Israel News


Three Israelis Killed in Attacks, Australia Recognizes Jerusalem

A Hamas cell’s violent terrorist attacks left three Israelis dead in the West Bank, Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and Hamas alleges new information about botched Gaza raid. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

A Hanukkah Attack and Miraculous Delivery

A Hanukkah attack in the West Bank wounds 6 and pregnant Mother, but the baby was miraculously saved. Plus, Israel busts Hezbollah tunnels, and Yeshua’s immersion site is finally being cleared of landmines. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

The UN, 70 Nations, and Third Temple Altar Dedication

The nations are invited to the third Temple altar dedication, Pilate’s ring rediscovered, UN resolutions are targeting Holy sites, the latest on Gaza, and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

Netanyahu Holds Government Together

After fatal steps toward war and the near collapse of the ruling coalition, stability is holding as Netanyahu rallies his allies and Hamas holds to the ceasefire conditions for the second week. Plus, Airbnb drops settlement listings and gets sued, and in a historic first, the president of Chad visits Israel. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

A Violent Clash with Hamas

After the most violent week in years, a controversial ceasefire was reached between Israel and Hamas, but Defense Minister Liberman resigned in protest and threatens early elections that could oust Netanyahu’s coalition. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Covert Gaza Operation Gone Wrong

An operation in Gaza ended in a firefight and chase as IDF members retreated under the cover of airstrikes all amid high-stakes peace talks. Plus, deadly floods in Jordan kill 12 and sweep through Petra. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

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Six Years of Drought in Israel

For five years, Israel has stayed ahead of the drought with desalination, drip irrigation, and water conservation. However, as the sixth year of drought sets in, even the cutting-edge tech might not be able to protect the Sea of Galilee, already far below its red lines.

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Another Arab Nation Recognizes Israel

Details of Israel-Hamas deal brings hope for peace, Arab Oman recognizes Israel after surprise Netanyahu visit, and Mossad intelligence thwarted an Iranian assassination plot in Denmark. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Massacre at the Tree of Life Inspire Outpouring of Empathy

Fresh violence at the Gaza border puts a damper on a new deal that promises to end the riots, and an update on the Syrian border. Plus, an inscribed column reveals the oldest documented text containing the name “Jerusalem.” This and much more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

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US Cuts Palestinian Funding, Amnesty for IDF Draft Dodgers, and Hannah's Tomb.

The U.S. cut all funding for Palestinian refugees, but Israeli Defense officials want to find replacement funds. Plus, IDF mandatory service dodgers get a break for the holidays. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Drought in Israel, a Week of Calm with Gaza

A week of calm and reopening of border crossings could mean the Gaza deal will hold. Plus, Israel is about to enter year 6 of drought, but there are plans to help save the lakes. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

A Gaza Deal Depends on Ceasefire, Israel Greets Baby Boom, Nation-State Law Protests and more…

A new deal holds hope for an end to the Gaza conflict but depends on a delicate ceasefire. Meanwhile, a baby boom is overwhelming Israeli hospitals and new mining regulations could mean new life for the Dead Sea. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

Deal or No Deal for Gaza; Syria Shift Brings UN and Russian Strings

Rumors of an upcoming deal over Gaza and qualms about potential war, while in the north a Syrian gov. victory means U.N. and Russians in the Golan Heights and end step back for Operation Good Neighbor. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

Boulder Falls from Kotel as Violence Continues in Israel

A large Herodian stone fell nearly crushing a worshipper at the Western Wall the day after Tish B’Av. Plus, Israel downed a Syrian jet, a fatal stabbing attack, and a sniper wounds an IDF soldier. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

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IDF Soldier Killed, Israel Saves White Helmets, Jewish-Nation Law Passed

A 21-year-old IDF soldier was killed by a sniper, inciting a blistering response and then a ceasefire. Plus, Israel rescued Syria’s White Helmets and the Knesset passes the controversial Jewish Nation-State Law. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Strikes Wound Israelis, Palestinians; Netanyahu Talks to Putin

A shaky cease-fire is in place after strikes leave both Israelis and Palestinians wounded in a major escalation, Netanyahu and Putin mull Iran in the Syria tangle, and a Jewish nation-state law starts protests in Tel Aviv. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

