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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.
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.
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.'
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.'
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.
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.'
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.’
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.