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News Digest — 11/19/19

Sirens sounded in the Golan Heights in Israel’s north early Tuesday morning (19th). The IDF reported that four launches were identified from Syria towards…

News Digest — 11/18/19

Regardless of the intensive efforts made to form a unity government and prevent a third election, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in the forefront of such efforts, does not discount the…

News Digest — 11/15/19

The Israeli Air Force struck several Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning (15th), in response to four rocket attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist group…

News Digest — 11/14/19

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday (14th) said five rockets were fired at Israel, hours after the military confirmed a ceasefire had been reached with terror groups in Gaza…

News Digest — 11/13/19

Gaza rocket fire on Israel resumed on Wednesday morning (13th) after a relatively calm night as Islamic Jihad terrorists fired dozens of projectiles…

News Digest — 11/12/19

Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in the city of Gaza early Tuesday (12th) in a rare targeted killing that threatened to unleash a fierce round of cross-border violence with…

News Digest — 11/11/19

Nikki Haley said that she depended on her “core values” to defend Israel in the UN when she was presented with the Theodor Herzl Award Wednesday (6th) for her…

News Digest — 11/8/19

On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in a pogrom known as “Kristallnacht,“ Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed…

News Digest — 11/7/19

Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke on Wednesday (6th) at a World Values Heritage event in NY, where he was interviewed by…

News Digest — 11/6/19

The Ministry of Immigration and Absorption on Monday evening (4th) launched events celebrating Aliyah Day in honor of olim, or new immigrants to Israel. During a special ceremony…

News Digest — 11/5/19

The Likud will try to bring back direct elections for prime minister as a solution to the current political impasse, new Likud faction chairman Miki Zohar said Tuesday (5th). The initiative has…

News Digest — 11/4/19

Reviving decades-old cries of “Death to America,” Iran on Monday (4th) marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 student takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the 444-day…

News Digest — 11/1/19

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday (10/31) charged that all the forces it has been fighting during the country’s eight-year civil war were “tools serving…

News Digest — 10/31/19

Five people were detained on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday (30th) as they stopped to pray during their tour, while affirming “G-d is the Lord.”  Police arrested…

News Digest — 10/30/19

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned Tuesday (29th), bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after the baton-wielding…

News Digest — 10/29/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday (28th) that Iran is deploying precision missiles in Yemen in order to attack Israel. In his meeting with…

News Digest — 10/28/19

The killing of shadowy Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an “impressive” US intelligence and operational feat, but it is important to remember that Iran is…

News Digest — 10/25/19

On Thursday (24th), the IDF unveiled its new five-year plan of operations, with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi stressing that Israel’s primary strategic threat remains…

News Digest — 10/24/19

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave the mandate to form the next government to Blue and White leader Benny Gantz Wednesday night (23rd). The mandate was passed on to Gantz after…

News Digest — 10/23/19

Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to…

News Digest — 10/22/19

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a coalition – a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty. Netanyahu fell short of…

News Digest — 10/21/19

An official in the Syrian Democratic Forces called on Israel Monday (21st) to take action against Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria. The official, who spoke…

News Digest — 10/18/19

Arriving in Israel from talks in Ankara on stopping Turkish military strikes against Kurds in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday (18th) in Israel with…

News Digest — 10/17/19

Tens of thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday morning (16th) for the traditional…

News Digest — 10/16/19

An early season storm rattled Israel on Tuesday (15th), causing sporadic power outages, a bridge collapse, beaches to shut down and concerts to be cancelled across the country, as Israelis marked…

News Digest — 10/15/19

A natural fire broke out on Monday (14th) the first day of Sukkot, in the Itamar Spring area, southwest of Jerusalem.  Hundreds of acres were burned…

News Digest — 10/14/19

Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage festivals where Jews are enjoined in the Bible to come to Jerusalem.  It commemorates the journey of the people of Israel from Egypt to…

News Digest — 10/11/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (10th) denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to…

News Digest — 10/10/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mention US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria at the annual Yom Kippur war memorial on Thursday (10th) but seemed to…

