Monday, 18 May 2020 | The prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC) recently reaffirmed her argument that the Palestinians qualify for jurisdiction of the court despite not being considered an official state under international law—a key component for the court’s jurisdiction—helping set the stage for a war crimes trial targeting Israel. In response, theContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 May 2020 | While most of the country’s youth are confined to their homes because of the coronavirus outbreak, an Israeli teen took the extra free time on his hands to develop an app helping dieting youngsters or those fighting conditions such as diabetes or celiac to monitor their daily calorie intake. Thirteen-year-oldContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 May 2020 | Israel’s 35th Knesset (Parliament) was supposed to be sworn in last night, ending an 18-month political deadlock that left Israel without a fully functioning government since December 2018. The unity government was delayed, however, by political bickering and will be pushed out till Sunday. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’sContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 May 2020 | An Israeli soldier was moderately hurt in a ramming attack yesterday near an IDF [Israel Defense Forces] checkpoint in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. Another IDF soldier at the scene shot and neutralized the perpetrator, who later succumbed to his wounds. The assailant is a 19-year-old youth who livesContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 May 2020 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved the complete reopening of schools as of Sunday in line with an Education Ministry plan that will see all students back in the educational system. The ministry describes the plan as voluntary because many parents would be reluctant to send their children back to schoolContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 May 2020 | In what is hailed as a top secret rescue mission, 26 Israelis touched down in the Jewish state yesterday morning after being trapped in Morocco for more than a month amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, the group was supposed to comprise 36 returning Israelis, but 10 succumbed to the coronavirusContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that he successfully formed a government, ending a political gridlock that left Israel without a fully functioning government for 18 months. Netanyahu submitted a letter yesterday evening to President Reuven Rivlin and current Speaker of the Knesset (Parliament) Benny Gantz announcing his success andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Despite the Israeli Defense Ministry’s claims that the Iranians are shutting down their military bases, “gradually” withdrawing from Syria and starting on the 1,700 km-journey home to their own country, evidence emerged that the Iranians are not merely staying put but actually cementing their foothold onContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 May 2020 | The International Criminal Court (ICC) appears ready to begin an investigation of alleged war crimes committed by Israeli soldiers against Arab civilian citizens of Gaza, the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and east Jerusalem. Fatou Bensouda, the ICC’s Chief Prosecutor, announced on April 30 that she would proceed with theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 May 2020 | The Israel Antiquities Authority presented a rare bronze coin from the period of the Bar Kokhba revolt (circa 132 AD), discovered between the Temple Mount and the City of David. The coin, discovered in the course of archaeological excavations carried out by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the William DavidsonContinue Reading »
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