Free Republic 2nd Qtr 2023 Fundraising Target: $77,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $47,629
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 61%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: samaria

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Study points to Samaria's untapped wind power potential

    05/15/2023 5:54:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Researchers from Ariel University have conducted a study of wind speed statistics in the Samaria region of Israel and have found that the area holds potential for wind energy production. The study analyzed 11 years of wind data provided by the Israeli Meteorological Service and found a cumulative mean wind speed of 4.53 m/s and a prevailing wind direction characterized by a cumulative mean azimuth of 226°. The study's co-author, Professor Asher Yahalom from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics at Ariel University explained that "we analyzed long-term wind data for the Samaria region and found that wind speeds...
  • Israeli farmer in Samaria kills terrorist armed with bombs and a knife

    03/09/2023 11:23:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/23
    A terrorist attack was foiled at an Israeli farm in Samaria Friday morning, just hours after a terrorist opened fire on civilians on a crowded Tel Aviv street Thursday night and an attempted bombing in Beitar Illit. The Palestinian Arab terrorist, armed with a knife and several pipe bombs, infiltrated into the farm, located near Maale Shomron, and began shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The owner of the farm spotted the terrorist brandishing a knife and opened fire, fatally wounding the terrorist. After he was shot dead, the terrorist was found to be carrying multiple pipe bombs. A terrorist attack was foiled...
  • MK Z.F. : "The act that the residents of Judea and Samaria did yesterday in Hawara is the strongest deterrent effect that the State of Israel has had" (riot in response to Arab-Islamist murdering Yaniv brothers)

    02/27/2023 12:13:28 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 9 replies
    MK Tzvika Fogel to Sharon Gal: "The act that the residents of Judea and Samaria did yesterday in Hawara is the strongest deterrent effect that the State of Israel has had since the Magen Wall. After a murder like yesterday's, we need burning villages when the IDF does not operate" He also added: "I want to restore security to the residents of the State of Israel. How do we do that? We stop with the word 'proportionality'. We stop with the reluctance to collective punishment because it is not suitable for all kinds of courts. I am taking off my...
  • 9 terrorists killed, nearly 100 wounded in Samaria gun battle

    02/22/2023 8:03:16 PM PST · by af_vet_1981 · 33 replies
    Israel National News ^ | Published: Feb 22, 2023, 11:09 AM (GMT+2) Updated:2:42 PM
    A gun battle broke out in the Palestinian Authority-administered city of Shechem (Nablus) in Samaria Wednesday morning, after Israeli forces surrounded a building where a wanted terrorist was hiding. IDF soldiers, Border Police officers, and members of the elite Yamam special forces unit took part in the operation in the Kasbah of Shechem. Terrorists opened fire on the Israeli forces, who responded in kind. Nine terrorists were killed in the gun battle, including two who were involved in the murder of Staff Sergeant Ido Baruch. The 21-year-old soldier was shot and killed by terrorists last year near the town of...
  • US backs UN Security Council condemnation of settlements

    02/20/2023 9:31:20 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/2/23 | Gary Willig
    The UN Security Council on Monday published a statement expressing its "dismay" over Jewish settlement activity in Judea and Samaria during a briefing on the situation in the Middle East. The statement, which received the support of all 15 members of the Security Council, including the US, reads: “The Security Council reiterates that continuing Israeli settlement activities are dangerously imperiling the viability of the two-state solution.” The statement is non-binding, unlike a resolution which was proposed last week, which would have demanded that Israel "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory." That resolution was shelved...
  • Netanyahu rejects Biden admin call to ‘pause’ Judea and Samaria construction

    02/07/2023 10:09:39 AM PST · by Postel · 25 replies
    JNS ^ | 7 Feb 2023
    Netanyahu rejects Biden admin call to ‘pause’ Judea and Samaria construction U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly made the request during his visit last week to Israel in a bid to de-escalate tensions amid rampant Palestinian terrorism.
  • Archaeologists Uncover Early Christian Church With Ornate Mosaic in Jericho

    01/16/2023 6:14:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 1/13/23 | Joe Bukuras
    Boston, Mass., Jan 13, 2023 / 14:00 pm A team of Israeli archaeologists has discovered a sixth-century Byzantine church with highly decorated mosaic floors. The Civil Administration’s Archaeology Unit, which oversees historical sites in Judea and Samaria, announced Wednesday that the church was found in Jericho, a Palestinian town located in the West Bank, according to The Times of Israel. The agency is part of the government of Israel’s Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories, which is part of the Ministry of Defense. The outlet reported that the church is 250 square meters large, which would have made the...
  • Exclusive - The Netanyahu Doctrine: An in-depth regional policy interview

