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Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter

After a long and suspenseful nine months, the military court has finally come to a decision: IDF sergeant Elor Azaria has been convicted of manslaughter for shooting a wounded Palestinian terrorist last year in Hebron. On March 24, 2016, a camera caught Elor Azaria shooting a wounded Palestinian terrorist. Prior to this incident, the terrorist more »

Israel Intensifies Battle with U.S. Over U.N. Resolution on Settlements

The Israeli government stepped up its battle with the Obama administration, saying it had evidence that the United States initiated the passage of the resolution. This document states that the regions of the Samaria and Judea are excluded from Israel’s territory, among other things. Due to this dispute, Israel postponed approval of new settlement construction more »

Miracle in Sderot

As everyone knows, Chanukah is a time when everyone gets together and celebrates the many miracles that happened over 2,000 years ago.  We celebrate our miraculous victory over the Greeks during the war and the miracle of the single jar oil that lasted 8 days. Every year HAFTR finds a new way to celebrate Chanukah. more »

As WildFires Spread Across Israel, Other Countries Send Aid

In the recent weeks, Israel has been persevering through what have been the most destructive wildfires since those in 2010. Fires have been spreading all throughout Israel in places like Zichron Yaakov, northern Israel, Jerusalem, cities outside of Jerusalem like Nataf, and in more densely covered areas such as the port city of Haifa. Thousands of people more »