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WATCH – Aaron Klein: Gaza Rocket War Shows Israel Must Retain West Bank

WATCH – Aaron Klein: Gaza Rocket War Shows Israel Must Retain West Bank

This week’s massive escalation of rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip spotlights the security dangers faced by Israel if the Jewish state evacuates territory either unilaterally or in a deal with the Palestinians, contended Breitbart Jerusalem chief Aaron Klein.

German Court Rejects Case of Holocaust-Denying ‘Nazi Grandma’

German Court Rejects Case of Holocaust-Denying ‘Nazi Grandma’

BERLIN — Germany’s jailed “Nazi grandma” Ursula Haverbeck, 89, on Friday lost a challenge before the country’s highest court, which reaffirmed that constitutional free speech guarantees do not cover Holocaust denial.

Ceremony Marks 75 Years Since Treblinka Death Camp Revolt

Ceremony Marks 75 Years Since Treblinka Death Camp Revolt

WARSAW, Poland — Israel’s ambassador to Poland has joined Polish officials and the relatives of former Treblinka death camp inmates in marking the 75th anniversary of a revolt by Jewish prisoners

Trump Readies Mideast Team for Peace Plan Rollout

Trump Readies Mideast Team for Peace Plan Rollout

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is staffing up a Middle East policy team at the White House in anticipation of unveiling its long awaited but largely mysterious Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Egypt, UN Broker Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza

Egypt, UN Broker Hamas Ceasefire in Gaza

The ceasefire announced by Hamas at midnight appeared to be holding on Saturday morning, following a surge in violence after Palestinian snipers shot and killed an IDF soldier on the Gaza border on Friday, sparking widespread Israeli strikes on Hamas targets.

IDF Soldier Killed by Gaza Terror Snipers

IDF Soldier Killed by Gaza Terror Snipers

Palestinian snipers shot and killed an IDF soldier on the Gaza border on Friday, the army said late Friday night, revealing details on the deadly incident that apparently sparked the night’s widespread Israeli strikes on Hamas targets across Gaza.

Report: Mossad Thwarted Iranian Plot to Bomb Rally in France

Report: Mossad Thwarted Iranian Plot to Bomb Rally in France

Israel’s Mossad spy agency thwarted a terror attack in a Paris suburb last month, giving authorities in France, Germany, and Belgium crucial intelligence that led to arrests of a cell headed by an Iranian diplomat, Hebrew media reported Thursday.

Hamas Claims It’s Clamping Down on Gaza Terror Balloons

Hamas Claims It’s Clamping Down on Gaza Terror Balloons

Hamas has instructed its fighters over the past 24 hours not to fly any more incendiary balloons toward Israel, after it has been directing, organizing and controlling the incendiary balloon operations in recent weeks, causing hundreds of fires in the Gaza border area.

IDF Drill Simulates Incursion into Gaza

IDF Drill Simulates Incursion into Gaza

The Israel Defense Forces on Monday held a large-scale military drill simulating a ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Fleeing Syrians to Get Humanitarian Aid from Israel: Netanyahu

Fleeing Syrians to Get Humanitarian Aid from Israel: Netanyahu

JERUSALEM - Civilians fleeing Syria's war will not be allowed to enter Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday adding however that his government will continue providing them with humanitarian aid.

Prince William to Palestinians: ‘You Have Not Been Forgotten’

Prince William to Palestinians: ‘You Have Not Been Forgotten’

Prince William, paying the first official British royal visit to the Palestinian Authority territories on Wednesday, told Palestinians they had not been forgotten and his trip to the West Bank was a "very powerful one".

At Least 13 Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel

At Least 13 Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel

Rocket sirens blared throughout the predawn hours of Wednesday morning in the Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip as Palestinians launched over a dozen rockets at southern Israel after the military struck a Hamas vehicle in the center of the coastal enclave.

Report: Protesters Swarm Iran’s Grand Bazaar in Tehran

Report: Protesters Swarm Iran’s Grand Bazaar in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran — Protesters in the Iranian capital reportedly swarmed its historic Grand Bazaar on Monday and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls, apparently angry over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the country.

Erdogan Declared Winner in Turkish Vote, Cementing Grip on Power

Erdogan Declared Winner in Turkish Vote, Cementing Grip on Power

ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won tightly-contested presidential polls, the election authority said Monday, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the vote count.

Prince William Arrives in Jordan Before Historic Israel Visit

Prince William Arrives in Jordan Before Historic Israel Visit

Prince William is set to kick off an historic regional tour of the Middle East in Jordan on Sunday before travelling to Israel and the Palestinian territories for the first-ever official visit by a member of the British royal family.

