Yoni Kempinski

Yoni Kempinski

Editor of Israel National News

News by Yoni Kempinski

Bereaved mother:

Bereaved mother: 'It feels like they're murdering my daughter again'

Bereaved mother Galia Hoshen had harsh criticism for the judicial system which, in her view, is concerned with the protection and care of terrorists and murderers and the prosecution of soldiers who gave their lives in battle.

Bereaved mother: 'It feels like they're murdering my daughter again'

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IDF commandos raid UNRWA compound

The IDF published documentation of the Commando Brigade's raid on the UNRWA headquarters in the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza City - there terrorists who fled Shuja'iyya barricaded themselves.

IDF commandos raid UNRWA compound

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Watch: Injured soldier Ari Shpitz recites blessing at friend's wedding

Ari Shpitz, who suffered critical injuries while fighting in Gaza, participates in the wedding of his friend who was seriously injured in the same incident and recites one of the blessings.

Watch: Injured soldier Ari Shpitz recites blessing at friend's wedding

Sister of hostage:

Sister of hostage: 'Now is the time, be a hero and bring them home'

Yarden, the sister of Hamas hostage Romi Gonen, spoke to Arutz Sheva and explained why she believes a deal must be made now despite the fears and apprehensions.

Sister of hostage: 'Now is the time, be a hero and bring them home'

Hostage's mother:

Hostage's mother to Arutz Sheva: 'She's screaming for us to save her'

Orly Gilboa speaks to Arutz Sheva about the decision to allow the Israeli media to publish the video of her abducted daughter, Daniella, six months after Hamas released it. 'As a mother, it's hard to think what could happen in nine months'

Hostage's mother to Arutz Sheva: 'She's screaming for us to save her'

Arutz Sheva accompanies Olim

Arutz Sheva accompanies Olim: 2,000 Jews to immigrate to Israel amid war

The months following October 7th have seen a sharp increase in American Jews who chose to come home. Nefesh B’Nefesh will oversee 14 summer Aliyah group flights from June through September which will bring an expected 2,000 Olim.

Arutz Sheva accompanies Olim: 2,000 Jews to immigrate to Israel amid war

Avigdor Liberman:

Avigdor Liberman: 'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

MK Avigdor Liberman spoke to Arutz Sheva: 'We cannot afford to lose this battle. If we manage to defeat Iran, everything else will fit into place, even the release of the hostages.'

Avigdor Liberman: 'Without defeating Iran, Israel will not survive'

Head of Samaria council:

Head of Samaria council: 'New village broke down walls, there'll be many more like it'

'Evyatar is our message to the world, and to ourselves, that we are here to stay,’ says Head of Samaria regional council, Yossi Dagan.

Head of Samaria council: 'New village broke down walls, there'll be many more like it'

Touching:

Touching: Thousands attended the festive Rosh Chodesh prayer in the settlement of Evyatar

Thousands attended the Rosh Chodesh prayer in Evyatar. Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu said: 'This place is the counsel of the Lord'. Yossi Dagan: 'There will be many more Evyatasrs in Samaria!'

Touching: Thousands attended the festive Rosh Chodesh prayer in the settlement of Evyatar

'Day of disruption':

'Day of disruption': Mass protests planned for Sunday throughout Israel

On Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv, in Caesarea, and in dozens of other locations across the country, protests took place Saturday evening, demanding the promotion of the deal for the release of the hostages.

'Day of disruption': Mass protests planned for Sunday throughout Israel

Samaria shooting victim:

Samaria shooting victim: 'I am grateful to be alive'

Adam Ezekiel, victim of the Tuesday shooting near Har Bracha, spoke to Arutz Sheva: ‘I kept thinking that we are such easy targets. It doesn't even take much effort to aim and shoot at us'.

Samaria shooting victim: 'I am grateful to be alive'

YU President to Arutz Sheva:

YU President to Arutz Sheva: 'Wave of Jews leaving so-called elite universities'

YU Pres. Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman, tells Arutz Sheva about his March of the Living trip to Poland with presidents of US universities, 'to make them understand the lessons of the Holocaust and recognize that the Jews come first, but others are next. '

YU President to Arutz Sheva: 'Wave of Jews leaving so-called elite universities'

Bereaved mother to Arutz Sheva:

Bereaved mother to Arutz Sheva: 'Everyone must come together to protect this country'

Marcy Tatelbaum spoke to Arutz Sheva about her son SFC (res.) Yakir, his decision to return to the battlefield, and the dreaded moments she learned he was killed in battle and shares her message: 'Everybody has to do their part.'

Bereaved mother to Arutz Sheva: 'Everyone must come together to protect this country'

Hamas captivity survivor Noa Argamani speaks

Hamas captivity survivor Noa Argamani: "Although I'm home now, we can't forget about the hostages who are still in Hamas captivity, and we must do everything possible to bring them back home."

