Ynet brings you a summary of the national disaster, minute after minute: Thursday, December 2 12:02 pm, Big forest fire breaks out near Usfiya. No injuries reported, but fire threatens houses. Many firefighting teams dispatched to area. 12:38, Firefighters evacuate prisoners from Damon Prison. 1:06, Firefighters evacuate Beit Oren and the Carmel Forest spa resort.Continue Reading »
The new policy is significant because it veers away from the Hamas charter which lays claim to all land, including that which is the state of Israel; and because it appears to be a major step toward reconciliation with Fatah. Ending the bifurcation between the Hamas-controlled Gaza and Fatah-controlled West Bank [Judea and Samaria]Continue Reading »
Eyeglasses, as they are used today, are not ideal solutions he says, because what you gain in eyesight magnification you lose in clarity and focus. It's a problem that has plagued generations of eyeglass wearers, but Zalevsky believes he has found a better way. “Spectacles” have been around for at least 700 years by mostContinue Reading »
The Jerusalem Post reported that assistance is also set to come from Britain, Russia, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Romania, Jordan and Bulgaria. The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on their Web site that they are “in contact with almost all European countries, and with Middle Eastern states regarding assistance in extinguishing the blaze.Continue Reading »
My heart is heavy as I feel the pain of the nation of Israel at this moment as fires ravage northern Israel and threaten the city of Haifa. According to the Jerusalem Post, quoting Haifa firefighter spokesman Hezi Levi, “If we don't get foreign assistance tonight, I doubt we will be able to control theContinue Reading »
More than 15,000 people were evacuated from their homes by late Thursday [December 2] as a massive fire continued to rage in northern Israel. Thursday night, officials in Haifa, Israel's third largest city, ordered the evacuation of several streets in the Denia neighborhood. Mayor Yona Yahav estimated that some 2,500 people will be evacuated fromContinue Reading »
The holiday remembers the account of the Maccabee revolt during the second century BC. The Greek empire at the time controlled the Holy Land, and the foreign ruler Antiochus Epiphanes was effectively in the process of cultural genocide in Israel. According to Chabad.org, Jews were prohibited from engaging in essential aspects of their own culture,Continue Reading »
Speaking to reporters in Washington, Crowley said the administration has “repeatedly raised with the Palestinian Authority leadership the need to consistently combat all forms of de-legitimization of Israel, including denying historic Jewish connections to the land.”Continue Reading »
According to the IDF, the men said during their questioning that they had planned more attacks. Said the IDF statement, “Specifically they had begun following an Israeli civilian. Initially they had planned to kidnap him, until they had decided in favor of a shooting attack.” The questioning of the suspects also led the IsraelisContinue Reading »
When the society invited Prosor to give a lecture on security in the shadow of extremism, he says he did not hesitate for a moment. “Spreading our truth is an important mission, especially in problematic areas,” he said. Protestors were waiting for him at the gates when he arrived, but a surprise was in storeContinue Reading »
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