Yoni Kempinski

Yoni Kempinski

Editor of Israel National News

News by Yoni Kempinski

Mayor of Efrat to Arutz Sheva:

Mayor of Efrat to Arutz Sheva: ''Settler violence' campaign definitely not based on facts'

Mayor Revivi demands that government approves important security budgets for Judea and Samaria communities

Mayor of Efrat to Arutz Sheva: ''Settler violence' campaign definitely not based on facts'

A month after his engagement:

A month after his engagement: Captain Oshri Moshe Butzhak killed in action in Gaza

Butzhak's death was published this evening, along with news of the deaths of four other IDF soldiers who were killed over Shabbat.

A month after his engagement: Captain Oshri Moshe Butzhak killed in action in Gaza

Camera footage captures elimination of terrorist in Gaza

Terrorist nears IDF soldiers - and is identified by Egoz Unit soldiers and eliminated.

Camera footage captures elimination of terrorist in Gaza

IDF captain in Kfar Aza:

IDF captain in Kfar Aza: Our mission is for the world to understand what happened here

Captain (res.) Maya, a member of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit, tells Arutz Sheva how important it is to convey the full truth of Oct. 7.

IDF captain in Kfar Aza: Our mission is for the world to understand what happened here

Mike Huckabee in Kfar Aza:

Mike Huckabee in Kfar Aza: These sights are worse than I could have imagined

Former Arkansas Governor speaks to Arutz Sheva about his visit to southern Israeli town. 'What happened to the Jewish people here was evil.'

Mike Huckabee in Kfar Aza: These sights are worse than I could have imagined

Likud MK Danny Danon:

Likud MK Danny Danon: 'Resist international pressure and keep fighting'

MK Danny Danon led an international delegation, including Governor Mike Huckabee, on a tour of towns attacked by Hamas.

Likud MK Danny Danon: 'Resist international pressure and keep fighting'

MK Nissim Vaturi: Bring Gideon Sa'ar back to Likud

Likud MK Nissim Vaturi: Unity government should be expanded and include Liberman - but not Lapid.

MK Nissim Vaturi: Bring Gideon Sa'ar back to Likud

Orthodox Union leader:

Orthodox Union leader: 'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

Rabbi Moshe Hauer of the Orthodox Union tells Arutz Sheva how American Jews are experiencing the current situation.

Orthodox Union leader: 'Defending ourselves is a Jewish ethic'

Jerry Seinfeld arrives for solidarity visit in Israel

The Jewish American comedian arrived to show support for Israel, and soon afterwards was invited to meet the families of the hostages.

Jerry Seinfeld arrives for solidarity visit in Israel

Heroism & bravery:

Heroism & bravery: Rami spoke to the terrorists in Arabic, and saved young Amit

Rami Davidian, a civilian, speaks to Israel National News - Arutz Sheva about how on Oct. 7 he saved many lives in Re’im, while under fire.

Heroism & bravery: Rami spoke to the terrorists in Arabic, and saved young Amit

Border Police Commander:

Border Police Commander: 'I'm not a heroine, I saved as many as I could'

Border Police Commander Shifra Buchris speaks to Israel National News - Arutz 7 about how she tried to save as many as possible on Oct. 7.

Border Police Commander: 'I'm not a heroine, I saved as many as I could'

Father of hostage:

Father of hostage held in Gaza: The Red Cross refuses to take the medicines my son needs

Families of hostages demand that the Red Cross do its job and visit the hostages being held by Hamas.

Father of hostage held in Gaza: The Red Cross refuses to take the medicines my son needs

Daniela Weiss:

Daniela Weiss: 'Now is the time to return to Gaza, Biden must not stop us'

Daniela Weiss, head of the Nachala organization, says that Israel must shut out outside pressures and focus on returning to the Gaza Strip.

Daniela Weiss: 'Now is the time to return to Gaza, Biden must not stop us'

Father of fallen soldier:

Father of fallen soldier: Turn off the television that divides us

Itzik Bonzel spoke with Arutz Sheva about his son, Amit, who fell in battle in Gaza and voiced his request for his opposition to the media.

Father of fallen soldier: Turn off the television that divides us

Fiancee of fallen soldier:

Fiancee of fallen soldier Kfir Franco: 'We planned eternity together - it was cut short'

Naama Dopelt, fiancee of fallen soldier Kfir Franco, speaks with INN about her beloved: 'To remember him, love the Land.'

Fiancee of fallen soldier Kfir Franco: 'We planned eternity together - it was cut short'

Nearly a decade later:

Nearly a decade later: Golani Brigade returns to Shuja'iyya

The Golani Brigade is again fighting in the Gaza neighborhood in which it lost several soldiers and officers in 2014.

Nearly a decade later: Golani Brigade returns to Shuja'iyya

Former IDF spokeswoman:

Former IDF spokeswoman: Israel must tell the truth about what happened to the hostages

The director of AJC Israel tells Israel National News what Israel must do to win its media war against Hamas.

Former IDF spokeswoman: Israel must tell the truth about what happened to the hostages

Opposition MK:

MK Forer to INN: 'Legislate removal of terrorists' families - enough acceptance'

MK Oded Forer calls on gov't to pass law to remove terrorists' families from Israel, prevent terrorists from returning home after release.

MK Forer to INN: 'Legislate removal of terrorists' families - enough acceptance'

Bereaved father warns:

Bereaved father warns: 'We must fight for unity'

Dr. Yechiel Leiter, father of Major Moshe Leiter OBM, says that unity is already deteriorating and sends a message to Jewish Diaspora.

Bereaved father warns: 'We must fight for unity'

Hostages: 'Special team analyzes every video, hears every story'

Health Ministry: "daunting task of analyzing videos and hearing testimonies of returned hostages, to determine condition of the hostages.

