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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Police “may have lost control” of a protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem Sunday, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Monday, but added that demonstrators also attacked police officers.

Speaking to the Israel Broadcast Corporation (Kan), Erdan noted that nine officers were injured in the melee, which took place. But he said that video footage of officers kicking, beating and pushing non-violent protesters were “appalling” and that the police internal investigation department unit would investigate the incident.

“At least from the footage, it appears that the officers lost control and used unreasonable force,” Erdan said.

Nine officers were wounded and the same number of haredim arrested as hundreds of people descended on the

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised the late President Shimon Peres last Thursday, saying Peres “drew upon the best of the Jewish character” in order to build a country that would be a gift to the world”

Blair cited Peres’ connection to Jewish history – “sustained through pogroms, persecution and holocaust, often battered but never subdued” – and said the former president, prime minister and defense minister was animated by a vision of creating a better world.

“He never gave up

Israeli rescue teams departed Saturday night for Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma, which began ravaging south Florida on Sunday morning (local time).

The mission, organized by the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC), an umbrella group of rescue groups that includes United Hatzalah. The Coalition, which sent a psycho trauma crisis and response unit to Houston, Texas last month, said in a release that volunteers would administer first aid and assist Jewish communities in the aftermath of the storm.


Israel and China signed a $300 million extension of a financial protocol between the two countries in Beijing Monday aimed at increasing Israeli exports of cleantech and agricultural technologies to China.

The deal, signed by Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his Chinese counterpart Xiao Jie, is an intergovernmental agreement that provides state guarantees for Israeli banks to provide long-term credit to Chinese importers to make purchases from Israeli exporters. Since the original financial

President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin concluded a state visit to Germany last Thursday, thanking Chancellor Angela Merkel for her country’s commitment to Israel’s security but also calling on Germany to take concrete steps to counter the growing Iranian threat in the Middle East.

The President noted that Iran was leading the “subversion” of Shi’ite youth in Syria and across the Middle East, threatening not only Israel, but the stability of the entire region.

Iran could “sink the whole region into