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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

IDF helicopters pound Hamas positions in response to explosive balloon

IDF attack helicopters hit two positions of the Hamas terror group in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday in response to an explosive device that was carried into Israel by balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.

It was Israel’s fourth retaliatory airstrike against the terror group in the past three days.

On Sunday night an...

Terrorism

Two soldiers wounded in West Bank car-ramming; 2 attackers killed

Two Israeli soldiers were wounded in a predawn car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank on Monday, one of them seriously, the army said. The force opened fire on the three occupants of the vehicle, killing two and wounding the third.

The ramming occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. near the village of N’ima, northwest of Ramallah. The army...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Texas blacklists Airbnb over West Bank settlement boycott

The state of Texas has blacklisted the global vacation rental company Airbnb over its boycott of West Bank settlements.

“We welcome this decision very much and we hope that it will be emulated by other states and other countries in the world,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Saturday night.

On Friday, the Texas Comptroller of...

Event Recaps

Feb. 13th San Antonio, TX Why Israel Event

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Feb. 20th Oxford, FL Spanish Why Israel Event

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Feb. 10th Houston, TX Why Israel Event

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Feb. 21st Gainesville, FL Bilingual Why Israel Event

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Feb. 11 Houston, TX CUFI Dinner

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Feb. 17th Richfield, MN Why Israel Event

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Feb. 18th Richfield, MN Why Israel Event

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Feb. 24th Charleston, AR Standing with Israel Event

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Feb. 18 Madison, MS Pastor’s Meeting

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Feb. 17 Madison, MS Why Israel Event

Hamas

Where’s Hamas? The glaring omission in the UN’s latest anti-Israel report

In a particularly one-sided anti-Israel report on Thursday, researchers for the United Nations found that Israel likely committed war crimes during its security operations at the Gaza-Israel border last summer. Shockingly, the report includes only one mention of Hamas in a negative sense.

But judged against the abundant evidence of Hamas...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Israel’s Secret Founding Fathers

Late on the night of Nov. 11, Hamas soldiers in southern Gaza stopped a van near the town of Khan Yunis. Inside were a group of Arabic-speaking men and women who said they were aid workers. The soldiers were suspicious. When the passengers understood that they couldn’t talk their way out, they dropped the pretense and drew guns. In the ensuing...

Israeli Technology

Following setback, Beresheet spacecraft completes critical maneuver

The Beresheet spacecraft successfully carried out a key maneuver Thursday night, following a worrisome computer glitch earlier this week.

Ground control activated the spacecraft’s main engine for four minutes, putting it into a new orbit which takes it to a distance of 131,000 kilometers from earth. The next maneuver is scheduled for next week.
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Iran

Iran’s Covert Scheme to Upgrade Hezbollah’s Rocket Arsenal Revealed

Iran is smuggling upgrades for Hezbollah’s rocket arsenal through Syria in suitcases, two recent reports based on Israeli intelligence reveal.
According to these reports, the upgrades, which are based on satellite navigation systems (GPS), are meant to improve the rockets’ accuracy. The kits are no bigger than a carry-on suitcase and can thus...

Hezbollah

Hamas, Hezbollah ‘hide missiles in children’s rooms,’ says ex-IDF senior officer on US tour

A former Israel Defense Forces’ Deputy Military Advocate General is on mission to bring the complexities of Israel’s battle against ruthless terrorist organizations to campuses across the United States and Britain.

Col. Eli Baron told JNS in an exclusive interview that his goal is to decrease the enormous and “inconceivable” gap that exists...

Iran

Iranian general: ‘We plan to break US, Israel, cleanse world of their filth’

The deputy commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps says Tehran has plans “to break America, Israel, and their partners and allies” in worldwide attacks.

In a speech aired February 19 on Iran’s IRINN TV, Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said Iran was preparing to “fight them on the global level, not just in one spot. Our war is not a local...

US-Israel Relationship

GOP lawmakers introduce bill recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan

Republican members of Congress have introduced a bill that would recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

The bill has no Democratic cosponsors and has not received the backing of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) – nor of the Trump administration, which remained silent on the bill on Wednesday.

But Israeli...