Basic Middle East facts

How Middle East realities are a reflection of the behavior of the Palestinians. Barry Shaw, 2/4/2020, 12:08 PM

Israel will be less secure if the "Deal ofthe Century" is carried out

The tunnel aspect of the Trump team's "Deal Of The Century" proposal would critically endanger Israeli civilians.   Moshe Phillips, 1/30/2020, 7:03 AM

Birth of another terrorist nation

Oslo all over again? Jack Engelhard, 1/28/2020, 10:40 PM

IDF: Activities against Hamas will be more complex and difficult

Says north would be even more complex, because number of rockets would be 'much higher'.Mordechai Sones, 11/21/2019, 12:45 PM

Listen to a Palestinian leader

He is in Hamas prison now for telling the truth about Hamas in Gaza. Barry Shaw, 8/25/2019, 11:28 AM

Gantz: 'No Gaza solution without returning Hadar and Oron'

Bereaved father: 'I appreciate Chiefs of Staff and President, but I cannot hear Prime Minister promising same thing five times.'Hezki Baruch, 7/23/2019, 7:35 PM

Key aspect of Trump proposal would endanger Israel

American friends of Israel must not let this highly dangerous aspect of the proposal remain unchallenged. Moshe Phillips, 7/19/2019, 7:51 AM

Goldin family: 'Netanyahu deceived us'

Family of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin responds to reports of six-month ceasefire with Hamas.Mordechai Sones, 5/20/2019, 10:53 PM

Israel and Hamas agree to six-month ceasefire

Israel prepared to expand fishing zone, promote UN-initiated deal, transfer medicines and humanitarian aid, open negotiations.Mordechai Sones, 5/20/2019, 8:27 PM

Report: Identities of Palestinian Arabs killed in the latest fighting

Accurate up to May 7, this report is long but well worth the time while remembering that four Israeli civilians were killed in the rocket blitz initiated by Gazan terrorists. David Bedein, 5/10/2019, 5:04 PM

Hamas, PLO and the UN should get a clear message - from Trump

The 700 rockets indiscriminately fired into Israeli population centres have presented Trump with an opportunity to do something before his "Deal of the Century." David Singer, 5/8/2019, 12:26 AM

Will the Gaza flare-up cost Eurovision 2019?

Eurovision 2019 contestants started arriving in Israel and are touring country. How are Eurovision producers and contestants reacting?i24News, 5/7/2019, 5:01 PM

'Hamas rockets fly but Democratic condemnation is nil'

Dov Hikind: 'After more than 500 rockets fired by Hamas terrorists at Israel, KILLING 4, not 1 Democrat president candidate said a word.'Mordechai Sones, 5/6/2019, 10:43 PM

Israel allegedly ordered IDF: End operations before Eurovision

Government orders army to 'achieve necessary operational goals' in weekend fighting with Hamas before Independence Day and Eurovision.Sam Sokol - JTA, 5/6/2019, 10:31 PM

Life on both sides of the Gaza-Israel border during clashes

Life has been hard on both sides of Israel-Gaza border, where thousands suffer at hands of hard clashes.i24News, 5/6/2019, 10:07 PM

'Netanyahu doesn't want to topple Hamas'

National Union Chairman criticizes how war with Hamas ended: 'We have to remove their desire to attack the State of Israel.'Hezki Baruch, 5/6/2019, 3:44 PM

Are terrorists normal? On Nazis, Hamas, al Qaeda, et al

How are mass-murdering terrorists and rocket-launchers aiming indiscriminately at men, women and children able to reconcile their daily lives with unfathomable expressions of cruelty, violence and barbarism? On Nazis, Hamas, al Qaeda, et all.Prof. Louis René Beres, 5/5/2019, 7:58 AM

Escalation between Israel and Hamas threatens ceasefire

While ceasefire has been in place for some time between Israel and Hamas, it may all come crashing down following Israeli airstrikes on Gazai24News, 5/2/2019, 1:35 PM

The Palestinian Arabs, the West's useful idiots

The Palestinian Arabs are being used and the proof is the non-existent publicity reporters gave to their protests these past weeks. Giulio Meotti, 4/5/2019, 11:15 AM

