Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Mayor: Jerusalem will be tech capital of Israel

Monday, September 16, 2019
Moshe Lion, mayor of Jerusalem, promises: 'Anyone who visits today will see a different city.'

Winners of Edu. Minister's Prize for Jewish cinema announced

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Minister of Education, Rabbi Rafi Peretz, notified Yossi Madmoni and Noam Demsky they had been awarded the Minister of Education's Prize for Creators in Jewish Culture in Cinema for 2019.


Report: Australia believes China behind cyber attack on parliament

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Australian intelligence agency believes China is behind the cyber attack on the Australian parliament and other Australian parties, which occurred in the country near the general election last May, Kan news reported.


Entry only for the elite

Monday, September 16, 2019
Why Religious Zionism failed to serve as a bridge to the secular world - and why haredi Judaism has succeeded. Opinion.

Gantz: Gabi Ashkenazi is to be defense minister

Monday, September 16, 2019


19,000 policemen will maintain order at the polls

Monday, September 16, 2019

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said on Radio 103 that 19,000 police officers would maintain order at the polls tomorrow.

"Part of their role this time around is preventing counterfeiting at the polls, including operating their body cameras, in addition to 3000 cameras of the central elections committee observers."


Iran says no to Trump-Rouhani meeting at UN

Monday, September 16, 2019
Tehran rules out meeting between Iranian president and Donald Trump at sidelines of UN General Assembly opening this month.

Iran: There will be no meeting between Rouhani and Trump

Monday, September 16, 2019

An Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that a meeting between Trump and Rouhani will not take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly later this month.


Israeli baseball team places fourth in European contest

Monday, September 16, 2019
Israel’s national baseball team advances to Europe-Africa Olympic qualifier.

Iran: Allegations that we're responsible for attack on Saudis baseless

Monday, September 16, 2019

Iran rejected allegations that it was behind the attack on Saudi oil facilities, calling them "unacceptable and baseless."


Lapid: Why didn't Netanyahu annex the Jordan Valley before?

Monday, September 16, 2019
'What stopped Netanyahu from annexing the Jordan Valley during his previous 13 years in office?' Lapid slams PM's unilateral annexation plan

Report: Netanyahu backed off from Gaza attack after AG opinion

Monday, September 16, 2019

Haaretz newspaper reported this morning that Prime Minister Netanyahu planned to embark on a broad military operation in the Gaza Strip last week - but was halted following the opinion of the attorney general, who determined that the decision should be approved by the Cabinet.


Erdan on Shaked allegations: 'Desperation spin' to attract attention

Monday, September 16, 2019

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan referred in a Reshet Bet interview to Ayelet Shaked's allegations of personal animosity toward her from the prime minister's inner circle.

"It's a kind of desperation spin designed to attract attention just before the election, when you see a drop in polls," Erdan asserted.


Gantz dismisses Netanyahu sovereignty declaration

Monday, September 16, 2019

Blue and White Chairman MK Benny Gantz said this morning in an interview on Reshet Bet: "I will accept the results of the elections. We have supervisors and observers, we will follow the rules and tools at our disposal."

Gantz dismissed the declaration of sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, saying: "Netanyahu is not annexing or anything else. He said he might annex after the elections in coordination with the Americans - just a declaration."


J'lem: Traffic following light control system

Monday, September 16, 2019

Heavy traffic loads are recorded in Jerusalem following a traffic light control system malfunction.

Police were deployed around the city to direct traffic.


Oil prices rise 18%

Monday, September 16, 2019

Oil prices rose 18% last night following the attack on Saudi oil plants.

World oil supply fell 5% following the attack on Saturday.


Arabs throw stones at car of Ateret resident

Monday, September 16, 2019

Arabs threw stones and smashed the vehicle windshield of an Ateret resident who was on her way to work between Neve Tsuf and Neve Yair.

She was not hurt but her vehicle was damaged.


Trump official: Iran launched 12 cruise missiles at Saudi facilities

Monday, September 16, 2019

A Trump administration official said in an interview with ABC that Iran has launched about 12 cruise missiles and more than 20 drones from its territory as part of the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities.

The statements came after Trump tweeted, "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!"


Yeshiva University to open new Holocaust Studies Center

Monday, September 16, 2019
YU's new Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center to offer graduate programs incorporating history, law, Jewish studies, and other disciplines.

Election committee blocks left-wing plan to bus Arab voters

Monday, September 16, 2019
Central Election Committee bars left-wing NGO 'Zazim' from busing in Arab voters to polling stations on election day.

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.

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