Earthquakes, Gaza, and Holocaust Law

A swarm of around thirty tremors rattled northern Israel in the last couple weeks as the violence continued at the Gaza border protest. Plus, archeologists unearthed the gate of a city that might have been Bethsaida. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

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UN Honors Israeli Doctors amid Gaza Violence and a Crisis on the Syrian Border

To prepare for the impending crisis on the Syrian border Israel is sending both troops and aid missions. The Gaza border violence continued this week even though global attention has dwindled, and the UN is honoring a team of Israeli doctors. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Rockets, Drones, and Expensive Meals

Amid the airstrikes and rocket barrages, Gazans held protests at the border and against Palestinian leadership. Plus, Israel intercepted a drone from Syria, a car ramming that wasn’t, and expensive meals for Sara Netanyahu. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

A Lull at Gaza, Scuffles in the West Bank, and a Hamas Cell Thwarted

A quiet weekend on the Gaza border coincides with the end of Ramadan and the World Cup. Plus, police brawl with activists to demolish an illegal West Bank settlement and a major Hamas cell was dismantled, foiling dangerous attacks. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Kites of Fire, Refilling the Galilee, and Iranians in Disguise

Kites of fire from Gaza are scorching Israeli fields, a plan to refill the Sea of Galilee with desalinated water, Iranians disguising themselves as Syrians, and protests in the West Bank against the Palestinian Authority in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

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Who Is Hananya Naftali?

Hananya Naftali is internet-savvy, full of youthful charisma and a Jewish believer in Yeshua – and his videos reach millions. Read how this believing Jew tells the truth about Israel to millions and landed a job in the Prime Minister’s office

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One Hundred Missiles, Tractor Ramming, Palestinian Medic Killed in Gaza

A young Palestinian paramedic was killed at the Gaza border and a viral Facebook post misidentified her shooter. A mortar shell landed in a kindergarten playground hours before kids play, and a car ramming was thwarted in Hebron. This and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Russia Throttles Iran, IDF Soldier Killed, Gaza Violence Persists

Russia holds back Iran to prevent war, a 20-yr-old IDF soldier was killed and laid to rest, Gaza violence continues past the planned deadline and more in this week's Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

Gaza Violence and the War with Iran

A just-the-facts recap for the bloodiest weekend of the Gaza protests, yet another escalation in the war with Iran, and Israel news from behind the front page in this week's Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Breaking down Israel and Iran’s Power-Plays

An Israeli spy operation that stole a half-ton of files from the heart of Iran dealt the final blow to the Iran nuclear deal, but Iran is only gaining more ground after Hezbollah won the elections in Lebanon. This week, we break down these power-plays in your Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric.)

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Germans Wear Kippahs, 10 Dead in Flash Flood, and Gaza Border Violence

Arrests follow tragic drowning of ten youth in flash flood, thousands of Germans wear kippahs to after anti-Semitic attack and another weekend of violence at the Gaza border in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Israel Pulls Fighters from Alaska, Groom Arrested

A Bedouin groom arrested after shooting stunt, Israel pulls F-15 fighters from Alaska drill, Orthodox could gain a monopoly on conversion and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Israel Turns Seventy

Israel was one of few who knew about the Syria attack ahead of time, the Gaza violence continues, and Israel prepares to celebrate its seventieth anniversary. This and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Poison Gas and Air Strikes in Syria, Gaza Riots

Poison gas attack followed by a missile strike in Syria, climbing death toll and a Swastika at the ongoing Gaza riots, and Bibles in Israel’s secular schools—this and more in the Weekly Israel News Recap. Here is the Israel news that you can trust.

