In New Year interview with Ynet, Israel’s PM reiterates his opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state, declaring publicly that the Palestinian Authority a ‘failed entity’ and ruled out any direct meeting with Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas.
By Attila Somfalvi
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday ruled out meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to promote a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
“My perception is different than that of the defense minister although we work in harmony. I oppose a Palestinian state and I think it would be a grave mistake to import the failed Gaza model of Hamas which shoots rockets at us, and turn the entire West Bank to that,” he told Ynet in an interview. Continue Reading »
According to the report, Iranian agents working for the Mossad used a parked Nissan pickup truck armed with a ‘smuggled-in’ remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Iran’s chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated in November 2020 by the Mossad using a remote-controlled artificial intelligence operated sniper machine gun, The New York Times reported on Saturday.
From the start, there has been controversy about how Fakhrizadeh was killed, but The Jerusalem Post can now confirm the accuracy of the Times report regarding the remote-controlled gun.
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Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami, speaks during a funeral ceremony of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in Tehran, Iran November 30, 2020.
Analysis: Following the capture of 4 of the 6 prisoner escapees, it’s clear the apprehended fugitive Palestinian terrorists expected assistance from the Israeli Arabs before entering a more ‘friendly’ West Bank for weapons and protection.
By Ron Ben-Yishai
The relatively quick arrest of four of the six Palestinian prisoners who made a dramatic escape from Gilboa Prison earlier this week indicates their plans were not as sophisticated as security officials initially estimated.
They also probably did not receive significant assistance from accomplices outside of prison.
Israeli police capture notorious terror commander Zakaria Zubeidi who escaped on Monday – Screen-capture: Israel Police Facebook page
The fugitives’ plan was probably based on the assumption that they would find short-term shelter in Arab communities near Gilboa in northern Israel. Continue Reading »
New data from Statistics Canada reflect how the vast majority of hate crimes in Canada, experienced by the Jewish community among others, were never investigated.
BY Dan Verbin in Canada
Newly released figures from Statistics Canada reveal that the country’s police only investigated 1 percent of hate crimes in 2019.
The figure is startling given that Canadians self-reported 223,000 hate-motivated incidents during that year.
Some examples of antisemitism on the cover page of the B’nai Brith Canada audit.- PHOTO: B’NAI BRITH CANADA
“We are in the middle of a hate crime crisis,” Evan Balgord, executive director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, told CTV News. Continue Reading »
The tunnels dug from Gaza beneath Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing in order to smuggle in stolen fuel and other goods along with weapons into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave.
Three Palestinians died on Thursday after Egypt pumped toxic gas into a Gaza smuggling tunnel, Israel’s N12 news reports.
The tunnel stretches from the Gaza Strip to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
The smuggling tunnels dug under the Philadelphi Corridor along the Egypt-Gaza border are used by Palestinians to bypass the Rafah Border Crossing. Fuel, food and other goods along with weapons are brought into the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave from Egypt via the tunnel system. Continue Reading »
Israel’s continued growth and new ties with neighboring Arab countries are creating new trade opportunities for Israel and the new ultra-modern Haifa Port is well placed to become a major regional transport hub.
By Reuters & ILH Staff
Israel has opened a new shipping port along its Mediterranean coast that will bring much needed competition to a sector plagued by delays and boost the country’s standing as a regional trade hub.
The 5.5 billion shekel ($1.7 billion) Bay Port at Haifa, which will be operated by Shanghai International Port Group, will enable larger classes of cargo ships, carrying 18,000 containers or more, to dock in Israel. Continue Reading »
In a joint contract, Israel Aerospace Industries joins with MCL in a deal to manufacture 4 Remote Platoon Vehicles for remote extraction of casualties, ammunition resupplies, intelligence-gathering, surveillance & target acquisition for the British Armed Forces.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) were awarded a contract to deliver four autonomous combat vehicles to the United Kingdom to enhance the British Armed Forces’ military capabilities, the companies announced on Wednesday.
An IAI Remote Platoon Vehicle (RPV). – Photo: ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES
The vehicles, called Remote Platoon Vehicles (RPVs), can be operated in autonomous, remote, or manual modes. Continue Reading »
Erin O’Toole, the leader of Canada’s Conservative Party, reiterates pledge to relocate the Canadian embassy to Jerusalem if he’s elected prime minister at the upcoming federal elections in three weeks.
