Friday, 3 September 2021 | The Israeli Navy and the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet held a joint exercise for the first time on Tuesday in the Red Sea, in an event the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] spokesperson described as “historic.” “During the exercise, the two navies practiced a variety of scenarios including defense and rescueContinue Reading »
Friday, 3 September 2021 | While the Biden administration and other members of the United Nations Security Council [UNSC] continue to push for the resuscitation of the disastrous nuclear deal—granting Iran nuclear weapons and global legitimacy—they have turned a blind eye to the mullahs’ ever-increasing violations of human rights. Recently, a hacking group calling itselfContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 September 2021 | Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is currently visiting Egypt to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Jordanian King Abdullah II. The Cairo summit will focus on rekindling international efforts toward a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. Efforts to achieve peace between the two have stalledContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 September 2021 | The latest FBI report on hate crimes shows that the number of incidents continues to rise year to year in the US, with 7,759 hate crimes reported in 2020, as compared to 7,517 in 2019, but with fewer crimes categorized as “religiously motivated.” “Preventing and responding to hate crimes andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 September 2021 | Hamas has good reason to be concerned by the recent meeting between Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, a former senior Israeli defense official told JNS. According to Maj.–Gen. (res.) Eitan Dangot, Israel’s former [head of] Coordinator of Government Activities in theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 September 2021 | Prime Minister Naftali Bennett appointed on Wednesday a new director to the Shin Bet domestic intelligence and security agency, who currently serves as the deputy of the organization. Bennett’s pick, known only as “R” until his appointment is approved by the government, has a career spanning over three decades inContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 | Khaled Yousif al-Jalahma, the first-ever ambassador to Israel from the Kingdom of Bahrain, arrived with his wife at Ben Gurion airport yesterday. The milestone event is the culmination of the Abraham Accords normalization agreement signed between the two countries on September 15, 2020. Before landing in Tel Aviv, the newContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 | Israel allowed trucks full of building materials to enter into the Gaza Strip on Monday and Tuesday, a Gaza official confirmed, and Israeli leadership decided on Wednesday to further ease restrictions on the crossing into the enclave and expand Gaza’s fishing zone. However, that hasn’t stopped the nightly riots atContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 | Israel is going to lend the Palestinian Authority [PA] more than [US] $150 million after Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with [PA President] Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in Ramallah, Israeli officials said on Monday. An unnamed source close to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Reuters that he had approvedContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 September 2021 | Over 2.4 [million] students went back to school Wednesday as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to rage on in Israel. Education Ministry Director General Yigal Slovik said that about 250,000 students were in quarantine and could not take part. “We must get used to living this way this year. the numbersContinue Reading »
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