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15 killed in double bombing in the Philippines

15 killed in double bombing in the Philippines

Motorcycle bomb and suicide bomber detonated in front of grocery store in city of Jolo, killing 7 soldiers, 6 civilians, and a policeman.Gary Willig, 24/08/2020 15:58
Philippines announces first fatality from new coronavirus

Philippines announces first fatality from new coronavirus

44-year-old man is the first known instance of a person dying of the virus outside China.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/02/2020 06:22
Philippine embassy to hold 'Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines' event

Philippine embassy to hold 'Safe Haven: Jewish Refugees in the Philippines' event

Philippine Embassy in Israel, in partnership with B'nai B'rith World Center to hold event on International Holocaust Memorial Day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/01/2020 16:53
Hundreds protest Israel's deportation of illegal immigrants

Hundreds protest Israel's deportation of illegal immigrants

Demonstrators gather near detention facility outside of Tel Aviv to protest planned deportation of foreign workers who overstayed visasMarcy Oster, JTA, 01/11/2019 08:57
Rabbi Peretz: Let the children of Filipino workers stay

Rabbi Peretz: Let the children of Filipino workers stay

Jewish Home chair asks Interior Minister to allow stay of children born to Filipino women living illegally in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/07/2019 09:25
Illegal foreign workers to protest impending deportation

Illegal foreign workers to protest impending deportation

Female foreign workers who overstayed work visas protest plans to deport them and their children.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2019 08:54
Will Filipino flights to Israel go through Saudi Arabia?

Will Filipino flights to Israel go through Saudi Arabia?

Philippine government reportedly in talks with Saudi Arabia for the rights to fly through its airspace on a direct flight path to Israel.Ben Ariel, 03/01/2019 04:36
Philippines to network with Israeli emergency medical service

Philippines to network with Israeli emergency medical service

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte vows cooperation with Israel's largest emergency first response organization.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/09/2018 11:45
'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

'We remember the Philippine's 1947 vote'

At start of meeting with Philippine President, Netanyahu tells of Filipino nurse who treated his father and uncle.Mordechai Sones, 03/09/2018 15:49
Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lands in Israel, seeks to diversify suppliers of military equipment.AFP, 03/09/2018 00:16
Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next week

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next week

Filipino president will head a large business delegation and discuss opening direct flights between Manila and Tel Aviv.Arutz Sheva, 31/08/2018 16:34
Philippines president to dedicate Holocaust monument in Israel

Philippines president to dedicate Holocaust monument in Israel

Rodrigo Duterte to arrive in Israel Sunday for first visit to the Jewish state.JTA, 30/08/2018 22:23
8 Israelis arrested in Philippines in massive fraud crack-down

8 Israelis arrested in Philippines in massive fraud crack-down

Philippines police arrest some 500 suspects in massive anti-fraud crackdown, including 8 Israeli citizens.David Rosenberg, 07/06/2018 18:58
Philippines: Ongoing volcanic eruption causing sanitation crisis

Philippines: Ongoing volcanic eruption causing sanitation crisis

Mount Mayon's continued eruptions deplete emergency funds and supplies, authorities warn of unsanitary conditions in shelters.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/01/2018 10:13
Phillipines’ largest city to use Israeli STEM curriculum

Phillipines’ largest city to use Israeli STEM curriculum

Phillipines high school implements Israeli STEM curriculum, paving the way for the rest of the city's high schools.JTA, 20/12/2017 14:57
Two Israelis killed in accident in the Philippines

Two Israelis killed in accident in the Philippines

Two 27-year-old Israelis killed in car accident in the Philippines. Their bodies will be returned to Israel for burial.Ben Ariel, 10/12/2017 02:44
DNA tests confirm death of Filipino ISIS leader

DNA tests confirm death of Filipino ISIS leader

DNA tests confirm death of Isnilon Hapilon, head of ISIS-linked jihadist group in the Philippines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/10/2017 05:00
ISIS beheads civilians, brutalizes women in Philippines

ISIS beheads civilians, brutalizes women in Philippines

Military levels whole sections of city in the Philippines through airstrikes and bombing runs in attempt to wipe out Muslim terrorists.Mordechai Sones, 29/06/2017 22:43
Philippines: Sing the anthem enthusiastically, or end up in jail

Philippines: Sing the anthem enthusiastically, or end up in jail

New bill aims to instill patriotism, prohibits ridiculing national anthem.Chana Roberts, 29/06/2017 10:33
Pro-ISIS militants take students hostage in the Philippines