The suffering of Gaza's population

Very little has been written about the reign of terror Hamas has inflicted on the people of Gaza.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 4/5/2019, 6:36 AM

Jason Greenblatt: 'This is NOT a ceasefire'

White House Special Representative for International Negotiations official response to Hamas ceasefire claims.Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2019, 7:51 PM

'Give IDF order to defeat Hamas'

Education Minister slams PM's security policy: 'Cease-fire would cost us blood; as Defense Minister I'll shake system, stop bombing dunes.'Mordechai Sones, 3/26/2019, 5:49 PM

Hamas claims: Cease-fire has taken effect

Gaza says at 22:00 cease-fire came into force after escalation on border including Israeli attacks, rocket fire at southern communities.Mordechai Sones, 3/25/2019, 10:29 PM

Hamas official brandishes handgun, says: 'Buy more weapons'

Hamas official Rafiq Abu Hani in speech: 'Take our livelihoods from us and buy more guns! Take our salaries and buy more guns!'Mordechai Sones, 3/21/2019, 11:14 AM

Israel warns Hamas: Stop rioting or face war

Israel relays message to Gaza terror group: Elections or not, military campaign is an option.Arutz Sheva, 2/2/2019, 7:16 PM

IAF jets scrambled to intercept light plane

The small aircraft piloted by an Israeli civilian flew over Sderot without coordinating with authorities.Arutz Sheva, 2/2/2019, 6:34 PM

The Palestinian Civil War

An article on a pro-Hamas site by a Mr. Ra'afat Mara is brought in translation. Mara expresses in print what Hamas members think of Abbas and the Palestinian Authority he chairs.  Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 1/24/2019, 2:01 PM

Netanyahu: Cancel Haifa deputy mayor appointment

PM opens weekly cabinet meeting by addressing 'Northern Shield' operation, and calls to halt Hadash party appointment to Haifa deputy mayor.Hezki Baruch, 12/9/2018, 12:06 PM

Interior Ministry to check report Deputy mayor supports terror

Interior Ministry will examine whether Haifa City Council member expressed support for Hamas and Hezbollah.Mordechai Sones, 12/9/2018, 11:22 AM

What kind of education is Germany funding in Gaza?

Schoolbooks are the most revealing source of information regarding the values and aspirations a society would instill in the minds of its youngsters. David Bedein, 12/9/2018, 7:24 AM

IDF reservists to file complaint in Hague against Hamas, PA

First international documentary project by IDF reserve soldier members of My Truth organization.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2018, 12:02 PM

Israeli Arab woman among six condemned to death in Gaza

Hamas-ruled military court sentenced to death by hanging and firing squad after being convicted of passing information to Israel.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2018, 10:06 AM

Yair Lapid: Northern action justified; forfeiture in south

Yesh Atid Chairman supports operation against northern border attack tunnels, but protests 'abandonment of south residents before Hamas'.Mordechai Sones, 12/4/2018, 7:45 PM

Who are we fooling? The South will have no quiet until Iran is stopped

Iran does not want any ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas. It doesn't want Netanyahu in Oman. Ezequiel Doiny, 11/13/2018, 6:54 AM

Lapid: Hamas needs to know they are not immune

MK Lapid: we need to balance the use of power by Hamas leadership. An economical leverage will cause the Gazan pop. to stand up to Hamas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2018, 4:36 PM

'The way the funds were transferred was like protection money'

Bennett attacks transfer of Qatari funds to Hamas in Gaza, explains why Jewish Home requested another hearing on the 'Sa'ar Law.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/11/2018, 1:02 PM

Hamas suffered big blow; We're on edge between flare-up and calm

'We're trying to bring quiet, stop attacks,' senior official says; 'We've more blows for Hamas and we're planning them if necessary.'Mordechai Sones, 10/29/2018, 9:21 PM

IDF targets incendiary balloon launching site

IDF attacks Hamas post after identifying terrorists launching arson balloons from the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/24/2018, 6:03 PM

'They give - they'll get; they don't give - they won't get'

