Monday, December 22, 2014
Monday 22 December, 2014 | On Friday, a rocket fired from Gaza hit an open area in the Eshkol Region, drawing a strong response from Israel. Prime Minister Netanyahu: "Israel's security takes precedence over everything and I will not ignore the firing of even one rocket. Therefore, the Air Force responded to this firing by destroying a cement factory that served to rebuild the tunnels that we hit in Operation Protective Edge. Hamas bears the responsibility for any escalation. We will safeguard Israel's security."
Friday 19 December, 2014 | Harvard University Dining Services [HUDS] has been rebuffed in its efforts to join the boycott movement against Israel. A group of radical anti-Israel Harvard students and faculty had persuaded the dining service to boycott Sodastream, an Israeli company that manufactures soda machines that produce a product that is both healthy and economical. But Harvard President Drew Faust rebuffed this boycott and decided to investigate the unilateral action of the Harvard University Dining Services.
Monday 22 December, 2014 | IDF paratroopers' hearts went out to two Palestinian children who approached their post on Sunday asking for food. One of the soldiers, Corporal Oren, told his friends about the two children, and they didn't hesitate before giving most of their lunch to the children, even giving them some snacks as well.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday 18 December, 2014 | Israel received a diplomatic pummeling from all sides on Wednesday, ranging from the EU court in Luxembourg suspending Hamas’ listing as a terrorist entity to Jordan’s submission of the long-awaited United Nations Security Council resolution that will test the American administration’s commitment to vetoing measures Jerusalem finds unfavorable.
Thursday 18 December, 2014 | European parliaments that are rushing to recognize a Palestinian state are ignoring the fact that the Palestinians have been without a functioning parliament for the past seven years.
Friday 19 December, 2014 | President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and generations of Mossad chiefs participated in a ceremony on Thursday held at the president's residence in Jerusalem, where citations of excellence were awarded to outstanding Mossad agents.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, 17 December, 2014 | The General Court of the European Union [EU] annulled a previous decision to keep the Islamist Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, on a list of terrorist organizations. EU officials insist the decision is strictly procedural, and that the measures such as not allowing funding for Hamas, will remain in force for either three months or as long as an appeal against the decision is being considered.
Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Last night Prime Minister Netanyahu was the featured guest at a gala for foreign press in Israel. He used the opportunity to highlight what he regards as today's leading story and the way it should be told. With summary headings for that story, this is what he said.