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News Digest — 1/14/22

According to the Israel Meteorological Service forecast, a winter storm that began Thursday afternoon (13th) will continue to batter Israel over the weekend and will peak on…

News Digest — 1/13/22

A fortified compound north of Palmyra in eastern Syria is equipped with medium-range and long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, a report by…

News Digest — 1/12/22

An Arab terrorist was shot and wounded by IDF forces in the Hebron area on Tuesday night (11th) while throwing firebombs at an IDF post. The IDF stated that during…

News Digest — 1/11/22

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the Cyprus region on Tuesday (11th), the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of…

News Digest — 1/10/22

Israel’s Tourism Ministry launched a new website on Sunday (9th) dedicated to keeping tourists updated with the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions set by…

News Digest — 1/7/22

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Beirut said Thursday (6th) that Hezbollah was a threat to Arab security after the leader of the Iran-backed Lebanese movement branded King Salman…

News Digest — 1/6/22

IDF tanks on Wednesday (5th) fired at a Syrian position east of the Israeli-Syrian border that was directed at suspects who were seen nearing the frontier, the military said. There were no…

News Digest — 1/5/22

The IDF on Tuesday (4th) confirmed that it had downed a Hezbollah drone flying over the Israel-Lebanon border. A statement from the military said that the UAV was being…

News Digest — 1/4/22

Two Israeli Air Force officers were killed on Monday evening (3rd) when an IDF Atalef-type helicopter crashed off the shores of the city of Haifa during a training…

News Digest — 1/3/22

Israel’s population grew by about 160,000 people (1.7%) in 2021, reaching about 9,450,000, a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said on Thursday (12/30)…

News Digest — 12/29/21

Speaking at the Knesset on Monday night (27th), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reiterated his opposition to reopening the US consulate in Jerusalem. “The government under…

News Digest — 12/28/21

An overnight airstrike attributed to Israel caused massive material damage early Tuesday (28th) to buildings at the Syrian port of Latakia, the state-run SANA news reported. According to…

News Digest — 12/27/21

The Israeli government held its weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday morning (26th) at Kibbutz Mevo Hama in the Golan Heights, as it approved some 1 billion shekels towards…

News Digest — 12/22/21

An attempted car-ramming of IDF forces took place on Tuesday (21st) near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav, the IDF confirmed. A military vehicle caught fire, presumably from…

News Digest — 12/21/21

A police station was opened on Sunday (19th) in Lod in the Neve Shalom neighborhood.  Police patrol forces, investigations, intelligence, and community policing will…

News Digest — 12/17/21

One Israeli was killed and two were injured after they were shot at by terrorists outside an outpost in Judea and Samaria on Thursday (16th).  The dead man was identified as…

News Digest — 12/16/21

A Syrian soldier was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting sites in southern Syria Wednesday night (15th), according to the Syrian state news agency SANA.  Material damage was…

News Digest — 12/15/21

Iran’s premier English-language newspaper published Wednesday (15th) a map of Israel showing hundreds of points throughout the country where it could strike if…

News Digest — 12/14/21

An Islamic preacher with rumored ties to Hamas received a hero’s welcome in his hometown in northern Israel on Monday (13th) after serving a 17-month sentence for…

News Digest — 12/13/21

By the end of the year, the number of new immigrants to Israel in 2021 is set to reach 27,000, a rise of 30 percent compared to the year before, Immigration…

News Digest — 12/10/21

Israel on Thursday (9th) returned to Egypt dozens of artifacts and relics which had been smuggled into the country, during Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s diplomatic visit to…

News Digest — 12/9/21

The Israeli Air Force is currently in the midst of preparations for a broad-ranging exercise in which dozens of airplanes will participate, in preparation for a possible attack on…

News Digest — 12/8/21

A woman, 26, was stabbed in a terror attack at the entrance to Sheikh Jarrah on Wednesday morning (8th), Israel authorities reported.  She was pushing a stroller and was on her way to…

News Digest — 12/7/21

Israeli warplanes fired missiles that struck the port of Latakia early on Tuesday (7th), hitting containers and igniting a huge fire, Syrian state media said. It was a rare attack on…

