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News Digest — 4/22/21

Israeli Air Force jets attacked targets in Syria early Thursday (22nd) after a Syrian anti-aircraft missile triggered alarms in southern Israel, the IDF said…

News Digest — 4/21/21

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined world leaders on Tuesday (20th) in remembering Idriss Deby, the longtime President of Chad…

News Digest — 4/20/21

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said on Monday (19th) that it completed a successful series of trials of the BARAK Air and Missile Defense System…

A Continuing Danger

The Jewish people have lived with threats to their existence since their sojourn and subsequent deliverance from Egypt…

News Digest — 4/16/21

The IDF struck targets belonging to the Hamas terrorist group throughout the Gaza Strip late Thursday night (15th) in response to rocket fire earlier…

News Digest — 4/15/21

Israelis celebrated the country’s 73rd Independence Day, beginning Wednesday evening (14th) in public celebrations after the coronavirus pandemic shut down all…

News Digest — 4/14/21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed on Tuesday (13th) that Israeli resolve will prevail over its adversaries due to the determination and sacrifice of its security forces…

News Digest — 4/13/21

Israelis will bow their heads in mourning Tuesday evening (13th) to honor the 23,928 fallen soldiers and civilian victims of wars and terrorism…

Bulls Eye!

The Natanz underground facility experienced a disruption, possibly an explosion. causing significant damage to the facility…

News Digest — 4/12/21

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed Israel for an incident at Natanz nuclear facility that occurred on Sunday (11th)…

News Digest — 4/9/21

A total of 43 deaths were added to Israel’s list of fallen soldiers between the previous Remembrance Day until now, the Defense Ministry announced on…

U.S. and Iran Discuss Return to Nuclear Deal

United States President Joe Biden has expressed interest in reviving and returning to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal…

News Digest — 4/8/21

Israel carried out a missile strike near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday (8th) that wounded four soldiers, Syria’s state media said…

News Digest — 4/7/21

After President Reuven Rivlin held a round of consultations on Monday (5th) with all parties elected to the 24th Knesset, he announced early Tuesday afternoon (6th) that he…

News Digest — 4/6/21

On the eve of talks to revive the Iran deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tehran that it faced “grave danger” if it harmed Israel, as he recalled…

A Changed View

The writer of this article shares a personal story of how she went from sympathy to empathy. Here’s her account of how her dealing with long term patients changed…

News Digest — 4/5/21

International leaders, including Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz, released statements of support for Jordan’s King Abdullah II after the kingdom’s security services foiled…

News Digest — 4/1/21

The Biden administration is quietly ramping up assistance to the Palestinians after former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all aid.  Since taking office with…

News Digest — 3/31/21

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called upon political parties to form alliances that are not considered normal in a speech at the President’s Residence after receiving…

News Digest — 3/30/21

Thousands of Jews visited Mount Ebal in Samaria Monday (29th) and also visited the altar of Joshua son of Nun, part of which was destroyed last month by…

New Start-Up Nation Productions

The saying, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” comes to mind with two new medical developments in Israel. EyeYon, an ophthalmic start-up, has raised $25 million…

News Digest — 3/29/21

Every year on the third day of Passover, thousands of worshipers gather at Jerusalem’s Western Wall plaza to attend a special “priestly blessing” prayer. This year, due to…

News Digest — 3/26/21

On Passover Eve, as Israel prepares to celebrate the Festival of Freedom and our people’s deliverance from bondage in Egypt, we also celebrate our liberation from…

News Digest — 3/25/21

Coronavirus numbers continued to improve on Wednesday (24th), weeks after the country started to significantly ease restrictions, suggesting that Israel might really be…

News Digest — 3/24/21

Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket toward Beersheba on Tuesday (23rd) in an apparent effort to disrupt Israel’s election, just as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was…

News Digest — 3/23/21

President Reuven Rivlin intends to use all the time at his disposal to appoint a candidate to build a new governing coalition, President’s Residence director-general Harel Tuvi told…

RECOVERY!

Amazingly, the apocalyptic environmental disaster that struck Israel a few weeks ago, has been mostly cleaned up. Thanks to environmental and military sources…

News Digest — 3/22/21

Israeli Police said Sunday (21st) that they will deploy some 20,000 officers across 13,000 polling stations throughout the country, Election Day, March 23. The police said they will…

“Jerusalem is not Al-Aqsa”

Saudi Arabian lawyer, Osama Yamani, claimed last November, that “Jerusalem is not Al-Aqsa.” Yamani is referring to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem…

News Digest — 3/19/21

Iranian dissidents and Iranians living in the Islamic Republic are using the social media phrase “No to the Islamic Republic” to form a greater connection between their aspirations for…

News Digest — 3/18/21

The political stalemate in Beirut that is threatening the Lebanese economy with total collapse is paving the route for an Iran-backed takeover of that country by…

Hasidic Men Detained for… Being Jewish?