Defense Minister at rally: 'There'll be quiet, there'll be calm, then we'll know how to be neighbors.'Mordechai Sones, 10/23/2018, 11:02 PM

New report details PA, Hamas torture of dissidents

New report by Human Rights Watch details torture of dissidents under Hamas and Palestinian Authority.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2018, 5:26 PM

Commentator calls cabinet ministers 'heroes' for Gaza restraint

Veteran political commentator proud of cabinet decision not to launch large-scale attack in Gaza. 'Ministers knew to conquer their urges.'Mordechai Sones, 10/18/2018, 2:06 PM

IDF attacks empty outposts

Air force attacks targets east of Gaza City and the south after rocket fired from Gaza hit house in Be'er Sheva causing heavy damage.Mordechai Sones, 10/17/2018, 12:08 PM

Panel discussion: Should Israel keep negotiating or invade Gaza?

Is Israel's best interest to keep negotiating or time to go back into Gaza on full operation and end it once and for all?Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2018, 8:44 PM

IDF attacks Hamas position in Gaza

Attack carried out after two terrorists damage security fence in southern Gaza with bomb.Mordechai Sones, 10/15/2018, 6:26 PM

Education Minister: 'Time to move to iron fist'

Jewish Home Chairman: 'We must prevent terrorists from infiltrating into Israel and set clear rule: Infiltrating terrorist doesn't return.'Mordechai Sones, 10/15/2018, 3:27 PM

Goldin family awaits Netanyahu speech

'Expected to declare return of boys precondition for entire Gaza agreement, demand UN bear responsibility for abduction during cease-fire.'Mordechai Sones, 9/27/2018, 9:22 AM

Haaretz commentator: 'Missing soldier's parents weaken Israel'

Nehemia Strassler criticizes Goldin family struggle against agreement with Hamas: 'Struggle weakens Israel, raises price demanded by Hamas.'Mordechai Sones, 9/23/2018, 9:19 AM

'Residents of the south can be calm'

Southern IDF Commander addresses security threats in north and south, clarifies 'IDF will know how to deal with both arenas.'Mordechai Sones, 9/9/2018, 10:38 AM

A Dem. Congressional candidate whose entire family links to Hamas

The U.S. Democratic Congressional Central Committee endorses and funds a congressional candidate whose entire family links to Hamas.       Lee Kaplan, 9/5/2018, 12:05 AM

Hamas bemoans Israeli insistence on prisoner return

Arab media reports Israel does not agree to advance truce if it does not include significant progress in captives' return.Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2018, 5:20 PM

'Preaching and crocodile tears'

Liberman insists, 'We're not talking to Hamas'; criticizes extended sentence for Border Policeman; scolds Umm al-Fahm.Mordechai Sones, 8/19/2018, 2:32 PM

'Hitting Hamas leaders will strengthen deterrence'

MK Yogev calls to separate between Gaza population and Hamas leadership with Egyptian and other help to strengthen deterrence.Mordechai Sones, 8/19/2018, 10:42 AM

Defense Minister: 'Conquer Gaza or an Arab spring'

Liberman: 'Solution is to turn Gaza into economic entity providing work for two million people and will become Singapore of Middle East.'Mordechai Sones, 8/16/2018, 12:38 PM

Liberman to Gaza residents: 'Israel not problem but solution'

Defense Minister: 'As long as there's quiet, Gaza residents benefit.'Mordechai Sones, 8/15/2018, 9:27 AM

'Liberman's gestures to Hamas are a mistake'

Minister opposes ground operation, sets out alternative plan to eradicate terrorism; 'Jewish Home will vote against Israel-Hamas agreement.'Mordechai Sones, 8/14/2018, 8:26 PM

Where has all the flour gone? The fake humanitarian UNRWA crisis

The amount of funding UNRWA gets is enough to feed Gaza. Where has it disappeared? David Bedein, 8/14/2018, 3:47 AM

"Hamas must understand - Israel is not weak"

Yossi Kuperwasser claims that Israel needs to send the message that there’s a “price to pay"Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2018, 11:52 PM