Israel shuts down for Yom Kippur

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Israel shut down on Tuesday evening for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar. All flights in and out of Ben Gurion airport ceased at 1:35 p.m.. The airport will reopen Wednesday night with arrivals starting at 9:30 p.m., while departures will resume at 11:30 p.m. Border … Read More

UK to release ‘pay to slay’ audits after Freedom of Information request

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The branch of the British government responsible for administering overseas aid will disclose audit reports regarding aid money allegedly used to pay salaries to convicted terrorists, after abandoning its appeal against a ruling by U.K. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. In July 2018, U.K. Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI), a British volunteer organization of lawyers who support … Read More

U.S. Banks Embroiled in Lawsuit Over Funding of Hamas Terrorists

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Victims of the Palestinian Hamas terror group are suing a prominent Turkish-controlled bank with business ties in the United States over the financial institution’s backing of the terror group and its violent attacks. The estate of Eitam Henkin, a U.S. national who was killed in a Hamas terror attack in 2015, alleges in a suit … Read More

Jewish, pro-Israel community react to national security pick

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) The Jewish and pro-Israel community immediately reacted to the selection of Robert O’Brien as U.S. President Donald Trump’s fourth national security advisor, replacing John Bolton, who was ousted on Sept. 10. “We congratulate Mr. O’Brien on his appointment, and we look forward to working with him to further strengthen the … Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets after second day of rockets from Gaza

Thursday, September 12, 2019

(September 12, 2019 / Israel Hayom) The Israel Defense Forces struck Hamas military installations in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night in retaliation for rocket fire from the coastal enclave earlier in the day, one of which struck a home in Moshav Netiv Ha’asara. Three rockets were fired at Israeli communities north of Gaza on … Read More

Gaza-based jihadi group calls on Taliban to increase attacks on US

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The leader of a Gaza-based jihadi group called on the Taliban to increase its attacks on America after US President Donald Trump broke off talks with the Taliban, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute, shared exclusively with Jewish News Syndicate. Abu Hafs Al-Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Jaysh al-Ummah … Read More

Netanyahu warns Hamas after weekend of deadly escalation

Monday, September 9, 2019

PM says Israel will respond forcefully to any attempt to harm citizens, soldiers after drone attack, rocket fire from Gaza Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian terror group Hamas on Saturday that Israel would respond forcefully to any attempt to harm its citizens and soldiers, following two days of violent incidents on and near the … Read More

Israel offers Hamas economic benefits in return for long-term ceasefire – report

Friday, August 30, 2019

Israel has offered Hamas economic concessions and will ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip in return for a long-term ceasefire, as tensions rise amid a flurry of rocket attacks emanating from the enclave and mutual threats, Lebanon’s al-Akhbar newspaper reported Friday. According to the report, the proposal was made by Egyptian intelligence officials during … Read More