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News | Israel At War

How an addiction to the Iron Dome doctrine has eroded Israel’s deterrence

It was once believed that the Iron Dome would buy Israel the time to make rational decisions rather than be plunged into wars in haste.

News | Israel At War

‘Serious’ errors let Hamas infiltrate kibbutz on Oct. 7, per internal IDF probe

The investigation shows that “the security forces did not provide sufficient warning to the residents of Be’eri about the infiltration of terrorists during the first hours of the terrorist attack.”

Politics | Opinion

Can Israel afford to stand up to America?

Netanyahu is addressing Congress because he has no other option

News | Israel At War

Soldier killed in Gaza, raising IDF toll since Oct. 7 to 679

The slain soldier was named as Staff Sgt. Eyal Mimran from the Paratroopers Brigade.

News | Israel At War

Hezbollah drone and rocket barrage pounds Golan, Galilee

"We launched more than 20 drones at many Israeli positions in the Galilee and more than 200 rockets of various types," a Hezbollah source said.

News | Antisemitism Watch

The Continuing Emptiness Of “Never Again” - Joshua Namm

“Never again is now” has become “never again - when it’s convenient."

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Biden admin ‘effectively withholding seven weapon systems’ from Israel

The House Foreign Affairs Committee chair said that he signed off on the weapons, and Congress appropriated them.

News | Israel At War

Has Israel’s security apparatus learned nothing from Oct. 7?

The quiet release of Shifa Hospital director Mohammed Abu Salmiya to Gaza is a travesty that must not go unpunished.

News | Crucial Podcast Episodes

SHOCKING: Israel Releases 50 Palestinian Prisoners for Nothing | Caroline Glick In-Focus

"Incompetence. We have an incompetent system. We have an incompetent prison system. We have an incompetent national security ministry that's responsible for ...

News | News

Israel releases al-Shifa hospital chief, sparking fury

Israeli officials released Gaza's al-Shifa hospital chief Mohammad Abu Salmiya from prison, seemingly without charge, seven months after he was accused of working with Hamas.

Books | Books

Can Israel 'Win by Winning'?: A review of Daniel Pipes' 'Israel Victory'

A week before the October 7 Hamas assault on Israel, Daniel Pipes, a longtime respected foreign policy expert, a former board member of the United States Institute of Peace and the president of the Middle East Forum, had turned in his manuscript for his

News | Israel At War

Netanyahu cites ‘dramatic drop' in US arms supplies

"After months with no change in the situation, I decided to express my concerns publicly," said the Israeli leader.

Politics | Media Bias

Washington Post Foreign Desk, Accused of Pro-Hamas Bias, Teems with Al Jazeera Veterans

The Washington Post is in turmoil—old editor out, new editor in, and a new publisher under siege from a hostile and beleaguered staff. One of the criticisms the paper has weathered as it has bled money and subscribers is that, since Hamas’s Oct. 7 terrori

Politics | Media Bias

Biden Associate: Israel Must Let Hamas Win

 A Joe Biden associate has just made the stunning and utterly loathsome argument that Israel must give up and let terrorist Hamas — the terror group that slaughtered over a thousand Israelis and vowed Israel’s destruction — declare victory.

News | Israel At War

In conference, ex-hostages recount beatings, fears during Hamas captivity

Former hostages open up about their experiences in Hamas captivity to a crowd of journalists and social media influencers in Sderot, at a conference organized by the Hostages and Missing Families Forum.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

White House stresses Gazan pain on Islamic holiday, contradicts Israel's war aims

"Jill and I wish American Muslims—and Muslims around the world—a very blessed Eid al-Adha," the U.S. president said.

Politics | Opinion

It's Time to Start Using the Term 'Palestinian Civilian' Correctly

As long as the press and world leaders fail to ask these questions, continuing to push unsubstantiated casualty figures, they are empowering Hamas.

