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Shootout in Brooklyn Jewish neighborhood

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Jewish worshippers in Crown Heights shocked to witness gunfight unfold before their very eyes during Simchat Torah holiday.


'Arabs are getting all the carrots - and Jews the stick!'

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Agriculture Minster Uri Ariel blasts cabinet decision to approve Arab construction in Area C, says Jews and Arabs getting the 'stick.'


Jewish Federations end ban on Judea and Samaria visits

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Leading American Jewish umbrella organization nixes 49-year ban on visits to Judea and Samaria.


Amnesty International to receive limited tax benefits

Thursday, October 27, 2016
New amendment may prevent anti-Israel organizations from receiving tax benefits after Amnesty International granted benefits for one year.


Terrorist given just 16 months in jail for terror plot

Thursday, October 27, 2016
A terrorist who planned to gun down Israelis at the Malha Mall in Jerusalem after serving prior sentence given just 16 months in jail.


Judge slams prison guards' 'inhumane' behavior

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Judge Navah Bechor rips prison authorities after they refused to allow a mother to kiss her son.


Security cabinet approves construction in Area C - for Arabs

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Building projects for Arabs permitted in areas of Judea and Samaria under direct Israeli control.


Security cabinet approves Palestinian buildings in area C

Thursday, October 27, 2016
The security cabinet approved a number of building plans and permits for Palestinians in area C in Judea and Samaria.


EU strips Le Pen of immunity over anti-Semitic 'ovens' comment

Thursday, October 27, 2016
French politician may be prosecuted after calling for French Jew to be put in an oven.


Terror accomplice indicted in Jerusalem court

Thursday, October 27, 2016
A 25-year-old Arab suspected of being an accomplice to a Jerusalem terror attack was indicted in the district court Thursday.


Security drill at Meitar Crossing Friday morning

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Defense Ministry's Crossings Authority will hold a security exercise on Friday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Meitar Crossing of Route 60 in Judea.

During the drill, the crossing and portions of the highway will be closed from time to time and the sounds of gunfire and explosions will be heard in the area.


Last days of presidential race - what can be done?

Thursday, October 27, 2016
Watch: ILTV speaks with Sheldon Schorer - former chairman of "Democrats Abroad Israel."


Deductions for donations to Amnesty limited to one year

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Knesset Finance Committee voted on Thursday to include Amnesty International among organizations whose donors qualify for tax deductions under the Israeli tax code.

Recognition of Amnesty was limited to a year, in the wake of its recent statements against Israel's presence beyond the 1949 Armistice Line. At the same time Member of Knesset Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) announced he will submit language limiting such recognition to non-profit organizations that work for the benefit of Israelis and don't act against the state.


No bathing at Beit Yanai Beach due to pollution

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Health and Interior Ministries announced, Thursday afternoon, that nobody should go into the water until further notice at the Beit Yanai Beach in the Sharon area, north of Tel Aviv.

A black spot appeared opposite a life guard station.


Diplomatic-Security Cabinet okayed Arab Area-C building

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Diplomatic-Security Cabinet approved, on October 5th, a series of master plans and permits for Palestinian Authority construction in Area C of Judea and Samaria - under Israeli control - according to a Thursday report by Haaretz.

The approval was under Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's "carrot and stick" approach as an incentive for coexistence. Voting in favor with Libermand were Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and ministers Aryeh Deri, Yuval Steinitz, Yoav Galant and Moshe Kahlon. Voting against were ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked.


Northbound Route 6 still blocked at Kiryat Gat

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Northbound Highway 6 was still closed to traffic at the Kiryat Gat Interchange, Thursday afternoon, following a collision between two trucks.

Motorists were told to use Routes 35 and 40 instead.


Man killed in fall from high place in Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Police are investigating the fatal fall of a man from a high place on Ir Shemesh Street in Tel Aviv on Thursday.

The Magen David Adom emergency service was forced to declare him dead at the scene.


Year in jail for abandoning baby to die in bathtub

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Tel Aviv Magistrates Court sentenced a Tel Aviv caregiver to a year in jail on Thursday for the negligent death of an 11-month-old boy who drowned when she left him alone in a bathtub in 2014, when she was taking care of him and his twin brother. The caregiver was also ordered to pay the boy's family 80,000 shekels.