Sixteen Hasidic Jewish men were detained in Germany’s Frankfurt Airport under “prison-like” conditions without explanation. The detainment began when a group…

News Digest — 3/17/21

On Tuesday night (16th), Israel launched an airstrike on two ammunition depots maintained by Iranian-backed militias in the suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus. Air defenses responded to…

News Digest — 3/16/21

The Israeli Cabinet has voted to cancel limitations on air travel to and from Israel, starting Tuesday (16th), allowing the airlines that serve Israel to operate flights to…

Helping a Neighbor

The small African state of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, has great physical needs. With a population of just over one million people, it has been…

News Digest — 3/15/21

Kosovo opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Sunday (14th), joining the United States and Guatemala as the only countries with embassies in the Israeli capital. Muslim-majority…

News Digest — 3/12/21

In an effort to strengthen its control over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Navy held joint maneuvers this week with Greece, Cyprus and France participating in…

News Digest — 3/11/21

Jordanian Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah unexpectedly canceled a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday (10th) after Israeli authorities refused to…

Stabbing Attacks Plague Samaria

Violent attacks are continuing to endanger Israelis. But thanks to the strength and quick response of the Israel Defense Forces and ordinary citizens…

News Digest — 3/10/21

Eduardo Bolsonaro, a Member of the Chamber of Deputies for Sau Paulo and the son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, told Israel Hayom Tuesday (9th) that he will work to…

News Digest — 3/9/21

IDF forces identified and shot two Arab terrorists who were throwing firebombs at Israeli motorists on Route 60 between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion on Monday night (8th). The IDF stated…

Blood Money

In an interview with the Times of Israel, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Commissioner for Prisoners Affairs Qadri Abu Bakr said…

News Digest — 3/8/21

Iranian Defense Minister Amit Hatami dedicated an entire speech to threats against Israel, warning provocation by Jerusalem would result in Tehran destroying…

News Digest — 3/5/21

Three weeks after a massive oil spill which Israeli environmental experts called the worst ecological disaster to befall the Jewish state in decades, Lebanon is gearing up to…

News Digest — 3/4/21

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Wednesday (3rd) she has launched an investigation into Israeli conduct in Judea and Samaria and…

News Digest — 3/3/21

The coronavirus cabinet approved an outline to partially reopen the skies on Tuesday (2nd), allowing Israelis to enter and leave the country – starting Sunday (7th) – without permission and…

News Digest — 3/2/21

The Israeli Cabinet approved on Monday (1st) an initiative to grant a campaign ribbon for IDF and South Lebanese Army soldiers who participated in an almost two-decade-long war in…

Disaster! The Aftermath

Following the horrific disaster about ten days ago of Israel’s coastline being inundated with tar, covering nearly 100 miles of beaches, the cleanup has begun…

News Digest — 3/1/21

Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and the southern suburbs Sunday night (2/28) to repel an Israeli missile strike, state media reported. There was no…

Israel’s “Miracle Drug”

The Jerusalem Post reports the largest hospital in Greece will take part in clinical trials of an Israeli treatment for COVID-19. During the press conference…

News Digest — 2/26/21

At least 17 members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps were killed in a U.S. strike on Shiite militia targets in Syria overnight Thursday (25th), the Syrian Observatory for…

News Digest — 2/25/21

For the first time, the Jewish communities of the Gulf countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will…

Sharing the Vaccine Wealth

The Prime Minister’s office announced that Israel intends to use its supply of COVID-19 vaccines to help other countries in need in exchange for diplomatic backing…

News Digest — 2/24/21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday (23rd) that Israel will not permit Iran to arm itself with nuclear weapons to fulfill its oft-repeated goal of…

News Digest — 2/23/21

Israel has made the first move under the recently approved procurement program over the weekend, signing an agreement for two Boeing KC-46 aerial refueling…

Disaster!

