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Austria Hands Down Life Imprisonment to Hamas Terrorist Released in Gilad Shalit Deal

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A court in Austria sentenced a Hamas terrorist who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoners swap to life imprisonment for conspiring and soliciting others to carry out attacks in Jerusalem, Noam Sharvit, Spokesperson for the State Attorney’s Office, reported Monday.

The terrorist, whose name was banned from publication in Austria, lived in the Gaza Strip and stayed in Austria.…

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Reince Priebus OUT Gen. Kelly New Chief-Of-Staff

Reince Priebus, White House Chief of Staff for incoming Trump administration.

On Friday afternoon as Airforce One arrived back at Andrews Air Force Base President Trump announced (via twitter) that Chief of Staff (COS) Reince Priebus, was gone and he was going to be replaced by DHS Secretary General John Kelly.

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Priebus took the Airplane trip to Long Island with the president and upon landing (before the press got the word) Priebus, Steven Miller, and Dan Scavino loaded into one suburban but moments later Miller and Scavino got out and loaded another van.…

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Wave of Arrests in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, following Last Week’s Temple Mount Disturbances

The Arab mob flees tear gas that was shot by Israeli Police after Friday prayers in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, July 28, 2017.

Dozens of Police and Border Guard officers raided the homes of residents of eastern Jerusalem, as well as Judea and Samaria overnight Monday, arresting 41 Arabs, including 30 from eastern Jerusalem. All the detainees, including seven minors, were picked up on suspicion of involvement in violent clashes over the past two weeks, incitement to terrorism, and calling for terrorist attacks.…

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Sunday Times Fires Anti-Semitic, Holocaust Denying Columnist

The Sunday Times removed Kevin Myers’ anti-Semitic column, July 30, 2017

The Sunday Times has fired its columnist Kevin Myers for making reference to two highly paid female BBC presenters are Jewish. Writing in the Irish edition of the Times, Meyers said: “I note that two of the best-paid women presenters in the BBC — Claudia Winkleman and Vanessa Feltz, with whose, no doubt, sterling work I am tragically unacquainted — are Jewish.”

“Good for them,” he continued.…

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Deri Moving to Revoke Citizenship of Traitor Arab MK

Azmi Bishara speaking at the Knesset

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri (Shas) on Sunday contacted Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit with a request to revoke the Israeli citizenship of Azmi Bishara, suspected of collaborating with terrorist organizations and assisting an enemy state while serving as a Member of Knesset.

Following visits to Lebanon and Syria in the wake of the 2006 Lebanon War, Bishara became the subject of an Israeli criminal investigation, for money laundering, contact with a foreign agent, delivery of information to the enemy and aiding and abetting the enemy in time of war.…

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Five Arab Jerusalemites Indicted for Incitement

Lion’s Gate, Jerusalem (Dec. 14, 2016)

State Prosecutors filed indictments Monday in the Jerusalem Magistrates Court, against five Arab residents of Jerusalem for incitement. The suspects, including one minor, are charged with promoting terrorism, calling on others to carry out terror attacks and other crimes.

The prosecutor’s office said three of the accused called on Facebook for people to attack Israelis following the murder of two policemen at the Temple Mount on July 14.…

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Israeli Boxing Champion Saves 5 Lives with Donated Body Parts

Ofek Klugman

Israeli youth boxing champion and special forces Egoz warrior Ofek Klugman arrived in critical condition at Haifa’s Rambam hospital last week, following a motorcycle accident, and the doctors at the neurosurgery department fought for his life for four consecutive days, before pronouncing him brain-dead. His family then decided to donate his body parts.

Ofek’s heart was implanted in a 65-year-old man at Tel HaShomer Sheba Medical Center.…

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Gaza envelope Municipalities Decry Sewer Eruptions from Blackout-Plagued Gaza

Overflowing sewage in the Gaza Strip now pollutes Israel’s water supply.

The heads of the Gaza envelope communities on Sunday sent an urgent letter to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, warning that as a result of the collapse of the sewage treatment in the Gaza Strip, the desalination plant in Ashkelon, which supplies one-fifth of the drinking water of the citizens of the State of Israel, has collapsed as well, Israel Hayom reported.…

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Report: Internal Rotation Fight Threatens Future of Joint Arab List

Joint Arab List activists during the March, 2015 elections.

