Freedom, justice and equality: That is the banner under which the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement rallies its troops to launch assaults against Israel. The battle strategy is nothing if not brilliant. Proponents of the project pride themselves on working to end Israel’s alleged cruel oppression of the Palestinians. And those who march on theContinue Reading »
You were born 19 years ago, during the first months that we lived in Hoshaya [community in northern Israel]. For us, you symbolize our decision to make this community our permanent home. And now you too, Ari Benartzi, our third child, are enlisting in the IDF [Israel Defense Forces]. You will join the ranks ofContinue Reading »
Golan Residents Pull Together to Help Syrian Refugees The Syrian Civil War may be drawing to a close, but for years now fierce fighting and chemical weapons have left a scar on the Middle East, driving hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have beenContinue Reading »
Friday, 14 September 2018 | The Israel Defense Forces [IDF] announced on Thursday evening that it is putting an end to its years-long operation that provided humanitarian aid to thousands of Syrian civilians who fell victim to the civil war that has ravaged the country since 2011. The military said that it was terminating OperationContinue Reading »
Repeat a lie often enough and it will eventually become truth. That is the propaganda law from which the Nazis reportedly wove an elaborate plot to justify the murder of six million Jews. Their approach was anything but original. Libels, slurs and slanders sold as fact are ancient weapons in the arsenal of those whoContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 August 2018 | Some 500 volunteers, including soldiers, teens and members of youth movements from all over the country took part Sunday in an environmental restoration project in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom, following the mass fires caused by kite terrorism that had scorched the area in recent months. The project is part of theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 16 August 2018 | The prestigious Shanghai Ranking of world universities on Tuesday listed two Israeli academic institutions—The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem—among the world’s top 100 universities, marking an impressive rise since last year. The two universities are ranked 77th and 95th on the list, respectively, with theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 02 August 2018 | Rami Gold, from Kibbutz Be’eri located in the Gaza border region, has no competitors. Riding on his ATV, with an attached water tanker, he arrives first to every fire in the region caused by incendiary kites flown from Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. “Sometimes firefighting crews arrive after I’ve already put outContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | Yesterday, a ceremony was held to welcome several doctors to the IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] Medical Corps. In recent years, there have been an increasing number of doctors who have chosen to change their career paths in order to serve in the IDF. The length of service for the newContinue Reading »
Monday, 23 July 2018 | Tons of humanitarian aid transferred to desperate refugees. Border gates creaking open to admit gravely wounded civilians caught in the cross-hairs of fighting. Those same wounded civilians receiving life-saving medical treatment in Israeli hospitals. Throughout the seven years of the Syrian Civil War, Israel has made every effort—often behind theContinue Reading »
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