Latest News Briefs (Page 5)


Man arrested on suspicion of robbing bank in J'lem

Monday, March 27, 2017

Police arrested a man suspected of robbing a bank in central Jerusalem.

According to suspicions, the robber gave the clerk a slip and left the premises with 25,000 shekels.


Terror stabbing thwarted in Samaria

Monday, March 27, 2017

A terror stabbing attempt was thwarted a short while ago at the "Hatmar Shomron" junction in Samaria.

Nobody was wounded. Soldiers subdued the terrorist.


Kushner to head new White House 'SWAT team'

Monday, March 27, 2017
Trump plans to unveil new Kushner-led Office of American Innovation; staffed by strategic consultants answerable directly to President

Pro-Israel Palestinian Arab confronts anti-Israel Jews

Monday, March 27, 2017
'I am Palestinian, but I stand with Israel,' says Sandra Solomon at pro-Israel demonstration outside of AIPAC conference.

Students use archaeology to fund Poland trip

Monday, March 27, 2017

Students at Jerusalem's Boyar High School unearth 2,000-year-old Jewish town to help fund their trip to Poland's concentration camps.


Fatah: Recruit tens of thousands to fight Israel

Monday, March 27, 2017
Fatah official calls on organization to recruit new members, work to class Israel as apartheid state.

Patient who attacked nurse arrested

Monday, March 27, 2017

A patient in his 50s was arrested after he attacked a nurse at Assaf Harofeh Medical Center near Rishon Letzion.

Apparently he cursed the nurse, threatened her, and threw a computer screen at her.


Israeli Arab in contact with ISIS arrested

Monday, March 27, 2017

It has been cleared for publication that joint efforts of the Shin Bet and Police led to the arrest last month of Fadil Tsabr Knana, 25, an Israeli Arabc and resident of Yafia/Nazareth, after information came to light that he had been in contact with ISIS.

Today, the northern district prosecution submitted a severe indictment to the Nazareth district court against him.


Coalition MKs sign bill to curb High Court power

Monday, March 27, 2017

16 MKs from factions in the coalition signed a bill proposed by MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), which forbids the Supreme Court from cancelling Knesset legislation, according to Yisrael Hayom.

Before he submitted the bill, Yogev spoke with Justice Minister Shaked, and coordinated the process with Jewish Home party head Naftali Bennet.


Construction greenlighted in Efrat after Arab claims dismissed

Monday, March 27, 2017
A housing project south of Jerusalem overcame last major hurdle, as claim on land made by local Arab found to be false.

'They're learning to accept those who are different'

Monday, March 27, 2017
Gush Etzion principal says integrated classrooms create healthy relationships, don't place students in roles of 'giver' and 'taker.'

Ben-Dahan to David Friedman: Waiting for you in J'lem

Monday, March 27, 2017

Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan arrived in Washington and participated last night in the annual AIPAC conference, where US VP Mike Pence spoke before 18,000 participants.

At the end of Pence's speech, Ben-Dahan approached US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and congratulated him on his appointment last Thursday.

"We're waiting for you in Jerusalem," he said.


40-year-old man drowns to death at Netanya beach

Monday, March 27, 2017

A 40-year-old man was drawn from the sea near Netanya this morning without vital signs.

Medics were forced to confirm his death at the scene.


Poll: Lapid tops Netanyahu, PM's approval rating at 35%

Monday, March 27, 2017
The Likud would lose to Yesh Atid if elections were held today, poll says, with PM's approval rating underwater at just 35%.

Japan: 6 found without vital signs after avalanche

Monday, March 27, 2017

Six people were found with no vital signs on Monday at a ski resort near the town of Nasu in Japan, and three others were missing, according to Japan's Kyodo news agency.

About 70 people including students and teachers from several schools are said to have been in the area at the time.

Rescue efforts are under way, with officials investigating whether more people are injured or missing.


Red tape delays Ethiopian migration to Israel

Monday, March 27, 2017
Jewish Agency says they're 'ready to receive' Ethiopian immigrants but haven't received names of candidates from government.

IDF arrests senior Hamas official released a month ago

Monday, March 27, 2017

One of those arrested by IDF forces last night in Tulkarm was Rafat Nasif, a senior Hamas official in Judea and Samaria.

Nasif had been released from Israeli prison about a month ago.


Hamas: Those who assassinated Faqha got help from Gaza

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hamas said that those who assassinated Mazen Faqha received help from inside Gaza, according to Kol Yisrael.

The Hamas sources again blamed Israel for the assassination, and said that Hamas will not be silent over the elimination of the terrorist leader, but that the group will not respond with rocket fire.


IDF arrests 9 terrorists in Judea and Samaria

Monday, March 27, 2017

IDF forces last night arrested 14 Arabs in Judea and Samaria. 9 of these are suspected of terror activity.

Those arrested were transferred to security forces for investigation.


Sisi meets WJC leader

Monday, March 27, 2017

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi on Sunday met the head of the World Jewish Congress, Ronald Lauder, in Cairo.

