New function on your Facebook account alerts family & friends back home that you’re safe, in the event of a catastrophe or natural disaster.
As authorities in Nepal continue the hunt for missing trekkers, Facebook launched a new feature to help users let loved ones know they are safe when disaster strikes.
The “Safety Check” tool allows users to “let friends and family know you’re safe; check on others in the affected area; and mark your friends as safe,” Facebook said Wednesday in a press release.
The social media giant started developing the tool after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, it said. Continue Reading »
“This murder was ordered, organized, & planned. It was not the act of people feeling oppressed. This was the act of an organized group seeking int’l recognition, moral equivalency, & money.”…. hundreds of millions of dollars going to Arafat, some of which is with Mrs. Arafat in the South of France & most of which never got to the people it was intended to help—the Palestinians.
By Gil Ronen
Former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani has penned an article in The Daily Beast in which he explains why he joined a demonstration outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday night before the first performance of the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer.”
Rudy Giuliani – Flash 90
As a story attempting to recount the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, “the opera is factually inaccurate and extraordinarily damaging to an appropriate description of the problems in Israel and Palestine, and of terrorism in general,” he wrote. Continue Reading »
Arab residents in Silwan complain they are being driven out after Jews bought 6 properties in the Jerusalem neighborhood last month.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir, News Agencies
Arab residents in East Jerusalem on Monday night threw Molotov cocktails and firecrackers at a building in Silwan into which nine Jewish families moved the night before. No one was hurt and no damage was caused.
Israeli police guard the entrance to house in Silwan that Jewish settlers moved into – Photo: AP
Police and Border Police forces disperse the rioters using crowd dispersal means. A Molotov cocktail found by police was taken to a forensics lab for testing. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Defense Minister Ya’alon will have to chronicle to Ban Ki-moon the list of war crimes committed by Hamas & other Gaza terror organizations, and defend Israel against false claims.
By Mark Langfan, A7 UN Reporter
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, who is on a five-day visit to the US, came to the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City Monday to begin to fight the ultimate battle of the Hamas-Israel War that began in the summer of 2014.
Yaalon with Ban – Photo: Sarah Brittany Somerset/UN
Now, long after the guns fell silent in Gaza, Ya’alon has perhaps the toughest of all fights: explaining to an extremely skeptical and biased United Nations that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fought the Gaza War in accordance with “international law.”
Here, on a beautiful, crisp, sunny autumn day, on the 38th Floor of the UN Secretariat Building with spectacular views, thousands of miles from Israel and Hamas, Ya’alon first shook hands with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Tamar gas field’s partners announced signed letter of intent to sell 5 billion m3 of gas valued at $700 million to Egypt over the next 3 years, awaits final approval by Israel & Egypt.
By Hezi Sternlicht, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
The partners in Israel’s offshore Tamar gas field announced Sunday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of at least 5 billion cubic meters of gas to Egypt’s Dolphinus Holdings over the next three years, via an old pipeline built to send gas in the other direction.
The Tamar offshore drilling site [Archive] – Photo: Albatross
Energy industry experts hedged Monday that the deal could be worth some $700 million. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian sources told Turkish news agency that a subsequent Hamas investigation revealed 2 of their elite fighters fell in battle with IDF troops near Khan Younis.
Palestinian sources on Sunday told Turkish news agency Anatolia that Israel is holding the bodies of two Hamas field commanders missing since the end of the 50-day conflict in Gaza during the summer.
Hamas fighters during the Gaza conflict – Photo: Reuters
According to the sources, Anatolia said, the fate of the two bodies, both belonging to members of Hamas’ military wing, was uncovered after a month-long intensive investigation.
The Palestinian sources named the Hamas men as Basel Abu al-Naja, and Ibrahim al-Amur, saying they were both members of the Hamas elite forces, the news agency said. Continue Reading »
Despite the fact the homes were purchased legally in a Jerusalem neighborhood where Jews were expelled from by the Jordanians in 1948, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said “the US condemns the recent occupation of residential buildings in the neighborhood of Silwan.”
By Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar
After a similar move last month led to American condemnation and Arab riots, nine Jewish families on Sunday night moved into their newly purchased homes in Jerusalem’s Shiloach (known as Silwan by local Arabs) neighborhood.
Home purchased by Jews in City of David – Photo: Arieh King – Facebook
The neighborhood is located adjacent to the City of David, an area thought to be the heart of the Jewish capital in Biblical times located just south of the Old City. Continue Reading »
Nazi fanaticism is thriving in the Baltic States. Last week Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that a trend of “open neo-Nazism” is becoming “commonplace” in the Baltic states as well as Latvia & Ukraine.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
A Nazi-inspired beauty pageant dubbed “Miss Hitler 2014″ is calling for attractive women to participate in the contest held on the Russian equivalent to Facebook .
From Miss Hitler 2014 Contest – Alina Voronina from Moscow is the Miss Hitler for you. As a young child, Voronina became infatuated with the Third Reich when she studied World War II. Now she is intently focused on Holocaust revisionism. Continue Reading »
The daughter of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, was admitted to a Tel Aviv hospital in October after suffering complications from routine procedure performed in Gaza.
A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh – Photo: AFP
Ismail Haniyeh’s daughter’s week-long admission to a hospital in Tel Aviv – which Israeli and Palestinian officials declined to confirm or deny – shows humanitarian coordination between the sides continues just weeks after the Gaza war ended. Continue Reading »