Thursday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael

(Thursday, February 7th, 2013)

09:10:

Hamas’ Khalid Meshal and Abu Mazen are holding talks towards creating a unity government.

09:11:

A Jewish youth described by police as a “Hilltop Youth” from Beit El is in custody, suspected of spraying two Arab cabbies in the Talpiot area of Yerushalayim with pepper spray on Wednesday.

09:17:

Free Pollard activists are calling for Jonathan Pollard’s release ahead of US President Barak Obama’s visit to Israel.

10:02:

The Kinneret gained an additional 2.5cm in the past 24 hours, not measuring 1.73 meters below the upper line. Today’s level is the highest since the summer of 2005.

10:15:

PM Netanyahu today meets with Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and coalition negotiations continue.

10:30:

An IDF Homefront Command exercise being held today in Kfar Maccabiah from 10:30-13:00.

11:52:

Rambam Medical Center officials report they detected three preemies are carrying swine flu, stressing they are not sick with the illness, but are carrying it.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)


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