Tuesday, 9 July 2019 | The Jerusalem District Court ruled Sunday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is responsible to pay damages for 17 terror attacks—most committed during the Second Intifada (uprising)—that killed 34 Israelis. That bloody period from 2000–2005 left 1,000 Israelis dead, nearly 900 of them civilians. In October 2000, two Israel Defense ForcesContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 | In 2015, archaeologists began an excavation in the Judean foothills in a location between Kiryat Gat and Lachish. In a tripartite cooperative between researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, the archaeologists believe they have found the Philistine town ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | Five IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers were wounded Saturday when a Palestinian man crashed a car into the group, near the Hizma check point in east Jerusalem. The hitting driver was arrested overnight Saturday. Three soldiers were hospitalized in moderate condition and a fourth in light condition; the fifth soldierContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | As Iran strides further away from its limitations set in the 2015 nuclear deal, the world debates the seriousness of the situation. The Washington Post called Iran surpassing the 3.67% enrichment of uranium limit “a small step.” Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “dangerous step.” The prime ministerContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | Marking five years since the 2014 operation called Protective Edge, [life] through the eyes of the border communities brings home the reality of life under constant threat There is no sense of security along the border. The first three and a half years after the fighting, residents in the southContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 July 2019 | The Roman name for the region including Israel—which evolved into “Palestine”—may have been derived from the name of the Philistine people who once lived on the coast, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Yet ironically, it turns out at least some of the Philistine’s ancestors are not only not from IsraeliContinue Reading »
Friday, 5 July 2019 | One week after the two-day Bahrain summit aimed at garnering financial support to implement the “Peace to Prosperity” economic chapter of the US strategy for peace between Israel and the Palestinians, the plan’s key architect, US special adviser Jared Kushner, shared his distinct displeasure over the Palestinian reception of theContinue Reading »
Friday, 5 July 2019 | Hamas—the terror entity in control of the Gaza Strip—often seems militant and fixated on its goal: to destroy the Jewish state. They don’t hide it; they declare it in their charter: “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it as it had eliminated its predecessors.” The worldContinue Reading »
Friday, 5 July 2019 | This latest bombing raid in Syria was not just another attack on Iranian and Hezbollah sites in Syria or weapon systems earmarked for the terror group in Lebanon. It appears to be a much wider assault on Iranian infrastructure, picking up where the 2018 Operation House of Cards left off.Continue Reading »
Friday, 5 July 2019 | The “Pilgrimage Road” in east Jerusalem was dedicated on June 30, 2019, with senior representatives of the Trump administration attending. This is a pivotal event in establishing Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem. Israeli policy needs to be unambiguous in this area. A firm stand will show the Palestinian Authority and JordanContinue Reading »
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