Monday, 12 November 2018 | The past, present and future of Israel all merged in Paris on Sunday as Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a global event to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The past—Netanyahu highlighted the importance of WWI in setting the stage for the re-creation ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 November 2018 | Six hundred dancers filled Jerusalem’s First Station plaza Sunday night for the Worldwide Dance for Kindness event. People of all ages—from around 8 to 60—joined together in dance to bring a little joy and kindness into the world. Now in its seventh year, Dance for Kindness was created by theContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 November 2018 | Thousands of high school students from Gaza border communities began the last leg of their protest march Thursday and reached the Knesset [Parliament] in Jerusalem. The youth organized the march in order to raise awareness of the ongoing high tensions on the Gaza border. The students—sophomores, juniors and seniors—have walkedContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 November 2018 | Ordinary Iranians on social media are increasingly expressing their frustration with the nation’s privileged political class as new sanctions take hold, Reuters reported Wednesday. A deteriorating economy sparked nationwide protests beginning late last year, but Iranians are “increasingly pointing fingers at the rich and powerful, including clerics, diplomats, officials andContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 November 2018 | First, it was the Israeli national anthem playing at a Judo tournament in an Arab nation that showed just how far Israel had come towards being accepted in the Arab sports world. Now, it’s Arab nations who are coming from afar to compete in Judo—in Israel. “For the first timeContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 November 2018 | During an archaeological excavation being carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) in Beersheva as part of preparation work for the construction of the city’s future neighborhood of Rakafot, engravings of ships and zoomorphs (animal forms) were discovered. During preliminary work at the new neighborhood, a Roman period cisternContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has reportedly managed to convince Palestinian Authority [PA] president Mahmoud Abbas to agree to accept the ceasefire understandings reached between Hamas and Israel, the London-based Al Hayat reported on Thursday. For months, the Palestinian leader has opposed the negotiations over the ceasefire arrangement because heContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may cancel his trip to Paris, where he planned to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin, after the French asked world leaders not to hold meetings on the sidelines of the conference marking 100 years to the end of World War I. The prime minister isContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Amid signs of a growing rift between the Iranian-backed terrorist organization Hamas and the Gulf states, a senior United Arab Emirates [UAE] government official blasted the Palestinian movement for speaking out against the reimposition of sanctions by the United States against Iran, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. Anwar Gargash,Continue Reading »
Thursday, 8 November 2018 | A report released by the tourism ministry on Monday revealed that Israel’s tourism industry continues to break records with more tourists visiting the Jewish state in October 2018 than ever before, totaling about 486,000 registered entries to the country. Globes reported that this represents a 19% increase over April 2018Continue Reading »
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