Latest News Briefs (Page 4)


Musician Yitzhak Klepter in serious but stable condition

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Tel Aviv's Ichilov Hospital reported this morning that musician Yitzhak Klepter was in the general intensive care unit, anesthetized and in serious but stable condition.

Klepter was admitted on Wednesday evening for pneumonia.


Meretz to select new leadership today

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Meretz party will hold elections today to select new leadership.

The central contest is between Member of Knesset Tamar Zandberg and former director-general Avi Bouskila of Peace Now. Polls will be open from noon until 10:00 pm.


Victim of Kfar Saba-area accident dies of injuries

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A 27-year-old woman has been pronouncd dead at Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikva as a result of injuries suffered in a Wednesday-evening accident between a car and a commercial vehicle on Route 55 next to the Neve Yemin Junction near Kfar Saba.

Five other people were injured in the accident. The police have opened an investigation


Terror funds seized in the village of Yatta

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces, in cooperation with the Shin Bet Israel Security Agency, have seized about 100,000 shekels in terrorist money in the Hevron Hills Palestinian Authority village of Yatta.

The seizure took place during a search as part of an ongoing campaign against the funds used for terrorism.


11 wanted terror suspects arrested

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces arrested eleven people, Wednesday evening in Judea and Samaria, who were wanted on suspicion of involvement in terror and violent disorders directed at Israeli targets.

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


Hamas: Abbas no longer a legitimate leader

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ahmad Bahar, the deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council and one of the leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization, on Wednesday accused Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas of an improper takeover of power and said he had lost the legal validity to his status as leader.

"Abbas's term in office ended in 2009 and therefore he has lost the legal and constitutional basis and is considered to be stealing power which is illegal and unconstitutional," said Bahar in an interview with the Hamas-affiliated Felesteen newspaper.


Khamenei: We've neutralized American plans in the Middle East

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday said his country has neutralized U.S. plans in the Middle East.

"Those who interfere in all the affairs of the world protest and ask: 'Why does Iran intervene in the affairs of Iraq and Syria?' What is it to you? The Islamic Republic of Iran has succeeded in neutralizing U.S. plans in the region," he said in a speech marking Nowruz, the Persian New Year, according to AFP.


Yehonatan Geffen in trouble again

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Israeli poet Yehonatan Geffen caused a new firestorm on Wednesday after he said in an interview with Hadashot TV that he understands people who become “shaheeds” (martyrs in Arabic).

"If for 50 years, every day, they would knock on my door and enter my home with an Uzi, if my children were arrested on a daily basis...I can understand them...the first suicide terrorist was a Jew and he was Samson the hero. I don’t know how crazy you can get when you’ve been a refugee for 50 years," Geffen claimed.


Holocaust denier becomes Republican candidate for Congress

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Holocaust-denying white supremacist has become the Republican party nominee for a United States Congressional seat representing portions of Chicago and neighboring suburbs.

Art Jones, an advocate of racial segregation whose campaign website includes a section called "The Holocaust Racket," won an uncontested race for the GOP nomination during Illinois state's primary election Tuesday, AFP reported.


Can non-Jews keep Passover?

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Are non-Jews able to observe Passover and other Torah commandments?

Two Jordanians jailed for planning attacks for ISIS

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Two Jordanians were sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in jail with hard labor for planning attacks on the Amman embassies of Russia, Iran and Israel, AFP reported.

Jordan's state security court convicted the two men for having manufactured explosives and plotting attacks on behalf of "a terrorist group".


Hamas names suspect in attack on PA cabinet leader

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hamas on Wednesday named a suspect in last week’s bomb attack on Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Rami Hamdallah, AFP reported.

Hamdallah was unhurt by the roadside blast that struck his convoy on March 13 as he visited Hamas-run Gaza.


Watch: Jewish American actress speaks in Jerusalem

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Popular actress Mayim Bialik says her support for Israel has led to calls to boycott her - but she is unfazed.

Know the enemy: Terror under the guise of humanitarian concern

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Jay Shapiro claims that UNRWA has kept the Palestinians as hostages to destroy Israel.

Bennett: I want haredim in the Jewish Home

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Education Minister and Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday evening that he would like to see haredi candidates running for the Knesset on the Jewish Home list.

"Our home is open to all audiences," Bennett said in an interview with Kol Barama radio. "I want to see haredi candidates on the list of the Jewish Home party."


Israeli musician Yitzhak Klepter hospitalized in serious condition with pneumonia

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Famed Israeli musician Yitzhak Klepter has been hospitalized for three days in serious condition at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv with pneumonia.

On Wednesday his condition deteriorated and he is now anesthetized and under close supervision of hospital doctors. In 2011, Klepter suffered pneumonia and was hospitalized for several months.


