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Bon Voyage?

The Coronavirus, recently labeled as Covid-19 by the World Health Organization, has infected 70,548 people and left over 1,770 dead around the world…

News Digest — 2/19/20

With less than two weeks until election day and polls showing Likud and its allies doing no better than during the last round of voting in September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on…

News Digest — 2/18/20

Hundreds gathered at Jerusalem’s Western Wall Sunday (16th) for mass prayer to keep coronavirus at bay.  According to local media the time of prayer was an initiative of…

Iranian Flag Burning Factory

Videos from Iran that are shown on the news or online often show Iranians burning American or Israeli flags…

News Digest — 2/14/20

The IAF launched airstrikes Thursday (13th) in the Damascus area, according to the Syrian news agency SANA.  Syrian air defenses downed several missiles coming across Israel’s…

News Digest — 2/13/20

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Wednesday (12th) condemned the UN Human Rights Council after it released a list of over 100 companies which…

News Digest — 2/12/20

Even before the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan was revealed earlier this month, Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas was planning his trip to…

News Digest — 2/11/20

“An Egyptian security delegation visiting the Gaza Strip has relayed a message from Israel to Hamas, warning that if calm is not restored to the Israel-Gaza border, Israel will…

Springing to Life

Scientists from Israel, France, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), planted date palm seeds determined to be approximately two-thousand years old…

News Digest — 2/10/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond with ‘devastating action’ if the terror groups continue to launch attacks on the Jewish state, suggesting he would not…

The Evil is Still the Same

Last month 50 world leaders met in Jerusalem for the fifth World Holocaust Forum, to mark the 75th anniversary…

News Digest — 2/7/20

Israeli officials on Thursday (6th) lambasted Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas after three terrorist attacks on Israeli troops in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, accusing…

News Digest — 2/6/20

An IDF combat soldier was severely injured in a car-ramming attack in Jerusalem early on Thursday morning (6th), the Israeli military said in a statement. Another 11 soldiers…

Israel’s Laser Defense Breakthrough

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has developed a breakthrough in military technology: a solid-state laser source that can intercept rockets and missiles…

News Digest — 2/5/20

The Israeli military carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning (5th) after terrorists based in the coastal enclave fired three rockets at…

News Digest — 2/4/20

Just days before Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas is to arrive in New York for a UN Security Council discussion on President Donald Trump’s…

Deal or No Deal?

With the release of President Trump’s so called “Deal of the Century,” it has led to various responses, some supporting, some opposing, and some waiting for further discussion…

News Digest — 2/3/20

IDF fighter jets and helicopters attacked several Hamas terror targets early Sunday morning (2nd). Among the targets attacked were underground infrastructures used by…

News Digest — 1/31/20

Three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel late Thursday night (30th), the Israel Defense Forces said. There were no direct injuries, but an infant was…

News Digest — 1/30/20

Israeli Police forces are preparing for an escalation in the violence on the Temple Mount as two Muslims were arrested at the holy site on Wednesday (29th) after they…

News Digest — 1/29/20

Three years in the making, the ‘Deal of the Century,’ Donald Trump’s peace plan, has finally been revealed. Borders: Trump’s plan features a map of what Israel’s…

News Digest — 1/28/20

US President Donald Trump is set to unveil his administration’s much-anticipated Mideast peace plan in the latest American venture to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict…

A Day To Remember

On Saturday, January 27, 1945, the Russian army arrived at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and liberated the occupants of the labor-death camp…

News Digest — 1/27/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz landed in Washington, DC on Sunday (26th), ahead of a meeting with US President Donald Trump to discuss…

The Ultimate DNA Test

The Jerusalem Post called  the Tel Aviv-based company, Variantyx, the one-stop shop for DNA testing. Companies like Ancestry.com, 23andMe, and MyHeritage are very popular…

News Digest — 1/24/20

Israel’s security forces geared up for possible rioting on the Temple Mount during Friday (24th) prayers, amid calls for demonstrations on the holy site to protest…

News Digest — 1/23/20

Dozens of world leaders descended upon Jerusalem on Thursday (23rd) for the largest-ever gathering focused on commemorating the Holocaust and combating…

News Digest — 1/22/20

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu renewed a vow to annex Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria as the embattled leader kicked off a…

An Eternal Struggle?