The black tar stretches along Israel’s coastline for about 100 miles. Coming from an unknown source, the tar has created “one of the worst environmental disasters…

News Digest — 2/22/21

Israel and Egypt have agreed to build a pipeline to connect Israel’s offshore Leviathan natural gas field to liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals in northern Egypt, according to Israeli…

“It Works”

“It works,” reports the Times of Israel. Maccabi Healthcare Services has vaccinated a half a million Israelis, with both doses of the Pfizer vaccine, and the stats…

News Digest — 2/19/21

Israel and the U.S. announced the joint development of the Arrow-4 on Thursday (18th). Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in a statement…

News Digest — 2/18/21

Residents of the northern Golan Heights woke up to a snowy Wednesday morning (17th) as a major cold front entered Israel. More snow fell in Israel throughout the day, including…

News Digest — 2/17/21

Israeli weather forecaster Uri Betz announced with Arutz Sheva that a significant amount of snow is expected in Jerusalem over the next few days. “The snow that will begin in…

A View from the Past

The archaeologist’s spade has often confirmed biblical accounts. In a recent discovery about 2 miles from the Old City in Jerusalem, archaeologists have…

News Digest — 2/16/21

Israel’s combined security services exposed and neutralized a money transferring mechanism between Hamas’ headquarters in Turkey and Hamas terror infrastructure in…

News Digest — 2/12/21

Jerusalem may be at least sprinkled in white next week, as forecast models indicate that a cold wave and stormy weather is headed for the Holy Land starting on…

News Digest — 2/11/21

Iranians staged a socially-distanced commemoration of their 1979 Islamic Revolution on Wednesday (10th), parading in vehicles to avoid infection rather than on foot while…

News Digest — 2/10/21

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi admitted Monday (8th) that Israel’s military has been operating “almost every week” in enemy territory. “In the last year, almost every week, we have…

Here We Go Again!

On Friday, February 5, the International Criminal Court voted 2-1 for the Hague to allow a criminal investigation “against Israel and the Hamas terrorist group…

News Digest — 2/9/21

The Golan Heights will always be part of Israel, the Prime Minister’s Office said on Tuesday (9th) after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken walked back the Trump administration’s…

News Digest — 2/8/21

As Israel begins lifting the restrictions put in place during the most recent lockdown, which included a ban on mass public prayers on the Temple Mount, a new campaign is urging…

News Digest — 2/5/21

The terrorist killer of Esther Horgan, a mother of six, was indicted by IDF prosecutors in a military court on Thursday (4th). Muhammad Cabha, 40, from an Arab town near…

News Digest — 2/4/21

The Israeli Air Force conducted several airstrikes against targets in Damascus and in the south of Syria on Wednesday night (3rd), the country’s state media reported. The Syrian army claimed…

Flying the Unfriendly Skies

Anti-aircraft missile fire targeted an IDF surveillance drone over southern Lebanon today. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit claimed the drone…

News Digest — 2/3/21

A senior Iranian official said Tuesday (2nd) that additional centrifuges have been installed, enriching even more uranium than is allowed and effectively increasing Iran’s violation of…

News Digest — 2/2/21

Kosovo and Israel established diplomatic ties on Monday (1st) in a ceremony held digitally due to the pandemic lockdown. Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza…

Doing the Impossible!

Addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council, UN Watch Director Hillel Neuer said that due to “Iran’s escalating aggression, sponsorship of terror…

News Digest — 2/1/21

Unidentified aircraft targeted sites belonging to pro-Iranian militias near Al-Bukamal in the Deir Ezzor region of eastern Syria on Saturday night (1/30), according to local…

News Digest — 1/29/21

The Commander of CENTCOM, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr, began a two-day visit to Israel Thursday (28th).  At the center of the visit will be a strategic situational…

News Digest — 1/28/21

International Holocaust Remembrance Day, in commemoration of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, was marked Wednesday (27th) by online events with the…

News Digest — 1/27/21

“Israel’s mission is to ensure the Jewish people will never be defenseless against those who seek to destroy them,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in honor of…

News Digest — 1/26/21

The Commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM), Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, will visit Israel on Thursday (28th) for the first time under the new…

Truth for Lies

Israel has to constantly counter international coverage with truth. One recent example is the Associated Press presenting Israel as an Apartheid state…

News Digest — 1/25/21

U.S President Joe Biden has appointed Palestinian-American Maher Bitar to the role of senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, according to…

Will Abbas Hold Palestinian Elections?

Palestinians recently marked the 16th anniversary of their second presidential election. General elections have not been held since 2005 when Mahmoud Abbas won…

News Digest — 1/22/21

Syrian state media reported Israeli airstrikes near the western city of Hama in the pre-dawn hours of Friday morning (22nd). Syrian official news agency SANA said Syria’s air defenses…

News Digest — 1/21/21

David Friedman completed his tenure Wednesday evening (20th) with a visit to the Western  Wall at Jerusalem’s Old City. He was greeted by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, rabbi of the…

News Digest — 1/20/21

A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday evening (19th), landed in southern Israel without a siren ringing off to alert the locals of an incoming fire, the military confirmed. The IDF…