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Turkey ramps up Syria offensive

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Dozens of people were killed in a Turkish bombardment in Syria on Sunday in its offensive against Islamic State and Kurdish fighters.


Israeli to be tried in US for military exports to Iran

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Supreme Court approved, Sunday afternoon, the extradition of an Israeli to the United States to stand trial for exporting military spare parts to Iran, according to Yedioth Ahronoth.

The indictment says the Israeli used other parties to export parts for missiles, armed personnel carriers and three types of fighter planes from the US to Israel without a permit. In two cases, he sent parts for fighter planes from Israel to iran via Greece.


Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passes away

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Former defense minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer passed away at the age of 80, Sunday, at Assaf Harofeh Hospital.

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Remand extended for Jaffa hit-and-run driver

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The remand of the driver of a vehicle allegedly involved in a Saturday-night hit-and-run incident in Jaffa was extended by three days, Sunday.

The 77-year-old pedestrian he allegedly hit died of her injuries Sunday morning.


Luzit fire under control

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Firefighters have gained control over the forest fire that broke out, Sunday afternoon, next to the central Israeli moshav of Luzit.

The firefighters are taking final measures to put out the fire and keep it from rekindling, according to nrg.


Soldier questioned in Silwad shooting

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Military police investigators questioned, Sunday, the soldier who shot an unarmed Arab who ran toward the soldier's position, Friday, in the village of Silwad, next to the Samarian Jewish community of Ofra. He was under caution of prosecution.

A preliminary investigation indicated that the mentally-ill man posed no threat. The questioning is standard procedure in cases where a shooting victim was not involved in a fight against soldiers. The questioning will address why they shot and what they did before they shot.


Forest fire near Luzit

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A fire broke out, Sunday afternoon in forest and vegetation areas near the central israeli moshav of Luzit, between Beit Shemesh and Kiryat Gat.

Firefighters from Beit Shemesh were sent to protect Luzit's houses.


'The prosecutor needs to get real.'

Sunday, August 28, 2016
In today's continuation of the trial of Elor Azariya, the security commander of Hevron took the stand, and he had something to say to the prosecutor.


Khamenei: Those who invade us will face a heavy blow

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader, said, Sunday, "In the event of an invasion, our enemies will face a heavy blow."

Responding to word that Iran had arrested a member of its nuclear negotiating team for spying, Khamenei wrote on his Twitter account, "Our defense will also include a response."


Galilee protest tent over northern development budget

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Shinui Kivun (Change of Direction) movement plans to put up a tent on the Lebanese border, Monday, to protest the cabinet's decision to shelve the program for developing the north from the state budget, according to nrg.

Shinui Kivun works for encouragement of civilian projects in the Galilee Panhandle (Etzba' Hagalil). The tent will be located in back of the Pri Metullah packing house in Metullah. There will be pickets accusing the government of abandoning Panhandle residents.


Fire closes Route 6 between Soreq and Kiryat Gat

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Trans-Israel toll road (Highway 6) was closed to traffic, Sunday afternoon between the Soreq and Kiryat Gat interchanges, due to a brush fire.

Police and firefighters are operating at the scene.


Iranian nuclear negotiator arrested for spying

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Iran has arrested a member of the team that negotiated last year's nuclear deal with the international community on suspicion of espionage.

The suspect has been released on bail. The investigation continues.


Concern: Arab land work endangers Shavei Shomron

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Shomron (Samaria) Regional Council and the Regavim movement for preservation of state lands has demanded that the Defense Ministry's Civil Administration for Judea and Samaria supervise and enforce land-use regulations to reverse what they call recent illegal preparation of land for construction by Arabs from the village of Naqoura next to the area east of the northern Samarian Jewish community of Shavei Shomron.

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Israelis are split on the quality of school system

Sunday, August 28, 2016

More Israelis have a negative view of the functioning of the state school than a positive one, according to a survey, released Sunday by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Seven percent said the system functions very well while 38 percent said it functioned well. 36 percent said "not so well" and twelve percent said "not well at all". Another seven percent did not know.


