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News Digest — 6/27/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened what was likely his last Cabinet meeting as premier on Sunday (26th), with parliament expected to dissolve itself this week, triggering…

News Digest — 6/24/22

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday (22nd) ordered the Palestinian Authority to pay $37.5 million in compensation to 32 Israeli families that lost members to…

News Digest — 6/23/22

Opposition leader MK Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud) has said in closed conversations that he is willing to compromise on both the Justice Ministry and the right of…

News Digest — 6/22/22

The legislative process to formally dissolve the Knesset kicked into high gear on Tuesday (21st). Coalition MK Boaz Toporovsky (Yesh Atid) and New Hope faction leader…

News Digest — 6/21/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid have agreed to dissolve parliament, triggering a new election, and Lapid will in the meantime…

News Digest — 6/20/22

Security officials suspect that rocket sirens heard in Jerusalem and Eilat on Sunday (19th) were the result of a cyberattack.  The Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD) believes hackers…

News Digest — 6/17/22

Three armed Palestinian terror suspects who opened fire at Israeli troops were shot and killed by soldiers from a Golan reconnaissance battalion during clashes in…

News Digest — 6/16/22

Israel’s military on Thursday (16th) announced an exercise on the Israel-Lebanon border, saying it will include artillery fire, and stressing that the maneuvers were…

News Digest — 6/15/22

Israel joined a 47-country bloc that denounced China’s forced imprisonment of Uyghur Muslims at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (14th). “We continue to…

News Digest — 6/14/22

The U.S. and 21 other countries denounced the Human Rights Council’s bias against Israel, following the release of an 18-page report which blamed the Jewish state for…

News Digest — 6/13/22

The Israeli military announced ground maneuvers near the Israel-Gaza border, saying the drill would take place on Monday….

News Digest — 6/10/22

For the second time this week, Israeli jets allegedly targeted sites south of the Syrian capital Damascus early on Friday (10th), a Syrian military official told a state media outlet. Syrian air defenses…

News Digest — 6/9/22

A drone attack in Erbil targeted a Mossad intelligence agency hit squad, Iran’s Fars news agency reported on Thursday (9th). A UAV exploded on a road in…

News Digest — 6/8/22

The air forces of Russia and Syria conducted a joint drill over the war-torn country Tuesday (7th), the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began more than…

News Digest — 6/7/22

Israel fired several missiles toward the southern part of Syria’s capital Damascus on Tuesday morning, (7th) causing material damage but no casualties…

News Digest — 6/6/22

754 Jews ascended the Temple Mount Sunday (5th) to celebrate the festival of Shavuot. This is an increase in the number of Jews ascending the mountain compared to…

News Digest — 6/3/22

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Thursday (2nd) met in India with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit marking 30 years of diplomatic relations between the…

News Digest — 6/2/22

The Iron Beam, a new laser defense system under development, will “bankrupt” Israel’s foes, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said after a visit to the project’s Haifa…

News Digest — 6/1/22

Hundreds of Israeli Air Force aircraft including fighter jets and refueling aircraft took off overnight Wednesday (6/1) from various bases in Israel to simulate striking…

News Digest — 5/31/22

Israel has boosted the deployment of its air defense systems due to concerns that Iran could retaliate for the May 22 assassination of a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps…

News Digest — 5/27/22

Israeli security forces are on high alert ahead of Sunday’s (29th) flag march, with additional mobile shelters deployed to cities in the south, and an increase in police presence in…

News Digest — 5/26/22

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, 61, is struggling to stay relevant.  In a speech he gave this week, he once again reminded the few people who tuned in that in May 2000 Israel…

News Digest — 5/25/22

Thousands of Israeli worshipers, secured by IDF forces, prayed at Joseph’s Tomb in the city of Shechem (Nablus) on Tuesday night (24th), during which a terrorist who attacked…

News Digest — 5/24/22

Israel’s Shin Bet internal security agency thwarted a Hamas terror cell of east Jerusalem residents who planned to carry out attacks on various Israeli targets including…

