Israel
Statut de Jérusalem : Nazareth annule les célébrations de Noël
Israel drug giant Teva to slash 14,000 jobs globally
Three years of relative quiet shattered by Trump's Jerusalem declaration
Lebanon approves first offshore oil and gas exploration
Filing defense, Sara Netanyahu denounces ‘bizarre’ abuse lawsuit
Nazareth to observe most Christmas festivities despite anger over Trump
US envoy Haley says to forge anti-Iran coalition
US jets fire warning flares as Russian planes enters Syria buffer zone
2017-12-14 21:25:51 Two US fighter jets on Wednesday fired warning flares after two Russian jets entered a buffer zone intended to keep Russian and US-led coalition forces operating over Syria apart. After crossing the so-called “de-confliction line,” the Russian Su-25s “were promptly intercepted by two F-22A Raptors providing air cover for partner ground forces conducting operations to defeat ISIS,” Air Forces Central Command spokesman Lt   Read More ...
Anti-Semitism rampant among Muslim refugees in Germany — study
2017-12-14 21:25:47 BERLIN, Germany (JTA) — Anti-Semitism among Muslim refugees is rampant and requires urgent attention, a new study suggests. But the study, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee’s Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations in Berlin, also finds that refugees from persecuted minority communities are more likely to take a stand against anti-Semitism and for Israel. Titled “Attitudes of refugees from Syria and Iraq towards integration, identity, Jews and the Shoah,” the research report was prepared by historian and sociologist Günther Jikeli of Indiana University and the University of Potsdam, Germany, with help from Lars Breuer and Matthias Becker   Read More ...
Lors d’un appel avec Rivlin, le président allemand condamne les manifestations anti-israéliennes
2017-12-14 21:10:34 Le président allemand Frank-Walter Steinmeier a téléphoné jeudi à son homologue israélien Reuven Rivlin afin de lui exprimer sa consternation face aux récentes manifestations anti-israéliennes qui se sont déroulées à Berlin. Ces protestations faisaient suite à la décision du président américain Donald Trump de reconnaître Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël. « Le président Steinmeier a déclaré au président que de tels actes de haine et de racisme n’avaient pas leur place en Allemagne et les a condamnés, a déclaré le bureau de M   Read More ...
Lors du rassemblement pour son 30e anniversaire, le Hamas promet de forcer Trump à revenir sur sa décision
2017-12-14 21:10:31 Ce jeudi, lors d’un grand rassemblement célébrant le 30e anniversaire de la création du groupe terroriste Hamas, son leader, Ismail Haniyeh, a nié l’existence de l’Etat d’Israël et juré qu’il forcerait les Etats-Unis à revenir sur leur décision de reconnaître Jérusalem comme capitale. Les dirigeants du Hamas et des représentants d’autres mouvements palestiniens, y compris le Fatah du président de l’Autorité palestinienne Mahmoud Abbas, ont participé au rassemblement à Gaza   Read More ...
Statut de Jérusalem : Nazareth annule les célébrations de Noël
2017-12-14 21:10:26 Les célébrations de Noël à Nazareth – la ville où Jésus a passé son enfance, selon la foi chrétienne – ont été annulées afin de protester contre la reconnaissance de Jérusalem comme capitale d’Israël par le président américain. Le conseil municipal a annoncé jeudi que le maire, Ali Salam, un musulman, avait ordonné la suppression de tous les événements prévus, notamment un festival et un grand marché de Noël   Read More ...
Haley : Le missile des Houthis tiré sur l’Arabie saoudite a été « fabriqué en Iran »
2017-12-14 21:10:23 Le missile tiré depuis le Yémen sur l’Arabie saoudite par des rebelles houthis le mois dernier a été « fabriqué en Iran », soutien des Houthis, a déclaré jeudi l’ambassadrice américaine à l’ONU, Nikki Haley. « Derrière moi se trouvent les débris récupérés du missile tiré par des combattants houthis du Yémen sur l’Arabie Saoudite », a-t-elle assuré. « Il a été fabriqué en Iran avant d’être envoyé à des rebelles houthis au Yémen », a-t-elle expliqué, provoquant un démenti immédiat de la part de Téhéran, qui a dénoncé par la voix de sa mission aux Nations unies des preuves « fabriquées » par Washington   Read More ...