Politics | Debunking Lies

Gaza: The Famine Has Been Canceled

Hamas’s desire to maximize Palestinian suffering is well known, but there’s an easy way to tell whether supposed pro-Palestinian advocates share that revolting instinct: How do they react to good

Politics | Opinion

Hamas terrorists are playing the West for fools

The group’s leaders aren’t interested in the lives of Palestinians, only in their own self-preservation

News | News

After Gantz exit, Netanyahu disbands War Cabinet

Discussions on the war will continue to take place in a small forum, which will include Netanyahu and three other former War Cabinet members.

News | Israel At War

Outrage after IDF announces daily ‘humanitarian pauses' along south Gaza route

The move came a day after eight troops were slain in the Strip's southernmost city of Rafah.

News | The UN

TRUE STORY: UN reconstruction coordinator announces she is moving to Gaza

"I believe you should always work from the field," says Sigrid Kaag, plans to move her residence and offices to the war-torn coastal enclave in mid-June.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Israeli forces conclude 18-hour counterterror op in Samaria

Forces discovered and destroyed an explosives laboratory where more than 80 bombs were found, according to the IDF.

News | Israel At War

The inside story of Israel’s dramatic Gaza hostage rescue

The JC can reveal previously unknown details of the daring mission, which was the result of weeks of intelligence work culminating in a 45 minute shoot-out with Hamas terrorists

Politics | Media Bias

The BBC is an Orwellian, Kafkaesque nightmare

Dishonesty and obfuscation are now part and parcel of the Beeb’s editorial policy.

News | The UN

BREAKING: UN Security Council Passes US-Backed Gaza Ceasefire Proposal

 It must be lonely to be Israel these days, with U.S. President Joe Biden undermining the Jewish state at every opportunity as they fight Hamas for their very survival.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

CONFIRMED: 'Journalist' Killed by IDF Held 3 Israeli Hostages in His Home, Wrote for US-Based Nonprofit

 In the wake of the Israel Defense Forces' successful operation to rescue four hostages from captivity in Gaza we're learning more about the conditions in which the hostages lived and who housed them, and once again we're seeing that the native "journalists" covering the conflict are anything but neutral observers.

Politics | Media Bias

CNN Chyron Informs Us Those Four Israeli Captives Were 'Released'

 As we reported earlier, the IDF freed four hostages who were being held in civilian homes in a strike that the Biden administration had told it not to take. Even though President Biden opposed the operation, he took partial credit:

News | Israel At War

The Middle East's fateful moment

As northern Israel burns, America is leading the world into a terrible war.

News | News

‘Indefinitely end shipment of weapons, artillery to Israel,’ NAACP tells Biden

The organization’s statement is “a historic betrayal of Jews’ devotion and solidarity in fighting for civil rights for all,” said B’nai B’rith International.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Nothing Is Ever the Palestinians’ Fault

The Palestinian cause has one defining feature: the refusal of its champions to accept any responsibility for the situation they’ve made for themselves.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

US announces another $90 million in aid to Gaza

Samantha Power, the USAID administrator, announced the additional $90 million on the same day that the Pentagon said the temporary pier will cost $90 million less than projected.

Politics | Opinion

Wake up, Americans! As northern Israel burns, your government is throwing the Jewish state to the wolves

Yesterday, northern Israel was in flames. An enormous barrage of Hezbollah drones set fire to numerous areas in the Galilee. You can see the massive scale of the conflagration from video footage here, here and here.

News | Israel At War

Israel Ready for Offensive Against Hezbollah, Army Chief Says

Israel is ready for an offensive along the northern border with Lebanon and is nearing a decision, the chief of staff said on Tuesday, as the Hezbollah movement said it was not seeking to widen the conflict but was ready to fight any war imposed on it.