Most Israeli and Palestinian millennials believe that the conflict between their people “will never end.” The International Committee of the Red Cross released…

News Digest — 1/21/20

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again drew a parallel between the Nazi genocide of the Jews and…

News Digest — 1/20/20

Governor of Texas Greg Abbott was honored at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center in Jerusalem, Friday (17th) with its highest honor – The Friends of Zion Award – during his…

News Digest — 1/17/20

As roughly 8,000 Muslim worshipers ended their prayers on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday (17th), several hundred Arabs began to riot and…

News Digest — 1/16/20

A top US Jewish group expressed solidarity on Tuesday (14th) with the anti-regime demonstrators who have taken to the streets of Iran since last weekend. “We stand with…

Showers of Blessing

A mikvah, the ritual bath, forms one of the important structures in any Jewish community. Due to the heavy rains of late…

News Digest — 1/15/20

Syria’s air defenses confronted an aerial “aggression” from Israel that targeted an air base in the country’s center late Tuesday (14th), state media reported, quoting a…

News Digest — 1/14/20

The volume of rockets in 2019 from Gaza hit new highs for a non-war year, while terrorism emanating from the West Bank continued to…

News Digest — 1/13/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the regime in Tehran on Sunday (12th) at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, expressing solidarity with the masses who have…

News Digest — 1/10/20

A spy and a man convicted of murder will be released to their hometown in the Syrian Golan Heights by the Israeli government as a “gesture of goodwill” to the…

News Digest — 1/9/20

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it very clear that settlements in Judea and Samaria will not be evacuated in any peace plan on his watch. “We never lost our right to…

Praise, Threats, and a Bounty

Following the targeted elimination of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps commander Quasem Soleimani last Thursday, various responses have occurred…

News Digest — 1/8/20

Speaking at the Kohelet Forum Conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday (8th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if…

News Digest — 1/7/20

Julian Reichelt, the editor-in-chief of best-selling German newspaper Bild, on Friday (3rd) authored a barn-burning commentary praising US President Donald Trump for…

News Digest — 1/6/20

The decision by US President Donald Trump to kill Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Quds Force, should not be considered a controversial move but rather a…

News Digest — 1/3/20

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi together with other leading security officials, convened at the Defense Ministry in…

News Digest — 1/2/20

The discovery of a horn that is purported to be one of the four corners of God’s ancient altar, as described in the biblical book of I Kings, took 2nd place on the 2019 list of…

News Digest — 12/31/19

The Israeli Security Cabinet on Sunday (29th) voted to withhold $43 million of tax funds from Palestinians, saying that is the amount of money the Palestinian Authority (PA) has paid…

News Digest — 12/30/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted to news of the stabbing attack in Monsey, New York during the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday (29th). “Israel strongly…

Hope Blooms in UK Elections

The United Kingdom’s election on December 12 resulted in a new conservative government that has already taken steps toward improving the…

News Digest — 12/27/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday (26th) scored a landslide victory in a primary race for leadership of the ruling Likud party, giving the…

Festive and Fearful Times

As the Hanukkah season continues, Jewish people in Israel and around the world celebrate the holiday with family, friends, food, and family traditions…

News Digest — 12/26/19

Palestinian terrorists fired a rocket toward the southern city of Ashkelon on Wednesday night (25th) as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was campaigning for…

News Digest — 12/24/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday (23rd) released a statement addressing the recent announcement that the International Criminal Court intends to…

News Digest — 12/23/19

Israeli airstrikes in Syria overnight killed at least three fighters aligned with the Assad regime, a monitor organization reported Monday (23rd). The British-based…

“The ‘Forgotten’ Jewish Refugees”

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, told the General Assembly that it’s his intentions to propose a resolution about what he called “the ‘forgotten’ Jewish refugees” to counter…

News Digest — 12/20/19

For the second time in less than 24 hours Israeli jets struck Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip following earlier rocket fire on Thursday evening (19th).  The military said…

News Digest — 12/19/19

Overnight, a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip at Israeli territory, the IDF reported on Thursday (19th). In response, IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas…

News Digest — 12/18/19

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer thanked US President Donald Trump for signing an executive order to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. “Last week…

News Digest — 12/17/19

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said Monday (16th) that Israel was facing a growing number of enemies and fronts and discussed the missions and…

News Digest — 12/16/19

“More than ever, Iran is threatening stability in the Middle East and endangering world peace in general due to its destructive regional aspirations,” said…

News Digest — 12/13/19

Israel expressed relief at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s loss in the UK general election overnight Thursday (12th), congratulating UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on securing a…

News Digest — 12/12/19

The gears of Israel’s political system continue to grind in place as the 22nd Knesset, serving for only three months, voted to dissolve itself at midnight Wednesday (11th) after…

Independence Day Attack Thwarted

Two Palestinians were indicted last Sunday for attempting to join ISIS and plotting mass shootings for Israel’s 72nd Independence Day…

News Digest — 12/11/19

Less than three months after Israel’s last election, the Knesset prepared Wednesday (11th) to dissolve itself and send the country to its third election in less than…

News Digest — 12/10/19

Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has been awarded Israel’s prestigious 2020 Genesis Prize for a lifetime of work promoting political and religious…

The Status Quo

On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a resolution supporting the Two State Solution. House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer, said of the non-binding resolution…

News Digest — 12/9/19

If Israelis are forced to go to a third Knesset election within a year, the parliamentary divide between right and left would remain nearly identical but the two largest factions would…

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…