Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Mandelblit decides that Welfare Minister Haim Katz will stand trial

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office has informed Labor and Social Affairs Minister Haim Katz that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is considering bringing him to trial for bribery, receiving fraudulently under aggravated circumstances, and breach of trust.


Pro-Palestinian demonstrators disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators protested an upcoming visit to Israel by the Philadelphia Orchestra by disrupting its farewell performance of “Tosca.”

About 60 demonstrators blocked traffic and two of them entered the downtown Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, leading to the Saturday night concert being halted for 10 minutes, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

According to the report, music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin slammed his baton on the podium and walked off the stage followed by some of the musicians. The two demonstrators were forcibly removed from the hall.



MK Slomiansky asks Minister Erdan: Why can imprisoned terrorists watch the World Cup?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

MK Nissim Slomiansky (Jewish Home) asked Interior Minister Gilad Erdan in a letter to stop Hamas terrorists imprisoned in Israel from watching the World Cup broadcasts from prison.

"According to reports, Hamas terrorists are more likely to watch the upcoming World Cup according to their right to choose five channels. Why give benefits to terrorists? Why do they have the right to choose?" asked Slomiansky.


'If not peacefully then by force... Allah, drive out the Jews'

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Preacher on official PA TV says Muslims will drive Jews from Jerusalem as Crusaders were driven off.

New York teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A New York teen was sentenced to six months in jail for vandalizing a local Jewish cemetery.

Eric Carbonaro, 19, of Warwick, was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County Court for the October 2016 incident and apologized. He also must do 150 hours of community service.

He had pleaded guilty in February to two charges, including one that involved a hate crime.

Carbonaro spray-painted the wall of the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Warwick, an upstate town about 50 miles from New York City, with anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas, “Heil Hitler” and Nazi SS symbols. He deleted photos and other information about the vandalism from the phones of two unnamed co-conspirators.



Trump promises 'very strong sanctions' on N. Korea after summit scrapped

Thursday, May 24, 2018

President Trump promised to level new sanctions on North Korea after a planned summit was scrapped. "If and when Kim Jong Un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and actions I am waiting in the meantime our very strong sanctions by far the strongest sanctions ever imposed and maximum pressure campaign is continuing," said Trump.


Exclusive: Amana to construct homes in south

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Organization previously focused on construction in Judea and Samaria takes on projects near Gaza border.

Rivlin: Our prayers are dedicated to the safety of an IDF soldier who was critically wounded

Thursday, May 24, 2018

President Reuven Rivlin said that he was praying for the soldier from the elite Duvdevan that was mortally wounded on Thursday morning when a cinder block was thrown on his head during an arrest."Our prayers are dedicated to the safety of an IDF soldier who was critically wounded this morning near Ramallah and we are sending his family a hug and strength during these difficult times," the president said.


US Secretary of State: "We are preparing to impose additional sanctions on Iran"

Thursday, May 24, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States was working to impose additional sanctions on Iran.

"All the bad behavior of the Iranians took place under the nuclear agreement, and my goal is to build consensus around the world so that the sanctions will not only be American," Pompeo said. "We are in the midst of preparations for further sanctions on Iran."


PA protests Maaleh Adumim construction

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Mahmoud Abbas says Israeli housing construction in town east of Jerusalem is 'illegal', violates international law.

Leftist operative Ezra Nawi will be indicted

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Nawi to be charged with providing information to PA Preventive Security about Arabs involved in southern Hevron hills land transactions.

Kindergarten teacher in Gan Tikva arrested over suspicions she killed toddler

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Police have arrested a kindergarten teacher from Gan Tikva over suspicions that she killed one of her charges earlier this week. Her arrest was extended by five days.


Jared Kushner gets permanent security clearance

Thursday, May 24, 2018
After being downgraded in February, president's son-in-law and senior adviser given permanent security clearance.

Secretary of State Pompeo: US not attempting regime change in Iran

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Congress on Thursday that the US is not attempting to cause regime change in Iran, Reuters reports.


Bennett says that Israel must refuse rehabilitation of Gaza until MIAs brought home

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Minister of Education Naftali Bennett said in an interview on Thursday that Israel must demand the return of missing persons from Gaza as a condition for rebuilding the Gaza Strip.

"You do not need to release a terrorist's body or give free gifts. In the 1950s and 1970s, Israel knew how to enter and abduct terrorists. Humanitarian aid in return for humanitarian aid - there should be no rehabilitation in Gaza until the prisoners do not return," Bennett said.


'Ban Joint List from running in next election'

Thursday, May 24, 2018
National Union Party Secretary-General calls on Attorney General to investigate, ban Arab faction over support for Hamas.

48 year-old man moderately wounded by stray gunfire in Bet She'an

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A 48-year-old man many was moderately wounded by stray gunfire near Bet She'an. The motive is presumed to be criminal.


'Smotrich goes mixed swimming?'

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Israeli humor: In preparation for Kinneret crossing led by hesder yeshivas, MK called for reprimand after admitting he does mixed swimming.

Trump cancels meeting with Kim Jong Un

Thursday, May 24, 2018
President nixes much-anticipated meeting with North Korean leader, citing 'open hostility' in Pyongyang regime's recent statements.

Netanyahu: We continue to build up Judea and Samaria

Thursday, May 24, 2018
PM congratulates mayor of Ma'aleh Adumim on approval of hundreds of new housing units to be constructed.

Police open probe into haredi anti-IDF Lag Baomer event

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Police opened an investigation following a Channel 2 documentation of a Lag Baomer festival in the haredi Meah Shearim neighborhood that allegedly incited against IDF soldiers.

During the performance, one of the actors took to the stage dressed as a soldier and was attacked by the actors and the audience with physical and verbal violence.


US: Komemiyut not a terror group

Thursday, May 24, 2018
State Department says NGO which received funds from charity headed by Ambassador David Friedman is legitimate group, not terror org.

Liberman: 'We'll get the terrorist - dead or alive'

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Defense Minister vows that Israel will bring terrorist who critically injured soldier to justice.

Liberman vows to track down terrorist who mortally wounded special forces operative

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman promised that the terrorist who mortally wounded a Duvdevan soldier on Thursday morning would be caught. "Our heart is with the soldier and his family during these difficult times when all the people of Israel pray together for his recovery. We see the event with great severity. The despicable terrorist who hurt him will not know a day and will not know night. It will not be long before we put his hand on him, alive or dead," Liberman said.


Report: Stabbing near Tulkarm

Thursday, May 24, 2018


Lapid calls for US to recognize Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Yesh Atid Chairman Yair Lapid called on the US tp recognize Israeli rule on the Golan Heights. "It is absurd to think that the State of Israel will ever withdraw from the Golan Heights and abandon it to a murderer who killed half a million of his citizens and threatens the well-being of Israel in cooperation with the Iranians and Hezbollah," Lapid said Thursday.


Marble block crushed soldier's helmet

Thursday, May 24, 2018
IDF reveals details of incident in which soldier sustained severe head injuries, amid general rise in attacks on Jews during Ramadan.
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