Friday April 28, 2017
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Syria says IAF hit Hezbollah arms depot near Damascus
Arab media: Israeli strike hits complex holding Iranian weapons routinely shipped to Syria Intelligence Minister Katz stops short of confirming Israeli involvement, says incident "matches our declared policy" Syrian official threatens retaliation.
Sharon Biermacher | My first Independence Day
As a recent immigrant to Israel and combat soldier, my first Independence Day is an opportunity to appreciate the realization of the Zionist dream.
Dr. Ephraim Herrera | Misery, not martyrdom
Islam forbids suicide out of despair, but despairing Muslims often embrace the concept of a martyr's death and commit terrorist attacks as a way out of their personal misery.
Clifford D. May | Iran's plane deals shouldn't fly
Iranian officials claim Iran's large aircraft deals will serve civilian purposes only. Evidence suggests they are lying.
US president expected to visit Israel next month, officials say
Date of President Donald Trump's one-day visit not yet finalized American U.N. envoy Nikki Haley, popular for defending Israel, plans to visit this summer Israeli officials hope Trump will make good on pledge to relocate U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
'Israel won't let Iran establish foothold in Golan Heights'
Avigdor Lieberman tells top Russian officials Israel is wary of Iran's efforts to smuggle arms to Hezbollah via Syria Intelligence Minister Katz says he wants to reach an agreement with the U.S. "not to let Iran have permanent military forces in Syria."
Trump's 100-day war
Former U.S. President Barack Obama relinquished the element of surprise on day one, but incumbent President Donald Trump will likely safeguard this precious advantage until his last day in office This has already helped him erase Obama's passiveness.
Defiant Hamas says it won't be cowed by PA president's threats
Tensions between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas escalate as Mahmoud Abbas' threatens "unprecedented" financial steps against Gaza's rulers, says PA will no longer pay for electricity Israel supplies the enclave Hamas: Move an act of madness.
Dr. Reuven Berko | Who's afraid of Marwan Barghouti?
The failed hunger strike proves no one on the Palestinian street believes that jailed Fatah terrorist Marwan Bargouti has what it takes to lead the Palestinian people to peace.
German chancellor backs foreign minister in spat with Netanyahu
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuses to meet with German FM Sigmar Gabriel over the latter's meeting with subversive NGO critical of IDF Chancellor's spokesman Steffan Seibert: Foreign visitors should be able to talk with critical groups.
Isi Leibler | Unacceptable behavior
The German foreign minister's insistence on visiting subversive groups that seek to undermine Israel's security, especially while here for Holocaust Remembrance Day, displays unprecedented chutzpah.
Israel foils wide-scale cyberattack on government offices
National Cyber Bureau says hackers posing as "legitimate organization" targeted about 120 organizations, government offices, public institutions and private citizens The hackers "are trying to trick us, but we're one step ahead of them," official says.
Flags placed on graves of fallen IDF soldiers for Memorial Day
Youth visit graves of Holocaust survivors killed in the War of Independence IDF Chief of Staff to bereaved families: We vow to carry on the mission for which our best sons and daughters died Bereaved children tell PM about their fathers.
Yuval Lipkin | Remembering all year round
On Memorial Day, Israel embraces the families of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism with unparalleled sensitivity, but for the bereaved families, every day is a memorial day.
Palestinian cousins attempt same attack less than day apart
Knife-wielding terrorist ignores warnings to stop, gets shot by soldiers No soldiers hurt in either attack on Nablus-area checkpoint Terrorist youths are cousins from nearby refugee camp, undergo treatment at Rabin Medical Center in Petach Tikva.
Hard-line Iranian presidential hopeful says US should fear Iran
"Today Americans are afraid of the word 'Iran.' ... The solution is not backing down. We must force them to retreat," cleric Ebrahim Raisi says of threat of future U.S. sanctions Iran's supreme leader: Next president should be less engaged with West.
NBA's Basketball Without Borders program heading to Israel
"This is going to be about bringing the Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Druze and other communities together," NBA official says Camp to take place in mid August Teens from 30 countries, including Israel, Spain and France, to be coached by top NBA players.