Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday moved to reassure Congress that Israel and America’s Gulf State allies would be fully taken care of in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry acknowledged would not stop Iran’s support for terrorism, according to a letter sent by the secretary of state to lawmakers.
President Obama denied ever likening Republican opponents of the Iran deal to warmongers during an interview with the Jewish publication the Forward published Monday, stressing that we must avoid using “incendiary language” to describe critics of the deal.
Iran’s foreign ministry on Wednesday reiterated its support for Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist groups and said that aiding those who “stand against the Zionist regime is a principle of Iran’s policy.”
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman spent part of his post-Super Bowl summer traveling through Israel for the first time, according to the Times of Israel.
JERUSALEM—In a succession of swift steps after being hit by two rockets fired onto its territory from Syria Thursday, Israel has signaled to the Iranian-backed organization allegedly behind the incident that it knows who is responsible and that “we’ll get you.”
Iranian forces were responsible for firing several rockets this week from Syria into northern Israel, according to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
JERUSALEM—For the first time in years, rockets fired from across the border struck inside northern Israel Thursday. There were no casualties.
Hamas militants claim that they captured a dolphin that was working as a spy for Israel, according to the Times of Israel.
A Spanish music festival denied Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu the opportunity to perform because he would not express support for Palestinian statehood.