Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Shin Bet [Israeli internal security organization] director Nadav Argaman warned Tuesday morning that the relative quiet in the West Bank [Judea and Sameria] is “deceptive,” as “Hamas is trying very hard to carry out terror attacks in and from Judea and Samaria.” During his briefing to members of the Knesset’sContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Over the past weekend, Hamas dictated a new strategy for managing the “March of Return” campaign: tahfif, a sort of “wait and see” strategy. This means curbing the violent demonstrations on the Gaza border until it becomes clear what the terror organization can get from Israel and the Palestinian AuthorityContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | German chancellor Angela Merkel on October 29, 2018, announced her resignation, a day after her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU), suffered yet another crushing election defeat. Merkel said she would step down as leader of her party in December and would not seek reelection in 2021. In the state electionContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 7 November 2018 | Jerusalem will be filled with song and dance this Sunday with the annual Dance for Kindness event. Dance for Kindness—now in its seventh year—is a flash mob event that takes place in cities from all different nations across the world. Founded by nonprofit Life Vest Inside, Dance for Kindness beganContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | Over 100 students left the Sha’ar HaNegev regional council high school on Sunday morning to make their way to Jerusalem as part of a march to raise awareness for the ongoing high tensions on the Gaza border. The students—sophomores, juniors and seniors—will walk to the capital, some 90 kilometers [55Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | Scotland Yard has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crime in the Labour Party, the Guardian reported Friday. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said it “appears there may have been a crime committed.” The police said in a statement that special officers had spent two months assessingContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | It is no secret that most of the Arab countries do not trust Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group. President Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority [PA], for instance, as well as many Palestinians, do not have any confidence in Hamas, particularly after the summer of 2007, when the Islamist movement violently seizedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 | The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been waging a fierce campaign against Palestinians selling real estate and land in east Jerusalem to Jews. The campaign began several months ago when the PA decided to launch an all-out war against east Jerusalem residents, who sold land to Jews and right-wing NGOs, whichContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 November 2018 | The Gaza arson attacks using balloons and kites have destroyed significant amounts of land and killed many animals. Last week, torching a car was added to the list. The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] Spokesperson’s Twitter feed posted a video on Thursday showing a jeep in flames. “Imagine if YOUR carContinue Reading »
Monday, 5 November 2018 | In an effort to strengthen ties with Eastern European nations, most of whom are members of the European Union, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the Craiova Forum in Varna, Bulgaria over the weekend. The Israeli prime minister met with several European leaders, including the president of Serbia and the primeContinue Reading »
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