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News Digest — 3/22/19

During a visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Israel on Wednesday (20th), the White House announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be welcomed in Washington over two days next…

News Digest — 3/21/19

An IDF soldier seriously wounded in a terrorist attack in Samaria on Sunday (17th) has regained consciousness and has started to communicate, according to a report in Walla News. Nineteen-year-old Alexander…

News Digest — 3/20/19

Rabbi Achiad Ettinger, who was critically hurt in Sunday’s (17th) terror attack in the West Bank, has died of his wounds, his family said Monday (18th).The rabbi was critically wounded, and while doctors at Beilinson…

News Digest — 3/19/19

The IDF soldier killed Sunday morning (17th) in a West Bank shooting attack was Staff Sergeant Gal Keidan, aged 19, from Beersheba.A combat soldier, Keidan was killed when a Palestinian attacker stabbed him and seized…

News Digest — 3/18/19

After striking over 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday (15th), the Israeli army announced its targets had included a Gaza City building used to plan and command Hamas terror activities, an underground…

US Support for Israel Drops

A new Gallup poll showed American support for Israel fell to the lowest point in a decade. In 2018, 65% of Americans said they were more sympathetic to Israel over the Palestinians…

The Island of an Uneasy Peace

For nearly 70 years Israeli farmers have worked the fields near the border of Jordan and Israel. The fields,  Naharyim and Tzofarl, Jordan leases to Israel, “As part of the peace deal, Israeli farmers could continue to work…

News Digest — 3/15/19

According to IDF intelligence, Hezbollah is marshaling a terror cell just across the Israeli border in a Druze village in Syria called Khader.  Statements issued by the IDF maintain that the Hezbollah operatives set up the…

News Digest — 3/14/19

More violence was reported on the Temple Mount on Tuesday, (12th) amid rising tensions over recent weeks. An Israeli Police statement said that “three suspects who hurled a Molotov cocktail at a police post on the…

News Digest — 3/13/19

A Palestinian was indicted in the Judea Military Court on Monday (11th) for murdering two IDF soldiers and a baby, and for around a dozen attempted murder counts in a series of horrific terror attacks in the West Bank…

News Digest — 3/12/19

A balloon launched from Gaza carried an anti-tank missile warhead into Israel early Saturday (9th), representing a new stage in the airborne attacks that have remained a key feature of the Hamas terror group’s year-long…

News Digest — 3/11/19

Israeli warplanes bombed a Hamas naval post in the Gaza Strip early Thursday (7th), hours after a mortar shell was fired from the Palestinian enclave at southern Israel, the army said.“Fighter jets and aircraft struck several…

News Digest — 3/8/19

Two explosive devices attached to bunches of balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip Wednesday (6th) and detonated above a community in the southern Israeli Eshkol region.The blasts caused neither injury or…

Israel Joins Elite Company

Only three nations have sent a rocket to the moon; The United States, Russia, and China. You can now add a fourth country to that list, as on February 22 Israel launched its space craft, Bereshit (Genesis)…

News Digest — 3/7/19

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court has decided to issue a closure order against a structure set up by the Waqf Islamic Trust on the Temple Mount if the Trust does not respond to a petition submitted by the police and…

News Digest — 3/6/19

An Israeli Defense Forces officer was critically wounded in a ramming attack near Jerusalem early Monday morning (4th), which also left a Border Police officer lightly wounded.  A Molotov cocktail was also thrown at…

News Digest — 3/5/19

The Israeli army said Saturday evening (2nd) its aircraft fired at targets in the southern Gaza Strip in response to a cluster of balloons attached to an incendiary device that was launched from the Strip toward Israel…

News Digest — 3/4/19

”Over the past three weeks the Palestinians in Gaza have launched a lot of balloons and because they do it at night, it’s hard to stop it,” said Rachel Danzig, whose home in the Eshkol region…

Abbas Refuses Tax Refunds from Israel

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority has rejected all tax revenue payments given to them by Israel. The decision to reject more than $222 million…

News Digest — 3/1/19

Israeli security forces on Wednesday (27th) arrested Zakaria Zubeidi, a former Palestinian leader long sought by Israeli law enforcement, on suspicion that he was engaged in “serious and current terrorist activities,” the…

News Digest — 2/28/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left late Tuesday evening (26th) for a 24-hour trip to Moscow and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he characterized as “very important” for Israel’s security…

Charred Fields Blossom Again

Last summer the Palestinians along the Gaza border sent balloons and kites attached with flammable material into Israel, setting 7,000 acres of mostly farmland ablaze. After extinguishing the flames, the charred land…

News Digest — 2/27/19

The mayor of Pittsburgh visited the site of a memorial to the victims of the attack on the city’s Tree of Life synagogue building and planted an olive tree next to the plaque. The memorial plaque was placed at the Keren…

