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News Digest — 2/22/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office on Tuesday (19th), “Eighty Jewish graves were desecrated with Nazi symbols by wild anti-Semites.” Netanyahu called on the leaders of France…

News Digest — 2/21/19

Two fires broke out Tuesday (19th) in the Kissufim Forest in the Eshkol Regional Council, near the Israeli border with Gaza, due to an incendiary device tied to a balloon launched from Gaza – the first such arson case at…

News Digest — 2/20/19

The IDF soldier who was injured by a bomb thrown by Arab rioters in the Gaza Strip Sunday night (17th) has been identified as Yoad Zaguri, an American immigrant and lone soldier…

News Digest — 2/19/19

WARSAW, Poland — Four Arab foreign ministers who spoke at the Warsaw Middle East Summit affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself against Iranian aggression, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday (14th)…

News Digest — 2/15/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Poland early Wednesday (13th) to join senior officials from 60 nations at the Warsaw Summit on Peace and Security in the Middle East, which is organized by the United States…

News Digest — 2/14/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday (12th) that Israeli missiles can travel “very far,” on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East. Speaking during a visit to a…

News Digest — 2/13/19

The prime suspect in the brutal rape and death of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher was arraigned in a Jerusalem court on Monday (11th) and charged with murder.  Arafat Irfayia, 29, showed no signs of remorse and appeared…

News Digest — 2/12/19

Israeli security forces early Saturday (9th) arrested a Palestinian man suspected in the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher who was found dead on Thursday (7th) in a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The Shin…

News Digest — 2/11/19

Alert sirens sounded Wednesday evening (6th) in a number of Gaza border communities as a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field in southern Israel. The projectile reportedly fell in the area of…

News Digest — 2/8/19

US President Donald Trump tackled anti-Semitism in the midst of his second State of the Union address, Tuesday night (5th). Not only did the American president underscore America’s strong ties with Israel, but he…

February 7, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Moscow later this month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first formal meeting since Russia blamed Israel for the downing of a military aircraft by Syrian…

February 6, 2019

Visiting Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen told his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, on Monday (4th) that his nation shares responsibility for the Holocaust and is striving to ensure that Jews everywhere can live…

February 5, 2019

The Israeli military have a unit prepared to leave at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world a natural disaster strikes. They have had stellar operations in Haiti, the Philippines, Nepal, Japan, and now they can count Brazil…

February 4, 2019

This winter, excavations in the Qumran area of Israel were underway searching in new caves for insights on the community who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls and to possibly find new manuscripts. The team was led by…

February 1, 2019

Iran launches cyberattacks against Israel “on a daily basis,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (29th) at the Cybertech Conference in Tel Aviv. “We monitor these attacks.  We see them and we foil them all…

January 31, 2019

Vandals ransacked a Jerusalem synagogue Monday night (28th) in an attack labeled an “anti-Semitic pogrom,” the second time in a week a synagogue was vandalized. The Siah Yisrael synagogue located in the Kiryat…

January 30, 2019

Russia recently denied that Iran is an ally.  In addition, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that Israel’s security is one of Moscow’s “top priorities” in the Middle East.  This as Iran directs…

January 29, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has suffered a “great humiliation” as a result of Israel’s “immense success” in Operation Northern Shield…

January 28, 2019

Iran’s top general recently said the Islamic Republic of Iran will keep its military advisors, revolutionary forces, and its weapons in Syria. This statement was made in response to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

January 25, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  on Wednesday (23rd) threatened the Gaza Strip after an escalation of violence on the border, saying that Israel was ready for all possible scenarios. “Maybe there is someone in Gaza…

January 24, 2019

Israel’s “crushing fist” will strike all who seek Israel’s destruction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (22nd), during a visit to the Israel Aerospace Industries division that manufactures and develops the…

January 23, 2019

Israeli  fighter planes struck Iranian and Syrian military targets, air defense batteries and Iranian Quds Forces positions throughout Syria early Monday (21st) in response to the firing of a missile by Iranian forces in Syria…

January 22, 2019

A missile fired towards the Golan Heights was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Sunday afternoon (20th), the Israel military said. It happened just shortly after the Syrian regime had accused Israel…

January 21, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Chad on Saturday night (19th) to announce the renewal of diplomatic ties with the African Muslim-majority nation. During his one-day trip…

