Friday, 11 October 2019 | Following the horrific shooting attack at a synagogue in Halle, Germany on Yom Kippur [Day of Atonement], Israeli leadership spoke with their German counterparts on Thursday to discuss doing more to address anti-Semitism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and “expressed his appreciationContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 October 2019 | What happened: Turkish forces launched a ground operation into Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria last night after conducting air strikes in the region yesterday. According to the Kurdish Red Crescent, seven civilians have been killed, two of them children, and at least 19 critically injured. Air strikes took place throughout the dayContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 October 2019 | The Czech Republic has become one of the major tourist destinations in Europe, receiving annually over 20 million visitors. The capital, Prague, is the country’s most popular destination, by itself receiving over 8 million visitors annually. As a visitor walks the streets and lanes of the city, it is hardContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 October 2019 | One man in east Germany attempted to turn Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)—the holiest day of the Jewish calendar—into a bloodbath. The German man killed two people in the city of Halle while attempting to attack a synagogue during the Yom Kippur services. The perpetrator, whom police have identified as 27-year-old Stephan Balliet, shotContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 October 2019 | The Palestinian Authority (PA) has removed all traces of agreements signed with Israel from its textbooks, according to an organization tracking educational material in the Middle East. According to the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-se), the only signed agreement still mentioned in schoolbooks forContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 October 2019 | Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei continues to take the hardline Iranian stance regarding anything related to the management of the nuclear crisis with the West. After the failure of attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron, which “nearly” led to a meeting between Presidents Trump and Rouhani, the Iranian SupremeContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 October 2019 | According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, approximately 405,000 tourist entries were recorded in September 2019, 44% more than September 2018 and 46% more than September 2017. In the period of January– September 2019, 3.297 million tourist entries were recorded, as opposed to 2.917 million in the same period lastContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 | Today is no ordinary day for the people of Israel. The frantic hubbub on city streets as a country goes about its morning routine is somehow more subdued. The nation prepares for the Sabbath of Sabbaths… Offices and schools will send staff and pupils home early today. Shops, markets andContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 | What happened: An eight-month standoff between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israel over the transfer of tax revenues held by Israel has reportedly been resolved after the PA agreed to accept tax payments contingent on joint committees resolving technical issues. The crisis dates back to February and the implementation ofContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 October 2019 | As Egypt, Qatar and the United Nations pursue their efforts to spare the two million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip another war with Israel, the Islamic Jihad organization is promising its people more suffering, violence and bloodshed. The terrorist organization is also promising to continue the fight until it achievesContinue Reading »
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