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New prehistoric human between Homosapien-Neanderthal found in Israel

Hebrew U of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv University researchers found skull, jaw and teeth remains of a new type of ‘Homo’ who lived in Israel some 130,000 years ago.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

A new type of early human previously not known to scientists has been discovered in Israel, Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University researchers announced Thursday as their extraordinary findings appeared in the prestigious academic journal Science.

Researchers believe the new “Homo” species intermarried with Homo sapiens and was an ancestor of the Neanderthals.

The Nesher Ramla research team (Left to Right)- Prof. Israel Hershkovitz, Dr. Marion Prevost, Dr.

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US adopts IDF policy of retaliatory strikes on Iranian militias in Iraq, Syria

US retaliatory strikes targeted Iran-backed militia weapon caches as well as operational facilities at 2 locations in Syria, plus a target in Iraq.

By Reuters

 

The United States said on Sunday it carried out another round of air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria, this time in response to drone attacks by the militia against U.S. personnel and facilities in Iraq.

In a statement, the U.S. military said it targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq. It did not disclose whether it believed anyone was killed or injured but officials said assessments were ongoing. Continue Reading »

Israeli units off to assist Florida in search and rescue efforts

United Hatzalah, Israel’s national community-based volunteer EMS organization along with IDF’s National Rescue Unit were sent to Florida with expert psychologists, therapists, a K-9 unit and top engineering experts.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Following discussion between the defense establishment, and the IDF with the Florida governor’s office and in coordination with the MFA, Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the dispatch of an emergency Homefront Command delegation to Surfside, Florida, consisting of a team of engineering and rescue specialists, to assist in the search and rescue efforts following Thursday’s condo collapse disaster.

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🇭🇳 Honduran President Hernandez moves new embassy to Jerusalem 🇮🇱

Celebrating their bond with the Jewish state, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, says, “I am here today in the eternal capital of Israel to inaugurate the Embassy of Honduras in Jerusalem.”

By ILH Staff

 

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez arrived in Israel to dedicate his country’s embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday, making the Latin American country the fourth to do so. Hernandez spoke at the event and praised Dr. Miriam Adelson and her late husband Sheldon Adelson for their work.

Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (r) and Honduran President Hernandez (l) sit for a warm conversation in Jerusalem. Thursday, 24 June, 2021- Photos courtesy: Amos Ben Gershom (GPO)

We give you the text of his speech in full below:

 

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Hamas warned: Israel’s new gov’t won’t tolerate future attacks

Israel’s new gov’t has signaled Hamas that it has lost all patience and is prepared to launch a fresh campaign if needed, should Gaza terror groups continue violating Israeli sovereignty.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday warned the Hamas terrorist organization against periodic rocket fire on Israel, saying that his government would not tolerate even sporadic attacks from the Gaza Strip.

Speaking at a state ceremony at the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem honoring the soldiers killed during the 2014 war with Hamas, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, Bennett gave his first public address as prime minister, saying that Israel’s patience for rocket attacks has been exhausted. Continue Reading »

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 »