Presidential spokesman Alaa Youssef said, according to the Al-Ahram newspaper, that the meeting reflects Egypt’s keenness on communicating with all parts of American society on boosting bilateral understanding of the current challenges faced by the region.


Bahrain busts Iranian-linked terror cell

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bahrain said on Sunday it had broken an Iranian-linked "terrorist cell" suspected of involvement in a bomb attack on a police bus in February and plotting to assassinate senior officials, Reuters reported, citing Bahrain’s state news agency BNA.

The Bahraini agency quoted an Interior Ministry statement which said that the 14-member cell was working under direct supervision from two exiled Bahrainis living in Iran, one of whom was recently designated by the United States as a "global terrorist".


'I hope Herzog will form an alternative coalition'

Monday, March 27, 2017

MK Ayelet Nahmias-Verbin (Zionist Union) on Sunday accused the Netanyahu government of undermining the international legitimacy of the so-called “settlement blocs”.

Speaking to Arutz Sheva at the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, Nahmias-Verbin said she is not surprised that the Trump administration is in no hurry to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


'BDS is the greatest threat to Israel'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday addressed the 2017 AIPAC policy conference and discussed his support for Israel during his time as Prime Minister.

“What is the difference between our values and Israel’s? None. What is the difference in the threats we face? The only difference is that Israel is much closer to these threats than we are,” Harper said.


Pence: America stands with Israel

Monday, March 27, 2017


Watch live: Pence addresses AIPAC

Monday, March 27, 2017
Watch live as Vice President Mike Pence addresses AIPAC policy conference.

Hotovely: 'A new era in Israel-America relations'

Monday, March 27, 2017

Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) spoke to Arutz Sheva on Sunday at the 2017 AIPAC policy conference.

“We are in a new era in Israel-America relations. We used to be in a position when we couldn’t even put one brick in Jerusalem. This administration understands that the ‘settlements’ are not an obstacle to peace, and I think that this acknowledgement is maybe the most important thing when we speak about any future arrangement in the region,” she said.


Syrian rebels take military airport from ISIS

Monday, March 27, 2017

A U.S.-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took control of a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State (ISIS), Reuters reported.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led international coalition, said in a statement they had seized the air base.


Watch live: Former Canadian PM addresses AIPAC

Monday, March 27, 2017
Watch live as Vice President Mike Pence and former Canadian PM Stephen Harper address AIPAC.

State Department condemns Russian arrests of opposition activists

Monday, March 27, 2017

The State Department on Sunday night criticized Russia after it arrested anti-corruption protesters, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

"The United States strongly condemns the detention of hundreds of peaceful protesters throughout Russia on Sunday," said State Department spokesman Mark Toner. "Detaining peaceful protesters, human rights observers, and journalists is an affront to core democratic values. We were troubled to hear of the arrest of opposition figure Alexei Navalny upon arrival at the demonstration, as well as the police raids on the anti-corruption organization he heads."


Britain seeks to access London terrorist's WhatsApp

Monday, March 27, 2017

British security services on Sunday asked the creators of the popular messaging service WhatsApp for help in accessing one of the final communications sent by Westminster Bridge terroristKhalid Masood, Fox News reports.

Masood sent an encrypted message on WhatsApp just minutes before he began the rampage that killed three pedestrians and a police officer and wounded dozens of others.


Watch live: AIPAC policy conference evening session

Monday, March 27, 2017
Watch live as Vice President Mike Pence and former Canadian PM Stephen Harper address AIPAC.

Kremlin confirms Abbas visit

Monday, March 27, 2017

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed on Sunday that Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas will visit Moscow on May 11.

The Interfax news agency reported that Abbas will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and the two will discuss the situation in the Middle East and the Israeli-PA peace process.


Did the Mossad recruit agents in France?

Monday, March 27, 2017

The French newspaper Le Monde reported on Sunday that in 2010 Mossad agents tried to recruit French agents to spy for Israel “to the point of crossing the line of turning them into double agents.”

According to the report, the purpose of the recruitment was to gather information about a Syrian citizen who was involved in acquiring non-conventional weapons for the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.


Bulgaria: Center-right party wins election

Monday, March 27, 2017

Bulgaria's center-right GERB party, led by Boiko Borisov, narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday.

A count of votes showed GERB had won between 32.9 percent and 33.2 percent of the vote, with the Socialist Party (BSP) trailing on 27.9 percent to 28.1 percent.


Rwanda's President hails friendship with Israel

Monday, March 27, 2017

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame on Sunday became the first African leader to address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference, hailing Israel as an inspiration for his own country's rebirth after genocide.

Kagame was commander of the rebel force that put an end to the 1994 slaughter of Rwandan Tutsis by Hutu extremists and has led the country since 2000, as it recovers from the conflict and becomes a regional economic success story.


30-year-old found unconscious in Haifa

Monday, March 27, 2017

A 30-year-old man was found lying on a sidewalk in Haifa on Sunday night.

Magen David Adom paramedics performed CPR on him, and he was taken to hospital in critical condition. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation.


Judea and Samaria population growth kills two-state solution

Monday, March 27, 2017

"The facts on the ground in this region are irreversible and render the concept of a two-state solution obsolete."

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