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IDF thwarts weapons smuggling from Lebanon, suspects in police custody

IDF soldiers and Israel Police officers apprehended the suspects within Israel, including bag with five submachine guns and M16 ammunition.

By Israel National News

 

IDF observation soldiers identified suspects approaching Israeli territory from Lebanon near the town of Ghajar Monday evening. The suspects threw a bag into Israeli territory.

IDF flares illuminate the sky above likely Lebanese infiltrators approaching Israeli territory near the border-town of Ghajar. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Three additional suspects then arrived in a vehicle within Israeli territory and retrieved the bag. The suspects then threw the bag from the vehicle and continued driving. IDF soldiers and Israel Police officers who were dispatched to the scene apprehended the suspects within Israel and located the bag, which contained five MP5 submachine guns and M16 ammunition. Continue Reading »

Jared Kushner gets $2 Billion from Saudi Arabia to invest in Israeli start-ups

HISTORIC: In The Wall Street Journal report those familiar with the Saudi Public Investment Fund said thus far, two Israeli firms have been chosen to be invested in and that this is the first known instance of money from the fund being directed to Israel.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

A new private-equity fund run by Jared Kushner intends to invest millions of dollars raised from Saudi Arabia in Israeli start-ups, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.

The fund, Affinity Partners, has already raised over $3 billion, including a $2 billion commitment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund. Continue Reading »

REVEALED: Mossad nabs IRGC operative in Iran before mission to kill US general

The Iranian operative, Mansour Rassouli,  admitted in an audio recording to his Mossad interrogators that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps tasked him with the assassinations of the Israeli Consulate in Turkey, a senior American military general in Germany and a journalist in France.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

The Mossad – operating in Iran – apprehended and interrogated an Iranian national who was leading a plot to kill an Israeli diplomat and a US general, sources have confirmed.

An audio recording released on Saturday showed a photo of Mansour Rasouli admitting he had been ordered to establish a cell to assassinate a worker at the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul, a US general stationed in Germany and a journalist in France. Continue Reading »

Arabs still contesting Old City hotel that was originally owned by Jews

#NoToleranceForAntiSemitism

 

International pressure campaign is at the center of a massive real estate battle to prevent any Jewish presence in the Old City of Jerusalem. They completely ignore the fact that the Petra Hotel was also originally owned by Jews throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Written and living evidence of the history of Jerusalem’s Old City provides evidence a contentious building located near the Jaffa Gate and known as the Petra Hotel was owned by Jews until 1931.

The Jewish Ateret Cohanim association recently entered the facility after purchasing it from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate 20 years ago. Continue Reading »

American Jewish approval of Biden plummets 17% to all time low of 63%

37% of Jewish Americans disapprove of Biden’s job performance – nearly double the number from 2021, blamed on his botched exit from Afghanistan, faulty pandemic decisions, southern border crises and record-high inflation caused by ill-advised government policies.

By Ron Kampeas, JTA

 

The good news for Joe Biden is that a majority of U.S. Jews approve of the job he is doing. The bad news is that the number in a new poll, 63%, is a sharp double-digit drop from where he was last year.

A poll released Wednesday by the Jewish Electorate Institute, a group led by prominent Jewish Democrats, showed Biden’s approval rating down from 80% in a poll by the same organization last July. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist of Tel Aviv attack found hiding, killed in shootout

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With over 1,000 security personnel, Israel Policemen, Border Police Guard, IDF Special Units and others searched throughout the night for the gunman that opened fire into Tel Aviv nigh-spots, killing 3 and injuring at least 15 more.

By i24NEWS

 

The gunman who opened fire at a bar in Israel’s central city Tel Aviv on Thursday night was shot and killed by Israeli security forces early Friday morning after a manhunt throughout the city.

Aftermath of Palestinian terror attack at Tel Aviv cafe. – Screenshot: Israel Police documentary film

Israel’s internal security agency Shin Bet said officers found the man hiding near a mosque in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv, and killed the man in an ensuing gunfight. Continue Reading »

3rd Palestinian Terrorist attack in a week; 5 Israelis murdered in Bnei Brak

Tensions in the country are running high following two previous Palestinian terror attacks in the past week; the first in Be’er Sheva in which four people were killed, and the second in Hadera, in which two others were murdered.

By Ynet

 

At least five people were killed and another was critically wounded in a suspected terror attack in the city of Bnei Brak, just east of Tel Aviv.

Police said the gunman was a 27-year-old Palestinian Diaa Hamarsha, an Islamic Jihad military operative, from Jenin area in the West Bank. He was jailed in an Israeli prison in the past and worked in Bnei Brak illegally. Continue Reading »

Two police officers die while killing 2 Israeli Arabs in Hadera terror attack

Two police officers hear automatic fire, respond quickly, neutralizing 2 terrorists who opened fire in coastal city of Hadera, then die from their wounds. Another 6 civilians injured.
– This is still a breaking story.
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By David Rosenberg

 

Two police officers were killed in a terrorist shooting attack in the coastal city of Hadera Sunday evening.

