Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Israel refuses to release BDS ‘blacklist’

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Israeli government refuses to release a list of the names of individuals who have been barred from entering Israel because they support BDS.

Arab MK: Netanyahu could start a war

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MK Aida Touma-Suleiman (Joint List) warned on Tuesday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu could start a war in an attempt to escape his legal troubles.

Speaking with the Palestine newspaper, which is affiliated with Hamas, Touma-Suleiman said that the “occupation government” had embarked on aggressive wars against the Palestinian people and other local peoples in the past.


Switzerland denounces anti-Semitism

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Switzerland on Tuesday denounced anti-Semitism, following an incident in which a Swiss hotel posted signs telling Jewish clients to shower before using the pool.

Swiss foreign ministry spokesman Tilman Renz told AFP in an email that the ministry had been in contact with Israel's ambassador to Switzerland, Jacob Keidar, and "outlined to him that Switzerland condemns racism, anti-Semitism and discrimination in any form."


Haley: Iran can't hold the world hostage

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley responded on Tuesday to threats by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who said his country would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. imposes new sanctions on it.

"Iran cannot be allowed to use the nuclear deal to hold the world hostage ... The nuclear deal must not become 'too big to fail'," Haley said in a statement quoted by Reuters, adding that new U.S. sanctions were unrelated to the Iran nuclear deal.


Officials: North Korea can produce its own missile engines

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

North Korea likely has the ability to produce its own missile engines and intelligence suggests it does not need to rely on imports, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday, according to the Reuters news agency.

The assessment disputes a new study by the London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies that said that the engines for a nuclear missile North Korea is developing to hit the United States likely were made in factories in Ukraine or Russia and probably obtained via black market networks.


UN chief: We must stand up against racism and xenophobia

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday spoke out against racism and xenophobia.

“Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism & Islamophobia are poisoning our societies. We must stand up against them. Every time. Everywhere,” he tweeted.


IDF soldiers run ‘hackathon’ for Autism

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Soldiers from IAF computing unit put together 24-hour hackathon, come up with amazing apps for kids and adults to aid with autism.


Abbas outlines conditions for peace talks

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday once again outlined his conditions for negotiations with Israel.

Speaking with members of his Fatah movement, Abbas said the PA is prepared to return to the negotiating table on the basis of the two-state solution, the establishment of an independent Palestinian state and the determination that “settlements” on all Palestinian land are illegal.


Former KKK leader thanks Trump

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s remarks at a press conference, in which he pointed out that protesters on the left violently attacked white nationalists in Virginia on the weekend.

"Thank you President Trump for your honesty & courage to tell the truth about #Charlottesville & condemn the leftist terrorists in BLM/Antifa," Duke tweeted.


Iran building missile factory in Syria

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Iran has been building a Scud missile factory in Syria, newly released photos from Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat show.

The factory is being built near the city of Baniyas, south of Latakia, and is built in the same way as an Iranian missile factory in Tehran, Channel 2 News reported Tuesday.


The voyage continues - in the Galilee

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Dr. Hagai Ben-Artzi continues his voyage to the history of the nation in our special series: Rebellion and Destruction.

Israeli creators of ‘Fauda’ ink new Netflix deals

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Netflix has announced the release of two new series that have been developed by the creators of the hit Israeli show ‘Fauda.’

Tillerson: Talks with North Korea still an option

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the United States was still interested in talks with North Korea, but put the onus on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"We continue to be interested in trying to find a way to get to dialogue, but that's up to him," Tillerson told reporters, according to The Hill.


Colombia's President declares conflict with FARC over

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos declared the country's 50-year conflict with the FARC rebel movement guerrillas "truly over" on Tuesday.

The leftist rebel force, which has been handing over its weapons in recent months, has said it will officially transform into a political party on September 1.


Peretz: Those who weakly condemn anti-Semites will find them outside their homes

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MK Amir Peretz (Zionist Union) responded on Tuesday evening to calls of “Jews will not replace us” which were made at demonstrations by extremists in the United States and recorded by Vice magazine.

"Anti-Semitism in particular and racism in general are serious and malignant diseases that can destroy any healthy society and no country is immune from them," Peretz said.

"Those who try to define anti-Semites and racists as ‘wild thorns’ (extremists who need to be ‘weeded out’ –ed.) and those who make do with weak condemnations will find them outside their homes. We must not be satisfied with condemnations, and we must act to intensify punishment, while creating international cooperation that will include cross-border extradition of anti-Semitic hate criminals,” he added.


Trump: Both sides to blame for Virginia violence

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said both sides were to blame in the clashes in Virginia over the weekend, noting that protesters on the left violently attacked white nationalists rallying against a decision to remove a Confederate statue.

Trump was sharply criticized for his initial comments blaming "many sides" for the violence in Charlottesville.


