Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Hadassah crisis:Health Ministry accepts parents demands

Thursday, June 22, 2017

President Ruby Rivlin succeeded in obtaining from the Health Ministry an agreement to accept all the demands of parents of children in the hemato-oncological unit in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital.

Among these demands is the restoring of doctors who resigned to their positions in the unit.


Gidon Saar: The commitment to Beit El must be kept

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Former Education Minister Gidon Saar visited the Beit El protest tent situated opposite the prime minister's office Thursday. 

Saar said that "a commitment was made, the commitment was clear- to build 300 housing units in Beit El. Commitments must be fulfilled by the government.

Saar added that the commitment was reiterated two years ago and that a community which has not had construction for so many years requires it for its natural growth as well as to fulfill the needs of the government. He concluded "I hope  the commitment will be implemented quickly."


Russian FM: ISIS leader 'almost certainly' eliminated

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that we can see with a high level of certainty that the leader of the ISIS terrorist regime, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, has been eliminated by coalition forces.



Infant chokes on food,hospitalized in serious condition

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A one-year-old baby was evacuated by helicopter to the Soroka hospital in Beersheva in serious condition after he choked on a food item during the course of a meal in his home in Mitzpe Ramon.

MDA paramedics summoned to the scene provided the infant with medical treatment and transferred him to hospital sedated and respirated.


18 buses taken off roads with safety defects

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Eighteen bus drivers from the Superbus bus company were held for investigation and their buses were taken off the road after serious safety defects were discovered on them.

The Police traffic department announced that the defects had been reported in the past to the company but it did not act to correct them. The drivers were released after investigation and three directors, a safety officer and the director-general were summoned for investigation


JTS announces continuing ban on interfaith wedding ceremonies

Thursday, June 22, 2017
The Conservative movement's rabbinical school says it is committed to continuing to ban graduates from performing interfaith wedding ceremonies.

MK Galon: PM lies

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chairwoman Zahava Galon of the Meretz Party has accused Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of lying. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, Galong said, "It has been eight years since the Bar-Ilan speech, and I'm still waiting for the two-state solution that Netanyahu promised.” She added, "The speech was a lie, just as he lied yesterday when he told [United States negotiator Jared] Kushner that there is an opportunity to advance peace in full. This is not interesting news, but when the prime minister wholeheartedly lies to the public on the most central issues for the State of Israel, it should be of concern. I am telling you that Prime Minister Netanyahu does not support the two-state solution, even if from time to time he releases a non-binding statement on the subject. Netanyahu believes in two things, ‘managing the conflict’, and his personal survival. And when one comes at the expense of the other, Netanyahu always chooses the thing that is most precious to him - himself."

Galon concluded, "I do not delude myself that to end the occupation, and enact the two-state solution would not carry a price, and the wounds of the conflict will not disappear immediately, nor be replaced by a garden of roses and unicorns running around the meadow. The questions we face are enormous, from the permanent borders of the state to security arrangements, water, economics and religion. But if we do not want to wake up in 50 years and ask the same question that Begin asked, ‘What will happen to the Arabs,’ we should start this discussion seriously, because human life depends on the balance. It is no longer possible to continue this discussion with winks, lies, and pretenses."


'The "Pride" parade not to our liking, but there is no choice'

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Be'er Sheva city council member Rabbi Gadi Mazuz tells Arutz Sheva "This year they agreed to the compromise plan of last year, so we had no choice."

Bitan: Disability pension will rise to about NIS 4,000

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Coalition Chairman David Bitan has told a news conference at Beit Sokolov in Tel Aviv that a disabled person's pension would increase to 4,000 shekels in two increments and then be comparable to the minimum wage.

The announcement comes against the background of yesterday's protest by the disabled near Ben-Gurion Airport, during which some of the demonstrators threatened to set themselves on fire.


Herzog: PM can't make peace with PA

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Opposition Leader Yitzhak Herzog said, Thursday, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "is not capable of reaching peace with the Palestinians." Addressing the Herzliya Conference, the Zionist Union chairman said, "He can speak, procrastinate and bluff. One day, the White House will have had enough. Netanyahu cannot give Trump what Trump needs to get the Palestinians to negotiate - because Netanyahu is not really ready to go for the establishment of a Palestinian state, he is mocking from here and there, and both Tzipi Livni and I said that if he intended to embark on a real move we would go with him, but in the end he prefers his personal survival over a historic change - he is afraid to leave Balfour Street. So every time Bennett raises his head, Netanyahu copies him."

Herzog also said, "I am convinced that there is a majority of people who support a separation from the Palestinians, but Netanyahu has convinced part of the Likud constituency that he will bring peace and security, and said that Tzipi Livni and I would bring ISIS to Jerusalem - and today there are ISIS forces in Jerusalem on Netanyahu's watch. The only chance for change is strengthening the center camp. I am leading a dramatic move, which is the only real chance of this camp and I believe that I will be future leader, and the next prime minister.


