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IDF demolishes Gaza attack tunnel that penetrated 200 meters into Israel

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces on Thursday destroyed a tunnel that penetrated some 200 meters into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, which the army said was dug by the Hamas terror group using techniques meant to make it more difficult to spot by Israel’s detection systems. The tunnel originated in the area of Khan Younis … Read More

Pompeo: U.S. blocked $165m in funding due to Palestinian incitement

Friday, October 12, 2018

The State Department on Wednesday denied a $165 million transfer of aid to the Palestinian Authority over its failure to adhere to the Taylor Force Act, a law that bars the government from continuing aid to the PA unless Ramallah ceases its practice of compensating the families of murderers and terrorists convicted in Israel. “I … Read More

Danon denounces UNESCO’s latest anti-Israel decisions

Friday, October 12, 2018

Israel slammed the PX Commission of the Executive Board of UNESCO on Wednesday as it adopted resolutions titled “Occupied Palestine,” which declared that the ancient Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, and Rachel’s Tomb, in Hebron are integral parts of “Occupied Palestinian territory.” The group also denounced the construction of a security fence and “other … Read More

Anti-Israel professor disciplined by University of Michigan for letter controversy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

A tenured University of Michigan professor has been disciplined for refusing to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wanted to study in Israel. John Cheney-Lippold won’t get a merit increase for the next academic year and cannot go on his planned sabbatical in January or another one over the next two years, The Detroit … Read More

Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word ‘Jerusalem’ found near city entrance

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The earliest stone inscription bearing the full spelling of the modern Hebrew word for Jerusalem was unveiled on Tuesday at the Israel Museum, in the capital. While any inscription dating from the Second Temple period is of note, the 2,000-year-old three-line inscription on a waist-high column — reading “Hananiah son of Dodalos of Jerusalem” — … Read More

2 Israelis killed, 1 injured in West Bank terror shooting

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Two Israelis were shot dead and a third was wounded Sunday morning in a terror attack at the Barkan Industrial Park in the northern West Bank, the army said. The Magen David Adom medical service said that a man in his 30s and a woman had been critically injured and were later pronounced dead. The … Read More

US envoys, factory owner say ‘coexistence beacon’ Barkan shattered by attack

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The owner of a West Bank factory, whose two Israeli employees were slain by a Palestinian worker in Sunday morning’s terror attack, said he hopes the killer was atypical but that his faith in coexistence initiatives had been badly rattled. Rafi Alon, owner of Alon Group, a producer of waste management systems at the Barkan … Read More

Terror shooting victims identified as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel and Ziv Hajbi

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Authorities on Sunday afternoon identified a man and a woman shot dead in a terror attack in the West Bank earlier in the day as Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, 29, a married mother of a baby, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old father of three. Yehezkel was from the central Israeli town of Rosh Ha’ayin, while Hajbi … Read More

In Jerusalem, Merkel says Palestinians must accept Israel as Jewish state

Thursday, October 4, 2018

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday underlined her recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, indicating that she supports Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s view that the Palestinians, too, should accept this definition in an eventual peace agreement. At a joint press conference in Jerusalem, Merkel said she plans to call Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas … Read More

Russia completes delivery of S-300 air defense system to Syria

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Russia said Tuesday it had completed delivering its S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile. Israel has warned that providing the system to Damascus is “irresponsible” and will expose the region to more danger. Russian … Read More

Haley tells PM that Palestinians should complain to Abbas, not Israel

Friday, September 28, 2018

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Friday the Palestinian people should complain to their own leader and not to Israel, and urged Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume peace negotiations with Israel. “We believe that the Palestinians are going to have come to the table. President Abbas is not helping the … Read More

Russia to give Syria S-300 air defense after accusations against Israel

Monday, September 24, 2018

Russia said on Monday it would supply an S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria in two weeks despite strong Israeli objections, a week after Moscow accused Israel of indirectly causing the downing of a Russian military jet in Syria. The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser … Read More

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel, but stressed again that Syria was to blame. Mr Putin … Read More

CUFI Welcomes Senate Passage of STOP Using Human Shields Act

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 WASHINGTON – On Friday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, applauded Senate passage of the STOP Using Human Shields Act (S. 3257). CUFI has backed this legislation since its introduction during the annual CUFI Washington Summit in July. In addition to CUFI’s 5,000 Summit attendees lobbying their elected … Read More

Israel Collective Film Receives Top Honor From Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

October 9, 2018 SAN ANTONIO – On Tuesday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, announced that a film produced by the group’s Israel Collective initiative won the best “Documentary Short” category for September from the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. The film, School of Peace, School of Hope, focuses on … Read More