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Israel at 70: A light to the nations

In just a few weeks, Israel will celebrate its seventieth anniversary, remembering the momentous events of May 14, 1948, when David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the Jewish state and Israel took its place among the nations.
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Jpost: Messianic Jews as diplomatic assets rather than a religious threat

The Jerusalem Post published a recent article entitled EVANGELICALS AND ISRAEL with an amazing byline in favor of Messianic Jews: Perhaps the government of Israel should start viewing Messianic Jews as diplomatic assets rather than a religious threat.

Israel and Egypt sign historic $15 billion natural gas deal

Israel will supply Egypt with natural gas from its Tamar and Leviathan gas fields, the deal set for a decade. The deal was signed between Delek Drilling and Noble Energy with Egypt’s Dolphin Energy.

IDF airstrikes hit 18 terror targets in Gaza Strip

The IDF confirmed its strikes, stating on Sunday morning “In response to the IED (improvised explosion device) that wounded 4 IDF soldiers near the south of the Gaza Strip, IAF fighter jets struck 8 more Hamas military targets near Deir al-Balah, including weapons manufacturing infrastructure.
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Iranian drone in Israeli airspace a ‘wake-up call’ US ambassador tells UN Security Council

At a UN Security Council briefing on Syria Wednesday, US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the situation on the ground is getting worse and preventing a peaceful solution there.

Defense Minister: It’s not time to bark, it’s time to bite and we’ll bite...

Israel Defense Minister warned Syria and Iran against any further provocation with the State of Israel, stating “It’s not time to bark, it’s time to bite and we’ll bite hard. I hope we won’t have to do it.”

Israelis welcome downpour as water levels fall dangerously low

Four consecutive winters of below-average rainfall are taking their toll on the Sea of Galilee – Israel's main source of fresh water. Mekorot, the nation's national water authority, expects it to reach the lowest level ever recorded. The coastal aquifers are also at dangerously low levels.

Netanyahu: Israel’s warnings regarding Iran were 100% correct

Prime Minister Netanyahu confirmed he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson following the attacks from Iran and Syria on Israel’s sovereignty.

Prayer Alert: Israel attacks Syrian targets after drone violation

Israeli forces targeted and destroyed the drone base from where it came. The Syrians cried foul, saying the base was only used to target ISIS. And yet, somehow, the drone crashed in Beit Shean, Israel, quite a distance from Syria.

Syrian Army shot down Israeli F-16 during IDF strikes on Iranian targets in Syria

Iranian drone in Israel downed by IDF Saturday morning; IDF retaliated on Iranian targets in Syria; Israeli fighter jet downed by Syrian Army anti-aircraft fire; IAF pilots safe in Israel.