Wednesday, 23 December 2020 | The IDF [Israel Defense Forces] said on Tuesday that it would be bolstering its troops on the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] in the wake of the murder of Esther Horgan, an Israeli woman that was found dead on Sunday outside the settlement [community] of Tal Menashe, in what isContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 December 2020 | One of the first pieces of archaeological evidence of Second Temple-period activity at Gethsemane was unearthed near the modern church during archaeological excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority [IAA] in collaboration with scholars from the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. A 2000-year-old ritual bath discovered at the site dates from theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 | The body of an Israeli mother of six was found in a West Bank [Judea and Samaria] forest early Monday in a suspected terror attack. Esther Horgan, 52, left her home in the northern West Bank settlement [community] of Tal Menashe on Sunday afternoon for a jog in the nearbyContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 | Less than a day after an Israeli mother of six was murdered in a Palestinian terror attack in the hills of Samaria, Israeli police managed to thwart the second Palestinian terror attack in two days, this one in the Old City of Jerusalem. The attack occurred at around 7 p.m.Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 | Editor’s Note: The first direct commercial flight between Israel and Morocco takes off today—less than two weeks after the two countries announced the normalization of diplomatic ties in a US-brokered agreement. The flight carries an Israeli–American delegation from Tel Aviv to Rabat to seal the normalization deal and sign aContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 December 2020 | April Benayoum, the runner-up in Saturday’s Miss France competition, came under a barrage of anti-Semitic abuse on social media after revealing her father is an Israeli Jew. Benayoum, who is the current Miss Provence, said during the final that she was the daughter of an Israeli–Italian father and was proudContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 December 2020 | Israel launched its coronavirus vaccine drive on Sunday with medical personnel in the country’s major hospitals being first in line to get the shot. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 72, became the first Israeli to receive the Pfizer vaccine for coronavirus on Saturday evening, followed immediately by Health Minister Yuli Edelstein,Continue Reading »
Monday, 21 December 2020 | Pay2Key, a hacking group with ties to Tehran, boasted yesterday that it successfully infiltrated the servers of a number of role-players in the Israeli defense industry, including Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), the Jewish state’s largest air defense corporation. Pay2Key, an alleged offshoot of an Iranian hacking cooperative called Fox Kitten,Continue Reading »
Monday, 21 December 2020 | Israel is expecting 100,000 visitors per year from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once the COVID travel restrictions ease, and to that end last week hosted a virtual UAE–Israel tourism forum with more than 300 trade partners from the UAE and over a hundred more from Israel. The peace dealContinue Reading »
Monday, 21 December 2020 | Just days after the announcement of a new diplomatic agreement with Morocco, Israel’s airlines are preparing to enjoy open skies between the two countries with aviation officials saying that direct flights will start in three to six months. The introduction of direct flights means that Israelis will now only faceContinue Reading »
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