Latest News Briefs (Page 3)


Supreme Court: Delay the return of terrorists' bodies

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Supreme Court of Justice decided on Monday evening that it would hold an additional hearing on the issue of returning the bodies of terrorists to the Palestinian Authority (PA).

In addition, the court ordered that no further bodies of terrorists be returned until the next hearing, scheduled to take place in the month of June.


Lebanon's army chief vows to confront 'Israeli aggression'

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lebanon’s army will use every available means to confront any potential “Israeli aggression” no matter the cost, its commander said on Monday, according to Reuters.

“I affirm again our categorical rejection of the Israeli enemy infringing on Lebanon’s sovereignty and its sacred right to exploit all its economic resources,” the Lebanese army quoted General Joseph Aoun as saying.


Gun control or more guards with guns?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Many in the US are turning to Israel to see how this country has been nearly immune from school shootings.

Ambassador Friedman: 'Eviction could lead to civil war'

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman warned Jewish American leaders on Sunday that Israel could face the risk of civil war if it ever evicted thousands of residents of Judea and Samaria from their homes, Channel 10 News reported on Monday.

According to the report, Friedman’s comments came during a meeting with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, which is visiting Jerusalem this week.


The Jewish teacher who saved students from the massacre

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Scott Beigel unlocked a door to a classroom to let students hide inside during Wednesday's shooting in Florida.

Channel 20 Law approved

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Knesset plenum on Monday evening approved in its second and third readings the Second Television and Radio Authority bill, intended to regulate the operation of designated channels as commercial or mini-commercial channels under the supervision of the Second Authority. This includes Channel 20.

36 Knesset members supported the bill, two MKs opposed and one Knesset member abstained. All the reservations to the law were rejected during the second reading.


Names of those arrested in 'Case 4000' probe cleared for publication

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The names of those arrested in the probe of the so-called “Case 4000” were cleared for publication on Monday night: Bezeq's controlling shareholder, Shaul Elovitz, his son Or and his wife Iris, former Communications Ministry director Shlomo Filber, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s former media adviser Nir Hefetz, Bezeq CEO Stella Hendler, and senior company member Amikam Shorer.

They are suspected of giving or receiving bribes.


Soccer: Beitar Jerusalem defeats Bnei Yehuda

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Beitar Jerusalem soccer team on Monday evening defeated Bnei Yehuda 2-0 in the Premier League.

The game at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem took place without an audience, following a penalty imposed on Beitar over racist calls by fans.


Why is it forbidden to ignore any enemy of Israel?

Monday, February 19, 2018
Remember to eradicate Amalek: Fighting our enemy of enemies.

Two injured in fire in Jerusalem

Monday, February 19, 2018

A fire broke out Monday evening at a pizzeria on Agripas Street in Jerusalem. Two people were injured and evacuated to hospital.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames.


Return of the muezzin law: More stringent than the last one

Monday, February 19, 2018

A law to combat excessive noise from mosques will soon be promoted in a more stringent format than previously planned, according to News 2.

Under a version formed by a committee headed by ministers Gilad Erdan and Ze'ev Elkin, fines will be imposed on mosques in the amount of NIS 10,000. In addition, the police will be given permission to raid mosques whose noise is particularly unusual and confiscate their loudspeakers.


'Israel-US relations are flourishing'

Monday, February 19, 2018
Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked tells the Arutz Sheva conference in Jerusalem, "We are working to apply every law the government supports in Judea and Samaria."

Rain may return on Thursday

Monday, February 19, 2018

It will be partly cloudy through Wednesday with temperatures going up slightly on Tuesday. An additional rise in temperature is expected on Thursday under clear to partly cloudy skies with a chance of light rain, mainly in the south. Friday will be partly cloudy with above-average temperatures and a chance of isolated showers, mainly in the south.

Tuesday highs:
Jerusalem: 16Celsius/60Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee: 22C/71F; Golan Heights, Tel Aviv: 19/66;
Haifa: 18/64; Be'er Sheva: 20/68; Dead Sea: 23/73; Eilat: 25/77


Shilo Siman Tov's organs to be donated to save lives

Monday, February 19, 2018

The family of First Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov, who died on Monday from injuries suffered in an accident last week, has decided to donate his organs to save lives.

The organs are scheduled to be transplanted tonight, ahead of his funeral on Tuesday afternoon.


PM probe: A media campaign encourage by haters of the right

Monday, February 19, 2018

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi expressed optimism, Monday evening, that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu won't be tried for corruption. He explained to Arutz Sheva, "The public already understands that a trial against the prime minister when the key witness is a candidate from the opposition is ridiculous and outrageous."

