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News Digest — 3/22/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett paid an unannounced visit to Egypt on Monday (21st), where he met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and United…

News Digest — 3/21/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sent a video message to the Iranian people on Sunday (20th) wishing them a Happy Nowruz (Persian New Year). “I have a special message for…

News Digest — 3/18/22

After a series of discussions in recent months, Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the allocation of hundreds of millions of shekels for the development and production of…

News Digest — 3/17/22

The United States is considering removing Iran’s Revolutionary Guards from its foreign terrorist organization blacklist in return for Iranian assurances about reining in…

News Digest — 3/16/22

German Rozhkov Simionov, father of Lieutenant German Rozhkov who was killed in an encounter with Hezbollah operatives in 2002, arrived in Chisinau, Moldova after escaping…

News Digest — 3/15/22

Two Palestinians were shot and Killed in clashes with Israeli security forces in Kalandiya and Balata in the West Bank on Tuesday morning (15th), according to the Palestinian…

Experiencing Ukraine

“On Ukraine’s roads and rails, the scale of the unfolding human catastrophe becomes painfully clear…

News Digest — 3/14/22

There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees with a relative in Israel who are permitted to enter the country, according to a new policy presented…

News Digest — 3/11/22

Sheikh Mohammad Hussein, the Mufti of Jerusalem, condemned former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Wednesday (9th) to Hebron, particularly to the…

News Digest — 3/10/22

The United States House of Representatives passed their omnibus bill, which included $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system, on Thursday morning (10th).  The bill…

Ukrainians Find Refuge in Israel

For weeks we’ve been following not only the Russian invasion of Ukraine but also the fate of Ukraine’s refugees…

News Digest — 3/9/22

President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal were set to embark on a visit to Turkey on Wednesday (9th), marking the first official visit by an Israeli president to Ankara since…

News Digest — 3/8/22

Europe’s natural gas shortage, which has pushed prices to multi-year highs, has revived talks of the EastMed pipeline – a Mediterranean Sea pipeline that could carry…

All Eyes on Ukraine

With Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, the world’s focus and attention are rightly drawn there. The massive onslaught of Russian…

News Digest — 3/7/22

Even as Russia announced a ceasefire starting Monday morning (7th) and the opening of humanitarian corridors in several areas, its armed forces continued to…

News Digest — 3/4/22

Israeli doctors became the first foreigners to help treat Ukrainian refugees in Moldova, most of them without even leaving home, thanks to the use of the latest…

News Digest — 3/3/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with both Russian President Vladmir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky separately on Wednesday (2nd)…

News Digest — 3/2/22

Israeli President Isaac Herzog paid a surprise visit to the Golan Heights Tuesday (1st) in what may have been a jab at Russia. The visit and certain comments he made may have…

A Helping Hand

Israel’s rescue teams have made news with their ability to quickly come to a nation’s aid when disaster strikes. With the Russian invasion…

News Digest — 3/1/22

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced Monday (2/28) that Israel will vote to condemn Russia at the UN General Assembly, thus joining many countries that are expected to…

News Digest — 2/28/22

A Ukrainian-born former IDF soldier is gearing up to return to his birthplace in order to take up arms and stave off invading Russian troops – and he says he’s not…

News Digest — 2/25/22

The Jewish community in the historic Ukrainian city of Uman – site of the tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, the revered founder of the Breslov Hasidim – is actively providing…

News Digest — 2/24/22

An alleged Israeli airstrike targeted sites near Damascus on Wednesday night (23rd), according to Syrian state news agency SANA. Three Syrian soldiers were killed and…

US Sees Uptick in Anti-Semitic Fliers

Anti-Semitism is surging in recent days. This week students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign discovered anti-Semitic fliers…

News Digest — 2/23/22

Syrian state media reported early Wednesday morning (23rd) that Israel had fired a number of surface-to-surface missiles from the Golan Heights toward…

An Internal Threat

Our Michigan Executive Director for ZOA, Kobi Erez, highlights a troubling presence in the Knesset, the Ra’an Arab Party. Kobi writes…

News Digest — 2/22/22

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has ordered Israeli Embassy staff in Kiev to move to consular offices in the Western Ukraine city of Lviv following a situation assessment and discussions with…

News Digest — 2/18/22

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday (17th) shot down an unmanned aircraft belonging to the Hezbollah terrorist organization after it crossed the border with…

