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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…

November 7, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist on Monday (5th) attempted to stab Israelis at the entrance to the Israeli community of Kiryat Arba in the Hebron area. IDF forces stationed in the area shot and wounded the terrorist, stopping the…

November 6, 2018

The three congregations targeted in last weeks deadly attack on their shared synagogue building met separately and behind closed doors on Friday night (2nd), while around the Jewish world thousands of Jews and…

November 5, 2018

Gaza-based terrorists continued their campaign of arson terrorism against the Jewish state and launched dozens of balloons laden with flammable materials and explosive charges toward Israel on Thursday (1st), some of…

November 2, 2018

Israel’s prime minister said he will congratulate Brazil’s newly elected president in person at his inauguration ceremony on January 1, 2019. Benjamin Netanyahu told Jair Bolsonaro in a congratulatory telephone…

November 1, 2018

PITTSBURGH – Grieving families and friends gathered on Tuesday (30th) for the first funerals for victims of a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Mourners from across the United States went to the Rodef Shalom…

October 31, 2018

This is why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is unlikely to come to an end, regardless of how lucrative U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” turns out to be. All it takes is one little rumor, no matter how…

October 30, 2018

Israel’s weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday (28th) began with a minute of silence to honor the 11 Jewish worshipers killed in an anti-Semitic shooting attack a day earlier at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania…

October 29, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly in Jerusalem on Wednesday (24th), saying, in part: →“What I’m concerned with when it comes to the…

October 26, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Wednesday (24th) to maintain a permanent Israeli military force in the West Bank, saying that if it weren’t for Israeli troops stationed there, Palestinian Leader Mahmoud…

October 25, 2018

A terrorist who murdered an Israeli man and injured another during a 2017 shooting attack in Haifa was sentenced Tuesday (23rd) to life in jail and an additional 22 years. Judges said Arab-Israeli Muhamad Shinawi shot…

October 24, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded an IDF soldier near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Monday (22nd). In a statement, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said that the…

October 23, 2018

In recent weeks, residents of the Upper Galilee region have witnessed trucks unload countless mounds of sand and watched artificial hills slowly rise, with a tank or armored personnel carrier parked atop each one…

October 22, 2018

After concluding a five-hour meeting, the Israeli Security Council decided Thursday (18th) to change its handling of the rampant violence at the Gaza border fence including incendiary balloon and kite terrorism, implying…

October 19, 2018

The IDF attacked over 20 targets, including a terror tunnel, in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning (17th) in retaliation for Grad rocket fire that hit and destroyed a home in Beersheba and another that landed in the…

October 18, 2018

The Palestinians and several Muslim countries expressed indignation after Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced he was considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the country’s…

October 17, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem Sunday (14th): →“Israel is the only country in the Middle East where the Christian community thrives and grows…”

October 16, 2018

“Hamas apparently hasn’t internalized the message, “ Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday (14th).  “If they don’t cease the violent protests against us, they will cease in…

October 15, 2018

A new government publication states, for the first time, that Israel has an exclusive right to Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. The book, titled “Israel’s Right as of Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria” is a compilation of materials…

October 12, 2018

The PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday morning (10th) adopted resolution 28 and 29, titled “Occupied Palestine,” which state that the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in…

October 11, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum, thanked outgoing US Ambassador to the UN NIkki Haley for her support following her surprise resignation Tuesday (9th)…

October 10, 2018

Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor, Nir Barkat on Sunday (7th) urged the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. In an interview with…

October 9, 2018

A terrorist went on a shooting rampage at a factory in the Barkan industrial zone near Ariel in Samaria early Sunday (7th), killing two Israelis and seriously injuring a third. Carrying an automatic rifle, the terrorist entered…

October 8, 2018

The Israeli military decided to deploy additional troops to the Gaza Strip area on Thursday (4th), following weeks of nightly riots along its security fence. “It was decided to send large numbers of reinforcements in the…

October 5, 2018

Syrian forces launched an invasion of northern Israel across the Golan Heights in June 1948.  After the 1949 armistice, there were years of sporadic attacks against Israel from the Golan Heights, including cross-border…

October 4, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Lebanese terror group Hizbullah, a proxy of Iran, of ‘brazenly lying’ to the international community over the secret weapons facilities in and around Beirut, which the…

October 3, 2018

Sunday night (9/30), hundreds of Palestinians took part in clashes along the Gaza border, hurling explosive devices at Israeli soldiers and attempting to breach the security fence. No Israeli Defense Forces troops were…

