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Soldier lightly wounded during seizure of terror money

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police carried out operations Wednesday evening in the Dehaishe refugee camp near Bethlehem and the villages of Qir Qabatiya and Yatta to seize thousands of shekels used for the acquisition of illegal weapons and to keep the families of terrorists in the cycle of terror. Also seized were vehicles worth thousands of shekels.

A soldier was lightly wounded by a stone in Dehaishe.

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8 wanted terror suspects arrested

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Israel Defense Forces arrested eight people, Wednesday 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 Israeli targets.

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

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Spain summons Venezuelan ambassador

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Spain has summoned the Venezuelan ambassador to Madrid following President Nicolas Maduro's statement condemning the Spanish authorities' "brutal repression" of demonstrators in Catalonia.

In recent weeks there has been tension between the Spanish government and the Catalonia region following a referendum for Catalonian independence.


Bahrain accuses Iran of harboring terrorists

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Bahrain's interior minister on Wednesday accused Iran of harboring 160 Bahrainis convicted of terrorism and stripped of their citizenship.

All 160 "fugitives" had been stripped of citizenship in "terrorism cases" targeting Bahraini police and security forces, Sheikh Rashed Al-Khalifa was quoted by AFP as having told the Arabic-language daily Asharq Al-Awsat.


IDF arrests two suspects who crossed Gaza border

Thursday, October 19, 2017

IDF soldiers on Thursday morning apprehended two suspects who crossed the security fence in southern Gaza. The two were unarmed.

The suspects were transferred to security forces for questioning.


Khamenei: We'll 'shred' nuclear deal if U.S. leaves

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday declared that Tehran would stick to the 2015 nuclear deal as long as the other signatories respected it, but would "shred" the agreement if Washington pulled out.

Khamenei's comments, quoted by Reuters, came five days after U.S. President Donald Trump adopted a harsh new approach to Iran by refusing to certify its compliance with the deal


PLO official blasts Netanyahu's 'racist' coalition

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Hanan Ashrawi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee, on Wednesday blasted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his coalition following Israel's approval of new construction in Judea and Samaria.

"In blatant disregard of the requirements for the two-state solution and the chances for peace and stability, Netanyahu and his extremist, racist coalition continue to persist with their egregious policies of colonial-settler expansionism,” she said in a statement quoted by the Palestinian Arab WAFA news agency.


Haley urges UN to be tougher on Iran

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, on Wednesday urged the Security Council to follow in Washington's footsteps and confront Iran over what she described as its "aggressive, destabilizing and unlawful behavior" in the Middle East.

The Council met for its monthly debate on the region just days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he would not recertify the Iran nuclear deal, leaving its fate to Congress.


After all, we're here

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Problems with UNESCO? Palestinian terror? Jay Shapiro thinks we can handle it in our free country.

Arabs demand apology for 'crime' of Balfour Declaration

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The national and Islamic forces in the Ramallah district, an umbrella group that is comprised of all the Palestinian Arab organizations, on Wednesday issued a statement calling on Britain to apologize for the "crime of the Balfour Declaration," in which Britain pledged to establish a national home for the Jewish people.

The November 2, 1917, Balfour Declaration was sent by then-British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour and proclaimed Britain’s support for the establishment of a Jewish national home in then-Palestine.


Catalonia could declare independence on Thursday

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Catalonia's regional president, Carles Puigdemont, told a meeting of his party he would formally declare independence if Spain starts the process of suspending the region's autonomy on Thursday, a Catalan government source said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Madrid has given Thursday as a deadline for the regional government to back down from a symbolic independence declaration made last week.


EU demands Israel pay for demolishing illegal buildings

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The European Union is demanding that Israel compensate it for demolishing Arab buildings that were illegally built in Area C, which is under full Israeli control, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.

Eight EU countries have written an official protest letter to Israel, demanding over €30,000 ($35,400) in compensation for confiscating and demolishing the structures and infrastructure, according to the newspaper.


How does your personal network affect your financial decisions?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
How the people you interact with can affect your finances.

