Latest News Briefs (Page 3)

20:17

Holocaust films dominate foreign Oscar race

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Best Foreign Language film Academy Award full of films about Holocaust, anti-Semitism,
20:14

Detention of three suspects in Rishon Letzion shooting extended

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Magistrate's Court in Rishon Lezion extended the detention of the three suspects on Wednesday night for a shooting on Margolin Street in Rishon Letzion. The incident left a 28-year-old man injured.

20:00

'End attacks on IDF soldiers'

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Politicians call for increased sentences after 3 soldiers attacked by haredi extremists in Meah Shearim.
19:43

IDF delegation to Russia- Positive experience

Thursday, September 20, 2018


In a statement released by the IDF, a spokesperson was quoted as saying:

"The IDF delegation to Moscow, led by the Commander of the IAF, Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin, has held several meetings with the Commander of the Russian Air Force, senior commanders of the Russian army and other officials of the Russian Air Force. The meetings were conducted following the agreement between the Israeli Prime Minister, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu and the Russian President, Mr. Vladimir Putin.
The Israeli officers presented the situation report regarding the downing of the Russian plane by Syrian anti-aircraft fire on Monday night, as well as the pre-mission information and the findings of the IDF's inquiry of the event. In addition, the IDF presented the ongoing Iranian attempts to establish its military presence in Syria and to transfer strategic weapons to the Hezbollah terror organization. The meetings were held in good spirits and the representatives shared a professional, open and transparent discussion on various issues. Both sides emphasized the importance of the states' interests and the continued implementation of the deconfliction system. The Israeli delegation continues its meetings and will return to Israel tomorrow morning, as planned."

Credit: IDF

19:38

Israel allocated $500mil for missiles defense programs by US Senate

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a funding bill passed by the US Senate this week, The US Senate allocated more than $500 million to Israeli missile defense programs.

19:32

Initiative to prevent terrorist early release

Thursday, September 20, 2018
MK initiates bill preventing need for committee to discuss sentence reduction requests by those tried in Judea and Samaria Military Courts.
19:32

Investigation of policemen who attacked MK Odeh in Umm Al Hiran closed

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The director of the Department for the Investigation of Police has decided Thursday to shelve the investigation into clashes between police officers and civilians near the shooting incident that took place during the evacuation of Umm al-Hiran in January 2017.

In the context of the investigation of the case, allegations were made of unnecessary spraying of pepper spray against MK Ayman Odeh and others who were in the area, as well as a complaint of injury by MK Odeh and another person as a result of the shooting of a rubber bullet at them by the police.

After examining the investigation material, it was decided to close the file regarding the spraying of pepper spray, on the grounds of lack of guilt, and regarding the injury of MK Odeh and the other person, in the absence of sufficient evidence to convict.

19:22

Lapid: Lebanon will pay heavy price for Hezbollah aggression

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In a post on Twitter, leader of the Yesh Atid Party, Yair Lapid responded to Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's speech in which he threatened Israel, MK Lapid wrote:

"If he enters a military confrontation with Israel, Hassan Nasrallah will discover the weak country of Israel he was talking about is made of steel and fire. Not only will Hezbollah be beaten, but the entire Lebanon will also pay a heavy price for Hezbollah aggression."

19:18

Jerusalem: Coming soon: Jewish construction in Nahalat Shimon

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Committee to discuss 2 plans for construction of 15 housing units in the Nahalat Shimon neighborhood on two plots owned by Jews from abroad.
18:58

NJ township to repeal ordinance barring construction of eruv

Thursday, September 20, 2018
New Jersey town agrees to repeal ban on eruv, after state officials ruled ban was discriminatory against Orthodox Jews.
18:53

Traffic on Highway 6 southbound from Beit Kama interchange

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Traffic on Highway 6 southbound from Beit Kama interchange due to a traffic accident.

18:35

Report: Three killed in Maryland shooting

Thursday, September 20, 2018

CNN reported that three people were killed and two others were injured in the shooting incident in the county of Hereford in northeastern Maryland.

