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News Digest — 9/17/21

Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday (16th), the first in a series of deliveries organized by the Hezbollah terrorist organization…

News Digest — 9/16/21

Israel shut down on Wednesday evening (15th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, even as security forces remained…

News Digest — 9/15/21

Israeli security forces are deploying reinforcements across the country ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday, which is set to begin Wednesday (15th) at sundown. In particular, security is…

News Digest — 9/14/21

Two individuals in their 20s were stabbed near Jerusalem’s Central Station on Monday (13th) in a suspected terrorist attack, and were evacuated to the nearby…

Foiled!

Two attempts to attack Israelis were foiled over the weekend. On Saturday a 17 year old assailant was killed by Border Police as he attempted to stab two…

News Digest — 9/13/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Sunday (12th) said the manhunt to bring about the capture of two remaining Palestinian prisoners who escaped a…

Abbas and Gantz Hold Rare Meeting

Palestinian Authority, President Mahmoud Abbas met with Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, late last month. The two held a rare meeting…

News Digest — 9/10/21

Senior members of the Fatah movement’s steering committee and high-ranking Palestinian Authority security officials agreed in a meeting late Thursday (9th) to help Israel…

Escape!

Six Palestinian prisoners escaped from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on Monday and have so far evaded capture. “The six escapees include…

News Digest — 9/9/21

Israel’s defense establishment is concerned about the possibility of weakening the stability in Gaza, as well as in Judea and Samaria, and the rest of Israel…

Jewish Population Grows in 5781

The Jewish Agency for Israel released statistics that place the global Jewish population at 15.2 million in the new…

News Digest — 9/8/21

President Isaac Herzog issued a special greeting to Diaspora Jewry ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year – with subtitles in six languages. “Dear friends, as we approach…

News Digest — 9/7/21

As Israelis were preparing to celebrate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah on Monday evening (6th), health officials reported in the afternoon hours that the country’s coronavirus…

News Digest — 9/3/21

Israeli planes carried out airstrikes near Damascus early Friday (3rd), Syrian state media claimed, and sounds of explosions were heard in central…

News Digest — 9/2/21

In a gesture of goodwill, Israel has announced a group of humanitarian measures for Gaza, despite nightly riots currently raging on the enclave’s border. On Wednesday (1st)…

News Digest — 9/1/2021

The average number of letters from around the world addressed to God and sent to Israel for placement in the cracks of Jerusalem’s Western Wall has tripled over the past…

A Sweet Deal?

Since 2006 Anuradha Mittal has served as the chair of Ben and Jerry’s board of directors and also as vice-president of the company’s non-profit foundation…

News Digest — 8/31/2021

Border Police officer Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was critically wounded by a Palestinian rioter along the Gaza Strip-Israeli border last week, succumbed to his wounds on…

News Digest — 8/30/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday night (29th), hours after PM Naftali Bennett returned from…

Netanyahu Foresaw Afghanistan Takeover

Former Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, wrote on Facebook that he rejected an offer from the then U.S. Secretary of State…

News Digest — 8/27/2021

WASHINGTON – Bulgaria will not participate in the UN event marking 20 years since the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, bringing the number of countries boycotting…

News Digest — 8/26/2021

Israel’s military is working hard to develop plans to strike Iran’s nuclear facilities, the IDF Chief of Staff revealed on Tuesday (24th), as Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett…

Keeping Israel’s Enemies at Bay

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has drawn a line in the stand for his foreign policy. In an interview with The New York Times published this morning…

News Digest — 8/25/2021

Just ahead of his departure for Washington on Tuesday (24th) for his first meeting with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke to the New York Times and…

Questions and Answers

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the rabbi of the Western Wall and Holy Sites, told a three member commission investigating the April 29 Mount Meron disaster…

News Digest — 8/23/2021

Incendiary balloons were reportedly launched from Gaza toward southern Israel on Sunday night (22nd), Palestinian media sources reported. It is thought that a number of…

Hamas Congratulates the Taliban

Hamas, the terrorist organization governing the Gaza Strip, congratulated the Taliban reconquest of Afghanistan and the “defeat” of the United States…

News Digest — 8/20/2021

August 20, 2021 marks 28 years since the Oslo I Accord was finalized and signed after multiple rounds of intense secret negotiations…

