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Published: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:02:46 +0200

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Shin Bet nabs Israeli resident planning multiple terror attacks

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:13:00 +0200

The suspect, who lived in east Jerusalem, planned to carry out a shooting attack against Israeli security forces and civilians in the capital; Facebook page reveals he supported Hamas, frequently incited against Israel, and was involved in a number of previous terror-related attacks.

Knesset committee considers opening administrative detention proceedings to public

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:25:00 +0200

The committee is set to discuss a proposal that would have administrative detention proceedings held before the public, in addition to allowing the justice minister, and not just the defense minister, to issue such warrants.

Shimon Peres’s gravestone to be unveiled

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:41:00 +0200

Members of the Peres family, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin will participate in a tombstone unveiling ceremony on Friday for Israel’s ninth president; tombstone engraved with a biblical verse, a David Ben-Gurion quote, an extract by a distinguished Jewish poet and a family description encapsulating his most notable personal attributes.

Meretz MKs want Oren Hazan's immunity revoked

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:22:00 +0200

Following a court decision in a civil case that implicated the controversial Likud MK with hard drug use, MKs from the left-wing party demand that Hazan's immunity from prosecution be revoked, and that he be investigated.

Court rejects family's request for details of son's death

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:35:00 +0200

More than two years have passed since Netanel Arami was killed when he fell 11 stories at a construction site; the Shin Bet labeled the incident a terror attack; the investigation details remain under gag order.

Organ-trafficking network exposed, doctor arrested

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:33:00 +0200

The Israel Police arrests three individuals suspected of running a network that would mediate the selling and buying of organs for transplant purposes; the doctor suspected of being involved was also investigated for similar actions in the past.

Charges against security guards who shot Palestinian siblings in Kalandia dropped

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:06:00 +0200

The State Attorney's Office announced the decision Wednesday; the office explained that there was a reasonable suspicion that one of the siblings had an intent to commit a terror attack.

Conflicting accounts of Egyptian border shooting

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 19:00:00 +0200

While an initial IDF investigation of the shooting incident that cost the life of 15-year-old Nimer Abu Amar finds that Egyptian forces opened fire due to confusion, a family member who was present at the site says that the Egyptian forces were informed that they were working for Israel before deciding to open fire; neither the IDF nor the Israeli Defense Ministry has sent a representative to offer their respects to the family.

New UNESCO resolution ignores Judaism's connection to Temple Mount

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:52:00 +0200

The UN cultural agency's World Heritage Committee adopts a resolution that, like its parent organization's, disregards the Jewish ties to its holiest sites in the capital. Israel's UNESCO ambassador is displeased, though the PM is satisfied that 8 of 21 countries abstained.

Peace Now's new director is a different kind of leftist

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:30:00 +0200

Avi Buskila has no intention of being a 'pet Mizrahi' for the left-wing NGO; in his first interview since taking over 6 months ago, he declares, 'I won't apologize for spending more time in the army than Bennett, or for being in the periphery longer than Miri Regev. I also won't apologize for thinking it's our turn to take the peace camp forward.'

Pilot program in IDF officer's course places female cadets among groups of men

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:35:00 +0200

Over 90% of IDF roles are open to women, but just 7% of those in combat roles are women. The new program is trying to find out whether the immersion of women in a group of men will ease the feelings of discomfort and cause more unit cohesion among the sexes.

The colonel's tunnel war

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:53:00 +0200

IDF Col. Tomer Ifrach has a long personal history with Hamas' attack tunnels: During Operation Protective Edge he led a patrol group which was attacked by a Hamas cell hiding in a tunnel; two of his soldiers were killed, and he had to keep fighting with a bullet wound in his back; in an interview, the colonel explains his view of the tunnel threat—now and in the future.

I now realize Israel is not the center of the world, says UN envoy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:32:00 +0200

A year after being exiled to New York by Prime Minister Netanyahu, Danny Danon feels he has proved himself to all those people who called his appointment a catastrophe waiting to happen. ‘As far as I’m concerned, the results speak for themselves,’ he says, taking pride in small victories. ‘We did things that have never been done before by Israelis at the UN.’