Erdogan Faces Toughest Challenge Yet as Turkey Heads to Polls

Erdogan Faces Toughest Challenge Yet as Turkey Heads to Polls

ISTANBUL, Turkey — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalized and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles.

Jared Kushner Meets Netanyahu on Mideast Peace Plan

Jared Kushner Meets Netanyahu on Mideast Peace Plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his appreciation to US President Donald Trump for his support for Israel during a four-hour meeting Friday afternoon with Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jason Kushner, Mideast negotiator Jason Greenblatt, and US ambassador David Friedman.

Bomb Thrown at Israeli Forces at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Bomb Thrown at Israeli Forces at Tomb of the Patriarchs

An improvised explosive device was thrown at Israeli security forces at the entrance of the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday night in the second incident this week, police said.

Jordan King Heads to U.S. to Discuss Peace Plan with Trump

Jordan King Heads to U.S. to Discuss Peace Plan with Trump

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s King Abdullah II set off for the United States on Thursday for talks with US President Donald Trump on Middle East issues including the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the palace said.

Jared Kushner in Israel for Mideast Peace Push

Jared Kushner in Israel for Mideast Peace Push

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and his special envoy Jason Greenblatt were due in Israel on Friday, the final leg of a Middle East tour aimed at promoting the US administration’s as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and securing humanitarian relief for Gaza.

Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Mideast Peace Push

Jared Kushner in Saudi Arabia to Discuss Mideast Peace Push

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Wednesday hosted US President Donald Trump’s special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, following a new flare-up of hostilities in Gaza.

Netanyahu: Cyber Attacks Can Bring Down Airlines

Netanyahu: Cyber Attacks Can Bring Down Airlines

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft.

Saudi-Led Coalition Displays Yemeni Arms Allegedly from Iran

Saudi-Led Coalition Displays Yemeni Arms Allegedly from Iran

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Officials in a Saudi-led coalition now battling Shiite rebels for control of a crucial port in Yemen on Tuesday displayed weapons captured on the battlefield that they say show Iran is arming the insurgents.

IDF Drone Crashes in Southern Syria

IDF Drone Crashes in Southern Syria

An IDF unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) crash landed Tuesday evening in the al-Khader area in southwestern Syria. The IDF announced that the incident, which is being investigated, was due to a technical failure and that no classified information was compromised.

Israel Hails ‘Courageous’ U.S. Decision to Withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

Israel Hails ‘Courageous’ U.S. Decision to Withdraw from UN Human Rights Council

Israel on Tuesday night welcomed an announcement that the United States will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, praising the move as a “courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies” of the international body that UN ambassador Nikki Haley said harbors bias against the Jewish state.

Dozens of Gaza Terror Rockets Target Southern Israel, IDF Responds

Dozens of Gaza Terror Rockets Target Southern Israel, IDF Responds

Tensions flared on Israel’s border with Gaza early Wednesday morning as the IDF carried out a second round of overnight airstrikes on Hamas targets in response to a barrage of rockets fired from the Strip towards Israeli territory.

Israel Arrests Former Government Minister for Iran Spying

Israel Arrests Former Government Minister for Iran Spying

JERUSALEM — A former Israeli government minister, once imprisoned for trying to smuggle drugs, is back behind bars after being charged with spying for archenemy Iran, the country’s internal security agency said Monday.

Torah Scrolls Disappear from Damascus Synagogue in Fog of Syria War

Torah Scrolls Disappear from Damascus Synagogue in Fog of Syria War

Jewish artifacts, including ancient parchment Torahs from one of the world’s oldest synagogues, have gone missing from the Syrian capital amid the tumult of ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly surfacing abroad.

Israel First-Quarter GDP Better than Expected at 4.5 Percent Growth

Israel First-Quarter GDP Better than Expected at 4.5 Percent Growth

Israel‘s economy grew an annualized 4.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, faster than previously thought, boosted by gains in consumer spending, investment and export, the Central Bureau of Statistics said in a second estimate.

Watch: Israel Busts Hamas Cell Plotting Bombings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Watch: Israel Busts Hamas Cell Plotting Bombings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Israeli forces uncovered a large and highly active Hamas terror cell operating out of the Palestinian city of Nablus earlier this year that was allegedly planning to conduct a number of bombings and shooting attacks in Israel and the northern West Bank, the Shin Bet security service revealed Sunday.

Report: Trump Won't Present Mideast Peace Plan Before August

Report: Trump Won't Present Mideast Peace Plan Before August

The White House is unlikely to present its Middle ‎East peace plan before August, a source familiar ‎with the issue told Israel Hayom on Thursday. Jerusalem ‎officials confirmed they had no information ‎regarding an earlier rollout of a peace plan.

