Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


IDF officer ordered to apologize for racial slur

Monday, June 17, 2019
IDF captain uses racial slur against soldier, is forced to apologize. IDF: No place for hurtful statements, we're investigating.

Inscription in Binyamin village: 'There'll be war over Judea, Samaria'

Monday, June 17, 2019

Police reported that in the village of Malek in the Binyamin area, tires of several vehicles were punctured and a wall was spray-painted with the Hebrew inscription: "There will be war over Judea and Samaria."

Police and IDF forces are preparing to enter the village.


Gantz: Money is transferred to Gaza, but no diplomatic achievement

Monday, June 17, 2019

MK Benny Gantz, the Chairman of Blue and White, tweeted about the transfer of the Qatari money to the Gaza Strip, calling it "the loss of deterrence."

"The dollar suitcases are being transferred again and there is no diplomatic achievement that will ensure quiet for the residents of the area."


11 arrested for drug smuggling from Egypt to Israel

Monday, June 17, 2019

Police and Border Police arrested in the Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj 11 suspects suspected of smuggling drugs from Egypt to Israel via the border crossing.

In addition, vehicles used for smuggling were seized. When the forces arrived in the village dozens of people threw stones at the forces, and some of them even attacked the policemen. A policeman was wounded and treated at the scene. Two civilians were wounded in the operation and needed treatment at the scene.


6 suspects arrested for smuggling Georgian nationals into Israel

Monday, June 17, 2019

Police arrested six suspects on Tuesday morning for questioning under caution and detained eight more suspects on suspicion of belonging to a network that smuggled foreigners through Ben-Gurion Airport to the State of Israel.

It is suspected that members of the network, including employees of companies that provide services to the airport, acted in an organized and systematic manner over a period of time, succeeding in bypassing the security mechanisms at the border crossings at Ben-Gurion Airport and smuggling Georgian citizens into the State of Israel without passing through the passport and crossings control system as required by law.

Each of the members of the network had a specific role in assisting the smuggling in exchange for money while acting to disguise his actions from the eyes of the enforcement authorities.


The haredi plan to defeat Liberman: Praise him

Monday, June 17, 2019
Hoping to neutralize Liberman as a kingmaker in next Knesset, haredi lawmakers trying to undermine him - by praising his past work.

6.2 magnitude earthquake felt in Indonesia

Monday, June 17, 2019

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale was felt in eastern Indonesia.


Police ask help in locating missing Carmiel man

Monday, June 17, 2019

Police are asking the public for help in locating missing man Noam Dovid Margolin, 31, of Carmiel, who was last seen yesterday at 9:00 am in the city.

The missing man's body is thin, his shoulders are wide, and his height is 1.82 meters. His hair is brown and he was wearing a gray shirt, long trousers and brown Blundstone shoes.


Mortars fired at Turkish soldiers in Syria

Monday, June 17, 2019
Syrian government forces fire mortars at Turkish observers.

US: Youth arrested after planning to commit shooting at synagogue

Monday, June 17, 2019

A 23-year-old Californian was arrested after threatening to commit a mass shooting at a synagogue.

An illegal semi-automatic rifle and Nazi propaganda material were found in his house


Netanyahu planning to create united right-wing bloc

Monday, June 17, 2019
Following Liberman's call for unity gov't, Netanyahu looks to bring together small right-wing parties into a single ticket.

Regev on conviction of Sara Netanyahu: She's not a criminal

Monday, June 17, 2019

Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev referred this morning to the conviction of Sara Netanyahu in a plea bargain.

In an interview with Army Radio, Regev said that she "strengthens her because the mountain gave birth to a mouse. She went through a hunting trip for four years, went through hell and hurtful statements. What was not said about her? Yesterday I met her and she told me she paid a heavy personal price, including on the plea bargain."

Regev added: "She is not a criminal offender, she has nothing to do with the criminal aspect. Even the judge said so, She took on something that was not hers just to end it. To blame her for ordering food for official visits to the prime minister's residence is absurd."


Bitan: I expect to receive a portfolio

Monday, June 17, 2019

MK David Bitan (Likud) said Monday in an interview on Reshet Bet: "I expect to receive a portfolio."

He added that "Netanyahu has been negotiating with Smotrich for two months on which portfolio he will receive, and he received a very senior portfolio, but lets finish with this Smotrich saga."


