UN envoy scurrying as UNRWA’s Billion dollar budget for Palestinians falls short

After Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and other countries cut extravagant donations to UN Relief and Works Agency, claiming  UNRWA is responsible for exacerbating & maintaining, rather than solving the problem, UN envoy Nikolay Mladenov tells Security Council that the UN’s Palestinian agency has ‘an unprecedented shortfall of over $250 million.
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Why Are There Still Palestinian Refugees?

Associated Press

 

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees is “weeks away from painful cuts” to its emergency assistance for Gaza and refugees elsewhere because of an unprecedented gap in its budget of more than $250 million, the UN Mideast envoy said Tuesday. Continue Reading »

Classic Palestinian terrorism: US’s withdrawal from UNHRC sparks rocket attack

Anger over the U.S. decision to leave the UN Human Rights Council due to its ‘unparalleled bias & hypocrisy’ brings Palestinian ‘temper tantrum’: 45 rockets, mortars were fired towards southern Israel.

  • Iron Dome intercepts 7 threatening rockets.

  • 3 slip through, exploding in Israeli communities.

  • At least 3 fall short, exploding in Gaza.

  • Majority explode in open areas.

  • No reports of injuries in Israel

By Elad Benari

 

Gaza terrorists fired a barrage of 45 rockets and mortars at southern Israel overnight Tuesday.

The IDF said that seven rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile system and that at least three rockets missed their mark and landed in the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

U.S. quits UNHRC over “self-serving org that makes a mockery of human rights”

Blaming the ‘disproportionate focus and unending hostility towards Israel’, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said, “We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights.”

By i24NEWS

 

Slamming the United Nations Human Rights Council for hypocrisy, and “unrelenting” bias against Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday the US quits the international body

“We take this step because our commitment does not allow us to remain a part of a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights,” she said. Continue Reading »

#FakeNews CNN uses unnamed source to attribute latest Syrian strike on Israel

With mainstream media initially assuming the U.S. was responsible for the latest lethal airstrike in Syria, an American official is reported to have told CNN that Israeli jets must have “overcome significant logistical hurdles” to strike near the Iraqi border, far from Israel’s usual targets near Homs or Damascus.

By Erez Linn, Ariel Kahana, Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel, not the U.S.-led coalition, was behind a series of airstrikes in northeastern Syria near the Iraqi border on Sunday night, an American official told CNN on Monday.

The Israel Defense Forces declined to comment on the strike. Continue Reading »

Trump follows predecessors, signs agreement to not pressure Israel on nukes

The report posted in The New Yorker speaks of how the White House was surprised with Israel’s unannounced insistence to sign secret agreement, following in the footsteps of President Trump’s predecessors.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

US President Donald Trump, like the three US presidents before him, signed a letter when he entered office, declining to pressure Israel to sign an international nuclear-nonproliferation treaty, according to a report in The New Yorker released on Tuesday.

The report claims Israel houses a nuclear facility near the Negev city of Dimona, something that Israel neither confirms nor denies, and presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist blown up by IDF booby trap while infiltrating into Israel

One terrorist dead and 5 more wounded while attempting to breach Israel’s security fence with Gaza on Monday, as IDF institutes new measures at preventing hostile infiltrations by supplementing border with explosive counter-measures.

By Ynet reporters

 

Five Palestinian terrorists were wounded and another, killed on Monday after an explosive device planted along the Gaza border by the IDF exploded as they attempted to infiltrate into Israel.

The man killed is believed to be 24 years old.

The military has studded the security fence with explosive booby traps designed to deter in light of the upsurge in the number of attempted crossings of the border fence by Palestinians and frequent sabotaging of the security apparatus. Continue Reading »

Israeli jets destroy 9 Hamas facilities in retaliation to Gaza’s incendiary kites

WATCH: IDF jets strike two Hamas military bases and a weapons production factory in Gaza in response to the continued incendiary kites and bobby-trapped balloons being launched from the Palestinian terror enclave at Israel.
– 3 home-made rockets fired at Israel during early morning hours, one likely fell inside Gaza.

By Yoav Zitun, Liad Osmo

 

Israel Air Force jets attacked nine Hamas targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday, in what were the most significant strikes in the fight against the incendiary kites and balloons terrorism.

The strikes hit two military bases in Jabalia, Al-Shati and a weapons production facility in Gaza City. Continue Reading »

Israel escalates against Hamas incendiary kites: Jets destroy car of leader

In taking first aggressive action to stop Hamas from launching incendiary kites or helium balloons with attached explosive device, IAF jets destroyed car transporting kites, as ‘warning’ to more serious future responses.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Israel Air Force targeted two cells launching incendiary balloons in the Southern Gaza Strip on Sunday just hours after it struck the vehicle of one of the leaders responsible for sending  incendiary kites and balloons from the northern Gaza Strip, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement on Sunday.

