Latest News Briefs (Page 4)


Air Force Commander: '100 missiles were shot at our aircraft'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Head of IAF reveals 'Syria fired more than 100 missiles at our aircraft; The Iranians fired 32 rockets at Israel, four were intercepted.'

Air Force Commander: IDF's air defense systems have 85% success rate

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin told a conference of counterparts from around the world on Tuesday that "IDF air defense systems - Arrow, David's Sling and Iron Dome - have an 85% success rate."

General Norkin added, "The Air Force in 2018 has 700 platforms - aircraft and air defense systems - and more than 170,000 flying hours a year."


Health Ministry warns against bathing at South Poleg Beach

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Ministry of Health is warning the public not to enter the water at the South Poleg beach until further notice, due to the flow of running drainage and other fluids into the Poleg Stream and their discharge into the sea.

The ministry is continuing to monitor the situation. The northern Poleg beach is permitted for bathing.


Former US ambassador questions Pompeo speech

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dan Shapiro, former United States ambassador to Israel, responded on Tuesday to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech on Iran policy by saying, "I find it difficult to understand [President Donald] Trump's strategies."

Interviewed by Israel Defense Forces Radio, Shapiro said, "I am in favor of the demands and in favor of increasing sanctions, but I do not see where this is going."


Syria fired more than 100 anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli planes recently

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin discussed, Tuesday, the recent Israeli attack against Syria during a conference in which Israel is hosting his counterparts from around the world.

Norkin said, "On the night of our attack in Syria two weeks ago, Syrian anti-aircraft fired more than 100 anti-aircraft missiles at our planes. The Iranians fired 32 rockets at Israel. Four of them were intercepted by Iron Dome."


6 detained in Yafia shooting

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Shots were fired at a house in the Nazareth-area Arab village of Yafia during the night.

A police investigation revealed that the incident was caused by a quarrel between two families in the afternoon. Six suspects were detained for questioning.


IDF attacks Hamas observation post in southern Gaza

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A short while ago, a number of suspects infiltrated Israel and set a military post on fire. No injuries were reported. In response, an Israel Defense Forces tank targeted a Hamas observation post in southern Gaza.

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Drone flies into Israeli territory from northern Gaza

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A drone entered Israeli territory from northern Gaza on Tuesday morning.

The small aircraft was transferred to the Israel Defense Forces for examination.


Lightly wounded in stoning of Jerusalem bus near French Hill

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Arabs threw stones at an Egged bus on line 25, Tuesday morning on the Uzi Narkiss bridge, traveling in the direction of French Hill in Jerusalem

A number of people suffered psychological trauma and light injuries from broken glass.


Minister Yisrael Katz welcomes Pompeo speech

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Minister Yisrael Katz congratulated Secretary of State Mike Pompio of the United States on Tuesday "on his firm statement and the establishment of 12 conditions for Iran on the nuclear issue and support for terrorism, while threatening severe economic sanctions and the use of military force against attempts to renew the nuclear project."

Writing on Twitter, Katz added, "Iran now has two options: to straighten out, or to crash opposite the American pressure."


IDF confirms: Attempted attack in Binyamin

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces have confirmed that a short time ago, an attempt was made to shoot at an Israeli vehicle near the Palestinian Authority village of Ni'ma in the Binyamin Region.

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Dutch state TV accused of anti-Semitism in Eurovision song spoof

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Dutch state-funded television show spoofs Israel’s winning song, prompting protest over anti-Semitic lyrics linking Jews and money.

Israel-Argentina soccer match will be played in Jerusalem

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Organizers of Argentina's June 9th warm-up game with Israel ahead of soccer's World Cup in Russia announced, Monday evening, that the game will be played in Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

Argentina felt Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, which can hold more fans, was better for its needs, but Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev managed to change the location. Details on tickets and the visit of the Argentinian team will be published in the next few days.


Route 463 blocked from Hado'ar Junction and Talmon in both directions

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Highway 463 has been blocked from the Hado'ar Junction to Talmon in both directions following the report of the shooting of an Israeli vehicle by a passing Palestinian Authority vehicle.


