Tuesday, 5 May 2020 | Israel joined the ranks of an international effort to tackle COVID-19, develop vaccines and distribute treatments worldwide. Coronavirus Global Response—the brainchild of the European Union, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway and Saudi Arabia—kicked off yesterday with a virtual conference and pledging “marathon” that saw dozens of world leaders, globalContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 May 2020 | The misrepresentation of Holy Scripture by the Danish Bible Society (DBS) has been met with a crescendo of international protest demanding the withdrawal of the falsified Bible. The March 2020 Danish Bible, for the secular Danish reader’s easy reading, has omitted or replaced the word “Israel” in all but two places ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 May 2020 | Nearly a million Israeli children returned to school yesterday morning after the government voted to ease the coronavirus restrictions last week. The cabinet on Friday voted to partially reopen the education system, adding that parents would be able to decide whether or not they wanted to send their children back.Continue Reading »
Monday, 4 May 2020 | The corona cloud that has hovered over the Jewish state since March seems to be lifting. Israel’s rising virus numbers are slowing enough to prompt the government to loosen the reins on the public—but with a watchful eye—while exiting the lockdown in stages. More and more people are trickling intoContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 May 2020 | In a semi-arid country like Israel, every drop of rain is precious. Each year at the onset of the rainy season following the Feast of Tabernacles in October, Israelis—and many Christians around the world—hope and pray that the Promised Land will be blessed with an abundance of showers to soakContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 May 2020 | The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court at the Hague (ICC) last week reiterated her view that “Palestine” is to be considered a “state” for purposes of the court’s review, making the territory claimed by the Palestinians in scope for a war crimes investigation. Yuval Steinitz, the leader of Israel’sContinue Reading »
Friday, 1 May 2020 | Israel conducted overnight strikes in Syria on military targets, Syrian media alleged. An Israeli helicopter fired a missile from the Golan Heights into Quneitra, causing only material damage, state-run Syrian Arab News Agency reported. The strikes targeted Iranian and proxy military posts, according to Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR),Continue Reading »
Friday, 1 May 2020 | What happened: There is renewed hope of a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hamas after Yaron Blum, the government’s special negotiator for hostages and prisoners of war, met yesterday with the families of the four Israelis held by Hamas at the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Last week,Continue Reading »
Friday, 1 May 2020 | Since the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, we are witness to anti-Semitic expressions that denote the Jews in general and Israel specifically as those who have developed the virus and are responsible for its propagation in order to tighten their control of the world and to utilize their resources toContinue Reading »
Friday, 1 May 2020 | Yad Labanim, Israel’s leading support network for the families and friends of fallen IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers, has unveiled its revamped website that it says will improve the quality of the service it offers to the bereaved. Yad Labanim says it works to help bereaved families “to turn theirContinue Reading »
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