Twenty-three years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords, which heralded an official and public Israel–Palestinian effort to reach peace via the so-called “two-state solution.” Israel was to surrender land taken from Jordan and Egypt in the 1967 war to the Palestinians for their state, in exchange for which the Palestinians would stopContinue Reading »
The region called the Middle East is known for many things: oceans of oil hidden beneath vast plains of burning sand, camels, the Arab Spring and calls to prayer. Yet conspicuously absent from the list of distinguishing features is a line item called “flourishing democracies.” The reason for the omission is obvious. Apart fromContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 October 2016 | From critiques of the Labor political party to Twitter, a report on anti-Semitism from the British Parliament offered a strikingly honest look at the bias against Jews in the United Kingdom, while sounding the alarm about where that prejudice is most troubling—including the percentage of the nation’s population. “While theContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 October 2016 | It is roughly seven months before the next presidential elections in Iran, and two members of President Hassan Rouhani have resigned. Signs of political upheaval that could see the chief Iranian proponent of the nuclear deal removed from power? Not likely. The Iranian Fars News Agency reported that Minister ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 October, 2016 | A new pleasure cruise line has been inaugurated between Haifa and Akko at the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism and the Old Akko Development Company. The idea behind the initiative is to encourage tourism in the north, especially in Akko, while at the same time encourage visitors to useContinue Reading »
Friday, 14 October 2016 | For the first time ever, a delegation of dozens of members of parliament (MP) from around the world will tour the city of Hebron; meet with Israeli government ministers and other leading characters in the Israeli political and financial arena; and celebrate with 5,000 Christian supporters of Israel. The MPsContinue Reading »
Friday, 14 October 2016 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken to US Secretary of State John Kerry in an effort to mitigate the latest crisis with Washington over the Israeli government’s decision to approve the construction of 300 housing units in the settlement of Shvut Rachel. Netanyahu told Kerry that the construction in ShvutContinue Reading »
Friday, 7 October, 2016 | Immediately following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) sent a team of 122 medical workers, 45 physicians, and 95 tons of equipment to set up a field hospital to provide high quality medical relief. The 60-bed field hospital treated nearly 1,600 patients, performed 85 surgeries, andContinue Reading »
Friday, 30 September 2016 | New York Senator Chuck Schumer has criticized efforts to delegitimize and boycott Israel, slamming the BDS movement as “a modern form of anti-Semitism…Those who call for boycotts of Israel… are practicing whether they know it or not – a modern form of anti-Semitism,” Schumer told the Israeli American Council’s 2016Continue Reading »
Friday, 30 September 2016 | Yossi Antebi, an 80-year-old resident of Tel Aviv, grew up in Aleppo, and is finding it hard to see his childhood home torn apart. “When I hear the reports, it pains me greatly. I see the places explode and know all the names,” shared Antebi. “We lived in the centerContinue Reading »
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