News | Articles By Me

Is Israel Losing The War? - Joshua Namm

That is a headline I never thought that I’d be typing. But, as I sit here, more than seven months after the worst attack on our people since the Shoah (Holocaust), anyone objective has to wonder what is really going on in this war. I have asked a similar

News | News

The myth of Gaza’s ‘innocent’ majority

So far, not a single civilian in the terrorist enclave has opted to be categorized as a member of the “Righteous Among the Nations.”

News | The UN

How the UN Got Away With Wildly Inflating the Casualty Numbers in Gaza—and the Media Bought It

It remains to be seen whether the White House and State Department will revisit their decisions to trust whatever data the UN vouches for.

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

The Biden Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

Three soldiers from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were killed on May 28, when they encountered a Hamas booby trap in a building in Rafah. In a separate incident, three other soldiers

News | National News

Dozens Of Palestinians Killed In Rafah Blast Died From ‘Secondary Explosions’ Likely From Hamas Weapons: IDF

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released results from their initial investigation into the deaths of dozens of people at a tent camp in Rafah on Tuesday, saying that the munitions the country used were too small and were used too far away from where the p

News | Jewish Community

Being Them Home: Tie a Yellow Ribbon

Knitters and crafters around the world are reviving a symbol of hope as they wait for the return of hostages taken by Hamas on Oct. 7. Here’s the story behind the ribbon.

News | Israel At War

The Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers

Three soldiers from Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were killed on May 28, when they encountered a Hamas booby trap in a building in Rafah. In a separate incident, three other soldiers

Politics | Biden Administration/Congress

Does Biden reject Israel’s right to self-defense? (Spoiler Alert: Yes, He Absolutely Does)

The administration’s effort to stymie military action, coupled with its continued criticism as to how Israel is conducting a just war against a terror group, puts the Jewish state at risk in the region and the world.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Jewish People, And Their Supporters, Who Are Fighting Back - Melanie Phillips

Examples of courage, decency and sanity at a time of madness

Politics | Opinion

Israel’s Great Strategic Failure

It wasn’t October 7. It's the continuing avoidance of military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon.

News | Israel At War

IDF in control of Philadelphi Corridor, 20 tunnels found

Soldiers have so far located around 20 tunnels along the 8.7-mile-long border area between Gaza and Egypt.

Politics | Debunking Lies

▶️ Israel Didn’t Target a Safe Zone in Rafah. So What Happened?

Almost eight months into the Israel-Hamas war, and the media have learned nothing in regard to blindly reporting Hamas’ propaganda. Although the

Politics | Politics

Joe Biden’s Empty ‘Ironclad’ Promises to Israel

President Biden is “pausing” US arms shipments to Israel because he does not want a full-scale pursuit of Hamas into Rafah. Too many civilians would be harmed, he warned. Hamas must be gleeful. The terror group hides among and under Gazan civilians precis

Politics | Media Bias

No, Media, Israel Didn't Strike a Refugee Camp in Rafah

An independent military investigation is underway to ascertain exactly what happened following an Israeli airstrike on two senior Hamas commanders in

Politics | Opinion

Egypt must pay a price for its sponsorship of Hamas

Since Oct. 7, it has become clear that Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has been playing Israel for a fool.

Politics | Debunking Lies

The case against Israel has just collapsed

By rights, this should be the moment that the humanitarian case against Israel’s campaign in Gaza goes into terminal collapse. From now on, there can be no equivocation. Those who persist in opposing the war based on the number of civilian casualties are

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The Palestinian Authority

Hamas reaped hundreds of millions off Gaza aid since Oct. 7

Despite the ongoing conflict, Israel has repeatedly stressed that "there are no limits on the amount of humanitarian aid that can enter Gaza."

Politics | Opinion

Why has Gallant abandoned Israel’s war goals?

Since the failed peace process began in 1993, the General Staff became a stakeholder in the success of its “partner,” the Palestinian Authority.

Politics | Politics

Israel's Enemies Are America's Enemies | National Review

Israel’s very existence and key U.S. interests hang in the balance — we have a duty to maintain peace through strength.

