Wednesday, 15 March 2023 | In the first two months of 2023, Israel saw a 434% increase of immigration from former Soviet Union countries compared to the same time frame last year, the Jerusalem Post reported, citing a report from the Jewish Agency. The spike in new olim (immigrants) from former Soviet countries is beingContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 15 March 2023 | Israel has already doubled its exports to Italy in the last two years—to [US] $1.5 billion at the end of 2022—and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes this economic relationship has more room to grow. That was Netanyahu’s message last Friday to a forum of Italian business leaders, a groupContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 | Despite Jerusalem and Washington’s attempts over the past few years to foster good relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, the Saudi kingdom snubbed the Jewish state by blocking an Israeli delegation from attending a recent United Nations [UN] event. Saudi officials refused to issue visas for an Israeli delegation toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 | Security forces on Monday launched a probe into an explosive device detonated on the side of a major road in northern Israel A 21-year-old man, a resident of the north, was severely injured and transported by chopper to the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. The explosion on Route 65Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 March 2023 | The injured father of two sons killed in a terrorist car-ramming in Jerusalem last month left the hospital on Monday for the first time since the attack, and immediately visited the graves of his children. Avraham Paley visited the resting place of his sons Yaakov Yisrael, 5, and Asher Menachem,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 | The March 10 announcement by Saudi Arabia and Iran regarding their re-establishment of diplomatic relations after a seven-year severance jolted not only the Middle East but also the United States, after it was revealed that China played a key role as mediator. While some in Israel quickly pinned the decisionContinue Reading »
Monday, 13 March 2023 | The Middle East is a region where the unexpected is often the norm. In a prime example of such a surprise shift in the status quo, on Friday long time regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran reached an agreement to reestablish relations. The Chinese-brokered treaty signals one of the mostContinue Reading »
Monday, 13 March 2023 | Iran has agreed to purchase advanced Su-35 fighter jets from Russia, Iranian state media said on Saturday. “The Sukhoi-35 fighter planes are technically acceptable to Iran and Iran has finalized a contract for their purchase,” the IRIB news outlet quoted Iran’s mission to the United Nations as saying. Details ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 13 March 2023 | Israeli fighter jets will be seen flying above the Nevada desert on Sunday, which marks the start of a two-week “Red Flag” training exercise, according to the Israel Defense Forces [IDF]. The US and Israeli air forces will conduct daily drills involving nearly 100 aircraft. The exercise is being runContinue Reading »
Monday, 13 March 2023 | Israel launched a four-day international exercise on Sunday simulating the reception of foreign aid in the event of a major earthquake. The drill will simulate all necessary emergency procedures, including the initial decision to request international assistance, integrating foreign rescue teams, receiving the aid and distributing it. The exercise isContinue Reading »
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