At 70, Israel’s population is 8.842 million, 43% of world Jewry

By Times of Israel— On the eve of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, its population stands at 8,842,000, of whom 74.5 percent are Jewish, according to figures released on Monday by the Central Bureau of Statistics. The Jewish population stands at approximately 6.589 million, while Arabs number some 1.849 million, 20.9% of the population. There are…

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Israel Planning for Direct Retaliatory Attack from Iran

By Anna Ahronheim, JPost— Israel is preparing for a crossborder attack by the Revolutionary Guard Corps, in response to a strike allegedly carried out by the Jewish state against an Iranian-operated air base in Syria that killed seven of its soldiers. Israel believes the attack will come in the form of precision- guided missiles or…

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Senior Iranian Commander: Israel can no longer threaten Iran

By Anna Ahronheim, Jerusalem Post— Iranian Army Ground Forces commander Brig.-Gen. Kiumars Heidari has warned that Israel can no longer threaten the Islamic Republic. As tensions continue to rise along Israel’s northern border, Heidari said Iran’s armed forces “are much more powerful than before” and that “the date has been set” for Israel’s destruction, according…

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Trump: We have moral obligation to combat anti-Semitism, confront hate, prevent genocide

By Israel Hayom Staff— U.S. President Donald Trump issued a special statement in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked in Israel on Thursday. The Jewish state came to a standstill at 10 a.m. Thursday as sirens wailed nationwide in memory of the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. The sirens…

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Netanyahu Says Israel ‘Steadfast’ in Countering Iranian Threats

By: JNS and United with Israel Staff On Yom HaShoah, Israel’s national Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Jewish state remains “steadfast” in preventing Iranian aggression amid ongoing threats. “We are preventing Iranian activity in Syria. These are not just words,” Netanyahu said in his speech at the Yad…

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Hamas attacks Israel — and the world condemns Israel

By The Hill— The world “should wait for our great move,” said a top Hamas leader, speaking to Palestinian protestors during violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza border, “when we breach the borders and pray at al Aqsa.” With hundreds around him chanting, “We are going to Jerusalem, millions of martyrs,” and with…

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Israel solemnly remembers 6 million victims on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By MICHAEL BACHNER, TOI STAFF and AGENCIES— Israel came to a standstill at 10 a.m. Thursday as sirens wailed throughout the country in memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Buses and cars halted on streets and highways as Israelis stepped out of their vehicles and stood with…

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Senior Security Officials: If Iran Acts Against Israel, We’ll Topple Assad

By Ben Caspit, JPost— “If the Iranians act against Israel from Syrian territory, Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime will be those that pay the price.” That is the clear message from senior officials in the Israeli defense establishment and IDF after the top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called a strike…

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