in the Persian Gulf

Friday, August 26, 2016

A U.S. Navy coastal patrol ship fired three warning shots at an Iranian ship that sailed within 200 yards in the Northern Persian Gulf Wednesday, a U.S. official confirmed to Fox News on Thursday.

The USS Squall fired the shots, according to the official.



01:00

Maker of modest swimsuits: Burkini ban is great for business

Friday, August 26, 2016
Yardena G, a haredi mother of nine from Jerusalem, owns the Sea Secret fashion label of modest swimwear for devoutly religious women.

00:42

Beitar Jerusalem eliminated from Europa League

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team on Thursday was eliminated from the Europa League after finishing in a 0-0 tie against St. Etienne.

The elimination followed Beitar’s 2-1 loss at the Teddy Stadium last week.



00:23

How reporting about anti-Semitism changed my views of Belgium

Friday, August 26, 2016
JTA's Cnaan Liphshiz describes how reporting about an anti-Semitic cartoon changed his views of Belgium -- for the worse.

00:15

Israel dismisses UN's 'unfounded' claims

Friday, August 26, 2016

The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem reacted on Thursday evening to the demand by the UN’s Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) that Israel release Waheed Al-Borsh, an UNDP worker who was arrested in July for assisting the Hamas terror organization.

In a letter sent earlier Thursday to Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon, the UN claimed that Borsh should receive diplomatic immunity.



23:44

80-year-old seriously injured in accident in Holon

Thursday, August 25, 2016

An 80-year-old man was seriously injured on Thursday evening when he was hit by a car in the city of Holon.

He was evacuated by paramedics to the Tel Hashomer Hospital.



23:02

Kurds ignore US vow, Turks attack

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Turkish artillery shelled the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) after they advanced in violation of an accord with the United States.

22:56

What choices do you need to make when you plan for retirement?

Thursday, August 25, 2016
A retirement plan is not one-size - customize your retirement plan

22:54

Happy ending: Gazan tiger finds new home in South Africa

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Three days after leaving behind a cramped cage at the Khan Younis zoo in Gaza, Laziz the tiger arrived in South Africa on Thursday.

22:46

Tzfat: Three injured when bus overturned

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A private bus traveling on Keren Hayesod Street in Tzfat overturned on Thursday night after the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The driver and two teenagers who were traveling on the bus were lightly injured, and taken by MDA emergency personnel to Ziv Hospital in the city.



22:41

Watch: Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot trains with IDF

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot let a week-long divisional exercise which included the Armoured Corps, Air Force, and infantry.

22:30

Rebels, civilians allowed to evacuate from Daraya

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Rebel fighters and civilians are to evacuate the besieged town of Daraya near the Syrian capital under an accord struck on Thursday,

22:15

Eli 'Paperboy' Reed: The Jew who found his roots through gospel

Thursday, August 25, 2016
“When you teach something, you kind of have to dissect it and think about it in a different way.”

22:06

Apple: No iPhone is safe

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Apple issued an urgent update to correct three major security faults which can turn any iPhone into a spy machine.

21:37

Haredi ultimatum: Our shabbat, or your coalition

Thursday, August 25, 2016
The heads of the haredi parties have warned Netanyahu: End the train works on shabbat, or we will break the government.

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