Panama: 1994 plane crash was 'terrorist attack'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
1994 plane crash in Panama which killed 21 was terror, President Juan Carlos Varela said, citing Israeli intelligence reports.

Slight damage in Dolev-area drive-by shooting

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces are examining an initial report of shooting at the Parsa Junction in the Talmonim bloc in western Binyamin, near the village of Dolev.

Apparently, there was fire from a passing Palestinian Authority vehicle at an Israeli vehicle. There was slight damage.


Pompeo to host German foreign minister

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will meet with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo soon in Washington.

Maas said that the two would discuss the United States' withdrawal from the 2015 Iranian nuclear agreement and the conditions Pompeo set for Iran on Monday.


70 films in honor of 70 years

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Ma’aleh School of Television, Film & Arts is celebrating Israel's birthday. ILTV speaks with the school's director.


UN Secretary-General: Prevent Hezbollah from building military capability

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the United Nations has strongly criticized Hezbollah in a report to the Security Council obtained Monday by the Associated Press.

Guterres called on Lebanon’s government and armed forces “to take all measures necessary to prohibit Hezbollah and other armed groups from acquiring weapons and building paramilitary capacity” outside the authority of the state. He said Hezbollah’s military activity violates a 2004 Security Council resolution ordering all Lebanese militias to disarm. The secretary-general said Hezbollah’s engagement in the Syrian conflict also violates Lebanon’s official policy of “disassociation,” or neutrality in regional affairs.


Rioters throw stones at the security forces in Abu Dis

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

During an Israel Defense Forces operation in the Jerusalem-area Palestinian Authority village of Abu Dis, a violent riot broke out in which dozens of rioters threw stones at the forces.

The forces responded with crowd-control measures in order to disperse the rioters. There were no casualties.


11 wanted terror suspects arrested

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces arrested 11 people, Monday evening in the Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of 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.


Stabbing victim comes to Beilinson Hospital

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A man who was moderately wounded from a stabbing has arrived at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.

Police are investigating the incident.


Can Judaism get along with the Righteous of the Nations?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
What we can do to act as bridge builders to bring Jews and the righteous of the nations together in order to see redemption come.

Iranian Foreign Minister blasts American diplomacy

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif ripped the United States on Monday, calling its foreign diplomacy a “sham”, after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed that Washington would impose unprecedented sanctions against Iran.

“U.S. diplomacy sham is merely a regression to old habits: imprisoned by delusions & failed policies—dictated by corrupt Special Interest—it repeats the same wrong choices and will thus reap the same ill rewards. Iran, meanwhile, is working with partners for post-U.S. JCPOA solutions,” tweeted Zarif.


Pence warns Kim: Don't 'play' Trump

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un not to "play" President Donald Trump if they meet next month.

"It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could play Donald Trump," Pence told Fox News in an interview, adding there was "no question" that Trump is willing to walk away from the planned Singapore meeting between the two leaders.


Abbas planning 'painful response'

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official on Monday told the London-based Arabic-language Al-Hayat newspaper that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas was preparing to respond to the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem by filing lawsuits against politicians and IDF commanders at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague and by having the PA join additional international organizations.

"There is a legal case that has been prepared against a number of Israeli military commanders who committed war crimes against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip, and another against senior Israeli officials who approved decisions regarding settlement on occupied land, and that case will be transferred to the International Criminal Court," the official said.


Mogherini to Pompeo: No alternative to Iran deal

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The EU's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, responded on to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech on Iran, in which he vowed that Washington would impose unprecedented sanctions against Tehran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

In a statement quoted by AFP, Mogherini warned that there is "no alternative" to the Iran nuclear deal.


Russia shoots down UAV in Syria

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Monday night that an unmanned aircraft of unknown origin had been shot down near the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria, Russia Today reported.

No one was injured in the incident and the base did not sustain any damage, the Russian Defense Ministry said.


