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Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed President Trump’s “important decision” on Iran, also confirming Israel’s withdrawal from UNESCO. Speaking during his weekly cabinet meeting last Sunday, Netanyahu commended President Trump and the United States for standing up for Israel in the United Nations after it officially announced its withdrawal from UNESCO last week, as well as President Trump’s decision to not recertify the Iran nuclear deal. On Friday, October 14, President Trump reiterated his Administration’s stance on the nuclear deal as “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” stating on Iran’s ongoing violation of…

The town of Sderot has become famous for its status as a terror target. Due to its proximity to Gaza, it’s a favorite destination for the short-range Qassam rockets launched by Hamas and other terrorists living there. Since Israel withdrew completely from the region in 2005, Sderot has been hit by thousands of rockets. Hanukkah menorah at Yeshivat Sderot, created with the Qassam rockets fired from Gaza that exploded nearbySo why, during the intermediate days of the Sukkot holiday, were visitors to an Orthodox Jewish school, Yeshivat Sderot, able to see nearly a dozen construction cranes working on new apartment…

Amid reports that the US military is considering purchasing Israel’s Iron Dome to plug a gap in its European defenses, the missile-defense system is on display in the US capital this week as part of the Association of the US Army (AUSA) annual meeting. Israel’s state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the main contractor of Iron Dome, and Raytheon, its US partner for the system’s production, are reported to be working to transform the Israeli interceptor into an American system to defend forward-deployed US forces. While the US has its THAAD anti-ballistic missile defense system designed to intercept and destroy short, medium and…

A large quantity of military-grade weaponry and ammunition was reportedly stolen from an emergency military armory in northern Israel. Soldiers from the 601st Battalion discovered the breach and immediately reported the missing equipment to their commanders. The Military Police opened an investigation which subsequently revealed that among the stolen equipment were 2,970 5.56 mm diameter bullets, 96 40mm diameter bullets, two 29 mines, 10 M16 detonators, 56 land mines and more. The suspects also stole the chain and lock from the container’s door. The investigation also revealed that during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, no wall was set up around…

Amid reported efforts towards a reconciliation deal between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said last Tuesday that a recognition of Israel as a Jewish state remains a precondition for any peace process. “We will not accept any fake reconciliations in which the Palestinians agree to reconcile at the expense of our existence,” Netanyahu said during a Likud faction meeting in the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. “If someone truly wants reconciliation, our conditions are very simple; recognize Israel, dismantle Hamas’ military wing, cut ties with Iran,” Netanyahu added. Prior to the meeting, Netanyahu toured the West…

Last Thursday, the Israeli Police and Shin Bet arrested three Israeli Arabs from Umm al-Fahm on suspicion of supporting ISIS. Two of the suspects, who were indicted this morning at the Haifa District Court, were also planning to carry out a shooting attack at the Temple Mount. The suspects who were indicted are 26-year-old Said Ghassoub Mahmoud Jabarin and a 16-year-old. The third Israeli Arab who was arrested is 24-year-old Faras Salah Mahmoud Mahajna, an ISIS supporter suspected of possessing weapons. Gun that was confiscated Photo Credit: Shin Bet/Channel 2 News During the investigation, two guns and ammunition, which were supposed…

Last Wednesday evening, an IDF ambush captured a terror cell which was planting a bomb on a road near Kibbutz Migdal Oz in Gush Etzion, according to the IDF Spokesperson. Migdal Oz has been a popular target for terrorists these past few years, many of them originating from the nearby village of Beit Fajar. While the Prime Minister was speaking at the nearby Jubilee ceremony next to Alon Shvut, there are reports that a bomb exploded near the Gush Etzion Industrial Park. That bomb exploded in an area where there was no Israeli traffic. Nine additional wanted individuals were also…

For the first time, the US Army has opened a permanent base on Israeli soil, flying the Stars and Stripes inside an IDF base. “Due to the close cooperation between us and the American forces in the field of air defense, as well as the extensive experience accumulated by the Aerial Defense Division, it was decided that the first permanent base of the American army would be established at the School of Air Defense,” Brig.-Gen. Zvika Haimovich, head of the Aerial Defense Division, said on Monday. “This is the first time that we have an American flag flying in an…

In a seven-decade career packed with historic triumphs and painful setbacks, Shimon Peres took pride in always looking forward. Now, in a memoir completed weeks before his death last year at the age of 93, the former Israeli president and prime minister offers his trademark optimistic blueprint for future leadership – along with some subtle criticism of the country’s current leader. The book offers a rare glimpse into key chapters of Peres’ extraordinary life – from his early days as a protégé of Israel’s founding father David Ben-Gurion, to his covert efforts to smuggle arms to the new state and build its…

The Israeli Navy conducted a series of drills last week, in which they simulated fighting off Hezbollah naval commandos mounting a surprise attack on Israel as part of a large-scale amphibious training exercise taking place in the north. Among other simulated scenarios, the Israeli sailors faced a swarm of jet skis and small motorboats carrying Hezbollah fighters, divers and suicide bombers. The drills are designed to prepare the navy for the most extreme scenarios in any future opening of a military campaign launched by Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah. Soldiers from the regular security units of the navy in the north simulated facing…

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