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The State of Israel paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust Monday with a two-minute siren heard around the country.
The memorial day, officially called Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, opened Sunday night at the Yad Vashem holocaust memorial in Jerusalem in the presence of Prime Minister Netanyahu, President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, and dozens of Holocaust survivors.
In a furious condemnation of the international community, Netanyahu cited a trove of United Nations documents released last week indicating that the Allies knew about concentration and extermination camps as early as 1942. He blasted the Allied powers for refusing to act.
“If the powers in 1942 had acted against the death camps… 4 million Jews and millions
Israel reportedly refuses US request to extradite 18 year old suspect in wave of bomb threats against Jewish institutions
Israel’s Justice Ministry reportedly has denied a U.S. Justice Department request to extradite the Israeli-American teen charged with making threats against Jewish community centers throughout the United States.
The State Attorney’s Office in Israel told its American counterpart that though the 18-year-old computer hacker has committed crimes in 10 different countries, he
President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin met on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, praising Gabriel as a teacher “who knows the importance of understanding history” and saying that the Israeli-German relationship has become a profound and positive one, notwithstanding the historic tension between the two peoples.
“We look forward to discussing ways of developing and expanding our collaboration in all fields—security and counter-terrorism, technology, academia, science, innovation
A total of 84 security prisoners in the Gilboa Prison and two in the Megiddo prison have announced that they would cease participation in the hunger strike led by Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti as they joined approximately 100 prisoners who had taken part in the fast earlier last week, but who bowed out several days later.
Notwithstanding the ostensible loss of momentum in the strike, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan blasted Zionist Union MK Erel Margalit on Sunday for the latter’s meeting
Orthodox politicians said last Thursday that they would fight yesterday’s High Court of Justice ruling permitting mini-markets to open on Shabbat.
Leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties, as well as Jewish Home Ministers Naftali Bennett and Uri Ariel called on Prime Minister Netanyahu to convene an urgent session for coalition members to draft a series of measures to defend a verdict they consider a “breach in the walls of the Shabbat.”
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