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Nazareth Christmas celebrations cancelled over Trump

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Mayor Ali Salam of Nazareth has announced the cancellation of the city's Christmas celebrations in protest of United State President Donald Trump's declaration that he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.


Katzav appeals decision not to cancel his house arrest

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former President Moshe Katzav has appealed to a district court against the parole board's decision not to cancel house arrest.

The parole board claims that the date for canceling even some of Katzav's parole conditions has not yet matured.


Argentina Jewish federation elects first female president

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Federation of Argentinian Jewish centers elects first female president.

Beit Shemesh attempts to remove 'modesty' signs

Thursday, December 14, 2017
For the second time in a week, Beit Shemesh's municipality removes "modesty" signs, only to find them immediately replaced.

Teva employees demonstrate and block roads

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Hundreds of employees of Teva Pharmaceuticals, which will announce, this afternoon, its plan to lay off thousands of workers, are demonstrating outside the gates of the factory in Kiryat Shmona and demanding that the government intervene in the crisis. News 2 reports the workers, accompanied by local Histadrut Labor Federation chairman Yona Partok, will leave for a protest march on Route 99, which is expected to be joined by residents of the city and the surrounding area.

At the same time, workers at the Teva Tech plant at Neot Hovav, south of Be'er Sheva', will leave at 11:00 am for a protest at the gates of the factory, accompanied by local Histadrut chairman Meir Babayof.


10 PA illegals arrested in Raanana

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Police arrested 10 Palestinian Authority residents this morning at a construction site in Raanana's Neve Zemer neighborhood because they lacked permits to be outside the PA.

The detainees were taken in for questioning.


Pence Knesset speech postponed

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Knesset has canceled a special session scheduled for Monday with United States Vice President Mike Pence, following the postponement of his visit to Israel because of a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's tax reform.

A new date for the meeting will be determined after the final date of Pence's landing in Israel is decided.


77 arrested in the riots over the Trump announcement

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Seventy-seven people have been arrested on suspicion of taking an active part in violent riots during the last few days since the declaration by United States President Donald Trump that he is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The arrests were executec during raids on houses in eastern Jerusalem villages.


Free programming studies for women

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Haim Katz has instructed his ministry to open an extensive program to learn programming for women aged 18 and over at no charge to encourage women from different backgrounds to integrate into high-paying core positions in the high-tech industry in Israel. The ministry's research data attests to the significant under-representation of women in high-tech in general and in core jobs in particular, which constitute the largest group underrepresented in Israeli high-tech.

The training will be conducted as part of a joint venture established by the ministry with "She codes", which will complete the construction of 40 centers throughout the country within three years. The main quantitative goals of the project are to train at least 4,440 women during that time, and to place more than half of them in the industry. In addition, the project will focus on directing young women to academic studies in the field of high-tech, and the target is about 180 high-tech students among the graduates of the project.


Condition of stabbed security guard stablizing

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Shaarei Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem reported, Thursday morning, stabilization in the condition of the security guard who was stabbed in the attack at Jerusalem's Central Bus Station on Sunday.

His condition continues to be serious and he is still sedated and on a respirator in the intensive care unit.


Family of Mumbai terror victims approved for home in Israel

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Israel approves the parents of a Chabad emissary murdered in the 2008 Mumbai attack for a state-owned apartment, paving the way for their move to Israel.

Apparent murder-suicide of Israelis in Texas

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Authorities believe 42-year-old Yariv Kaplan, an Israeli living in Texas who was involved in a custody dispute over his 9-year-old daughter, shot her before turning the gun on himself in their suburban Austin home on Monday.

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Petach Tikva Man found unconscious and in serious condition

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A man about the age of 65 was found a little while ago unconscious on Tzvi Shor Street in Petah Tikva. Magen David Adom medics arrived at the scene, gave him initial treatment and evacuated him in serious condition to Beilinson Hospital.

The circumstances of the incident are being examined.


Another Arab arson attempt outside Yitzhar

Thursday, December 14, 2017

For the third time this week, Arab youths came from the school in the neighboring Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Urif and tried to set a fire along the road leading up to the Jewish community of Yitzhar on Thursday morning.

