Hamas

Hamas is a terrorist organization that primarily targets Israeli civilians. Their goal is to destroy Israel and replace Jewish sovereignty over any part of the land with radical Islamist rule. After Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza strip, Hamas won control of the territory. Since 2006, Hamas has consistently used Gaza as a launch pad for rocket and mortar attacks against Israel. In 2014, Israel discovered Hamas was digging tunnels beneath the Gazan border. Hamas uses the Palestinian people living in Gaza as human shields, diverting money and resources meant for civilians in order to support terror. While Hamas prepares for the next war by stockpiling thousands of rockets and digging new tunnels in Gaza, the organization is also working to gain control of the West Bank.

Jerusalem police kill Palestinian attempting Yom Kippur stabbing attack

 

A Palestinian was shot dead by police outside Jerusalem’s Old City on Tuesday after an attempted stabbing attack, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

An Israeli police statement reported “an attempted stabbing attack” near Damascus Gate, saying “a police unit at the spot neutralized the suspect,” with the Palestinian health ministry…

Ari Fuld, Israeli-American Terror Victim Lived and Died a Hero

The pro-Israel community lost a leader and fighter today. Ari Fuld was murdered by a Palestinian terrorist this morning.
Ari wrote this last year about a friend who was murdered in a terror attack:

“May his memory be a beacon of light for all of us and may his legacy continue to teach thousands the importance of who we are, where we are and what…

We’ve thrown $10b at Palestinians; peace isn’t a millimeter closer

The United States has “thrown more than $10 billion” in aid to the Palestinians, but that spending has brought the region no closer to peace or stability, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman charged Tuesday, in an address explaining why US President Donald Trump thought it was important to halt US funding to UNRWA, the UN’s Palestinian…

Corbyn’s anti-Semitism is a threat to all of us

The rise in anti-Semitism across Europe should be alarming to all of us, and not just for moral reasons. History shows that the mindset which embraces anti-Semitism rarely restricts its hatred to the Jewish minority.

Today’s threats against Europe’s Jewish populations are both different and more diverse than those in the past. Far-right extremism…

Hamas

Israel says struck Iranian targets in Syria 200 times in last two years

Israel has carried out more than 200 attacks against Iranian targets in Syria in the last two years, a senior Israeli official said on Tuesday, in a rare summary of its campaign.

According to regional sources, Israel began carrying out military strikes in Syria in 2013 against suspected arms transfers and deployments by Iranian forces and their…

US announces it’s cutting all funding to Palestinian refugee agency

The Trump administration announced Friday it is cutting nearly $300 million in planned funding for the UN agency that aids Palestinian refugees, and that it would no longer fund the agency after decades of support. Instead, it said it would seek other channels by which to aid the Palestinians.

The administration castigated the UN’s Relief and…

Hamas Leader Threatens Israel With ‘Six Months’ of Rockets on Tel Aviv

The leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, said Wednesday that talks were underway on reaching a cease-fire deal with Israel, while issuing a threat that “all of the missiles that the Palestinian resistance fired during the 51 days of the last war it can fire in five minutes.”
Hamas, he warned, had sent a message to Israel through…

Salafism’s Infiltration of Berlin Public Schools Increases Anti-Semitism in the Classroom

Germany faces a growing threat from children raised in Salafist families, according to the country’s domestic intelligence service.
A recent report issued by the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), warned that these children are “educated from birth with an extremist world view that legitimizes violence against others and degrades…

IDF’s New Missile Corps Will Revolutionize How Israel Wages War

The idea has long been in the works, but the Defense Ministry’s decision on Monday to finally purchase new precision ground-to-ground rockets for the Ground Forces is nothing short of a revolution. Years from now, it will also likely be looked at as one of the most significant decisions Avigdor Liberman will have made as Israel’s defense minister….

‘Over my dead body,’ Abbas reportedly says amid Gaza ceasefire talk

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly lambasted a potential ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, saying such a deal would only be reached “over my dead body” and drawing a scathing response from Hamas.

“If the agreement is signed without the PA’s permission, it is illegal and constitutes treason,” Abbas said in…

Netanyahu warns Jews are still under threat

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Jews were still at risk even decades after the Holocaust, as he wrapped up a groundbreaking visit to Lithuania, a Baltic state once home to his forefathers.

“For the Jewish people, what has changed in these 75 years? Not the attempts to destroy us, they still seek to destroy us,” Netanyahu…

Police to be deployed along coast amid fears of Hamas infiltration — TV report

Border Police will be stationed in the coming days along the coast of the southern city of Ashkelon amid IDF concerns that Hamas may try to infiltrate Israel for an attack by sea, according to a Sunday TV report.

Hadashot news said the additional troops will perform security operations, conduct patrols and keep constant lookout to detect any…

US slashes aid to Palestinians by more than $200 million

The Trump administration has decided to cut more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinians, the State Department announced Friday, suggesting those tax-payer funds no longer served American interests.

The move is the ostensible result a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority that US President Donald Trump ordered in January,…

Having pulled out of UNHRC, Bolton says US will now cut its funding

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said Thursday that the United States will cut funding for the UN Human Right Council and for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the administration’s latest blow against the United Nations.

“We are going to de-fund the Human Rights Council,” Bolton said in an…

Israel said to formally protest ICC’s unusual appeal to ‘Palestinian victims’

Israel has lodged a formal protest with the International Criminal Court (ICC) for launching a campaign last month to reach out to “victims of the situation in Palestine,” an unusual step which Jerusalem officials charge casts doubt on the court’s ability to treat the Jewish state fairly.

In a press release issued in July, three judges, who are…

US not discussing recognition of Israeli sovereignty on Golan — Bolton

US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday said the administration wasn’t discussing potential recognition of Israel’s claim to sovereignty over the Golan Heights, despite reported pressure from Jerusalem to make the move.

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War and annexed the…

Liberman thanks US for giving Israel ‘room to maneuver’ against enemies

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met Monday with US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem, and praised the Trump administration for giving Israel “significant maneuvering room” to operate against its enemies.

The two met in Jerusalem following Bolton’s meeting earlier in the day with Prime Minister Benjamin…

Palestinian Suspected of Trying to Stab Jerusalem Policeman Shot to Death

A Palestinian man who was suspected of trying to stab a Jerusalem policeman was shot to death in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter on Friday afternoon, Israeli police said.
According to police, forces were dispatched to the Old City on Friday afternoon following an initial report on a suspected stabbing attack.
A statement released by the police said…