Hamas captivity survivor Noa Argamani speaks

Elizabeth Pipko to Arutz Sheva:

Elizabeth Pipko: I am a proud Jew, blessed with the opportunity to represent Trump

Special interview | RNC spokeswoman Elizabeth Pipko speaks with Arutz Sheva about Donald Trump's plans should he return to the Oval Office and her connection to her Jewish faith.

Elizabeth Pipko: I am a proud Jew, blessed with the opportunity to represent Trump

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis:

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis to Arutz Sheva: COVID-19 never left

The head of public health services at the Ministry of Health commented on the 'return' of COVID-19, saying, 'The disease never left us, although morbidity levels are low due to the vaccine.'

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis to Arutz Sheva: COVID-19 never left

Gabriel Groisman:

Gabriel Groisman: 'Right now the Jewish community in the US is not safe'

Combat Antisemitism Movement senior advisor Gabriel Groisman speaks to Arutz Sheva about his work with local government to combat antisemitism and his demands from the US government.

Gabriel Groisman: 'Right now the Jewish community in the US is not safe'

Senior medical officer:

Senior medical officer: 'Beginning of the war was chaos'

A senior medical officer of the Southern Command tells about the challenge of evacuating the wounded from the battlefield in particularly congested and challenging terrain, and how his corps has managed to recover.

Senior medical officer: 'Beginning of the war was chaos'

Bereaved Sister:

Bereaved Sister: 'We need a special October 7th Massacre Act'

The sister of Lotan Abir, who was murdered at the party in Re'im, is leading a campaign for special recognition of the families of the massacre victims: 'The existing law is not suitable and does not suffice.'

Bereaved Sister: 'We need a special October 7th Massacre Act'

Musician and Reservist:

Musician and Reservist: ''We are messengers of our people'

Noam Buskila, musician, cantor, singer, and IDF reservist, talks about how he brings the stories of the war to Jewish communities around the world.

Musician and Reservist: ''We are messengers of our people'

Mother of hostage:

Mother of hostage: 'At UN, I spoke from my heart - I spoke as a mother'

Meirav Leshem Gonen, mother of Romi, who is being held hostage by Hamas, says of her speech at the UN: 'It was challenging. They weren't silent. They just attacked us on misleading information.'

Mother of hostage: 'At UN, I spoke from my heart - I spoke as a mother'

Rabbi of Bal Harbour:

Rabbi Lipskar: '10/7, the day every Jew woke up to the reality that they're a Jew'

Rabbi Sholom Lipskar, Rabbi of Bal Harbour, spoke to Arutz Sheva about the challenges Jews have been facing since the war in Gaza began.

Rabbi Lipskar: '10/7, the day every Jew woke up to the reality that they're a Jew'

Disturbed's David Draiman:

Disturbed's David Draiman: 'Sound of Silence of the World' after 10/7 is unforgivable

David Draiman, the frontman for the heavy metal band Disturbed, visited the Arutz Sheva Studio during his visit to Israel to discuss his support for Israel, the importance of Jewish unity, and the disappointing global response to the horrors of October 7.

Disturbed's David Draiman: 'Sound of Silence of the World' after 10/7 is unforgivable

Fmr. Kiryat Shmona Mayor:

Fmr. Kiryat Shmona Mayor : 'I demand war. Biden's envoy is an angel of destruction

Prosper Azran tells Arutz Sheva that the only way to restore peace in his city is to fight a war against Hezbollah and rejects any talk of a diplomatic solution.

Fmr. Kiryat Shmona Mayor : 'I demand war. Biden's envoy is an angel of destruction

Hostage's father demands Lapid join unity government

After demanding that Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot enter a unity government at this difficult time, Eli Shtivi, father of Idan, a hostage in Gaza, demanded the same from Yesh Atid.

Hostage's father demands Lapid join unity government

'I won't let you down'

'I won't let you down' | Musician performs song at scene of October 7th massacre

Aaron Holder released the music video for his song 'I Won't Let You Down,' which was filmed on-site in several locations in Israel, including the ruins of a community destroyed during the October 7th attack.

'I won't let you down' | Musician performs song at scene of October 7th massacre

Dr. Aliza Lavie:

Dr. Aliza Lavie: 'Girls must be inspired by past heroines to find their own role model'

Dr. Aliza Lavie, former MK and author of “Iconic Jewish Women," spoke to Israel National News - Arutz Sheva on the changing status of women over the years: 'It's not a question of feminism; opportunities have to be open for everyone.'

