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Hamas

Israel Highlights Armed Assaults by Palestinian Terror Groups During Gaza Border Protest

Israel has continued to push back firmly against Palestinian claims that the IDF used excessive force after a protest march on the Gaza-Israel border last Friday turned violent, stressing that terrorist groups had deliberately provoked a confrontation.

On Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry claimed that the death of a 29-year-old demonstrator...

Easster in Jerusalem
Jerusalem

Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter

Christians marked Easter Sunday with a mass led by the acting Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, at Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Hundreds of pilgrims came to the church in the Old City, for a mass to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians believe Jesus's body was buried at what became the site of...

Hamas warns new protests will go further, surprise Israel
Hamas

Hamas warns new protests will go further, surprise Israel

Defiant Hamas leaders warned Sunday that Palestinians would continue their protests along the Gaza fence, vowing to go beyond the barrier next time and promising fresh surprises for Israel.

“The Palestinians will not give up the ‘right of return’,” former Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said during a visit to Turkey. “We will not recognize the...

Pastor Hagee
Hamas

Honoring 70: John Hagee, Christians United for Israel

John Hagee is an evangelical pastor based in San Antonio, Texas. Having served in the ministry for more than five decades, Hagee leads a church with 20,000-plus active members. He is a Christian Zionist, who believes that the Bible commands all believing Christians to support the State of Israel and the return of the Jewish people to their...

Nikki Haley
US-Israel Relationship

US blocks UN resolution condemning Israel for deaths in Gaza clashes

The United States on Saturday blocked a draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of clashes on the Gaza-Israel border, diplomats said.

Kuwait, which represents Arab countries on the council, presented the proposed statement, which called for an “independent and transparent investigation” of the...

The IDF warned on Friday that the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas was attempting to manipulate violent protests by Palestinians along Gaza’s border with Israel as a cover for terrorist attacks.
Hamas

As IDF Thwarts Gun Attack on Gaza Border, Israel Warns That Palestinian ‘Return’ Protests Are ‘Cover for Terror’

The IDF warned on Friday that the Islamist terrorist organization Hamas was attempting to manipulate violent protests by Palestinians along Gaza’s border with Israel as a cover for terrorist attacks.

A spokesperson for the IDF said that earlier on Friday — as Israelis prepared for the Passover holiday — Israeli troops thwarted a gun attack by a...

Palestinian children at riot
Hamas

IDF: Hamas cynically sent 7-year-old girl to breach Gaza border

The Israeli army accused the Hamas terrorist organization of sending a 7-year-old girl to the Gaza security fence during deadly protests in the coastal enclave on Friday.

According to the army, the young girl was spotted by soldiers as she approached the security fence. The troops, who were on the Israeli side, met the girl as she reached the...

Operation Good Neighbor
Syria

Breaking Down Decades of Barriers: The IDF Helps Wounded Syrians

Israel has a long history of providing humanitarian aid to civilians in countries all around the world — including Haiti, Africa, Japan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Mexico, and even the United States. Syria is also included on that list, despite the fact that the two countries have no diplomatic relations and have been in a state of war since the...

Moshe Kahlon
Jerusalem

Finance minister signs waiver fast-tracking transfer of US embassy

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday signed an official exemption from planning rules to allow US State Department officials to build new security infrastructure at the site of the new US embassy in Jerusalem and skip over the time-consuming process of applying for rezoning and construction permits.

In a video clip posted on Twitter, Kahlon...

Passover
Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Israeli Military Set for Mammoth Task of Prepping for Passover

Despite its many round-the-clock security missions, the Israel Defense Forces believes that bringing the holiday spirit to its personnel is an imperative.

As Passover approaches, those serving in combat and combat-support roles in the military — as well as a brigade rabbi — told JNS about how they celebrate while in military service.

Sgt. Shir...

Israel Defense Force (IDF)

How Debriefing Like The Israeli Air Force Can Help Your Business

This February an Israeli F-16 was shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during a raid, the first time that an Israeli Air Force fighter jet has been downed in combat since 1982. The Israeli pilots bailed out of the plane, which crashed into a field in northern Israel. Just a few days later, the results of the debrief conducted by the IAF to...

Cabinet Meeting
US-Israel Relationship

PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Start of the Cabinet Meeting

PM Netanyahu at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting made the following remarks:

"Today we will mark two events that – in the perspective of time – will be seen as historic. The first is the fact that a few days ago Air India flew directly to Israel, on a straight line from India to Tel Aviv. The significance is clear to all. This is...

Israeli Society

Rare trove of bronze Jewish Revolt coins unearthed near Temple Mount

A hoard of rare bronze Jewish Revolt coins has been discovered at the recently renewed Ophel excavations. The trove of dozens of bronze coins minted during the last years of the ill-fated four-year rebellion of the Jews against Roman rule was uncovered in a cave just south of the Temple Mount by Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Eilat Mazar.
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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

Reports say Israeli jets hit Hezbollah positions along Syria-Lebanon border

Lebanon-Syria border on Sunday night, in reports that were not confirmed by either Hezbollah or the IAF.

The reports said the attacks were said to have occurred near the eastern Lebanese town of Baalbek, near the Syrian border.

The Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group denied the airstrikes took place. A spokesperson for the Israeli military...

Israeli Society

Operation On Wings of Eagles remembered

Understandably, the graves of soldiers who fell in the 1948 War of Independence at the Haifa Military Cemetery do not receive many visitors. Their parents are no longer alive and the second and third generations rarely visit the graves of their grandfathers or uncles. But the Mahal (foreign volunteers to the IDF) graves receive even less visitors....

Nikki Haley
US-Israel Relationship

Top US Diplomat Haley Slams UN Human Rights Council as ‘Foolish and Unworthy of Its Name’ After Passage of More Anti-Israel Resolutions

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the UN Human Rights Council on Friday after it approved a slew of anti-Israel decisions within the framework of its infamous “Agenda Item 7.”

“Today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted five resolutions condemning Israel,” Haley said in a statement. “At the same time, the council adopted only one...

President Trump
Incitement

Trump signs into law bill slashing PA funds over terrorist stipends

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump signed into law on Friday legislation that cuts some aid to the Palestinians until they end stipends to terrorists and the families of slain attackers, as he approved a massive $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill.

The Taylor Force Act, which was named after a former US army officer who was stabbed to...

IDF technical unit
Israeli Technology

How Israel is becoming the world’s top cyber superpower

Israel, or "Startup Nation" as some call it, has become a world leader in cyber security. And the nation's military is fueling its supremacy.

Although Israel makes no cars of its own, the world's top auto-security companies are all Israeli. The country also receives roughly one-fifth of the world's global private investment in cyber security....

Sander Gerber
Incitement

Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on Palestinian Authority Terror Payments, Says Leading Advocate

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself “very satisfied” on Wednesday, as the Senate prepared for an imminent final vote on the provisions of the Taylor Force Act.

“It’s a great relief that Congress has gotten behind the Taylor Force...

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