Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The flag of the Islamic State

Islamic State Threatens to Topple Hamas, Takeover Gaza

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | According to Yoram Cohen, head of Israel's internal security agency, the Shin Bet, Hamas is losing its ability to govern Gaza. Its chief contender for power is the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

Prime Minister Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Becoming Worse by the Day

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Editor’s Note: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on 29 June 2015 at the start of a meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Following are excerpts from that speech:

The Dome of the Rock

Israel, Jordan Discuss Reopening Dome of Rock to Non-Muslims

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Some 15 years after barring its gates to all but Muslims, the doors to the Temple Mount sites might soon open to Jewish and Christian visitors alike, Haaretz reported yesterday.

Ambassador Ron Prosor

Israel to the UN: Condemn Terror Attacks

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 | Following the fatal shooting of Malachi Rosenfeld on June 29 near Shilo on the Alon road, Israel Ambassador Ron Prosor sent the following letter to the UN (United Nations) Secretary General and the Security Council:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Terror Attack in West Bank: Four Israelis Wounded in Shooting

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | One Israeli was seriously wounded and three others suffered moderate wounds on Monday night when they came under gunfire at the Shvut Rachel junction near Shilo in the West Bank.

Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold

Israel Visits Cairo

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Two days ago Israel engaged in its first known face-to-face meeting with Egypt since 2011. It happened in Cairo.

The Israel-Egypt Border

Israel to Develop Security Fence Along Jordan Border

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | Israel is to build a new section of security fencing along an often porous stretch of border with neighboring Jordan, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday.

Israeli Mice for Airport Security?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 | The Israeli X-Test company is working these days on a system that will train mice to find explosives at airport security checkpoints. The mice, carried in cages, will be trained to smell people and luggage to find certain substances and give a signal when they detect a threat.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Zarif Runs Back to Tehran

Monday, 29 June 2015 | Talks in Vienna continued on Sunday with few public developments, as negotiators struggled to work around a new set of red lines laid down in a speech last week by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Freedom Flotilla III Coalition

“Syria Is That Way,” Netanyahu Tells Anti-Israel Flotilla

Monday, 29 June 2015 | Yesterday Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu penned a letter to anti-Israel activists aboard Freedom Flotilla III as it approached Israel’s waters. The stated intent of the flotilla was to breach Israel’s maritime blockade of Gaza in order to deliver and provide humanitarian aid. Israel delivers 800 truckloads of aid to Gaza every day.