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12:41 PM

Taliban offers money, land and praise to families of suicide bombers

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the acting interior ministry who has a $10 million US bounty on his head as a "specially designated global terrorist," met the families at a ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

The Taliban praised suicide bombers who died during the war against the former government and its Western allies, the movement's interior ministry said in a statement.

Families of the suicide bombers were given clothing, 10,000 afghani ($111) and promised plots of land, spokesman Qari Sayeed Khosti said. "They were called heroes of the country."

12:39 PM

INTO THE FRAY: Arab violence – Root causes and red herrings

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Difficult socioeconomic conditions in haredi society have not caused the crime afflicting Arab society. Why assume that is the cause? Op-ed.
12:29 PM

43 dead, 30 missing: flash floods in Nepal

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

At least 43 people died and 30 are missing after three days of persistent downpour, triggering landslides and flash floods in Nepal.

Sixty people have been marooned by floods for two days at Seti village, west of Kathmandu. Continuous heavy rains have left them stranded.

12:24 PM

Rabbi Horowitz found not liable after warning of pedophile

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
After five years: American rabbi who warned Israeli parents about pedophile is found not liable in 200,000 shekel defamation lawsuit.
12:18 PM

Multiple deaths in deadliest terrorist bombing in Syria

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two bombs detonated on Hafez al-Assad bridge aimed at an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people, according to state media reports. Army shelling in rebel-held Idlib killed 11 civilians, rescue workers said. This was a terrorist attack, with one of the highest fatality rates of any bombing in Syria in the last few years.

12:06 PM

'US Consulate for Palestinians will encourage terrorism'

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Families of Israeli victims of Arab terror press US Secretary of State to nix plans to reopen US consulate in Jerusalem for PA.
12:01 PM

All of Israel is the homeland of the Jews

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
For centuries, the land of Israel lay as a barren wasteland while patiently waiting for the Jewish Nation to return home.Op-ed.
11:48 AM

Rain expected until weekend

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Israel's winter begins: Rain and low temperatures expected throughout week, until weekend.
11:38 AM

Food fights: The proporsed Kashrut reform

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
To destroy Israel's kashrut system and undermine consumer confidence, it is hard to imagine a better plan than the proposed reforms. Op-ed.
11:35 AM

US lawmakers to defend Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
'We have your back.' Bipartisan group of lawmakers pledge to defend Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria from push for building freeze.
11:23 AM

Shaked against Sa'ar's law memorandum

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

"The Attorney General will not determine who will be prime minister": said Ayelet Shaked.

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked referred to the law memorandum published last night by Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar and said that she opposes it.

"I do not think the Attorney General should decide who heads the cabinet," Shaked noted at the MUNI EXPO conference of the local government center, "We agreed not to deal with it until the budget is passed and then we will decide."

11:17 AM

Moshe Feiglin plans to run for Likud leadership after the Netanyahu era

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

"I have no intention of running against Netanyahu while he is leader," Feiglin said, explaining why Likud voters are his base even though they do not know it.

11:17 AM

Alta Fixsler to be buried in Israel

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
"Alta, we wanted you the way you were. You were important, precious and sweet... we will not forget you."
11:13 AM

Ayelet Shaked consider consolidation of Sha'arei Tikva and Etz Ephraim

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Minister of the Interior, Ayelet Shaked, sets up a committee to examine the establishment of a new authority in Samaria through the unification of the two local committees.

11:07 AM

Minister Kahana to Odeh: "We saw yesterday what your hands can do"

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Minister Matan Kahana replies to MK Ayman Odeh from the joint list, who expressed support for Sa'ar's law memorandum and tweeted that "Shaked has one finger and we have six."

"Odeh, we saw yesterday what your hands are capable of doing," Minister Kahana wrote on Twitter, referring to yesterday's confrontation at Kaplan Hospital during which Odeh attacked MK Itamar Ben-Gvir.

11:00 AM

Eyal Hans is elected Director of the Released Soldiers Fund

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Col. (Res.) Eyal Hans was elected Director of the Released Soldiers Fund in the Ministry of Defense.

Hans currently serves as senior deputy chief of staff and head of the planning department and head of the integrated planning unit. Eyal Hans will replace Inbal Paz Pitel, who has led the foundation in recent years and is currently retiring from the Ministry of Defense after 34 years of service. The date of his entry into office will be decided in the next few days.

10:50 AM

Despite failure of test program, Green Class plan to be expanded

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Green Class pilot was small and short, with not enough cooperation from parents. Education Min.: 'Infection rates aren't skyrocketing.'
10:45 AM

A 55-year-old man was injured in a car accident in Tel Aviv

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

A car accident occurred between a cyclist and a motorcyclist on Levinski Street in Tel Aviv. MDA medics and paramedics provided medical treatment and evacuated to Ichilov Hospital a 55-year-old man that sustained moderate injuries including a head injury.