News Digest — 10/9/19

Israel closed down on Tuesday night (8th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and holiest day of the Jewish calendar. All flights in and out of Ben Gurion Airport ceased…

News Digest — 10/7/19

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, doesn’t fall suddenly into people’s lives each year. Starting 40 days earlier for Sephardic Jews and two weeks ago for…

News Digest — 10/4/19

Indictments were filed against the murderers of Dvir Sorek in the military court in Judea on Thursday (3rd). The five members of the terrorist cell who carried out the…

News Digest — 10/3/19

The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Wednesday (2nd) confirmed a report by the TPS news agency that the head of the terror squad that murdered Rina Shnerb, Sammer Arabid, worked as…

News Digest — 10/2/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be meeting his political rival MK Benny Gantz Wednesday (2nd) due to a “strategic” decision within Gantz’s Blue and White faction to…

News Digest — 10/1/19

Tens of thousands of Israelis thronged to the country’s national parks and beaches on Monday (9/30) to take advantage of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority said…

News Digest — 9/30/19

On Sunday (29th), US President Donald Trump issued a statement wishing those observing Rosh Hashanah a Happy New Year on behalf of himself and First Lady Melania Trump. “As the…

News Digest — 9/27/19

Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning the ‘head of the year,’ “is the Jewish New Year.”  The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting.”  It is the…

News Digest — 9/26/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was given the chance to form a government for the sixth time on Wednesday (25th), after succeeding in his five terms in office. However, he…

News Digest — 9/25/19

A recent report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council has revealed an excessive amount of anti-Semitic tropes from all sides of the political spectrum and has called for…

News Digest — 9/24/19

Leah Goldin, whose son’s remains have been in Hamas’ possession since 2014, spoke to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 23rd. As an Israeli mother, she asked…

News Digest — 9/23/19

An airstrike was reported Sunday afternoon (22nd) in western Iraq, targeting a military base belonging to an Iran-backed force – the third such attack on the militia in a week and the…

News Digest — 9/20/19

→ The idea of a defense pact between Israel and the U.S. has already been considered several times and rejected.  Both sides are cautious about making commitments that would…

News Digest — 9/19/19

Unknown aircraft attacked posts of Iranian-backed fighters in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border early Thursday morning (19th), killing at least…

News Digest — 9/18/19

Israel’s two main political parties, Likud and Blue and White, are deadlocked without a clear path to forming a majority government as of Wednesday morning (18th) after…

News Digest — 9/17/19

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday (16th) announced that it was shutting down all crossings into Israel from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for Tuesday’s (17th) national…

News Digest — 9/16/19

Israel’s cabinet at its weekly meeting on Sunday (15th) approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to establish the community of Mevo’ot Yericho.  The cabinet meeting was held…

News Digest — 9/13/19

Iran has in recent weeks dramatically upped its aggression against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday (12th) in Sochi…

News Digest — 9/12/19

SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that a video released on Wednesday (11th) by the Al Qaeda terror group shows…

News Digest — 9/11/19

In a ceremony held on Tuesday evening (10th) at the KKL-JNF Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem Park, a “Tribute in Light,” two illuminated pillars 985 feet tall were lit up, shining from Emek Ha’arazim all the way to…

News Digest — 9/10/19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled on Monday (9th) evidence of a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site. “Today, we reveal that yet another secret nuclear site was exposed in…

News Digest — 9/9/19

Air strikes hit positions of pro-Iranian forces and allied militias in eastern Syria overnight, killing 18 fighters, a war monitor said Monday (9th). It was not clear who…

News Digest — 9/5/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a warning to Iran, as he boarded a flight to London Thursday morning (5th) to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and…

News Digest — 9/4/19

On Tuesday evening (3rd), the Israeli military posted to Twitter images of a Hezbollah compound it says the terror group is using to pursue Iran’s campaign to wipe out the Jewish State. “We can now reveal that…

News Digest — 9/3/19

One day after Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions near the Lebanese border, the Israeli military revealed that it was ready to deliver a decisive blow to the terror group’s…