The brewmistress of Taybeh

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 23:47:00 +0200

The groundbreaking, family-run West Bank brewery is also shattering the glass ceiling with general manager Madees Khoury, who is considered to be the first Palestinian female brewer in the Mideast; 'there is great satisfaction when I go out and see people enjoying our beers. I feel really proud to tell them that I made the beers they are drinking.'

No Jewish majority between Jordan River and sea, says ‘national demographer’

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:45:00 +0200

Prof. Sergio DellaPergola, who has visited almost every Jewish community in the world and is considered an international authority in Jewish demography research, is concerned by studies suggesting that the core of the Jewish people is shrinking.

UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq's Mosul

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:54:00 +0200

As US-led Iraqi and Kurdish troops come ever closer Mosul, 90 UN medical professional have been trained to respond to a possible chemical attack response by ISIS; WHO says that of the 700,000 people expected to flee city, some 200,000 will require emergency health services.

Iraqi troop advance puts civilians on Mosul frontline

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:34:00 +0200

As the US-led forces advance on the Iraqi city of Mosul, refugees evicted from or escaping the war zone tell of torture and cruelty under ISIS's rule.

Rivals, regional powers grow uneasy with Palestinian leader

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:57:00 +0200

Palestinian power struggle heats up ahead of party congress; Abbas seeks to sideline prominent critics and rivals; Arab states increase pressure on Abbas to reconcile.

Russian and Egyptian paratroopers in joint drill

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 09:40:00 +0200

Watch: Russian and Egyptian paratrooper participate in first ever joint drill called 'Defenders of Friendship 2016'; the massive drill, in which 800 Russian soldiers are participating in, are being carried out to practice anti-terror techniques; drill comes as relations between Cairo and DC turn colder.

Egypt's security chief warns of scheme to incite chaos

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:56:00 +0200

Following calls by the Muslim Brotherhood to go out into the streets to protest the al-Sisi regime on November 11, the Egyptian interior minister claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood is 'creating skepticism over the ability of the state and its institutions to satisfy popular expectations.'

Hezbollah to stay in Syria until 'apostate project' defeated

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:44:00 +0200

Hassan Nasrallah has vowed to stay and fight on in Syria at the behest of the Iranians and the Syrians until the 'apostates' are defeated; speech comes amidst the end of another Aleppo ceasefire.

Discrimination against Baha’is increases in Iran

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:16:00 +0200

A report published by the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly finds that the Baha'i minority in Iran is continued to be systematically persecuted; facing international pressure, Iran has begun to discriminate against its members in more insidious ways, utulizing economic and higher education hindrances; the Baha'i faith is seen by the Iranian government as a political organization, and therefore as a threat to its regime.

Israel recalling UNESCO ambassador

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:28:00 +0200

Following another controversial resolution adopted by the UN body Wednesday, PM Netanyahu orders Israel's ambassador to the organization to return home for consultation.

House to vote on Iran Sanctions Act renewal as soon as November

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +0200

Just over a year since the signing of the Iranian nuclear deal, legislators threaten to reverse one of the major hallmarks of President Obama’s legacy as they plan a 10-year reauthorization of Iranian sanctions; chief proponent of renewal says sanctions ‘should remain in place until the regime stops exporting terror and threatening us and our allies with deadly weapons.’

Human Rights Watch: Russia, Saudi don't belong on UN human rights council

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 08:36:00 +0200

The human rights group opposes Russia's stoking military conflict in Syria, while Saudi Arabia is reportedly murdering thousands of civilians in Yemen.; the group also marked China and Egypt as known human rights violators.

Venezuelan Congress declares that Maduro has staged a coup

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:27:00 +0200

As the Venezuelan declares that Maduro had instituted an un-democratic coup, hundreds of Maduro supporters stormed the Congress in an effor to silence opposition leaders.

A year with the President of Russia

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:16:00 +0200

Putin-themed 2017 calendars hit the shelves in Russia allowing fans to enjoy the president every day of the year, all while soaking in the wisdom his quotes exude.