In Palmachim street in Givatayim, a bomb exploded in a car. The background to the incident is understood to be criminal. Three people were injured, one of them seriously ...
In Palmachim street in Givatayim, a bomb exploded in a car. The background to the incident is understood to be criminal. Three people were injured, one of them seriously , the others lightly. No more details are available at this time
Between twenty and twenty-five Israelis are presently in Katmandu, sent over by two Israeli organizations, to collect or await the births of their children who have ...
Between twenty and twenty-five Israelis are presently in Katmandu, sent over by two Israeli organizations, to collect or await the births of their children who have been conceived with the help of Nepalese surrogate mothers.
Several babies have already been born . One of them is a baby girl , prematurely born in the 32nd week of pregnancy, whose mother Noah is in Katmandu with her. The baby has been connected to oxygen but her present condition is unknown.
Tamar Rotem who is anxiously awaiting news about her sister Noah, and Noah's new baby daughter in Katmandu Nepal
There are still no known Israeli fatalities in the disaster but some 200 have still not been able to make contact. Israelis in the area are gathering at the Israeli ...
There are still no known Israeli fatalities in the disaster but some 200 have still not been able to make contact. Israelis in the area are gathering at the Israeli embassy in Katmandu and at Chabad house.
An Israeli plane carrying an advance search and rescue team and emergency medical supplies took off for Nepal early Sunday morning.The Israel Defense Forces plane carrying seven search and rescue crew members and supplies took off just after midnight. A larger army plane carrying more rescuers and supplies is expected to leave for Nepal on Sunday afternoon.
A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the advance team "will land near the affected zone and make its preparations until it becomes possible to land in Nepal".
Besides offering aid to Nepal, the delegation will also provide Israelis "the means necessary to return to Israel", the statement added.
Magen David Adom, Israel's emergency medical service, also announced it would be sending a delegation of paramedics and doctors to Nepal to provide care for both locals and Israelis there.A statement from Magen David Adom said an aircraft from Israel with equipment and professionals would depart early Sunday to provide immediate help and set up base for further delegations.
A breakthrough in efforts to form a new government after Jewish home leader Naftali Bennett announced he has has dropped his demand to be foreign minister and is ...
A breakthrough in efforts to form a new government after Jewish home leader Naftali Bennett announced he has has dropped his demand to be foreign minister and is now seeking the education portfolio.
The Jewish Home, in addittiion to the education ministry, is also expected to receive the Agriculture ministry for Uri Ariel and the Culture and Sport ministry for Ayelet Shaked.
In addittion a Jewish Home MK will be chairmanof the Knesset Law committee and deputy minister in the Religious Affairs committee.
The latest developments could be the critical piece in the coalition jigsaw , allowing all the other pieces to fall into place paving the way for both the Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to both join the government
The Prime Minister has already finalised deals for Kulanu and ultra-orthodox factions Shas and UTJ to join the coalition giving him a total of 67 seats.
A major stumbling block in the arduous negotiations has been Jewish Home's wrangling with Shas over the Religious Affairs portfolio. Jewish Home held the office in the outgoing government, and Netanyahu's reported promise to now deliver the ministry to Aryeh Deri had enraged Bennett.
The Likud has offered a compromise by which the religious affairs minister will be from Shas, while his deputy will be a Bennett appointee.
Yisrael Beytenu is happy with the fact that AL will be able to stay on as foreign minister but still remains opposed to rolling back legislation on universal national service for the ultra-Orthodox and reforms of the state conversion and marriage registration systems, matters which Shas and UTJ seek to change.
Likud negotiator Ze'ev Elkin called on Jewish Home and Yisrael Beytenu to show flexibility, urging the parties to act responsibly, and to understand that all sides would be required to compromise in order to form a government.
3 police officers were run down and hurt in the A-Tur neighborhood of northeast Jerusalem last night.One of the officers was in moderate condition, while the ...
3 police officers were run down and hurt in the A-Tur neighborhood of northeast Jerusalem last night.One of the officers was in moderate condition, while the other two were lightly hurt.
All three were treated at the scene by Magen David Adom paramedics before being rushed to hospital.
Police located the car used in the attack , but bnot the driver, presumed to be a Palestinian.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat spoke after the attack, saying....
"I want to strengthen the hand of the Israeli police and security forces in their operations to protect the city of Jerusalem in general and in the Arab neighborhoods in particular in keeping the quiet. I spoke with the Jerusalem District Police Commander Chico Adari and I am sure the police will lend a hand and ensure that the attacker will be severely punished. I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured," he said at the scene.
On his way to visit the site of the attack stones were thrown at Barkat's car. One stone hit the car causing light damage. No injuries were reported.
Earlier yesterday a 16-year-old Palestinian from the A Tur neighbourhood was shot and killed by soldier at the checkpoint on the way to Maale Adumim. Security forces say he attempted to stab a soldier at the checkpoint. Riots erupted in the neighbourhood following the incident.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry opened a situation room to aid Israelis in Kathmandu after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, with tremors felt in ...
The Israeli Foreign Ministry opened a situation room to aid Israelis in Kathmandu after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, with tremors felt in neighboring countries.
