Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

13:28

Kremlin: Waiting for Putin's decision regarding Naama Issachar's pardon

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A Kremlin spokesman said on Tuesday that the approvals needed for Naama Issachar's pardon request have been passed to President Vladimir Putin who is expected to deliver his decision soon.

13:19

New report finds 19.05% increase of Jews In Judea and Samaria

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The new West Bank Jewish Population Stats Report, updated to January 1st, will be released later today.

13:07

Sovereignty movement: Cancel the deal if it means a Palestinian State

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Responding to reports that the soon-to-be-unveiled United States peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority includes creation of a PA state, the Sovereignty Movement told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, "If the deal is a Palestinian State in exchange for sovereignty - cancel the deal!"

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13:05

Report: Israel allows cement into Gaza without UN supervision

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

For the first time in years, Israel has allowed the entry of cement into Gaza without United Nations supervision, according to public radio.

Israel will provide additional relief in marketing produce and other goods from Gaza in Israel.

12:55

Knesset approves establishment of immunity committee

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

By a vote of 60-0, the Knesset has approved the establishment of the House Committee, which is scheduled to discuss Member of Knesset Haim Katz's request for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges.

12:49

IDF increases forces in Jordan Valley ahead of unveiling of US peace plan

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Israel Defense Forces' spokesman said on Tuesday that in accordance with the army's ongoing assessment of the situation, it has been decided to reinforce Jordan Valley units with more footsoldiers in preparation for the Trump administration's unveiling of the diplomatic portion of its peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Authority, scheduled for this evening (Israel Time).

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12:25

Yesha Council: We'll oppose a PA state, even at the expense of sovereignty

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Chairman David Elhayani of the Yesha Council of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria said on Tuesday, "We declare that we will not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state even at the cost of giving up sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley."

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12:17

Haredi protesters try to break into Jerusalem induction office

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A number of haredi-religious demonstrators have tried to break into the Israel Defense Forces induction office in Jerusalem, in protest of the arrest of a girl for desertion.

Before that, protesters clashed with police.

12:08

Bar Association Chairman: PM did well to remove his request for immunity

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Chairman Avi Himi of the Bar Association has welcomed the withdrawal of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request for immunity.

Speaking at the Eilat Municipal Corporation Conference, Himi said, "The prime minister knows what he is doing. The request for immunity is legitimate and the law was already set when Bibi was an apprentice scout. He thought he was entitled to defend himself and submit the application and since he has withdrawn it - well done."

12:00

President Rivlin officially begins his visit to Germany

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

President Reuven Rivlin has begun his official visit to Germany, during which he will meet with counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

Joining Rivlin are the families of soldiers Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul, whose bodies have been held by Hamas since the 2014 Protective Edge counterterror operation in Gaza.

11:52

MK Lapid criticizes right-wing parties for walkout from immunity session

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Member of Knesset Yair Lapid, one of the leaders of the Blue and White Party, has criticized Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, a senior Likud MK, who left the plenary hearing dealing with the establishment of the Knesset House Committee, which was boycotted by the right-wing parties.

Lapid said, "Once they are going to lose a procedural vote and they run away. This is no longer a coalition but a body that is only meant to defend defendant Netanyahu."

11:43

White House changes schedule to accommodate observant Jews

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Chabad emissary declined WH invitation to ceremony for Trump's signing of act because it took place on Shabbat - so event was made earlier.
11:31

Number of dead from coronavirus hits triple digits

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Germany joins list of countries with identified coronavirus patients as number of dead in China tops 100.
11:16

Hamas to join PA leadership meeting against Trump plan

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

(AFP) - Palestinian Authority officials say rival factions Hamas and Fatah will join forces Tuesday in a rare meeting in Ramallah against United States President Donald Trump's long-awaited peace plan for the PA and Israel.

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11:10

Rain to return, and stay over weekened

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Rain expected to resume - but more lightly than the recent storms.
11:07

Lightly injured in collapse of Haifa pet store

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A pet store collapsed, Tuesday morning, in Meyerhoff Square in the Kiryat Eliezer section of Haifa.

A man was rescued from under the gallery floor with light injuries. Seven teams of fire fighters are looking for other people who may have been trapped.

11:02

Remand hearing for boy suspected of assaulting bus driver

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Police will ask the Tel Aviv Youth Magistrates Court on Tuesday to extend the detention of a boy suspected of assaulting a bus driver.

The boy was arrested after the driver filed a complaint with police against several youths who attacked him during a trip from Tel Aviv to Holon.

10:59

Arson suspected in Kiryat Ata vehicle fires

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The firefighting services suspect that two of the four vehicles that went up in flames Monday evening on Tchernichovsky Street in Kiryat Ata were deliberately set on fire.

Inspection findings will be forwarded to the police.

10:52

Rivlin on Shimon Kahaner: A legend who was always bigger than life

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

President Reuven Rivlin has eulogized retired paratroop colonel Shimon Kahaner who died at the age of 85, saying, "A final salute to Kacha, a legend who was always larger than life. Until the last moment, he was still engaged in what he would leave for future generations and continuing to inspire generations of bold soldiers."

Rivlin added, "We will look up to his character, his battle legacy, which he continued to pass on to every group of soldiers who merited the 'Kacha hours'."

10:41

What is a proxy server?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
What are proxy servers, and how do they function? Here's a quick explanation of what proxy servers do, and how to set them up.
10:26

MK Shmuli: Submit indictment against Netanyahu today!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Chairman Itzik Shmuli of the Labor Party Knesset faction has responded to the withdrawal of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges by saying, "Since Netanyahu has decided to withdraw his request for immunity from the Knesset, the attorney general must, as required, transfer the indictment to the court today."

