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Loving Israel as a Christian, The Blessings and Curses (Guest Tommy Waller)
 
Turkey’s New PM Says ‘No Hope’ of Normalizing Ties with Israel

September 2, 2014 - 11:22 AM
 
Jihadist Threat Rising on Israel’s Northern Border

September 2, 2014 - 9:58 AM
 
Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State

September 2, 2014 - 1:41 AM
 
Did You Know September 1 is an Israeli National Holiday?

September 2, 2014 - 1:02 AM
 
SodaStream May Close Maaleh Adumim Factory

September 1, 2014 - 11:41 PM
 
Last Soldier Killed in Protective Edge Laid to Rest

September 1, 2014 - 11:31 PM
 
Arab Rock Throwing Attacks Wounds 3-Year-Old Girl

September 1, 2014 - 11:22 PM
 
The Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

September 1, 2014 - 11:05 PM
 
Hamas Propaganda Video Compares 9/11 with IDF Bombing of Gaza

September 1, 2014 - 9:45 PM
 
Israeli Children, Parents On Gaza Border Start New School Year with Mixed Feelings

September 1, 2014 - 8:15 PM
 
Monday Review: Intense Fighting Causes More Spillover Along Israel’s Border

September 1, 2014 - 7:32 PM
 
Israel’s Economy: Stunned But Still Strong

September 1, 2014 - 7:27 PM
 
UN Commander Says ‘Raise the White Flag’ as Syrian Rebels Take UN Peacekeepers Hostage, Attack Others

September 1, 2014 - 6:33 PM
 
Gasoline Prices Dropped at Midnight

September 1, 2014 - 5:38 PM
 
Gaza Belt Communities Fear Lack of Security, IDF Pullout

September 1, 2014 - 4:33 PM
 
Arab Rock Attacks on Israeli Drivers in Jerusalem, Gush Etzion

September 1, 2014 - 3:57 PM
 
Bennett Praises Govt Decision on Gush Etzion in Visit to Yeshiva Mekor Chaim

September 1, 2014 - 3:15 PM
 
International Criminal Court at The Hague Has No Jurisdiction in Gaza

September 1, 2014 - 2:43 PM
 
Arabs in Northern Jerusalem Hurl Rocks at Light Rail

September 1, 2014 - 1:30 PM
 
Arab Sources: State Dept Again Pressuring Israel to Restart Talks

September 1, 2014 - 12:48 PM
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Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

An alleged shoplifting incident in Hong Kong in 2006 has become a major issue over whether Yaakov Frenkel will return to his former post as Governor of the Bank of Israel, replacing Stanley Fischer who is quitting in mid-term to return to the United States. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s nomination of Frenkel two weeks ago […]

Israeli F-16I Fighting Falcons. According to news reports, the IAF is maintaining an airbase on Turkish soil, from which it attacked Syrian targets on July 5.
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Anyone reading the report on this level of cooperation between the Turkish and Israel has to be thinking about their cooperation against Iran.

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Josh Mandel, state treasurer of Ohio, purchased $42 million of Israel Bonds in March
 

Posted on: July 15th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

For those Ohioans who prefer that their state get a lower return on investment than tarnish their government dollars by investing in the Jewish State, news of the Israel Bonds purchase was more than they could bear.

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

Law for Day Commemorating the Jewish Refugees from Arab Countries Receives Government Support as MK Shimon Ohayon Writes Letter to Arab League Secretary General Calling on His Organization to Accept Historic Responsibility for Jewish Refugees