News Digest — 12/6/21

A security guard at the Tanim Crossing in the West Bank was moderately injured by a vehicle coming from the Palestinian side of the crossing in a suspected…

News Digest — 12/3/21

Gaza-based terror group Hamas issued a statement praising  a “heroic” mob that attacked two Israelis who accidentally drove into Ramallah…

News Digest — 12/2/21

The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution 129-11 on Wednesday, (1st) that disavowed Jewish ties to the Temple Mount and called it solely by its Muslim name…

News Digest — 12/1/21

On the roof of the Hesder Yeshiva in Sderot, a Hanukkah menorah built out of rocket fragments is lit up. Sderot, located on the Israel-Gaza border, has suffered thousands of…

News Digest — 11/30/21

On the 74th anniversary of the United Nations decision to recognize the Jewish people’s right to statehood and the Partition Plan November 29, the UN held only a…

News Digest — 11/29/21

The historic ties of the Jewish people and the State of Israel to the biblical city of Hebron are beyond dispute, President Isaac Herzog said on Sunday evening (28th), as he marked…

News Digest — 11/24/21

At least four were killed and seven injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike that reportedly targeted a weapons transfer to Hezbollah in Homs in western Syria on…

News Digest — 11/23/21

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday evening (22nd) responded to the recent discovery of a Hamas terrorist network in Judea and Samaria, including east Jerusalem by delivering…

News Digest — 11/22/21

Early Sunday morning (21st), a Hamas terrorist opened fire at Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem, killing Eliyahu Kay, 26, an Oleh…

News Digest — 11/19/21

Gaza-based terror group Hamas is preparing numerous “surprises” for the next round of conflict with Israel, according to a recent report from the Jerusalem Center for…

News Digest — 11/18/21

President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal will visit the United Kingdom next week, his office announced Thursday morning (18th). Herzog will take off Sunday morning (21st) for…

News Digest — 11/17/21

The IDF fired two missiles from the Golan Heights towards a building south of Damascus on Tuesday night (16th), the Syrian state news SANA reported. It is unclear yet if…

News Digest — 11/16/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz will visit Rabat later this month for the signing of security cooperation agreements with his Moroccan counterpart, his office said Tuesday (16th). It will be…

News Digest — 11/15/21

The Israeli government on Sunday (14th) affirmed that all government ministries will move to Jerusalem or face sanctions, Hebrew media reported. According to The Government and…

News Digest — 11/12/21

A commander in Iran’s Quds Force stationed in Syria has been shunned by the Syrian leadership after he nearly provoked an “unwanted regional war” with…

News Digest — 11/11/21

The United States toed the line during a critical UN vote on Wednesday (10th), changing its vote from ‘No’ to ‘abstaining’ on a measure which said that Palestinian…

News Digest — 11/10/21

With a High Court decision in the Sheikh Jarrah-Shimon HaTzadik eviction dispute still pending, another Arab family living in the same neighborhood has reached an agreement with…

News Digest — 11/9/21

To mark Kristallnacht this year, 18 synagogues which were destroyed during the pre-war Nazi-era pogrom in Germany will be digitally recreated and projected onto present-day…

News Digest — 11/8/21

As Germany marks the anniversary this week of ‘Kristallnacht,’ the head of the Central Council of Jews in the country said he viewed an initiative to commemorate the…

News Digest — 11/5/21

The Israel Foreign Ministry on Thursday (4th) issued a travel warning for Ethiopia after the African country issued a state of emergency, a year into a civil war that now threatens to…

News Digest — 11/4/21

A group of pro-Israel Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will host an event next week in support of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his decision to open a…

News Digest — 11/3/21

The Israeli military struck targets using surface-to-surface missiles near the Syrian capital of Damascus early Wednesday morning (3rd) Syrian media reported. The SANA…

News Digest — 11/2/21

Two hundred lawmakers signed a letter addressed to President Joe Biden expressing “strong opposition” to his reopening the US consulate general in “Israel’s eternal capital” to provide…

News Digest — 11/1/21

On Monday (1st) Israel opened to individual vaccinated tourists, arriving not as part of a tour group. Several hotels, which had remained closed throughout the pandemic…

