Sunday, July 21, 2019

MixedTimes - Deborah Danan

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

Gal Gadot to Star in Netflix’s Biggest Film Yet

TEL AVIV - Israeli actress Gal Gadot will star in the biggest feature film by Netflix, scoring a large payday for the actress best known for her role as Wonder Woman.

IDF Uncovers Attack Tunnel from Gaza into Israel

IDF Uncovers Attack Tunnel from Gaza into Israel

TEL AVIV - The IDF on Monday uncovered another attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip into Israel during construction of an underground barrier, the military said in a statement.

Netanyahu: Iran's Breach of Uranium Limit Shows Nuke Deal 'One Big Lie'

Netanyahu: Iran's Breach of Uranium Limit Shows Nuke Deal 'One Big Lie'

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of "lying this whole time" and taking a “significant step” toward producing a nuclear weapon after news that Tehran had violated the terms set under the 2015 nuclear deal and exceeding its enriched uranium limit.

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

Palestinian Authority’s Secret Pay Hikes Enrage Public

TEL AVIV - The Palestinian street is fuming over news that the Palestinian Authority secretly signed off on massive salary hikes and other perks for government ministers at a time when the Palestinian labor market was going through major cutbacks amid an economic crisis.

Mexico City Caves to BDS Extremists, Removes Photos of Jerusalem and Golan Heights

Mexico City Caves to BDS Extremists, Removes Photos of Jerusalem and Golan Heights

NUWEIBA - A dozen photographs have been removed from an exhibition on Israel in Mexico City Metro on the grounds of complaints filed by theBoycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against the Jewish state, saying the images, which included scenes from the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem, depicted territories of "brutal military occupation.

Iron Dome Deployed Ahead of Eurovision in Tel Aviv

Iron Dome Deployed Ahead of Eurovision in Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV - Ahead of what is expected to be an eventful but tense-filled May, the IDF on Tuesday deployed the Iron Dome missile defense system throughout the country after a rocket was launched from Gaza the previous night.

Netanyahu Calls ‘Crisis Meeting’ to Warn Likud that Right-wing Coalition in Peril

Netanyahu Calls ‘Crisis Meeting’ to Warn Likud that Right-wing Coalition in Peril

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called an emergency meeting to warn Likud party leaders that a right-wing government was at real risk of being toppled in favor of a left-wing and Arab-centric coalition put together by main rival party Blue and White following Tuesday’s elections.

Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed over the weekend to annex West Bank settlements if he is reelected in Tuesday’s elections. The incumbent prime minister also said he had toldPresident Donald Trump that would not evacuate “a single person” from the 400,000 or so Jews residing in the West Bank.

Hamas Chief: Rocket Fire At Tel Aviv Was 'Mistake' And Warning

Hamas Chief: Rocket Fire At Tel Aviv Was 'Mistake' And Warning

TEL AVIV - The leader of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group said Tuesday that three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into central Israel were a "mistake," but added that they demonstrated what Hamas would do intentionally in a future conflict.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Netanyahu: 'I Love Israel'

Brazil's Bolsonaro to Netanyahu: 'I Love Israel'

TEL AVIV - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro professed his love for Israel in Hebrew as he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at Ben-Gurion airport Sunday after landing in the country for a two day visit.

Florida Advances Bill Prohibiting Antisemitic Speech

Florida Advances Bill Prohibiting Antisemitic Speech

TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.

Netanyahu Warns Hamas After Latest Terror Balloons: 'Don't Test Us'

Netanyahu Warns Hamas After Latest Terror Balloons: 'Don't Test Us'

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that a major IDF operation was not out of the question, and told the Gaza-ruling terror group "not to test us" as violence continued to flare up around the border area, with the weekend seeing another explosives-laden cluster of balloons land in Israeli territory.

Israel Urges Countries To Stop Funding Terror-Linked BDS Groups

Israel Urges Countries To Stop Funding Terror-Linked BDS Groups

TEL AVIV - Israel's Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on interior, internal security and justice ministers across the world to to stop funding for terror-affiliated NGOs in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role

U.S. Shutters Consulate in Jerusalem as Embassy Fills Role

JERUSALEM - In a move that angered Palestinians, the U.S. officially closed its consulate in Jerusalem on Monday, merging consular activities with the main embassy which was relocated to the capital in May.

