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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…

News Digest — 6/24/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (23rd) pledged that Israel will listen “fairly and openly” to the U.S. peace proposals, and was sorry that the Palestinians are not willing to do even that…

News Digest — 6/21/19

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday night (20th) urged Iran to come to the table to hold talks in a message conveyed through Oman, and warned that a U.S. strike against the Islamic…

News Digest — 6/20/19

Israel fears that simmering tensions between the US and Iran will boil over into its neighborhood, reports say, pointing to the unusual circumstance of the Security Cabinet meeting twice this week

News Digest — 6/19/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as Israel’s Defense Minister, met with IDF commanders during an army training exercise in northern Israel Wednesday morning (19th). During his visit, Netanyahu…

News Digest — 6/17/19

Israeli troops came under Hamas fire in the Gaza Strip on Sunday night (16th), just hours after Qatar delivered $15 million to the coastal enclave.  Another $10 million, earmarked for the purchase of fuel for the Gaza…

News Digest — 6/14/19

The IAF attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip during the early hours of Friday (14th), in response to a rocket that was fired from the coastal enclave Thursday night (13th) that hit a yeshiva and synagogue in Sderot…

News Digest — 6/13/19

Israel fighter jets struck an underground terrorist infrastructure belonging to Hamas in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday night (12th).  The attack was in response to rocket fire from Gaza earlier that night…

News Digest — 6/12/19

Syria is accusing Israel of launching a missile attack early Wednesday morning (12th) into Syrian territory and says that Syrian air defenses “downed a number of missiles.” The missile-firing took place at 2: a.m…

News Digest — 6/11/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired back at Iran on Monday (10th) after its foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif claimed the Israeli leader had threatened to destroy his country…

News Digest — 6/10/19

The Palestinians said on Sunday (9th) that they are planning a “popular uprising” later this month to protest US President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East…

News Digest — 6/7/19

Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, is celebrated seven weeks after Passover.  Although Shavuot began as an ancient grain harvest festival, the holiday has been identified since biblical times with the giving of the Torah…

News Digest — 6/6/19

Residents of the Jewish town of Itamar in Samaria have been unable to stop a fire that has raged since Wednesday (5th) according to news reports. Roughly 1,700 acres of farmland and pastures have been burned…

News Digest — 6/5/19

One person was hurt Wednesday morning (5th) in a stabbing attack in the central Israeli city of Ramat Hasharon.  The 46-year-old victim sustained wounds to his upper body and was taken to Beilinson Hospital…

News Digest — 6/4/19

Nechama Rivlin, wife of President Reuven Rivlin, and first lady of Israel, died on Tuesday (4th) at the age of 73, a day before her birthday.  She suffered from lung disease in recent years, and passed away…

News Digest — 6/3/19

Tens of thousands of Israel supporters gathered in Manhattan on Sunday (2nd) for the 55th annual Celebrate Israel Parade – the largest celebration of Israel in the world. Beginning on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street…

News Digest — 5/31/19

“Jerusalem Day,” or “Jerusalem Reunification Day,” is an officially recognized national holiday in Israel which enjoys broad acceptance in the country.  It commemorates the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem…

News Digest — 5/30/19

Israel’s Knesset members voted Wednesday night (29th) to dissolve parliament, barely a month after the swearing in of the new assembly, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to strike a coalition deal with…

News Digest — 5/29/19

Israel’s military liaison to the Palestinians announced Wednesday (29th) that Israel was reducing the fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip by a third, to just 10 nautical miles, in response to a rash of balloons…

News Digest — 5/28/19

Israel struck a Syrian missile battery after it launched a missile at one of its fighter jets in Israeli airspace on Monday (27th, the IDF said.  The missile landed in Syrian territory after missing the target…

News Digest — 5/24/19

Israeli firefighters battled brush fires along the Gaza boundary, as well as near the country’s main international airport and outside Jerusalem on Thursday (23rd)…

News Digest — 5/23/19

With preliminary results indicating that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is headed for another five-year term, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wasted no time in congratulating the leader who has brought…

News Digest — 5/22/19

A Palestinian businessman who flouts political taboos by working with Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria could soon have a role in US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. While Palestinian officials have…

