‘Moderate’ Palestinian Leaders Oppose UN Resolution Condemning Hamas Terror

The world is generally united against terrorism, but for some reason the supposedly moderate Palestinian Authority (PA) leadership is opposed to the United Nations condemning Hamas terrorism against Israel. The WAFA Palestinian news agency quoted a spokesman of the Fatah political faction that heads the PA as saying they “totally …

Israel—An Ancient King of Making Glass

Centuries before the Land of Israel was a hub for the high-tech industry, the region was among the world leaders in another profession involving science, skill, and specialized knowledge: glass making. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced in a press release on Monday that they have discovered 1,600-year-old kilns used …

Israel Warns Hezbollah, ‘Sees Lebanese Government as Responsible for Everything’

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin had a stern warning to not just the Hezbollah terrorist group, but to the Lebanese government that tolerates them, against the backdrop of Hezbollah’s terror tunnels into Israel. “Hezbollah’s offensive tunnels into Israeli territory are a clear violation of Israeli sovereignty. Hezbollah, which pretends to be …

Netanyahu Thanks Austrian Leader for Pushing to Define Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism

Two key leadership councils of the European Union have endorsed the call for member nations to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes denying the right of Jews to have their own nation, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday thanked Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for leading this effort. …

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Trump Tells UN ‘Iran’s Leaders Sow Chaos, Death, and Destruction’, while Iran Ironically Calls Israel ‘Most Daunting Threat’

September 25, 2018 Peace and Conflict

US President Donald Trump. Illustrative. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen)

United States President Donald Trump has a message for the world: Iran is a threat and so their regime should be isolated by the other nations to curb their aggression. The same day, that same government singled out by Trump for sowing “chaos, death, and destruction”—Iran—pointed the finger at Israel as the planet’s greatest danger, while also slamming the US and rejecting all bilateral talks with the Americans.

Trump, in his speech on Tuesday at the United Nations General Assembly, unleashed a torrent of negatives about the Iranian regime, especially on how they used the supply of funds released to them in the nuclear deal with the major world powers. “The dictatorship used the funds to build nuclear-capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in Syria and Yemen,” said Trump in a transcript of his speech posted to the White House website.

Yet the president of the perpetrator of all those crimes, Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, told the same United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that Israel is “the most daunting threat to regional and global peace and stability,” according a transcript of his remarks published by the Fars News Agency. For their part, Israel highlighted the tragic irony of Rouhani’s remarks. … Continue Reading

Russia Delivering Advanced Air Defense System to Syria within 2 Weeks

September 24, 2018 News

Will Russia stop Israel from attacking Syria? PM Netanyahu & Russian Pres. Putin. Illustrative photo, courtesy of Amos Ben-Gershom (Israel GPO)

Russia will deliver the advanced S-300 air defense system to Syria within two weeks and will also take efforts to jam radar of aircraft attacking Syria—an oblique warning to Israel—Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Monday. Shoigu said the stepped-up defense of Syria is Moscow’s response to the incident in which a Russian plane was accidentally downed by Syrian forces during an Israeli strike in Syrian territory, according to a report by Sputnik International.

Israel, which has denied they are to blame in the Russian plane incident, warned the same day as Shoigu’s announcement that delivering advanced weapons into the region would only make things worse. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin by phone to deliver the message.

According to a summary of the call published by Netanyahu’s office, the Israeli leader “expressed his confidence in the credibility of the IDF investigation and its conclusions, and reiterated that the Syrian military, which brought down the plane, and Iran, whose aggression is undermining stability, are responsible for the unfortunate incident.” … Continue Reading

Netanyahu Responds to Hezbollah: Attack Us, Receive Unimaginable ‘Crushing Blow’

September 23, 2018 Peace and Conflict

PM Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo courtesy of Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO)

After the leader of the Hezbollah terrorist group, Hassan Nasrallah, warned they had precision missiles that could be used against Israel, the Jewish State’s leader responded that Israel’s response would be beyond imagination. “I suggest that he think not twice but 20 times because if he confronts us he will receive a crushing blow that he cannot even imagine,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week in comments released by his office.

Nasrallah, speaking in honor of the Muslim holiday of Ashura, said in a speech by video that they have missiles so accurate that if they are used in a future war with Israel, they would “change the entire equation,” per a report by The Jerusalem Post. Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria to destroy advanced weapons destined for Hezbollah. Nasrallah, however, said that despite those efforts it was too late—the anti-Israel “resistance” already possesses precision weapons.

