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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits the Israel-Lebanon border, on Nov. 17, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel’s defense minister: Lebanese government must assume responsibility for Hezbollah

Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Monday that “Israel will not hesitate to act” to defend itself against Iran or its proxies near Israel’s northern border. Gantz made the remarks during a memorial ceremony...

IAF hits Hamas post in Gaza in response to rocket fire into Israel

The Israeli Air Force bombed a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip overnight after terrorists in the coastal enclave fired a rocket into Israel’s south. The rocket was launched at 11:30 p.m. but did not trigger...
A Remote Control Weapon Station integrated into a light armored vehicle. Credit: Elbit Systems.

Israel and Montenegro sign first major defense contract

Israeli defense firm Elbit Systems announced on Monday that following the signing of a historic contract between the defense ministries of Israel and Montenegro, the company had won a $35 million contract to supply...
Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, the meeting room of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Ludovic Courtès.

UN Human Rights Council delays release of blacklist of firms in Jerusalem, West Bank

The U.N. Human Rights Council has delayed the release of a blacklist of firms operating in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The move by High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, citing the “complexity” of...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz, formerly transportation minister, at the opening ceremony of the Ramon Airport near Eilat on Jan. 21, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu, Katz unveil comprehensive economic stimulus plan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz on Sunday unveiled a new stimulus plan seeking to combat the adverse economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The government has already implemented several bailout...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and then-Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at a graduation ceremony of the National Security College on July 13, 2016. Photo by Flash90.

Likud MKs blast Lieberman, warn he will ‘pay the price’ for scuttling coalition talks

Likud Knesset members railed against Yisrael Beiteinu chairman Avigor Lieberman in Israeli media on Thursday morning, hours after his refusal to join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition forced Israel into new elections next...

Two Palestinians convicted of murdering their Jewish boss

Two Palestinians on Sunday were convicted of murdering their employer for nationalistic reasons in October. Yousef Kamil and Mohammed Abu al-Rub, both of Qabatiya near Jenin in Samaria, stabbed and beat Reuven Schmerling to death...
The Israeli Knesset. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Elections 2019: JNS Composite Polling Average, Jan. 6

Current update: Sunday January 6th 2018. Party New Avg      Change    Week 1 Avg    Current 1 Likud 28.8 1.2 27.6 30 2 Israel Resilience 12.8 -0.6 13.4 0 3 Yesh Atid 12.7 -0.1 12.8 11 4 Joint List 11.7 -0.7 12.4 13 5 HaYamin HeHadash 8.8 -1.6 10.4 3 6 Labor 8.2 -0.6 8.8 24 7 UTJ 6.7 -0.3 7 6 8 Kulanu 5.5 -0.1 5.6 10 9 Meretz 5.5 -0.1 5.6 5 10 Shas 5 0.2 4.8 7 11 Gesher 4.8 0.2 4.6 1 12 Yisrael Beitenu 4.5 0.7 3.8 5 13 Bayit Yehudi 2.8 -0.4 3.2 5 14 Livni 1.5 1.5 0 0 15 Other 0.7 0.7 0 0 Right-Religious Block  (current coalition) 62.8 0.4 62.4 66 Center-Left-Arab (current opposition) 57.2 -0.4 57.6 54   Note: The electoral voting threshold is equivalent to 3.25 percent of total votes,...
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley on stage at the AIPAC conference in March. Credit: AIPAC.

Pro-Israel leaders praise Nikki Haley as example of ‘shining city on a hill’ for...

Nikki Haley, who has been the face of the Trump administration’s strong stances in support of Israel, has resigned as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. A former Republican governor of South Carolina, Haley,...
Israelis enjoy the snow on Mount Hermon on Jan. 29, 2019. Photo by Adam Shuldman/Flash90.

Passover snow falls on Mount Hermon for first time in 22 years

Snow fell on Mount Hermon on Sunday during Passover for the first time in 22 years. With approximately eight inches of snow already on the ground and accumulation set to continue throughout the day, the...