News Digest — 2/17/22

Israel struck several targets near the Syrian capital of Damascus Wednesday night (16th), hours after Russia’s Defense Minister met with President Bashar…

News Digest — 2/16/22

With Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna appearing to be in the final stages, Israel dispatched a diplomatic delegation to air Jerusalem’s concerns about the emerging…

News Digest — 2/15/22

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett landed in the Gulf state of Bahrain on Monday (14th), cementing ties between the new allies in a clear message of cooperation aimed at…

Israel and COVID

For two years the world has been combating COVID. Israel has been a beacon for treating it and also experiencing it…

News Digest — 2/14/22

Hamas is accelerating the construction of terror tunnels seeking to breach the underground barrier Israel dug on its border with the coastal enclave, a military official…

News Digest — 2/11/22

Turkish and Israeli intelligence forces came together to foil an assassination attempt of Israeli businessman Yair Geller, according to Turkish media. The alleged assassination…

News Digest — 2/10/22

Iran unveiled a new domestically-made missile with a range of 879 miles on Wednesday (9th), state TV reported, a day after Tehran and Washington resumed indirect talks to…

News Digest — 2/9/22

The IDF said it attacked batteries in Syria early Wednesday (9th) after an anti-aircraft missile was fired towards Israel during what Syrian state television reported was…

Answering the Critics

Kenneth Jacobson puts the Amnesty UK report released last Tuesday under the spotlight and shows its glaring weaknesses…

News Digest — 2/8/22

A group of 33 Republicans warned US President Joe Biden on Monday (7th) that they would work to thwart the implementation of any new Iran nuclear agreement if…

News Digest — 2/7/22

A hacktivist organization has revealed a highly sensitive Iran Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps document that asserts Iranian “society is in a state of explosion” because of…

News Digest — 2/4/22

The US informed Israel in advance of the killing of ISIS leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayishi on Wednesday (2nd) in the village of Atma in Idlib province in…

News Digest — 2/3/22

The G7, Russia and China need to immediately work together to stop a sharp global slide toward chaos and anarchy due to the rise of dangerous technology, increased use of…

News Digest — 2/2/22

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced at the 15th annual international conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) the launch of a new…

News Digest — 2/1/22

The Wall Street Journal editorial board published a scathing critique of Amnesty International Monday (1/31), charging the group with libeling Israel and questioning the Jewish state’s…

You Choose!

Amnesty International has 10 million followers in 150 countries and the organization wants to “fight abuses of human rights…

News Digest — 1/31/22

Syrian air defenses were activated in response to an alleged Israeli missile barrage targeting the vicinity of the capital Damascus, state media said early on Monday (31st) citing…

News Digest — 1/28/22

Israel will follow its strategy to combat Iranian aggression regardless of whether world powers reach an agreement with the Islamic Republic in the negotiations in…

News Digest — 1/27/22

There are around 165,800 Holocaust survivors living in Israel, according to a Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority report published on Wednesday (26th) for the occasion of…

News Digest — 1/26/22

Before World War II, I lived in Kovno, Lithuania with my parents and my sister.  We lived a comfortable life.  We went on annual summer vacations.  We had…

News Digest — 1/25/22

Israel is concerned about the Syrian and Russian jet joint patrol carried out on Monday (24th) along Syria’s airspace and borders, including the armistice line along the…

News Digest — 1/24/22

The military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi movement, Yehia Sarei, said on Monday (24th) that the Iran-aligned group fired ballistic missiles towards al-Dhafra air base…

News Digest — 1/21/22

A historic debate was held at the United Nations on Thursday (20th), at the end of which the General Assembly adopted, by consensus, an Israeli-proposed resolution to combat…

News Digest — 1/20/22

Israel is hoping the UN General Assembly will unanimously adopt a resolution rejecting and condemning any denial of the Holocaust and is urging all nations and…

UN Set to Battle Holocaust Denial

Thursday is shaping up to be an important day for Jewish people. The United Nations General Assembly “is set to adopt a resolution calling for…

News Digest — 1/19/22

Residents of the Golan Heights in northern Israel woke up Wednesday (19th) to a thick layer of snow covering the ground, with snow also expected in the…

News Digest — 1/18/22

Israel on Tuesday (18th) successfully tested its Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.  The test which took place in central Israel, was led by…

Terror Attack!

