Yoni Kempinski

Yoni Kempinski

Editor of Israel National News

News by Yoni Kempinski

Father of fallen hostage:

Father of fallen hostage: My son fought with incredible bravery

Rabbi Doron Perez, whose son was killed in action on October 7th and his body taken to Gaza, speaks about receiving the final news last month and urges the world not to allow soldiers to be forgotten during prisoner exchange negotiations.

Father of fallen hostage: My son fought with incredible bravery

Hostage's uncle:

Hostage's uncle: ‘We can bring the hostages home by stopping all negotiations’

Uncle of Avinatan Or, held hostage by Hamas in Gaza: ‘The negotiations are aimed at restoring Hamas rule in Gaza. The hostages held by local clans will be released only when they understand that we are the sovereign.’

Hostage's uncle: ‘We can bring the hostages home by stopping all negotiations’

Iran expert to Arutz Sheva:

Iran expert to Arutz Sheva: Iran conveyed double message after the attack

Iran expert, Dr. Menahem Merhavy: 'Iran conveyed a double message; on the one hand, a sense of victory to its people, raising the morale of the security forces after the attack, but on the other, a desire to avoid further rounds against Israel.'

Iran expert to Arutz Sheva: Iran conveyed double message after the attack

National Security Expert:

National Security Expert: Biden is a remarkably good president for Israel

Dr. Chuck Freilich, Senior Researcher at INSS, speaks to Arutz Sheva: Biden's election prospects depend on how he handles his relationship with Israel. Israel should align its policies with those of the US.

National Security Expert: Biden is a remarkably good president for Israel

Amb. David Friedman:

Amb. David Friedman: Iran literally attacked the Al Aqsa Mosque

Former US Ambassador to Israel: "This is the time for Israel, the West and the moderate Sunni nations to unite against this evil, terrorist nation".

Amb. David Friedman: Iran literally attacked the Al Aqsa Mosque

Singingand Dancing:

Singing and dancing: Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Ari Shpitz, an IDF soldier who has been sedated 41 days due to combat injuries, has regained full consciousness and left the ICU.

Singing and dancing: Injured soldier Ari Shpitz leaves the ICU

Terrifying:

Terrifying: New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

In a new footage from Oct 7th obtained by The Daily Mail, Noa Argamani is seen crying and screaming while being abducted by a group of terrorists. Hostages Families Forum Headquarters: "We must all cry out her pain and secure the release of her and the other hostages now"

Terrifying: New footage shows Noa Argamani crying as she is being abducted

Defense Minister Gallant:

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant: Our enemies are bringing Israel and the US together

Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met today with U.S. CENTCOM Commander, General Michael Erik Kurilla, at the IAF Hatzor airbase

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant: Our enemies are bringing Israel and the US together

Following protest:

Nukhba terrorist flown out of Jerusalem hospital following protest

Health Ministry transfers Hamas terrorist being treated at Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center in Jerusalem to military medical facility following outcry.

Nukhba terrorist flown out of Jerusalem hospital following protest

Bereaved father protests:

Nukhba terrorist hospitalized in Israel, bereaved father protests at hospital

Bereaved father Herzl Hajaj, whose daughter was killed in a 2017 terror attack, protests allowing terrorist from Hamas' Nukhba force to be treated in Israeli hospital.

Nukhba terrorist hospitalized in Israel, bereaved father protests at hospital

MK Rothman:

MK Rothman: 'We cannot stop; We must protect the world from this evil'

MK Simcha Rothman speaks to Arutz Sheva and says that 'Our friends from all around the world need to understand that any pressure on Israel to stop the war is actually pressure to make Israel sign a suicide pact.'

MK Rothman: 'We cannot stop; We must protect the world from this evil'

Likud MK:

Likud MK: 'Netanyahu must keep his promise and destroy Hamas'

MK Nissim Vaturi says that he will demand answers to the hard questions Israelis are asking about the IDF decision to remove a large number of troops from Gaza.

Likud MK: 'Netanyahu must keep his promise and destroy Hamas'

The bereaved mother's plea to the President

Ruhama decided to go straight to the President to ask him to work to unite the nation again. To her surprise, he requested the same thing of her.

The bereaved mother's plea to the President

Former ambassador:

Former ambassador to Arutz Sheva: 'The US doesn't understand what its pressures cause'

Former Israeli ambassador to the USA Zalman Shoval tells Arutz Sheva that the Biden administration doesn't properly consider the implications of pressure on Israel.

