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

Hamas music video celebrates murder of Jews

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

(May 29, 2019 / PMW) The same day that Hamas official Fathi Hammad promised to “slaughter, exterminate and annihilate” Israel, Hamas TV broadcast a music video on May 15 promising to “blow up” Tel Aviv and showing the staged stabbing of a religious Jew by a masked Palestinian: “We have not yet drawn weapons, and … Read More

Merkel: All German synagogues, Jewish schools need police protection

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

German leader Angela Merkel said Monday that her country’s Jewish population needs constant police protection. Merkel addressed the current rise in anti-Semitism in her country, saying in a CNN interview that it has “always had a certain number of anti-Semites among us, unfortunately.” “There is to this day not a single synagogue, not a single daycare center … Read More

Hamas initiates online fundraising campaign to encourage youth to resist

Friday, May 24, 2019

Lebanon’s Mayadeen TV aired a report in March about an online campaign in Gaza to encourage support for the “resistance,” namely Hamas. The reporter, Lana Shahin, said that the campaign, which was launched by Hamas’s military wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, strives to use modern and secure methods, and briefly discussed the Brigades’ cryptocurrency campaign A man … Read More

UCLA guest lecturer compares Zionists to white supremacists

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) A guest lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles, last week labeled Zionists as white supremacists, reported Jewish Journal on Tuesday. A Jewish student in the class, Shayna Lavi, recalled to the Journal that San Francisco State University Arab and Muslim ethnicities’ professor Rabab Abdulhadi, told the some 100 students … Read More

Feds: New Jersey man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Hamas terror group and threatened to “shoot everybody” at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist organization, making false statements and transmitting a threat in interstate commerce. The material support carries … Read More

COGAT announces Gaza fishing zone extension, does not mention ceasefire

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip has been extended to 15 nautical miles, the head of COGAT, Maj.-Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun, announced on Tuesday. According to the announcement, the act “is part of the civilian policy for prevention of deterioration in humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip and is consistent with … Read More

Ukraine’s new president sworn in: ‘We must defend our land like Israelis’

Monday, May 20, 2019

Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky stepped into his new role as Ukrainian president with his inauguration on Monday, launching a new era for the country wracked by war and economic difficulties. A month after scoring a landslide election victory against incumbent Petro Poroshenko, the 41-year-old became Ukraine’s youngest post-Soviet president. In a ceremony in parliament, he placed … Read More

The Gaza Conundrum

Thursday, May 16, 2019

On May 14, 2018, at the exact moment that Israel was celebrating the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, I sat across the desk from a senior Israeli official in Tel Aviv. He was in a foul mood. He looked as if he hadn’t slept much. He rubbed his eyes, scratched his stubble, … Read More

ISIS

Incitement

Gaza rocket

Gaza rocket strikes field south of Ashkelon; none injured

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck an open field south of the coastal city of Ashkelon on Wednesday night, causing neither injury nor damage, the army said, the second attack in a week. The alert siren did not go off, as the rocket was headed toward an unpopulated area. The projectile struck the … Read More

Israeli minister blames online incitement for Jerusalem attack

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

On the heels of Sunday’s deadly shooting attack in Jerusalem, Israel’s public security minister reiterated his criticism of social media, saying sites such as Facebook are acting as a platform for online incitement. Visiting the site of the attack where two people were killed and six others injured, Gilad Erdan said that one of the … Read More