Thursday, 02 February 2017 | The summer of 2014 was a terrible one for the people of Israel. The screeching wail of air raid sirens became an all too familiar sound echoing through the scorching days as June turned into July and Hamas continued to rain its arsenal of rockets and missiles on civilianContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 | The new chief of the United Nations (UN) has no doubt in his mind that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem was the spot that housed the ancient Jewish Temple. According to UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, it is “clear as the sun is clear that the Temple that the RomansContinue Reading »
Friday, 27 January 2017 | The Department of Engineering and Construction of the Ministry of Defense has now completed a project to raise in places the height of the border fence that separates Israel from Egypt. The 242 kilometer [150 mi] fence, which stretches from the Red Sea Port of Eilat to the Gaza StripContinue Reading »
The massacre in Mosul and its surroundings is shocking. Everyone is killing and massacring everyone. Not just ISIS. The world is watching. The world knows. And the world is keeping quiet. It also happened in Aleppo in Syria. The big hospital was ruined. The world knows, watches and keeps silent. The world’s greatest power hasContinue Reading »
My friend, Henry, (not his real name) was in his early teens when the Nazis came to power in his native Germany. Although Jewish, he was extremely popular in his German school, elected president of his class, a football hero and a star pupil. One morning as the school day began, Henry’s teacher called himContinue Reading »
Monday, 07 November 2016 | Iran is commanding a “foreign legion” of about 25,000 Shiite militiamen in Syria, the former head of the Shin Bet (Israeli security organization) said on Wednesday. The Shiite fighters, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, “are fighting in Syria only against the rebels and not against ISIS,” Avi Dichter, now theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 August 2016 | They call it the “carrot and stick” plan, an initiative aimed at nipping any prospective Palestinian terror in the bud. Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman introduced the new policy yesterday at the Israel Defense Force (IDF) headquarters in Tel Aviv. He explained that the premise of the strategy is simple: PalestinianContinue Reading »
Monday, 25 July 2016 | In decades past, the horror of sudden violence was something thought to be largely contained to countries located in the so-called radical neighborhoods on earth. Suicide bombers and gun-wielding terrorists plagued countries in the Middle East, while the threat of terror remained far away from the well-established democracies of Europe.Continue Reading »
A former IDF general warned Israelis that the next war with the Iran-backed Lebanese terror organization, Hezbollah, would lead to a barrage of rockets into Israel on an order of magnitude higher than anything Israel has yet faced. Major General (res.) Yitzhak Gershon, who served as the head of the IDF’s Home Front Command duringContinue Reading »
Israel’s defense establishment’s plan to build a concrete wall tens of meters underground as well as aboveground along the Gaza Strip border was revealed by Yedioth Ahronoth. It has previously been estimated that such a project would cost tens of billions of shekels. However, under the new plan the construction costs are estimated to reachContinue Reading »
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