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

Responding to Gaza events, Saudis tweet in support of Israel, against Hamas

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

(May 7, 2019 / MEMRI) The latest round of fighting between Israel and Gaza sparked many reactions from Saudis on Twitter. Noteworthy among these responses were tweets, some by prominent intellectuals and journalists, siding with Israel and expressing hope for its safety and victory, while attacking Hamas and its policy, in particular its firing of … Read More

Ilhan Omar’s tweet on Israel-Gaza violence sparks condemnation from Republicans

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Republicans were harsh to condemn freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who tweeted Sunday night about this weekend’s violence in Israel, the worst in a string of flare-ups since a 2014 war. “How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends?” Omar tweeted. … Read More

President visits bereaved families of Israelis killed by rocket fire

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

President Reuven Rivlin on Monday paid condolence visits to the families of three Israeli men killed a day earlier by rockets fired at southern Israel by Gaza terror groups. The three were Moshe Agadi, 58, killed when a rocket hit his home in the southern city of Ashkelon early Sunday morning; Ziad al-Hamamda, 47, killed … Read More

As ceasefire goes into effect, Netanyahu says Gaza campaign not over

Monday, May 6, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday commented on reports of an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire deal in Gaza, after two days of fighting in which four Israelis were killed, saying that Israel was readying for further confrontations with terrorist groups in the coastal enclave. “Over the past two days, we have hit Hamas and Islamic Jihad with … Read More

NYU department votes to boycott school’s campus in Israel

Monday, May 6, 2019

NEW YORK (JTA) — New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis voted to boycott NYU’s own satellite campus in Tel Aviv. The vote by department members pledging “non-cooperation” occurred Thursday. In a statement, the department said it is boycotting the campus because of Israel’s policy of barring entry to people who support the … Read More

Student government at Williams College rejects formation of pro-Israel group

Monday, May 6, 2019

(May 3, 2019 / JNS) The student government at Williams College has rejected a pro-Israel group from being formed on campus, reported the student newspaper on Wednesday. The tally of the anonymous vote was 13 in favor and eight against with one abstention. Apparently, it’s the first time in more than a decade that the … Read More

21-year-old Israeli-American killed in Ashdod rocket attack laid to rest

Monday, May 6, 2019

Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem late Sunday night to bury Pinchas Menachem Prezuazman, who was killed earlier in the day after being struck by rocket shrapnel while running for cover in the coastal city of Ashdod. Prezuazman, 21, was a dual American and Israeli citizen, according to Israel’s Consul General in New York, Dani Dayan. “I don’t understand why … Read More

The Latest: Israel says Gaza civilians slain by Hamas rocket

Sunday, May 5, 2019

The Israeli military says an errant Palestinian rocket that misfired — not an Israeli airstrike — caused the death of a pregnant Palestinian mother and her 14-month-old girl in the Gaza Strip. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus on Sunday disputed the Gaza Health Ministry’s statement that an Israeli strike killed the Palestinian woman, 37, … Read More

‘Eva Stories’ on Instagram gets millions of views

Friday, May 3, 2019

Eva Stories, the Instagram project designed to raise awareness of the Holocaust, is making serious waves online, and bringing attention to the tale of one young girl in Hungary in 1944. The project – an Instagram-stylized version of the story of the real-life Eva Heyman – went live on Wednesday, the eve of Israel’s Holocaust … Read More

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