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The Rocks Cry Out

This year incredible archaeological finds continue to unfold, bringing new information about Israel’s ancient past. Two new discoveries one in the north of Israel and the other in Jerusalem…

News Digest — 10/16/19

An early season storm rattled Israel on Tuesday (15th), causing sporadic power outages, a bridge collapse, beaches to shut down and concerts to be cancelled across the country, as Israelis marked…

News Digest — 10/15/19

A natural fire broke out on Monday (14th) the first day of Sukkot, in the Itamar Spring area, southwest of Jerusalem.  Hundreds of acres were burned…

News Digest — 10/14/19

Sukkot is one of the three pilgrimage festivals where Jews are enjoined in the Bible to come to Jerusalem.  It commemorates the journey of the people of Israel from Egypt to…

News Digest — 10/11/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (10th) denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to…

News Digest — 10/10/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not mention US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria at the annual Yom Kippur war memorial on Thursday (10th) but seemed to…

News Digest — 10/9/19

Israel closed down on Tuesday night (8th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and holiest day of the Jewish calendar. All flights in and out of Ben Gurion Airport ceased…

A Modern Maccabee

Yossi Cohen has directed the Mossad for three and a half years. He has “transformed the organization into a risk taking, history-altering machine.” His boldest move in 2017 led…

News Digest — 10/7/19

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, doesn’t fall suddenly into people’s lives each year. Starting 40 days earlier for Sephardic Jews and two weeks ago for…

Can Netanyahu Form a Government?

Following an extremely close Israeli election in September, President Reuven Rivlin invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to build a majority government…

News Digest — 10/4/19

Indictments were filed against the murderers of Dvir Sorek in the military court in Judea on Thursday (3rd). The five members of the terrorist cell who carried out the…

News Digest — 10/3/19

The Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs on Wednesday (2nd) confirmed a report by the TPS news agency that the head of the terror squad that murdered Rina Shnerb, Sammer Arabid, worked as…

News Digest — 10/2/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be meeting his political rival MK Benny Gantz Wednesday (2nd) due to a “strategic” decision within Gantz’s Blue and White faction to…

Israel on the Eve of the New Year

As Israelis prepare for the High Holidays with the arrival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, feelings run high. First, they face the formation of a new government…

News Digest — 10/1/19

Tens of thousands of Israelis thronged to the country’s national parks and beaches on Monday (9/30) to take advantage of the Rosh Hashanah holiday. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority said…

News Digest — 9/30/19

On Sunday (29th), US President Donald Trump issued a statement wishing those observing Rosh Hashanah a Happy New Year on behalf of himself and First Lady Melania Trump. “As the…

Ancient Seal Found at the Western Wall

An ancient seal bearing a Hebrew name was uncovered in Jerusalem at the foundations of the Western Wall. The seal bears the name and title of the most prominent position in the courts…

News Digest — 9/27/19

Rosh Hashanah, literally meaning the ‘head of the year,’ “is the Jewish New Year.”  The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, literally “day of shouting or blasting.”  It is the…

News Digest — 9/26/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was given the chance to form a government for the sixth time on Wednesday (25th), after succeeding in his five terms in office. However, he…

Forging a Government

With current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holding the narrowest lead of 55 to 54 over his opponent, Blue and White Party leader, Benny Gantz, it has fallen to President Rivlin to decide…

News Digest — 9/25/19

A recent report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council has revealed an excessive amount of anti-Semitic tropes from all sides of the political spectrum and has called for…

News Digest — 9/24/19

Leah Goldin, whose son’s remains have been in Hamas’ possession since 2014, spoke to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on September 23rd. As an Israeli mother, she asked…

News Digest — 9/23/19

An airstrike was reported Sunday afternoon (22nd) in western Iraq, targeting a military base belonging to an Iran-backed force – the third such attack on the militia in a week and the…

News Digest — 9/20/19

→ The idea of a defense pact between Israel and the U.S. has already been considered several times and rejected.  Both sides are cautious about making commitments that would…

News Digest — 9/19/19

Unknown aircraft attacked posts of Iranian-backed fighters in eastern Syria, near the Iraqi border early Thursday morning (19th), killing at least…

News Digest — 9/18/19

Israel’s two main political parties, Likud and Blue and White, are deadlocked without a clear path to forming a majority government as of Wednesday morning (18th) after…

News Digest — 9/17/19

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday (16th) announced that it was shutting down all crossings into Israel from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for Tuesday’s (17th) national…

Caring for the Heartland

The One Israel Fund began immediately after the completion of the Oslo Accords in 1993. While not an investment fund involved with the stock market, The One Israel Fund invests…

News Digest — 9/16/19

Israel’s cabinet at its weekly meeting on Sunday (15th) approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to establish the community of Mevo’ot Yericho.  The cabinet meeting was held…

Importance of Hebron

In a rare visit to Hebron, Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that a Jewish presence will remain in the city of the Patriarchs…

