Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | Ahmad Khatami, a senior member of the Assembly of Experts [Iran’s council to appoint or dismiss the supreme leader] and Tehran’s interim Friday prayer leader, referred to Iran’s possible usage of nuclear weapons when he said (on February 8, 2019) that Iran had no intention of building nuclear bombs. “TheContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | The admissions used to be rare and unprecedented. For operations conducted outside Israeli borders, the Jewish state followed a tested policy of “no comment.” Yet times have changed. And as Israel’s sworn archenemy Iran creeps closer to the Promised Land—more determined than ever in its intent to annihilate the JewishContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 February 2019 | Dozens of United Nations [UN] ambassadors toured a site near Metula [Israel’s northern most town near the Lebanon border] where the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] discovered a Hezbollah terror tunnel during Operation Northern Shield. Engineering troops gave the diplomats a tour of the tunnel using a robotic camera. The tourContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 January 2019 | The Jewish community in Europe is under threat from an anti-Semitic “plague,” Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog warned in a keynote speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. JNS reported that Herzog made the remarks in an address toContinue Reading »
In 1971, Cat Stevens wrote a song called “Peace Train.” He confidently envisioned everyone riding a train bound for world peace. Fifty years later, the peace train seems to have barely left the station. But lately, hope for peace in the Middle East is picking up steam—and it comes on the heels of an initiativeContinue Reading »
Afrikaans is neither a common nor a widely spoken language. Outside the borders of South Africa, few are aware of the existence of the mother tongue of the Afrikaaner people. Yet regardless of its international obscurity, one Afrikaans word demands global recognition: apartheid. In 1948 the ruling white minority in South Africa began enforcing anContinue Reading »
Peace in the North Could Mean Danger for Israel There’s an old saying that the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know. What about a devil you used to know but don’t recognize any longer? That’s what has happened in Syria, where an old enemy—the regime of President Bashar al-Assad—was onceContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | A leading scholar of the Holocaust termed the results of a recent survey of anti-Semitism in Europe “frightening,” CNN reported Tuesday. Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of history at Emory University and author of numerous books on the Holocaust, assessed the results of the poll of more than 7,000 Europeans inContinue Reading »
Twenty-three minutes. It took less than half an hour for a crisis to raise tensions between Israel and Russia to levels not seen in years, perhaps decades. It started at 9:42 p.m. on September 17—when Israel first launched a strike on weapons bound for Hezbollah in Syria as detailed in Israeli journalist Amos Harel’s recapContinue Reading »
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has had it with the European Union’s (EU) flagrant interference in Israel’s internal affairs, and he is certainly not alone among Israeli politicians. The source of this current frustration is the EU’s reaction to Israel’s plans to relocate the illegal Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar in Judea and Samaria. EuropeContinue Reading »
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