ANCIENT CITY GATE UNCOVERED IN THE GALILEE MAY HAVE TIE TO BIBLICAL KING DAVID. This site is where Jesus performed the miracle of the loaves and the fishes at the biblical-era city Tzer where the Bible’s most famous king once claimed a bride. TIMES OF ISRAEL – Amanda Borschel-Dan
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50,000 IDF SOLDIERS ENJOYED A WEEK OFF WITH FUN AND GIFTS! The second annual appreciation week for IDF soldiers in Israel was held from June 27 to July 8. National IDF Appreciation Week featured a week of rest and recuperation for the soldiers. The event included the Tel Aviv Water Park and Ice Cream. The IDF soldiers honored included 5,000 Lone Soldiers, soldiers with no immediate family in Israel, and 7,000 international soldiers from the United States, Ukraine, Russia and France. ENJOY EVENT PHOTOS HERE
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- Israel Shoots Down Syrian Drone Over Israeli Airspace – ISRAELUNWIRED, Avi Abelow
- Oslo is Obsolete: Time for a Victory Mindset – JERUSALEM POST, Gideon Saar, MEF
- Israel to impound Gaza flotilla ships to benefit terror victims – YNET, Yael Friedson
- Muslims who murdered 16 in Barcelona jihad attack also planned truck bomb jihad massacre at Eiffel Tower – JIHAD WATCH, Robert Spencer
- Germany charges Iran diplomat detained in bomb plot – AP, Kirsten Grieshaberan
by Avi Abelow for ISRAELUNWIRED, July 11, 2018
“After we closely monitored the UAV and ensured that all the necessary conditions were met, we decided to intercept it with one Patriot missile,” said Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus, Head of the International and Social Media Branch.
“Our current understanding was that it was an unarmed Syrian UAV. It appears to have been on an intelligence collection mission,” he said, noting that the military was still investigating the incident.
The IDF spokesman released that “IDF officials are currently unsure if the UAV entered Israeli airspace intentionally. The airspace is dense and it is not uncommon for UAVs from other armies to fly in the region. However, despite the amount of armed forces operating in the area, straying off flight paths is an uncommon occurrence.”
After being shot by a Patriot missile the debris fell in and around the Sea of Galilee. All people in and around the area were ordered to evacuate in order for officials to gather all the remains to determine the model and other relevant information.
This is Captain Or Na’aman, she commanded the Patriot Battery that intercepted the Syrian drone today over the Sea of Galilee. One word. Heroine.
by Gideon Saar, MEF for JERUSALEM POST, July 06, 2018
The future of Jerusalem will be determined, first and foremost, by the facts on the ground – by the clear Jewish demographic majority, which has begun to be challenged.
The Victory Concept requires a clear Israeli claim to Area C. It needs us to set the objective of Israeli sovereignty in this territory, including in the Israeli settlements of Judea and Samaria and in the Jordan Valley.
The Victory Concept requires Israel to take action to stop the Palestinian attempt, supported by the European Union, to take control over lands in Area C.
The classic Zionist approach understood the importance of, and the need to take action in order to see positive change – especially in the demographic balance. It did not attempt to create a false conflict between our territorial and demographic interests.
The author is the Former Education and Interior Minister and a former member of the Security Cabinet. Based on a speech given at the annual conference of the Israel Victory Project of the Middle East Forum.
by Yael Friedson for YNET, July 12, 2018
The court order allows for the Karstein and Freedom, worth approximately 75,000 euros, to be used for monetary compensation for victims of Hamas terrorism the moment they enter Israeli waters.
Organizers of the flotilla say that if they succeed in reaching Gaza they will donate the ships to civilian organizations and local fishermen.
by Robert Spencer for JIHAD WATCH, July 11, 2018
“Barcelona Terrorists Plotted Eiffel Tower Truck Bomb,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, July 10, 2018:
The 2017 Cambrils terrorists had travelled to Paris the week before their August attack and had plotted to set off a truck bomb at the base of the Eiffel Tower, according to new information obtained by Spanish media.
The attackers, who killed 16 people last August in Barcelona and the town of Cambrils, are said to have travelled to the French capital a week before their attack and had already rented a large truck to carry out their bomb plot, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reports.
According to the paper, an accidental explosion which occurred several days before the terror attack had been caused by explosives that were originally meant to be placed in the truck and set off in Paris. A source claimed that nearly 450lbs of TATP, an explosive favoured by the Islamic State terror group, had been present in the plotters’ demolished apartment.
Investigators also looked into the internet history searches of the terrorists and found what they believed to have been potential targets as one man searched to see if the Barcelona football club was playing a game, and searched other targets such as the Sagrada Familia basilica which was revealed as a target last year….
by Kirsten Grieshaberan for AP, July 11, 2018
He allegedly gave the Antwerp-based couple a device containing 500 grams of the explosive TATP during a meeting in Luxembourg in late June, prosecutors said in a written statement.
Assadi was detained earlier this month near the German city of Aschaffenburg on a European warrant after the couple with Iranian roots was stopped in Belgium and authorities reported finding powerful explosives in their car.
In their statement, German prosecutors allege that Assadi, who has been registered as a diplomat at the Iranian Embassy in Vienna since 2014, was a member of the Iranian intelligence service “Ministry of Intelligence and Security,” whose tasks “primarily include the intensive observation and combatting of opposition groups inside and outside of Iran.”
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of using its embassies to plot extremist attacks in Europe and warned Tehran that its actions have “a real high cost” after it threatened to disrupt Mideast oil supplies….