Palestinian Authority Daily Runs Oped Calling Trump Mideast Envoy 'Mongoloid'

Palestinian Authority Daily Runs Oped Calling Trump Mideast Envoy 'Mongoloid'

TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador David Friedman slammed the official Palestinian Authority newspaper for running an opinion piece that described US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East as a “mongoloid,” a derogatory term for a person with Down syndrom

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

Palestinian Official Claims U.S. Ordered Banks to Withhold Funds

TEL AVIV - The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trumpadministration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said.

IDF to Demolish Home of Palestinian Behind Israeli Teenager's Murder

IDF to Demolish Home of Palestinian Behind Israeli Teenager's Murder

TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday began preparations for the demolition of the home of a Palestinian man who confessed to brutally murdering a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem last week, suggesting that security forces believe that the murder constituted an act of terror.

U.S. to Purchase Iron Dome Missile Defense System from Israel

U.S. to Purchase Iron Dome Missile Defense System from Israel

TEL AVIV - The U.S. Army has purchased the Iron Dome from Israel, the missile defense system that for over a decade has been protecting Israelis from rockets launched from Gaza, Israel's Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.

Netanyahu Rival Gideon Sa'ar Makes Top Five in Likud Primaries

Netanyahu Rival Gideon Sa'ar Makes Top Five in Likud Primaries

TEL AVIV - The results of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party primaries were published Wednesday evening, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein coming in first place, Transportation Minister Israel Katz in second place and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in third.

Israel: Terrorists Work for European-Funded Groups Promoting BDS

Israel: Terrorists Work for European-Funded Groups Promoting BDS

TEL AVIV - In a damning report released Sunday, Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry said that there are more than 100 links between terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and NGOs promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, some of which are the recipients of millions of euros in funding from European states and philanthropic funds.

Netanyahu Uses Trump in Israeli Election Billboard

Netanyahu Uses Trump in Israeli Election Billboard

TEL AVIV - An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv's main highway as part of the prime minister's reelection campaign.

Roseanne Barr to Women's March Leaders: 'B*tch, Shut Up'

Roseanne Barr to Women's March Leaders: 'B*tch, Shut Up'

TEL AVIV - Comedian Roseanne Barr called the Women’s March "disgusting" and said that while she is a fighter for women's rights, when it comes to the movement lead by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, her only comment is "Bitch, Shut up.

BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

TEL AVIV —A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech.

Pompeo: Peace Plan to Come ‘Immediately Following' Israeli Elections

Pompeo: Peace Plan to Come ‘Immediately Following' Israeli Elections

TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the rollout of the Trump administration's much-anticipated peace plan will begin “immediately following” Israeli elections on April 9 and that certain aspects of the proposal have already been discussed with regional partners.

Shin Bet Chief: Chinese Investment in Israel is 'Dangerous'

Shin Bet Chief: Chinese Investment in Israel is 'Dangerous'

TEL AVIV - The head of the Shin Bet security service warned this week that massive Chinese investments in Israel could pose a danger to the country's national security, a local news station reported Wednesday.

In First, Three Iraqi Delegations Said to Visit Israel

In First, Three Iraqi Delegations Said to Visit Israel

TEL AVIV - Three delegations from Iraq have reportedly made trips to Israel in recent months, holding meetings with Israeli officials and academics, visitingthe Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meeting with experts in the field of Iraqi Jewish heritage.

WATCH: Netanyahu Has Fun in the Sun with Brazilian Fans

WATCH: Netanyahu Has Fun in the Sun with Brazilian Fans

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to be living it up during a state visit to Brazil, and was caught on camera dining in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana, being swamped by fans on the beach, and even engaging in an impromptu round of soccer.

Israel Prepares for Mass Immigration of French Jews

Israel Prepares for Mass Immigration of French Jews

TEL AVIV - Israel is launching a government-wide initiative to encourage as many as 200,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday.

Hezbollah as Dangerous as Islamic State, Top U.S. Official Warns

Hezbollah as Dangerous as Islamic State, Top U.S. Official Warns

TEL AVIV - Hezbollah is just as “just as dangerous and just as close” as the Islamic State terror group, and operates within "our own borders," a senior State Department official on Tuesday warned diplomats from twelve countries.

