Terrorism

The US and Israel share the same values. Both our nations put a premium on life, liberty, and individual freedom. As such, Israel is among our closest allies in the world and the sole outpost of democracy in the Middle East. Yet both our nations are also engaged in the same fight against common enemies. The US and Israel should continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the fight against those radical Islamic terrorists that seek the destruction of the West.

Hamas

As Hamas loses tunnels option, terror faction takes to the air and sea

Friday, July 12, 2019

Gazan terror organizations are looking into armed drones and sea-based commando cells, while concentrating fire at Israel’s Iron Dome to overwhelm it. (July 11, 2019 / JNS) The discovery of the latest cross-border Hamas tunnel this week stretching from the Gaza Strip into Israel is a reminder of the fact that Hamas will soon lose … Read More

False rocket alert jolts southern Israel for second time this week

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Residents of southern Israel were roused Wednesday morning by a rocket alert siren after a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip landed in open waters. The alarm was triggered in the city of Sderot and surrounding communities, which lie adjacent to the northern Gaza border. “Following reports regarding sirens which sounded in the city of … Read More

Synagogues are now conducting active shooter drills during services

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

(JTA) — When the ushers locked the door to the sanctuary, and the congregants prepared to flee the synagogue in preparation for a mass shooting, Rabbi Neil Cooper made sure it all happened before they had to take the Torahs out of the ark. Ten minutes later the worshippers were back in the pews, doors … Read More

Passenger plane lands safely at Ben Gurion after blown tire scare

Monday, July 1, 2019

A passenger plane with a blown tire landed safely at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday after rescue services were put on high alert for a potential emergency situation. Over 100 ambulances, firetrucks and emergency workers had been scrambled to the airport and Israeli fighter jets followed the Boeing 737 as it prepared to land four … Read More

Israeli parliament holds funding talks for Gaza border towns affected by cross-border arson attacks

Monday, July 1, 2019

Although officially in recess, the Israeli parliament (Knesset) on Monday held a special session on funding for Israeli communities near the Gaza border hit by ongoing incendiary balloon attacks launched from the Gaza Strip. The session — titled “Budgeting the fortification of communities located near the Gaza border, including large cities” — was requested by … Read More

Israelis and Palestinians participate in run for peace on Gaza border

Friday, June 28, 2019

Israelis and Palestinians cycled and ran in unison on Friday on both sides of the Gaza border in a historic solidarity event. “I think it’s a very big statement and message, that first of all, the initiative came from Gaza. They wanted this and we are just supporting their call for action,” Budo for Peace … Read More

Peretz said weighing making Arab, Haredi schools fly Israeli flag

Friday, June 28, 2019

Newly appointed Education Minister Rafi Peretz is considering requiring ultra-Orthodox and Arab schools to fly the Israeli flag, according to a report Wednesday. Under a 1997 law, all educational institutions must fly an Israeli flag on their main school building. Associates of Peretz, who took office Wednesday, told the Ynet news site that enforcing the … Read More

Israel, Hamas said to agree on new truce amid wave of arson terrorism

Friday, June 28, 2019

UN and Egyptian officials have been able to broker a renewed truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian media reported overnight on Thursday. The cease-fire took effect in the early hours of Friday morning, the report said. The deal came amid a new wave of arson terrorism, which saw Palestinian terrorists launch dozens of incendiary … Read More

Russia reportedly interfered with air navigation in Israel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Senior Israeli officials believe that Russia has been disrupting civilian aircraft navigation systems for the past three week, according to reports released Thursday morning. Army Radio called the move a “hostile attack.” The Israel Airports Authority announced on Wednesday that pilots were having difficulty landing, experiencing mysterious disruptions. To resolve the issue, Israel has sent … Read More

Minor earthquake shakes Dead Sea

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A minor earthquake shook the Dead Sea region Wednesday morning, with the temblor measuring around 3.8 on the Richter scale, Israel’s Geophysical Institute said in a statement. There were no reports of damage or casualties. Minor quakes have rattled parts of Israel over the past year, as concerns grow about the country’s level of preparedness … Read More

ISIS

Incitement

In Meeting With Kushner, Abbas Defiantly Vows to Continue PA Terror Payments Policy, Palestinian Newspaper Report

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A leading Palestinian newspaper published an account on Monday of a tense encounter between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner in Ramallah last week. Al-Quds, a Jerusalem-based newspaper that is close to the PA, reported that Kushner had raised the issue of the so-called “martyr payments” … Read More

California Imam: ‘Annihilate’ Filthy Jews

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Not everything needs commentary; sometimes words just speak for themselves. For example, hear what Imam Ammar Shahin told an audience at Islamic Center of Davis, located across the street from the University of California-Davis, in his sermon on Friday: Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those … Read More

Riverside Imam Accused of Anti-Semitism After Saying Jews are “Unjust Tyrants”

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A California imam in Riverside is drawing criticism for delivering a sermon in which he said Jews are “unjust tyrants” whom God should destroy, it was reported Monday. Imam Mahmoud Harmoush’s comments came during a July 21 sermon delivered at the Islamic Center of Riverside, the Los Angeles Times reported. A video of the sermon … Read More

Restates Belief That Israel ‘Finances, Arms, Trains’ ISIS Terrorists

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

A prominent Shia Muslim imam in California is sticking defiantly with his allegation that Israel finances and arms ISIS — the Sunni Muslim terrorist group that has carried out genocidal campaigns against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, among them Christians and Yazidis. In a June 23 sermon, the founder and director of the Islamic … Read More

PLO Denounces US Congress Over Taylor Force Legislation, Affirms That Ending Terror Salaries Would Be ‘Unacceptable Act’

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The PLO’s Executive Committee thumbed its nose at the US Congress on Monday, accusing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of having bestowed its “blessings” upon “the herds of [Israeli] settlers” when it passed the anti-terrorist Taylor Force Act earlier this month. The legislation, likely to be voted on during the forthcoming session of Congress, conditions aid to the … Read More