IDF fires mysteriously timed flares near Gaza, Lebanon border – reports

IDF artillery allegedly fired flares near the borders with both Lebanon and Gaza around the same time on Monday evening, according to reports by Israeli and Arab media.   At 9:30, the Palestinian Safa Press Agency tweeted a picture of an alleged flare which their…

Cabinet okays tax revenues transfer to Abbas, holds back some for ‘pay to slay’ Ministers decide to withhold some NIS 600 million out of 2.4 billion total to compensate for PA payments to terrorists and their families

The security cabinet authorized late Sunday the transfer of some NIS 2.4 billion ($725 million) in tax revenues that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians after the Palestinian Authority decided to renew cooperation earlier this month. Read Story Here

Jordan’s King Abdullah and Palestinian leader Abbas meet, hope Biden revives peace process

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah on Sunday met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and both leaders set high hopes that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will revive peace talks over a two-state solution to the decades-old Arab-Israeli conflict, officials said. Read Story Here

In their first phone call, Abbas urges Biden to intervene, stop Israeli attacks

US president opposes Sheikh Jarrah evictions, PA leader’s office says; two leaders discuss ceasefire efforts, two-state solution US President Joe Biden spoke on the phone on Saturday night with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time since the former took office in January,…

Hezbollah on military alert ahead of massive IDF drill

Lebanese based Hezbollah terror group was put on high alert ahead of a month-long IDF drill that will begin on Sunday.   Israel’s military maneuver will imitate the outbreak of war on multiple fronts including missile fire at civilian population areas.   Lebanon media reports…

Gantz: Hezbollah will be ‘fatally wounded’ if Israel drawn into a war in Lebanon

Defense minister warns of possible difficult days for home front after terror group head Nasrallah said it will bomb Israeli cities in response to any attacks in Lebanon Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday that Hezbollah will be “fatally wounded” if Israel needs to…

Prominent Hezbollah critic shot dead, Lebanese security official says

Lokman Slim, who went missing Wednesday evening en route to Beirut, was regularly criticized by terror group’s supporters, media A prominent Lebanese publisher and vocal critic of the Shiite Hezbollah terror group was found dead in his car Thursday morning, shot multiple times at close…

Amid crisis, Hezbollah ‘bank’ a lifeline for some, and a boon for terror group

Operating under Islamic rules forbidding interest, the al-Qard al-Hasan association provides hundreds of thousands of micro-loans while entrenching support among poor Shiites BEIRUT, Lebanon — When Lebanon’s financial meltdown began in late 2019, Hassan Shoumar was locked out of his dollar savings like everyone else…

When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(December 29, 2020 / JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel’s incoming ambassador to the United States,…