NEWS

White House envoy: Trump commitment to combating anti-Semitism unprecedented

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

US President Donald Trump has made an unprecedented commitment to fighting Jew-hatred, White House Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat anti-Semitism, Elan Carr, said. “President Trump has made [combating anti-Semitism] a priority unlike any previous administration,” Carr told the audience of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) National Summit on Monday. “When the President of the United … Read More

Netanyahu tells Christian leaders: Stand with the truth about Israel

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The friendship between Jerusalem and pro-Israel Christians is based on shared values, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a meeting with lawmakers from 25 countries on Monday. “There are two kinds of friendships: friendships based on values and friendships based on interests. Sometimes they overlap,” Netanyahu told the delegation from the Israel Allies Foundation in … Read More

Mayor Moshe Lion gives green light to US embassy project

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Mayor of Jerusalem, Moshe Lion, has announced that the municipality has given the green light to the project of building a permanent headquarters for the US embassy in Israel’s capital. Lion and deputy mayor Fleur Hassan Nahoum discussed the project’s details in a meeting with embassy personnel and US State Department representatives Addison Ted … Read More

US suspects Iran behind rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US forces

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

US officials suspect that Iran is behind a series of rocket attacks on Iraqi bases hosting American forces, after four rockets struck an Iraqi military base near the Baghdad International Airport on Monday. The US military believes that the attacks were carried out by Iranian-backed groups inside Iraq, according to a US official with direct … Read More

Russian fighter jets hindered Israel from striking military base in Syria: report

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Israel has carried out hundreds of strikes in Syria but generally refrains from commenting on them Russian fighter jets hindered Israel’s air force from conducting strikes on a military base in Syria, a Russian outlet reported Monday. According to the report, Israeli planes seeking to attack the Syrian Air Force T-4 base located in the … Read More

Trump calls out anti-Semitism and BDS, touts Israeli Americans

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 7, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday night called out anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS movement, vowed to keep pressure on Iran and touted his pro-Israel record in front of an overwhelmingly friendly crowd of 4,000 Israelis living in America. At the Israeli-American Council’s annual conference in Southeast Florida, Trump listed … Read More

U.S. blacklists Iraqi militia leaders over killing of anti-government protesters

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Trump administration on Friday blacklisted the leaders of three militias in Iraq that U.S. officials said opened fire on peaceful protesters and killed dozens of people. The designations of the militia leaders who command groups the United States considers proxies of Iran are part of the administration’s campaign to increase sanctions pressure on the … Read More

Honduran president: I will not capitulate to anti-Israel threats

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) HOLLYWOOD — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández was one of the most senior political figures to attend the annual Israeli-American Council (IAC) summit in Florida over the weekend. Hernández seemed to enjoy every moment of the three-day confab, proving once again that his country is an ally of the … Read More

Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after three rockets fired at Israel

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 8, 2019 / JNS) Israeli aircraft struck military camps and a naval base belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Sunday, hours after three rockets were fired at Israel from the coastal enclave, according to an AP report. Israel announced on Saturday evening that its Iron Dome air-defense system had intercepted all three … Read More

Guatemala to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organization

Monday, December 9, 2019

(December 9, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Guatemala’s president-elect Alejandro Giammattei told Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Sunday that he plans to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Giammattei, who is on his first visit to Israel this week, said he will implement the move once he takes office next month. He further clarified that … Read More