Tuesday, 12 October 2021 | Foreign Minister Yair Lapid took off last night for a three-day official trip to Washington for a series of high-level meetings with senior members of the Biden administration, Jewish leaders and his counterpart from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Iran—and the Islamic Republic signalling its intention to return to theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 | Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that Israel would approve a “national plan” for the Golan Heights in six weeks’ time, calling the development of the area a “strategic goal” for the country. “Exactly 40 years ago, the government of Israel, led by Menachem Begin, made an incrediblyContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 | Iranian hackers targeted Israeli and US defense technology companies as well as businesses in the Middle East region, Microsoft announced in a blog post on Monday. More than 250 Microsoft Office 365 users were targeted, Microsoft said, focusing on US and Israeli defense technology companies involved in producing “military grade-radars,Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 12 October 2021 | In her final days as chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel arrived in Israel on October 9 for a three-day visit. Her calendar was filled with many events but perhaps the most significant was Sunday’s visit to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust museum. Merkel was accompanied by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, YadContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 October 2021 | At a special Cabinet meeting at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greeted visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel by stating that the alliance between their two countries had “turned into a friendship.” Merkel, who is heading Germany’s caretaker government until its next coalition is formed,Continue Reading »
Monday, 11 October 2021 | Nearly 50 countries pledged to combat anti-Semitism within their borders in a joint statement at the 48th United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Geneva last week. The declaration was headed by Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic—heads of the Slavkov Format, a group which sees the three nationsContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 October 2021 | According to a recent report by N12, a Hebrew-language television station, Israel’s Communications Ministry is currently in the process of assembling a team of experts who will tackle certain practices of the social media giant, Facebook. At the heart of the matter: Should Facebook be legally liable, like newspapers andContinue Reading »
Monday, 11 October 2021 | In its annual World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list, the US magazine Newsweek names three Israeli medical centers. The magazine ranks the top 250 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and pediatrics, and the top 125 for endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery and pulmonology. According toContinue Reading »
Friday, 8 October 2021 | Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to travel to Washington, DC, next week to meet with senior Biden administration officials. According to Axios, Lapid is expected to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, but not US PresidentContinue Reading »
Friday, 8 October 2021 | The Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled in favor of a Jewish man who was banned from the Temple Mount after being caught praying there quietly a few weeks ago. Aryeh Lipo had been banned from the Temple Mount complex for 15 days by the Israeli Police after they caught him prayingContinue Reading »
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