Officials confirm US to name Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terror group Monday

Monday, April 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a “foreign terrorist organization,” an unprecedented move against a national armed force that could have widespread implications for US personnel and policy in the Middle East and elsewhere. Officials informed of the step said an announcement was expected Monday, after a monthslong escalation … Read More

Israel Apartheid Week flyer at Columbia U. depicts IDF soldier with horns

Friday, April 5, 2019

Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University is calling on the public to reach out to the office of the president of Columbia University and take a stance against what the organization is calling “blatant antisemitism from the dark ages of Europe” on campus. Earlier this week, Students for Justice in Palestine, Columbia University Apartheid Divest … Read More

Anti-Israel protester attempts to firebomb synagogue in Turkey

Friday, April 5, 2019

A man threw a firebomb at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Izmir, Turkey. The attacker’s Molotov cocktail, thrown on March 28, fell to the sidewalk and did not damage the synagogue. The incident was first reported on Tuesday by the Turkish-language Salom Jewish news website. The unidentified attacker reportedly told police that he attacked the … Read More

With Beresheet, Israel becomes 7th country to achieve lunar orbit

Friday, April 5, 2019

Engineers confirmed early Friday morning that the Beresheet spacecraft was successfully captured by lunar gravity during a tricky maneuver the night before, making Israel the seventh country in the world to successfully send objects into orbit around the moon. The United States, Russia (as the USSR), Japan, China, the European Space Agency and India have … Read More

Iran killed more US troops in Iraq than previously known, Pentagon says

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Pentagon is upping the official estimate on the number of U.S. troops in Iraq who were killed by Iranian-backed militias, now putting that number at at least 603. Officials previously said that Iran was linked to the deaths of roughly 500 troops. That means roughly one in every six American combat fatalities in Iraq … Read More

With Turkish loss of the F-35, Israel keeps its aerial superiority

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Pentagon’s decision to stop the delivery of equipment related to the F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey due to Ankara’s decision to purchase the Russian-made S-400 air defense system will allow Israel to keep it’s aerial superiority in the Middle East. Washington’s move follows repeated warnings both from the United States and NATO allies … Read More

Satellite images show site in Aleppo allegedly struck by Israel

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Satellite images released by the Israeli intelligence firm ImageSat Intl. (ISI) on Thursday show the destruction of an industrial zone in Aleppo in northern Syria allegedly struck by Israel in late March. The images show destruction to two structures, a hanger and a building, in the north-western part of the Sheikh Najjar industrial area, both … Read More

2,000-year-old image of 9-stem menorah found in rare Jewish site in Beersheba

Thursday, April 4, 2019

A rare well-preserved large Second Temple-period Jewish settlement, watchtower, and subterranean passages are currently being unearthed near Beersheba in Israel’s Negev Desert, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Thursday. Among the artifacts uncovered at this important site is an intriguing depiction of a nine-stemmed menorah, which illustrates a sherd from an oil lamp. According to IAA … Read More

Syria vows to recapture Golan from Israel ‘by all means’

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Syria will not shy away from using force to reconquer “every inch” of the Golan Heights, the country’s foreign minister threatened Thursday. “Syria will liberate the occupied Golan by all means and all choices are on the table,” Walid Muallem said at a press conference in Damascus alongside his Venezuelan counterpart. “US President Donald Trump’s … Read More