Friday, 2 November 2018 | The deadly rampage perpetrated by an alleged white supremacist who killed 11 Jews at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27 is being described as the worst anti-Semitic attack in US history. Even though Jews make up only about 2 percent of the US population, the Anti-Defamation League identifiedContinue Reading »
Friday, 2 November 2018 | We’ve been told for a long time that the ceasefire is on the way. It had many names in the past, such as tahdiah, hudna, and most recently—”an arrangement.” Last Friday, once again, reports started emerging that an agreement has been reached. Several hours later, southern Israel was hit withContinue Reading »
Friday, 2 November 2018 | At a conference to promote business ventures between Israelis and Palestinians, David Friedman, the United States ambassador to Israel, said he promised to speak with Israeli officials to help Palestinian businessman if “any obstacles” impeded their progress, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The closed-door meeting was sponsored by theContinue Reading »
Friday, 2 November 2018 | “Why didn’t you leave Poland for Israel with Dr. Shor’s family in 1946, and stay in a displaced persons’ camp instead?” I ask Sala Goldhar. “I stayed so I could wait for my parents, I believed that my mother was looking for me,” she answers with a wry smile. SalaContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 November 2018 | In another sign the recent visit of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the Arab nation of Oman could be a turning point in regional affairs, Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said [al Said] sent a letter addressing Netanyahu’s visit to Palestinian [Authority] president Mahmoud Abbas. The letter was deliveredContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 November 2018 | An Instagram account started by eight 16-year-old girls who live in communities near the Gaza border has become quite popular as they post images that show life under the threat of rockets and incendiary balloons. The social media page, called Otef Gaza, managed to get more than 50,000 followers withinContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 November 2018 | A leading Israeli defense company, state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), has won a [US] $777 million contract with India for the supply of Barak-8 long-range surface-to-air defense missiles and missile defense systems for the Indian Navy, the Times of Israel reported Wednesday. The contract is with India’s state-owned Bharat ElectronicsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | The massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the worst hate crime against Jews in US history, has also produced moments of hope in the past two days, as US media reported that Muslim organizations have launched a mass-funding campaign to raise money for the victims and theirContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | In the fall of 1979, two Israelis carrying foreign passports arrived on a flight to Muscat, the capital of Oman. One of them was Reuven Merhav, a senior Mossad [Israeli intelligence agency] official dealing with matters concerning the Middle East, who would later become the director general of the MinistryContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | A second Israeli judoka won gold at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam event, meaning Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, was played once again in the United Arab Emirates. Israeli Peter Paltchik beat Elmar Gasimov from Azerbaijan and won the gold medal in the under 100 kg. (220 lbs.) weight class,Continue Reading »
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