Latest News Briefs (Page 5)


Huge aquarium to open in Jerusalem

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Jerusalem biblical zoo will open a 7000 square meter aquarium in July. Sharks, Clownfish and more will fill the massive water tank

Saudi Arabia’s daily market gains highest since January 20th 2016

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia's stock market surged over 4 points higher than 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday after Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was promoted to the post of crown prince.

Saudi Arabia’s daily market gains are the highest since January 20th 2016.

After 70 minutes of active trade, the stock index was 3.4 percent higher.


Expert: Kick terror out of football

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Israel Institute for Strategic Studies senior associate writes scathing letter condemning FIFA's blind eye to members' support of terror.

Russian Media: NATO F-16s attempted to approach Russian Defense Minister's plane over Baltic

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Russian Media reports that NATO F-16s attempted to approach Russian Defense Minister Mindef Shoigu's plane over Baltic Sea and were prevented by a Russian Air Force Su-27.


Saudi power realignment may favor Israel

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Muhammad bin Salman, the son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia appointed to replace deposed Crown Prince, King's nephew Muhammad bin Nayef.

Ben Gurion Airport inaugurates its new Terminal 1

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Israel's oldest terminal gets a revamp, Airport Authority head says results of 'open skies' agreements are exceeding expectations.

Kushner, Friedman visit family of murdered Israeli cop

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner joins US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in shiva call to family of Hadas Malka.

The silent tragedy of men who suffer from recalcitrant wives

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Rabbinical courts pride themselves on helping women chained to recalcitrant husbands - but what about the men chained to recalcitrant wives?

B2B software to help companies grow

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Founder and CEO of Optimove speaks about Israeli start up that is developing technology to help companies expand their client bases.

'They overturned beds and came out empty-handed'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mother of Elia Nativ of Yitzhar, in administrative detention: 'They banged on the door, went through the closets; we were in total shock'.

Likud minister: We'll see more haredi policemen soon

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Public Security Minister Erdan says haredi National Service volunteers save lives.

Report: Turkey stirring up tensions on Temple Mount

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Investigative report claims Turkey spending tens of millions in Jerusalem to gain foothold, stir up tensions.

Fatah boasts: Terrorist who killed Israeli cop was one of us

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party boasts that one of three terrorists who murdered Hadas Malka was Fatah member.

M-16 cartridges and ammunition found in Arab village

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Police find illegal weapons cache in northern Arab village.

Anti-Trump anger on the left fails at the ballot box

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
GOP defends seats in Georgia, South Carolina, including most expensive House election in history. But is a Democratic wave coming in 2018?

Polio outbreak in Syria

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
World Health Organization reports 17 cases of polio in Syria since May, mostly in ISIS-controlled areas.

New study shows Jewish spouses matter

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Children of intermarriage less likely to identify as Jews, engage in Jewish activities; only 15% of non-Orthodox Jews have a Jewish spouse.

Egyptian court rules against island transfer to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Egypt's high administrative court on Tuesday ruled that previous judicial decisions in favor of transferring the two Red Sea islands of Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia were invalid, AFP reported.

The accord was first announced in April of 2016, triggering protests by the Egyptian public who believe the islands are Egyptian.


Haley: Time to say 'enough is enough' to Hamas

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
United States Ambassador to the UN urges global body to take action against Hamas as well as countries that support it.

Update: Militants take students hostage in the Philippines

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pro-Islamic State (ISIS) militants stormed a school in the southern Philippines early on Wednesday (local time) and are holding several students hostage, police said, according to Reuters.

The incident took place on the same island where fighting between government troops and Islamists has entered its fifth week.

So far there have been no reports of any fatalities or injuries.


Kahlon: Relations with Netanyahu aren't the same

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) said on Tuesday that he does not foresee new Knesset elections in the near future, though he also acknowledged that his relations with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have not returned to the state they were at before the crisis over the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Speaking at the opening session of the 17th Herzliya Conference, Kahlon said, “The crisis of the broadcasting corporation was a watershed moment: At the height of action and advancing the issues, and when I innocently believed that we are pushing forward the country and beginning to see the results bear fruit, I found myself almost heading to elections on the question of who will preside over the cooking show on Channel 1. Is this the standard for bringing Israel to elections? Since then relations with Netanyahu did not return to their prior state. What I know is that I am not returning to the Likud: I was there, and understand it.”


Report: ISIS supporters attack school in the Philippines

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Several armed supporters of the Islamic State organization launched an attack on a school in the southern Philippines, local police said Tuesday night.

The circumstances of the incident are being investigated.


Qatar: Neighboring countries hacked our news agency

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Qatar on Tuesday accused "neighboring countries" which have cut ties with it of being behind an alleged recent cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current diplomatic crisis, AFP reported.

Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, one of the most senior legal figures in Qatar, said the case "is very clear" that the alleged hacking emanated from "countries responsible for the siege".