10:40 AM

1,130 new corona cases recorded yesterday

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

One thousand one hundred and thirty people were diagnosed with the coronavirus yesterday, said the Health Ministry.

352 severe cases are hospitalized, 156 are on respirators. In total: 8,023 have died from the outbreak.

10:22 AM

Trump mourns Colin Powell: 'A classic RINO'

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In odd obituary, former US Pres. Trump responds to Colin Powell's death.

10:08 AM

Anti-Netanyahu Law: Bennett about to break another promise?

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Right-wing representatives oppose the law, but the coalition may get the majority approval, preventing Netanyahu from running again for Prim
9:39 AM

Report: Israel working to double population of Jordan Valley

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
The goal of the government program will be to double the number of Israeli families from 1,500 to 3,000 within four years.
9:22 AM

Poll: Israel worse off with Biden than with Trump

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Israelis give new government poor marks on foreign policy, say Biden administration is less beneficial for Israel than Trump administration.
8:53 AM

Israeli officials deny US poised tor reopen consulate for PA

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Palestinian sources reported yesterday that the US plans to open reopen consulate to Palestinian Authority in east Jerusalem.
8:37 AM

Olympic taekwondo medalist shares experiences as IDF soldier

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Israeli Tokyo Olympic taekwondo bronze medalist welcomed at FIDF Washington, D.C., chapter.
8:32 AM

PM Bennett: 'I was surprised by Biden's pressure against Judea & Samaria'

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
'Cutting settlement construction is critical to them.' PM tells ministers he was taken aback by intensity of Biden administration's pressure
8:07 AM

Family reunited with heirloom Bible thought lost in Holocaust

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
'I realized miracles can happen, it's a new connection for my children and grandchildren,' says Susi Leiter, whose family received heirloom.
7:39 AM

Rome mayoral candidate accused of antisemitism defeated

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Center-right candidate accused of antisemitism over Holocaust remarks loses out to center-left candidate in Rome mayoral election.
7:06 AM

Kosher food made available at British Parliament

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Three years after bid to offer kosher food denied, British Parliament to offer kosher and halal food to employees.
6:46 AM

Chief of Staff seeks to publish book written during his tenure

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Aviv Kohavi asks Ministerial Committee on Publications to approve the publication of a book he wrote on military leadership.
6:14 AM

IAEA chief to visit Iran before the end of November

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog plans to visit Iran before the end of next month amid questions about whether Iran will return to negotiations aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, The Associated Press reports.

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi said Tuesday he intends to visit Tehran “soon” to discuss and hopefully resolve specific concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.

5:51 AM

Finnish tourists make Nazi salutes at Dachau

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two Finnish tourists made Nazi salutes at a memorial site to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, Finland’s public broadcaster reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the incident took place on Sunday.

5:13 AM

US Homeland Security Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who is vaccinated against COVID-19, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday morning, CNN reported, citing a statement from department spokesperson Marsha Espinosa.

"Secretary Mayorkas tested positive this morning for the COVID-19 virus after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols," Espinosa said in a statement.

5:00 AM

Senator recommends homicide charges for Brazilian President

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The senator leading a congressional probe into Brazil's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with homicide for alleged government errors that led to the deaths of thousands, Reuters reports.

Bolsonaro has dismissed the probe as politically motivated.

4:38 AM

PA warns against continued construction in 'settlements'

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Fatah leadership warns of violence if Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria continues.
4:19 AM

House committee approves contempt charges for Trump ally

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Tuesday formally approved holding Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump's allies, in contempt of Congress.

Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson told CNN on Tuesday that he expects the full House to vote on criminal contempt charges for Bannon before the end of the week, and a source familiar with the floor schedule told CNN the plan is for the chamber to vote on the referral on Thursday.

3:45 AM

US likely to recommend booster shots to people as young as 40

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The US government likely will soon recommend booster shots to people as young as 40 who received either Moderna or Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, a source familiar with the plan told CNN on Tuesday.

“I believe it will happen,” the source said.

3:32 AM

Two-year-old Alta Fixsler laid to rest in Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Two-year-old British girl Alta Fixsler was laid to rest in Jerusalem on Tuesday night.

Fixsler was taken off life support on Monday after a failed battle against a court order to take her to Israel or the US for treatment.

3:07 AM

Radio host lashes at deaf MK

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Galey Israel radio host Yossi Ben-Atar lashes out at MK Shirley Pinto over Netanyahu criticism: It's a good thing that you're deaf.
2:48 AM

Senate Committee confirms Nides as Israel Ambassador

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday confirmed Thomas Nides to be the next US Ambassador to Israel.

Nides is one of 30 ambassador nominees who were confirmed by the committee.

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