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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:41 +0200
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Druze soldier, lone soldier killed after others 'played with a grenade'
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:26:00 +0200
An initial investigation into a grenade explosion which killed Staff Sgt. Husam Tafash and Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow has shown that the tragedy occurred as a result of soldiers 'playing with a grenade'; IDF Chief of Staff Eisencott orders that all soldiers be told about incident to prevent its recurrence.
Police forces withdrawing in Jerusalem
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:39:00 +0200
Israel Police are beginning to withdraw from Jerusalem following a terror alert; the Force was sent to the main roads to set up roadblocks; no special instructions for the general public.
Jerusalem mayor meets with Pollard in New York
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:13:00 +0200
'If Jonathan is not allowed to come to Jerusalem, Jerusalem will come to him,' Nir Barkat tells the former Israeli spy, who is currently not allowed to leave the US.
Settler protest to legalize Ofra
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:31:00 +0200
Most of the residents of Ofra in the West Bank showed up in Jerusalem on Tuesday to try and convince the government to legalize their settlement; several right wing ministers were in attendance; Deputy Jerursalem Mayor Hagit Moshe: West Bank settlements help defend Jerusalem.
Couple names newborn son after Sgt. Elor Azaria
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:45:00 +0200
Gil and Aviva Sissai from Gan Yavne named their baby after the soldier on trial for shooting dead a seriously wounded terrorist in Hebron; 'Everyone loved the name,' says the new father.
Judge admonishes Facebook in terror victim lawsuit
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:55:00 +0200
At a hearing for a class action lawsuit against Facebook for incitement by Israeli victims of terrorism, Judge Nicholas Garaufis accuses Facebook of not doing enough to stop incitement and not taking global terrorism seriously enough.
Not just Amona: Thousands of settlement homes face possible evacuation
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:24:00 +0200
A mapping project based on Civil Administration maps and database marks more than 2,500 housing units, residential buildings and commercial structures in dozens of Jewish communities; Many buildings it turns out were built on private rather than state-owned lands, making them illegal; project shows how complicated settling West Bank settlement issue is.
Under close watch: Jonathan Pollard's life out of prison
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 23:34:00 +0200
Since his release from prison, the former Israeli spy has been spending his time in court fighting the restrictive probation conditions that prevent him from finding employment or attending morning and evening prayers at the synagogue. Close friends say Jonathan and his wife Esther are dreaming of making aliyah and living in a moshav in southern Israel, but he is barred from leaving the US for another four years.
Alternative wedding revolution underway in Israel
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 23:38:00 +0200
A real drama is taking place under the Chief Rabbinate's radar, as a secret movement of private halachic marriages is coming out of the shadows and turning into an open, organized system.
Who said women can't serve in combat roles?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 23:13:00 +0200
Staff Sgt. Rachel Selfin was an orphan by the time she was five, but wouldn't let this loss stop her from serving in combat in the IDF. In October 2015, she saved the life of her soldier, who was stabbed in the neck by a terrorist.
Syrian government launches Aleppo blitz
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:23:00 +0200
The Assad regime has launched its biggest ever ground assault against the rebels holding out in Aleppo, Syria's former economic capital; heavy fighting is being reported around the city; Hezbollah leader Nasrallah: 'there are no prospects for political solutions ... the final word is for the battlefield.'
Iran introduces credit cards for first time
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:06:00 +0200
The move comes in an effort to boost oil production and the Iranian economy following lifting of devastating sanctions; cards to be offered with limits of up to 15,000 dollars.
Christian Jordanian cartoonist gunned down outside courthouse
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 16:08:00 +0200
The cartoonist had been on trial for sharing a cartoon on Facebook that was deemed offensive to Islam;The caricature depicted a bearded man in heaven, smoking and in bed with two women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews; victim’s family: ‘Many fanatics wrote on social media calling for his killing and lynching, and the government did nothing against them.’
Air blitz on Aleppo continues
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:49:00 +0200
In the third day of a joint operation between the Assad regime and Russia, heavy aerial bombardment of Aleppo has killed at least another 15 people Saturday; 'This is the worst day we've had in a long time.'
162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:23:00 +0200
After their boat capsized 15 miles off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday, the bodies of 162 victims have been recovered, with more expected to be found in the coming days; 12,000 migrants arrived in Italy from Egypt in 2016.
Manhunt after Budapest blast wounds 2 officers
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:17:00 +0200
The Hungarian authorities are on the lookout for a man who set off a self-assembled bomb, seriously injuring two officers in Budapest; so far, terrorism has not been ruled out.
Jewish peer resigns from British Labour Party
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:27:00 +0200
Lord Parry Mitchell announced he would resign if Jeremy Corbyn was once again elected to lead the British Labour Party; ‘I gave it a year and the situation is worse,’ Parry tells Ynet. ‘If I didn’t take this decision, I am not sure I’d be able to look myself in the mirror.’
Suspect in Washington mall shooting arrested
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 15:23:00 +0200
The suspect in the shooting attack at a Macy's makeup counter, which left five people dead, was arrested by authorities Sunday. 'We both jumped out with our guns, and he just froze. He was kind of zombie-like.'