The drones, which are manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are used by the Turkish military to gather intelligence in the ongoing conflict with Kurdish insurgents. More than 300 insurgents have been killed by Turkish forces in the past few days. [Israel Defense Forces] IDF and Israel Aerospace Industries instructors were sentContinue Reading »
The Tourism Ministry's initiative comes as a result of numerous requests from tour guides, travel agencies, tour operators and tourists themselves, who asked that the professional guides accompanying the groups during their visits to Israel be allowed to continue guiding them during their visits to Bethlehem. Following the request, the Civil Administration in early JanuaryContinue Reading »
This cooperation represents a unique and important component in the development [of] promotion of the good relationship between the two countries.” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with Niebel on Monday [June 21] and discussed cooperation in Africa and Central Asia, primarily in areas such as irrigation, agriculture and water. Said Ayalon, “The cooperation betweenContinue Reading »
Four attempts by the Israel government to free Shalit have failed and now there is real concern that Gilad Shalit could become another Ron Arad. Airman Ron Arad disappeared 24 years ago after successfully bailing out over southern Lebanon. Every attempt by successive Israeli governments had failed to find out what was the fate ofContinue Reading »
The following is the transcript—”The West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a high status among Arabs and Palestinians especiallyContinue Reading »
The Defense Ministry issued an official statement, saying that the Ofek 9 satellite “was launched and successfully injected into orbit by means of a Shavit satellite launcher.” “In the next phase, the satellite will undergo several tests for validation of its serviceability and satisfactory performance,” the statement said, noting that Ofek 9 is an “advancedContinue Reading »
“He’s been very instrumental in coordinating between Israel and the international community to get these policy changes through,” said Regev. When asked if their Gaza policy had the stamp of approval from the international community, Regev said, “I believe that’s true.” Blair’s group—the Quartet—consisting of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations andContinue Reading »
The Navy admitted to some tactical errors on the part of the commandos who raided the Turkish ship “Mavi Marmara” and said there were some problems in the preparations for the takeover, particularly in light of the fact that the ship was carrying members of the pro-Palestinian IHH group. However, the army said, the operationContinue Reading »
The three–day event will focus on “green growth” as derived from the OECD program to develop and promote a green policy as a means to achieving economic growth. The conference will discuss the tourism aspects of the program, such as how to develop green tourism, how to identify green business opportunities and more. Following theContinue Reading »
The previous blockade rules were a way to isolate the terrorist government of Hamas, similar to the use of international sanctions against Iran. Following international pressure regarding their blockade of non-military items, Israel apparently decided their handling of the blockade no longer best supported their national interests. Despite formally overturning years of policy on Gaza,Continue Reading »
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