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Fly Me to the Moon!

Two influential Israeli organizations have joined forces in a project to launch a nano-satellite to the moon. The Technion and Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) have agreed to…

News Digest — 6/22/21

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar raised demands for the immediate transfer of Qatari cash to the Gaza Strip, threatening an escalation if that failed to happen…

News Digest — 6/21/21

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Hamas on Sunday (20th) that Israel’s patience “has run out,” and that it will not tolerate “any more violence” of any kind from the…

News Digest — 6/18/21

The Israeli Air Force slammed more than 10 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip Thursday evening (17th), responding to the launching of fire balloons into southern Israel for…

News Digest — 6/17/21

The presidential changing of the guard has been brought forward by two days.  Following repeated media reports that it would take place on July 9, it has now been…

Immigration to Israel Is Skyrocketing

Israel has become a hotspot for immigration in 2021. According to data developed by a team led by Nefesh B’Nefesh, about 5,000 new immigrants…

News Digest — 6/16/21

For the first time since Operation Guardian of the Walls in May, when over 4,000 rockets were fired into southern and central Israel over an 11-day period, the IDF hit…

News Digest — 6/15/21

Israel’s defense establishment is bracing for potential violence in the West Bank as Palestinian groups warned against the controversial Jerusalem Flag March set to…

Groundbreaking!

As in every election change, new faces appear. However, Yamina Party electee Shirley Pinto comes into the Knesset from a unique perspective…

News Digest — 6/14/21

Naftali Bennett was sworn in as prime minister of the State of Israel on Sunday evening (13th). Change bloc MKs erupted in applause while Likud loyalists sat quietly as the Knesset…

News Digest — 6/11/21

Israel’s 36th government will be sworn in on Sunday (13th) barring some unforeseen development or a last-minute defection. This would end Prime Minister…

News Digest — 6/10/21

A new public opinion poll released Wednesday (9th) by a pro-Israel organization showed that a large majority of Israelis wanted to keep fighting…

UN Justifies IDF Strikes

When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck a Hamas terror tunnel in Gaza in May, it came under fire for making its attack so close to a school…

News Digest — 6/9/21

Syrian sources claimed Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Damascus area Tuesday night (8th), leaving at least 10 dead, including seven “non-Syrians.” The official…

The Masking of Truth

“Hamas is winning online. The globally designated terror group has mastered the manipulation of the press, convincing the world to ignore its bloody history…

News Digest — 6/8/21

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday (7th) that the United States is committed to replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system. “We are working with…

News Digest — 6/7/21

Israel this week will mark the 40th anniversary of one of the most daring military missions in its history: the elimination of the would-be nuclear reactor in Iraq.  The operation stunned…

News Digest — 6/4/21

The head of IDF Southern Command told Israel’s Channel 13 on Thursday (3rd) that the IDF is preparing for “the next stage” of Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas, which…

News Digest — 6/3/21

A massive fire broke out Wednesday night (2nd) at the oil refinery serving Iran’s capital, sending thick plumes of black smoke over Tehran. It wasn’t immediately clear if there were…

The Israeli Government Makeover

In the aftermath of Operation Guardian of the Walls and the ceasefire reached with Hamas two weeks ago, Israel is now able to shift its focus…

News Digest — 6/2/21

The Israeli army destroyed a Syrian observation post established on the Israeli side of the buffer zone in the Golan Heights on Tuesday (1st), a spokesperson said. The army…

Devoted to the Truth

The renowned and respected Israeli archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar passed away this week at the age of 64. One of her highest achievements came in 2005…

News Digest — 6/1/21

The terrorist who injured a security patrol member near the Gaza border on Sunday evening (5/30) was a Palestinian resident of Gaza who crossed into Israel from the…

News Digest — 5/28/21

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Thursday (27th) criticized the passage of two recent anti-Israel resolutions by the World Health Organization’s Assembly and…

News Digest — 5/27/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Wednesday (26th) warned that if Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite terrorist group based in Lebanon, would attack Israel, “Lebanon will…

News Digest — 5/26/21

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Israel this week, possibly overlapping the current trip of his successor Antony Blinken, the website Politico reported…

News Digest — 5/25/21

Israel may act on its own to counter the Iranian nuclear threat, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  warned on Monday night (24th), as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken headed to…

Aftermath

Following the cease-fire concluding eleven days of Israel’s Operation Wall Guardian campaign, here are some effects of the conflict in Israel…

News Digest — 5/24/21

Thousands of people gathered on Sunday (23rd) at 7 World Trade Center – Ground Zero – and at another 13 locations across the United States, in response to a wave of…

