Monday, 12 December 2022 | Israeli President Isaac Herzog has given Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu an extension until December 21 to form a new government. In a letter to Herzog, Netanyahu had requested the full 14-day extension allowed by law to form a government. The initial mandate was set to expire on December 9. AlthoughContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 December 2022 | The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Sunday that the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terror group had transferred arms and redeployed militants from military posts near Damascus and the eastern desert of Homs. According to SOHR sources, Hezbollah transported weapons and ammunition from its military positions to more heavily fortifiedContinue Reading »
Monday, 12 December 2022 | Israel is the fifth safest country in the world for tourists to visit, according to data on the 50 most popular destinations. According to data reviewed by the Swiftest analytics startup for its Travel Safety Index, published earlier this month, the top-ranked country was Singapore, followed by Denmark, Netherlands andContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 December 2022 | In time for Hanukkah (Festival of Lights), the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) recently revealed a 2,200-year-old sling bullet from Yavne in central Israel bearing a Greek inscription. The coin reads “Victory of Heracles and Hauronas,” a victory declaration most likely used as psychological warfare, the IAA said. The 4.4-centimeter (1.73-in.)Continue Reading »
Friday, 9 December 2022 | Every third Norwegian believes that Israel treats the Palestinians as badly as the Nazis treated the Jews, according to a survey by the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies. The survey also found that one in ten Norwegians believes violence against Jews is justifiable and that 63.3% of MuslimsContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 December 2022 | Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has signed a multi-million dollar, five-year contract to supply its Typhoon Mk30-C naval defense system to an undisclosed Asian country. The contract includes an option for the purchase of additional systems, according to the company. The Typhoon, a stabilized naval Remote Control WeaponContinue Reading »
Friday, 9 December 2022 | Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion on Wednesday welcomed 52 mayors and nearly 30 municipal officials from across the globe for a tour of the Israeli capital. The tour’s main focus was on learning about the past—with a focus on the Jewish and Israeli connections to the Western Wall—and understanding the presentContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 December 2022 | An official working in Israel’s security forces said that the need for constant IDF [Israel Defense Forces] presence in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] is harming the military’s readiness for other conflicts. “A significant part of the IDF’s standing army is deployed to the West Bank to maintain security,”Continue Reading »
Thursday, 8 December 2022 | Saudi Arabia is looking to join its neighboring Arab states in normalizing ties with Israel—though not right away, i24news reported Tuesday. The report cited an official document detailing a recent meeting between Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir and Jewish American leaders. “The direction of Saudi–Israeli relationsContinue Reading »
Thursday, 8 December 2022 | It will be the world’s longest and deepest underwater power cable, crossing the Mediterranean seabed bridging Asia and Europe. The EuroAsia Interconnector, nicknamed the “energy highway,” will connect the national electricity grids of Israel, Cyprus and Greece. Over a decade in the planning, construction on the mammoth, €2.5 billion (USContinue Reading »
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