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Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Secular Israeli couple donate NIS 1 million to victims of Meron disaster

Upon learning that many of the families affected already struggled financially, Marius & Inbar Nacht decided to give NIS 18,000 to each one.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 13:12
Im Tirtzu: Let Jews ascend to Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day

Im Tirtzu: Let Jews ascend to Temple Mount on Jerusalem Day

NGO urges police to let Jews visit Temple Mount on anniversary marking Old City's liberation.Y. Rabinovitz, 07/05/2021 12:25
'Unity government negotiations are making progress'

'Unity government negotiations are making progress'

Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett meet as work continues to form unity government. Likud working to undermine formation of coalition.Hezki Baruch, 07/05/2021 10:06
Joint List chairman: Bennett is more right-wing, but Netanyahu is stronger

Joint List chairman: Bennett is more right-wing, but Netanyahu is stronger

MK Ayman Odeh explains why he is not against a government led by Lapid and Bennett.Ido Ben Porat, 07/05/2021 06:20
Yamina MK: I prefer Mansour Abbas over Meretz

Yamina MK: I prefer Mansour Abbas over Meretz

MK Amichai Chikli explains why he is against being part of a government with left-wing parties.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 05:13
Knesset to ease coronavirus restrictions

Knesset to ease coronavirus restrictions

Knesset members to resume meetings in the building in full next week, as was the case before the pandemic.Hezki Baruch, 07/05/2021 04:41
New details about Bennett-Lapid government

New details about Bennett-Lapid government

Finance Committee will be headed by a representative from the right-wing bloc.Ben Ariel, 07/05/2021 04:10
Jewish vehicle set on fire in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

Jewish vehicle set on fire in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

Dozens of Arabs attack Jews with rocks and other objects near MK Ben Gvir's office in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/05/2021 01:07
European countries condemn Israel for construction in Jerusalem

European countries condemn Israel for construction in Jerusalem

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Britain condemn Israel for approving construction in the Har Homa neighborhood of Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 07/05/2021 00:03
The Old City was painted blue and white

The Old City was painted blue and white

Preparing for Jerusalem Day, New Israeli flags hanging in the Jewish settlement complexes in the Old City and in the Jewish neighborhoods inAteret Cohanim, 06/05/2021 22:23
Haredi parties to Bennett: Don't form a govt. that hates haredim

Haredi parties to Bennett: Don't form a govt. that hates haredim

Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni slam Yamina leader for seeking to form unity government with Yair Lapid, Avigdor Liberman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 20:31
Netanyahu: Bennett will form a weak left-wing government

Netanyahu: Bennett will form a weak left-wing government

PM slams Bennett's intention to form a unity government, calls on Yamina MKs to reject leader's position.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 17:35
Netanyahu family sues Ehud Olmert

Netanyahu family sues Ehud Olmert

PM's family sues former PM over statements they suffer 'mental illness.' 'Instead of paying his debt to society he became obsessed.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 16:59
1 killed, 6 hurt in car crash on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway

1 killed, 6 hurt in car crash on Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway

Truck collides with multiple vehicles just outside capital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 16:58
United Hatzalah raises $1.3 million during Saving Lives Sunday telethon

United Hatzalah raises $1.3 million during Saving Lives Sunday telethon

In virtual event honoring volunteers, Israel's largest fully volunteer EMS organization raises over $1.3 million to fund medical equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:20
Right-wing party leaders meet with PM, MK Smotrich absent despite invitation to attend

Right-wing party leaders meet with PM, MK Smotrich absent despite invitation to attend

Joint statement issued calls on Yamina to keep its promise to voters not to join government with left-wing bloc.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:14
Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Rogue Yamina MK Amichai Chikli responds to his detractors

Chikli is unapologetic for his refusal to join fellow party members in a coalition that includes Meretz or the Joint List.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 15:05
PA Arab who saved Jews from terrorist attack applies for permanent residency in Israel

PA Arab who saved Jews from terrorist attack applies for permanent residency in Israel

'A.' saved some of the Mark children in the attack that killed their father. Ever since, he's been an outcast in the Palestinian Authority.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 06/05/2021 15:01
Watch Rabbi David Stav to Arutz Sheva: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Watch Rabbi David Stav to Arutz Sheva: 'Every coalition is based on compromises'

Rabbi David Stav, Tzohar chairman, speaks with Arutz Sheva about the election stalemate and the job of rabbis.Yoni Kempinski, 06/05/2021 14:55
Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

Forensic Institute head: 'The bodies should have been brought immediately'

'At least four cases where people were identified by photo, but when they saw the body realized it was a mistake,' Dr. Chen Kugel says.Michal Levi, 06/05/2021 14:05
Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

Veteran journalist Yaron London's response to Meron disaster: 'I told you so!'