News Digest — 9/13/19

Iran has in recent weeks dramatically upped its aggression against Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday (12th) in Sochi…

News Digest — 9/12/19

SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that a video released on Wednesday (11th) by the Al Qaeda terror group shows…

News Digest — 9/11/19

In a ceremony held on Tuesday evening (10th) at the KKL-JNF Living Memorial Plaza in Jerusalem Park, a “Tribute in Light,” two illuminated pillars 985 feet tall were lit up, shining from Emek Ha’arazim all the way to…

News Digest — 9/10/19

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled on Monday (9th) evidence of a previously undisclosed Iranian nuclear weapons site. “Today, we reveal that yet another secret nuclear site was exposed in…

News Digest — 9/9/19

Air strikes hit positions of pro-Iranian forces and allied militias in eastern Syria overnight, killing 18 fighters, a war monitor said Monday (9th). It was not clear who…

Shekel Strength

Thanks to the growing Israeli economy, low unemployment, and virtually no inflation, the Israeli Shekel has become one of the strongest currencies in the world. The Shekel could continue to strengthen…

Exposed by The Light

In a move considered ‘unprecedented,’ the Palestinian Authority was recently questioned on its anti-Israel incitement in Palestinian textbooks. Hillel Neuer, Director of UN Watch, said…

News Digest — 9/6/19

The US on Thursday (5th) blocked a UN Security Council statement on tensions between Israel and Hezbollah that did not single out violence by the Lebanese terror group, forcing the text to be…

News Digest — 9/5/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a warning to Iran, as he boarded a flight to London Thursday morning (5th) to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and…

News Digest — 9/4/19

On Tuesday evening (3rd), the Israeli military posted to Twitter images of a Hezbollah compound it says the terror group is using to pursue Iran’s campaign to wipe out the Jewish State. “We can now reveal that…

News Digest — 9/3/19

One day after Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions near the Lebanese border, the Israeli military revealed that it was ready to deliver a decisive blow to the terror group’s…

Jordan Halts Filming

The Jordanian government suspended the filming of a fictional movie about a boy who uncovers an ancient stone with a Hebrew inscription on it in the city of Petra…

Rumors of War

Israel faces committed enemies in Gaza and in the north with Lebanon. Arch enemy Iran actively supplies both with finances and weapons. Breaking Israel News asks the probing question, “Is Israel on the Verge of All out War?”…

News Digest — 8/30/19

The army’s Northern Command said Thursday (29th) it had canceled all leave for combat brigades on Israel’s northern border, just hours after the military’s commander in the north warned Israel would…

News Digest — 8/29/19

Air raid sirens warning of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip sounded Wednesday night (28th) at the Netiv Ha’Asara community that borders the northern section of the Hamas-run enclave.  The moshav was holding…

News Digest — 8/28/19

Even as the Israeli government considers whether to launch a wider operation against Gaza’s attacks on the Jewish State, internal tensions among terrorist groups in the coastal enclave have apparently…

News Digest — 8/27/19

Israeli military on Tuesday (27th) ordered the restriction of movement of military vehicles along Israel’s border with Lebanon after the leader of Iran-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah threatened to…

News Digest — 8/26/19

Israeli security forces captured the terrorists who carried out Friday’s (23rd) attack at Danny’s Spring near the Jewish town of Dolev.  The IDF said the two terrorists are residents of…

A New Lease on Life

An unnamed Palestinian man recently received residency to work and live in Israel after receiving death threats in his hometown near the city of Hebron. The Palestinian man was threatened by some of his own people…

News Digest — 8/23/19

A 17-year-old woman was killed and her father and brother were seriously injured on Friday (23rd) after a grenade was thrown at them from a car near the spring of Ein Bubin near the Israeli town of Dolev…

Pure Israel: A Generous Act

Proverbs 14:31 says, “He that oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker; but he that honors Him has mercy on the poor.” A living illustration of this passage occurred recently…

News Digest — 8/22/19

“In response to the rockets fired from #Gaza to #Israel, we just struck a number of military targets in a Hamas naval facility in the northern Gaza Strip,” the IDF tweeted around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning (22nd). Terrorists launched…

News Digest — 8/21/19

The Lebanese Al Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday morning (20th) quoted a Hamas source who claimed that the terror groups have sent a clear message saying if Israel does not implement “the understandings,” they will…

News Digest — 8/20/19

On Monday (19th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, together with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, at the monument at Babi Yar, attended a memorial ceremony for the…

News Digest — 8/19/19

Israel will embark on a wide-scale campaign in the Gaza Strip regardless of the current election campaign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday (18th) at Ben-Gurion Airport on his way to Ukraine for…

‘Church of the Apostles’ Unearthed in Israel

Archaeologists from Kinneret College in Israel and Nyack College in New York, believe they have found the Church of the Apostles on the Northern shores of the Sea of Galilee…

A Mother’s Courage Times Three!