18:30

PM test runs Jerusalem-Tel Aviv train

Thursday, September 20, 2018
'Historic moment in link between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.'
18:21

Elbit Systems scores contract worth $173 million

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Elbit Systems has won a 5-year contract to supply an unnamed Asian-pacific nation with remote controlled naval weapon stations (RCWS) that will come armed with 12.7mm machine guns. The contract is worth $173 million.;

18:15

Netanyahu to Hezbollah: 'Provoke Israel and we'll hit you harder than you can imagine'

Thursday, September 20, 2018
PM responds to boasts by Hezbollah leader, says Israel won't hesitate to respond to terror group's provocations. 'Think twice about it.'
18:07

Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In response to a speech by the leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said:

"I heard the words that came from Hezbollah, and it came from the same person who said after 2006 that if he knew what Israel's response would be to the kidnapping of our three soldiers, he would consider twice whether to do so, Because if he confronts us, he will get a blow that he can not even imagine.
As for our relations with Russia, I spoke with President Putin on the eve of Yom Kippur, just before the holiday began.
On behalf of the citizens of Israel, I expressed my sorrow for the deaths of 15 Russian aircrew members whose plane was shot down by Syrian fire. I told him that the root of the problem was Iran's attempt to use Syrian territory for attacks against Israel and to arm our enemies like Hezbollah. I told him that we had the right to self-defense, and yet it was very important to maintain the security coordination between Israel and Russia, so I decided to send the commander of the air force, Major General Amikam Norkin, to Moscow. To continue to protect our citizens, while maintaining cooperation between the two countries. "

18:03

MK Leah Fadida: Regev's term to be remembered as embarrassment

Thursday, September 20, 2018

MK Leah Fadida (Zionist Union) criticized Minister of Culture and sport Miri Regev saying:

"Regev boasts that throughout her tenure she has worked to strengthen the periphery. The problem is that in her view, strengthening the periphery must come at the same time as silencing voices. The opposite is true: the periphery becomes the periphery precisely when it is not allowed to express itself properly. Regev's term in the Ministry of Culture will be remembered in Israeli history not only as an embarrassing curiosity but also as a period that caused real damage to Israeli culture."

18:03

'Thief saw us and just went into shock'

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Yom Kippur eve: Arabs steal flock from Israeli town in Samaria. Volunteers called despite fast, conduct searches, recover part of flock.
17:48

Irish PM: Britain promised new border proposal

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Reuters reported that reland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said that Britians Prime Minister, Theresa May promised she would make new proposals on the post-Brexit Irish border but presented nothing in writing.

17:36

'Horrific' shooting in Maryland, multiple victims reported

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Police say situation not yet contained after mass shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland.
17:34

Two injured in car accident near Almog Junction

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Two people were injured, one moderately and one lightly in a traffic accident near the Almog junction on Road 1. Paramedics gave them medical treatment and evacuated them to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem.

17:25

Shooting in Aberdeen Maryland, multiple victims

Thursday, September 20, 2018

CNN reported that authorities are responding to a shooting in Aberdeen, Maryland.

The shooting reportedly involves multiple victims.

17:22

Turkey fines Google

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Reuters reported that Turkey fined Google 93 million Turkish Lira ($15 million) for violating the country's competition laws with its mobile software sales.

17:18

Murderer's son leads Temple Mount riots

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Shin Bet. police uncover group of young Arabs from eastern Jerusalem who led violent confrontations on the Temple Mount.
17:16

New salary agreement for Bar Ilan and Hebrew U junior staff

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ynet reported that the committee of University heads announced that they have signed a new wage agreement with junior staff at Bar-Ilan and Hebrew Universities, which will be in effect until 2022. The agreement calls for a wage raise for junior employees of an average of 10.5%.

17:05

Macron: UK Brexit proposals's "unacceptable"

Thursday, September 20, 2018

AFP reported that French President Emanuel Macron has called British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit proposals "unacceptable".

