Latest News Briefs (Page 3)

15:54

Russian Jews to learn about rescue and betrayal in Poland

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
1,100 Russian Jews visit Auschwitz, hear about Polish rescue, betrayal of Jews.
15:51

Netanyahu meets with Romanian Prime Minister in Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prime Minister Netanyahu met his Romanian counterpart Viorica Dăncilă in Jerusalem on Wednesday in order to discuss her plan to transfer her country's embassy to Israel's capital city.

15:37

38-year old Kfar Saba resident indicted for killing his mother

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Tel Aviv District Attorney indicted a 38-year old man from Kfar Saba for killing his mother three weeks ago by striking her over the head with a rock.

15:30

Ancient Muslim cemetery unearthed in Jaffa

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

An Ottoman Empire-era Muslim cemetery was unearthed on Wednesday in Jaffa during an archeological dig.

15:26

German FM says saving Iranian nuclear deal highest priority

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The German Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that it views saving the Iranian deal as a high priority.

15:19

Independence Day: Visitors from Holland and Canada visit Samaria

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Attorney Nati Rom, Founder of the ‘Lev HaOlam’ Organization, which organized the tour explained, “With every group that comes to visit, we d
15:01

Syria regime retakes new region outside capital

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Syria's regime Wednesday moved towards sealing its grip on the capital as it retook a new region outside Damascus from rebels and pounded its southern districts to oust jihadists.

Seven years into Syria's civil war, President Bashar al-Assad's regime has ramped up its efforts in recent weeks towards securing the capital with backing from its ally Russia.

The regime took control of Eastern Qalamun northeast of the capital on Wednesday, state media said, after buses ferried out the last rebels under an evacuation deal. At the same time, regime air strikes and rocket fire pounded southern areas
of the capital held by the Islamic State jihadist group after regime raids
there killed six civilians overnight.

AFP

14:58

Sao Paulo governor apologizes for welcoming Hezbollah official

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Brazilian state governor apologizes to Jewish community for welcoming Hezbollah official.
14:53

Knesset security chief hands police threatening messages received by MK Smotrich

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Knesset security chief updated police after MK Bezalel Smotrich was inundated with threatening messages for calling on Arab agitator Ahed Tamimi "to be shot in the knee".

14:45

Germans rally with Jews against new wave of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Germans staged shows of solidarity with Jews Wednesday after a spate of shocking anti-Semitic incidents, raising pointed questions about Berlin's ability to protect its burgeoning Jewish community seven decades after the Holocaust.

One day after the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Josef Schuster, warned against wearing religious symbols on city streets for fear of attack, rallies were being held in several cities denouncing hate crimes.

"We must never allow anti-Semitism to become commonplace in Germany again," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the daily Tagesspiegel ahead of a "Berlin Wears Kippa" event where Jews and non-Jews will wear the traditional skullcap.

AFP

14:43

Bennett eulogizes Rabbi Hadari as 'one who is identified with the return of the Jewish people to Jer

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Education Minister and Jewish Home Chairman Naftali Bennett eulogized Rabbi Yeshayahu Chaim Hadari, who passed away on Wednesday.

"For the past 50 years, the name of Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari has been identified with the return of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and the Wall, and with the resurrection of the Torah and the nation in the Old City, and I extend my condolences to his wife Naomi, his family and students," said Bennett.

14:30

Trump 'sold Israel down the river'

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Anger among Israel supporters in Washington as administration reportedly caves to Europeans, allows Iranian medium range ballistic missiles.
14:30

Danish inventor Peter Madsen gets life in prison for murdering journalist

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Danish court sentenced inventor Peter Madsen to life in prison for killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall last summer aboard his submarine. Wall had taken a trip on his submarine for a story she was writing and her headless body washed up on shore a few days later. Madsen was found guilty of premeditated murder, aggravated sexual assault, and desecrating a corpse.

14:28

WhatsApp raises minimum age to 16

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Complying with Europe's new data protection regulation, WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using its app.

14:26

Body of assassinated Hamas member given emotional send-off

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The body of an assassinated Hamas scientist was Wednesday driven through the Malaysian capital accompanied by a crowd shouting "God is greatest", as mourners accused Israel of killing him.

Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh's corpse was set to be flown to Egypt later in the day before being transported on to Gaza for burial.

Batsh, a member of Islamist militant group Hamas and said to be a rocket-making expert, was murdered in a hail of bullets by motorbike-riding attackers Saturday as he walked to a Kuala Lumpur mosque for dawn prayers.

Family and friends of the 35-year-old have accused Israel's Mossad spy agency of carrying out the killing but the Jewish state has denied the claims. Hundreds of mourners marched through the capital under Palestinian flags accompanying a van holding the body, as they carried placards showing the victim's face and chanting "God is greatest.