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Burial caves discovered on road to Shimon Hatzadik's tomb

Thursday, October 27, 2016
During maintenance work on the road to the Tomb of Shimon Hatzadik in Jerusalem, ancient burial caves were discovered, rendering the road inaccessible to kohanim.


Jordan: Recall all Israeli ambassadors

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A spokesman for the Jordanian government has called on Israel to recall all its ambassadors from around the world.

Responding to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's recall of Ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the spokesman said Israel's behavior dictated such a recall.


Natural gas workers stop Eshkol electric maintenance

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Employees of Israel Natural Gas Lines stopped their maintenance work at the Israel Electric Company's Eshkol power plant, north of Ashdod, on Thursday. The workers claim INGL is unwilling to compromise in its efforts against a collective bargaining agreement.

The plant is on a planned shutdown because of the scheduled maintenance. As a result of the job action, the facility will not be able to return to service by the scheduled November 3rd deadline.


Soldier collapses on Mount Hermon

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Israel Defense Forces are investigating an incident on Thursday, in which a soldier lost consciousness and collapsed, apparently from heat stroke, during routing training on Mount Hermon.

The soldier was airlifted to Rambam Hospital in Haifa in stable condition.


'An absurd reality'

Thursday, October 27, 2016
New report exposes that at least 7 extreme-left organizations actively working against Israel are eligible for National Service volunteers.


Steinitz: Enact a law that will prevent the destruction

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Minister Yuval Steinitz called, Thursday, for a comprehensive law to authorize Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria. Speaking during a visit to the Netiv Haavot neighborhood in the Judean Jewish community of Elazar, Doctor Steinitz said a qualifying community would contain "a number of households and not a single structure, it is a long-standing community built several years [ago] and the construction was done with the explicit approval or support of the government [at the time]."

The Likud lawmaker stressed, "Destruction is an absurdity that affects the citizens of the country who have built their houses in good faith, as well as potential Palestinian claimants who will never gain anything from the destruction."


Trump's Walk Of Fame star smashed to pieces

Thursday, October 27, 2016
A 40-year-old man used a sledgehammer to smash the Walk of Fame star in Hollywood bearing the name of the Republican presidential candidate.


Jerusalem Arab indicted on terror-related charges

Thursday, October 27, 2016

An indictment was filed with the Jerusalem District Court, Thursday, charging 25-year-old Muhammad Abbasi with a number of terror-related offenses dating back to 2014.

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Peres unveiling to be open to the public

Thursday, October 27, 2016

An observance marking 30 days since the passing of former Israeli leader Shim'on Peres is scheduled for Friday at 10:00 am in the national-figures section of the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin will address the ceremony, which will include the unveiling of Peres' tombstone. The observance will be open to the public. Earlier announcements indicated the observance would be limited to family, friends and a number of officials.


Knesset Committee to meet on Haifa air pollution

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Knesset State Control Committee is scheduled to hold its second followup meeting, Monday, regarding the State Comptroller's report on treatment of air pollution from stationary sources. The meeting will focus on gases emitted by oil refinery facilities in Haifa Bay.

The pollution was the subject of an Environmental Protection Ministry hearing with senior refinery officials, after the facilities allegedly exceeded the amount of toxic gasses they were allowed to emit into the atmosphere.


Westbound Rokach closed near Namir Bridge in Tel Aviv

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Westbound Rokach Boulevard was closed near Namir Bridge in Tel Aviv, Thursday morning, following a collision between a bus and a truck that was carrying a crane, next to the Sportek Park. A 70-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries and 17 others suffered light injuries.

Police reported congestion in the area and advised motorists to find alternate routes.


Kiryat-Yam explosive neutralized

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Streets in the Haifa suburb of Kiryat Yam were re-opened to traffic, late Thursday morning, after they had been closed due to a suspicious object.

A member of the police bomb squad neutralized the explosive with no injuries or damage repored. The incident was apparently criminal in nature.

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