News Digest — 5/21/19

A bipartisan letter signed by nearly 400 members from both sides of the aisle in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate was sent to US President Donald Trump on Monday (20th), calling on him to address…

News Digest — 5/20/19

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations over the weekend welcomed the approval of the groundbreaking German resolution that describes the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)…

News Digest — 5/17/19

Hamas ordered Palestinian demonstrators in the Gaza Strip who regularly participate in the weekly March of Return to stay home Friday (17th), according to a report on Army Radio Friday morning.Channel 13 News…

News Digest — 5/16/19

Marking the 71st anniversary of Nakba Day, Palestinian leaders in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Wednesday (15th) vowed to foil U.S. President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East, also known…

News Digest — 5/15/19

Israeli security forces and communities near the Gaza border prepared for thousands of Palestinians to take part in Nakba Day demonstrations along the security fence surrounding the coastal enclave on Wednesday…

News Digest — 5/14/19

The tanker attackers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates were the result of “Israeli mischief,” an Iranian parliamentary spokesman said on Tuesday (14th) according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)…

News Digest — 5/13/19

A new report has found that Israelis are increasingly suffering from symptoms of traumatic stress, particularly in the south, which is frequently targeted with rockets by Palestinian terrorists…

News Digest — 5/10/19

Police took security measures and precautions, remaining on high-alert over Friday (10th) in and around the Old City of Jerusalem as visitors arrived and prayers commenced on the Temple Mount for the first Friday…

News Digest — 5/9/19

On Thursday morning (9th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Rivlin and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.Gen. Aviv Kochavi attended a ceremony awarding medals of excellence to 120 male and female soldiers chosen…

News Digest — 5/8/19

Sirens sounded nationwide at 8: p.m. on Tuesday (7th) as Israelis halted and stood silently with heads bowed for a solemn moment in memory of the dead, at the beginning of the Jewish state’s Yom Hazikaron, the…

News Digest — 5/7/19

Israel’s Memorial Day will be marked with a series of solemn ceremonies starting at sundown on Tuesday (7th).  The Day of Remembrance officially begins at 8:00 p.m. when a one-minute siren will sound throughout…

News Digest — 5/6/19

A ceasefire went into effect at 4:30 a.m. on Monday morning (6th) between Israel and Hamas, although no formal announcement has yet been made.The IDF, however, signaled it had agreed to a ceasefire as it declared…

News Digest — 5/3/19

The number of Israeli casualties of war stand at 23,741 as of May 2019, according to figures published by the Defense Ministry on Friday (3rd) ahead of Memorial Day next week. Since last Memorial Day, 96 new names…

News Digest — 5/2/19

According to reports from the Israeli military, Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists launched two rockets into Israel in the early morning hours of Thursday (2nd), Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Both fell in open areas without…

News Digest — 5/1/19

We, the commanders and soldiers of the IDF – past, present and future – comprise the defensive forces that the 6 million fallen prayed for. Eighty years have passed since World War II began, the biggest war of the…

News Digest — 4/30/19

Israel is accusing the Islamic Jihad terror group, backed by Iran, of firing a rocket from Gaza toward Israel on Monday night (29th) in an attempt to sabotage a fragile cessation of violence between the Jewish state and…

News Digest — 4/29/19

Two of the people injured by a gunman who burst into a Chabad synagogue on Saturday (27th) in California had left the Israeli city of Sderot after surviving rocket hits from Gaza on their home. During the attack…

News Digest — 4/26/19

Tens of thousands of Israelis took advantage of fair weather on Friday (26th), Pesach Sheni (Second Passover holiday), to visit the country’s nature reserves and national parks. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority estimated that…

News Digest — 4/25/19

Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Thursday (25th) issued a travel warning for Israelis planning to visit Sri Lanka, saying there was a “high and concrete” chance of a terror attack. The Bureau has set a Level-2 travel warning…

News Digest — 4/24/19

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has his way, alongside Katzrin, Ramot and Ramat Magshimim on the Golan Heights, there may someday soon be a community named Kiryat Trump….