News Digest — 10/29/21

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett does not believe the coalition government will last long enough for Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to become premier, Channel 12 News reported…

News Digest — 10/28/21

On this day in 1948, the State of Israel formally adopted the Israeli flag as we know it today – the nation’s official flag. The Israeli flag with its two blue stripes and a…

News Digest — 10/27/21

On Tuesday (26th), President Isaac Herzog wrote to His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on the twenty-seventh anniversary of the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty. Full text of the…

News Digest — 10/26/21

The IDF is allowing olive growers from Lebanese border towns to enter Israeli territory under supervision in order to harvest olive trees, the IDF announced in a statement…

News Digest — 10/25/21

Israeli helicopters hit three targets in Syria near the border in the early hours of Monday (25th), Syrian media reported. According to the reports, the missiles struck…

News Digest — 10/22/21

The Supreme Planning Council of the Civil Administration will convene this coming Wednesday (27th) for the first time since the current government’s term began and…

News Digest — 10/21/21

Besides opening a diplomatic mission to the Palestinians in west Jerusalem, the Biden administration is also looking to open a consulate branch in east Jerusalem, Israel Hayom…

News Digest — 10/20/21

The Ministry of Construction is formulating a plan to double the number of Israelis living in the Jordan Valley, the newspaper Israel Hayom reports. The draft will be…

News Digest — 10/19/21

An earthquake underneath the eastern Mediterranean Sea close to the Isle of Crete on Tuesday morning (19th) was felt in parts of central Israel and the coastal region…

News Digest — 10/18/21

Two Palestinian Arab men from Khan Yunis and Rafah were sentenced by a court, to death by hanging on charges of collaboration with Israel, Jerusalem Post’s…

News Digest — 10/15/21

The Israeli defense establishment is taking seriously Iran’s threats to respond to an attack in Syria on Wednesday (13th) that was attributed to…

News Digest — 10/14/21

A Border Police officer was seriously injured in a ramming attack in Kalandiya, north of Jerusalem on Wednesday night (13th), according to Israel Police. The officer was…

News Digest — 10/13/21

In a pre-recorded video address broadcast to attendees at the 10th Annual Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said…

News Digest — 10/12/21

Moshe Lion, mayor of Jerusalem, welcomed attendees at the 10th Annual Conference of the Jerusalem Post held Tuesday (12th) at the Museum of Tolerance.  “Jerusalem is…

News Digest — 10/11/21

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on Sunday (10th) in Jerusalem with her head bowed over the buried ashes of Jews killed in Nazi death camps, and pledged…

News Digest — 10/8/21

Turkey and Egypt issued statements Thursday (7th) condemning an Israeli court that a day earlier had ruled that Jews were allowed to pray silently on the…

News Digest — 10/7/21

President Isaac Herzog participated on Wednesday (6th) in the memorial service marking 80 years since the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, outside Kiev during the…

News Digest — 10/6/21

Israeli President Isaac Herzog landed in Kiev on Tuesday (5th) to attend a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, one of the largest…

News Digest — 10/5/21

In a speech opening the first session of the Knesset since its summer recess, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett revealed that Israel’s Mossad Intelligence Agency had recently…

News Digest — 10/4/21

The Israeli government is considering a plan to reopen the country to foreign tourists starting next month, after a year and a half of a near-total ban on tourists visiting the…

News Digest — 10/1/21

Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Thursday (9/30) publicly discussed regional security tensions with Iran, saying, “There’s a giant struggle…

News Digest — 9/30/21

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid landed in Bahrain on Thursday (30th), on the highest-level official Israeli visit to the Gulf state since the countries established formal…

News Digest — 9/29/21

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a three-day state visit  to Ukraine starting next Tuesday, October 5, for the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the…

News Digest — 9/28/21

Unidentified aircraft hit a base run by Iranian-backed militias in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al Zor near the Iraqi border where Tehran has in the last year expanded its…

News Digest — 9/27/21

Sunday night (26th), dozens of Palestinians attacked a convoy of buses carrying Jewish worshipers traveling to Joseph’s Tomb, a sacred Jewish site in the…