News Digest — 2/26/19

The Jerusalem Waqf Council announced Sunday (24th) that a section of the Temple Mount that was closed by Israel in 2003 will remain open, even after the arrest of two senior officials. The announcement came shortly…

News Digest — 2/25/19

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, on Wednesday (20th) wrote a letter to the Security Council calling on it to act against the threat posed by Iran’s ballistic missile program. In the letter, Danon noted that…

Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic Tweets

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Democrat from Minnesota’s Fifth District, has posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets accusing Israel supporters in Congress of being financially beholden to AIPAC, the American…

News Digest — 2/22/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement released by his office on Tuesday (19th), “Eighty Jewish graves were desecrated with Nazi symbols by wild anti-Semites.” Netanyahu called on the leaders of France…

Christian Warriors in the IDF

Christians in Israel make up about 2 percent of the population, numbering about 175,000. While representing many denominations including Orthodox, Evangelical, Baptist, and more, some are descendants…

News Digest — 2/21/19

Two fires broke out Tuesday (19th) in the Kissufim Forest in the Eshkol Regional Council, near the Israeli border with Gaza, due to an incendiary device tied to a balloon launched from Gaza – the first such arson case at…

News Digest — 2/20/19

The IDF soldier who was injured by a bomb thrown by Arab rioters in the Gaza Strip Sunday night (17th) has been identified as Yoad Zaguri, an American immigrant and lone soldier…

News Digest — 2/19/19

WARSAW, Poland — Four Arab foreign ministers who spoke at the Warsaw Middle East Summit affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself against Iranian aggression, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday (14th)…

Kushner Middle East Meeting

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner will be headed to the Middle East this month to inform diplomats in Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar on the economic section of the U.S. proposal…

News Digest — 2/15/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Poland early Wednesday (13th) to join senior officials from 60 nations at the Warsaw Summit on Peace and Security in the Middle East, which is organized by the United States…

News Digest — 2/14/19

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran Tuesday (12th) that Israeli missiles can travel “very far,” on the eve of a conference in Poland about peace and security in the Middle East. Speaking during a visit to a…

Cancer Sniffing Dogs

In recent days Israel’s medical research has come very close to discovering a cure for cancer. In a similar story, Israel has dogs that can, incredibly, sniff out cancer in its earliest stages. “The name of the laboratory is…

News Digest — 2/13/19

The prime suspect in the brutal rape and death of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher was arraigned in a Jerusalem court on Monday (11th) and charged with murder.  Arafat Irfayia, 29, showed no signs of remorse and appeared…

News Digest — 2/12/19

Israeli security forces early Saturday (9th) arrested a Palestinian man suspected in the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher who was found dead on Thursday (7th) in a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The Shin…

News Digest — 2/11/19

Alert sirens sounded Wednesday evening (6th) in a number of Gaza border communities as a rocket launched from the Gaza Strip exploded in an open field in southern Israel. The projectile reportedly fell in the area of…

News Digest — 2/8/19

US President Donald Trump tackled anti-Semitism in the midst of his second State of the Union address, Tuesday night (5th). Not only did the American president underscore America’s strong ties with Israel, but he…

Slay for Pay Continues

Mahmoud Abbas has vowed to continue what is called “Slay for Pay”. This payment rewards families whose relatives kill or injure Israeli Jews. This has provided Palestinian families 138 million dollars in 2018, according…

February 7, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Moscow later this month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the first formal meeting since Russia blamed Israel for the downing of a military aircraft by Syrian…

February 6, 2019

Visiting Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen told his Israeli counterpart, Reuven Rivlin, on Monday (4th) that his nation shares responsibility for the Holocaust and is striving to ensure that Jews everywhere can live…

February 5, 2019

The Israeli military have a unit prepared to leave at a moment’s notice anywhere in the world a natural disaster strikes. They have had stellar operations in Haiti, the Philippines, Nepal, Japan, and now they can count Brazil…

February 4, 2019

This winter, excavations in the Qumran area of Israel were underway searching in new caves for insights on the community who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls and to possibly find new manuscripts. The team was led by…

February 1, 2019

Iran launches cyberattacks against Israel “on a daily basis,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (29th) at the Cybertech Conference in Tel Aviv. “We monitor these attacks.  We see them and we foil them all…

January 31, 2019

Vandals ransacked a Jerusalem synagogue Monday night (28th) in an attack labeled an “anti-Semitic pogrom,” the second time in a week a synagogue was vandalized. The Siah Yisrael synagogue located in the Kiryat…

January 30, 2019

Russia recently denied that Iran is an ally.  In addition, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov stated that Israel’s security is one of Moscow’s “top priorities” in the Middle East.  This as Iran directs…

January 29, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah has suffered a “great humiliation” as a result of Israel’s “immense success” in Operation Northern Shield…