    12/17/2022 12:35:32 AM PST · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Al Arabiya English ^ | 16 December ,2022: 09:22 PM GST
    Al Arabiya English Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to become the Prime Minister of Israel for the third time. He has until December 21 to form a government before taking office. In a wide-ranging interview with a group of print and television journalists at Al Arabiya, Mr. Netanyahu discussed Israel’s relations with Arab states, the US alliance structure in the Middle East, unrest in Iran, Israel’s new hard-right government, the future of the US-brokered maritime border agreement with Lebanon, and the Russia-Ukraine war. Mr. Netanyahu reiterated the paramount importance of normalization with Saudi Arabia, which would be a “quantum leap” toward...
  • Incoming Israel PM Netanyahu: Normalizing Israeli-Saudi Relations Would End Arab-Israeli Conflict

    11/11/2022 9:28:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Foreign Desk ^ | 11/11/2022 | ELLIOT NAZAR
    Incoming Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu said Wednesday that a normalization agreement between Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is within reach and would effectively “end the Arab-Israeli conflict.” The latest statement from the Prime Minister comes as the new conservative coalition vows to confront terrorism in the Middle East and strengthen alliances with Arab allies. Speaking from Israel at an online event hosted by Temple Emanu-El’s Streicker Center, Netanyahu reminded an online audience of nearly 300 people that the Abraham Accords were negotiated by the former Trump administration when he was Israel’s prime minister. The Accords normalized...
  • Report: US worried Smotrich will be Israel's Defense Minister

    11/09/2022 5:35:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 17 replies ^ | 11/9/2022 | Israel National News
    Biden Admin. reportedly concerned Bezalel Smotrich and Itamar Ben-Gvir will be given important ministries in the Netanyahu govt. The Biden Administration is concerned that Benjamin Netanyahu will appoint Religious Zionism party chairman MK Bezalel Smotrich as Israel's next Defense Minister, journalist Barak Ravid reported for Axios. Smotrich had been seeking the Finance Ministry, but stated his willingness to allow the Shas party to be given that ministry if he receives the Defense Ministry in its place. The US Administration is reported concerned about Smotrich's hardline positions on Judea and Samaria and how Israel should respond to terrorism, as well as...
  • History of Palestine and Palestinians [basic stuff]

    10/30/2022 10:57:53 AM PDT · by Words Matter · 16 replies
    After the revolt of Bar Kokhba against the Roman Empire (132-135 C.E.), the Judea province was renamed Syria Palaestina by the Roman Emperor Hadrian to detach the Judean province from Jewish identity. In recent history, the area called Palestine includes the territories of the present-day Israel and Jordan (see the map). From 1517 to 1917 most of this area remained under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. During World War I, in 1917, the British army occupied Jerusalem. On November 2, 1917, the British foreign secretary Arthur James Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration for "the establishment in Palestine of a...
  • A new beginning for Israel and the European Union? (Israel has gas to export)

    10/25/2022 9:14:41 AM PDT · by dennisw · 22 replies
    JNS ^ | October 11, 2022 | BY DMITRI SHUFUTINSKY
    After a decade, the E.U.-Israel Association Council met. Although ties are improving, the question of Palestinian statehood persists. Government ministers from Israel and the European Union met on Oct. 3 for the first “Association talks” since 2012. Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern headed the Israeli delegation at the E.U.-Israel Association Council session in Brussels. Established in 1995 and first operating in 2000, the group has not met since July 2012, in part due to differences in views over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, commonly known as the West Bank. Bouts of violence between Palestinians and Israel, along with the COVID-19...
  • Ron DeSantis: Judea and Samaria isn’t occupied territory

    10/24/2022 10:03:30 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 14 replies
    World Israel News ^ | Oct 24, 2022 | Staff at WIN
    ‘We won’t let the Jewish community be some pinata for people to attack,’ says Florida governor at synagogue visit. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis emphasized his pro-Israel bona fides at a campaign stop in a synagogue north of Miami Sunday night, ahead of the November 8th gubernatorial election. Speaking at a Forward Action Fund event at a synagogue in Bal Harbour, DeSantis drew cheers from the audience as he referenced his policies against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, and rejected claims that Judea and Samaria is “occupied territory.” “One of the things I said we would do, is that I...
  • Judea and Samaria residents have assault weapons taken away