News Digest — 5/23/22

Israeli Minister of Immigration Absorption Pnina Tamano-Shata kicked off the Jerusalem Conference…

News Digest — 5/20/22

The Israel Security Intelligence Agency (Shin Bet) announced on Thursday (19th) the uncovering of an Iranian plot to lure Israeli academics and businesspeople abroad for…

News Digest — 5/19/22

King Abdullah of Jordan expressed concern Wednesday (18th) that the vacuum left behind by Russian troops who left southern Syria as the country shifts focus on Ukraine, will be…

News Digest — 5/18/22

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Mount Meron on Wednesday night (18th) to celebrate Lag B’Omer, exactly one year after 45 people died there in…

News Digest — 5/17/22

Reports that Hezbollah and its allies have not performed as well as expected in the Lebanese elections may have ramifications.  The pro-Iranian group may suffer a…

News Digest — 5/16/22

President Isaac Herzog flew to the United Arab Emirates Sunday (15th) to express condolences to the new president of the UAE, HH Sheik Mohammed bin Zayed, and to…

News Digest — 5/13/22

Police are aware that certain parties plan to turn Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Aqleh’s funeral into an incitement campaign, but will not allow that to happen,” a senior…

News Digest — 5/12/22

The Palestinian Authority is refusing to allow an Israeli investigation into the shooting death of Shireen Abu Aqleh and will not turn over the bullet that killed her for an…

News Digest — 5/11/22

An alleged Israeli missile strike targeted the Qurs al-Nafi site in Quneitra in southwest Syria near the border with Israel early Wednesday morning (11th), according to Syrian and…

News Digest — 5/10/22

As tensions boil over in the West Bank amid a string of deadly terrorist attacks in Israel, the IDF launched the largest exercise in its history on Sunday (8th). Thousands of…

News Digest — 5/9/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced on Sunday (8th) the creation of a national guard, with the aim of “strengthening the personal security” of Israeli citizens. “We are…

News Digest — 5/6/22

Three people were murdered and four wounded Thursday evening (5th) in a terror attack in Elad, a small city in central Israel. Two victims are in critical condition, one is…

News Digest — 5/5/22

The Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday (2nd) released its annual pre-Independence Day population data, showing that as it turned 74, the population of the Jewish state stands…

News Digest — 5/4/22

Israel honored its fallen with a one-minute siren at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening as Memorial Day began.  A national ceremony was also held at the Western Wall in honor of…

News Digest — 5/3/22

On Israel’s Independence Day this Thursday (5th), Israeli President and First Lady Michal Herzog will host the main national celebrations of the morning of Independence Day in the…

News Digest — 5/2/22

The Israeli military will close all border crossings with the West Bank and the Gaza Strip from Tuesday (3rd) to Friday (6th), ahead of the Jewish state’s Memorial and…

News Digest — 4/29/22

Ahead of Memorial Day, which begins on Tuesday night, May 3, the Ministry of Defense published the number of fallen IDF soldiers and victims of terrorism from…

News Digest — 4/28/22

Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day opened with the official state ceremony in Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem, on the Mount of Remembrance…

News Digest — 4/27/22

Four Syrian soldiers were killed and three others were wounded after alleged Israeli airstrikes targeted sites near Damascus early Wednesday morning (27th), according to Syrian…

News Digest — 4/26/22

The world Jewish population reached 15.2 million by the end of 2020 – approximately 1.4 million less than on the eve of the Holocaust in 1939, when the number was…

News Digest — 4/25/22

The IDF fired dozens of artillery shells toward sites in southern Lebanon after a rocket was fired into northern Israel near the town of Shlomi. The retaliatory fire targeted…

News Digest — 4/22/22

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday (21st) shared some truths about the Temple Mount in a bid to stop dissemination of false information about the tensions at…

News Digest — 4/21/22

The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the Gaza Strip overnight on Thursday (21st) in response to earlier rocket fire launched toward southern Israel Wednesday evening (20th). The first…

News Digest — 4/20/22

The government led by Naftali Bennett has announced that it will block the entry of Jews to the Temple Mount for two weeks until the conclusion of the Muslim…

