The operators of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan natural gas fields have signed decade-long contracts to sell $15 billion worth of natural gas to Egypt, according to a statement from Delek Drilling on Monday.
Israel announces new agreement to export natural gas to Egypt, February 19, 2018./GPO – TRANSLATION: “I welcome the historic agreement now published on the export of Israeli gas to Egypt. This will bring billions into the coffers of the state, in favor of the education, health and welfare of Israeli citizens. Continue Reading »
Eight Icelandic parliamentarians from across the political spectrum have signed the proposed legislation banning circumcision, proposing 6 years in prison for violators who perform the Jewish religious rite.
By Kobi Nachshoni
A bill submitted this week to the Icelandic parliament is calling for the banning of circumcision and sets the penalty for violators at six years in prison.
Senior European rabbis are fuming at the legislative initiative and are calling on Jewish communities on the continent to apply international pressure in order to prevent the bill’s adoption and ensure freedom of religion.
A Jewish ‘brit’, circumcision ceremony. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP.pn
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, along with Israel’s Defense Ministry, IAI & IAF conducted a successful test of the Arrow 3 interception system, which intercepts & eliminates incoming ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere.
By Kobi Finkler
The Homa administration of the Israeli Defense Ministry, together with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), on Monday morning at 2:30 a.m. conducted a successful flight test of the Arrow 3 system, which intercepts ballistic missiles outside the atmosphere.
The test was conducted in central Israel, led by the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and with the participation of the Israel Air Force.
Arrow 3 interceptor – IAF
The Arrow 3 interceptor was launched and successfully carried out its mission. Continue Reading »
Having refrained from divulging details on the strike between Sunday night & Monday morning, Israel’s Defense Minister now confirmed that the last retaliatory strike actually involved destroying a Hamas attack tunnel on the border between Israel and Gaza, among the 18 Hamas targets hit in 2 waves of attacks.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman confirmed the Israeli army destroyed a tunnel at the border between Israel and Gaza overnight between Sunday and Monday.
“We have liquidated a terrorist tunnel in the Kerem Shalom area. As for the identity of the terrorists, we will not close this chapter until we eliminate those responsible for the terrorist act,” Liberman said. Continue Reading »
After a meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu at the Munich Security Council Conference, that was requested by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, he promised to support Israel should it seek a position at the UN Security Council in a tweet.
By Eldad Beck
Austria has pledged to help Israel become a nonpermanent member of the U.N. Security Council, that country’s chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, announced on Twitter, Saturday. Kurz made the announcement following a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.
Excellent meeting with Prime Minister of #Israel, Benjamin @netanyahu during @MunSecConf. We want to continue to strengthen our bilateral relations and our multilateral cooperation.
Border Policeman retrieving remnants of exploded rocket in open area near border. – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
“The IDF will continue to act in order to ensure security for the citizens of Israel, by all means at its disposal. Hamas is responsible for everything happening inside and outside of the Gaza Strip, above and below the ground,” the IDF Spokesman said. Continue Reading »
Hamas condemns the new American bill, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, that sanctions the group for exploiting civilians as human shields, saying the Trump White House sides with the “Israeli narrative.”
By Elad Benari
Hamas on Thursday condemned a U.S. bill that sanctions the group for using civilians in Gaza as human shields, reported The Associated Press.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said the bill sides with “the Israeli narrative”, according to the report.
The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act on Wednesday.
In a bold move to secure personal privacy, D-ID’s “firewall”, planned to be launched in May, will foil facial recognition algorithms by subtly altering uploaded images to protect identities, undercutting automatic social media facial recognition capabilities. • Firm’s CEO, “Our photos must be protected because unlike passwords, you cannot change your face.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Big brother is watching. But in the future, he may no longer be so all-knowing.
Riding the wave of a global push to comply with new privacy standards, a small Israeli company believes it can help you, and your face, stay anonymous in a hyper-connected world. Continue Reading »
After the airline Virgin Atlantic described a couscous-style salad on its menu as “inspired by the flavors of Palestine,” pro-Israel activists took to social media and called for a boycott of the airline, according to a report by the BBC.
The airline agreed to remove the terms, but when the news broke on February 11 it outraged pro-Palestinian activists and sparked a wave of online reactions.
Twitter Screen Shot
The (pro-Palestinian – ed) website Electronic Intifada reported about the removal of the word “Palestinian”, and twitter users moved forward and called for a boycott of the airline. Continue Reading »
Watch Senior PLO/Fatah member Jibril Rajoub, surrounded by a half-dozen bodyguards, verbally abuse a female Israel Border Police officer at the Cave of the Patriarchs.
By Elad Benari
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub was filmed on Wednesday as he verbally confronted Border Police officers at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron.
Rajoub was filmed at the exit to the compound as he was yelling at a Border Police officer: “Do not threaten me, calm down, what a madman you are, do not shout at anyone.”
He then turned to a female officer and told her, “Shut up, go to hell.” Another female officer then came up and told Rajoub: “If you do not want police intervention here, I suggest you leave. Continue Reading »
WATCH: PM Netanyahu challenges ‘objectivity’ of recommendations, calls police allegations against him “ridiculous,” points out that over half of the police recommendations on indictments are not accepted, and finally, after the next elections, he’ll win once again.
In an impassioned 10-minute rebuttal to police recommendations to indict him on bribery and breach of trust charges, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the nation Tuesday night that not only will this government complete its term, but he will again be re-elected in 2019.
Netanyahu said that the only thing that has motivated him since his days as an officer in the elite Sayeret Matkal, through his days as ambassador to the UN, finance minister and for the last nine years as prime minister, is the good of the country. Continue Reading »
On Guatemalan President, Jimmy Morales’ visit to the United States, he was personally thanked by President Donald Trump, and again at the State Department by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for the decision to also relocate their embassy to Jerusalem.
By JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff
Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, on a visit to the United States, received thanks from several quarters for his support of the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
President Donald Trump thanked Morales on Thursday during a meeting at a hotel in Washington before the annual National Prayer Breakfast, the Associated Press reported. Continue Reading »
Syrian intelligence agencies left flabbergasted after many covert, secret military installations were destroyed by Israeli jets that retaliated, hitting targets in 4 Iranian & 8 Syrian bases after an IAF F-16 was downed over the Galilee.
By Israel Today Staff
That sparked a full day of devastating Israeli aerial assaults on Iranian and Syrian military installations.
According to IDF officials, four Iranian and eight Syrian bases were hit, including Syria’s main command and control bunker.
Many of those installations were covert in nature.
“They, and we, know what we hit and it will take them some time to digest, understand, and ask how Israel knew how to hit those sites,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio. Continue Reading »
Air raid sirens activated in Israel’s Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, warning residents of potential incoming rocket strikes following IDF destroying an enemy drone and then its Iranian command & control base in Syria.
In a major flare up on Israel’s northern border, Israel carried out a large-scale attack against Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in the war-torn country after an Israeli F-16 crashed during operations to strike Iranian targets in Syria early Saturday morning.
The operation, which was carried out by eight Israeli jets, struck 12 targets in Syria including thee Syrians SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries and four Iranian targets near the town of Kiswah, which is home to Syria’s 1st armored division and part of the Islamic Republic’s buildup in Syria. Continue Reading »
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