Archive for Israel News

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

State Dept announces intent to break US laws by giving $235M to Palestinians

Op-ed: Biden’s State Department decision is shameful, immoral and illegal, being a direct violation of both the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and the Taylor Force Act of 2018, and Congress should hold the White House accountable.

By MARK GOLDFEDER

 

The US State Department announced this week that the Biden administration intends to distribute $235 million in aid to the Palestinians, reportedly to “regain their ‘trust and goodwill’ after the Trump-era cuts.” The assistance package is set to take effect on April 10.

That decision is shameful, illegal and immoral, and Congress should not let it happen.

It is shameful to blame the Palestinians’ loss of aid on former president Trump. Continue Reading »

4 Syrian soldiers injured in alleged IDF airstrikes on Damascus targets

— SPECIAL SECURITY REPORT —

Four Syrian soldiers were reportedly injured and heavy material damage was reported following an airstrike targeted in Damascus by IAF jets on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

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Four Syrian soldiers were injured and material damage was reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike targeted Damascus on Wednesday night, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

The strikes reportedly came from the direction of the Golan Heights and Lebanon, with Lebanese media reporting Israeli aircraft flying over large portions of Lebanon.

A large explosion was heard near the border between Israel and Lebanon during the strikes after a Syrian air defense missile was fired towards an Israeli aircraft in the area, according to Hezbollah-affiliated reporter Ali Shoeib. Continue Reading »

PLO vs. Hamas in West Bank elections or ‘Old Guard’ PLO vs. Fatah

Whether or not the elections Abbas has planned in May will actually happen, the demon is out of the bottle, and with the infighting between the ‘Old Guard’ PLO members from Tunisia vs the local Palestinians, the end of PLO’s political supremacy in the West Bank seems near.

By Pinhas Inbari

 

When Palestinian elections were first discussed, the spotlight immediately turned to the struggle between Fatah and Hamas and the fear that under cover of the elections, Hamas would infiltrate the West Bank. But it soon became clear that the story was not Fatah against Hamas, but Fatah against Fatah. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Linoy Ashram wins two gold medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup

Out-performing Belarusian rhythmic gymnast Alina Aliaksandraŭna Harnasko and Bulgarian gymnast Brianna Klein, Israel’s Linoy Ashram made it to 1st place in the multi-sport race category with an incredible score of 98.45.

By TOBIAS SIEGAL

 

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals and a bronze in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup taking place over the weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Ashram won the multi-sport race category on Saturday with an impressive 98.45 score, guaranteeing a gold medal. The category includes a continuous series of stages that require athletes to switch from one athletic discipline to another.

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With Trump gone, EU states return to vote against Israel at UNHRC

Just prior to the Palestinians firing a rocket at Israel’s largest southern city on its election day, only 6 of the 47-member UNHRC opposed the arms embargo resolution against Israel, with Bahrain conspicuously absent during Tuesday’s vote.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for an arms embargo against Israel that had the support of many of the European countries but received a nod of disapproval from Bahrain, which was absent for Tuesday’s vote.

The measure, dubbed the accountability resolution, passed 32-6, with eight abstentions. It included some of the harshest language against Israel out of the four resolutions that the 47-member UNHRC is expected to approve, as the 46th session ends this week. Continue Reading »

To deter Iran from building nukes, the US must sell Israel the B-52 & MOP

Op-Ed: Only if Teheran feels Israel can actually destroy their bunkered nuclear production sites will there be a serious deterrent in preventing Iran from producing a nuclear arsenal.
– Unlike the US, Israel has a long history in flying extended distances from its borders to destroy nuclear installations of its enemies.

By EHUD EILAM

 

US President Joe Biden’s administration seeks to negotiate with Iran. If it does not work, the US will have to deter Iran from producing nuclear weapons. Another scenario is that the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, might survive and even be improved following future negotiations. Continue Reading »