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In The News - 2018

Netanyahu Responds To Synagogue Shooting

October 27, 2018

PM Netanyahu Statement on Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, released the following statement:

"I was heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue today.

The entire people of Israel grieve with the families of the dead. We stand together with the Jewish community of Pittsburgh. We stand together with the American people in the face of this horrendous anti-Semitic brutality.

And we all pray for the speedy recovery of the wounded."

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Iranian Quds Force Orders Attack On Israel

October 27, 2018

Israel: Iranian Force in Syria Behind Rocket Attack on South

IDF says that Islamic Jihad is behind attacks Friday night, under orders from Iran. Adds that it holds Hamas responsible for the Gaza Strip and has therefore targeted only Hamas targets.

The Islamic Jihad is responsible for firing rockets into Gaza Friday night, Israel's security services said Saturday.

Friday night's events, in which 36 rockets were launched at Israel from Gaza, "were led by the Islamic Jihad with clear guidance from Iran and the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds force in Syria," the IDF spokesman said Saturday. "The entire incident was under Iran's guidance through the Quds force that led the attacks," the IDF said.

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Netanyahu Warns Hamas

October 14, 2018


After an especially violent weekend, the Prime Minister used the cabinet meeting to send a warning to Hamas.

If Hamas does not stop its violent attacks against Israel, then Israel will stop them through forceful actions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned at Sunday's cabinet meeting.

Commenting on the increase in violence along the border fence with Gaza, Netanyahu said that “Hamas has apparently not internalized the message – if they don't stop the violent attacks against us, they will be stopped in a different way and it will be painful, very painful.”

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Vows To Destroy ‘Fabricated’ Israel

July 16, 2018

Khamenei lashes ‘satanic’ US peace plan, vows to destroy ‘fabricated’ Israel

A day after calling for better ties with the world, Iran's supreme leader tells Palestinians a day will come when Zionist regime 'will be eradicated'

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Pastor Hagee In Jerusalem For Embassy Opening

May 14, 2018

Top pro-Israel evangelical leader sees ‘wellspring’ of support for Jewish state

Ahead of his closing benediction at the dedication ceremony of the American Embassy in Jerusalem, Pastor John Hagee talks about anti-Semitism and the end of days

During a congregational trip to Israel in 1978, Pastor John Hagee underwent a conversion of sorts at the Jerusalem Old City’s Western Wall.

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New York Times Declares “Abbas Must Go”

May 2, 2018

Let Abbas’s Vile Words Be His Last as Palestinian Leader

Feeding reprehensible anti-Semitic myths and conspiracy theories in a speech on Monday, the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, shed all credibility as a trustworthy partner if the Palestinians and Israelis ever again have the nerve to try negotiations.

Speaking to the Palestinian legislative body, Mr. Abbas, 82, said the mass murder of European Jews in the Holocaust was the result of the victims’ financial activities, not their religious identity and anti-Semitism.

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Hamas Tries Again To Breach Israel’s Border

April 13, 2018

IDF: Gazans hurl explosives, firebombs, burn Israeli flags, try to damage fence

Palestinian said killed, more than 100 hurt as 10,000 demonstrate at 5 points along border in third Friday of mass protest; Hamas official says 'it's time for return'

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops deployed at 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.

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Iran To Host “Festival” Celebrating Israel’s Destruction

February 28, 2018

New Iranian festival fetes Israel’s predicted destruction by 2040

First installation of 'Hourglass Festival' calls for entries in art and media competition 'to disclose beastly and anti-human rights measures of Zionist occupier regime'

Iran has inaugurated an “Hourglass Festival” celebrating the “imminent collapse” of Israel, based on a secret “plan” by the Islamic Republic announced in 2015 to destroy the Jewish state within 25 years, Iranian media reported Tuesday.

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Senators Warn: War Is Coming

February 27, 2018

Senators hear war drums on Israel's border: 'It's going to be bloody'

A full-scale war between Israeli and Iranian proxies in southern Lebanon is approaching, a bipartisan pair of senators warned following a trip last week to the Middle East.

“Any time you leave a meeting where the major request is 'ammunition, ammunition, ammunition,' that's probably not good,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told reporters while discussing his conversations with Israeli officials.

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Senate Strengthens Taylor Force Act

February 15, 2018

US Senate Version of Taylor Force Act Leaves PA With No Room for Maneuver on Terrorist Payments

The US Senate is preparing to vote on the Taylor Force Act that links US financial assistance to the Palestinians with a verifiable end to the Palestinian Authority’s policy of “martyr payments” to convicted terrorists and their families – and the final version of the bill leaves the PA with little room to maneuver if it wants to continue receiving US aid.

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