Qatari diplomat in Jerusalem says he secretly visited Israel 20 times since 2014

Qatari ambassador visiting Israel stresses how Qatar is not colluding with Hamas, saying, “If we were helping Hamas, do you think the Israelis would allow us to go in and out? They know we’re not helping Hamas.”

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians, with Washington’s blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, in an effort to demonstrate Doha’s distance from Islamist Gaza rulers Hamas.

Qatari envoy Mohammed Al-Emadi interviewed in Jerusalem, on 22 Feb 2018 – Photo: Reuters

Since coming under an embargo last year, imposed by its U.S.-allied Gulf Arab neighbors, Qatar has made its aid to the Gaza Strip – and the coordination with Israel needed for disbursement – a focus of its diplomatic contacts with the Trump administration. Continue Reading »

Despite allegations of corruption, here’s 7 reasons why Netanyahu is more popular

If you’re dumbfounded as to how an Israeli prime minister can be suspected of bribery, and yet his popularity is steadily growing in each survey taken, here’s seven reasons.

By GIL HOFFMAN

 

Plenty of people mocked the survey by pollster Avi Degani that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Facebook page, which gave his Likud a 34-to 20-Knesset seat lead over the Yesh Atid party of Yair Lapid, the central witness against him in Case 1000, the “expensive gift affair.”

MK Yair Lapid, then Minister of Finance, speaking at the 14th Annual Herzliya Conference – Screenshot

After all, Degani has been paid to take polls for the Likud for many years, and the survey was leaked to the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom newspaper. Continue Reading »

Palestinians riot after U.S. announcement to open Jerusalem embassy in May

More bluster, bravado & b.s. from the Palestinian leadership:     

  • Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat portrayed U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on Jerusalem as a ‘violation of international law, [that would] destroy the two-state solution.’

  • Hamas official: U.S. Embassy move “to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nation.”

By REUTERS

 

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA – Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months, saying this could destroy the prospect of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday in a weekly protest against US President Donald Trump’s stance on Jerusalem, which has also angered Arab political and religious leaders across the region and dismayed European allies. Continue Reading »

Watch: Palestinian demonstrators hurl eggs at US delegation visiting West Bank

Angry Palestinian protestors confront a visiting American delegation in Ramallah, chanting “US is the problem – not the solution,” as they hurl eggs at the NYC Council members.

By David Rosenberg

 

Arab demonstrators hurled eggs at an American delegation, including members of the New York City Council, as the delegation visited Ramallah on Thursday, as part of a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Palestinian counter-terrorism police form protective corridor to shield visiting Americans from violent locals throwing eggs. – Screenshot: YouTube Arab media

Members of the American delegation were visiting a Palestinian Authority polling firm Thursday, AFP reported, when anti-US protesters gathered outside. Continue Reading »

IDF: “The State of Israel and its army care for Palestinian life more than Hamas”

IDF soldiers hastened to treat and save the life of a wounded man who stumbled into Israel after being shot in Gaza by Hamas.

By Israel Today Staff

 

A Palestinian man from the Gaza Strip stumbled across the security fence into Israeli territory on Wednesday after having been shot by Hamas forces.

Soldiers with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), who are so often smeared as blood-thirsty racists, did not hesitate to provide the man with emergency medical treatment.

IDF Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, head of COGAT (Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories), took the opportunity to set the record straight, posting to Facebook in Arabic the following message to the people of Gaza:

Nothing simpler: a Palestinian passed the security fence from the Gaza Strip into Israel today after Hamas forces shot him.

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Provocative Holocaust video pulled from YouTube was offensive to Poles

Over 600,000 sign petition calling for U.S. to cut ties with Poland until the new Polish law that criminalized attributing Holocaust atrocities to Polish state or nation, is rescinded.
• While the new law is contested by Israel and Jews world-wide, a Polish journalist says video “spits in the face of every Pole.”

By Dan Lavie, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Ruderman Family Foundation, a prominent, private Jewish-American Foundation based in Boston, removed a video from YouTube on Wednesday that had sparked outrage in Poland .

The video provocatively used the term “Polish Holocaust,” which is historically inaccurate, to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing the suggestion that Poland was complicit with Nazi Germany’s crimes, especially the Holocaust. Continue Reading »

UNIFIL inadvertently confirms Israeli claims: Lebanese army under Hezbollah influence

Former liaison officer with the UN’s Interim Force in Lebanon tells French newspaper how, “the Lebanese Army would prevent us [UNIFIL] from posting observers. …Everyone knows that Hezbollah is using [preparing] the area for the next war.”
– WATCH IDF video: 5 Ways Hezbollah Violates UN Resolution 1701

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The UN force in Lebanon has accused Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army of hampering their work, which includes spying on the peacekeepers, in a report due to appear on the website of French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, on Friday.

The report quotes a chief warrant officer for the French contingent as saying during an interview: “In the evening we never leave the barracks because the Lebanese forces are not friendly. Continue Reading »

Warsaw should confer honorary Polish citizenship on Mahmoud Abbas

Without a doubt, Mahmoud Abbas’ antisemitic doctoral thesis he wrote for a Moscow university currently qualifies him as the perfect candidate for Polish citizenship, especially after Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki, speaking at the Munich Security Conference quoted Abbas saying, ‘Nazis were not the only perpetrators of the Holocaust – there were Jewish perpetrators as well.’

