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.


We Will Wipe Out Israel, Not Disarm, Says Hamas Leader in Gaza

Hamas’s leader in the Gaza Strip has said the Islamist group is focused on wiping out the state of Israel and has no intention of disarming.

Yahya Sinwar, a hardliner who was elected head of Hamas in Gaza in February this year, made the comments at a meeting of Palestinian youth and in the presence of the press. However, his most inflammatory…


Hailed as heroes, victims of Har Adar terror attack buried

Thousands of mourners gathered on Tuesday afternoon to pay their final respects to the three Israelis who were killed by a Palestinian terrorist in the Jerusalem-area settlement of Har Adar earlier in the day.

Border policeman Solomon Gavriyah, 20, civilian security guards Youssef Ottman, 25, from Abu Ghosh and Or Arish, 25, a resident of Har…


Stories of Hope and Resilience: The Mizrahi Project

For nearly 70 years, the stories of 850,000 Jewish refugees have not been told. Evicted from their homes in communities across the Middle East and North Africa where Jews had lived for over two millennia, these families lost everything. Their homes, their possessions, their ancestral heritage, and their religious artifacts – everything had to be…


Israel sends aid to Mexico after devastating earthquake

The Israel Defense Forces Search and Rescue Unit and two other Israeli aid agencies have sent emergency response teams to Mexico in the wake of a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 200, flattened buildings, and extensively damaged infrastructure.

The earthquake, which struck 140 kilometers south-east of Mexico City, caused…


Jews, Christians, Muslim Work Together After Hurricane to Provide Kosher Meals for Orthodox Jews

The floodwaters rose so high, that people found that snakes had moved in, ready to greet them when they returned home. From reports by people of faith, however, one ancient reptile didn’t take part in the housewarmings. The Primordial Serpent, real or allegorical, kept its distance from lots of the affected area.

Perhaps it fled in revulsion of…


45 years later, memorial to victims of Munich massacre to be unveiled

A memorial to the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics is to be unveiled on Wednesday, a day after the 45th anniversary of the attack.

The memorial is the result of a decades-long campaign by relatives of the victims of the massacre for a permanent memorial to the athletes at the site of the September 5, 1972…


As floodwaters recede, Israeli disaster aid is in Houston for the long haul

Niv Rabino arrived home to Haifa earlier this week after completing a stint as head of IsraAID‘s mission on the Greek island of Lesvos. For nine months, Rabino oversaw the humanitarian aid organization’s intensive work supporting the medical and psychosocial needs of Middle Eastern and African refugees stuck in camps waiting for permission to…


Israeli aid group rushes to help flooded Houston

A team of volunteers from an Israeli aid group were making their way to Texas on Tuesday, seeking to provide emergency assistance to relief efforts as a massive storm pummeled the city with severe flooding.

Seven members of the IsraAID non-governmental organization flew to Houston, where they will join three other members of the group who were…


In Charlottesville, signs of a hatred that shocked a nation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — He came all the way from Tennessee. He took time off from his job as a security guard, time away from his two children. He paid for a plane and a hotel room so he could be present for what he thought would be a profound moment that could shift the nation’s consciousness.

Benji Buckles, 24, wanted to be there for…


The Economist Honors Nazi Propaganda Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl in Tweet

The Economist — perhaps the dean of Davos Man magazine fare — launched a curious tweet Tuesday honoring the birthday of Leni Riefenstahl. The infamous Nazi filmmaker directed the hagiographic Hitler flick Triumph of the Will, which you may have watched in college. The film and Riefenstahl’s later work played an integral role in cementing Hitler’s…


Outside Jerusalem’s Old City, a once-in-a-lifetime find of ancient Greek inscription

An extremely rare ancient early Christian Greek inscription has been discovered about a kilometer north of Jerusalem’s Old City. The once-in-a-lifetime dream archaeological find was discovered by chance during infrastructure work for a phone cable.

The intact 1,500-year-old mosaic was uncovered in the flooring of what is thought to have been a…


US to deport Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh to Jordan

A Palestinian woman who perpetrated a 1969 supermarket bombing and later immigrated to the United States had her citizenship revoked on Thursday and was sentenced to deportation to Jordan by a US federal court in Detroit.

Rasmea Odeh was convicted of immigration fraud as part of a plea deal by the same court in April with Thursday’s deportation…


Israel to send aid to Sierra Leone after devastating landslide

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday instructed the Foreign Ministry to send aid to Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people were killed in a massive landslide in the capital.

At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless when heavy flooding hit Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming the…


ISRAEL: High School Eyes Have It

by Pastor Lyndon Allen

Flying thousands of feet in the air, Tel Aviv comes in sight. With us are twenty-four precious high school students buzzing with expectation for the Holy Land. Ranging in age from 16-17 years old, their eyes were bright with the future. Little did they know that many of those eyes would be filled with tears of compassion by…


OUR STUDENTS SPEAK: Why ISRAEL Matters to Young Christians

Over 450 college students attended Student Advocacy Training at the Washington DC Summit. Looking across the room at the opening event, the ballroom was packed with passionate young faces. Amazingly, the dedicated students in this room represented only half of the 400 schools where CUFI on Campus has a presence. The students who came to DC this…


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