October 2, 2018

The IDF said Saturday (9/29) that it neutralized over 100 explosives thrown at them by terrorists rioting at the Gaza border the previous day. Over 20,000 Palestinians gathered at five locations along the Gaza Strip’s…

October 1, 2018

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a UNESCO conference on anti-Semitism on Wednesday (26th): “Jews continue to be attacked for no other reason than their identity….Where there is anti-Semitism, there is…

September 28, 2018

Tens of thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem on Wednesday (26th) to receive a blessing from members of Judaism’s priestly caste. The ceremony was led by Israel’s chief rabbis, Chief…

September 27, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday (25th) that Israel will continue to act in order to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the region, even after Russia supplies Syria an S-300 anti-missile system following the…

September 26, 2018

On Monday (24th), the first day of Sukkot, at least 12 fires were caused by incendiary balloons in the Kissufim, Be’eri and Simhoni Forests as well as in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, The Jewish National Fund reported…

September 25, 2018

Israeli Jews began preparations on Thursday (20th) for the festival of Sukkot by putting up temporary huts covered with leafy branches a day after the end of the holy Yom Kippur fast day. Sukkot is the third part in the…

September 24, 2018

Lebanon’s Hizbullah group has obtained precision rockets despite hundreds of Israeli strikes in recent years aimed at cutting off the supply route through Syria, the group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah declared…

September 21, 2018

President Donald Trump sent Yom Kippur Greetings on Tuesday (18th) saying: “Melania and I send warmest greetings to all Jewish people on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish faith.” “Yom Kippur is a day of…

September 20, 2018

Israeli security forces began placing a closure around the West Bank overnight Monday (17th) while shutting the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip as security forces…

September 19, 2018

Roughly 15,000 Jews visited the Tomb of the Patriarchs holy site in Hebron on Sunday night (16th) and early Monday morning (17th) ahead of the upcoming Yom Kippur holiday which begins at sundown Tuesday (18th)…

September 18, 2018

Ari Fuld, 45, was stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Gush Etzion shopping mall on Sunday (16th). Fuld was standing in the parking lot when the terrorist stabbed him from behind.  Fuld drew his…

September 17, 2018

IDF forces on Thursday (13th) safely detonated a bomb they had exposed earlier in the week on the border fence in the southern Gaza Strip. “The terror squad that planted the bomb had plans to…

September 14, 2018

As the world marks 17 years since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the time has come for Western governments to take part in “the strong and clear effort of the Trump administration against the terrorist regime in…

September 13, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday (11th) praised the Trump administration for its decision to shut the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington DC, saying it was the correct decision. “The US…

September 12, 2018

Following months of kite and balloon terrorism, Gazans appear to have weaponized another tool as they equipped dozens of burning tires with floatation devices and set them afloat in the sea in an attempt to reach…

September 11, 2018

At the Jewish New Year 5779, there are some 14.7 million Jews in the world, a rise of about 100,000 since last year, with the vast majority of them in Israel and the United States. According to figures released by Hebrew…

September 10, 2018

The Israeli military announced that it will close the crossings into the West Bank and Gaza Strip during the upcoming holidays of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot, as it does nearly every year. Closures for Jewish…

September 7, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of the cabinet meeting on Wednesday (5th) that Israel is determined to prevent Iran and its satellites from establishing bases in Syria. “We are working firmly against…

September 6, 2018

On the Eve of the new Jewish year, Israel’s population has reached 8.907 million – 162,000 more than a year ago, according to data published Tuesday (4th) by the Central Bureau of Statistics. In a press release including…

September 5, 2018

A group of Israeli farmers traveled to The Hague on Monday (3rd) and filed a war crimes complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) against top Hamas officials for what they called fire kite terror during the…

September 4, 2018

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar on Wednesday (29th) said there was no concrete ceasefire agreement with Israel, but warned that if hostilities resume the terror group could launch hundreds of…

August 31, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Wednesday (29th) at a ceremony to rename Israel’s nuclear research facility for former President Shimon Peres…

August 30, 2018

Israel’s Channel 10 News published a report on Tuesday (28th) based on comments from a senior Fatah official demonstrating Palestinian Authority Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ intense hostility toward…

August 29, 2018

The Defense Ministry has signed with Israel Military Industries (IMI) to develop and acquire advanced precision short-and long-range rockets for the IDF…

