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May 16, 2021
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Behold Israel

Behold Israel is a non-profit organization led by native Israeli Amir Tsarfati. Its mission is to provide reliable and accurate reporting on developments in Israel and the region. Amir’s live updates and teachings, based on God’s Written Word, sift out the truth on current events amidst global media bias against Israel.

Massive Explosion Occurs at Iranian Chemical Factory Amid Rising Tensions; Cause Unknown

A chemical factory in Iran experienced a massive explosion on Sunday, resulting in the arrival of well over a dozen firefighting vehicles

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Warns of Looming Escalation in Gaza

Kohavi warned that Israel is preparing for any escalation that might take place in Gaza amid the recent uptick in Palestinian violence

Gantz Puts Hezbollah on Notice Amid Monitoring of Northern Border with Lebanon

Israel’s defense minister toured the northern border this week amid concern of imminent Hezbollah-related activity.

IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire

The IDF targeted Hamas interests on Saturday night following rocket fire from Gaza; Several different military sites were hit.

Israeli Air Force Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Election Day Rocket

The IDF struck Hamas targets in Gaza following the terror proxy’s decision to fire a rocket in the vicinity of where Netanyahu was visiting

Israel Accused by Iran After Recent Explosion on Cargo Ship

An Investigator is suggesting that Israel was behind this week’s attack on an Iranian vessel in the Mediterranean Sea

Iraq’s Third Rocket Attack Within a Week Targets US Embassy in Baghdad

Two rockets landed inside of Baghdad’s Green Zone on Monday in what is now the third rocket attack in Iraq within one week – this time targeting the US embassy.

Following Normalization, UAE Appoints Its First Ambassador To Israel

This comes after UAE confirmed that it would open an embassy in Tel Aviv in the aftermath of normalization ties between the two countries

Despite COVID Restrictions, Ethiopian Jews Make Journey up to Israel

“We see the prophetic hand of God in the return of the Jewish people from Ethiopia and wish to support that.”

Iranian Plot to Attack Israeli Embassies Prevented in Eastern Africa

Iranian plot to target US, UAE, and Israeli embassies in Africa reportedly prevented, Following attack on Israel’s embassy in India last week.

Iran and Turkey Pursue Renewed Relationship Following Departure of Trump Administration

Amid the reality of a new US administration, the Iranian regime and Turkey are motioning to re-solidify their relationship

High-Ranking ISIS Figure Reportedly Killed in Iraq by Security Forces

Abu Yaser al-Issawi was reportedly killed by Iraqi security forces; al-Issawi was considered to be responsible for the ISIS sector in Iraq.

Israeli Government Opens Embassy in United Arab Emirates

As a direct result of the Abraham Accords, Israel has officially opened its own embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); The UAE also gave approval for its...

IDF Shoots Down Drone After Entering Israeli Airspace from Lebanon

The IDF downed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that entered Israeli airspace; The incident follows an Israeli airstrike in Syria

Iran’s Supreme Leader Suspended from Twitter After Death Threat to Former President Trump

Twitter suspended the supreme leader several hours after issuing a death threat to the 45th president of the United States.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Conducts Large-Scale Missile Drill in Show of Force

IRGC carries out a massive, multi-day missile test in show of military force amid tensions with the Gulf, Israel, and the United States.

Netanyahu Cautions Biden of the Dangers of Returning to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Amid the Biden admin’s intention to return to the Iran Nuclear Deal, Netanyahu issued a serious warning considering Iran’s nuclear agenda.

US Braces for Potential Iranian Attack in Iraq as the Anniversary of Soleimani’s Death Approaches

McKenzie: We do not seek conflict, but no one should underestimate our ability to defend our forces or to act decisively in response to any attack.