On Saturday morning, January 15, shortly after the Shabbat service began, a man called Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas…

News Digest — 1/17/22

US authorities on Sunday (16th) named 44-year-old British citizen Malik Faisal as the hostage-taker in Saturday’s 11-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue. The Dallas field office…

News Digest — 1/14/22

According to the Israel Meteorological Service forecast, a winter storm that began Thursday afternoon (13th) will continue to batter Israel over the weekend and will peak on…

News Digest — 1/13/22

A fortified compound north of Palmyra in eastern Syria is equipped with medium-range and long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, a report by…

News Digest — 1/12/22

An Arab terrorist was shot and wounded by IDF forces in the Hebron area on Tuesday night (11th) while throwing firebombs at an IDF post. The IDF stated that during…

Be Prepared

Hello Friends and welcome to 2022. Currently, Israel is fighting a surging Covid attack, and they are determined to get that under control…

News Digest — 1/11/22

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the Cyprus region on Tuesday (11th), the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said. The quake was at a depth of…

News Digest — 1/10/22

Israel’s Tourism Ministry launched a new website on Sunday (9th) dedicated to keeping tourists updated with the latest COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions set by…

News Digest — 1/7/22

Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Beirut said Thursday (6th) that Hezbollah was a threat to Arab security after the leader of the Iran-backed Lebanese movement branded King Salman…

News Digest — 1/6/22

IDF tanks on Wednesday (5th) fired at a Syrian position east of the Israeli-Syrian border that was directed at suspects who were seen nearing the frontier, the military said. There were no…

News Digest — 1/5/22

The IDF on Tuesday (4th) confirmed that it had downed a Hezbollah drone flying over the Israel-Lebanon border. A statement from the military said that the UAV was being…

News Digest — 1/4/22

Two Israeli Air Force officers were killed on Monday evening (3rd) when an IDF Atalef-type helicopter crashed off the shores of the city of Haifa during a training…

News Digest — 1/3/22

Israel’s population grew by about 160,000 people (1.7%) in 2021, reaching about 9,450,000, a report by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said on Thursday (12/30)…

News Digest — 12/29/21

Speaking at the Knesset on Monday night (27th), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reiterated his opposition to reopening the US consulate in Jerusalem. “The government under…

News Digest — 12/28/21

An overnight airstrike attributed to Israel caused massive material damage early Tuesday (28th) to buildings at the Syrian port of Latakia, the state-run SANA news reported. According to…

News Digest — 12/27/21

The Israeli government held its weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday morning (26th) at Kibbutz Mevo Hama in the Golan Heights, as it approved some 1 billion shekels towards…

News Digest — 12/22/21

An attempted car-ramming of IDF forces took place on Tuesday (21st) near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav, the IDF confirmed. A military vehicle caught fire, presumably from…

News Digest — 12/21/21

A police station was opened on Sunday (19th) in Lod in the Neve Shalom neighborhood.  Police patrol forces, investigations, intelligence, and community policing will…

News Digest — 12/17/21

One Israeli was killed and two were injured after they were shot at by terrorists outside an outpost in Judea and Samaria on Thursday (16th).  The dead man was identified as…

News Digest — 12/16/21

A Syrian soldier was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting sites in southern Syria Wednesday night (15th), according to the Syrian state news agency SANA.  Material damage was…

Celebrating Christmas in Israel

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), Israel’s largest green organization, is selling freshly cut Christmas trees to Christians in the Holy Land…

News Digest — 12/15/21

Iran’s premier English-language newspaper published Wednesday (15th) a map of Israel showing hundreds of points throughout the country where it could strike if…

News Digest — 12/14/21

An Islamic preacher with rumored ties to Hamas received a hero’s welcome in his hometown in northern Israel on Monday (13th) after serving a 17-month sentence for…

Fruit from the Accords

In the news today are two significant events, one of which is the direct result of the Abraham Accords…

News Digest — 12/13/21

By the end of the year, the number of new immigrants to Israel in 2021 is set to reach 27,000, a rise of 30 percent compared to the year before, Immigration…

News Digest — 12/10/21

Israel on Thursday (9th) returned to Egypt dozens of artifacts and relics which had been smuggled into the country, during Foreign Minister Yair Lapid’s diplomatic visit to…