Prime Minister Netanyahu participated in the state ceremony in Hevron on Wednesday marking 90 years since the 1929 riots there. This was Netanyahu’s first visit to Hevron since 1998. He was accompanied by President Reuven Rivlin and the Speaker of the Knesset, Yuli Edelstein.
Netanyahu addressed the strengthening of Hevron, saying, “The Machpela House was populated last week and we are addressing other important issues regarding access to the Cave of the Patriarchs and rights to Jewish property. We do not come to dispossess anyone, but no one will dispossess us. We are not foreigners in Hevron, we will remain in it forever.”
Unfortunately, the Prime Minister did not make a clear commitment to returning the land in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood to the Jewish community. We hope to have an unequivocal comment on that in the near future so that long-awaited construction of housing can begin.
‘Netanyahu’s visit to Hevron is very significant’ ~Nitsan Keidar
Under Pressure From Right, Netanyahu To Make History in Hebron Today ~Tovah Lazaroff
Benjamin Kerstein in his Algemeiner article reports on a study that found that new Palestinian educational materials slated for use during the 2019-2020 school year have, despite considerable international criticism, become even more ridden with anti-Israel and sometimes anti-Semitic propaganda.
IMPACT-se, the group that evaluated the materials according to UNESCO standards, stated the materials contain “a systematic insertion of violence, martyrdom and jihad across all grades and subjects.” The materials “indoctrinate for death and martyrdom, utilizing a variety of tools to convince children to risk their lives as martyrs.”
Terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and vehicles near the town of Avivim in northern Israel on Sunday afternoon.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that no Israelis were killed or injured in the attacks. “We have no casualties. No one was injured – not even a scratch.”
Breaking this morning: With machines from Iran: Hezbollah compound for precision missile production exposed ~Mordechai Sones
Yesterday afternoon, the IDF revealed details on Hezbollah’s Iranian-backed precision guided missile project. This comes just days after drone attacks attributed to Israel targeted a site allegedly used by Hezbollah to manufacture missiles.
According to the IDF report the precision missile project was first launched six years ago, following Iranian transfers of missiles to Lebanon via Syria. Had this missile project advanced, it would have posed a very serious threat to Israel’s security.
More on this breaking story HERE.
Steve Emerson’s new report in The Investigative Project on Terrorism should have every American concerned.
Emerson writes that despite current knowledge about CAIR’s affiliation with the Hamas supported network – the Muslim Brotherhood, the U.S. Census Bureau believes the conservative, Sunni-dominated Islamist organization is a trustworthy organization to partner with in next year’s national population count. CAIR leadership has made it known that it is pleased that it will help get the Muslim community the funding and government representation it deserves.
Yet, we know that a senior FBI official wrote in 2009, “[U]ntil we can resolve whether there continues to be a connection between CAIR or its executives and HAMAS, the FBI does not view CAIR as an appropriate liaison partner.”
This policy is still in effect at the FBI. We see no reason why the Census Bureau (or any US government agency) should partner with this or any group where there is evidence of ties to HAMAS, a designated terrorist organization.
Israel thwarted a large scale attack on Sunday by striking Iranian Quds Force operatives and Shiite Militia targets in Syria.
“In a major operational effort, we have thwarted an attack against Israel by the Iranian Quds Force & Shi’ite militias. I reiterate: Iran has no immunity anywhere. Our forces operate in every sector against the Iranian aggression,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter. “I have directed that our forces be prepared for any scenario. We will continue to take determined and responsible action against Iran and its proxies for the security of Israel.”
IDF: Foiled drone strike planned and funded by Iran from luxury villa near Damascus ~Yoav Zitun
Early Monday morning, the Israeli Air Force launched a series of airstrikes on targets in the northern Gaza Strip after Palestinian terrorists fired three rockets at southern Israel, sending thousands of residents rushing to bomb shelters. A music concert in Sderot was interrupted by the alert sirens forcing hundreds to flee to safety.
The Israel Defense Forces said it had hit targets on “a military base belonging to the Hamas terror group in northern Gaza, including the office of a Hamas battalion commander.”
The US State Department website has deleted the Palestinian Authority from the list of countries and areas on its website.
Until recently, ‘Palestinians’ appeared on the site under the name ‘Palestinian Authority’ and before that the ‘Palestinian Territories’.
On Wednesday, two rockets were fired from Gaza into Southern Israel. That’s two attacks within 24 hours.Thankfully, no injuries were reported.
In response to this latest terror attack, Israeli Air Force jets struck several targets.
“The IDF will continue to oppose attempts to harm Israeli civilians and considers the Hamas terrorist organization responsible for what happens in and out of the Gaza Strip,” according to a statement by the army.
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon told the UN Security Council this week that the PA is following Tehran in their goal to destroy Israel.
Danon expressed his concern after a statement made last week by PLO ambassador to the UN Ibrahim Khraishi revived the false accusation that “Zionism is racism.”
“This despicable language exposes the Palestinian Authority’s anti-Semitism, as it continues to incite hatred among its people against Jews and the Jewish State. Both Tehran and Ramallah’s extremism are increasingly at odds with the growing sentiment among Arabs that Israel is, and will continue to be, a part of this region.”
The 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York is schedule to begin on September 17. With only one month to go until the Assembly opens, the Palestinian Authority is fearful that UNRWA will not be renewed.
UNRWA was originally intended as a temporary solution but has now become a part of the PA’s unrelenting attempts to destroy and delegitimize Israel. Furthermore, a true refugee agency should not be allowed to continue to profit from the misery of the very people it is mandated to help. UNRWA funds can no longer be used as a corrupt weapon for the PA to educate and promote terror against Israel.
The Jerusalem Post’s Editorial Staff writes that there is no more need for UNRWA: UNRWA needs to be drastically reformed and the Palestinians themselves would be the first to benefit from UNRWA being revamped. UNRWA has done nothing to build a sustainable, peaceful Palestinian state. The recent report containing allegations of serious flaws could be the wake-up call the UN needs to re-examine UNRWA’s status. It’s time for the absurdity to end.
UN agency for Palestinians is too corrupt to save ~David May