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Syria

Russian fighter jets hindered Israel from striking military base in Syria: report

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria but generally refrains from commenting on them

Russian fighter jets hindered Israel's air force from conducting strikes on a military base in Syria, a Russian outlet reported Monday.

According to the report, Israeli planes seeking to attack the Syrian Air Force T-4 base located in the Homs...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump calls out anti-Semitism and BDS, touts Israeli Americans

(December 7, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday night called out anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS movement, vowed to keep pressure on Iran and touted his pro-Israel record in front of an overwhelmingly friendly crowd of 4,000 Israelis living in America.

At the Israeli-American Council’s annual conference in Southeast...

US-Israel Relationship

U.S. blacklists Iraqi militia leaders over killing of anti-government protesters

The Trump administration on Friday blacklisted the leaders of three militias in Iraq that U.S. officials said opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed dozens of people.

The designations of the militia leaders who command groups the United States considers proxies of Iran are part of the administration’s campaign to increase sanctions...

Antisemitism

Honduran president: I will not capitulate to anti-Israel threats

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) HOLLYWOOD — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was one of the most senior political figures to attend the annual Israeli-American Council (IAC) summit in Florida over the weekend.

Hernández seemed to enjoy every moment of the three-day confab, proving once again that his country is an ally of the Jewish...

Hamas

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after three rockets fired at Israel

(December 8, 2019 / JNS) Israeli aircraft struck military camps and a naval base belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal enclave, according to an AP report.

Israel announced on Saturday evening that its Iron Dome air-defense system had intercepted all three rockets.

No...

Hezbollah

Guatemala to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday that he plans to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

Giammattei, who is on his first visit to Israel this week, said he will implement the move once he takes office next month. He further clarified that he...

Israeli Society

Israel sending team to Samoa to help battle measles outbreak

Israel is sending an emergency medical team to help Samoa contain its deadly measles epidemic, Israel’s ambassador to the Pacific nation announced Thursday.

“Israel is sending an emergency medical team in coordination with the WHO to Samoa in response to the Samoan measles outbreak. Israel is committed to supporting our dear friend Samoa in this...

Iran

UK, France, Germany affirm Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) In a joint letter addressed to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres that was released by the world body on Wednesday, ambassadors from the United Kingdom, Germany and France reiterated that Iran has developed nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.

The countries, all parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally the...

Iran

State Department: An estimated 1,000 citizens killed in Iran protests

(December 5, 2019 / JNS) The latest mass Iranian protests have killed as many as 1,000 citizens, including at least 12 children, said U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook on Thursday.

“This is the worst political crisis the regime has faced in its 40 years,” he told reporters at the U.S. State Department.

“Look, they even jail and...

Antisemitism

100 Years of Ford and the Jews – From Antisemitism to Zionism

In 1919, Henry Ford bought a small local newspaper operating at a loss.

In the coming years, The Dearborn Independent would liberally cite and elaborate upon "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", blaming the international Jewish conspiracy for war, poverty, Bolshevism and even "Jewish Jazz-Moron Music". The International Jew: The World's...

Israeli Society

NY to DC, Paris, Dublin, Hague: Israel gains legitimacy around the world

Amid a negative drumbeat of reports about the country hurtling toward a third election within the year, Iran racing to encircle Israel, and antisemites either vandalizing Jewish graves or saying that Israel is “built on the idea that Jews are superior to everyone else,” there was actually some positive Israel-related news this week.

It started...

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