News Digest — 8/19/2021

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah asserted that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan should serve as a lesson to Israel that the US is not a reliable partner. Nasrallah made…

Afghanistan-Level Crisis Averted in Israel

The world is watching the plight of Afghanistan, which fell under the control of the Taliban, a terrorist Islamist militia group. The Taliban took over Kabul…

News Digest — 8/18/2021

Israel struck a military outpost near Quneitra late on Tuesday night (17th), Syrian media reported. The state-run SANA news agency said that two missiles were fired in…

News Digest — 8/17/2021

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid contacted his Greek counterpart, Nikos Dendias, on Monday (16th), requesting air assistance to put out the fires in the Jerusalem mountains and…

A Special Reunion

On August 22, 1942 Eduard and Ernestine Leiter, along with seven other Jewish families were deported from Oberndorf, Germany to the Theriesenstadt Concentration camp…

News Digest — 8/16/2021

In what was the second major wildfire in the Judean Hills this month, six communities west of Jerusalem were evacuated Sunday afternoon (15th), and several roads were…

News Digest — 8/13/2021

Israel downed an unarmed Hezbollah drone that crossed the border from Lebanon, the army said Thursday (12th). In a statement, the army said it downed the…

News Digest — 8/12/2021

The Director of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency David Barnea has presented CIA chief Wiliam Burns with a dossier warning that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is mentally unstable and…

The Terrorist Elephant in the Room

As part of his tour of the Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Command this week, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited the Lebanon border…

News Digest — 8/11/2021

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is heading to Morocco Wednesday (11th), making him the first Israeli minister to do so since ties between Israel and the North African country were…

Changing Alliances?

In May, the Palestinians launched over 4,300 rockets into Israel. However, not all voices condemned the Palestinians for their aggression…

News Digest — 8/10/21

Israel will send three planes to help extinguish the fires raging across Greece, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett authorized on Monday (9th)…

News Digest — 8/9/21

PM Naftali Bennett at the beginning of Sunday’s (8th) cabinet meeting said Israel had responded to incendiary balloon launches from Gaza at Israel. “Over the weekend, the IDF…

News Digest — 8/6/21

Rocket sirens sounded on Friday morning (6th) along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.  The rockets came from Lebanon, but it was not clear if the source was…

News Digest — 8/5/21

Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in as Iran’s president at its parliament Thursday afternoon (5th) in front of international officials from over 70 countries. His swearing-in ceremony…

Israel Faced With Multiple Terror Attacks

Israel’s enemies are closing in. Iran was identified as the aggressor in a drone strike on an Israeli-managed tanker in Oman last Thursday that left…

News Digest — 8/4/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz toured southern Israel on Tuesday (3rd), together with Deputy Defense Minister, Alon Shuster, Head of the IDF’s Planning Directorate, Maj. Gen…

An Uneasy Victory

In the vote last Wednesday for the 2022 fiscal year State, Foreign Operations Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, it gives cause for concern to some Israelis…

News Digest — 8/3/21

The US, Russia and Britain have given Israel tacit approval to retaliate against Iran for a deadly drone strike on an Israeli-operated ship on Thursday (7/29). A report…

News Digest — 8/2/21

“In recent days, the world has received another reminder of Iranian aggression, this time at sea,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement regarding the…

News Digest — 7/30/21

An Israeli ship was attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Friday morning (30th), the Associated Press reported, citing the British Defense Ministry…

News Digest — 7/29/21

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan warned against “adopting the narratives of the extremists in the Middle East” during a United Nations…

News Digest — 7/28/21

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and the American Lockheed Martin companies will collaborate in the development of a ground-based laser weapon system. The two…

News Digest — 7/27/21

The foreign ministers of Israel and Cyprus both expressed concerns about Turkey’s “provocative” moves on the eastern Mediterranean island during a bilateral meeting…

Exhibit A!