    10/23/2022 9:59:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/10/22
    Residents of settlements in Judea and Samaria are demanding that the IDF permit them to carry assault rifles for their own protection, such as the M-16 or M-4 models, in light of the increased number of attacks on the roads in the region, Israel Hayom reported. The residents said that the IDF has acted in recent years to reduce them number of assault weapons in the settlements, often at the expense of the residents' security. Residents of Judea and Samaria who meet the criteria of the Weapons Licensing Division in the Public Security Ministry may obtain a gun license, and...
  • Two terrorists killed while trying to run down IDF soldiers

    10/02/2022 11:08:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/22
    Two Palestinian Arab terrorists were eliminated early Monday morning during a failed terror attack on IDF soldiers in Samaria. The incident occurred in the Jazalone refugee camp outside of Ramallah, when three terrorists driving in a car attempted to run down Israeli security personnel. Soldiers from the IDF’s elite commando unit “Egoz” opened fire on the terrorists as they approached, killing two and wounding one. No injuries were reported among the Israeli forces. The foiled attack is the third terror attack in Samaria in the past twenty-four hours. .....
  • "Victory over anti-Semitism": Ben & Jerry's will continue to sell ice cream in Israel

    06/29/2022 1:32:58 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 13 replies
    Mako N12 ^ | June 29, 2022
    An agreement signed with Unilever Global stipulates that Ben & Jerry's franchisee in Israel can continue to sell ice cream all over Israel, including in Judea and Samaria - Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Economy Minister Orna Barbibai welcomed the decision: "An important value victory against discrimination and anti-Semitism at the heart of the boycott campaign on Israel" - CEO of Israel Avi Singer:" It was a long and complex struggle, crossing borders and sectors."
  • Unilever deal ends Ben & Jerry’s anti-Israel boycott in hit to BDS

    06/29/2022 8:08:07 AM PDT · by gunsmithkat · 24 replies
    World Israel News ^ | June 29, 2022 | World Israel News Staff
    Unilever distances itself from BDS, announces new deal to allow sale of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream to Israelis in Judea and Samaria. British consumer goods giant Unilever announced Wednesday the end of an anti-Israel ice cream boycott that drew heavy criticism, triggered sanctions by some US states, and even provoked a lawsuit.
  • Ancient Samaritan oil lamp discovered during work on Mount Gerizim

    05/06/2022 10:27:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 2, 2022 | Judith Sudilovsky
    A nearly completely intact clay oil lamp from 2,300 years ago was found near a stone bath during recent conservation work at the Mount Gerizim National Park....said Netanel Elimelech, director of the park... “We found a lot of clay sherds lying around, but to find something complete with signs of its use is pretty nice. You can still see the black marks of burning from when the lamp was used. It throws you back (in time.)”The archaeological complex on Mount Gerizim, located outside of Nablus, was excavated in the 1990s under the leadership of archaeologist Dr. Yitzhak Magen. Recently conservation...
  • Hamas official: We'll fire 1,111 rockets at Israel in next war

    04/26/2022 12:44:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/22 | Zaher Jabarin
    Zaher Jabarin, one of Hamas' leaders, has threatened to fire over 1,000 rockets at Israel, Channel 12 News reported. Last year, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar referenced the number 1,111 but did not detail the context. At the time, he said, "We are confident in our ability to obtain our rights and remember the number 1,111." It was assumed then that the number was in reference to how many terrorists Hamas would demand released in the next prisoner swap. Now, Jabarin has clarified, in Sinwar's name, that 1,111 is the number of rockets which will be fired during the first barrage...
  • Is vicious attack on Bible hero a violent assault against God?

    04/24/2022 11:01:33 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 14 replies
    WND ^ | Apr 24, 2022 | Staff
    'Where is the world outrage and international news coverage?' Palestinian rioters smashed and burned Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, Israel on Saturday, April 9, 2022. (Photo courtesy Samaria Regional Council) Just two weeks ago, while the attention of many in America was focused on skyrocketing inflation and the war in Ukraine, a vicious attack took place on the resting place of one of the most famous figures in the Bible. The tomb of Joseph, the beloved son of Jacob and great-grandson of Abraham who was betrayed by his brothers before rising to the No. 2 position in the world in Egypt,...