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Yigal Unna Tapped to Head Israel’s National Cyber Bureau

Unna currently heads the Cyber Technologies Unit, has served in a number of different roles in the defense establishment over the years.

Israeli Dies in Thailand

Hussein Sabih, 28, sustained a severe head injury and died after jumping from a high cliff into a waterfall in Koh Samui.

Arab Terrorist Shot After Attacking IDF Soldiers in Beit Ummar

Also overnight, six wanted terror suspects were arrested in Judea and Samaria.

Israel Police Foil Teen Wannabe Bomber at Samaria Military Court

This is the second time in a month that Border Guard Police and IDF Military Police have prevented a pipe bomb attack at the military court.
Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar at a Press conference in 2010, defending his decision to raise teachers' salaries by 42%.

Gideon Sa’ar: No Palestinian Authority State is Acceptable

No one could know how "returning refugees" many might be radical Islamists who have sworn to destroy the Zionist enterprise, he said.

Terror Attack in Jerusalem Averted at Qalandiya Crossing

The would-be attacker, an 18-year-old Arab female, tried initially to make her way through the crossing but was turned away by the Border Guard police.

Update: Supermarket Bombed in St. Petersburg, Russia

The cause of the blast was an IED packed with metal shrapnel, equivalent to 200g of TNT.

US Dollar, Euro Rise in Foreign Currency Trade

Both the US dollar and the euro rose against the shekel.

Eilat Plans New Beach Initiative

The municipality is planning an ecological beach and environmental education center in order to educate the public about the treasures that await beneath the waves.

Israel Securities Authority to Bar Bitcoin on TASE

Two firms that have moved to bitcoin and are currently listed on the TASE, Blockchain Mining and Fantasy Network, a gaming company, may be suspended due to the new rules.

Israel Deports Two Turks After Provocations at Temple Mount

The two Turkish tourists who were deported entered Israel on Belgian passports; details on the third man were unavailable.

Jerusalem Expulsion Bill Advances After Passage by Ministerial Committee

The measure would apply to Arabs living in Jerusalem and the Golan, who are involved in terrorist activity.

Japanese Foreign Minister to Arrive in Israel

This is the third visit to the region by the Japanese foreign minister since he took his post.

Boulder Contemplates Ramat HaNegev as Sister City

The city of Denver, Colorado so far has an official “friendship” with Ramat HaNegev.

IDF Says No Basis for Claims That IDF Shot Crippled Gaza Activist

General Mordechai called on the Red Cross to cooperate so the truth could come to light.

Quick UN General Assembly Scorecard on Support for Jerusalem, Abstentions

"This vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN."

Full Text: UNGA Resolution Rejecting Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

The resolution, "expressing in this regard its deep regret at recent decisions concerning the status of Jerusalem... calls upon all States to refrain from the establishment of diplomatic missions in the Holy City of Jerusalem..."

US to Propose New Sanctions Against North Korea at UN Security Council

The proposed resolution contains sanctions that would ban sale or delivery of close to 90 percent of refined oil products to North Korea.

Mossad Turns to Social Media for Recruitment

The Mossad contends that advertising on Facebook allows for a more efficient recruitment process, granting them access to the most qualified applicants.

Arab Riots Over Jerusalem Damage Israeli Vehicles in Gush Etzion

Local residents blocked the entrances to the Arab village of Tuqu’a, (located down the road from the Jewish community of the same name, Tekoa), and the Arab village of Kharmala.

Elkanah Pushes Back Against Shomron City Plan

An Interior Ministry committee believes combining four Shomron communities together makes sense economically.

Israeli Farmers, Nurseries Clamoring for Cannabis Permits

The Knesset is considering legislation to allow Israel to export medical marijuana. Ministers estimate sales of the product could inject as much as $1.1 billion into the Israeli economy.

US Says DPRK Hackers Behind ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Attack

"This was a careless and reckless attack. It affected individuals, industry, governments, and the consequences were beyond economic. . . [it] put lives at risk, not just money."

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