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9:14 PM

US to help Saudi Arabia maintain its military helicopter fleet

Friday, September 17, 2021

The US State Department announced on Thursday the approval of a maintenance contract worth up to $500 million for Saudi Arabia's military helicopter fleet, AFP reports.

This marks the first agreement the US has with Saudi Arabia since Joe Biden became President.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

8:29 PM

Blinken urges more Arab countries to normalize ties with Israel

Friday, September 17, 2021

Secretary of State on anniversary of Abraham Accords: We want to widen the circle of peaceful diplomacy.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

8:12 PM

Anne Frank memorial statue unveiled in Guatemala

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Anne Frank Children’s Human Rights Memorial is a bronze statue in honor of the teenage diarist who perished during the Holocaust.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

7:17 PM

Maine man accused of threatening to kill Jews denied bail

Friday, September 17, 2021

24-year old allegedly posted to Twitter that he wanted to "kill Jews with my AR-15" during the High Holy Days.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

6:27 PM

Canadian politician’s office, signs defaced with swastikas

Friday, September 17, 2021

Vancouver Island, British Columbia politician is the latest candidate during the federal election to be hit with swastika vandalism.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

6:10 PM

Shabbat Shalom from Israel!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Arutz Sheva's Israel desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 18:02 on Friday. Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 18:43 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates from Israel will resume Saturday night, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 19:17 in Jerusalem.

Shabbat Shalom!

5:37 PM

President Herzog thanks President Carter for Camp David Accords

Friday, September 17, 2021
President Isaac Herzog marks 48th anniversary of Yom Kippur War and 1-year anniversary of Abraham Accords with call to former US President.
5:16 PM

/The view from Dubai: Have the Taliban emboldened Al Houthi?

Friday, September 17, 2021
The leader of Yemen’s Houthia, Ansar Allah, recently vowed to take control of all Yemeni cities and liberate them from foreign powers. Op-ed
4:55 PM

Northern Ireland's Jews facing looming kosher food shortage

Friday, September 17, 2021
Post-Brexit trade issues between the UK and the EU are threatening to make it difficult for Northern Ireland's Jews to import kosher food.
4:31 PM

Man falls from window in Rehovot

Friday, September 17, 2021

United Hatzalah paramedics treated a 36-year-old man who fell from a second-story window in Rehovot. He was taken to the emergency room with serious injuries.

4:21 PM

Man missing near the Kinneret

Friday, September 17, 2021

Significant emergency forces have been rushed to an unregistered beach in the Kinneret after a 30-year-old man has disappeared from the area.

4:17 PM

FDA delays booster shot approval

Friday, September 17, 2021

The FDA has delayed deliberations on the approval of Pfizer's proposed COVID-19 booster shot.

3:59 PM

Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Atlanta school before Yom Kippur

Friday, September 17, 2021
A second Atlanta, Georgia area high school was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti during the High Holy Days.
3:58 PM

Fire in Hod Hasharon

Friday, September 17, 2021

A brush fire has broken out near a residential area in Hod Hasharon.

3:50 PM

Multiple injuries in Judea and Samaria riots

Friday, September 17, 2021

The Red Crescent reports several people injured by live gunfire in clashes with Israeli security forces throughout Judea and Samaria.

3:42 PM

USA levels sanctions against Ethiopia

Friday, September 17, 2021

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order imposing sanctions on Ethiopia in an effort to 'hold those responsible for the continued violence in the Tigray region to account'.

3:28 PM

European resolution urges 'targeted sanctions' on Lebanese officials

Friday, September 17, 2021

European Parliament issued its 'strongest condemnation yet of Iran,' American Jewish Committee's Transatlantic Institute says.

2:50 PM

Besieged hilltop residents forbidden to build sukkah

Friday, September 17, 2021
Residents of the Samaria neighborhood of Kumi Ori in Samaria were told today that military restrictions forbade them to build a sukkah.
2:46 PM

Gantz gets Four Species

Friday, September 17, 2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has received his set of the Four Species used during the Festival of Sukkot from Rabbi Yaakov Globerman.

2:40 PM

Interior Min. Shaked: 'I won't endanger Israel's citizens'

Friday, September 17, 2021
Interior Min. Ayelet Shaked shoots back at Haaretz after claims she 'doesn't want to bid farewell' to law allowing Israel to 'discriminate.'
2:39 PM

Netherlands to relax travel restrictions

Friday, September 17, 2021

Beginning September 22, Israelis who have received their second vaccination will not require quarantine when entering the Netherlands.

2:07 PM

Driver arrested after reaching nearly 200 km/h

Friday, September 17, 2021

A 24-year-old driver was apprehended by traffic police in Judea and Samaria while driving 185 km / h on Road 1 near Mitzpe Jericho.

1:51 PM

Testing centers swamped

Friday, September 17, 2021

COVID-19 testing centers report exceptionally large crowds today, with lines taking hours to clear in some cities.

