Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

9:55 AM

Bennett: No more 'games' with Hamas

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Bennett warned that Israel would no longer tolerate attacks from Gaza and take the fight to Hamas without waiting around.
9:28 AM

46 hospitalized for Corona, 5 of them vaccinated

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Israeli officials reported a total of 46 patients interned in hospitals nationwide.

Five of them ae in serious condition.

9:24 AM

Yamina minister lies about haredi support for Shabbat compromise

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Minister for Religious Affairs Matan Kahana claimed that Rabbi Ba'adani supports Harish's decision to allow mall to open on Shabbat.
9:14 AM

Travelers in Ben Gurion to wear masks

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Beginning this morning, Ben Gurion Airport will reinstate the mandate to wear masks.

Individuals escorting travellers will be prohibited from entering the public areas of the facility.

9:10 AM

Honenu: Security forces 'abusing' Jews in Judea, Samaria

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Adv. Nati Rom is providing legal council for 7 detainees from the evacuation of the outpost in Binyamin on behalf of the Honenu organization.

"At at time when Jews are afraid to walk the streets of cities in their country, the government is able to muster huge budgets and courage to send security forces to destroy and abuse settlers, Jews only, throughout Israel," said the group.

8:58 AM

Latest breakout: 110 sick, 64 of them children

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

In the latest COVID breakout in the country, 110 new virus cases were recorded yesterday, with 64 of these reported to be schoolchildren.

8:55 AM

Pentagon: Iran tried, failed to launch satellite

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The Pentagon said Iran failed another attempt at launching a satellite into orbit earlier in the month, reported CNN.

According to the report, the Islamic Republic is preparing for another attempt in the near future.

Iran has attempted numerous launches - all of which have failed - over the past years. Experts say the country is desperate to showcase its successes in the space industry.

8:45 AM

Renegade Yamina MK backtracks, will support government

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Riding to the rescue of the Family Reunification Law is MK Amichai Chikli, who incidentally rescues his own political future too.
8:32 AM

‘Too soft on Iran’

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Opposition leader Netanyahu blasted the new government's 'toothless approach' towards dealing with Washington’s policy of engaging Iran.
8:17 AM

Senior health official: Return to restrictions may be required

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Head of the Health Ministry's public health services, Dr. Sharon Elrai-Price, discussed the latest spread of the Corona virus in Israel.

"The Indian variant penetrated Israel because people did not follow isolation guidelines. We are prepared for any scenario and will present to the Prime Minister all the options and restrictions today - including the return of masks and restriction on gathering," she said.

8:12 AM

U.S.: We won't meet vaccination target

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Officials in the United States have said they will probably not be able to meet the target number of vaccinations they'd set for themselves, according to which 70% of adults aged 18 and over would be vaccinated with at least one dose of the treatment by the 4th of July, 2021.

Sources also warned of the Indian variant of the virus could hurt the country’s efforts fighting the virus.

8:10 AM

UK: 11,625 new infections

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Health authorities in the UK reported 11,625 new COVID cases over the past day.

27 residents succumbed to the virus over that time period.

8:06 AM

India: More than 30 million infected since beginning of plague

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

India's health officials reported 50,848 new COVID infections over the past day along with 1,358 virus-related deaths.

A total of 30.03 million individuals have been infected in India since the outbreak of the virus.

7:55 AM

Bennett-Lapid gov't carries out its first settlement evacuation

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Civil Administration, Border Police deployed to Oz Tzion outpost, begin demolishing buildings. Ben-Gvir: 'Bennett gov't crossing red lines.'
7:21 AM

Polish schoolchildren destroy dozens of Jewish headstones

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
63 Jewish tombstones toppled, and more damaged, by 12-year-olds who said they wanted to build a fortress out of the stones.
7:13 AM

Through my eyes today

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Afghanistan disintegrating, Israeli flag-buring, LGBT hypocrisy, Iran and the bomb. Just an ordinary day in 2021. Op-ed.
6:55 AM

Security forces arrive at Oz Tzion outpost in order to evacuate the site

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Border Police and Civil Administration forces arrived on Wednesday morning at the "Oz Tzion" outpost in the Binyamin region in order to evacuate the site and demolish buildings.

6:49 AM

Iran’s President-elect promises rapid vaccination

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi vowed on Tuesday his government would start rapid COVID-19 vaccinations in the country.

“The quickest general vaccination … will be among our immediate programs from the first day of the government,” Raisi said in remarks carried live by state TV and quoted on Reuters.

6:11 AM

UJA CEO congratulates Israel's new Consul-General in NY

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric Goldstein welcomes appointment of Asaf Zamir as Israel’s new consul-general in New York.
5:37 AM

Iran condemns US 'interference' in its affairs

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Iran on Tuesday condemned US "interference" in its domestic affairs, after the State Department said last week's presidential election in the Islamic Republic was neither free nor fair, AFP reported.

"We consider this statement as an example of interference in Iran's internal affairs," government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as having said.

