Friday, 16 August 2019 | A 40-year-old policeman was stabbed by two Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday evening. One of the attackers was shot and killed by security forces, while the other was severely wounded and evacuated to a hospital. All entries and exists to the Old City were closed following theContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 August 2019 | Yesterday Israel barred entry for two US Congresswomen, both of whom are staunchly anti-Israel and strong supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement for a touring trip. In a last-minute reversal, however, the Jewish state is allowing one of the women into the nation to visit her Palestinian grandmotherContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 August 2019 | Jewish and Israeli parents in California are concerned about a new program proposed by the state education board for high schools in the upcoming school year which they say presents the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions [BDS] movement and other anti-Israeli content in a positive light. The California Department of Education postedContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 August 2019 | On Wednesday at Ben Gurion International Airport 242 new olim (immigrants) were welcomed on this 60th flight from North America organized by “Nefesh b’Nefesh” [literally, “Jewish Souls United,” an organization that facilitates aliyah (immigration to Israel) from the US, Canada and the UK] over the past 18 years. Wednesday’s flightContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | According to Yahya Sinwar, Hamas is well able to crush the Jewish state’s army and make rockets fall like rain on Israeli cities. Speaking at an event in his hometown of Khan Younis in honor of the Muslim holiday Eid al-Adha over the weekend, the second-in-command of the terror groupContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | Military and health authorities are now having to accept that a new generation of soldiers from communities bordering the Hamas-controlled enclave, who grew up under a constant threat from Gaza, is plagued by post-trauma even before they’ve began their military service. Eighteen-year-old Israelis, residents of the Gaza border communities, whoContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | While the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has not yet come up with its own proven operational response to enemy drones, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries, ELTA Systems, has already sold 100 “Drone Guard” systems to a number of foreign defense agencies. The system detects and brings down drones usingContinue Reading »
Thursday, 15 August 2019 | World leaders will travel to Israel for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, said Wednesday. The event—jointly organized by Yad Vashem and the World Holocaust Forum Foundation—will take place amid a rise inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | “Whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world,” the Talmud (rabbinic commentary on Jewish tradition and the Hebrew Scriptures) teaches. Sadly, the reverse is equally true. Taking a life is considered tantamount to destroying an entire world. I pondered these words as a teamContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | Anyone who has ever sat on a shift in an army situation room or observation post knows that 4:00 a.m. is the most difficult hour. It was at about this time, on July 17, 2014, the tenth day of Operation Protective Edge, that I sat in the Gaza Division’s situationContinue Reading »
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