TEL AVIV - Billionaire backer and SpaceIL chairmanMorris Kahn announced over the weekend that the team would begin working immediately on Beresheet 2.0 after the first version crash landed on the moon Thursday evening, saying, “We’ll put our flag on the moon.
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TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he did not believe Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of annexing West Bank settlements would hurt President Donald Trump's long-awaited peace plan.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a "clear victory" for his Likud party -- even as main challenger Benny Gantz insisted that his Blue and White party had won the tight elections Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called an emergency meeting to warn Likud party leaders that a right-wing government was at real risk of being toppled in favor of a left-wing and Arab-centric coalition put together by main rival party Blue and White following Tuesday’s elections.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump told a Jewish audience Saturday that both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main election challenger, Benny Gantz, are "good people" who would be running neck and neck on April 9.
TEL AVIV – Israel’s Beresheet spacecraft finally entered lunar orbit over the weekend, and the SpaceIL team celebrated by releasing jaw-dropping photographs captured by the spacecraft of the far side of the moon.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed over the weekend to annex West Bank settlements if he is reelected in Tuesday’s elections. The incumbent prime minister also said he had toldPresident Donald Trump that would not evacuate “a single person” from the 400,000 or so Jews residing in the West Bank.
TEL AVIV - Thirty-seven years after he was killed, an Israeli soldier whose body was found after a decades-long intelligence mission was due to be buried in Jerusalem on Thursday evening.
TEL AVIV - An emotional Benjamin Netanyahu summed up the decades-long search mission for an Israeli soldier whose body was returned to Israel Wednesday, saying the event was“one of the most moving moments in all my years as prime minister.
TEL AVIV - Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday said there was not enough evidence to prove unsubstantiated claims that a network of pro-Netanyahu social media accounts were funded by the ruling Likud party.
TEL AVIV - The leader of the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group said Tuesday that three rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into central Israel were a "mistake," but added that they demonstrated what Hamas would do intentionally in a future conflict.
TEL AVIV - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro professed his love for Israel in Hebrew as he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at Ben-Gurion airport Sunday after landing in the country for a two day visit.
TEL AVIV - The IDF poked fun at Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, urging him not to forget to update the Israeli military as to the location of his new headquartersafter an IAF strike saw the terror leader's current offices leveled.
TEL AVIV – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “twist the ear” of his son Yair to punish him for calling Istanbul by its former name of Constantinople.
TEL AVIV — A bill that would define anti-Semitism as racism, bar religion-based discrimination at schools and universities as well the demonization of Israel was unanimously approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee Tuesday.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that a major IDF operation was not out of the question, and told the Gaza-ruling terror group "not to test us" as violence continued to flare up around the border area, with the weekend seeing another explosives-laden cluster of balloons land in Israeli territory.
TEL AVIV - Israel's Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on interior, internal security and justice ministers across the world to to stop funding for terror-affiliated NGOs in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
JERUSALEM - In a move that angered Palestinians, the U.S. officially closed its consulate in Jerusalem on Monday, merging consular activities with the main embassy which was relocated to the capital in May.
TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador David Friedman slammed the official Palestinian Authority newspaper for running an opinion piece that described US President Donald Trump’s special envoy to the Middle East as a “mongoloid,” a derogatory term for a person with Down syndrom
TEL AVIV – The hatred of Jews and Israel has led the Islamic world to go to extraordinary lengths – including manipulating the text of the Koran - to place the “liberation of Jerusalem” as the most pressing issue facing it, Syrian opposition activist Issam Zeitoun told Breitbart News.
TEL AVIV - The US has asked international banks to place a financial embargo on the Palestinian Authority in a bid to exert pressure on the Palestinians to accept the Trumpadministration’s long-awaited peace plan, a senior PA official said.
TEL AVIV - The Shin Bet security agency has deemed the violent rape and murder of a 19-year-old Israeli by a Palestinian to be a terror attack.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday began preparations for the demolition of the home of a Palestinian man who confessed to brutally murdering a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem last week, suggesting that security forces believe that the murder constituted an act of terror.
TEL AVIV - The U.S. Army has purchased the Iron Dome from Israel, the missile defense system that for over a decade has been protecting Israelis from rockets launched from Gaza, Israel's Defense Ministry announced Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - The results of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party primaries were published Wednesday evening, with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein coming in first place, Transportation Minister Israel Katz in second place and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in third.
