Netanyahu: Speed Up the Demolitions of Terrorists’ Homes

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening ordered security forces to speed up the process of demolition of terrorists’ homes and to continue to use administrative detentions against terrorists. The directive came following a security assessment held by Netanyahu upon his return to Israel from New York, in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks […]


Assad: I Won’t Hesitate to Step Down if That’s the Solution

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is not ruling out stepping down if the situation in Syria requires it. Assad’s comments were made in an interview which aired Sunday on Iranian Khabar TV and which were tweeted out by his official account: He also said a coalition between Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed "or else […]


Jordanian MP’s Son Joins ISIS, Carries Out Suicide Attack

A Jordanian parliament member has said he learned from media associated with the Islamic State (ISIS) that his son carried out a suicide attack in Iraq, three months after dropping out of medical school and joining the extremist group, The Associated Press reported Sunday. The case highlights the continued grassroots appeal of ISIS ideas in […]


Joy, Judgment and Torah in the Beginning

Unlike every other holiday of the year, Simchat Torah is a holiday that has no biblical basis. All the other holidays celebrate a harvest (Sukkot, Pesach, Shavuot), a historical event (Chanukah, Purim, Pesach, the fast days), or a religious observance (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Shemini Atzeret).  Simchat Torah as a holiday evolved out of the events […]


Chag Sameach from Israel! Updates Continue from North America

Arutz Sheva's Israel Desk is stopping its round-the-clock news updates of IsraelNationalNews.com at this time in honor of the holidays of Simchat Torah and Shmini Atzeret. Jerusalem candle lighting time is 17:41 Summer Time (Sunday). Arutz Sheva's North American Desk will continue to keep you informed until the beginning of Simchat Torah and Shmini Atzeret in New York […]


Likud MK: No Difference Between Judea-Samaria and Tel Aviv

MK Nava Boker (Likud) arrived in Jerusalem on Sunday to visit the sukkah set up by Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, outside of the Prime Minister's Residence.  Boker expressed confidence in Israeli police and security forces to return quiet to Jerusalem and its surrounding areas as well as her faith that Prime Minister Binyamin […]


Is the Government’s Wafer-Thin Majority in Danger?

If he doesn't start doing something substantive to stop terror, said MK Bezalel Smotrich, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu may find himself without a coalition majority – because he will not support a government that is not doing its utmost to fight terror. Smotrich laid out his position in a Facebook message directed at Netanyahu earlier […]


Israeli Press Office Reprimands BBC for Outrageous Headline

The head of Israel's Government Press Office issued a warning to the BBC Saturday evening, following its eyebrow-raising initial coverage of the deadly terrorist attack in Jerusalem last night which killed two people and injured three others, including a toddler. The terrorist murdered 21-year-old Aharon Banita-Bennett and wounded his wife and two-year-old child, along with another […]


Internal Security Minister: We Need to Grin and Bear It

Interior Security Minister Gilad Erdan reacted Sunday to demands for a tougher response to terror by telling Kol Yisrael public radio by saying that “We need to grin and bear it” – (literally – “We need to bite our lips,” ed.), and that “Israel has experienced such terror waves from time to time.” Erdan rejected […]


UN Chief Appeals for Calm after Jerusalem Terror Attack

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday warned of a dangerous escalation in Jerusalem and Judea-Samaria following a recent spate of attacks and appealed for calm. Ban strongly condemned the violence that left two Israeli men dead in the Old City, triggering clashes overnight that left scores injured. The two men were murdered by a Palestinian Islamist […]

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