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News Digest — 7/28/21

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American Lockheed Martin companies will collaborate in the development of a ground-based laser weapon system. The two…

News Digest — 7/27/21

The foreign ministers of Israel and Cyprus both expressed concerns about Turkey’s “provocative” moves on the eastern Mediterranean island during a bilateral meeting…

News Digest — 7/26/21

Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the…

News Digest — 7/23/21

President Isaac Herzog wished the Israeli Olympic delegation good luck in a phone call to swimmer Yaakov Tomarkin and triple jumper Hannah Minenko Friday morning…

News Digest — 7/22/21

The Israel Air Force (IAF) bombed Hezbollah targets in the Homs area in Syria early Thursday morning (22nd), the country’s state media reported, and there are reports of…

News Digest — 7/21/21

Nearly 100,000 Muslims arrived Tuesday morning (20th) at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque. Tuesday (20th) marked the first day of…

News Digest — 7/20/21

The IDF fired artillery shells into Lebanon overnight after two rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanese territory, triggering sirens in the Western Galilee area…

News Digest — 7/19/21

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog on Saturday (17th) offered German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Israel’s assistance in grappling with historic flooding from days of intense…

News Digest — 7/16/21

Israel is set to be blanketed by a heatwave over the weekend, with health authorities on Thursday (15th) issuing advisories in light of the expected extreme weather. Temperatures are…

News Digest — 7/15/21

A delegation of Iranian dissidents and expatriates plan to pay a solidarity visit to Israel next week with officials from the Trump administration. The mission, organized by the…

News Digest — 7/14/21

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday (14th), with Israel’s president attending the flag-raising ceremony. The embassy is situated in the…

News Digest — 7/13/21

Hezbollah on Monday (12th) released new footage of the 2006 cross-border raid that triggered the Second Lebanon War. The move, clearly a psychological warfare ploy, comes as…

News Digest — 7/12/21

Israel is monitoring the crisis in Lebanon to ensure it does not spill over the border, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday (11th). “Lebanon is on the verge of collapse, like…

News Digest — 7/9/21

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected 15 petitions aimed at repealing the nation-state law on Thursday afternoon (8th), effectively upholding it. The petitions were aimed at preventing…

News Digest — 7/8/21

Israel’s mission to the United Nations (UN) marked an achievement for the Jewish state this week when the UN adopted a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that unequivocally condemns…

News Digest — 7/7/21

President-elect Isaac Herzog is slated to be sworn into office Wednesday (7th), at a special ceremony in the Knesset plenum…

News Digest — 7/2/21

Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked four fires near Israeli towns along the southern border Thursday (1st), breaking more than two weeks of quiet…

News Digest — 7/1/21

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday (1st) dedicated its third Adir squadron, which will call the Nevatim Airbase in the south its home…

News Digest — 6/30/21

Tuesday (29th) marked the fifth day of search and rescue efforts following the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in the community of Surfside, Florida…

News Digest — 6/29/21

The IDF’s Gaza division will soon deploy a new semi-autonomous robotic ground vehicle called the Jaguar along the border with the Gaza Strip…

News Digest — 6/28/21

Israeli Ambassador to the UN and US, Gilad Erdan asked Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to end his term as envoy to Washington, saying he will not continue…

News Digest — 6/25/21

Coronavirus chief Nachman Ash noted 227 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, Thursday (24th), in an interview with the Kan public broadcaster.  He said the infection…

News Digest — 6/24/21

Following in the footsteps of the United States, Kosovo, and its neighbor Guatemala, Honduras was the fourth country to relocate its embassy to the Israeli capital at a…

News Digest — 6/23/21

Calls to “redeem” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem led a graduation ceremony at an east Jerusalem school on Tuesday (22nd), as parents and students hoisted Palestinian…

News Digest — 6/22/21

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar raised demands for the immediate transfer of Qatari cash to the Gaza Strip, threatening an escalation if that failed to happen…

News Digest — 6/21/21

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Hamas on Sunday (20th) that Israel’s patience “has run out,” and that it will not tolerate “any more violence” of any kind from the…

News Digest — 6/18/21

The Israeli Air Force slammed more than 10 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday evening (17th), responding to the launching of fire balloons into southern Israel for…

News Digest — 6/17/21

The presidential changing of the guard has been brought forward by two days.  Following repeated media reports that it would take place on July 9, it has now been…

News Digest — 6/16/21

For the first time since Operation Guardian of the Walls in May, when over 4,000 rockets were fired into southern and central Israel over an 11-day period, the IDF hit…

News Digest — 6/15/21

Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for potential violence in the West Bank as Palestinian groups warned against the controversial Jerusalem Flag March set to…

News Digest — 6/14/21

Naftali Bennett was sworn in as prime minister of the State of Israel on Sunday evening (13th). Change bloc MKs erupted in applause while Likud loyalists sat quietly as the Knesset…

News Digest — 6/11/21

Israel’s 36th government will be sworn in on Sunday (13th) barring some unforeseen development or a last-minute defection. This would end Prime Minister…

News Digest — 6/10/21

A new public opinion poll released Wednesday (9th) by a pro-Israel organization showed that a large majority of Israelis wanted to keep fighting…

