Latest News Briefs (Page 4)


David Friedman attends ceremony honoring Hadar Goldin

Monday, June 26, 2017
New US Ambassador says Hamas is a terrorist organization, slams Hamas leadership for not returning body.

Western Wall belongs to all Jews - but the decision is Israel's

Monday, June 26, 2017
Opinion: Israel is the sovereign power in Jerusalem, and decisions regarding the Western Wall are Israel's to make.

Route 866 blocked near Meron due to bus on fire

Monday, June 26, 2017

Route 866 has been closed to traffic from both sides between Meron and "Junction 7" due to a bus on fire.

Nobody is injured from the incident.

Firefighters and police are at the scene.


'We give Gaza fresh water and they give us back raw sewage'

Monday, June 26, 2017
Hamas shuts electricity to Gaza sewage treatment facility- and Israeli residents suffer the consequences.

All eyes on US Supreme Court amid retirement rumors

Monday, June 26, 2017
Growing signs inside Washington that one of the Supreme Court's 8 associate justices will be resigning this year - possibly this week.

Columbian arrested for stealing thousands of shekels

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Columbian citizen, aged 24, was arrested on suspicions of stealing thousands of shekels.

She entered Israel on a phony passport and worked with two other Columbian citizens, who all came to Israel specifically to carry out the ploy.

The two other Columbians escaped Israel, and Israeli Police together with Interpol are working to locate them.


IDF: Shells hit UN base near Golan

Monday, June 26, 2017

The IDF spokesman said, following reports of shooting from Syria into Israel, that, following searches of the area, several shells had hit a UN base near the northern border with the Golan Heights.

Following the landing of the shells, a fire broke out in a minefield nearby.


Emergency landing of plane at Ben Gurion underway

Monday, June 26, 2017

An emergency situation is underway at Ben Gurion Int'l Airport, as a plane with a defect in its wheels prepares to land.


Israel heats up in time for summer vacation

Monday, June 26, 2017
Israelis get hot, dry weather and heat waves during last week of school year.

IDF on northern shooting: No traces of shells

Monday, June 26, 2017

Following reports of shooting in the Golan Heights, the IDF said that no traces of shells have yet been found.

The IDF is continuing searches.


Tehran: Israel doesn't know how to identify our missiles

Monday, June 26, 2017
Iran claims Israel misidentified missiles' flight, says missiles dropped motors in Iraqi desert on purpose.

IDF to build security fence on Israel-Lebanon border

Monday, June 26, 2017
Defense Ministry: Hezbollah will try to stop construction.

Near tragedy in Samaria after child falls into recycling bin

Monday, June 26, 2017
7-year old Samaria boy trapped in neighborhood recycling bin, rescued as passerby by chance hears his cries for help.

Jewish Agency cancels dinner with PM over Kotel plan

Monday, June 26, 2017

In protest of yesterday’s decision by the Government to freeze indefinitely the allotment of an "egalitarian" prayer space at the Western Wall, the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel is changing its agenda for the remaining two days of its meetings in Jerusalem.

As such, the scheduled dinner with the participation of the Prime Minister has been canceled.


Eiffel Tower to be surrounded by bulletproof glass

Monday, June 26, 2017

In an attempt to protect the tourist attraction from security threats, the Eiffel Tower is to be surrounded by bulletproof glass, the Sunday Times reported.


Mortars in Golan, alarm sounded

Monday, June 26, 2017

For the third time in 3 days, 2 mortars fired from Syria exploded in the Golan Heights in northern Israel moments ago.

Alarms have been sounded.


IDF arrests 4 terror suspects in Judea and Samaria

Monday, June 26, 2017

The IDF arrested 4 suspected of terror activity in Judea and Samaria.

The 4 were transferred for investigation.


Olmert expected to be released today from hospital

Monday, June 26, 2017

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to be released today from the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

Olmert was hospitalized after complaining of chest pains. Checks did not indicate that he had experienced a heart attack.


Facebook: We will still allow Holocaust denial

Monday, June 26, 2017

Facebook said that it will still give a platform to Holocaust deniers in countries where it is legal.

According to Israel Hayom, Facebook's Head of Policy in Israel Jordana Cutler said that, as Holocaust denial is illegal in Israel, such content will be blocked in Israel and other countries where it is illegal, but that Facebook will retain a platform for Holocaust denial in countries where it is not illegal.


Report: PA preventing financial aid for treatment

Monday, June 26, 2017

The PA has recently prevented sick people in Gaza from receiving medical treatment in Israel or Jordan, as part of its power struggle with Hamas, according to Haaretz.

Gaza Arabs who spoke with Haaretz said that the PA has been delaying in recent months the administering of the forms which obligate the PA to aid financially in medical treatments.

The PA denies, however, that there has been a change in its policy.


Tillerson: Qatar reviewing Gulf states' requests

Monday, June 26, 2017

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday said Qatar will review the requests put forward by the countries that have cut diplomatic ties with it.

“Qatar has begun its careful review and consideration of a series of requests presented by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE. While some of the elements will be very difficult for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to resolution,” he said.


Syrian army warns Israel of 'repercussions'

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Syrian army on Sunday warned Israel against “repercussions” if it continues to launch airstrikes on targets on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

The warning came in response to Israel's attack against Syrian government targets on Saturday, after a number of mortar shells from Syria landed in the Golan Heights.


Iran arrests 50 suspected terrorists

Monday, June 26, 2017

Iranian authorities rounded up at least 50 people suspected of links to terrorist groups in a Western province, a prosecutor said on Sunday, according to Reuters.