News Digest — 8/30/19

The army’s Northern Command said Thursday (29th) it had canceled all leave for combat brigades on Israel’s northern border, just hours after the military’s commander in the north warned Israel would…

News Digest — 8/29/19

Air raid sirens warning of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip sounded Wednesday night (28th) at the Netiv Ha’Asara community that borders the northern section of the Hamas-run enclave.  The moshav was holding…

News Digest — 8/28/19

Even as the Israeli government considers whether to launch a wider operation against Gaza’s attacks on the Jewish State, internal tensions among terrorist groups in the coastal enclave have apparently…

News Digest — 8/27/19

Israeli military on Tuesday (27th) ordered the restriction of movement of military vehicles along Israel’s border with Lebanon after the leader of Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah threatened to…

News Digest — 8/26/19

Israeli security forces captured the terrorists who carried out Friday’s (23rd) attack at Danny’s Spring near the Jewish town of Dolev.  The IDF said the two terrorists are residents of…

News Digest — 8/23/19

A 17-year-old woman was killed and her father and brother were seriously injured on Friday (23rd) after a grenade was thrown at them from a car near the spring of Ein Bubin near the Israeli town of Dolev…

News Digest — 8/22/19

“In response to the rockets fired from #Gaza to #Israel, we just struck a number of military targets in a Hamas naval facility in the northern Gaza Strip,” the IDF tweeted around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning (22nd). Terrorists launched…

News Digest — 8/21/19

The Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday morning (20th) quoted a Hamas source who claimed that the terror groups have sent a clear message saying if Israel does not implement “the understandings,” they will…

News Digest — 8/20/19

On Monday (19th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, together with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, at the monument at Babi Yar, attended a memorial ceremony for the…

News Digest — 8/19/19

Israel will embark on a wide-scale campaign in the Gaza Strip regardless of the current election campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday (18th) at Ben-Gurion Airport on his way to Ukraine for…

News Digest — 8/16/19

Following news that Israel’s Ministry of the Interior decided to bar entry to U.S. lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over their support for anti-Israel activities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued…

News Digest — 8/15/19

Israel is considering reversing its decision to allow U.S. Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country after all, News 12 reported Thursday (15th). Two weeks ago…

News Digest — 8/14/19

To the sounds of shofar-blasts and the cheering of hundreds of Israelis who came to celebrate with them, 242 new immigrants stepped off a Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered El Al flight in…

News Digest — 8/13/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Ukraine for a two-day visit  next week, his office confirmed Sunday (11th). In Kiev, Netanyahu will meet Ukrainian President Voldodymyr Zelensky and visit the…

News Digest — 8/12/19

Islamic Jihad and Hamas threatened increased violence on Sunday (11th) after a day of riots on the Temple Mount left four police officers and several Muslims and Jews injured. Police were forced to storm…

News Digest — 8/9/19

The Waqf called on Muslims to pray in the Mosques on the Temple Mount during the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av on Sunday (11th), to prevent Jews from going up there to…

News Digest — 8/8/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as Defense Minister, said on Thursday (8th), “This morning we were informed about a harsh stabbing attack.  The security forces are currently in pursuit to apprehend…

News Digest — 8/7/19

Sources in the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday (6th) that Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz, speaking during a closed-door session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that Israel was involved in a…

News Digest — 8/6/19

Iran has increased its funding to Hamas to the tune of $30 million per month in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities. The major increase of funding, up from $100 million per year, came following a…

News Digest — 8/5/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressed their mutual appreciation on Twitter Sunday (4th), celebrating the strong ties between the two nations. The online greetings were triggered…

News Digest — 8/2/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to confirm on Thursday (1st) that Israel was behind a reported missile attack earlier in the day in the Quneitra region in Syria. “We’re defending ourselves at all times…

News Digest — 8/1/19

An IDF officer and two soldiers were wounded early Thursday morning (1st) after a terrorist from the Gaza Strip breached the security fence into Israel and fired at the forces.  The troops responded by shooting…

News Digest — 7/31/19

Jason Greenblatt, an envoy for the Trump administration, accused Tehran of ‘exploiting’ the Arab-Israeli conflict for decades, saying the Islamic Republic has been “profiting” from the violence. In a tweet Wednesday…

