Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

January 5, 2022 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz must have known that hosting Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at his home in Rosh Ha’ayin would arouse the ire of the right. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have cloaked the outcome of his tête-à-tête last Tuesday night with the octogenarian honcho in Ramallah in typically euphemistic language. Read more

‘Important interest for Israel’: FM Lapid meets with Egypt’s president El-Sisi in Cairo

December 10, 2021 by  
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi hosted Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid on Thursday at the Al-Ittihadiya Palace in Cairo for what was described by the Lapid’s office as “a long and warm meeting.” Read more

After more than three years of construction, Israel completes smart border barrier around Gaza Strip

December 8, 2021 by  
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Israel officially completed the construction of the “smart” barrier fence around the Gaza Strip, its defence line from attacks by terror groups above ground and terror tunnels running into the country below ground. Read more

Egypt’s proposal infuriates Hamas: economic rehabilitation in exchange for long term truce

December 1, 2021 by  
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A Palestinian source has told TPS that Egyptian intelligence had recently offered the Hamas leadership to open economic horizons for it in Egypt and pursue a very generous passage policy at the border crossings, in exchange for a long term ceasefire with Israel, but Hamas sees this as interfering in its internal affairs and as an Egyptian bargaining chip. Read more

‘A Ticket to Freedom’: Gaza’s rush for work permits in Israel

October 8, 2021 by  
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Hundreds of residents of the Gaza Strip lined up on Wednesday night near the Central District Chamber of Commerce building in the Gaza Strip to be the first in line to receive 2,500 permits for work and trade with Israel, after 4,500 lucky Gazans have already managed to obtain permits and left for Israel. Read more

At least four terrorists killed, four arrested in IDF multi-pronged operation

September 26, 2021 by  
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At least four Hamas terrorists were killed and another four were arrested Saturday night during the IDF’s multi-pronged counter-terrorism operation at several locations in Judea and Samara. Read more

Jenin terrorist leaders: these are the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison

September 8, 2021 by  
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These are the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison in the north of Israel on Monday night. Read more

Gazans riot, Bennett approves relief for Strip

September 1, 2021 by  
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Hamas-led riots continued on the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel on Tuesday night, as Naftali Bennett’s government approved more relief for the Strip. Read more

IDF Chief of Staff warns of another Gaza operation as border riots continue

August 31, 2021 by  
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IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi warned that the military is ready to strike again in the Gaza Strip, as the Hamas-led nighttime riots continued on the border with Israel. Read more

IDF launches retaliatory strike on Hamas targets in Gaza Strip after arson attacks, border riots

August 30, 2021 by  
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The Israel Defense Forces conducted airstrikes against Hamas targets early on Sunday in response to incendiary balloon attacks and violent riots along the Gaza fence. Read more

Bennett kowtows to Biden as he jettisons Trump

August 30, 2021 by  
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It has taken just two months for Israel’s Prime Minister – Naftali Bennett – to abandon implementing his 10 years old policy calling for Israel to unilaterally extend its sovereignty into 60% of Judea and Samaria (West Bank) – dubbed Area C under the Oslo Accords. Read more

After Hamas blocks UN from inspecting terror tunnel under Gaza school, Israeli envoy calls for freeze Gaza UNRWA funding

August 12, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sent a letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres and to the Commissioner-General of UNRWA, UN Under-Secretary-General Philippe Lazzarini demanding action after UN officials were barred by Hamas from inspecting a UNRWA school in the Zeitoun neighbourhood of Gaza. Read more

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to ongoing arson attacks

July 5, 2021 by  
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Israeli warplanes struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday morning in response to the launch of airborne incendiary devices into Israeli territory, the Israeli military reported. Read more

Analysis shows half of Gazans killed during Operation Guardian of the Walls were terrorists

July 1, 2021 by  
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An analysis of the names of Gazans killed during the IDF’s Operation Guardian of the Walls has found that about half of them were terrorist operatives, a new report by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) shows. Read more