Arabs caught while throwing firebombs in Samaria

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A group of Arabs, one of them masked, threw firebombs at Israeli vehicles near Ariel Square in Samaria on Tuesday evening.

Soldiers who were operating in the area arrested two of the Arabs and transferred them to security agencies for further questioning.

The IDF said that “IDF forces are working day and night to thwart the attempts of the terrorists and to maintain the security calm in the area. Thanks to the rapid handling of this incident, further damage and recurrence of these incidents were prevented. The IDF will continue to do whatever it takes in order to ensure the security of the residents."


30-year-old falls down stairs, moderately injured

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A 30-year-old man fell down the stairs in the Bedouin town of Rahat. He was moderately injured.

MDA teams treated him and transferred him to Soroka hospital


Baby found unconscious declared dead in hospital

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Soroka hospital doctors declared dead the baby who was found unconscious earlier Tuesday in her bed in a southern district community.

MDA paramedics performed resuscitation and transferred her to hospital but she was later declared dead.



3 injured, 1 moderately in Migdal Ha'emek road accident

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A man was moderately injured and two others were lightly injured in a road accident which occurred near Migdal Ha'Emek in the Jezreel Valley.

MDA medics and United Hatzalah volunteers provided medical treatment for the wounded and transferred them to hospital.



13-year-old Jewish boy attacked in central Jerusalem

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Jewish boy who wanted to play soccer in his Jerusalem neighborhood was attacked by a bunch of Arab hooligans.

The incident began when the Arabs snatched the Jewish boy's bicycle and began to ride on it.

The boy asked them to return the bike and then the Arab boy kicked the Jewish boy, leading to more abuse from the other boys, who even sprayed deodorant on the boy.

Jewish boys in the area saved the boy and rescued him from his attackers. 

Police were immediately summoned and registered the incident but refused to arrest the assailants.

The boy is a brother-in-law of Aharon Benita, who was murdered in a 2015 terror attack in the Old City.


Neo-Nazi anti-Semitic site removed by Google, GoDaddy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The neo-Nazi and white supremacist site The Daily Stormer has moved its domain to the dark web after Google and GoDaddy forced it offline.

Google booted the site, known as one of the internet’s most prominent anti-Semitic outlets, from its domain name service on Monday for running an article deriding Heather Heyer, the victim of the car ramming at the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend. The GoDaddy domain platform, which Daily Stormer had been using since 2013, had done the same on Sunday. Both said the site violated their terms of service.

The site played a part  in organizing Saturday’s protests in which Heyer was hit.


Nigeria: Suicide bomber kills 27, wounds 83

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A murderous suicide bombing took place in a Nigerian coffee house. A female terrorist blew herself up, 27 people were murdered and 83 injured. The terrorist organization Boko Haram is suspected to be responsible for the attack but has not formally accepted responsibility for the attack.



Indictment issued for Givat Shmuel attempted murder

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Police announced that they have concluded their investigation of the attempted murder of a Givat Shmuel resident by his neighbour.

The suspect's remand was extended and on Wednesday the Prosecutor intends to submit an indictment and to demand that he be remanded until the end of proceedings.

The investigation revealed that the 31-year-old victim was stabbed 10 times in the chest, stomach and back while fighting with the assailant. The suspect claimed that he was trying to teach the neighbors a lesson after they had allegedly persecuted him. The victim was critically injured in the attack.

The suspect was remanded and charges will be issued against him for attempted murder and for illegal possession of a knife.


Mother, daughter suffer from smoke inhalation in fire

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A mother in her 30s and her young daughter suffered light injuries from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in their Tiberias apartment.

The two were transferred to the Poriyah hospital. Firemen are working at the scene of the fire.


'UN construction at Armon Hanatziv harms sovereignty'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

In the wake of Prime Minister Netanyahu's decision to stop the UN from performing construction work in Armon Hanatziv, Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev said that "work must stop until the formal regulation regarding the use of the historic building."

Netanyahu has decided to use diplomatic means and not legal means to terminate the construction at Government House, the historic seat of power of the British during their mandate in Palestine. 

Minister Regev added that "there is no place for any harming Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem, even by the UN." 


Case against burglar shooter closed for lack of guilt

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Central District Prosecution closed the case against the 86-year-old man from the community of Beit Yitzhak in the Sharon region who shot two burglars on his property, due to lack of guilt. 

The case occurred last month and from the shooting one of the intruders was killed and the other was severely injured.



Coalition head on Ehud Barak: 'Tweeter from America'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

MK David Bitan(Likud), the head of the coalition, responded to reports from the Yisrael Hayom newspaper that former premier Ehud Barak is considering returning to the Labor party and competing for a Knesset seat in the party.

"The American tweeter wants to come back, he probably feels he didn't do enough damage in the previous round. Before Gabbay [Avi Gabbay, Labor party head] prepares a suit for him, I suggest he strengthen his failing memory which betrays him sometimes."