Foreign Minister Yair Lipid instigated a firestorm over his speech on anti-Semitism as he said “anti-Semitism is not as special as many Jews believe…

News Digest — 7/26/21

Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the…

News Digest — 7/23/21

President Isaac Herzog wished the Israeli Olympic delegation good luck in a phone call to swimmer Yaakov Tomarkin and triple jumper Hannah Minenko Friday morning…

News Digest — 7/22/21

The Israel Air Force (IAF) bombed Hezbollah targets in the Homs area in Syria early Thursday morning (22nd), the country’s state media reported, and there are reports of…

Pay for Slay Takes a Hit

The Palestinian Authority’s “pay for slay” program, which rewards terrorists with a salary for killing Israelis, has always been horrific, but Israel is taking action…

News Digest — 7/21/21

Nearly 100,000 Muslims arrived Tuesday morning (20th) at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to pray at Al Aqsa Mosque. Tuesday (20th) marked the first day of…

News Digest — 7/20/21

The IDF fired artillery shells into Lebanon overnight after two rockets were fired at northern Israel from Lebanese territory, triggering sirens in the Western Galilee area…

News Digest — 7/19/21

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog on Saturday (17th) offered German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier Israel’s assistance in grappling with historic flooding from days of intense…

News Digest — 7/16/21

Israel is set to be blanketed by a heatwave over the weekend, with health authorities on Thursday (15th) issuing advisories in light of the expected extreme weather. Temperatures are…

News Digest — 7/15/21

A delegation of Iranian dissidents and expatriates plan to pay a solidarity visit to Israel next week with officials from the Trump administration. The mission, organized by the…

News Digest — 7/14/21

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday (14th), with Israel’s president attending the flag-raising ceremony. The embassy is situated in the…

News Digest — 7/13/21

Hezbollah on Monday (12th) released new footage of the 2006 cross-border raid that triggered the Second Lebanon War. The move, clearly a psychological warfare ploy, comes as…

Light from the Past

The interesting and significant finds from Israel continue with the discovery of pottery sherds with the name ‘Jerubbaal’, the nickname in the Book of Judges for “Gideon son of Joash…”

News Digest — 7/12/21

Israel is monitoring the crisis in Lebanon to ensure it does not spill over the border, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday (11th). “Lebanon is on the verge of collapse, like…

New Iranian President Has “No Regrets”

Last month the Iranian election, which was mired in controversy after a number of would-be candidates were disqualified, yielded a victory for Ebrahim Raisi…

News Digest — 7/9/21

Israel’s Supreme Court rejected 15 petitions aimed at repealing the nation-state law on Thursday afternoon (8th), effectively upholding it. The petitions were aimed at preventing…

News Digest — 7/8/21

Israel’s mission to the United Nations (UN) marked an achievement for the Jewish state this week when the UN adopted a Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that unequivocally condemns…

News Digest — 7/7/21

President-elect Isaac Herzog is slated to be sworn into office Wednesday (7th), at a special ceremony in the Knesset plenum…

Israel to Send Vaccines to Palestinians

Times of Israel reports, Israel plans to transfer some 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses to the Palestinians to help them with their floundering…

News Digest — 7/2/21

Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza sparked four fires near Israeli towns along the southern border Thursday (1st), breaking more than two weeks of quiet…

News Digest — 7/1/21

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday (1st) dedicated its third Adir squadron, which will call the Nevatim Airbase in the south its home…

News Digest — 6/30/21

Tuesday (29th) marked the fifth day of search and rescue efforts following the partial collapse of a 12-story residential building in the community of Surfside, Florida…

News Digest — 6/29/21

The IDF’s Gaza division will soon deploy a new semi-autonomous robotic ground vehicle called the Jaguar along the border with the Gaza Strip…

Help!

Concerning the recent horrific collapse of part of the 12 story oceanfront Champlain Towers condo complex in Surfside, Florida, Diaspora Affairs Minister…

News Digest — 6/28/21

Israeli Ambassador to the UN and US, Gilad Erdan asked Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to end his term as envoy to Washington, saying he will not continue…

News Digest — 6/25/21

Coronavirus chief Nachman Ash noted 227 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, Thursday (24th), in an interview with the Kan public broadcaster.  He said the infection…

News Digest — 6/24/21

Following in the footsteps of the United States, Kosovo, and its neighbor Guatemala, Honduras was the fourth country to relocate its embassy to the Israeli capital at a…

Evangelical Support for Israel Plunges

As Bible-believing Christians, we should always be on the front lines as supporters of Israel. Yet a University of North Carolina at Pembroke study has revealed…

News Digest — 6/23/21

Calls to “redeem” the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem led a graduation ceremony at an east Jerusalem school on Tuesday (22nd), as parents and students hoisted Palestinian…

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…