Tag: Israel

US Senate blocks Iron Dome funding to Israel

A United States Senate bid to deliver aid to Israel during Operation Protective Edge was blocked by Republicans “over concerns that it would increase the debt,” Politico reported.   The Democrats proposed a $2.7 billion border aid package that included $255 for the Iron Dome missile defense system.   “We’ve all watched as the tiny […]

Netanyahu: Israel won’t agree to a truce that doesn’t allow IDF to destroy all Gaza tunnels

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Thursday that he would not agree to any cease-fire that did not allow the IDF to destroy all of the infiltration tunnels in Gaza.   Speaking prior to a security cabinet meeting, the prime minister stated that IDF soldiers are currently finishing off the job of destroying tunnels.   Security […]

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring an end to the 24-day-old Gaza war. The surprise announcement came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin […]

Palestinian delegation to arrive in Cairo

The Palestinian delegation includes yet unnamed representatives from both Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and was set to be headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Israeli delegation includes Shin Bet chief Yoram Cohen and the head of the Policy and Political-Military Affairs department in the Defense Ministry Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad. PLO official Wasel […]

White House slams Israel for ‘indefensible’ shelling of UN school

A White House spokesman held Israel responsible on Thursday for the shelling of a UN facility in Gaza this week, condemning the incident as “totally unacceptable and totally indefensible,” and calling on Israel to do more to avoid civilian casualties. Israel talks frequently about the importance it places on sparing civilian lives but the United […]

Israel must do more to live up to its high standards of protecting civilians

The Pentagon called on Israel on Thursday to do more to protect civilian life during its military operations in Gaza, saying the conflict was taking too high a toll on civilians. “The civilian casualties in Gaza have been too high. And it’s become clear that the Israelis need to do more to live up to […]

Online Campaign Aims to Build Third Temple

Several parallels have already been drawn, if informally, between Israel’s current campaign to eliminate Hamas terror – and the international community’s slow, but climbing, understanding of Israel’s right to self-defense – and events described in the Torah regarding the completion of the Third Temple. While acknowledgement of this has been somewhat informal – including a widely […]

UN accuses Israel over Jabaliya attack

UN spokesman Chris Gunness said “the world stands disgraced” by the attack, in which 15 died and dozens were hurt. The Israeli military said an initial inquiry suggested soldiers responded to mortar fire. The military says it is now holding a partial, four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. Some 1,200 Palestinians and 55 Israelis have been killed in […]

Islamic Jihad Said to Have Iranian Missiles

Islamic Jihad has “many more surprises up its sleeve,” said Abdullah Shalah, head of the terror group said Sunday. In an interview on an Arab satellite station, Shalah said that “We have a store of strategic weapons that we have never used,” but was prepared to bring out against Israel if the war in Gaza […]

Hamas invites Hezbollah to join in fighting against Israel

Hamas wants Hezbollah to join the now three-week-old conflict with Israel, the deputy political bureau chief of the Palestinian Islamist organization reportedly said on Wednesday. Moussa Abu Marzouk, who serves as Khaled Mashaal’s top deputy and who is currently based in Cairo, told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday that the organization hoped […]