The US and Israel share the same values. Both our nations put a premium on life, liberty, and individual freedom. As such, Israel is among our closest allies in the world and the sole outpost of democracy in the Middle East. Yet both our nations are also engaged in the same fight against common enemies. The US and Israel should continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against those radical Islamic terrorists that seek the destruction of the West.

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Border Police officer who was killed in Shuafat terror attack laid to rest

Hundreds of people on Tuesday attended the funeral of Israel Border Police officer Asil Suaed, who was killed in a terror stabbing attack in east Jerusalem a day prior.
He was laid to rest in the northern village of Huseiniya where he grew up.
Suaed’s colleagues from the Border Police were in attendance at the funeral, as well as Israel Police…

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Iran-based trainer of 9/11 hijackers Sayf al-‘Adl believed to be new al-Qaeda chief

UN experts say the predominant view among member nations is that the leadership of al-Qaeda has passed to Sayf al-‘Adl, who was responsible for Osama bin Laden’s security and trained some of the hijackers involved in the 9/11 attack on the US.
The panel of experts said in a report to the UN Security Council circulated Monday that no announcement…

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Bedouin Israeli brothers charged with supplying arms to Islamic Jihad in West Bank

The Shin Bet security agency on Thursday said two Israeli brothers from a southern Bedouin town were arrested for allegedly supplying Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives in the West Bank with firearm parts and ammunition.

In December 2022, Border Police troops detained Adam and Mohammed Abu Taha, residents of Tel Sheva, as well as Majdi…

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Israeli forces attacked during Nablus raid; Palestinian gunman said killed

Israeli forces conducting counter-terror operations in Nablus/Shechem early on Tuesday came under attack, returning fire and according to Palestinian media killing one Palestinian gunman.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that troops returned fire after being shot at during the operation, and that a “hit was registered.”

The Nablus-based…

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CIA director: Current Israeli-Palestinian tensions resemble Second Intifada

The director of the United States Central Intelligence Agency expressed his concern last week that the current period of tensions between Israel and the Palestinians is beginning to resemble the violence of the Second Intifada.

“I was a senior US diplomat 20 years ago during the Second Intifada, and I’m concerned — as are my colleagues in the…

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Lebanese man recruits Palestinians on TikTok to help with terrorism

A Lebanese citizen who was once a Hezbollah activist has been using TikTok to recruit Palestinians in the West Bank and east Jerusalem to help him carry out terror attacks, the Shin Bet revealed on Thursday.

The man, whose real name is Salah Sawati, is known as Abu Asan and the Shin Bet revealed three different TikTok accounts he was using to…

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‘Overwhelming evidence of ties between Palestinian NGOs and the PFLP’

A new report by NGO Monitor, a Jerusalem-based research institute, documents ‘overwhelming evidence’ of ties between seven Palestinian NGOs and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The U.S., E.U., Canada and Israel have designated the PFLP as a terrorist organization. However, on July 12, 2022, nine European governments…

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Palestinian attacker left ‘martyrdom’ message in school notebook

Thirteen-year-old Muhammad Aliwat, who ambushed and seriously wounded a father and son at the entrance to the City of David in Jerusalem on Saturday, left a note in his school notebook expressing his longing to die as a martyr.

“God, or victory, or martyrdom. Forgive me, mother, you’re going to be proud of me,” he wrote.

Aliwat was an…

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Gaza terrorists fire rockets into Israel, prompting IDF retaliatory strikes against Hamas

Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communities overnight Thursday, prompting retaliatory strikes by the IDF against Hamas assets.

The exchange came after nine Palestinians were killed during heavy clashes between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Israeli troops in Jenin in northern Samaria Thursday…

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Nine dead in clashes between Palestinian Islamic Jihad and IDF in Jenin

Nine Palestinians were killed during heavy clashes between gunmen and Israeli troops in Jenin on Thursday morning, according to Israeli media reports.

The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that troops were engaged while attempting to detain Palestinian Islamic Jihad members planning a major terrorist attack.

“During an attempt to…

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‘We Have Been Betrayed’: As Billions Flow to Jordan, US Remains Mum on Extradition of Palestinian Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is widely considered one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East. US aid to Jordan has quietly tripled in the past 15 years, overtaking every regular US aid recipient in the world except Israel. December’s Congressional omnibus spending bill gave the kingdom $1.65 billion – $200 million more than the two…

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Shin Bet reveals Hamas attempts to recruit West Bank Palestinians for terror

The Shin Bet security agency on Wednesday said Israel was revoking the entry permits to Israel from 230 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, relatives of Hamas members who allegedly worked to recruit West Bank Palestinians to help commit attacks.

In a statement, the Shin Bet said in recent weeks dozens of West Bank Palestinians had been arrested and…

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Security forces arrest two Palestinians over alleged Netanya terror plot

Israeli security forces on Tuesday arrested two Palestinians in the central city of Netanya on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack.

The suspects, who were in Israel illegally, were taken into custody following a manhunt near the city’s main market, according to police.

A police sapper was deployed to the scene to rule out the presence…

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Arab Israeli terrorist released after 40 years; police seek to prevent celebrations

An Arab Israeli terrorist who served 40 years for murdering an Israel Defense soldier was released from prison on Thursday, with large numbers of police deployed in and around his hometown to prevent celebrations upon his arrival.

National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir said in a statement that police were instructed to “act decisively”…

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Palestinians clash with IDF during pilgrimage to Joseph’s Tomb; 7 arrested overnight

Several Palestinians were reported wounded during clashes with Israeli troops late Tuesday and early Wednesday as Jewish worshipers entered the religious site of Joseph’s Tomb, in the West Bank city of Nablus.

The Israel Defense Forces said Palestinians hurled explosives, Molotov cocktails, and stones at troops as they escorted the pilgrims to…

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Israeli FM: World should focus on stopping Palestinian support for terrorism

Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen on Tuesday said countries should focus their energies on stopping rampant incitement by the Palestinian Authority that manifests in terrorism.

The comment comes after more than 90 countries signed a letter, published on Monday, demanding the “immediate” reversal of Israel’s punitive measures against the P.A.

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East Jerusalem man with Islamic State ties charged over deadly twin bombings in city

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) terror group for a fatal double bombing attack in the capital last month.

In the attack on November 23, Eslam Froukh, 26, allegedly set off bombs at two bus stops near entrances to the capital. The attacks killed two people —…

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Israel Police announced arrest of ISIS-linked suspect in bus station terror bombings

Israeli Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a suspect believed to be responsible for two bus station bombings that killed two people and injured more than 20 others last month, including two Americans.
A joint investigation by Israeli Police, security forces, and the Israeli Defense Forces led to the arrest of 26-year-old Aslam Faruch, a…