Report: ISIS 'grand mufti' killed in Syria airstrike

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

U.S.-led coalition forces said on Tuesday they have killed the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group’s chief cleric, Turki Al-Binali, in a Syria airstrike last month, Fox News reported.

Al-Binali, who called himself "Grand Mufti," was reportedly killed in an airstrike on May 31 in Mayadin, Syria, said the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve.


Einstein letters sell at Jerusalem auction

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Letters written by Albert Einstein about God, Israel and physics fetched nearly $210,000 at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday, with the highest bid going to a missive about God's creation of the world.

Eight letters, written in English between 1951 and 1954 and signed by Einstein, were sold by Winners auction house which had initially estimated their combined value at between $31,000 and $46,000.


U.S. detects activity at North Korea nuclear site

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

U.S. spy satellites have detected new activity at North Korea's underground nuclear test site for the first time in several weeks, two American officials told CNN on Tuesday.

The activity appears to involve some modifications around one of the tunnel entrances to an underground test area, according to the officials.


Rouhani: Missile attack in Syria was 'national decision'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday said his country’s launching of missiles at Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria was a "national decision."

Rouhani denied that he was unaware of the Revolutionary Guards' move.


Chief of Staff: 'We will continue to prevent weapons transfers to Hezbollah'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The strengthening of Hezbollah near the northern border is the biggest threat to Israel’s security today, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot said Tuesday at the Herzliya Conference.

"Hezbollah has built capabilities, it is grossly violating UN Resolution 1701, and if we look at southern Lebanon, we see this organization deployed in 200 villages and towns, and there are tens of thousands of rockets there," said the Chief of Staff.


Ammonia leak at "Of Tov" plant fixed

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Firefighters and staff of the "Of Tov" plant in the industrial zone of Emek Ha-Ma'ayanot were able on Tuesday night to fix a malfunction that caused an ammonia leak at plant.

No one was injured in the incident.


Explosion in Brussels treated as terror attack

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Belgian federal prosecutors said on Tuesday that they are considering the explosion set off by a man in the central station of Brussels a terrorist attack, Reuters reported.

Federal prosecutors spokesman Eric Van der Sypt told reporters at a arranged news conference near the station that he could not confirm if the attacker, who was shot by troops patrolling the station, was still alive, nor give any details about his identity.


46 soldiers sentenced to confinement over false reporting

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

46 soldiers serving at the Shizafon base in southern Israel were sentenced on Tuesday to periods of confinement ranging from 14 days to 28 days.

The soldiers were tried as part of a recent wave of false reports of skin lesions on the part of soldiers serving at the base. In addition, it was decided to remove two soldiers from combat positions.


Argentina seizes major trove of Nazi artifacts

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Authorities in Argentina said Tuesday they had seized a major trove of authentic Nazi artifacts, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler, AFP reports.

Numerous sculptures and crafted objects including an eagle of the Third Reich were found in two shops and a home in the north of the capital, the security ministry said in a statement.


Israeli journalist recommends anti-Semitic cartoonist

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Arad Nir, Channel 2 News’ foreign affairs editor, on Tuesday recommended to his followers on Twitter that they follow anti-Israel political cartoonist Carlos Latuff.

Nir described Latuff’s caricatures as "sharp" and pointed out that Latuff, "as usual, does not spare anyone." But for some reason he ignored the anti-Semitic tone in Latuff’s caricatures and the fact that he often compares between Israel and the Nazis in his caricatures.


Brussels: Explosive belt wearer shot by soldiers

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A suspect wearing an explosive belt shouting "Allahu Akbar" was shot and seriously wounded by soldiers at the Brussels train station. There were no other injuries reported.


Lavrov: Russophobia 'raging beyond all bounds' in US

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday at a joint news briefing with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Moscow that new sanctions imposed against Russian companies and individuals were "regrettable." Lavrov added that "Russophobia" in the United States was raging "beyond all bounds".


Beit El Likudniks to MKs: Intervene so we can build

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

330 Beit El residents who are Likud party members have sent letters to Likud MKs demanding that they intervene to terminate the building freeze which Beit El has been suffering from over the past few years.

Residents reminded them of the prime minister's promise after the destruction of the Draianoff House and Ulpana neighborhood in Beit El that he would build 300 new units in Beit El, a promise as yet unfulfilled.


Police: Brussels incident 'under control'

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Belgian police say that the Brussels incident is "under control" and that they arrested a potential suicide bomber after shooting at him.


Brussels police arrest man wearing suicide bomb

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Brussels police have arrested a man wearing a suicide bomb before he succeeded in detonating it.


Belgium: blast at train station

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Belgian Rail says that traffic has been halted at Brussels central station with local media reporting that there was a small blast at the station.


Trump to reveal if tapes exist of Comey conversations

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

‏President Trump will disclose this week what if any tapes exist of his conversations with James Comey.

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