Latest News Briefs (Page 2)

6:11 AM

UJA CEO congratulates Israel's new Consul-General in NY

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
UJA-Federation of New York CEO Eric Goldstein welcomes appointment of Asaf Zamir as Israel’s new consul-general in New York.
5:37 AM

Iran condemns US 'interference' in its affairs

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Iran on Tuesday condemned US "interference" in its domestic affairs, after the State Department said last week's presidential election in the Islamic Republic was neither free nor fair, AFP reported.

"We consider this statement as an example of interference in Iran's internal affairs," government spokesman Ali Rabiei was quoted as having said.

5:10 AM

Report: Israel criticized China following US pressure

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Israel supported a statement criticizing China at the UN Human Rights Council after being pressured to do so by the Biden administration, US and Israeli officials told Axios’ Barak Ravid on Tuesday.

This is a significant policy change from Israel's newly inaugurated government. Under former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel refrained from voicing any criticism about human rights violations in China — pushing for closer ties with Beijing and resisting pressure from the Trump administration to limit Chinese investments in Israel.

4:46 AM

Administrative arrest warrant against suspected Lod shooter

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday night signed an administrative detention order for four months against 28-year-old Iyad Hassuna from Lod, who is suspected of involvement in the shooting of a Jew during recent riots in the city, Kan 11 News reported on Tuesday.

The move to issue an administrative arrest warrant against an Israeli Arab following a disturbance is an unusual one. This has happened so far in isolated cases against several residents of eastern Jerusalem and one from Umm al-Fahm, all with a security criminal background.

4:15 AM

'Ignite the ground beneath the feet of the Zionists'

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
PA terrorist groups threaten to resume rocket fire if their demands are not met.
3:38 AM

Brazil registers 87,822 new cases of COVID-19

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Brazil recorded 87,822 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,131 deaths in the past 24 hours.

The country has registered more than 18 million cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 504,717.

3:12 AM

Pelosi to form committee to probe Capitol riots

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will create a select committee to investigate the January 6 riots at the Capitol, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday, according to Bloomberg.

Pelosi told House colleagues she would act to form the new panel of lawmakers to investigate the causes of the attack and what can be done to prevent such future violence.

2:47 AM

Expert: Ben Gurion Airport must be hermetically sealed for a few days

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Prof. Dror Mevorach of Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem spoke about the new COVID-19 outbreak in an interview on Reshet Bet radio.

"The only surprise in the spread of the Indian variant is that it has only just now begun to spread. Ben Gurion Airport must be hermetically sealed for a few days until the contagion chains are cut off. Infections by vaccinated people should not be a concern because they will not be seriously ill," he said.

2:26 AM

US won't meet its COVID vaccine goal by July 4

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

White House COVID coordinator concedes government won't meet its goal of administering one or more doses of vaccine to 70 percent of adults by July 4.

The US government won't meet its goal of administering one or more doses of a COVID vaccine to 70 percent of US adults by July 4, White House COVID response team coordinator Jeffrey Zients conceded Tuesday, according to AFP.

1:53 AM

Head of Southern Command: Our enemies will meet an iron wall

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

The commander of the Southern Command, Major General Eliezer Toledano, spoke on Tuesday at a ceremony saluting the security forces in the Gaza envelope.

"Our enemies have not yet realized that they will meet an iron wall time and time again. They are trying to scare us, that's their whole purpose. Confusion, balloons, useless demonstrations - that's what they have left when they see the growth around," Toledano said.

1:20 AM

Israel's UN Mission holds clean energy event

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Israeli Mission to UN holds global event on Israeli innovation in the field of clean energy.
12:39 AM

Shas requests Knesset discussion on 'Ben Gurion Airport failure'

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

MK Michael Malkieli, chairman of the Shas Knesset faction, submitted a request for a discussion in the plenary on the "Ben Gurion Airport failure" with the participation of Prime Minister Bennett.

Malkieli collected the required 40 signatures of Knesset members to hold the debate.

12:14 AM

Channel 20 poll: Netanyahu bloc weakens

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Likud remains the largest party with 29 seats. Yesh Atid with 22 seats, Religious Zionist Party rises to seven and Yamina has six.
Yesterday, 23:51

Unusual incident outside Bennett's home in Raanana

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Woman throws bleach on another woman who demonstrated against the PM. The victim suffered light injuries.
Yesterday, 23:11

Bennett’s double gambit

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Naftali Bennett destroyed Benjamin Netanyahu, or thinks he did. But he must destroy Lapid as well, in order to merely survive. Op-ed.
Yesterday, 22:38

Israel denounces Chinese human rights abuses

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

At the request of the United States of America, Israel has joined a statement denouncing China at the UN Human Rights Council. The statement condemned China's human rights abuses, including its treatment of the Uighurs and Hong Kong minorites. China has protested the condemnation.

