Israel National News' Israel desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates at this time in honor of the Sabbath. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 18:46 on Friday. Our North American desk will keep you informed until the 19:40 EDT candle lighting time in New York.

The updates from Israel will resume Saturday night, following the conclusion of Shabbat at 20:04 in Jerusalem.

Shabbat Shalom!