Latest News Briefs (Page 2)


Swedish PM 'furious' after youth set 100 cars set on fire

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Swedish police investigate series of arson attacks, say they may have been coordinated using social media.

Dozens dead in northern Italian bridge collapse

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Italy's ambulance service reports dozens of people have been killed in the Tuesday-morning collapse of a highway bridge near the city of Genoa in northern Italy.

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Elor Azariya's bid for arms permit denied

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The police have rejected the request of Elor Azariya, who was released from prison for a weapons license, on the grounds that because of his conviction in the killing of a neutralized terrorist in Hebron, he is dangerous to the public.

Yediot Ahronot reported that in the examination by police intelligence, no security threat was posed to Azariya. A few months ago, Member of Knesset Nava Boker (Likud) asked that the state allow Azariya to carry arms because he was under threat and in danger. Attorney Binyamin Malka, who once represented Elazar Azaria, said in response to the police decision: "The police must examine whether there is a concrete threat or not. This is the only parameter that must be taken into consideration by the decision-makers regarding the issue of a weapons license."


Italian highway bridge collapses

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Polcevera Viaduct or Morandi Bridge of Highway A10 near Genoa collapsed on Tuesday morning.

There were no immediate reports of injuries. The bridge was built in the 1960s and restructuring work was carried out in 2016.


London suspect unknown to security services

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The London police said the driver suspected in the ramming incident near the British Parliament has not yet been fully identified.

Apparently, he was not known to security services before the incident.


100 cars set on fire by Muslims in Sweden

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

More than 100 cars were set on fire in Sweden on Monday evening, according to Britain's Daily Mail.

The attacks took place in Malmo, Gothenburg, Helsingborg, Hjällbo, Malmo and Frölunda Torg. The rioters set fire to vehicles and threw stones at policemen in an apparently wave of coordinated attacks. The newspaper did not specify the identity of the attackers, except to say that they were "young people," a code name for Muslims, most of whom are immigrants.


Thousands go up to Rabbi Kook's grave

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Thousands of people went up on Tuesday to the grave of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaCohen Kook, the first chief rabbi of the Land of Israel, to mark the 83rd anniversary of his passing. Mount of Olives.

Rav Kook's teaching is one of the cornerstones of the Religious Zionist public. Going up to the Mount of Olives to say Psalms and recite the Kaddish prayer were prominent Religious Zionist rabbis and their students.


Eurovision crisis resolved

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Agreements have been reported between the management of the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation and senior Finance Ministry officials to allow Israel to remain host of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

News 2 reported that the corporation will take a loan and the state will not finance but will undertake to compensate the corporation if there is an unexpected external event that will result in the guarantees to the European Broadcasting Union being forfeited. It appears that the event will take place at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds, with the Tel Aviv municipality taking on additional costs beyond the tender, according to Yediot Ahronot.


No fire from 4 Gaza terror balloons

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Four arson balloons have been located near Kibbutz Erez in the western Negev

They did not cause any fire.


Route 531 blocked from Herzliya exit to Highway 2

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two of the three westbound lanes on Route 531 between Herzliya and the exit to Highway 2 have been blocked.

Police forces are on the scene.


2 pipe bombs thrown at Rachel's Tomb - no injuries

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Border Guards have discovered two pipe bombs that were thrown at the Tomb of Rachel, between Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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6 arrested in raids on eastern Jerusalem drug stations

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Police have raided two drug stations operating in the heart of a residential neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

Six suspects were arrested on suspicion of operating the stations and selling to anyone who asked, including minors who live in the area


3 terrorists with pipe bombs arrested in Samaria

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An Israel Defense Forces unit has arrested three suspects identified by observation posts near the Samarian Palestinian Authority village of Deir Al-Hatab, east of Shechem.

Four pipe bombs were found on their bodies. The suspects were transferred to security agencies for interrogation.


Prof. Daniel Haimovitz elected to lead Ben-Gurion U

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Professor Daniel Haimovitz, Dean of the George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University, was elected President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev today.

Prof. Haimovitz will take office on January 1st, succeeding Prof. Rivka Carmi, who is completing three terms (12 years) in the position.


London police: Parliament incident a terror attack

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

London police said on Tuesday that the crashing of a vehicle into barriers outside the Parliament building was a terror attack and that the driver of the vehicle is being held on terror charges.

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Fear of Leptospirosis: 2 treated at hospital in Tzfat

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Two young people have arrived at the emergency room of the Ziv/Sieff Medical Center in Safed.with symptoms of fever, abdominal pain, nausea and muscle pain.

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'I did not take a shekel from the state for Eurovision'

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Yair Stern, the former director of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, said Tuesday he could not understand the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation's claims that it cannot afford to host the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on its budget.

Interviewed by Radio 103FM, Stern explained, "When I was the director of the television I raised budgets from most of the countries that agreed to raise the purchase fee for the Eurovision Song Contest, The employees of Channel One performed an exceptional Eurovision that received compliments without using external production." He concluded, "Maybe we really won't have Eurovision and that's a pity."


Supreme Court rejects petition against illegal mosque

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Illegal construction on mosque State promised to seal resumes after Supreme Court rejects petition.

Erdogan to boycott US-made electronics

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday that Turkey would boycott US-made electronics.

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Bennett: Unity through education the polarization cure

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Minister of Education Naftali Bennett said, Tuesday morning, "The State of Israel is suffering from schizophrenia and polarity, and the cure for this disease is unity and reconciliation through education."

Speaking to the Knesset Education Committee on the preparations for the opening of the 2018-2019 school year, Bennett noted, "In the last few months, every day we wake up to the scandal of the moment. Someone said something out of place, they attack him and move on to the next thing."