Dr. Aliza Lavie: 'Girls must be inspired by past heroines to find their own role model'

Parents of rescued hostage:

Parents of rescued hostage: 'He said that there are things that he’ll never talk about'

The parents of Andrey Kozlov look back on the excitement of learning their son was rescued from Hamas captivity and the moving reunion and share the horrifying effects of Hamas' psychological torture: 'He thought the Israeli soldiers came to kill them.'

Parents of rescued hostage: 'He said that there are things that he’ll never talk about'

Mother of hostage:

Mother of hostage: 'A breath of air in the suffocating reality we live'

Rachel, the mother of hostage Hersh Goldberg-Polin, was elated to hear of Operation Arnon's success but believes that military raids have their limits.

Mother of hostage: 'A breath of air in the suffocating reality we live'

StandWithUs co-founder:

StandWithUs co-founder: 'US students are protesting genocide; but promoting genocide'

Dr. Shmuel Katz, a leading activist in the US for Israel advocacy and one of the founders of StandWithUs, calls on the world to stop support for Hamas, 'A terrorist with money and power, will not become an angel, but a better-financed terrorist.'

StandWithUs co-founder: 'US students are protesting genocide; but promoting genocide'

Father of fallen soldier:

Father of fallen soldier Refael Kauders z"l: ‘Wherever they needed him, he was there’

Binyamin, father of reservist First sergeant (res.) Refael Kauders z"l, killed in the UAV attack in Hurfeish, speaks to Arutz Sheva about his son's special personality: ‘Children from Tzur Hadassah were crying as if they were his own children.’

Father of fallen soldier Refael Kauders z"l: ‘Wherever they needed him, he was there’

'Immoral decision, reward to Hamas'

Israel officially added to UN 'Blacklist' | Erdan: 'Immoral decision, reward to Hamas'

Israel's Ambassador Erdan receives official notification from UN Secretary-General about Israel’s addition to blacklist, responds that the Secretary-General "is blacklisting himself"

Israel officially added to UN 'Blacklist' | Erdan: 'Immoral decision, reward to Hamas'

Sderot Mayor:

Sderot Mayor: 'We need to control Gaza for many years to come'

Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi, whose city has been the front line against Hamas since 2001, says that stopping the war is not an option.

Sderot Mayor: 'We need to control Gaza for many years to come'

Ben Gvir to Arutz Sheva:

Ben Gvir to Arutz Sheva: Will the government collapse? It depends on Netanyahu

National Security Minister speaks to Arutz Sheva-Israel National News from the Flag March in Jerusalem, comments on possible hostage release deal and on the message he wishes to convey to Hamas.

Ben Gvir to Arutz Sheva: Will the government collapse? It depends on Netanyahu

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Watch: Minister Smotrich drumming during Flag March in Jerusalem

Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich takes part in the Flag Dance, dances with participants and even joins one of the bands that performed at the event.

Watch: Minister Smotrich drumming during Flag March in Jerusalem

Memories of Joe Lieberman:

Moving: Arutz Sheva pays tribute to 'the Senator who was a mensch'

The Jerusalem Conference in New York City heard from the wife and son of the recently departed Senator Joe Lieberman about how, in a cutthroat world of politics, everyone remembers Joe as a man of integrity.

Moving: Arutz Sheva pays tribute to 'the Senator who was a mensch'

NORPAC President :

Stanley Stern, NORPAC President: 'Many kafias lobbying in the corridors of Congress'

Stanley Stern, NORPAC President: 'There are many kafias lobbying in the corridors of Congress. If you are involved, get more involved. If you are not involved, get involved.'

Stanley Stern, NORPAC President: 'Many kafias lobbying in the corridors of Congress'

Heritage Foundation chairman:

Heritage Foundation chairman: 'Everyone needs to go to Israel and support Israel'

Jonathan Burkan, Chairman of the Israel Heritage Foundation, says, 'Israelis are so optimistic. I met an injured guy in hospital. I asked him, ‘How do you get 18-year-olds to fight?’ and he said, ‘Because these 18-year-olds are trained as a unit and they love each other.’

Heritage Foundation chairman: 'Everyone needs to go to Israel and support Israel'

Jerusalem Conference in NYC

Jerusalem Conference in NYC | Father of hostage: The nation is united, we feel the embrace

Dani Miran, father of Omri who was kidnapped to Gaza, spoke at the Arutz Sheva conference in New York and inspired the audience. Watch.

Jerusalem Conference in NYC | Father of hostage: The nation is united, we feel the embrace

Columbia Prof. Shai Davidai:

Columbia Prof. Shai Davidai: Jewish students are strong, they need our back

Prof. Davidai to Arutz Sheva: “The Jewish students and Jewish community are strong. They are resilient. All they need is us the older generation to come and tell them, ‘Whatever you need, we have your back,’ because they are incredible.”

Columbia Prof. Shai Davidai: Jewish students are strong, they need our back