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Israel News for 9-20-2019

Election Results With around 99% of the votes counted, the results seem to be finalized, with the only change being an extra mandate for Blue and White and one less for Yisrael Beytenu. Here are the current results (according to News 12): Blue and White – 33 Likud – 31 Joint Arab List – 13 […]

Israel News for 9-18-2019

Election Results With around 90% of the votes counted, the results indicate that we’re in for another round of uncertainty as to who will be able to form a government, or if it’s even possible to do so at all. Here are the current results (according to News 12): Blue and White – 32 Likud […]

Israel News for 9-16-2019

Elections Update With the elections set to take place on Tuesday, the right wing religious Noam party has pulled out of the race. The move is seen as an attempt to prevent bleeding votes away from the rightist Yamina party. National religious rabbis, who support Yamina, put a lot of pressure on Noam to withdraw. […]

Israel News for 9-11-2019

Annexation Promise PM Netanyahu said at a press conference yesterday: ”Today, I announce my intention, after the establishment of a new government, to apply Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea. This is a historic opportunity, a one-time opportunity, to extend Israeli sovereignty on our settlements in Judea and Samaria, and […]

Israel News for 9-9-2019

Syria Attack Syrian opposition forces are reporting that at least 18 people have been killed in an aerial attack targeting pro-Iranian militias in the town of Al Bukamal in eastern Syria. The IDF said that pro-Iranian militias in Syria made a failed attempt to launch missiles into Israel shorty before the attack. For further reading […]

Israel News for 9-6-2019

Greenblatt Out The White House has announced that Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, will leave the administration in the coming weeks. Greenblatt has been spearheading efforts at creating Trump’s Middle East peace plan, which the White House says will be released at least a month after the upcoming September 17th Israeli […]

Israel News for 9-4-2019

Lebanon Report A Lebanese newspaper today cited diplomatic sources saying that Israel offered Hezbollah an end to the recent escalation across the Lebanon border and a return to the UN resolution that halted hostilities after the 2006 Second Lebanon War. In exchange, Israel would commit to ending its strikes against Hezbollah operatives in Syria. Hezbollah […]

Israel News for 8-30-2019

IDF Warning The IDF announced that Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah are stepping up attempts to build missile-production facilities in Lebanon and warned that these efforts are putting Lebanese civilians in danger. IDF spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said, “It is time for them (the Lebanese government) to understand their responsibility and understand the […]

Israel News for 8-28-2019

Gaza Unrest The Palestinian health ministry reported that 2 policeman were killed when the motorbike they were riding exploded, in a neighborhood south-west of Gaza City. The ministry added that two other men and one woman were injured in the blast. The IDF said it had no knowledge of Israeli military involvement in the incident. […]

Israel News for 8-26-2019

Rockets Fired Three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel last night. IDF jets responded by striking several targets, including the office of a Hamas battalion commander, in a Hamas military compound in northern Gaza. PM Netanyahu ordered to cut by half the amount of fuel being transferred to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom border […]