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Jerusalem Day 2017 – Movie “In Our Hands” Brings Liberation of Jerusalem to Life

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 10:00am 5/24/2017 at 10:00am

Today (May 24th) is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

The newest addition to the Jewish calendar and an Israeli national holiday, Jerusalem Day is held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after the Passover seder and one week before the eve of the holiday of Shavuot.

In June 1967,...

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Three Israeli Paratroopers Reenact Their Iconic 1967 Western Wall Liberation Photo

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:30am 4/30/2017 at 10:30am

Last week, the three Israeli paratroopers whose images were photographed as they stood in silent awe in front of Jerusalem’s Western Wall (the Kotel) shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War returned to the Old City to remember the moment and

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RIP David Rubinger: Israel’s Iconic Photographer Dies at 92

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 3, 2017 at 1:30pm 3/3/2017 at 1:30pm

David Rubinger, the celebrated Israeli photojournalist renowned for taking the iconic June 7, 1967 photo of Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem shortly after its capture during the Six-Day War, died on Wednesday March 1.

His death was announced yesterday by his children.

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Another deeply flawed report about IDF from “Breaking the Silence”

http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf
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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 27, 2017 at 6:05pm 2/27/2017 at 6:05pm
http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/inside/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-High-Command-Shovrim-Shtika-Report-January-2017.pdf

Breaking the Silence (BtS)—Shovrim Shtika in Hebrew—is a group of Israeli veterans who collect and disseminate ‘testimonies’ of alleged breaches of military ethics which they claim were witnessed and perpetrated by soldiers while they were serving in the West Bank and Gaza.

BtS activists present themselves as patriotic Zionists who love their...

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NY Dept Education apologizes for ‘Anti-Israel’ cartoon on statewide exam

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/10/2017 at 4:00pm

On Wednesday, the New York State Education Department apologized for including an ‘anti-Israel’ political cartoon on its global studies Regents Exam.

The exam was administered to 10th graders back on January 24.

In an

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Two 8-year-old Palestinians detained on way to carry out knife attack

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 6:30pm 10/27/2016 at 6:30pm

The Palestinian use of children to carry out terror attacks is both shocking and sadly a reflection of a culture of incitement, as we previously reported:

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IDF Rescues Jewish Worshippers Attacked Trying to Visit Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 26, 2016 at 7:00am 8/26/2016 at 7:00am

Early Tuesday morning, roughly 60 ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jews tried to make an unauthorized visit to Joseph’s Tomb, located inside the Palestinian city of Nablus near the biblical city of Shechem.

According to multiple media reports (see here and 

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IDF brings the roof down on Hamas murderer of Rabbi Miki Mark – literally

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 9:10pm 7/30/2016 at 9:10pm

On July 1, 2016, we covered the murder of Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark, a father of 10 children, in front of his wife and several of the kids, Palestinian War of Terror – Israeli...

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40 Years Since the Entebbe Rescue Operation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 4, 2016 at 11:00am 7/4/2016 at 11:00am

Today is the 4th of July and besides being the 240th birthday of America…

(Mazal Tov! You’ve already doubled the usual wish of “until 120” )

…it is also the 40th anniversary of an equally auspicious day – the miraculous rescue by IDF special forces of over 100 Jewish...

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Israel: If Hezbollah unleashes its huge missile arsenal, Lebanon is toast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00pm 6/16/2016 at 9:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9UbxYRCcU8

We know that media outrage and exaggeration, combined with biased anti-Israel Non-Governmental Organizations and U.N. agencies, form a strategic asset for terrorist groups like Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The international reaction to Israeli self-defense measures ignores actual international legal standards, and substitutes completely politicized measures, such as “disproportionality.” That...

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Jerusalem Reunited 1967: Three Israeli Soldiers, One Iconic Photo

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 6/4/2016 at 7:00pm

Tomorrow (June 5) is Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day).

The newest addition to the Jewish calendar, it’s held on the 28th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar—six weeks after...

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Meet the women training to defend their homeland from ISIS

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 9:00pm 5/28/2016 at 9:00pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/video/meet-the-women-training-to-defend-their-homeland-from-isis-694100547798

As of now, I’m still planning on heading to Israel at the end of next week, though that could always change last minute. Family health issues seem under control at the moment, and I’m going with one of my daughters so I really didn’t want to cancel if at all possible.

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Anti-Israel students ambush, attack Jewish Movie Screening at UC-Irvine

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:35am 5/20/2016 at 11:35am

Two student groups at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), ambushed a movie screening held by Students Supporting Israel (SSI).

Republican National Committee member Shawn Steel, who was on campus for a Campus Reform meeting, posted this video on Facebook:

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Israel Introduces Sea-Based Iron Dome

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/18/2016 at 4:00pm

Israel has debuted a sea version of their successful Iron Dome to provide more protection from Hamas and Hezbollah.

The sea Iron Dome will also protect the natural gas fields off the coast of Israel. The...

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Israelis Celebrate 68 Years of Independence

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:36am 5/11/2016 at 11:36am

The Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism (Yom Ha’zikaron) began yesterday when a memorial siren at 8:00 p.m. brought Israel to a standstill. It marked the start of the commemoration day nationwide, with an official state candle-lighting ceremony at the Western Wall (the Kotel)...

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Palestinian rioters in Nablus attack Jewish worshippers

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 2, 2016 at 8:30am 5/2/2016 at 8:30am

This past week during Passover, Palestinians rioted and assaulted several Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site.

As we highlighted in an earlier post, the mere sight of Jews at their holiest place was seen by Muslims there as an affront. Two Jewish men who dared to pray were beaten...

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Israel blows up newly-discovered Hamas tunnel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SL7jFlFBCY
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 6:00pm 4/20/2016 at 6:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SL7jFlFBCY

A few days ago we reported on a Hamas tunnel from Gaza into Israel which was discovered.

David Horvitz, Editor-in-Chief of The Times of Israel, explains the significance of the tunnel, Tunnel exposure shows next Hamas war is a case of ‘when,’ not ‘if’:

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