Friday, 21 February 2020 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday announced the construction of thousands of housing units in Israeli settlements [communities] in Jerusalem. Netanyahu said there are plans for at least 4,000 houses to be built, with 3,000 of the units set to be constructed in the settlement [community] of Givat HaMatos inContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 February 2020 | What happened: After five weeks of escalating rocket fire and explosive-laden balloon launches from Gaza, Israel and Hamas reportedly agreed to reinstate a “tentative calm” this week that saw Israel lift all recent restrictions on Gaza and substantially increase the number of Gazans entering Israel for work. As part ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 February 2020 | Abbas’ Fatah [leading secular Palestinian political party] urges its followers on Facebook to “reshare” a video of a small Jordanian boy, Amir, who is off to Jerusalem to avenge Palestinian terrorist murderer Omar Abu Laila who was killed by Israeli soldiers when he resisted arrest after having murdered two IsraelisContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 February 2020 | As Jerusalem and Riyadh inch closer to ties, travel blogger Alex Lapshin jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first-ever Israelis to visit Saudi Arabia after it recently opened its gates to citizens of the country looking to explore investment opportunities there. According to Lapshin, the people ofContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 February 2020 | Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday he is prepared to “give Hamas a chance” to fully implement ceasefire understandings. He added that Israel is nonetheless preparing for a military campaign that would lead to “a fundamental change” in the Gaza Strip. Speaking in an interview with Ynet, just hours afterContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 February 2020 | In the days before Iran’s parliamentary election, the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader went on a Twitter tirade against his enemies—not political enemies from within, but against Iran’s favorite scapegoats: the United States and Israel. “In the same way that the glory and splendor of the famous Titanic ship did notContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 February 2020 | Over the past two weeks, the Foreign Ministry has been swamped by Arabic-language comments on its social media pages that appear to originate in Sudan. The phenomenon looks to be the aftermath [of] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with Chairman of the Sovereignty Council of Sudan Abdel Fattah al-Burhan inContinue Reading »
Thursday, 20 February 2020 | Israel is all aboard for a new train station in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem. The Transportation Ministry announced on Monday that plans for an extension to the current railway line that will carry passengers directly from Ben Gurion Airport to the Western Wall are going fullContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | In response to the ever-shifting dynamics of the Middle East—especially Iran’s relentless efforts to spread itself further across the region—the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is reshuffling and establishing a separate department dedicated entirely to the Islamic regime. Israel has maintained that Iran has a vision to establish an uninterrupted landContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 19 February 2020 | Some 5,200 Israeli diplomats serving in 96 embassies and consulates around the world will cast their votes today as the first to the polls in the Jewish state’s third national elections in less than a year. The remainder of Israel’s 6.3 million eligible voters will wait until March 2 toContinue Reading »
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