Israel pounds Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket barrage

Monday, November 4, 2019

(November 3, 2019 / JNS) Israeli fighter jets struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday after Palestinian terrorists fired a barrage of rockets at Israel from the coastal enclave. The Israeli strikes targeted training compounds, weapons manufacturing and storage sites, and underground infrastructure, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The IDF said it … Read More

Hamas’ cat and mouse game over terrorist funding

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hamas is trying to thwart efforts to crack down on the funding it receives to sponsor terrorist activity by spreading the money around and using regular bank transactions to hide in plain sight, says an IDF intelligence officer who monitors terrorist funding in the West Bank. “Most of the money transfers to Hamas are done … Read More

US lawmakers call out Twitter for allowing Hamas and Hezbollah on the platform

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Four members of the US House of Representatives have called out Twitter for allowing Hamas and Hezbollah to maintain a presence on its social media platform. Reps. Josh Gottheimer, Tom Reed and Max Rose of New York and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania wrote in a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday that they … Read More

Jewish group planting ‘trees of life’ to honor synagogue shooting victims

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Jewish organization United With Israel is inviting people to sponsor the planting of more than 20 different fruit trees in Israel in memory of the 12 victims of the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh and Poway, California. “Join us in planting 12,000 trees of life! Make the land even more beautiful in their memory,” it … Read More

Pro-Israel organizations increasingly alarmed over conflagration in Syria

Friday, October 18, 2019

(October 17, 2019 / JNS) The sudden decision of U.S. President Donald Trump last week to withdraw its forces from northern Syria, effectively taking them out of the country and putting them elsewhere in the Mideast, led to an immediate invasion by Turkish forces marked by violence. Rallies have taken place in Israel and Europe … Read More

Syria troops fighting Turkish forces alongside Kurds, says monitor

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Syrian army deployed alongside Kurdish forces on the front line in northern Syria Wednesday but their newfound cooperation saw no let-up in the week-old Turkish invasion, a monitor said. In a rare scene in Syria’s eight-year-old civil war, government troops and Kurdish fighters were “fighting together” against Turkey’s Syrian proxies northeast … Read More

Netanyahu ‘strongly condemns’ Turkish invasion of Syria, offers aid to Kurds

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Prime minister warns against ‘ethnic cleansing’ of minority in northern Syria, does not mention decision by US president that paved way for offensive. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denounced Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-controlled areas of northeastern Syria and said Israel was prepared to offer humanitarian aid to the Kurds in Syria facing an onslaught … Read More

1,200 IDF soldiers race ahead of Yom Kippur Brigade’s 50th anniversary

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fifty years after its founding and on the eve of Yom Kippur, 1,200 soldiers and officers of the IDF’s 188th “Barak” (Lightning) Armored Brigade participated in the second annual 188-km. run from Haifa to the Golan Heights, where the brigade defended the country against the invading Syrian Arab Army in 1973. “It’s a special date, … Read More