Lecturer arrested for water park photos of young girls

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A university lecturer was arrested on suspicion of having taken pictures of young girls at the Yamit 2000 water park in Holon. Channel 10 reported that the lecturer was investigated for similar charges a year ago.



IAFanti-aircraft exercise,explosions in Israel's center

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The IAF will be conducting fitness exercises Tuesday evening to determine the fitness of IAF anti-aircraft systems. A number of launches will be made and explosions will be heard in the center of the country. The IDF spokesman stressed that the exercise was planned previously as part of the annual program



Safety company: Bridge had high safety grade

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Netivei Yisrael engineering company which supervises bridge safety in Israel, published Tuesday a report stating that the bridge which collapsed when hit by a truck was a good bridge which had a grade of 95 in a recent report.

The company has decided to raise the height of pedestrian bridges to 6 meters so that no truck will hit them before it hits other bridges.

If the truck would have hit a traffic bridge it would not have collapsed due to the different weight and construction methods of these bridges


Instead of a honeymoon, a mourning period

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The family of Elichai Tedri, the Holon truck driver who was killed when a bridge collapsed on his truck Monday night, are having a difficult time coping with the tragic news.

"His daughter got married recently and was supposed to go on her honeymoon. This is a great tragedy for all of us. We will have to strengthen the family. The daughter was so attached to him, the family are devastated," said a family acquaintance.


Earthquake felt near Pyongyang, North Korea

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An earthquake has been detected near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.

The tremor was relatively minor, measuring just 2.6 on the Richter scale.

The earthquake sparked fears that it was caused by a nuclear test – but it was most likely a natural occurrence in a region where earthquakes have previously been recorded.


Schwarzenegger donates $100,000 to Wiesenthal center

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated $100,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which combats anti-Semitism and bigotry, in the wake of the far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The actor and former California governor announced the donation Sunday on Facebook, where he wrote that he was “horrified” by the previous day’s rally bringing together neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other far-right activists. The rally featured racist and anti-Semitic slogans, and a car-ramming attack by a participant killed a counterprotester and injured at least 19 people. Two police officers monitoring the rally also died when their helicopter crashed.

“I have been horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville and I was heartbroken that a domestic terrorist took an innocent life,” Schwarzenegger wrote. “My message to them is simple: you will not win. Our voices are louder and stronger. There is no white America — there is only the United States of America.”

Schwarzenegger, also a former bodybuilder, said he has worked with the Los Angeles-based Wiesenthal Center for decades, and admires “the Center’s mission of expanding tolerance through education and fighting hate all over America — in the streets and online.”


Additional suspect arrested in moneylaundering probe

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another suspect was arrested in the moneylaundering case which was first revealed on Monday


Syrian army:confirms warplane crash

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The Syrian army confirmed Tuesday that a combat aircraft had crashed in the south of Syria. according to a local TV report. The army said that the incident was under investigation.

Earlier, rebels reported that they had downed a combat aircraft belonging to Assad's army in the area adjacent to the Jordanian border with Syria.



A million NIS raised for paralyzed policewoman

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

More than a million shekels have been raised for the rehabilitation process of Tzipi Yaakovian, the policewoman who was stabbed and seriously injured in an Old City attack nine months ago.

Yaakovian's neck artery was pierced and her spine was cut by the attacker, rendering her paralyzed and in need of constant medical help and attention. However despite the Defense Ministry providing a sum of money for her rehabilitation, it was not enough to allow her to purchase a home suitable for her condition near the hospital where she undergoes daily treatments. She has been confined to the hospital over the entire period since the attack, with her children visiting her there.

After a successful funding campaign, a million shekels have been raised for Yaakovian, allowing her to purchase a house for her requirements.


4-year-old nearly drowns in Dead Sea hotel

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A 4-year-old boy nearly drowned in a pool at a Dead Sea hotel. United Hatzalah medics who were vacationing in the hotel arrived immediately and provided initial medical treatment to the boy, who is described as in moderate condition.

The United Hatzalah spokesman called on all citizens to maintain awareness and not leave children near pools filled with water without close supervision. He also advised to empty pools after use in order to prevent accidents.



3-year-old nearly drowns in private pool

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A 3-year-old girl nearly drowned in an Eilat private pool.

MDA and United Hatzalah medics provided her with medical attention and transferred her fully conscious to the Josephtal hospital in Eilat.


Pedestrian, motorcyclist injured near collapsed bridge

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A 15-year-old girl was lightly injured by a motorcycle on Road 4 near the pedestrian bridge which collapsed Monday night.

MDA paramedics and United Hatzalah volunteers summoned to the scene provided her with medical attention and transferred her to the Tel Hashomer hospital in light condition suffering from injuries to her lower limbs.

The 40-year-old motorcyclist was also treated as well as another pedestrian aged 25. They were transferred to the Tel Hashomer hospital nearby.

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