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Egyptian army soldiers are part of an air-land offensive against Hamas, Al Qaeda and other jihad terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. Israel, for a change, can sit back, enjoy the show and watch Egypt do what the world would not let the IDF do – massive destruction of Hamas smuggling tunnels and all-out war against terror in the Sinai. The Egyptian military demolished hundreds of smuggling tunnels in and out of Hamas-controlled Gaza Sunday and is preparing for an all-our onslaught of Hamas, Al Qaeda and other terrorists in the Sinai, Egyptian media reported. The Egyptian offensive is a political and military shock to Hamas, with reverberations in Ramallah and Washington, on the eve of yet another attempt by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to re-ignite the “peace process.” “The reduction in smuggling will make it difficult for Hamas to maintain the level of its revenues, and therefore it will be hard pressed to contain the protests against its rule,” according to the Institute of National Security Studies (INSS). “It will also be difficult to infiltrate weapons into Gaza, mainly enhanced rockets and surface-to-surface missiles.” The Egyptian Aswat Masriya media outlet reported that 805 tunnels along the smuggling route, centered in the border city of Rafiah, were destroyed. Most of the tunnels have been used to smuggle fuel into Gaza. The Egyptian army will also close the Rafiah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip “indefinitely,” an official source told Egyptian newspaper al-Masry al-Youm. It placed a severe siege on Hamas but without a peep from the international community, which still condemns Israel for the maritime embargo that is aimed at preventing the import of terrorists and weapons from the sea. Terrorists in Rafiah targeted a military checkpoint Saturday, but no casualties were reported, and Egypt opened the Rafiah border crossing for four hours Saturday to allow humanitarian cases to cross the border. The tunnels have been a key route for terrorists to travel freely back and forth to the Sinai Peninsula and establish terrorist outposts aimed at staking out bases for attack on Egyptian tourist areas, such as El Arish, as well as urban areas. The army killed at least five terrorists on Friday, but Egyptian media reported a larger-scale offensive is in the works after an attempted assassination of Second Field Army commander Maj. Gen. Ahmed Wasfy on Wednesday. Egypt is using heavy arms and warplanes, maneuvers that are prohibited under the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty of 1979 without Israel’s approval. With the unstable and radical anti-Israel Muslim Brotherhood out of power, thanks to the military “impeachment” or coup – take your pick – Israel is not blocking any offense, “Security sources confirmed that Israel does not mind that the Egyptian forces use heavy artillery and warplanes during the operation which is expected to start very soon” military sources confirmed to the official television on Saturday. Official added, “The army had decided to cleanse the Sinai of armed gangs and terrorists "The operation will continue until it reaches its objectives, which are not only military but also aim to develop the Sinai.” Meanwhile, state media have reported Friday that two Egyptian Apache helicopters hovered over olive groves south of El-Arish before they fired shells at bunkers of Jihadist gunmen who were preparing to attack army checkpoints. The Egyptian Air Force on Saturday sent in two Apache helicopters to gun down jihadists after it received intelligence information that they were hiding in olive groves and preparing to attack military checkpoints. On Friday, an Egyptian helicopter was seen in the skies over Gaza for the first time since the Six-Day War in 1967. The Hamas terrorist organization is an offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and therefore is a natural enemy of the military that ousted Mohammed Morsi two weeks ago. Hams has denied Egyptian military statements that its soldiers jailed 32 Hamas terrorists and arrested dozens others in the Sinai Peninsula last week. Hamas figuratively shot itself in the head last August when it mounted a severe attack on the Egyptian army, killing 16 soldiers near Rafiah in a multi-pronged attack that was intended to continue into Israel but was foiled at the last minute by the IDF. Ever since, Hamas has been an undeclared enemy, and even the Morsi regime was suspicious of it. The Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority also is benefiting from Hamas’ miseries but is suppressing its joy because Hamas has widespread support among Arabs in Judea and Samaria who are fed up with chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Any moves by the Secretary of State Kerry to win some kind of a forum between Israeli and Palestinian Authority are a useless exercise without the inclusion of Gaza. Another fallout of the offensive against Hamas might be negative for Israel in the near-term. “The motivation of Hamas and jihadi elements from Sinai to launch attacks against Israel is increasing,” INSS thinks.

