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Pipe Bombs Found Near Border Guard Police Base

Police sappers neutralized the bombs and launched an investigation into the incident.

Population in Judea and Samaria Grows in 2018, But at a Slower Pace

The reason for the slowdown is the lack of construction by the government.

Terrorists Attack Border Police HQ

No injuries or property damage resulted from the attack, according to police.

Egypt Says Rafah Crossing to Remain Closed

The Palestinian Authority received control over the Rafah crossing as part of its 2017 so-called “reconciliation” deal for a “unity government” with Hamas, but pulled personnel this week.

Looking for Help Folding Laundry? Here’s An Idea from California

The robot doesn’t do baby clothes, and it doesn’t fold big items like bedclothes. It doesn’t come cheap, either: the price tag is $980.

Israel Blocks PA Bid to Gain Full Membership at UN

The PA attempted to upgrade its status at the UN from an observer state to a voting state with full membership.

Red Alert Rocket Siren Triggered in Ashkelon, Be’er Ganim

IDF personnel were investigating to see whether rockets were fired from Gaza.

Rami Levi Shopping Mall to Open in Northern Jerusalem

The new mall will feature about 50 stores in a space of some 25,000 square meters, built at a cost of approximately $53 million.

Snow Arrives on Israel’s Golan Heights

There was snow mixed with rain in Gush Etzion, but snow was falling steadily in the Golan Heights.

Palestinian Authority Terrorist Bombs IDF Forces

In response, IDF soldiers opened fire at the attacker, who fled the scene.

Netanyahu, Chilean Pres. Pinera Meet in Brazil

Netanyahu told the Chilean president that he welcomes the opening of a direct route from Santiago to Israel.

Baby’s Blanket Hides Deadly Arab Weapons in Judea

The weapons cache was artfully hidden in the colorful child’s blanket.

Russia Charges US Citizen with Espionage

The United States has requested consular access to the detained individual, the State Department said.

Number Of Olim to Israel Up 5% in 2018

The country with the largest number of olim (immigrants to Israel) in 2018 was Russia.

Israel’s Population Approaches 9 Million

Israel’s population at the end of 2018 stands at 8.972 million people, 2 percent more than a year ago,

Egyptian Sheikh Omer Salem, PhD Visits Samaria (Shomron)

Salem holds a Masters Degree in religious studies from Yale University in New Haven, CT and a PhD from Al Azhar University in Cairo.

Belgium to Ban Shechita in 2019

This means there will be no kosher meat available to observant Jews in Flanders, home to Antwerp.

Measles Exposure Warning at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport

Any person at the airport on Dec. 24 between the hours of 12 noon and 4:00 pm could have been exposed to the measles virus. Symptoms might appear up to Jan. 14.

Flight Delays Due to Massive Con Ed Transformer Explosion in Queens, NY

No injuries were reported, and by 11 pm power was partially restored at the airport.

Measles Virus Prevents Wedding in Brooklyn

The groom was found to be ill with the measles virus upon his arrival in the United States.

Russia Announces Successful Test of Hypersonic Missile

It “essentially makes missile defenses useless,” said Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov.

Tourism For 2018 Tops Records With Four Million Visitors

40% of tourists who arrived in Israel this year are returning tourists who have already visited Israel – proof that Israel is a desirable destination in the world.

El Al to Launch Direct Flights from Las Vegas to Israel

“In recent years, Las Vegas has become attractive for the Israeli leisure travelers and among the business sector due to the many conferences and exhibitions held in the city,” said El Al CEO Gonen Usishkin.

Israel Grants $185 Million to Intel for Kiryat Gat Expansion

The new government grant is conditioned on Intel’s commitment to hire 250 new employees, as well as business arrangements with local vendors and retailers to the tune of NIS 2.1 billion ($555 million) a year.

First-Ever Ethiopian Israeli Pilot Gets His Wings

The cadet, Lieutenant Y, is the first member of his community to graduate the program; he is slated to begin active duty as a combat navigator.


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