Friday, 4 January 2019 | In an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi confirmed the Arab nation is cooperating with the Jewish state to combat the Islamic State terrorist organization in the Sinai Peninsula. “That is correct…We have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis,” the Egyptian president answered whenContinue Reading »
Friday, 4 January 2019 | During a visit to Tehran on December 29, 2018, Ziyad [al-]Nakhalah, leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), met with the top echelons of Iran’s leadership, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran’s head of the Supreme Security Council, Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani, told Nakhalah, “Iran has always been supportiveContinue Reading »
Friday, 4 January 2019 | Jewish immigration to Israel rose by some 5% in 2018 compared to the previous year, with the largest number of immigrants arriving from countries of the former Soviet Union. The figures released by the Jewish Agency, which is the primary organization that encourages “aliyah” (Jewish immigration to Israel), show thatContinue Reading »
Friday, 4 January 2019 | The Philippine government has requested permission from Saudi Arabia for the rights to fly through its airspace on a direct flight path to Israel, Globes reported Wednesday. The country made the request ahead of the anticipated launch of direct Manila–Tel Aviv flights by the state-owned Philippine Airlines later this year.Continue Reading »
Thursday, 3 January 2019 | The small Central American country Honduras may very well be the third country to relocate its embassy from the shores of the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv to the hills of Judah in Jerusalem. The announcement of the impending relocation came on Tuesday after a trilateral meeting between Israeli Prime Minister BenjaminContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 January 2019 | The Palestinian Authority (PA) sentenced Issam Akel, a United States citizen, to life in prison for the crime of selling land to Jews, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday. Akel, who is a resident of Jerusalem, had been arrested in October, though the circumstances of the arrest still remain unclear. AccordingContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 January 2019 | In a meeting with leaders of the terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei encouraged them to maintain their “resistance” to Israel, whose defeat is “imminent,” Iran’s semi-official PressTV news reported Monday. “As long as there is resistance, the Zionist regime’s downfall and demise willContinue Reading »
Thursday, 3 January 2019 | The Palestinians are celebrating the beginning of 2019 by promising Israel more violence, a “revolution until victory,” and another year of conflict and suffering. The messages that the Palestinians are sending to Israel offer anything but hope. On the contrary, they are making it clear that Israel should expect yetContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 January 2019 | The stroke of midnight on Monday officially marked Israel and the United States’ withdrawal from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a move which the countries ascribe to the world heritage body’s incessant anti-Israel bias. For Israel, the withdrawal ends a 69-year relationship. Over the last 17Continue Reading »
Wednesday, 2 January 2019 | The Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, voted last Wednesday to dissolve its current rendition and move elections up to April. A press release on the Knesset website said the vote passed overwhelmingly by a 102-2 margin. Just over four years since the last round of elections were held inContinue Reading »
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