Hostages: 'Special team analyzes every video, hears every story'

60 days of uncertainty

60 days of uncertainty | A mother's cry to the world

Rachel Goldberg says to Arutz Sheva: "World leaders are very sympathetic, but it is now time for action".

60 days of uncertainty | A mother's cry to the world

MK Saada:

MK Saada: 'Israel surrendered to terrorism in the hostage deal'

MK Saada thinks that the hostage deal took a heavy toll on Israel and calls for Israeli control over security in Gaza after the war.

MK Saada: 'Israel surrendered to terrorism in the hostage deal'

Dr. Shmuel Katz:

Dr. Shmuel Katz: Arab countries invested billions which have shaped academic discourse

Dr. Shmuel Katz, a leader in Israel Advocacy in the United States, relates to the rise in anti-Semitism on US campuses.

Dr. Shmuel Katz: Arab countries invested billions which have shaped academic discourse

From Chicago to Gaza:

From Chicago to Gaza: Major Shraga heard the news and got on a plane

IDF Major Shraga takes a few moments before entering Gaza to tell Arutz Sheva about what drives him and his men as they fight Hamas.

From Chicago to Gaza: Major Shraga heard the news and got on a plane

Likud MK to Arutz Sheva:

Likud MK to Arutz Sheva: Nothing can stop us from finishing the job with Hamas

MK Dan Illouz rejects the world's demands for a long-term ceasefire: Hamas needs to be completely eradicated.

Likud MK to Arutz Sheva: Nothing can stop us from finishing the job with Hamas

Israel Heritage Foundation:

Israel Heritage Foundation leader: Everyone should come to Israel to help

Israel Heritage Foundation Executive Director Rabbi David Katz speaks to Arutz Sheva about being in Israel to help during the war.

Israel Heritage Foundation leader: Everyone should come to Israel to help

MK Matan Kahana:

MK Kahana: 'In this war we took off our gloves, we will not fight like in previous wars'

MK Matan Kahana addressed The Jerusalem Prayer Breakfast team: 'We will fight this war until we win, your support is so important to us.'

MK Kahana: 'In this war we took off our gloves, we will not fight like in previous wars'

Prof. Yisrael Aumann:

Nobel Prize winner Yisrael Aumann: 'Media campaign is raising the price of our hostages'

Prof. Aumann warns that the hostage deal may have been made too quickly, and says that the campaign must focus on the international opinion

Nobel Prize winner Yisrael Aumann: 'Media campaign is raising the price of our hostages'

Aunt of freed hostage:

Aunt of released hostage: 'It's important for me to say that Avigail has a family'

The aunt of the 4-year-old who was released from captivity thanks everyone for their support and love. Says she needs privacy.

Aunt of released hostage: 'It's important for me to say that Avigail has a family'

New video from Hamas attack:

New video from Hamas attack | Gas station attacked, employees hid for hours in the freezer

Two employees hid in the freezer as Hamas terrorists ransacked the store, searching it with the intention of murdering anyone inside.

New video from Hamas attack | Gas station attacked, employees hid for hours in the freezer

'When it comes to Jewish blood, the Red Cross disappears'

Cousin of Shiri, whose family was abducted and her parents murdered: We will have to hold the Red Cross accountable for their silence.

'When it comes to Jewish blood, the Red Cross disappears'

'I was looking up laws of mourning, then came the videos'

Elai knows that his brother Evyatar will not return in this part of the deal, but also feels relieved over the expected release of children.

'I was looking up laws of mourning, then came the videos'

'We remain optimistic':

Lone soldier's adoptive family is waiting for his return: We remain optimistic

Doron, whose family adopted lone soldier Idan Alexander who was kidnapped to Gaza, maintains optimism that Idan will be home soon.

Lone soldier's adoptive family is waiting for his return: We remain optimistic

Friend of hostage:

Friend hostage held in Gaza: Sad he won't be released, happy that others will return

Aviv, friend of Omer Wenkert who was abducted to Gaza, talks about situation in which some hostages will be released, but not Omer.

Friend hostage held in Gaza: Sad he won't be released, happy that others will return

Minister Akunis:

Minister Akunis: Hostage deal was 'deal with the devil' but had to be done

Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis tells Arutz Sheva the hostage deal is not the end of the war but the beginning.

Minister Akunis: Hostage deal was 'deal with the devil' but had to be done

MK Ohad Tal:

MK Ohad Tal: Only way to release our hostages is to pressure Hamas much more

MK Ohad Tal: "We have to pressure Hamas much, much more and that is the only way we will be able to bring our hostages back home."

MK Ohad Tal: Only way to release our hostages is to pressure Hamas much more

'Antisemitism is reaching everywhere'

Professor Marat Resin of York Entrepreneurial Development School talks about the effects of the war on Jews around the world.

'Antisemitism is reaching everywhere'

Wounded IDF soldier:

Wounded IDF soldier: 'Terrorists attacked us, we decided to fight for our lives'

IDF sergeant Yuval, who was wounded on Oct 7th: 'Since the attack, the entire nation is embracing me, we are all united."

Wounded IDF soldier: 'Terrorists attacked us, we decided to fight for our lives'

Viewer discretion advised:

Viewer discretion advised: New video presents horrific evidence of cold blooded killing

Video from security cameras shows Hamas' systematic, intentional killing and targeting of civilians who attended the Nova Music Festival.

Viewer discretion advised: New video presents horrific evidence of cold blooded killing

Evacuee from the south:

Evacuee from the south: The moment we can go back we will, as a community

Residents of Moshav Naveh seek to properly equip their local security force, provide bomb shelters to all when they can go home.

Evacuee from the south: The moment we can go back we will, as a community