1
Jul

Operation Yonatan

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the grave of his brother Yoni. Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu fell in service to his country while leading the daring raid on Entebbe – 39 years ago this Saturday. Watch the above video about this daring rescue mission that found Yoni giving his life to save the lives of over a hundred hostages.

Posted in: Entebbe / IDF / Israel
18
Jun

Open Your Eyes About Gaza

Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has posted this humorous cartoon, showing the not-so-funny truth about the terrorists who use Gaza as their home base.

Posted in: cartoon / Gaza / Hamas
29
May

Rockets Fired at Israel from Gaza

Fellowship Senior Vice President Yael Eckstein gives an update on the situation in Israel following a rocket attack from Gaza earlier this week.

Posted in: Gaza / Israel / rocket attacks
14
May

Palestinian Official Jailed for Social Media Incitement

(Photo: facebook)

(Photo: facebook)

In today’s digital world, messages can be spread to many thousands of people around the world – messages that are good, as well as those that are bad. The Times of Israel’s Marissa Newman reports that Israeli courts have convicted a Palestinian official for doing the latter – praising terrorists and inciting violence on Facebook:

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Tuesday sentenced the secretary general of Fatah’s Jerusalem branch to nine months in prison for using his personal Facebook account to incite violence and support terrorism against Israeli civilians.

The sentencing of Omar Shalabi, 44, a resident of the West Bank village of Eizaria, marks the first time Israeli courts handed out a prison sentence for incitement on social media…

The indictment against him referenced 10 Facebook statuses written between July and October of last year,…

   
Posted in: Facebook / incitement / Israel
13
Mar

Hamas’ Twitter Campaign Is Mocked Before It Even Begins

(Photo: flickr/hughes_leglise)

(Photo: flickr/hughes_leglise)

Desperate to use any ploy or manner of technology to gain favor in the eyes of the world, yesterday Hamas announced that it will begin a social media campaign on Twitter. The terrorist group’s plan has already backfired. The Washington Post reports on the extremely negative backlash the #AskHamas hashtag operation has already received:

According to a number of reports, the media wing of Hamas, the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, announced a social media operation aimed at Europeans on Thursday. One feature: The group would set up an English-language Twitter account (@HamasInfoEn) and allow senior members of the group to take questions via the hashtag #AskHamas.

What could possibly go wrong?

A lot, obviously. According to social media analytic company Topsy, there have already been over 3,000 tweets with…

   
Posted in: #askhamas / Hamas / social media