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Senior Israeli officials deny existence of ceasefire with Hamas

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A senior diplomatic official told Israeli television Friday that Hamas’s announcement of a ceasefire with Israel following a major flareup between the sides was a lie. Speaking with Hadashot TV news, the unnamed Israeli official insisted Israel never agreed to a ceasefire, which Hamas announced late Thursday and said went into effect at midnight. Hamas … Read More

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

Granddaughter of diplomat who saved Jewish refugees keeping his spirit alive

Monday, January 29, 2018

Madoka Sugihara, 51, never had a chance to hear directly from her grandfather Chiune Sugihara about his heroic efforts as a Japanese diplomat during World War II to issue visas to help thousands of Jews escape from Nazi persecution. But through the stories of the offspring of the survivors who were offered the “Visas for … Read More

Netanyahu to Putin: Nazis taught us evil must be uprooted before it gains power

Monday, January 29, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, telling him that the lesson of the Nazis was that murderous ideologies must be stopped before they can flourish — an apparent reference to the current situation with Iran. Ahead of their meeting, which was expected to focus on Israel’s concerns over … Read More

Jewish leaders back Education Department nominee, pro-Palestinian groups slam him

Thursday, November 30, 2017

WASHINGTON—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 movement. Marcus, an attorney, served in the Department of Education’s civil rights division and then was staff director of the U.S. Commission on Civil … Read More

Israel Delivering Emergency Assistance to Madagascar as African Island Nation Copes With Worst ‘Black Death’ Plague Outbreak in 50 Years

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Israel is sending aid to Madagascar as the Indian Ocean island nation copes with its worst “Black Death” plague outbreak in half a century. At least 1,800 people in Madagascar have been infected with the disease and 127 have died. According to the African Independent, the Israeli assistance shipment was organized by the Jewish state’s … Read More

Israel to send aid to Sierra Leone after devastating landslide

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday instructed the Foreign Ministry to send aid to Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people were killed in a massive landslide in the capital. At least 312 people were killed and more than 2,000 left homeless when heavy flooding hit Freetown, leaving excavators to pull bodies from rubble and overwhelming … Read More

Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis. In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in … Read More

“Gaza World Vision director diverted millions to Hamas’s military wing”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

JERUSALEM — The Gaza head of the U.S.-based humanitarian aid organization World Vision funneled as much as $7 million a year over the past 10 years to Hamas’s terror activities, Israel’s domestic security agency said Thursday. The Shin Bet said the aid group’s Gaza director, Mohammed el-Halabi, is an active figure in Hamas’s military wing. He … Read More

U.S. Acknowledges Cash Payment to Iran Was ‘Leverage’ in Prisoner Release

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Story Via: Wall Street Journal State Department confirms U.S. refused to allow Iran to take $400 million cash payment until plane carrying freed Americans left Tehran WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said for the first time on Thursday that its $400 million cash payment to Iran in January was used as “leverage” to gain the release of American prisoners, … Read More