Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

18:28

Appeal of "sadistic sect" head in Jerusalem rejected

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Supreme Court rejected, Sunday, the appeal of the head of the "sadistic sect" in Jerusalem and left his sentence for 26 years in prison.

The man was convicted of abusing a number of women and children.

18:22

PM will meet next week with leaders of France and Germany

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will make state visits to Germany and France next week, during which he will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The meetings are expected to focus mainly on Iran and Netanyahu's efforts to curb its nuclear program.

18:22

Report: Sheldon Adelson flew Guatemalan delegation to Israel

Sunday, May 27, 2018
American Jewish philanthropist flew Guatemala's delegation for J'lem embassy unveiling to Israel in his private jet.
18:17

Knesset speaker: Forum to resolve tensions between gov't branches

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has called for the establishment of a special forum for the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government to find solutions to problems in their relations.

Adressing the opening of the annual conference of the Israel Bar Association in Eilat, Edelstein said, "We are committed to the benefit of the State of Israel and its citizens. Let us establish a special forum that will take responsibility for finding real solutions to real problems, not through media blows, but with cooperation."

18:14

Watch: Iranian FM chants 'Death to America, death to Israel!'

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Iran's Foreign Minister who helped negotiate nuclear deal, caught on camera joining chant calling for end of US, Israel, and UK.
18:10

Gazans plan to try to breach Israeli sea blockade

Sunday, May 27, 2018

(AFP) - Organizers said, Sunday, that Gazas will try to breach Israel's naval blockade by boat from the inside this week in a fresh challenge to Israeli forces following weeks of deadly protests and clashes.

Few details were given on the plans, but they said the boat would depart on Tuesday at 11:00 am, carrying patients needing medical care, students and job-seeking university graduates. Organizer Salah Abdul-Ati called on the United Nations and other international bodies to protect the boat leaving from the Hamas enclave. Gaza boats are generally limited to six nautical miles offshore, and the Israeli navy regularly fires warning shots at vessels who go further.

17:50

Fatah: Israel worse than Nazis, wants to 'crush' the Arab world

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Fatah spokesman claims Israel "hides under cloak of democracy" to destroy Arabs.

17:47

MK against extension for the police chief

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Chairman Yoav Kisch of the Knesset's Internal Affairs Committee said on Sunday, "I do not see a way to extend the term of office of the police commissioner for a fourth year."

Interviewed by News 2 on extending Police Chief Roni Alsheikh's term in light of the apparent adversarial relationship between Alsheikh and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, brought to light in the corruption investigations against Netanyahu, the lawmaker from Netanyahu's Likud party said Alsheikh "has to finish."

17:37

American delegation arrives in North Korea

Sunday, May 27, 2018

An official United States team has crossed the border into North Korea in an attempt to advance the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

17:34

Police: Zero tolerance for anyone who raises a hand on a policeman

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Israel Police said, Sunday, "We will never accept a situation of assaulting policemen and we will act with severity and zero tolerance against anyone who raises a hand against a policeman, regardless of the origin or religion of the offender."

Responding to an incident in which Rahat Bedouin were arrested and an officer put on leave, the police continued, "The conduct of a policeman who was in the area will be examined by the Police Internal Investigations Department, and we will wait for the findings on the matter and act accordingly."

17:27

Dead Sea drowning victim pronounced dead

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Magen David Adom paramedics were forced to determine the death of the 88-year-old woman who drowned in the Dead Sea, despite their resuscitation efforts.

17:21

Report: Israel won't cooperate with Human Rights Council

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Senior legal source says Israel to release own report on Gaza violence as Human Rights Council is considered biased against Israel.
17:13

IDF arrests Arabs involved in criminal Hevron-area shooting

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Soldiers from the 101st Battalion of the Paratroopers located a weapon, Sunday in the home of an Arab resident of the Hevron area, which was used for a shooting on Friday night in the "Curve 160" area between Hevron and Kiryat Arba.

That same night, the soldiers arrested those involved in the shooting, and today, after questioning the detainees, the weapons were seized. The background to the incident was criminal.

17:07

Welfare Ministry social workers declare labor dispute

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Social workers in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs have announced a labor dispute in protest of the ministry allowing candidates who are not social workers to bid for the position of district director, according to Yediot Ahronot.

The Social Workers' Union will be able to take organizational measures as of June 7.

17:01

Hachshara Insurance profits jump in the first quarter of 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Hachshara Insurance Company reports a 200% increase in pre-tax profit in the first quarter of 2018.

Said profit totaled 16.8 million shekels, compared with NIS 5.6 million in the corresponding period last year.

16:58

NY hedge fund manager pleads guilty in massive fraud scandal

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Hedge fund manager Murray Huberfeld pleads guilty in massive bribery scandal that reached all the way to NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio.
16:56

Israel cracks down on illegal Arab construction

Sunday, May 27, 2018
IDF to demolish 20 illegally-built Arab homes in Samaria, despite years of appeals in Israeli courts.
16:53

Route 75: Heavy congestion near Hashomrim Junction

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Heavy congestion is reported on Highway 75 near the Hashomrim Junction due to a disabled truck on the road.

16:52

Route 4 reopened from Ganot to Mesubim

Sunday, May 27, 2018


16:49

Gaza-area farmers return fire

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Gaza-vicinity farmers announced, Sunday, their intention to file a lawsuit with the International Criminal Court in The Hague against senior Hamas figures in Gaza through the Shurat Hadin Israel Law Center. This is the first civilian response to kite terrorism, which has seen thousands of dunams (quarter acres) go up in flames.

The farmers seek to sue for a series of offenses that are a flagrant violation of many articles of the Rome Statute, including the burning of agricultural fields by burning kites, attacking Israel's borders, using children for combat purposes, and using the civilian population as human shields.

