Spain requests UN probe into peacekeeper’s death in Lebanon from IDF retaliatory fire

Israel’s FM Lieberman offered his condolences to his Spanish counterpart on peacekeeper’s death, explaining how Israel holds Hezbollah responsible.

By i24news


Spain on Wednesday appealed to the UN asking the international body to launch an “urgent” probe into the death of a Spanish peacekeeper near the Lebanese border earlier in the day.

IDF evacuating injured IDF soldier after Hezbollah attack on Israel, 28/01/15 – Photo: AFP

A UN peacekeeper from Spain was killed in Lebanon on Wednesday in an exchange of fire that ensued between Israel and Hezbollah, following an attack by the Lebanon-based terror group that left two Israeli soldiers dead. Continue Reading »

Bill O’Reilly: ‘It’s important for all Americans to know what Netanyahu knows about Iran’


Bill O’Reilly tells Fox News Network viewers, “I want to hear what P.M. Netanyahu has to say on Iran”
• Chris Stirewalt Fox News’ political correspondent, said White House comments on Netanyahu’s invitation was just “too cute.”

Found: Oldest human skull in Middle East unearthed in Israel


55,000 yr-old ‘Manot Skull’ found in Western Galilee cave proves modern humans migrated from Africa through Israel to Europe & Asia



A consortium of Israeli archeologists and anthropologists announced the discovery of the oldest human skull ever found in the Middle East on Wednesday at the Dan David-Manot Cave near the Western Galilee cave where it was first discovered nearly seven years ago.

AN IMAGE of the oldest human skull ever found in the Middle East. – Photo: Courtesy

The announcement comes after years of painstaking lab analysis to verify its date of origin, and according to Dr. Continue Reading »

Hezbollah under intense criticism in Lebanon

Senior Lebanese government officials claim Nasrallah is dragging the country into another war in Israel.
March 14 Alliance leader
:‘Nasrallah has no right to implicate the Lebanese people in his battle with Israel.’

By Roi Kais


While some in Tripoli and in Beirut’s Dahieh suburb, a Hezbollah stronghold, fired shots of jubilation into the air, celebrating Hezbollah’s Wednesday attack on Mt. Dov, senior officials in Lebanon were quick to accuse Hassan Nasrallah’s organization of trying to drag the country into another war with Israel.

Celebrations of the attack in Beirut’s Dahieh suburb – Photo: Reuters

“Where is the interest of Lebanon if it gets dragged into a war with Israel, when Israel is the one that needs it?” former Lebanese president Michel Suleiman wrote on his Facebook page. Continue Reading »

2 IDF soldiers killed in Hezbollah anti-tank missile strike on Israeli vehicle


2 dead with an additional 7 IDF soldiers injured.
Hezbollah claims responsibility, bringing Israeli retaliation

By i24news


Two Israeli soldiers were killed and an additional seven wounded Wednesday when an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon hit one or two vehicles in a convoy in which they were traveling, the Israel Defense Forces said.

A Spanish UN peacekeeper in south Lebanon was killed in an exchange of fire that ensued between Israel and Hezbollah. UNIFIL (the UN peacekeeping forces in South Lebanon) is reportedly conducting ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hezbollah.

Hezbollah attacks Israeli military vehicles : Hezbollah attacks Israeli military vehicles

Israel responded with artillery fire and then with aerial strikes on a Hezbollah target in south Lebanon.

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After Pressure from Northern Towns, IDF Reinvestigates Possibility of Hezbollah Attack Tunnels


IDF sources say drilling currently being carried out is in response to request by northern residents, adding that again, no tunnels have been located.

After attack, PM Netanyahu warns Hezbollah: Don’t test Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister says, ‘IDF is prepared to act strongly on all fronts’.
Defense Minister Ya’alon says, ‘we will respond forcefully and with determination’.



Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Israel’s opponents in the north to take the summer war with Gaza as an example of the magnitude of IDF retaliation for Wednesday attack, which saw Hezbollah forces wound four IDF soldiers in an attack on northern Israel.

Prime Minister Netanyahu with Defense Minister Ya’alon – Photo: Avshalom Shushani

“At this moment, the IDF is responding to events in the north. To everyone who is trying to challenge us at the northern border, I recommend for them look what happened there, not far from the city of Sderot, in Gaza. Continue Reading »

7 IDF soldiers Injured After IDF Vehicle Hit by Hezbollah Antitank Missile

Hezbollah fires Mortar shells at IDF outposts and antitank missile hits an IDF vehicle in the Golan, in escalation.
• There are casualties and the IDF artillery is returning fire.

By Gil Ronen


An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment.

IDF artillery fires on Lebanon – Olivier Fitoussi/Flash 90

Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia.

ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt.

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IDF retaliates with airstrikes on Syrian army targets following morning rocket attack


Israel Air Force responded to earlier rocket attack with successful night-time air strikes on Assad’s military.


The Israel Air Force (IAF) struck Syrian army artillery targets late on Tuesday night in response to an earlier rocket attack carried out on the Golan Heights and Mount Hermon.

F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multipurpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes. – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

“The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for what occurs in its territory, and will act at any time and any way it sees fit to protect the citizens of Israel,” the IDF said. Continue Reading »

U.S. Congress Recognizes Natanyahu as Significant Asset to the State of Israel

Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin says, ‘not many world leaders receive same treatment from the U.S. Congress, as Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu.’

By Attila Somfalvi


The official invitation extended to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before the Congress is a testament to the fact the prime minister is a significant asset to the State of Israel, MK Ze’ev Elkin (Likud) said on Tuesday in an interview with Ynet.

Ze’ev Elkin at Ynet’s studio – Photo: Yaron Brenner

Earlier Tuesday, White House Speaker John Boehner told CBS’s 60 Minutes: “There’s nobody in the world who can talk about the threat of radical terrorism, nobody can talk about the threat that the Iranians pose, not just to the Middle East and to Israel, our longest ally, but to the entire world, but Bibi Netanyahu.” Commenting on such statements, the Likud MK said “not many world leaders get the same treatment from the Congress; he’s an asset.”

Elkin explained that despite the disagreements and tensions between Israel and the United States over Netanyahu’s decision to accept the invitation to address the Congress, “the bottom line is that he is coming to the parliament of the world’s top superpower, an arena which, to a great extent, effects the president – it makes a difference, even when he’s in the midst of a dispute with the president.

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A Week After Tel Aviv Stabbing, Jews Still Smuggling PA Arabs Into Israel

Violent illegal Arabs have committed horrendous high profile terror attacks – and now a Jew from an ultra-religious Tel Aviv suburb was caught trying to smuggle 3 ‘potential terrorists’ in his car trunk.

By Ari Yashar


There have been two high-profile stabbings in Tel Aviv in recent months committed by Arab residents of Judea and Samaria who illegally crossed the 1949 Armistice line – and yet a Jewish resident of a haredi suburb of the city on Tuesday was arrested bringing Arab illegals into the Tel Aviv area in his car trunk.

Border Patrol officers stop car at checkpoint (file) Photo: Kobi Gideon/Flash 90

A 32 year-old Jewish resident of Bnei Brak, a haredi suburb of Tel Aviv, was arrested on Tuesday evening at a security point in Samaria on Highway 5.
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Netanyahu: ‘Today Israel will do what needs to be done to protect the one & only Jewish State’

By i24news


As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day in a series of events around the world, aging survivors, heads of state and other dignitaries gather Tuesday at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation and to sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

PM Netanyahu’s speech – English after the Hebrew

The commemoration is likely to be the last big anniversary to be attended by any of the camp’s survivors, and world leaders are also expected to be present at what has become an enduring symbol of the horrors of Nazism and the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of six million European Jews.

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Christians that support State of Israel attacked by Lausanne Movement

While ignoring Muslim atrocities against African & mid-East Christians, the Lausanne Movement targets Christians who support Israel.

By Israel Today Staff


The Lausanne Movement, the world’s leading Christian evangelism movement, has once again taken aim at what it believes to be the sinful practice of Christian support for the State of Israel, or Christian Zionism.

Lausanne, like many evangelical groups today, fails to take on overt Muslim oppression of Christians, while leaping on each and every allegation of Israeli wrong-doing.

“For over 60 years, many evangelicals have clung to a very narrow theological narrative that weds Christian theology with a political ideology known as Zionism,” writes Steve Haas, vice president of World Vision US, in the latest issue of Lausanne Global Analysis.

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Israel’s President Rivlin calls for UN action against anti-Semitism


Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tells U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at NYC meeting,  there must be increased global awareness of anti-Semitism.
• Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Day event at UN HQ in New York was postponed due to snowstorm.

With little of $5.4 billion pledged to rebuild Gaza, UN agency unable to repair damage

UNRWA has provided more than $77 million to repair homes or find temporary alternatives, but now due to a lack of funds the agency “has been forced to suspend its CASH assistance program”.



The main UN aid agency in the Gaza Strip said on Tuesday a lack of international funding had forced it to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to homes damaged in last summer’s war.

Palestinians place sandbags as they try to prevent rain water from flooding their house following heavy rain in Gaza City November 27. – Photo: REUTERS

“People are literally sleeping amongst the rubble, children have died of hypothermia,” Robert Turner, Gaza director of operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), said in a statement. Continue Reading »