Israel launches operation on Lebanon border to destroy Hezbollah attack tunnels

By Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel— The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday launched an operation to destroy a number of cross-border attack tunnels that it says were dug by the Iran-backed Hezbollah group into northern Israel from Lebanon. Announcing the launch of Operation Northern Shield, IDF spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said “a number…

Bereaved Israeli mother welcomes Pence’s ‘words of hope’ at pro-Israel conference

By Israel Hayom— A heartwarming meeting took place at the annual conference of the Israeli American Council in Florida on Friday, when twice bereaved Israeli mother and Israel Prize laureate Miriam Peretz embraced U.S. Vice President Mike Pence after his speech at the event. “U.S. Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech about love and…

Quote of the Week

“Twenty-two centuries ago, when Israel was under the rule of the empire of Alexander the Great, one particular leader, Antiochus IV, decided to force the pace of Hellenisation, forbidding Jews to practice their religion and setting up in the Temple in Jerusalem a statue of Zeus Olympus. This was too much to bear, and a…