Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | Israelis living close to the northern border with Lebanon went from a normal day on Monday to suddenly being told to stay in their homes as gunfire and blasts sounded overhead. Military helicopters, fighter jets and drones buzzed in the sky, covered by a sheet of smoke. The chaos startedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic causes infection rates across Israel to grow at an exponential rate, more and more hospitals across the country are simply failing to cope with the surge of COVID-19 patients. Despite the slight decrease in the number of seriously ill patients, the numberContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | An extreme heat wave hit Israel on Sunday and is set continue at least for the rest of the week, with humidity reaching an alarming 80% in coastal areas. The Meteo-Tech meteorological company said that a shallow, seasonal weather over the region has triggered the current heat wave. “We willContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 | As Palestinians are facing a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases detected in Palestinian cities, villages and refugee camps in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], their Islamic religious leaders are responding in their usual way: inciting against Israel and Jews. These religious leaders say they are alsoContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | What happened: A US official has confirmed that one of its fighter jets inspected a Mahan Air passenger plane over Syrian airspace, despite Iranian media initially accusing Israel of the incident. Iran’s official IRIB news agency initially reported the Mahan Airlines flight en route to Beirut from Tehran had to maneuver afterContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The National Employment Service reported on Tuesday that the number of people who were laid off in 24 hours was more than three and a half times the number of people who returned to work after being placed on unpaid leave due to the coronavirus lockdown. The review said thatContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The government responses to coronavirus have shut down much of the world and impacted much more, but the virus couldn’t prevent the Israeli defense establishment from reaching a key milestone in developing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for Germany. The German Heron TP UAV—based on the Israeli “Eitan” UAV andContinue Reading »
Monday, 27 July 2020 | The Malali watermelon has things a bit backwards. With normal watermelons, you feast on the flesh and discard the seeds. However, with this Israeli watermelon named for Kfar Malal, the agricultural community in central Israel where it was first cultivated, you feast on the seeds as a crunchy, nutritious snackContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | The Defense Ministry said on Thursday it will send a research delegation to India to test out different diagnostic technologies able to determine almost immediately whether a person has been infected with coronavirus. The ministry says a delegation led by its Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDRD) will travelContinue Reading »
Friday, 24 July 2020 | In 2013, Danny Danon, Israel’s Deputy Defense Minister, warned that Iran was speedily moving to develop advanced centrifuges that will enable it to enrich uranium needed for nuclear weapons within one month. “We have made it crystal clear,” Danon said, “Israel will not stand by and watch Iran develop weaponryContinue Reading »
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