Monday, 31 August 2020 | The era of Israel pursuing peace with the Palestinians as a prerequisite for stability in the volatile Middle East belongs to the past. According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s neighbors are no longer waiting for their Palestinian brethren to clasp Jerusalem’s outstretched hand of peace before they normalize relationsContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 August 2020 | Palestinian newspaper Al Ayyam reported on Sunday that progress has been made in talks between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip in an effort to de-escalate the increasing cross-border tensions. According to sources familiar with the matter, the sides have reached a breakthrough in negotiations after Israel agreedContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 August 2020 | In a changing Middle East, we witnessed history Monday as El Al flight 971 departed from Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in the first ever direct commercial flight to the United Arab Emirates. The plane—marked by the word “peace” in Arabic, English and Hebrew—left the Jewish state, traveled through Saudi airspaceContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 August 2020 | Ministers on Sunday approved the plan proposed by coronavirus czar Professor Ronni Gamzu to combat the spread of COVID-19. The coronavirus infection rate in Israel is among the highest in the world. As of Sunday, the number of active cases in the country stood at 20,305, including some 900 patientsContinue Reading »
Friday, 28 August 2020 | Instead of sleeping in Friday morning, as most Israelis do ahead of Shabbat (Sabbath), hundreds of Israelis were awoken just after 5 a.m. by the scream of the Code Red siren. Terrorists in the Gaza Strip had fired six rockets into Israel. The IDF did not report intercepting the rocketsContinue Reading »
Friday, 28 August 2020 | Each year, US News and World Report publish a survey ranking the planet’s most powerful nations. The power ranking, which forms part of the annual “Best Countries” study, reflects influence on the world stage, dominance of news headlines and ability to shape world policy and economic patters. It also takes into account political power,Continue Reading »
Friday, 28 August 2020 | As part of the so-called “equation” policy, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah instructed his special forces to bring him at least one Israeli casualty in response to the killing of the terror group’s operative in [an] alleged IDF [Israel Defense Forces] attack in Syria last month. Nasrallah is the one whoContinue Reading »
Friday, 28 August 2020 | As Palestinian leaders continue to wage a massive campaign of incitement against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because of its normalization agreement with Israel, some Palestinians have come out in support of the deal and accused the Palestinian leadership of harming Palestinians’ relations with the Arab states. In the pastContinue Reading »
Thursday, 27 August 2020 | It was supposed to be a day like any other. Rabbi Shai Ohayon (39) left the religious seminary where he was studying early to buy groceries for his wife and four children waiting at home. The shopping trip put him in the path of a knife-wielding terrorist. Khalil Abd al-KhaliqContinue Reading »
Thursday, 27 August 2020 | The exchange of fire across the Lebanese border between the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] and Hezbollah on Tuesday night was no random incident. The altercation was a calculated move by the Iranian-backed terror group, with its militants sniping at IDF forces on operational duty along the border—apparently an ambush nearContinue Reading »
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