Latest News Briefs (Page 3)


Armon Hanatziv terrorist dies of his wounds

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Arab terrorist who carried out a stabbing attack last week at the Oz police station in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem has died of his wounds at Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

Four policemen were lightly wounded in the attack after the terrorist managed to penetrate the station.


Short circuit causes power outage at Ben Gurion Airport

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A short circuit in a high-voltage power box has caused a power outage at Ben-Gurion Airport.

The generator system went into operation and after about ten minutes the electricity was gradually returned to all the terminals. There was no damage to the operational activity of the airport.


NGO demands join Airbnb in banning Israeli towns

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Human Rights Watch urges a second booking agency to join the ban on listing Israeli towns in Judea and Samaria - ignores discrimination against Israeli travelers.


MK Shelah promises to try to defeat Cultural Loyalty bill

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chairman Ofer Shelah of the Yesh Atid Knesset faction promised today to try to topple the Cultural Loyalty bill, which was cleared by the Education Committee for its final readings in the Knesset plenum.

The bill provides sanctions against cultural acts and institutions that advocate actions against the state. Shelah said, "Behind the Cultural Loyalty bill, there is nothing but a personal whim and the primaries of Culture Minister Miri Regev. I know that there are a lot of people in the coalition who oppose it, and we intend to use all the cracks in the coalition to try to bring it in the plenum vote - as we did to other laws yesterday."


MK Boker to Tel Aviv Cinematheque: Cancel the glorifying of terrorists

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Deputy Knesset Speaker Nava Boker has demanded that Director Dina Peled of the Tel Aviv Cinematheque cancel a planned event where the testimonies and letters of convicted terrorists will be read.

In her letter, the Likud lawmaker wrote that "providing a stage for such an event in an Israeli cultural institution is no less than providing a platform for glorifying terrorists convicted of murder or assisting in the murder of Israelis solely because they are Jewish citizens of Israel."


Kochav Yaakov girl in serious condition after collapsing in school,

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

An 11-year-old girl apparently collapsed during a rope game at a school in the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Kochav Yaakov.

She was evacuated to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem in serious condition.


13 arrested in the operation of a chain of brothels in the Dan region

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Police arrested 13 people this morning ons suspicion of managing and operating a chain of brothels in the Dan region over the years.

They face charges of pimping and bringing people into prostitution, money laundering and tax evasion in the millions of shekels. According to the suspicions, they operated a hierarchical network controlled by the main suspect, a 70-year-old from Gush Dan.


Shlomo Erel, commander of the navy during the Six-Day War, passes away

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Retired general Shlomo Erel, commander of the navy during the Six-Day War, died today in Tel Aviv at the age of 98.

His funeral will take place at 16:00 in the military section of the Kiryat Shaul cemetery.


Starting a new business the right way

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
How to launch a new business venture the right way, from fundraising to advertising.

Cultural loyalty bill cleared for final readings

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Education, Culture and Sports Committee of the Knesset has cleared the Cultural Loyalty bill for its second and third reading in the Knesset plenum.

The bill includes sanctions against cultural groups and artists who advocate actions against the state.


Northbound traffic disrupted on Highway 4 at Beit Ezra Junction

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Northbound traffic has been disrupted on Highway 4 at the Beit Ezra Junction due to an accident.

A 25-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries in the two-vehicle accident.


University of Haifa inaugurates new campus in Shanghai

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The University of Haifa and the East China Normal University inaugurated, Tuesday, a joint campus in Shanghai as part of the Zizhu International Education Park.

The 4,500-square-meter campus will focus on innovative interdisciplinary studies in biomedicine, neuroscience, environmental sciences and more. It will include offices, advanced laboratories, computerized classrooms, seminar rooms, personal work areas and collaborations for postgraduate students.


Livni: PM afraid to go to elections because he is afraid to lose

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni said, Tuesday, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "is afraid to go to elections because he is afraid to lose. He says so himself."

Speaking at the Eilat Journalists' Conference, the Zionist Union Knesset member said, "Explain why half a year ago, Netanyahu stood at the Knesset podium and said, 'Let's go to elections,' and now, with his back to the wall and says, 'Just no elections.'"


Israeli firm Playtech expected to lose over betting machines

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
New UK regulations targeting gambling machines likely to hit Israeli machine's producer.

Special Employment Service aid package for residents of the south

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Employment Service has approved a special aid package to residents of the confrontation line in the south to assist employment and other economic aspects of their lives.

