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 »
In June, two nations announced their intentions to move their official offices to Jerusalem. Liberia, a country in West Africa, announced it would open an official office in Jerusalem that will serve as a precursor to a full-fledged embassy in the future. Suriname, a South American country, announced it would open an embassy in Jerusalem.Continue Reading »
On September 1, 1967, the member states of the Arab League cemented a decision to retain Israel in the role of sworn enemy with the now infamous Khartoum Resolution. The resolution summarized the attitudes of Israel’s Arab neighbors in what became known as the “Three No’s:” “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, noContinue Reading »
A new gunfire-detection system unveiled by Israel Aerospace Industries [IAI] is attracting worldwide attention from potential clients, and company officials say its ability to turn shooters’ locations into precise target data means that “the imagination is the limit” in terms of usage and impact on future battlefields. The Othello-P system can detect anything from machine-gunContinue Reading »
Yair Lapid is now Israel’s prime minister, a position he will hold as interim leader until Israelis head back to the ballot boxes on November 1 for the fifth time in three and a half years. After multiple delays, Israel’s Knesset (Parliament) voted to dissolve itself on June 30 in a 92–0 vote, as theContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 August 2022 | As a revived nuclear deal with Iran appears imminent, Israel’s leaders are continuing their campaign against what they refer to as a “bad deal,” as Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz just returned from a trip to the US and Israel’s intelligence chief is set to visit Washington next week. PrimeContinue Reading »
Friday, 29 July 2022 | It is “highly unlikely” that the 2015 nuclear deal between world powers and Iran will be revived in the near-term, Axios reported on Wednesday. According to the report, White House Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk blamed the stalemated talks on the Iranian camp, and suggested Tehran wanted the United States “to addContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 July 2022 | Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned yesterday that Russia’s attempts to halt the local Jewish Agency’s operations would be “a serious event” that “will affect relations” between the two nations. A district court in Moscow will consider the Russian Justice Ministry’s request to shut down the Jewish Agency in Russia,Continue Reading »
Monday, 18 July 2022 | Iran has become a nuclear threshold state with the ability to produce an atomic weapon if and when it chooses to do so, a senior adviser to Iranian leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday. “In a few days, we were able to enrich uranium up to 60% and weContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 July 2022 | As more headlines are made about Iran’s nuclear program—including the latest revelation that Tehran is producing advanced nuclear fuel in an underground facility—Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reiterated that his country is keeping its options open in how to confront the threat. The implication is that the military option remainsContinue Reading »
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