Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | President Reuven Rivlin said Monday that he believes Iran will step up its attacks on the north of Israel in retaliation for IAF [Israeli Air Force] airstrikes on Iranian facilities in Syria. Speaking at a conference held by the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Rivlin said Israel’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | In his first public statement since November, the leader of the Iran-backed terrorist group, Hezbollah, said that in a future war all of Israel “will be struck by our rockets,” the Jerusalem Post reported Saturday. In the interview with the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen television station, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah also dismissed Israel’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | Malaysia had its right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships stripped by the International Paralympic Committee [IPC] for its decision to bar Israeli athletes from competing. “All World Championships must be open to all eligible athletes and nations to compete safely and free from discrimination. When a hostContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 | “This is life. What’s happening here right now is very powerful,” Liraz Russo (known by his stage name, Static) said during Israel’s televised singing competition, “Rising Star” (“HaKokhav HaBa” in Hebrew). “Put television aside, in our lives—what we have here is a moment,” Russo, one of the judges, continued. “YouContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 January 2019 | In the Middle East, everything can change from minute to minute, and that’s exactly what happened to Israel [last] week. It began with a violent escalation in the Syrian arena, continued with a violent escalation in the Gaza arena and tension in both arenas that lasted into Friday. But byContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 January 2019 | Yesterday was the annual International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day that transcends borders and religions as the world remembers the terrible genocide during which an estimated six million Jewish men, women and children were murdered. On January 27, 1945, Russian forces reached the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and opened theContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 | An Israeli search and rescue team touched down in Brazil Sunday night, just 48 hours after a dam collapse, which so far has killed 58 people and left 300 missing. On Friday, disaster struck Minas Gerais, Brazil, when a dam full of mine tailings burst and sent a river ofContinue Reading »
Monday, 28 January 2019 | Israel has warned Ireland that the advancement of “hypocritical and anti-Semitic” pro-boycott legislation will have serious repercussions for the relationship between the two countries, the Times of Israel reported Friday. Irish Ambassador to Israel Alison Kelly was given an “angry rebuke” over what Israel’s Foreign Ministry described as a “scandalous”Continue Reading »
Friday, 25 January 2019 | The Jewish community in Europe is under threat from an anti-Semitic “plague,” Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog warned in a keynote speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. JNS reported that Herzog made the remarks in an address toContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 January 2019 | Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, told the Security Council on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran spends $7 billion annually on terror activities in Middle East, sponsoring wars in Syria, Yemen and Iraq, while the Iranian economy is on the brink of collapse. “The Iranian regime’sContinue Reading »
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