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Liberman thanks US for giving Israel ‘room to maneuver’ against enemies

Monday, August 20, 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met Monday with US President Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton in Jerusalem, and praised the Trump administration for giving Israel “significant maneuvering room” to operate against its enemies. The two met in Jerusalem following Bolton’s meeting earlier in the day with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which the two … Read More

Stabbing Attempt

Palestinian Suspected of Trying to Stab Jerusalem Policeman Shot to Death

Friday, August 17, 2018

A Palestinian man who was suspected of trying to stab a Jerusalem policeman was shot to death in Jerusalem’s Muslim Quarter on Friday afternoon, Israeli police said. According to police, forces were dispatched to the Old City on Friday afternoon following an initial report on a suspected stabbing attack. A statement released by the police … Read More

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

Friday, August 17, 2018

Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their ability to shift into war mode should a sudden conflict erupt without prior warning. In such a scenario, hospitals could, like the rest of the country, find themselves under heavy fire, yet must still be able to … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel Will Restore Quiet to Gaza Border Region ‘in Full’

Friday, August 17, 2018

Israel will restore total quiet its southern region near the border with the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday. Speaking at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, following a week that saw an outburst of Hamas violence that nearly provoked an all-out war, Netanyahu said, “We are in the midst of a campaign … Read More

Palestinians load kites and balloons with flammable material in order to fly toward Israel, at the Israel-Gaza border in al-Bureij, central Gaza Strip, on June 14, 2018. (AFP Photo/ Mahmud Hams)

Israel said to confiscate tens of thousands of balloons en route to Gaza

Thursday, August 16, 2018

In the past several weeks, Israel has prevented tens of thousands of balloons from being shipped to Gaza, out of concern they would be used to launch incendiary devices into Israel, according to a television report on Sunday. Three shipping containers destined for the coastal enclave and carrying tens of thousands of balloons were stopped … Read More

Recognizing unique threats posed by terror groups, IDF drills for reorganization that would dissolve established units into unified fighting force; anti-drone laser also tested

Preparing for fight against Hezbollah, army tries out combat reshuffle

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The military has field-tested a new fighting method combining infantry, tanks and combat engineering into one unified force, as part of a major military reform meant to streamline the Israel Defense Forces, the army said Sunday. The method was tested during a drill simulating war in the north against the Hezbollah terrorist group, during which the … Read More

American and Israeli firefighters in southern Israel, Photo, EVP

US Firefighters Join Israelis to Battle Terror Arson Blazes from Gaza

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

For months, Israeli firefighters have battled arson fires caused by some 1,200 terror attacks. The fires have burned more than 7,500 acres of farmland and nature. Now American volunteers are fighting the flames with them. Palestinian terrorists are using balloons and kites combined with a summer wind to carry their fire from Gaza to Israel. … Read More

Israeli Embassy to the UK files a formal complaint against broadcaster: "Hamas struck Israel before Israel responded with air strikes."

Foreign Ministry Slams BBC ‘MISLEADING’ REPORTING ON GAZA ROCKETS

Monday, August 13, 2018

The Foreign Ministry formally complained to the BBC about its reporting on the violence in the South on Thursday. A BBC headline stated “Gaza air strikes ‘kill woman and child’ after rockets hit Israel,” quoting the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. The article’s subheadline said “Militants… fired dozens of rockets,” when the count had gone up … Read More

Map of Israel and Gaza

Israel and Gaza: How did we get here?

Monday, August 13, 2018

For months, there has been an escalation of violence along the security fence between Gaza and Israel, including violent riots and the most serious incident since Operation Protective Edge in 2014. In addition to the riots, Hamas operatives began carrying out a new kind of attack, using arson kites and incendiary balloons to set Israeli land ablaze. … Read More

What The New York Times Isn’t Telling You About Gaza

What The New York Times Isn’t Telling You About Gaza

Monday, August 13, 2018

Sometimes a single sentence in a New York Times article about Israel tells a whole story. Take, for example, this gem from a dispatch from Jerusalem by Isabel Kershner that appeared in the August 9 New York Times: “A high-level delegation of Hamas officials, including some living in exile, convened in Gaza to discuss Egyptian and United Nations proposals to … Read More