Jerusalem Arab suspected of belonging to terror group

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Police have arrested a 21-year-old Arab from East Jerusalem for membership in a terrorist organization. He will be indicted tomorrow.

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2 charged in hit-and-run death of Eilat hotel worker

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Southern District Prosecutors Office has submitted indictments to a Be'er Sheva' Court, charging 21-year-old Eliyahu Baron of Jerusalem with manslaughter, driving while under the influence, abandonment after injury and a number of other charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of 50-year-old Russian hotel worker Vladimir Constantinov in Eilat.

Swiss tourist Theresa Zeliger, a passenger in the car, was charged with not reporting the incident.


Bennett: Widening the gap between Left and Right won't help

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Minister and Jewish Home Party Chairman Naftali Bennett.speaks at the Herzliya Conference on a range of security, diplomatic, and social issues.

Haredi factions: We will promote the Sabbath law

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The haredi-religious parties have decided to submit a bill which aims to extend the status quo in the matter of Sabbath observance in the public sphere to Tel Aviv. The bill seeks to annul a recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of a Tel Aviv law that allows a numbr of businesses to be open on the Sabbath, in violation of Jewish law.

The haredi parties said that they seek to submit the bill because of the attorney general's "dragging his feet" on asking the court for a new hearing on the ruling. For the time being, the proposal is opposed by both Likud ministers and Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Lieberman, who has already announced that he will oppose the bill, but the haredi factions believe the coalition will be in line with the proposal and the coalition agreement.


Algorithm leads to dramatic improvement in drug discovery times

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Algorithm by Hebrew University researcher cuts through a vast number of possible solutions to shorten drug discovery times from years to months.

Southbound 6 reopened at Soreq Interchange

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southbound Highway 6 has been reopened to traffic at the Soreq Interchange.

It was closed for about half an hour due a burning truck.


EU Greens: 'Send whole Syrian villages' to Europe

Thursday, June 22, 2017
A European Union Green party member believes "moving migrants in huge numbers would improve integration."

'Netanyahu doesn't enable Jews to build'

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Jerusalem Councilman Aryeh King presents details of city building permits. "Not one program in Gilo, no significant program over the Green Line."

Ben-Shemen fire extinguished

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The police report the fire that broke out in the Ben-Shemen Forest has been put out.


Southbound Highway 6 blocked at Soreq Interchange

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Southbound traffic on Highway 6 has been blocked at the Soreq interchange, due to a truck that went up in flames.

Police are directing traffic to Route 3.


Prince Philip released from hospital

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth has left King Edward VII hospital after a two night stay.

The Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted as a precautionary measure after becoming ill with an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.


20 dead in Afghanistan car bombing

Thursday, June 22, 2017

At least 20 people have been killed in a car bomb explosion outside a Helmland province bank in Afghanistan, according to the BBC.

Dozens have been wounded.


Lapid: Netanyahu has no plan - we do

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid Party attacked Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday at the Herzliya Conference, saying, "The prime minister has no plan and he won't have a plan." As if addressing Netanyahu, he said, "What you haven't done in four terms you're not going to do."

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Sweden in denial

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Sweden's police chief presents a new report which finds an increase in the country's "vulnerable" areas, where police fear to tread.

Erdan: The lie is outrageous

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Minister Gil'ad Erdan cautions against the duplicity of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who didn't condemn murder of Policewoman Hadas Malka.

Fire in Ben-Shemen Forest

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A fire has broken out in the Ben-Shemen Forest.

Firefighters and police are on the scene.


Ramming attack at the entrance to Efrat

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An eyewitness has told Arutz Sheva that an Arab truck driver deliberately began to drive in reverse at top speed for about 20 meters, running into Egged bus number 167 that had just turned onto the road from Efrat.

The bus driver hit the brakes in time so it did not cause a massive accident. A young woman suffered shock but there were no physical injuries to passengers. The truck driver was injured. Security forces are on the scene and are interrogating him.


Bennett: Jewish Home must open up and change

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Chairman Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home Party said, Thursday, "The Jewish Home has to change. It has to open up a lot more."

Mentioning Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked's being brought into the party during an address at the Herzliya Conference, he continued, "We need two or three more of this kind."


'South Tel Aviv is a ticking time bomb'

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Social activist from Tel Aviv: Infiltrators' birthrate of ten thousand children per year will erupt all over country.


