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25 dead in central Sinai clashes

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Egyptian army has announced that 10 soldiers, including three officers, were killed in the explosion of two improvised explosive devices in central Sinai.

The military said the blast occurred in a raid on one of the terror strongholds in the area, during which 15 terrorist operatives were killed.


Former NY mayor speaks out against Iranian aggression

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Former mayor Rudy Giuliani warns of Iranian influence on the Arab world.

Erdan: Cop's behavior worthy of every condemnation

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said,Thursday, that the officer who was documented assaulting  a truck driver who lives in eastern Jerusalem acted in a very serious manner and his behavior was "worthy of all reproach."

Erdan continued, "Such behavior harms the entire police force and it is good that the policeman was suspended, and I hope that DIP [department for investigating police -ed] will deal with him to the full extent of the law."


Report: Haredi demonstrations planned for Route 1, J'm

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A newspaper of the extreme haredi-religious Jerusalem faction has warned its readers not to travel to Jerusalem via Highway 1 on Thursday, because of illegal roadblocks that activists plan to carry out by surprise, according to Channel 10 Televison.

Two demonstrations are expected in Jerusalem at 6:00 pm at the corner of Sarei Yisrael and Jaffa streets and at the Bar-Ilan intersection.


MK Ariel: We'll leave government if construction frozen

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Following reports that the United States is demanding that Israel stop construction outside blocs of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel told Israel Defense Forces Radio on Thursday that the Jewish Home party would not sit in a government that froze construction.

Ariel expressed opposition to the US demand, warning, "The moment you allow this foothold to freeze construction, tomorrow it will also extend to the blocs." Asked, "You will not sit in a government that freezes outside the blocs?" Ariel responded, "That's what you said." Asked, "And you confirmed that?" Ariel admited, "Correct."


'A journalist should be less superficial'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir attacks journalist Dan Margalit following Margalit's condemnation of a judge's refusal to convict a Jewish youth.


Yasam officer probed for violence against Arab trucker

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Yasam special-forces police officer has been put on forced leave and faces a hearing regarding his future on the force, after police received a YouTube video in which he is seen hitting, kicking and delivering a head butt to an Arab truck driver in the Wadi Joz neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

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Haim Saban gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Israeli-American businessman Haim Saban, the creator and producer of the Power Rangers franchise, received the 2,605th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday for his achievements in television. Friday marks the release of the feature film “Saban’s Power Rangers.”

Creator of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy a the Brookings Institution think tank in Washington, DC, Saban got in a dig at United States President Donald Trump by saying at the ceremony where he received the honor, “Take it from this immigrant from Israel, a proud Israeli-American, born in Egypt, a Muslim country: America is great. Not perfect, but great, and we shouldn’t allow any rhetoric to make us think otherwise, because America is great — period.”


Friday: Fines going up for serious traffic violations

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Starting on Friday, fines will be increased for serious traffic offenses that endanger life as part of the struggle being waged by the Ministry of Transportation, together with the various enforcement agencies, against traffic accidents.

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Ben Dahan: No religious rights for divorce refusers

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan wrote on Facebook, "Anyone who refuses to give a get [Jewish writ of divorce -ed] is not considered a religious person and is not entitled to religious rights," following the passage of a law on sanctions against conscientious objectors in prison.

Ben Dahan added, "After four years, get refusers who are in jail because of their refusal and choose to stick to it, will not get Badatz [higher stringency -ed] kosher food for Badatz, stay in the religious wing and more."


NIS 70,000 award for discrimination due to pregnancy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The District Labor Court in Tel Aviv has accepted a claim filed by a candidate for the position of manager of a telemarketing center at the Il Makiage company for discrimination due to her being pregnant.

The manager of the company's network of beauty colleges told the woman she would not be hired shortly after her third interview, when she told the company that she was in her ninth week of pregnancy. The court awarded her 70,000 shekels plus 15,000 in legal fees.


