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Israel News for 7-26-2021

News Update Israeli warplanes hit a Hamas military base in southern Gaza deemed responsible for launching incendiary balloons into Israel that caused 3 fires. The Defense Ministry ordered the reduction of the Gaza fishing zone from 12 to 6 miles. PM Bennett has compared the launch of incendiary balloons to rocket fire. One of the […]

Israel News for 7-23-2021

News Update Syrian media reported that Syrian air defenses intercepted Israeli missiles over Homs province early Thursday. The strike destroyed several Hezbollah weapons depots. It was the second Israeli airstrike into Syria this week. The IDF captured two suspects who crossed into Israel from Lebanon yesterday. The IDF said the two were most likely migrants […]

Israel News for 7-21-2021

News Update Yesterday, 2 rockets were fired into northern Israel from Lebanon. One of them was intercepted by the Iron Dome and other fell in an open area. The attack occurred just hours before Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was due to visit the city of Ma’alot-Tarshiha in the Galilee. In response, the IDF fired artillery […]

Israel News for 7-16-2021

News Update The IDF announced yesterday that it arrested, along with the Shin Bet and police, between 20 and 30 students who were part of a Hamas terror cell at Birzeit University near Ramallah. The IDF released photos identifying a large weapons warehouse belonging to Hezbollah in the southern Lebanon village of Ebba, just 25 […]

Israel News for 7-14-2021

News Update The United Arab Emirates opened its embassy in Tel Aviv today. President Herzog attended the ceremony. Israel opened its embassy in the UAE last month. The ambassadors from France, Germany, England and Romania boycotted a Fourth of July celebration held at the US embassy in Jerusalem because their countries do not recognize Jerusalem […]

Israel News for 7-9-2021

News Update PM Naftali Bennett met secretly with Jordan’s King Abdullah II last week at the king’s palace in Amman. The two leaders discussed Israel supplying more drinking water to the drought-hit kingdom. It was the king’s first meeting with an Israeli prime minister in 3 years. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Jordanian FM […]

Israel News for 7-7-2021

News Update Isaac Herzog will be sworn is as Israel’s 11th president today, replacing Reuven Rivlin. The job is primarily ceremonial, except for the president’s role in choosing a politician to form a government after elections. The director-general of the Foreign Ministry, Alon Ushpiz, flew to the Moroccan capital Rabat on Tuesday, as part of […]

Israel News for 7-2-2021

News Update The IDF struck several Hamas targets in Gaza overnight in response to the launch of several incendiary balloons into Israel that started some small fires. A female IDF soldier was stabbed in the back and moderately wounded by a terrorist who tried to steal her weapon, near the soldier’s base in the West […]

Israel News for 6-30-2021

News Update Foreign Minister Yair Lapid officially inaugurated Israel’s first embassy to the UAE in Abu Dhabi. In his speech he thanked former PM Netanyahu and called him the architect of the peace agreements signed with several Arab countries last year. Lapid will also inaugurate the Israeli consulate in Dubai during his 2 day visit. […]

Israel News for 6-28-2021

News Update President Reuven Rivlin will meet with US President Biden today in Washington. Rivlin is on his final trip abroad as Israel’s president and will leave office next week. He is expected to discuss the Iran deal as well as other issues with Biden. Rivlin will also meet with members of Congress. The US […]