Last Sunday, 31 August 2014, Israel announced its decision to declare 988 acres of territory in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] as “state land.” The announcement included disclosure of the legal right for all concerned parties to appeal the decision within 45 days.
The notice has provoked a... Read more »
Israeli aircraft shot down a drone over the Golan Heights on the border with Syria on Sunday [Aug. 31] and a mortar shell landed in the area on Monday, further raising tensions in the area where United Nations peacekeepers were kidnapped last week.
Hundreds of soldiers donned their red berets as they crammed into the humble Haspin cemetery on the Golan Heights and—together with thousands of other Israelis—accompanied Staff Sergeant Shachar Shalev to his final resting place.
Security Cabinet member and Minister of Finance, Yair Lapid, outlines Israel's objectives regarding Gaza, Hamas, and Israel. Gaza must be demilitarized. Hamas must not rearm. A regional conference with Arab States can ensure demilitarization as a necessary condition for funding to rebuild Gaza. And... Read more »
Although the ceasefire reached last week [Aug. 26] between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip held over the weekend, there were signs that the negotiations in Cairo that are scheduled to start one month after the ceasefire took hold will not be easy. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a... Read more »
Throughout Operation Protective Edge, the IDF’s “First UAV [Unmanned Aerial Vehicle] Squadron” operated non-stop in order to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza. Two senior commanders in the unit reveal the details of how the squadron detected Hamas’ targets and made sure that no civilians were harmed when attacking them.