TEL AVIV - In a damning report released Sunday, Israel's Strategic Affairs Ministry said that there are more than 100 links between terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and NGOs promoting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, some of which are the recipients of millions of euros in funding from European states and philanthropic funds.
TEL AVIV - An oversized billboard of President Donald Trump shaking hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visible on Sunday from Tel Aviv's main highway as part of the prime minister's reelection campaign.
TEL AVIV - Comedian Roseanne Barr called the Women’s March "disgusting" and said that while she is a fighter for women's rights, when it comes to the movement lead by Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, her only comment is "Bitch, Shut up.
TEL AVIV - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel against attacking the Iranian-backed terror group, saying that its rockets will reach all of Israel.
TEL AVIV —A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech.
TEL AVIV - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that the rollout of the Trump administration's much-anticipated peace plan will begin “immediately following” Israeli elections on April 9 and that certain aspects of the proposal have already been discussed with regional partners.
TEL AVIV - A Republican lawmaker is trying to stop fellow congresswoman Rashida Tlaib from leading a taxpayer-funded congressional trip to the West Bank.
Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar Slammed by Jewish Human Rights Group Over 'Extreme Anti-Semitic Statements'
TEL AVIV - Rashida Tlaib andIlhan Omar, the first Muslim women elected to Congress, were the subject of a complaint filed by the SimonWiesenthal Center to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over their “extreme anti-Israel and anti-Semitic statements.
Linda Sarsour Blasted by Former Women's March Leader As Anti-Semite for Posting Article Claiming Jews Are At War With Blacks
TEL AVIV - Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour wasblasted as an “anti-Semite” on Sunday by a former co-chair of the movement who lashed out at Sarsour for endorsing the idea that Jews are waging a war on the black community.
TEL AVIV - The head of the Shin Bet security service warned this week that massive Chinese investments in Israel could pose a danger to the country's national security, a local news station reported Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that as the world leader in cyber warfare Israel was the bestequipped country to deal with potential election hacks.
TEL AVIV - An Arab Israeli man has beensentenced to 11 years in prison for planning to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on behalf of a Syria-based terrorist group.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump's surprise decision to withdraw troops from Syria will not thwart Washington’s plans to fight the threat posed by Iran in the region, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.
TEL AVIV -Sen. Marco Rubio(R., Fla.), said on Monday that a “significant” number of Democrats in the Senate support the boycott movement against Israel.
TEL AVIV - Three delegations from Iraq have reportedly made trips to Israel in recent months, holding meetings with Israeli officials and academics, visitingthe Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and meeting with experts in the field of Iraqi Jewish heritage.
TEL AVIV - Israel is expected to demand $250 billion in compensation from eight Arab countries as well as Iran for assets left by Jews who fled or were expelled from those countries after the State of Israel was founded.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to be living it up during a state visit to Brazil, and was caught on camera dining in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana, being swamped by fans on the beach, and even engaging in an impromptu round of soccer.
TEL AVIV - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has blamed a tweet praising a Palestinian terrorist as being the result of"brief, unauthorized access" of its official Twitter account.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is said to have tried in vain to persuade President Donald Trump to walk back his decision to withdraw U.S.
TEL AVIV - Israel is launching a government-wide initiative to encourage as many as 200,000 French Jews to immigrate to Israel, Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett announced Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - Two Israelis were killed and two were critically injured in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank Thursday, close to the site of a similar terror attack that occurred earlier in the week.
TEL AVIV - Hezbollah is just as “just as dangerous and just as close” as the Islamic State terror group, and operates within "our own borders," a senior State Department official on Tuesday warned diplomats from twelve countries.
TEL AVIV - In an extraordinary on-camera spat with Democratic leaders Tuesday, President Donald Trump invoked a wall built by Israel in a threat to shut down the federal government if he doesn't get the $5 billion needed to build his proposed wall between the United States and Mexico.
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the killers of a four-day-old baby murdered in a shooting attack near Ofra as "abhorrent... the most despicable criminals on earth.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Sunday warned residents of two border towns in Lebanon to "temporarily evacuate" homes located on top of Hezbollah cross-border attack tunnels as the military continued its current operation to destroy them.
