Friday, 22 October 2021 | The freshly appointed head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohammad Eslami, made a significant announcement on October 10. Iran enriched more than 120 kilograms [260 lbs.] of uranium to the 20% level, he said—a major jump from the 84 kilograms [185 lbs.] that Iran had previously enriched aContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 October 2021 | The planning commission in the civil administration of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] on Thursday announced it would be approving a plan to construct 3,000 housing units in West Bank settlements and prepare planning for an additional 1,344 units. This is the first time construction in settlements is toContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 October 2021 | The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas have again shown that peace with Israel is not only extremely ill-advised and most likely doomed from the start, but critically dangerous as well. The two Palestinian parties, both the PA and Hamas, do not want Palestinians to engage in any real estate transactionsContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 October 2021 | The Israel Antiquities Authority [IAA] announced on Thursday the discovery in eastern Jerusalem of an ancient amethyst seal bearing the first known depiction of the plant known as “Balm of Gilead.” The engraving on the 2,000-year-old seal apparently portrays the biblical persimmon plant—not related to the familiar fruit of theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | A US envoy arrived in Beirut on Tuesday to reopen talks on Lebanon’s energy crisis and finding a solution to the maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon. Amos Hochstein, the newly appointed US senior adviser for global energy, met this week with Lebanon’s top leaders, including President Michel Aoun,Continue Reading »
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | Israel announced on Wednesday that it is issuing work permits for 3,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to enter the country, bringing the total to 10,000. COGAT, the Israeli defense body that controls Palestinian civil affairs, said the decision was “conditional upon the continued preservation of the region’s security stabilityContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met in Jerusalem on Wednesday with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The two discussed “strengthening the strategic alliance, expanding bilateral ties and deepening the warm friendship between Israel and India,” according to an official statement. On behalf of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, JaishankarContinue Reading »
Thursday, 21 October 2021 | Israel and the United Arab Emirates signed an agreement on Wednesday to cooperate on space exploration—specifically, on the “Beresheet 2” mission to the moon scheduled to launch in 2024. “Beresheet 2” is planning to become the first mission to execute a double landing on the moon, reported i24 News. “OverContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 | Palestinians clashed with Israeli forces near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City in some of the worst violence the capital has seen since the Gaza war in May. Police said Palestinians hurled stones at passing vehicles, shattering windows. No injuries were reported. Israel Police officers, alongside Border Police forces, usedContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 | Israel and the East African nation of Comoros are in talks to normalize ties, Hebrew media reported Monday. Comoros is an archipelago nation off the eastern coast of Africa, between the island of Madagascar and the coastal countries of Mozambique and Tanzania. The tiny nation of Comoros has a populationContinue Reading »
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