Latest News Briefs (Page 3)

08:05

Israeli UN Amb: No action on sovereignty before peace plan

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Danny Danon, Israel's ambassador at the United Nations, commented to reporters on Wednesday about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's pledge of sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, saying, "I don't think that we will take any action before the [United States peace] plan is published."

08:01

Director Avi Nesher will light Independence Eve torch

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Filmmaker Avi Nesher will light a torch at the 71st Independence Day ceremony of the State of Israel.

Nesher has won many prizes in Israel and abroad for his cinematic work, which chronicles Israel's multifaceted life experience.

07:49

Report: Continued flow of diesel and increased fishing for Gaza

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reports that Israel and Hamas have agreed through an Egyptian mediator to continue implementing the understandings for calm in Gaza in the near future.

Among the understandings is the continued flow of diesel fuel to the Gaza power station and leaving the area allowed for fishing at 15 nautical miles.

07:44

PA pedestrian killed by truck at the entrance to Tekoa

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A 48-year-old Palestinian Authority woman was killed at the entrance to Tekoa in the eastern Gush Etzion bloc of Judean Jewish communities, apparently after being hit by a truck.

A Magen David Adom team was forced to pronounce her death.

07:41

M4 automatic weapon seized in Hevron

Thursday, April 18, 2019

During an Israel Defense Forces search for illegal weapons in the city of Hevron, soldier seized an M4 assault rifle.

The weapon was transferred to security agencies.

07:28

11 wanted terror suspects arrested

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Israel Defense Forces arrested 12 people, Wednesday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, who were suspected of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed at Israelis.

The suspects were turned over to security agencies for further investigation.

07:25

Pipe bomb thrown at IDF soldiers in Samarian PA village

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A pipe bomb was thrown at soldiers during routine operations by the Israel Defense Forces in the western Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Azoun.

There were no casualties or damage. The soldiers searched the area.

07:20

Report: Yisrael Beytenu also wants committee chairmanship

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Yisrael Beytenu party also wants to head a committee in the Knesset as part of the coalition negotiations with the Likud, in addition to the defense portfolio in the cabinet, according to Ma'ariv.

The party hopes to lead the Interior or Absorption Committee.

07:12

Deputy Hamas leader in Gaza: We're monitoring Israel's behavior

Thursday, April 18, 2019

A deputy Hamas leader in Gaza said in an interview with the terror group's Al-Aqsa TV on Wednesday evening that "the understandings between Israel and Hamas exist, are strong and continue."

The senior official stressed that "we are monitoring Israel's behavior and pressuring it. We will not accept any evasion."

06:51

Turkey criticizes US blacklist of Iran Revolutionary Guards

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The US decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization is a dangerous development that could lead to chaos, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warned on Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Turkish minister also said that US sanctions were harming the people of Iran.

06:34

Jennifer Lopez to perform in Israel for the first time

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez is set to perform in Israel for the first time, JTA reported on Wednesday.

Concert promoters confirmed the rumor and said that Lopez, 49, will play at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on August 1.

06:15

Greenblatt to PA cabinet head: Try working with us

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jason Greenblatt, the US Representative for International Negotiations, on Wednesday ripped Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh, who said a day earlier that the Trump administration’s peace plan will be “born dead”.

“Why does the new PA Prime Minister hope for our plan to be ‘born dead’ and for peace to fail? By working with us, perhaps something wonderful can happen for Palestinians. We've repeatedly said this won't just be an economic plan,” Greenblatt tweeted.

05:47

Did Israel attack an Iranian WMD site in Syria?

Thursday, April 18, 2019
It appears that the raid may have taken out an Iranian WMD site in Hama, Syria, that appeared to be modeled on the disputed site in Iran.
05:13

Arizona exempts smaller companies from BDS ban

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Arizona has eased its rules to a state ban on doing business with companies that boycott Israel in an attempt to avoid potential lawsuits, JTA reported on Wednesday.

The amendment would exempt individuals and businesses valued at less than $100,000 or employing fewer than 10 full-time employees from the ban.

04:50

Rabbi Rafi Peretz: 'I spoke with Bennett and Shaked, I regret the results'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The chairman of the Jewish Home party, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, revealed on Wednesday evening at a toast in Petah Tikva that he had spoken with ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked in the wake of the official results of the elections, which saw Bennett and Shaked’s New Right party fail to pass the electoral threshold and enter the Knesset.

"They asked me time and again, ‘Tell me, are you rejoicing inside about what happened? That you won and they lost?' Today I called both Ayelet Shaked and Naftali and expressed the sorrow and pain of all of us over what happened and us losing so many votes. I told them that I know, hear and see many good things that they did and that we are not spitting on them. Religious Zionism received many good things from the two of them,” said Rabbi Peretz.

04:19

PA calls for European recognition of 'Palestine'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mohammad Shtayyeh, the new leader of the Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet, on Wednesday called on European countries to hurry up and recognize the “state of Palestine” within the 1967 borders.

In a meeting with the Swiss ambassador to the PA, Shtayyeh said that the European recognition of the “state of Palestine” would save the two-state solution as Israel seeks to annex parts of Judea and Samaria.

03:52

'You can't allow yourself to feel'

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Paris photojournalist recounts capturing Notre Dame fire.
03:44

Mueller report to be made public on Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on the Russian involvement in the US presidential election in 2016 will be made public on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (6:00 p.m. Israel time).

The US Justice Department said that Attorney General William Barr would hold a press conference on the matter before the report is released to the public. Mueller's report did not establish that Trump or members of his campaign conspired with Russia's efforts to sway the election.