Trump Hails Israel's Wall as Model for U.S.-Mexico Border

Trump Hails Israel's Wall as Model for U.S.-Mexico Border

TEL AVIV - In an extraordinary on-camera spat with Democratic leaders Tuesday, President Donald Trump invoked a wall built by Israel in a threat to shut down the federal government if he doesn't get the $5 billion needed to build his proposed wall between the United States and Mexico.

Israel Uncovers Second Cross-Border Hezbollah Terror Tunnel

Israel Uncovers Second Cross-Border Hezbollah Terror Tunnel

TEL AVIV – A second cross-border terror tunnel was uncovered Thursday in the western Galilee, the IDF said. Israel demanded UN peacekeeping forceUNIFIL destroy the tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border.

Operation Northern Shield: IDF Mobilizes Reserves to Ward Off Hezbollah Threat

Operation Northern Shield: IDF Mobilizes Reserves to Ward Off Hezbollah Threat

TEL AVIV - Israel has mobilized artillery and unrolled a partial mobilization of reservists from the Air Force and Military Intelligence to thwart potential attacks from Lebanese terror group Hezbollah following the launch of an IDF operation to destroy cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iranian-backed group.

Steelers Quarterback Wore Star of David Cleats to Honor Pittsburgh Victims

Steelers Quarterback Wore Star of David Cleats to Honor Pittsburgh Victims

TEL AVIV - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore special cleats with the Star of David and the words “Stronger Than Hate” during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, in honor of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.

UAE: Iran Paying Price for Its 'Aggressive Policies' with Sanctions

UAE: Iran Paying Price for Its 'Aggressive Policies' with Sanctions

TEL AVIV - The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash on Saturday said that Iran’s “aggressive policies” were “largely responsible” for the US decision to reenact sanctions against Tehran, Reutersreported.

Netanyahu: Pittsburgh Victims Murdered Because They Were Jews

Netanyahu: Pittsburgh Victims Murdered Because They Were Jews

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a minute of silence at the weekly cabinet meeting in honor of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh anti-Semitic shooting attack, saying after that his country was mourning those who were "murdered because they were Jews.

Netanyahu: Iran Hiding 'Secret Atomic Warehouse'

Netanyahu: Iran Hiding 'Secret Atomic Warehouse'

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of hiding another nuclear site, and slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency for its failure to launch a probe following Israel's April unveiling of the Iranian nuclear program archive

Israel Endures Sixth Year of Drought

Israel Endures Sixth Year of Drought

TEL AVIV - Israel is entering its sixth year of drought, the Water Authority said Sunday, with many of the country's waterways at a 98-year low.

Trump Cuts $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

Trump Cuts $200 Million In Aid To Palestinians

TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump ordered that more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority be cut, a State Department official said on Friday.

Report: Abbas's Son Said He's Against Two-State Solution

Report: Abbas's Son Said He's Against Two-State Solution

TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, held a secret meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' son last September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, veteran Israeli journalist Barak Ravid said.

BDS Fail: PepsiCo Buys SodaStream for $3.2 Billion

BDS Fail: PepsiCo Buys SodaStream for $3.2 Billion

TEL AVIV — PepsiCo bought carbonated drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion on Monday, a move that the Israeli company's CEO hailed as a victory for over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) which long targeted the company.

Netanyahu: We Will Not Accept Anything Less Than Full Ceasefire

Netanyahu: We Will Not Accept Anything Less Than Full Ceasefire

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Hamas that Israel will continue to do whatever it needs to combat the terrorism coming from the Gaza Strip and will accept nothing less than a blanket ceasefire, at the same time as the results of an attempt by Egypt and the UN to strike a truce deal remain unclear.

IDF Releases Footage of Largest Syria Strike in Decades

IDF Releases Footage of Largest Syria Strike in Decades

TEL AVIV - The IDF on Tuesday released a video showing Israel's raid on Syria in May that destroyed more than50 Iranian targets in the most extensive military strike in the country since 1974.

Abbas Warns 'Fateful and Dangerous' Measures In The Works

Abbas Warns 'Fateful and Dangerous' Measures In The Works

TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians were planning to make “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months,” leading to speculation that he intends to sever ties with Israel.

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