Israel’s President & Prime Minster Blow Off Jimmy Carter, Want Nothing to Do with Him

Israel’s top two leaders reject request to meet with former US president Carter on grounds of his ‘anti-Israel’ position during last summer’s conflict, ‘Operation Protective Edge’ with Gaza.

By i24news


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin rejected a request from former US President Jimmy Carter to meet with him during a planned trip to Israel, Haaretz reported Monday.

Former US President Jimmy Carter speaks to the media on April 10, 2013 in New York City – Photo: Mario Tama/AFP

A senior official told the Israeli daily that the Foreign Ministry recommended that the Israeli leaders not meet with Carter because of his “anti-Israeli stance” over the last few years. Continue Reading »

Israel President Rivlin gives PM Netanyahu 2 week extension to form new government

Likud insider: Coalition deals with ultra-Orthodox parties & Kulanu expected to be signed within days, possibly giving new government 22 ministers.
• Likud insider warns: ‘It’s not over until it’s over.’

By Mati Tuchfeld, Yehuda Shlezinger & Israel Hayom Staff


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Reuven Rivlin on Monday morning and asked him for a two-week extension to finalize the coalition negotiations.

Palestinian Authority ministers leave Gaza early after Hamas has them on house arrest

Palestinian Authority ministers were first dispatched by Hamas to Gaza to solve salary dispute, then ordered to return to Ramallah, after having been placed on house arrest by Hamas.



Palestinian Authority ministers who arrived in the Gaza Strip earlier this week returned to the West Bank after Hamas imposed severe restrictions on their movements and contacts.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah. – Photo: REUTERS

Palestinian sources said that Hamas had placed the ministers under house arrest in their hotel, preventing them from receiving or talking to anyone.

The 10 ministers were dispatched to the Gaza Strip as part of the PA government’s effort to solve the problem of thousands of public employees who have not received their salaries for several months. Continue Reading »

SS Guard, a.k.a. the ‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ goes on trial in Germany

Former Nazi guard, 93 yr-old Oskar Groening, who was tasked with collecting the belongings of victims who arrived by train, is indicted and to face trial in Germany for his part in Nazi crimes during the Holocaust.

By The Associated Press


Hedy Bohm had just turned 16 when the Nazis packed her and her parents onto a cattle car in May 1944 and sent them from Hungary to the Auschwitz death camp in occupied Poland.

Survivor at remembrance ceremony – Photo: MCT

After three days and nights in darkness, crammed into the standing-room-only car with babies wailing, the doors were flung open. Continue Reading »

3 Women honored for fighting for gender equality to light Independence Day beacon

The 3 women, i24news correspondent Lucy Aharish, Alice Miller, the woman who petitioned the High Court so females can become air force pilots, & drug developer Marta Weinstock-Rosin, were chosen to light Israel’s Independence Day beacons.

By Alexandra Lukash


According to the women who are lighting beacons this coming Independence Day, they would much rather prefer that women would not still have to prove themselves this day in age than be honored for their contribution to the fight for gender equality.

Lucy Aharish, Marta Weinstock-Rosin, Alice Miller. – Photo: Idan Arbel

“I wish this category did not exist, that I would not have to be someone who makes a break through in the advancement of humanism and dialogue about equality,” says Lucy Aharish, an Arab Israeli news correspondent for i24news. Continue Reading »

Israeli water companies send reps to Brazil to help counter severe water crises

Delegation representing over a dozen Israeli water companies was sent to visit Brazil in order to aid the country overcome its ‘water challenge.’

By Hillel Fendel


No fewer than 13 Israeli water companies participated in a “water delegation” to parched Brazil just before Passover – in an effort to help the country overcome what officials call its “water challenge.”

Water – illustrative

Brazil is currently experiencing its worst water shortage ever, due to increased water use, low rainfall levels, and low infrastructure investments. The Israeli economic offices in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, in cooperation with Israel NewTech and the Israeli Export Institute, organized the delegation. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Rap Video Tells Jews to Save Themselves, Leave Europe

Unlike the days of their parents & grandparents, European Jews now have Israel as a safe-haven, but they must open their eyes to see the storm that’s coming.

By Israel Today Staff


There’s no question that anti-Semitism in Europe is on the rise, and in a big way. And there are no shortage of those warning that today’s anti-Semitism is comparable to the atmosphere in the run-up to the Nazi Holocaust.

YouTube screenshot

Will the Jews of Europe heed the warning signs? Unlike their grandparents and great-grandparents, Jews today have a homeland to which to escape, a safe haven with a strong Jewish army. Continue Reading »

Report: Int’l Congress of Holocaust Deniers Gather in Center of London

Anti-Semitic gathering organized under a veil of secrecy at Grosvenor Hotel in the heart of London is meant to demonize Jews and propagate hate to advance neo-Nazi agenda.



A large international conference of Holocaust deniers recently took place in the heart of London, Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Saturday.

Holocaust survivors at Auschwitz – Photo: REUTERS

“This is the biggest and most significant meeting of Holocaust deniers that Britain has ever seen. It is a very worrying development,” the paper quoted Gerry Gable, an expert on the extreme Right who aided the news outlet’s undercover investigation of the event, as saying. Continue Reading »

Ehud Barak backs Israeli life-saving start-up with $1M

Former PM Barak invests $1 million in Reporty, start-up company app to help emergency & rescue services quickly identify, locate & get to individuals in danger.

