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Driver curses church members during walk to remember Holocaust

A driver yelled obscenities and anti-Semitic remarks as members of a church in California walked to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

About 100 members of the Church of Jesus Christ Temple Philadelphia in Salinas, California had gathered on Sunday after services in the church parking lot to get ready for an annual walk in memory of...


Netanyahu: Israel thwarts Iranian cyber attacks ‘daily’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran attempts cyber attacks on Israeli infrastructure “daily,” only to be thwarted by the Jewish state.

“Iran attacks Israel on a daily basis,” he said at the Cybertech conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday. “We monitor these attacks, see the attacks and thwart the attacks. In the last 24 hours, Iran has said it...

Israeli Technology

PM meets Intel’s Israeli leaders, fetes decision to invest $11b in new plant

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday met with Intel’s Israeli leadership and saluted the company’s decision to expand its operations in Israel, building a new plant in Kiryat Gat that is expected to include an $11 billion investment.

Netanyahu welcomed the move, which he said would contribute to Israel’s economic growth. “Israel has...


Iran: Proxies in Lebanon, Gaza will respond with ‘hellfire’ to Israeli attacks

Iran will continue supplying high-precision missiles to its proxies in Lebanon and Gaza so they would be able to respond to Israel’s “acts of stupidity with hellfire” said the country’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani on Tuesday.

The remarks come in the wake of a massive aerial bombardment launched by Israel Air Force on...


Rivlin warns Iran may step up retaliation over Israeli strikes in Syria

President Reuven Rivlin warned Monday that Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria could push Tehran to respond “more forcefully” against the Jewish state than it has done previously.

The warning came days after Iranian forces in Syria shot a missile at an Israeli ski resort in response to airstrikes.

“There are those who see escalation in...

Israeli Society

130-strong Israeli rescue team arrives in Brazil as dam collapse toll hits 58

An Israeli Defense Force search-and-rescue team landed in Brazil late Sunday evening to join forces with local rescue crews who are searching for hundreds of people missing in the wake of a catastrophic dam collapse.

The Civil Defense office in Minais Gerais state on Sunday raised the confirmed death toll to 58, with up to 300 people still...


Nasrallah: All of Israel will be struck by Hezbollah rockets

“We call on Netanyahu and the new chief of staff to not make mistakes in their assessments. They’ll regret it,” said Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of the Lebanese political and paramilitary party Hezbollah.

“The price of aggression will be greater than they estimate,” said Nasrallah, speaking on Saturday night for the first time since...


Kid on school trip unearths Second Temple-era coin in West Bank stream

A boy found a 2,000-year-old coin from the Second Temple-era rule of Herod Agrippa, the last king of Judea, during a hike last week in the northern West Bank.

The rare piece was uncovered in the Shilo stream during a school trip, according to a Sunday statement from the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), an Israeli...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Israel warns Ireland against criminalizing products from beyond ’67 lines

The passage of Irish legislation criminalizing selling goods and services originating beyond the 1967 lines will “have serious ramifications for Israel-Ireland relations and Ireland’s status in the region,” The Foreign Ministry warned Ireland's ambassador Alison Kelly on Friday.

The Ministry said that Kelly was called in to its offices in...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Report: BDS blacklist under review by UN body will harm Palestinians

The lives of ordinary Palestinians will be severely harmed if the UN Human Rights Council blacklists companies that do business in the West Bank, a report from NGO Monitor revealed on Thursday.

A major source of the list of companies the UNHRC may publicize soon, says the report, was Who Profits, a project of the Coalition of Women for Peace, a...


Hamas threatens massive and immediate response to any attack on Gaza — report

Hamas has sent a warning to Israel that it will respond forcefully and immediately to any attack on the Gaza Strip, a Lebanese newspaper reported Friday.

Quoting an unnamed source in the Gaza-ruling terror group, the Al-Akhbar daily also said Hamas refused to accept aid money from Qatar as Israel put new conditions on its transfer, according to...


Palestinian Authority paid NIS 502m to terrorist prisoners – report

The Palestinian Authority spent at least NIS 502 million in payments to terrorist prisoners in 2018, according to a report released Thursday by the Israeli research institute Palestinian Media Watch.

PMW has provided the Defense Ministry with its calculations ahead of a first-time implementation of the Stern Law, an Israeli law that was approved...


After Syria threatens Ben Gurion Airport, Iron Dome deployed in greater Tel Aviv

The Israeli military deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems in central and southern Israel in recent days, amid escalating tensions both in Syria and in the Gaza Strip.

A battery was deployed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and others were positioned in the south, the army said Thursday.

In addition, a small number of reservists from air...

Israeli Society

UK and Israel sign ‘in principle’ post-Brexit trade deal

Britain and Israel agreed on an “in principle” post-Brexit trade deal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday afternoon.

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox made the announcement following discussions with Israel’s Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen.

Dr Fox said: “I’m delighted that as Britain prepares to leave the...


One-Third of Americans Don’t Believe 6 Million Jews Were Murdered During the Holocaust

One-third of Americans think “substantially less” than 6 million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust, according to a new survey that highlights a worrying lack of basic knowledge about the World War II-era genocide.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, or Claims Conference, released the findings of its survey to coincide with...


Syria’s UN envoy threatens retaliatory attack on Ben Gurion Airport

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations warned Tuesday that if the world body did not halt Israeli strikes on his country, Syria would retaliate with an attack on Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

Speaking at the UN Security Council after a series of IAF airstrikes on Sunday and Monday — most of them launched after an Iranian missile...


Israel calls on UN Security Council to block Iranian terror funding: ‘Israel will not hold back’


Israel’s United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon called on members of the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to take action to help stop Iran’s funding of global terrorism -- and warned that Israel will act if attacked by terrorists.

“If we must, we will respond alone. We will defend our democracy; safeguard our sovereignty; and...