August 28, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli politicians on Sunday (26th) hailed U.S. Senator John McCain for his principled and stalwart support of the Jewish state…

August 27, 2018

VILNIUS, Lithuania – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu landed in Lithuania Thursday (23rd) for a Baltic summit through which he said he hoped to deepen ties with eastern European nations to counter the EU’s “not…

August 24, 2018

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of Iran’s leadership, warned the United States and Israel that both would pay a “heavy” price if the US goes to war with his country, reported the Iranian Tasnim News Agency…

August 23, 2018

President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, visited the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday (21st), as part of his three-day visit to Israel. Bolton was received at the embassy by U.S. Ambassador to…

August 22, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist shot at IDF troops on patrol near the northern Gaza Strip on Monday morning (20th).  In response, the soldiers fired towards the terrorist, killing him. No injuries were reported. News sources…

August 21, 2018

The Erez border crossing, the only land crossing for the movement of people between the Gaza Strip and Israel or the West Bank, was not opened on Sunday (19th), because of stalled efforts to establish…

August 20, 2018

Israel’s defense budget will be gradually increased to 6% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the coming years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday (15th) as he presented a document labeled…

August 17, 2018

An Israeli source made it clear after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday (15th) that any future arrangement with Hamas would include the return of the fallen soldiers and civilians held in the Gaza Strip. “There will be no…

August 16, 2018

Israel says it plans to ease some restrictions on the Gaza Strip as Egypt attempts to broker an end to months of violent Palestinian riots, Hamas rocket attacks and arson terror, including retaliatory strikes by Israel…

August 15, 2018

Israel in recent weeks seized at the Ashdod port three containers holding tens of thousands of balloons which were en route to the Gaza Strip, Israel’s Channel 10 News reported. The balloons were confiscated to…

August 14, 2018

A week after the Druze community and supporters of the Druze gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to protest the Nation-State Law, the same plaza outside city hall turned red, green, black and white on Saturday night…

August 13, 2018

Israeli jets bombed dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip as Palestinian terrorists fired more than 180 rockets and mortar shells into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight Wednesday (8th) and well into Thursday (9th)…

August 10, 2018

Israel’s air force bombed 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip Wednesday night (8th), the military said, as dozens of rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israeli communities from the Palestinian enclave…

August 9, 2018

Israeli tank fire killed two Hamas terrorists in Gaza on Tuesday (7th) in a strike against a position from which the IDF said Israeli troops had come under fire. Hamas and Palestinian health officials in Gaza confirmed the…

August 8, 2018

Residents of the Samaria communities of Yitzhar and Har Bracha reported that “fire kites” and “fire balloons” were seen flying in the sky, according to a report by Hakol Hayehudi. In Har Bracha, one of the “fire kites”…

August 7, 2018

A senior Syrian  scientist was assassinated in a car bomb in the city of Hama, Al Arabiya reported early Sunday (5th). According to Hizbullah’s Al Manar TV station, Dr. Aziz Asbar was killed in an explosion in his car…

August 6, 2018

Israel struck seven ISIS militants, just feet from the Israeli border in an airstrike on the Syrian-held Golan Heights Wednesday evening (1st), the Israeli army confirmed. At 10:30 p.m. IAF jets hit seven armed terrorists…

August 3, 2018

Israel on Wednesday (1st) deemed the Iranian pullout of heavy weapons to a distance of 53 miles from the Golan Heights border with Syria to be insufficient. Backed by Russia, Iran, and Lebanon’s Hizbullah…

August 2, 2018

A Palestinian terrorist who murdered a 31-year-old Israeli man near Jerusalem last week has been designated as a “martyr” by the Palestinian Authority, suggesting that his family will be financially rewarded for the…

August 1, 2018

Following the death on July 20 of Staff Sgt. Aviv Levi, who was killed in a sniper attack near the Gaza border, the Israeli military launched an inquiry seeking to tie the attack to a similar subsequent incident…

July 31, 2018

An international flotilla seeking to challenge Israel’s maritime blockade of the Gaza Strip was stopped over the weekend in Israel’s territorial waters by Israel’s navy. Pierre Stambul, co-president of the French Jewish…

July 30, 2018

A pair of Israeli lawmakers eulogizing Yotam Ovadia at his funeral Friday afternoon laid blame on the Palestinian Authority for the attack in the West Bank settlement of Adam late Thursday, in which a teenage…