London terror unit leading Parliament-crash probe

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

London's Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday, "While we are keeping an open mind, the Met's Counter-Terrorism Command is leading the investigation into the Westminster incident," referring to the crashing of a car outside Britain's Parliament.

The driver of the car was arrested and the London Ambulance Service said it evacuated two people to hospital "for injuries that are not believed to be serious...."


Cabel: Sides should come to their senses on Eurovision

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Chairman Eitan Cabel of the Knesset Economics Committee responded on Tuesday to the spat between the government and the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation about funding the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest by saying, "Madmen have gotten off the antenna," according to the IPBC.

Speaking at the opening of a committee hearing, the Zionist Union Knesset member said, "It is inconceivable that the State of Israel will miss a top-level publicity event that will bring in more money than what needs to be spent. I think that the parties are irresponsibly acting and I call on them to come to their senses "


Wings of 2 Lavi planes touched during takeoff

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The wings of two Lavi planes collided with each other while taking off for a recent training flight.

The pilots were not hurt, and the aircraft's wings sustained minor damage. The offending pilot was sentenced to four days in a military prison.


Arson balloon fire in Eshkol Region

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A fire has broken out in the Eshkol Region, opposite southern Gaza, as a result of an incendiary balloon launched by Gaza terrorists, according to Yediot Ahronot.


London: Underground station next to Parliament closed

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The underground railroad station next to Parliament building in London has been closed, following an incident in which a motorist crashed into barriers at the Parliament building.

The vehicle injured pedestrians and bicycle riders. The driver has been arrested and circumstances are under investigation.


Report: Conciliatory messages on enlistment law

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Yisrael Hayom reported this morning that a conversation took place between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's office and the office of Knesset member Yaakov Litzman (United Torah Judaism), during which "the Prime Minister's Bureau made it clear to Litzman's people that they did not intend to make a two-week deadline," for compromise on a new military induction law, "but that they wanted to solve the matter in the coming weeks rather than carry it too long."

From this, it appears that the prime minister is not interested for the time being in advancing the elections, certainly not against the background of the enlistment law.


El Al's new Dreamliner lands at Ben-Gurion

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

El Al's retro airliner, the company's sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner out of 16, designed as a tribute to Boeing's legendary 707, landed this morning at Ben-Gurion Airport, marking the country's 70th anniversary.

The ceremony was attended by the wife of Prime Minister Sara Netanyahu, who in the past was an El Al flight attendant and wore a retro dress as a stewardess in honor of the ceremony.


Policy review sought on entry of political activists

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Deputy Minister Michael Oren has called "for an immediate examination of all policy towards the entry of political activists," following Monday's report about the detention for questioning of American Jewish reporter Peter Beinart at Ben-Gurion airport upon his entry to Israel for his niece's Bat Mitzvah.

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Eyewitness: Parliament crash seems deliberate

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

An eyewitness has told Sky News that the crash of a vehicle into barriers at London's Parliament building seems deliberate.


Parliament crasher arrested

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Police have arrested the driver of a car that crashed into barriers at the British parliament in London.

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Highway 70 congested from Elyakim Junction to Yokneam

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Traffic on Highway 70 is congested from Elyakim Junction to Yokneam because of an accident.


London: Car crashes parliament barrier

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Parliament Square in London has been closed by armed police with dozens of emergency vehicles on the scene after a car crashed a parliament barrier, according to Reuters.


Surprise discovery at museum being constructed in Jaffa

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Expansive Ottoman-era soap factory and underground vaults discovered during construction of Uri Geller Museum.

Kahlon on PM-As-Sisi meeting: Egypt an important ally

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon told Israel Defense Forces Radio on Tuesday that he knew about the secret meeting in May between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah As-Sisi, reported on Monday night by Channel 10 Television.

Kahlon added, "Egypt is one of the important anchors here in Israel's ties with the Arab world. There is excellent coordination with Egypt and whatever happens in Gaza will be mediated by Egypt. Egypt is an important ally."


22 suspected drug traffickers arrested in the north

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A police undercover agent has incriminated 22 suspects of trafficking dangerous drugs.

This morning, suspects aged 20-60 were arrested in Afula, Nazareth, Busmat Tivon, Kiryat Haim and Haifa. In searches of their homes, a "Carlo" automatic rifle, a smoke grenade, about 70,000 shekels and various kinds of drugs were seized.


Man charged with fraud for fixing Jewish center’s bingo game

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Man who fixed Jewish center's games turns himself in for changing their outcome.

NIS 1 million deducted from PA transfers over torture

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Israel has deducted about a million shekels from the Palestinian Authority's tax revenues to cover the medical expenses of PA collaborators who were tortured by the PA's security services, and for the compensation they demanded, according to the Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation.

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3 air rifles seized in Tulkarm

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

During an activity to discover illegal weapons in the Samarian Palestinian Authority city of Tulkarm, three air rifles were seized.

These rifles were converted into hand-made weapons for the purpose of committing terrorist attacks.


2 arrested in raid on Hevron Hills arms factory

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces have raided a weapons workshop in the Hevron Hills Palestinian Authority village of Yatta. Two suspects were arrested.


Rioting as 4 Arabs arrested for Judean arson

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces have arrested four Arabs suspected of setting a fire near Bat Ayin in the Gush Etzion bloc of Judean Jewish communities.

Following the arrest, a violent riot broke out in the Palestinian Authority village of Beit Ummar, during which rioters threw stones, firebombs, an improvised explosive device, fireworks and and burning tires at the force. The force retaliated by firing into the air and used measures for dispersing demonstrations. There were no casualties.

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