January 18, 2019

Iran will keep military forces in Syria, the head of the country’s Revolutionary Guards Corp said on Wednesday (16th), defying Israeli threats that they might be targeted if they do not leave the country…

January 17, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (15th) that he would “advise” the Iranians to leave Syria “as quickly as possible” after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terror…

January 16, 2019

Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 3953.6 acres of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF clears the area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swaths of Israeli farmland…

January 15, 2019

At the start of Sunday’s (13th) cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Syrian media reports over the weekend accusing Israel of bombing Damascus airport. “Just in the last 36 hours, the air force…

January 14, 2019

The Atarot Mall sits on the edge of the Palestinian and Jewish sectors of Jerusalem, directly across from the security barrier, and on the same Route 60 that has seen deadly terrorist attacks. The developer, Rami Levi…

January 11, 2019

A 15-year-old girl was stabbed on Wednesday morning (9th) while she was standing at a bus stop in the Jerusalem Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. MDA emergency first responders treated the girl at the scene, before…

January 10, 2019

On Tuesday (8th), Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man suspected of shooting dead two IDF soldiers and wounding another at the Givat Assaf outpost in the West Bank last month.  He is also suspected of…

January 9, 2019

The Israel Air Force attacked several terror targets at a Hamas military base in northern Gaza in retaliation for a rocket fired from the Strip early Monday (7th). The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rocket…

January 8, 2019

Gaza militants used a cluster of balloons to fly a model airplane carrying an explosive device into southern Israel Sunday (6th).  The plane landed in a field in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, near the Gaza border, and…

January 7, 2019

Nathaniel Felber, the 21-year-old IDF soldier who was wounded in a shooting attack last month, remains in very serious condition, as doctors continue to fight for his life. Felber and three other people were shot in a…

January 4, 2019

“Israel got almost everything it asked for” when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo granted “seven out of eight” requests made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Brasilia on Tuesday (1st)…

January 3, 2019

Israel has no better friends than those in the global Evangelical Christian community.  And the global Evangelical Christian community has no better friend than Israel. That was the message conveyed on Sunday (12/30)…

January 2, 2019

Eight years after suspending the Assad regime for its ruthless quashing of protests that led to a civil war, the Arab League is going to bring Syria back into its membership roll in 2019, The Guardian reported Wednesday (26th)…

December 28, 2018

The IDF is bracing for a tense weekend on the Gaza border, sending reinforcements in order to prevent the potential infiltration by Palestinian rioters into Israeli territory.  The move comes following an announcement by…

December 27, 2018

Israeli air defenses were activated against a missile fired from Syria, a military spokesman said at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening (25th). No damage or casualties were reported…

December 26, 2018

There is one good thing about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria.  The move makes it clear to all those promoting the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Israel and Prime…

December 21, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replied to reporters’ questions ahead of the UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday (19th) regarding Hizbullah’s terror tunnels, which violate Israeli sovereignty and Resolution 1701…

December 20, 2018

At the makeshift memorial at Givat Assaf where IDF soldiers Yosef Cohen and Yovel Mor Yosef were killed last Thursday (13th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday (18th) that Israel will strengthen the…

December 19, 2018

Russia has demanded that Lebanon take action against the network of Hizbullah terror tunnels revealed by Israel under the two countries’ shared border, the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat  newspaper reported Monday (17th)…

December 18, 2018

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital says a soldier seriously wounded in an attack on a bus stop in the West Bank on Thursday (13th) is still fighting for his life. Netanel Felber is on a ventilator and in an induced…

December 17, 2018

In a devastating terrorist attack on Thursday (13th), two IDF soldiers, identified as Sgt. Yosef Cohen and Staff Sgt. Yoval Mor Yosef, were killed and two others were seriously wounded, just north of Jerusalem…

December 14, 2018

The IDF shot and captured one of two Palestinian terrorists who committed a shooting attack at the Ofra Junction on Sunday (9th), according to media reports. The baby boy born prematurely as a result of Sunday’s…

December 13, 2018

“As long as I am the prime minister of Israel, not a single Jew will be uprooted from his home,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (11th) at the dedication of a new interchange in the West Bank…

December 12, 2018

The condition of a baby delivered after his mother was critically wounded in a shooting attack outside the town of Ofra on Sunday night (9th) has deteriorated, the hospital said Monday (10th). The pregnant woman was…

December 11, 2018

A pregnant woman was left in critical condition and six others suffered moderate injuries in a terror attack Sunday evening (9th), when shots were fired from a passing car at a crowd of people waiting at a bus stop outside…

