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An Israeli military helicopter in Gaza on Jan. 11, 2024. (TPS)

International Court of Justice orders Israel to halt Rafah operations

The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to immediately halt its military operations in Rafah on Friday.

Lt.-Col. Salman Habaka, who led IDF soldiers into battle on Oct. 7, despite limited communication and intelligence, ultimately killing 100 Hamas terrorists. (TPS)

Druze families pay the ultimate sacrifice

A somber mood fell on the Druze village of Yanuh. The family of Lt.-Col. Salman Habaka was honoring the memory of their beloved husband, son and brother, but also...

Israel President Isaac Herzog speaks at the annual Yom Hazikaron Memorial Ceremony for Israel’s fallen soldiers, May 12, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. (Ma’ayan Toaf/GPO)

Raw emotions — Israel’s first Memorial Day in wartime

Israel honored its fallen soldiers on Monday during the nation’s first Memorial Day to occur in wartime, with the uncertain fate of 132 hostages looming over the...

Al Jazeera's broadcast studio in Jerusalem, June 13, 2017. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Israeli authorities raid Al Jazeera’s Nazareth office

Police and inspectors from Israel’s Ministry of Communications raided the Al Jazeera TV network’s office in Nazareth on Thursday, May 9, Communications Minister...

Military vehicles and cows are common sights in the Golan Heights, but are usually not seen together. (Uriel Heilman)

In Israel’s north, flower bloom, rooms are empty

I live about two hours south of the conflict zone, so when I head toward the border with Lebanon, I’ve got a bit of a drive ahead of me, and I’m not sure where to...

Israel enters Rafah; takes control of border crossing

Israeli airstrikes on Hamas targets in northern and central Gaza continued as soldiers also seized control of the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing with...

Israel’s military intelligence chief: ‘I’m guilty of Oct. 7, I resign’

Israel’s military intelligence chief resigned, saying he assumed respon- sibility for the intelligence failures that failed to prevent the Oct. 7 Hamas invasion of...

Israelis protest calling for the release of Israeli hostages held by Hamas terrorists in Gaza, at Azrieli Mall in Tel Aviv Feb. 21, 2024. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

US, 17 other countries with hostages in Gaza call for their release

The Biden administration released a call from the leaders of 18 countries with citizens held hostage in Gaza calling for their immediate release in exchange for “an...

Israeli rescue workers recover the body of Zaher Bishara, who was killed in a Hezbollah rocket attack on Kiryat Shmona on March 27, 2024. (Erez Ben Simon/TPS)

Displaced by Oct. 7, teens face mental health deterioration

Drug and alcohol use is surging among Israeli teens forced by war to evacuate their homes, according to a report released on April 18.

Part of a delivery of tactical helmets to the Israeli army’s Golani Brigade, which were donated in memory of Tomer Grinberg, a soldier killed in combat in December, 2023. (Courtesy)

Why do Israel soldiers still need donated equipment?

Why is the military not supplying the soldiers by itself? It’s a question shared by many Jews in Israel and the Diaspora. Since Oct. 7, they have been deluged with...