Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

Articles by Joel B. Pollak

IDF Chief Suggests Israel May Flood Hamas Tunnels with Seawater

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi suggested Tuesday that it might be a “good idea” to flood the Hamas terror tunnels in Gaza with seawater, commenting on a report in the Wall Street Journal that Israel was thinking about it.

Herzi Halevi (IDF)

CNN Downplays Low Ratio of Palestinian Civilians to Terrorists Killed

CNN continued its biased coverage of the Israeli war against the Palestinian Hamas terrorist group on Tuesday, spinning remarks by an Israeli military spokesman as if he saw the deaths of civilians as a “positive,” rather than the low ratio of civilian deaths.

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Report: Hamas Tranquilized Freed Hostages to Make Them Seem Happy

Relatives of freed Israeli hostages, and an official from Israel’s health ministry, told a parliamentary committee in the Knesset on Tuesday that Hamas drugged the hostages with tranquilizer pills before their release to make them seem happy and relaxed.

Freed hostages (Haim Zach / GPO)

Qatar Accuses Israel of War Crimes; Charms American Jewish Billionaires

The Emirate of Qatar accused Israel of war crimes on Tuesday, claiming that it has deliberately killed innocent civilians for two months — after Qatar’s prime minister met with wealthy figures in the American Jewish community in an attempt to improve relations.

Qatar emir (Michael M. Santiago / Getty)

Pro-Israel Demonstrators Abandoned by a Bus Company — Again

A group of pro-Israel demonstrators was left stranded in Toronto, Canada, after a bus company abandoned them without warning — the second such incident, after a group of pro-Israel protesters from Detroit was left at an airport in Washington, DC, last month.

Pro-Israel protest Ottawa Canada (Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs / Twitter)

Netanyahu Speaks with Argentina President-elect Javier Milei

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Monday with Argentinian president-elect Javier Milei, thanking him for his support for Israel, and for moving his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. He also invited Milei to visit Israel once he takes office this month.

Javier Milei at Ohel (Emma-Jo Morris / Breitbart News)

Doctor: Child Hostages Lost 10-15% of Body Weight; Had Rashes, Lice

The child hostages who were returned to Israel during the seven-day truce lost 10-15% of their body weight and had lice and rashes, among other problems, according to Dr. Yael Mozer-Glassberg, who treated them at Schneider Children’s Medical Center.

Eitan Yahalomi meets his mother for the first time after 52 days as a Hamas hostage in Gaza. (IDF Spokesperson)

Report: Israel Penetrates into Southern Gaza, Surprising Hamas

Reports on social media suggested that Israel had cut begun to cut a path across the southern Gaza Strip, entering from the east and progressing toward the Mediterranean coast, effectively dividing Gaza into three smaller sections — north, central and south.

IDF tank Gaza (Menahem Kahana / AFP / Getty)

IDF Finds Dozens of Rockets in Gaza Home Under United Nations Boxes

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed Saturday that it had found dozens of rockets in a private home in Gaza City underneath boxes labeled for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the institution devoted solely to Palestinian “refugees.”

DITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A salvo of rockets is fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza City toward Israel on October 7, 2023. At least 70 people were reported killed in Israel, while Gaza authorities released a death toll of 198 in the bloodiest escalation in the wider conflict since …

PHOTOS: Muslim Israeli Arab Family Greets Freed Relatives

The Ziyadne family, a Bedouin Muslim Arab family who are citizens of Israel, greeted two teenagers who were released Thursday night by Palestinian Hamas terrorists just hours before Hamas terminated the truce that had allowed for hostages to be freed.

Bilal Al-Ziyadne reunites with his family at Soroka Medical Center in Be'er Sheva, November 30, 2023 (Courtesy Government Press Office)