News Digest — 7/30/19

Israel “carried out an airstrike earlier this month against an Iranian rockets depot” in Iraq, according to Asharq Al-Awsat, an Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London. According to the newspaper, the rockets depot…

News Digest — 7/29/19

Prime Minister/Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (28th) delivered remarks at the start of the cabinet meeting regarding the successful tests of the Arrow 3 defense system in Alaska. “In recent weeks…

News Digest — 7/26/19

Six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime were among those killed in reported Israeli missile strikes in southern Syria this week, a war monitor said Thursday (25th). Israeli missiles targeted…

News Digest — 7/25/19

Palestinian Authority official daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida described the season following the Jewish fast day of the 17th of Tammuz as “the most dangerous season of Judaization,” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported…

News Digest — 7/24/19

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday morning (24th) launched an attack of the Tel al-Hara area in the Dara’a district in southern Syria, Syrian sources reported. Syria’s official SANA news reported that the…

News Digest — 7/23/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu interviewed by Boaz Bismuth and Amnon Lord: →Asked about how he views the period since he first became prime minister in 1996, Benjamin Netanyahu said…

News Digest — 7/22/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. Netanyahu, 69, on Saturday (20th) surpassed the number of days as prime minister held by…

News Digest — 7/19/19

It is time that the world understands the gravity of the threat posed by Iran and its proxy Hezbollah and acts against them, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday (18th), after Argentina designated Hezbollah…

News Digest — 7/18/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Israel’s position in the world, the Iranian regime, and more, in an exclusive interview published on Thursday (18th) in Israel Hayom, the country’s largest daily…

News Digest — 7/17/19

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Tuesday (16th) in Tehran that Iran continues to reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement and decried the European signatories as “arrogant” for criticizing Iran…

News Digest — 7/16/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned a European Union response on Monday (15th) to Iran’s breaches of nuclear limitations, saying it recalled failed diplomacy with Nazi Germany ahead of World War Two…

News Digest — 7/15/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the threats of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday (14th)…

News Digest — 7/12/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Wednesday (10th) that a Likud government would never uproot any community in Israel again, even in the framework of a peace agreement. Speaking at an event celebrating…

News Digest — 7/11/19

British MP Boris Johnson, considered a frontrunner to replace resigning Prime Minister Theresa May at the helm of the Conservative Party, says that he is a “passionate Zionist” and that…

News Digest — 7/10/19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong rebuke to Iran on Tuesday (9th), standing in front of an F-35 stealth fighter during a tour of an air base. Netanyahu declared that Iran…

News Digest — 7/5/19

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has “finally published” its monthly financial spending records for the first five months of 2019, said Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli rsearch institute that…

News Digest — 7/3/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended the U.S. Independence Day celebration at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem Tuesday evening (2nd)…

News Digest — 7/2/19

Iran has followed through on its threat to breach a central limit of its nuclear deal with major powers, accumulating more enriched uranium than allowed under the accord, the International Atomic Energy Agency…

News Digest — 7/1/19

Israel Hayom editor in Chief Boaz Bismuth greeted Prime Minister Netanyahu Thursday night (27th) at the inaugural Israel Hayom Forum on US-Israel Relations in Jerusalem…

News Digest—06/28/19

Israel Hayom editor in Chief Boaz Bismuth greeted Prime Minister Netanyahu Thursday night (27th) at the inaugural Israel Hayom Forum on US-Israel Relations in Jerusalem. In his opening statements…

News Digest — 6/27/19

Senior Israeli officials believe that Russia has been disrupting civilian aircraft navigation systems for the past three weeks, according to reports released Thursday morning (17th).  Army Radio called the…

News Digest — 6/26/19

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday (25th) in Jerusalem that President Donald Trump is open to real negotiations and “all that Iran needs to do is walk through that open door.” Bolton…

News Digest — 6/25/19

Israel announced early Tuesday (25th) that it was halting transfer of fuel to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant until further notice.  The decision was a response to a surge in incendiary balloons launched from…