Hamas threatens massive and immediate response to any attack on Gaza — report

Friday, January 25, 2019

Hamas has sent a warning to Israel that it will respond forcefully and immediately to any attack on the Gaza Strip, a Lebanese newspaper reported Friday. Quoting an unnamed source in the Gaza-ruling terror group, the Al-Akhbar daily also said Hamas refused to accept aid money from Qatar as Israel put new conditions on its … Read More

Palestinian Authority paid NIS 502m to terrorist prisoners – report

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Palestinian Authority spent at least NIS 502 million in payments to terrorist prisoners in 2018, according to a report released Thursday by the Israeli research institute Palestinian Media Watch. PMW has provided the Defense Ministry with its calculations ahead of a first-time implementation of the Stern Law, an Israeli law that was approved in … Read More

After Syria threatens Ben Gurion Airport, Iron Dome deployed in greater Tel Aviv

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Israeli military deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems in central and southern Israel in recent days, amid escalating tensions both in Syria and in the Gaza Strip. A battery was deployed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and others were positioned in the south, the army said Thursday. In addition, a small number of … Read More

UK and Israel sign ‘in principle’ post-Brexit trade deal

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Britain and Israel agreed on an “in principle” post-Brexit trade deal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday afternoon. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox made the announcement following discussions with Israel’s Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen. Dr Fox said: “I’m delighted that as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, and … Read More

Syria’s UN envoy threatens retaliatory attack on Ben Gurion Airport

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Syria’s envoy to the United Nations warned Tuesday that if the world body did not halt Israeli strikes on his country, Syria would retaliate with an attack on Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv. Speaking at the UN Security Council after a series of IAF airstrikes on Sunday and Monday — most of them … Read More

Israel climbs to 5th in Bloomberg innovation index

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Israel leapt ahead of the US, Singapore, and Japan in its rise from 10th place last year. Bloomberg put Israel in fifth place in its innovation index for 2019, ahead of the US (eighth place), Singapore (sixth place), and Japan (ninth place). The annual index is being published for the seventh time. Israel was rated … Read More

Palestinian killed, Israeli soldier injured in Gaza border escalation

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

                    One Palestinian was killed by IDF tank fire in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli soldier was injured by sniper fire along the southern Gaza border, the IDF said Tuesday. The IDF said a tank had attacked a Hamas observation post in response to the incident in … Read More

Online retailer pulls anti-Semitic shirt after social media backlash

Monday, January 21, 2019

An online retail shop has taken down a shirt after several on Twitter called out the anti-Semitic phrasing. The item, which appeared on Zazzle, a company which allows users to designmerchandise and sell customized items in its virtual store, had the writing: “At least I’m not Jewish” printed on a plain black shirt. The shirt was … Read More