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6 arrested in gangland killings

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The police announced, Tuesday morning, that six people have been arrested and five have been detained for questioning in connection with a number of underworld murders.

The cases involve the deaths of a number of crime figures and a state's witness whose identity is under a gag order.


Explosion in Antalya

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Turkish media report an explosion, Tuesday morning, in the parking lot of a government building in the southern resort city of Antalya.

There was no immediate report on casualties or the cause of the blast, but Antalya's mayor said the blast was an accident and there was no loss of life.


Construction-site death in Haifa

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A worker was killed, Tuesday morning, when a heavy object fell on him from a great height at a building site near the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa.

Medics and paramedics of the Magen David Adom emergency were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene.


Memorial for Achinoam and Nevo Greenfeld

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Kids distribute candies to hospitalized children in memory of Achinoam and Nevo Greenfeld, who were killed in a recent accident abroad.


Winter/Standard Time returns Saturday evening

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Summer or Daylight Savings Time in Israel will come to an end at 2:00 am Sunday, when clocks are moved back to 1:00 am.

Winter or Standard Time will last until the morning of Friday March 24th.


Israel fighting PA threat against UNESCO

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Palestinian Authority and Jordan are threatening to put harsher language into a resolution scheduled for a Wednesday vote by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization on protection of Jerusalem holy sites.

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Trump: Media pushing 'phony' polls to supress Republican turnout

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The GOP nominee claims he has the edge over Hillary Clinton and that the majority of polls have been rigged against him to "suppress" the Republican vote.


MK: Liberman's right but too long term

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Member of Knesset Ofer Shelach (Yesh Atid) said, Tuesday morning, that Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's offer of a port in Gaza for a stop to Hamas rocket fire and the building of terror tunnels is a step in the right direction.

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Shelach continued, "The problem with these words is that the defense minister and the government in general talk about things that are far away and over the rainbow." He said he thinks Israel must take immediate steps.


Migdal Haemek explosion apparently criminal

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

An explosive was thrown at a home on Shoshanat Haamakim Street in the northern city of Migdal Haemek during the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday morning.

No injuries were reported but the house was damaged. The 25-year-old occupant has a police record and the incident is being investigated on the background of criminal activity.


Hamas attacks PA PM

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Senior Hamas member Ismail Al-Ashkar, who serves in the Palestinian Authority parliament, says the parliament and its Hamas majority is discussing what it calls the return of a government led by deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, in light of a PA position that prevents reconciliation between Hamas and the Fatah faction of Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

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Weapons components found in southern Jerusalem park

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Police are investigating the discovery of weapons components and ammunition, Monday evening, in a park in southern Jerusalem.

The find included bullets and jars of gunpowder. A military sapper handled the materials and a forensics team was summoned.


'Why isn''t Obama fighting anti-Israel UNESCO resolutions?'

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
As a new resolution by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization denying Jewish ties to Jerusalem looms, Senator Ted Cruz rips the Obama administration for ignoring bipartisan opposition.


PA security personnel in plot against senior officials

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A senior Palestinian Authority security source says PA intelligence agencies arrested, two months ago, a group of four who planned to assassinate senior PA leaders, according to the Dunia Al-Watan website, cited on Tuesday morning by Walla!.

The source said three of the four were members of the PA security forces, one of them holding the rank of brigadier general. He said the group also planned to assassinate some senior members of the Fatah faction in the Samaria city of Shechem.


59 dead in attack on Pakistani police academy

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

At least 59 people were killed and 117 wounded, Monday, when five armed people attacked a police academy in southwestern Pakistan.

Two of the attackers were killed when they detonated explosive vests. No group has claimed to be behind the attack. Pakistan's International News website cited a senior military officer as blaming Lashkar-e-Jhangvi al-Alami terrorist group for the attack.


PLO: Press Israel to release terrorist bodies

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Secretary-General Saeb Erekat of the Palestine Liberation Organization called on the Quartet of Middle East peacebroker nations, Monday, to pressure Israel to release the corpses of terrorists it holds.

In a letter, the senior Palestinian Authority negotiator in talks with Israel said the Jewish state is holding the bodies of 268 terrorists killed between 1967 and 2014, and more than 20 corpses of terrorists killed since then. He called on the Quartet to press Israel to provide a list of the names of the terrorists whose bodies it is holding and the location of their temporary burial.


150 closed the holiday season in Homesh

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

150 people celebrated Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah on the ruins of Homesh, one of four northern Samarian Jewish communities that was uprooted by Israel during the Disengagement of 2005.

Rabbi Elishama Cohen and members of the Homesh Hamithadeshet (Renewing Hodesh) Yeshiva learn on the site on a regular basis throughout the year. They were joined by 20 families who were evicted 11 years ago from Homesh and Sa-Nur, another of those communities. One of the Torah scrolls used in the Simchat Torah celebrations was donated by the family of Arutz Sheva Hebrew commentator Adir Zik of blessed memory.


4 wanted terror suspects

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Israel Defense Forces arrested four people, Monday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed at Israelis.

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


Clinton leads by 5 heading in to final two weeks

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks, with the Democratic nominee's support just shy of the 50% mark, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.

