During Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza in 2014, the world media, relying on unsubstantiated evidence, reported that Israel bombed the Gaza power plant multiple times – a story that turns out not to have been true.
For the families of fallen Israeli soldiers and terror victims, loss and loneliness are the norm. Yet this past weekend 130 bereaved families gathered together for Shabbat in a Jerusalem hotel to share both grief and comfort in advance of Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s national Memorial Day, on Wednesday.
Ahead of Israel’s Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror, the Defense Ministry’s commemoration branch is launching a new smartphone app with information on all events held by bereaved families across the country and throughout the year.
The Hamas terrorist group on Friday admitted that it is holding two live Israeli hostages and two bodies of dead Israelis, while accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of lying about their impending release.
The State of Israel has fought nine wars and many battles in between. Almost 25,000 Israelis have been killed, fighting for the survival of the Jewish State. Some 4,000 of the fallen were murdered by Palestinians.
A new community in southern Israel will be named after four-year-old Israeli Daniel Tragerman, killed by Hamas mortar fire during Operation Protective Edge, last summer’s war against Hamas, the terrorist organization running Gaza.
In a twisted bid to prevent its Jewish citizens from joining the Israel Defense Forces, South Africa’s ruling ANC party is considering banning dual citizenship, even though this would also hurt millions of immigrants from Africa and Asia.