Monday, 14 November 2022 | President Isaac Herzog yesterday tasked Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu with forming the next government of Israel, following the victory of Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc in the elections earlier this month. After five elections in less than four years had failed to break the political stalemate, leaving the Jewish state without aContinue Reading »
“Judea and Samaria—the name Judea says it all—is territory that historically had an important Jewish presence,” former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in 2020. “As they say, it is the biblical heartland of Israel. It includes Hebron, where Abraham purchased a burial cave for his wife Sarah; Shiloh, where the Tabernacle rested forContinue Reading »
In the past months, the State of Israel has come under fire regarding the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF’s) Rules of Engagement (ROE). ROE are simply the internal rules or directives afforded military forces that define the circumstances, conditions, degree and manner in which the use of force may be applied. Open-fire policies determine those instancesContinue Reading »
Europe presents Israel with a distinct paradox. There’s fierce support and equally fierce opposition; endless prospects alongside endless trials and great opportunities offset by great challenges. Harnessing the potential, promises and pitfalls emanating from the 44 countries comprising the world’s second smallest continent to side with Israel is no small feat. Yet the Israel AlliesContinue Reading »
From the pen of Peter Fast, national director of Bridges for Peace Canada and the future CEO of Bridges for Peace International, comes the fifth installment of the Quirks of Israel. Join Peter on a journey through the wonderfully peculiar culture, traditions, heritage and daily life of this singular nation as he unpacks, introduces andContinue Reading »
The Volcani Center is the largest institution devoted to agricultural research and development in Israel, advancing agriculture in the Jewish state and abroad through innovation and problem solving. Headquartered in Rishon Lezion with experimental research stations in the north and south, the Volcani Center is responsible for many of Israel’s groundbreaking developments in plant andContinue Reading »
Friday, 4 November 2022 | It’s official. Bibi is back. With all the votes tallied and the seats divvied out to each political party according to the number of votes they received, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is set to return for another term at the helm. More importantly, after nearly four years andContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 October 2022 | Israel experienced yet another weekend marred by terror attacks in which one Israeli was killed and several were injured. The most deadly attack came on Saturday night when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire on Ronen and Daniel Hanania, a father and his son on a shopping trip between Hebron andContinue Reading »
Monday, 24 October 2022 | The UN Human Rights Council’s open-ended Commission of Inquiry (COI) into Israel released its first report to the General Assembly on Thursday, deeming the Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria illegal under international law. The report found what it called the “occupation” to be illegal “due to its permanence andContinue Reading »
Friday, 14 October 2022 | Omer Bar-Lev, Israel’s minister of public security, on Thursday issued an order calling four reserve Border Police companies to increase security in eastern Jerusalem amid ongoing Palestinian rioting. The minister said that police would facilitate the freedom of movement of the Shuafat refugee camp without harming Israel’s ability to preventContinue Reading »
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