Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Tensions flared in Israel on Monday with two Palestinian attacks on security forces days after the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced it was cutting ties with the Jewish state. A man armed with a box cutter and pepper spray charged an Israeli police officer screaming “Allahu Akhbar” (“Allah is great” inContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Israel must brace for a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which could be more deadly than the first wave that infected more than 16,000 Israelis and killed 279 people, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned yesterday. “We must prepare for a second wave of the coronavirus, which is expected toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Lebanese terror group Hezbollah on Monday released a training video made by its elite Radwan Unit, showing fighters running fire drills and practicing hand-to-hand combat, with several of the targets painted with a blue Star of David. According to Hezbollah’s military plans, the Radwan Unit will be tasked with infiltratingContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | The Iranian-backed Hamas movement has welcomed Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’s latest threat to renounce all agreements and understandings with Israel and the US, including security cooperation. “We hope that this time Abu Mazen’s (Abbas’s) decision is a serious one,” said Saleh Arouri, deputy head of the Hamas “politicalContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 May 2020 | Nearly 20% of Britons surveyed believe Jews engineered COVID-19 in an attempt to derail the economy and benefit financially, an Oxford University poll revealed. The Oxford Coronavirus Explanations, Attitudes and Narratives Survey (OCEANS)—conducted by clinical psychologists associated with the university and published in the Psychological Medicine journal on Friday—aimed to gauge Britain’sContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 May 2020 | At the opening hearing in his corruption trial on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first Israeli prime minister to stand trial while serving in office. Last week Netanyahu’s lawyers requested that the premier not be required to attend his opening hearing and were denied—leading to a busy, crowdedContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 May 2020 | The Washington Post report [last week] of an Israeli and American cyberattack against Iran seems reliable and accurate. The US sources who anonymously provided the newspaper with information about the attack attributed to Israel and the United States in Iran did not even ask journalists to hide potentially identifying information.Continue Reading »
Monday, 25 May 2020 | Following an extreme and unusually long heatwave last week, on Saturday Israel was hit by showers and unseasonably cold temperatures. The Meteo-Tech meteorological company said local rainfall was expected throughout the day in the northern and central parts of Israel, accompanied by strong winds. The temperatures were unseasonably cold, butContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 May 2020 | Angered by Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty over land in Judea and Samaria as well as the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Authority (PA) has ended security cooperation with Israel, Israeli sources confirmed Thursday. PA President Mahmoud Abbas made the announcement earlier this week, proclaiming that the Palestinian government in RamallahContinue Reading »
Friday, 22 May 2020 | Sundown yesterday ushered in Jerusalem Day, or Yom Yerushalayim, the anniversary of the reunification of the City of Gold, the eternal capital of Israel. Just over half a century has passed since the searing summer day during the 1967 Six Day War when a brigade of Israeli paratroopers broke through the Lion’sContinue Reading »
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