Pro-ISIS militants take students hostage in the Philippines

Pro-Islamic State militants storm school in the southern Philippines, holding several students hostage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/06/2017 05:39
Philippines says U.S. Special Ops on ground near besieged Marawi

Philippines says U.S. Special Ops on ground near besieged Marawi

'ISIS demonstrated significant determination, success capturing and holding Mosul in Iraq; effort in Marawi of a similar notable quality.'Mordechai Sones, 14/06/2017 12:37
Manila resort on lockdown as gunmen storm hotels

Manila resort on lockdown as gunmen storm hotels

Dozens reportedly injured after undefined gunmen attack Resorts World Manila in Philippines as ISIS insurgency continues.Gary Willig, 01/06/2017 22:35
ISIS overruns Philippine city, control elusive as fighting rages

ISIS overruns Philippine city, control elusive as fighting rages

Duterte declares martial law in entire Mindanao area amid ongoing attack, will cut short Russia trip due to Marawi situation.Mordechai Sones, 23/05/2017 20:37
Philippines president tells Trump he may go to Israel before US

Philippines president tells Trump he may go to Israel before US

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte told President Trump he may not be able to visit White House as he is 'supposed to go to Israel.'JTA, 02/05/2017 15:15
Why this Filipina is fighting for Israel

Why this Filipina is fighting for Israel

IDF Soldier from Philippines to be honored for distinguished service, joined IDF after army rescued her grandmotherJTA, 01/05/2017 18:42
Bomb found near US embassy in Philippines

Bomb found near US embassy in Philippines

Authorities detonated a bomb which was found in a trash bin near the U.S. Embassy in Manila. Islamic terrorism is suspected.Gary Willig, 28/11/2016 16:09
Philippine President apologizes for Hitler remark

Philippine President apologizes for Hitler remark

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologizes to Jews for comparing himself with Hitler, but reiterates his desire to kill drug addicts.Elad Benari, Canada, 02/10/2016 18:18
Philippines throws out US Special Forces

Philippines throws out US Special Forces

President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all US Special Forces out of southern Philippines.Yonatan Roberts, 13/09/2016 12:31
Philippines president curses Obama

Philippines president curses Obama

Angered by White House pressure over anti-drug policies, Philippines president slams President Obama as a "son of a whore".Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/09/2016 10:04
Philippines blast: 3 sought in deadly bombing

Philippines blast: 3 sought in deadly bombing

Police search for three suspects after a deadly attack in the Philippines that killed 14.Uzi Baruch, 03/09/2016 20:48
ISIS-loyal Filipino jihadists behead Canadian

ISIS-loyal Filipino jihadists behead Canadian

Canadian PM confirms Abu Sayyaf executed a hostage who was held together with another Canadian and a Norwegian.Ari Yashar, 25/04/2016 21:48
Is ISIS in the Philippines?

Is ISIS in the Philippines?

ISIS claims killing nearly 100 Filipino troops and establishing a base in the country, but government denies the 'propaganda.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/04/2016 18:37
ISIS making ground - in the Philippines

ISIS making ground - in the Philippines

Jihadist groups fighting in the name of 'Islamic State' launch series of attacks, threatening to destabilize southern Philippines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/03/2016 15:03
Guman targets Saudi preacher in Philippines

Guman targets Saudi preacher in Philippines

Sheikh A'ed ِAl Qarni was wounded in a shooting as he left a university auditorium in Zamboanga. Scholar says ISIS may be involved.Gil Ronen, 02/03/2016 19:13
Filipino ISIS gang clashes with army

Filipino ISIS gang clashes with army

Eight members of a criminal group that pledged loyalty to ISIS shot dead in gun battle in southern Philippines.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2015 08:54
Program Hopes to Reduce Foreign Care Workers

Program Hopes to Reduce Foreign Care Workers

IDF to train graduates from National Service and demobilized soldiers looking for a job in skills to assist the elderly.Yaakov Levi, 11/03/2015 18:16
Israeli Aid Helps Victims of Philippines Typhoon

Israeli Aid Helps Victims of Philippines Typhoon

IsraAID provides aid packages and medical relief to thousands left homeless by last week's devastating Typhoon Hagupit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/12/2014 15:29
IDF Marks a Year since Typhoon Haiyan Mission

IDF Marks a Year since Typhoon Haiyan Mission

A year has passed since the typhoon in the Philippines that killed 7,000; the IDF sums up Operation Islands of Hope.Ari Yashar, 07/11/2014 09:33
Filipino ISIS Group Holding Two Germans Hostage

