Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | The story of a young shepherd from the fields of Bethlehem who turned into Israel’s beloved poet king needs no introduction. The Tanakh (Gen.–Mal.) is, after all, filled with the tales of King David’s bravery and heroism on behalf of his people. The most celebrated of these is arguably theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | Israeli security forces thwarted 16 suicide bombings and 16 kidnappings in 2016, making it the first year in three decades that no Israelis were killed by terrorists from the Gaza Strip, the head of Israel’s internal security agency told lawmakers on Monday. Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman told the Knesset’sContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | Two Palestinian men have been charged with funneling funds from Turkish charities earmarked for Gaza reconstruction to the terrorist group Hamas, Israel’s internal security service announced on Tuesday. The Shin Bet said that Muhammad Murtaja, the Gaza coordinator of the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA), was arrested in FebruaryContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 | The Ma’agan Michael Ship has returned to the sea. Twenty-five hundred years after the ship sank off the coast at Ma’agan Michael, and 30 years after the shipwreck was discovered and removed from the water, a replica of the vessel has been launched. Organized by the University of Haifa andContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | The IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] Southern Command called up its reserve forces for a surprise exercise on Sunday amid a recent increase in rockets fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel. As part of the exercise, reserve forces will drill a variety of operational scenarios with an emphasis putContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | The Iran-backed Palestinian terror group, Hamas, will “no doubt” try to launch terror attacks on Israel during the upcoming Passover holiday, the head of Israel’s internal security agency told the Knesset’s influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Monday. “We are just before the Passover holiday, and there is noContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | The United States on Monday boycotted the United Nation’s Human Rights Council over its disproportionate focus on Israel, saying this “long-standing bias” severely jeopardizes the organization’s credibility. Israel is the only country that has its record examined during each of the council’s three annual meetings under a standing agenda item,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Six years ago, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly launched a survey to gauge the global happiness levels of its member states. The findings obtained from each of the UN’s 155 members were noted, processed and released as the first international report on global happiness in 2012. Known officially asContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 March 2017 | During Operation Protective Edge, the Jewish state’s 2014 summer war with Hamas, Israel’s short-range anti-missile system proved invaluable in protecting civilian lives. Over the 50 days of battle, the terror group ruling Gaza fired nearly 5,000 rockets and mortars at Israeli targets. The Iron Dome system achieved an astonishing interceptContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 March 2017 | Two advisors to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were not part of the delegation to China and instead, flew to Washington, DC, where they will try to reach an understanding with President Donald Trump’s administration, notably on the issue of the settlements. The US president’s Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt hadContinue Reading »
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