News Digest — 4/23/19

Tens of thousands of Israelis crossed the border to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula ahead of the Passover holiday this week, seeking a non-traditional break and defying government warnings that signaled a high-level of terror attacks…

News Digest — 4/22/19

Tens of thousands of Jewish pilgrims made their way to the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday (22nd) for a twice-annual blessing ceremony, held under heavy police guard. The blessing was recited twice…

News Digest — 4/18/19

Normally, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wouldn’t be the name one immediately associates with pop stars or soccer athletes, but all have at least one thing in common.  They made the list of TIME magazine’s top…

News Digest — 4/17/19

On Tuesday (16th), the Trump administration’s special envoy for Middle East negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, released an updated map of Israel that now includes the Golan Heights.“Welcome to the newest addition of our…

News Digest — 4/16/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the backing of an absolute majority of the incoming Knesset Tuesday (16th), effectively ensuring he is tasked with the formation of the 35th Israeli government…

News Digest — 4/15/19

“We will continue to act on all fronts, including on the northern front, because we are not prepared to allow someone to establish power and endanger the State of Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said…

News Digest — 4/12/19

Israelis prize stability, as well as the military and economic security that Benjamin Netanyahu has delivered.  Though in many ways they have never been safer, they remain afraid – especially of Iran and its influence…

News Digest — 4/11/19

With the elections in the rearview mirror, Israelis are now focusing on the moon. The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, or Genesis, is scheduled to touch down on the moon’s surface on Thursday night (11th) in Israel…

News Digest — 4/10/19

It was a tense national election day on Tuesday (9th), with the 10: p.m. exit polls showing the new Blue and White party standing neck and neck with Likud. Just after 3: a.m. Wednesday morning (10th), however…

News Digest — 4/9/19

Israel votes: More than six million Israeli citizens are realizing their democratic right and are voting in the elections for the 21st Knesset on Tuesday (9th).Around 10,000 polling stations in the country opened at 7:00 a.m…

News Digest — 4/8/19

The Israeli military announced that it will shut down all crossings into Israel from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on Tuesday (9th), for the national elections, as is standard practice during festivals and holidays…

News Digest — 4/5/19

Palestinian organizers of the ongoing protests along the Gaza border have said the armed factions in the enclave have called for Friday’s (5th) demonstrations to be nonviolent, as part of an emerging ceasefire deal with…

News Digest — 4/4/19

Thirty-seven years after the Battle of Sultan Yaqub during the First Lebanon War, the body of one of the MIA IDF soldiers has been returned to Israel.A special team of the IDF headed by the leader of the manpower…

News Digest — 4/3/19

A Palestinian terrorist was shot by an Israeli citizen on Wednesday morning (3rd) near the Arab city of Nablus in Samaria, the Israel Defense Forces reports.The incident occurred on Route 60 near the village of Hawara…

News Digest — 4/2/19

A Palestinian terrorist was shot and killed by Israel Defense Forces during riots on Monday night (1st) in northern Jerusalem, according to Arab media reports.The terrorist was identified as Mohammed Adwan, 23, from Qalandia…

News Digest — 4/1/19

The first-of-its-kind deployment of America’s most advanced missile defense system in Israel was completed to the satisfaction of both militaries on Sunday (3/31) after a month of practice-runs dealing with a variety of…

News Digest — 3/29/19

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Wednesday (27th) made his first public appearance since Israel destroyed his office in a retaliatory air strike this week, claiming victory over “Zionist arrogence.” Haniyeh visited the rubble…

News Digest — 3/28/19

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday night (27th) carried out a massive strike against Iranian military targets inside Syria, Arab media sources reported.Syria’s state SANA reported that the Syrian air defense…

News Digest — 3/27/19

A sense of tense-quiet appeared to be holding Wednesday (27th) between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, despite limited exchanges of fire.  A number of overnight rocket attacks from Gaza…

News Digest — 3/26/19

The IDF delivered a “very, very powerful” blow against Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. before flying back to Israel Monday night (25th)…

News Digest — 3/25/19

An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip, Monday (25th), struck a house in central Israel, wounding seven people, an attack that could set off another round of violence shortly before the Israeli election…

