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Iran

Iran Presents Long-Range Cruise and Ballistic Missiles, Again Threatens to “Erase Israel”

As the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches, Iran unveiled in a live broadcast its new long-range cruise missile, named the Hoveyzeh (after the city in the Khuzestan province that was almost completely destroyed during the Iran-Iraq War and is perceived as a symbol of heroism and sacrifice). The missile was shown off as part of a...

Israeli Society

First 83 of 1,000 Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

The first 83 immigrants from Ethiopia, out of a total of some 1,000 approved last year for entry into Israel, arrived at Ben-Gurion Airport on Monday night after waiting in Gondar for an average of 15 years.

In October, the government approved for immigration 1,000 members of the Falash Mura community in Ethiopia who have children currently...

Iran

Iran claims it launched new cruise missile on anniversary of revolution: report

Iran on Saturday claimed it had successfully tested a new cruise missile with an 800-mile range during celebrations that marked the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brought its theocratic regime into power.

Defense Minister Amir Hatami confirmed the missile’s success on state television, which broadcast footage of the launch...

Terrorism

Dozens of Hamas, PFLP members hold senior positions in pro-BDS NGOs

There are more than 100 links between the internationally-designated terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) with NGOs promoting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, some of which receive funding from European states and philanthropic funds, a new report by the...

Palestinian Authority

U.S. funding for Palestinian security services ends

The US funding and training program for the PA’s security services ended Thursday at midnight, as diplomats and politicians scrambled to find a way to mitigate the impact on West Bank stability.

The 14-year-old US Security Coordinator (USSC) mission, and the $61 million the US provides annually, is perceived to be the cornerstone to an effective...

Event Recaps

Jan 25th Orlando, FL Spanish Pastor’s Luncheon

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Jan 22nd Rochester, NY Israel Advocacy Luncheon

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Jan 21st Lakeland, FL Dr. King’s Pro Israel/Peace Legacy Event

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Jan 20th Lakeland, FL Why Israel Event

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Jan 9th San Francisco, CA Spanish Why Israel Event

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Jan 8th North Bethesda, MD Breakfast and Luncheon Events

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Jan 6th Alexandria, VA Why Israel Event

Antisemitism

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...

Iran

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

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...

Iran

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...

Hezbollah

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...

Archeology

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...