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Abbas asked to attend Peres funeral

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The office of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority asked Israel's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories to coordinate the participation of Abbas and four senior PA officials in Friday's funeral of Shim'on Peres.

Abu-Mazen is the first Arab leader to ask for such permission. Members of the Joint Arab List in the Knesset do not intend to attend.


Katzover: I won’t attend Peres’ funeral

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Former chairman Benny Katzover of the Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council mentioned Peres’ good deeds at the beginning of his career but can't forget the damage he did.


A combo of vision and ability

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MK Shelly Yachimovich, former Labor Party chairman, speaks about what made Shimon Peres unique.


18 months for police officer convicted of taking bribes

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The District Court in Tel Aviv sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined a total of 7,500 shekels on David Arzkenzi, the former policeman from the North Tel Aviv Station for taking bribes, forgery and invasion of privacy.

Arzkenzi was charged with,among other things, carrying out checksin the database of the Israeli police, including the criminal register, and transmitting the information to private investigators for thousands of dollars in cash and other benefits.


MK Eitan Broshi: Zionist Camp to join Government

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MK Eitan Broshi speculated in an interview with the Knesset Channel that the Zionist Union Party would join the the current Likud-led government.


8000 Police Officers to Secure Peres' Funeral

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The funeralof frormer President Shimon Peres, which will be attended by many foreign leaders and dignitaries, will be secured by a force of 8,000 police officers.


Rabbi Pinto will not be released

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The District Court accepted the state's petition and canceled the decision of the parole board to grant Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto an early release.

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Advisor to Abu Mazen Dies

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nimar Khamed, advisor to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas dies after suffering a hard illness. He will be laid to rest in Beirut tomorrow.


His security detail never left his side

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Peres' security detail protected him for over 40 years, staying with him day and night, indoors or outdoors, rain or shine. Picures inside.


Bill Clinton pays his final respects to Shimon Peres

Thursday, September 29, 2016
The public is invited to the Knesset plaza to pay their final respect to the former President and PM, last of the founding generation.


Bahrain minister in surprise tribute to Shimon Peres

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Foreign Minister of Arab country pays tribute to Peres, inviting swift condemnation from colleagues, calling Peres a 'killer of children'.


Charlie Azariya: My son is being framed

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Charlie Azariya pleads with the Prime Minister to end the case against his son Elor.


Iranian official: 'Trump won't endanger nuclear deal'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on Wednesday said that the nuclear deal sealed last year between Iran and six world powers will not be in danger even if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election in November, Reuters reported.

Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, has criticized the nuclear deal and has described it as "the worst deal ever negotiated".


Gaza flotilla to be countered with Israeli flags

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A group of Israeli fishermen and yacht owners are preparing to greet the women's flotilla which set sail on Tuesday from Italy and is making its way to Gaza.

One of the organizers of the initiative is Lt. Avi Farhan, a former resident of Gush Katif and one of the founders of Elei Sinai which was evicted during the “Disengagement” from Gaza.


Polish priest did not commit hate crime

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Prosecutor's Office in Bialystok ends investigation of a Polish priest who spoke of Jews being a "cancer".


Houston gunman was member of Jewish fraternity

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Gunman wearing a Nazi uniform during a shooting spree in Houston belonged to a Jewish fraternity in college.


U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff for Peres

Thursday, September 29, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday night ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff in memory of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93.

“As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on September 30, 2016,” Obama wrote in a presidential proclamation.


Staples hires Boston Jewish community leader as CEO

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Staples appoints longtime Boston Jewish community leader Shira Goodman as president and CEO.


Obama blasts Congress override of 9/11 bill veto

Thursday, September 29, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday blasted Congress’s decision to override his veto of a bill that allows families of victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to CNN, Obama said lawmakers made a "political vote" by choosing to override the veto.


Jared Kushner lauds Ivanka's record on women’s issues

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Jared Kushner praises his wife Ivanka Trump for raising issues pertaining to women and families at the Republican National Convention.


Nachala movement leader: 'Peres played a role in the settlement enterprise'

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Daniella Weiss, former mayor of Kedumim and a leader of the Nachala settlement movement, on Wednesday recalled Shimon Peres’s contribution to the settlement enterprise in Judea and Samaria.

“The left talks about Peres’s sin, the beginning of the massive settlement in areas liberated during the Six Day War. Even though the breakthrough was in Gush Etzion and in Hevron with Rabbi Hanan Porat and Rabbi Levinger, the signing of the Sebastia agreement with Shimon Peres was actually the beginning of the massive Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria,” Weiss told Arutz Sheva.


Pepe the Frog meme added to ADL hate database

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Anti-Defamation League adds cartoon character that has become a popular symbol for white supremacists to its online hate database.


Trump NYC fundraiser expected to bring in $1 million

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Fundraiser for Republican nominee co-hosted by several prominent Jews is expected to raise more than $1 million for the candidate.


Most Americans believe Clinton won first debate

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A majority of Americans believe Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won Monday night's presidential debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos national tracking poll released on Wednesday.

The online poll, which gathered responses from more than 2,000 people on Tuesday, found that 56 percent of American adults felt that Clinton did a better job than Trump in the first of their three televised debates, compared with 26 percent who felt that Trump did better.


Apple developing iPhone 8 in Israel?

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Apple reportedly using an office in Herzliya to develop what one anonymous employee termed the iPhone 8.


Turkey state of emergency to be extended?

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Turkey's National Security Council will propose extending the state of emergency introduced after the failed coup in July, it said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Erdogan announced the three-month state of emergency on July 20, saying it would enable authorities to take swift action against those responsible for the putsch, in which a group of rogue soldiers tried to topple the government and killed at least 240 people.


New cancer center will serve northern Israel

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Supporters of Emek Medical Center in Afula break ground on $25 million cancer center that will serve northern Israel.


Peres's hometown says goodbye

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Residents of former President Shimon Peres’s hometown of Vishnyeva in Belarus gathered Wednesday outside his childhood home to pay their respects following his passing.

The locals had learned about Peres’ passing from Limmud FSU, which has been in constant contact with them since it held 90th birthday celebrations for Peres in Vishnyeva three years ago.


South Carolina school shooter killed his father before the attack

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A 14-year-old boy who opened fire at an elementary school in South Carolina with a handgun, killed his father before going to the school, local authorities said Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Two children and a teacher were wounded in the shooting at the playground behind Townville Elementary School in Anderson County. The teenager never entered the school, authorities said.


Congress rejects Obama's veto of 9/11 bill

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The United States Congress on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation allowing relatives of the victims of the September 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, Reuters reported.

The House of Representatives voted 348-76 against the veto, just hours after the Senate rejected it 97-1.

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