Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | A good friend to Israel landed in the Jewish state this morning amid warm welcomes from Israeli political and civic leaders. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touched down in Israel this morning to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and soon-to-be Defense Minister and alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz.Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Security forces embarked on a large-scale manhunt in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] town of Ya’bad yesterday looking for the killers of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldier Amit Ben Ygal. IDF forces canvassed the area and questioned residents in order to trace the perpetrators’ footsteps, mostly focusing on theirContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Governments and leaders around the world are reeling from the economic effects of COVID-19—including the Palestinian Authority (PA). As the PA struggles to keep its head above water in the face of critical virus-related tax revenue losses, help is coming from the one source the Palestinians accuse of nearly everyContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 13 May 2020 | Israel recorded 4 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 262, the Health Ministry said this morning. The number of confirmed cases, however, has risen by only 4, with the total being 16,539. Of the latest figures, 61 people are in serious condition, with 51Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | In the predawn hours of this morning, Staff Sgt. Amit Ben Ygal (21) became the first Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier killed in action in 2020. Ygal, a combat soldier in the Golani Brigade, was murdered during an IDF arrest raid in the Palestinian village in Ya’bad in northern SamariaContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Two earthquakes shook northern Israel in the space of one hour, the Geophysical Institute of Israel reported yesterday morning. The epicenter of the tremblors was said to be in the Mediterranean Sea, west of southern Lebanon. The Geophysical Institute said the first earthquake, which occurred at 5:38 a.m., measured 3.2Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | Under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s urging, Israel could begin applying sovereignty over more land in Judea and Samaria—but not without possible retribution from the European Union with France at the helm. France is not alone. The idea of Israeli sovereignty in the biblical heartland has set other European nations aflutterContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | As far as the Syrian front goes, Israel’s coronavirus crisis is a thing of the past. The series of attacks in Syria attributed to Israel during April seems like a planned policy, and is no longer merely a presumed response to Iranian initiative. It seems it was a planned action,Continue Reading »
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Half a million children returned to preschools, kindergartens and nurseries on Sunday morning as Israel gradually phases out restrictions put in place to stave off the spread of coronavirus. Public preschools will have to rotate between the attendance of different groups of students to adhere to strict social distancing regulationsContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 May 2020 | Israeli HMOs [Health Ministry Organizations] this week are set to begin conducting tests for antibodies meant to reveal if a person had coronavirus and has developed an immunity to it. It was revealed last week that Israel was to conduct 100,000 serological tests for COVID-19 in an effort to determineContinue Reading »
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