Politics | Politics

Did the Biden Regime Green-Light Arrest Warrants for Israeli Leaders, Including Netanyahu?

 If a Wednesday report in the Israeli media is accurate, this is one of the most, if not the most, craven betrayal of an ally in American history, and in the entire world’s history.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Smotrich: Gov't has 'no right to exist' if Rafah op canceled

According to media reports, new terms conveyed to Egypt include a willingness to discuss the "restoration of sustainable calm" in Gaza.

News | News

Here's What Trump Had to Say About Iran's Attack on Israel

 Former President Trump argued Iran’s attack on Israel would never have happened if he were in office.

Politics | Politics

Biden shouldn’t get away with granting a victory to Hamas

U.S. threats have given genocidal terrorists a respite as the media continues to demonize Israel and enable antisemitism. But the war isn’t over yet.

Politics | Politics

Biden’s Moral Bankruptcy is Saving Hamas

The President's hinderance of Israel's fight against terrorism has ensured that Hamas will survive to wreak havoc again.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Biden administration’s war against the government of Israel

Before Oct. 7, rioters demanded the overthrow of Netanyahu’s coalition due to its “anti-democratic” policies and “corruption.” The new rallying cry is to free the hostages.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

US Gaslights Israel At The UN | The Caroline Glick Show

The US fails to veto a UN resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire, then denies that anything has changed, and Donald Trump gives a less than comforting...

Politics | Politics

Biden Betrayal of Israel at United Nations Shameful | National Review

By allowing the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an “immediate ceasefire” in Gaza while Hamas remains in power and still holds 130 hostages, the Biden administration has shamefully betrayed a key ally while empowering a terro

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Over 70 Percent of Palestinians Support Hamas’s October 7 Terror Attack: Poll | National Review

Ninety-one percent of Palestinians say Hamas has not committed war crimes and 75 percent are satisfied with Hamas’s current role ruling the Gaza Strip.

Politics | Politics

Report: Biden to Allow Hamas-linked Contractor to Participate in Gaza Pier

The Biden Administration is preparing to allow a Hamas-linked contractor to earn millions from the construction of a floating port off Gaza.

News | Articles By Me

Hard Facts About "Tough Love" - Joshua Namm

What part of "sovereign nation" do Democrats not understand?

Politics | Politics

The Blame Israel Horror Show - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Can this really be happening? Arab terrorists attack an Israeli peace festival for young people near the border with Gaza. The terrorists kill 1,200 Israelis, mostly girls and young people. They drag four hundred or so into their tunnels built...

Music | Music

Bob Dylan & Israel, The Neighborhood Bully

It may not be his best song, but Dylan’s 1983 song about Israel is surprisingly resonant today.

Politics | Politics

The Strange Disconnect Between Israel and Ukraine › American Greatness

The Ukrainian and Israeli wars are similar and yet also different conflicts—but in more ways than we can imagine. Ukraine was invaded by a huge Russian state…

News | News

Elder Of Ziyon - Everyone in Gaza knew that Hamas built weapons tunnels under UNRWA schools - since 2008!

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

The Greatest Threat to the Survival of Israel is the American Progressive Movement

A couple of years ago, a local Jewish community organization invited me to join a planning session to develop its lobbying agenda in advance of our state’s…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Gazan 'Civilians' Involved in Every Stage of Hamas Hostage Scheme, Freed Israelis Say

TEL AVIV, Israel—Israeli women and children have in recent weeks begun speaking publicly about what they experienced during nearly two months in Hamas captivity late last year.

News | News

Chat Group of UN Teachers in Gaza Filled With Posts Supporting Hamas

 Back in November, Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian refugees, said claims that Palestinian schools teach hatred of Jews are "false and insidious" and "only fuel a toxic and deeply polarized environment." He got hit with a Community Note about the textbooks used in the schools.

