Friday, 19 October 2018 | After concluding a five-hour meeting, the Security Cabinet decided Thursday to change its handling of the rampant violence on the Gaza border fence and the kite terrorism, implying that the rules of the game have changed. Nevertheless, the political echelon still views reaching a ceasefire agreement with the mediation ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 19 October 2018 | Incendiary terror kites launched from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have caused substantive ecological damage, burning half of the forested land near its southern border with Israel, a new study has revealed. “Now is the time for decisions. My position is very clear: We must deal a heavy blow against Hamas.Continue Reading »
Friday, 19 October 2018 | The Israeli Embassy in Paris, in coordination with the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Spokesperson’s Unit, protested Wednesday against the coverage of Wednesday morning’s rocket attack by popular French news sites Le Parisien, and Le Figaro which focused on Israel’s retaliatory strikes, instead of reporting the damage caused to a houseContinue Reading »
Friday, 19 October 2018 | Israel is set to open a new high-tech incubator [think-tank] in the Indian city of Bengaluru (Bangalore) in December, the Deccan Herald reported last week. The center is to be located in the business district of the city, which is already home to numerous multinational research and development centers andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | The Security Cabinet convened Wednesday in Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu’s office to discuss possible security developments following the rocket fire launched from Gaza, hitting a house in the city of Beersheva and the sea off the coast of a city in central Israel. Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi EisenkotContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | In a move deemed by Israel as a vote of confidence, the United Nations [UN] recently signed purchase agreements worth tens of millions of shekels with Israeli companies specializing in security and water services. In light of the deteriorating security situation that has severely affected UN aid workers operating inContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | “We will maintain peace and we will arrive at our independent state through peace because God is with us, our issue is just, our people sacrificed a lot and you all are supporters of peace,” said Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas last month at the United Nations General Assembly [UNGA].Continue Reading »
Thursday, 18 October 2018 | A 93-year-old great-grandmother was crowned winner of the annual Miss Holocaust Survivor contest in Haifa on Sunday. Polish-born Tova Ringer and 11 other ladies celebrated their survival and the lives they led after overcoming the horrors of the Second World War. “I’m very happy,” Ringer, a resident of Haifa, told Reuters.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | Just before 3.40 a.m. this morning, a mother in Beersheva awoke to the scream of an air raid siren. She rushed her three children from their beds and to the bomb shelter. Seconds after they were huddled in the safe room, they heard loud blasts coming from outside—the sound ofContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | It might be a cliché to say this in the Middle East, but in the present case the cliché rings true—the days ahead are crucial for Israel, Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority. In each sector, key decisions will be made that will greatly influence reality in the region. Gaza HalfContinue Reading »
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