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A group of House Democrats late Wednesday urged Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to make clear what she meant when she equated the United States and Israel to the terrorist group Hamas. “Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as...
The U.S. government on Friday announced more than $266 million in new humanitarian aid for Afghanistan while urging allies to contribute more generously to address the conflict-stricken country’s immediate humanitarian needs. “This funding will allow our partners to provide lifesaving protection, shelter,...
The Palestinian–Israeli War, better described as the Hamas–Israeli War, began on May 10, 2021, when the Palestinians/Hamas attacked Israel with rockets. Ultimately, for 11 continuous days and nights Hamas shot over 4,000 rockets into Israel across a wide spectrum of the land....
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday accused the progressive “Squad” of acting as “press secretaries for Hamas terrorists,” as he announced that he is introducing a resolution backing arms sales to Israel. “Rep. Omar accused Israel of carrying out acts of terrorism. That is...
President Joe Biden said on Friday there has been no shift in his commitment to the security of Israel, insisting “the only answer” was a two-state solution with Palestine. “There is no shift in my commitment … to the security of...
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that officials have agreed on a ceasefire with Hamas after 11 days of fighting. A statement from his office said that his security cabinet ministers agreed to “accept the Egyptian initiative for a mutual ceasefire...
Former Secretary of State reacts to Democrats voting against bill to stop groups funding Hamas on 'Kudlow.'
A group of 19 Republican senators unveiled a resolution on May 17 to reaffirm the United States’ support for Israel and its right to defend itself against terrorist attacks, amid ongoing rocket attacks from Hamas that show few signs of abating. The resolution (pdf),...
The Israeli military has announced the destruction of 9.3 miles of a so-called “terror tunnel” network used by Hamas forces as part of its effort to degrade the ability of terror groups to launch strikes against Israel. “Our fighter jets neutralized 9.3 miles...
GAZA/JERUSALEM—Israel fired artillery and mounted more air strikes on Friday against Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel’s commercial center. As hostilities entered their fifth day, with no sign of abating, the Israeli military said in...
Hezbollah and Hamas know that they're about to be flush with cash, so their efforts to undermine Middle East stability, the Abraham Accords, & Israel’s security will continue. Appeasement of Iran is destabilizing the Middle East and it's shocking...
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein joins Tom Trento to discuss the dangers of rockets reigning down on innocent civilians, families, children, communities that are a mix of farmers and businesses, and the truth about the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood...
GAZA/JERUSALEM—Hostilities between Hamas and Israel escalated on Tuesday, raising the death toll in two days to 32 Palestinians and three people in Israel, with the terrorist group firing rockets at Tel Aviv and Israel carrying out multiple air strikes in Gaza. A pipeline belonging to...
On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down the ongoing rocket barrage by the Gaza-based terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad against Israel—with hundreds upon hundreds of rockets targeting Israeli cities. How is Israel responding and what...