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.


Israeli guard lightly wounded in Gush Etzion stabbing attack

An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement.

An Israeli security guard was lightly wounded early Wednesday morning when a Palestinian assailant attacked him with a knife at the entrance to a West Bank settlement.


Israeli killed in terror stabbing attack in West Bank

An Israeli man was killed on Monday afternoon after he was stabbed in the chest in a terror attack outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel, the army and medics said.

He was identified as Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, a father of four from the nearby settlement of Har Bracha.

Video from the scene showed the Palestinian attacker crossing a road toward…


Israel Slams UN Security Council Invite to ‘Antisemitic’ PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during its monthly meeting on the Middle East amid continuing Palestinian rejection of direct talks with Israel, as well as the US role in brokering future negotiations.

In the weeks since US President Donald Trump announced American…


U.S. classifies Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh as specially designated terror

The United States government has designated Hamas Politburo Chief Ismail Haniyeh as a specially designated terrorist, becoming the first country outside of Israel to do so, Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism told The Jerusalem Post.

“Ismail Haniyeh has been involved in Hamas’ campaign of terrorism against Israel for…


US withholds $65 million from UN agency for Palestinians

WASHINGTON, United States — The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinians (UNRWA) in operation but withheld a further $65 million while it urged others to pay more, a State Department official said Tuesday.

“There is a need to undertake a fundamental re-examination of UNRWA, both in the way it operates and the…


Netanyahu instructs UNESCO envoy to withdraw from organization

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday directed Israel’s UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen to exit the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) after previous threats to do so.

Joining the US, which left UNESCO in October, Israel notified the organization that, as of December 31st, it will no longer be…


Following Trump, These Countries Also May Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

Many U.S. allies roundly criticized the Trump administration’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but America doesn’t stand alone on the white-hot issue.
“President Trump has planted the seeds of this long overdue shift,” @PastorJohnHagee says.
In fact, the Czech Republic appeared to jump at the opportunity to say that it…


Israel on high alert for ‘day of rage,’ but no Temple Mount restrictions

Israeli forces were on high alert anticipating widespread unrest and protests after Friday prayers in Jerusalem and the West Bank as Palestinians called for a “day of rage” to voice their opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Police deployed in force in Jerusalem, but had no immediate plans…


Youth stabbed to death in apparent terror attack was IDF soldier

The 19-year-old Israeli stabbed to death at a bus station in the southern city of Arad on Thursday night was an IDF soldier, the Israeli army said late Thursday.

His family has been notified, the IDF said.

The soldier, who was not named, was killed in what police say appears to have been a terror attack.

Police said officers were searching the…


Young man stabbed to death at Arad bus stop in apparent terror attack

At approximately 9:30 p.m., medics received a call about a young man who was stabbed and seriously wounded at a bus stop near Arad’s shopping mall.

When medics arrived at the scene, the 19-year-old was unconscious and didn’t have a pulse. Medics performed CPR, but eventually were forced to pronounce him dead at the scene, according to the Magen…


IsraAID helps set up science and tech center in South Sudan

The University of Juba, in South Sudan, has joined IsraAID, an Israel-based humanitarian non-governmental organization, and other partners to set up a first center for the studies of science and technology in the East-Central African state.

The Center for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will train South Sudanese youth to…


Netanyahu warns terror groups: Don’t even think about it

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that the country would respond harshly to any attack against it no matter where it comes from.

Netanyahu’s comments appeared to be prompted by blustery statements from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group in Gaza, which is threatening Israel with retaliation for the destruction of a terror tunnel…


Israel Delivering Emergency Assistance to Madagascar as African Island Nation Copes With Worst ‘Black Death’ Plague Outbreak in 50 Years

Israel is sending aid to Madagascar as the Indian Ocean island nation copes with its worst “Black Death” plague outbreak in half a century.

At least 1,800 people in Madagascar have been infected with the disease and 127 have died.

According to the African Independent, the Israeli assistance shipment was organized by the Jewish state’s Foreign…


John Hagee Ministries donates more than $2.1 million to Israeli charities

Started in 1981, Pastor John Hagee’s Night to Honor Israel is one of the country’s longest-running Christian Zionist events, and has amassed donations of more than $100 million to Israeli and Jewish charities. At this year’s event, Hagee focused a significant portion of his comments on the Iran nuclear deal.

“Every American…should be applauding…


Up to 6 said killed in truck-ramming and shooting in New York

As many as six people were killed and 11 injured, according to officials cited by The New York Times, in an apparent combined truck-ramming and shooting attack Tuesday near the World Trade Center memorial.

Police and witnesses said a motorist drove onto a busy bicycle path and struck several people, then emerged from the vehicle screaming and…


IDF destroys attack tunnel in Israeli territory built after 2014 war

The IDF on Monday “neutralized a terror tunnel” that was discovered inside Israeli territory near the Gaza Strip and is believed to have been dug after the 2014 war, the army said.

The military said the tunnel had been under surveillance for an extended period of time and was under active construction at the time of the demolition.

The tunnel,…


Christian Zionist leader Matt Hagee hopes millennials ‘will be as pro-Israel as we are’

Ahead of one of the Christian Zionist community’s signature annual events, it’s easy to forget that support for Israel among Christians wasn’t always a given.

In the early 1980s, many Christian leaders across the U.S. were teaching replacement theology, which argues that the Christian church has replaced Israel and the Jewish people.

“Israel has…


Israeli wins judo gold in UAE, which refuses to play anthem, raise flag

An Israeli judoka won a gold medal on Thursday at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament, but had to sing his own private “Hatikvah” because the organizers refused to play the Israeli national anthem.

He also had to celebrate his victory under the International Judo Federation’s flag, because the emirate banned the display of Israeli symbols.