According to Hanegbi, who was cleared of corruption charges but found guilty of perjury in 2010, the investigations conducted by the police are legitimate, but "What is accompanying the investigation is a media campaign fueled by haters of the right, haters of the Likud and Netanyahu haters who understand that it is impossible to topple the right without external processes. They fear a future confrontation at the ballot box and they fan the flames. It will not work, the polls show that the public supports the national camp."


'Shilo wasn't supposed to be at accident scene'

Monday, February 19, 2018
A cousin says Staff Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov, who died after being seriously injured in an accident on Highway 6 last week, could have been somewhere else at the time.

Listen: The true voices of Judea and Samaria

Monday, February 19, 2018

Fern Baker trains residents of Judea and Samaria to bring their authentic voice to the public.


Chabad security video shows Nikolas Cruz ‘casually walking by’ after attack

Monday, February 19, 2018

(JTA) — A Chabad center in Coral Springs, Florida, may have evidence that can help police bring the Parkland high school shooter to justice. When Rabbi Hershy Bronstein of the Chai Center Chabad saw in a report from the local sheriff’s office that a suspect had been arrested at a McDonald’s across the street from his building, he checked security camera video to see if it contained any evidence that could help police, according to

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Minister Kahlon meets PA cabinet head in Ramallah

Monday, February 19, 2018

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon met on Monday in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority cabinet leader Rami Hamdallah.

The meeting was also attended by the PA finance minister, minister of civil affairs and other senior officials. On the Israeli side were the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai and Deputy Finance Minister Yitzhak Cohen.


Knesset OKs opening Yemenite tombs for genetic testing

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Knesset has approved the final readings of a bill allowing the opening of tombs of Yemenite Jews, so that genetic tests can be conducted and family ties checked.

According to the law, members of a family of minors who immigrated from the eastern or Balkan countries in the early days of the modern Jewish state and disappeared have to go to court to order the opening of a grave and exhumation of a body in order to identify it.


'It's up to Americans, Israelis to keep this century free'

Monday, February 19, 2018
Fox News anchor Pete Hegseth tells Arutz Sheva conference, "History is not over. America is not inevitable."

Uri Ariel to Arutz Sheva: The National Union is waiting for Bennett

Monday, February 19, 2018

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who heads the National Union party, has criticized Jewish Home Party Chairman Naftali Bennett, who has not seen fit until now to begin talks on a union between the two parties. Ariel told Arutz Sheva, "Unfortunately, despite our efforts at unity, despite the promises that talks will be held, in practice this is not the situation, unfortunately. It is not because of me or because of the National Union but a second party is also needed."

Ariel declared that his party will not wait for the last minute, saying "We are not prepared for someone to hold us with some kind of uncertainty until the last minute at the time of the submission of the lists - and then we will meet urgently. There is no hope and benefit unless someone very much wants to harm the National Union. I do not believe there is anyone like that, and I think that there is an understanding that a significant national religious party is needed. Running together is good, both because of the value of unity and because of the electorate that it can bring."


Funeral for Shilo Siman Tov tomorrow afternoon in Petach Tikva

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces has announced that the funeral of First Sergeant Shiloh Siman Tov, who died Monday after being seriously injured in an accident on Highway 6 a week ago, will take place tomorrow.

He will be laid to rest at 14:30 in the military section of the Segula cemetery in Petah Tikva.


Court: Ancient scroll will remain with the Civil Administration

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Sunday that a parchment scroll of belonging to a Samaritan Torah scroll from the 11th century will remain in the hands of the Civil Administration.

The scroll was seized in 2013 during an attempt to smuggle it into the Allenby Bridge. After the seizure, it was discovered that this rare scroll was dated to the tenth-eleventh centuries (around the year 1000 CE). According to its date, this scroll is one of the oldest known to date and joins a very limited number of Samaritan documents dating to the early Middle Ages.


'We must wage campaign against head the of octopus'

Monday, February 19, 2018

Minister Bennett speaks at Arutz Sheva's conference in J'lem, addressing recent incidents in southern Israel.


3 Iranian police killed in clashes with religious protesters

Monday, February 19, 2018

Three police officers were killed on Monday in clashes with protesters in northern Tehran, according to Reuters.

Police spokesman Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi said on state television that the clashes were between security forces and dervishes of the Gonabadi denomination who had gathered in front of a police station, demanding the release of some members of their Sufi religious order, according to video footage posted on social media.