News Digest — 6/9/21

Syrian sources claimed Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Damascus area Tuesday night (8th), leaving at least 10 dead, including seven “non-Syrians.” The official…

News Digest — 6/8/21

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday (7th) that the United States is committed to replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. “We are working with…

News Digest — 6/7/21

Israel this week will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most daring military missions in its history: the elimination of the would-be nuclear reactor in Iraq.  The operation stunned…

News Digest — 6/4/21

The head of IDF Southern Command told Israel’s Channel 13 on Thursday (3rd) that the IDF is preparing for “the next stage” of Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas, which…

News Digest — 6/3/21

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night (2nd) at the oil refinery serving Iran’s capital, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. It wasn’t immediately clear if there were…

News Digest — 6/2/21

The Israeli army destroyed a Syrian observation post established on the Israeli side of the buffer zone in the Golan Heights on Tuesday (1st), a spokesperson said. The army…

News Digest — 6/1/21

The terrorist who injured a security patrol member near the Gaza border on Sunday evening (5/30) was a Palestinian resident of Gaza who crossed into Israel from the…

News Digest — 5/28/21

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Thursday (27th) criticized the passage of two recent anti-Israel resolutions by the World Health Organization’s Assembly and…

News Digest — 5/27/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Wednesday (26th) warned that if Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite terrorist group based in Lebanon, would attack Israel, “Lebanon will…

News Digest — 5/26/21

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Israel this week, possibly overlapping the current trip of his successor Antony Blinken, the website Politico reported…

News Digest — 5/25/21

Israel may act on its own to counter the Iranian nuclear threat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  warned on Monday night (24th), as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken headed to…

News Digest — 5/24/21

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday (23rd) at 7 World Trade Center – Ground Zero – and at another 13 locations across the United States, in response to a wave of…

News Digest — 5/21/21

The Israeli security cabinet voted to accept a ceasefire late Thursday (20th) as the Israeli south and Gaza remained inflamed. The security cabinet unanimously agreed to…

News Digest — 5/20/21

Gaza-based terrorists fired some 70 rockets at Israeli towns and cities through the south, sending hundreds of thousands of Israelis running for cover throughout Wednesday night…

News Digest — 5/19/21

Egyptian reports claimed Tuesday (18th) that a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group would begin Thursday (20th). According to Arab reports, the US…

News Digest — 5/18/21

The IDF has killed at least 160 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists since the beginning of Operation Guardian of the Walls began last week, the military said on Tuesday (18th). The announcement…

News Digest — 5/17/21

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired an estimated 60 rockets at Israel overnight Monday (17th) marking the fewest number of projectiles launched at the Jewish state over…

News Digest — 5/14/21

The Israel Air Force bombed Hamas’ underground tunnel network late Thursday night (13th) in the northern Gaza Strip in what military officials said was one of the most…

News Digest — 5/13/21

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines have suspended flights to Israel amid massive rocket attacks from Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip and waves of…

News Digest — 5/12/21

One person was killed and two injured when an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas struck their vehicle near the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday (12th).  A third man…

News Digest — 5/11/21

More than 70 people were injured on Tuesday morning (11th) after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into two homes in Ashkelon.  Four of the injured were members of the…

News Digest — 5/10/21

Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired three rockets at Israeli towns early Monday morning (10th), sending tens of thousands of Israelis running for bomb shelters as…

News Digest — 5/7/21

Three terrorists with guns fired shots at the Salem Border Police base in the North West Bank on Friday morning (7th) before being shot by officers. The terrorists…

News Digest — 5/6/21

Israel security forces arrested the Palestinian terrorist suspected of shooting three Israeli teenagers, Israel’s Army Radio reported Thursday (6th). Following the four-day manhunt…

News Digest — 5/5/21

Israel fired missiles toward northwest Syria early Wednesday (5th), killing one person and wounding six, Syrian state media reported. It was the first Israeli attack on Syria since…

News Digest — 5/4/21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government is set to expire Tuesday (4th) at 11:59 p.m.  Barring a dramatic development during the day, it appears that…

News Digest — 5/3/21

Israel marked a national day of mourning on Sunday (2nd) following the deaths of 45 worshipers during the Lag B’Omer festivities at Mount Meron (4/29), the worst…

News Digest — 4/30/21

At least 44 people died and over 150 were injured, many of them critically, when people stampeded at the annual Lag B’ Omer pilgrimage in northern…

News Digest — 4/29/21

The nuclear talks in Vienna feel like a flashback.  The US administration is yet again eager to join the dangerous Iranian nuclear deal and Israel is left to wage a…

News Digest — 4/28/21

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning (28th), with both projectiles falling inside the…

News Digest — 4/27/21

Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas said overnight that he would not agree to hold Palestinian legislative elections scheduled to take place on May 22 if…

News Digest — 4/26/21

Residents of the western Negev endured an uneasy night on Sunday (25th) as terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip stepped up the pace of rocket attacks on…

News Digest — 4/23/21

Several clips recently posted on social media sites showing Muslims playing ball games on the Temple Mount have prompted an Israeli organization to…

