Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Malaysia has so far refused to grant visas to an Israeli swimming team, which would allow them to compete in world championships this summer, Jewish News reported Tuesday. Israeli sports authorities have been attempting to obtain the visas for two months but have gotten no response from the Malaysian government.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | International institutions devoted to promoting peace and cooperation are admirable in theory, but in practice, during 2018, two of them—the United Nations [UN] and the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA]—failed to live up to their founding principles and protect Israel. The UN, according to its charter, was founded “to saveContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 | Golan Heights residents woke up to a much-expected snowy morning on Monday, as the storm started to settle down throughout the country. As snow began to accumulate, several roads were blocked off to traffic as a safety precaution but were later reopened. Despite the strong river currents in the GolanContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 | Israeli security forces arrested a Palestinian terrorist Tuesday morning believed to be involved in two deadly shootings in Judea and Samaria last month. Assam Barghouti is the terrorist suspected of opening fire at a bus stop outside Givat Assaf on December 12, killing two IDF soldiers and critically wounding another.Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 | Israel has succeeded in staving off a Palestinian Authority [PA] initiative to upgrade its status from observer state to member state with full voting rights at the United Nations [UN] General Assembly. In a bid to pass the draft resolution granting the PA full member status at the UN, PalestinianContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 | In a sign of the warming ties between Israel and Arab countries, three Iraqi delegations visited the Jewish state in recent months, while the leader of Iraq’s Ummah Party Mithal al-Alusi recently said that establishing ties with Israel was in his country’s “interest.” The Times of Israel reported on SundayContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 8 January 2019 | It took Israel 69 years to reach 3 million tourists visiting in one year. It took just one year to reach 4 million tourists in a year. 2018 set a record for the number of tourists to visit Israel in one year, with more than 4.1 million arriving in theContinue Reading »
Monday, 7 January 2019 | Just after 3 a.m. Monday morning, Israelis in the Ashkelon region were awakened by the familiar wail of the Code Red siren signaling rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. According to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces), one projectile was fired from the terrorist-held enclave targeting the Israeli city, located justContinue Reading »
Monday, 7 January 2019 | An Egged [largest public bus company in Israel] bus came under fire shortly after midnight on Sunday while it was making its way from Jerusalem to Beit El in the Binyamin region of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. The bus driver was lightly hurt from glass shards and damageContinue Reading »
Monday, 7 January 2019 | Israel is facing down threats from Iran and their allies to the north, which offers an opportunity to emphasize something that has been true for decades: The Israeli-controlled Golan Heights region is key to Israeli security. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made just that point in comments withContinue Reading »
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