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Israel (News/Activism)

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  • Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket attack

    11/20/2019 11:31:59 AM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 11-20-19 | TIA GOLDENBERG and BASSEM MROUE
    Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before
  • Gantz returns mandate to president

    11/20/2019 11:24:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/11/19 | Gary Willig
    Video Blue and White leader Benny Gantz returned the mandate to form the government to President Reuven Rivlin Wednesday evening, signalling the end of his attempts to form a coalition. Both Gantz and incumbent Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu have failed to form a government more than two months after the last elections. Members of the Knesset will now have the opportunity to recommend a candidate for prime minister over the next three weeks, However, a third round of elections appears likely. "Gantz told the president that he is also committed in the remaining 21 days to continue to make every...
  • 23 killed as Israeli strikes in Syria, 16 of them likely Iranian – war monitor

    11/20/2019 9:11:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 20, 2019 | Judah Ari Gross
    At least 23 “fighters” were killed in Israel’s predawn airstrikes in Syria Wednesday, 16 of them likely Iranians, according to a Syrian war monitor. The Israel Defense Forces launched the strikes against Iranian and Syrian targets around the capital of Damascus and on the Syrian Golan Heights in response to a Tuesday morning rocket attack.
  • U.S. Reverses Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama Policy Declaring Israeli Settlements ‘Illegal’

    11/18/2019 5:13:03 PM PST · by malach · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11.18.19 | Joel B. Pollak
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. had reversed the policy of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, who declared Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) illegal. Israel took over the region during the Six Day War in June 967, after Jordan, ignoring pleas from Israel to stay out of the unfolding war with Egypt and Syria, began shelling western Jerusalem. Israel’s counter-attack was victorious. Though the area is commonly described as “occupied,” Israel has long maintained that the territory is actually “disputed,” since Jordan had no sovereign right to the territory. If anything,...
  • “Today is the best day of my life,” declares Arab Muslim mother (trunc)

    11/19/2019 2:17:25 AM PST · by robowombat · 19 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2019
    “Today is the best day of my life,” declares Arab Muslim mother after learning that her terrorist son was martyred trying to kill Israelis NOVEMBER 19, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM She adds that if she had 100 children she would be overjoyed if they all became martyrs, too…no doubt salivating over the lifetime financial windfall she can expect to be paid for each “martyr by the Palestinian Authority’s “Pay to Slay” (Jews) compensation program. More than a half century ago, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir famously said, “Peace will come to the Middle East when the Arabs love their children...
  • Mother of two dead terrorists proud that one of her sons cut off the head of an Israeli soldier

    11/18/2019 9:52:23 PM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2019
    GAZA: Mother of two dead Islamic Jihad terrorists is very proud that one of her sons cut off the head of an Israeli soldier, then paraded around town with it NOVEMBER 18, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM The interviewer asked the terrorists’ mother if she feels pride when she sees images of her son ‘heroically’ holding the head of a Zionist soldier, and she answered: “Even today I am very proud of him…” “Everybody is familiar with Hazem’s story and how he walked around with the soldier’s head after he snatched it… I always take pride in this wherever I go.” The...
  • U.S. 'REVERSES' Carter, Barack Obama Policy Declaring Israeli Settlements ‘Illegal’....

    11/18/2019 4:23:43 PM PST · by caww · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 11/18/2019 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Zionist Organization of America “strongly praised” the announcement that “the United States no longer adheres to the Anti-Semitic Orwellian lie that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria are illegal and a breach of Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.” The Republican Jewish Coalition called the change a “historic decision by the Trump Administration, one that recognizes the facts on the ground and the necessity of a negotiated peace between the parties to the conflict.” In 1978, the Carter administration adopted the position that the settlements violated international law. President Ronald Reagan reversed that policy, but then Obama reinstated...
  • pompeos-statement-on-settlements-is-a-diplomatic-turning-point/

    11/18/2019 6:50:59 PM PST · by Track9 · 10 replies
    CarolineGlick.com ^ | 11/18/19 | Caroline Glick
    Monday will long be remembered as a turning point in Middle East history. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s statement Monday that Israeli settlements are not illegal per se is the most significant shift in U.S. Middle East policy in the past generation. Jerusalem’s status as Israel’s capital has been a matter of U.S. law since 1996. There was little interest in Washington in recent years in pressuring Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights. But the issue of the legality of Israeli settlements has been the defining issue of much of the international discourse on Israel for a generation....
  • Watch: US says Israeli courts determine legality of settlements

    11/18/2019 12:08:07 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/11/19 | Gary Willig
    You Tube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=bIRDP7Kju3c&feature=emb_logo
  • Democrats to Israel: Go to Hell

    11/17/2019 11:20:19 PM PST · by knighthawk · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 17 2019 | Karol Markowicz
    Last week, Israel once again faced a barrage of rockets from Gaza while most of the mainstream Democratic candidates whistled and looked away. Candidates don’t have to comment on every event happening around the world, but the ­silence of much of the Democratic field feels like more than passing disinterest. And when Vice President Joe Biden offered even a bland message of support for Israel that would have been unremarkable a few years ago, he got massive pushback from the left on Twitter. And it’s those activists on Twitter, and in the campus fever swamps, who shape the progressive conversation...
  • Revealed: Obama Targeted Papadopoulos Twice – First to Halt Israel and Assist Iran’s Gas Pipelines

    06/25/2019 9:36:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 18 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/25/2019 | Joe Hoft
    The sins of former President Obama are just now beginning to surface. We know that Obama targeted George Papadopoulos first to stop the construction of Israel’s natural gas pipeline to Europe in favor of Iran’s pipeline. Then Obama targeted Papadopoulos a second time to prevent candidate Trump from being President! The pieces are all starting to fall together and Obama and his gang can’t make it stop. The most corrupt President in US history, Barack H. Obama, will soon be known as the biggest crook to enter the Oval Office. One individual who was targeted by Obama will be the...
  • Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel (??!!)

