Tuesday, 17 December 2019 | The American travel magazine Travel + Leisure ranked the ancient port town of Caesarea as the 12th best place to travel in 2020. “The happy marriage of antiquity and modernity is drawing more visitors to Caesarea,” said the article, highlighting the new King Herod Visitor’s Center, the seaside Helena Restaurant,Continue Reading »
Monday, 16 December 2019 | Brazil opened a trade office in Jerusalem on Sunday, and if that move wasn’t enough to re-confirm Brazilian plans to move their embassy to the Holy City, the son of Brazil’s president explicitly reaffirmed those plans at the office’s opening ceremony. “I was with President Jair Bolsonaro before I cameContinue Reading »
Monday, 16 December 2019 | Say the word “Mossad” [Israeli intelligence agency] and mental images of daring, heroism and bravery come to mind. Israel’s formidable intelligence service is, after all, synonymous with seemingly impossible missions, shake-your-head-in-wonder exploits and off the charts bravery—all conducted covertly to secure the safety of the Jewish state and its people.Continue Reading »
Monday, 16 December 2019 | Lebanon has long been known as a proxy for Iran, but an Iranian general not only threatened to wipe out Tel Aviv if Israel threatened Iran, but said Iran could do it all from Lebanon. The Mizan website quoted Brigadier General Morteza Qorbani last Tuesday as saying, ” If theContinue Reading »
Monday, 16 December 2019 | The Palestinian Authority [PA] and Hamas had a good reason to celebrate last Friday. On that day, the United Nations [UN] decided to extend the mandate for its agency for Palestinian refugees—the United Nations Relief and Works Agency [UNRWA]—for three more years. The decision to do so didn’t pass byContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 December 2019 | President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday urged the Israeli public not to “sink into despair” and “lose faith” in democracy following a Knesset [Parliament] vote to dissolve itself and call a new snap election, a record third in less than a year. The Knesset approved a motion to hold an unprecedentedContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 December 2019 | The decisive triumph of Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party in the British election is a substantial victory for Brexit supporters. For the Jewish community in the United Kingdom and for Israel, it’s an even bigger victory seeing the defeat of anti-Semitic Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn, who consistently delegitimizesContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 December 2019 | US President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening signed an executive order aimed at combatting the growing scourge of anti-Semitism on American college campuses. The president inked the order at the annual White House Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication) Party, surrounded by evangelical Christian leaders and Jewish members of the administration. The order reportedlyContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 December 2019 | A joint delegation comprised of Arab and Jewish residents of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], including the head of the Samaria Regional Council, Yossi Dagan, was attacked by members of the anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment Movement [BDS] in Madrid on Tuesday. The delegation arrived in Madrid to meetContinue Reading »
Thursday, 12 December 2019 | The Knesset [Parliament] was officially dissolved last night at midnight as the deadline to form a new government passed, almost three months after Israel last went to the polls. Members of Knesset were to vote overnight on the agreed date for a snap election, which was expected to take placeContinue Reading »
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