Monday, December 22, 2014

Terrorist rocket fire
from Gaza into Israel

Israel under Attack on Two Fronts

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."

Palestinian Sodastream workers in Ma'ale Adumim factory

Harvard’s President Stops an Anti-Israel Boycott

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.

Dumpster (illustrative)

IDF Soldiers Feed Hungry Palestinian Children

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.

Hebrew Bible (illustrative)

Hebrew Bibles Reunited After 350 Years

Monday 22 December, 2014 | When a 350-year-old Hebrew Bible was recently donated to Haifa University, personnel were surprised to find its counterpart already stored in the library's shelves.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Israel Pummeled Diplomatically

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.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

EU Backs Palestinian Dictatorship

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.

Pardo lights Hanukkah candles with Netanyahu and Rivlin

Mossad’s Best Agents Honored

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.

Kristine Luken

What Men Meant for Evil

Friday 19 December, 2014 | This week, Kay observes an auspicious anniversary, one which she’s just grateful to be alive to experience, despite the many challenges that befell her in 2010.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

EU flag

European Court Takes Hamas Off Terrorist List

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.

The Prime Minister lighting the 2nd Hanukkah candle at the event

Netanyahu to Foreign Press: Today’s News As It Should Be Told

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.