When Israel carried out airstrikes on three Islamic Jihad commanders this week, it seemed that a large conflict was imminent. Israel had called the operation Shield and Arrow. When Israel gives an operation a name, it must be significant. In addition, years of tensions with Islamic Jihad have taught us that the group is a […]

The names of IDF operations in Gaza since Israel’s withdrawal from the coastal strip in 2005 read like a short-story anthology’s table of contents.First Rains. Summer Rains. Autumn Clouds. Hot Winter. Black Belt. Breaking Dawn. Cast Lead. Pillar of Defense. Protective Edge. Guardian of the Walls. Closed Garden. Returning Echo.And now, Shield and Arrow.The sheer […]

Islamic Jihad may have lost some of its top military commanders during the latest round of fighting with Israel, but its status as the second-largest armed group in the Gaza Strip after Hamas remains intact.In fact, some Palestinians believe that each round of fighting with Israel props up Islamic Jihad’s standing as a dominant player […]

Stories started to emerge about negotiations over whether Israel would commit to ceasing targeted killings of top Islamic Jihad commanders in exchange for a ceasefire. Published: MAY 11, 2023 13:20 Updated: MAY 11, 2023 13:21 A damaged building, where Islamic Jihad commander Ali Ghali was killed in an Israeli strike, is seen in Khan Younis […]

Former Hillsong NYC Pastor Carl Lentz is gearing up for the release of the upcoming FX docuseries The Secrets of Hillsong, which will feature his first interview since being fired from the global megachurch in 2020.According to the show’s summary page, Lentz and his wife, Laura, will speak for the first time since the former […]

One of the nation’s leading pro-life groups says it met with former President Donald Trump on Monday in the wake of comments he made that were criticized by the organization.“During the meeting, President Trump reiterated his opposition to the extreme Democratic position of abortion on demand, up until the moment of birth, paid for by […]

Among the 158 airstrikes by the IDF since Tuesday morning against Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, there were instances in which it delayed or called off attacks to avoid civilian casualties.In a video distributed to the media, the IDF highlighted one such instance in which it called off an attack to avoid striking two […]

Hamas has “more to lose” than gain by involving itself in the recent round of rocket barrages toward Israel following the launch of the IDF’s Operation Shield and Arrow, military expert and former Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) official Dr. Moshe Elad told 104.5FM on Tuesday.”Now, they are looking up to the […]

Egypt continued mediating a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad to end Operation Shield and Arrow on Wednesday, even as the latter continued a barrage of rockets towards Israeli cities in the south and Tel Aviv area.“The campaign still isn’t over,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement to the media. “We say […]

Russia has launched what Kyiv officials are calling the “biggest” kamikaze drone attack so far in the war against Ukraine.The attacks fell on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, where Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said five people were injured and one was killed.Ukraine’s Red Cross said one of its warehouses was also hit, the BBC reports.The Ukrainian […]


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