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Israel Air Force inaugurates its second F-35 squadron

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Israeli Air Force on Thursday inaugurated its second squadron of F-35 fifth-generation stealth aircraft, known as the “Lions of the South,” reviving the historic 116th Squadron. “The Air Force shoulders a great responsibility daily. From this moment, the 116th Squadron returns and becomes part of our strategic arm, part of our qualitative advantage over … Read More

Support of Israel reaffirmed, anti-Semitism condemned, executive order against BDS campaign

Friday, January 17, 2020

Governor Kristi Noem, on Jan. 14, signed an executive order that joins South Dakota with 27 other states in condemning anti-Semitism and standing against the Boycotts, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. The executive order directs state entities not to contract with businesses supporting the BDS campaign. “Today, we reaffirm that South Dakota stands … Read More

Who was Qassim Soleimani?

Friday, January 17, 2020

In the chaos of the civil war in Syria and the upheaval in Iraq, one figure was an omnipresent force. Images of him inspecting battlefields or surrounded by young fighters listening attentively to his orders have peppered social media, garnering fawning praise from his legion of fans. But this man was neither Iraqi nor Syrian; … Read More

Explosive device attached to balloons from Gaza land near Ashdod

Friday, January 17, 2020

Israeli police neutralized an explosive device attached to several balloons launched from Gaza into Israeli territory on Friday, The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv reported on Friday. Earlier during the day, police announced that several balloons launched from Gaza landed in an open field near the city of Ashdod and that bomb-disposal experts were at … Read More

Fake bomb planted at kosher restaurant in Amsterdam

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 16, 2020 / Israel Hayom) A fake bomb was placed at the entrance of an Israeli-owned kosher restaurant in Amsterdam on Wednesday. The “bomb,” a cardboard box with masking tape fastening wires and an electric trigger mechanism to the top, was found outside the HaCarmel restaurant in southern Amsterdam. Restaurant owner Sami Bar-On told … Read More

For 1st time since Oslo Accords, Israel announces new West Bank nature reserves

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday approved an announcement of seven new nature reserves in the West Bank, the first time Israel has made such a move since the Oslo Accords were signed with the Palestinian Authority in the 1990s, his office said. In a statement, Bennett’s office said that alongside the seven new nature … Read More

Rouhani says Iran enriching more uranium than before nuclear deal

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday the country is now enriching more uranium than it was before a 2015 deal with world powers that was supposed to scale back its nuclear activities, and in particular enrichment. “We are enriching more uranium than before the deal was reached,” Rouhani said in a televised speech according to … Read More

House bill introduced to penalize international entities for engaging in BDS

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 15, 2020 / JNS) A bill introduced on Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives would penalize international organizations that boycott Israel. Introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), the Israel Anti-Boycott Act would expand the 1979 Export Administration Act “to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel,” said … Read More

New Guatemalan president to keep embassy in Jerusalem, labels Hezbollah terror group

Thursday, January 16, 2020

(January 15, 2020 / JNS) The new president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, pledged on Tuesday to “keep the [Guatemalan] embassy in Jerusalem and designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization” during a meeting in Guatemala City with Ofir Akunis, Israeli Minister of Science, Technology and Space. The Guatemalan embassy opened in Jerusalem in May 2018, shortly … Read More