IDF warns Gaza parents against terror summer camps

June 28, 2021 by  
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Commander of the IDF’s Unit for the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) Major General Ghasan Alyan addressed the residents of the Gaza Strip and warned them against the “true face” of the camps run by the Hamas and Islamic terror groups. Read more

AP’s Gaza operations shared building with Hamas tech unit, Israeli envoy explains

June 9, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations and US Gilad Erdan visited the Associated Press (AP) headquarters in New York on Monday to explain to top executives that the Israeli Air Force (IAF) bombed the building housing their Gaza operation during Operation Guardian of the Walls last month because it was serving Hamas terrorists who were developing technology to jam the Iron Dome defence system. Read more

The growing cost of anti-Israel media bias

For one of The New York Times’ most devoted readers, the front-page spread published on May 28 essentially accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian children was the final straw. Read more

Blinken blunders and other balagan

June 4, 2021 by  
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For those uninitiated in the nuances of modern Israeli discourse, balagan loosely translated means chaos or fiasco. Read more

Qatar offers Hamas-ruled Gaza $500 million to rebuild

May 28, 2021 by  
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Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, announced on Wednesday that the Gulf state would give $500 million to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after an 11-day conflict with Israel. Read more

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas on Israeli population centres and pinpoint Israeli airstrikes on Hamas installations in Gaza in retaliation. Read more

UNRWA Gaza director backtracks on interview about Israeli war actions

May 27, 2021 by  
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Gaza director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Matthias Schmale accused NGO UN Watch and the press on Wednesday of “blatantly manipulating” comments he made in an interview with Israel’s Channel 12 two days earlier. Read more

10 takeaways from the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas

May 25, 2021 by  
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Over this past weekend, Arabs were shooting fireworks in the sky, supposedly in celebration of holding Israeli population centres hostage for 11 days with more than 4,000 rockets. Read more

UN rebukes Hamas for bombing its aid for Gaza

May 19, 2021 by  
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Hamas’ mortar attacks on the crossings from Israel into the Gaza Strip while humanitarian supplies and personnel were being brought into Gaza are “unacceptable” and are “preventing vital humanitarian supplies from entering the Strip,” said Lynn Hastings, the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator in Palestine. Read more

NZ Green Party MPs uses Hamas slogan

May 19, 2021 by  
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The New Zealand Jewish Council has condemned the inflammatory comments and inaccurate statements made by two Green MPs in recent days, which risk stoking antisemitism and endangering Jews in New Zealand. Read more

A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu

May 16, 2021 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued an update on the continuing conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Read more

Hamas surprised by IDF’s powerful counterattack – IDF spokesman

May 14, 2021 by  
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The public in the Gaza Strip is starting to lose its patience and the Hamas terror organization is surprised by the IDF’s powerful counterattack and is having a hard time implementing its attack plans, IDF spokesman Hadai Zilberman told reporters on Thursday morning. Read more

Arson terrorism returns to haunt south

May 9, 2021 by  
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Gaza-based terrorists have returned to launching arson attacks on Israel’s south in recent days, causing fires in areas surrounding the Gaza Strip. Read more

After Israel vows massive blow, Hamas holds fire

April 27, 2021 by  
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A quiet night passed over Israel’s south on Monday night and Gaza-based terrorists did not launch rockets at Israel after the Israeli government promised a crushing blow if they attacked again. Read more

After days of rockets on southern Israel, Hamas gets an ultimatum

April 27, 2021 by  
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As part of its power struggle with Fatah, Hamas has been enabling smaller Gazan terror factions to fire rockets at Israeli border communities since Friday. Read more

Hamas bombs south, minor IDF response

April 25, 2021 by  
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Gaza-based terrorists launched tens of rockets towards towns in Israel’s south on Friday night and Saturday night, repeatedly sending Israelis running for shelter, while the IDF responded in a limited fashion. Read more

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