Friday, February 5, 2016

Border Policewoman, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen

A Nation Mourns: 19-Year-Old Israeli Policewoman Laid to Rest

Friday, 5 February 2016 | Hundreds on Thursday attended the funeral of Hadar Cohen, the 19-year-old Border Policewoman killed in a terror attack at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Headline first posted by CBS, before it was changed to reflect reality.

When Headlines Lie

Friday, 5 February 2016 | Mourning the murder of 19-year-old Hadar Cohen in just outside Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday afternoon, Israelis were outraged to learn how the United States' network, CBS News, headlined the breaking story.

Visiting the Beach in Tel Aviv—Online

Friday, 5 February 2016 | The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has launched a new website that features nonstop live-streaming of its white sand and pristine beaches. The city boasts that now anybody in the world is only a click away from experiencing its "non-stop summer." Tel Aviv has an average of 318 days of sunshine every year.

Report: Honda Comes to Israel

Friday, 5 February 2016 | Come 2020, Honda will offer its customers smart cars that guarantee 50% fewer collisions. Ten years later, the Japanese automotive manufacturer promised, it will boast smart cars that take into account other vehicles, road users and pedestrians. And by 2040, its cars will be 100% collision-free.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Terror attack by Damascus Gate

Intercepting Terrorists, 19-year-old Policewoman Murdered

Thursday, 4 February 2016 | Three terrorists committed a combined stabbing and shooting attack Wednesday afternoon at Jerusalem's Damascus gate, wounding two female border police officers and a young man.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Islamic Republic of Iran Takes Receipt of $100 Billion

Thursday, 4 February 2016 | Iran announced that it now has access to more than [US] $100 billion in previously frozen assets due to sanctions relief granted by the nuclear deal, The Washington Post reported on Monday. The sum claimed by Tehran is nearly twice the estimate given last month by Secretary of State John Kerry, who said that Iran would have access to about $55 billion. At the time, Kerry acknowledged that some of the funds would likely be used to support terrorist groups.

David's Sling missile

David’s Sling: New Technology Will Handle Multiple Threats

Thursday, 4 February 2016 | Prior to June 2014, few outside Israel were aware of the latest edition to the Jewish state’s defense arsenal. Known as the Iron Dome, Israel had deployed the air defense system to intercept and destroy short-range rockets, artillery shells and mortars to protect its civilians in 2011—with much success, if not much international fanfare.

Ancient seal of Pharaoh Thutmose III

Israeli Farmer Finds 3,500-year-old Egyptian Seal

Thursday, 4 February 2016 | An Israeli farmer from the northern town of Kfar Hittim, walking out with his family near the Horns of Hittim not far from his home, saw a beetle-shaped object with an inscription on the ground in front of him.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Attack at the West Bank checkpoint

“Muhammad’s Army Will Return”: Crowd at Funeral of Palestinian Gunman Calls for Massacre

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 | Thousands of mourners marching at the funeral of a Palestinian Authority [PA] police officer who wounded three IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers during a shooting attack on Sunday chanted “death to Israel” and called for killing hundreds of Israelis, the Times of Israel reported on Monday.

Funeral of Dafna Meir, mother of 6 who was murdered in her home by a 15-year-old Palestinian terrorist

Behind the Headlines—Israel and the Palestinians: Peace or Terror?

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 | While Israel remains committed to dialogue with the Palestinian leadership and calls for the renewal of direct peace talks without preconditions as soon as possible, the Palestinian leadership rejected all Israeli proposals for direct negotiations during the past seven years, as well as Secretary of State Kerry's initiative in March 2014.