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Ahmadinejad won't run for President of Iran

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared that he won't run for President of Iran in the upcoming elections.

"In accordance with the wishes of the Supreme Leader, I don't have the intention of running in next year's elections," he said.


Enhancing Rosh Hashana

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

I would like to deal with a halachic question which applies to all of us


Danes acquitted of aiding 2015 Copenhagen terrorist

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
4 Muslim men acquitted of 'terror offenses' for allegedly aiding Danish-Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 outside of a synagogue.


Syria army takes rebel-held Aleppo district

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

(AFP) - Syrian government troops on Tuesday took control of a central rebel-held district in Aleppo city, where the army is pressing an operation to retake opposition territory, a military source said.

"The army retook control of all of the Farafira district northwest of the Aleppo citadel after neutralizing many terrorists. Units are now demining the
area," the source told AFP.


New law will anchor the rights of injured IDF fighters

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Defense Ministry has agreed to advance a new law which legally defines the benefits to which injured IDF fighters are entitled.


Dramatic deterioration in Peres' condition

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Doctors treating former President and two-time Prime Minister Shimon Peres say his condition has deteriorated significantly.

Peres, 93, suffered a stroke roughly two weeks ago.


IDF taps 'enemy of settlement enterprise' for senior position

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Doron Ben-Barak appointed deputy military prosecutor. MK Struk slams appointee as 'enemy of settlement enterprise.'


Terror victim remembers Clinton's 'inhuman coldness'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Yossi Tzur recounts terror families' humiliating experience with then-senator Clinton, as contrasted with Rudy Giuliani.


Swiss parliament votes to ban Burka in public

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Swiss parliament has voted to ban wearing Burkas in public, 88 votes to 87. There were 10 abstentions.


'It is no secret Obama and I have had disagreements'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Upon his return from the US, PM Netanyahu announced this morning, "It is no secret that President Obama and I have had our disagreements, first and foremost on the Iranian issue. But, as it is clear, these disagreements have not clouded the strong and solid relations between the countries at all. The link between the United States and Israel is based, not only on deep common interests, but also on shared values that is without parallel in the world. This finds expression, first and foremost, in the massive support of the American public for the State of Israel, which I saw everywhere during my visit to the United States."


Israel launches unique anti-cyberbullying program

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Government approves program to protect Israeli youth from online bullying and other cyber-crimes.


'My baby is alive thanks to Israel'

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

British couple living in Cyprus make horrifying discovery, rush to Israel to save 3-week old baby.


Houston shooter was wearing Nazi uniform

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

(JTA) - A troubled attorney who injured nine people during a shooting attack at commuters in a Houston neighborhood was wearing a military uniform with Nazi insignia.

The man, whose name has not been identified by police, was carrying two guns and 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he was shot and killed by police Monday morning, according to reports.


8.585 million people in Israel

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, the current population of Israel is 8.585 million people.

The full report from the Bureau is to be published soon.


Terrorist accomplices not charged by Danish court

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen terrorist who killed a filmmaker and a
Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015, AFP reported.

The four had been charged with "terror offenses" for providing support for Danish-Palestinian Omar El-Hussein ahead of the second attack,
which took place outside a synagogue.

Their actions were "not of such a character that the actions can lead to a conviction for complicity," the verdict read.

The four men are Bhostan Hossein, 27, Liban Elmi, 21, Ibrahim Abbas, 23, and Mahmoud Rabea, 32.

Hossein and Elmi were however convicted of a lesser charge for disposing of the weapon. Their sentences were to be announced later Tuesday.


Molotov Cocktails thrown at soldiers near Beit El

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Terrorists threw Mototov Cocktails at soldiers near Beit El.

There were no injuries, and searches are underway to apprehend the terrorists.


Anti-Semitic fliers found in Jacksonville, Florida

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

 (JTA) - Fliers calling to “Take America back from the Jews” were dropped in a Jacksonville, Florida, neighborhood that is home to Jewish residents and several Jewish institutions.