"To me, they're like victims of a tsunami in Java, because haredim are not members of the same people."Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 13:11
Pollard at funeral of terror victim: I hoped that my sacrifice would prevent this tragedy

Pollard at funeral of terror victim: I hoped that my sacrifice would prevent this tragedy

Jonathan Pollard speaks at funeral of Itamar yeshiva student Yehuda Guetta, who was murdered in terror attack at Tapuah Junction.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 13:01
A new light shines on Jerusalem: Jerusalem as you’ve never seen before

A new light shines on Jerusalem: Jerusalem as you’ve never seen before

Creative artist, photographer and filmmaker Eitan Asaraf produces a spectacular new film spotlighting the Holy City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 11:52
Yehuda Guetta, victim of Tapuah Junction terrorist attack, to be buried today

Yehuda Guetta, victim of Tapuah Junction terrorist attack, to be buried today

'I was relieved that he was traveling by day,' says his mother.Hezki Baruch, 06/05/2021 11:30
Joint List head Ahmad Tibi refuses to condemn deadly terror attack at Tapuah junction

Joint List head Ahmad Tibi refuses to condemn deadly terror attack at Tapuah junction

Tibi dodges question, replies that 'the occupation is the source of all evil.' Is this your coalition partner, Yair Lapid?Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 11:23
Health Ministry: 27 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Health Ministry: 27 new coronavirus cases diagnosed

Number of new coronavirus cases drops below thirty; less than 60 patients in critical condition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 11:00
Right-wing party leaders to meet with PM today - without Yamina head Naftali Bennett

Right-wing party leaders to meet with PM today - without Yamina head Naftali Bennett

Netanyahu reportedly wants right-wing leaders to promise not to negotiate with 'bloc of change.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 10:08
Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

Minister Amir Ohana: 'If your conscience is clear, there's no reason to resign'

'Responsibility means doing everything so that such events will not occur again,' Public Security Min. Ohana says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 10:06
'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

'I see their faces before my eyes, they never leave me'

Dozens of United Hatzalah volunteers return to Meron to attempt to process their traumatic experiences. 'I still wonder if I did enough.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 08:57
A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

A preliminary transfer was made to the families sitting shivah after the Meron tragedy.

Over a million dollars have already been donated to families by Kupat Ha'irSponsored Content, 06/05/2021 08:48
Amir Peretz won't run for the Presidency

Amir Peretz won't run for the Presidency

Economy Minister says he has decided not to run for President and will devote time to his family.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/05/2021 03:31
Critically wounded victim of Tapuah junction attack passes away

Critically wounded victim of Tapuah junction attack passes away

Yehuda Guetta, 19, who was critically wounded in the shooting attack at Tapuah junction on Sunday, dies at Beilinson Hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 23:40
Report: Israel considering giving vaccines to PA

Report: Israel considering giving vaccines to PA

Israel looking to give vaccines to other countries after ordering millions of AstraZeneca vaccines that will go unused.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 23:00
Shaked: Bennett did everything possible to form a right-wing government

Shaked: Bennett did everything possible to form a right-wing government

Former Justice Minister responds to attacks on Yamina leader by Prime Minister Netanyahu.Ayelet Shaked, 05/05/2021 22:46
Netanyahu: Bennett seeks a dangerous left-wing government

Netanyahu: Bennett seeks a dangerous left-wing government

PM accuses Yamina party of betraying the right and their promises in seeking government with Yair Lapid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 20:51
The “Food Truck” in Gush Etzion

The “Food Truck” in Gush Etzion

The “Food Truck” is now open for business to provide refreshments to the many tourists who arrive in Gush Etzion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 20:39
Green Badge extended until end of 2021

Green Badge extended until end of 2021

Health Ministry director: “I am happy that the vaccine protects us and allows us to return to routine."Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 19:26
Lapid: A unity government is what we need

Lapid: A unity government is what we need

"I will do everything to ensure that an Israeli unity government is formed as soon as possible."Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 19:10
President Rivlin taps Lapid to form government

President Rivlin taps Lapid to form government

"It is clear that Lapid has the possibility of forming a government - even if there are many difficulties."Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 18:43
Bennett: Time for unity government, Netanyahu slammed the door in our faces