Among likely voters, Clinton tops Trump 49% to 44%, with just 3% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein.


Gas burning at Haifa refineries on Tuesday

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Israel Oil Refineries announced, Monday evening, that a production facility of its Carmel Olefins plant in Haifa will be shut down on Tuesday morning to deal with a number of malfunctions.

During that time, excess gases are to be burned off via the refineries' "Torch" chimney. The refineries were recently summoned to a hearing by the Environmental Protection Ministry for exceeding the permitted level of emissions.


Abbas discusses PA unity with Erdoğan

Monday, October 24, 2016

Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority focused on reconciliation between his Fatah faction and Hamas during a meeting in Turkey with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday, according to the PA's Maan news agency.

Maan cited an interview with PA radio station Mawtini, in which Majdi al-Khalidi, Abbas’ advisor for diplomatic affairs and international relations, also said that construction has begun on establishing a PA-Turkish “industrial area” in the northern Samarian city of Jenin.


PA to start anti-Balfour campaign on 99th anniversary

Monday, October 24, 2016

Palestinian Authority officials and activists decided, Monday, to hold year-long activities in Palestine and around the world marking 100 years for the Balfour Declaration, Britain's 1917 endorsement of a Jewish homeland between the River Jordan and the Mediterranean Sea, according to the PA's WAFA news agency.

Taysir Khalid of the Palestine Liberation Organization's executive committee told a meeting held at the PLO’s Ramallah headquarters.“The Balfour Declaration is in its essence a colonialist project.” He said the activities will continue until November 2, 2017 with a goal “to remind the world and particularly Britain that they should face their historic responsibility and to atone for the big crime Britain had committed against the Palestinian people."


Watch: Muslims sit on Jewish prayer shawls in airport shul

Monday, October 24, 2016
Jews at Ben Gurion International Airport were dismayed to discover Turkish Muslims praying in the airport's synagogue.


2 million visited outdoor sites during Sukkot

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Israel Nature and National Parks Authority reported, Monday, that more than a million people visited parks and nature reserves during the Sukkot holiday.

The Jewish National Fund (Keren Kayemeth Leyisrael) said about 850,000 people went to its forests and parks.


Israelis stranded by bad weather in Toronto

Monday, October 24, 2016

22 Israelis were stranded in Toronto over the weekend, after bad weather forced them to miss a Friday flight home, according to Channel 2 Television.

Air Canada put them up in a hotel but it took a few days to find places for them on subsequent flights. Some of the passengers made their own arrangements, claiming the airline did nothing for them. As of Monday evening, the airline said it was still trying to find solutions for five passengers and apologized.


MK: Jail unruly soccer fans during games

Monday, October 24, 2016

Chairman Yoel Razvozov of the Knesset Sports Lobby said, Monday evening, that he will seek legislation requiring unruly football fans to report to police stations an hour before game time when their teams have been banished to neutral sites due to their behavior.

Razvozov was reacting to a brawl, earlier in the evening, between fans of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa. The Yesh Atid lawmaker said, "The violent behavior of fans outside the stadium in Netanya evening proves beyond all doubt that the place of hooligans is in police stations and not at sports arenas."


Hamas: Liberman interview should not have happened

Monday, October 24, 2016

Senior members of Hamas said, Monday evening that the Jerusalem Arabic newspaper Al Quds's interview of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman should not have taken place, and even if it had, it should not have been published.

A spokesman for the terror group has suggested that the newspaper's distribution in Gaza be stopped because of the interview.


Professor Yishayahu Nebenzahl passes away

Monday, October 24, 2016

Professor Yishayahu Moshe Nebenzahl passed away in Jerusalem during the Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah holiday at the age of 76. His funeral is scheduled for Monday evening at 10:30, starting at the funeral home in Jerusalem's Sanhedria neighborhood, with burial to follow on the Mount of Olives.

Professor Nebenzahl was a senior physicist who worked in the defense establishment for decades and wrote about the Bible after his retirement. He was the son of the late former state comptroller Yitzhak Nebenzahl and brother of the late Plia Albeck, a legal advisor to the government. He is survived by brother Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl.


Israeli journalist in Iraq wanted for spying

Monday, October 24, 2016

Israeli television Channels 2 and 10 reported, Monday evening, that their reporters are wanted for spying in Iraq. Channel 2's Efrat Lechter has already left the Mosul area, where she interviewed Kurdish troops involved in the fight against Islamic State terrorists and was put on the IS wanted list.

Channel 10's Moav Vardi and Nadav Glick also followed Kurdish troops. Shiite sources associated with Iran's Revolutionary Guards accused Vardi of spying. Iraq accused the Kurds of normalization with Israel, and some Kurdish sources were critical, claiming that IS could use the information to claim that the Kurds and the Iraqis are cooperating with Israel in the fighting against them.


Adelson's paper is first to endorse Trump

Monday, October 24, 2016
The Las Vegas Review-Journal: Trump would restore America to a “position of strong leadership” on the world stage.


Israel registration for US elections up 60% from 2012

Monday, October 24, 2016

About 120,000 Americans in Israel are registered to cast absentee ballots in the November 8th elections, according to the Republican party.

That's about 60 percent more than the 75,000 who voted in 2012.

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