New Israeli gov’t attacks Hamas for launching incendiary balloons from Gaza

In response to the incendiary balloons launched from Gaza today, Israel’s new gov’t again sends IAF jets to strike several military compounds and a rocket launching site belonging to the Hamas terrorist organization.

By Elad Benari

 

In response to arson balloons launched from Gaza into Israel, the IDF on Thursday evening struck military compounds in Gaza City and Khan Yunis, and a rocket launch site belonging to Hamas.

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First UAE student arrives in Israel to attend University

19 yr-old Mansour Bin Sameh al-Marzuki from the UAE, arrives to a warm welcome at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya where he will pursue a bachelor’s degree in government studies.

By Yossi Aloni

 

A festive reception was held for the first student from the United Arab Emirates to begin studying in Israel – Mansour Bin Sameh al-Marzuki, 19, is enrolled at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (IDC). The historic event was hosted by Prof. Uriel Reichman, President and Founder of IDC Herzliya, and was held in the presence of the United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Israel, Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Khaja.

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UK Home Office switches ‘Jerusalem’ to ‘Occupied Territories’ on new UK passport

Policy Sabotage Inside the UK Visa and Immigration Department – UK Home Office apologizes, saying, ‘We are urgently investigating how this has occurred and will contact Ms. Balaban about the issuing of a new passport.’

By  JNS and ILH Staff

 

The Foreign Ministry is investigating a report that an Israeli woman had her birthplace changed from “Jerusalem” to “Occupied Palestinian Territories” upon renewing her UK passport.

Ayelet Balaban, a dual Israeli-British citizen who has held a UK passport all her life, said she was shocked upon receiving the new document, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

Ayelet Balaban’s expired passport, which lists her birthplace as ‘Jerusalem’ – Israel’s Kan Broadcasting

According to Balaban, she sent her old passport to England about two weeks ago and received the new one on Monday. Continue Reading »

Emirati writes, ‘Palestinians hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda’

An Emirati who worked on the Abraham Accords penned a column in Newsweek calling to free the Palestinians from Hamas & Iran, writing, ‘The people’s rights & hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.’

By i24NEWS

 

An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries last year has penned a column published in Newsweek calling to free Palestinians from Hamas and Iran.

Dr. Ali al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the UAE’s Federal National Council, writes that “the Palestinian people’s rights and hopes have been hijacked by Hamas to serve an Iranian agenda.” Continue Reading »

Israel’s gov’t in danger of collapse over Arab land grabs in Judea & Samaria

Mere days before being officially sworn in after 4 turbulent elections, MK Ze’ev Elkin [New Hope] warns Defense Minister Gantz [Blue & White] that new gov’t must stop and end all the illegal Arab construction in ‘Area C’, or he will topple gov’t forcing a 5th election (in less than 2 years).

By Arutz Sheva Staff ,

 

A senior member of the rightist New Hope party has demanded that Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) form a special administration for land in Judea and Samaria, aimed at curbing illegal Arab land grabs.

Example of unlawful squatting, with Illegal Palestinian building, in Area C of Judea.

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Bill Maher: Hamas negotiators with Israel stand firm, “You all die”

Late-night comedian ‘mensch’ on American TV?
– Responding to a The New York Times columnist, Bill Maher hits back after Israel is falsely accused of ‘apartheid’ and ‘war crimes,’ with a dash of reality, saying, ‘Hamas’s charter just says they want to wipe out Israel.’

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

“Real Time” host Bill Maher on Friday night defended Israel’s actions during the recent Operation Guardian of the Walls, Fox News reported.

“One of the frustrations I had while I was off is that I was watching this war go on in Israel … and it was frustrating to me because there was no one on liberal media to defend Israel, really,” Maher, 65, said at a panel discussion. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Israel sabotaged Hamas rockets to fall short, causing dozens killed in Gaza

UK daily, based on an unnamed source, claims Mossad operatives tampered with hundreds of rockets on their way to Gaza, making 680 terrorists’ missiles aimed at Israeli cities misfire, falling short, killing dozens of their own civilians in Gaza.

By Arutz Sheva Staff ,

 

The Daily Mirror reported that the over 600 rockets fired by the Hamas terrorist organization which fell short in Gaza may have been sabotaged by Israel.

An anonymous Western intelligence source stated that the rocket parts may have been sabotaged by the Mossad when they were first smuggled into Gaza or when the rockets were being assembled. Continue Reading »

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) remains silent as violence against Jews intensifies

Op-ed. The shameful tolerance for violence against Jews is horribly indisputable, as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and fellow Democrat leaders disappear into silence.

By Larry Gordon

 

No matter how it is spun, in the world at large the Jewish people are stuck in a conundrum that has us determined to win, but not to win by too much.

