According to comments distributed by the British Embassy to Israel from Hague to reporters on Thursday [May 27], “We can not have a position where Israeli politicians feel they can not visit this country, and indeed not just Israel, but this could apply to many other nations as well. So this has to be putContinue Reading »
The IDF also decided it will transfer the humanitarian supplies carried on the ships to the Gaza Strip, after they undergo a security check. As part of the military preparation, the navy carried out an exercise intercepting ships and arresting passengers. Navy Commander Major-General Eliezer Marom said the navy forces will use measures to protectContinue Reading »
Also on display are weapons made by the former Soviet Union that Hizbullah used against Israel, including anti-tank missiles and rockets. Visitors are able to move underground to tour what was once a secret underground bunker complex with its operations room—complete with maps—displayed under glass.Continue Reading »
The invitation comes after Obama met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri earlier this week. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also expected to eventually meet with Obama as well. The Middle East is an important foreign policy issue for the US right now, with indirect Israel-Palestinian peace talks up and running, current American efforts toContinue Reading »
Israel also allowed in more than 105 million liters of fuel for Gaza’s power plant in 2009, and Israel continues to provide approximately 60% of Gaza’s electricity. More than 3,000 tons of a chemical for water purification went into Gaza in 2009, and the IDF said 48 trucks of equipment for improving the sanitation infrastructureContinue Reading »
“Several months ago we distributed invitations to countries and organizations for the drill via government ministries and emergency units,” Kobi Wimisberg, head of the visitors directorate in the National Emergency Management Authority told Ynet. “Professionals in the emergency field showed great interest,” he noted. Wimisberg added that he did not receive any unusual requests fromContinue Reading »
Economic growth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), rose by 3.3% in the first quarter of 2010 according to National Accounts figures cited by the Bank, and employment-related issues continued to improve. However, the European debt crisis is raising concerns that could lead to problems for the Israeli economy. The Bank noted that theContinue Reading »
Besides the donkey, no one was injured and no damage was caused. Military sources noted on Tuesday that terror organizations in the past have attempted to carry out terror attacks in various ways, including using animals. Last year, the military thwarted an attempt by Gaza gunmen who used booby-trapped horses loaded with explosive devices andContinue Reading »
The New York Times also points to the drawbacks of the initiative, including danger to the troops and the possibility of upsetting delicate diplomatic relations in the region. The newspaper reports that the directive “appears to authorize specific operations in Iran.”Continue Reading »
“Israel strives for economic peace. We have removed checkpoints; we have made life easier; we are always taking action to advance the Palestinian economy. Despite all this, the Palestinian side is opposed to economic peace and is taking steps that ultimately hurt them. This also refers to the economic boycott they are spearheading and theContinue Reading »
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