“My stomach churns with worry and excitement. My concern triples,” says 41 year old Tehila Zada, as she embraces her three children…

News Digest — 8/16/19

Following news that Israel’s Ministry of the Interior decided to bar entry to U.S. lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib over their support for anti-Israel activities, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued…

News Digest — 8/15/19

Israel is considering reversing its decision to allow U.S. Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar into the country after all, News 12 reported Thursday (15th). Two weeks ago…

News Digest — 8/14/19

To the sounds of shofar-blasts and the cheering of hundreds of Israelis who came to celebrate with them, 242 new immigrants stepped off a Nefesh B’Nefesh chartered El Al flight in…

News Digest — 8/13/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Ukraine for a two-day visit  next week, his office confirmed Sunday (11th). In Kiev, Netanyahu will meet Ukrainian President Voldodymyr Zelensky and visit the…

News Digest — 8/12/19

Islamic Jihad and Hamas threatened increased violence on Sunday (11th) after a day of riots on the Temple Mount left four police officers and several Muslims and Jews injured. Police were forced to storm…

“There is No Peace!”

Isaiah’s statement resounds as loudly today as it did when he announced it in his day, “There is no peace,” says my God, “to the wicked” (Isaiah 57:21)…

News Digest — 8/9/19

The Waqf called on Muslims to pray in the Mosques on the Temple Mount during the Jewish holiday of Tisha B’Av on Sunday (11th), to prevent Jews from going up there to…

News Digest — 8/8/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also serves as Defense Minister, said on Thursday (8th), “This morning we were informed about a harsh stabbing attack.  The security forces are currently in pursuit to apprehend…

News Digest — 8/7/19

Sources in the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday (6th) that Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz, speaking during a closed-door session of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said that Israel was involved in a…

News Digest — 8/6/19

Iran has increased its funding to Hamas to the tune of $30 million per month in exchange for intelligence on Israeli missile capabilities. The major increase of funding, up from $100 million per year, came following a…

News Digest — 8/5/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi expressed their mutual appreciation on Twitter Sunday (4th), celebrating the strong ties between the two nations. The online greetings were triggered…

“For Them My Soul Weeps”

From 1933 to 1945 at least 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazi perpetrators. From killing fields to the mechanized death camps, Jews and others under the heel of Nazism perished. Amazingly, some survived…

News Digest — 8/2/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to confirm on Thursday (1st) that Israel was behind a reported missile attack earlier in the day in the Quneitra region in Syria. “We’re defending ourselves at all times…

News Digest — 8/1/19

An IDF officer and two soldiers were wounded early Thursday morning (1st) after a terrorist from the Gaza Strip breached the security fence into Israel and fired at the forces.  The troops responded by shooting…

News Digest — 7/31/19

Jason Greenblatt, an envoy for the Trump administration, accused Tehran of ‘exploiting’ the Arab-Israeli conflict for decades, saying the Islamic Republic has been “profiting” from the violence. In a tweet Wednesday…

News Digest — 7/30/19

Israel “carried out an airstrike earlier this month against an Iranian rockets depot” in Iraq, according to Asharq Al-Awsat, an Arabic international newspaper headquartered in London. According to the newspaper, the rockets depot…

News Digest — 7/29/19

Prime Minister/Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (28th) delivered remarks at the start of the cabinet meeting regarding the successful tests of the Arrow 3 defense system in Alaska. “In recent weeks…

Congratulations, Mr. Prime Minister!

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister. He displaced founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion who served Israel…

News Digest — 7/26/19

Six Iranians fighting for the Syrian regime were among those killed in reported Israeli missile strikes in southern Syria this week, a war monitor said Thursday (25th). Israeli missiles targeted…

News Digest — 7/25/19

Palestinian Authority official daily newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida described the season following the Jewish fast day of the 17th of Tammuz as “the most dangerous season of Judaization,” Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported…

News Digest — 7/24/19

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday morning (24th) launched an attack of the Tel al-Hara area in the Dara’a district in southern Syria, Syrian sources reported. Syria’s official SANA news reported that the…

News Digest — 7/23/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu interviewed by Boaz Bismuth and Amnon Lord: →Asked about how he views the period since he first became prime minister in 1996, Benjamin Netanyahu said…

News Digest — 7/22/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. Netanyahu, 69, on Saturday (20th) surpassed the number of days as prime minister held by…

Shaping the Future

During his 2016 Presidential Campaign, then candidate Donald Trump made moving the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem part of his platform. For over 25 years successive presidents refused to move…

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)…

Exhibit A!

I call Psalm 120 the Psalm of Modern Israel. It begins with a request, “Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue.” He calls for action against these lies…

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…

Serving Where They Can

While living in the Netherlands, Raymond and Mirjam Reijnen served as full time fire fighters. Now living in Israel since March 25, 2018, the married couple assist as volunteers on their kibbutz…

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…

Barn Owls to the Rescue

Israel values environmental awareness in many areas, including farming. Some had problems with rodents in their fields. Thanks to the work of ornithology professor Yossi Leshem of Tel Aviv…

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…