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IAEA: Iran adhering to 2015 nuclear deal

Thursday, February 22, 2018
A new report says UN atomic energy watchdog believes the Islamic Republic is following terms of 2015 nuclear deal.

Did archaeologists just uncover biblical prophet's seal?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

2,700-year-old seal discovered in Jerusalem near seal of King Hezekiah. Item may have belonged to biblical prophet Isaiah.


New appointments push Supreme Court to the right

Thursday, February 22, 2018

In win for Justice Minister Shaked, opponents of judicial activism Alex Stein and Ofer Grosskopf elected to Supreme Court.


Time for a ‘Polocaust’ museum, says Polish minister

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Poland's Dep. Culture Minister says Poland needs to tell the story of the 'Polocaust' - or Polish suffering during the Holocaust

Are you a Millennial who needs financial help?

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Why do Millennials face unique financial challenges?

Haredim to present new ultimatum to Netanyahu?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

UTJ leaders demand that new draft law be passed before budget vote is passed, linking stability of government to IDF deferments.


'Stop criticizing law enforcement'

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Former Defense Minister Moshe Arens, who is credited with bringing Netanyahu into politics, now has criticism for protege.


Watch: Arab protesters hurl eggs at US delegation in Ramallah

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Demonstrators confront American delegation in Ramallah, hurling eggs at New York City Council members.


'Turn Har Bracha into a city'

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Residents of Samaria town appeal to PM following murder of Rabbi Itamar Ben Gal: 'Strengthen the settlements, strengthen Land of Israel.'


Swastika scrawled on tomb of biblical Jewish leader

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Visitors at grave of Joshua Ben Nun shocked to find the site defaced with Nazi symbol.


Hotovely: '10 more countries in talks to move embassies to Jerusalem'

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Dep. Foreign Minister says Israel negotiating with 10 countries over embassy transfers following announcements by US, Guatemala.

Remembering the unknown Jews

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hundreds of students participate in memorial service for Jews buried in Sambusky cemetery at foot of David's Tomb in Jerusalem.

Investigation of guillotine at anti-Netanyahu rally closed

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Photo of protestor holding guillotine at anti-Netanyahu rally had caused an uproar, with many claiming that it constituted incitement.


'Deny entry permits to those who joined in terrorist's funeral'

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Osman and Arish families, whose sons were murdered in Har Adar months ago, demand DM act against participants in mass-funeral for murderer.

Former head of 'Israel's FBI' convicted in plea bargain

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Menashe Arbiv, who commanded the elite Lahav 433 investigative unit, convicted for not reporting bribes from corrupt rabbi.

Workers launch surprise strike at Ben Gurion Airport

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Massive delays at Israel's largest airport as workers begin strike - with no prior warning.

Gal Gadot selected as Oscar presenter

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Israeli star of 'Wonder Woman' tapped as Oscar presenter.

Deri grilled by police for eighth time

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri interrogated by police Thursday over a slew of allegations, including tax evasion and money laundering.


IDF, US forces gear up for 'Juniper Cobra' joint exercise

Thursday, February 22, 2018
IDF, US forces prepare for largest joint military event of the year - Juniper Cobra. 4,500 Israeli and US troops to take part in exercise.

Lapid urges EU to ban Hezbollah

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Yesh Atid chairman lobbies EU to put Hezbollah's political wing on terror watchlist.

Is a new war brewing on Israel's northern border?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Former deputy head of the National Security Council, Dr. Eran Lerman, talks about what lies ahead for Israel on its northern border.


Report: Israel to grant work permits to 100,000 PA laborers

Thursday, February 22, 2018

25% increase in number of work permits issued by Israel to PA workers, rising to 100,000.


Poland 'won't prosecute' violators of new Holocaust law

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Polish Holocaust law will not lead to criminal charges, government minister says.


Strengthening the bond between Israel and its Druze citizens

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Deputy Defense Minister Ben Dahan meets bereaved Druze families, promises to encourage creation of jobs for Druze community.


Request: Allow prisoners to hear 'Zachor'

Thursday, February 22, 2018
In preparation for Shabbat "Zachor", rabbis write a special letter to the commissioner of prisons.

Religious teen sensation releases first single

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Yuval Asraf, a religious 17-year old composer, has been making waves on Israel's music scene. Here is his first single "Kolot".

Orbán: 'Patriotic alliance' against Soros and Europe's Islamization

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Hungary's prime minister says "Dark clouds are gathering over Europe because of immigration... The West will fall while Europe won’t even realize it's been invaded."

UN official: Palestinian Authority chairman abuses Palestinians

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, tells the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations that the UN must openly condemn terror, 

Worker killed in fall at building site next to Tzemach Junction

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A 30-year-old worker fell on Thursday afternoon from a scaffold while working on a construction site near the Tzemach Junction in the Galilee.

Magen David Adom medics and paramedics who were called to the scene were  forced to pronounce his death at the scene.


Israeli vehicles damaged by rocks near Maale Levona

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Arabs stoned Israeli vehicles near the Binyamin Region Jewish community of Maale Levona.

No injuries were caused but the vehicles were damaged.


Detention of Nir Hefetz extended by three days

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A court has decided to extend the detention of media advisor Nir Hefetz by three days.

Hefetz is suspected of offering Justice Hila Gerstel the position of attorney general for closing a case against Sara Netanyahu over the running of the Prime Minister's Residence. At the hearing, the police noted that Hefetz was maintaining his right to remain silent during questioning.


Jewish father demands Trump give schools security guards

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The father of a Parkland school shooting victim says the United States needs to concentrate on securing schools, regardless of what gun control laws say.

Police: Nir Hefetz not cooperating with investigation

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Police said on Thursday that Nir Hefetz, a former media advisor to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, is not cooperating in their investigation of alleged improprieties at the Bezeq communications company.

The comments accompanied their request to extend his detention.


1st haredi woman judge appointed

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Judicial Selection Committee has chosen Attorney Havi Toker as a judge in the Jerusalem Magistrates Court. The appointment marks the first time a woman from the haredi sector has been so appointed.

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Foamy stream turns out to be filled to the brim with soap

Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Environmental Protection Ministry will fine the factory from where the massive amount of soap came.

Poland: We will not prosecute for violating new law

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Poland's deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday that no criminal action would be taken against those who violated the new law, which limits Holocaust statements.

The law, which will come into effect at the end of the month, forbids blaming Poland or the Polish people for Nazi crimes. It also calls for three years' imprisonment for violations, such as using the phrase "Polish death camp". The official said in an interview to Polish television that no indictments would be filed against those who would break the law, but Poland would demand some compensation for "incorrect statements." He said Poland will respond, demand clarifications and argue against such statements, but no means of action will be implemented."


Report: Deputy IS leader killed

Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Almayadeen network reports that Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, deputy leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization, has been killed.

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13 more dead in Syrian government attacks on Ghoutta

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thirteen civilians were killed on Thursday when the Syrian government bombed the rebel-held Ghoutta Ash-Sharqiya area near Damascus.

Human rights groups say 375 civilians have been killed in fighting in the area since the start of the week.


Bus damaged by firebombs at Nabi Ilyas

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Arabs hurled two Molotov cocktails at a bus on Route 55 near the western Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Nabi Ilyas Thursday afternoon.

There were no casualties but the bus was slightly damaged.


Northbound Route 6 opens at Nachal Eeron

Thursday, February 22, 2018

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