Friday, May 22, 2015

French President François Hollande

France to Israel: 18 Months or Else

Friday, 22 May 2015 | France is pushing forward with its Middle East peace initiative, shortening the deadline for Israeli-Palestinian talks from two years to 18 months, French magazine Le Figaro reported on Wednesday.

Official Fatah flag

The PA Militia’s Explicit Intent

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Many in the international community often refer to the Palestinian Fatah faction, which is headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, as a "moderate" group that believes in Israel's right to exist and the two-state solution.

Robert S. Wistrich

Last Words: Palestinianism is Root of Today’s Anti-Semitism

Friday, 22 May 2015 | Shortly before he died Tuesday, scholar Robert Wistrich, the world’s leading authority on anti-Semitism, sent a column to The Jerusalem Post, which was published yesterday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

US to Restock Israel’s Arsenal

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | The US State Department approved a massive sale of bombs and missiles worth $1.897 billion, pending final congressional authorization. The procurement package includes bunker buster munitions and its timing suggests the Americans are seeking to alleviate Israeli concerns over the developing deal with Iran.

Eli Cohen

Israel Honors Executed Mossad Spy

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Editor's note: 50 years ago Israeli spy, Eli Cohen, was hanged in Damascus. His body has never been returned to his Jewish homeland. Honored for his contributions to the safety of Israel, he is not forgotten. This is his story...

Iranian President Rouhani

Expert: Iran’s Holocaust Denial Betrays Intent to Repeat It

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Iranian Holocaust denial, which echoes Nazi rhetoric, exposes an intent “to [repeat] that same crime,” Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), argued in an article published Monday in Tablet Magazine. Ottolenghi rejected claims that it is misguided to associate Iran with Nazi Germany.

Hospital room in Rambam

Palestinians Find Help in Israeli Hospitals

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | For Palestinian siblings Ahmed and Hadeel Hamdan, life is one long succession of medical procedures. Where other teens spend time after school playing soccer or going to the beach, the brother and sister from Gaza spend up to 12 hours per day hooked up to dialysis machines.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The 34th Israeli government

Netanyahu and Rivlin Introduce Israel’s 34th Government

​Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | With temperatures approaching 40 degrees Celsius, ​Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Rivlin formally introduced their country's 34th Government. Posing on a dais, sheltered from direct sunlight, members of Israel's new cabinet came to have their photo shot. Behind a rope thirty feet away, press cameras snapped.

Plans for Jerusalem: ‘We Will Not Go Back to a Divided City’

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Prime Minister Netanyahu's new cabinet held a special meeting yesterday. In preparation for Jerusalem Day 2017, the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification in 1967, the cabinet approved a series of decisions to "strengthen" the city for the event. According to the Prime Minister's office, those decisions were as follows:

A Hamas terror tunnel

Terrorist Killed in Tunnel Collapse as Hamas Rebuilds Infrastructure

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | Ynet reported Monday that a Hamas terrorist was killed when a tunnel collapsed in northern Gaza. Tunnels in northern Gaza are primarily designed to allow terrorists to infiltrate Israeli territory.