La non-restitution de corps de terroristes palestiniens est déclarée « illégale »
2017-12-14 21:10:19 La Cour suprême israélienne a jugé jeudi illégal le refus des autorités de restituer les corps de terroristes palestiniens en vue de les échanger contre les dépouilles de deux soldats israéliens présumés tués dans la bande de Gaza. La plus haute instance judiciaire israélienne, saisie il y a plusieurs mois par les familles de neuf Palestiniens, a donné six mois au gouvernement pour faire adopter une loi autorisant ce genre de pratique faute de quoi les dépouilles de ces Palestiniens devront être restituées à leurs proches, a-t-on indiqué de sources judiciaires   Read More ...
La famille Goldin exige des pressions sur le Hamas pour le retour de leur fils
2017-12-14 21:10:16 La famille du lieutenant Hadar Goldin, mort au combat à Gaza lors de l’opération Bordure protectrice en 2014 et dont le corps est toujours détenu par le groupe terroriste palestinien du Hamas, accuse le gouvernement de ne pas avoir pris de véritables mesures contre le Hamas pour le retour de son corps et celui de son camarade Oron Shaul. « Nous estimons depuis plusieurs mois que la décision du gouvernement en janvier dernier et qui appelait à exercer une pression sur le Hamas était creuse et simplement déclarative, a affirmé la famille dans les médias israéliens   Read More ...
L’antisémitisme sévit parmi les réfugiés musulmans en Allemagne – étude
2017-12-14 21:10:09 BERLIN – L’antisémitisme parmi les réfugiés musulmans est endémique et nécessite un plan d’action urgent, estime une nouvelle étude. Néanmoins, l’étude commandée par l’Institut Ramer de l’American Jewish Committee pour les relations germano-juives à Berlin suggère également que les réfugiés des communautés minoritaires persécutées sont plus susceptibles de prendre position contre l’antisémitisme et en faveur d’Israël. Intitulé « Attitudes des réfugiés syriens et irakiens concernant l’intégration, l’identité, les Juifs et la Shoah », le rapport a été rédigé par l’historien et sociologue Günther Jikeli, enseignant à l’université de l’Indiana et à l’université de Potsdam, en Allemagne, avec l’aide de Lars Breuer et de Matthias Becker   Read More ...
Chez les Kurdes de Syrie, la peur d’être lâchés par Washington
2017-12-14 21:10:06 La guerre en Syrie leur a offert une semi-autonomie et la lutte contre les jihadistes les a transformés en enfant chéri des autorités américaines. Mais aujourd’hui, les Kurdes syriens sentent le vent tourner. Washington a annoncé un futur « ajustement » du soutien aux forces kurdes après l’effondrement du groupe jihadiste Etat islamique et le rapatriement de 400 Marines déployés en Syrie   Read More ...
בשורה משמחת לחובבי "תרגיע": הסדרה תחזור לעונה עשירית
2017-12-14 21:09:00 קברניטי רשת HBO הודיעו היום (חמישי) שהפעם לארי דייוויד לא ייצא להפסקה נוספת בת שש שנים עד שיחליט מה יעלה בגורלה של "תרגיע". הסדרה הפופולרית, שחתמה באחרונה את עונתה התשיעית, חודשה לעונה עשירית, והצילומים יתקיימו כבר באביב הקרוב. על החזרה לעונה נוספת אמר דייוויד: "כפי שאמרתי לא מעט פעמים, כשנופלת בחלקך ההזדמנות לעצבן אנשים, עליך לעשות זאת". חרף ההפסקה הארוכה ומעט מעידות קומיות, העונה התשיעית המבדרת (שעלתה ב"הוט","יס" ו"סלקום טי־וי") הוכיחה שקטנוניות ומיזנטרופיה הן לא משהו שיוצא מהאופנה   Read More ...
איך האיטלקים מכינים קפה כל כך טוב?
2017-12-14 21:08:58 מי שהיה באיטליה יסכים ודאי שקשה ליפול כאן עם הקפה. אם חומרי הגלם זהים לכל מקום אחר בעולם, איך עדיין הם עושים אותו כל כך מצוין? רמז - תגידו שלום למכונה.   Read More ...
