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Indian composer accused of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s National Anthem

The post of Israel’s National Anthem being played at the Olympics has gone viral due to the accusations, with a deluge of comments accusing Malik of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s ‘Hatikva’ for his song.
– Listen… decide for yourself!

By Dan Verbin

 

A well known Bollywood musical director is being accused by social media users of ing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, for a song he composed in 1996, with fans of Indian cinema joking the composer should get a gold metal for his effort, reported the Tribune English-language daily.

The alleged similarities between Anu Malik’s song “Mera Mulk Mera Desh” and Hatikva were only discovered when gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s second-ever gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend. Continue Reading »

Israel-managed tanker damaged in Iranian attack escorted by US aircraft carrier

Because US & European sources suspect Iran as their leading suspect for drone attack on the Israeli managed tanker off the coast of Oman, the damaged vessel is being escorted by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

By i24NEWS – Reuters

 

The US Navy is assisting an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker attacked off Oman with two crew members killed, the US military said on Saturday, adding the ship was most likely hit by a drone strike.

Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned vessel that was attacked on Thursday, is being escorted by the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, US Central Command said in a statement. Continue Reading »

Historic: Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat on top of podium with Olympic gold in Tokyo

Israel’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins Olympic gold in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in Tokyo, the 2nd Olympic gold medal win in the Jewish state’s history.

By  ILH Sports Desk

 

Artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday, winning Israel’s first Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in the Tokyo Games.

This is only the second Olympic gold medal in the Jewish state’s history. The first was scored by windsurfer Gal Friedman in the 2004 Athens Games.

With this, Israel has so far won three medals in Tokyo – a bronze in taekwondo and a bronze for the mixed team in judo. Continue Reading »

Israel’s 2nd Sa’ar 6 stealth warship changes how IDF tackles naval threats

The INS Magen, Sa’ar 6-class corvette, is being retrofitted by IDF technicians with advanced electronic warfare, weapons & communication systems developed in Israel. Next in line, the INS Nitzachon & INS Atzmaut that were just handed over to the Israel Navy Tuesday.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The INS Magen, the Israeli Navy’s most advanced Sa’ar 6 corvette missile ship, docked in Haifa’s port in December, but the ship still smells new, and is still being fitted with all its weapons systems.

“It’s making history,” said Lt.-Col. Omer Carmi as he welcomed The Jerusalem Post onto the ship. “The whole ship is new, in every single way. Continue Reading »

Russia to deter IDF attacks on Iranian targets in Syria after Biden encouragement

Senior Russian official confirms reports that IDF airstrikes on Hezbollah & Iranian weapons transfers into Syria are no longer being allowed following signal that, “Washington does not welcome the continuous Israeli raids.”

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

A senior official closely connected to Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed during an interview with Israel Hayom that his country has recently been working to change the “rules of the game” in Syria in order to reduce Israel’s attacks on the territory under control of the Assad regime after pro-Syria news outlets in Lebanon reported recently that Moscow was trying to stymie the IAF’s attack potential. Continue Reading »

#ApartheidFail: IDF sees sharp increase in Muslim voluntary enlistment

Despite last May’s ‘Operation Guardian of the Walls’ and the protests that occurred in many Israeli cities, the IDF reported that the trend of increased numbers of Muslims volunteering for the IDF will likely continue.

By TAL LEV RAM/MAARIV

 

Even in the wake of Operation Guardian of the Walls and the violent rioting in mixed cities and other towns, the IDF presented encouraging statistics that show a sharp rise in the number of Muslims drafting to the IDF. Some 606 Muslim Arabs drafted to the IDF in 2020, compared to 489 in 2019 and 436 in 2018. More than half of those who have drafted went to combat roles. Continue Reading »

Weapon warehouse in residential home in Gaza explodes, 1 dead, 14 injured

Palestinians accuse Hamas of storing weapons in a residential home located in Gaza City’s Al-Zawiya market, saying that the explosion which killed 1 & injured 14 on Thursday happened in a secret Hamas ammunition warehouse.

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

 

Palestinian factions and human rights organizations have called on Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups to stop storing weapons in residential areas following another explosion, which killed one person and injured 14 others on Thursday.

They also demanded a thorough investigation into the explosion in order to hold those responsible accountable.

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US lawmakers tell Abbas: Trump-era policies will remain in force

In a “tense” meeting with the Palestinian leader last week, the US congressional delegation unequivocally said the brakes will remain on from furthering a Palestinian political resurgence, and the Trump-era policies will remain in force, until Abbas’ national policy of ‘Pay-to-Slay-Jews’ ends.

By Israel Today Staff

 

There was concern in Israel, and expectation in Ramallah, that the election of US President Joe Biden would mark a much more conciliatory American approach to the Palestinians than that of former President Donald Trump.