News Digest — 3/23/19

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for tens of thousands of Palestinians to gather along the Israel-Gaza border next weekend, as they join a Hamas ‘million man march’ to mark the one-year anniversary of the “March…

News Digest — 3/22/19

During a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Israel on Wednesday (20th), the White House announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be welcomed in Washington over two days next…

News Digest — 3/21/19

An IDF soldier seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in Samaria on Sunday (17th) has regained consciousness and has started to communicate, according to a report in Walla News. Nineteen-year-old Alexander…

News Digest — 3/20/19

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who was critically hurt in Sunday’s (17th) terror attack in the West Bank, has died of his wounds, his family said Monday (18th).The rabbi was critically wounded, and while doctors at Beilinson…

News Digest — 3/19/19

The IDF soldier killed Sunday morning (17th) in a West Bank shooting attack was Staff Sergeant Gal Keidan, aged 19, from Beersheba.A combat soldier, Keidan was killed when a Palestinian attacker stabbed him and seized…

News Digest — 3/18/19

After striking over 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday (15th), the Israeli army announced its targets had included a Gaza City building used to plan and command Hamas terror activities, an underground…

News Digest — 3/15/19

According to IDF intelligence, Hezbollah is marshaling a terror cell just across the Israeli border in a Druze village in Syria called Khader.  Statements issued by the IDF maintain that the Hezbollah operatives set up the…

News Digest — 3/14/19

More violence was reported on the Temple Mount on Tuesday, (12th) amid rising tensions over recent weeks. An Israeli Police statement said that “three suspects who hurled a Molotov cocktail at a police post on the…

News Digest — 3/13/19

A Palestinian was indicted in the Judea Military Court on Monday (11th) for murdering two IDF soldiers and a baby, and for around a dozen attempted murder counts in a series of horrific terror attacks in the West Bank…

News Digest — 3/12/19

A balloon launched from Gaza carried an anti-tank missile warhead into Israel early Saturday (9th), representing a new stage in the airborne attacks that have remained a key feature of the Hamas terror group’s year-long…

News Digest — 3/11/19

Israeli warplanes bombed a Hamas naval post in the Gaza Strip early Thursday (7th), hours after a mortar shell was fired from the Palestinian enclave at southern Israel, the army said.“Fighter jets and aircraft struck several…

News Digest — 3/8/19

Two explosive devices attached to bunches of balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip Wednesday (6th) and detonated above a community in the southern Israeli Eshkol region.The blasts caused neither injury or…

News Digest — 3/7/19

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has decided to issue a closure order against a structure set up by the Waqf Islamic Trust on the Temple Mount if the Trust does not respond to a petition submitted by the police and…

News Digest — 3/6/19

An Israeli Defense Forces officer was critically wounded in a ramming attack near Jerusalem early Monday morning (4th), which also left a Border Police officer lightly wounded.  A Molotov cocktail was also thrown at…

News Digest — 3/5/19

The Israeli army said Saturday evening (2nd) its aircraft fired at targets in the southern Gaza Strip in response to a cluster of balloons attached to an incendiary device that was launched from the Strip toward Israel…

News Digest — 3/4/19

”Over the past three weeks the Palestinians in Gaza have launched a lot of balloons and because they do it at night, it’s hard to stop it,” said Rachel Danzig, whose home in the Eshkol region…

News Digest — 3/1/19

Israeli security forces on Wednesday (27th) arrested Zakaria Zubeidi, a former Palestinian leader long sought by Israeli law enforcement, on suspicion that he was engaged in “serious and current terrorist activities,” the…

News Digest — 2/28/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left late Tuesday evening (26th) for a 24-hour trip to Moscow and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he characterized as “very important” for Israel’s security…

News Digest — 2/27/19

The mayor of Pittsburgh visited the site of a memorial to the victims of the attack on the city’s Tree of Life synagogue building and planted an olive tree next to the plaque. The memorial plaque was placed at the Keren…

News Digest — 2/26/19

The Jerusalem Waqf Council announced Sunday (24th) that a section of the Temple Mount that was closed by Israel in 2003 will remain open, even after the arrest of two senior officials. The announcement came shortly…