Wednesday Morning News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael



The Kinneret this morning measures -210.75, a 1.5 centimeter increase from yesterday morning.


Yesh Atid likely to seek to control the Knesset Finance Committee, now run by Yahadut Hatorah’s Rav Moshe Gafne.


A 32-year-old southern area male is reportedly in very serious condition in Soroka Medical Center in Beersheva, diagnosed with swine flu.


A northern area resident in his 50s is reported in critical condition in Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, diagnosed with swine flu. He remains on a mechanical respirator in a medically induced coma.


Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein has reopened the “Harpaz Affair”, ordering an investigation against former Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi. The case dates back to 2010, addressing efforts to influence the appointment of the next chief of staff.


Lebanese media reports four Israeli jets operated over S. Lebanese air space during the night.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)