Friday, 20 April 2018 | Yesterday, the modern State of Israel turned 70. “Happy birthday Israel!” screamed blue and white posters adorned with Stars of David on social and traditional media. “3,000-years-old. 70 years young.” Yom Ha’atzmaut (Independence Day), started on Wednesday night and an infectious joy pulsed throughout the country as the people ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 20 April 2018 | Inspectors discovered explosives hidden in a truck, possibly intended for a large-scale terror attack during Israel’s Independence Day, at a checkpoint in the northern West Bank [Judea and Samaria], The Times of Israel reported Wednesday. In addition to merchandise intended for Israeli settlements, inspectors found explosives in the roof ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 20 April 2018 | 70 years after its inception, the State of Israel has 8,842,000 residents—almost 11 times as many as it had at the time of its establishment, according to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Out of those 8,842,000 residents, the data shows some 6,589,000 residents (74.5% of the total population)Continue Reading »
Friday, 20 April 2018 | Valentina saw her neighbors being shelled in Donetsk, Natasha couldn’t find any food or medications in Venezuela’s stores and pharmacies, Emmanuel’s world changed when he saw French policemen ignoring manifestations of anti-Semitism. In honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, here are the stories of some of the new immigrants whoContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | The wail of an air raid siren is never the harbinger of good news. It screams a warning of impending danger, of threats looming just beyond the horizon. Yet in Israel, an air raid siren can sometimes serve a different purpose. Twice a year, on two particular days of commemoration,Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | Ahead of Israel’s Independence Day, the military is preparing for a potential direct attack against the Jewish state by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) air force, in response to Israel’s strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria, The Times of Israel reported. On Tuesday morning, the IDF [Israel DefenseContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | Editor’s Note: Racheli Frenkel, the mother of Naftali Frenkel, one of the three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and murdered on June 12, 2014, shares her feelings on Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism. “So how do you feel onContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 | This year in the Galilee thousands of students are excavating and organizing the first “smart trail,” in which dozens of stone relay stations on the trail will transmit information and activities to hikers’ mobile telephones. The trail will be presented as a gift to the country as part of theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stressed on Monday military preparedness and security will need to be bolstered, taking the cue from Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi who threatened just hours prior that Israel will regret the “misdeed” of striking at the T-4 Airbase in Syria—an attack which claimed the livesContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 | Following the discovery and destruction of the longest and deepest terror tunnel extending into Israeli territory, over the weekend, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] revealed a new “laboratory,” where it employs advanced technology to detect tunnels, The Times of Israel reported Sunday. The tunnel was the fifth detected and destroyedContinue Reading »
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