1:49 PM

Teen injured in bicycle accident

Friday, September 17, 2021

A 16-year-old electric bicycle rider was hit by a vehicle and seriously injured on Har Hanegev Street in Hadera. MDA medics provided first aid and evacuated her to hospital care.

1:41 PM

Watch: IDF disperses extreme left demonstration near Hebron

Friday, September 17, 2021
Activists from the extreme left 'Combatants for Peace' organization protest in support of Arab settlement near Hebron.
1:22 PM

Bereaved father calls drunk drivers 'murderers'

Friday, September 17, 2021

Director and screenwriter Avi Nesher, who lost his son Ari to a drunk driver, tells of the fatal accident on the eve of Yom Kippur. "This is not an accident, nor is it 'manslaughter'. When you get into a car drunk - you become a potential murderer. This man had a history of drunk driving, and must be judged as a cold-blooded killer," he insists.

1:12 PM

President to honor soldiers fallen s in Yom Kippur war

Friday, September 17, 2021

President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal will participate in a memorial service for those fallen during the Yom Kippur War on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Defense Minister Bnei Gantz will be in attendance.

12:56 PM

Bennett aims to extend Abraham Accords

Friday, September 17, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett wrote on his Twitter account that he would work to expand the Abraham Accords to further countries. ''It has been a year since the Abraham Accords brought a new era of peace to the Middle East. Israel will continue to strengthen and widen its circle of friends," Bennett wrote.

12:54 PM

IDF prevents theft of ancient coins

Friday, September 17, 2021

IDF soldiers stopped a suspicious vehicle in the Judean Desert yesterday, and found ancient coins in the vehicle. An inspector from the Archeology Department determined that they were from the days of the Roman Empire, and some of them were minted by the Jewish rebels during the Great Revolt.

12:53 PM

Trump proclaims: 'Biden is worse than Obama'

Friday, September 17, 2021
In Newsmax interview, former US Pres. Trump slams Dept. of Justice, says current Pres. Biden is 'worse' than former Pres. Obama.
12:29 PM

Lapid speaks with Belgian Foreign Minister

Friday, September 17, 2021

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with the Belgian Foreign Minister immediately following Yom Kippur. "We agreed to work together to strengthen ties between the two countries and find additional ways of cooperation between Belgium and Israel," Lapid said.

12:23 PM

New home-based medical care system for COVID patients

Friday, September 17, 2021
Each patient released from hospital to home care will be visited daily by team of doctor & nurse.
12:21 PM

Suspected murderer gets extended detention

Friday, September 17, 2021

A court has extended the detention of the teen suspected in the murder of Shimon Alush by six days.

12:21 PM

Less tests, less positive: 3,171 diagnosed with coronavirus

Friday, September 17, 2021
Number of new infections drops with number of coronavirus tests performed. Positivity rate remains high, at 6.33%.
12:14 PM

Umm al-Fahm man arrested for unlicensed driving

Friday, September 17, 2021

Police arrested a 20-year-old resident of Umm al-Fahm on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and taking part in a violent altercation. He was released to house arrest. His vehicle has been impounded for thirty days.

12:12 PM

Left-wing activists demonstrate at illegal Arab outpost

Friday, September 17, 2021

Left-wing activists from the "Fighters for Peace" organization have arrived at the "Hamamada" outpost south of Mount Hevron, accompanied by MK Mossi Raz (Meretz) and Ofer Kassif - the sole Jew in the Joint List party. The group set out from A-Tawani towards the nearby Hamamada House with a tractor and a water tracker.

The Fighters for Peace movement issued a statement saying: "We demand that the Israeli government stop its policy of depriving people of water and that it display humanity, and take responsibility in accordance with international law. Water is the most basic right and disconnecting people from water is the very definition of cruelty."

12:03 PM

Around 20,000 people already tested for COVID between 10 & 12 today

Friday, September 17, 2021

Around 20 thousand people have already been tested for coronavirus at Home Front Command testing centers on Friday morning, after centers opened at ten o'clock.

They are set to remain open until four this afternoon.

11:58 AM

Arabs destroy hundreds of trees on northern kibbutz

Friday, September 17, 2021

Arabs destroyed hundreds of avocado trees and irrigation pipes in Kibbutz Hokuk during the night of Yom Kippur.

According to Kan News, their intention was to demand protection money in return for refraining from future attacks.

11:26 AM

Vietnam: Israeli Embassy distributes food to needy families

Friday, September 17, 2021
Israeli Embassy in Vietnam distributes 500 packages of food, basic hygiene products, to needy families around Hanoi, Vietnam.
10:44 AM

Ha'azinu: The special quality of Moshe Rabbeinu’s vision

Friday, September 17, 2021
Am Yisrael’s leadership upon entering the Land was in the hands of Yehoshua, but it remained rooted in the spiritual leadership of Moshe.
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