“I think not going is losing.” — Gili Cohen Gili Cohen first hit the judo mat when she was four years old. An Israeli citizen from Ra’anana, just 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv, the 26-year-old is now a leading judoka who competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics. In October, she climbed the podium atContinue Reading »
Monday, 01 January 2018 | Guatemala plans to relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced on his official Facebook account last week, making it the first country to mirror U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision from December 6. Morales said he had informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and instructed Guatemala’sContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 December 2017 | Israeli officials believe the Palestinians have decided to “stop playing by the rules” in the international arena and ask the United Nations Security Council for full UN membership following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Palestinians wish to use the international momentum that has beenContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | The Palestinians declared a three-day-long “rage” spree over US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Thus far, however, it seems that the real anger is showing up in the international media, not on the Palestinian street. Question: How many foreign journalists does it take to cover theContinue Reading »
Friday, 08 December 2017 December 2017 | Some 250 Israeli rabbis, including Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, sent a thank you letter to US President Donald Trump praising him for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The letter, initiated by the Safed’s Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu and delivered by Yossi Dagan, the head ofContinue Reading »
Thursday 7 December 2017 | 6 December 2017 is one of those dates that will be remembered as a turning point that shifted an erroneous flow of history towards a truer path. After 70 years of labeling Jerusalem an occupied, contested or international city and following seven decades of denying Jewish ties to the CityContinue Reading »
Monday, 04 December 2017 | Last week Wednesday marked 70 years since 33 member states of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) gave their nods of approval for the UN Partition Plan of Palestine. The plan, which gave the Jewish people international backing to re-establish a state on parts of the land which God pledgedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 November 2017 | [Editor’s note: Dore Gold, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations gave the following testimony, 08 November before the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform] I am not going to address the question of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem directly. It is myContinue Reading »
North Korea tested a nuclear weapon on September 3rd that literally shook the region. The United States Geological Survey, a government entity that measures earthquakes, reported on their website a “possible explosion” measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. They reported the rumble was felt by persons in China, Russia and Japan. And symbolically, theContinue Reading »
There’s complicated, and then there’s Lebanon. The country’s government is effectively controlled by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization. That same group murdered current Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri’s father, but now he is something of a figurehead for the government mastered by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, the Lebanese army is tasked by the United Nations with keeping Hezbollah’s armsContinue Reading »
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