When Tahel Maman, 4, comes home from kindergarten, she crawls under the kitchen table and stays there. When this behavior began last year, her mother, Ofra, thought it was a game. But after some cajoling, it turned out it was the girl’s way of dealing with the security hardships that have blighted her short life—the Kassam rockets on Sderot, the sound of Israel Defense Forces shells fired at the Gaza Strip, and the sonic booms from Israel Air Force planes.Continue Reading »
Iran, just weeks after its president called for Israel’s destruction, admitted that its new Sina-1 satellite is capable of spying on Israel. The Islamic country insisted the satellite was for scientific purposes, prior to its launch aboard a Russian rocket in October 2005. Officials said its purpose was to take pictures of Iran and monitor regions prone to earthquakes. The head of the country’s space program, however, said that the satellite is able to easily spy on the Jewish state from outer space.Continue Reading »
Despite Al-Qaeda’s campaign in Iraq, Palestinians continue to lead the world in suicide bombings. A report by Tel Aviv University said Palestinians comprised the largest group of suicide bombers. Authored by Yoram Schweitzer and Sari Goldstein Ferber, the study cited 400 Palestinian suicide bombers compared to 376 Iraqi suicide attackers.Continue Reading »
Israelis were promised that withdrawing from Gaza would result in being able to drop the area as a major security concern. But expected Palestinian Authority action against terror has not been forthcoming, the international community has not afforded Israel any meaningful understanding for its right to respond to and deter attacks on its citizens, and Gaza has instead become a thorn in Israel’s side.Continue Reading »
Neo-Nazis slogans and symbols were spray painted on a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust in the city of Dessau, in eastern Germany. There were 308 anti-Semitic incidents in Germany between the months of July and September.Continue Reading »
Israelis preparing to see out the old year and welcome in the new with the sound of shofar blowing on October 3, the eve of Rosh Hashanah (the biblical Feast of Trumpets) felt their country shaking, as a 4.3 scale earthquake struck the region.
Originating just after 7:00 a.m. near the northern Jordan Valley town of Bet She’an, the quake shook beds and buildings, momentarily frightening people, before subsiding as quickly as it had begun.Continue Reading »
Israel expects at least 180,000 of the current 240,000 settlers in the occupied West Bank will be able to stay in their homes with approval from the United States. Just before the Gaza evacuation, Dov Weisglass, senior adviser to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said that Israel expects the evacuation of 8,500 Jewish settlers from the Gaza Strip and a small area in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria).Continue Reading »
Despite the fervent claims of Palestinian Authority (PA) officials that the Muslims living under their rule have the utmost respect for Judaism, the synagogues of Gaza were burned and desecrated even before the last Jew had left the strip.
A cursory check of recent history would seem to contradict the PA’s assertions and make these scenes from Gaza very much expected.Continue Reading »
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