Labor Party Selects its Candidate for Presidential Race
The Labor party has announced it has selected Binyamin Ben-Eliezer as the party’s candidate in the presidential race. Ben-Eliezer is the elder statesman in Knesset and a party veteran. The 79-year-old lawmaker and former defense minister retired from the IDF at the rank of brigadier-general.
At present, there are two official candidates in the ...
Syrian Rockets Land in the Central Golan Heights
Two rockets fired from Syria landed in the Central Golan Heights late Tuesday afternoon 18 Adar I 5774. B’chasdei Hashem there were no fatalities, injuries or properly damage.
In other terrorism news, in southern Israel, the IDF on Tuesday neutralized a number of powerful explosives as the IDF Spokesman put it, along the western area of ...
Tuesday AM News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron arrested 9 suspects during the night.
· The IDF Homefront Command is conducting a preparedness exercise in Ashkelon today and tomorrow.
· Four people are being treated for light smoke inhalation from a fire that broke out in Bat ...
Akko Blast May Not Have Been Accidental
At this early stage of the investigation police are not ruling anything out, including the possibility that the explosion that killed four people and left others injured may have been caused intentionally. Another possibility is the blast was sparked by cellular telephone antennas on a ...
Ariel: In Adar Livni Can Dress Up
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni reportedly told Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that if he wishes to bring the chareidim into the coalition in place of Bayit Yehudi it is fine, with the media adding she stated “I am even willing to wear a shtreimal for peace”.
In response, Housing Minister Uri Ariel stated “in Chodesh Adar the ...
B'chasdei Hashem Terror Attack Prevented in Itamar
On erev Shabbos Parshas Ki Sisa 5774 a military lookout post in Shomron detected four suspicious Arabs in proximity to the community of Itamar. The community’s first-response unit was notified and requested to respond to the Gidonim area along with soldiers. The suspected terrorists fled but they managed to apprehend three of them.
Israel Police Discriminates Against Religious Visitors to Har Habayis
Har Habayis activists, those who visit the holy site in line with the ruling of rabbonim permitting so, adhering to Halachic restrictions, are complaining of police discrimination against them.
Yehuda Glick and his followers report that Israel Police have decided to begin conducting selective inspections of visitors, generally those who appear ...
President Peres Met with President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz
President Shimon Peres on Wednesday afternoon met with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz. During the meeting they discussed the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and the deepening of relations between Israel and the European Union.
President Peres welcomed Mr. Schulz and said, "Our policy is equality. ...
Thursday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· IDF soldiers taking part in counter-terrorism operations throughout Yehuda and Shomron arrested 12 suspects during the night.
· A 68-year-old male was killed early Thursday morning in a head-on collision in the W. Galil.
· Many gas stations and other businesses around the country reporting communications ...
Thursday AM Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· A male fell to his death from an 8t story in the Nachal Lachish area of Ashdod. Police are investigating.
· A taxi driver in his 30s was killed in a head-on collision with a bus on Rt. 85 near Kedarim Junction.
· Police investigating swastikas founded painted on a Beersheva school.
· Siren testing this morning ...
Many Stuck in Modi'in Illit Elevators Due to Power Outage
The fire department was busy in Modi’in Illit on Tuesday morning 11 Adar I 5774 as many residents were trapped in elevators due to a power outage. Power was reportedly out in the Shilat area, due to issues with the high tension power lines. Fire officials report receiving literally dozens of calls for assistance.
(YWN – Israel Desk, ...
ISA 2013 Terrorism Summary
The following annual terrorism summary was released by the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet).
The number of deaths attributed to terror attacks in 2013 decreased compared to last year: 6 fatalities, as opposed to 10 in 2012 (6 of the fatalities occurred during Operation Pillar of Defense, 14-21 November 2012). This year, half of ...
Apparent Price Tag Attack in Eastern Capital
Police are investigating an act of vandalism in the eastern capital. The tires of 17 vehicles were found slashed on Monday morning 10 Adar I 5774, and graffiti was found on the scene “Arab workers – enough assimilation”, prompting police to view this as another price tag attack.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
Thursday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael
· A young man trying to cross the road was struck and killed by a bus on Route 2 Netanya southbound this morning. Police are investigating. ZAKA operating on the scenes.
· Yesh Atid MK Ofir Shelach told Israel Radio Ayelet Shaked and Bayit Yehudi agree to criminal sanctions if too many chareidim do not comply with ...
Olmert's Unprecedented Chutzpah: Settlers Exaggerate the Trauma of the Disengagement
One can rely on the likes of Ehud Olmert to rub salt on the wound as he accuses “settlers” of the former Gaza communities of “Exaggerating the trauma of being expelled from their homes and communities.”
Olmert made his remarks in an interview on Channel 2 TV News on Friday, 7 Adar I 5774.
“They exaggerated and fostered the trauma of ...
MK's Bill Seeks to Bring Assimilation to the Beis Hachaim
MK (Yesh Atid) Yoel Rozbozov has submitted a bill seeking to correct an injustice as he sees it. According to the current state law, when one’s spouse or other family members are not halachically Jewish, they may not be buried in a Jewish cemetery. He hopes to change this. In his very own family, his mother, Irene is Jewish but his father, Anatoly, ...
MK Rotem Apologizes to Reform Community - Maklev Angered
“I should not have spoken out against the Reform Community as I did and as a result of my words, many were hurt. This was not my intention. I did not intend to offend any person or the Reform Movement. I take back my words and apologize to those offended” state MK (Yisrael Beitenu) David Rotem.
In response to the apology from the dati ...