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Smoke trails are seen as a rocket is launched from Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip to Israel on May 4, 2019. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
A rocket launched by Hamas in Gaza struck a building in the southern Israeli town of Sderot late on Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. According to the Israel Defense Forces, the building hit belong to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement, and contains a synagogue and a school. The attack was the second of the day at southern Israel from Gaza after the Iron Dome...
Reserve Officers Training Corps members practice rappelling at the University of Michigan on Sept. 30, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
The U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) has removed a cadet from her unit at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte for posting anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi and other racist messages on social media. “I actually don’t give a s*** about Jews getting shot up except insofar as it’s going to make it a lot harder for a lot of white people...
Young Israel of Toco Hills. Credit: Young Israel of Toco Hills/Facebook.
An Orthodox synagogue in Atlanta has disaffiliated from the Young Israel movement over the latter’s right-wing political stances, including its support of U.S. President Donald Trump. The Young Israel of Toco Hills announced on Wednesday that its name will now be Kehillat Ohr Hatorah, Hebrew for “Light of the Torah,” after 93 percent of voting synagogue members voted to separate...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Ethiopian Immigrants Memorial Ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem on June 2, 2019. Photo by Noam Rivkin Fenton/Flash90.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Wednesday that the Jewish state was carrying out preemptive attacks against enemy targets, such as Iran and Hezbollah, in Syria. “The chain of tests that we are dealing with is unending. We respond vigorously and with force to all attacks against us; however, we do not take action only after the fact. We...
The City of David, Jerusalem. Photo by Noam Chen via goisrael.com.
To support Israel in a hands-on way, North Americans can volunteer on an Israel Defense Forces’ base, participate on a premier archaeological dig and experience private touring to places off the usual tourist grid. VFI-PLUS ARCHAEOLOGY (Sept. 8-21) brings volunteers to a defense base and an active archaeological dig site staffed by an international team and supervised by Tel Aviv University....
A panel of experts from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) discuss anti-Semitism in the media, campus and public life. Photo by Josh Hasten.
Moderating a panel in Jerusalem this week titled “The Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism: The Media, BDS and Celebrated Bigotry,” David Hazony, executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund, analyzed the issue right off the bat: “What you are seeing on campuses is only a thin slice of the anti-Semitic beast that has emerged in our public life around the...
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley addresses a U.N. Security Council meeting on the situation in Syria, Sept. 27, 2017. Credit: U.N. Photo/Evan Schneider.
Nikki Haley may no longer be the United States’ permanent representative to the United Nations, but her passion for defending Israel remains as strong as ever. The Jewish community in the United States and Israelis by and large treated Haley as the superstar of the Trump administration because she relentlessly took the United Nations to task and put a mirror...
Zehut party leader Moshe Feiglin speaks during an event for the Passover holiday, in Tel Aviv on April 14, 2019. Photo by Flash90.
Zehut party leader Moshe Feiglin said Wednesday that he is considering entering a partnership with New Right leaders Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked for Israel’s September election, but isn’t interested in such a partnership with the United Right party. Feiglin wrote on Facebook that his party is “making a sincere effort to join a technical bloc with Bennett and/or Shaked,...
Labor Party leader Avi Gabbay discussing a bill to dissolve the Knesset, May 29, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
The head of Israel’s Labor Party, Avi Gabbay, announced on Wednesday that he is stepping down as party leader and will retire from politics ahead of the September elections. “The party is in a great crisis, and I do not absolve myself of responsibility,” he wrote in a Facebook post. The decision by Gabbay to step down comes as the Labor Party,...
French anti-riot police. Credit: Flickr.
French authorities have discovered a neo-Nazi group that allegedly plotted to attack Jewish or Muslim places of worship, reported Agence France-Presse on Tuesday. Five members of the cell, “close in ideology to the neo-Nazi movement,” were charged between September and May over the alleged plan, a source close to the investigation told AFP. “The investigation suggested they were developing an ill-defined plot to carry out...

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