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Israel Defense Force (IDF)

2 IDF soldiers killed, 4 injured in training accident

An IDF lieutenant and a sergeant were killed and four soldiers were injured when a self-propelled howitzer in which they were traveling flipped over during a training exercise in the Golan Heights late Tuesday night, the army said.

One of the soldiers was severely injured and taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital. The army said there was no...

Hamas

Hailed as heroes, victims of Har Adar terror attack buried

Thousands of mourners gathered on Tuesday afternoon to pay their final respects to the three Israelis who were killed by a Palestinian terrorist in the Jerusalem-area settlement of Har Adar earlier in the day.

Border policeman Solomon Gavriyah, 20, civilian security guards Youssef Ottman, 25, from Abu Ghosh and Or Arish, 25, a resident of Har...

Hamas

Stories of Hope and Resilience: The Mizrahi Project

For nearly 70 years, the stories of 850,000 Jewish refugees have not been told. Evicted from their homes in communities across the Middle East and North Africa where Jews had lived for over two millennia, these families lost everything. Their homes, their possessions, their ancestral heritage, and their religious artifacts – everything had to be...

Iran

Iran deal ‘not much of an agreement’ after missile test, Trump says

US President Donald Trump said Iran’s test-firing of a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel called into question the landmark nuclear agreement with Tehran Saturday, and accused the Islamic Republic of working with North Korea on its weapons program.

The comments came after Iran said it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile,...

Israeli Society

Netanyahu praises work of IDF rescue team in Mexico

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday spoke with the head of the Israeli rescue delegation in Mexico, hours after the country was struck by a second earthquake.

In his phone call with David Mizrachi, the head of the IDF mission, Netanyahu wished the soldiers a happy Jewish new year and said they were doing a “mitzvah” — a good deed — by...

Iran

Iran unveils missile that can reach Israel, carry multiple warheads

TEHRAN (AFP) — President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Friday that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.

His comments came as Iran displayed a new missile at a military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.
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Israeli Technology

Starving cells of oxygen can help them kill cancers, Israeli researchers find

Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a method to reinforce the power of cells that kill cancerous tumors by starving them of oxygen, allowing immunotherapy treatments to be used in targeting previously immune solid tumors.

The research was published in the journal Cell Reports. In the article, the researchers liken...

Israeli Society

IDF emergency team arrives to help quake-stricken Mexico

An IDF Home Front Command team arrives in Mexico to assist following the devastating earthquake that hit the country, September 21, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)

An IDF emergency team from the Home Front Command arrived Thursday in Mexico, where they will begin providing assistance after the Central American nation was hit by a powerful earthquake...

Hamas

Israel sends aid to Mexico after devastating earthquake

The Israel Defense Forces Search and Rescue Unit and two other Israeli aid agencies have sent emergency response teams to Mexico in the wake of a deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 200, flattened buildings, and extensively damaged infrastructure.

The earthquake, which struck 140 kilometers south-east of Mexico City, caused...

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

New Jersey fails to enforce anti-BDS law with Danish bank

The State of New Jersey has come under fire for allegedly not punishing a giant Danish bank that engages in anti-Israel economic activity.

Danske Bank, the largest bank in the Scandinavian country, is blacklisted by New York State for violating its anti-BDS law shielding Israel from economic warfare. An intense row over whether Danske – a...

Iran

At sites of bombings, PM vows Israel will relentlessly confront Iranian terror

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday attended memorials marking massive bombing attacks on the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center here, accusing Iran of continuing to export terror and asserting that Israel will continue to fight Iranian aggression.
“Israel has been and will continue to be a spearhead in...

Hamas

Jews, Christians, Muslim Work Together After Hurricane to Provide Kosher Meals for Orthodox Jews

The floodwaters rose so high, that people found that snakes had moved in, ready to greet them when they returned home. From reports by people of faith, however, one ancient reptile didn’t take part in the housewarmings. The Primordial Serpent, real or allegorical, kept its distance from lots of the affected area.

Perhaps it fled in revulsion of...

Israeli Society

Ancient Hebrew Seals From Judean Kingdom Unearthed in Jerusalem Excavations

A collection of First Temple-period seals has been discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David.

Several of the seals are emblazoned with Hebrew inscriptions, and dozens of the ancient seals reference the names of officials from the Judean kingdom who lived before the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem, including “Pinchas” and...

US-Israel Relationship

Israeli Aid Teams Deploy to Florida’s Hardest-Hit Areas in Wake of Hurricane Irma

Israeli rescue and humanitarian aid groups have deployed to the hardest-hit areas in Florida, including the Florida Keys and Naples areas, in the wake of Hurricane Irma, which struck last weekend.

In the Florida Keys, teams from the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) and United Hatzalah brought aid and medical assistance as well as much needed water...

Incitement

Family and friends of murdered American: Pass the Taylor Force Act

“Taylor was very outgoing. No dislikes, no agendas. Enjoyed playing the guitar, an Eagle Scout… he was basically an all-American kid. He made sure that everyone around him felt good,” Stuart Force told the Haym Salomon Center, speaking about his son, whose life was taken by a Palestinian terrorist last year.

“He would have made a great...

Israeli Society

Israel Approves ‘Gospel Trail’ Cable Car to Enhance Christian Tourism

Israel’s cabinet on Sunday approved the construction of the “Gospel Trail” cable car that, when completed, will run between Upper Nazareth and the lower slopes of Mount Tabor in order to enhance access to Christian tourist sites in the area.

The project in Israel’s northern region is a collaborative effort between Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv...

US-Israel Relationship

16 years on, US and Israel mourn 9/11 attacks, laud anti-terror alliance

Holding photos and reading names of loved ones lost 16 years ago, 9/11 victims’ relatives and others marked the anniversary of the attacks at Ground Zero on Monday with a solemn and personal ceremony.

In Israel, an estimated 500 people gathered at the KKL-JNF Jewish National Fund’s “Living Memorial” in the Jerusalem Hills at the US Embassy’s...

Israeli Technology

Intel to equip NFL stadiums with Israel-made replay technology

US chip giant Intel Corp. said Thursday it has outfitted eight National Football League stadiums in the US with high-definition cameras that will allow fans to see the game from every angle and create 360-degree highlights for a more action-packed experience.

The cameras — which are ready for the 2017 season — are equipped with Intel’s “freeD”...

Issues

Taylor Force Act Targeting Palestinian Authority Terror Payments Receives Procedural Boost in Senate

A bill before the US Senate that targets the Palestinian Authority’s policy of paying salaries and benefits to terrorists and their families received a major boost on Thursday, with the announcement that the legislation has been included in a larger package of bills that deal with spending on foreign operations.

The move means that the bill —...

Israeli Society

Israeli rescue team ready to provide Mexico earthquake aid

Israel-based international aid agency iAID’s Search & Rescue team have prepared their specialist equipment and are ready to fly to areas of Mexico affected by Thursday night’s powerful earthquake.

The earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck late on Thursday near Mexico’s southern coastline, killing at least twenty-six people, triggering small...