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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…

News Digest — 8/16/2021

In what was the second major wildfire in the Judean Hills this month, six communities west of Jerusalem were evacuated Sunday afternoon (15th), and several roads were…

News Digest — 8/13/2021

Israel downed an unarmed Hezbollah drone that crossed the border from Lebanon, the army said Thursday (12th). In a statement, the army said it downed the…

News Digest — 8/12/2021

The Director of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency David Barnea has presented CIA chief Wiliam Burns with a dossier warning that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is mentally unstable and…

News Digest — 8/11/2021

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is heading to Morocco Wednesday (11th), making him the first Israeli minister to do so since ties between Israel and the North African country were…

News Digest — 8/10/21

Israel will send three planes to help extinguish the fires raging across Greece, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett authorized on Monday (9th)…

News Digest — 8/9/21

PM Naftali Bennett at the beginning of Sunday’s (8th) cabinet meeting said Israel had responded to incendiary balloon launches from Gaza at Israel. “Over the weekend, the IDF…

News Digest — 8/6/21

Rocket sirens sounded on Friday morning (6th) along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.  The rockets came from Lebanon, but it was not clear if the source was…

News Digest — 8/5/21

Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in as Iran’s president at its parliament Thursday afternoon (5th) in front of international officials from over 70 countries. His swearing-in ceremony…

News Digest — 8/4/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz toured southern Israel on Tuesday (3rd), together with Deputy Defense Minister, Alon Shuster, Head of the IDF’s Planning Directorate, Maj. Gen…

News Digest — 8/3/21

The US, Russia and Britain have given Israel tacit approval to retaliate against Iran for a deadly drone strike on an Israeli-operated ship on Thursday (7/29). A report…

News Digest — 8/2/21

“In recent days, the world has received another reminder of Iranian aggression, this time at sea,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement regarding the…

News Digest — 7/30/21

An Israeli ship was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Friday morning (30th), the Associated Press reported, citing the British Defense Ministry…

News Digest — 7/29/21

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan warned against “adopting the narratives of the extremists in the Middle East” during a United Nations…

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…