Latest News Briefs (Page 5)


Firefighters gain control over 2 kite terror fires

Friday, May 25, 2018
Firefighters gained control at approximately 3:00p.m. over the fires blazing in the Kissufim Forest and Be'eri. They are still trying to gain control over the third fire. All three fires were sparked by Gaza rioters flying firebombs attached to kites into Israeli territory.

Israeli elected to executive board of UN health agency

Friday, May 25, 2018
World Health Organization elects Israeli professor as a member of its executive board.

Woman who led rebuilding of New Orleans synagogue dies

Friday, May 25, 2018
Jackie Gothard, who led rebuilding of New Orleans congregation after Hurricane Katrina, dies at 83.

'Respond to terror by eliminating Hamas leaders'

Friday, May 25, 2018
MK Yogev calls on government to strike Hamas' leaders, says kite terror is no different than any other type of terror attack.

Report: 59% of Israeli children are exposed to secondhand smoke

Friday, May 25, 2018

New study shows Israeli children are exposed to more cigarette smoke than their counterparts in England, Germany, and Canada.


Firebomb kites spark three fires in southern Israel

Friday, May 25, 2018
Firefighters work to battle three blazes caused by Gaza kite terrorists.

Boy dies after arriving in clinic with a fever

Friday, May 25, 2018
Haredi boy from Beit Shemesh dies suddenly after spiking a fever.

Women file complaint after being abused by Women of the Wall

Friday, May 25, 2018

WoW members push, verbally abuse, women and teens praying at Western Wall.


Woman says Alexa device sent private conversation to contacts

Friday, May 25, 2018
Oregon woman says Amazon's Alexa recorded private conversation, then sent it to random contacts.

Police: 'Pride parade' subject to standard security measures

Friday, May 25, 2018
Kfar Saba mayoral candidate slams security measures for city's 'pride parade.'

IDF soldier still in critical condition

Friday, May 25, 2018
IDF soldier injured by block-throwing terrorist still in critical condition.

Warm weather and local rainfall

Friday, May 25, 2018
Israelis prepare for a weekend that's warmer than average.

Report: If haredi 'Draft Law' passes, DM will leave coalition

Friday, May 25, 2018
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman will leave the coalition if haredi 'Draft Law' passes - and the haredi parties will leave if it does not.

Argentine woman killed by suspected FARC rebels in Colombia

Friday, May 25, 2018
Woman kidnapped with Israeli tourists found dead in southern Colombia.

The Gaza border is still the most dangerous

Friday, May 25, 2018
Jay Shapiro thinks that Israel has three fronts, but contrary to popular opinion, the most dangerous is in Gaza

Canada: 8 injured in explosion at a restaurant

Friday, May 25, 2018

At least eight people were injured following an explosion at a restaurant in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on Thursday night.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation, but initial reports indicated it might have been caused by a gas leak.


Czech FM: Hamas fully responsible for deaths of Gazans

Friday, May 25, 2018

Czech Foreign Affairs Minister Martin Stropnický on Thursday issued a public statement in which he bluntly pointed out that Hamas was solely responsible for the deaths of Palestinian Arabs during Gaza border protests in recent weeks.

In the statement quoted by Yediot Aharonot, titled "Gaza – Telling things as they really are," Stropnický wrote that "no country would reconcile itself to such provocations."


IAEA: Iran still implementing nuclear deal

Friday, May 25, 2018

Iran is still implementing the 2015 nuclear deal, the UN's nuclear watchdog said in a new report released Thursday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report, seen by the AFP news agency, shows that Iran is abiding by the deal's key restrictions on its nuclear facilities in return for relief from damaging economic sanctions.


U.S., South Korea to pursue Trump-Kim talks

Friday, May 25, 2018

The foreign ministers of the United States and South Korea agreed on Thursday to continue working toward creating the right conditions for the United States and North Korea to talk, South Korea’s foreign ministry said.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a phone call, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump called off a June summit with North Korea, said the statement quoted by Reuters.


Does God ever laugh?

Friday, May 25, 2018
Rabbi Shlomo Katz shares an empowering Torah that could change the way we judge failure and success.

Lebanese PM asked to form new Cabinet

Friday, May 25, 2018

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun on Thursday formally asked Prime Minister Saad Hariri to form a new Cabinet after the vast majority of legislators named him as their choice for the position of prime minister, The Associated Press reported.

The faction led by Hariri lost over a third of its seats in the elections earlier this month, but was still widely expected to form the new Cabinet.