Yitzhar residents who saw what was going on called security forces and the community's rapid-response team.


Israeli company will treat bunions worldwide

Thursday, December 14, 2017
ILTV speaks with Rafi Herzog, who presents his company "Cycla Orthopedics", which has found a treatment for bunions.

MK Yechimovich to Treasurer: Intervene in Teva crisis

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Chairwoman Shelly Yechimovich of the Knesset State Control Committee is calling on Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to intervene immediately in the crisis at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, which is expected to announce the dismissal of 3,000 of its 7,000 employees in Israel.

The Zionist Union lawmaker said, "The Treasurer's ignoring and evasion of the current economic and social crisis is puzzling and outrageous, especially given the fact that only he and the chairman of the Histadrut [Labor Federation] have effective tools to create a balance of terror that will make it clear to Teva that its violent conduct will cost it dearly."


IDF: Anything less than total quiet is unacceptable

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Spokesman Ronen Manelis of the Israel Defense Forces has responded to the continued firing of rockets from Gaza toward southern communities by saying "Anything less than total quiet is simply unacceptable."

Writing this morning on the IDF's Twitter account, the brigadier general said, "The IDF's goal is that by the end of 2018 there will be no underground infrastructure that penetrates into Israel. We are doing everything we can so that the quiet will return."


Ya'alon: Teva does not understand its social and moral obligation

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Former minister Moshe Ya'alon said on Thursday, that the management of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries does not understand its social and moral obligations."

Referring to the company's late chairman of the board in response to the expected layoff of 3,000 of Teva's 7,000 workers in Israel, "By Eli Hurwitz this wold not have happened, He concluded that Teva "must set a personal example and [show] a clear preference for workers in Israel."


MK Shai: Hamas gradually dragging Israel into confrontation

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Member of Knesset Nachman Shai (Zionist Union) responded on Wednesday night to the ongoing rocket fire from Gaza by saying, "Hamas is gradually dragging Israel into a confrontation." The retired military spokesman explained that Hamas is "dictating the pace and initiating while Israel is dragged in."

A member of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Dr. Shai said, "At the beginning of this kind of confrontation, we must respond firmly and aggressively. Israel, especially the residents of the Gaza vicinity, cannot permit themselves a war of attrition now." He concluded, "We must act firmly and quickly and take the initiative from Hamas and set a high price for it."


Pence visit to Israel to be delayed a few days

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The visit to Israel by United Stats Vice President Mike Pence has been postponed a few days due to the Senate vote on President Donald Trump's tax reform. Pence was expected to arrive on Sunday, but will probably land in Israel on Wednesday.

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Saudi Foreign Minister: We oppose Trump on Jerusalem

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that his country condemned the decision by United States President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and denied claims that there was Saudi support for the move.

Interviewed by France 24 TV, Al-Jubeir also denied that the Saudis had pressured Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to either accept a US peace initiative or resign. Jubeir said he believed the Trump administration still intended to propose a peace plan and that such a plan envisioned a two-state solution, according to information shared by US officials.


Watch: Schoolkids create world's largest human menorah

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Students at a New Jersey school break the world record for largest human menorah.

Teva to unveil its recovery program today

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Embattled Israel generic-drug  giant Teva is expected to unveil its recovery plan on Thursday.

At the center of the program, formulated by new CEO, Kare Schultz, is the dismissal of 3,000 of the company's 7,000 workers in Israel.


Egyptian: No interest in confronting the US or Israel

Thursday, December 14, 2017

An Egyptian official has told Yisrael Hayom that his country had no interest in confronting the United States, against the backdrop of US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, even though representatives of the member states of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation have attacked Israel and President Donald Trump.

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Friends of Zion Museum gives Trump Friend of Zion Award

Thursday, December 14, 2017

United States President Donald Trump received the Friends of Zion Award from founder Mike Evans of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem at a ceremony at the White House this week.

The event was attended by faith leaders representing more than 150 million Christians around the world.


Labor-court hearing today on Ashdod port strike

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Be'er Sheva District Labor Court will hold a hearing today on the Ashdod Port Authority's request to order a halt to the strike which was started yesterday by the work managers and employees of the company's operating sector.

