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Rabbi, slain on way to family celebration, praised as devoted teacher, father

Monday, February 5, 2018

A rabbi killed in a West Bank terror attack Monday was remembered my family and friends as a loving teacher and idealist who devoted his life to education and to helping build the settlement where he lived. Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, was stabbed to death while waiting at a hitchhiking post near the West Bank settlement … Read More

Israeli killed in terror stabbing attack in West Bank

Monday, February 5, 2018

An Israeli man was killed on Monday afternoon after he was stabbed in the chest in a terror attack outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel, the army and medics said. He was identified as Itamar Ben-Gal, 29, a father of four from the nearby settlement of Har Bracha. Video from the scene showed the … Read More

Israel Sounds Alarm Over Renewed Iran-Hezbollah Activity

Monday, February 5, 2018

 Tensions between Israel, Hezbollah and Iran have risen sharply this week, following the discovery of an Iranian program to set up weapons factories on Lebanese soil — for the manufacture of missile guidance systems. Such guidance systems can be placed on Hezbollah’s arsenal of rockets and missiles, and turn inaccurate projectiles into precision-strike weapons, capabilities that were once reserved … Read More

UK spy agency celebrates agent who saved 10,000 Jews from Holocaust

Friday, February 2, 2018

The chief of Britain’s spy agency made a rare public tribute to a spy who, during the years leading up to World War II, saved an estimated 10,000 German Jews by issuing them visas while posing as a bureaucrat at the British embassy in Berlin, even risking his safety to hide some Jews in his … Read More

Israel Slams UN Security Council Invite to ‘Antisemitic’ PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 20 during its monthly meeting on the Middle East amid continuing Palestinian rejection of direct talks with Israel, as well as the US role in brokering future negotiations. In the weeks since US President Donald Trump announced American recognition of Jerusalem … Read More

First Temple-era relics of possible royal estate found in Jerusalem hills

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Israeli authorities inaugurated a nature park on Wednesday near Jerusalem after five years of archaeological excavations at Ein Hanya, the second-largest spring in the Judean Hills and a key site in the history of Christianity. Along with an announcement that the park will open to the public free of charge within months, the Israel Antiquities … Read More

US troops arrive for drill simulating massive missile attack on Israel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

US forces are deploying in Israel ahead of a large-scale joint Israel-US military exercise, due to start next week, which will simulate a major conflict in which Israel is attacked with thousands of missiles. The biennial Juniper Cobra military exercise, which is being held for the ninth time, will take place amid an escalation of … Read More

The Campaign Promise Trump Chose to Keep

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 6, 2017 There is now a billboard on the streets of Jerusalem reading: “God Bless Trump, From JerUSAlem to Washington DC.” That sign took on great significance on Wednesday because — as he promised he would — President Donald Trump has taken the bold step of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, beginning … Read More

House Passed Bill That Aims to End Palestinian Payments to Martyr Families

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December 5, 2017 A bill that would pressure the Palestinian Authority to stop financially rewarding acts of terror against Israelis and Americans easily passed the House of Representatives Tuesday. The Taylor Force Act would restrict U.S. aid until the Palestinians end their multi-million dollar program to monetarily reward terrorism. The PA set aside about $344 … Read More

BDS opponent receives Jewish support for top civil rights post, as pro-Palestinian groups protest

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

November 30, 2017 Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are rallying around Kenneth L. Marcus, the nominee for assistant secretary of education for civil rights, as pro-Palestinian groups denounce him for opposing the BDS (Boycott, Divestment & Sanction) movement. Marcus, an attorney, served in the Department of Education’s civil rights division and then was staff … Read More