December 10, 2018

On Thursday morning (6th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed ambassadors in the north near where the Israel Defense Forces are operating to expose and destroy Hizbullah tunnels.  He provided the…

December 7, 2018

One of the main lessons Hizbullah learned from the 2006 Second Lebanon War was the need to revise its objectives in the next war with Israel, alongside the need to devise advanced defensive and offensive capabilities…

December 6, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (4th) vowed to take additional steps, including clandestine operations to protect Israel against Hizbullah’s efforts to attack the Jewish state, hours after the IDF started a…

December 5, 2018

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lambasted the United Nations on Monday (3rd) over its anti-Israel bias, using the occasion of Hanukkah to highlight Israel’s legitimate claim to Jerusalem. Friedman, the first US…

December 4, 2018

The Lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah took place Sunday evening (2nd) at the Western Wall, in the presence of the Police Commissioner, Roni Lashich, Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau, the Rabbi of the Western Wall…

December 3, 2018

Jam and chocolate is the order of the day for donuts that will be given to IDF soldiers serving throughout the Hanukkah season. The Defense Ministry announced on Sunday (25th) that it had purchased 360,000 of these…

November 30, 2018

At a major training exercise of the Israeli military’s brigade-level elite Commando Formation on Tuesday evening (27th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s military prowess was the Jews “best answer” to…

November 29, 2018

Leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization are prepared to restore direct control over the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah, according to a report by the Lebanon-based pro-Hizbullah Al-Mayadeen…

November 28, 2018

Representatives of Arab League member-states at the MED 2018 conference in Rome last Thursday (22nd) either ignored or downplayed the Palestinian issue.  Instead, on the stage and behind the scenes, there seemed…

November 27, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (24th) called Israel a “cancerous tumor” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East. Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel…

November 26, 2018

Airbnb (home-renting company based in San Francisco), announced on Monday (19th) it will remove all listings by Jews in the West Bank, a disputed territory.  In response, Israel said it would act to restrict Airbnb in the…

November 21, 2018

Hundreds of Palestinians rioted along the northern border of the Gaza Strip Monday (19th), throwing rocks and explosive devices at Israeli soldiers on the other side of the security fence, the army said. In response, Israeli…

November 20, 2018

The annual UN resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” was scheduled for a vote on Friday (16th).  In previous years, the U.S. abstained on this resolution. However, given the resolution’s anti-Israel bias, as well as…

November 19, 2018

Police on Thursday (15th) detained five family members of the terrorist who perpetrated a stabbing attack in the Jerusalem Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Wednesday night (14th), wounding several officers…

November 16, 2018

Ahead of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation due to his opposition to the ceasefire deal with Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the truce agreement, saying there were reasons unknown…

November 15, 2018

A 48-year-old man was killed when a rocket struck his house in Ashkelon late Monday night (12th). Mahmoud Abu Asbah, a Palestinian worker who hailed from the town of Halhul near Hebron, was the first fatality since…

November 14, 2018

The IDF officer killed during a battle with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip Sunday night (11th) was laid to rest at a cemetery in his hometown Monday afternoon (12th). On Sunday night, an IDF special forces unit…

November 13, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin held an impromptu conversation Sunday (11th) in Paris, their first since the downing of the Russian plane in Syria on September 17. Moscow holds…

November 12, 2018

Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday (7th) marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, The “Night of Broken Glass” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. Some 30 students from the Jewish…

November 9, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Austria at the end of the month for a summit on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, as well as bilateral talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Kurz announced the…

November 8, 2018

The Shin Bet Security Agency has thwarted 480 Palestinian terrorist attacks so far in 2018, agency Director Nadav Argaman told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday (6th). The Shin Bet’s efforts…

November 7, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist on Monday (5th) attempted to stab Israelis at the entrance to the Israeli community of Kiryat Arba in the Hebron area. IDF forces stationed in the area shot and wounded the terrorist, stopping the…

November 6, 2018

The three congregations targeted in last weeks deadly attack on their shared synagogue building met separately and behind closed doors on Friday night (2nd), while around the Jewish world thousands of Jews and…

November 5, 2018

Gaza-based terrorists continued their campaign of arson terrorism against the Jewish state and launched dozens of balloons laden with flammable materials and explosive charges toward Israel on Thursday (1st), some of…