The service has cooperated with the Enforcement and Collection Authority to help job-seeking debtors reach agreements with the creditors in addition to efforts to get the debtors into the work force. The package also includes training and grants for Gaza-area residents who live away from high-employment areas.


Knesset Speaker Edelstein calls for 'new thinking on oldest problems'

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Knesset and the Inter-Parliamentary Union opened, Tuesday, a seminar on parliamentary cooperation in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the IPU's Twelve Plus Geopolitical Group and East Asia parliaments.

Opening the conference, Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein said there are challenges despite progress on a number of fronts. He continued, "The challenges I have listed are not ones we can solve by ourselves or for ourselves. They do not stop for national borders or differentiate between genders, ethnicities, or cultural backgrounds. These are global challenges that demand a global response—new thinking about some of our oldest problems." Edelstein offered Israel's help in meeting the goals.


Northbound Highway 4 congested at Bar-Ilan Interchange

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Northbound traffic on Highway 4 is congested at the Bar-Ilan Interchange due to a disabled truck.

Police recommend using alternate routes.


Israeli doctor gives course in Africa on pediatric orthopedics

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Dozens of African doctors attend course, the first of its kind, training them to fix pediatric orthopedic deformities.

MK Cohen-Paran: Interior minister should quit

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Member of Knesset Yael Cohen Paran (Zionist Union) said, Tuesday, that Interior Minister Aryeh Deri "must resign and be removed from public service," in response to word by police that they have an evidentiary basis to charge him with fraud, breach of trust and tax offenses.

Writing on Twitter, Cohen Paran noted, "In the 2015 election campaign, he declared that he had sinned, entered prison and rehabilitated himself. Today it seems stronger than him. A public official who is once again indicted for fraud and economic offenses during his tenure as interior minister attests to serious personal problems and a betrayal of his public position."


Eastern Jerusalem Arab arrested for posing as cop to steal vehicles

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Police have arrested a 19-year-old resident of eastern Jerusalem on suspicion of posing as a policeman driving a police car and stopping drivers in order to steal their vehicles.

The suspect used to impersonate a police car on the road between the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem and Giv'at Ze'ev by turning on blue flashing lights and demanding that motorists stop at the side of the road.


Likud blocks death penalty for terrorists

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Coalition Chairman David Amsalem has instructed Chairman Nissan Slomiansky of the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee not to advance the "Death Penalty to Terrorists" bill promoted by the Yisrael Beytenu faction.


'Hamas toppled Defense Ministry - should we let them topple gov't?'

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A leading Religious Zionist rabbi stands by Jewish Home ministers after their decision not to quit coalition. "We need a right-wing government."


Balloon connected to PA flag found in a northern moshav

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A balloon to which a Palestinian Authority flag is connected was located this morning in Moshav Melea in the Ta'anach region of northern Israel, between the city of Afula and Samaria.

Police sappers are operating at the scene.


Truck disrupts train traffic

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Israel Railways reports that a disaster was prevented this morning when a truck broke into a crossing near Ramle shortly before a train arrived.

The truck was stuck at the crossing and train traffic was disrupted in the central area, with an emphasis on the Beit Shemesh-Ramle-Tel Aviv-Netanya line. Israeli railway crews were dispatched to the area and helped to rescue the truck. Train traffic returned to normal gradually.


Domestic violence: Half of the murdered women had complained to police

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Channel 10 Television reports about half of the 35 women murdered in the past two years due to domestic violence had complained to the police, according to data released today by the Knesset's Information and Research Center, ahead of the deliberations of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

According to the data, in the last two years, 11,800 domestic violence cases were opened each year. 69 percent of the cases were opened following complaints by women, about 20 percent of the cases are mutual complaints, and 11 percent of the cases were opened as a result of complaints by a man towards a woman. About three quarters of these cases were closed, most of them for lack of evidence. Last year, 2,600 indictments were filed, and 2,800 in 2016.


Likud not weakened by coalition crisis or ceasefire, poll shows

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Despite criticism over ceasefire with Hamas, Liberman's resignation, Likud remains stable in latest poll with 30 seats.

Environment Ministry CEO: Natural gas is a temporary solution

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Director-General Yisrael Danziger of the Ministry of Environmental Protection said, Tuesday, "Israel's withdrawal from coal and diesel is a life-saving revolution. But it must be based on renewable energies," according to Channel 10 Television.

