Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | Israel’s internal security agency says it has thwarted over 560 “significant” terror plots, including suicide attacks, in the past year. Speaking Monday at an award ceremony honoring groundbreaking operational and intelligence achievements in 2019, Shin Bet [Israeli internal security organization] Director Nadav Argaman said the attacks were aimed against IsraeliContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | As Jerusalem prepares for the arrival of dozens of world leaders for one of the largest international events in Israel’s history, the Jewish state is ramping up security around its capital—and warning the terrorists in Gaza against any interference of the event. Israel will host 47 kings, presidents, prime ministersContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | The stormy weather continued across Israel on Monday, with warnings of local flooding in coastal cities and the lowlands, as well as snowfall on Mount Hermon. According to Israel Meteorological Service data, the cities with the most rainfall [on Monday] were Bat Yam with 45 mm [1.75 inches] and NetanyaContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 | What happened: British trade with Israel is booming and bilateral relations are expanding in defense, science, tech, business and cybersecurity in what amounts to a new strategic partnership between the two countries, according to BICOM’s new report Britain and Israel: The new strategic partnership published today. The report is aContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 January 2020 | The weekend before Jerusalem is set to welcome leaders from around the world to gather in remembrance of the Holocaust, tensions exploded on the Temple Mount and two terrorists attempted to spill Jewish blood. Early Friday morning, hundreds of Muslims on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem emerged from their FridayContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 January 2020 | The United Kingdom’s Treasury Ministry on Friday sanctioned Hezbollah’s so-called “political wing” under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Act, with the announcement posted to the UK government website noting that even Hezbollah itself has “publicly denied a distinction between its military and political wings. The group in its entirety is assessed toContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 January 2020 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] began Sunday to place special underground sensors along the Lebanese border to detect any tunnels dug by Hezbollah or other terror groups in an attempt to infiltrate into Israel. The deployment comes almost a year after Operation Northern Shield, during which the IDF detected andContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 January 2020 | The Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority at the Ministry of Finance published a report Wednesday on the condition of Holocaust survivors and victims of anti-Semitic persecution during World War II living in Israel, which showed some 14,800 of them passed away in 2019. According to the report, compiled ahead of theContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | Gaza factions are seeking to increase cross-border violence, as negotiations for a long-term understanding with Israel stall, a Hamas-affiliated Gaza media outlet reported on Thursday. The report emerged only a day after a salvo [simultaneous discharge of artillery] of four rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communitiesContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | What happened: The East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) that first met in January 2019, is set to upgrade to an international organization. The seven members—Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority [PA]—held a ministerial meeting yesterday in Cairo. Yesterday’s discussions were on the political level, after technicalContinue Reading »
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