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Israeli Police in Manhunt for Six Escaped Palestinian Prisoners

Thursday, 9 September 2021 | Israel’s police minister vowed Thursday to capture six prisoners who escaped earlier this week from a high-security prison in northern Israel and deal with any blunders that could have led to the breakout as the nationwide manhunt for the fugitives entered its fourth day. The shocking prison break on Monday

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Israel’s Coronavirus Outbreak Ebbs for the First Time in Months

Thursday, 9 September 2021 | Israel’s coronavirus R-number has dropped below 1 for the first time in months, according to Health Ministry data published Wednesday evening, suggesting that the country’s current morbidity wave is on the decline. This measure gauges how many new infections spurt on average from any single case. Any number over 1

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Modern Israeli Construction Leads to Discovery of Ancient Construction Site

Thursday, 9 September 2021 | In Jerusalem, construction projects include an archaeological examination to ensure that no historical artifacts are erased by the new building work. In an ironic twist, that review process for new construction recently unveiled a rock quarry site used for ancient construction from two thousand years ago. And in a place

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Palestinians: Why Biden’s Aid Will Not Bring Peace

Thursday, 9 September 2021 | As the Biden administration steps up its efforts to bolster the Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestinians seem to be increasingly losing faith in their leaders. The Palestinian public also appears to be losing faith in any peace process with Israel. Many are even saying that they support the annulment of the

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Shana Tova (Happy New Year) from Jerusalem

Monday, 6 September 2021 | Sunset this evening ushers in Rosh HaShanah, which in Hebrew means “head of the year” and marks the beginning of the year 5782 on the Jewish calendar. Although Israel recognizes the Gregorian calendar, the biblical festivals and holidays are determined by the calendar we read about in the Scriptures. Rosh

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Israeli President and Jordanian King Meet in Amman

Monday, 6 September 2021 | Israeli President Isaac Herzog met with Jordan’s King Abdullah last week at the king’s palace in Amman. The two leaders discussed “core issues in the dialogue between our states,” including an agreement to import agricultural produce during Israel’s shmita (agricultural sabbatical) year, according to a statement from Herzog’s office. Also

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Shmita—a Sabbath Rest for the Land

Monday, 6 September 2021 | In the Torah (Gen.–Deut.), God gave Moses explicit instructions for how His people were to live when they arrived in the land of their inheritance. Not only did these instructions tell how they were to conduct themselves in relationship to God and each other, they were also to observe a

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Jewish Population in Israel Nearly 6.9 Million ahead of Rosh HaShanah

Monday, 6 September 2021 | The number of Jews worldwide stands at roughly 15.2 million, according to statistics released by the Jewish Agency for Israel on the eve of the Jewish new year 5782. That number is up from 15.1 million the last Jewish new year (5781). The number of Jews in Israel is nearly

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Hamas: Series of Israeli Steps to Ease Conditions in Gaza Are ‘Not Enough’

Friday, 3 September 2021 | Hamas has warned that a series of recent steps by Israel to ease conditions in the Gaza Strip are “not enough,” adding to growing tensions along the Gaza–Israel border. Hamas has threatened to expand border rioting disturbances in the coming days. In a statement released by the terror organization that

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Israel’s First Budget in Three Years Passes First Reading in Knesset

Friday, 3 September 2021 | Late last evening, the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) voted in 59–53 in favor of the two-year budget presented by Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman. The last state budget was passed in March 2018. The stakes are high as the coalition government must finalize a budget before November 4. Failure to do so

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