Latest News Briefs (Page 3)

04:44

Corbyn: Labour government would recognize 'Palestine'

Monday, June 25, 2018

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said in a tweet that a Labour-led government would recognize “Palestine” as a state, JTA reported Sunday.

Corbyn’s tweet came while on a tour of camps in Jordan for Syrian and people registered as Palestinian refugees as part of his first international trip outside of Europe since becoming Labour leader in 2015.

04:15

Saudi Arabia intercepts missiles fired by Houthis

Monday, June 25, 2018

Saudi air defenses on Sunday intercepted two missiles over Riyadh that had been fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, AFP reported, citing state media.

"Two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels were intercepted over Riyadh," state-run Al-Ekhbariya television said, without specifying whether there were any casualties or damage.

03:42

United Torah Judaism to remain in coalition

Monday, June 25, 2018

MK Menachem Eliezer Moses, chairman of the United Torah Judaism Parliamentary Group, said on Sunday that the haredi UTJ is not expected to quit the coalition after the new draft bill is approved by the Knesset in its first reading.

"Tomorrow a new committee will be formed in which [UTJ MK] Uri Maklev will likely be a member. The law will be approved in its first reading and that's fine. By the time it reaches its third reading it will either be corrected or it will not pass,” Moses told the haredi radio station Kol Barama.

03:13

Can Israel be World Lacrosse champions?

Monday, June 25, 2018
Do you know that World Lacrosse championships take place in Israel?
02:38

Turkey's electoral board: Erdogan has won the presidential election

Monday, June 25, 2018

Turkey’s election authority chief confirmed a short while ago that incumbent Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had won the country’s presidential election in the first round.

The announcement came after 97.7% of the votes had been counted. Erdogan had won 52.5% of the vote, thus preventing a run-off.

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02:14

Abbas, Haniyeh congratulate Erdogan

Monday, June 25, 2018

PA chairman and Hamas leader congratulate Turkish President on his reelection.

01:42

Erdogan opponent concedes defeat

Monday, June 25, 2018

Muharrem Ince, who challenged Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Turkish presidency, conceded defeat on Sunday night.

"It was not fair competition, but Erdogan won," he said.

01:14

Panic in Tel Aviv

Monday, June 25, 2018

A surprise exercise at the Camp Rabin military base caused a panic in Tel Aviv on Sunday evening. The exercise was held in cooperation with military and civilian security forces.

As part of the exercise, an alarm was sounded from the base. The alarm was heard throughout Tel Aviv, causing panic among many residents, who called the police.

00:43

Police officer attacked in Netivot

Monday, June 25, 2018

An off-duty police officer was attacked in the yard of a home in Netivot on Sunday evening, suffering light injuries.

The suspect in the attack was arrested.

00:15

IAF gets new 'Adir' aircraft

Monday, June 25, 2018

Three additional “Adir” (F-35I) aircraft landed on Sunday in the Nevatim Airbase, southeast of Be’er Sheva, and joined the ranks of the IAF’s 140th (“Golden Eagle”) Squadron.

In a short while, the aircraft will begin taking part in the IAF’s operational activity.

23:46

Head of Turkish Jewish community congratulates Erdogan

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Ishak Ibrahim Zadeh, the head of the Turkish Jewish community, on Sunday evening congratulated President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his victory in the country’s elections.

Erdogan won the election with a projected 52.8% of the vote after 95% of the ballots had been counted on Sunday night.

23:19

ANALYSIS: How Iran hijacked the Iraqi elections

Sunday, June 24, 2018
The new Shiite-dominated pro-Iran government will most likely have negative repercussions for US-Iraqi relations.
22:40

Erdogan projected the winner in Turkish elections

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Turkish President Recep Erdogan projected to win reelection with 52.8% of the vote.
22:18

The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel

Sunday, June 24, 2018
The Rabbanim Are Calling on Klal Yisroel: Help Us Save a Group of Orphans From Tragedy.
22:16

IDF cordons off Arab village in manhunt for gunman

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The IDF has cordoned off the village of Beit Fajr in Gush Etzion as part of a manhunt after the gunman that opened fire on Kibbutz Migdal Oz.

22:14

New director for academy which lost 10 students

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Shira Etting, reserve IDF helicopter pilot, tapped to lead pre-military academy where 10 students drowned in hike in the Negev.
22:13

Trump: Evangelicals more appreciative than Jews of embassy move

Sunday, June 24, 2018

President Trump tells Mike Huckabee that 'Evangelical Christians even more appreciative of Jerusalem embassy move than Jews'.

22:01

Chief Sephardic Rabbi congratulates Herzog on becoming Jewish Agency director

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef spoke Sunday with the incoming Jewish Agency Chairman, MK Isaac Herzog, urged him to work for the Jewish people and fight assimilation. Herzog thanked him for his blessing and said that "for many years I have been working on various matters to reach unit for the Jewish people."

