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Hand-drawn swastika found in Department of Homeland Security HQ

Monday, September 16, 2019
Swastika found inside Washington DC headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security.

Weapon seized by security forces in Palestinian Arab village

Monday, September 16, 2019

During an IDF and Border Police search for illegal weapons in Palestinian Arab villages overnight Sunday, the forces seized a Carlo-type weapon.

The weapon was handed over to security forces.


Security forces arrest 19 wanted terror suspects

Monday, September 16, 2019

Overnight Sunday, security forces operating in Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria detained 19 wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, popular terror and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

The suspects were taken for questioning.


Lapid: We won't sit in Netanyahu's government

Monday, September 16, 2019

MK Yair Lapid, one of the leaders of the Blue and White party, on Sunday vowed not to be part of a government that included Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, but did not rule out including Netanyahu’s Likud party in a “central” unity government.

Speaking to i24NEWS, Lapid reiterated his party's push for a unity government that would join the Likud and Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beytenu party.


53-year-old seriously wounded in shooting in Haifa

Monday, September 16, 2019

A 53-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting incident on a street in Haifa early Monday morning.

The victim was evacuated to the Rambam Hospital. Police are investigating.


Oman rejects Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Monday, September 16, 2019

Oman announced on Saturday its rejection of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's recent pledge to apply sovereignty over the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected in Tuesday’s Knesset election.

"Oman reiterates its rejection of Netanyahu's statements and confirms its support to the Palestinian people in all efforts to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital," the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement quoted by Xinhua.


Blue and White against Labor

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Blue and White party has decided to work hard to "erase" the Gesher-Labor party from the political map, Kan 11 News reported on Sunday.

According to the report, at a strategy meeting held over the weekend, it was decided that Yair Lapid would lead the move.


Arab ministers 'reject' Netanyahu's sovereignty pledge

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday expressed its "total rejection" of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s pre-election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley if he is re-elected on Tuesday.

After an emergency foreign ministers' meeting in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the OIC expressed "its total rejection and strong condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister's declaration", according to AFP.


Algeria to hold presidential election in December

Monday, September 16, 2019

Algeria will hold a presidential election on December 12, eight months following the resignation of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, AFP reported on Sunday.

"I have decided... that the date of the presidential election will be Thursday, December 12," said Algeria’s interim president Abdelkader Bensalah, who is precluded from standing himself, in a televised address to the nation.


Abbas spokesman: Stop the Israeli madness

Monday, September 16, 2019
PA chairman's spokesman blasts cabinet's authorization of Jewish community in Jordan Valley, calls on international community to intervene.

Report: Kim invited Trump to visit North Korea

Monday, September 16, 2019

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited US President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a letter sent in August, Reuters reported Sunday, citing a South Korean newspaper.

The letter pre-dated North Korea's latest launch of short-range projectiles a week ago, according to the report.


British PM vows Brexit on October 31

Monday, September 16, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday stressed his determination to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 with or without an agreement.

The British Parliament recently voted to delay Brexit until January 31 unless Johnson has a deal approved by parliament beforehand on the terms and manner of the exit.


Fire breaks out in bakery in Haifa

Monday, September 16, 2019

Seven firefighting crews were summoned to a fire that broke out in a bakery in Haifa on Sunday night.

The firefighters extinguished the fire and released the heavy smoke inside. There were no injuries.


Minnesota synagogue fire doesn't appear to be a hate crime

Monday, September 16, 2019

A fire that destroyed a historic synagogue in northeastern Minnesota last week does not appear to have been a hate crime, authorities said Sunday, according to The Associated Press.

Matthew James Amiot, 36, of Duluth, was arrested Friday in the fire last week at the Adas Israel Congregation in downtown Duluth.


Trump: Meeting Rouhani with no conditions? Fake news

Monday, September 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump on Sunday rejected reports that he is willing to meet his Iranian counterpart with no preconditions as “fake news”.

“The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, ‘No Conditions.’ That is an incorrect statement (as usual!),” Trump tweeted.


Trump: Reason to believe we know culprit behind attack on Saudis

Monday, September 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump responded on Sunday night to the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" he tweeted.

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'First step towards applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria'

Monday, September 16, 2019
Minister Miri Regev welcomes approval of decision to authorize Jordan Valley community of Mevo’ot Yericho.

Trump authorizes release of oil from petroleum reserve

Monday, September 16, 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday that, in the wake of the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil supplies, he has “authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied.”

“I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various other States,” he added.


US official: Attack on Saudi oil facilities came from Iran

Monday, September 16, 2019

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities on Saturday came from the direction of Iran, and cruise missiles may have been used, a senior US official told Reuters on Sunday.

“There’s no doubt that Iran is responsible for this. No matter how you slice it, there’s no escaping it. There’s no other candidate,” the official said.


UN envoy condemns vandalism at EU embassy

Monday, September 16, 2019

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, condemned the vandalism at the EU embassy in Israel.

“Such incitement should not be permissible or acceptable by any standard and must be condemned by all. I stand in solidarity with our EU colleagues. No diplomatic representation should be harassed in such a way. Anywhere,” he tweeted in response to the EU ambassador to Israel.


Rabbi Peretz: I'm very worried about the Trump plan

Monday, September 16, 2019
Education Minister concerned about concessions that might be in the US peace plan: This is a death sentence for settlement.

Social activist questioned over vandalizing of EU embassy

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Social activist Sheffi Paz was questioned on Sunday evening by police for vandalizing the EU embassy in Ramat Gan.

Paz was filmed as she and another activist defacing the entrance to the embassy with "EU - Get out" and "German money kills Jews" using red spray paint.