Launch of the Knesset Israel Victory Caucus July 9th

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Middle East Forum has scheduled a program in English to mark the launch of the Knesset Israel Victory Caucus on July 9 at 8:00 pm at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem. Participants will include Member of Knesset Oded Forer, co-chairman of the caucus, as well as former MK Einat Wilf; Colonel Richard Kemp CBE, former commander of British Forces in Afghanistan; Daniel Pipes, president of the Middle East Forum and Middle East Forum director Gregg Roman. Facebook. The event will be live streamed on Facebook.

Like the Congressional Israel Victory Caucus, which the Forum helped launch in Washington, D.C. on April 27, KIVC advocates a new approach to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This strategy is centered on Israel’s defeat of enemies who seek its destruction and ending the emphasis on Israel making "painful concessions," instead placing the onus on Palestinians to recognize Israel as the Jewish state. The caucus has the complementary mission of working out the strategy and tactics for Israel to achieve victory.


New Jewish center in Siberia

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A new Jewish center was recently dedicated in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. The building, which hosts classrooms, a rich Jewish library, banquet hall, exhibits and more will concentrate on the city’s Jewish youth, with a rich variety of programs geared to various age groups from preschool to adolescents.

Chabad emissary, Rabbi Binyamin HaKohen Wagner, has been active in the city for many years. He was instrumental in renewing the old shul that had been closed down by the Communist regime, as well as opening a new charity center and educational center.


Worker electrocuted at a construction site in Herzliya

Thursday, June 22, 2017

A 55-year-old worker has been electrocuted at a construction site on Haogen Street in Herzliya.

The Magen David Adom emergency service evacuated him in serious and unstable situation to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.


Court: police to uncensored material to Yedioth Books

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Petah Tikva Magistrates Court has given the police until June 29 to return to Yediot Ahronot's book department all the material taken in a recent raid on the offices of the publishing house, according to Yediot Ahronot.

The order excludes two chapters in former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's memoirs which refer to a security operation and did not pass military censorship. The raid followed news that sensitive documents were found after an attorney's visit to Olmert, who is prison for a corruption conviction from his tenure as mayor Jerusalem.


Erdan: Historic opportunity for anti-terror coalition

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Minister Gilad Erdan said, Thursday, "Today there is an historic opportunity to form a new coalition against terror, which will include Israel, the United States, Europe, the moderate Arab states, Asian countries such as India and other countries."

Addressing the Herzliya Conference, Erdan said, "I have worked with my colleagues from around the world to build such a coalition. I have met with [US] Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly. We agreed to promote the establishment of a coalition and cooperation to deal with the threat of drones."


Liberman: PA can't sign an arrangement alone

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said this morning that a regional agreement with the moderate Sunni states must be reached before an agreement with the Palestinian Authority. Speaking at the Herzliya Conference, he explained, "The principle that guides us should be an exchange of territories and populations, and the Palestinians cannot sign an arrangement with the State of Israel alone."

Liberman added, "Since the Six-Day War we have not have a military victory. There have been many statements and declarations, including mine, which were not backed up. Indeed, there there have been successful operations, which are being studied all over the world. But the absence of a decision and victory has delayed our connection with the moderate states, and that will change."

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US Congressman: We have a bull's eye on our backs

Thursday, June 22, 2017
Following baseball practice shooting, Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia proposes legislation to allow lawmakers to carry guns anywhere in US.

Arrested after putting a knife to throat of rabbi's son

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Police have arrested a 43-year-old resident of Holon on suspicion of holding a knife to the son of a rabbi at a local school and threatening to hurt other rabbis.

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Indictment against teacher for sex offenses on minors

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The State Prosecutor's Office has filed an indictment in the Tel Aviv District Court against 48-year-old Shaul Shamai from Rishon Letzion for multiple offenses of indecent assault on a minor in circumstances of rape, multiple offenses of publicly indecent assault and interfering with an investigation. The defendant is accused of victimizing four girls he taught at a Tel Aviv school and another student whom he taught at her home in Rishon Letzion.

In addition, an indictment was filed against Shamai in the city's Magistrates Court for violating a ban on being employed by an institution following a conviction for a sexual offense.


Arrested for planting explosive in Sharon Prison

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The police have arrested a man suspected of planting an explosive charge yesterday in a firefighting station at the Sharon Prison.

Police sappers summoned to the scene neutralized the device.


Administrative exile released unconditionally

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Jerusalem District Court has ordered the unconditional release of a 16-year-old administrative exile from Judea and Samaria who was recently arrested on suspicion of violating a legal order after he demonstrated in front of the home of Central District commander Roni Numa of the Israel Defense Forces who had signed the order.

In his decision, Jerusalem District Court Vice-President Justice Moshe Drori criticized the conduct of the police in an unprecedented manner, stating his agreement with a lower court that the boy had not committed any offense. Drori also took the police to task for interrogating the detainee late at night, contrary to the law and handcuffed him for hours to an adult suspect. He also criticized the administrative exile saying it did not reflect that the boy was a minor.

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