Friday, 1 February 2019 | Palestinian leaders have recently stepped up their efforts to stop Arab countries from normalizing their relations—or even signing peace agreements—with Israel. The campaign comes against a backdrop of reports about the warming of relations between Israel and some Arab countries, including a recent visit to Oman by Israeli Prime MinisterContinue Reading »
Friday, 1 February 2019 | Following the final immigration of the remnants of Iraqi Jewry to Israel in 1951, well over two thousand years of history in the modern country of Iraq came to a climatic close. As attacks against Iraqi Jews continued unabated, a daring and heroic operation to bring the remaining Iraqi JewsContinue Reading »
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 | Israel informed the United Nations of the existence of additional “underground infrastructure” belonging to the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah along the Israeli–Lebanese border, the Times of Israel reported on Monday. The newly discovered infrastructure included tunnels heading towards Israel that were not destroyed in the IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] recentContinue Reading »
Thursday, 31 January 2019 | Israeli security guards thwarted an attempted stabbing at a checkpoint outside of Jerusalem on Wednesday morning. Security footage of the attempted attack shows a Palestinian teenager approach a checkpoint guard and lunge to stab him with a kitchen knife before she is shot by another guard. She was fatally wounded.Continue Reading »
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 | Amnesty International is under fire for its recent campaign encouraging travel websites to boycott Israel, which denies the historical Jewish connection to the land of Israel, the Jewish Chronicle reported Wednesday. A statement from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and Jewish Leadership Council blasted the human rights organizationContinue Reading »
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 | The only foreign search and rescue delegation to assist [the] Brazilian military in the wake of the dam collapse that killed at least 84 people say they’ve recovered 20 bodies while operating in extreme conditions never before encountered by Israeli troops. IDF [Israel Defense Forces] soldiers sent to assist theContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss security coordination over the increasingly complex issue of Iran, its forces in Syria and Lebanon and its threat to see Israel totally annihilated. Russian special envoy for Syrian affairs Alexander Lavrentiev and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey VershininContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Burglars broke into a synagogue in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem overnight Monday, tearing open the ark that houses the holy Torah [Gen.–Deut.] scrolls and throwing the contents to the floor. Police are investigating. “We arrived this morning for prayers and saw the synagogue had been turned completely upsideContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | Palestinian Authority [PA] Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah has offered his resignation amid political turmoil in the PA’s ruling faction, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday. It has yet to be determined if PA President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation. Hamdallah’s offer of resignation comes after the Fatah Central Council recommended onContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 | On Sunday, the world marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Some 50 Holocaust survivors, accompanied by Poland Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Israeli Ambassador to Poland Anna Azari, gathered outside the former concentration camp of Auschwitz in honor of the occasion. Not far from where the ceremony was taking place, scoresContinue Reading »
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