January 28, 2019

Iran’s top general recently said the Islamic Republic of Iran will keep its military advisors, revolutionary forces, and its weapons in Syria. This statement was made in response to Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

January 25, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  on Wednesday (23rd) threatened the Gaza Strip after an escalation of violence on the border, saying that Israel was ready for all possible scenarios. “Maybe there is someone in Gaza…

January 24, 2019

Israel’s “crushing fist” will strike all who seek Israel’s destruction, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (22nd), during a visit to the Israel Aerospace Industries division that manufactures and develops the…

January 23, 2019

Israeli  fighter planes struck Iranian and Syrian military targets, air defense batteries and Iranian Quds Forces positions throughout Syria early Monday (21st) in response to the firing of a missile by Iranian forces in Syria…

January 22, 2019

A missile fired towards the Golan Heights was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system on Sunday afternoon (20th), the Israel military said. It happened just shortly after the Syrian regime had accused Israel…

January 21, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to fly to Chad on Saturday night (19th) to announce the renewal of diplomatic ties with the African Muslim-majority nation. During his one-day trip…

January 18, 2019

Iran will keep military forces in Syria, the head of the country’s Revolutionary Guards Corp said on Wednesday (16th), defying Israeli threats that they might be targeted if they do not leave the country…

January 17, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (15th) that he would “advise” the Iranians to leave Syria “as quickly as possible” after an Iranian minister claimed Tehran only has anti-terror…

January 16, 2019

Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 3953.6 acres of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF clears the area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swaths of Israeli farmland…

January 15, 2019

At the start of Sunday’s (13th) cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed Syrian media reports over the weekend accusing Israel of bombing Damascus airport. “Just in the last 36 hours, the air force…

January 14, 2019

The Atarot Mall sits on the edge of the Palestinian and Jewish sectors of Jerusalem, directly across from the security barrier, and on the same Route 60 that has seen deadly terrorist attacks. The developer, Rami Levi…

January 11, 2019

A 15-year-old girl was stabbed on Wednesday morning (9th) while she was standing at a bus stop in the Jerusalem Armon Hanatziv neighborhood. MDA emergency first responders treated the girl at the scene, before…

January 10, 2019

On Tuesday (8th), Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian man suspected of shooting dead two IDF soldiers and wounding another at the Givat Assaf outpost in the West Bank last month.  He is also suspected of…

January 9, 2019

The Israel Air Force attacked several terror targets at a Hamas military base in northern Gaza in retaliation for a rocket fired from the Strip early Monday (7th). The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted the rocket…

January 8, 2019

Gaza militants used a cluster of balloons to fly a model airplane carrying an explosive device into southern Israel Sunday (6th).  The plane landed in a field in the Sdot Negev Regional Council, near the Gaza border, and…

January 7, 2019

Nathaniel Felber, the 21-year-old IDF soldier who was wounded in a shooting attack last month, remains in very serious condition, as doctors continue to fight for his life. Felber and three other people were shot in a…

January 4, 2019

“Israel got almost everything it asked for” when US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo granted “seven out of eight” requests made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Brasilia on Tuesday (1st)…

January 3, 2019

Israel has no better friends than those in the global Evangelical Christian community.  And the global Evangelical Christian community has no better friend than Israel. That was the message conveyed on Sunday (12/30)…

January 2, 2019

Eight years after suspending the Assad regime for its ruthless quashing of protests that led to a civil war, the Arab League is going to bring Syria back into its membership roll in 2019, The Guardian reported Wednesday (26th)…

December 28, 2018

The IDF is bracing for a tense weekend on the Gaza border, sending reinforcements in order to prevent the potential infiltration by Palestinian rioters into Israeli territory.  The move comes following an announcement by…

December 27, 2018

Israeli air defenses were activated against a missile fired from Syria, a military spokesman said at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening (25th). No damage or casualties were reported…

December 26, 2018

There is one good thing about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria.  The move makes it clear to all those promoting the anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Israel and Prime…

December 21, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu replied to reporters’ questions ahead of the UN Security Council meeting on Wednesday (19th) regarding Hizbullah’s terror tunnels, which violate Israeli sovereignty and Resolution 1701…

December 20, 2018

At the makeshift memorial at Givat Assaf where IDF soldiers Yosef Cohen and Yovel Mor Yosef were killed last Thursday (13th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday (18th) that Israel will strengthen the…

December 19, 2018

Russia has demanded that Lebanon take action against the network of Hizbullah terror tunnels revealed by Israel under the two countries’ shared border, the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat  newspaper reported Monday (17th)…

December 18, 2018

Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital says a soldier seriously wounded in an attack on a bus stop in the West Bank on Thursday (13th) is still fighting for his life. Netanel Felber is on a ventilator and in an induced…