Bennett: Time for unity government, Netanyahu slammed the door in our faces

Yamina chair announces his intention to act for unity gov't to prevent fifth election. 'Netanyahu failed to form right-wing gov't.'Hezki Baruch, 05/05/2021 17:47
Murder of Ephraim Gordon: 'It was anti-Semitism, not a robbery'

Murder of Ephraim Gordon: 'It was anti-Semitism, not a robbery'

Sister of Israeli man shot dead in Baltimore says killers shouted anti-Semitic epithets at victim, took no money or belongings.Yoni Kempinski, 05/05/2021 17:28
Ya'alon: Cabinet watched 'hate wedding' video

Ya'alon: Cabinet watched 'hate wedding' video

Former defense minister testifies in trial of attendees at wedding where weapons were brandished, picture of Duma murder victim stabbed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 16:44
After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

After Meron, rescue team trains with IDF for mass casualty event

Days after Meron catastrophe, United Hatzalah and IDF hold mass casualty training event.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 15:10
Jerusalem's Jewish majority hits new low

Jerusalem's Jewish majority hits new low

More Orthodox, more Arab: Two-thirds of Jews in Jerusalem are religious, new report reveals. But Jewish majority shrinking rapidly.David Rosenberg, 05/05/2021 14:01
New Hope to Pres. Rivlin: Yair Lapid should form next government

New Hope to Pres. Rivlin: Yair Lapid should form next government

In a letter to Pres. Rivlin, New Hope party recommends Yesh Atid chief be tapped to form next government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 13:46
Above average temperatures to remain throughout week

Above average temperatures to remain throughout week

Short-lived temperature dip offers temporary relief from oppressive heat - ahead of weekend rise.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 12:53
Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

Bezalel Smotrich to Ayelet Shaked: 'Now it's your turn'

MK Smotrich, chair of Religious Zionism, urges Yamina's number two to oppose government with center-left parties. 'Prove you have ethics.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 12:11
72 new cases of COVID, 90 patients in serious condition

72 new cases of COVID, 90 patients in serious condition

Infection rate remains stable at 0.2%, while number of active cases continues to decline.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 11:26
Health Ministry source: 'We may need to close everything - all at once'

Health Ministry source: 'We may need to close everything - all at once'

Senior Health Ministry source warns of 'significant' concern vaccine-resistant strains will enter Israel, forcing immediate closures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 11:03
Second Temple-era 'luck' lamp found in Jerusalem's City of David

Second Temple-era 'luck' lamp found in Jerusalem's City of David

A “Lucky” bronze oil lamp meant for good fortune discovered during excavations of the City of David’s Pilgrimage Road.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 10:32
Report: Netanyahu demands responsibility for relations with world powers

Report: Netanyahu demands responsibility for relations with world powers

PM Netanyahu demanding that he remain responsible for Israel's relations with US, Russia, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 10:01
President Rivlin to meet with Bennett, Lapid Wednesday

President Rivlin to meet with Bennett, Lapid Wednesday

After Netanyahu's mandate expires, President announces meetings with potential candidates for PM, asks for new recommendations.David Rosenberg, 05/05/2021 09:33
MK Mansour Abbas: 'I agreed to meet with Rabbi Druckman - I did not ask'

MK Mansour Abbas: 'I agreed to meet with Rabbi Druckman - I did not ask'

MK Mansour Abbas, head of the United Arab List, says he agreed to meet with leading rabbi. 'We're not terror supporters.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 08:56
Bennett pushing to receive mandate to form government

Bennett pushing to receive mandate to form government

Yamina chief working to win over New Hope, United Arab List to back his bid to become prime minister. Will Rivlin choose Bennett over Lapid?Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 07:52
Yosef Kleinman, the youngest survivor to testify at Eichmann trial, dies at 91

Yosef Kleinman, the youngest survivor to testify at Eichmann trial, dies at 91

Holocaust survivor whose testimony helped send Adolf Eichman to the gallows dies at 91.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 05/05/2021 07:07
UTJ officials: Yamina leading us into the abyss

UTJ officials: Yamina leading us into the abyss

Senior figures in United Torah Judaism blame Yamina for not helping Benjamin Netanyahu form a government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/05/2021 06:07
Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Probe of Meron incident finds: Ambulances blocked from entering

Ministry of Health's investigation into Meron disaster finds failures and problems in how injured were cared for.Ben Ariel, 05/05/2021 04:58