IDF chief: If attacked, Israel will respond with force

By Lilach Shoval, Israel Hayom— The Israel Defense Forces will not compromise Israel’s security, this according to IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi in an address at a memorial ceremony for soldiers who fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. “Last summer was full of security incidents, both above and below the surface,…

Details

What Iran’s Friends Are Doing in Gaza

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute— As Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations pursue their efforts to spare the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip another war with Israel, the Islamic Jihad organization is promising its people more suffering, violence and bloodshed. The terrorist organization is also promising to continue the fight until it…

Details

5,000-Year-Old NYC-Style Metropolis Uncovered in Northern Israel

By Rossella Tercatin, JPost— The ruins of a 5,000-year-old megalopolis were uncovered in northern Israel, the Antiquities Authority announced on Sunday. The ruins were exposed in a major excavation project in the Ein Assur site near Harish. The city was the largest in the area during the Bronze Age with about 6,000 people inhabiting it,…

Details

American Jewry’s Days of Reckoning

By Caroline Glick, JPost— On September 29, President Donald Trump set out his nationalist political philosophy in his address before the UN General Assembly. Arguing that the nation-state is the best guarantor of human freedom and liberty, Trump set up a contrast between “patriots” and “globalists.” “The future does not belong to globalists,” he said.…

Details

Saudi, UAE, Bahrain Send Striking Blessings for Jewish New Year

By Clarion Project— Shifting sands between Trump, the Middle East and Israel brought some surprising and striking changes for the recently celebrated Jewish New Year. Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year, was observed September 30-October 1. With the Jewish New Year came greetings and blessings to Jews in Israel and around the world from officials…

Details

Iran says it foiled ‘Israel-Arab’ plot to assassinate top military commander

By Times of Israel— Iran thwarted what it described as an “Israel-Arab” plot to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the elite Quds Force in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iranian media reported Thursday. The Guard’s intelligence chief, Hossein Taeb, told an annual conference of IRGC commanders that three people had been arrested in…

Details

Rivlin: Israel is in Crisis, Needs Government Now

By Lahav Harkov, JPost— Israeli democracy is in a state of emergency, and a government must be formed as soon as possible, President Reuven Rivlin said at the 22nd Knesset’s inaugural meeting, which was overshadowed by the political uncertainty on Thursday. Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the long period of political uncertainty, which…

Details

Anglicans Dig Deep into the Jewish Roots of Christianity

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Jerusalem Connection— The second annual Anglican Theology Conference on September 24-25 provided a feast of intellectual thought, rich biblical insights, and fellowship among 170 attendees from four nations and eleven states spanning the miles from Colorado to Virginia. Organized by Rev. Dr. Gerald McDermott, the A-list of eleven scholars presented cutting-edge…

Details

Iran Guards chief: Destroying Israel now not a dream but an ‘achievable goal’

By AFP and TOI STAFF The commander of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Monday that destroying Israel was now an “achievable goal.” Four decades on from Iran’s Islamic revolution, “we have managed to obtain the capacity to destroy the impostor Zionist regime,” Major General Hossein Salami was quoted saying by the IRGC’s…

Details

Abbas at UN: I’ll Give my Last Penny to Families of ‘Martyrs’ AKA Terrorists

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, Times of Israel— In his latest United Nations speech on September 26, Mahmoud Abbas was introduced as “His excellency, President of the STATE of Palestine.” We know Palestine is not a functioning state but let’s move on from this United Nations and world-wide fantasy to one of the the most appalling…

Details

9 Rosh Hashanah Myths and Misconceptions

By Menachem Posner, Chabad—- 1. Myth: Rosh Hashanah Is the “Jewish New Year” Hallmark cards, greetings from public officials, and even Chabad.org articles refer to Rosh Hashanah as the “Jewish New Year,” which can imply that this is somehow the Jewish equivalent of January 1. Fact: Rosh Hashanah Is the “Head of the Year” That’s…

Details