Western Wall, Courtesy GPO, Mark Neyman

After years of denying the historic Jewish connection to Israel, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres' statements confirming a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount are like a "breath of fresh air," World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder said.


U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley applauded the resignation of Rima Khalaf, the undersecretary general and executive secretary of ECSWA. Khalaf resigned after the U.N.'s Secretary General Antonió Guterres rejected her report that accused Israel of being an apartheid state.    

Courtesy IAF

Israel activated its anti-missile defense system overnight Friday, blowing up one of several Syrian surface-to-air missiles targeting an Israel Air Force sortie. Israeli pilots were dispatched to stop a convoy delivering missiles and other weaponry to Hezbollah.