AFP

14:19

Police arrest criminal gang that stole engineering tools and smuggled them to Judea and Samaria

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Police have arrested a gang of thieves who stole engineering tools and smuggled them to Judea and Samaria. A Bedouin from southern Israel and an Israeli from Kiryat Gat are said to be the masterminds of the plot.

14:08

Police investigating after 150 trees uprooted at Jordan Valley farm

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Police are investigating after 150 trees were uprooted at Moshav Tmar in the Jordan Valley. Sources say that the culprits are presumed to be local Arabs.

14:08

Unprecedented: Haredi to do National Service in the Mossad

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Haredi National Service volunteer joins the Mossad, with a second volunteer expected to join him next year.
14:04

Brazilian state governor apologizes for welcoming Hezbollah official

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The governor of Brazil’s Sao Paulo state apologized to the Jewish community for welcoming a Muslim clergyman accused of having ties with Hezbollah.

Gov. Marcio Franca welcomed Sheikh Bilal Mohsen Wehbe as part of a group of members of the local Lebanese community during a visit to the state government headquarters on April 17. The fact was revealed by Veja magazine’s online edition on Saturday, followed by a condemnation statement released by the Sao Paulo Jewish Federation on Sunday.

“Unfortunately, Gov. Marcio Franca and his team ignored the organization’s links to smuggling and drug trafficking in the Triple Frontier region between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, as well as its radical stance calling for the destruction of the State of Israel, and gave legitimacy to a group recognized as terrorist by Israel.

JTA

13:48

New evidence: Way paved to convict terrorist?

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Military court accepts new evidence in trial of terrorist acquitted two weeks ago of Nirit Zmora's attempted murder.
13:28

Law enforcement and viral videos - a dangerous combination

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Regavim calls for systematic, decisive law enforcement in the Negev – with no regard for popularity ratings of viral video clips.
13:25

French MP: Jews should be careful when wearing a kippah

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
French Jewish politician Meyer Habib warns Jews to be 'cautious' when wearing a kippah in the street, because they 'might be killed.'
12:42

Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari passes away

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
84-year-old rabbi served for three decades as Yeshivat Hakotel head in Jewish Quarter, taught thousands; Funeral date not yet determined.
12:21

Jewish Defence League sends open letter to Bernie Farber

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
JDL writes open letter to 'hate crime expert' who claims anti-Semitic imam is 'not a hateful person' but slams JDL as working with 'Nazis.'
12:00

'After what I went through here, anything can happen'

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nirit Zmora, seriously injured in stabbing attack while terrorist charged only with causing aggravated injury, arrives at military court.
11:39

Romanian PM to visit Israel

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Romanian PM to visit Yad Vashem, Western Wall, during 2-day trip to Israel.
11:11

Major donation rescinded upon discovery of Arab beneficiary

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Swiss Jews donating millions of shekels to promote young doctors threaten to withhold donation upon discovering Arab among recipients.
11:07

Daughter of Nazis awarded for saving lives in Israel

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
EMS volunteer Tina Berkovitz converted to Judaism, works in an Israeli ER - and is the daughter of Nazis.
10:29

Honenu: Police operate agent to inspire 'price tag' vandalism

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Police operate agent among youths who in at least two cases solicit minor to commit reprisal vandalism.
09:55

Man found dead at Bnei Brak construction site

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Construction workers find man unconscious, unresponsive, at construction site.
09:20

Photo of alleged Malaysia killer released

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Police release photograph of alleged Malaysia killer, say suspect may still be in the country.
09:00

Honduras President examines moving embassy to Jerusalem

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Tourism Minister Levin meets Honduras President Hernandez, agreeing to cooperate on tourism. Hernandez: We're looking into moving embassy.
07:55

'Using Holocaust term for political issues is shameful and wrong'

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
ZOA says Parkland survivor’s use of Never Again in book title ‘trivializes the Holocaust.’
07:42

US House passes bill to aid Holocaust survivors

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
House unanimously passes bill to help Holocaust survivors obtain restitution, seized assets.
06:44

Trump praises 'honorable' Kim

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable" on Tuesday, adding Kim wants to meet "as soon as possible", reported AFP.

"We are having very good discussions," Trump said during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House.

06:12

Iranian official: Punishing 'Zionists' is inevitable

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, vowed on Tuesday that Tehran would punish Israel in response to the recent air strike on the T-4 airbase in Homs, Syria, in which several Iranian soldiers and officers were killed.

"The Islamic Republic paid a high price to establish regional security and to fight radical Islamic terrorism, and therefore it cannot sit idly by in the face of the alarming escalation which undermines security that is expressed in the steps of the United States, the Zionist entity and some of their allies," Shamkhani told reporters before leaving for Russia.

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