Friday, 2 April 2021 | Yamina Chairman Naftali Bennett will meet with both Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid over the weekend. The meetings with the right-wing lawmaker follow a week’s silence during which he refused to identify the candidate he will recommend to President [Reuven] Rivlin to form the next government,Continue Reading »
Friday, 2 April 2021 | More than 60% of American Jews “have either experienced or directly witnessed some form of anti-Semitic incident in the last five years,” the Anti-Defamation League [ADL] said in a statement on Thursday. “The 2021 poll found that 63% of respondents have either experienced or heard anti-Semitic comments, slurs or threatsContinue Reading »
Friday, 2 April 2021 | The Biden administration has allocated [US] $90 million in aid to the Palestinians, with only a portion of the money being publicly announced, according to a report by the Associated Press. The United States announced last week that it would give [US] $15 million in coronavirus relief to the Palestinians. However, theContinue Reading »
Friday, 2 April 2021 | The Ansar Allah Houthis, an Iranian proxy movement, have penetrated the mainstream Yemeni education system and are spreading anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish rhetoric, a study published this week by the Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in School Education (IMPACT-SE) said. The Mideast educational watchdog’s report reviewed materials produced byContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | The Central Elections Committee (CEC) presented President Reuven Rivlin with the official results of the March 23 elections to the 24th Knesset [Parliament] on Wednesday morning. After receiving the results from CEC Chairman and Supreme Court Justice Uzi Vogelman, CEC Director General Adv. Orly Ades and other members of theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | In the two months since Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, the new administration has been dancing around the question of how exactly to accomplish his campaign pledge to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Biden is determined to reinstate the pact that former President DonaldContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | The announcement by the Israeli Defense Ministry earlier this month of successful trials of an upgraded version of the Iron Dome air defense system represents the latest step in a lengthy arms race. The current upgrade program has seen live-fire trials every few months, designed to test out how theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | The Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) recently announced that any Palestinian who wants to run in the upcoming general elections “must not be convicted of a crime or felony against honor or integrity.” That is, of course, unless the “crime” includes murdering a Jew or involvement in terrorism. The announcement aimsContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | Bahrain has announced its appointment of the country’s first-ever ambassador to Israel, following the establishment of formal relations in September as part of the Abraham Accords. Khalid Al Jalahma will head the Gulf country’s diplomatic mission to Israel, the state news agency BNA reported on Tuesday. Al Jalahma serves asContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | The Biden administration returned to using the term “occupied” when referring to the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem in its annual human rights report issued by the US State Department. Under the Trump administration, the State Department dropped the term “occupied” when referringContinue Reading »
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