Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot to be named IDF’s 21st chief of staff in official announcement to be made Saturday evening. Lt.- Gen. Benny Gantz, the current chief of staff, is scheduled to step down in February.
By Yoav Zitun
Following a prolonged waiting period, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has finally approved Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon’s choice for the appointment of the next Chief of Staff. The official announcement regarding the successor of Lieutenant General Benny Gantz will be made on Saturday night. However, it can already be stated that Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot will be named as next chief of staff of the IDF. Continue Reading »
Police say initial investigations conclude that the 17 yr-old girl had planned to stab Jewish security personnel at Israel’s holy site.
Security forces arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian girl found to have a knife in her possession on Friday at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Knife of Palestinian teen in Hebron. – Photo: Israel Police Spokesperson’s Unit
The knife was revealed during routine security checks. Police said initial investigations indicated that she had planned to stab security personnel.
During the incident the youth initially refused to undergo a routine security check, leading security forces to repeatedly question her to do so. Continue Reading »
Chief IDF Rabbi Rafi Peretz makes controversial comments on Muslims’ relation to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem: ‘In the Qur’an, the word Jerusalem isn’t mentioned a single time, and that most Muslims have no idea what’s written in Qur’an.’
“In the Qur’an, the word Jerusalem is not mentioned even once. Nothing. It’s not even hinted at,” Chief IDF Rabbi Rafi Peretz was recorded saying in an explosive comments first broadcast by Israeli media.
Chief IDF Rabbi Rafi Peretz – Photo: Ido Erez
Speaking to a group of seminary students, Peretz said also said that “90% of Arabs have no idea what is written in the Qur’an,” the Channel 10 recording revealed. Continue Reading »
MK Miri Regev’s (Likud) bill that would require new Knesset members to swear allegiance to the Jewish State of Israel, will likely inspire the ire of Arab Knesset members.
By Moran Azulay
New legislation being put forth by a firebrand Likud Knesset member could force new Israeli legislators to swear loyalty to Israel as a Jewish state before they can join the Knesset ranks; a move which will likely infuriate Arab and leftist MKs.
Likud MK Miri Regev / MK Mohammed Baracha – Photo: Gil Yohanan, Motti Kimchi
With neither the wintery weather nor the stormy session on the ‘Jewish nationhood’ bill yet to pass, the Knesset is gearing up for another contentious debate next Sunday, when the Ministerial Committee for Legislation will discuss the proposal, by MK Miri Regev, which will put into a law the demand that parliamentarians swear allegiance to the Jewish state of Israel. Continue Reading »
Today was 1st time since Israel’s summer ‘Operation Protective Edge’ that IDF forces opened fire on the coastal enclave.
IDF jeep’s bullet-proof window was damaged, but no one was hurt.
An Israel Defense Forces jeep patrolling the Gaza border was fired at on Thursday, prompting the army to respond with artillery fire, for the first time since the summer’s Operation Protective Edge.
IDF 155m”m self-propelled Howitzer artillery piece responds to attack. – courtesy
The jeep’s window was damaged, but no one was wounded in the incident.
The IDF Spokesman said that light arms were fired at Israeli soldiers along the border near central Gaza, and the army responded with artillery fire. Continue Reading »
A Jewish cemetery in Grodzisk, originally destroyed during the Holocaust & is now partly used as a junkyard & storage site, is currently targeted, as residential building plans threaten its very existence.
By Chaim Lev, Ari Yashar
The Jewish community of Poland is working urgently to try and save the Jewish cemetery in Grodzisk, after the city’s council began work on a construction project in the northern part of the city where the graveyard is located, putting it in direct danger.
Jewish graves in Poland – Photo: Hezki Ezra
The cemetery was destroyed during the Holocaust, and afterwards most of the grounds were transferred to the “Independent Peasants Aide” organization, under whose proxy machines and building materials were stored on the site. Continue Reading »