Monday, 27 July 2020 | What happened: A US official has confirmed that one of its fighter jets inspected a Mahan Air passenger plane over Syrian airspace, despite Iranian media initially accusing Israel of the incident. Iran’s official IRIB news agency initially reported the Mahan Airlines flight en route to Beirut from Tehran had to maneuver afterContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The National Employment Service reported on Tuesday that the number of people who were laid off in 24 hours was more than three and a half times the number of people who returned to work after being placed on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus lockdown. The review said thatContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The government responses to coronavirus have shut down much of the world and impacted much more, but the virus couldn’t prevent the Israeli defense establishment from reaching a key milestone in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Germany. The German Heron TP UAV—based on the Israeli “Eitan” UAV andContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The Malali watermelon has things a bit backwards. With normal watermelons, you feast on the flesh and discard the seeds. However, with this Israeli watermelon named for Kfar Malal, the agricultural community in central Israel where it was first cultivated, you feast on the seeds as a crunchy, nutritious snackContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | The Defense Ministry said on Thursday it will send a research delegation to India to test out different diagnostic technologies able to determine almost immediately whether a person has been infected with coronavirus. The ministry says a delegation led by its Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDRD) will travelContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | In 2013, Danny Danon, Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister, warned that Iran was speedily moving to develop advanced centrifuges that will enable it to enrich uranium needed for nuclear weapons within one month. “We have made it crystal clear,” Danon said, “Israel will not stand by and watch Iran develop weaponryContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | Whether you attribute the quote to Mark Twain, Winston Churchill or Jonathan Swift, the fact is that “a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on.” This age-old adage took on new life when a lie invented by Palestinian sources spread likeContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | A groundbreaking Israeli invention is bringing the hope of restored sight for those suffering from corneal blindness. Nearly 30 million people worldwide are blind in one or both eyes due to damage or disease to the structure or shape of the cornea, with some 2 million new cases reported eachContinue Reading »
Thursday, 23 July 2020 | What happened: The Chevron Corporation has announced an agreement to acquire Noble Energy for [US] $5 billion in stock. The deal includes Noble’s stake in Israeli offshore natural gas fields, meaning Chevron will now become the operator of the Leviathan and Tamar gas fields in the Mediterranean. Chevron will alsoContinue Reading »
Thursday, 23 July 2020 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on the Finance Ministry to earmark NIS 3.3 billion [US $965 million] for an increase in the defense budget, despite the economic crisis besetting Israel due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office, the extra money isContinue Reading »
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