By Sagi Cohen and Itamar Eichner


Former prime minister Ehud Barak has invested $1 million in Reporty Homeland Security, an Israeli start-up involved in the development of a global platform for real-time reporting, the use of which could save lives. The Reporty system helps emergency and rescue services to quickly locate and get to individuals in distress.

The Reporty application

Reporty was founded in 2014 by CEO Amir Elichai, who teamed up with Pinchas Buchris, former director-general of the Defense Ministry and ex-commander of the Israel Defense Forces’ 8200 intelligence unit. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Gov’t Official Indicted Under Multiple Terrorism Charges

Israeli military court charges Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jerrar with 12 counts including supporting terrorism & being a member of an illegal terror organization.


Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jerrar was charged with 12 counts by a Israeli military court in connection to her membership with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, according to a report released Friday by Amnesty International.

Palestinian parliamentarian Khalida Jarrar. – Photo: REUTERS

Jerrar, who has been detained by Israeli authorities since April 2, had the charges brought against her Wednesday. Charges included membership of an illegal organization, participation in protests, and incitement to kidnap Israeli soldiers, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an

Earlier this month, IDF soldiers arrested Jarrar during a pre-dawn raid on her home in Ramallah for violating an injunction issued last August ordering her to remain in the Jericho area. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Police chief: Arab driver deliberately drove over Israeli Jews

Police chief Danino reports their investigation concluded Palestinian committed a ‘horrible attack’ which took the life of Cherki and seriously injured Klein.



A Palestinian driver deliberately rammed his car into a Jerusalem bus stop this week and killed an Israeli man in a “horrible attack”, police chief Yohanan Danino said on Saturday.

Site of attack – Photo: Rescue Services

“Today we can say that it is a horrible attack,” Danino said in a statement after an investigation into Wednesday’s incident. He ruled out initial suggestions that it had been an accident.

Shalom Yohai Cherki, 26, and Shira Klein, 20, were seriously injured in the attack on the bus stop in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Hamas demands release of 63 prisoners just to begin discussing return of 2 IDF bodies

Hamas refuses to negotiate return of fallen IDF soldiers Hadar Goldin & Oron Shaul, until Israel releases 63 Arab terrorists freed in Shalit deal that were rearrested for returning to terrorism.

By Dalit Halevy and Tova Dvorin


Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has introduced strict conditions for any future transaction with Israel regarding the return of the bodies of two soldiers killed in Operation Protective Edge.

Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin

Oron Shaul & Hadar Goldin – IDF Spokesman

Last October, there was talk in Hamas of a swap of Arab terrorists in exchange for the bodies of Givati Brigade officer Hadar Goldin and Golani Brigade combat soldier Oron Shaul, although the deal never materialized.
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FM Lieberman fumes: ‘Let Europeans put yellow badges on settlements products’

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman invokes Nazi horrors as he condemns calls from Western European leaders to label Israeli goods produced in Judea and Samaria.

By i24news 

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday made a reference to WWII Nazi horrors as he hit out at his European counterparts who have the previous day called to label goods manufactured in West Bank settlements.

Avigdor Lieberman – Photo: Gali Tibbon (AFP/Archives)

“They can put a yellow patch on products from Judea and Samaria and the Golan,” the hawkish was quoted by the Ynetnews website as saying.

Israel marked its official Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier in the week with memorials and ceremonies.

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Friar Felix Fabri’s pilgrimage to the Holy Land over 500 years ago translated

A new translation from Latin, of one of Friar Felix Fabri famous 15th century pilgrimages to the Holy Land, includes humorous descriptions of the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Solomon’s Stables, and the Tomb of Absalom.


“The pilgrims should avoid wrapping white tarbushes, cloths or turbans, about their heads, since only the Muslims have the right to do so,” the Dominican theologian and medieval traveler Friar Felix Fabri (c. 1441-1502) recommended to his fellow pilgrims, either sincerely or ironically; it is not certain which.

Photo: Ariel

In a sheet that he wrote as a guide for pilgrims to the Holy Land, which he appended to his account of his travels, Fabri also warned visitors “to be sure not to laugh as they walk together to visit the holy places.” He cautioned them “to take care to avoid passing by the tombs of Muslims,” since “the Muslims become very angry on seeing pilgrims near their tombs … and throw stones at anyone who passes by there, believing that this disturbs the rest of the deceased.”

A preacher and pilgrim of Swiss descent, Fabri visited Israel in 1480 and 1483 during the late Mamluk period, roughly 35 years before the Turks conquered the country, and wrote Latin accounts of his travels. Continue Reading »

Obama Purposely Hid From UN North Korea Violations of Rocket Component Transfer to Iran

US intel officials reveal how North Korea provided shipments of advanced nuclear missile components to Iran, in direct violation of UN sanctions – and the White House deliberately kept the violations from the UN.

By Ari Yashar


US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions – and the US hid the violations from the UN.

A North Korean rocket in a military parade – File Photo

US intelligence officials revealed that during the ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations, North Korea has provided several shipments of advanced missile components to the Islamic regime in violation of UN sanctions – and the US hid the violations from the UN.

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