Friday, January 17, 2020


Rivlin Welcomes New Turkish Ambassador: ‘A Real Moment in History’

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The installation of Mekin Mustafa Kemal Ökem as Turkey’s ambassador to Israel Monday is another step of the reconciliation process between Israel and Turkey that began last summer when Prime Minister Netanyahu and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  agreed to mend ties after a six-year

Eight J’lem Teens Indicted, Charged With Planning Terror Attacks

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Eight teenagers from the Arab-majority Jerusalem neighborhoods of Tzur Baher and Issawiya were indicted Monday in the Jerusalem Juvenile Court on charges of planning to carry out crimes, rioting, attacking a police officer and other crimes. The suspects were not named because they are minors.

Sharansky: Shas Proposal ‘Makes Mockery’ of Peace Attempts at Western Wall

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky slammed a proposal by the Shas Party earlier this week to enshrine Orthodox practice in Israel’s legal code and to penalize non-Orthodox practices at the holy site with prison sentences and heavy fines.

In June, the government voted

Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem; Two Wounded

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Three people were wounded in the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday when a Palestinian man attacked police officers near Lions’ Gate. Police spokesmen said that two policemen were injured lightly, one of whom was stabbed in the head with a screwdriver. One was treated at the scene, while the second was

Nevada and Israel Sign Landmark Cooperation Deal on Water Innovation

( Nevada and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding on water-use innovation, marking what is reportedly a first-of-its-kind collaboration agreement between a U.S. state and a Middle East country.

The deal—reached between Nevada’s WaterStart public-private joint venture

Defense Minister Bans Terror-Supporting Group

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman signed an order banning the Kandil organization Wednesday, and declared organization meetings in Israel to be “illegal gatherings.”

In a statement, Liberman said Kandil is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and has served in recent

Jewish Students Must Realize That SJP Is About Hate—Only Hate

When students at Toronto’s Ryerson University Hillel proposed to their Student Union that the university participate in the broader Canadian Holocaust Awareness Week, they did not anticipate the jeers, snickers and eventual walkout to prevent a quorum from approving the motion. Nor did they anticipate that this hateful

‘We Don’t See the Stairs Because of the Smoke’

Jerusalem—Last week, Israel found itself facing a surprising threat: a spate of wildfires, mostly concentrated in Haifa and nearby towns but also encompassing some of the center of the country. The flames, fanned by winds and dry weather, struck and destroyed countless homes and acres of forest and, throughout

Israeli Citizen Arrested, Suspected of Supporting ISIS

(Andrew Friedman/TPS) Shin Bet and Israel Police said Wednesday that an Israeli citizen, currently residing in the Palestinian-majority city of Jaljulia, is providing support for ISIS and planning to join the terror group.

The man, who was a minor at the time of his alleged offense, was detained

Six Teens Suspected of Arson Remanded as Israel’s Wildfire Probe Continues

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Six 17-year-old residents of the Galilee village of Jadeidi-Makr, who were arrested last week over their alleged involvement in setting fire to the nearby Ahihud Forest, were denied bail Monday and remanded to Israeli police custody for an additional four days. The suspects were arraigned before

18 Arrests, Knives and IEDs Seized in Judea and Samaria Raids

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The IDF spokesperson stated the IDF and security forces had arrested 15 wanted men during nightly raids in Judea and Samaria on suspicions of involvement in terrorism along with violence toward civilians and security forces. Seven of the detained are wanted activists in the Hamas terrorist organization. All were

Terrorist Gets 16 Years in Prison for Stabbing Attack in Jerusalem

(Ilana Messika/TPS) The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced Mohammad Badr, a resident of Abu Dis, to 16 years in prison for a stabbing attack on HaNeviim Street in Jerusalem last May. One Israeli was wounded in the attack. Badr was sentenced on three separate accounts, namely attempted murder, knife-carrying and illegal stay in

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