Friday, 25 February 2022 | Ukraine is in chaos after the beginning of the Russian invasion yesterday, the largest military action on European soil since World War II. Explosions are being reported around the country, particularly around the capital of Kyiv. Videos on social media show helicopters and Russian fighter jets launching missiles and fightingContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 February 2022 | “It is difficult to believe this is happening. I have to pinch myself.” Elena (not her real name) is far from the only one. Millions around the world are watching the Russian invasion of Ukraine with a sense of shock and stunned disbelief. But for Elena, a Ukrainian-born Israeli, theContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 February 2022 | Russia denounced Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Wednesday, hours before it launched its invasion of Ukraine. “We are concerned over Tel Aviv’s announced plans for expanding settlement activity in the occupied Golan Heights, which directly contradicts the provisions of theContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 February 2022 | Chief Rabbi of Kyiv Jonathan Markovitch and his wife Inna are hoping for the best as Russian forces bombard Ukrainian cities. Hunkered down in Kyiv, where they run the Kyiv Jewish Center, the Markovitchs said they decided to stay in the city “because we have a flourishing community of 2,500Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 | After US President Joe Biden last night announced new sanctions against Russia, Israel considered condemning Moscow’s act of aggression against Ukraine, the Jerusalem Post reported yesterday. The foreign ministry must carefully consider, however, how far to go in condemning Russia without Moscow slamming shut the Syrian skies to Israeli jets.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 | Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Tuesday that the international community “must be ready to take defensive and offensive actions…at any time,” as world powers negotiate a new nuclear deal in Vienna with Iran. Gantz said the international community has the means to apply severe pressure on Iran, “regardlessContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 | Israel allegedly fired several surface-to-surface missiles from the Golan Heights after midnight on Tuesday, striking targets across the border in neighboring southern Syria. This is the second such strike attributed to Jerusalem in a week and the third this month. According to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), thisContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 23 February 2022 | Israeli researchers have managed to relieve post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms of 35 IDF [Israel Defense Forces] combat veterans using hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). The scientists and doctors from Tel Aviv University and Shamir Medical Center said all of the vets who were treated showed significant improvement in all classesContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 | Israel is moving its embassy and staff in Ukraine farther west amid the game of tug-of-war between Russia and Western powers. The Israeli embassy staff in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv is being relocated to Lviv, which lies much farther west, close to the border with Poland. Foreign Minister Yair LapidContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 | Amid swirling reports that Iran and world powers are days away from inking an accord to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement, the US rejected Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s criticisms of the deal in the making. The Israeli premier spoke out strongly against an agreement on Sunday, warning that it wouldContinue Reading »
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