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When It Rains, It Pours: Israel’s North Hit by Floods

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 | Heavy rains caused floods across Israel’s north on Monday, stranding two cars mid-stream and damaging property in several regions. The two cars were caught in a flood in the Hilazon stream, in which an IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldier drowned last Monday during navigation practice, and drivers had to call

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Israel Admits to Striking Iranian Weapons Depot in Damascus, Warns of More Decisive Action

Monday, 14 January 2019 | In a rare and unprecedented admission, Israel publically claimed responsibility for targeting Iranian weapon depots in Damascus on Friday evening—and warned the Jewish state would take more decisive action if needed in the future to prevent Tehran from gaining a military foothold on Israel’s doorstep in war-torn Syria. “The Israel

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Netanyahu Announces Conclusion of Operation Northern Shield

Monday, 14 January 2019 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the conclusion of Operation Northern Shield on Sunday after the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) announced earlier that they had exposed the sixth and final Hezbollah tunnel from Lebanon into Israel. “The IDF has exposed a sixth tunnel—the largest of all—that crossed into Israeli territory,” Netanyahu

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Israel Hits Hamas Targets Following Rocket Attack, Massive Violent Border Riot

Monday, 14 January 2019 | The weekend turned violent along the south of Israel again, the same week that Egypt reasserted restrictions on the flow of people and goods in and out of the Gaza Strip thanks to Palestinian political strife. The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] reported on Twitter last Friday that 13,000 Gazans rioted

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Israeli Cloud Computing Company Acquired by Amazon for $250 Million

Monday, 14 January 2019 | CloudEndure, an Israeli company, confirmed that it had been acquired by AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing unit, for [US] $250 million, Globes reported Thursday. “CloudEndure is now an Amazon Web Services company. As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner since 2016, CloudEndure has long joined forces to help customers future-proof their businesses.

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Israeli Army Chief: Hezbollah Had “Grandiose Plan” to “Throw Israel off Balance”

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Hezbollah had big plans for the five terror tunnels that the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) discovered coming into Israeli territory, two of which had crossed the border before they were found and neutralized. The terror group operating in Lebanon formulated “what they thought was a fantastic plan, with several tunnels

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A Battle of Wits between the Israel Security Agency and Hamas

Friday, 11 January 2019 | The Israel Security Agency (ISA), in collaboration with the Israel police counterterrorism unit, arrested terrorist Assem Barghouti on January 8, 2019, in a successful intelligence operation. Barghouti, who perpetrated the terror attack in Givat Assaf [an Israeli community in Judea and Samaria] on December 13, 2018, which killed two IDF

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Palestinians: While Abbas and Hamas were Hurling Insults at Each Other

Friday, 11 January 2019 | It has been another tragic year for Palestinians living in Syria, but the international community, including pro-Palestinian advocacy groups and mainstream media in the West, seem to have missed the misery. The latest reports from Syria reveal that 82 Palestinians have died as a result of brutal torture in prisons

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Swords to Plowshares: Israel Makes a Farm Out of a Minefield

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 16,000 dunams [4,000 acres] of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] clears an area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swathes of Israeli farmland has been scorched by incendiary airborne devices launched into Israel by

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Israeli Army Chief: “We’ve Foiled the Smuggling of 15,000 Rockets” to Hamas

Thursday, 10 January 2019 | 2018 was marked by the worst violence on the Israel–Gaza border in recent years. The past 12 months saw near constant violent riots on the border, regular infiltration attempts, incendiary kites and balloons setting thousands of acres of southern Israel ablaze, barrages of rockets fired by Gaza-based terrorists, air-raid sirens

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