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This Jewish woman's research may save millions of lives

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Is this shomer-Shabbat 'inventor scientist' about to discover a cure for antibiotic-resistant bacteria?


MK Glick: Amona cannot be saved

Thursday, December 08, 2016
MK Yehuda Glick calls on right-wing activists not to resist the evacuation of Amona, says clashes with security forces would be harmful.


Neo-Nazi posters hung at Emerson College

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Posters promoting a white supremacist organization were discovered in a lecture hall and a student residence at Emerson College.


'The Prime Minister is only interested in staying in power'

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Gush Etzion resident who lost child to terrorist attack says PM more concerned with staying in power than helping Israeli citizens.


1 dead in double bus crash in Jerusalem's Bar Ilan intersection

Thursday, December 08, 2016
1 person killed, at least 8 injured as buses, private cars collide in large traffic accident in congested Jerusalem intersection.


Amona residents: The evacuation is scheduled for Saturday night

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Residents of embattled town call upon supporters to make their way to Amona, prepare for planned evictions on Saturday night.


PM: Push for Britain to apologize for Balfour shows why no peace

Thursday, December 08, 2016
PM Netanyahu says PA campaign to force Britain to apologize for Balfour Declaration further proof it is not willing to accept Jewish State.


Last Jew forced to counterfeit by Nazis dead at 99

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Adolf Burger, a Holocaust survivor who was forced by the Nazis to counterfeit British banknotes during WWII, has died at the age of 99.


Watch: First Israeli F-35i refuels on its way to Israel

Thursday, December 08, 2016
IDF prepares to receive its first F-35i stealth fighter next week.


Son of 'Sopranos' actor arrested for spray-painting swastika

Thursday, December 08, 2016
The son of Sopranos star Michael Imperioli was arrested for spray-painting a swastika on a college campus in New York State.


Death threats sent to parents of Jewish school shooting victim

Thursday, December 08, 2016
A Florida woman was arrested for threatening the parents of a Jewish boy killed in the in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.


Massive car accident in Jerusalem's Bar Ilan intersection

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Multiple injuries as buses, private cars collide in large traffic accident in congested Jerusalem intersection.


'We have patience, our conflict is still young'

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely says conflict with Arabs 'young' compared to other conflicts with lasted centuries.


Orthodox leaders slam popular 'Kiruv' rabbi

Thursday, December 08, 2016
16 prominent figures in Orthodox community pen letter warning against 'dangerous' approach of Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi.


Israel, Greece and Cyprus agree to cooperate on wildfires

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Israel, Greece and Cyprus have agreed to fight wildfires together, as well as cooperating on natural gas production.


From Efrat to the North Pole

Thursday, December 08, 2016
A resident of Efrat seeks to be the first Israeli to enter the Fjällräven Polar dog-sledding competition near the North Pole.


Ex-Shas MK identified as suspect in sex-for-votes scandal

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Former Shas MK Amnon Cohen identified as suspect arrested in bribery case involving sexual favors provided in exchange for Knesset votes.


Jerusalem rabbi suspected of raping high school student

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Jerusalem rabbi remanded in custody on suspicion of having sexually assualted student when she was 14 years old. He denies the charges.


Shooting, kidnapping attacks foiled in Gush Etzion

Thursday, December 08, 2016

It was disclosed, Thursday, that an operation of the Shabak Israel Security Agency in cooperation with the police and Israel Defense Forces uncovered an extensive Hamas infrastructure which worked to carry out shooting and abduction attacks for the purpose of capturing a bargaining chip. Many weapons were seized, including two Kalashnikov rifles, three handguns, a shotgun, long and short M16s, ammunition and clips.

In preparation for the attack, members of the network from Surif and Hevron observed Israeli forces in Surif. Among the main parties is a terrorist Ibrahim Abdullah Ghanimat of Surif, born in 1958 and serving a life sentence for his involvement in deadly attacks in the '90s, including the kidnapping and murder of soldier Sharon Edri. The network sought the bargaining chip to free him. Indictments are expected in the coming days.


Minister Gamliel: We'll defeat BDS with online training

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel, who leads the Israeli national digital initiative, announced, Thursday, that she will extend assistance in providing digital platforms for online trading to small and medium-sized businesses in Judea and Samaria.

Speaking at the founding of the Binyamin Council Region's business forum, Gamliel said, "This is another step in our overall war against the boycott movement. We must not give up. A digital world that allows online trading can beat the BDS. In the last five months we have helped more than 80 small and medium businesses in Judea and Samaria. In 2017-2018, I will increase the support and we'll reach many hundred more. It is important to the Israeli economy. It is important to the security and status of Israel."


Sanctions at Abarbanel Mental Health Center Sunday

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Nurses at the Yehuda Abarbanel Mental Health Center in Bat Yam, south of Tel Aviv, will be taking organizational steps, starting Sunday, in protest of the lack of additional staff, according to Channel 2 Television.

Under the sanctions, new patients will not be accepted and there will be no ECT treatments.


'How to save Amona? Annex it!'

Thursday, December 08, 2016
A political analyst offers a simple suggestion, based on the law that government can annex any territory – free of Supreme Court review.


Derech Haim movement campaigns against High Court

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Movement that aims to integrate Torah into government campaigns against High Court. \'This is immoral, undemocratic and certainly un-Jewish.\'


Police raid Jerusalem DFLP incitement station

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Police raided, Thursday morning, an office on Salah Ad-Din Street in Jerusalem, which was suspected of illegal use by the Democratic Front terror group.

Among other things, the communications station was used for disseminating incitement content.


Radio: National politics in transition

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Listen to the weekly summary of what is happening behind the scenes in American politics.


Bitan: Amona residents want a crisis at all costs

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Coalition Chairman David Bitan says Amona residents originally suggested absentee properties.


PM: Add more countries to multinational emergency force

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Following his meeting on Thursday with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsiparas and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced the three countries had agreed to promote regional multinational rescue and emergency forces which the three countries will form.

Netanyahu continued, "However, we would like to add other countries to the joint command center for emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, floods and others. We want to plan the structure of the force and share this mission among the various countries, which would greatly help security and assuring the lives of the citizens of all countries here in the region as well as in other countries."


Israel's German submarine builder hacked in February

Thursday, December 08, 2016

German company ThyssenKrupp, which is building submarines for Israel, announced, Thursday, that information on projects and trade secrets were stolen in a "large" cyberattack by a Far Eastern country in February.

The attack was discovered about two months later. Company officials said, "Sensitive technologies, such as the marine division responsible for manufacturing submarines were not damaged during the breach."


Foreign residents to benefit from public transport subsidies.

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Tourists with a temporary resident visa will also benefit from public transport subsidies like Israelis.


Prosecutors to oppose parole for Katzav

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Prosecutors will oppose early release for former president Moshe Katzav at a hearing of the parole board on Sunday, according to Channel 10 Television. Katzav is serving seven years for rape and other offenses.

Police are also opposed. Sources in the State Prosecutor's Office said Katzav still feels he is the victim in the case. At the same time Katzav has received treatment for those who deny any wrongdoing and officials involved in the program will testify for parole, explaining that Katzav is interested in continuing the treatment after his release.

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