Abbas Cancels Palestinian Election

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas canceled elections late last month for the Palestinian people. Abbas was elected in 2006 to serve…

News Digest — 5/21/21

The Israeli security cabinet voted to accept a ceasefire late Thursday (20th) as the Israeli south and Gaza remained inflamed. The security cabinet unanimously agreed to…

News Digest — 5/20/21

Gaza-based terrorists fired some 70 rockets at Israeli towns and cities through the south, sending hundreds of thousands of Israelis running for cover throughout Wednesday night…

A New Threat from the North

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been working tirelessly to protect its citizens from rocket strikes from the Gaza Strip for several weeks…

News Digest — 5/19/21

Egyptian reports claimed Tuesday (18th) that a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas terror group would begin Thursday (20th). According to Arab reports, the US…

News Digest — 5/18/21

The IDF has killed at least 160 Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists since the beginning of Operation Guardian of the Walls began last week, the military said on Tuesday (18th). The announcement…

Death Traps

In June 10-15, 2007, Hamas defeated Fatah for the control of the Gaza Strip. Following its victory, Hamas, which means violence, has launched numerous terror attacks…

News Digest — 5/17/21

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired an estimated 60 rockets at Israel overnight Monday (17th) marking the fewest number of projectiles launched at the Jewish state over…

News Digest — 5/14/21

The Israel Air Force bombed Hamas’ underground tunnel network late Thursday night (13th) in the northern Gaza Strip in what military officials said was one of the most…

News Digest — 5/13/21

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines have suspended flights to Israel amid massive rocket attacks from Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip and waves of…

News Digest — 5/12/21

One person was killed and two injured when an anti-tank missile fired by Hamas struck their vehicle near the northern part of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday (12th).  A third man…

News Digest — 5/11/21

More than 70 people were injured on Tuesday morning (11th) after rockets fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into two homes in Ashkelon.  Four of the injured were members of the…

Rage!

Rioting and attacking Israeli drivers in Jerusalem have dominated the city the past week. On Sunday evening, May 9, Israel began celebrating…

News Digest — 5/10/21

Palestinian terrorists in Gaza fired three rockets at Israeli towns early Monday morning (10th), sending tens of thousands of Israelis running for bomb shelters as…

Israelis Mourn Mount Meron Deaths

The Times of Israel reported at least 45 Israelis were crushed to death and more than 150 people hurt in a human stampede at a mass gathering

News Digest — 5/7/21

Three terrorists with guns fired shots at the Salem Border Police base in the North West Bank on Friday morning (7th) before being shot by officers. The terrorists…

News Digest — 5/6/21

Israel security forces arrested the Palestinian terrorist suspected of shooting three Israeli teenagers, Israel’s Army Radio reported Thursday (6th). Following the four-day manhunt…

A Reminder to Rejoice

Israel’s political scene is once again tumultuous following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to form a government…

News Digest — 5/5/21

Israel fired missiles toward northwest Syria early Wednesday (5th), killing one person and wounding six, Syrian state media reported. It was the first Israeli attack on Syria since…

News Digest — 5/4/21

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government is set to expire Tuesday (4th) at 11:59 p.m.  Barring a dramatic development during the day, it appears that…

A Deadly Weekend

Early on Friday morning, April 29, a horrible tragedy occurred on Mt. Meron in northern Israel. The cause of the crush of people which left 45…

News Digest — 5/3/21

Israel marked a national day of mourning on Sunday (2nd) following the deaths of 45 worshipers during the Lag B’Omer festivities at Mount Meron (4/29), the worst…

News Digest — 4/30/21

At least 44 people died and over 150 were injured, many of them critically, when people stampeded at the annual Lag B’ Omer pilgrimage in northern…

News Digest — 4/29/21

The nuclear talks in Vienna feel like a flashback.  The US administration is yet again eager to join the dangerous Iranian nuclear deal and Israel is left to wage a…

News Digest — 4/28/21

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two rockets toward Israel early Wednesday morning (28th), with both projectiles falling inside the…

News Digest — 4/27/21

Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas said overnight that he would not agree to hold Palestinian legislative elections scheduled to take place on May 22 if…

Israel and COVID

A brief snapshot of Israel’s challenge and success combating COVID-19. Total Cases: 838,084, Total Active Cases: 1,720…

News Digest — 4/26/21

Residents of the western Negev endured an uneasy night on Sunday (25th) as terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip stepped up the pace of rocket attacks on…

News Digest — 4/23/21

Several clips recently posted on social media sites showing Muslims playing ball games on the Temple Mount have prompted an Israeli organization to…

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…