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US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

US Senators Call for Increase in Military Aid to Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. Eighty-three out of one hundred US Senators have signed a letter to President Obama urging an increase in military aid to Israel. The current package is $3 billion of credits that are used primarily to purchase military items from American defense contractors. An increase would be used to maintain Israel’s qualitative


Hamas Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Bus Bombing

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hamas claims responsibility for Jerusalem bus bombing earlier this week. The terror organization said that Abdel Hamid Abu Srour, 19, a resident of the Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem, was one of its members. His father was arrested by the IDF on Wednesday. Israeli authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the suspected


IDF Discovers Gaza Tunnel Into Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1. IDF uncovers a tunnel from Gaza into Israeli territory for the first time since 2014. Read the full story, or take a look at the IDF video, below. 2. NPR discusses the large number of Jews leaving France for security reasons. Robert Ejness, executive director of CRIF (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives


Palestinian Attacks IDF Soldier with Ax; Two 12-Year-Old Palestinian Boys Arrested

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian man attacked an IDF soldier in the West Bank with an ax, before troops shot and killed him. Earlier, two 12-year-old Palestinian boys were arrested in Jerusalem’s Old City after police discovered three knives concealed in one of their coats. 2. Mohamed Abrini, who has admitted he was the “man in


Hezbollah Building Iranian Missile Base in Syria?

Today’s Top Stories 1. Hezbollah reportedly building an Iranian missile base in Syria. 2. Palestinian Christians have been very unhappy with Hamas and the PA in recent days. According to the Jerusalem Post, their bitterness with Hamas stems from the destruction of antiquities at the remains of Byzantine church discovered in Gaza last week. More


Egypt Discovers ‘Enormous’ Gaza Tunnels

Today’s Top Stories 1. Egypt discovered massive tunnels from Gaza into the Sinai large enough to drive trucks through. They’re unusually long too, which has the IDF concerned. YNet explains: These enormous tunnels, some of which stretch for over three kilometers, are designed to traverse the security zone Egypt set up between the border with


Identities of 22,000 Islamic State Recruits Leaked

Today’s Top Stories 1. A disgruntled ex-jihadi gave Sky News a stolen memory stick containing the names, addresses and phone numbers of 22,000 Islamic State recruits from 51 countries. All had filled out a 23-question form before being inducted into the IS ranks. But the key breakthrough from the documents is the revealing of the


Multiple Terrorist Attacks Hit Israel

Today’s Top Stories 1.  In the last twenty-four hours, there have been five Palestinian terrorist attacks resulting in the death of an American tourist and dozens of injuries. The shooting, stabbing, and vehicle attacks occurred in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv/Jaffa, Petach Tikva, and Ramot. Coverage from the Times of Israel and Ynet. The murder victim was


Russia Freezes Iranian Arms Transfers After Israeli Intel Tip

Today’s Top Stories 1. Russia reportedly suspended the transfer of S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran after Israeli intelligence tipped off Moscow that Tehran broke a pledge not to transfer sophisticated weapons to Hezbollah. A senior source told the newspaper that the Russian leader elected to punish the Iranian regime after Israel supplied him with clear-cut


Palestinian Fugitive Dies at PA’s Bulgarian Embassy

Today’s Top Stories 1. A Palestinian fugitive who eluded an Israeli extradition request by hiding in the PA embassy in Bulgaria died after apparently falling from the building’s fourth floor, according to Bulgarian media. Omar Nayef Zayed a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and two other Palestinians were convicted of