Jerusalem is one of the most amazing cities on earth, constantly in the global public eye and a destination for millions of pilgrims every year. This is interesting, since it is certainly not the most densely populated city, with less than a million people, or even the largest, covering less than 50 miles2 (129 km2).Continue Reading »
Long before the creation of the modern State of Israel, the story of the Israeli diamond industry began. Inextricably linked with the story of the Jewish people, the craftsmanship of precious stones can be traced all the way back to the time of Moses, when different types of jewels were used in the breastplate ofContinue Reading »
A call comes into the command center. There’s been a terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. Two people have been stabbed, one critically, and the terrorist is still on the loose. First responders jump into action, and within two minutes, paramedics arrive on the scene to stabilize both victims, armed only with theirContinue Reading »
In a small community in central Israel, something momentous is about to happen: a mother golden retriever is ready to give birth to a litter of puppies. For dog-lovers everywhere, the birth of puppies is always eventful, but these particular puppies are destined for greatness—they will be raised solely as guide dogs for theContinue Reading »
In Hebrew, the president of Israel is known as the nasi, which can also be translated in the Bible as “prince.” It’s a fitting title for a role imbued with limited official power but potentially significant influence. While presidents in Israel can never become king like a prince in England, the president holds both ceremonialContinue Reading »
The stroke of midnight on December 11 sealed a fate that Israelis had dreaded. With every avenue for a majority government—and the prime minister to lead it—exhausted, the short-lived 22nd Knesset (Parliament) officially dissolved, sending Israel to the polls for the third consecutive round of national elections in one year, a first in the modernContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 November 2019 | What happened: Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit formally indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [Thursday] night for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate corruption cases, affirming his preliminary decision from February this year. In a dramatic televised statement, the attorney general said he was taking the decision withContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 November 2019 | After a lengthy process that started in November 2018 with a lecture in Dutch Parliament by Palestinian Media Watch’s [PMW’s] director Itamar Marcus and terror attack survivor Kay Wilson, the Dutch government has announced that it will no longer provide aid to the Palestinian Authority’s [PA’s] budget. The decision wasContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 | The Trump Administration announced a change in the American perspective on the legality of Israeli [communities] in Judea and Samaria on Monday, reversing the position of the Obama Administration that had called the civilian communities illegal. “The establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] isContinue Reading »
The Jordan River and surrounding valley have been a key part of Israel for millennia—from the parting of the Jordan River for Joshua to the baptism of Jesus (Yeshua) by John the Baptist. In recent decades, it has been key to the defense of the Jewish state. Since Israel captured the Jordan Valley from theContinue Reading »
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