Israel news

Israeli soldier killed as IDF moves into Gaza

By Marcus Dysch, July 18, 2014

An Israeli soldier has been killed in Gaza on the first night of the IDF’s ground operation in the Palestinian territory.

Sergeant Eitan Barak, a 20-year-old from Hertzliya, died during the operation.

Israel said it had killed 14 terrorists overnight as it targeted Hamas’ network of tunnels in the Gaza Strip.


'Hamas is bringing a Nakba on Gaza'

By Marcus Dysch, July 17, 2014

The Arab world is increasingly turning against Hamas as the terror group rejected a ceasefire offer from Israel this week.

Commentators across the Middle East have lined up to accuse Hamas of bringing a "Nakba" (catastrophe) on the Palestinian people.


Once again, Iron Dome is a strategy-changer

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 17, 2014

The success of the Iron Dome missile defence system throughout Operation Protective Edge has allowed Israel to hold back, for now, from launching a ground offensive in Gaza.

The rocket shield has also allowed Israel to accept Egyptian proposals for a ceasefire, even when it was clear that Hamas would continue firing rockets.


Will a ground war be the next step?

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 17, 2014

Israel was contemplating escalating its military offensive against Hamas and Islamic Jihad after the Palestinian groups rejected a ceasefire proposal backed by the Arab League, and continued to fire rockets from Gaza.


Here we go again: even the Indians are angry

July 17, 2014

From India to France, anti-Israel protests erupted around the world this week.

One of the most terrifying demonstrations took place in Paris last Sunday, when a jihad-inspired march turned into what one observer likened to a "pogrom".

Protesters laid siege to Roquette Street Synagogue in the centre of the city, attacking the building with rocks as they attempted to break in.


Israel says yes to ceasefire – Hamas says no

By Sandy Rashty, July 15, 2014

Israel has agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas but the Gaza terror group has decided to continue its offensive.

A leader from Hamas’s armed wing has reportedly claimed that there would be no ceasefire until the group has been consulted on the “full terms” of a ceasefire agreement.

A ceasefire deal was brokered in Cairo between high-ranking Israeli and Palestinian officials.


Israeli generals ‘want ground operation’

By JC Reporter, July 11, 2014

The IDF’s top brass are strongly in favour of putting boots on the ground in Gaza.

According to an Israel Radio report on Friday, the generals are waiting for the green light from Israel's political leadership. The cabinet is expected to make its decision over the next two days.

Hamas is now targeting Ben Gurion airport, according to a statement put out by the terror group today.


They are deadlier than Hamas, says Mossad head

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 11, 2014

Mossad Chief Tamir Pardo caused a stir in Israel last week when he said that the Islamic State (formerly known as Isis) were more of a threat to Israel than Hamas.


Bacteria's smart tactics revealed

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 11, 2014

Bacteria have the ability to predict when people will take antibiotics and learn to dodge them, Israeli researchers have found.

The discovery comes as a UK government report warned this week that antibiotic-resistant bacteria could spark a return "to the dark ages of medicine".


Indyk missed one key insight into the peace process

By Gershon Baskin, July 10, 2014

US special envoy to the last round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations Ambassador Martin Indyk has, on two occasions, placed the bulk of responsibility for the failure of negotiations on Israel.