Israel drug giant Teva to slash 14,000 jobs globally
2017-12-14 21:00:58 JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts globally over two years as the ailing firm unveiled sweeping restructuring plans while facing low prices for generic drugs and heavy debt. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest producer of generic drugs, said its reductions would be across-the-board and in all its locations. Its job cuts would amount to more than one quarter of Teva's global workforce of over 55,000   Read More ...
Gaza eatery offers discounts to N. Koreans, if they ever arrive
2017-12-14 20:30:47 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Gaza eatery is offering massive discounts to North Korean diners but there is just one problem — there are no North Koreans in Gaza. Ibrahim Raba, manager of a shawarma restaurant in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp, says he is offering the 80 percent discounts to show his appreciation for North Korea’s rejection of US President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital   Read More ...
US presents ‘undeniable’ evidence Iran arming Yemen’s rebels with missiles
2017-12-14 20:30:43 US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations unveiled Thursday what she said was “undeniable” evidence proving that Iran is funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen in violation of international law. At a news conference in a hanger at a military base in Washington, Nikki Haley presented recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi Arabia from Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen   Read More ...
400,000 face starvation in Damascus as Assad blocks humanitarian relief
2017-12-14 20:30:39 BEIRUT (AP) — At the doors of the Syrian capital, children with wrinkled faces and arms like sticks are going hungry because President Bashar Assad’s forces, supported by Russia and Iran, are blocking trucks filled with humanitarian relief. As the government and its opponents wrap up another fruitless round of talks in Geneva, humanitarian officials warn that conditions outside Damascus have reached crisis levels, with the government maintaining a siege on the Eastern Ghouta suburbs that has trapped close to 400,000 people without enough food, fuel or medicine for the winter   Read More ...
MY WORD:Down memory lane with Allenby
2017-12-14 20:10:32 I took a trip down memory lane this week. It was a collective memory rather than a personal one, but the traveling was done in style. Jerusalem went to town commemorating the centennial of Gen. Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby’s entrance into the Holy City on December 11, 1917, marking the end of 400 years of Ottoman rule there. The National Library of Israel at the Hebrew University’s Edmond J   Read More ...
'They Took Over Like ISIS': Religious War in West Bank Town Shows Not All Settlers Were Created Equal
2017-12-14 20:10:14 The standoff between secular and religious settlers in this isolated community would have gone unnoticed had it not escalated into a deadly altercation in the adjacent Palestinian village of Qusra.   Read More ...
Israel closes Gaza crossings after Palestinian rocket strikes
2017-12-14 20:04:30 ISRAEL announced the closure of its Gaza border crossings yesterday in response to daily rocket fire from the enclave over the past week after US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital stoked Palestinian anger. Israeli aircraft struck three facilities belonging to Hamas, the militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, before dawn yesterday after the latest rocket attacks, Israel’s military said   Read More ...
More than 20 Islamic State militants killed in Syria
2017-12-14 19:48:01 WASHINGTON/AMMAN - A Pentagon-backed rebel group and the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State killed more than 20 Islamic State fighters and detained a number of militants in the southern Syrian desert near a base, the coalition said on Thursday. In a statement, the coalition said the Maghawir al Thawra, the rebel group, and the coalition detected a convoy near at-Tanf, near the Syrian border with Jordan and Iraq, early on Wednesday and carried out an operation "to prevent their further incursion   Read More ...
Three years of relative quiet shattered by Trump's Jerusalem declaration
2017-12-14 19:47:56 One week after US President Donald Trump announced that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the quiet that had existed in southern Israel for the past three years was shattered, leaving residents concerned that another conflict is around the corner.The past week has seen the most serious peak of violence between Israel and Hamas since the end of Operation Protective Edge in 2014   Read More ...
US Federal Communications Commission votes to repeal net neutrality rules
2017-12-14 19:47:51 WASHINGTON - The US Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to repeal landmark 2015 rules aimed at ensuring a free and open internet, setting up a court fight over a move that could recast the digital landscape. The 3-2 vote overturned net neutrality rules that barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to content or allowing websites to pay for "fast lanes" to get their content more quickly to consumers   Read More ...
Dozens arrested in J'lem this week in protests against Trump announcement
2017-12-14 19:47:46 Approximately 80 residents of east Jerusalem have been arrested since President Donald Trump announced that the US recognizes the city as the capital of Israel, over involvement in protests against the move, police said on Thursday. At least 30 protesters were arrested during the various demonstrations. Forty of them were arrested in a large-scale operation throughout various neighborhoods on Wednesday and Thursday   Read More ...
