Monday, 20 January 2020 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] began Sunday to place special underground sensors along the Lebanese border to detect any tunnels dug by Hezbollah or other terror groups in an attempt to infiltrate into Israel. The deployment comes almost a year after Operation Northern Shield, during which the IDF detected andContinue Reading »
Monday, 20 January 2020 | The Holocaust Survivors’ Rights Authority at the Ministry of Finance published a report Wednesday on the condition of Holocaust survivors and victims of anti-Semitic persecution during World War II living in Israel, which showed some 14,800 of them passed away in 2019. According to the report, compiled ahead of theContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | Gaza factions are seeking to increase cross-border violence, as negotiations for a long-term understanding with Israel stall, a Hamas-affiliated Gaza media outlet reported on Thursday. The report emerged only a day after a salvo [simultaneous discharge of artillery] of four rockets was fired from the Gaza Strip at Israeli communitiesContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | What happened: The East Mediterranean Gas Forum (EMGF) that first met in January 2019, is set to upgrade to an international organization. The seven members—Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority [PA]—held a ministerial meeting yesterday in Cairo. Yesterday’s discussions were on the political level, after technicalContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | A Syrian judoka who fled his native country due to the years-long civil war has cancelled his participation in a tournament in Israel after receiving death threats. Ziad Aun, 35, was set to compete in the men’s 66 kg [145 lb] category at the Tel Aviv Grand Prix 2020 onContinue Reading »
Friday, 17 January 2020 | Why are Iran’s Palestinian proxies, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, disturbed about the death of Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Force, who was killed in a US airstrike on January 3, 2020? The two Iranian-backed groups in the Gaza Strip were quick to mourn the “martyr” SoleimaniContinue Reading »
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | The tentative calm between Gaza and Israel was broken yesterday when terrorists in Gaza fired four rockets at Israeli communities bordering the enclave, prompting retaliatory strikes from the Jewish state on terror targets in the Gaza Strip. There were no Israeli casualties or damage caused as Israel’s Iron Dome defenseContinue Reading »
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | An IDF [Israel Defense Forces] report published on Tuesday assesses that Iran will achieve military nuclear capabilities within two years. The report, released by the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate (MID), suggests that Iran continues to advance its efforts and nuclear capabilities, estimating that it will have enough material to constructContinue Reading »
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | What happened: The UK, France and Germany, also known as the E3, have triggered the dispute resolution mechanism (DRM) in the 2015 JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] Iran nuclear deal. Under JCPOA Article 36, a party to the agreement can claim significant non-compliance by another party. To resolve theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 16 January 2020 | A global digital campaign is calling on the world to put an end to anti-Semitism and has enlisted the aid of several international stars. The campaign initiated by Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the European Jewish Congress, was launched in advance of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum entitled “Remembering theContinue Reading »
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