5:10 AM

Report: Israel criticized China following US pressure

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Israel supported a statement criticizing China at the UN Human Rights Council after being pressured to do so by the Biden administration, US and Israeli officials told Axios’ Barak Ravid on Tuesday.

This is a significant policy change from Israel's newly inaugurated government. Under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel refrained from voicing any criticism about human rights violations in China — pushing for closer ties with Beijing and resisting pressure from the Trump administration to limit Chinese investments in Israel.

4:46 AM

Administrative arrest warrant against suspected Lod shooter

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday night signed an administrative detention order for four months against 28-year-old Iyad Hassuna from Lod, who is suspected of involvement in the shooting of a Jew during recent riots in the city, Kan 11 News reported on Tuesday.

The move to issue an administrative arrest warrant against an Israeli Arab following a disturbance is an unusual one. This has happened so far in isolated cases against several residents of eastern Jerusalem and one from Umm al-Fahm, all with a security criminal background.

4:15 AM

'Ignite the ground beneath the feet of the Zionists'

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
PA terrorist groups threaten to resume rocket fire if their demands are not met.
3:38 AM

Brazil registers 87,822 new cases of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Brazil recorded 87,822 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,131 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The country has registered more than 18 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 504,717.

3:12 AM

Pelosi to form committee to probe Capitol riots

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will create a select committee to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.

Pelosi told House colleagues she would act to form the new panel of lawmakers to investigate the causes of the attack and what can be done to prevent such future violence.

2:47 AM

Expert: Ben Gurion Airport must be hermetically sealed for a few days

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Prof. Dror Mevorach of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem spoke about the new COVID-19 outbreak in an interview on Reshet Bet radio.

"The only surprise in the spread of the Indian variant is that it has only just now begun to spread. Ben Gurion Airport must be hermetically sealed for a few days until the contagion chains are cut off. Infections by vaccinated people should not be a concern because they will not be seriously ill," he said.

2:26 AM

US won't meet its COVID vaccine goal by July 4

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

White House COVID coordinator concedes government won't meet its goal of administering one or more doses of vaccine to 70 percent of adults by July 4.

The US government won't meet its goal of administering one or more doses of a COVID vaccine to 70 percent of US adults by July 4, White House COVID response team coordinator Jeffrey Zients conceded Tuesday, according to AFP.

1:53 AM

Head of Southern Command: Our enemies will meet an iron wall

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The commander of the Southern Command, Major General Eliezer Toledano, spoke on Tuesday at a ceremony saluting the security forces in the Gaza envelope.

"Our enemies have not yet realized that they will meet an iron wall time and time again. They are trying to scare us, that's their whole purpose. Confusion, balloons, useless demonstrations - that's what they have left when they see the growth around," Toledano said.

1:20 AM

Israel's UN Mission holds clean energy event

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Israeli Mission to UN holds global event on Israeli innovation in the field of clean energy.
12:39 AM

Shas requests Knesset discussion on 'Ben Gurion Airport failure'

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

MK Michael Malkieli, chairman of the Shas Knesset faction, submitted a request for a discussion in the plenary on the "Ben Gurion Airport failure" with the participation of Prime Minister Bennett.

Malkieli collected the required 40 signatures of Knesset members to hold the debate.

12:14 AM

Channel 20 poll: Netanyahu bloc weakens

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Likud remains the largest party with 29 seats. Yesh Atid with 22 seats, Religious Zionist Party rises to seven and Yamina has six.
Yesterday, 23:51

Unusual incident outside Bennett's home in Raanana

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Woman throws bleach on another woman who demonstrated against the PM. The victim suffered light injuries.
Yesterday, 23:11

Bennett’s double gambit

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Naftali Bennett destroyed Benjamin Netanyahu, or thinks he did. But he must destroy Lapid as well, in order to merely survive. Op-ed.
Yesterday, 22:38

Israel denounces Chinese human rights abuses

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At the request of the United States of America, Israel has joined a statement denouncing China at the UN Human Rights Council. The statement condemned China's human rights abuses, including its treatment of the Uighurs and Hong Kong minorites. China has protested the condemnation.

Yesterday, 22:14

Lapid calls Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid spoke this evening with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

They had a warm and positive conversation and spoke about the importance of the bipartisan nature of the support for Israel in the US.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lapid thanked Speaker Pelosi for her strong support of Israel and the they agreed to remain in regular contact.

Yesterday, 22:12

Window of Jewish cemetery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany vandalized

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Cemetery that was previously vandalized in 2019 has its chapel window broken with rocks.
Yesterday, 22:10

3 week old hospitalized after falling ill with Covid-19

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A 3-week-old baby has been hospitalized in Nahariyah with Covid-19. He was exposed by his father, who had recently returned from Europe, despite the father being fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, 21:56

US seizes control of Iranian news websites

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
State-run media websites now say they have been 'seized by the US government.
Yesterday, 21:47

UK MP urges health sec. to let Jewish girl be treated in Israel

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Family's wish to take critically ill two-year old Alta Fisxler to Israel for more treatment has been stymied by a court ruling.
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