Hezbollah flabbergasted: IDF uncovers forth Hezbollah terror tunnel

Immediately after the IDF uncovered yet another Hezbollah attack-tunnel, explosive devices were placed inside the tunnel rendering them neutralized and extremely dangerous for anyone entering from the Lebanese side.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A short while ago, IDF troops exposed a cross-border attack tunnel that crossed the Blue Line from Lebanese territory into Israel.

The attack tunnel is under the IDF’s control and does not pose an imminent threat, the army stated.

IDF soldiers participating in operation Northern Sheild – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Explosive devices have been placed inside the tunnel by the IDF. Any entrance from the Lebanese side is dangerous. Continue Reading »

Arab League ‘warns’ Brazilian President-elect should embassy move to Jerusalem

Arab League tells President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that relocating the embassy to Jerusalem would be considered a ‘violation of international law’ and  could harm relations with the Arab world.
• Brazil’s halal meat exporters’ lobby opposed embassy move.

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Arab League has told Brazil’s right-wing President-elect Jair Bolsonaro that moving Brazil’s Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would be a setback for relations with Arab countries.

Such a move by Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, would be a sharp shift in Brazilian foreign policy.

Brazil’s new President-elect Jair Bolsonaro – Photo: agenciabr

Ambassadors from Arab nations are expected to meet in the capital Brasília on Tuesday to discuss Bolsonaro’s plan to follow U.S. Continue Reading »

Australian tv reports: Australia set to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The TV station cited the daily, The Australian, that if the government’s decision is ratified by the cabinet on Tuesday after approval was made by the national security committee on Monday, an official announcement will be given on Wednesday.

By THE JERUSALEM POST Staff

 

Australia is reportedly set to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Australian public television station SBS reported on Tuesday.

The station cited local paper The Australian, saying that the decision is to be ratified by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday after its approval by the country’s national security committee on Monday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – Wikimedia

The move would be officially announced on Wednesday, according to the report. Continue Reading »

Iranian navy launches first stealth destroyer

Iran’s domestically built Sahand destroyer apparently has advanced warfare capabilities including anti-aircraft guns, surface-to-air missiles & electronic warfare capabilities, according Iran’s state-run television.

By Reuters

 

Iran’s navy on Saturday launched a domestically made destroyer, which state media said has radar-evading stealth properties, as tensions rise with arch-enemy, the United States.

In a ceremony carried live on state television, the Sahand destroyer—which can sustain voyages lasting five months without resupply—joined Iran’s regular navy at a base in Bandar Abbas on the Gulf.

The Sahand has a flight deck for helicopters, torpedo launchers, anti-aircraft and anti-ship guns, surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles and electronic warfare capabilities, state television reported. Continue Reading »

2nd Arab Gulf State Permits Israeli Flights Thru Airspace

Israeli PM Netanyahu revealed Monday that Oman is allowing Israeli airline carrier El Al to enter its airspace, following Saudi permission for Indian flights to Israel.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

An Arab Gulf state will allow Israeli civilian flights to enter its airspace, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Monday, cutting the travel time from Israel to India.

Speaking at an Israeli Foreign Ministry conference on Monday, Netanyahu revealed that Israeli passenger jets will now be permitted to fly over the Gulf Arab state of Oman, on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, on an official diplomatic visit to Oman where they met with Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

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Brazil kept promise to support Israel at United Nations

Departing from Brazil’s decades-old stance of voting against Israel at the United Nations, son of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro pledges Brazil’s support at the diplomatic arena.
• Incoming president has vowed to be pro-Israel.

By Sandra Rejwan

 

The symbolic victory against Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, in which 87 nations supported a draft resolution condemning Hamas, marked another milestone: Brazil took an unprecedented step by siding with Israel and the U.S.

The U.S.-sponsored text would have for the first time condemned the Islamic terrorist group Hamas, which controls Gaza. Although it won a plurality of votes in the assembly, it failed to win the required two-thirds majority. Continue Reading »

AL-ARABIYA article calls Linda Sarsour a Muslim Brotherhood extremist

Labeling the previous administration’s ‘Muslim poster girl,’ Linda Sarsour, as an “Islamist activist” for preaching the same terms used in Muslim Brotherhood teachings, the Saudi based article claimed she also used the same terms “used and preached also by [the] al-Qaeda terrorist organization.”

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has “roots in [the] Muslim Brotherhood,” according to an English-language feature on Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of “shaping the thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her declaring her ‘Jihad’ against US President Donald Trump.”

The unprecedented article linked her to others whom it also labeled extremists, and insinuated that the Brotherhood and groups it is allied with, including Hamas, are seeking to infiltrate the US. Continue Reading »

Palestinians planting 15 million olive trees on public lands in land-grab ploy

Israel’s Civil Administration reveals a report on how the Palestinian Authority is promoting a plan to take over Israeli state and public land swathes by planting olive trees, particularly near Jewish communities in the West Bank.
– The IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories says, report based on Palestinian data, and hasn’t yet been verified by COGAT.