This debate or conflicted approach to the recent battle between Israel and Hamas has once again the matter of Israel’s strength and military superiority. As absurd as it is on its surface a great deal of the recent debate revolved around the issue as to whether Israel has the right to defend itself. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu responds to Biden’s pressure: Israel determined to continue ops

Israeli PM Netanyahu rejected the ‘Presidential advice’, but responded respectably during his phone-call with U.S. President Biden, “I am determined to continue this operation until its goal, to restore peace & security, is achieved.”

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed his conversation with Joe Biden and rejected his proposal to end the operation.

“I appreciate the support of US President Joe Biden for the State of Israel’s right to self-defense. I am determined to continue this operation until its goal – to restore peace and security – is achieved.”

PM Netanyahu at the ‘Kirya’, the IDF HQ with IDF & IAF chiefs.  

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Following massisve barrage of 130 Gaza rockets, 2 dead, 6 hurt in Israel

— Special Security Report —

In planned attempt to overwhelm the Iron Dome, Palestinian terrorists fire 137 rockets in ‘largest ever’ barrage at Ashdod & Ashkelon, leaving 6 Israelis wounded and 2 killed.

By Ynet Staff

 

Israel suffered its first casualties of the current round of fighting with Palestinian militants after two people were killed and two others wounded Tuesday by rocket fire on the city of Ashkelon.

Magen David Adom said one of the victim was an 80-year-old resident of the city. The identity of the other victim is still unknown. Two other people sustained wounds in the rocket attack, including one person who is in a critical condition. Continue Reading »

UPDATE: 20 Palestinian terrorists killed in Gaza for rocket attacks on Israel

— Special Security Report —

Palestinians said a motorcycle was struck in the northern Gaza Strip. In another bombing, 3 reportedly killed by Israeli bombing of rocket launching site.
– Watch IAF video

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

The IDF struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday evening in response to a rocket barrage into Israel that included at least seven missiles that were fired toward Jerusalem.

Palestinian Terrorist killed in Gaza driving away after firing rockets into Israel.- Twitter

Palestinians said that nine people were killed in Israeli airstrikes. One bomb struck a motorcycle in the northern Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

Report: Biden team offers to unfreeze $7B, release 4 Iranian prisoners

Biden administration denies report in Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranians, that they agreed to free 4 Iranian prisoners and release $7 billion in frozen assets in order to work out deal with Tehran.

By David Rosenberg

 

The United States has agreed to release Iranians accused of aiding the Tehran regime in the US, and unfreeze billions of dollars in Iranian assets as part of a prisoner exchange with Tehran, a news outlet aligned with the Iranian government reported Sunday afternoon.

Who’s on the wrong side? Biden supporting Iran, or Israel & Saudi Arabia against Iran? – Photos: Wikimedia

Al Mayadeen, a Lebanese news outlet affiliated with the Iranian-aligned Hezbollah terrorist group reported Sunday that the Biden administration has agreed to free four Iranian nationals who have been accused of helping Tehran circumvent US sanctions. Continue Reading »

NYT: Recording reveals Kerry told Iran about covert IDF operations in Syria

Either John Kerry is enormously & irresponsibly indiscreet, or he exposed American intel to an enemy state in order to attack Israel, an ally. Unfortunately, it looks far more like the latter, than the former.

By David Rutz

 

The New York Times is taking criticism for “burying” a report that former Secretary of State John Kerry told Iran that Israel had attacked Iranian interests in Syria at least 200 times.

The story focuses on leaked audio of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaking candidly about Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, the powerful branch of Iran’s Armed Forces and a U.S.-designated Continue Reading »

Anticipating loss, autocrat Abbas likely to cancel Palestinian elections

Some Palestinians believe that Abbas, who is well into the 16th year of his elected 4 year term, is grasping for a reason to cancel the long awaited election based on a split within his ruling Fatah faction.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

The Palestinian Authority is “very likely” to postpone the Palestinian elections in wake of Israel’s failure to respond to the Palestinians’ request to hold the vote in Jerusalem, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior adviser to PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday.

Sha’ath told the Palestinian news website al-Jadeed al-Falastini that if Israel does not reply to the request, “the elections will be postponed.” Continue Reading »

French High Court rules not to try Muslim man who killed Jewish neighbor

French Supreme Court of Appeals upheld previous rulings that Muslim, Kobili Traore, cannot stand trial for murdering Jewish, Dr. Sarah Halimi, because he was too high on marijuana to be criminally responsible.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ

 

(JTA) — Relatives of a Paris woman who was killed by her neighbor while he spewed anti-Semitic slurs and was high on marijuana have lost their final appeal to have the killer tried.

In its decision Wednesday, the Court of Cassation’s Supreme Court of Appeals upheld rulings by lower tribunals that Kobili Traore cannot stand trial in the 2017 killing of Sarah Halimi because he was too high on marijuana to be criminally responsible for his actions. Continue Reading »