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03:18

'We must not negotiate with imprisoned terrorists'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dvora Gonen, mother of Danny Gonen who was murdered in a terrorist attack near the Binyamin region town of Dolev in 2015, is furious at the negotiations being conducted with terrorists imprisoned in Israel and the agreement to install public telephones in the prisons for them.

"We should not have negotiated with terrorists, let alone imprisoned terrorists who murdered our most precious. If they want to hold a hunger strike – let them. It is our duty to maintain order and not to let them dictate to us what to do with threats of violence," Gonen, who heads the Choose Life forum of bereaved families, told Arutz Sheva in an interview.

02:44

Pelosi: There's no 'taint' of anti-Semitism in Democratic Party

Thursday, April 18, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected allegations of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party and asserted that President Donald Trump is "bankrupt of any ideas" whenever he accuses the party of pushing an anti-Semitic agenda.

"We have no taint of that in the Democratic Party, and just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn't mean ... that we take that bait," Pelosi said on Tuesday in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Dublin, Ireland.

02:29

Death toll in Portugal accident rises to 29

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The death toll in the bus accident in Portugal rose to 29 on Wednesday night.

The president of Portugal said that all the victims were Germans. 27 other people were injured in the accident, including citizens of Portugal. The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said that it was unaware of any Israelis involved in the accident.

02:20

Russia: Israeli spy's remains were not transferred to Israel

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Russia on Wednesday denied reports that it had transferred the bones of spy Eli Cohen to Israel.

"We deny the claims made by several Israeli media outlets that Russian representatives allegedly took the remains of spy Eli Cohen, who was executed in Damascus, from Syria," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

01:46

Passover interlude: The Exodus, a story beyond belief

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Many people today struggle with questions of historicity, meaning – did the Exodus really happen? Here is the answer for them.
01:17

North Korean leader oversees test of 'tactical guided weapon'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw the testing of a new type of tactical guided weapon, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing the state Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

KCNA did not describe exactly what the weapon is, but “tactical” implies a short-range weapon, as opposed to the long-range ballistic missiles that have been seen as a threat to the United States.

00:42

Rivlin: We will ensure that the female voice is present

Thursday, April 18, 2019

President Reuven Rivlin wrote on Twitter on Wednesday evening, "Unfortunately, in the present Knesset, we will see much fewer women than in the previous Knesset.”

“I hope that in the incoming Knesset and government, we will see women serving as ministers and chairing committees, and we will ensure that the female voice is present and heard strongly," he added.

00:19

Greenblatt on peace plan report: This is an accurate report

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Jason Greenblatt, the US Representative for International Negotiations, on Wednesday confirmed a Reuters report saying that the Trump administration’s peace plan will be unveiled after Israel forms a governing coalition and after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which ends in early June.

Greenblatt tweeted a link to the report, which was written by the news agency’s Steve Holland, and wrote, “This is an accurate report”.

23:51

Engine of plane that was supposed to take off from Moscow catches fire

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Passengers of a Boeing 737, which was scheduled to take off on Wednesday from Moscow to the city of Makhachkala, recorded fire coming from one of the plane’s engines.

UT Aviation said in response that the aircraft was in good condition and that passengers were not in danger, but the plane was replaced.

23:12

28 killed in bus crash in Portugal

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A tour bus crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 28 people, most of them German tourists, according to The Associated Press.

Local mayor Filipe Sousa was quoted as having told the cable news channel SIC that the victims include 17 women and 11 men.

22:59

US Amb. to Israel this year's commencement speaker at Yeshiva U

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
'Ambassador Friedman typifies the ideals that are central to Yeshiva University,' Yeshiva University president says.
22:49

The minister who asked Trump to support sovereignty

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
After Reform groups call on Trump to oppose annexation, Rev. Anthony Abma writes him a letter urging him to support Israeli sovereignty.
22:09

Who will be Justice Minister: Bezalel Smotrich or Yariv Levin?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
National Union leader demands justice portfolio as PM Netanyahu seeks to give position to Likud MK.
21:32

500 Jewish doctors sign letter calling for vaccinations

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Doctors who serve Orthodox communities in North America join mass information campaign to encourage vaccination amid measles outbreak.
21:20

World Bank: PA economy in 'crisis' over 'standoff' with Israel

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
World Bank urges 'resolution to standoff' after Israel offsets PA terror payments, says Israel should ease restrictions on 'dual-use goods.'
20:44

Haredi passengers stranded for Passover after flight canceled

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Haredi travelers left without Passover accommodations after Russian Aeroflot flight to New York canceled.
20:34

Netanyahu tasked with forming government

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
President Rivlin chooses Netanyahu to establish next coalition. 'For the fifth time, you have secured the support of this dear people.'
19:56

What are advanced missiles doing in Syria?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Russia deploying Iskander ballistic missiles in Syria.
19:34

Watch: IAF combined exercise of Iron Dome and Patriot

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Combined exercise of the Iron Dome and Patriot Aerial Defense Systems using live fire successfully completed.
19:14

Yair Netanyahu: Bennett burned right-wing votes

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Yair Netanyahu, son of Israel's PM, slams journalist for praising split that cost Israel's right nearly four Knesset seats.
19:02

Watch: US Embassy in Jerusalem prepares for Pesach

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Are you ready for the Passover Seder? The Friedmans sure are!
18:52

Report: Kushner urges 'open mind' about US peace plan

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Plan reportedly to be released after Netanyahu forms coalition and month of Ramadan, which ends early June.
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