Thursday, 26 July 2018 | A rocket alert siren was sounded in the southern Golan Heights on Wednesday afternoon, with the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] originally concluding that the siren had been triggered by internal fighting in the Syrian civil war, and later confirming that errant rocket fire had in fact landed in Israeli territory.Continue Reading »
Thursday, 26 July 2018 | An IDF [Israel Defense Forces] officer was moderately wounded on Wednesday evening after being shot by a sniper from the Gaza Strip during the most serious outbreak of violence between Israel and the coastal enclave since the two sides reached a ceasefire on Saturday. The officer from the Givati BrigadeContinue Reading »
Thursday, 26 July 2018 | Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday defiantly vowed to continue making financial rewards to Palestinian terrorists and their families, even to the PA’s last penny, The Jerusalem Post reported. “We will not accept a cut or cancellation of salaries to the families of martyrs and prisoners, as someContinue Reading »
Thursday, 26 July 2018 | Hamas’s military wing likely wants war. To the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, only another round of fighting in Gaza—in the form of another big war—can shuffle the cards and allow them to reach the results they want. It’s not at all certain Hamas’s political leadership wants another military campaign inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Israeli Patriot missiles shot down a Syria Sukhoi fighter jet that entered one mile into Israeli airspace, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. Israel said that it tracked the plane from the time it took off from the T-4 airbase and traveled “at high speed” towards the Golan. IDF [IsraelContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | United States ambassador to the United Nations [UN], Nikki Haley, vowed on Monday that “a new day” has come for Israel at the United Nations when she addressed the institution’s chronic bias against the Jewish state. “From now on, every country knows that the United States will not just blockContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | Israel offered aid to Greece in the wake of wildfires that have killed at least 50 people, The Times of Israel reported Tuesday. “In light of the severe #Greecefires, Israeli authorities (the National Security Council in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Israeli Embassy in Athens) contacted their counterparts inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 | The Security Cabinet is set to approve on Sunday a new NIS 30 billion (US $8.225 billion) plan to arm the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] with defense weapons to thwart missile strikes amid the rising tensions on both the northern and southern fronts. The multi-annual plan, which is expected toContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | On Monday, a high-level delegation from Moscow touched down in Israel for a surprise visit. The reason for the impromptu trip? With the Syrian Civil War heading towards a dramatic and bloody close, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly dispatched his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chief of Staff Valery GerasimovContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 24 July 2018 | A large stone detached from the Western Wall early Monday, shattering in the egalitarian prayer area, only a few meters away from one of the women praying there. No one was hurt. In the wake of the unusual incident, the mixed-gender prayer area was closed, and Israel Antiquities Authority personnelContinue Reading »
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