Election Committee accepts Likud petition against Zazim organization

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Election Committee has accepted a Likud Part petition which states that the Zazim (Moving) organization, which is working to transport Bedouin voters to the polls, should register as an active body in order to continue its activities.


2 more F-35s for IAF

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Two F-35 stealth fighters landed at the Nevatim base today, joining the Air Force's aircraft lineup.

These aircraft were declared operational two years ago.


South Tel Aviv activist and bereaved mother documented at EU's doors

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Channel 12 News has obtained a video of Shefi Paz, an activist against the illegal infiltrators in Tel Aviv, and Merav Hajaj, the mother of a policewoman killed in a 2017 ramming attack in Jerusalem, adding a sign and making a statement against the European Union, after the doors to the EU's Ramat Gan offices were vandalized on Sunday.

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Blue and White against Labor

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Blue and White Party has decided to work hard to "erase" the Labor-Gesher (Bridge) Party from the political map, according to public television.

At a strategy meeting held over the weekend, it was decided that senior Blue and White member Yair Lapid would lead the move. The slogan chosen to accompany him is, "The Labor Party will be [Prime Minister Binyamin] Netanyahu's 'bridge' to the 61 [member] coalition." Lapid has already begun to use this message in the media.


Litzman: We are fighting for the right to live as haredim

Sunday, September 15, 2019
'The elections aren't right vs. left or Bibi vs Gantz. The only important thing to them is who will establish a gov't without haredim.'

OIC foreign ministers reject Netanyahu annexation pledge

Sunday, September 15, 2019

(AFP) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation expressed its "total rejection" on Sunday of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's pre-election pledge to annex the Jordan Valley, according to Saudi state media.

After an emergency foreign ministers' meeting in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, the 57-member pan-Islamic body
added in a statement, "This dangerous declaration... deliberately undermines international efforts to achieve a just and lasting peace... and pushes the whole region towards further violence and instability."


Moderately wounded in Be'er Yaakov stabbing

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A man about the age of 18 sustained moderate wounds, Sunday evening in a Be'er Yaakov stabbing.

Magen David Adom medics treated him and evacuated him to Assaf Harofeh Hospital.


Election Committee maps 'problematic' precincts

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Central Election Committee has mapped polling stations that were considered in the recent election campaigns as "problematic" and aroused suspicions of forgery, according to public television.

Committee inspectors, equipped with body cameras, will be directed to these precincts to report on and document unusual events, as well as to document the ballot count.


'Why was Ilhan Omar silent after Minnesota synagogue arson?'

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Evangelical leader hits Minnesota congresswoman for failing to condemn apparent arson which destroyed century-old synagogue in her state.

Marco Rubio: Appeasement will only encourage more nuclear blackmail

Sunday, September 15, 2019

United States Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has criticized a European offer of credit to Iran to stop its steps away from the 2015 agreement with the international community on its nuclear development program.

Writing on Twitter, Ruvio noted a May 7th article by Reuters in which "Europeans claimed they'd "be obliged to reimpose sanctions” if Iran violates flawed nuke deal." He continued, "But Now that Iran is in violation France & Germany want to bribe them w $15B letter of credit to stop. Appeasement will only encourage more nuclear blackmail."


Mark Levin: 'If Netanyahu gets voted out, it will be a disaster for Israel'

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Fox News host Mark Levin speaks with Arutz Sheva about his staunch support for Prime Minister Netanyahu - and his frustration with Israel's electoral system.

40-year-old cyclist killed in Jerusalem accident

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A 40-year-old cyclist was critically injured, Sunday evening, when he was hit by a vehicle at the corner of Betar Street and Yanovsky in Jerusalem.

Magen David Adom medics and paramedics treated him at the scene but were forced to pronounce his death.


Mesubim Interchange reopens to eastbound traffic

Sunday, September 15, 2019


EU ambassador: 'We will continue to do our job' despite vandalism

Sunday, September 15, 2019

European Ambassador to Israel Emanuele Giaufret wrote on Twitter, Sunday evening, "Today the lobby of the EU Delegation was vandalized with threatening slogans on the walls. No one of my colleagues was in the office as we are closed on Sunday. This incident is deplorable and has to be condemned. We will continue to do our job."


'Only give coalition mandate to party who'll return it if they fail

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Chairman Benny Gantz of the Blue and White Party has told a gathering to mark the end of the party's election campaign, "I call on President Rivlin to give the mandate to assemble the government only to one who commits to return it if he does not form a coalition."

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not return the mandate after he failed to form a coalition from the parties that entered the Knesset following the April elections.


Indictment for suspected election fraud

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Haifa District Attorney's Office informed Mohammed Diab on Sunday that it was decided to prosecute him, subject to a hearing, for harming the purity of the elections to the 21st Knesset.

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Shas petitions Elections Committee against Tiv Taam chain

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The haredi-religious Shas movement petitioned Chairman Hanan Melcer of the Central Election Committee, seeking the removal of a recently-launched advertising campaign on the internet by the Tiv Taam (Good Taste) grocery chain, calling for the Ramat Hahayal branch in Tel Aviv to be rescued from its closure.

Shas says that "in the video, the company indirectly calls for a vote. The video is full of lies that continue the incitement of left-wing parties towards the haredi-religious and Judaism. This is a contemptuous line not only from a public-relations standpoint but also at the factual level, since the branch was closed by the decision of the mayor belonging to the left camp and without any connection to the supermarket law." It also cited Tiv Taam for creating an illegal unregistered data base.


Foreign Minister: Appalled by the vandalism at the EU Embassy

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz has expressed shock and condemned the spray-painting of slogans at the entrance to the European Union offices in Ramat Gan.

Katz said, "Israel is committed to maintaining the security of all diplomatic missions The Israeli police are investigating the case, and I expect the culprits will be swiftly brought to justice."

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