Israel Prepares for a Fourth Round of Elections in March Amid Feud Between Parties

Amid failure of negotiations between Blue & White and Likud Party, Israel is preparing for an unprecedented 4th round of elections in 2 years

President Trump Announces New Peace Deal Between Israel & Morocco; Recognizes Western Sahara

Israel and Morocco have agreed to establish diplomatic relations, US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Shifts Powers to Son Amid Serious Health Condition

The supreme leader of Iran transferred his powers over to his son on Saturday following his need for emergency medical attention

Jared Kushner Traveling to Qatar and Saudi Arabia as Tension Increases with Iran

Amid tensions with the Islamic Republic of Iran, Jared Kushner and other US officials are travelling to the Middle East.

IDF Strikes More Iranian-Sponsored Targets in Syria

The IDF is reported to have targeted Iranian-backed interests on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, as well as Damascus

Gas Pipeline Connecting Israel and Egypt Targeted by ISIS Terrorists

Militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targeted a pipeline running from Israel to Egypt on Thursday afternoon.

Iran’s Enriched Uranium Surpasses Twelve Times the Limit Set in the 2015 JCPOA

An investigation by the UN’s nuclear watchdog has revealed that the Iranians are enriching uranium at an unprecedented rate

Iran Puts Neighboring Countries on Notice Assuming Departure of President Trump

Jumping to conclusions regarding the outcome of the US election, Iran has quickly become emboldened in the Middle East

Abbas to Urge a Potential Biden White House to Reverse Pro-Israel policies, Move Embassy Back to Tel Aviv

Should Joe Biden become the president-elect of the United States, the Palestinian leader will demand that his administration move the US embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. With the...

Romania’s PM Ludovic & Israel’s PM Netanyahu Announce Expansion of Trade

The Romanian Prime Minister also voiced his desire to strengthen his country’s defense and security ties with the Jewish State.

The Balfour Declaration – Witnessing Its Effects 103 Years Later

Today marks 103 years since the Balfour Declaration. One can’t help but see God’s hand at work, accomplishing all that He said He would do.

Greece and Turkey Struck by Large Pair of Earthquakes

Greece, Turkey suffer the effects of two very large deadly earthquakes on Friday, with Turkey currently taking the majority of the damage

US Lawmakers Collaborate to Provide Israel with Notorious Bunker-Buster Bombs

Lawmakers introduced bi-partisan legislature this week to provide Israel with key weaponry amid Iran’s growing nuclear agenda.

Turkish Lira Plunging Amid Arab World’s Boycott on Erdogan’s Economy

Turkish Lira faces dangerous depreciation in value in the wake of Arab boycott; Erdogan’s controversial military activity also plays role

Trump Administration Brokers Deal Between Israel & Sudan Leading to Normalization of Ties

Israel and Sudan officially agree to normalize ties under the oversight of the White House; Trump: More will follow!

IDF Discovers Extensive ‘Terror Tunnel’ Coming From the Gaza Strip

Israeli officials believe that the Iranian terror proxy, Hamas, is responsible for the tunnel, which the IDF is in the process of destroying.

Emirati Flight Departing Italy Travels Through Israeli Airspace for the First Time

An Emirati flight leaving Italy, has travelled through Israeli airspace for the first time ever on its way to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

First of Many Maritime Cargo Shipments from UAE Arrives at Haifa Port

A maritime cargo shipment that typically travels from India to Israel made its first-ever stop along the way in the United Arab Emirates

Iranian-Sponsored Attacks on Bahrain Expected to Increase Amid New Relationship with Israel

The Islamic Republic was quick to issue threats towards the small Gulf State following announcement of new diplomatic ties with Israel.

Friend or Foe – What Does Ezekiel Have to Say About the Future Between Israel & Sudan?

How does all of this relate to what should be anticipated for the future in light of what the prophet Ezekiel spoke of 2,500 years ago?

Potential Withdrawal of US Diplomats from Iraq Leads to Speculation of War

Concerns of a coming military conflict between Iran and the US are growing after Pompeo threatened to close embassy, withdraw US diplomats.

UAE Official Cites Iranian and Turkish Aggression as Motive for Reconsidering Ties with Israel

United Arab Emirates (UAE) addressed Iranian aggression and Turkish hypocrisy as motive for the UAE’s new ties with Israel.