Disruptions in GPS reception at Ben Gurion

Monday, June 17, 2019

In the past two weeks there have been disruptions in GPS reception in Ben Gurion Airport.

Disruption does not endanger aircraft safety or flight, according to the Airports Authority. Ben Gurion International Airport is also equipped with the world's most advanced aviation safety equipment. The flight paths and the landing and takeoff routes have operational technological alternatives that do not require GPS reception and the control tower directs the aircraft to these alternatives when necessary. In addition, the flight controllers monitor each plane's takeoff and landing on the radar screen, making sure it does not deviate from its route and height.


Forer: Government of surrender abandons Israel's security

Monday, June 17, 2019

MK Oded Forer (Yisrael Beytenu) responded this morning to the transfer of the Qatari money to Gaza.

"The powerful response to the shooting on Sderot, the balloons, the confrontations on the fence, and the fires that the government tried to hide, came: Another protection payment of millions of dollars to Hamas, which keeps the government on a short leash. Immediately after the transfer came the Hamas response - shooting on IDF forces.

"The government of surrender abandons Israel's security and brings shame to a new high," wrote Forer on his Twitter account.


Stolen Torah scrolls found - in Palestinian barn

Monday, June 17, 2019
Four Torah scrolls stolen from Bnei Brak synagogue found hidden in barn in Arab village of Aqraba.

Cluster of balloons with explosive spotted in Eshkol region

Monday, June 17, 2019

A cluster of balloons with a suspicious explosive device was spotted this morning in an open area outside a community in the Eshkol region.

A police sapper was summoned to the scene.


Report: Israel will send business delegation to Bahrain conference

Monday, June 17, 2019

Reuters reports that Israel will send a business delegation to the economic conference that the United States will hold in Bahrain later this month rather than Israeli government officials.

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz announced yesterday that Israel would participate in the economic conference, which is expected to reveal the economic part of the US administration's peace plan, but did not specify which officials would take part.


Eilat residents demonstrate in J'lem against closing of Sde Dov

Monday, June 17, 2019

Hundreds of Eilat residents are expected to demonstrate in front of the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem on Monday against the closing of the Sde Dov airport.

The protest will include the mayor of Eilat, Meir Yitzhak Halevy, and the new chairman of the Histadrut, Arnon Bar David. The residents complain that the prime minister did not take their claims seriously and declare that his office has interested parties working to keep the airport closed at all costs.


Pipe bomb thrown towards crossing north of Jenin

Monday, June 17, 2019

A pipe bomb was thrown towards the Jalameh crossing, north of Jenin, overnight Sunday.

There were no injuries or damages.


Pistol and knife found in PA village

Monday, June 17, 2019

During searches by IDF and Border Police officers for illegal weapons in the Palestinian Arab village of al-Eizariya overnight Sunday, the seized a pistol and a knife.

The findings were transferred to security forces.


IDF arrests 22 wanted terror suspects

Monday, June 17, 2019

Overnight Sunday, security forces operating in Palestinian Authority-assigned areas of Judea and Samaria detained 22 wanted persons suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, popular terror and violent disturbances against civilians and security forces.

The suspects were taken for questioning.


PA cabinet head: US waging war against us

Monday, June 17, 2019

Palestinian Authority (PA) cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh on Sunday accused the United States administration of waging a financial and political war against the PA, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Shtayyeh said in a statement issued after he met in Ramallah with the German Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Niels Annen, that the Palestinian Arabs reject the American initiative to resolve the conflict with Israel.


Lapid and Barak held secret meeting

Monday, June 17, 2019

MK Yair Lapid (Blue and White) met secretly with former Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the Yediot Aharonot newspaper reports.

According to the report, the meeting was attended by Hillel Kobrinsky, the Yesh Atid party’s chief of staff and one of the people closest to Lapid.


Iran to further scale back its compliance with nuclear deal

Monday, June 17, 2019

Iran will announce further moves on Monday to scale back compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal from which the United States withdrew last year, Reuters reported Sunday, citing the semi-official Iranian Tasnim news agency.

“Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization tomorrow at the Arak heavy water site will announce preparatory steps that have been taken to further decrease Tehran’s commitments under the deal,” the Iranian news agency said, without citing sources.


