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Shin Bet: Murder of Israeli teen Ori Ansbacher was a terror attack

Monday, February 11, 2019

The Shin Bet security service announced Sunday that the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher was a nationalistically motivated terror attack. The intelligence agency, which is running the investigation with assistance from the Israel Police, had held off on announcing a terror motive, despite proclamations to that effect from right-wing lawmakers and pundits that began … Read More

Omar ignites new anti-Semitism controversy with comments on AIPAC

Monday, February 11, 2019

Freshman Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar ignited a new controversy on Sunday night when she suggested GOP support for Israel is driven by campaign donations from a prominent pro-Israel group. Omar singled out AIPAC, one of the most influential lobbying groups in Washington, as the source of those donations. Omar’s comments touched upon a long-running, and … Read More

CUFI Statment on Rep. Omars’ comments

Monday, February 11, 2019

“Rep. Omar’s repeated use of anti-Semitic rhetoric is shameful and offensive. If she feels compelled to explain American support for Israel, she might consider the two countries’ shared values and the millions of Americans who believe supporting the Jewish state is a religious and moral imperative. Better yet, Rep. Omar may want to consider debating … Read More

Top Russian official says ‘Israeli attacks in Syrian territory must be stopped’

Friday, February 8, 2019

Russian deputy foreign minister urged Israel to stop carrying out attacks on Syrian sovereign territory linking such incidents to an ongoing destabilization of the war-torn country, Sputnik news reported on Friday. “With regard to the latest Israeli attacks, we said that such arbitrary attacks on sovereign Syrian territory should be stopped and excluded,” Russian Deputy … Read More

Iran unveils new ballistic missile in secret ‘underground city’ facility

Friday, February 8, 2019

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Thursday unveiled a new ballistic missile with a range of 1,000 kilometers (620 miles), their official news agency Sepah News reported. The move was the latest show of military might by the country as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at a time of heightened … Read More

One in Five Americans Support BDS, New Poll Finds

Friday, February 8, 2019

One in five Americans back boycotting Israel, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll. “Support by several prominent new Democratic members of the House has raised the profile of the effort to punish Israel economically for its treatment of the Palestinians, but few voters are ready to join in,” Rasmussen said. The poll found that … Read More

When anti-Semitism pretends to be just anti-Israel

Friday, February 8, 2019

Last week, I led 40 United Nations ambassadors on a trip to Poland to become witnesses to the Holocaust, and then to Israel to experience the miracle of the reborn nation-state of the Jewish people. As the Holocaust recedes into the past, the world is witnessing a resurgence of anti-Semitism. Most Western leaders condemn this … Read More

Israel said to find new Iranian precision missile factory in northwest Syria

Friday, February 8, 2019

Israel has discovered a new ambitious precision missile factory being constructed by Iran in Syria together with the Syrian government and Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, after Israel bombed and destroyed a previous one, an Israeli TV network reported Thursday evening. The report on Channel 12 said the new factory was recently built near the northwestern … Read More

Brutal murder of 19-year-old girl shocks Jerusalem

Friday, February 8, 2019

The young woman who was found dead in Ein Yael in Jerusalem on Thursday was 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher from Tekoa in Gush Etzion, Maariv reported on Friday, as the gag order on the investigation was lifted. Ansbacher was a volunteer in the Yeelim youth center at Ein Yael, which is located in the Emek Refaim … Read More

Hezbollah leader calls on Lebanon to accept arms from Iran to confront Israel

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The leader of Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah said Wednesday that he is willing to ask Iran to supply the Lebanese military with weapons and aerial defense systems to confront Israeli warplanes and called on Beirut to accept the offer. “Will the Lebanese government dare to accept the Iranian proposals? Why should Lebanon remain afraid to … Read More