Brazil: Congressional committee rejects charges against Temer

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A congressional committee in Brazil voted on Wednesday to reject the charges against President Michel Temer stemming from a corruption case.

The full lower house of Brazil’s Congress still must vote on the charges but is expected to shelve them next week.


Second judge freezes Trump travel ban

Thursday, October 19, 2017

A second judge ordered a freeze on U.S. President Donald Trump's newest travel ban order on Wednesday, saying it was essentially targeted at Muslims in violation of the Constitution, AFP reports.

Maryland federal judge Theodore Chuang said the ban affecting travelers from six majority-Muslim countries and North Korea, as well as many officials from Venezuela, essentially had not changed from the first two versions.


Venezuela's opposition boycotts swearing-in ceremony for governors

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Venezuela's opposition on Wednesday boycotted a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected governors.

The opposition says the regional elections held earlier this week were unconstitutional.


MK Michaeli: 'The religious right' edited my statements

Thursday, October 19, 2017

MK Merav Michaeli (Zionist Union) responded on Wednesday evening to the storm that erupted over her statements against the nuclear family on an Australian TV program.

Michaeli said that her words were “systematically edited” and “taken out of context.”


Kurdish elections postponed

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Iraq's Kurdish region on Wednesday postponed presidential and legislative elections which were to be held on November 1.

The reason for the postponement is the current crisis with Baghdad, according to the Kurdish electoral commission.


'Restore integrity to UNESCO'

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Culture Minister's letter to new UNESCO director Audrey Azoulay expresses hope she will end rampant anti-Israel bias at organization.

Car plows into crowd in Ukraine

Thursday, October 19, 2017

An SUV crashed on Wednesday evening into a crowd in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

Police have confirmed five deaths and at least 11 injuries. The nature of the incident is not yet known, but Amichai Stein, a reporter with Israeli public broadcaster Kan, stated on Twitter that police are not treating the incident as an act of terrorism.

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Teen on electric bicycle hit by car in Gan Yavne

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A teenager riding an electric bicycle was hit by a vehicle in Gan Yavne on Wednesday evening and suffered moderate injuries.

Magen David Adom paramedics and United Hatzalah volunteers treated him and evacuated him to the hospital.


'I just met you in the world to come'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Out of the Sukkah and into the house: Reflections of cycles of creation, destruction, and rebirth.

Jewish National Fund to finance Israel's security?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
PM, Defense Minister reportedly ask JNF, other organizations, to help fill large gap in defense budget.

IDF finds weapons in a car in Gush Etzion

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


State says it will evict Bet Machpela residents

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The State Attorney’s Office dismissed a petition by residents of Bet Machpela in Hevron that aimed to prevent their eviction. The residents have been living in Bet Machpela since July.


Man, 45, injured lightly from brawl in southern town of Lakiya

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A 45 year-old man was injured in a brawl in the southern village of Lakiya. Paramedics are treating him at the scene.


Netanyahu aide recorded: 'We need NIS 4 billion for security'

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Netanyahu's Chief of Staff Yoav Horowitz was recorded asking the JNF to give the state NIS 4 billion for security reasons.

In a recording released by Kan, Horovitz can be heard saying that "The Israeli government, especially the various security forces, concluded that the State of Israel needs an additional NIS 4 billion. And I will talk only about what you all know, including the Iranian threat and the threat in the north - all of these things bring the security forces to need NIS 4 billion".


Haley: Iran 'has repeatedly thumbed its nose' at security council resolutions

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged the UN to crack down on Iran's behavior, telling the body that Iran "has repeatedly thumbed its nose" at security council resolutions.

"Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance with the nuclear deal while it brazenly violates the other limits of its behavior, and we have allowed them to get away with it. This must stop,” said Haley.


Amount of wounded in Tel Sheva shooting rises to 9

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Poll: 80% of Israelis support the disabled protests

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A new poll shows that 80% of Israelis support the protests by disabled Israelis to raise their monthly stipends.

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