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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Saturday, August 19, 2017


Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vetoed a Jewish Home-party initiative Sunday to require a supermajority of 80 MKs to approve any agreement that calls for the transfer of territory in Jerusalem to the Palestinians, prompting furious blowback from some Jewish Home members but also a commitment by Education Minister Naftali Bennett, the party chairman, to double down on his pledge to get the measure passed.  

“Jerusalem  is united through deeds, not through speeches,” said the Jewish Home party in an statement. “We deeply regret that narrow political considerations should prevail over preventing the partition of Jerusalem.”

“Unfortunately, the prime minister chose to remove the bill from today’s agenda and effectively curbed the

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has asked President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin to commute his sentence to time served, the president’s office confirmed to TPS.

Olmert was released from Maasiyahu Prison Sunday after serving 16 months of a 27-month sentence for a series of corruption charges. Olmert was granted parole last week and released after prosecutors decided not to appeal the decision.

Media photographs showed the former prime minister leaving prison dressed in a black t-shirt and looking

Internet hackers attempted to infiltrate computer systems at several Israeli hospitals overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, government sources said. Officials said the hospitals continued to function as normal.  The National Cyber Defense Authority said it was continuing to monitor the situation.

The Hebrew-language business daily Calcalist said the malware hit hospitals in the north of the country and Jerusalem, including Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus. It also affected

Former MK Basel Ghattas (Joint List) will begin serving a two-year sentence at Gilboa Prison Sunday. Ghattas pleaded guilty to smuggling 15 cell phones and SIM cards to security prisoners at Ketziot Prison last December. Ghattas was detained by police on his way out of the prison and subsequently waived his parliamentary immunity for a plea bargain that included an additional suspended sentence of a year and half, a NIS 120,000 fine and a conviction for moral turpitude.

Members of the Joint

The heads of Rotem Fertilizers will appear before an Environment Ministry committee Monday as the Ministry considers opening a criminal investigation into a massive acid spill that polluted the Ashalim Creek west of the Dead Sea last week.

About 100,000 cubic meters of acid spilled into the riverbed when a retaining wall of an evaporation pool at the fertilizer company collapsed,. Video footage from Route 90, the main highway running the length of Israel’s eastern border, shows a strong flow