ANALYSIS: Saudis attack Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Al Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula is on the rise and has over 4,000 fighters despite a massive US-led crackdown.

When Jews honor Hamas terrorists

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Josh Hasten wonders who are the ones who prefer the good of their enemies to their own people


Temperatures going back up Friday

Monday, May 21, 2018

It will be partly cloudy overnight. Variable cloudiness is forecast for Tuesday with a significant rise in temperatures to Sharav extremes with heavy heat stress. A significant decrease in temperature is expected on Wednesday but it will still be hotter than usual under fair to partly cloudy skies. Thursday will be fair with a slight drop in temperature but still warmer than usual. Friday's forecast is for variable cloudiness and warming into the Sharav extreme range in places, accompanied by a chance of isolated rain.

Tuesday highs:
Jerusalem, Tel Aviv: 35Celsius/95Fahrenheit;
Kinneret/Sea of Galilee: 43C/109F; Golan Heights: 37/98;
Haifa: 36/96; Be'er Sheva': 40/104; Dead Sea, Eilat: 42/107


Christian embassy presents Cyrus Award to Guatemalan president

Monday, May 21, 2018

The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem presented its new Cyrus Award to President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala last week, following the opening of the new Embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem's Malha neighborhood.

The Christian Embassy established the award following the historic declaration of United States President Donald Trump to grant recognition to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move the American embassy there. It will be presented to President Trump in the near future. The Cyrus Award is named after Cyrus the Great of the Persian Empire who charged the Jewish people to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the “house” of the “God of heaven”, as recorded in Second Chronicles 36:22-23 and Ezra 1:1-8, among other passages.


Former ambassador to Canada disappointed embassy is not moving

Monday, May 21, 2018

Former Israeli Ambassador to Canada Alan Baker has told Arutz Sheva he is disappointed that Canada has not yet transferred its embassy to Jerusalem, saying, "If Stephen Harper was still serving as prime minister, I have no doubt that Canada would open the embassy in Jerusalem."

Baker asked, "I wonder where the Canadian Jewish community is, why do not they pressure this government?" The former legal advisor to the Foreign Ministry, who now heads the international law department at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, said that relocating the embassies to Jerusalem meets the criteria of international law. He noted that the Americans stressed that this is not meant to harm the issue of the borders that will be negotiated, and Israel does not demand that anyone recognize Israeli sovereignty in eastern Jerusalem. He feels embassy transfers are good for peace "because the Palestinians will understand that they cannot play in their threat games."


MK Tibi visits Abbas in the hospital

Monday, May 21, 2018

Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi (Joint List) visited Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Monday evening in a hospital in Ramallah.

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Miraculously survived stabbing and returns to scene of attack

Monday, May 21, 2018

Niv Nehemia, deputy director of Yavneh supermarket when terrorist stabbed him 14 times, returns to scene of attack for the first time.


Deputy Foreign Minister off to China

Monday, May 21, 2018

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely is leaving for China, Monday evening, as part of the renewal of the diplomatic dialogue with the Chinese.

The last political dialogue between Israel and China took place three years ago, and a series of issues are being discussed in the relations between the two countries concerning the deepening of economic relations, the planning of a conference on innovation and cooperation on counter-terrorism.


Eggs thrown at American car in embassy protest

Monday, May 21, 2018

A group of demonstrators attacked an American vehicle carrying diplomatic license plates on Monday in the Palestinian Authority town of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem, threw eggs at the car and shouted slogans against the United States in protest against the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Regavim: Moment of truth has arrived

Monday, May 21, 2018
Regavim commends approval of regulations allowing fines for illegal building and demolition order violations.

First Druze branch of Jewish Home Party

Monday, May 21, 2018

The first Druze branch of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) Party will be established for the first time in the village of Kasra in the Upper Galilee.

Arutz Sheva has learned that at present there are more than 1,000 Druze voters in Jewish Home, and ahead of the elections, a representative from the community will run for the Knesset on the party's list.

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