King Abdullah declines to renew part of Jordan’s peace deal with Israel

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

In a surprise move, Jordan announced on Sunday that it will not renew its lease allowing Israel to use land at Naharayim (Baqura) near the Kinneret nor part of Zofar (al Ghamar), some 120 km north of Eilat. Under the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace agreement, these two areas “will fall under Jordanian sovereignty with Israeli private … Read More

Rocket fired from Gaza hits house in Beersheba; causes heavy damage, no injuries

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the southern city of Beersheba early Wednesday that landed and exploded in the courtyard of a house, causing serious damage, but no injuries. The Israel Defense Forces said it had identified two launches from Gaza. One targeted Beersheba located some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from … 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

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

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

Between Ceasefire and War: Gaza on a Knife’s Edge

Sunday, August 12, 2018

It is perhaps unique to this context that both sides of the current flare-up—the Israeli army and Hamas, the terrorist group that controls the Gaza Strip—can simultaneously escalate their attacks on each other while negotiating a delicate ceasefire. Such has been the case in recent days, leaving many on both sides wondering if the heavier … Read More

New ‘Jerusalem’ neighborhood of Guatemala rises from ashes

New ‘Jerusalem’ neighborhood of Guatemala rises from ashes

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Thousands of Guatemalans lost their homes to the Volcán de Fuego (“Volcano of Fire”) in early June. One hundred new houses for refugees are now being built thanks to a charitable initiative spearheaded by the Central American country’s rabbi in his capacity as head of the Guatemalan branch of Israeli search-and-rescue and victim identification organization ZAKA. The choice … Read More

Stefan Abrahamsson announced Thursday on Facebook that his yacht, Elida, will set sail from Sweden on Aug. 25 to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish state and Middle East Christians.

Swedish Christian Zionists to Sail to Israel on Solidarity Mission

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Following Swedish pro-Palestinian activists’ failed attempt to reach Gaza by sea, a Christian supporter of Israel from Sweden announced he would take dozens of pro-Zionists to Israel on his yacht. Stefan Abrahamsson announced Thursday on Facebook that his yacht, Elida, will set sail from Sweden on Aug. 25 to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish … Read More

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (2nd-L) meet with top IDF generals and Israeli security officials at the military's Kirya headquarters in Tel Aviv on August 9, 2018. (Ariel Hermoni/ Defense Ministry)

When weighing Gaza actions, ministers reportedly looked to Iran threat in north

Saturday, August 11, 2018

A leading consideration as top ministers deliberated Thursday how to respond to ongoing rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip was the need to focus on the northern border with Syria and the Iranian threat emanating from there, Channel 10 news reported Friday. According to the TV report, ministers at the emergency security cabinet meeting were informed that … Read More