Tuesday, 19 February 2019 | Israel is set to become just the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon as the satellite “Beresheet”—Hebrew for “Beginning”—is scheduled to launch atop a SpaceX rocket around the end of this week with its destination being the lunar surface. The spacecraft will carry a time capsule toContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 February 2019 | An Israeli soldier was rushed to hospital over the weekend after an escalation of violence along the Israel–Gaza border. Tensions are soaring as Hamas pushes for a full-scale confrontation following violent weekly riots that have taken place for almost a year. On Sunday night an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) soldierContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 February 2019 | The United States and Israel seem to be speaking each other’s language in a lot of ways when it comes to peace in the Middle East. On Thursday, while at the US-sponsored Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed enthusiasm forContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 February 2019 | Financially supporting terrorists is going to cost double for the Palestinians, as Israel on Sunday froze over 500 million shekels (roughly [US] $139 million) in tax monies owed to the Palestinian Authority (PA)—which mirrored the exact amount the PA paid to terrorists and their families in 2018. The move followsContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 February 2019 | The Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, which exercises complete political and military control over Lebanon, appears to have threatened to attack Israeli passenger flights and popular tourist destinations in the Jewish state in a video circulated on social media, JNS reported Thursday. The video marked the anniversary of the death ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 February 2019 | In a tweet sent from the Warsaw Summit to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, which was attended by Israeli Prime Minister and diplomats representing more than 60 nations, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shared a message of support for Israel, saying, “TheContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 February 2019 | A joint statement by all of Gaza’s militant groups on Wednesday warned that clashes at the Gaza border, which take place every Friday, could this week lead to an escalation in violence. The [organizers] “will not allow Israel to keep harming protesters during the March of Return peaceful rallies,” theyContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 February 2019 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] and the US European Command (USEUCOM) held a joint exercise, codenamed Juniper Falcon, that concluded Thursday. The two militaries examined a scenario in which an attack by Israel on Iranian interests in Syria or Lebanon elicits an Iranian retaliatory missile strike with the US comingContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 February 2019 | When Hamas launched its weekly demonstrations along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel 10 months ago, it first sent its men and their family members to participate in the protests. A few weeks later, however, Hamas instructed its men to stay away from the border after many wereContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 February 2019 | “It is cold in Warsaw right now, but Israel’s foreign relations are warming up, warming up for the better,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said from Poland’s capital yesterday. The Israeli leader is in Warsaw meeting with world leaders from across the globe—notably, Arab nations: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United ArabContinue Reading »
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