The onset of April means spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn south of the equator. Both are marked by changes in temperature, foliage and even activities, as the north warms up and the south cools down. There are, however, some things that remain constant no matter where you are on the globe, and oneContinue Reading »
Article 17 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that everyone deserves the right to own property. Ownership entails the right of possession, the right of use and the right to transfer the ownership to someone else by selling, gifting or bequeathing. This right has become self-evident in democratic nations where private property ownershipContinue Reading »
The sun was shining brightly on Mount Hermon. Hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians and tourists—making the most of the recent heavy snowfalls—were enjoying a day in northern Israel at the Promised Land’s only ski resort, a short distance away from the Syrian border. It was the perfect day for a Zealous Israel Project (Bridges for Peace’sContinue Reading »
Since the rebirth of the state, the threat of terror has loomed like a menacing cloud over everyday life in Israel. Sometimes the attacks occur sporadically, allowing Israel time to breathe between tragedies. Sometimes they come in waves, with Palestinian suicide bombers, gunmen and knife-wielding murderers turning city streets into bloody battlefields. The statistics ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 | The admissions used to be rare and unprecedented. For operations conducted outside Israeli borders, the Jewish state followed a tested policy of “no comment.” Yet times have changed. And as Israel’s sworn archenemy Iran creeps closer to the Promised Land—more determined than ever in its intent to annihilate the JewishContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 February 2019 | Dozens of United Nations [UN] ambassadors toured a site near Metula [Israel’s northern most town near the Lebanon border] where the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] discovered a Hezbollah terror tunnel during Operation Northern Shield. Engineering troops gave the diplomats a tour of the tunnel using a robotic camera. The tourContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 | An Israeli search and rescue team touched down in Brazil Sunday night, just 48 hours after a dam collapse, which so far has killed 58 people and left 300 missing. On Friday, disaster struck Minas Gerais, Brazil, when a dam full of mine tailings burst and sent a river ofContinue Reading »
Thursday, 24 January 2019 | Israel surged to 5th place in the Bloomberg Innovation Index of 2019, climbing five spots from last year’s index where Israel ranked 10th, Globes reported Tuesday. The Bloomberg Innovation Index ranks the world’s 60 most pioneering economies, according to the most recent data. The ranking is compiled by analyzing sevenContinue Reading »
In 1971, Cat Stevens wrote a song called “Peace Train.” He confidently envisioned everyone riding a train bound for world peace. Fifty years later, the peace train seems to have barely left the station. But lately, hope for peace in the Middle East is picking up steam—and it comes on the heels of an initiativeContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 January 2019 | Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 16,000 dunams [4,000 acres] of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] clears an area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swathes of Israeli farmland has been scorched by incendiary airborne devices launched into Israel byContinue Reading »
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