According to initial reports, five people have been wounded, including two police officers, when two terrorists carrying automatic weapons opened fire on passersby on Herbert Samuel Street in Hadera.

The ZAKA emergency response organization said that three people were treated at the scene, including one in serious condition and two in moderate condition. Continue Reading »

HISTORIC: 🇸🇬 Singapore commits to opening embassy in Israel 🇮🇱

After decades of ‘good and special relations between the two countries’, Singapore and Israel sign Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to finally open an Embassy of Singapore in Israel. 

By Israel National News

 

Singapore will establish an embassy in Israel, as part of a series of agreements reached between the two governments, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Monday afternoon.

Vivian Balakrishan, Singapore’s Foreign Minister, traveled to Israel this week, meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, on Monday.

Balakrishan also met with Israel’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology Orit Farkash-Hacohen, with the two signing a memorandum of understanding on cross-border cooperation and on artificial intelligence. Continue Reading »

🇮🇱 Israel’s field hospital enters Ukraine 🇺🇦

With every minute counting, construction began on the “Kohav Meir” (Shining Star) field hospital early Saturday and is expected to begin running on Tuesday.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Work began on the Israeli “Kohav Meir” (Shining Star) field hospital in Mostyska, Ukraine on Saturday, with the hospital expected to begin operations on Tuesday.

A medical delegation is expected to arrive at the hospital on Monday, led by Dr. David “Dudu” Dagan and 60 medical staff members from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Schneider Children’s Medical Center and additional institutions.

Construction of Israeli field hospital in Ukraine, March 19, 2022 – Photos: Kohav Meir Hospital construction team

The Health and Foreign Ministries led the effort to establish the field hospital, with the help of the Schusterman Family Foundation. Continue Reading »

Israeli Laser Weapon Tests Successful, IDF Begins Procurement

Israel’s ‘Iron Beam’, the first-of-its-kind defensive laser-system will be highly cost-efficient, as each use would cost just a few dollars as opposed to a single Iron Dome interceptor missile that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

By Yoav Zitun

 

The Defense Ministry announced on Thursday it would be signing a contract in the coming days to begin procurement of an experimental high-end, laser-based rocket defense system.

In the framework of the deal, state-owned defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems would supply the Israeli Air Force with the very first laser launchers to the tune of hundreds of millions.

The ground-based laser system — dubbed Iron Beam — was originally planned to generate a high-power laser beam at a volume of about 100 kilowatts in a bid to neutralize a host of airborne threats, including rockets, mortar shells, drones and missiles. Continue Reading »

Biden knows Iran has 3000 ballistic missiles, some nuclear capable

White House is moving to give Iran $100’s of billions AND a legal pathway to the bomb, that will make Iran an existential threat to Israel…says U.S. General to Israel’s top 3 military leaders.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Iran has more than 3,000 ballistic missiles, many of which can reach the State of Israel, commander of the United States Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said on Tuesday.

McKenzie, who is retiring from the military soon, was in Israel last week and held talks with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi. Continue Reading »

Exposed: IDF aircraft destroyed hundreds of drones in Iran

Disclosed by a media outlet aligned with Hezbollah, in mid-February, 6 Israeli drones attacked an airbase in western Iran, destroying warehouses storing hundreds of Iranian-made attack drones.

By David Rosenberg

 

Israeli forces devastated an Iranian airbase recently, destroying hundreds of drone aircraft in a massive airstrike, Ha’aretz reported Tuesday morning.

According to the report, six Israeli drone aircraft carried out an attack on an airbase in western Iran near Kermanshah in mid-February, destroying hundreds of drones.

The launch of loitering munitions, known as “suicide drones,” during a military drill at an undisclosed location in central Iran. –  Image released on January 6, 2021 by the IRANIAN ARMY OFFICE – Photo: AFP Hand Out.png

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Fleeing Hebron, Palestinian siblings want to convert to Judaism

Growing up in a culture of threats, abuse, and honor killings, a Palestinian Muslim teen sought out her half-brother for help, ending up in Israel with him, with both planning to convert to Judaism and joining the IDF.

By Israel National News

 

Born to the same father but different mothers, Saddam and Sadden Awoudeh were never close growing up.

The two half-siblings, both raised as Muslims in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of the city of Hebron, were born twelve years apart, and saw little of each other growing up.

Over the last year, however, the two have been brought together – in part by their shared plans to convert to Judaism. Continue Reading »

Russia Perfected Disinformation Ages Ago, Against Israel

Putin’s KGB training hasn’t gone to waste. His disinformation campaign while invading Ukraine appears much more effective than his generals’ battle plans... just as the KGB’s invented ‘Palestinian narrative’, when they created a people who never existed.

By Ziva Dahl

 

Amnesty International recently released a widely debunked report of recycled false accusations of racism (apartheid) against Israel. Few will read this diatribe, but collaborators will gladly headline it in mainstream media and spread these lies to millions on social media.

This follows the December 2021 U.N. vote to fund a permanent special commission devoted solely to delegitimizing the Jewish state as a perpetrator of war crimes and human rights abuses against Palestinian Arabs. Continue Reading »