Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | About 220,000 Jews currently live in “east Jerusalem,” which in reality lies north, south and east of the city’s old jurisdiction, in areas added to the city in 1967. The proportion of Jews in these areas consists of 39% of the population. However, since the 2000s, there has been aContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | For the first time ever, researchers have fully mapped the “Genghis Khan’s Wall,” a 737-km [458-mi] section of The Great Wall that resides outside of China along the Mongolian Steppe. Hebrew University of Jerusalem archaeologist Professor Gideon Shelach-Lavi lead the international research team and published their findings in the latest editionContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 | The Health Ministry reported Monday evening that 169 Israelis have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, 125 of them since midnight, in what constitutes Israel’s largest leap in daily cases since the end of April. The fresh spike in positive diagnoses raises the number ofContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 | What happened: According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has continued to increase its stockpiles of enriched uranium and remains in violation of the nuclear deal. The IAEA said that as of May 20, Iran’s total stockpile of low-enriched uranium amounted to 1,571.6 kilograms (1.73 tons), up from 1,020.9Continue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 | Germany will not support sanctions over Israel’s planned unilateral annexation of parts of the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] or recognize Palestinian independence, a diplomatic official in Jerusalem said Monday. However, the official stressed that annexation would likely put a strain on the relations between Jerusalem and Berlin, and Germany’sContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 | Palestinian Authority [PA] Foreign Minister Riad Malki seems to have committed a “crime.” He said that the Palestinians are prepared to hold a meeting with Israelis! Malki made this scandalous statement during a meeting last week with foreign journalists. “The Palestinian leadership has confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Malki said, referring to the possibilityContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 June 2020 | The Shin Bet (Israeli internal security organization) security service said Sunday that Israel has apprehended the Palestinian who threw a large block at the head of IDF [Israel Defense Forces] First Sgt. Amit Ben Yigal during an arrest operation in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] last month, killing him.Continue Reading »
Monday, 8 June 2020 | At least 12 people have been killed in an alleged Israeli air strike on Iranian targets in eastern Syria, a war-monitoring group reported Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack, which allegedly targeted pro-Iranian militias, took place at night between Saturday and Sunday and was carried outContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 June 2020 | Israel’s declared intention to apply sovereignty over some territories in Judea and Samaria is provoking a storm in the Palestinian Authority [PA] and Jordan, and to a lesser extent in other Arab states. The question before us is what might happen on the Palestinian side if Israel does indeed takeContinue Reading »
Monday, 8 June 2020 | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan excels at making statements in support of the Palestinians. His actions, however, suggest quite a different attitude about the plight of thousands of Palestinian refugees who fled to Turkey from Syria in the past two years. For a start, Erdoğan does not even recognize theseContinue Reading »
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