Six people injured in accident near Kfar Saba

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Six people were injured in a collision between two vehicles near Kfar Saba on Wednesday night.

Among the injured is a 27-year-old woman in serious condition, two men in their 20s in moderate condition, and three others in light condition. Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the victims to the Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and the Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba.


Senate expected to approve Taylor Force Act this week

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Senate is expected to pass the Taylor Force Act this week as part of the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, The Jewish Insider reported on Wednesday, citing Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who introduced the legislation last year.

The Taylor Force act would eliminate U.S. funding that directly benefits the Palestinian Authority (PA) as long it continues its policy of paying stipends to terrorists or their families.


IDF soldier lightly injured in accident in the Golan Heights

Thursday, March 22, 2018

An IDF soldier was lightly injured in his head on Wednesday during a training accident in the Golan Heights.

He was evacuated to Rambam Hospital in Haifa. The IDF is investigating the accident.


Military court extends detention of soldier suspected of causing death of Shachar Strug

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The military court on Wednesday extended the detention of a soldier from the Duvdevan Unit who is suspected of being responsible for the death of one of his comrades, Shachar Strug, as a result of gunfire.

The military police investigator continues to probe the circumstances of the incident.


The fight of our lives

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Gloria Greenfield talks with Eve Harrow about her fourth film that exposes the so called "progressive" ideology of the West.

Body of missing Israeli located in India

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The body of 44-year-old Israeli citizen Uri Sinder, who had been missing in India since last Saturday night, was found on Wednesday in the town of Tiruvannamalai.

The Israeli Consul in Delhi and the Department for Israelis Abroad in the Consular Affairs Department of the Foreign Ministry have been working in cooperation with a rescue company to locate Sinder.


Anti-Semitic flyers blame Jewish politicians for gun control

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Flyers asking 'Why are Jews after our guns?' posted at University of Minnesota, days after student referendum to divest from Israel passes.

Nicolas Sarkozy in police custody over 'Gaddafi funding'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Former French President questioned over claims Libyan leader funded his election campaign.

Watch: Canadian Chabad house vandalized

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Footage captures vandal smashing window of Chabad House in Thornhill, Ontario. 'He ran back twice to hatefully smash the doors.'

Facebook has a trust problem among its users

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The current scrutiny surrounding Facebook has created a trust issue among the social media company's users and advertisers.

PA teen who slapped soldiers to receive 8 months in prison

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
During plea bargain hearing, Israeli supporter of PA teen terrorist Ahed Tamimi slaps military prosecutor and is detained by police.

Colombian reporter asked to resign for not crossing herself

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Jewish journalist ordered to resign from her anchor post on daily newscast after refusing to cross herself while on the air.

PA: US Ambassador Friedman 'an anti-Semite'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
PA continues attacks on ambassador, accusing him of 'anti-Semitism' against 'the Palestinian people.' 'He is an ambassador of the settlers.'

‘Itworks’ economically empowers haredi community

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Ayelet Binstock (Itworks) speaks about the Israeli company that has taken up the challenge of teaching job skills in the Haredi community.

Netanyahu: Our policy on nuclear weapons remains consistent

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
PM comments after details of 2007 raid on Syrian reactor released. 'We will prevent our enemies from acquiring nuclear weapons.'

Soldier killed by discharged bullet laid to rest

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Shachar Strug of elite Duvdevan unit buried at military cemetery in Tel Aviv. Strug apparently killed by bullet from his comrade's weapon.

Missionaries from abroad take aim at Israeli Jews

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Seventy missionaries from the US, Canada, and England push Israelis to 'talk' with them in the comfort of their homes.

Israel breaks solar power production record

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Israel officially broke its solar power record as solar energy produced 13.4 percent of the total electricity being consumed in the country.

'Settlement has been taken hostage'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Samaria Council head demands PM and FM stop Civil Administration sanctions. 'Schools won't open in time.'

Danny Danon: 'Syrian nuclear reactor attack shows Israel will always defend itself'

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said that Israel's attack on the Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 showed that it was determined to act against its enemies. "The international community should know that today, as then, Israel will do everything necessary to maintain its security and not stand idly by in the face of threats that endanger its citizens," said Danon.


Ukraine to commemorate synagogue destroyed by Nazis in Lviv

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Local authorities in Lviv, Ukraine, design monument commemorating synagogue demolished by Nazis.

Duvdevan soldier killed in weapons accident laid to rest in Tel Aviv's Kiryat Shaul cemetary

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

First Sergeant Shachar Shrug, who was accidentally killed when his friend's weapon went off on Tuesday, is laid to rest in Tel Aviv.

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