The leaflets, which also claimed that the Jews are “plotting the minds of our government” and that it was up to the recipients to not “let them destroy what your European ancestors built,” were discovered Sunday morning in the driveway of the Jewish Community Alliance, two Jacksonville synagogues and the driveways of area homes, the Florida Times-Union reported.


Joseph Harmatz of Jewish 'Avengers' passes away

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Joseph Harmatz, a Holocaust survivor who led a group of Jews seeking to kill Germans in revenge for the Holocaust, died.

Harmatz’ death was confirmed on Monday by his son, Ronel, according to the Associated Press. Harmatz was 91.

He was a leader of the Jewish “Avengers,” or “HaNokmim” in Hebrew, a group of approximately 50 Holocaust survivors founded by Israeli poet Abba Kovner in order to take revenge on Germans for World War II, JTA reported.


Iraq: At leat 9 killed by ISIS suicide bomber

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

An ISIS suicide bomber exploded today in the commercial sector of Baghdad.

9 were killed and 30 more injured.


Army Rabbinate neglecting mezuzahs?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
NGO claims that many army bases have invalid mezuzahs - or none at all.


Public, pundits react to first presidential debate

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
CNN poll shows Americans by margin of 2-1 believe Clinton won debate.


Authorities mull appeal of 2015-attack acquittal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The prosecution has expressed surprise at a Copenhagen court's acquittal of four alleged accomplices on terror charges in a 2015 shooting whose victims included a Jewish guard outside an area synagogue, according to Agence France Presse. They faced life sentences. Two of the four were convicted of a lesser charge.

"We are surprised that the court has judged the evidence against the accused differently than the prosecution has," the assistant prosecutor in the case, Sidsel Klixbull, said in a statement. Justice Minister Soren Pind wrote on Twitter that authorities would "study the verdict and see whether to appeal."


Steinitz: Jordan gas deal historic

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Energy and Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz said, Tuesday, that the deal announced on Monday to supply Jordan's electric company with natural gas marked "an historic moment".

Speaking before the cabinet meeting, Steinitz said, "For the first time in its history, Israel has become an energy exporter, a gas exporter." Steinitz said he will travel to Athens on Wednesday for a meeting with Greek and Cypriot energy ministers on establishing a pipeline to supply additional countries.


The most critical 120 hours of the year

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky's promise: Donate to Kupat Ha'Ir and he will stand for you.


Highway 31 re-opens

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The stretch of Route 31 between Highway 60 and Hura re-opened to traffic, Tuesday morning.

It had been closed due to the collission of a bus and a vehicle. 


5 weapons makers arrested in Hevron and Yatir

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Shabak Israel Security Agency announced, Tuesday, the arrest of five residents of Hevron and nearby Yatir on suspicion of producing and trafficking weapons.

The arrests follow operations over the last few evenings, in which the suspects turned in a variety of weapons, including things they had produced, an M-16 rifle, lots of ammunition, a pipe bomb and knives. Also seized was a lathe used to make arms and more than 150,000 shekels suspected of coming from weapons sales. The suspects were detained for further investigation.


Accomplices in fatal 2015 Copenhagen attack acquitted

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four men accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015, according to Agence France Presse. The four had been charged with "terror offenses" for allegedly providing support for Omar El-Hussein ahead of the second attack, which took place outside a synagogue.

Their actions were "not of such a character that the actions can lead to a conviction for complicity," the verdict read. Two of the four men were however convicted of a lesser charge for disposing of the automatic rifle used in the shootings. Their sentence will come at a later date.


Bus driver fired for anti-religious expletive

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
An Egged bus driver has been fired from his job, two weeks after he used anti-religious expletives towards a haredi passenger.


Dresden bombings being investigated as hate crime

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The police chief of Dresden said, Tuesday morning, that xenophobia is the apparent motive for a pair of Monday-evening explosions in the eastern German city.

One of the impromptu explosives detonated in a mosque, while the other exploded at the city's convention center. There were no injuries.


Baby named after Elor Azariya

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Baby's father, "To me, he's a hero and I admire him."

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