Former ambassador to Arutz Sheva: 'The US doesn't understand what its pressures cause'

Iranian opposition activist:

Iranian opposition activist Vahid Beheshti: Only Israel can stop IRGC

Vahid Beheshti, an Iranian anti-regime activist, claims in a conversation with Arutz Sheva that Israel attacking IRGC strongholds will give the Iranian people the strength to overthrow the regime.

Iranian opposition activist Vahid Beheshti: Only Israel can stop IRGC

Body of hostage Elad Katzir rescued from Gaza

The body of the abductee Elad Katzir, who was murdered in captivity by the Islamic Jihad terrorist organization, was rescued overnight from Khan Yunis.

Body of hostage Elad Katzir rescued from Gaza

Dov Hikind to Arutz Sheva:

Dov Hikind to Arutz Sheva: 'It’s time to stand up and be proud Jews. We need leadership'

Former NY State Assemblyman and founder of Americans Against Antisemitism talks to Arutz Sheva about Israel-US relations, antisemitism in the US, upcoming presidential elections, and more.

Dov Hikind to Arutz Sheva: 'It’s time to stand up and be proud Jews. We need leadership'

Rep. Ritchie Torres to Arutz Sheva:

Rep. Ritchie Torres to Arutz Sheva: US stands with Israel, despite clash of personalities

Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY) speaks to Arutz Sheva during visit to Israel, warns pro-Israel Democrats have obligation to prevent far-left anti-Israel forces from taking over party.

Rep. Ritchie Torres to Arutz Sheva: US stands with Israel, despite clash of personalities

Middle East expert: 'Protests for hostages are actually raising the price'

'Israel is sinking into chaos, Arab world is watching us closely,' Mideast expert, Dr. Mordechai Kedar says.

Middle East expert: 'Protests for hostages are actually raising the price'

Matisyahu to Arutz Sheva:

Matisyahu to Arutz Sheva: Oppositional force lights my spark, my Jewish flames

The singer Matisyahu tells how antisemitism in the world has brought Jews to identify even more strongly with Israel.

Matisyahu to Arutz Sheva: Oppositional force lights my spark, my Jewish flames

MK Halevi to Arutz Sheva:

MK Halevi to Arutz Sheva: 'We want go into Rafah to save Washington'

MK Amit Halevi says the US must respect Israel's sovereignty and not force it to refrain from entering Rafah.

MK Halevi to Arutz Sheva: 'We want go into Rafah to save Washington'

Michael Rapaport:

Michael Rapaport: More connected to Judaism and Israel then ever before

Actor Michael Rapaport speaks to Arutz Sheva, expresses his 'extreme disappointment that in New York City, where I'm from, where I was born and raised, it has become acceptable to taunt, harass and openly be anti-Jewish.'

Michael Rapaport: More connected to Judaism and Israel then ever before

Noa Kirel to Arutz Sheva:

Noa Kirel to Arutz Sheva: 'We need to fight on every platform, at every opportunity'

Internationally acclaimed Israeli singer Noa Kirel spoke to Arutz Sheva about her work for Israeli public diplomacy and the importance of fighting for Israel online.

Noa Kirel to Arutz Sheva: 'We need to fight on every platform, at every opportunity'

Murdered hostage's family:

Murdered hostage's family: 'We won't have a funeral until his body is returned'

Dan Anteby, the father-in-law of Uriel Baruch, tells Arutz Sheva about the family's experience through months of uncertainty until they learned this week that he was killed.

Murdered hostage's family: 'We won't have a funeral until his body is returned'

Ethiopian MK:

Ethiopian MK: 'Don't forget missing 9 year old girl'

MK Tsega Melaku spoke to Arutz Sheva and called for increased efforts to search for the nine-year-old girl who disappeared from an absorption center in Tzfat and has not been found.

Ethiopian MK: 'Don't forget missing 9 year old girl'

MK Ariel Kallner: ‘We must stop being dependent on hostile elements’

Likud MK Ariel Kallner initiated a meeting to discuss alternatives for Palestinian construction workers, and in an interview with Arutz Sheva, he also calls on Gideon Sa'ar to return to the government.

MK Ariel Kallner: ‘We must stop being dependent on hostile elements’

MK Haskel to Arutz Sheva:

MK Haskel to Arutz Sheva: We will support the government in moves that will help the war

MK Sharren Haskel explains why Gideon Sa'ar could not remain in the government in the current situation and insists that this was not a political move.

