Thursday, 11 August 2022 | Russia successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit Tuesday morning from a Russian spaceport in Kazakhstan. The satellite, named Khayyam after 11-century Persian polymath Omar Khayyam, was launched by a Russian Soyuz rocket and was in orbit nine minutes after it was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The launch isContinue Reading »
Thursday, 11 August 2022 | Hamas issued and then withdrew sweeping restrictions on foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of this week’s conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ], according to the Associated Press [AP]. The restrictions included a ban on coverage about PIJ rockets falling short in Gaza andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 11 August 2022 | Since the outset of the Russo-Ukrainian war, the number of immigrants who made aliyah [immigration to Israel] from both countries jumped significantly, according to data published by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday. The report compared the latest figures with the same period in 2019, before two years ofContinue Reading »
Thursday, 11 August 2022 | The Israel Airports Authority said on Tuesday Palestinians from the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] will be able to fly on charter flights from Ramon Airport near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat to destinations in Turkey. Under the pilot program, AtlasGlobal and Pegasus Airlines will operate a bi-weeklyContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | Israeli forces killed wanted Palestinian terrorist Ibrahim Nabulsi in Nablus [Shechem] on Tuesday morning during an hours-long gun battle. One other terrorist was also killed and 10 others wounded in the raid, which was a joint operation by the Israel Defense Forces [IDF], Israel Security Agency [ISA] and Israel Police.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | Shortly after Cairo helped broker a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad [PIJ], an Egyptian diplomat let loose a barrage on Israel on the international stage. At Monday afternoon’s emergency session at the UN Security Council, Egyptian Ambassador to the United Nations Osama Abdel Khalek surprisingly tore into Israel,Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | Chances of world powers and Iran rejoining a 2015 agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program are very slim, Israeli officials told Ynet on Tuesday. The European Union on Monday tabled what it called its “final” text to restore the tattered 2015 nuclear pact after four days of rigorous indirect negotiationsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 August 2022 | Israeli President Isaac Herzog phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to discuss Russia’s attempt to halt the Jewish Agency’s activities in its country, according to a statement by Herzog’s office. “The presidents discussed Israeli–Russian bilateral relations, including the challenges of the Jewish people in the Diaspora [outside Israel],” the president’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 August 2022 | The cease-fire between Israel and the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip seems to be holding, allowing Israelis living near Gaza to slowly return to normal life. Israel’s prime minister and defense minister said Israel achieved its goals during Operation Breaking Dawn over the weekend. Residents ofContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 August 2022 | The images tore at your heart. Wailing parents—the grief streaming in rivulets down their cheeks—cradled the broken body of Alaa Qaddoum, their 5-year-old son, wrapped in burial shrouds. Qaddoum is one of the Palestinian children in Gaza who tragically died during the three days of fighting between Israel and Iran-backedContinue Reading »
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