July 27, 2018

Hamas’s military wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, announced Thursday morning that its forces were going on high alert, deploying at the highest readiness level in expectation of a possible full-blown war…

July 26, 2018

The “State of Palestine” will reportedly preside next year over the largest bloc of developing nations at the United Nations. Palestine — which is not a member state of the UN but has observer state status…

July 25, 2018

Israel’s military downed a Syrian fighter jet that entered the northern part of the country on Tuesday afternoon.  The Syrian Sukhoi fighter jet was intercepted by two Patriot missiles launched from Safed after the…

July 24, 2018

Leading Palestinian politicians have voiced concerns in recent days over the prospect of the United States being excluded from acting as mediator in peace talks with Israel. They do not believe that Palestinian…

July 23, 2018

Reactions to the Knesset’s passage overnight Wednesday of the new Jewish State law were predictably divided along party lines, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailing it as “a pivotal moment in the…

July 20, 2018

The Knesset overnight Wednesday-Thursday passed into law the contentious nation-state bill that for the first time enshrines Israel as “the national home of the Jewish people” in its quasi-constitutional Basic Laws…

July 19, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prevented the passage into law of a bill Wednesday that would have required all online media providers to remove terrorist content. The bill passed on Monday in the…

July 18, 2018

The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday called on the international community to intervene to stop Israel from carrying out a military operation in the Gaza Strip. The PA government, which held its weekly…

July 17, 2018

The IDF deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries across central Israel and reinforced the batteries in the south of the country, the military announced Sunday evening.  The move, which also saw a limited…

July 16, 2018

An IDF officer was moderately injured in a terrorist grenade attack during violent protests in the northern Gaza Strip Friday, according to a statement released by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit. The officer, whose name…

July 13, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday for talks focusing on Iranian presence in Syria — an issue that is expected to top the agenda of the…

July 12, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday said a Patriot missile intercepted a drone approaching Israel from Syria, as sirens sounded in northern Israel and fragments from the downed UAV plummeted into the…

July 11, 2018

A group of activists in Gaza are seeking to set sail Tuesday, July 9, to “break the siege” of Gaza, they claimed on Monday. The activists timed their sailing to take place after months of the Great Return March failing…

July 10, 2018

Israeli humanitarian aid organization IsraAID deployed an emergency response team to western Japan Monday, two days after torrential rains and floods began. JISP, IsraAID’s Japan branch, will distribute urgent…

July 9, 2018

BERLIN — Research suggests the family of Anne Frank, the world-famous Jewish diarist who died in the Holocaust, attempted to immigrate to the United States and later also to Cuba, but their efforts were…

July 6, 2018

The Mossad agency has recovered a wristwatch belonging to legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen who executed in Syria, and brought it back to Israel after a recent special operation, the Prime Minister’s Office…

July 5, 2018

Residents of the North were woken up with a bump on Wednesday morning as a 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook Haifa and the Galilee region shortly before 5:00 a.m. The Israeli Geophysical Institute said a…

July 4, 2018

Australia has stopped giving direct aid to the Palestinian Authority due to concerns that the money is being used to pay Palestinian terrorists and their families. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop…

July 3, 2018

A rare bronze coin from the fourth year of the Great Jewish Revolt was recently discovered in excavations in the City of David National Park. A testament to the final days of the rebellion against the Romans, the coin…

July 2, 2018

Fifteen fires broke out in Israel Friday due to incendiary balloons and kites launched from the Gaza Strip. Firefighters doused the blazes. Around 2,000 Palestinians were demonstrating along the border, a drop…

June 29, 2018

During Wednesday night of this week, an IDF force identified two terrorists who were crawling toward the security fence in an attempt to infiltrate Israel from the southern Gaza Strip. The force responded with tank…

June 28, 2018

The World Economic Forum has chosen Watergen as one of its technology pioneers out of hundreds of candidates. The Israeli start-up’s devices and technology are a new source of clean drinking water, using…

June 22, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stern warning to Hamas on Wednesday (20th) amid escalating tensions along the border with the Gaza Strip, saying Israel will employ whatever means necessary to…

June 21, 2018

Terrorists in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip launched at least 45 rockets and mortar shells at communities in southern Israel early Wednesday morning (20th), seven of which were shot down by the Iron Dome…

June 20, 2018

The United States Senate approved its version of the annual defense spending bill Monday (18th) that included the $500 million promised to Israel each year for missile defense…