Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Dozens of balloons have floated into Israel from the Gaza Strip over the past week. “These balloons look pretty innocent…” the military wrote on its Twitter page with a photo of a colorful cluster of balloons. But these balloons aren’t a miraculous peace gesture. They pack a punch, carrying incendiaryContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Tuesday that Israel is examining Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that his country has developed a safe coronavirus vaccine. “We have already scheduled meetings over the vaccine in Russia. If we are convinced that this is a serious product—then we will also try toContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Years of research have thrown new light on the origins of 12 family names typical of Jewish families who were expelled from Spain 528 years ago, most of whom are no longer Jewish or even aware of their origin. The study by Dr. Mordechai Nelken and the Union Sefaradi MundialContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 | Every year on the Ninth of Av (Tisha B’Av), Jews around the world remember the destruction of the First Temple. Now, thanks to the long historic memory of the Jewish people and the archeological findings that were discovered lately at City of David, researchers from Tel Aviv University [TAU], theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | Plumes of soot and ashes stifling the air. A blanket of black smoke hanging over pockets of scorched land. Vegetation burned to cinders. The terrifying boom of balloon-borne explosives detonating mid-air. This was the scene in southern Israel yesterday as fire fighters and volunteers scrambled to bring more than aContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | In the wake of last week’s explosion at a chemical warehouse in Beirut’s port, criticism keeps mounting in Lebanon on Hezbollah and its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, as more and more voices in the devastated country call for reforms and a transparent investigation into the disaster. An image of Nasrallah wasContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | A slogan in which Iran’s ruling mullahs [clerics] have taken pride since they came to power in 1979 is: “Neither East nor West.” The Iranian regime has long boasted about its independence from both Western and Eastern powers. A new secret deal with China, however, appears to be giving BeijingContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 | August rain fell across large swathes of Israel on Monday, a day after residents of the northern city of Haifa had their own shower. The rain fell in areas including in Tel Aviv, the Sharon region, Gush Dan and the north, while drizzles were reported in Haifa, the Upper GalileeContinue Reading »
Monday, 10 August 2020 | While tensions on Israel’s northern borders simmer with multiple attempted attacks from Hezbollah in Lebanon and from Syria, the Jewish state also faces attacks in the south from Gaza. It was a volatile week that saw incendiary balloons, gunfire from Gaza on Israeli civilians and soldiers, and retaliatory Israeli strikes.Continue Reading »
Monday, 10 August 2020 | Lebanon remains volatile after the massive explosion that rocked the country’s capital city of Beirut last week, as protests and unrest continued inside the country and a drone invaded Israeli airspace at the border. On Sunday, protestors and rioters in Beirut, angry about the explosion that killed more than 150Continue Reading »
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