Sunday News Briefs from Eretz Yisrael


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Veteran MK Marina Solodkin, who retired from the outgoing Knesset after serving in the Kadima party, died suddenly of an apparent stroke while attending a conference in Riga. She was 60-years-old.


Heavy rain showers were reported in Yerushalayim on Sunday morning as temperatures dropped to colder than seasonal. Two centimeters of snowfall accumulated on Mt. Hermon during the night.


Jerusalem police today activate information number that will operate till Friday, during presidential visit of Barak Obama. 1700-553-100..


Two people were injured in a MVA between a bus and private vehicle on Yitzchak Arieli Street in Betar Illit. The victims are listed in light and moderate condition, treated at the scene by Ichud Hatzalah.


Working with IDF officials, the bodies of 17 PA (Palestinian Authority) residents killed in the bus accident in Jordan have been transferred over the Allenby Bridge or handover to PA officials.


An Arkia charter flight with 72 people on board made an emergency landing in the IAF Uvda Airport after a large bird became entangled in the plane’s engine. No injuries are being reported.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)