Tuesday, 22 March 2022 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is currently on a previously unannounced visit to Egypt to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan. Plans for the summit were finalized over the last several days as part of an effort to forgeContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 March 2022 | In anticipation of a massive wave of immigration from Ukraine, the Jewish Agency for Israel has launched its “Aliyah Express” program to expedite the immigration process resulting in thousands of Ukrainian Jewish refugees arriving in Israel. Since Russia’s onslaught into the country last month, some 4,000 Jewish Ukrainian refugees haveContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 March 2022 | Israel this weekend laid out a redline that should not be crossed to achieve a renewed Iran nuclear deal—removing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) military group from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list (FTO). The Jewish state is worried the United States may do it anyway. “We are very concernedContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 March 2022 | Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for Israel to arm Ukraine and stand with the besieged nation against the Russian invasion in a public address to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) yesterday. Drawing parallels between Jewish and Ukrainian suffering over the years, the president invoked the Holocaust and the Nazi drive toContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 March 2022 | An Israeli police officer stationed in East Jerusalem’s predominately Palestinian Ras al-Amud neighborhood has been hurt in a suspected stabbing attack, Israel Police said on Sunday. Magen David Adom ambulance service medics arrived at the scene and provided first aid treatment to the wounded cop, in his early 20s, whoContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 March 2022 | Israel is the ninth happiest place in the world to live, according to this year’s World Happiness Report. The 158-page listing for 2022 was published on Friday. Israel is two spots higher than last year and five spots higher than in 2020, when it was ranked at No. 14. FinlandContinue Reading »
Friday, 18 March 2022 | With balloons in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag and just moments before a nighttime curfew takes effect, Ukraine’s remaining Jews celebrated Purim [Feast of Esther] under incessant Russian shelling. Chief Rabbi of Odessa and Chabad emissary in the city Rabbi Abraham Wolf told Ynet that “we will certainlyContinue Reading »
Friday, 18 March 2022 | A US general said on Tuesday that Iran possesses advanced missiles, and poses the biggest threat to the region. During a Senate hearing, General Kenneth McKenzie explained that the Iranian missiles are still unable to reach Europe, but noted that in the past five to seven years, Iran has investedContinue Reading »
Friday, 18 March 2022 | US Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides joined Americans for Peace Now (APN) in a webinar on Tuesday to discuss his new job and what his vision is for the region. “I’m center-left,” he said. “I’m left generally, but I put in the ‘center’ just to make myself feel better.” NidesContinue Reading »
Friday, 18 March 2022 | Israeli cargo planes took off for Poland on Thursday carrying 17 tons of equipment for the construction of the country’s “Kochav Meir” (Shining Star) field hospital in western Ukraine. Earlier this week, a medical delegation left for the area to assess the situation and start preparing the site. Doctors, nursesContinue Reading »
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