Watch: Video documents moments of London terror attack

Thursday, March 23, 2017
A video documenting the attack shows the terrorist accelerating as he plows into the sidewalk on the Westminster Bridge.

Lobby: Time to renew settlement, apply sovereignty

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Members of Knesset Yoav Kisch (Likud) and Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home), who head the Knesset Lobby for Eretz-Israel, support Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in his stance on settlement throughout Judea and Samaria.

The two issued a statement that said, "It is time to renew the momentum of settlement and progress in the application of sovereignty."


Man suspected of threatening to burn Holon clinic staff

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A 66-year-old Holon resident faces a hearing in the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Thursday, following his arrest Wednesday evening on suspicion of threatening to burn the staff of a health-fund clinic in Holon.

A mentally-ill Holocaust survivor is being held in last week's burning death of a nurse at a Holon health-fund clinic.


Controlled blasting in the Ramat Beka area

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The military industry in Ramat Beka is scheduled to carry out two controlled explosions between now and noon.

The echo of the explosions will be heard in Be'er Sheva area.


Arrests in London attack

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A raid by police in Birmingham has resulted in the arrest of a number of people suspected of involvement in Wednesday's attack in London in which five people were killed, including the terrorist.


Mingling with Foes

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Liberal Jewish organizations say they are against anti-Semites, but avoid breaking ranks with them, even joining anti-Israel events.

Report: Defamer of haredi soldiers on Jerusalem payroll

Thursday, March 23, 2017

A source in the Jerusalem municipality has told Israel Defense Forces Radio that Shaya Wein, who serves as an aide to Deputy Mayor Haim Epstein, will be called in for clarification in the next few days for also being assistant editor of the Peles newspaper, contrary to a law that says a municipal employee may not be employed on the outside unless granted permission to do so.

Peles is a leading detractor against hareidi-religious Jews who serve in the IDF.


Jewish group slams 'specious accusations of anti-Semitism'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Coalition for Jewish Values condemns "unfounded allegations of Trump administration anti-Semitism".

Gender separation returning to Training Base 1

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot of the Israel Defense Forces has told Religious Zionist rabbis that companies in the officers' school would be separated again for men and women, following complaints by religious and traditional cadets about harming their sensitivities and the possibility of observing Halakha rules during the course at Training Base 1, according to Yediot Ahronot.

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PM, Kahlon to meet on broadcasting issue Thursday

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to begin meetings on the subject of the new public broadcasting corporation with Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and other parties on Thursday.

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Report: Teva preparing for significant wave of layoffs

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva is preparing for lay off hundreds of workers, starting after Passover, according to the Calcalist financial publication.

According to the newspaper, the move is part of worldwide action an estimated 5,000-6,000 employees in an efficiency program that will take place over several years.


Jewish groups urge Congress to preserve 'anti-Semitism monitor'

Thursday, March 23, 2017
US Jewish defense groups call to preserve the State Department’s anti-Semitism monitor, after reports that the position may be scrapped.

Teachers to strike Kfar Tabor's Rabin school 1 hour

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Histadrut Hamorim teachers' union is striking the Rabin elementary school in Kfar Tabor for an hour on Thursday.

The sanction is in response to an attack on a teacher by one of the students.


Kfar Tapuach-area weapons factory raided

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Israel Defense Forces, Shabak Israel Security Agency and police carried out an operation on Wednesday evening to seize a weapons factory in the Kfar Tapuach area of Samaria.

They found a lathe used for making arms. Materials were turned over to security agencies.


9 wanted terror suspects arrested

Thursday, March 23, 2017

the Israel Defense Forces arrested nine people, Wednesday evening in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders against Israelis.

Four of the detainees were Hamas members. All the suspects were turned over to security services for further investigation.


Trump speaks to British PM

Thursday, March 23, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday night spoke to British Prime Minister Theresa May in the wake of the terrorist attack in London.

"Spoke to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May today to offer condolences on the terrorist attack in London. She is strong and doing very well," tweeted Trump.


