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A tent camp in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, set up for Palestinians who evacuated from their homes, Jan. 30, 2024. (Atia Mohammed/Flash90)

Israel’s plan for taking Rafah

The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday evening, Feb. 25, presented to Israel’s War Cabinet a plan to evacuate the civilian population from Gaza’s southernmost city of...

Sagui Dekel-Chen with his wife Avital, his six-year-old daughter Bar and his two year-old daughter Gali. (Hostages and Missing Families Forum)

‘When will he be coming home?’

“I can’t allow myself to get caught in the emotional rollercoaster around hostage negotiations,” said Jonathan Dekel-Chen, whose son Sagui, 35, was kidnapped by...

Pro-BDS bill at Colorado House dies in committee

The anti-Israeli crusade of State Rep. Elisabeth Epps has been squashed, for now. 
 The Colorado House of Representatives’ Finance Committee voted down Epps’...

ADL’s Shaver grapples with public meeting disruptions

The latest disruptions of public meetings by anti-Israel or pro-Palestinian groups have spiraled at an astounding rate. The Anti-Defamation League reports that since...

Lakewood City Council meeting targeted with hate speech

A Lakewood City Council meeting on Feb. 12 took an unexpected turn when hate speech was heard during one of the public comment portions of the evening. As the council...

Israel evaluating Qatari claim that hostages received medicine

By Pesach Benson JERUSALEM — Israel is assessing the credibility of Qatar’s claim on Tuesday, Feb. 20, that medicines have reached hostages in Gaza as an analyst...

Unexpectedly, it is Republicans jeopardizing aid to Israel

Since Oct. 7, a growing number of Democrats have called for a ceasefire in Gaza, harshly criticized Israel or refused to send it more money. But over the past few weeks,...

Matisyahu Meow Wolf concert cancelled — because he is pro-Israel

New Mexican Jews were shocked last week when a sold-out Matisyahu concert at the city’s famed Meow Wolf art installation was abruptly cancelled.

Two Israelis killed in terror attack

A terrorist shot and killed two Israelis and wounded four others on Friday afternoon at a bus stop near the Re’em Masmiya Junction, near Kiryat Malachi in the northern...

At State Capitol, apology from Speaker McCluskie for hostage slip-up

In a statement issued to the IJN, McCluskie denounced the Oct. 7 attack on Israel by Hamas and apologized for poor communication around the hostages’ families’...