Wednesday, 28 September 2022 | Clashes. Confrontation. The echo of rams’ horns. And warm wishes for a sweet new year. This summed up the situation over the past festive yet tense long weekend in the Promised Land. Israel is currently in the midst of a season known as the High Holy Days, a three-week periodContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 14 September 2022 | Senior Israeli officials on Tuesday convened a special discussion on a record number of Palestinian terror alerts in Israel ahead of the Jewish High Holy Days [Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)]. Defense officials presented Prime Minister Yair Lapid with some 70 concrete warnings aboutContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 September 2022 | The Iran nuclear negotiations look to be over—for now. Europe has joined the United States in saying that a revived Iran nuclear deal with world powers “will not be signed in the near future” according to Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, after Europe on Saturday slammed Iran’s response to theContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 September 2022 | The Iran nuclear deal negotiations once appeared to be on the verge of a major breakthrough, but now look to be turning into a breakdown—and the current status depends on who is asked and when. What does seem evident is that a demand from Iran to end an investigation byContinue Reading »
My how times have changed. It was only two short years ago that we saw Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chatting with the regularity of old buddies dropping by for coffee. Putin and his Russian entourage were warmly welcomed in Israel as important guests in 2020, really only his thirdContinue Reading »
In the not-so-distant past, Israel and Iran were firm friends. So close was the bond that the Jewish state and the Islamic Republic were well on their way planning a grand joint venture to coproduce military equipment—Jerusalem’s biggest ever partnership at that point—when the 1978 Iranian Revolution overthrew the Shah, put a swift end toContinue Reading »
The modern State of Israel has been in a constant state of combat since the day after declaring its independence in 1948. The need to survive, outsmart and outgun their enemies has pushed the Jewish state to create some of the most innovative weapons systems in the world. Iron Beam The highly successful Iron DomeContinue Reading »
The Palestinian medical system has been in the news a lot lately. When US President Joe Biden visited east Jerusalem’s Augusta Victoria Hospital in July, he announced a US $100 million boost to six hospitals that he called the backbone of healthcare for the Palestinian people. Access to quality medical care, opined the US headContinue Reading »
Don’t let the term “Jewish state” fool you into thinking that Israel is a homogenous nation. After 2,000 years in exile, spread across the globe, the Jewish people have returned to their ancient homeland—bringing their Diaspora (outside Israel) cultures, languages, holidays and traditions with them. Population and Demographics This tiny country boasts a population ofContinue Reading »
I stood on the tarmac at Ben Gurion airport with Israeli officials and numerous journalists as we anxiously awaited the arrival of 180 new Ethiopian immigrants. Also present were members of Israel’s Ethiopian community, who were eager to see family that they hadn’t seen in years. The flight was the first of several slated toContinue Reading »
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