By Elisha Ben Kimon

 

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has planted millions of olive trees in the West Bank in a ploy to lay claim to land and set facts on the ground, according to an internal report by the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA). Continue Reading »

Execution carried out on Arab who sold property to Jews

Israeli lawmakers cry foul when a Palestinian man who was wanted by the PA for brokering a land transaction to Jewish buyers, a crime punishable by death, was executed in Jaljuliya, an Israeli-Arab town in central Israel near Kfar Saba.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A Palestinian Arab man that was shot to death in the city Jaljuliya on Friday was wanted by the Palestinian Authority for selling land to Jews.

Ahmad Salamah’s (pictured in Tweet below) suspicious death was noted by Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick, who alleged that the PA had killed him for his role in brokering land sales to Jews, a crime punishable by death. Continue Reading »

United Nations Refuses to Condemn Hamas

World body routinely condemns Israel by simple majority, but as usual, enacts a double standard against Israel to officially condemn Hamas, so General Assembly decides a 2/3 majority must be needed to condemn the Palestinian terror group.

By ISRAEL TODAY STAFF

 

The United Nations has failed to officially condemn Hamas, even after the US and Israel managed to garner a strong majority in the General Assembly for a resolution doing just that.

Typically, such resolutions require a simple majority to pass. But the General Assembly decided that a two-thirds majority would be required for it to condemn a group that most of the world considers a terrorist organization. Continue Reading »

President Trump picks Heather Nauert as Nikki Haley’s replacement to UN

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, who just 18 months ago was a Fox News anchor, is President Trump’s choice to replace Nikki Haley as the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, if confirmed by the Senate.

By News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce he will nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials familiar with the plans said Thursday.

Two administration officials confirmed Trump’s plans. A Republican congressional aide said the president was expected to announce his decision by tweet on Friday morning. Continue Reading »

REPORT: U.S. State Dept. occludes law that compensates victims of terrorism

In an uncharacteristic move for the most pro-Israel administration, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears to be working hard to obstruct an October law that would compensate families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism, according to web-based political journalism website Talking Points Memo.

By YONAH JEREMY BOB

 

If the Trump administration is viewed as one of the most pro-Israel administrations ever, why would it reportedly bend over backward to block a new law that would advance compensating the families of American victims of Palestinian terrorism from the Second Intifada?

Last week, Matt Lee of Talking Points Memo reported that the Trump administration, led by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is working hard to repeal, delay or amend an October law on the issue. Continue Reading »

IDF debunks Hezbollah denials, tunnel intruder identified, UNIFIL sees tunnel

Debunking claims from Hezbollah accusing the two men caught on IDF surveillance video in the attack-tunnel as drug dealers, Israeli defense official revealed to i24NEWS the identity of one, Iranian educated Hezbollah commander of their recon and tunnel unit.
– A second tunnel was uncovered by the IDF on Thursday.

By i24NEWS

 

On Thursday, i24NEWS revealed the identity of an Hezbollah operative caught on camera by Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) in a cross border tunnel on the Lebanese border earlier this week.

An unnamed security official told i24NEWS that the man who appeared on the video from the tunnel was Dr. Continue Reading »

Save 10,500gal of water/yr, produce free cooking gas with Israel’s Bio-Toilet

Manure (and food scraps) is flushed directly into the HomeBiogas solar biodigester, where it is broken down by bacteria and transformed into odorless methane gas for household use, in a completely sealed ecosystem.

 

For the millions of people around the world lacking sewage lines or even basic lavatories, the new HomeBiogas Bio-Toilet could provide an answer for waste disposal and energy production all at once.

Flushed with a manual pump using only 1.2 liters of water, the Bio-Toilet does not need to be connected to a water or sewage line and can use graywater.

The waste is flushed directly into the HomeBiogas solar biodigester, where it is broken down by bacteria and transformed into biogas for household needs along with other waste such as food scraps and animal manure. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem poised to become world’s leading city in tourism growth for 2018

The Euromonitor reports Israel’s capital is poised to see a 38% spike in inbound tourism by end of 2018.
• Figures indicate Jerusalem’s increasing popularity is due to “relative stability and a strong marketing push.”

By Ilan Gattegno

 

Jerusalem is poised to become the world’s leading city in tourism growth, according to a new report by leading market research firm Euromonitor.

According to the report, the number of tourists around the world will hit 1.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 5% over last year. Jerusalem is set to lead in growth, with an expected 37.5% following a “more modest” increase of 32% in 2017. Continue Reading »