Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Burglars broke into a synagogue in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem overnight Monday, tearing open the ark that houses the holy Torah [Gen.–Deut.] scrolls and throwing the contents to the floor. Police are investigating. “We arrived this morning for prayers and saw the synagogue had been turned completely upsideContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Palestinian Authority [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation amid political turmoil in the PA’s ruling faction, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. It has yet to be determined if PA President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation. Hamdallah’s offer of resignation comes after the Fatah Central Council recommended onContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | On Sunday, the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Some 50 Holocaust survivors, accompanied by Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Israeli Ambassador to Poland Anna Azari, gathered outside the former concentration camp of Auschwitz in honor of the occasion. Not far from where the ceremony was taking place, scoresContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | President Reuven Rivlin said Monday that he believes Iran will step up its attacks on the north of Israel in retaliation for IAF [Israeli Air Force] airstrikes on Iranian facilities in Syria. Speaking at a conference held by the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Rivlin said Israel’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | In his first public statement since November, the leader of the Iran-backed terrorist group, Hezbollah, said that in a future war all of Israel “will be struck by our rockets,” the Jerusalem Post reported Saturday. In the interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen television station, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah also dismissed Israel’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Malaysia had its right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships stripped by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] for its decision to bar Israeli athletes from competing. “All World Championships must be open to all eligible athletes and nations to compete safely and free from discrimination. When a hostContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | “This is life. What’s happening here right now is very powerful,” Liraz Russo (known by his stage name, Static) said during Israel’s televised singing competition, “Rising Star” (“HaKokhav HaBa” in Hebrew). “Put television aside, in our lives—what we have here is a moment,” Russo, one of the judges, continued. “YouContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 January 2019 | In the Middle East, everything can change from minute to minute, and that’s exactly what happened to Israel [last] week. It began with a violent escalation in the Syrian arena, continued with a violent escalation in the Gaza arena and tension in both arenas that lasted into Friday. But byContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 January 2019 | Yesterday was the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day that transcends borders and religions as the world remembers the terrible genocide during which an estimated six million Jewish men, women and children were murdered. On January 27, 1945, Russian forces reached the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and opened theContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 | An Israeli search and rescue team touched down in Brazil Sunday night, just 48 hours after a dam collapse, which so far has killed 58 people and left 300 missing. On Friday, disaster struck Minas Gerais, Brazil, when a dam full of mine tailings burst and sent a river ofContinue Reading »
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