News Digest — 4/22/21

Israeli Air Force jets attacked targets in Syria early Thursday (22nd) after a Syrian anti-aircraft missile triggered alarms in southern Israel, the IDF said…

News Digest — 4/21/21

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined world leaders on Tuesday (20th) in remembering Idriss Deby, the longtime President of Chad…

News Digest — 4/20/21

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Monday (19th) that it completed a successful series of trials of the BARAK Air and Missile Defense System…

News Digest — 4/16/21

The IDF struck targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist group throughout the Gaza Strip late Thursday night (15th) in response to rocket fire earlier…

News Digest — 4/15/21

Israelis celebrated the country’s 73rd Independence Day, beginning Wednesday evening (14th) in public celebrations after the coronavirus pandemic shut down all…

News Digest — 4/14/21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed on Tuesday (13th) that Israeli resolve will prevail over its adversaries due to the determination and sacrifice of its security forces…

News Digest — 4/13/21

Israelis will bow their heads in mourning Tuesday evening (13th) to honor the 23,928 fallen soldiers and civilian victims of wars and terrorism…

News Digest — 4/12/21

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Israel for an incident at Natanz nuclear facility that occurred on Sunday (11th)…

News Digest — 4/9/21

A total of 43 deaths were added to Israel’s list of fallen soldiers between the previous Remembrance Day until now, the Defense Ministry announced on…

News Digest — 4/8/21

Israel carried out a missile strike near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday (8th) that wounded four soldiers, Syria’s state media said…

News Digest — 4/7/21

After President Reuven Rivlin held a round of consultations on Monday (5th) with all parties elected to the 24th Knesset, he announced early Tuesday afternoon (6th) that he…

News Digest — 4/6/21

On the eve of talks to revive the Iran deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran that it faced “grave danger” if it harmed Israel, as he recalled…

News Digest — 4/5/21

International leaders, including Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz, released statements of support for Jordan’s King Abdullah II after the kingdom’s security services foiled…

News Digest — 4/1/21

The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all aid.  Since taking office with…

News Digest — 3/31/21

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called upon political parties to form alliances that are not considered normal in a speech at the President’s Residence after receiving…

News Digest — 3/30/21

Thousands of Jews visited Mount Ebal in Samaria Monday (29th) and also visited the altar of Joshua son of Nun, part of which was destroyed last month by…

News Digest — 3/29/21

Every year on the third day of Passover, thousands of worshipers gather at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza to attend a special “priestly blessing” prayer. This year, due to…

News Digest — 3/26/21

On Passover Eve, as Israel prepares to celebrate the Festival of Freedom and our people’s deliverance from bondage in Egypt, we also celebrate our liberation from…

News Digest — 3/25/21

Coronavirus numbers continued to improve on Wednesday (24th), weeks after the country started to significantly ease restrictions, suggesting that Israel might really be…

News Digest — 3/24/21

Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket toward Beersheba on Tuesday (23rd) in an apparent effort to disrupt Israel’s election, just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was…

News Digest — 3/23/21

President Reuven Rivlin intends to use all the time at his disposal to appoint a candidate to build a new governing coalition, President’s Residence director-general Harel Tuvi told…

News Digest — 3/22/21

Israeli Police said Sunday (21st) that they will deploy some 20,000 officers across 13,000 polling stations throughout the country, Election Day, March 23. The police said they will…

News Digest — 3/19/21

Iranian dissidents and Iranians living in the Islamic Republic are using the social media phrase “No to the Islamic Republic” to form a greater connection between their aspirations for…

News Digest — 3/18/21

The political stalemate in Beirut that is threatening the Lebanese economy with total collapse is paving the route for an Iran-backed takeover of that country by…

News Digest — 3/17/21

On Tuesday night (16th), Israel launched an airstrike on two ammunition depots maintained by Iranian-backed militias in the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus. Air defenses responded to…

News Digest — 3/16/21

The Israeli Cabinet has voted to cancel limitations on air travel to and from Israel, starting Tuesday (16th), allowing the airlines that serve Israel to operate flights to…

News Digest — 3/15/21

Kosovo opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Sunday (14th), joining the United States and Guatemala as the only countries with embassies in the Israeli capital. Muslim-majority…

News Digest — 3/12/21

In an effort to strengthen its control over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Navy held joint maneuvers this week with Greece, Cyprus and France participating in…

News Digest — 3/11/21

Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah unexpectedly canceled a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday (10th) after Israeli authorities refused to…

News Digest — 3/10/21

Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Member of the Chamber of Deputies for Sau Paulo and the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, told Israel Hayom Tuesday (9th) that he will work to…

News Digest — 3/9/21

IDF forces identified and shot two Arab terrorists who were throwing firebombs at Israeli motorists on Route 60 between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion on Monday night (8th). The IDF stated…

News Digest — 3/8/21

Iranian Defense Minister Amit Hatami dedicated an entire speech to threats against Israel, warning provocation by Jerusalem would result in Tehran destroying…

News Digest — 3/5/21

Three weeks after a massive oil spill which Israeli environmental experts called the worst ecological disaster to befall the Jewish state in decades, Lebanon is gearing up to…