Filipino ISIS Group Holding Two Germans Hostage

Abu Sayyaf group recently pledged loyalty to Islamic State, now it is giving Germany 15 days to pay $5.6 million or have captives killed.Ari Yashar, 24/09/2014 13:02
Filipino Peacekeepers Unlikely to Return to Golan

Filipino Peacekeepers Unlikely to Return to Golan

Philippine President dims hopes that UN peacekeepers can be deployed back to the region in the near future.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/09/2014 04:42
Filipino UN Peacekeepers Flee Golan Heights Early

Filipino UN Peacekeepers Flee Golan Heights Early

As Syrian rebels conquer Syrian side of Golan and in wake of recent abduction, Philippines pulls out forces a month early.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/09/2014 10:10
Philippines Confirms Peacekeepers Escaped Syria

Philippines Confirms Peacekeepers Escaped Syria

Philippine military chief confirms that more than 70 peacekeepers have escaped from areas of Golan that came under attack by Syrian rebels.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2014 05:21
Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers

Talks Ongoing to Free 43 UN Peacekeepers

Canadian FM blames Assad for spiraling security situation, as rebels capture UN forces, hold others in 'tense' stand-off.Ari Yashar, 29/08/2014 09:31
Video: Manila Motorcade Drives to Support Israel

Video: Manila Motorcade Drives to Support Israel

Vibrant motorcade includes tens of vehicles - all showing solidarity with Israel and its struggle against Hamas.Tova Dvorin, 03/08/2014 10:38
Filipina Worker Wins 'X-Factor Israel'

Filipina Worker Wins 'X-Factor Israel'

Foreign caregiver working in Tel Aviv for 6 years wins popular TV talent show singing in English.Ari Yashar, 15/01/2014 09:13
IDF Delegation to Philippines to Depart Wednesday

IDF Delegation to Philippines to Depart Wednesday

IDF delegation to the Philippines has treated more than 2,500 patients and helped repair damaged infrastructure.Elad Benari, 26/11/2013 06:15
Philippines: 'Settlers' Among First Responders

Philippines: 'Settlers' Among First Responders

Hatzalah YOSH among first organizations arriving in Philippines to save lives following typhoon Haiyan's destruction.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 25/11/2013 08:33
ZAKA Sends Rescue Force to the Philippines

ZAKA Sends Rescue Force to the Philippines

ZAKA spokesman reports that they have sent a delegation to help victims of typhoon Heiyan.Tova Dvorin, 18/11/2013 20:10
IDF Treats Hundreds in Philippines

IDF Treats Hundreds in Philippines

IDF delegation in Philippines has treated over 300 wounded; NBC reporter impressed, publishes report praising IDF humanitarianism.Tova Dvorin, 16/11/2013 20:27
First Baby 'Israel' Born at IDF Field Hospital

First Baby 'Israel' Born at IDF Field Hospital

A day after arriving in typhoon-struck Philippines, IDF field hospital delivers first baby, mayor announces he will be named 'Israel.'Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2013 12:23
Video: IDF Delegation Arrives in the Philippines

Video: IDF Delegation Arrives in the Philippines

After a journey halfway across the world, the IDF’s rescue team finally arrives at the storm-ravaged Philippines.Elad Benari, 15/11/2013 06:16
IDF Delegation to 'Give Hope' in Philippines

IDF Delegation to 'Give Hope' in Philippines

Delegation members pledge to give their best efforts before setting off for rescue mission in typhoon-struck Philippines.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 13/11/2013 12:23
IDF Delegation Set to Leave for Phillippines

IDF Delegation Set to Leave for Phillippines

A 148-member Israeli delegation will leave for the Philippines on Wednesday in order to help the Typhoon-struck city of Tacloban.Elad Benari, 13/11/2013 01:14
Philippines: Aid Arrives, but Delivery Delayed

Philippines: Aid Arrives, but Delivery Delayed

Typhoon victims still waiting for help; UN appeals for $301 million.Arutz Sheva, 12/11/2013 23:45
International Aid Floods to Philippines

International Aid Floods to Philippines

Countries around the world pledge large amounts of int'l aid to Philippines after typhoon. One report: ME contribution has ulterior motive.Tova Dvorin , 12/11/2013 00:12
IDF Rescuers Leave for Philippines

IDF Rescuers Leave for Philippines

A delegation of experts in the fields of search, rescue and medicine has left for the Philippines to assist in the wake of the typhoon.Elad Benari, 11/11/2013 04:43
Jewish, Israeli Groups Begin Aid to Philippines

Jewish, Israeli Groups Begin Aid to Philippines

American Jewish JDC and IsraAID work on response to devastating typhoon in Philippines. Israelis among the missing.Maayana Miskin, 10/11/2013 19:34