Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday discussed the matter with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton. On Thursday [June 24] he met with US officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, National Security Advisor James Jones, and senior officials in the US military and defense establishment. Meanwhile, organizers of an Iranian flotilla to Gaza on ThursdayContinue Reading »
The claim follows a report two weeks ago in London’s The Times that Saudi Arabia had given Israel permission to fly through a narrow corridor of airspace in northern Saudi Arabia so as to shorten the flight time required for Israeli jets to reach Iran. The Times claimed that Saudi Arabia had adjusted its missileContinue Reading »
The controversial Goldstone report is used to back up the case against Israel. The plaintiffs said that they did not trust the Israeli court system, saying it was “not independent, reliable, or honest according to the criteria of international law.” A decision by the Belgian prosecutor on whether to pursue this case is expected inContinue Reading »
The drones, which are manufactured by the Israel Aerospace Industries and Elbit Systems, are used by the Turkish military to gather intelligence in the ongoing conflict with Kurdish insurgents. More than 300 insurgents have been killed by Turkish forces in the past few days. [Israel Defense Forces] IDF and Israel Aerospace Industries instructors were sentContinue Reading »
The Tourism Ministry's initiative comes as a result of numerous requests from tour guides, travel agencies, tour operators and tourists themselves, who asked that the professional guides accompanying the groups during their visits to Israel be allowed to continue guiding them during their visits to Bethlehem. Following the request, the Civil Administration in early JanuaryContinue Reading »
This cooperation represents a unique and important component in the development [of] promotion of the good relationship between the two countries.” Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon met with Niebel on Monday [June 21] and discussed cooperation in Africa and Central Asia, primarily in areas such as irrigation, agriculture and water. Said Ayalon, “The cooperation betweenContinue Reading »
Four attempts by the Israel government to free Shalit have failed and now there is real concern that Gilad Shalit could become another Ron Arad. Airman Ron Arad disappeared 24 years ago after successfully bailing out over southern Lebanon. Every attempt by successive Israeli governments had failed to find out what was the fate ofContinue Reading »
The following is the transcript—”The West Bank [Judea and Samaria] and Gaza have another section in Palestine which is the Palestinian coast that spreads along the [Mediterranean] sea, from Ashkelon in the south, until Haifa, in the Carmel Mountains. Haifa is a well-known Palestinian port. [Haifa] enjoyed a high status among Arabs and Palestinians especiallyContinue Reading »
The Defense Ministry issued an official statement, saying that the Ofek 9 satellite “was launched and successfully injected into orbit by means of a Shavit satellite launcher.” “In the next phase, the satellite will undergo several tests for validation of its serviceability and satisfactory performance,” the statement said, noting that Ofek 9 is an “advancedContinue Reading »
“He’s been very instrumental in coordinating between Israel and the international community to get these policy changes through,” said Regev. When asked if their Gaza policy had the stamp of approval from the international community, Regev said, “I believe that’s true.” Blair’s group—the Quartet—consisting of the United States, the European Union, the United Nations andContinue Reading »
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