Hundreds of Israelis arrived at the Chabad House in Kathmandu, where some of them received medical treatment from backpackers who served as medics in the IDF and from local volunteers. They were later moved to the Israeli Embassy.
Some 200 Israelis have been designated as "out of reach" after the devastating earthquake , according to the Foreign Ministry. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has conducted an assessment on the phone with Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.
During the conversation, they agreed to send a search and rescue team which would include medical experts. They further decided to offer Israelis still in Nepal the means to return to Israel.
One Israeli was wounded when a motorcycle fell on him during the earthquake. He received initial treatment at the Chabad House and was then taken to hospital to stitch the deep cuts in his legs, his father said.
Eliav Zakai, whose son Shahar is a backpacker stuck in a trek in Kyanjin Gompa in Nepal, said at least 13 Israelis and other nationals were stuck in the area in a village that was completely destroyed in the quake. Zakai said the Israelis, texting home using a satellite phone, reported some locals were killed from their group.
In addition to the Israeli backpackers, there are dozens of Israeli families currently in Nepal with 24 newborns babies, some premature, born to surrogate mothers, who are desperate to get their children out of the country.
A premature baby born from a surrogate Nepali mother to Israeli parents was in serious condition due to the lack of oxygen after the hospital she was hospitalized in suffered damage from the earthquake, but has since received oxygen and evacuated to the Israeli Embassy in stable condition.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry's situation room in Kathmandu was working to help find alternative hospitals and provide oxygen for the Israeli couples and their newborns.
Bringing surrogacy babies home to Israel is a long and arduous process. Babies born to surrogate mothers in Nepal are considered Nepali citizens. Before the Israeli parents can bring their newborns to Israel, they need to undergo a DNA test to prove the baby's father is Israeli. The Israeli Embassy only then issues an Israeli passport for the baby.
Interior Minister Gilad Erdan instructed his ministry to cut all bureaucratic red tape to allow the babies to be brought to Israel as soon as possible.
Israeli Ambassador to Nepal, Yaron Meir, updated Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on the situation of the embassy in Kathmandu following the earthquake.
Meir told the foreign minister that Israel's diplomats in the country were not harmed but the embassy building suffered damage, leading embassy staff to operate outside the building. Embassy personnel were also scouting the area on foot, as all the roads in Kathmandu were blocked, in search of Israelis who needed assistance.
Lieberman instructed his ministry to send reinforcement to the embassy in Kathmandu with staff from other embassies Israeli in the area and with Foreign Ministry staff from Israel as soon as the airport in Kathmandu resumes operations.
Israel will send a plane to evacuate Israelis from Nepal. Israeli insurance companies the Phoenix and Harel are also sending teams to the country, as well as Magen David Adom.
Israelis searching for their family and friends in the affected areas can call the Foreign Ministry's situation room in Jerusalem at: 02-5303155
Israel reportedly hit several targets belonging to Hezbollah and the Syrian army in a series of air attacks Saturday morning in the Kalamun area on the border between ...
Israel reportedly hit several targets belonging to Hezbollah and the Syrian army in a series of air attacks Saturday morning in the Kalamun area on the border between Syria and Lebanon.
According to a report in the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya, a first Israeli Air Force strike took place Wednesday, allegedly targeting two sites believed to have been Syrian army missile depots.On Saturday, according to a report in al-Jazeera, the Syrian targets were divisions 155 and 65 of the Assad army, in charge of "strategic weapons." Al-Arabiya reported that the targets were Scud missile depots housed in the military bases.
Several explosions were heard in the areas of Kteife, Yabrud and a village in Kalamun, according to al-Jazeera on Saturday.
The area is known as a Syrian military site housing weapons depots and installations.
There was no official word from Hezbollah or the Syrian government on the alleged attacks.
A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer in the West Bank city of Hebron Saturday, inflicting moderate injuries. The alleged attacker was reportedly ...
A Palestinian man stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer in the West Bank city of Hebron Saturday, inflicting moderate injuries. The alleged attacker was reportedly shot and wounded.
Police said the officer was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest at an army checkpoint near Hebron's Tomb of the Patriarchs. A second soldier shot and injured the attacker.
Magen David Adom paramedics treated the injured soldier and evacuated him to Jerusalem's Shaare Tzedek Hospital in stable but moderate condition.
Earlier on Saturday, Ali Mohammed Ali Said Abu Ghannam, a 16-year-old Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, attempted to stab a Israeli soldier at the al Zaim checkpoint.on the road between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Adumim.
IDF soldiers shot and killed Abu Ghannam early Saturday after the teenager attempted to stab a border police officer with a butcher's knife , according to security officials.
Abu Ghannam came from the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of A-Tur . Fierce clashes erupted in the neighbourhood on Saturday resulting in an Israeli policeman and 20 Palestinians being hurt.
Fighters of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate and its allies overran the last major government-held city in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, a monitoring ...
Fighters of Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate and its allies overran the last major government-held city in the northwestern province of Idlib on Saturday, a monitoring group said.
AL-Nusra front and the islamist brigades took control of almost all the city and government forces fled, said the Syrian observatory for Human rights. At least 60 regime loyalists bodies were counted on the streets of Jisr Al-Shughur .It said the rebels latest victory was even more important as it cut a key road between the government stronghold of Latakia on the coast and the central province of Hama