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Breaking News: Hamas #2 Killed by IDF

The Shabak (Israel's General Secret Service) just announced that Ahmed Jabari, the second in command of the Hamas military, was killed today by the IDF in a surgical strike.

10 Rockets Launched From Gaza at Israel

The "Red Alert" missile siren has been going off in cities and towns around Gaza for the past half hour. Residents have reported hearing...

Sderot Mayor Collapses from Hunger Strike

David Buskilla, mayor of the beleaguered town of Sderot collapsed on Sunday. Buskilla has been holding a hunger strike opposite the Prime Minister's office to protest...

IAF Kills Two Terrorists Preparing to Launch Rockets From Gaza

The Israel Air Force killed two terrorists preparing to launch rockets against Israeli civilians from Gaza.

Israel, US to Conduct Biggest-Ever Military Drill

The United States and Israel will conduct their largest-ever joint missile defense exercise this month, making a display of solidarity as the international rift over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program grows.

What ‘War’ with Iran is Biden Talking About?

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently warned that, “The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world.” During Thursday's Vice Presidential debate the statement was read to Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan  at the start of segment on Iran. What exactly Gates meant by “catastrophic” I’m not sure (Muslim/Middle East resentment towards the U.S.? Lack of access to oil? Increase in global terrorism?), but during the debate, both Biden and debate moderator Martha Raddatz seemed to argue that it meant going to war with Iran.

Reports Of Syrian Maneuvers Prompt Israeli Military Concerns

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly considering a preemptive military strike against several Syrian chemical weapons storage depots and Scud missile sites. The goal is to prevent embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad from transferring the unconventional arsenal to Hizbullah or the Iranian Revolutionary Guards if Assad appears on the verge of being toppled from power by opposition forces.

All You Need Is Breslov

A planeload of frum guys made its way on Wednesday to Uman, in the Ukraine, for the Rosh Hashanah festivities, despite some unexpected delays...

Israel Newspaper Staffs Go On Strike

Israeli newspaper staff have gone on strike today due to the staffing cuts that are expected to hit many of the papers. Maariv employees are burning tires in the street.

Elliot Abrams: Americans Support Israeli Strike on Iran; Iranians Don’t Fear Obama

“They do not think it’s possible. They do not think it’s in the cards. I think that is one of the reasons diplomacy has failed – and it has failed,” he said.

Former Cheney Aide: Obama, Like Bush Before Him, Won’t Strike Iran

JERUSALEM – In a column appearing in the Israeli daily Yisrael Hayom, David Wurmser, who served as senior Middle East adviser to former vice president Dick Cheney, warned the Israeli government that President Obama would not assist the Jewish state if it launched a preemptive strike against Iranian nuclear and military installations.

Bibi and Barak Battle for Israeli Public Opinion Over Iran

When four of out four newspapers in Israel deal with any single subject one can count on the fact that there is a deliberate effort by some personnel to set the headlines on fire.

It’s My Opinion: Weathering The Storm

South Florida will soon be marking the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew, the last Category 5 hurricane to strike the United States. The storm hit South Miami-Dade county on August 24, 1992. It left a path of devastation.

Needs Work

An Arab inspects a terrorist's motorcycle that was hit by an Israeli air strike in Dir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, Tuesday. The...

The Big Gorilla at the Presidential Conference

The most realistic and helpful comments on Iran came today from Gabi Ashkenazi. He says that the military option is and should be the last option and yet it must remain on the table because if other options are to succeed, the only way it can succeed is if the threat of military action remains.

Ninety Year Old Man Joins Hunger-Strike Against Ulpana Neighborhood Relocation

Avraham Nocham, an artist, explained that he has decided to join the strike out of empathy and identification with the strikers’ objectives. "I am very sensitive to these issues. Many times the development of these incidents is frightening. I have come to join the struggle and strike in hope of a positive outcome."

Report: Israel Uncovers Terrorist Plot to Abduct Israelis, Hatched in Israeli Prisons

The revelation is particularly disturbing because Israel recently agreed to ease restrictions on Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails so that they would end their hunger strike. An explicit term of the agreement required the prisoners to sign a pledge forswearing terrorist activity.

J.E. Dyer: Reflections on Ambassador Shapiro’s ‘We’re ready to attack’ comments in Israel

For the United States, issuing attack threats in the manner of Hugo Chavez is not a convincing posture. I don’t know if the Israelis will find it reassuring; I suspect the Europeans and Iranians will find it annoying, and decide to ignore it.

Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Ended, Promising a Restrained ‘Nakba Day’ Tuesday

On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Not Innocent

You will recall that over 1000 prisoners, including some multiple murderers, were released in the ‘exchange’ for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Many of the ones that are left were not part of the deal because they were considered more dangerous or because their crimes were more vicious.

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