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Israelis back Amona

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
New poll shows support for Amona, the Muezzin Law, and annexing Judea and Samaria.


Tel Aviv and Herzliya train stations to close 4 days

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Due to maintenance work on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem line, the "University" Tel Aviv and Herzliya train stations will be closed from 21/12 to 25/12.


Livni: Benny Begin too old to make changes

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

MK Tzipi Livni (Zionist Union) related to the behavior of MK Benny Begin (Likud) with respect to the Regulation Law and his decision to break coalition discipline.

"I don't think Begin has what to do in Likud," she told Kol Baramah. "He belongs to the Likud of our parents' generation, a Likud which doesn't exist today.

"I would be happy if he joined us, but it seems to me that he is too old to make changes."


Regulation Law approved for first reading

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The joint committee of the constitutional and foreign affairs and security committees, headed by Nissan Slomiansky, approved this morning the new wording of the Regulation Law, without the Amona clause, for first reading.

The proposal was approved 8-5.

Later in the day the Law will be brought before the Knesset for its first reading.


Motorcyclist seriously injured in Rosh Ha'ayin

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A motorcyclist was seriously injured from a collision with a vehicle in Rosh Ha'ayin in central Israel.

Medics are treating the motorcyclist at the scene.


Syria army takes all of Aleppo Old City

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

(AFP) - Syrian government forces control all of Aleppo's historic Old City after rebel fighters withdrew in the face of army advances overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

The Britain-based monitoring group said the rebels had pulled out of the last parts of the Old City under their control after the army seized the neighboring districts of Bab al-Hadid and Aqyul.


Northern resident arrested for pretending to be doctor

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A resident of northern Israel, 26, is suspected to have pretended to be a doctor at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer.

The suspect, who studied nursing, even treated patients.


8 wounded in yeshiva fire in northern Israel

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Fire breaks out in yeshiva in Maalot near Lebanese border, 8 students injured.


Affirmative action for haredim, immigrants passes first vote

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Bill requiring public sector to include haredim, immigrants in quotas passes in committee, prepared for vote by Knesset.


Report: Air Force strikes Damascus area

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Syrian and Lebanese news sources have reported that fighter jets of the Israeli Air Force bombed last night a weapons shipment that made its way to Hezbollah at the military airport "Al-Maza" near Damascus.


54 dead from Indonesia earthquake

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

The number of dead from the earthquake in Indonesia last night rose to 54.

Dozens of people remained trapped under debris as a result of the earthquake, which was rated 6.4 on the Richter Scale.


Friday at Oz VeGaon with Moshe (Kinley) Tur-Paz

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

This coming Friday, the 9th of Kislev, December 9th at 9:00 am, there will be a lecture at Oz VeGaon by Moshe (Kinley) Tur-Paz on "Education in east Jerusalem."

Moshe (Kinley) Tur-Paz is an educator and the director of Jerusalem’s Education Department. Formerly, he was director of the movement "Torah and Labor Faithful."

Tur-Paz is a lieutenant colonel in the reserves and a resident of Kfar Etzion. He has a Ph.D. degree with a Master’s degree in the History of the People of Israel and a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Jewish Philosophy from the Hebrew University.

For transportation: Renee Margolis: 052-3294194

Yehudit Katsover 050-7161818  Nadia Matar 050-5500834


IAEA head to visit Iran this month

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Chairman of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano is set to visit Iran this month, according to Iranian atomic energy agency head Ali Akbar Salahi.

Salahi said that Amano expressed interest in a visit to Iran before the year's end, and that Iran"accepts this willingly."


Death penalty for Saudis accused of spying for Iran

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A Saudi Arabian court sentenced 15 to death and another 17 to jail time on accusations of spying for Iran.

30 of the convicted are Saudi nationals, while one is an Iranian national and one an Afghani national.


Britain: Belgian convicted of funding Paris terrorist

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A British court convicted a Belgian citizen of transferring funds to the suspected terrorist of attacks in Brussels and Paris, Muhammad Abrini.

