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6.3-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Peninsula as North Korea Claims Successful Hydrogen Bomb Test

Israel likely possess thermonuclear weapons of the Teller–Ulam design, and it has been widely speculated that the Vela Incident of 1979, a.k.a. the South Atlantic Flash, may have been a joint Israeli–South African thermonuclear weapon test.

Hezbollah Raging at US for Blocking ISIS Fighters’ Passage into Iraq

In the end, any deal that was conceived by Iran and Syria, directly or through proxies, is by definition a bad deal and must be sabotaged -- this appears to be the current American motivation over in the Syrian desert.

Queens Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz Dead at 45, Embodied ‘All That’s Good in an Elected...

He made the news recently when he attacked the Queens Museum in his district for canceling a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the UN vote to establish a Jewish state in then Palestine.

Government Approves New Settlement for Amona’s Evacuees

Housing Minister Yoav Galant (Kulanu) held that the project required double the allocated budget, and was holding back the construction work at the site.

South Tel Aviv Protests High Court’s Siding with Infiltrators Over Citizens

"It's amazing to see how the rights organizations are concerned only with the side that endangers Israel."

Netanyahu Betting Religious Coalition Partners Won’t Quit over Legalizing Shabbat Soccer

"This industry is funded by millions of shekels from the defense budget (e.g. policemen) and its operation on Shabbat forces the entire Jewish people to participate in the desecration of the Shabbat, and this to us is unacceptable."

Friday or Not, It’s Sept. 1, So 2,272,000 students, 180,000 Teachers Are Off to...

"I know that all these involve endless work, after-school and into the night. And for that, I give thanks and appreciation in my name and in the name of Israeli society," Education Minister told Israeli teachers.

Netanyahu: We’ll Take Back South Tel Aviv from Illegal Migrants

Despite the efforts of Mayor Huldai to present the visiting PM with a clean and "normal" neighborhood, it was obvious Netanyahu was grasping the difficult situation of the South Tel Aviv neighborhoods and the very real hardships faced by the residents every day.

White House Orders Closure of Russian Consulate, 2 Annexes in US

The State Department said Washington is “prepared to take further action as necessary and as warranted.”

Syrian Opposition Confirms Netanyahu’s Allegations on Iran Buildup with Russian S-400 Missile Protection

Zaman Al Wasl has established that the Russians have first deployed S-400 batteries at the Hmeimym airbase, and now deployed additional ones near Masyaf city in northwestern Syria.

Kremlin Spokesman Denies Netanyahu – Putin Rift over Iran’s Syrian Presence

The denial came in the wake of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Israel not to attack Iranian military positions in Syria, which Netanyahu had threatened to forcibly block.

Greenblatt: PA Must Take Control of Gaza from Hamas, Also Bring Down More Rain

Seeing as Abbas' Fatah is simply unable to carry out those eloquent suggestions of Trump's envoy, perhaps the US would be willing to send ground forces to forcibly reinstate the PA as the legitimate government of the Strip.

Rabbinical Court Rejects Messianic Jews’ Appeal for Halakhic Wedding

This was the first time the Rabbinical Court in Israel was required to deal with the halakhic status—for the purpose of being eligible for a rabbinical marriage—of Jews who believe in Jesus.

Report: Israel Supports Syrian Civilians to the Tune of $32 Million Annually

The Syrians are instructed to collect every last stitch of equipment waiting on the Israeli border, to prevent terrorists from taking advantage of this good will to place explosive charges inside remnant objects on the ground.

Banned Al-Jazeera Journalist Kisses the Ring, Denies Supporting ‘Armed Resistance’

This tough love approach was part of a new approach by the new Communications Minister Ayoob Kara, whose Druse ancestry has prepared him well to deal with Arab media shenanigans.

Hail the Chief Justice: Israelis Prove they Still Have a Sense of Humor

The court's security guards—not nearly as able in the humor dept.—reported the artistic offense to police which launched an investigation that includes forensics officers.

UN Secy-Gen Guterres ‘Deeply Impressed By Suffering of The Gaza People’

"It is important to open the closures . . . It is important to avoid the buildup of the militantism that can undermine the confidence between the two people."

BDS Jordan Celebrates 3 Years of Biting Israeli Hand that Feeds Them

BDS Jordan started in 2014, when 10 Jordanian women came together to “reactivate the boycott weapon.”

Another Japanese Pol Lost in Translation: DPM Apologizes for Defending Hitler

After someone over in Tokyo had shown him the light, Aso realized “it was inappropriate that I cited Hitler as an example and I would like to retract that.”

Tillerson Gives In, Will Appoint Anti-Semitism Czar with $130,000 Budget and 1 Staff

As late as June, Tillerson wasn’t sure the State Department should have a special anti-Semitism envoy, saying he was concerned the role could actually take attention away from the efforts to fight anti-Semitism.

Guterres, Trump Envoys, Split on Settlements’ Future

The Americans asked the PA leadership to "keep a low profile" and not initiate new moves at the UN, so that the Administration could advance President Trump's peace plan.

Ariel Calls on All Israelis to Visit Temple Mount

Ariel spoke following a “trial” earlier in the day during which police allowed sitting MKs to visit the holy site for the first time since 2015.

According to Muslim Dignitaries, this Picture Shows Jews ‘Storming’ Al Aqsa Mosque

In the picture there's only one occupying force, way back, behind the nice storming lady in the green shirt. All the other occupying forces were probably having lunch at the time.

Netanyahu’s Promise to Rebuild Amona Complicated by Arab, NGO Petition

The petitioners' argument is based not on a claim to the land in question, but on the hypothetical suggestion that the new community which borders enclaves of private Arab land would prevent the owners from using their lands.

Netanyahu, Guterres, Review Israeli Innovation Success

Water-Gen is a technology that provides an inexpensive, available and renewable source of clean fresh drinking water by directly extracting it from the atmosphere.

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