MK Haskel to Arutz Sheva: We will support the government in moves that will help the war

Ambassador Gilad Erdan:

Ambassador Gilad Erdan: 'Extremely disappointed US insisted on making this mistake'

Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan is frustrated by the US's failure to veto the Security Council's decision regarding a Gaza ceasefire, warns it plays into Hamas's hands.

Ambassador Gilad Erdan: 'Extremely disappointed US insisted on making this mistake'

4 arrested in Caesarea

Leftist protesters light fire at entrance to IDF HQ, 4 arrested in Caesarea

Four alleged rioters were arrested at a protest against Prime Minister Netanyahu in Caesarea. Labor Chairperson Merav Mechaeli harshly attacked the Prime Minister and claimed that he was preventing the return of the hostages from Gaza.

Leftist protesters light fire at entrance to IDF HQ, 4 arrested in Caesarea

Amb. Friedman to Arutz Sheva:

Amb. Friedman: Biden is saving Hamas by trying to stop Israel

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman talks to Arutz Sheva about the state of US-Israel relations, says, Biden making it harder to recover hostages, win war, pressure and criticism of Israel 'only because it's an election year.'

Amb. Friedman: Biden is saving Hamas by trying to stop Israel

Hostage's sister after UN visit:

Hostage's sister after UN visit: There is a change, Israel must use rape report

Yarden Gonen, whose sister is held by Hamas, reviews the UN Security Council meeting regarding Hamas sexual crimes.

Hostage's sister after UN visit: There is a change, Israel must use rape report

MK Danny Danon:

MK Danon: 'Time to go into Rafah, move the population and finish the job with Hamas'

'We will go all the way until Hamas is eradicated. Many terrorists found a safe place in Rafah, we have no other option,' MK Danny Danon tells Arutz Sheva.

MK Danon: 'Time to go into Rafah, move the population and finish the job with Hamas'

The Aliyah Program:

The Aliyah Program: Helping olim step by step through the process of buying a home

Meny Greenbaum, founder and owner of the Meny Group, spoke to Arutz Sheva – Israel National News on buying real estate in Israel: 'We believe that this is the only place where Jews should be.'

The Aliyah Program: Helping olim step by step through the process of buying a home

'We need to fill a void'

'We need to fill a void' | Helping doctors immigrate to Israel

The co-founders of Nefesh B'Nefesh speak about the Medex conference and the importance of encouraging physicians to immigrate to Israel.

'We need to fill a void' | Helping doctors immigrate to Israel

Arab affairs correspondent:

Arab affairs correspondent: 'Hamas is a culture of death. Can we defeat an ideology?'

Arab affairs correspondent, Tzvi Yechezkeli, speaks to Arutz Sheva: 'Our responsibility as Jews and Israelis is to stand up and say – this massacre was not some flickering moment in history. It could happen again.'

Arab affairs correspondent: 'Hamas is a culture of death. Can we defeat an ideology?'

Min. Golan leads delegation to UN:

Min. Golan leads delegation to UN: 'I will make the victims' silenced voices heard'

Min. May Golan to be present during United Nations Security Council meeting on Hamas rapes, sexual violence - after five months of the UN ignoring the matter. 'I will make the victims' silenced voices heard.'

Min. Golan leads delegation to UN: 'I will make the victims' silenced voices heard'

UN Amb to Arutz Sheva:

UN Amb. to Arutz Sheva: UN's silence forces us to take action

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan tells Arutz Sheva the UN's continued ignoring of Hamas' atrocities and the plight of the hostages requires Israel to take action that will make the UN come to them to ask what it can do.

UN Amb. to Arutz Sheva: UN's silence forces us to take action

Amb. Erdan on Meron disaster

Do some soul-searching, focus on the police

Israel's ambassador to the UN and former Minister of National Security spoke to Arutz Sheva on the Meron disaster report: ‘I'm sure everyone is doing some soul-searching and drawing conclusions.’

Do some soul-searching, focus on the police

Bereaved father:

Bereaved father: 'Adi's light shines from his last letter'

Adi Leon, killed in Gaza in the APC disaster, left his family an emotional letter to be read 'after my death.' Father Amir talks to Arutz Sheva on the educational project that budded from this letter.

Bereaved father: 'Adi's light shines from his last letter'

Rabbi David Stav:

Rabbi David Stav: 'Free the yeshiva students from the politicians'

The head of the Tzohar Rabbinical organization proposes a novel approach to the issue of haredim drafting into the IDF.

Rabbi David Stav: 'Free the yeshiva students from the politicians'