Friday, 11 January 2019 | It has been another tragic year for Palestinians living in Syria, but the international community, including pro-Palestinian advocacy groups and mainstream media in the West, seem to have missed the misery. The latest reports from Syria reveal that 82 Palestinians have died as a result of brutal torture in prisonsContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 January 2019 | Israeli farmers from communities bordering Gaza will have some 16,000 dunams [4,000 acres] of agricultural land allocated to them once the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] clears an area, dubbed “firezone,” from landmines and unexploded bombs. Swathes of Israeli farmland has been scorched by incendiary airborne devices launched into Israel byContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | 2018 was marked by the worst violence on the Israel–Gaza border in recent years. The past 12 months saw near constant violent riots on the border, regular infiltration attempts, incendiary kites and balloons setting thousands of acres of southern Israel ablaze, barrages of rockets fired by Gaza-based terrorists, air-raid sirensContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | A month after the terror attack that led to the premature birth and death of her baby, an Israeli woman left the hospital with the help of a walker, declaring, “I arrived at the hospital lying down, and I am leaving it on foot.” Shira Ish-Ran left the Shaare ZedekContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | Israel conveyed warnings to Hamas in the Gaza Strip through an Egyptian mediator against escalating the situation on the border during the Israeli election period; but Hamas is continuing to give the “green light” to attacks on Israel. On January 6, 2019, a drone bearing a large explosive charge andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 January 2019 | The Israel–US Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation announced that it would invest [US] $7.3 million in eight new American–Israeli innovation projects, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. The BIRD Foundation was established by the United States and Israeli governments in 1977 and has invested nearly [US] $350 million inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Forty-five Palestinians have been arrested in the Gaza Strip after Hamas accused them of spying and “collaborating with Israel.” According to the terror group ruling the coastal enclave, the arrested Palestinians stand guilty of aiding Israel during a series of cross-border violent incidents in November last year. Hamas is notoriousContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Malaysia has so far refused to grant visas to an Israeli swimming team, which would allow them to compete in world championships this summer, Jewish News reported Tuesday. Israeli sports authorities have been attempting to obtain the visas for two months but have gotten no response from the Malaysian government.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | International institutions devoted to promoting peace and cooperation are admirable in theory, but in practice, during 2018, two of them—the United Nations [UN] and the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA]—failed to live up to their founding principles and protect Israel. The UN, according to its charter, was founded “to saveContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Golan Heights residents woke up to a much-expected snowy morning on Monday, as the storm started to settle down throughout the country. As snow began to accumulate, several roads were blocked off to traffic as a safety precaution but were later reopened. Despite the strong river currents in the GolanContinue Reading »
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