Israel News

News articles and updates related to current events in Israel and local Israeli news that you may not hear about from the major media outlets.

PRAYER ALERT: Israel under fire from Gaza as 400 rockets hit the south

Pray for Israelis in southern Israel who just endured the most ever rockets fired at Israel in a single day after Palestinians launched some 400 rockets since Monday.

Looking back at Kristallnacht and the Holocaust

Paul: What is Christian Friends of Yad Vashem? Susanna: Yad Vashem was established in 1953. The Israeli Knesset passed a special law to establish it...

Innovation Africa

Dov Lipman talks about the work of Innovation Africa, transforming millions of lives through providing clean water and electricity for entire villages, schools and hospitals, and ensuring that the local people take ownership of the project and maintain it.

Israeli leaders hail US merger of consulate and embassy, Palestinians condemn

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced last week that it would merge its consulate and embassy in Jerusalem, a move that could have a major impact on the future of Jerusalem.

‘He is practically saying Jerusalem is for Israel’: Palestinians furious over new Trump move

The Trump administration has decided to relocate its diplomatic mission to the Palestinians, placing it under the authority of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. It means the Palestinian mission will no longer have its own separate channel to Washington.

Netanyahu to Christian media: Continue to tell the truth

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked journalists attending the Christian Media Summit for their ongoing support and, responding to a suggesting, said he would consider appointing an ambassador to the Christian world reflecting Israel’s recognition of it evangelical allies.

Knesset Speaker will not address rally marking PM Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination

Twenty-three years after Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally, collective memory of the event is still a political hot potato.

Netanyahu thanks Congress as 10-year defense aid package kicks in

On Monday, the US State Department announced the start of the 10-year military defense package, known as the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding), Israel signed in 2016 with the outgoing Obama administration.

Russia-Israel tensions delay Netanyahu departure for UN General Assembly

Before departing, Netanyahu convened the Security Cabinet to discuss recent tensions with Russia over Syria's downing of a Russian Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft last week.

With return of Syrian regime, IDF ends humanitarian mission to Syria

After several years of being a “good neighbor” the Israeli army has announced that it is ending its humanitarian mission of supplying food and other goods to Syria during its civil war.