By Ariel Kahana & ILH Staff
Erin O’Toole, the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, vowed on Monday that if his party wins in the upcoming federal elections, Canada’s embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem.
“This was a commitment I made several years ago,” he told reporters. Continue Reading »
– The Biden White House will have to overcome Jerusalem’s skepticism over the current administration, in the wake of the deadly & politicly humiliating situation in Afghanistan.
– The President will likely avoid pressuring Bennett given the fragile nature of his diverse coalition.
– Israel’s PM will have to ensure that the White House do more than just make empty promises regarding Iran.
By Prof. Abraham Ben-Zvi
On September 4, 1975, following intense negotiations led by President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Israel and Egypt signed the Sinai Interim Agreement. One of the principle stumbling blocks on the way to the agreement was Israel’s concern that the administration wouldn’t honor its commitment to set up an early warning station at Um Hashiba in the Sinai Peninsula manned by 200 American technicians (the station was aimed at providing Israel with up-to-date intelligence on any Egyptian violation of the agreement). Continue Reading »
Israel’s Chief of Staff tells reporters that the approved defense budget increase for the IDF will cover all operational plans for military action on Iran’s nuclear facilities, along with a dedicated intel unit assigned to the mission.
The Israeli military was accelerating plans for a possible strike on Iran, IDF Chief of staff Aviv Kochavi said in a press briefing on Wednesday.
“The progress in the Iranian nuclear program has led the IDF to speed up its operational plans, and the defense budget that was recently approved is meant to address this,” Kohavi said, speaking to military correspondents ahead of the Jewish New Year. Continue Reading »
According to the Syrian state news agency, the alleged Israeli airstrike that targeted sites near Homs & Damascus had most missiles intercepted.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF, TZVI JOFFRE
Syrian air defenses are responding to an alleged Israeli airstrike targeting a site in the Qalamoun Mountains, northeast of Damascus, Syrian state news agency SANA reported on Thursday night.
According to Lebanese media, the airstrike was carried out over Lebanese airspace. The Israeli airstrike targeted sites near Damascus and Homs and most missiles were intercepted, Syrian military sources told SANA.
The sources also added the airstrike’s results are being checked.
On Tuesday, Syria accused Israel of striking a military outpost belonging to Iranian-backed militias near Quneitra. Continue Reading »
Although Lebanese reports confirmation of a senior Hezbollah official killed in Syria, Iran is conspicuously silent on the demise of their Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps official.
Israeli strikes in Syria reportedly killed a Hezbollah military commander and an Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) senior official.
The (Israeli) Kan public broadcaster reported that Hezbollah military commander Imad al-Amin was killed in western Syria.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard troops march in a military parade in Tehran, Iran .(AP Photo:Ebrahim Noroozi, File); Hezbollah commander Imad al-Amin. (Hezbollah Telegram channel)
The Lebanese terror group confirmed on Telegram that al-Amin was killed “while fulfilling his duties” but did not specify when or how. Continue Reading »
Op-ed: Detailing how the Levantine state dug itself into its current predicament, Lebanon offers a tragic case in point of how “anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.”
By Sean Durns
(JNS) “One of the lessons that we learn from studying Jewish history,” the historian Paul Johnson observed, “is that anti-Semitism corrupts the people and societies possessed by it.” Lebanon offers a tragic case in point.
Damage after the Beirut explosion. Aug 2020. – Photo courtesy: Mehr News Agency via Wikimedia
Aug. 4 marked the one-year anniversary of the Port of Beirut explosion, in which a large amount of ammonium nitrate exploded, killing at least 218 people, injuring hundreds more and leaving thousands homeless. Continue Reading »
When US Sec. of St. Anthony Blinken visited Israel two months ago he revealed that Biden intended to re-open the old consulate in Jerusalem for the Palestinians, which became redundant following Trump’s embassy move to the capital.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Biden administration is continuing to work behind the scenes to advance the opening of a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem, and according to a report in the Israel Hayomnewspaper, the issue is likely to be raised during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to the United States at the end of the month, in the premier’s talks with President Biden. Continue Reading »