EU condemns rocket fire from Gaza: ‘Unacceptable and must stop immediately’

Monday, November 4, 2019

Two days after terrorists in Gaza fired rockets into Israel, the European Union on Sunday evening condemned the launching of projectiles against civilians as “unacceptable,” saying the practice “must stop immediately and unconditionally.” “The priority should be to work on immediate de-escalation to protect civilian lives,” the statement continued. “Israelis and Palestinians both have the … Read More

Year after massacre, Pittsburgh synagogue plans to become center for Jewish life

Monday, October 21, 2019

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for Jewish life in the United States” and a symbol against hatred. On Friday, they outlined their vision for the Tree of Life … Read More

Woman and two children injured in a car explosion in central Israel

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A bomb explosion injured a 28-year-old woman, a four-year-old girl and a three-year-old boy on Highway 65 on Sunday. Magen David Adom paramedics gave them preliminary medical care and took them to the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in Hadera. Another woman, 67, who was sitting in a nearby vehicle was lightly injured and drove herself … Read More

After Paris attack, Macron vows ‘unrelenting fight’ against Islamist terror

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed an “unrelenting fight” against Islamist terror on Tuesday as he paid tribute to the four Paris police staff stabbed to death last week by a radicalized colleague. “We will wage an unrelenting fight in the face of Islamist terrorism,” Macron told a ceremony at the police headquarters where the attack … Read More

Arabs hurl firebombs, burn tires as Jews pray at Joseph’s Tomb before Yom Kippur

Monday, October 7, 2019

(October 7, 2019 / JNS) Dozens of Palestinians rioted on Sunday night following the pilgrimage of some 1,000 Jews, under Israeli security escort, to the Tomb of Joseph in Shechem/Nablus to pray. The rioters threw firebombs and burning tires at security personnel. Israeli security forces responded with riot dispersal methods. There were no Israeli reports … Read More

Police, army say gun-smuggling attempt from Lebanon foiled

Friday, October 4, 2019

Police and military forces recently prevented a large number of weapons from being smuggled into Israel from Lebanon, authorities announced Thursday. The incident occurred on September 14, when lookouts spotted two suspects near the Lebanese border, close to the town of Metula. Units that rushed to the scene found two large bags with 39 different … Read More

Woman stabbed outside Modi’in in suspected terrorist attack

Thursday, September 26, 2019

(September 26, 2019 / JNS) A 22-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed by a 14-year-old Palestinian near the city of Modi’in on Wednesday in an apparent terrorist attack, Israeli media reported. The attack took place at the Maccabim Junction on Route 443. The woman, who was not named in the report, was taken in stable condition … Read More

Islamic Jihad seeking to build rockets in West Bank – report

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Islamic Jihad terror group is seeking to set up rocket production capabilities in the heart of the West Bank, threatening to fire the projectiles at cities in central Israel, according to an Israeli television report. Channel 12 news on Wednesday showed photographs of makeshift rockets assembled in Tulkarem and reported that three Islamic Jihad … Read More

Two rockets explode near US embassy in Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

BAGHDAD — Two rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad overnight, security sources told AFP early Tuesday, with foreign diplomats there reporting emergency sirens repeatedly going off. The latest attack within the walled-off Green Zone, which hosts foreign embassies and Iraqi government buildings, comes amid heightened tensions between Baghdad’s two main allies, Tehran and … Read More

IDF officer hit by rock while driving in West Bank, moderately hurt

Friday, September 20, 2019

An Israeli military officer on leave was moderately wounded Friday afternoon after being hit in the face with a rock while driving in the northern West Bank. The 23-year-old was hit when the rock flew through the windshield of his car near the settlement of Ma’aleh Shomron, west of Nablus. The officer’s father was with … Read More