December 17, 2018

In a devastating terrorist attack on Thursday (13th), two IDF soldiers, identified as Sgt. Yosef Cohen and Staff Sgt. Yoval Mor Yosef, were killed and two others were seriously wounded, just north of Jerusalem…

December 14, 2018

The IDF shot and captured one of two Palestinian terrorists who committed a shooting attack at the Ofra Junction on Sunday (9th), according to media reports. The baby boy born prematurely as a result of Sunday’s…

December 13, 2018

“As long as I am the prime minister of Israel, not a single Jew will be uprooted from his home,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday (11th) at the dedication of a new interchange in the West Bank…

December 12, 2018

The condition of a baby delivered after his mother was critically wounded in a shooting attack outside the town of Ofra on Sunday night (9th) has deteriorated, the hospital said Monday (10th). The pregnant woman was…

December 11, 2018

A pregnant woman was left in critical condition and six others suffered moderate injuries in a terror attack Sunday evening (9th), when shots were fired from a passing car at a crowd of people waiting at a bus stop outside…

December 10, 2018

On Thursday morning (6th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu briefed ambassadors in the north near where the Israel Defense Forces are operating to expose and destroy Hizbullah tunnels.  He provided the…

December 7, 2018

One of the main lessons Hizbullah learned from the 2006 Second Lebanon War was the need to revise its objectives in the next war with Israel, alongside the need to devise advanced defensive and offensive capabilities…

December 6, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (4th) vowed to take additional steps, including clandestine operations to protect Israel against Hizbullah’s efforts to attack the Jewish state, hours after the IDF started a…

December 5, 2018

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lambasted the United Nations on Monday (3rd) over its anti-Israel bias, using the occasion of Hanukkah to highlight Israel’s legitimate claim to Jerusalem. Friedman, the first US…

December 4, 2018

The Lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah took place Sunday evening (2nd) at the Western Wall, in the presence of the Police Commissioner, Roni Lashich, Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau, the Rabbi of the Western Wall…

December 3, 2018

Jam and chocolate is the order of the day for donuts that will be given to IDF soldiers serving throughout the Hanukkah season. The Defense Ministry announced on Sunday (25th) that it had purchased 360,000 of these…

November 30, 2018

At a major training exercise of the Israeli military’s brigade-level elite Commando Formation on Tuesday evening (27th), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s military prowess was the Jews “best answer” to…

November 29, 2018

Leaders of the Hamas terrorist organization are prepared to restore direct control over the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Ramallah, according to a report by the Lebanon-based pro-Hizbullah Al-Mayadeen…

November 28, 2018

Representatives of Arab League member-states at the MED 2018 conference in Rome last Thursday (22nd) either ignored or downplayed the Palestinian issue.  Instead, on the stage and behind the scenes, there seemed…

November 27, 2018

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday (24th) called Israel a “cancerous tumor” established by Western countries to advance their interests in the Middle East. Iran’s leaders frequently condemn Israel…

November 26, 2018

Airbnb (home-renting company based in San Francisco), announced on Monday (19th) it will remove all listings by Jews in the West Bank, a disputed territory.  In response, Israel said it would act to restrict Airbnb in the…

November 21, 2018

Hundreds of Palestinians rioted along the northern border of the Gaza Strip Monday (19th), throwing rocks and explosive devices at Israeli soldiers on the other side of the security fence, the army said. In response, Israeli…

November 20, 2018

The annual UN resolution entitled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” was scheduled for a vote on Friday (16th).  In previous years, the U.S. abstained on this resolution. However, given the resolution’s anti-Israel bias, as well as…

November 19, 2018

Police on Thursday (15th) detained five family members of the terrorist who perpetrated a stabbing attack in the Jerusalem Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Wednesday night (14th), wounding several officers…

November 16, 2018

Ahead of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation due to his opposition to the ceasefire deal with Hamas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended the truce agreement, saying there were reasons unknown…

November 15, 2018

A 48-year-old man was killed when a rocket struck his house in Ashkelon late Monday night (12th). Mahmoud Abu Asbah, a Palestinian worker who hailed from the town of Halhul near Hebron, was the first fatality since…

November 14, 2018

The IDF officer killed during a battle with Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip Sunday night (11th) was laid to rest at a cemetery in his hometown Monday afternoon (12th). On Sunday night, an IDF special forces unit…

November 13, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin held an impromptu conversation Sunday (11th) in Paris, their first since the downing of the Russian plane in Syria on September 17. Moscow holds…

November 12, 2018

Jewish students in Berlin on Wednesday (7th) marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, The “Night of Broken Glass” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. Some 30 students from the Jewish…

November 9, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit Austria at the end of the month for a summit on anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, as well as bilateral talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Kurz announced the…

November 8, 2018

The Shin Bet Security Agency has thwarted 480 Palestinian terrorist attacks so far in 2018, agency Director Nadav Argaman told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday (6th). The Shin Bet’s efforts…