The convicted man, Zacharia Bofasil, was accused of transferring in July of last year 3,000 euro in cash to Abrini - with knowledge that Abrini would use the money to fund terrorist attacks.


MDA launches new app to improve medical assistance

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national EMS organization, recently released a new smartphone app that will not only make it easier for people in Israel to summon medical help, but also allow them to instantly provide the ambulance dispatcher with crucial information, such as the patient’s medical history and a live video feed from the scene.

The new app — “My MADA” — will be among MDA’s technological innovations introduced at the annual Magen David Adom New York Gala on Monday, December 12, 2016, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, featuring Michael Bloomberg.


Pedestrian seriously injured by car in Bat Yam

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A pedestrian around the age of 60 was seriously injured this morning from a car in Bat Yam.

Medics treated him at the scene and evacuated him to Ichilov hospital in Tel Aviv as he suffered from head injuries.


Man killed in car accident on Route 2 near Wingate

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A man was killed last night after his car flipped and erupted in flames on Route 2 near the Wingate Institute .

Medics arrived at the scene and found the man without signs of life; they were forced to confirm the man's death.


Syria army makes new gains, pins down rebels in Aleppo

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

AFP - Syria's army seized key ground Tuesday in its battle for east Aleppo, capturing more districts and penning rebels into less than a quarter of territory they held in mid-November.

The advance came as Moscow and Washington traded barbs over stalled efforts to end fighting in the city, where forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have made significant advances since last week.


Erekat: All the 'settlements' are illegal

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Saeb Erekat, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief negotiator, on Tuesday launched a tirade against Israel, blasting the Regulation Law and calling for action against the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court.

Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio and quoted by the Hebrew-language NRG website, Erekat referred to the Regulation Law, which passed a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Monday, and said, “All Israeli settlements are illegal and are considered war crimes in terms of international law.”


Polish court rejects request to overturn Polanski extradition

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Poland's Supreme Court rejects government request to return the extradition case of filmmaker Roman Polanski to a Krakow court.


Jewish museum defends fired Polish Cultural Institute director

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Jewish Museum in Berlin defends dismissed director of the Polish Cultural Institute who was fired for focusing too much on Jewish topics.


Earthquake in Indonesia kills at least 25

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck the northern end of the Indonesian island of Sumatra early Wednesday morning, killing at least 25 people and causing buildings to collapse.

The earthquake, which happened at about 5:03 a.m. local time on Wednesday, was centered near the village of Pante Raja, about 92 kilometers (57 miles) southeast of Banda Aceh, according to BNO News.


Why do men live so long in Israel?

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Life expectancy for men in Israel, 81 years, is higher than OECD average of 77.7 years. A new study claims military service aids longevity.


ADL decries attack on Muslim police officer and son in NY

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Anti-Muslim attacks have "absolutely no place in our neighborhoods," says Anti-Defamation League.


Fatah responds to Netanyahu: We're proud of Barghouti

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and former head of the Palestinian Authority intelligence services, on Tuesday evening dismissed Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s condemnation of Fatah over its election of archterrorist Marwan Barghouti to its Central Committee.

Tirawi said that the Palestinians are proud of Barghouti for being “a leader and a warrior”.


Diplomat confirms Iran shipped heavy water abroad

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Iran has shipped 11 tons of heavy water abroad to bring its stock back under a limit set by its nuclear deal with major powers, a diplomat citing a confidential UN nuclear watchdog report told Reuters on Tuesday.

A recent report from the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) found that Iran had exceeded its heavy water limit by 100 kilograms (220 pounds) over the 130 metric tons allowed under last year's nuclear agreement.


Illinois: Man does Nazi salute after confirming passer-by Jewish

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Jewish studies lecturer at Northwestern University says a stranger asked him if he was Jewish and then performed a Nazi salute.


TV series billboard shows Statue of Liberty giving Nazi salute

Wednesday, December 07, 2016
New advertisement for Amazon TV series “The Man in the High Castle” shows the Statue of Liberty giving a Nazi salute.

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