Wednesday, 7 April 2021 | Israel Defense Forces [IDF] GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Amir Baram ordered a snap war-readiness drill on Monday for Golani Brigade troops deployed along the northern border. Maneuvers included airborne-combat scenarios, among them “removing” Hezbollah forces that “infiltrated” the Mount Hermon sector. One of the extreme-case scenarios that the IDFContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 7 April 2021 | The arrest last weekend of nearly 20 people, including former Crown Prince Hamza bin Hussein, by Jordanian authorities in what is being viewed by some as a coup attempt has led to fears over the stability of the strategic Arab state. Jordan, a key US and Israeli ally, is importantContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday won a plurality of nominations by his fellow lawmakers to form the next government and potentially keep his position. The Likud chairman became the likely forerunner after ally-turned-foe Gideon Saar’s New Hope decided to abstain and not recommend any candidate for prime minister toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 | It was cleared for publication on Sunday that Israeli forces operated in Syrian territory in the summer of 2020, though many details remain classified. In one of the operations in July 2020, troops belonging to the Israel Defense Forces’ [IDF’s] Golani Brigade crossed into Syria under cover of night. TheContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 | Israel celebrated a special milestone Sunday, as the Matnat Chaim nonprofit organization, which encourages and facilitates living kidney donations, broke a world record by marking its 1,000th transplant. Since Matnat Chaim, Hebrew for “Gift of Life,” was founded in 2019, the number of kidney donations in Israel has quadrupled. TheContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 April 2021 | After decades of portraying Israel as their mortal enemy, the Arabs have finally woken up to the fact that it is two Islamic countries, Turkey and Iran, that are actually threatening their security and stability. The Arabs are now seeking to draw the world’s attention to these Turkish and IranianContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 April 2021 | The United States is set to indirectly negotiate with Iran this week—along with the other nations signed on to the 2015 international nuclear deal between the sides—in an effort to restore nuclear compliance by Iran and American sanctions relief on Tehran. The nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive PlanContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 April 2021 | Israel’s cumulative budget deficit for the 12 months of the coronavirus pandemic (March 2020–March 2021) will reach around NIS 180 billion (approximately US $54 billion), which translates to about 12.6% of the country’s GDP, the Finance Ministry said Sunday. According to estimates, the national budget deficit for the first quarterContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 April 2021 | The International March of the Living will hold a virtual march on Holocaust Remembrance Day to be led by Holocaust survivors and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency chair Isaac Herzog, Keren Kayemet LeYisrael chair Avraham Duvdevani and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. Participants from across the globeContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 April 2021 | The Defense Ministry on Sunday debuted the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) new advanced intelligence-gathering aircraft. The plane, dubbed “Oron,” is a Gulfstream G550 business jet outfitted with the latest sensors and data collection equipment, allowing it to rapidly locate targets in all weather conditions, with the centerpiece of the aircraftContinue Reading »
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