And indeed, Biden has signaled his intention to reengage the Palestinian leadership and put them back on more equal footing with Israel in regards to the Middle East peace process. Continue Reading »

PA Security Forces arrest Palestinian singer for performing in Jewish town

Less than a month following the death in a PA jail of an outspoken critic of the Abbas regime, now the Palestinian security forces have arrested an unnamed Palestinian singer for performing in front of [Jewish] “settlers & prostitutes.”

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH

 

Palestinian Authority security forces have arrested a Palestinian singer for performing in the Samaria settlement of Ariel.

The singer, a resident of the West Bank village of Kafr ad-Dik, will be tried on charges of promoting normalization with Israel, people familiar with the matter told The Jerusalem Post.

Arab village of Kafr ad-Dik. – Photo: KafrAdDeek/ Wikimedia

The singer was recently invited to perform at a party held by an Israeli factory for its Palestinian workers at the Ariel Industrial Park, the Palestinian sources said. Continue Reading »

LEBANON! Hezbollah is storing weapons only 25 meters from a school!

The IDF warns that a possible explosion of Hezbollah’s missile warehouse would be at least half the size of last year’s catastrophic explosion in Beirut that devastated the capital and killed at least 211 people.

By  ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The Israeli military on Wednesday shared intelligence of a possible target belonging to Hezbollah in the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Ebba in the Nabatieh Governorate.

According to the IDF, the terror group is storing rockets, military-grade explosives and other weapons in a residential building just 25m from a school with 300 students.

The explosion of the warehouse would be half the size of the Beirut explosion of last year that killed at least 211 people and badly damaged a large part of the city. Continue Reading »

Israeli S&R crew receives ‘water salute’ for volunteering at Surfside disaster

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, local & federal task force teams, and family members of the victims, said farewell and ‘Thank You’ to the Israeli delegation that assisted at the Surfside building collapse, where according to authorities, Surfside’s death toll has risen to 90 people, with 31 individuals still unaccounted for.

By Lucas Manfredi, Fox News

 

The Miami-Dade Fire Rescue bid farewell to the Israel Defense Forces delegation Sunday evening as they began their journey home following their assistance with search, rescue and recovery efforts at the Champlain Towers building collapse in Surfside, Florida.

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Biden ends Abraham Accords funding, distances from Trump/Kushner policy

Abu Dhabi is also confused & worried the new Israeli government will cancel the Red-Med oil pipeline agreement because of the opposition to it by Minister of Environmental Protection, Tamar Zandberg.

By i24NEWS

 

The great fanfare that greeted the signing of the Abraham Accords – particularly the supposedly burgeoning relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates – seems to have stalled, following the revelation that none of the economic projects agreed upon have entered into force.

According to Israeli business outlet Globes, US President Joe Biden’s administration has appeared much less enthusiastic about allocating a budget for regional products than his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, who along with his negotiation team, which his son-in-law Jared Kushner headed, was instrumental in establishing. Continue Reading »

Israel ignores US interference in demolition of Palestinian terrorist’s home

– US Embassy spokesperson: “The home of an entire family should not be demolished for the actions of one individual.”
– Israel PM spokesperson: “The State of Israel acts solely in accordance with security considerations & the need to protect the lives of Israeli citizens.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pushed back at the United States over its condemnation of Israel’s policy of demolishing the homes of Palestinians who are charged and or convicted for terror attacks that claim lives.

“The Prime Minister appreciates and respects the US,” his office said.

“At the same time, the State of Israel acts solely in accordance with security considerations and the need to protect the lives of Israeli citizens,” Bennett’s office stated. Continue Reading »

Israeli Prime Minister under pressure to scrap new “Air Force 1”

Left-wing Meretz urges PM Bennett to dispense with Israel’s new state plane that former PM Netanyahu had commissioned for official state use by Israel’s future Presidents and Prime Ministers.

By Ido Ben Porat

 

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will soon have to decide whether to give up the official plane of the Prime Minister and President, which was ordered by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid supports the sale of the plane and has previously announced that one of the first decisions he will make if he forms a government will be to give up the plane that is supposed to serve him and the President. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister offers humanitarian aid to ailing Lebanon

Israel’s Defense Minister said while inaugurating a monument in honor of Southern Lebanese Army (SLA) soldiers, “as an Israeli, as a Jew and as a human being, my heart aches seeing the images of people going hungry on the streets of Lebanon.”

By TPS

 

Defense Minister Benny Gantz has offered to send humanitarian aid to Lebanon through UNIFIL force to contend with the spiraling crisis the country is facing.

Israel prepares convoy of trucks with humanitarian aid for delivery. May 15 2018 – Photo courtesy: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

Lebanon is facing an unprecedented financial crisis. Food and medicine are scarce, there are long lines for fuel, the local currency has lost more than 90% of its value in less than two years, and unemployment is skyrocketing. Continue Reading »