“In recent days, the IDF warned and carried out several attacks near the cells responsible for the arson and destruction of lands in Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Shin Bet: Hamas suicide terror cell arrested, explosives destroyed

RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: IDF security force consisting of reserve soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Magav Border Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell centered in Abbas’ Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus) and arrested the cell’s members at the end of April.
– WATCH IDF video of arrest & detonation of captured explosives.

By David Rosenberg

 

A massive terror cell organized by the Hamas terrorist organization planned a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed on Sunday.

According to the report Sunday, the terror cell began operation in October of last year, and included roughly two dozen terrorists, nearly all of them members of the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization. Continue Reading »

US official: Chronic bias at UNHRC compels “imminent” US withdrawal

Since the UN Human Rights Council’s founding, the int’l body’s ‘chronic anti-Israel bias’ has been manifested by condemning Israel 78 times, incongruously more than all other countries in the world combined, bringing the US envoy to proclaim, “Actions make [it] clear that the organization lacks the credibility needed to be a true advocate for human rights,” with PM Netanyahu referring to it as a “circus of the absurd.”

By i24NEWS

 

The United States is edging closer to quitting the United Nations rights body after talks on an attempted reform of the organization failed to meet Washington’s demands with anti-Israeli bias cited as a major obstacle, Reuters reported on Thursday citing activists and diplomats. Continue Reading »

Israel’s PM: Iran brought 80,000 Afghani & Pakistani Shiite fighters into Syria

PM Benjamin Netanyahu says Iranian-backed Shiite militias from Afghanistan and Pakistan were brought in to Syria to attack Israel and “convert” Syria’s Sunni majority, warnings of “endless upheaval and terrorism in many, many countries.”

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Israel has attacked Iranian-backed Shiite Muslim militias in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, casting such actions as potentially helping to stem a Syrian Sunni Muslim refugee exodus to Europe.

Hezbollah recruits salute

Israeli officials have previously disclosed scores of airstrikes in Syria to prevent suspected arms transfers to Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah fighters or to Iranian military deployments, who have been helping the Syrian  regime beat back the seven-year-long rebellion. Continue Reading »

Russia breaks from past policy, celebrates Russia Day reception in Jerusalem

Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, said that holding Russia Day in Jerusalem was in line with Vladimir Putin’s statement last year, “that we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

By HERB KEINON

 

The annual Russia Day celebration put on by the Russian embassy took on added significance on Thursday because it was held in Jerusalem, the first national day to be held in the capital by any country in recent memory.

“I am delighted to be here,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who in the past has sent other ministers to the Russian Day celebrations — said in the picturesque Sergei Courtyard in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

REPORT: Trump reprioritizes Middle East antagonists: Iran before Palestinians

In a New Yorker report, the article articulates Palestinians rejection of the ‘best possible deal’, details covert meetings between Israel and the Gulf States (that angered the Obama White House) and touches on President Trump’s new Middle East policy.

By Amir Bogen

 

The New Yorker published Monday an article thoroughly reviewing US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy regarding the Middle East, describing how Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to forge a relationship with him prior to his ascent to the White House, and detailing Israel’s relationship with Arab states in a front against Iran.

The review by by Adam Entous examines the White House’s up to date strategy concerning Israel, the Palestinians, and the Gulf states. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Court: UN barred from illegal construction, theft of state land

The Jerusalem District Court accepted Regavim’s contention of illegal land appropriation and unlicensed construction projects by the United Nations, halting all work at the UN compound until approved by the State.
– Petitioner’s attorney: “The diplomatic immunity of the UN does not allow it to violate the laws of the host country.”

By Orli Harari

 

The Jerusalem District Court ruled this week that until a coordination mechanism is established between the state and the UN, the UN will not begin any work at a compound in the neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv.

A petition submitted by the Regavim organization in March 2017 revealed that the UN had committed a large number of building offenses in the Armon Hanatziv compound and that it had invaded acres of state land beyond the area allocated to it by the State of Israel. Continue Reading »

Israel unveils supersonic air-2-ground missile that penetrates protected targets

With pinpoint accuracy, Israel’s supersonic, ‘Rampage’ long-range air-to-ground assault missile is compatible with IAF’s F-15, F-16 & F-35 fighter jets, and is designed to be released outside protected areas, then its advanced navigation will guide it successfully to ‘high quality targets’ protected by advanced air-defense systems.
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BY ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI).

Dubbed “The Rampage” after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared to existing solutions. Continue Reading »