16:36

Route 805 reopened between Deir Hanna Junction and Maghar

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Highway 805 has reopened between the Deir Hanna Junction and Maghar.

It had blocked for the removal of a truck.

16:33

'Knesset ignoring haredi, religious, Arab artists'

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Chairman of religious political party laments lack of representation for 3 sectors of society at Knesset event.
16:32

Resuscitation efforts for 70-year-old who drowned at the Dead Sea

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Magen David Adom teams are engaged in resuscitation efforts on a 70-year-old woman who drowned near the Neve Zohar beach on the Dead Sea.

16:29

'He tried to throw a rock and yelled "Slaughter the Jews"

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Be'er Sheva Magistrates Court has rejected the appeal of two residents of Rahat who were arrested on suspicion of attacking police during a riot that erupted in the northern Negev city on Friday and ordered held until Wednesday. The police representative said at the hearing, "The detainee tried to throw rocks and yelled 'Slaughter the Jews' and the incident could have ended otherwise if the policemen had not acted the way they did."

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16:19

Ministers endorse up to 5 years for attacking medical staff

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation has endorse a measure to provide up to five years in prison for a person convicted of assaulting a member of a medical staff.

16:15

New public passage in the Nof Zion neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will bring a budget of 4 million shekels to the Finance Committee and City Council for construction of a new public passage in the Nof Zion neighborhood.

Construction of the passage is required due to a difference of levels of more than 20 meters between the lower level of Hayim Reuven Kubarsky Street and the upper level of Mohammed Hamdan Rabii'a ​​Street, the main street of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood. The lower part of the passage will allow full access to kindergartens, the mikveh and synagogues. Also along the staircases and ramps are small gardens and wide entrance to existing and future public buildings, a residential complex and aplayground.

16:10

Israel to build 'beach barrier' to stop Hamas infiltrations

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Defense Ministry begins work on coastal barriers to prevent Hamas terrorists from infiltrating Israel from the sea.
16:06

Fire near school in Gaza-area kibbutz

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A fire broke out, Sunday afternoon, near a school in Kibbutz Sa'ad in the Gaza vicinity.

At this stage it is not clear what caused the fire and whether it was a kite armed with a firebomb that was launched from Gaza.

16:03

Sanctions by local building inspectors

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Some 600 building inspectors employed by local authorities throughout the country and the regional planning and building committees began taking organizational steps at the end of the week, against the background of the deadlock in negotiations with the Ministry of Finance and the Local Government Center to arrange the terms of their employment, in view of the amendment made in the Planning and Building Law.

As part of the steps, inspections are not being carried out on construction sites, no enforcement actions are being carried out, there's no issuance of certificates of completion and occupancy permits, and telephone calls are not begin. The amendment to the law is expandsd the powers of the supervisors and stipulated that they should personally distribute financial reports and fines up to NIS 400,000 to those suspected of planning and building offenses. The amendment also requires the inspectors to wear unique uniforms that lead to identification at construction sites, and does not allow them to conduct undercover checks as they could have performed so far.

15:42

Islamic Jihad: IDF crossed all the red lines

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A spokesman for Islamic Jihad has threatened Israel following an Israel Defense Forces attack on one of its positions in southern Gaza this morning.

The spokesman said, "The IDF crossed all the red lines, and we will not let this pass without an appropriate response."

15:35

Route 886 blocked between Dishon and Alma

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Route 886 has been blocked in both directions between Dishon and Alma due to thick smoke from a brush fire near the road.

Police are directing traffic at the site as firefighting teams work to extinguish the fire. Drivers are advised to take alternate routes.

15:31

Death toll rises to 3 in shelling of Islamic Jihad post

Sunday, May 27, 2018

(AFP) - The Gaza health ministry said on Sunday that Israeli tank fire at an Islamic Jihad observation post in southern Gaza on Sunday killed three Gazans.

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15:24

16-year-old lived on her own, worked at grocery store

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Abandoned by her parents when she was just a baby, Suri was raised by orphanages and foster families. Now, at age 20, she's getting married.
15:18

Suspect arrested in hit-and-run accident on Route 383

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Police have arrested a resident of the central region who was suspected of involvement in a hit -and-run accident on Road 383 last week.

In the accident, a cyclistwho was traveling on the side of the road was seriously injured. Tomorrow the suspect will be brought to court for a remand hearing.

15:14

Rte. 2 was blocked a short time between Shefayim and Yekum

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Highway 2 was blocked for a short time in both directions between Shefayim and Yekum due to the police's handling of a suspicious object.

15:02

'The Left is going down'

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Leading rabbi explains why PM should not be criticized for 'Shehecheyanu' blessing during US embassy inauguration.
14:13

Public broadcaster compares Chief Rabbi to Iranian President

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Segment run by Israeli public broadcaster asks children to determine who, from pictures of Chief Rabbi and Iranian President, is Iranian?
13:29

Syria: 26 regime, 9 Russian soldiers killed by ISIS

Sunday, May 27, 2018

A Syrian monitoring center said that 26 soldiers in the Assad army and nine Russian soldiers were killed in an ISIS attack in Dir AL-Zour in eastern Syria.

12:48

Prime Minister: 'The campaign against Iran is not over'

Sunday, May 27, 2018
PM on Iranian involvement in Syria: 'We are acting against transfer of lethal weaponry from Syria to Lebanon or its creation in Lebanon.'
12:21

'The campaign against Iran is not over'

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the cabinet meeting that "the campaign against Iranian aggression is not over, we are working to prevent the Iranians from acquiring nuclear weapons, establishing themselves in Syria and transferring arms to Lebanon."

"It is our right to act in self-defense in Gaza as well, against Hamas forces in Gaza."

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