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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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Is Hamas Mobilizing to Take Over PA?

On March 30, 2018, a campaign called the “Great Return March” is expected to begin. The campaign will include a mass “non-violent” march to Gaza’s border with Israel and other marches in several countries to identify with Gaza. Several Israeli sources have already underlined the leading role played by Hamas and

US Increases Missile Defense Aid to Israel to Record $705 Million

(Yona Schnitzer/TPS) The United States has increased its aid for Israel’s missile defense program to $705.8 million—an increase of $105 million over last year’s missile defense aid budget, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman revealed.

“I am pleased and excited to announce that the U.S. Congress

Netanyahu Praises Trump, Congress for Passing Taylor Force Act

(TPS) Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised Congress and U.S. President Donald Trump for passing the Taylor Force Act, which will deduct aid money from the Palestinian Authority to offset PA payouts to the families of terrorists who attack Israelis.

The measure, which was approved by Congress and

French Authorities Arrest Two Suspects Connected With Holocaust Survivor’s Murder

(JNS) French police discovered the charred body of a Holocaust survivor covered with stab wounds after a fire broke out in her Paris apartment last week. Forensic teams worked over the weekend to gather evidence in an investigation that French government officials are following closely, due to the sensitivity of the incident. The fire was

IDF Air Defense Commander: Iron Dome Operators Made ‘Sharp, Brave Decision’

(TPS) Operators of the Iron Dome missile defense system did not err Sunday night when they fired at machine gun fire emanating from the Gaza Strip, an IDF official said. Rather, the army said it was better to be safe than sorry when monitoring a live-fire exercise conducted by the Hamas military wing.

IDF Targets Gaza Following Infiltration by Group of Four Palestinian Attackers

(JNS) Israeli fighter jets struck targets in southern Gaza, according to army reports, following the infiltration of a group of four Gaza Palestinians into Israel last weekend.

IDF raids on a Hamas site in Rafah took place just after the group entered Israeli territory and made efforts to destroy

Indian Airline Makes History by Flying to Israel Via Saudi Airspace

Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

Air India 139 landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport at 10:15 p.m. after a flight of over 7? hours, marking a

Sheba Medical Center Declared Israel’s ‘City of Health’

(Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center) Israel’s minister of finance, Moshe Kahlon, and dep. minister of health, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, signed a ground-breaking $350 million dollar agreement with Professor Yitshak Kreiss, director general of Sheba Medical Center (Tel Hashomer) recently, to transform Israel’s largest medical facility

Leket Israel Works to Advance Food Rescue Nationally

(Courtesy of Leket Israel) Leket Israel in partnership with BDO, released its third National Report on Food Waste and Rescue in Israel. The report presents for the first time a detailed model for the estimation of food loss in Israel’s retail and distribution sectors including retail chains, open markets, local grocery stores and

Holon: The Children’s City

Over the past quarter century, the city of Holon has successfully transformed its image from a sleepy, gritty bedroom community to a cultural center with an emphasis on children and family.

Holon was established back in 1935 on sand dunes—ergo the name Holon, from the Hebrew word for

Greenblatt Urges Abbas to Choose Between Hateful Rhetoric and Peace

U.S. President Donald Trump’s special Middle East adviser excoriated Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas for his “hateful rhetoric” in describing the U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman as a “son of a dog.”

Responding on Twitter to the remarks, in

Israel Officially Confirms 2007 Strike Destroying Syrian Nuclear Reactor

(JNS) The State of Israel has formally acknowledged that its air force blew up a Syrian nuclear reactor between September 5 and 6, 2007. Israeli officials said they did not confirm the strike at the time in order to give Syrian dictator Bashar Assad an opportunity to save face and avoid escalation with Israel, following the 2006 Second