Monday, July 22, 2019

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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.

Israel Hits Dozens of Iranian Targets in Syria After Rocket Fire

Israel Hits Dozens of Iranian Targets in Syria After Rocket Fire

The Israeli army said Thursday morning that it set back Iranian military capabilities in Syria by “many months” with overnight strikes on “dozens” of targets affiliated with the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps’ al-Quds Force following an attempted large-scale rocket attack on Israeli territory.

Saudi Arabia Warns it Will Develop Nukes if Iran Does

Saudi Arabia Warns it Will Develop Nukes if Iran Does

WASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia will seek to develop its own nuclear weapons if Iran does, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told CNN on Wednesday, amid spiraling tension between the regional rivals.

Palestinians Urge Dignitaries to Boycott U.S. Embassy Opening

Palestinians Urge Dignitaries to Boycott U.S. Embassy Opening

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Monday called on foreign dignitaries in Israel and around the world to stay away from next week’s opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem, so as not to endorse what he called Washington’s “flagrant violations of international law.

LISTEN – Klein: Time is Ripe for a Revolution in Iran

LISTEN – Klein: Time is Ripe for a Revolution in Iran

JERUSALEM -- Iran’s increasing international isolation combined with recent airstrikes targeting Iranian bases in Syria, the growing frustration of the Iranian people over economic woes, and the Mossad’s “astonishing” seizure of Tehran’s secret nuclear archive have worked to demonstrate that the Iranian regime “is not that all powerful after all,” contended Breitbart Jerusalem bureau chief Aaron Klein.

Bombing at Mosque in Afghanistan Kills 12, Wounds 33

Bombing at Mosque in Afghanistan Kills 12, Wounds 33

KABUL, Afghanistan — A bomb blast inside a mosque in eastern Afghanistan that was being used as a voter registration center killed at least 12 people and wounded 33, officials said.

Jewish Headstones Smashed in Athens Cemetery

Jewish Headstones Smashed in Athens Cemetery

Unknown assailants destroyed several Jewish headstones in a cemetery in a southwestern suburb of Athens, Greek police said Saturday, announcing they would launch an investigation.

Watch: ‘Fire Kite’ from Gaza Starts Major Blaze in Southern Israel

Watch: ‘Fire Kite’ from Gaza Starts Major Blaze in Southern Israel

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday flew a fire kite into Israel, starting a large blaze in fields in southern Israel that spread through dozens of acres of grasslands and agricultural fields, authorities said, the largest fire yet since the first use of these kites.

Guatemala Begins Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala Begins Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala on Wednesday started to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, transferring furniture and other equipment into a yet-unfinished office in the capital’s Malha Technology Park.

Israel’s Mossad Spy Agency Shrouded in Mystery and Mystique

Israel’s Mossad Spy Agency Shrouded in Mystery and Mystique

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's seizure of Iran's purported nuclear program archive and the dramatic display of the documents taken from a facility in the heart of Tehran marked a rare case of Israel going public about the operations of its top-secret Mossad spy agency.

Pompeo Pressures Palestinians to Rejoin Peace Talks

Pompeo Pressures Palestinians to Rejoin Peace Talks

AMMAN -US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process.

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

Gazans Throw Stones, Burn Tires in Latest Hamas Border Riots

Gazans Throw Stones, Burn Tires in Latest Hamas Border Riots

Thousands of Palestinians converged on the Gaza border with Israel for a fifth round of weekly protests Friday, some throwing stones and burning tires, as a top UN official urged Israel to refrain from using excessive force against them.

Israel: Iran Has More Than 80,000 Fighters in Syria

Israel: Iran Has More Than 80,000 Fighters in Syria

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday presented an aerial photograph of an alleged Iranian base outside Damascus that he said Tehran was using to bring in and train tens of thousands of fighters for the militias it backs in Syria.

Report: Saudis Down New Missile from Yemen Rebels

Report: Saudis Down New Missile from Yemen Rebels

Riyadh - Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said.

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria After Western Strikes

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria After Western Strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria — The world’s chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus.

Saudi King Slams Iran’s ‘Blatant Interference’ in Arab World

Saudi King Slams Iran’s ‘Blatant Interference’ in Arab World

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened a summit of Arab leaders on Sunday by condemning an old foe, Iran, without making any reference to missile strikes by Western powers on Syrian government targets over a suspected gas attack a week ago.

Israel: U.S. ‘Acted Appropriately’ with Syria Strikes

Israel: U.S. ‘Acted Appropriately’ with Syria Strikes

Israel on Saturday said that the combined US, British and French strikes on Syria was an “appropriate” response to the alleged chemical gas attack and warned that Damascus’ actions put it in danger of further strikes, including against its leadership.

Palestinians Burn Israeli Flags, Hurl Explosives During Hamas Riots at Gaza Border

Palestinians Burn Israeli Flags, Hurl Explosives During Hamas Riots at Gaza Border

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops manning the border, during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator.

Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

VARSOVIE, Poland — Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.

Hamas Vows More Israel Border Chaos

Hamas Vows More Israel Border Chaos

The protests along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue until they achieve their goals and the Palestinians return to all of Palestine, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh vowed on Monday.

Report: U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Hit Syrian Air Base

Report: U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Hit Syrian Air Base

US officials have reportedly confirmed that Israel carried out a predawn missile strike on an air base in central Syria that reportedly killed 14 people on Monday, while Russia protested that it had not been informed ahead of time.

Syrian News Agency Reports Missile Attack on Air Base

Syrian News Agency Reports Missile Attack on Air Base

Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Although the agency said it was likely “an American aggression,” U.S. officials said the U.S.

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

The United States for a second week in a row blocked a UN Security Council statement supporting the right of Palestinians to “demonstrate peacefully” and endorsing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for an independent investigation into deadly protests in Gaza.

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