Politics | Politics

A Real Democracy Cannot Protect Hamas - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

Biden and his minions are intervening to save Hamas’ skin. Apparently they think they can magically make them a partner for peace.

News | NEWS

Chinese-owned TikTok Refused Ads About Israeli Hostages

TikTok refused an ad promoting awareness of the plight of Israeli hostages held by Hamas, deeming the ad "too political."

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Hamas rockets target Tel Aviv area for first time in a week

Millions were forced into bomb shelters across central Israel. No injuries or damage were reported.

News | News

WATCH: Israeli Soldier Gets Hit by a Grenade, Things Go Very Badly for the Hamas Terrorist Who Threw It

 The fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas continues to intensify even as the latter suffers heavy losses, and a video that was released on Tuesday shows the sheer chaos of the house-to-house fighting currently going on.

News | Israel

Why the images of Hamas prisoners sparked outrage

The murder and rape of Israelis on Oct. 7 led to a spike in antisemitism, not anger against Hamas. And yet, the world can’t tolerate photos of defeated Palestinian terrorists.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Biden Trashes Israel in Private D.C. Fundraiser

Biden accused Israel (without evidence) of "indiscriminate bombing," and demanded Netanyahu kick right-wing parties out of his government.

News | News

IDF strikes 250 terror sites in Gaza as ground battles intensify

Israel's military releases image of senior Hamas commanders eliminated • IDF apologizes for killing Lebanese Army soldier during strike on Hezbollah target.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

What the Terrorists Imprisoned in Israel Did After Being Released Is Eye-Opening

 The prisoner/hostage exchange between Israel and Hamas has inadvertently highlighted a harsh reality in the overall conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It’s an issue that is one of the biggest obstacles to achieving a peaceful solution between the two parties.

News | News

WATCH: Hamas Releases Propaganda Video of Hostage Release That Will Make Your Skin Crawl

 Following an initial breaking of the ceasefire, Hamas responded to Israel's threat to resume military action in response and released another batch of hostages on Saturday. Some of those released were as young as three years old.

Politics | Op-Ed

When Has War Even Been ‘Proportional?’

Proportionality in war is a synonym for lethal stalemate, if not defeat. When two sides go at it with roughly equal forces, weapons, and strategies…

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Matan Meir, Netflix producer for 'Fauda,' killed fighting Hamas

A production crew member who worked on the Netflix drama series “Fauda” was killed fighting Hamas in northern Gaza over the weekend.

News | In The News

Meet The American Cowboys Who Rushed To Israel To Fill In For Farmers Called Up To Fight Hamas

A group of American cowboys from Montana and Arkansas answered a call for help from Israelis in need of labor as the war with Hamas has caused foreign agriculture workers to flee, and reservists to leave their day jobs to fight in Gaza.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

Gaza After the War: Biden Needs a Reality Check

As Israel continues its systematic assault on Hamas deep inside Gaza, closing in on high-ranking targets and putting the jihadist outfit'

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Just whose side is America really on?

Biden’s early support for Israel is turning into something more ominous

News | News

From the River to the Sea? Arab Citizens of Israel Say, No Thanks to ‘Liberation’

Palestinians and their allies have justified and even celebrated Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre in Israel as a blow against Jewish oppression. But the some 2 million Arab citizens of Israel have overwhelmingly responded by drawing closer to the Jewish state.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel at War: Democrats’ Disgraceful Calls for a ‘Humanitarian Pause’ | National Review

It is a sorry sight to watch Democrats lose the nerve they summoned for only a few short weeks, but no one should feel obliged to listen to them. Israel, least of all.

News | News

Want a Ceasefire? Tell Hamas to Free All Hostages and Unconditionally Surrender. - The American Spectator | USA News and

Just as the Israel Defense Forces encircle the Hamas stronghold of Gaza City, calls for a "ceasefire" are accelerating.

