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Benjamin, Ido Netanyahu receive brother Yoni’s army items after 40 years

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his brother, Dr. Ido Netanyahu, on Monday received personal items belonging to their late brother Yoni, who was killed in the hostage rescue operation in Entebbe in 1976, which he heroically commanded.

Yosef Shemesh served with the late Netanyahu in the 71st Batallion of the Armored Corps in the Golan...

Iranian FM heads to Syria, Turkey to discuss regional situation

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus on Tuesday, according to the Iranian MEHR News Agency.

The visit comes upon an official invitation from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a follow up on negotiations between the two countries on bilateral ties, including agreements made between Assad and Iranian President...

US-Israel Relationship

US counterterrorism coordinator leading delegation to Israel

The US Coordinator for Counterrorism will lead a delegation to Jerusalem.

Nathan Sales will arrive in Israel on Tuesday for the annual meeting of the US-Israel Joint Counterterrorism Group, the State Department announced on Monday.

It is the State Department’s longest-running strategic counterterrorism dialogue, the statement said.

“The United...

Palestinians throw stones at Israeli vehicles in West Bank

Palestinians threw stones at Israeli vehicles in the West Bank on Monday night near Ma'ale Shomron, a settlement in the West Bank, according to Channel 4.

There were no causalities or damages, according to the report, but Israeli security forces are investigating the incident.

Read More: Jerusalem Post

Satellite images show possible Iranian missile factory in Syria destroyed

Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat International (ISI) on Sunday showed the complete destruction of a possible Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in Syria’s Masyaf District, allegedly struck by Israel on Saturday.

The main industrial structures were completely destroyed, including the main hangar and the...

SpaceIL chief: ‘Beresheet 2 starts Sunday; we’ll put our flag on the moon’

Following the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet’s failure to land safely on the moon this week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn on Saturday announced he was launching project Beresheet 2, effective immediately, adding: “We started something and we need to finish it. We’ll put our flag on the moon.”

The small spacecraft, the world’s first privately funded...

Israel’s national security adviser to meet with Bolton for Iran talks

National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat will meet with his US counterpart John Bolton on Monday in Washington to discuss Iran and “other destabilizing actors.”

Bolton tweeted Sunday that he and Ben-Shabbat will discuss their “shared commitment to countering Iranian malign activity & other destabilizing actors in the Middle East and...

Rumors fly that body of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen was found

Rumors swirled Sunday night that the remains of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen were on their way to Israel from Syria with a Russian delegation just weeks after an IDF soldier missing for close to four decades was brought back for burial.

Israeli cabinet ministers have refused to comment on the rumors which were first published by Channel 12...

Israeli Technology

Israeli scientists unveil world’s first 3D-printed heart with human tissue

AFP — Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a “major medical breakthrough” that advances possibilities for transplants.

While it remains a far way off, scientists hope one day to be able to produce hearts suitable for transplant into humans as well as patches to...

US-Israel Relationship

Boycotting Israel is anti-Semitic, newly appointed Trump envoy says

Elan Carr, the Trump administration's new special envoy for combating anti-Semitism, said Thursday that organized boycotts of products made in Israeli settlements is anti-Semitic, even if the settlements are not recognized by international law.

Carr's comments came on his first day in the congressionally mandated post left vacant by the...

US-Israel Relationship

US denies entry to founder of anti-Israel BDS movement

A founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement was barred from entering the U.S. on Wednesday, amid an escalating pushback against the anti-Israel movement in Congress.

Omar Barghouti was traveling to the U.S. for a speaking tour, the group said in a statement, when he was told by airline staff at Israel’s Ben Gurion...

IDF completes large-scale drill to improve readiness for war

Israel’s military completed a large-scale divisional exercise in the North on Friday to improve its readiness for war, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit announced.

The two-week long drill saw troops and reservists from all levels of the 36th Armor Division, also known as the Ga'ash (“Rage) Formation, train on combat scenarios in complex and urban...

Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft fails to land safely on the moon

The Israeli spacecraft Beresheet did not make the anticipated landing on the moon as planned on Thursday night.

Disappointment set in at the SpaceIL mission center as it became evident that while Beresheet did make it to the moon and won't be capable to carry out it's final mission.

As the spacecraft approached the moon, SpaceIL lost contact...

Iran

Chanting ‘death to Israel,’ Iranians rally against US blacklisting of Guard

TEHRAN — Iranians rallied on Friday against the US’s decision to designate the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards as a foreign terrorist organization.

Thousands of worshippers came out of mosques after prayers and burned flags of both the US and Israel while also chanting traditional anti-US and anti-Israel slogans at such rallies of “Death...

Hezbollah

Hezbollah warns U.S. over sanctions against Iran and allies

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Hezbollah raised the prospect of retaliation by Iran and its allies over U.S. sanctions, saying on Wednesday that all options were on the table were Washington to take steps that “threaten our nation”.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the heavily armed Iranian-backed Shi’ite group, said the United States’ move this...

Israeli Druze officer appointed military secretary to President Rivlin

Col. Ala Abu Rukon has been appointed military secretary to the president of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin, the IDF announced Thursday.

Abu Rukon, who is currently serving as the IDF military attaché to China, will replace Brig.-Gen Boaz Hershkovitz – who has served in the role for the past three years – and be promoted to the rank of...

Israel’s Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today

Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon.

Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface – the...

US-Israel Relationship

Trump calls Netanyahu to congratulate him on victory

US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory on Wednesday.

Trump sent his best wishes to Netanyahu and the Israeli public from Air Force One, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

During the call, Netanyahu thanked Trump for his support of Israel, including his recent...

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