Netanyahu, in his response, called Nasrallah’s words “arrogant” and noted they struck a different tune from what Nasrallah himself has said in the past. … Continue Reading

Israel Uncovers Hamas Terrorist Lead Temple Mount Attack Last Summer

September 20, 2018 News

The Temple Mount is a Palestinian tool for inciting violence. Illustrative Palestinian banner of gunmen and Dome of the Rock. By Joshua Spurlock

A Hamas operative led the attack that launched fireworks at Israeli security forces guarding the Temple Mount in Jerusalem last summer, injuring four officers in a violent event that resulted in the holy site being closed for hours. A press release from the Israeli Security Agency (ISA) said that the terror cell’s leader was Hamas militant Abu Tzabih, who also ordered the fireworks be launched at Israelis and coordinated the purchase of the fireworks that were smuggled into the holy compound for the attack.

Tzabih also instructed the cell to recruit more members for what eventually became a 10-terrorist team that included 8 residents of eastern Jerusalem. Tzabih is not new to violence against Israelis—he had previously been arrested for involvement in another terror group and is the son of Mutzbah Abu Tzabih, who murdered two Israelis in an October 2016 shooting attack.

The Temple Mount is a particularly sensitive area as a holy site for Jews and Muslims, although Muslims are the only sect allowed to pray at the location. The site has been a flashpoint for additional violence either due to events on the Temple Mount—such as the Palestinian’s 2017 shooting attack—or when used in incitement from Palestinian leaders. … Continue Reading

After Missile Attack on Iranian Weapons in Syria, Netanyahu Promotes Preemptive Strikes

September 16, 2018 News

The Israel-Iran conflict continues. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds up piece of Iranian UAV in February. Illustrative. Photo courtesy of Amos Ben Gershom GPO

Israel reportedly bombed an Iranian airplane delivering weapons to Syria at the Damascus International Airport on Saturday, as well as weapons storage rooms at the airport, in the latest round in of conflict between Israel and Iran. The Times of Israel—citing Hadashot TV news, Syrian media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in their report—said the arms cache near the airport had been intended for either Iranians or Hezbollah.

Just hours after the strike, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vaguely reiterated that Israel is “constantly working to prevent our enemies from arming themselves with advanced weaponry.” Said Netanyahu in comments released by his office on Sunday, “Our red lines are as sharp as ever and our determination to enforce them is stronger than ever.”

The warning from Israel’s leader followed expressions of his support for preemptive strikes in an effort to protect Israel from a more grievous war. One of the worst conflicts in Israel’s history was the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and with the Jewish anniversary of that fight coming up, Netanyahu said the failure to strike first was a critical error that would not be repeated. … Continue Reading

Israeli Civilian Killed by Stabbing Neutralizes Terrorist Despite Mortal Wound

September 16, 2018 Peace and Conflict

Another Israeli civilian murdered by Palestinian terrorism. Israeli MDA ambulance. Illustrative. By Joshua Spurlock

An American-Israeli civilian died from wounds received in a terror stabbing on Sunday, but not before he was able to take down his attacker. The victim, Ari Fuld, was seen chasing the terrorist after a brief fight with the terrorist in a video posted to Twitter by Israeli Prime Minister’s Office spokesman Ofir Gendelman. Despite obviously suffering from the attack and briefly stumbling, Fuld manages to regain his balance and take aim at the terrorist with a firearm.

“A 17 y/o Palestinian terrorist, brainwashed to murder Israelis since he was a child, stabbed today Ari Fuld, a father of 4, to death,” said Gendelman’s tweet. “Although he was stabbed from behind, Ari (lion in Hebrew) fought like a lion. He chased the terrorist & shot him before collapsing. He was a hero.”

Fuld was a social media and marketing consultant and a pro-Israel activist whose death caught the attention of United States Senator Ted Cruz. The US legislator issued a statement on his website expressing his sorrow over the Fuld’s death and praising his courage. “Ari was a devoted husband, a father of four, and a passionate advocate for the security of the Jewish state of Israel. After being stabbed he heroically ran down the terrorist and shot him before he could attack other innocent people. May his memory forever be a blessing,” said Cruz. … Continue Reading

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