By David Bedein

 

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has declared that it would engage in an international campaign to denounce Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki, who told participants at the Munich Security Conference on Feb 17, 2018, that Nazis were not the only perpetrators of the Holocaust – there were Jewish perpetrators as well. Continue Reading »

WATCH: Netanyahu announces $15B natural gas deal sold to Egypt

Gas operators Delek and Noble of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields will supply Egypt with seven billion cubic meters of gas annually, in a deal worth an estimated $15 billion.

By MAX SCHINDLER

 

The operators of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields have signed decade-long contracts to sell $15 billion worth of natural gas to Egypt, according to a statement from Delek Drilling on Monday.

Israel announces new agreement to export natural gas to Egypt, February 19, 2018./GPO – TRANSLATION: “I welcome the historic agreement now published on the export of Israeli gas to Egypt. This will bring billions into the coffers of the state, in favor of the education, health and welfare of Israeli citizens. Continue Reading »

Icelandic lawmakers rush to ban circumcision

Eight Icelandic parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have signed the proposed legislation banning circumcision, proposing 6 years in prison for violators who perform the Jewish religious rite.

By Kobi Nachshoni

 

A bill submitted this week to the Icelandic parliament is calling for the banning of circumcision and sets the penalty for violators at six years in prison.

Senior European rabbis are fuming at the legislative initiative and are calling on Jewish communities on the continent to apply international pressure in order to prevent the bill’s adoption and ensure freedom of religion.

A Jewish ‘brit’, circumcision ceremony. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP.pn

Iceland has no official rabbi. Continue Reading »

U.S. Missile Defense Agency Successfully tests Israel’s Arrow 3 interceptor

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, along with Israel’s Defense Ministry, IAI & IAF conducted a successful test of the Arrow 3 interception system, which intercepts & eliminates incoming ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere.

By Kobi Finkler

 

The Homa administration of the Israeli Defense Ministry, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), on Monday morning at 2:30 a.m. conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 system, which intercepts ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere.

The test was conducted in central Israel, led by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and with the participation of the Israel Air Force.

Arrow 3 interceptor – IAF

The Arrow 3 interceptor was launched and successfully carried out its mission. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister confirms IDF destroyed terror-tunnel on Gaza border

Having refrained from divulging details on the strike between Sunday night & Monday morning, Israel’s Defense Minister now confirmed that the last retaliatory strike actually involved destroying a Hamas attack tunnel on the border between Israel and Gaza, among the 18 Hamas targets hit in 2 waves of attacks.

By i24NEWS

 

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confirmed the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel at the border between Israel and Gaza overnight between Sunday and Monday.

“We have liquidated a terrorist tunnel in the Kerem Shalom area. As for the identity of the terrorists, we will not close this chapter until we eliminate those responsible for the terrorist act,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »

Austrian Chancellor Tweets promise to “fully support” Israel for UN Security Council

After a meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu at the Munich Security Council Conference, that was requested by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, he promised to support Israel should it seek a position at the UN Security Council in a tweet.

By Eldad Beck

 

Austria has pledged to help Israel become a nonpermanent member of the U.N. Security Council, that country’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Twitter, Saturday. Kurz made the announcement following a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

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IDF retaliates again in Gaza after 2nd rocket-fire directed against Israeli civilians

Israel Air Force fighter jets attack a Hamas underground infrastructure in retaliation for the repeated rocket-fire on southern Israel.

By Elad Benar

 

IDF fighter jets overnight Sunday attacked an underground infrastructure in southern Gaza, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said.

According to the statement, the attack was carried out in response to Sunday evening’s rocket fire towards Israeli territory.

Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket in open area near border. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

“The IDF will continue to act in order to ensure security for the citizens of Israel, by all means at its disposal. Hamas is responsible for everything happening inside and outside of the Gaza Strip, above and below the ground,” the IDF Spokesman said. Continue Reading »

UK doesn’t just fund Palestinians killing Jews, also paid 3000 UN pedophiles

UN staff are responsible for OVER 60,000 cases of sexual exploitation. “There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt, nobody will ask what you’re up to,” admitted Andrew MacLeod, a UN official.

By JULIANE HELMHOLD

 

UN staff have carried out thousands of rapes and other sexual violations against women and children over the last decade, according to a former senior United Nations official.

UNICEF: A pedophiles ‘dream job’ – gateway to unlimited victims.

“There are tens of thousands of aid workers around the world with pedophile tendencies, but if you wear a UNICEF T-shirt nobody will ask what you’re up to,” Andrew MacLeod, the former chief of operations at the UN’s Emergency Co-ordination Center, said in an interview with British tabloid The Sun on Monday, adding that an estimated 60,000 cases of sexual exploitation had been committed over the last decade by 3,300 pedophiles working in the organization. Continue Reading »