Erdogan: S-400 systems will start arriving in July

Monday, June 17, 2019

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday he expected Russian S-400 missile defense systems to start arriving in Turkey in the first half of July, Reuters reported, citing local broadcaster NTV.

“We discussed the S-400 subject with Russia. Indeed the S-400 issue is settled,” Erdogan was cited as telling reporters on his plane returning from a visit to Tajikistan, where he attended a summit and met Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Monday, June 17, 2019
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Will Rabbi Peretz and Smotrich be appointed ministers?

Monday, June 17, 2019

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to appoint Rabbi Rafi Peretz and Bezalel Smotrich as Education and Transportation Ministers, respectively, on Monday.

The two MKs from the United Right party were summoned to a meeting in the Prime Minister's Office scheduled for Monday afternoon.


Poll: Biden leads Trump by 10 percent

Monday, June 17, 2019

A Fox News poll released on Sunday shows US President Donald Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden and four other Democratic contenders as campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.

The poll showed Biden leading Trump by 49 percent to 39 percent among all registered voters nationwide. Senator Bernie Sanders held nearly the same advantage over the president, at 49 percent to 40 percent.


Iranian parliament speaker: US could be behind tanker attacks

Monday, June 17, 2019

Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, hinted on Sunday that Washington could be behind the "suspicious" tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman in an attempt to pile pressure on Tehran, AFP reported, citing the Iranian IRNA news agency.

"The suspicious actions against the tankers... seem to complement the economic sanctions against Iran considering that (the US) has not achieved any results from them," Larijani told MPs.


Houthi rebels claim they attacked Saudi airport

Monday, June 17, 2019

The Houthi rebels in Yemen on Sunday night attacked again the Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia using drones, a television station affiliated with the Iranian-backed rebels reported.

Saudi officials have not yet confirmed the report.


Power restored in 90 percent of Argentina

Monday, June 17, 2019

Power has been restored in 90 percent of Argentina, the country's official news agency reported on Sunday night.

The widespread blackout that began in the morning also hit Uruguay and, according to reports, other South American countries as well.


North Macedonia apprehends 50 migrants

Monday, June 17, 2019

Police in North Macedonia said on Sunday they apprehended 50 Europe-bound migrants who allegedly entered the country from Greece.

A police statement said officers chasing a jeep Saturday on the main north-south highway in central North Macedonia found 10 people from Pakistan inside when the driver abandoned the vehicle. Police are still searching for the driver. In addition, a routine inspection of a truck on Thursday led to the discovery of another 40 migrants, including 12 children, from Pakistan, Syria and Egypt. Police said they were taken to a shelter and will be deported to Greece.


Pompeo: We don't want an armed conflict with Iran

Monday, June 17, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday reiterated President Donald Trump’s claim that Iran was behind last week’s attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz and that the United States is ready to take action if necessary.

Pompeo told Fox News that Washington does not want to go into an armed conflict with Tehran, but hoped that the threats of force will be enough to draw Iranian leaders to the negotiating table.


Olmert: Iran won't have a bomb, trust me

Monday, June 17, 2019
Former Prime Minister not going to run in upcoming elections. "I currently prefer the outsider position. Maybe one day I'll be back."

PA report: Fire opened at IDF forces near Khan Yunis

Monday, June 17, 2019

Palestinian Arab media reported on Sunday night that a Hamas force opened fire at a special IDF force in the Khan Yunis area and forced it to withdraw.


Argentina: Power restored to 56% of residents

Monday, June 17, 2019

Argentina’s Energy Minister announced on Sunday that electricity had returned to 56 percent of the country’s residents. The announcement came several hours after a power outage was recorded in almost all of Argentina, as well as parts of neighboring Uruguay and Paraguay.

The minister added, "We have no information about what happened, and we do not rule out any possibility, but we do not believe that this is a cyber attack."


Haifa resident injured by chemical substances dies of injuries

Monday, June 17, 2019

A 56-year-old resident of Haifa who sustained burns from chemical substances in his apartment died of his injuries at the Rambam Hospital in the city on Sunday night.

Police are investigating the incident.


Erdan: Time to apply Israeli law in Judea and Samaria

Monday, June 17, 2019

Likud Minister: Jewish cities and towns in Judea and Samaria are legal and should not be discriminated against.

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