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Monday, May 21, 2018

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Israeli Forces Confront Second Day of Palestinian Violence

Following Monday, when Hamas coordinated riots to coincide with the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, it necessitated the closure of schools and businesses. It was learned that Hamas provided free transportation for all those willing to join the riot on the border.

Israeli security forces have been in the throes of preparing for—and now grappling

Breaking: Hamas Is Paying Protesters to Charge Gaza Border, Israel Reveals

More than 50 Palestinian demonstrators killed, 2,700 hurt in protests and attempts to infiltrate Israel Monday. Rather than send Hamas operatives to risk their lives at border riots, Hamas is urging civilians and families to charge border for little pay.

Israel’s defense establishment revealed on Monday that intelligence gathered over the past few weeks

BREAKING: Israel Unleashes Stunning Strike Capabilities After Iran Hits First

In striking more than 50 Iranian military targets within 90 minutes early on Thursday morning, the Israel Defense Force displayed just a sample of its advanced, intelligence-fueled precision firepower, dealing a crushing blow to Iran’s assets in Syria.

This exchange of fire represents a new, stepped-up phase in the escalating Israeli-Iranian standoff

BREAKING: Israel Destroys 50 Iranian Targets in Syria After Missiles Launched at Golan Heights by Iran

The Israel Defense Forces reported that it had set back Iranian military capabilities in Syria by “many months,” smashing more than 50 targets in what IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis called "one of the greatest operations of the Israel Air Force in the past decade.”

Following an Iranian rocket barrage on Wednesday

BREAKING: Former Israeli Defense Official Warns ‘Hezbollahstan Has 120,000 Rockets Pointed at Israel’

Two senior Israeli defense officials warned of Iranian intentions in Lebanon and Syria, providing a harsh reality for Israel in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

Maj.-Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilead, who until recently served as director of policy and political-military affairs at Israel’s Defense Ministry, warns that

U.S. Is Right to Call Iran’s Bluff

It took him 16 months to get around to it, but U.S. President Donald Trump finally kept another campaign promise and pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. To his critics, especially the Obama administration alumni who have dedicated themselves to defending the 44th president’s foreign-policy legacy, the move is

Iranian Forces Fire 20 Rockets Toward Golan Heights

(Arutz Sheva) The Iranian Qods Force fired a barrage of 20 rockets at IDF forward posts on the Golan Heights around midnight on Wednesday night.

A number of rockets were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system. No injuries were reported.

“The IDF

Netanyahu Meets With Putin in Moscow Amid Escalating Tensions in Syria

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing tensions in Syria, just hours after Israel reportedly bombed a Syrian military site linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards south of Damascus, approximately 29 miles from the Israeli border, and just a day after U.S. President

Americans Imprisoned in North Korea Are Home

(Arutz Sheva) Three American citizens imprisoned by North Korea returned home with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

“I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the three wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so

As Jerusalem’s Mayor Affixes US Embassy Signs, PA Official Demands Global Boycott

(JNS) As Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat affixed the first street signs directing drivers to the “U.S. Embassy” in the capital, senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat called on foreign dignitaries to boycott the celebratory opening on May 14.

Approximately 800 American and Israeli visitors are expected

‘Hezbollah Attack on Israel Would Lead to Lebanon’s Destruction,’ Bennett Warns

Israel’s effort to curtail Iran’s nuclear and regional ambitions is an existential one, Habayit Hayehudi leader Education Minister Naftali Bennett said this week. Speaking at the annual Herzliya Conference on global security, Bennett also commented on the threat from Lebanon, saying Israel did not deal with it adequately in the

OU and Agudah File Amicus Briefs Defending Clergy Housing

Recently, both the OU and Agudath Israel filed amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending the federal tax allowance that rabbis and other religious clergy receive for their housing.

A section of the U.S. tax code known as the “parsonage