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Israel launches West Bank crackdown after Palestinian attacks

Friday, December 14, 2018

Israel’s military launched a West Bank manhunt Thursday, setting up checkpoints and blocking roads, after a Palestinian gunman killed two Israeli soldiers at a bus stop outside a West Bank settlement and sped away. The shooting added to a deadly week that claimed seven lives, including an Israeli newborn, a 60-year-old Palestinian businessman and three … Read More

Hundreds clash with Israeli forces north of Ramallah

Friday, December 14, 2018

More than a hundred Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israel forces north of Ramallah at the DCO area. The IDF and Border Police used tear gas and a bulldozer during the clashes which comes in the wake of the drive by shooting attack that killed two soldiers yesterday. The demonstrators blocked a road leading from Al-Bireh to … Read More

2 soldiers killed in West Bank terror shooting; civilian, serviceman hurt

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Two Israeli soldiers were killed and two people were injured — a serviceman critically and a civilian woman seriously — in a terrorist shooting attack in the central West Bank Thursday, close to where another terror attack occurred earlier in the week, officials said. The perpetrators fled the scene of the attack, which occurred at … Read More

Assailant stabs and wounds two police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City

Thursday, December 13, 2018

An assailant stabbed two police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City early Thursday morning, according to the Police Spokesperson’s Unit. The two police were wounded. One, a 21-year-old male, was lightly wounded and the other, a 20-year-old female, is in moderate condition, according to Magen David Adom.The woman was rushed to Hadassah Ein Kerem medical center.  Read … Read More

Baby dies after emergency delivery following Ofra terror attack

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A baby delivered prematurely after his mother was shot in a terror attack this week has died, the hospital where he was being treated said Wednesday. “With great sorrow we announce the death of Shira and Amichai’s newborn four days after the attack despite the efforts of doctors at the neonatal intensive care unit to … Read More

CUFI 4 millions strong

5-Million-Strong Christian Group Rebukes Rand Paul for Blocking Pro-Israel Bills

Thursday, December 13, 2018

A pro-Israel Christian non-profit has galvanized its 5 million members to pressure Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to drop his hold on two Israel bills. Perplexingly, Paul blocked a bill to fund Israel’s military and another bill to permit state and local governments to penalize entities that promote boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. “After … Read More

CUFI’s Hagee on Rand Paul, Trump’s Peace Plan

Thursday, December 13, 2018

JI INTERVIEW — Pastor John Hagee, founder of Christian United for Israel, discussed his group’s efforts to pressure Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to remove a holdon the U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018 in an interview with Jewish Insider’s Jacob Kornbluh. Hagee was in Washington, DC over the weekend to attend the White House Hanukkah party and meetings on … Read More

Congress passes bill targeting use of human shields by Israel’s enemies

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation targeting individuals responsible for Hamas and Hezbollah’s use of human shields as a war tactic in battles with Israel. The passage follows approval of the bill in the Senate. The legislation, titled the Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, will now … Read More

Lobbyists push for Israel anti-boycott law in end-of-year spending bill

Thursday, December 13, 2018

WASHINGTON – At the end of each year, lawmakers jockey to attach their long-stalled bills onto annual spending legislation that must pass for the government to function. And this season is no exception. With only ten days left in session, Congress is debating whether to link funding for US President Donald Trump’s push for the … Read More

Pro-Israel Christian group tops 5 million members

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Christians United for Israel continued its streak as the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States, passing 5 million members. “CUFI’s growth is a direct result of the widespread support Israel enjoys among the tens of millions of evangelicals in America,” said its founder and chairman, Pastor John Hagee. “With God’s blessing, and the hard work … Read More

IDF unearths third tunnel, Hezbollah releases photos of operation

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Israel’s military announced that a third Hezbollah tunnel was unearthed on Tuesday, just hours after dozens of close-up pictures and videos of IDF troops taking part in Operation Northern Shield were released by Hezbollah including a map indicating where Israel’s military is currently operating. “Hezbollah’s war media department launched an intensified campaign to show the weakness and … Read More

Iran confirms ‘important test’ of ballistic missile

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Iranian officials confirmed Tuesday that Tehran carried out a ballistic missile test earlier this month that was widely upset White House officials. “We will continue our missile tests and this recent action was an important test,” The Revolutionary Guards’ airspace division head Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semi-official Iranian Fars news agency, according to … Read More

Iran arrests more than 100 Christians in growing crackdown on minority

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Iran has arrested more than 100 Christians in the last week, charities report, amid a growing crackdown by the Islamic Republic. Many of the 114 detained were converts to Christianity from a Muslim background, accused of “proselytising”. They had to report the history of their Christian activities and were told to cut contact with any … Read More