Wednesday, 1 July 2020 | Senior Israeli sources said yesterday that plans to resume flights and international tourism have “gone down the drain” due to the rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases in the country. Israel was set to resume flights to selected countries on August 1, with the foreign ministry negotiating withContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 | How did Jerusalem deal with the tremendous destruction wrought upon her by the Babylonian army in the 6th century BC? A double stamp impression on a bulla [a round seal] and a seal made of re-used pottery shards, dated with high probability to the Persian period, may provide an answerContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Five months after US President Donald Trump released his Peace to Prosperity plan—and days before Israel’s target date to initiate the application of sovereignty to the pockets of land in Judea and Samaria as well as the Jordan Valley allocated to the Jewish state under that plan—the Palestinians deemed itContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Tomorrow is the big day—the date Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was striving to put Israeli sovereignty in the biblical heartland to a vote before the Knesset (Parliament). But beginning the process tomorrow is highly unlikely amid several complications: international condemnation and threats of punitive measures, waiting on the American thumbs-upContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | Editor’s Note: As Israel awaits an upcoming decision by the International Criminal Court on whether it has jurisdiction to launch a war crimes probe against Israel, the Israeli Attorney General released the following statement regarding the legalities of such a probe. For several years now, the Office of the ProsecutorContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 June 2020 | The number of coronavirus patients has risen by 432, health ministry officials reported yesterday. Of the 6,768 Israelis currently battling COVID-19, there are 43 patients in serious condition of which 24 are on ventilators. According to the health ministry, 3.5% of those tested are found to be positive for theContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 June 2020 | The big July 1 deadline is looming. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been pushing to begin applying Israeli sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as well as the Jordan Valley on that date. Yet as the clock ticks and Wednesday approaches, the future of the biblical heartland, theContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 June 2020 | Two separate series of air raids—one late on Saturday and the other early on Sunday—struck a number of Iranian targets in eastern Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, fifteen pro-Iranian militia members were killed in the strikes. The Britain-based war monitor said Israel was “likely responsible.” TheContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 June 2020 | Health Minister Yuli Edelstein yesterday said Israel is at the beginning of its second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The minister, in a briefing held in the health ministry, said he had previously agreed to the lifting of restrictive measures including resuming public transportation services and allowing large gatherings butContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 June 2020 | The covert war between Israel, the United States and Iran may have escalated yet again last week, as Iranian secrecy only makes suspicions grow that someone at least attempted to hit an Iranian military base. A sizable explosion erupted shortly after midnight on Friday, reportedly in an area near theContinue Reading »
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