Shmuli added, "Israel is indeed facing important historical decisions, but as Netanyahu himself testified regarding his predecessor in office - a prime minister charged with criminal acts has no mandate to make decisions for his state and his people. Netanyahu needs to update his new status - from a White House guest to the defendants' bench."

10:17

Israeli research: Steroid use linked to low blood sugar

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Findings point to side effect of steroids not previously described in medical literature.
10:17

Blue and White: We will proceed with establishing Knesset House Committee

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Blue and White Party has decided to hold the planned debate in the Knesset plenum and to approve the establishment of the Knesset House Committee despite Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's announcement that he is withdrawing his request for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges.

Party officials said that the committee's agenda would include Member of Knesset Haim Katz's request for immunity from corruption prosecution.

10:08

MK Zandberg: PM'S attempt to make the Knesset a refuge city has collapsed

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Member of Knesset Tamar Zandberg (Meretz) has responded to Prime Minister Netanyahu's withdrawal of his request for immunity from prosecution on corruption charges by saying, "Netanyahu's attempt to turn the Knesset into a refuge city for a criminal has collapsed today."

Zandberg continued, "The one accused of bribery should resign and stand trial as a citizen rather than in the prime minister's chair on which he is stuck."

09:59

Former Arab MK turned PA consultant: US plan - Loss of historical value

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Former member of Knesset Taleb As-Sana, advisor to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Israeli society, has criticized Tuesday's scheduled release of the United States peace plan for Israel and the PA.

Interviewed by Galei Tzahal radio, As-Sana said, "In Israel, they are calling it an historic milestone. I define it as a loss of historical value. This is a way for promoting escalation - not peace."

09:53

Netanyahu withdraws immunity request

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has announced that he will withdraw his request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution on corruption charges.

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09:30

Most Israelis trust the IDF, but only half trust the police

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
IDF consistently enjoys support of public, most Israelis want some haredim to stay in yeshiva while majority serve.
09:28

Pilot project: Public institutions will generate electricity

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Beit Shemesh municipality has launched a pilot program in which 35 public institutions in the city will generate electricity through solar panels on the roofs of 60 of their buildings, which are expected to lead to significant economic savings in the local authority's electricity expenditure, and to generate revenue from the sale of the electricity to the electric company.

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09:13

Suspected hate-crime arson in Samarian PA village school

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

An elementary school classroom has been set ablaze in the Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Einabus, according to the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

Graffiti was sprayed on the wall.

09:09

‘Jewish Nobel’ cuts ties with Netanyahu’s office

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Prime Minister's Office ends partnership with Genesis Prize, nicknamed the "Jewish Nobel', over concerns alliance made award seem political.
09:01

Moscow governor signs Naama Issachar's pardon

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The governor of Moscow signed Naama Issachar's pardon request Tuesday morning, after the pardon committee approved the request Monday evening.

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09:00

Report: US peace plan will include 'increased autonomy' for eastern J'lem

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that President Donald Trump's peace proposal for Israel and the Palestinian Authority "is expected to offer limited autonomy to Palestinians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem that would increase over about a three-year timeline if Palestinian leadership undertook new political measures, renounced violence and took other steps in negotiation with Israel," according to people familiar with the plan.

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08:52

Netanyahu: 'Settlement is a top priority for me'

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Hours before unveiling of US peace plan, Samaria Council Head Yossi Dagan meets with PM in Washington, presenting him with red lines.
08:45

MK Shaked: We will not recognize a PA state

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Member of Knesset Ayelet Shaked (Yamina) said, Tuesday morning, that her party will not recognize a Palestinian Authority state under any circumstances.

Interviewed by public radio in the wake of a report that the United States peace plan to be unveiled later in the day will include a PA state and annexation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, Shaked said, "Israeli law can be applied without recognizing such a state."

08:37

Child abuse suspected in central Israel

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Police open investigation after preschool assistants report child abuse by preschool teacher.
08:37

Report: Elections Committee expected to vote to disqualify MK Yazbak

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sources in the Central Election Committee believe that most members of the committee will vote in favor of disqualifying Member of Knesset Heba Yazbak (Balad) from running for Knesset, according to the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

If the committee votes to disqualify MK Yazbak, the final decision on the matter will be made by the Supreme Court.

08:27

2 explosives balloons found in Shaar Hanegev Region - no casualties

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Two explosives attached to balloons were found Tuesday morning in the Shaar Hanegev Council Region, one on agricultural land and the other in a greenhouse.

There were no casualties.

08:21

Iranian foreign minister calls US peace plan delusional

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Iranian Foreig Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter, Monday, "Instead of a delusional “Deal of the Century”—which will be D.O.A.—self-described "champions of democracy” would do better to accept Iran's democratic solution proposed by Ayatollah Khamenei: A referendum whereby ALL Palestinians—Muslim, Jew or Christian—decide their future." [capitalization Zarif's]

08:14

Sea of Galilee up 2 cm

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Water Authority reported, Tuesday morning, that Lake Kinneret/the Sea of Galilee has risen two centimeters in the last 24 hours and stands at 210.37 meters below sea level.

08:11

US plan will include PA state and annexation of Yesha communities

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

The Saudi Al-Hadath Channel reported Tuesday that United States President Donald Trump's peace plan includes the establishment of a future Palestinian state, leaves the situation on the Temple Mount under Jordanian control and Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria will be annexed.

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