Report: Hezbollah Rejects Russian Demand to Vacate South Syria

Report: Hezbollah Rejects Russian Demand to Vacate South Syria

A Syrian human rights monitoring group reported on Thursday that the Hezbollah terror group’s leadership has refused to accede to a Russian request that its forces vacate a number of locations in southwest Syria near the Lebanese border.

Reports: Hamas Preps 5,000 Terror Kites to Mark End of Ramadan

Reports: Hamas Preps 5,000 Terror Kites to Mark End of Ramadan

Hamas on Thursday threatened to send 5,000 fire kites and balloons deep into Israeli territory on Friday, when the Gaza border will see another of the weekly “March of Return” mass protests, Palestinian and Israeli media reported.

Israel Thwarted 250 ‘Significant Terror Attacks’ Since January

Israel Thwarted 250 ‘Significant Terror Attacks’ Since January

The head of the Shin Bet security service on Wednesday announced that his organization had foiled some 250 “significant terror attacks” since January, crediting this achievement in part to high-tech surveillance and tracking tools.

Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel

Sculpted Head of Mystery Biblical King Found in Israel

JERUSALEM — An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has set off a modern-day mystery caper as scholars try to figure out whose face it depicts.

WATCH: Muslim Worshipers Throw Stones, Chairs from Al-Aqsa Mosque

WATCH: Muslim Worshipers Throw Stones, Chairs from Al-Aqsa Mosque

Two Palestinians were arrested on Thursday after a group of men inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount hurled chairs, stones and other objects from the holy site, lightly hurting a tourist and an Israeli police officer.

Watch: Tens of Thousands March in NYC to Support Israel

Watch: Tens of Thousands March in NYC to Support Israel

NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of Israel supporters clad in blue and white and waving Israeli flags marched up Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel parade, this year marked as a gala event to honor the Jewish state’s 70th birthday.

Haley: UN ‘Hopelessly Biased Against Israel’

Haley: UN ‘Hopelessly Biased Against Israel’

The majority of the 15 states on the UN Security Council were “willing to blame Israel, but unwilling to blame Hamas, for violence in Gaza,” the American Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, said on Friday after the US vetoed a Kuwait-sponsored resolution that urged the deployment of an international force to the West Bank and Gaza.

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After Iron Dome Takes Out Two Gaza Terror Rockets

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After Iron Dome Takes Out Two Gaza Terror Rockets

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two incoming projectiles fired at southern Israel by terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Sunday, the army said, as Israeli fighter jets bombed a number of terrorist positions in the coastal enclave in response to an earlier rocket attack on southern Israel.

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After Iron Dome Takes Out Four Gaza Terror Rockets

IDF Strikes Hamas Targets After Iron Dome Takes Out Four Gaza Terror Rockets

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted two incoming projectiles fired at southern Israel by terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip in the predawn hours of Sunday, the army said, as Israeli fighter jets bombed a number of terrorist positions in the coastal enclave in response to an earlier rocket attack on southern Israel.

Assad Warns U.S. Troops to Leave Syria

Assad Warns U.S. Troops to Leave Syria

The US should learn the lesson of Iraq, President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday, threatening to expel American troops from Syria and retake areas from its Kurdish allies.

Netanyahu Warns Israel Can Hit Iran ‘Anywhere in Syria’

Netanyahu Warns Israel Can Hit Iran ‘Anywhere in Syria’

Israel plans to act against Iran anywhere in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, as Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman prepared to fly to Moscow for talks about removing the Islamic Republic and its proxy armies from the war-torn country.

IDF Thwarts Attempted Hamas Border Attack

IDF Thwarts Attempted Hamas Border Attack

AnIAF fighter jet struck five terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip in response to violent acts by Hamas along the security fence on Monday, according to IDF reports.

Netanyahu: ‘President Trump is Making History’

Netanyahu: ‘President Trump is Making History’

Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US will formally open its embassy in the city on Monday at 4 p.m.

Jerusalem Soccer Team Renames Itself After Trump

Jerusalem Soccer Team Renames Itself After Trump

Jerusalem’s largest soccer club announced Sunday that it has changed its name to “Beitar Trump Jerusalem,” in honor of the US president’s recognition of Israel’s capital and moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv.

Watch: Trump Envoy David Friedman Previews Jerusalem Embassy

Watch: Trump Envoy David Friedman Previews Jerusalem Embassy

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Friday gave a first glimpse of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, showing off workers erecting the official seal on the building and preparing for the opening ceremony.

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