Iran 'harassing' American warships in Strait of Hormuz

Thursday, March 23, 2017

U.S. Navy commanders on Wednesday accused Iran of jeopardizing international navigation by "harassing" warships passing through the Strait of Hormuz, warning future incidents could result in miscalculation and lead to an armed clash, Reuters reported.

They commanders spoke after the U.S. aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush confronted what one of the officers described as two sets of Iranian Navy fast-attack boats that had approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel flotilla as it entered the Strait on Tuesday.


The greatest love story ever told

Thursday, March 23, 2017
The week of the tabernacle’s dedication: It takes a generous heart to welcome G-d into this world.

McCain: North Korean leader a 'crazy fat kid'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on Wednesday referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un as a “crazy fat kid”.

“China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong-Un, this crazy fat kid that’s running North Korea,” he told MSNBC’s Greta Van Susteren.


Tillerson: ISIS leader's death a matter of time

Thursday, March 23, 2017

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that the death of Islamic State (ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is only a matter of time.

"Nearly all of Abu Bakr Baghdadi's deputies are now dead, including the mastermind behind the attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere," Tillerson told a coalition meeting in Washington, according to the AFP news agency.


BDS accuses Israel of ‘repression’

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on Wednesday accused Israel of "repression" after its leader was arrested over alleged tax fraud.

Qatari-born Omar Barghouti, founder of both the BDS movement and the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion he committed tax evasion over the past decade, concealing $700,000 in earned income from tax authorities.


Did Trump associates coordinate with Russia?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, officials told CNN on Wednesday night.

One source told the network that this is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he announced earlier this week that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russia.


Watch: Eiffel Tower goes dark in solidarity with London

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The lights on the Eiffel Tower in Paris were switched off Wednesday night, in a show of solidarity with the people of London and as a mark of respect to the victims of the Westminster terrorist attack.

The event was marked at midnight on Wednesday.


Trump asked Israel to stop building outside 'blocs'

Thursday, March 23, 2017

President Donald Trump’s envoy Jason Greenblatt asked Israel to cease building in communities in Judea and Samaria located outside of the so-called “settlement blocs”, an Israeli source privy to Greenblatt’s talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told Haaretz on Wednesday.

According to the source, during the talks, which took place in Israel last week, Greenblatt made it clear that the Trump administration wants Israel to place substantial restrictions on its construction.


Israeli shot in Cleveland in stable condition

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The 30-year-old Israeli man who was shot in Cleveland this week is in stable condition at a local hospital, it was reported on Wednesday.

The Israeli was shot in the mouth and the lower part of his body, and was found by a woman looking to rent a home in the area. Police are investigating the incident.


Report: Trump transition team was under surveillance

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rep. Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Wednesday that members of Donald Trump’s transition team, possibly including Trump himself, were under inadvertent surveillance following November’s presidential election, Politico reports.

Nunes, himself a Trump transition member, held a news conference earlier in which he described the surveillance of Trump aides through what’s called “incidental collection,” something he noted was routine and legal.


British police believe London attack was Islamist-related

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mark Rowley, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, said on Wednesday night that police believe the attack in London was "Islamist-related terrorism".

Police believe they know the identity of the attacker but would not provide details at this stage, he added.

Earlier, London police said the death toll in the attack had risen to five, including the terrorist. 40 people were injured.


UN chief to visit Jordan after row over 'apartheid' report

Thursday, March 23, 2017

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will visit Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a UN report accusing Israel of “apartheid”, AFP reported Wednesday.

Guterres will arrive in Amman on Monday for talks with King Abdullah II and to visit a refugee camp ahead of the Arab League's annual summit near the Dead Sea on Wednesday, said a UN spokesman.


Chabad Hasid passes away in northern Italy

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rabbi David Stigman, a 67-year-old Chabad Hasid from Brooklyn, passed away suddenly on Wednesday during his stay near Milan in northern Italy.

ZAKA's representatives in the country are currently working to release his body and prevent an autopsy. They have transferred medical documents indicating that he suffered from heart disease, and that the incident was not criminal.

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