Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | Just the week after reports that Israel and Hamas had reached a truce, Israel said they had uncovered an underground tunnel crossing from Gaza into Israel and then were attacked by another Gaza rocket—all on the same day. The tunnel was announced first, with the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] websiteContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | As Israel and many other countries across the world finish surfing out the second wave of the pandemic, the Jewish state is slated to begin testing its vaccine on human subjects at the end of the month. Defense Minister Benny Gantz visited the laboratory of the Israel Institute for BiologicalContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | Due to the current regional situation and decreased tensions in several sectors, the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] has changed its priorities regarding threats to Israel. While the Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah remains the most dangerous enemy in the north—both to Israel’s home front and out in the battlefield—it is actuallyContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | In yet another historic step forward for the Middle East, Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are set to ink a visa exemption deal that will allow citizens from both nations to visit each other’s countries without going through the cumbersome process of applying for an entrance visa first.Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | Iran is celebrating what it has called “a momentous day for the international community” as a United Nations weapons embargo against the Islamic Republic expired on Sunday. “As of today, all restrictions on the transfer of arms, related activities and financial services to and from the Islamic Republic of Iran….areContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | A Russian fighter jet on Sunday reportedly came dangerously close to an Israeli passenger aircraft while on route from the Greek island of Rhodes to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport. The incident occurred when the Israir flight entered Cypriot air space. No casualties or damage were reported. The Russian SukhoiContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 October 2020 | Ahmed Al-Mansouri, a musician from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has learned to play Israel’s national anthem, Hatikvah [“The Hope”], on the oud—a lute-type instrument—as a tribute to the recently signed normalization agreement between the Jewish state and the Gulf state. In an interview with Ynet, Al-Mansouri talked about theContinue Reading »
Monday, 19 October 2020 | Israeli and Bahraini officials met in the capital city of Manama on Sunday to sign official peace documents between the two nations. An Israeli delegation flew to the Gulf state to sign the “Joint Communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic, peaceful, and friendly relations” as well as several memoranda ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 19 October 2020 | Friday night’s Shabbat (Sabbath) dinner came to an abrupt and chilling end when the code red air raid siren screamed through southern Israel, giving thousands of Israelis 15 seconds to seek shelter from the incoming rocket from the Gaza Strip. The projectile slammed into an open area, causing no injury orContinue Reading »
Monday, 19 October 2020 | Israel on Sunday began stepping out of its month-long coronavirus lockdown, the second one for this year, with the reopening of kindergartens and nurseries. As part of the country’s gradual exit plan from closure, the education system was expected to return to action for students aged 0–6. Some localities postponedContinue Reading »
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