November 2, 2018

Israel’s prime minister said he will congratulate Brazil’s newly elected president in person at his inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2019. Benjamin Netanyahu told Jair Bolsonaro in a congratulatory telephone…

November 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Grieving families and friends gathered on Tuesday (30th) for the first funerals for victims of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Mourners from across the United States went to the Rodef Shalom…

October 31, 2018

This is why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is unlikely to come to an end, regardless of how lucrative U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” turns out to be. All it takes is one little rumor, no matter how…

October 30, 2018

Israel’s weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday (28th) began with a minute of silence to honor the 11 Jewish worshipers killed in an anti-Semitic shooting attack a day earlier at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania…

October 29, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly in Jerusalem on Wednesday (24th), saying, in part: →“What I’m concerned with when it comes to the…

October 26, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Wednesday (24th) to maintain a permanent Israeli military force in the West Bank, saying that if it weren’t for Israeli troops stationed there, Palestinian Leader Mahmoud…

October 25, 2018

A terrorist who murdered an Israeli man and injured another during a 2017 shooting attack in Haifa was sentenced Tuesday (23rd) to life in jail and an additional 22 years. Judges said Arab-Israeli Muhamad Shinawi shot…

October 24, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF soldier near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Monday (22nd). In a statement, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the…

October 23, 2018

In recent weeks, residents of the Upper Galilee region have witnessed trucks unload countless mounds of sand and watched artificial hills slowly rise, with a tank or armored personnel carrier parked atop each one…

October 22, 2018

After concluding a five-hour meeting, the Israeli Security Council decided Thursday (18th) to change its handling of the rampant violence at the Gaza border fence including incendiary balloon and kite terrorism, implying…

October 19, 2018

The IDF attacked over 20 targets, including a terror tunnel, in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning (17th) in retaliation for Grad rocket fire that hit and destroyed a home in Beersheba and another that landed in the…

October 18, 2018

The Palestinians and several Muslim countries expressed indignation after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the country’s…

October 17, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem Sunday (14th): →“Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the Christian community thrives and grows…”

October 16, 2018

“Hamas apparently hasn’t internalized the message, “ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday (14th).  “If they don’t cease the violent protests against us, they will cease in…

October 15, 2018

A new government publication states, for the first time, that Israel has an exclusive right to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The book, titled “Israel’s Right as of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria” is a compilation of materials…

October 12, 2018

The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning (10th) adopted resolution 28 and 29, titled “Occupied Palestine,” which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in…

October 11, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum, thanked outgoing US Ambassador to the UN NIkki Haley for her support following her surprise resignation Tuesday (9th)…

October 10, 2018

Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor, Nir Barkat on Sunday (7th) urged the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. In an interview with…

October 9, 2018

A terrorist went on a shooting rampage at a factory in the Barkan industrial zone near Ariel in Samaria early Sunday (7th), killing two Israelis and seriously injuring a third. Carrying an automatic rifle, the terrorist entered…

October 8, 2018

The Israeli military decided to deploy additional troops to the Gaza Strip area on Thursday (4th), following weeks of nightly riots along its security fence. “It was decided to send large numbers of reinforcements in the…

October 5, 2018

Syrian forces launched an invasion of northern Israel across the Golan Heights in June 1948.  After the 1949 armistice, there were years of sporadic attacks against Israel from the Golan Heights, including cross-border…

October 4, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Lebanese terror group Hizbullah, a proxy of Iran, of ‘brazenly lying’ to the international community over the secret weapons facilities in and around Beirut, which the…

October 3, 2018

Sunday night (9/30), hundreds of Palestinians took part in clashes along the Gaza border, hurling explosive devices at Israeli soldiers and attempting to breach the security fence. No Israeli Defense Forces troops were…

October 2, 2018

The IDF said Saturday (9/29) that it neutralized over 100 explosives thrown at them by terrorists rioting at the Gaza border the previous day. Over 20,000 Palestinians gathered at five locations along the Gaza Strip’s…

October 1, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a UNESCO conference on anti-Semitism on Wednesday (26th): “Jews continue to be attacked for no other reason than their identity….Where there is anti-Semitism, there is…

September 28, 2018

Tens of thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Wednesday (26th) to receive a blessing from members of Judaism’s priestly caste. The ceremony was led by Israel’s chief rabbis, Chief…

September 27, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday (25th) that Israel will continue to act in order to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the region, even after Russia supplies Syria an S-300 anti-missile system following the…