As a result of the strike, the operation of the port was stopped.


Anti-incitement raids in Judea and Samaria

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ahead of the anniversary of the founding of the Hamas terrorist organization, the Israel Defense Forces raided Al-Quds University in the Jerusalem-area Palestinian Authority village of Abu-Dis and Bir Zeit University in the Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Beit Zeit as part of a campaign against incitement.

In addition, the forces raided a printing press and a propaganda distribution center in the city of Hevron, which produced inciting materials for terror. In the framework of the activity, flyers, flags, posters and materials inciting to terrorism were confiscated.

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8 wanted terror suspects arrested

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Israel Defense Forces arrested eight people, Wednesday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed against Israeli targets.

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


UK Labour leader says he opposes BDS

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour party, said Wednesday he does not support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, but does back targeted action against Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

Corbyn’s spokesman clarified the Labour leader’s position after a cabinet split emerged over the issue when Kate Osamor, the shadow development secretary, publicly backed BDS, according to a report in The Guardian.


Armenia - the next place for Israeli investors?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Attorney Tsvi Kan-Tor, Chair of the Israel-Armenia Chamber of Commerce, says that Israeli investors should turn their focus to Armenia.


Hamas: We will liberate 'occupied Tel Aviv'

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Hamas terrorist organization declared on Wednesday that “Al-Quds [in its entirety] is the eternal capital of Palestine, not its eastern or western part, and is an Arabic Islamic city.”

The statement, released in honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, is in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


Hazan to Edelstein: Wake up before it's too late

Thursday, December 14, 2017

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday that he was no longer surprised by the statements made by Arab MKs against Israel, but also urged Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to take action.

Hazan was responding to remarks made by MK Jamal Zahalka (Joint List), who said in a television interview he “would rather die than sing the Israeli national anthem” and said the Israeli flag “is worse than a rag.”


Danon: PA doing all it can to avoid negotiations

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday criticized the statement by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

“The Palestinian Authority is doing all it can to avoid any chance for negotiations and is actively thwarting initiatives towards reconciliation,” Ambassador Danon said.


The roots of the Palestinian incitement in school textbooks‏

Thursday, December 14, 2017
David Schulberg talks to Miriam F. Elman about the problem of the new Palestinian Authority textbooks that teach the "goal of the death”.

Histadrut calls strike over Teva cuts

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Histadrut trade union has called a nationwide strike for Sunday following reports that troubled drug giant Teva Pharmaceutical Industries will cut thousands of jobs.

Histadrut chair Avi Nissenkorn said the strike against the "shameful" cuts would last for several hours.


Report: Swedish synagogue attackers are Syrian and Palestinian

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Swedish police on Wednesday extended the arrests of two of the three suspects who were arrested in connection with Saturday’s firebomb attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg, Israel’s Channel 10 News reported.

The police say at least ten people took part in the attack, but it is not clear at this stage whether there will be further arrests.


State Department: Now isn't the time to talk to North Korea

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The State Department said Wednesday that the United States would be open to talking to North Korea "when the time is right" but that it could not happen now because Pyongyang has shown no sign of a willingness to halt its missile and nuclear testing, Reuters reported.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said there would first have to be a "period of calm" in which Pyongyang suspends testing before any negotiations could begin.


Attacker of kosher Amsterdam restaurant fought in Syria

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The man whom Dutch police released hours after he attacked a kosher restaurant while waving a Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flag reportedly is a Damascus-born ex-combatant in Syria’s civil war, JTA reported Wednesday, citing the Dutch news site GeenStijl.

The site identified the perpetrator of the December 7 attack in southern Amsterdam as Saleh Ali, who has said that he participated in the war fighting against the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group.


Does your retirement plan ready you for any situation?

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Make sure your financial plan accounts for what you don't want to happen.

IDF strikes Hamas targets in Gaza

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Israel Air Force on Wednesday night attacked three targets in Gaza belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization and which serve as training and storage sites for weapons.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that the airstrike was in retaliation for the rocket fire on communities in southern Israel on Wednesday evening.

"The State of Israel will not allow any attempts to harm its citizens and will continue to protect them and its sovereignty in a sharp and decisive manner," the statement said.

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