Knesset rejects no-confidence motions

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Knesset plenum on Monday rejected all the proposals of no confidence in the government.

The proposals were submitted by the opposition factions of the Zionist Union, the Joint List, Yesh Atid and Meretz.


High Court: No return of terrorist bodies before June

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Supreme Court has ordered an additional hearing of seven judges, headed by President Esther Hayut, on the return of the bodies of terrorists and the state's authority to hold them.

The additional hearing will be held in June, and the court has ordered that until a decision is made regarding the bodies, implementation of an earlier order will be delayed and the bodies will not be returned.


Soroka: Gaza-border victim still in serious condition

Monday, February 19, 2018

Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva' said on Monday that the condition of one of the soldiers wounded in the explosion of an explosive device at the Gaza border fence on Saturday continues to be serious.

He is under sedation and on respiration in the intensive care unit. Two other soldiers are suffering from wounds to the eyes, one of them serious.


VP Mike Pence confirmed as AIPAC conference speaker

Monday, February 19, 2018

(JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence of the United States has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference in about two weeks.

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Watch Live: Arutz Sheva conference on US-Israel relations

Monday, February 19, 2018
Dignitaries and guests gather in Jerusalem to discuss bilateral relations, media and Israel's capital.

MK to AG: Stop Egyptian gas deal over corruption suspicions

Monday, February 19, 2018

Chairwoman Yael Cohen Faran of the Knesset Subcommittee for Advancing Technologies for Renewable Energy has demanded that Attorney General Avichai Mandelbit immediately order a halt to all negotiations related to the gas export deal with Egypt, according to Maariv.

The Zionist Union lawmaker cited the evidentiary basis against former deputy head of the National Security Council, Avriel Bar-Yosef for bribery, fraud and breach of trust, and suspicion that he promoted business interests of businessman Michael Herzog, while he was a member of the Tzemach Committee, which recommended allowing the export of gas from Israel.


EPA administrator cancels Israel trip over criticism of first-class travel

Monday, February 19, 2018

(JTA) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt of the United States has cancelled a trip to Israel after criticism of his travel expenses, which have cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the Washington Post. He had been expected to arrive in Israel for a five-day visit on state business and stay at the five-star King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

Confrontations with members of the public caused Pruitt to switch to flying first or business class whenever possible, at the recommendation of the head of his security detail. Some of the confrontations were threatening and Pruitt’s security felt they could not protect him appropriately, according to the EPA. Agency spokeswoman Liz Bowman said in a statement, “We decided to postpone; the administrator looks forward to going in the future.”


Syria: Assad's army massacres 71 near Damascus

Monday, February 19, 2018
A Syrian human rights organization reports 325 injured in aerial and artillery bombardments. Two weeks ago, 230 were killed in an attack by the army of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad.

General to Hamas, Gazans: IDF reaction to border clashes to get more severe

Monday, February 19, 2018

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major-General Yoav Mordechai, has posted a video on his Arabic Facebook page, calling on Gaza residents to stop the violent disturbances at the Gaza security fence, saying they should protest against Hamas and that the Israel Defense Forces will take more severe measures against them.

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Highway 6 accident victim promoted posthumously

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Spokesperson of the Israel Defense Forces has announced that the soldier who was seriously injured in an accident on Highway 6 last week and died of his wounds on Monday was 23-year-old Sergeant Shilo Siman Tov, a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade.

After his death, Siman Tov was promoted to the rank of First Sergeant.


UK Labour Party expells Jewish anti-Zionist activist

Monday, February 19, 2018

(JTA) — Anti-Zionist activist Tony Greenstein’s membership in Britain’s Labour Party was revoked on Sunday after he was found to have breached three of the party’s rules: “offensive comments online; offensive posts and comments on his blog; and an email in which he mocked the phrase ‘final solution.’”

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Special Live English Broadcast: Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

Monday, February 19, 2018
Famed rabbi and kabbalist discusses the Moon in a special live broadcast.

Israel Prize for mathematical research to Prof. Alex Lubotzky

Monday, February 19, 2018

Education Minister Naftali Bennett has informed Professor Alexander Lubotzky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that he has been named the winner of the Israel Prize for mathematical research and computer science.

Bennett said, "Lubotzky is one of the most important researchers in the world in group theory, combining the brilliance of a researcher, deep love for the State of Israel and a great human heart."

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Local press raps Polish PM over Holocaust remark

Monday, February 19, 2018
Polish Prime Minister Mateuz Morawiecki made a mistake when he compared "Jewish perpetrators" of the Holocaust to Poles and Germans, local newspapers say.
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