קרצייה שנאחזה בנוצת דינוזאור נמצאה בענבר בן 99 מיליון שנה
2017-12-14 19:42:00 הסיפור הזה נשמע מוכר: בעל חיים מוצץ דם שנלכד בענבר נמצא כעבור מיליוני שנים. השבוע הודיעה קבוצת פלאונטולוגים על מציאת כמה קרציות בנות 99 מיליון שנים בשרף המאובן — אחת מהן נאחזה בנוצת דינוזאור. אחת מהן אף היתה מלאה בדם, אולם לדברי החוקרים, לא ידוע מה מקורו ולא ניתן יהיה לשאוב אותו וליצור דינוזאור כמו ב"פארק היורה". הקרצייה שנאחזה בנוצה היא הראיה הישירה הראשונה לכך שטפילים אלו מצצו את דמם של דינוזאורים   Read More ...
נתניהו: החלטת בג"ץ על גופות המחבלים בעייתית מאוד, אכנס את הקבינט
2017-12-14 19:41:57 קביעת בג"ץ כי מדינת ישראל אינה רשאית להחזיק בידיה גופות של מחבלים לצרכי משא ומתן היא החלטה בעייתית מאוד, כך אמר היום (חמישי) ראש הממשלה בנימין נתניהו, זמן קצר לאחר פרסום הפסיקה. נתניהו הודיע כי יכנס את שרי הקבינט והיועמ״ש ביום ראשון לדיון מיוחד במטרה למצוא פתרונות חוקיים להמשך הפעלת הלחץ על החמאס, והוסיף כי אסור לתת לחמאס מתנות חינם. שרת המשפטים איילת שקד הודיעה כי תפיץ בשבוע הבא תזכיר חוק שיאפשר החזקת גופות מחבלים לצורכי משא ומתן   Read More ...
Lebanon approves first offshore oil and gas exploration
2017-12-14 19:19:18 BEIRUT, Lebanon — Lebanon on Thursday approved a first bid from an international consortium including France’s Total, Italy’s ENI and Russia’s Novatek to explore for oil and gas off the country’s Mediterranean coast. The group was the only one to respond to a call for bids by the authorities in Beirut, with Lebanon’s attempts to begin offshore energy exploration in recent years hampered by political instability   Read More ...
Filing defense, Sara Netanyahu denounces ‘bizarre’ abuse lawsuit
2017-12-14 19:19:15 Sarah Netanyahu, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, filed a letter of defense on Thursdayin an abuse lawsuit against her, rejecting the claims as “bizarre and ugly,” and charging that the labor court hearing the case has no authority to rule on the allegations. The complainant, Shira Raban, is a 24-year-old ultra-Orthodox mother of three who recentlyworked as a cleaner at the residence for a month   Read More ...
Pence postpones Israel trip in case he's needed to vote on tax cuts
2017-12-14 19:11:11 Vice President Mike Pence will postpone his trip to Israel and Egypt next week by a few days in case he is needed to break a tie vote in the U.S. Senate on the Republican tax cut bill, his office announced. Pence is scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on the first major U.S. visit to Israel since President Trump declared on Dec   Read More ...
Nazareth to observe most Christmas festivities despite anger over Trump
2017-12-14 19:10:19 Nazareth mayor Ali Salam decided Thursday to keep most Christmas festivities intact despite Palestinian anger over US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital."Our message is we love Jerusalem, we'll never abandon you under any circumstances," he said at a press conference in which he announced that singing performances on outdoor stages that are normally part of Nazareth's Christmas Market would be cancelled   Read More ...
US envoy Haley says to forge anti-Iran coalition
2017-12-14 19:10:14 WASHINGTON - The United States will work to build an international coalition to "push back" against Iran, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Thursday, as she presented physical evidence she said firmly linked Iran to weapons used in Yemen. "You will see us build a coalition to really push back against Iran and what they're doing," Haley told a news conference, standing in front of what she said were the remnants of an Iranian missile fired from Yemen into Saudi Arabia   Read More ...