    11/16/2019 11:35:56 PM PST · by robowombat · 51 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | November 13, 2019 , 1:37 pm | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Trump Hints at Becoming King of Israel By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz November 13, 2019 , 1:37 pm I will make them a single nation in the land, on the hills of Yisrael, and one king shall be king of them all. Never again shall they be two nations, and never again shall they be divided into two kingdoms.” Ezekiel 37:22 (The Israel Bible™) (Breaking Israel News) FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppPrintShare2,247 At a super donor event, Being blessed by Jews as a King, Trump suggested he may take on a new role: Prime Minister of Israel. President Trump took time from his busy schedule...
  • 84 Israelis Medically Treated As Gaza Terrorists Fire Over 450 Rockets At Civilians

    11/15/2019 7:05:46 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/15/2019 | Marina Medvin
    Israel is in the midst of yet another rocket attack from Gaza. The most recent barrage is in response to Israel’s elimination of a terrorist leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who, coincidentally, was responsible for coordinating the previous rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. As of Thursday, over 450 rockets have been indiscriminately fired from Gaza into densely-populated Israeli cities. The map of affected cities is rather startling. While 90% of the rockets have been intercepted by the amazing Iron Dome, a tenth of the missiles have reached the Israeli people and caused significant distress and damage. So far, 84...
  • The president, not diplomats, sets 'official foreign policy

    11/14/2019 1:53:19 PM PST · by Bratch · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    There’s an important revelation from the first day of impeachment hearings that I haven’t heard discussed. It has to do with the witnesses’ strange notion of how foreign policy works. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor both accused President Trump of interfering with U.S. foreign policy in Ukraine. They indicated they differed with Trump’s skepticism of Ukraine’s newest leadership, and they disagreed with Trump’s apparent decision to keep Ukraine at a measured distance while he assessed the situation. They further said that Trump gave approval for his attorney and adviser, Rudy Giuliani, to develop a communications channel on Ukraine...
  • Europe boycotts Israel, where even newborns are in shelters

    11/14/2019 12:20:14 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/19 | Giulio Meotti
    The Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted a map of the areas most affected by Palestinian Arab rockets, explaining that “one million Israeli civilians are forced into shelters”. After the Israeli army eliminated the commander of the Islamic Jihad Abu al Atta in a building in the Shejaeya district of Gaza, terrorists from Gaza responded with the launch of over 250 missiles, reaching even Tel Aviv, Nathan A. Sales, coordinator of the US State Department for terrorism, revealed the total amount of money Iran is spending to finance anti-Israel terrorism: Iran provides 700 million dollars a year to Hezbollah and an additional...
  • Report: Ceasefire agreement in Gaza

    11/13/2019 11:06:59 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/11/19 | Elad Benari
    An Egyptian source said on Thursday morning that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between Israel and the Islamic Jihad and that it took effect as of 5:30 a.m. According to the source, Islamic Jihad and the other Palestinian organizations have agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire and to conduct the demonstrations along the border fence peacefully, while Israel has agreed to the Egyptian proposal for an immediate ceasefire, the cessation of targeted killings of terrorists and the cessation of shootings at protesters along the fence. Arab media outlets also reported about the ceasefire, but the report...
  • Greenblatt: A hypocritical and political decision

    11/12/2019 3:54:55 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/11/19 | Elad Benari
    Jason Greenblatt, the former US Representative for International Negotiations on Tuesday denounced the ruling by the European Court of Justice that all EU member states must label products from Judea and Samaria, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights as ones manufactured in an Israeli “settlement”. “A hypocritical/political decision! So-called ‘settlements’ are actually cities & neighborhoods; nonsense to pretend otherwise. Peace will only come-if at all-via direct negotiations. This decision harms prospects for peace & ultimately hurts Palestinians,” said Greenblatt. Israel’s foreign ministry said earlier it “strongly rejects” the EU court’s ruling, decrying a "double standard". The secretary general of the...
  • IDF tanks attack Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza

    11/12/2019 8:03:02 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/11/19
    Israeli tanks attacked three Islamic Jihad military posts in the Gaza Strip Tuesday afternoon. An IDF spokesperson stated: "A short while ago, IDF tanks targeted three PIJ military posts in the Gaza Strip." The Israeli Air Force has also bombed numerous Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza in response to the firing of dozens of rockets by the terrorist organization. "IDF fighter jets and aircraft recently struck a number of PIJ terror targets in the Gaza Strip. Among the sites struck were a training compound and underground weapons manufacturing and storage sites," the IDF announced Tuesday in a statement. "The IDF...
  • Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

    11/12/2019 3:43:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    AP News ^ | 11/12/19 | FARES AKRAM, ARON HELLER
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel’s confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern Gaza, the Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as the Tel Aviv heartland as Islamic Jihad vowed further revenge. The Israeli military said Abu el-Atta was the mastermind of recent attacks against it and the militant group’s...
  • Court says EU states must label Israeli settlement products

    11/12/2019 3:33:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Lorne Cook, Josef Federman
    The European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday that EU countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements on their labels, in a decision welcomed by rights groups but likely to spark anger in Israel. The European Court of Justice said that “foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin.” The Luxembourg-based court said when products come from an Israeli settlement, their labeling must provide an “indication of that provenance” so that consumers can make “informed choices” when they shop. The EU has consistently spoken out against Israeli settlement...