Disagreement over a rotation agreement is threatening to dismantle the Joint Arab List, which to date has been a monumental success story in Israeli politics. Two and a half years after its establishment (the result of a failed attempt by Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman Avigdor Liberman to wipe out the small Arab parties through raising the Knesset entry threshold to close to four seats), the 13-member Knesset faction may be collapsing.…

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Jordan Exposes Identity of Israeli Embassy Security Guard

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs the security officer from the Israeli embassy in Amman Jordan who was stabbed by a terrorist. July 24, 2017

Jordan is continuing their campaign against Israel.

Yesterday, a Jordanian newspaper, Al-Ghad, published the Jordanian diplomatic ID card of the Israeli embassy guard who killed a Jordanian terrorist who attacked him in the embassy’s residence building last week.…

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Guide for the Perplexed: The Ninth Day of Av

Jewish Holidays’ Guide for the Perplexed by Yoram Ettinger 1. Forgetfulness feeds oblivion; remembrance breeds deliverance. According to a legend, Napoleon was walking one night in the streets of Paris, hearing lamentations emanating from a synagogue. When told that the wailing commemorated the 586 BCE destruction of the First Jewish Temple in Jerusalem he stated: “People who solemnize ancient history are destined for a glorious future!” The verb “to remember” (זכור) appears almost 200 times in the Old Testament, including the Ten Commandments.…

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On Eve of 9 B’Av Synagogue Burns Down in Benjamin

Mevo Horon synagogue on fire

A fire broke out Monday morning, Tisha Be’Av eve, at the youth synagogue in Mevo Horon in the Benjamin region of Judea and Samaria. The synagogue was burned down with Torah scrolls that could not be saved.

בית הכנסת במבוא חורון נשרף כליל כולל ספרי התורה . pic.twitter.com/40bu2iFRj4

— איציק קליין (@izikla32) July 31, 2017

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A Police Spokesperson said that “in the morning, a fire broke out in the community of Mevo Horon, resulting in great damage to the building (a caravan).…

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Have We Learned The Lesson Of Tisha B’Av?

Shmuel Legesse

According the Talmud, the main reason for the destruction of the second Holy Temple was baseless hatred. As the Tosefta (additional commentaries) at the end of Tractate Menachot explain, this tragedy befell the Jewish people because “each one hates his neighbor.”

The Talmud further imparts that each generation in which the Holy Temple is not rebuilt is guilty of the same sin that caused its downfall.…

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Do You Feel the Churban Yet?

The Temple as seen in the Holyland Model of Jerusalem, a 21,520 sq. ft., 1:50 scale-model of the city of Jerusalem in the late Second Temple Period.

“I gave you The City and the Holy Mount in ‘67 and you spurned them and returned the keys to Mine enemies, the Waqf, and their ilk. Do you feel the churban – destruction – yet, My wayward son, My firstborn?…

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Israeli Security Officer Identified After Jordanian Outlet Publishes Name

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs the security officer from the Israeli embassy in Amman Jordan who was stabbed by a terrorist. July 24, 2017

Israel’s security establishment has cleared for publication the name of the Embassy security officer in Amman who shot and killed two Jordanian nationals last week after he was attacked during a delivery of furniture to an apartment in the complex.…

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Israeli Bus, Several Cars Firebombed Near Ariel

Firebomb, also known as a Molotov cocktail

At least four private vehicles and an Israeli Afikim bus came under attack from Arab terrorists while traveling on a road in Samaria Sunday night.

The terrorists hurled at least four lit firebombs (Molotov cocktails) just after 8:30 pm Sunday night at the bus and cars as they were traveling between the Gitti Avishar intersection and the city of Ariel in Samaria.…

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Live Artillery Shell Discovered Near Beit Berl

An old — but live — artillery shell

Workers at a campus in western Israel found an old artillery shell that apparently landed in an open field years ago, next to Beit Berl, a village with a permanent population of 113.

Founded in 1949 and named for Berl Katznelson, spiritual leader of the pre-state Labor Movement, Beit Berl is the oldest and largest academic college in Israel, with approximately 7,000 students.…

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