Friday, March 6, 2015

Five Wounded in Jerusalem Vehicular Terror Attack

Friday, 6 March 2015 |Another vehicular terror attack has occurred in Jerusalem. Around ten this morning just north of Jerusalem's Old City, a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem plowed his car into a group of female police officers. The attack occurred at the Shimon Ha-Tsadik station for Jerusalem's light rail service.

Netanyahu reads the Esther scroll for Purim Thursday night

Netanyahu Asserts Biblical Framework for Today’s Israel

Friday, 6 March 2014 | Speaking before a joint session of the United States Congress earlier this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made it a point to put his country and threats to its existence in a biblical context.

Shahar Shalev

Sister Wears Fallen Brother’s Uniform for Purim

The Purim party at Alonei HaBashan, in the Golan Heights, was packed with people wearing a variety of costumes, but one in particular stood out for its emotional significance. It was that of 16-year-old Miriam Shalev, who wore the IDF uniform and red beret that belonged to her brother, Sergeant Shahar Shalev, who was killed in Operation Protective Edge, missing the annual family Purim gathering for the first time.

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

Friday, 6 March 2015 | “We are at war,” says Yaakov Kirschen.  Kirschen is the man behind the popular Dry Bones comic strip. The battle lines of this war, he says, are clearly drawn.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks at a joint session of Congress Tuesday

Arab Media Praises Netanyahu after Congress Speech

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | The Arab world has shown surprisingly strong support for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech yesterday in the United States Congress. A number of journalists from Arab countries expressed their backing for the speech and said that its message is important due to the possibility of Iran becoming a nuclear power under the emerging deal.

Humanitarian aid transfered to Gaza via the Kerem Shalom crossing, where Israel apprehended the Hamas smuggling ring

Israel Breaks Up Major Gaza Smuggling Ring

Monday, 2 March 2015 | The case underscores how Hamas cynically exploits Israel's humanitarian approach and how it does not hesitate to endanger the basic interests of the Palestinian public in its efforts to rebuild its Gaza-based military capabilities.

Speaker John Boehner and Senator Orrin Hatch stand behind Netanyahu during his address to Congress

The White House Must Respond to Netanyahu’s Important New Proposal

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | I [Alan Dershowitz] was in the House gallery when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a logical and compelling critique of the deal now on the table regarding Iran's ambitions to obtain nuclear weapons. He laid out a new fact-based proposal that has shifted the burden of persuasion to the White House.

Practice drill in a simulated tunnel

IDF Unveils New Method for Destroying Terror Tunnels

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Less than a year after operations to destroy tunnels built by Hamas, the IDF [Israel Defense Force] has been training extensively to prepare for the possibility of similar structures being used by Hezbollah. Sources in the IDF estimate that the Shiite organization will, like Hamas, exploit the advantages of underground tunnels and attempt to kidnap soldiers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Children dancing in a Purim parade yesterday

Purim in Israel

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 | Springtime in Israel brings more than balmy weather to the Holy Land’s shores. The arrival of longer days and sunshine also coincides with city streets teeming with Supermen and Catwomen, cowboys and mermaids. When they appear, along with other costumed children and adults, it is a sure sign that the Jewish nation is beginning to celebrate Purim.

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaking in Congress yesterday

Netanyahu’s Complete Speech to U.S. Congress

Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Yesterday morning just before noon in Washington DC, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu stepped to the podium of the United States Congress. In spite of vigorous opposition from America’s President Obama and Israeli political opponents, Netanyahu entered the Congressional chamber at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.