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.

Israel graduates first female tank commanders

For the first time in the history of the Israel Defense Forces, four women will serve as IDF tank commanders, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday, the day they graduated from training.

A report on Prince William’s historic visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Paul Calvert spoke with Israelis and Palestinians about their historic and current suffering, and what they hope will happen because of Prince William's visit.

On historic Israel visit Prince William honors great-grandmother ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

On the first day of his historic visit to Israel, United Kingdom’s Prince William visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial where he honored his great-grandmother who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust.

Kite warfare continues in southern Israel

As Palestinians continued launching flaming kites into Israeli territory, Israeli children earlier this week sent balloons carrying candy over the border to Gaza as a gesture of peace.

200,000 Israelis weather Gaza rocket attacks in bomb shelters overnight

Nearly 200,000 Israelis spent the night Tuesday in bomb shelters as terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired 45 rockets and mortar shells on southern Israeli communities.

PRAYER ALERT: Kite terrorism from Gaza causing fires in Israel

Kite terrorism refers to Gaza’s “peaceful” Arab rioters using kites and helium balloons to carry incendiaries and gasoline bombs into Israel. Since April, Palestinian kite terrorists have set more than 400 fires, destroying over 6,000 acres of farming land ...

CBN News’ close-up look at Israel’s deadly Gaza border threat

CBN News got a rare close-up look at the violence on the border with Hamas-controlled Gaza.

Drought battle: Israel to use desalinated water to rescue the Sea of Galilee

Following five consecutive years of below-average winter rainfall, Israeli cabinet ministers passed a $30 million measure to replenish the Sea of Galilee and seven northern streams severely affected by the drought.

Indonesian Christians, Muslims upset by Israel’s visa ban

Christian and Muslim Indonesians are being joined by Israel’s tourism industry in protesting a decision by the Foreign Ministry to bar Indonesian tourists from visiting the Holy Land.

Argentina succumbs to Palestinian, BDS pressure, cancels Israel soccer match

Israeli soccer fans were devastated after learning that Argentina succumbed to intense Palestinian pressure — including threats against one of Argentina’s star players — and pulled out of a friendly pre-World Cup match against Israel.