TEL AVIV – A second cross-border terror tunnel was uncovered Thursday in the western Galilee, the IDF said. Israel demanded UN peacekeeping forceUNIFIL destroy the tunnels on the Lebanese side of the border.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the Hezbollah cross-border tunnels currently being destroyed by the IDF are part of a "daring" broader plan to infiltrate Israel and capture parts of the Galilee.
TEL AVIV - Israel has mobilized artillery and unrolled a partial mobilization of reservists from the Air Force and Military Intelligence to thwart potential attacks from Lebanese terror group Hezbollah following the launch of an IDF operation to destroy cross-border attack tunnels dug by the Iranian-backed group.
TEL AVIV – Late president George H.W. Bush was hailed as “a great friend” of Israel and Jews around the world by major American Jewish groups from both sides of the political aisle.
TEL AVIV - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore special cleats with the Star of David and the words “Stronger Than Hate” during Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens, in honor of the 11 victims of the Tree of Life synagogue massacre.
TEL AVIV - The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash on Saturday said that Iran’s “aggressive policies” were “largely responsible” for the US decision to reenact sanctions against Tehran, Reutersreported.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu led a minute of silence at the weekly cabinet meeting in honor of the 11 victims of the Pittsburgh anti-Semitic shooting attack, saying after that his country was mourning those who were "murdered because they were Jews.
TEL AVIV - After kids helium balloons, kites and condoms next came the first ever incendiary "blimp" launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip, a terror group in the coastal enclave boasted.
TEL AVIV - American Jewish leaders and Israeli politicians on Tuesday hailed outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley for standing up for Israel at the global body.
TEL AVIV - Ahed Tamimi, the teenage Palestinian activist recently released from prison for assaulting Israeli soldiers, was featured in the October issue of Vogue Arabia.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of hiding another nuclear site, and slammed the International Atomic Energy Agency for its failure to launch a probe following Israel's April unveiling of the Iranian nuclear program archive
TEL AVIV - The Czech Republic on Wednesday endorsed relocating the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the U.S.' move in May of this year.
TEL AVIV - The newly passed hot-button Jewish nation-state law is not in violation of the rights of minorities since it does not supersede Israel’s Basic Laws that enshrine equality for all, the country's Attorney General said Monday.
TEL AVIV - American singer Lana Del Rey's last minute cancellation of a gig in Israel has been slammed by festival organizers as being a cheap public relations stunt.
TEL AVIV - Money funneled to the Palestinian Authority “does not provide value to the U.S. taxpayer,” a State Department spokesperson said Tuesday, following a decision to cut more than $200 million in aid to the government in Ramallah.
TEL AVIV - A Palestinian Liberation Organization official slammed President Donald Trump’s alleged plan to formally renounce the Palestinian "right of return” for millions of refugees and their descendants to Israel on Sunday, describing it as “worthless nonsense.
TEL AVIV - Israel is entering its sixth year of drought, the Water Authority said Sunday, with many of the country's waterways at a 98-year low.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump ordered that more than $200 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority be cut, a State Department official said on Friday.
TEL AVIV - A delegation of senior U.S. officials, including National Security AdviserJohn Bolton, shared a historic dinner with their Israeli counterparts at the City of David site in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump's special envoy for the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, held a secret meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' son last September on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, veteran Israeli journalist Barak Ravid said.
TEL AVIV — PepsiCo bought carbonated drink maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion on Monday, a move that the Israeli company's CEO hailed as a victory for over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) which long targeted the company.
TEL AVIV — The Trump administration on Wednesdaycautioned that neither Israelis nor Palestinians would be “fully pleased” by the as yet unveiled peace plan.
TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned Hamas that Israel will continue to do whatever it needs to combat the terrorism coming from the Gaza Strip and will accept nothing less than a blanket ceasefire, at the same time as the results of an attempt by Egypt and the UN to strike a truce deal remain unclear.
TEL AVIV - The IDF on Tuesday released a video showing Israel's raid on Syria in May that destroyed more than50 Iranian targets in the most extensive military strike in the country since 1974.
TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians were planning to make “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months,” leading to speculation that he intends to sever ties with Israel.
TEL AVIV - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan bill to counter the use of human shields by terror groups like Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed Arab states on Tuesday for paying "generous" lip service to the Palestinians while not actually giving them much in terms of aid money.
TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday vowed that his government will continue to pay salaries to terrorists and their families even if "we have only a penny left.
TEL AVIV - U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley slammed the United Nations Human Rights Council as being a "bully pulpit for human rights violators" and said that its controversial Agenda Item 7 is designed to undermine Israel’s existence in an interview with the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Wednesday.
TEL AVIV - Prince William reportedly refused a request to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in the capital out of concern that it would come across as a political statement.
TEL AVIV - Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday addressed protesters in Iran, telling them in Farsi that the Iranian regime is wasting billions of dollars in proxy wars instead of investing it in the country.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Israeli media's “Bolshevik propaganda” aimed at demonizing the right and bringing him down with lies about his family.
TEL AVIV - The Israeli military has set up a "war room" to handle the wave of "kite terror" emanating from the Gaza Strip, which the IDF says the Hamas terror group is coordinating.
TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz will "immediately launch" a trade route initiative called“Tracks for Regional Peace” that will see the establishment of a railway network linking Israel to Saudi Arabia.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for issuing a blanket rejection of the U.S. peace proposal before seeing it, but added that the U.S.
TEL AVIV - The Eurovision Song Contest on Tuesday finally announced Israel as the host of next year’s competition, adding that joint preparations with the Jewish state's public broadcaster Kan were now underway.
TEL AVIV - A CNN reporter was given a rare tour of a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror tunnel in the Gaza Strip, in addition to gaining access to training exercises and rocket launchers used to fire missiles from the Hamas-ruled enclave into Israel.
TEL AVIV - Hundreds of turkeys in a kibbutz near the Gaza border on Sunday died from smoke inhalation as a result of fires sparked by so-called attack balloons flown over from the coastal enclave.
TEL AVIV - An Israeli teen who was stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist last week said it was a “miracle” she was still alive and on Sunday thanked the Jewish people for their support and prayers.
TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh slammed the Trump administration's highly anticipated peace proposal, declaring that the upcoming visit by the White House Middle East peace team is "a waste of time and is bound to fail," Channel 10 reported on Saturday.
TEL AVIV - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday claimed Israel’s win at the 2018 Eurovision contest was rigged by “imperialists” and “Israel knows only how to kill, not how to sing.
TEL AVIV - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen toured Israel’s border fence with Egypt Tuesday in order to gather information on Israeli border technology that can be adapted for the U.S.
TEL AVIV - Lawyer to President Donald Trump Rudy Giuliani said the Palestinian Authority is a "murder machine" run by a "renegade group of terrorists and thieves" and is not worthy of being given a state.
TEL AVIV - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ senior adviser Mahmoud al-Habbash last week said that President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is part of a plot to divide the Arab world and that anyJewish connection to the holy city is an imperialist myth and distortion of history.
TEL AVIV - A toddler from an Arabic-speaking Druze family in Israel's north has been getting exposure on viral posts for his inexplicable ability to speak fluent English with a British accent, despite the fact that he's never heard the language and his parents don't speak a word of it.
TEL AVIV - President Donald Trump is "the copy of Hitler" who would rather see Palestinians "dead" than free, an official from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah faction wrote in an oped published in the PA's daily Sunday.
TEL AVIV - The Iranian Army on Wednesday slammed Arab leaders for their "betrayal" of the "great nation of Palestine" for staying silent in the face of President Donald Trump's "aggressive" Jerusalem move, and added its hope that “the world will witness the collapse” of Israel “very soon.
TEL AVIV - A University of California student workers' union demanded as part of a renewed contract that UC administratorsdivest from companies that profit from “the oppression of Palestinians.
TEL AVIV -Women's March co-founder Tamika Mallory accused Israel of committing a "human rights crime" when the state was established by "killing, stealing" and "taking the lives of people who were there first.
TEL AVIV - Whatever will they come up with next? Gazan rioters have added a creative new weapon to their arsenal. Instead of attack kites, young Palestinians have adopted another child's toy to spread fires on Israeli soil: helium balloons.