Speaking at the 16th Israel Energy and Business Convention 2018 in Ramat Gan, Danziger said, "You cannot just talk about gas - it's fossil fuel too. It is a temporary solution for several decades - not a strategic target."


In a civilized country, PM would have demanded Deri's resignation

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chairman Yair Lapid of the Yesh Atid Party has responded to the police's recommendation to indict Interior Minister Aryeh Deri by saying, "Another minister is joining elected officials suspected of corruption."

Lapid continued. "In a civilized country, [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu would have demanded Deri's resignation today. But a prime minister with a recommendation for an indictment cannot exactly say something to an interior minister with a recommendation for an indictment."


40% Off at Hazorfim - Hazorfim’s Black Friday Sale is Here!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Judaica store offers 40% off sitewide for Black Friday Sale.

Supreme Court hears Regavim petition against PA building on IDF area

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a petition this morning submitted by the Regavim movement for preservation of state lands against the Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria's complete and utter failure to enforce the law in this area.

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Knesset Speaker: Vacation in Judea and Samaria!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Knesset Speaker Yuli-Yoel Edelstein has called on Israelis to go on vacation in Judea and Samaria and recommend that they tell visitors from abroad to do the same thing.

Writing on Twitter following Airbnb's decision to boycott Jewish residences in Judea and Samaria, Edelstein said, "I recently stayed at a charming guest house in the Jewish city of Hevron, one of hundreds of holiday homes in Judea and Samaria. Airbnb's decision is a scandalous decision that tries to boycott one of the most beautiful places in the State of Israel out of political motives."


MK Shafir to A-G: Probe PM's conduct on retention of Jewish Home

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Member of Knesset Stav Shafir (Zionist Union) has asked Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to investigate the conduct of Prime Minister and Defense Minister in the keeping of the Jewish Home Party in the coalition following a report that the head of the National Security Council was recruited to prevent Jewish Home Chairman Bennett from resigning.

Shafir wrote, "If the prime minister ordered a senior defense adviser to the government to carry out a task that is mainly political, while mixing dangerously between the security needs and the political interests of the prime minister, this is contempt for the defense establishment and the role of the professionals."


'Revolutionary' Russian film on Sobibor uprising screened in NYC

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Film marks 75th anniversary of death camp uprising. 'In Russian history, the moment a film raised the Jewish Holocaust, it was banned.'

Brussels: Police officer stabbed by man yelling 'Allahu Akbar'

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A police officer suffered minor neck wounds, Tuesday morning, when he was stabbed by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar" outside a police station in central Brussels.

Another officer shot and wounded the assailant in the chest but did not pose a danger to his life.

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Deri's office: We believe the rest of the suspicions will be withdrawn

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri's office has responed to the police announcement of an evidentiary basis against the minister by saying, "We welcome the end of the police investigation, which lasted almost three years."

A statement from the office continued, "We received with satisfaction the shelving of the serious suspicions of accepting bribes, thefts from associations and others that led to the opening of the investigation. We believe that when the State Prosecutor's Office is required to do so, the rest of the suspicions will also be removed and it will become clear that Minister Aryeh Deri has not broken the law."


Bennett's office: Rabbi Druckman did not persuade Jewish Home to stay

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The office of Jewish Home Party Chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett's made it clear on Tuesday that contrary to a Channel 2 News report, Rabbi Haim Druckman was not the one who persuaded the ministers of the party to remain in the government.

Bennett's associates note that before the decision was made on Sunday at 22:00, there was no conversation between the ministers and Rabbi Druckman. Bennett's office said, "A few minutes before the start of the press conference yesterday, Minister Bennett informed several people about the decision, including Rabbi Druckman in a short conversation." It concluded, "Bennett appreciates the rabbi and his contribution to the people of Israel, but the things that were presented do not accurately reflect the events."


Police: Evidentiary basis against Interior Minister Deri

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

The police have announced that there is an evidentiary basis against Interior Minister Aryeh Deri for fraud, breach of trust and tax offenses.


Jewish Home MK: We showed national responsibility

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
MK Yogev says party's decision to remain in coalition was made for the good of the nation, and believes Jewish Home voters appreciate this.

MK Amsalem: Anyone who undermines coalition stability will go home

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Coalition chairman Dudi Amsalem said this morning that "the government is very strong - precisely because of the weakness."

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, the Likud Knesset member said, "Everyone knows that it has a lot of responsibility and therefore comes to all the meetings, or they will immediately talk about it on the news." He warned, "Anyone who sabotages the stability of the coalition will simply go home."

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