16:59

Report: Romania promised PA not to move embassy to Jerusalem

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Palestinian ambassador in Romania received a promise that Romania would not transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. This was reported in by Chadashot 10.

16:55

Construction in Beit El finally underway

Thursday, September 20, 2018
After a decade of promises, construction begins on 300 housing units PM pledged for years in Samaria community.
16:45

Arab public meets with Pres of UN Human Rights Council

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The High Follow-Up Committee delegation to the United Nations headquarters in Geneva on Thursday met with the President of the UN Human Rights Council and the United Nations High Commissioner for National Minorities.

The members of the delegation asked the two senior UN officials to promote the handling of the complaint filed against the National Law.

The delegation also met with the Secretary General of the Union of Parliaments International, Martin Wollongong, and requested that the EU examine the complaint against the national law legislation's '' racist and discriminatory 'Committee which contradicts the principles of international law, and look at the complaint filed by the Joint List Party regarding restrictions on the political activity of Arab Knesset members."

16:36

Nahariya trains canceled in preparation for Jerusalem line.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In preparation for the opening of the express train line to Jerusalem, lines were cut to Nahariya and the direct line from Nahariya to Beer Sheva was canceled.

Nahariya Mayor Orna Starkman has received requests from dozens of residents, mostly soldiers, and students, who are furious at the cancellation of the lines to Nahariya.

"This leads to damage to the studies and livelihood of the residents of the north. To this, we must add the huge traffic jams in the region and we have been neglected and this creates a problem that has no solution for 600,000 residents. The transportation minister and the government are talking about a plan with a face to the north, and in the meantime, they seem to be turning their backs, "Starkman added.

16:29

Amendment to allow State to refuse funding to inciters

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Culture Minister, Finance Minister push amendment allowing gov't to refuse funding to groups which seek to undermine the State of Israel.
16:28

Arab from Umm al-Fahm arrested for incitement on social media

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Haaretz reported that Raja Agbaria, a resident of Umm al-Fahem was arrested for supporting a terror attack on Temple Mount by residents of the Northern Arab city, writing in a post:

"The city will accompany the Shahids on their last journey, with the greatest pride."

16:18

Report: Iran did not expect Israel to attack Latakia

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat reports that intelligence sources in Iran did not believe that Israel would attack Latakia because of the presence of a significant Russian in the region.

According to the report, Iran established several warehouses and factories in Latakia where weapons were developed and manufactured.

16:05

Safety tips for Sukkot

Thursday, September 20, 2018
United Hatzalah emergency medics present safety guidelines for the upcoming Sukkot holiday, to prevent injuries during sukkah-building.
16:05

Russian FM: We have launched investigation into downing of aircraft

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Russian Foreign Ministry is calling on Israel to conduct another investigation into the Russian aircraft's downing from Syrian anti-aircraft fire.

15:48

PM: Israel will use all its might if war forced upon us

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Netanyahu says Israel hoping to prevent break major conflict - but adds IDF prepared to use all of its might if war becomes inevitable.
15:43

Euro strengthens, Dollar unchanged

Thursday, September 20, 2018

at the closing of trading today, the exchange rate between the dollar and shekel remained unchanged at NIS 3.583.

The euro gained 0.474% and its exchange rate stands at NIS 4.197.

15:38

Minister Erdan establishes committee on gun licensing process

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Minister of Public Security Gilad Erdan ordered the establishment of a monitoring and implementation committee to monitor and examine the procedure for receiving and renewing a firearms license.

This is in addition to the expansion of the criteria for holding licensed firearms and upgrading the qualification process, and the training of applicants and holders of arms licenses.

15:37

Hamas members who instigated riot on Temple Mount arrested

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A group of young people from East Jerusalem, who led violent confrontations on Temple Mount on July 27, after Friday prayers, was arrested as part of a Shin Bet investigation conducted in recent weeks in cooperation with the Israel Police.

At the same time, a group of terrorists was shown to have purchase fireworks, which were later were smuggled onto Temple Mount and used to attack security forces in the area at the end of Friday prayers.

Four policemen were injured in the violent incidents.

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