10-minute read

Protests in Gaza, Pesach Sacrifice, and Statehood Recognition

Sixteen dead in Gaza protests, a Pesach pseudo-sacrifice nearly on top of the Temple Mount, Saudi recognition of Israel’s statehood, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

10-minute read

Nukes in Syria, French Arms Smuggler Caught, and Palestinian Protests

Pesach protests at the Gaza border, digitized health care, a French consulate worker smuggling weapons and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Terror Attack in Jerusalem

A weekend of violence, an assassination attempt, Israeli immigration policy, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Haredi Jews Protest, Abbas in Trouble, Prayer on Temple Mount

Ultra-orthodox Jews block roads to protest military service, a new bill might allow Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, PA’s Abbas might be in his final days and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Trump, Cyrus, and Messiah

Trump and the Persian King Cyrus will share face space on a new coin, a car ramming wounds four, an attack on the Temple Mount thwarted, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

US Embassy Moving to Jerusalem and Holy Sepulchre Closes

A symbolic ribbon-cutting for the Jerusalem Embassy, tax feud closes the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, joint U.S., IDF missile attack drill and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

Proof of the Prophet? Potential Seal of Isaiah Unearthed in Jerusalem

Archeologists believe that a partial seal they discovered in an excavation near the Temple Mount may have belonged to the biblical Prophet Isaiah.

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Netanyahu Faces Corruption Charges while Israel Clashes with Gaza

A bomb-rigged Palestinian flag sparks military clash in Gaza, a bombshell in the corruption investigation into Benjamin Netanyahu, Poland still having Holocaust rhetoric issues, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

7-minute read

Israeli Jet Shot Down by Iran Over Syria and other News

Debate over construction of an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall, a downed Israeli F-16 fighter and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

War with Hamas, Secret Airstrikes in Egypt, Chinese Spy Stuff, and More

A secret airstrike alliance with Egypt, fear of Chinese surveillance in infrastructure development, an alleged imminent war with Hamas, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Persecutions, Holocaust Revisions, and Heavy Flooding in Israel

A harassment campaign targeting a Messianic Center, a law banning blaming Poland for Holocaust atrocities, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

6-minute read

Dead Sea Scrolls Calendar and other Israel News

Why are Israeli rabbis offering to hide African migrants in their homes? How was a bombing prevented at the tomb of Joseph? What is Vice President Pence going to talk about in Israel? Tragedy miraculously averted at the Tomb of Joseph, a new calendar decoded from a Dead Sea Scroll, a high-level U.S. visit to Israel and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (without the Rhetoric).

9-minute read

Isis Declares War on Hamas

An IDF strike on a key Hamas terror tunnel bordering Egypt, the Islamic State declares war on Hamas, political scandal in the Netanyahu family, and more in this Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric).

8-minute read

Divine Rain from Heaven and Other Israel News

Stay informed on developments in Israel with our Weekly Israel News Recap (Without the Rhetoric). In this week’s Israel News Recap without the Rhetoric read about a quick answer to national prayers for rain, protests in Iran, and some exciting archaeological finds, including the seal of the governor of Jerusalem from the days of King Hezekiah.

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Obama and Hezbollah: Israel News Week in Review

In this week’s Israel News Recap without the Rhetoric learn how the Obama administration protected Hezbollah’s drug trade to make a nuclear deal with Iran, the results of the Beijing peace talks with the Palestinians, more embassy news, and the disturbing situation on Israel’s Syrian border.

8-minute read

Miss Iraq Takes a Selfie and Other Israel News

Shortly after sharing the selfie on social media, Miss Iraq began receiving threats against her and her family saying they would be killed if the photo was not removed. Now, her family and relatives have fled Iraq fearing for their lives. Also: Trump’s Jerusalem Fallout; Labor Strike in Israel, and China’s new Middle East role.

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Jerusalem – The Morning After Trump

Personally, I have mixed feelings about the decision. On the one hand, this is something that should have happened a long time ago. It should have happened in 1967. On the other hand, I am concerned over the practical ramifications on our soldiers, citizens, and the Palestinian people.

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Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb

Now, for the first time in history, a country in the heart of the Arab World has been returned to its original occupants, a people who, according to Muslim thinking, were accursed and driven into exile, to be superseded by the “true religion.”

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World Vision and Hamas

According to the allegations, funds designated for civilian projects, more than a million dollars a year, were "given in cash" to Hamas combat units. Shin Bet claims that money raised to support children allegedly injured by conflict with Israel was diverted to Hamas families by “fraudulently listing their children as wounded.”

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Testimonies of Jewish Believers on Walla!

When the Israeli web portal Walla! recently featured testimonies of Jewish Yeshua-followers produced by Eitan Bar and Israel College of the Bible, it was hailed as a win for Jewish evangelism. It would be even better if a few of the testimonies pointed Jewish believers to Torah.

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