Monday, 1 August 2022 | Israeli ministers voted on Sunday to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its policy of paying out stipends to people killed or imprisoned in fighting with the Jewish state and their families. Israel, which collects taxes on behalf of the PA,Continue Reading »
Monday, 25 July 2022 | The Israeli Navy on Saturday night sank a Palestinian vessel sailing towards Gaza from Egypt, the Israel Defense Forces [IDF] Spokesperson Unit said in a statement. The vessel had entered a restricted sea area off the southern Gaza Strip, in violation of security restrictions, according to the IDF. Navy sailorsContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 July 2022 | Natalia’s eyes grew wide as a line of Bridges for Peace volunteers filed into her bare apartment. For a moment, she sat in stunned silence, unshed tears clinging to her lashes. Then she smiled—and for good reason. Each pair of volunteer arms was piled high with boxes, parcels and bagsContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 July 2022 | Israel on Sunday welcomed its millionth tourist of 2022, just over four months since pandemic-related travel restrictions were lifted on March 1, according to a statement released by the Israeli Tourism Ministry. The tourist, Belinda Desoyo Lee Marcelo, 53, a resident of the United Arab Emirates, was greeted by IsraeliContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 29 June 2022 | Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday offered assistance to Jordan, following a chlorine gas leak at the Aqaba Port on Monday which killed 13 people and injured 251. The gas was released when a tank filled with 25 tons of chlorine for export to Djibouti exploded after falling fromContinue Reading »
Security threats are a certainty in Israel. Every area of society is impacted by the ongoing existence of very real enemies—both inside and outside the nation’s borders—who make no secret of their intention to use whatever means necessary to de-Judaize the Jewish state and rid the neighborhood of Jews. Some say this has, by necessity,Continue Reading »
On an otherwise run-of-the-mill late winter afternoon in March, a terrorist went on a stabbing spree in the desert city of Beersheva. When Mohammad Ghaleb Abu al-Qi’an’s bloody work was finally halted by an armed bus driver’s bullet, he left a grisly trail of four Israelis dead and two wounded, making it Israel’s deadliest terrorContinue Reading »
As the early varieties of Israeli pomegranates begin blooming in August, it’s easy to see that these sweet, beautiful treats are a staple in the Jewish state. Pomegranates are everywhere: stocked in market shelves, freshly squeezed at juice stands and served on dinner tables both as a beautiful decoration and a sweet addition to theContinue Reading »
Unlike the melting pot of America, the State of Israel can be compared to a mosaic. Even its Jewish majority contains a dazzling number of expressions of Judaism that can often be identified by the clothing worn or the type of kippah (yarmulke) on a man’s head. Hidden among the many mosaic pieces, we canContinue Reading »
Do you have any habits or spiritual disciplines that you have maintained over many years in your life? My spiritual life has been greatly deepened and enriched by studying the weekly Torah (Gen.–Deut.) portion (Parashat HaShavua). Each year, the worldwide Jewish community reads through the first five books of the Bible—the Pentateuch—together. Every week, theyContinue Reading »
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