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHolocaust

Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial and museum, was ranked fourth in the top 25 museums in the world by the travel website TripAdvisor. Yad Vashem also was awarded the websites 2013 Certificate of Excellence award, given to sites that consistently receive outstanding traveler reviews. Approximately one million people visit Yad Vashem annually. TripAdvisor is a […]

A mezuzah is missing from the entry to a Jewish prayer hall in the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron because Muslims stole it Friday night, when Jews were barred because of th Muslim month of Ramadan
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The media would be screaming its lungs off if Jews had vandalized a Muslim prayer room in the Patriarch’s Cave but did not even whisper when Muslims desecrated Jewish rooms. Happy Ramadan month.

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A small mob of around 50 Arab Muslims yell hate slogans at Jews, convincing police to close the holy site to Jews
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jerusalem police allow Arabs to keep Jews from entering the Temple Mount, just like they used to allow Haredim to keep women away from the Kotel – until it was not politically correct.

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Children from Samaria hoist balloons and march in a salute to the IDF for reducing terror on the highways
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Maybe a bit of flattery for the IDF by the folks who are targets for Arab rock throwers will keep the military on its toes. Jews in Samaria saluted the IDF Friday for making roads safer – for now.

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsBusiness and Economy

It’s amazing how an election victory can change the stripes of a tiger, namely Yair Lapid. The sensation of Israeli politics who campaigned on behalf of the middle class and denounced the government for promising their situation will be better, now says the same thing. Barely three months in office and weeks after imposing austerity […]

 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

A Saudi court has sentenced a man to 15 years in jail for offering to spy for Israel while he was visiting Jordan, Saudi Arabia media reported Sunday. He allegedly went to the Israeli embassy in Amman to “offer them to cooperate with Israel and provide them with any information they want about Saudi Arabia.”’ […]

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Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has allotted $2 million for U.S.-Israel energy cooperation in the fiscal year 2014 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. The money in the bill is the latest such appropriation under the 2007 U.S.-Israel Cooperation Act, which created a grant program to support research and development of renewable energy sources. […]

Beni Brak wants to cleanse its street names of any hints of Zionism
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

No one expects the Arab city of Umm el Fahm to have a street names “Second Aliyah” but why does the Jewish city of Bnei Brak have to erase the name? Even “Jerusalem Street” is not Glatt Kosher.

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Col. (ret.) Rabbi Dov Povarsky (R.) with Haredi journalist David Argaman.
 

Posted on: July 14th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

In Syria and Lebanon as well, the IDF created a quagmire for both President Bashar Assad and for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

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Posted on: July 13th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelIDF

Iranian TV reported that official sources in Syria are denying the CNN report from Friday, that the IAF last weekend bombed Latakia harbor in Syria. Friday’s CNN report cited three unnamed U.S. officials who said that the blasts that took place at the critical Syrian port of Latakia were the result of airstrikes by Israeli […]

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PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and a friend reviewing Palestinian security forces. It isn't clear if these forces still inspired.
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on PalestineHamas

Of course, they also fanned the flames that sent Arab youths out to throw rocks and firebombs at passing Israeli cars.

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Christine Quinn
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Quinn’s position runs counter to that of the U.S. government, which considers the West Bank Israel-occupied territory.

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Hezbollah's drug smuggling operations, used to finance terror, are exposed on a new IDF interactive website
 

Posted on: July 12th, 2013

News & ViewsMiddle EastHezbollah

Most foreign media always give Israel the dirty end of the stick and make its enemies smell like roses. The IDF has put Hezbollah, Israel’s most immediate threat, in the crosshairs of a new media weapon.

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Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

After much jockeying and infighting, it appears that Shas has finally chosen its candidate for Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel. Among the candidates were former Chief Rabbi, Rav Ovadia Yosef’s two sons, as well as Shas leader Arieh Deri’s brother, and the brother of Shas MK Ariel Attias. In the end Shas chose Rav Ovadiah’s […]

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Posted on: July 11th, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

On Thursday evening, three Arabs attacked a young Jewish man in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. The three attackers ran, but were eventually found and captured by a Border Police unit. During Ramadan, Arab attacks on Jews always increase inside the Old City.

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