Thursday, 2 May 2019 | Sundown last night in Israel ushered in Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day marks 24 hours dedicated to remembering those who were wrenched away by a fanatic regime determined to exterminate every trace of Jewish life from the face of the earth. More than 70 years ago, the NazisContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 May 2019 | The number of anti-Semitic assaults in the United States in 2019 more than doubled the number of incidents in the year before—part of 1,879 anti-Semitic attacks in the US last year, according to data released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). That total, while 5% less than 2017, still ranks asContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 May 2019 | In the past weeks, according to Israeli military sources, there are signs the Islamic Jihad [the second largest terror organization in Gaza] plans to escalate tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Notably Jihad’s efforts to place a large explosive device on the border targeting Israeli troops and culminating withContinue Reading »
Thursday, 2 May 2019 | The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) confirmed on Thursday that a tunnel discovered by Israel earlier this year had crossed the Lebanese–Israeli border, in the third such breach of a cease-fire resolution. “UNIFIL’s independent assessment confirms that this tunnel crosses the Blue Line in violation of Resolution 1701,”Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | If Faizel* had a say in picking his own government, his preference would be the Jewish state. In fact, if there were ever an election between Israel, the Palestinian Authority and terror organization Hamas, explains the Palestinian man from Gaza, “I’m not ashamed to say I would vote for Israel.”Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | A long-range rocket fired late Monday evening from the Gaza Strip is believed to have been launched by the Islamic Jihad. The rocket landed in the sea, off the shore of one of Israel’s southern coastal towns. It did not cause any damage. In an unusual statement, the IDF [IsraelContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | Israel’s 21st Knesset [Parliament] was ceremoniously sworn in on Tuesday afternoon, including its 49 new members, while President Reuven Rivlin urged for unity and mutual respect. Rivlin spoke at the opening ceremony and criticized the heated campaigns that preceded the April 9 elections and pleaded MKs [members of the Knesset]Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 | On Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we gather to remember the Shoah [Holocaust]. Although it happened almost 75 years ago, it has left scars on us all and forever blemished humanity. But for me, it is very personal. I was born in a refugee camp in Lansberg, Germany, near theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | Esther Marcus knows the sound of an air raid siren. The red alert warning of incoming missiles from Gaza is heard so frequently at her home that wherever she may be, if Esther hears a click resembling the start of the siren, her body instantly physically reacts. It is ingrained,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | A Hamas suicide-bombing recruit who had scouted out targets and purchased a vehicle for an attack planned for or around election day in Israel was arrested last month thanks to efforts by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) and the IDF [Israel Defense Forces]. The terrorist—23-year-old Yehiye Abu Dia—was recruited byContinue Reading »
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