Wednesday, 4 August 2021 | Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Tuesday evening that Israel could face “severe restrictions” if there is not a sharp uptick in the number of people having the coronavirus vaccination in the face of the fast-spreading Delta variant. “It all depends on the data we receive and the effects [of theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 | Gilad Erdan, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, is urging the United Nations and world leaders to take action against the UN Relief Works Agency (UNWRA) after a watchdog report found more than 100 UNRWA educators and staff have publicly promoted violence and anti-Semitism on socialContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 | The trial of a German centenarian, accused of having been a Nazi SS guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp, has been set for October. The man, as yet unnamed for privacy reasons, has been charged with 3,518 counts of accessory to murder, which took place between 1942 and 1945 atContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | Pressure on Iran is growing over a deadly drone attack on a commercial oil tanker in the Gulf of Oman on July 29, as observers in Israel debate what the optimal Israeli response should be. During a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the attack servedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | Israel’s coronavirus cabinet will meet today to consider additional restrictions as the number of new coronavirus cases soared to 3,161 on Monday, an infection level not reached since March. Just six weeks ago, Israel appeared to have achieved herd immunity with very low daily numbers of new COVID-19 cases andContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | Israel Fire and Rescue Services claimed on Monday that many of the daily fires that broke out in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] were a result of arson. “This is a life-threatening phenomenon,” officials said. According to the fire-fighting authority, arsonists operated specifically on the hottest days with theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 3 August 2021 | Over 100 teachers and other employees of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees have posted content online that was either anti-Semitic or promoted hatred, according to a new report by UN Watch. The Geneva-based non-governmental organization [NGO] found 113 instances of incitement to violence by United Nations Relief andContinue Reading »
Monday, 2 August 2021 | Early this morning Israel’s cabinet voted unanimously in favor of the 2021–2022 state budget, the first to advance thus far since 2018. The budget will now go to the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) Finance Committee, where it will be prepared for a vote by the entire 120-member body. Prime Minister NaftaliContinue Reading »
Monday, 2 August 2021 | Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s first Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics in Tokyo on Sunday, the country’s second-ever Olympic gold. Dolgopyat beat Spanish gymnast Rayderley Zapata in a tiebreaker after both were awarded a score of 14.933 in the event finals. The judges awarded Dolgopyat the win due to hisContinue Reading »
Monday, 2 August 2021 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett blamed Iran on Sunday for the attack that left two dead on the Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on Thursday night. Speaking during the weekly security cabinet meeting, Bennett was quoted by Maariv as saying that while Iran is denying responsibility for theContinue Reading »
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