News Digest — 4/19/22

The Israeli Air Force struck targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Tuesday (19th) in response to earlier rocket fire launched towards southern Israel. “Fighter planes attacked…

News Digest — 4/18/22

Thousands of worshipers flocked to the Western Wall Plaza in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday morning (18th) for the Priestly Blessing (Birkat HaKohanim) ceremony. Held during…

News Digest — 4/14/22

Now that Seder night is free of social restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal – who are hosting their first Seder at the…

News Digest — 4/13/22

A construction team from the Samaria Regional Council quietly arrived at Joseph’s Tomb compound early Wednesday morning (13th) to repair damage caused by Palestinian…

News Digest — 4/12/22

Defense Minister Benny Gantz called for a regional alliance and an expansion of intelligence cooperation in order to make up for a lack of inspections on Iran’s…

News Digest — 4/11/22

President Isaac Herzog on Sunday (10th) spoke via video-call with Eytan Stibbe, Israel’s second astronaut and the first Israeli to ever make it to the…

News Digest — 4/8/22

The Rosh Yehudi Association, which works with young professionals to deepen their connection to Judaism, organized a morning prayer service near the site of…

News Digest — 4/7/22

Police are on the highest level of alert ahead of Muslim prayers Friday (8th), the first Friday prayers to fall during Ramadan this year.  Over 100,000 Muslims are expected to…

News Digest — 4/6/22

Jerusalem Police confronted Muslim rioters at the Damascus Gate at the entrance to the Old City on Tuesday night…

News Digest — 4/5/22

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi disclosed on Monday night (4th) that the IDF thwarted at least 10 Palestinian terror attacks…

News Digest — 4/4/22

Several Israeli leaders expressed shock following the photos and footage emerging from Bucha, Ukraine, indicating that the…

News Digest — 4/1/22

Amir Khoury, the police officer killed in Tuesday’s (3/29) terror attack in Bnei Brak was laid to rest in his hometown of Nof HaGalil on Thursday (3/31)…

News Digest — 3/30/22

Five people were killed in a shooting attack in Bnei Brak on Tuesday evening (29th) in at least two different places…

News Digest — 3/29/22

Two Border Police officers killed in a Hadera terror attack were laid to rest on Monday (28th) as thousands of Israelis gathered…

News Digest — 3/28/22

Two terrorists opened fire Sunday evening (27th) at security forces in the coastal city of Hadera, near Haifa, killing two Israeli Border Policemen…

News Digest — 3/25/22

Arab leaders, Including the Mufti of Jerusalem, have warned that Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount during…

News Digest—3/24/22

Doris Yahbas, Laura Yitzhak, Menachem Yechezkel and Rabbi Moshe Kravitsky, the four people killed in Tuesday evening’s (22nd) terror attack…

News Digest — 3/23/22

At least four people died and others were hurt, some critically in a ramming and stabbing attack in Beer Sheba on Tuesday (22nd). A man drove up to a gas station near…

News Digest — 3/22/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett paid an unannounced visit to Egypt on Monday (21st), where he met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and United…

News Digest — 3/21/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sent a video message to the Iranian people on Sunday (20th) wishing them a Happy Nowruz (Persian New Year). “I have a special message for…

News Digest — 3/18/22

After a series of discussions in recent months, Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the allocation of hundreds of millions of shekels for the development and production of…

News Digest — 3/17/22

The United States is considering removing Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from its foreign terrorist organization blacklist in return for Iranian assurances about reining in…

News Digest — 3/16/22

German Rozhkov Simionov, father of Lieutenant German Rozhkov who was killed in an encounter with Hezbollah operatives in 2002, arrived in Chisinau, Moldova after escaping…

News Digest — 3/15/22

Two Palestinians were shot and Killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in Kalandiya and Balata in the West Bank on Tuesday morning (15th), according to the Palestinian…

News Digest — 3/14/22

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees with a relative in Israel who are permitted to enter the country, according to a new policy presented…

News Digest — 3/11/22

Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem, condemned former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Wednesday (9th) to Hebron, particularly to the…