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: The Sick Paradoxes Of Supporting Hamas

 There is something surreal, even sick about the current Gazan war.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

One Sick War › American Greatness

There is something surreal, even sick about the current Gazan war. Throughout European and American cities and campuses, tens of thousands of Middle East…

News | News

Whoops: Hamas Just Completely Nuked All Its Pathetic Apologists

 When someone keeps telling you what they want, it's best to believe them instead of constantly rationalizing what they "really" want.

News | News Items

Hamas Alone Holds the Keys to a Permanent Ceasefire

Hamas has guaranteed that innocent civilians will continue to die whether there is a ceasefire or not.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Largest Rabbinic Delegation to Visit Israel Greeted With Gratitude … and Rockets

26 Chabad rabbis from around North America insisted that they ‘have to be here’

News | National News

Pentagon ramps up Middle East surge, 2,000 troops prep for deployment

The Biden administration's nervous about a potential broader conflict in the region.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

As Biden Turns against Israel, Netanyahu Must Stand Strong

According to reports, there are "hundreds of trucks" lined up on the border in Egypt, poised to enter the Gaza Strip carrying so-called "humanitarian aid." These trucks, if permitted to enter, will not be inspected in any significant way. There is every

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Once, I Was a Peace Advocate. Now, I Have No Idealism Left. | The Free Press

After terrorists killed my cousin Daniel Pearl, my family called for peace. But after the worldwide celebration of our people’s slaughter, my hope for peace is dead.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israel: "I Am Captain of My Home Front" - Chabad

Following Major Ezzy Morgenstern’s report from the front lines, we contacted his wife, Michal Morgenstern, who is home with the couple’s eight children, director of a not-for-profit, and a force of goodness in a world gone mad.

Politics | Politics

Corporate America, Outspoken on Black Lives Matter and Ukraine, Offers Muted Response to Terror in Israel 

Companies across the Western world were quick to issue statements condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the killing of George Floyd. As Israel reels from the worst terrorist attack in its history, many of those same companies are less outspoken.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Publish the Names of Students and Professors Who Support Hamas Lynching and Rapes

Student groups at many elite universities -- including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, CUNY -- have come out in support of Hamas at a time when its terrorists have raped, murdered and kidnapped women, toddlers, the elderly and other civilians, and have

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Jewish families break down at the gate at JFK airport as they proudly wave off young IDF reservists on the way to war with Hamas - as flights from Big Apple to Israel sell out for the next TEN days

Emotions ran high at JFK Airport Wednesday night as Jewish families broke down at the gate watching proudly as they wave off young IDF reservists on their way to war with Hamas terrorists. 

News | News

Beware of fake news: Hamas and supporters promote disinformation about war

X's lax disinformation policies, together with advanced AI and animation technologies, make it easier to spread fake news.

Politics | Politics

Was Biden’s Speech as Pro-Israel as You Think?

No. Because it was missing the only word that matters.

News | News

How the Media Blame Israel for Being Attacked and Defending Itself

According to mainstream media reporting on Hamas's slaughter and abduction over the weekend of hundreds of Israeli men, women, and children, the Jewish state had it coming.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

‘The Babies, The Mothers, The Fathers’: Israel Shows World Aftermath of Hamas Massacre

Bodies of Israeli residents and Hamas militants lay in the grounds of the Kfar Aza kibbutz among burned out houses, strewn furniture, and torched cars, as Israeli soldiers went from house to house to take away the dead.

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Inside the Kibbutz Where Hamas Barbarians Beheaded 40 Israeli Babies in Their Cribs

 In Kibbutz Kfar Aza, located a short distance from the Gaza Strip, residents have fewer than 15 seconds to take shelter when a siren sounds its warning of an incoming Hamas rocket. Shelters are spaced every few yards around the kibbutz as a result — some are painted with purple trees and cartoonish renderings of the IDF soldiers, others are covered in vibrant sunflowers.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

I Am an IDF Fighter and My Faith Will Carry Me Through

God has handed us a mission, and with your support, we will do what we need to.