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U.S. resumes sending Hellfire missiles to Israel

by JTA

3 weeks ago

Model of a Hellfire Missile. Image via Wikipedia

The United States has resumed delivery of Hellfire missiles to Israel.

“The first shipment has been delivered to Israel and the second shipment will be delivered early in October,” Cmdr.... read full article

  • New NIF campaign adopts tools of the right

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    3 weeks ago

    In a strategic shift, the New Israel Fund is arming itself with a set of sharp political tools and picking a fight.

    Its target: Israel’s political right.

    Its weapons: Opposition research, media monitoring, and staking its claims to patriotism and Zionism.

    If NIF’s dramatic...

  • Petition calls on El Al to protect female passengers from haredi harassment

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Hundreds have signed an online petition calling on El Al Airlines to protect female passengers from being harassed by haredi Orthodox men.

    The petition on Change.org was launched Sunday, days after an El Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was delayed in taking off when haredi...

  • Yaalon: IDF took out 80 percent of Gaza rockets during offensive

    by JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Israel destroyed some 80 percent of Palestinian rockets and mortars in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said.

    About 2,000 rockets still remain in Hamas’ possession in Gaza, Yaalon said Monday in an address to a conference titled “Military and...

  • Netanyahu’s full speech at the United Nations General Assembly

    3 weeks ago


    Thank you, Mr. President, 
    Distinguished delegates, 

    I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of my people, the people of Israel. I've come here to speak about the dangers we face and about the opportunities we see. I've come here to expose the brazen...

  • Netanyahu: Iran poses greater threat than Islamic State


    3 weeks ago

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday tried to shift the spotlight away from Islamic State fighters and back to Iran, warning the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Tehran would pose a far greater threat than "militant Islamists on pickup trucks."

    It was the fifth...

  • Israel’s population rises slightly to 8.9 Million

    by JTA

    September 24, 2014 | 12:44 pm

    The official population of Israel on the eve of the Jewish New Year is 8.9 million, a slight increase from last Rosh Hashanah.

    The population grew by 2 percent since the previous Rosh Hashanah, rising 173,811 to 8,904,373 , according to the Population and Immigration Authority,...

  • New Mossad recruiting website goes online

    by JTA

    September 24, 2014 | 12:39 pm

    Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency has launched a new website to recruit for various positions.

    In addition to Hebrew, the website, which went online Sept. 22, is available in several languages including Russian, English, Arabic and French.

    A questionnaire to determine suitability for the agency can be filled out and submitted online.

    Positions are available in operations, intelligence, technology and cyber, and administration, according to the website.

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