News Digest — 3/10/22

The United States House of Representatives passed their omnibus bill, which included $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system, on Thursday morning (10th).  The bill…

News Digest — 3/9/22

President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal were set to embark on a visit to Turkey on Wednesday (9th), marking the first official visit by an Israeli president to Ankara since…

News Digest — 3/8/22

Europe’s natural gas shortage, which has pushed prices to multi-year highs, has revived talks of the EastMed pipeline – a Mediterranean Sea pipeline that could carry…

News Digest — 3/7/22

Even as Russia announced a ceasefire starting Monday morning (7th) and the opening of humanitarian corridors in several areas, its armed forces continued to…

News Digest — 3/4/22

Israeli doctors became the first foreigners to help treat Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, most of them without even leaving home, thanks to the use of the latest…

News Digest — 3/3/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with both Russian President Vladmir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky separately on Wednesday (2nd)…

News Digest — 3/2/22

Israeli President Isaac Herzog paid a surprise visit to the Golan Heights Tuesday (1st) in what may have been a jab at Russia. The visit and certain comments he made may have…

News Digest — 3/1/22

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced Monday (2/28) that Israel will vote to condemn Russia at the UN General Assembly, thus joining many countries that are expected to…

News Digest — 2/28/22

A Ukrainian-born former IDF soldier is gearing up to return to his birthplace in order to take up arms and stave off invading Russian troops – and he says he’s not…

News Digest — 2/25/22

The Jewish community in the historic Ukrainian city of Uman – site of the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the revered founder of the Breslov Hasidim – is actively providing…

News Digest — 2/24/22

An alleged Israeli airstrike targeted sites near Damascus on Wednesday night (23rd), according to Syrian state news agency SANA. Three Syrian soldiers were killed and…

News Digest — 2/23/22

Syrian state media reported early Wednesday morning (23rd) that Israel had fired a number of surface-to-surface missiles from the Golan Heights toward…

News Digest — 2/22/22

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has ordered Israeli Embassy staff in Kiev to move to consular offices in the Western Ukraine city of Lviv following a situation assessment and discussions with…

News Digest — 2/18/22

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday (17th) shot down an unmanned aircraft belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization after it crossed the border with…

News Digest — 2/17/22

Israel struck several targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday night (16th), hours after Russia’s Defense Minister met with President Bashar…

News Digest — 2/16/22

With Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna appearing to be in the final stages, Israel dispatched a diplomatic delegation to air Jerusalem’s concerns about the emerging…

News Digest — 2/15/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett landed in the Gulf state of Bahrain on Monday (14th), cementing ties between the new allies in a clear message of cooperation aimed at…

News Digest — 2/14/22

Hamas is accelerating the construction of terror tunnels seeking to breach the underground barrier Israel dug on its border with the coastal enclave, a military official…

News Digest — 2/11/22

Turkish and Israeli intelligence forces came together to foil an assassination attempt of Israeli businessman Yair Geller, according to Turkish media. The alleged assassination…

News Digest — 2/10/22

Iran unveiled a new domestically-made missile with a range of 879 miles on Wednesday (9th), state TV reported, a day after Tehran and Washington resumed indirect talks to…

News Digest — 2/9/22

The IDF said it attacked batteries in Syria early Wednesday (9th) after an anti-aircraft missile was fired towards Israel during what Syrian state television reported was…

News Digest — 2/8/22

A group of 33 Republicans warned US President Joe Biden on Monday (7th) that they would work to thwart the implementation of any new Iran nuclear agreement if…

News Digest — 2/7/22

A hacktivist organization has revealed a highly sensitive Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps document that asserts Iranian “society is in a state of explosion” because of…

News Digest — 2/4/22

The US informed Israel in advance of the killing of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayishi on Wednesday (2nd) in the village of Atma in Idlib province in…

News Digest — 2/3/22

The G7, Russia and China need to immediately work together to stop a sharp global slide toward chaos and anarchy due to the rise of dangerous technology, increased use of…

News Digest — 2/2/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced at the 15th annual international conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) the launch of a new…