World Cup opener moment of silence for quake victims

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev wrote to the Israel Football Association Sunday, asking that there be a moment of silence for victims of last week's earthquake in Italy before the September 5th opening game of qualifying for soccer's World Cup, in which Israel will host Italy at Haifa's Sami Ofer Stadium.

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Haredim continue to threaten 'Hexit'

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz gave a stern warning to Israel Railways, while haredim continue to threaten to collapse the coalition.


Watch: When Avraham Fried met Hanan Ben-Ari

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Arutz Sheva sits down with the American and Israeli super-stars ahead of their big bash summer concert.


'Ni hao' Peres greets Israeli player for Chinese team

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Former prime minister Shimon Peres: Football is an international language, it does not matter if you speak Hebrew, Arabic or Chinese, everyone has a place on the field.


Photo: Police disarm Shuafat man carrying a knife

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Police report: A short while ago, a man tried to cross Shuafat checkpoint into Jerusalem. Upon inspection, security forces found a switchblade in his bag.

Border police arrived at the scene to disarm and neutralize the suspect, who has been taken in for questioning.

The suspect is a resident of Shuafat, nearly 18 years old.

The confiscated blade
Police spokesperson


Watch: Kurds bomb Turkish forces in Syria

Sunday, August 28, 2016
"At least 20 civilians were killed and 50 others wounded by Turkish artillery fire and air strikes on Sunday morning at Jeb el-Kussa."


Bombed children of Sderot - confident soldiers of today

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Sderot merits a special kind of protection - their own children, serving in their hometowns as soldiers of the IDF.


13 Breslav hassidim distanced from Judea-Samaria

Sunday, August 28, 2016
13 hassidim - mostly teens - who were arrested while praying at the tomb of Yehoshua Ben Nun, have been distanced from Judea-Samaria.


Terror survivors beg for help

Sunday, August 28, 2016
A father and his 14-year old daughter, survivors of a horrific terror attack in Jerusalem, need your HELP


Court saves dog of girl with cancer

Sunday, August 28, 2016
When Duba, a Belgian Shepherd of Carmiel, was ordered out of her home, her family did everything they could to save her.


MK Gafni: Minister Katz lied to us

Sunday, August 28, 2016

MK Moshe Gafni (UTJ) interviewed today with Army Radio on the coalition crisis surrounding the issue of state-sponsored work on Shabbat - and the haredi demand to fire Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz.

"We don't plan to let business go on as usual," Gafni warned that the haredi parties would see their demands through. "This is a matter which is,  from a Jewish perspective, forbidden to do."

According to Gafni, Katz's insistence that he had no jurisdiction over the matter was a bald-faced lie. "Minister Katz said that he keeps the laws of Shabbat, that he is a traditional man. He simply deceived us."


Colorado mother drowns while saving her two year-old

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Chelsey Russell sacrificed herself when her young son fell from their houseboat into Lake Powell, Utah.


Judea-Samaria firefighters sue for state pension

Sunday, August 28, 2016
After suing for their rights, the courts ruled the state must serve Judea-Samaria firefighters a pension - like the rest of the country.


Jerusalem Deputy Mayor: Religious public needs to protest Shabbat desecration

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Dov Kalmanovitz, commented on Kol Berama radio that Jerusalem, too, is facing a Shabbat crisis, as more and more stores open on Shabbat.

"Anything that is open [for business on Shabbat], is crossing a red line from our perspective, continued Shabbat desecration could cause us to not support the budget."

Kalmanovitz added that the religious public needs to band together to protest against Shabbat desecration in Jerusalem and everywhere else.


American immigrant Yonatan Razel sings of triumph

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Yonatan Razel, who won ACUM's Song of the Year in 2013, has done it again with his new hit single "Neve Tela'ot."


Poll: Hamas will win the Palestinian elections

Sunday, August 28, 2016
Hamas stands neck-and-neck in Judea-Samaria, and wins by a massive margin, in a recent poll conducted ahead of PA elections.

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