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District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter Sentence

District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter Sentence
Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe HaKohen has rejected the plea bargain agreement reached in the case of former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, handing down a stricter sentence. Justice HaKohen added an additional year of prison to the sentence, from 3.5 to 4.5 years. As per the earlier agreement, Rabbi Metzger is compelled to pay a NIS 5 million fine. It is unclear if the higher court accepted this portion of the agreement. The Chief Rabbinate of Israel has also received requests to revoke ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 24 )

Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In Jerusalem

Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In Jerusalem
Jerusalem police have arrested three men who were arraigned on Thursday 27 Shevat on suspicion of attacking two Arab males as they walked in the parking lot of the Malcha Mall shopping center. Police requested extending their remand. Police report that on 27 Teves at the end of a soccer match in nearby Teddy Stadium between Betar Jerusalem and Sakhnin, a number of youths came out of the parking lot in their vehicle. As they waited at the gate to pay for the parking, they saw two Arab males ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 24 )

PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects

PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] IDF soldiers during the night of 27 Shevat (Wednesday to Thursday) continued counter-terrorism efforts throughout Yehuda and Shomron. A total of 13 suspects were taken into custody. Four arrests were made in the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Abud in the Binyamin Regional Council; as well as four in Abu Dis (Etzion) and four in Kabatya (Menashe District). There is no information on the 13th suspect. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)
(Add your opinion  |   February 24 )

Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei Brak

Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei Brak
Police on Wednesday 26 Shevat arrested a 51-year-old male who was threatening passers-by with a large knife in Bnei Brak. He got onto a bus and began shouting “Ala Akbar” and “Itbach el Yahud” (slaughter the Jew) and brandished the knife which he waved randomly. Police arrived and ordered the man off the bus. Police report the man is Jewish and the incident is not viewed as a nationalist incident. (YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem/Photo Credit: Police spokesman unit)
(1 opinions  |   February 23 )

PHOTOS: Modi'in Illit Cites For City Hall's Advancement In Providing Services

PHOTOS: Modi'in Illit Cites For City Hall's Advancement In Providing Services
[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Under the slogan “Turning technology to victory”, the city of Modi’in Illit was recognized by the Ministry of the Interior for its advancement in using technological innovation to improve municipal services for city residents. The ministry prize was given out of acknowledgment of creating a revolutionary service interfacing tremendous scope to all residents of the city. the award refers to the e-government program that was launched in the city in 2012 ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 23 )

Nice Jewish Community To Receive Security Upgrade To Defend Against Terrorist Threats

Nice Jewish Community To Receive Security Upgrade To Defend Against Terrorist Threats
Six months after an ISIS terrorist plowed a truck into a Bastille Day crowd, killing 86 and wounding 434 people including five local Jews, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to help defend the Nice Jewish community against new threats, as part of The Fellowship's efforts to safeguard Jews worldwide. In response to requests from the Nice Jewish community since the attack, The Fellowship and WJC will each be ...
(1 opinions  |   February 23 )

Mispallalim Visit Kever Yosef Ahead Of Rosh Chodesh Adar

Mispallalim Visit Kever Yosef Ahead Of Rosh Chodesh Adar
Over 1,200 mispallalim were on hand Wednesday night the eve of 28 Shevat visiting Kever Yosef in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Shechem. The visit was approved by security forces, who were on hand to protect the group. According to a Kol Berama Radio report, a number of Shechem residents were taken into custody after they were found in possession of firebombs and a pipe bomb which they planned using against the group. B’chasdei Hashem they were apprehended before the perpetrated the ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 23 )

Four Justices Appointed To Israel's Courts

Four Justices Appointed To Israel's Courts
Many are smiling in Israel today as many are not, for the four new justices appointed to the Israeli court system are a far cry from the liberal left-wing justices which are all too often tapped for such slots. However, Justice Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Ayelet Shaked succeeded in introducing a shift in the face of the judicial political system as three of the four are viewed as conservatives. The four appointments are Jerusalem District Court Judge David Mintz, Haifa District Court President ...
(1 opinions  |   February 23 )

Israel: Exams Eliminated For Those Whose License Has Been Suspended

Israel: Exams Eliminated For Those Whose License Has Been Suspended
The Knesset Ombudsman Committee headed by MK Yisrael Eichler held a discussion on the regulation compelling one whose drivers license is suspended to pass a theory and practical exam. This applies to a driver whose license has been suspended for over two years. As a result of the committee’s discussion, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz signed an order to cancel these requirements. The new situation is effective immediately. The cancelation of Regulation 172 will also assist citizens ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 23 )

Israel Police Weapons Roundup In Battle Against Crime

Israel Police Weapons Roundup In Battle Against Crime
In its ongoing campaign to curtail violent crime in Israel, Israel Police continues efforts to locate and confiscate illegal weapons including in the Israeli Arab sector. The following weapons were confiscated in the Israeli Arab sector in the past two weeks. Tuba - pipe bomb, LAW rocket and a pistol Majdal Shams – two fragmentation grenades. Dir el-Assad – a stun grenade Kfar Kana – 2 9mm pistols and a stun grenade Uawyana Nejudas - 9mm pistol Rama – a makeshift ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 23 )

Kiryat Yovel Community Council Head Steps Down Under Mounting Pressure

Kiryat Yovel Community Council Head Steps Down Under Mounting Pressure
A few days after senior Kiryat Yovel Community Council official Yechiel Levy spoke to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) about ousting chareidim from his community, Mr. Levy has stepped down, resigning his senior post. Levy told Galei Tzahal his policy was to “choke the chareidim” and deprive them of services to the point they will opt to leave the area. His words led to an outcry with chareidi MKs and ministers calling to oust him from his post. He came under criticism from President Reuven ...
(Add your opinion  |   February 23 )