Six dead in car bomb explosion in Benghazi

Friday, May 25, 2018

At least six people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, residents told Reuters.

The bomb exploded near the Tibesti hotel, the city’s biggest. Ambulances were rushing to the scene.


Prince William to visit Israel on June 25

Friday, May 25, 2018

Kensington Palace officially announced on Thursday night that Prince William will be the first senior British royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority next month.

William will begin his tour in Jordan on June 24 and travel on to Tel Aviv the following day, the palace, his official residence, said in a statement quoted by AFP.

He will visit Jerusalem on June 26 and then go on to Ramallah on June 27.


How to raise financially independent children

Friday, May 25, 2018
Are your children financially independent?

North Korea: Trump decision 'not in line with world's wishes'

Friday, May 25, 2018

North Korea on Thursday night, through its official news agency KCNA, reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a summit with its leader Kim Jong Un.

According to the report, Pyongyang indicated it was still prepared to go ahead with talks and solve matters of concern "whenever, however" with the United States.


Four wounded in attack on gold mine in Congo

Friday, May 25, 2018

Mai Mai militia on Thursday night attacked Banro Corp’s east Congo Namoya gold mine.

A Banro geologist at the mine said that four people were wounded in the ensuing fire fight.


U.S. targets airlines in latest Iran sanctions

Friday, May 25, 2018

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on several Iranian and Turkish companies and a number of aircraft in a move targeting four Iranian airlines, Reuters reported.

The companies targeted were linked to Mahan Air and Meraj Air, the Treasury Department said in a statement. It also said it was targeting a number of their aircraft, as well as aircraft from Caspian Airlines and Pouya Air.


Three injured in accident near Rahat

Friday, May 25, 2018

A man was seriously injured and two others were lightly injured when a vehicle overturned on Highway 40 near Rahat in southern Israel on Thursday night.

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated the victims to the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva.


North Korea's reaction to Pence was 'last straw' for Trump

Friday, May 25, 2018

North Korea's reaction to comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were the "last straw" that led the White House to cancel President Donald Trump's planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House official said on Thursday, according to Reuters.

North Korea's vice foreign minister called remarks by Pence about North Korea stupid and suggested the two countries could either meet for a summit or for a nuclear showdown.


Deputy Defense Minister: Supreme Court used common sense

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan responded on Thursday evening to the Supreme Court's decision to unanimously reject the petitions filed by leftist organizations against the open-fire regulations given to IDF soldiers on the Gaza border.

"A delusional petition whose sole purpose is to strengthen the anti-Israel lie. IDF soldiers are heroes who stand guard over our country in order to protect all citizens of the state, Jews and Arabs alike. The judges of the Supreme Court made the right decision and acted in accordance with common sense," Ben Dahan said.


Terrorists who carried out shooting attacks caught

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The arrest operation Thursday morning in Al Amari in Ramallah, during which an IDF soldier from the Duvdevan unit was critically injured, was directed at a terrorist squad involved in recent shooting attacks in the region, it was cleared for publication on Thursday evening.

One suspect was arrested in the framework of Thursday morning’s operation, and two additional members of the cell suspected of involvement in shooting attacks were arrested on Thursday evening. They were transferred for questioning by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).


ANALYSIS: New evidence Iran is a huge threat to world peace

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Iran has no plans to revise its strategy and is not impressed by the actions of the Trump Administration and Israel.

Gal Gadot producing, possibly starring in a Fidel Castro movie

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Israeli 'Wonder Woman' star to work on film about American journalist confidante of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Police investigate haredi group over anti-IDF street performance

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Edah Haharedit reportedly organized street performance in which children were encouraged to hurl fruit at actor dressed as IDF soldier.

The State of the two-state solution

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Ilan Goldenberg, a former senior member of the State Department’s team on Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, talks about the 'ultimate deal'.

Supreme Court rejects petition against IDF use of force in Gaza

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Israeli Supreme Court unanimously rejects petition against IDF rules of engagement used at Gaza protests.

Anti-Israel protesters disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra concert

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Pro-BDS activists block traffic outside of performance, enter hall to disrupt Philadelphia Orchestra, protesting its plans to visit Israel.

Israeli UN Mission celebrates 70 Years of contributions to world

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Israel’s Mission to the UN hosts special forum celebrating 70 years of Israeli civil society innovation and contributions to the world.

NY teen to serve jail time for vandalizing Jewish cemetery

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Teen who spray-painted 'Heil Hitler' and swastikas on wall of Jewish cemetery sentenced to six months in jail.
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