Yesterday, 22:14

Lapid calls Nancy Pelosi

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid spoke this evening with Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

They had a warm and positive conversation and spoke about the importance of the bipartisan nature of the support for Israel in the US.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Lapid thanked Speaker Pelosi for her strong support of Israel and the they agreed to remain in regular contact.

Yesterday, 22:12

Window of Jewish cemetery in Gelsenkirchen, Germany vandalized

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Cemetery that was previously vandalized in 2019 has its chapel window broken with rocks.
Yesterday, 22:10

3 week old hospitalized after falling ill with Covid-19

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A 3-week-old baby has been hospitalized in Nahariyah with Covid-19. He was exposed by his father, who had recently returned from Europe, despite the father being fully vaccinated.

Yesterday, 21:56

US seizes control of Iranian news websites

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
State-run media websites now say they have been 'seized by the US government.
Yesterday, 21:47

UK MP urges health sec. to let Jewish girl be treated in Israel

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Family's wish to take critically ill two-year old Alta Fisxler to Israel for more treatment has been stymied by a court ruling.
Yesterday, 21:35

Gantz orders detention of suspected shooter from Lod

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Defense Minister Gantz has signed an administrative detention order against Iyad Hassun from Lod. The 28-year-old is suspected shooting a Jew during riots in the city about a month ago. Hassun has already been released once from house arrest.

Yesterday, 21:20

USA authorities seize Iranian web sites

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The United States Departments of Justice and Commerce have seized multiple web sites affiliated with the Iranian government, including media network PressTV.

Yesterday, 21:15

White House confirms vaccination target will not be met

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A statement from the White House has confirmed that the target of 70 percent of adults vaccinated before July 4 is no longer expected to be met.

Yesterday, 21:01

Likud MK to Bennett: Are you the PM or the left's puppet?

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Likud MK Yoav Kisch doesn't mince words when wondering what happened to PM Bennett's right wing ideology.
Yesterday, 20:32

23 year old shot in Jadeidi-Makr in western Galilee

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A 23 year old man has been seriously injured after being shot in the town of Jadeidi-Makr in western Galilee. Police are investigating the incident.

Yesterday, 20:31

Sa'ar appoints new State Attorney

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Gideon Saar today informed Adv. Amit Eisman of his decision to appoint him to the position of State Attorney. Sa'ar will present the appointment to the government for ratification in the near future.

Yesterday, 20:30

Gantz: Raisi election proves Iran becoming more extreme

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Defense Minister Benny Gantz addresses regional issues during awards ceremony.
Yesterday, 20:22

Police open investigation against parents of girl who broke quarantine

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Police have opened an investigation against the parents of the girl from Modi'in who violated quarantine and led to the new outbreak of the COVID-19 in the city, as well as the personal trainer from Binyamina who caused the outbreak in his own city.

Yesterday, 20:15

Israel Prize winner resigns from National Science Academy

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Israel Prize winner Prof. Yehuda Liebes resigned from the National Academy of Sciences in protest against the appointment of Prof. David Harel as President of the Institute.

"The academy is no longer national, but is a closed sect of the enemies of its own people," Leibes said. In 2018, Prof. Harel signed a letter calling on the German parliament to cancel penalties for BDS activists.

Yesterday, 20:14

'Zionism is alive on the hills of Samaria'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Arutz Sheva speaks to Daniella Weiss about the growing Samaria community of Evyatar.
Yesterday, 20:03

Lapid appoints Assaf Zamir as Consul General in New York

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Former Tourism Minister and Tel Aviv Deputy Mayor Assaf Zamir to be new Israeli Consul General in New York.
Yesterday, 19:45

Protest at Jerusalem checkpoint demands return of terrorist' bodies

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A protest march is advancing towards Al-Zitona checkpoint in Jerusalem, demanding that Israel surrender the bodies of terrorists to their families.

Yesterday, 19:40

Halakha:  Bleeding caused by an IUD

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Our Sages set a principle of leniency in determining the laws dealing with menstrual staining.
Yesterday, 19:36

The House of the Shunamite Woman

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
R' Shimon Galai is travelling at the behest and under the guidance of Maran Sar HaTorah HaGaon R' Chaim Kanievsky.
Yesterday, 19:33

Opposition leader Netanyahu spotted wading on Bat Yam beach.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Yesterday, 19:32

Bennett: We are facing a new outbreak - don't go abroad

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
PM addresses spread of more contagious Delta variant, recommends people wear masks indoors again.
Yesterday, 19:27

Footprints in the sand

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
The path in the sand stretches out endlessly before me. Unknown but beckoning. What footprints will be left in it?
Yesterday, 19:26

'Zionism is alive on the hills of Samaria'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Arutz Sheva speaks to Daniella Weiss about the growing Samaria community of Eviatar.
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