Thursday, 14 March 2019 | Satellite images taken by Israeli intelligence firm ISI on Tuesday seem to confirm suspicions that a missile factory is being constructed in the Syrian town of Safita, east of Tartus on the Mediterranean coast. The images show a secured site surrounded by a fence, vehicles, three hangars and a newlyContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 March 2019 | The United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt rejected on March 4 a clause in a statement by the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union (APU), which called for a stop to normalization with Israel, laying bare a growing divide between Arab governments and individual parliamentarians in their approach to the Jewish State.Continue Reading »
Thursday, 14 March 2019 | According to seasoned marathon runners, the Jerusalem Marathon can be quite the uphill battle—literally and figuratively. In fact, since the first official race in 2011, it has gained the reputation as one of the world’s toughest marathons. Still, it is a fascinating course. Its track winds through a landscape thatContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Violent riots broke out on the Temple Mount Tuesday following weeks of simmering tensions regarding control over access to a chamber within the Golden Gate. Palestinian protesters threw a Molotov cocktail at a police post, after which access to the Mount was immediately closed. Around 1.00 p.m. Tuesday, police onContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Hamas, an internationally recognized terrorist organization, has been waging an armed conflict against Israel for almost two decades, with the stated purpose of killing Jews and destroying the State of Israel. Since violently taking control over the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian Authority [PA] in 2007, Hamas has used itsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | The Netherlands on Tuesday became the latest European country to report sickening levels of anti-Semitism with a 19% increase in recorded anti-Jewish incidents in 2018 to a record 230 cases, Ben Cohen reported in the Algemeiner. The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI)—a Dutch Jewish watchdog group—recorded in itsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | In its recently released poll, 7 in 10 Americans view Israel favorably across all political party lines—a level of support that has been steady in recent years, Gallup reported Wednesday. According to Gallup, the 69% of Americans who view Israel “very” or “mostly” favorably was down slightly from last year’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | Hamas did not stage riots or confrontations along the Israel–Gaza border on Saturday night, for the first in months of nightly incidents at the friction points along the security fence. Earlier in the day, however, a mortar shell was fired at the Eshkol Regional Council and exploded in an openContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | In a significant diplomatic win for Israel, US Senator Lindsay Graham—a former candidate for president and a key member of US President Donald Trump’s Republican political party—on Monday openly endorsed Israeli sovereignty over the strategic Golan Heights that border Syria. “I’ve got a simple message. I will go back toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 | The Judea Military Court charged Asem Barghouti with three counts of murder Monday, following his alleged participation in the Ofra and Givat Assaf [communities north of Jerusalem] drive-by shooting attacks in December. Barghouti is being charged with the murder of St.-Sgt. Yuval Mor Yosef and Sgt. Yosef Cohen, who wereContinue Reading »
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