EU Parliament calls on Tehran to end ballistic missile program
2017-12-14 19:10:08 BERLIN – The European Parliament, representing 28 member states, on Wednesday urged Tehran not to engage in nuclear missile-related activity that violates Security Council Resolution 2231.The EU statement on Wednesday stressed “the security risk posed by Iran’s ballistic missile program and underlines the need for full implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015), which calls on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology   Read More ...
Israel drug giant Teva to slash 14,000 jobs globally
2017-12-14 19:01:28 Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts globally over two years as the ailing firm unveiled sweeping restructuring plans while facing low prices for generic drugs and heavy debt. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest producer of generic drugs, said its reductions would be across-the-board and in all its locations. Its job cuts would amount to more than one quarter of Teva's global workforce of over 55,000   Read More ...
State Hanukka candle-lighting ceremony dedicated to Holocaust survivors
2017-12-14 18:47:17 Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, New York City and Berlin attended Hanukka candle-lighting ceremonies held in their honor on Thursday.In Jerusalem, the official state candle-lighting ceremony was, for the first time, dedicated to survivors and their reemergence from darkness into light, at the initiative of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) in cooperation with the Western Wall Heritage Foundation   Read More ...
Iran says weaponry displayed by Haley is 'fabricated'
2017-12-14 18:47:12 UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 - Iran rejected as unfounded a US. accusation on Thursday that it supplied a missile fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen on Nov. 4, describing weaponry displayed by US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley as "fabricated." Iran's mission to the United Nations said in a statement that the accusation by the United States was "irresponsible, provocative and destructive   Read More ...
A picture and its story - Undercover Israeli agents in action
2017-12-14 18:44:13 Torokman was on assignment near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, close to the Palestinian hub city of Ramallah, on Wednesday where protests were underway against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Hundreds turned out, as they had done for days following Trump’s announcement. Some burnt tires, others hurled stones at Israeli troops, all oblivious to the surprise military move that awaited them   Read More ...
Never underestimate the devil, he’s smarter than we are, pope warns
2017-12-14 18:27:02 Never underestimate the devil. That was the advice Pope Francis gave Wednesday, on TV2000, a Catholic television channel. “He is evil, he’s not like mist. He’s not a diffuse thing, he is a person,” the pope said. “I want to say something about which I’m convinced. With Satan, you cannot have dialogue. If you start a dialogue with Satan, you are lost   Read More ...
In letter to Israeli PM, Teva CEO apologizes for drug-maker’s sorry state
2017-12-14 18:26:58 In a letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Kare Schultz, the new CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., apologized in the name of the drug-maker’s previous management for the situation the company is facing today. On Thursday the company said it would be slashing a quarter of its global workforce, or some 14,000 people, over a period of two years. The ailing drug-maker is saddled with debt and has been suffering from price cuts in its generics business along with sooner-than-expected competition to its flagship branded drug, Copaxone, for multiple sclerosis   Read More ...
Snubbed by Abbas, US vice president to skip Palestinians on upcoming trip
2017-12-14 18:26:54 US Vice President Mike Pence will skip the Palestinian territories during his upcoming trip to the region, after PA officials said they wouldn’t meet him due to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Israeli officials and Pence’s spokesperson confirmed. Earlier in the day, it emerged that Pence had postponed his arrival in Israel by several days due to Congressional votes on tax reform   Read More ...
High Court: Israel can’t keep holding terrorists’ bodies without a law
2017-12-14 18:26:52 The High Court on Thursday gave the government an ultimatum: pass a law regulating the holding of Palestinian terrorists’ bodies as bargaining chips or hand them over to their families. “The State of Israel, as a nation of laws, cannot hold on to corpses for the purposes of negotiations at a time when there is no specific and explicit law that allows it do so,” the justices wrote in their decision   Read More ...
Israel eases visa procedure for Indians
2017-12-14 18:20:43 To encourage more Indians to visit Israel, Tel Aviv has simplified its visa application procedures for visitors from the Sub-continent. The relaxed visa rule involves less documentation for Indians who have availed of visas of Schengen countries, the US, Canada, Australia or Israel and have completed their travel to these countries, a statement from the Israeli consulate said . “This is an initiative we have been working very closely with interior ministry and foreign ministry to introduce in India and I am happy to see this change for the Indian travellers who wish to travel to Israel,” Israeli tourism ministry India director Hassan Madah said   Read More ...