Eilat hit with two rockets: What happened to Iron Dome?

By ISRAEL HAYOM— Sirens sounded in the southern Israeli city of Eilat on Wednesday morning after two rockets fired from the Sinai Peninsula exploded in a planned new residential area within the city, causing no injuries or damage, the Israel Defense Forces said. Residents of the coastal city said that the rockets first exploded, and…

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Yaalon plans to restructure the IDF as small, self-contained armies

By DEPKAFile –Executive Report —   The two top ministers in the new Netanyahu government both have big plans. While overlapping at some points, the two will certainly butt heads on others. Finance Minister Yair Lapid in particular has his eye on deep cuts in defense spending to reduce the budget deficit. Defense Minister Moshe…

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As Israelis Mourn, Jordanians Glorify

By ALAN DERSHOWITZ, GATESTONE— Israelis are now transitioning from their annual day of remembrance to the day they celebrate their independence. But even in celebrating 65 years of statehood, Israel never forgets the sacrifices it has made over the course of its existence. As Israelis mourn the 23,000 soldiers and defense personnel who have been…

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Peres: Netanyahu now has more faith in Obama

By DAVID HOROVITZ, TIMES OF ISRAEL— President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel not only dramatically raised Israelis’ faith and trust in him, but also made a positive impact on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres said. Interviewed by The Times of Israel ahead of Israel’s 65th Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), Peres answered with a…

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Jerusalem marks Memorial Day in national ceremony

By ILIANA CURIEL, YNET— The opening ceremony of the Memorial Day events took place in Jerusalem Sunday. Present at the ceremony were Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Supreme Court President Judge Asher Grunis. “We have always been forced to fight for our freedom and for our existence,” the prime minister said.…

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Must we continue to be enablers of our own destruction?

BY CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST– Two events happened on Wednesday which should send a shiver down the spine of everyone concerned about the future of the American Jewish community. But to understand their importance it is important to consider the context in which they occurred. On January 13, The New York Times reported on a series…

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Video: Ben Gurion announcing the birth of Israel

The leaders of Israel decided to declare their independence as a country on the 14th of May. They didn’t know exactly where the borders should be and they hadn’t even picked a name for the country. The leaders hadn’t even finished writing their Declaration of Independence. Worst of all, everyone knew that right after they…

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Why Salam Fayyad Stands No Chance against Fatah

by KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— The Fatah leaders are yearning for the days of Yasser Arafat, when they were able to steal international aid earmarked for helping Palestinians. The Palestinians’ problem with Fayyad is that he did not sit even one day on an Israeli prison. For them, graduating from an Israeli prisons even more…

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