Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | Heavy rains, accompanied by hail and thunderstorms, caused floods across Israel on Tuesday, stranding cars mid-stream in the North and damaging a shopping mall in the city of Modi’in. Southern Israel was hit the hardest with heavy thunderstorms causing the Revivim River in the Negev Desert to overflow. Ein GediContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | In a recent move, Palestinians have begun resorting to Islam to justify their vehement opposition to normalization of relations with Israel. Palestinian leaders and activists have long cited political and nationalist reasons to explain their opposition to any form of normalization with Israel—but Islam is a new factor in theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 6 March 2019 | LESBOS – “My whole life, all through my childhood in Syrian schools, I was taught that the Israelis are the enemy, and then the first thing I see when I approach the Greek coast is the Star of David on the shirts of Israelis who reach out and place meContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 | The United States has deployed a state-of-the-art missile defense system in Israel, ahead of joint training exercises in the use of the system, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) is being deployed by the US European Command (EUCOM) “as a demonstration of the UnitedContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 | Control of the Gate of Mercy (Golden Gate, Shaar Harachamim in Hebrew, Bab al-Rahma in Arabic) on the Temple Mount has fallen into the hands of Jordan like a ripe fruit, as the publication of President Trump’s “Deal of the Century” approaches. Jordan is using Israel’s actions on the TempleContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 | The United States officially downgraded its mission to the Palestinians on Monday by merging its Jerusalem consulate with the embassy to Israel, a move Palestinian officials have condemned, the Associated Press reported. The consulate had served as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians since the Oslo accords of 1993.Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 5 March 2019 | This year, the Israeli winter has been much rainier than in the past years, exceeding a multi-year average in the north and center of the country, helping the water levels in the Sea of Galilee to rise significantly. In southern Israel, however, the situation continues to deteriorate with below seasonalContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 March 2019 | Two Israeli soldiers were injured in a terror attack in Judea and Samaria when three Palestinians in a car ran over the troops, whose car had broken down. The soldiers responded to the attack by opening fire, killing two of the terrorists and injuring the third, according to the IsraeliContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 March 2019 | The United Kingdom [UK] last week decided to define all of the Hezbollah group in Lebanon as a terrorist organization, with penalties for being a member of the entity, and thereby ceased differentiating between the so-called “political” and “military” wings of Hezbollah. On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called his BritishContinue Reading »
Monday, 4 March 2019 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s focus in last week’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was concerns over Iranian forces in Syria and he may have achieved a breakthrough. The Israeli leader on Sunday said that Putin and he “agreed on a common goal—the withdrawal of foreign forces that arrivedContinue Reading »
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