Friday, 11 February 2022 | US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with his Israeli counterpart, National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata, at the White House on Wednesday amid the backdrop of the Iran negotiations and tensions between Russia and Ukraine. According to a White House readout, the pair discussed security challenges impacting the Middle East,Continue Reading »
Friday, 11 February 2022 | German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said on Thursday that nuclear talks with Iran are shifting into their “final phase,” and that despite Israeli reservations, a return to a nuclear agreement would make the region safer, according to a report by the Associated Press. The remarks were made during a jointContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 February 2022 | Five thousand homes belonging to Palestinians in Lebanon are at risk of collapsing and are in dire need of renovation, according to a report in the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar. These are the kind of reports that Amnesty International and many human rights organizations around the world apparently choose to ignoreContinue Reading »
Friday, 11 February 2022 | Yesterday the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) rose by another 1.5 centimeters (0.6 in.), bringing its weekly gain to 18 centimeters (7 in). A gradual increase in the lake’s water level began in late January with the arrival of a winter storm named Elpis, and it now stands just 1.28 metersContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 February 2022 | Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps unveiled on Wednesday a new, domestically produced, long-range precision ballistic missile, Tehran’s state media reported. The 1,450-kilometer (900-mile)-range, surface-to-surface “Kheibar-Shekan” missile was displayed during a ceremony that coincided with celebrations in Iran marking the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, according to Fars News. TheContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 February 2022 | Anti-Semitism in Britain soared to a record high in 2021, Community Security Trust (CST) revealed in a report published yesterday. According to the UK-based anti-Semitism watchdog, British Jews and authorities reported 2,255 anti-Semitic incidents in the UK during the 12-month period, the highest number in recent history anywhere in EuropeContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 February 2022 | The African Union pushed off debate on a vote over Israel’s observer status at its meeting on Sunday. Instead, it set up a committee to examine the matter, which will report its findings at next year’s summit. Reports say the issue has proved divisive in the 55-member bloc. The AfricanContinue Reading »
Thursday, 10 February 2022 | Israel told the United States State Department that Jerusalem would not oppose Washington’s return to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to a report by Axios which has been confirmed by Israeli media. The US officially withdrew from UNESCO in 2019 under then-President Donald Trump, whoContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 February 2022 | An antiaircraft missile was fired from Syria into northern Israel in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, prompting a responsive strike from the Israeli military. The Syrian missile triggered sirens in the Arab Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm and part of northern Samaria. The missile exploded midair, the Israel DefenseContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 9 February 2022 | Israeli National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata has left for the United States for talks on Iran’s nuclear program, a number of media reports have said. “We will continue the deep and close dialogue between Israel and the United States, in general, and on the Iranian issue, in particular,” Hulata wasContinue Reading »
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