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News Digest — 12/6/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for legislation allowing the public to directly elect the prime minister to prevent a third round of Knesset elections from being held in under…

Hope in the Shadow of War

Over the past two weeks, rocket strikes have rained down on Israel more frequently than usual. Citizens are devastated, living in constant fear…

News Digest — 12/5/19

Hamas on Wednesday (4th) called on Gaza Strip’s residents to return to the Israel-Gaza border on Friday (6th) and resume the “March of Return” protests following a three-week…

News Digest — 12/4/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with reporters Wednesday morning (4th) just before his departure for Lisbon, Portugal, where he is set to meet with…

News Digest — 12/3/19

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon is to announce on Tuesday (3rd) a plan to advance a resolution recognizing Jewish refugees from Arab countries. The move…

One Step Closer

At Tel Aviv University researchers have made a hopeful discovery in treating Pancreatic Cancer. The initial experimental results, used on mice, led to a destruction of…

News Digest — 12/2/19

At the start of a meeting with his Security Council on Sunday (1st), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reaffirmed his commitment to the security and well-being of the…

Anti-Israel Wikipedia Editors Exposed

The Washington Free Beacon has reported that The Israel Group, a nonprofit organization that combats anti-Israel bias, exposed the identities of a group of people who…

When Justice Is Called Hatred

The nonprofit organization Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN) has been placed alongside the KKK on the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group…

News Digest — 11/27/19

After an incoming rocket from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by Israel’s missile defense system, Tuesday night (26th), and another landed in an open space, it was the IDF’s turn to…

To Protect and Defend

Early in November the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) initiated Operation Northern Shield “to expose and neutralize” terror tunnels Hezbollah built along the northern border…

News Digest — 11/26/19

The IDF issued a statement on Monday (25th) that it had identified a rocket launch from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.  There were no immediate reports of…

News Digest — 11/25/19

Likud MK Shlomo Karai is drafting a bill that would end the political deadlock in Israel by making it possible for voters to directly elect a prime minister, Yediot Ahronot reported…

News Digest — 11/22/19

Israel’s political system made history Thursday (21st), entering for the first time a specially designated 21-day grace period in which any member of the Knesset will have the opportunity…

News Digest — 11/21/19

On Wednesday night (20th), Blue and White’s Benny Gantz informed President Reuven Rivlin that he could not form a governing coalition, which means the nation…

Jordan Reclaims Leased Israeli Land

The 1994 Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty granted Israel a lease on approximately 1,000 acres of farmland. Now Israeli farmers are being pushed off the land…

News Digest — 11/20/19

Israel warned Iran from carrying out further attacks against the Jewish State after Israeli fighter jets carried out a wave of retaliatory air strikes against dozens of…

The Sounds of Life

With the sounds of sirens wailing as the rockets from Gaza targeted residents in Ashkelon, at Barzilai Hospital the sounds of crying newborns brought joy in the midst of terror…

News Digest — 11/19/19

Sirens sounded in the Golan Heights in Israel’s north early Tuesday morning (19th). The IDF reported that four launches were identified from Syria towards…

News Digest — 11/18/19

Regardless of the intensive efforts made to form a unity government and prevent a third election, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in the forefront of such efforts, does not discount the…

Netanyahu Appoints Bennett as Defense Minister

Israel is in a state of instability since there is still no government formed after the election last September. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s cabinet in the meantime has approved…

News Digest — 11/15/19

The Israeli Air Force struck several Islamic Jihad targets in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Friday morning (15th), in response to four rocket attacks by the Iranian-backed terrorist group…

News Digest — 11/14/19

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday (14th) said five rockets were fired at Israel, hours after the military confirmed a ceasefire had been reached with terror groups in Gaza…

A Legacy of Lifesaving

IDF soldier Nachshon Wachsman was captured by Hamas gunmen in a six-day hostage situation in 1994. After his captors failed to negotiate for 200 prisoners in exchange for his life…

News Digest — 11/13/19

Gaza rocket fire on Israel resumed on Wednesday morning (13th) after a relatively calm night as Islamic Jihad terrorists fired dozens of projectiles…

News Digest — 11/12/19

Israel killed a senior Islamic Jihad commander in the city of Gaza early Tuesday (12th) in a rare targeted killing that threatened to unleash a fierce round of cross-border violence with…

An Honorable Woman

From the day she received the appointment to the United Nations as the United States ambassador, Nikki Haley proved that she would support Israel…

News Digest — 11/11/19

Nikki Haley said that she depended on her “core values” to defend Israel in the UN when she was presented with the Theodor Herzl Award Wednesday (6th) for her…

News Digest — 11/8/19

On November 9 to November 10, 1938, in a pogrom known as “Kristallnacht,“ Nazis in Germany torched synagogues, vandalized Jewish homes, schools and businesses and killed…

News Digest — 11/7/19

Yair Netanyahu, son of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke on Wednesday (6th) at a World Values Heritage event in NY, where he was interviewed by…

News Digest — 11/6/19

The Ministry of Immigration and Absorption on Monday evening (4th) launched events celebrating Aliyah Day in honor of olim, or new immigrants to Israel. During a special ceremony…

News Digest — 11/5/19

The Likud will try to bring back direct elections for prime minister as a solution to the current political impasse, new Likud faction chairman Miki Zohar said Tuesday (5th). The initiative has…

News Digest — 11/4/19

Reviving decades-old cries of “Death to America,” Iran on Monday (4th) marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 student takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and the 444-day…

News Digest — 11/1/19

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday (10/31) charged that all the forces it has been fighting during the country’s eight-year civil war were “tools serving…

News Digest — 10/31/19

Five people were detained on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on Wednesday (30th) as they stopped to pray during their tour, while affirming “G-d is the Lord.”  Police arrested…

An Uneasy Peace

Secretary of State Pompeo hailed the twenty-fifth anniversary on Sunday the 27th  between Israel and Jordan. He said, “Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Peace…

News Digest — 10/30/19

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigned Tuesday (29th), bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after the baton-wielding…

News Digest — 10/29/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday (28th) that Iran is deploying precision missiles in Yemen in order to attack Israel. In his meeting with…

News Digest — 10/28/19

The killing of shadowy Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is an “impressive” US intelligence and operational feat, but it is important to remember that Iran is…

News Digest — 10/25/19

On Thursday (24th), the IDF unveiled its new five-year plan of operations, with IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi stressing that Israel’s primary strategic threat remains…

News Digest — 10/24/19

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin gave the mandate to form the next government to Blue and White leader Benny Gantz Wednesday night (23rd). The mandate was passed on to Gantz after…

News Digest — 10/23/19

Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to…

Mending Fences

When President Trump abruptly pulled US forces out of Syria, leaving Kurds vulnerable to a Turkish attack, many criticized and condemned him…

News Digest — 10/22/19

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ended his quest to form a coalition – a step that pushes the country into new political uncertainty. Netanyahu fell short of…

News Digest — 10/21/19

An official in the Syrian Democratic Forces called on Israel Monday (21st) to take action against Turkey’s military incursion into northern Syria. The official, who spoke…

News Digest — 10/18/19

Arriving in Israel from talks in Ankara on stopping Turkish military strikes against Kurds in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Friday (18th) in Israel with…

News Digest — 10/17/19

Tens of thousands of Jews from Israel and around the world gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem Wednesday morning (16th) for the traditional…

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…