21:56

"We can't keep playing firefighter'

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel tours Gaza envelope, plants trees where mortars and fires caused destruction.
21:41

Report: Arab student tried to ignite Israel flag at the Technion

Sunday, June 24, 2018

An Israeli-Arab student at the Technion in Haifa tried to ignite an Israeli flag, Channel 20 reported. Police have opened an investigation.

21:29

Rabbis, imams hold joint bike ride to combat anti-Semitism

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Interfaith tandem bicycle ride held in Berlin in show of mutual respect and opposition to anti-Semitism.
21:21

Israel's air force gets 3 more F-35s

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Three more F-35 'Adir' fighter jets landed at Nevatim Air Base on Sunday. The planes are expected to be ready for operational activity in the near future.

21:12

Trump: Expel illegal immigrants 'without judges or court cases'

Sunday, June 24, 2018
US President says current immigration system 'unfair' to legal immigrants, immigration should be based on merit.
21:10

Netanyahu: The future belongs to someone who can innovate and create new technology editing

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in the Conference on Innovation and Competitiveness in the Business Sector of the Organization of American States, at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.

"Everything becomes technological and I do not believe it is entirely true. I do not think the technology will ever be able to reproduce the thrilling poetry in the Bible, Shakespeare or Cervantes, but it penetrates every area," Netanyahu said. "Everything becomes technological, not the human spirit, but everything becomes technological. Therefore, the future belongs to those who can innovate and create new technology, and new technology creates a demand of its own. "

According to the prime minister, "New technology creates its own industries, the wealth of itself. It not only satisfies existing requirements, it creates new requirements and therefore creates new wealth. The future belongs to the newcomer."

20:53

Regev fires back at newly-elected Jewish Agency Director Herzog

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev (Likud) fired back after incoming Jewish Agency Chairman MK Isaac Herzog alleged that the current government had mishandled relations with diaspora Jewry.

"Herzog has not yet taken up his post and is already handing out grades to cabinet ministers in their attitude toward Diaspora Jewry. His party chairman was the one who claimed that "the Left forgot what it means to be Jews," said Regev, invoking Avi Gabbay's controversial statements earlier this year.

20:35

Chief Rabbi calls to jail 'Get' refusers

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Israel's Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau said at a conference on Sunday that the Jewish State should make use of provisions in the law allowing it to jail 'Get' refusers. According to the rabbi, the measure was not designed to punish, but to pressure one who was preventing his wife from getting a Jewish divorce.

20:27

Turkish election: Early results: Erdogan leads by wide margin

Sunday, June 24, 2018
With 40% of the vote counted, Turkish president leads closest rival by 57-28%. New presidential powers to take effect following election.
20:23

IDF reveals how Hamas uses arson terrorists

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Hamas terror group is orchestrating wave of incendiary bomb and kite attacks on Israel, say IDF officials.
20:11

2 soldiers still hospitalized after Saturday's ramming attack in Bethlehem

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Two female soldiers remain hospitalized after they were run over by a Palestinian Arab near Bethlehem on Saturday. The additional two that were wounded have been released.

20:03

Terrorists open fire on Israeli vehicle south of Jerusalem

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Shooting attack on Israeli car in Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem. No casualties reported.
20:02

Bulgaria will open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Bulgaria will open an honorary consulate in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday at the weekly Cabinet meeting that he spoke the previous night with his counterpart, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who informed him of the decision.

Borisov visited Israel earlier this month, meeting with Netanyahu and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Jerusalem.

Netanyahu reported that Borisov told him that the honorary consulate will not deal only with Bulgarian affairs in Jerusalem, but with Bulgarian affairs in the entire State of Israel.

JTA

20:00

Sara Netanyahu calls fraud charges 'baseless and incomprehensible'

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Prime Minister Netanyahu's wife Sara addressed her indictment for fraud and breach of trust for the first time on Sunday and strenuously denied the charges. "For the first time in Israel and around the world, a leader's wife is prosecuted for food trays," she said.

19:51

MK Yehudah Glick on hunger strike for 13 days

Sunday, June 24, 2018
Likud MK continues hunger strike to demand Finance Minister raise taxes on rolling tobacco, end 'circle of death' of smoking.
19:48

None injured after shots fired at Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A short while ago, a shooting attack towards an Israeli vehicle was attempted adjacent to Kibbutz Migdal Oz, southwest of Bethlehem. No injuries were reported and no damage was caused. IDF troops are searching the area.

19:40

IDF confirms it attacked Gaza cell responsible for launching firebomb balloons into Israel

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A short while ago, an IAF aircraft targeted a wagon used by the members of the Hamas terror organization to prepare arson and explosive balloons in the northern Gaza Strip with the intention of launching them into Israeli territory.

19:35

Bulgaria to open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Sunday, June 24, 2018
PM says Bulgaria committed to opening 'honorary consulate' in J'lem. 'I hope this will lead to opening of embassy in Jerusalem.'
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