Donald Trump is eager to move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move deferred repeatedly by presidents of all political stripes, one of his top aides said on Monday.
Out-of-control wildfires set intentionally by Palestinian terrorists have burned across Israel since Tuesday and continue to rage, with new areas threatened by flames as other blazes have come under control.
The residents of the Israeli community of Reut opposed to the construction of a new Chabad synagogue seem to have succeeded in their mission.
1,800 residents of the secular Israeli city of Reut have signed a petition against the planned building of a Chabad synagogue in the city.
The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP), which comprises over 400 rabbis from all over Israel, has sharply criticized Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for declaring that he supports a two state solution and is even willing to “be the first investors in the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip,” and “the first to invest in a maritime trading port, an airport and an industrial zone.”
In a 26-6 vote, UNESCO on Thursday gave its preliminary approval to a preliminary approval to a resolution that ignores Jewish ties to its most holy religious sites: the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem.
A gunman opened fire from a car while driving by the Ammunition Hill andShimon Hatzadik light-rail stations in Jerusalem, killing two and wounding six. The terrorist was shot and killed by police as he fled toward the nearby Sheikh Jarrah neighbood.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has landed in an open area in southern Israel this afternoon. No one was hurt in Thursday’s attack, but it came a day after another rocket landed in the town of Sderot, also without casualties.
“Shimon Peres‘ long relationship with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Chabad movement weathered various differences,” said Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, Chairman of the Chabad-Lubavitch Educational and Social Services divisions. “But he remained a devoted friend and encouraged the work of the Rebbe’s shluchim throughout his life.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Israeli Army Radio Monday morning, following his meetings with presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
After a seeming lull in terrorist attacks, there were two attacks within an hour this afternoon, Friday, September 16, in Israel.
Israeli defense officials on Thursday said the government has begun work on a massive underground barrier along the border with Gaza meant to block Hamas terrorists from tunneling into Israel.
Vandals attacked the home of the Chief Rabbi of Kiryat Gat, Rabbi Moshe Havlin, Wednesday night, resulting in the hospitalization of Rabbi Havlin’s wife.
A multilevel parking garage under construction in the city of Tel Aviv collapsed on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring about 17 others, Israeli police and rescuers said, as rescue teams worked frantically to locate several people believed trapped under the rubble.
An IDF soldier was shot and moderately wounded while guarding a large group of Orthodox Jews who arrived on a caravan of 16 buses to visit Joseph’s Tomb in the northern West Bank city of Shchem (Nablus) early Thursday morning.
After boarding a plane to travel to Israel, Hindel Swerdlov, whose husband Yossi is Associate Director the Chabad Terror Victims Project, was pleasantly surprised to see who sat down next to her for the flight – the Israeli Olympic Judo winner whose hand would not be shaken by his Egyptian opponent. What ensued was a meaningful conversation about family, Israel. Chabad and the Rebbe that developed into a lasting friendship.
In this shocking video, a Palestinian father can be seen telling his young son to throw rocks at heavily armed IDF soldiers. The father yells at the soldiers to shoot the child so that it could be captured on video. Watch how the soldiers respond instead.
The terrorist who fired at Otniel resident Rabbi Miki Mark HY”D few weeks ago, Mohammed Pakia, was killed by IDF soldiers as they were trying to take him into custody.
Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot featured a profile of a Lubavitcher Chossid who made history in the Israeli Defense Forces. “Meet Segen (Lieutenant) Dr. Shmulik Soklik who is making history,” read the newspaper’s headline this morning.
Two IDF soldiers – including Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow, a 20-year-old ‘lone soldier’ from New Jersey – were killed, and three others were wounded when a grenade in the possession of a driver of a light armored military vehicle went off on Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights.
A Potential terrorist attack on a light rail train in Central Jerusalem was averted thanks to alert security personal. A Palestinian man in his 20’s was taken into custody.
A horrifying and tragic accident occurred in central Israel this morning; a woman and a young girl were crushed by a piece of heavy construction equipment that fell off of a flatbed truck, killing the woman and critically injuring the child. The woman was identified as Mrs. Chana Geula Dweck, OBM, sister of beloved Crown Heights caterer Reb Dovid Malka, OBM.