Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | New Mossad [Israeli intelligence agency] Director David Barnea warned on Tuesday that Israel will persevere in its fight to prevent Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb, even as it holds talks with world powers to restore a 2015 deal limiting its nuclear program. “The agreement with world powers that isContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) blew up a Syrian observation post that had been built in the buffer zone of the Golan Heights, according to the military spokesman to the Arab media. Israeli troops bearing explosives crossed into the buffer zone that divides Israel and Syria and blasted the site—whichContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 June 2021 | The Israel Defense Forces [IDF] [is] seeking to fast-track a new system designed to remove Hamas’s ability to terrorize the Israeli home front with mass rocket attacks in future conflicts. Writing in the IDF’s military think tank, the Dado Center, Maj.–Gen. Aharon Haliva, Commander of the IDF’s Operations Branch, saidContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 June 2021 | Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid acknowledged on Monday there were still several obstacles in the way of forming a coalition government, dubbed a “coalition for change,” but he believed the differences between its different elements could be bridged. “There are still obstacles and we will have to overcome them together,”Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 June 2021 | Terror group Hamas is ready to enter into indirect “immediate negotiations” with Israel to reach a prisoner swap agreement that will reportedly see two Israeli civilians as well as the bodies of two fallen Israeli soldiers return home from captivity in the Gaza Strip—in exchange for an alleged 1,111 PalestinianContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 June 2021 | An Israeli security officer sustained light wounds on Sunday after intercepting an armed Palestinian man who had infiltrated into the country from the Gaza Strip, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The suspect was identified near Moshav Sde Avraham in the western Negev, near the borders with Gaza and Egypt,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 1 June 2021 | With its national flag hoisted alongside the flag of Israel, the United Arab Emirates’ embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened on Sunday. The diplomatic mission, which is located in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange building, had until now operated at the rented Herzliya home of Ambassador Mohamed Al-Khaja. The missionContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 May 2021 | Yamina head Naftali Bennett announced last night that his right-wing party will join forces with Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid to form a unity “change” government comprising representatives from across Israel’s political sphere—including outside support from the Arab Islamist party, Ra’am. The largely left-wing coalition will bring to an end two-and-a-halfContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 May 2021 | Israel needs to step up its activity against Iran, said outgoing spymaster Yossi Cohen at a ceremony on Sunday. The Mossad (Israeli intelligence agency) director’s comments came amid heightened international tensions over the United States and Iran negotiating a possible return to the 2015 deal, as well as alleged actsContinue Reading »
Monday, 31 May 2021 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with the head of Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate, Maj.–Gen. Abbas Kamel, at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem. The two discussed strengthening cooperation between Israel and Egypt, as well as regional issues, according to a statement from Netanyahu’s office. They also talkedContinue Reading »
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