Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Despite efforts by its detractors, Israel has seen a steady improvement in its diplomatic standing around the world with breakthroughs in relations with Arab states, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Nevertheless, the United Nations [UN], with its decades of anti-Israel hostility, remains a source of concern for the Jewish state.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 January 2021 | Israel is set to sell its “smart” shopping carts to one of the biggest supermarket chains in United Arab Emirates [UAE] in a deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Israel and the UAE recently signed a US-brokered normalization agreement that opened doors to a lot of business cooperation betweenContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Jordan sat down with their Egyptian counterpart in Cairo yesterday to discuss ways of launching a renewed effort to resuscitate peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. According to a joint statement, the bevy of foreign ministers mulled over “potential steps to advanceContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | The Finance Ministry said on Monday that Israel’s budget deficit at the end of the year 2020 has reached an all-time high. Accountant General Yahli Rotenberg said that the deficit stood at NIS 160,3 billion [US $50,4 billion] or 11.7% of the country’s GDP, the highest such figure since theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | The first delivery of goods from Samaria was shipped to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, as the region in central Israel—bordered by the Galilee to the north and Judea to the south—began to market its wine to businesspeople and non-Muslims (not bound by the Islamic prohibition of alcohol consumption)Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 January 2021 | A contract recently signed to lease a cutting-edge Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) that was developed and manufactured by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to assist in European Union [EU] border protection missions represents a major step in the use of the technology in the civilian sphere, a company executive has toldContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 January 2021 | After Iranian legislator Ahmad Amirabadi threatened on Saturday to expel United Nations [UN] nuclear inspectors next month if sanctions are not lifted, outgoing United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned that move would be even more egregious than prior Iran nuclear violations. Pompeo said kicking out inspectors from theContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 January 2021 | One day after Syrian state media outlets reported Israeli airstrikes in the south of the country, a website identified with Syrian opposition forces published an image of a warning leaflet ostensibly dropped by the Israeli Defense Forces. Addressing the commander of the Syrian Army’s 112th Brigade, Basil Abu Eid, the leafletContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 January 2021 | A handful of clergymen, VIP guests, journalists and Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers yesterday gathered at the Franciscan St. John the Baptist Chapel on the banks of the Jordan River adjacent to Qasr Al-Yahud—the traditional site where Jesus was reportedly baptized—to celebrate the first mass in this spot in 54Continue Reading »
Monday, 11 January 2021 | Ahead of the change in the US government and the rapprochement between Fatah [leading secular Palestinian political party and main political party in the Palestinian Authority] and Hamas [the terror group ruling the Gaza Strip] regarding a series of elections in the Palestinian territories, Mohammed Dahlan launched a major mediaContinue Reading »
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