The arrests were announced a day after Iranian security forces said they arrested members of a group linked to Islamic State (ISIS), which had planned bombings and suicide attacks in religious centers.


Rouhani blasts blockade on Qatar

Monday, June 26, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday said his country wants to bolster ties with Qatar and criticized a Saudi-led blockade of the emirate.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, severed relations with Qatar earlier this month over allegations that it supports terrorism. Qatar denies the charges.


Herzog: 'Leftist bloc' will be formed with or without Lapid

Monday, June 26, 2017

A leftist bloc will be formed, with or without Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid, opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog said on Sunday.

Speaking to Channel 2 News on Saturday, Lapid, whose party is growing in popularity, said he would not join “a left-leaning bloc" trying to bring down Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.


Soldiers attacked after getting off bus

Monday, June 26, 2017

A bus that was traveling on Sunday evening in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem was forced to stop mid-trip following a malfunction in its engine.

The passengers of the bus, among them three uniformed IDF soldiers, stepped off the bus and stood on the street as the bus was being repaired. At this stage, dozens of haredi Jews surrounded the soldiers and began shouting at them.


Italy: Center-right parties projected to win mayoral elections

Monday, June 26, 2017

Italy's center-right parties were big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results show.

The polls found that the northern port city of Genoa - a traditional left-wing stronghold - seemed certain to pass to the center-right for the first time in more than 50 years, according to Reuters.


Pro-ISIS hackers break into U.S. government sites

Monday, June 26, 2017

Several United States government pages were hacked on Sunday with messages advocating support for the Islamic State (ISIS) terror group.

Among those websites to be hacked was the official site of Ohio Governor John Kasich, reported Fox News.


Morocco recalls Dutch ambassador

Monday, June 26, 2017

Morocco recalled its ambassador in the Hague on Sunday after accusing Dutch authorities of failing to take action against a Moroccan it says is funding civil unrest and who is residing in the Netherlands, Reuters reported.

Morocco's foreign minister named the man as Said Chaaou, a 50-year-old former Moroccan parliamentarian who has been the subject of two arrest warrants accusing him of criminal association and international drug trafficking, issued by a Moroccan court in 2010 and 2015.


Radiohead concert disrupted over Tel Aviv visit

Monday, June 26, 2017

British protesters disrupted the band Radiohead’s performance at a festival in Britain over its upcoming performance in Tel Aviv.

Some waved Palestinian flags and raised a banner reading “Israel is an apartheid state. Radiohead, don’t play there,” the London-based website Jewish News reported. Some members of the audience shouted “free Palestine,” as well.


Tourist boat capsizes in Colombia

Monday, June 26, 2017

Three people died and 30 have been reported missing after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board capsized near Medellin, Colombia, on Sunday night.

A rescue operation is under underway in the Guatape reservoir. Medellin's mayor said firefighters and scuba divers were heading to the town, reported The Associated Press.

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'Not one refugee will cross the Jordan'

Monday, June 26, 2017

Education Minister Naftali Bennett continued to criticize Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's plans to allow Arab construction in Area C, under full Israeli control, of Judea and Samaria. In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Bennett declared that Israel would not allow one Arab refugee or descendant of refugees to settle in Area C.

Liberman had previously stated that Israel would not accept a single refugee within the the pre-1967 lines. However, he left open the possibility of Arab refugees and their descendants settling in Judea and Samaria as part of a future Palestinian Arab state.


Report: Russia suspected of cyber-attack on British parliament

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Russian government is suspected of being behind a cyber-attack on parliament that breached dozens of email accounts belonging to MPs and peers.

Although the investigation is at an early stage and the identity of those responsible may prove impossible to establish with absolute certainty, Moscow is deemed the most likely culprit.


Report: Russia to recall ambassador from Washington

Monday, June 26, 2017

Russia is recalling Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the man who has emerged as a focal point in the FBI probe into Russia’s election meddling, U.S. media reported Sunday.

BuzzFeed cited three sources as saying that Russia is calling Kislyak back home.


The new defense wall on the Lebanese border

Sunday, June 25, 2017
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Unseasonably hot through Thursday

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Variable cloudiness is forecast overnight with a chance of mist along the Mediterranean coastal plain. Monday will be muggy along the coast and unseasonably hot with Sharav extremes possible in the mountains and inland areas. The heat stress will increase to heavy by Tuesday. Still unseasonably hot despite drops in temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday.

Monday highs:
Jerusalem: 34Celsius/93Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Dead Sea: 41C/105F;
Golan Heights, Be'er Sheva': 37/98;
Haifa, Tel Aviv: 30/86; Eilat: 42/107


MK Glick: My wife needs your prayers

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Knesset Member Yehuda Glick (Likud) has published a call to surfers in his Facebook account to pray for his wife Yaffa bat Leah, who has suffered a stroke.

Referring to the time he was shot, Glick wrote, "Dear friends and loved ones, Two and a half years ago, she asked you to pray for me, and now she is in need of your prayers."

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6 Jewish young women detained in Jerusalem's Old City

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Six young Jewish women who belong to the Hozrim Lahar (Returning to the [Temple] Mount) movement, were detained Sunday evening in the Old City of Jerusalem during a tour around the Temple Mount gates.

After their arrest, three of the girls were released and the rest were taken to the police station in the David region. The Honenu legal-aid organization provided assistance to the detainees.


Social demolition: Mass white aborticide promoted by magazine

Sunday, June 25, 2017
Destruction of white families is explicitly promoted in: "Beyond Pro-Choice: The Solution to White Supremacy is White Abortion." Commentary.
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