News Digest — 9/24/21

On September 24, 1950, Operation Magic Carpet concluded with its final flights of two planes carrying 177 Yemenite Jews to Israel’s Lod Airport. During this operation…

News Digest — 9/23/21

A day after the General Debate at the 76th UN General Assembly began, the international body turned the spotlight on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of…

News Digest — 9/22/21

Thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning (22nd) for the traditional Priestly Blessing.  The first was held at 9:15, followed by…

News Digest — 9/21/21

Some 2,000 years ago, as the festival of Sukkot approached, tens of thousands of Jews left their homes throughout the land of Israel and beyond and began a journey toward…

News Digest — 9/20/21

A special ceremony was held Sunday (19th) to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.  Officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl to…

News Digest — 9/17/21

Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday (16th), the first in a series of deliveries organized by the Hezbollah terrorist organization…

News Digest — 9/16/21

Israel shut down on Wednesday evening (15th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, even as security forces remained…

News Digest — 9/15/21

Israeli security forces are deploying reinforcements across the country ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday, which is set to begin Wednesday (15th) at sundown. In particular, security is…

News Digest — 9/14/21

Two individuals in their 20s were stabbed near Jerusalem’s Central Station on Monday (13th) in a suspected terrorist attack, and were evacuated to the nearby…

News Digest — 9/13/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Sunday (12th) said the manhunt to bring about the capture of two remaining Palestinian prisoners who escaped a…

News Digest — 9/10/21

Senior members of the Fatah movement’s steering committee and high-ranking Palestinian Authority security officials agreed in a meeting late Thursday (9th) to help Israel…

News Digest — 9/9/21

Israel’s defense establishment is concerned about the possibility of weakening the stability in Gaza, as well as in Judea and Samaria, and the rest of Israel…

News Digest — 9/8/21

President Isaac Herzog issued a special greeting to Diaspora Jewry ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year – with subtitles in six languages. “Dear friends, as we approach…

News Digest — 9/7/21

As Israelis were preparing to celebrate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah on Monday evening (6th), health officials reported in the afternoon hours that the country’s coronavirus…

News Digest — 9/3/21

Israeli planes carried out airstrikes near Damascus early Friday (3rd), Syrian state media claimed, and sounds of explosions were heard in central…

News Digest — 9/2/21

In a gesture of goodwill, Israel has announced a group of humanitarian measures for Gaza, despite nightly riots currently raging on the enclave’s border. On Wednesday (1st)…

News Digest — 9/1/2021

The average number of letters from around the world addressed to God and sent to Israel for placement in the cracks of Jerusalem’s Western Wall has tripled over the past…

News Digest — 8/31/2021

Border Police officer Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was critically wounded by a Palestinian rioter along the Gaza Strip-Israeli border last week, succumbed to his wounds on…

News Digest — 8/30/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday night (29th), hours after PM Naftali Bennett returned from…

News Digest — 8/27/2021

WASHINGTON – Bulgaria will not participate in the UN event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, bringing the number of countries boycotting…

News Digest — 8/26/2021

Israel’s military is working hard to develop plans to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, the IDF Chief of Staff revealed on Tuesday (24th), as Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett…

News Digest — 8/25/2021

Just ahead of his departure for Washington on Tuesday (24th) for his first meeting with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to the New York Times and…

News Digest — 8/23/2021

Incendiary balloons were reportedly launched from Gaza toward southern Israel on Sunday night (22nd), Palestinian media sources reported. It is thought that a number of…

News Digest — 8/20/2021

August 20, 2021 marks 28 years since the Oslo I Accord was finalized and signed after multiple rounds of intense secret negotiations…

News Digest — 8/19/2021

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah asserted that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan should serve as a lesson to Israel that the US is not a reliable partner. Nasrallah made…

News Digest — 8/18/2021

Israel struck a military outpost near Quneitra late on Tuesday night (17th), Syrian media reported. The state-run SANA news agency said that two missiles were fired in…

News Digest — 8/17/2021

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid contacted his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, on Monday (16th), requesting air assistance to put out the fires in the Jerusalem mountains and…