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How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

How Asarah B’Taives May Be Different than Other Fasts

Rav Yoseph Karo (Bais Yoseph 550) cites the view of the Avudraham that the fast of Asara b’Taives is different than all of the other… Read More ›

Trump surprised everyone, especially Soleimani

Trump surprised everyone, especially Soleimani

Analysis: After decades of wariness and passivity over confronting Iran, the U.S. has suddenly revolutionized its Mideast policy, and the general consensus in Israel is… Read More ›

Targeted killing of Soleimani a boost for Benjamin Netanyahu – analysis

Targeted killing of Soleimani a boost for Benjamin Netanyahu – analysis

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz, by contrast, was a victim of the targeted strike.   A cartoon in Sunday’s Ha’aretz newspaper depicts US President… Read More ›

Netanyahu praises Trump for U.S. strike on Soleimani

Netanyahu praises Trump for U.S. strike on Soleimani

PM says the move to eliminate Iran’s hardline general is ‘worthy of all appreciation,’ adding the head of Quds Force ‘planned and carried out many… Read More ›

In blow to Netanyahu, Knesset lawyer, 65 MKs back swift immunity deliberations

In blow to Netanyahu, Knesset lawyer, 65 MKs back swift immunity deliberations

Blue and White representative says he has support from party leaders representing majority of lawmakers after legal adviser says no impediment to debating request immediately… Read More ›

Netanyahu is exercising his legal right by seeking immunity

Netanyahu is exercising his legal right by seeking immunity

Opinion: The prime minister remains a strong political force despite the charges against him and it is the voters who will now decide whether he… Read More ›

Netanyahu asks for immunity from prosecution

Netanyahu asks for immunity from prosecution

Gantz: I never thought I would see a prime minister evade prosecution. It’s either the kingdom of Netanyahu or the State of Israel.   Prime… Read More ›

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Israel should stand up for Jews wherever they are

Opinion: People’s homes, communities and lives make up their identities no less than the fact that they are Jewish From Monsey to London, from Paris… Read More ›

Pompeo thanks Netanyahu for support after Iraq embassy attack

Pompeo thanks Netanyahu for support after Iraq embassy attack

Foreign Minister Katz urges international community to fight ‘murderous’ Iran after pro-Tehran protesters storm Green Zone   US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke late… Read More ›

Israel rings in 2020, new year, new decade

Israel rings in 2020, new year, new decade

Revelers came out to celebrate the end of 2019 and the second decade of the 21st century visiting many pubs and clubs in Tel Aviv… Read More ›

Iran at war could be good for Israel

Iran at war could be good for Israel

Analysis: Should Tehran decide to retaliate for the U.S. attack on its militias in Iraq, it would be playing into the hands of those in… Read More ›

IAF chief: US strike on Iran-backed Iraqi militia is a ‘potential turning point’

IAF chief: US strike on Iran-backed Iraqi militia is a ‘potential turning point’

Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin lauds IDF’s aerial supremacy in the face of Syrian S-300 anti-aircraft batteries, which he says allows Israel to fight Iranian entrenchment… Read More ›

IAF Commander Norkin: US airstrikes in Iraq a potential game changer

IAF Commander Norkin: US airstrikes in Iraq a potential game changer

Thousands of paramilitary members march on US Embassy in Baghdad following deadly strikes.   The strikes against an Iranian proxy group in Iraq are a… Read More ›

High Court debates whether indicted Netanyahu can form government

High Court debates whether indicted Netanyahu can form government

Hayut says three-justice panel must first decide whether the court should even debate the issue, echoing instruction from AG; hearing comes after petition by 67… Read More ›

New year will bring Israel advantage over Iran

New year will bring Israel advantage over Iran

Analysis: The Islamic Republic has completed its role in Syria, ensuring that Assad’s regime survived the civil war, but despite their vital participation in keeping… Read More ›

Those Holiday Season Gifts: Psak From Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein

Those Holiday Season Gifts: Psak From Rav Yitzchok Zilberstein

by Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com It is a not uncommon experience for people that have family members in the hospital.  Nice well-meaning people give… Read More ›

Photos show rockets used against the US were also shipped to Hezbollah

Photos show rockets used against the US were also shipped to Hezbollah

Rockets used against US forces in Iraq were same type Israel found in 2009 being shipped to Hezbollah   In 2009 Israel intercepted a shipment… Read More ›

The world’s blatant hypocrisy

The world’s blatant hypocrisy

Opinion: Although ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bendousa cannot deny her services for one of Africa’s deadliest dictators, the international community has shown its duplicity by… Read More ›

Netanyahu calls Putin, requests release of Naama Issachar

Netanyahu calls Putin, requests release of Naama Issachar

Netanyahu also said he and Putin discussed Iran and Syria with Putin, and the two wished each other happy holidays.   Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu… Read More ›

IDF chief’s promo for Israel’s next major war

IDF chief’s promo for Israel’s next major war

Analysis: Aviv Kochavi Wednesday’s speech contained indirect warnings aimed not only at the Israeli public, but also at Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas; it was an… Read More ›