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Israel Air Force welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Super Hercules Aircraft

Israel Air Force welcomes Lockheed Martin’s Super Hercules Aircraft

By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency BE’ER SHEVA – The new “Samson” Squadron, a military transport plane purchased from the United States, was inaugurated into the Israel Air Force (IAF) today in the Nevatim airbase near Be’er Sheva. The modern aircraft, with a range of flight of nearly 4,000 km, will greatly strengthen the IAF aircraft fleet. Known abroad as the “Super Hercules,” or C-130J-30, the IAF purchase of the Samson from Lockheed Martin, will replace the IAF’s aging Hercules C-130/H transport models. Some of the Hercules aircraft have been in use by Israel for more than 40 years. The…

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Israeli Institute prepares priests for Jerusalem’s Third Temple

Israeli Institute prepares priests for Jerusalem’s Third Temple

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, dominates this aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem, taken on Oct. 2, 2007. An aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem. An organization of Israeli temples is preparing priests for the the reconstruction of the city’s historic third temple. By: Yuval Avivi, Contributor for Al-Monitor Al-Monitor On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of…

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Jews petition police to offer Passover sacrfice on Temple Mount

Jews petition police to offer Passover sacrfice on Temple Mount

No one really believes it will happen this year, and it may not even be “kosher,” but there’s nothing like faith. By: Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu Jewish men from the Temple Institute attend a Passover Sacrifice, but not on the Temple Mount, at least not yet. Photo Credit: Flash 90 Two Jews have petitioned Jerusalem police in the name of dozens of others for permission to carry out the mitzvah of the Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount this year, for the first time in nearly 2,000 years.

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Israel launches Ofek 10 radar-based spy satellite

Israel launches Ofek 10 radar-based spy satellite

By YAAKOV LAPPIN Photo by: DEFENSE MINISTRY/IAI IAI and Defense Ministry launch satellite that can take photos of Earth targets irrespective of weather conditions. The Defense Ministry and Israeli Aircraft Industries launched a spy satellite into orbit from Palmahim Air Base on Wednesday night. The satellite, called Ofek 10, uses radar systems for observation. It was carried into space by a Shavit (“Comet”) launch vehicle. It soon entered orbit, and is scheduled to undergo a series of checks to ensure that key functions are working correctly.

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‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting at Arab League headquarters in Cairo, on April 9, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed) Palestinian officials warn Jerusalem against cutting ties, freezing tax money in retaliation for Ramallah’s unilateral push for recognition By Times of Israel staff Israeli punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority will lead to its collapse, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday. Azzam Al-Ahmad said Israel and the US together would be responsible if the PA is toppled, and for the ramifications of such an eventuality, Israel Radio reported.   

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Israeli Prime Minister bakes Matzah For first time

Israeli Prime Minister bakes Matzah For first time

Tazpit News Agency Israeli Prime Minister Bakes Matzah for First Time By Anav Silverman Tazpit News Agency KFAR CHABAD – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the time to bake some Passover matzah today for his first time when he visited a matzah bakery in Kfar Chabad ahead of the upcoming Passover holiday on Tuesday, April 1. Local Chabad leaders and rabbis briefed Prime Minister Netanyahu on the preparations to hold Passover seders in approximately 250 Chabad houses throughout Israel as well as approximately 3,000 Chabad houses across the world. They also gave him a tour of the matzah factory…

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90 reasons not to create a Palestinian state

90 reasons not to create a Palestinian state

By MOSHE PHILLIPS, BENYAMIN KORN Photo: REUTERS Now about those 90 rockets. A Palestinian state in Judea-Samaria would mean that the border with Palestine would reach the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Palestinian Fatah members carry their weapons as they take part in a parade. Palestinian Fatah members carry their weapons as they take part in a parade. The 90 rockets fired at Israel by Palestinian Arab terrorists in Gaza on Wednesday are not just another round of the same old Middle East turmoil to which the world is unfortunately accustomed. Coming just as US Secretary of State John…

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Rambam hospital conducts emergency drill in new underground medical unit

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency A large scale drill was conducted yesterday (Mar. 25) at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. The primary objective of the drill was to test the operations and preparedness of the Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, scheduled to open in the next couple of months. The 2,000-bed Sammy Ofer Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital (FUEH) is the largest of its kind in the world, designed to protect the patients of Northern Israel in times of war. The concept behind this integrated parking lot/underground hospital was conceived after the Second Lebanon War, during which…

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Israel said to be budgeting billions for Iran strike

Israel said to be budgeting billions for Iran strike

Military chiefs reportedly say they were given top-level orders to keep prepared for action despite nuclear talks An Israeli fighter jet takes off during a training sortie in February 2010. Israel is still preparing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, including a specific military budget running to NIS 10 billion ($2.89 billion), despite the developments in talks between world powers and Tehran. Details of the budgeting came to light during Knesset joint committee sessions on IDF plans that were held in January, Haaretz reported on Thursday.   (photo credit: Ofer Zidon/Flash90) Three MKs, who were present during the hearings but…

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White House seeks to replace Netanyahu?

White House seeks to replace Netanyahu?

By Aaron Klein    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama TEL AVIV – In recent weeks, representatives for the Obama administration have held meetings with a senior politician here in which the U.S. delegates brought up the possibility of replacing Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister, according to an informed Jerusalem diplomatic source. The meetings were held with Israel’s popular finance minister, Yair Lapid, founder and leader of the Yesh Atid Party, which became the second-largest party in the Knesset winning 19 seats in the last election. The diplomatic source said the Obama administration identified Lapid as a…

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