Archive for Israel News

Libyan tanker sailing from Iran to Syria purposely spill crude oil off Israeli coast

Israel’s Environmental Protection Minister called ecological damage, ‘environmental terrorism’, saying those responsible for purposely discharging crude oil off Israel’s northern coast ‘must pay the price’ for devastation to Israeli nature and animals.

By Ilana Curiel, News Agencies

 

The recent oil spill off Israel’s shores that caused massive ecological damage was caused by a Libyan ship sailing from Iran to Syria, Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel said on Wednesday, describing the incident as “environmental terrorism.”

The country’s investigation had focused on an unidentified ship that passed about 50 km (30 miles) off the coast on Feb. 11 as the likely source of what environmentalist groups are calling an ecological disaster that could take years to clean up. Continue Reading »

Israeli vehicle carrying cargo ship hit by explosion in Gulf of Oman

— BREAKING NEWS —

An Israeli-owned vehicle carrier ship, the MV Helios Ray, exploded after sailing out of a Saudi port. The blast has increased the already antagonistic relationship between Israel and Iran. No injuries were reported as the vessel safely sailed to port.
– The area of the blast hosted a series of explosions in 2019 that the U.S. Navy attributed to Iran.

i24NEWS – Breaking news

 

An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing through the Gulf of Oman on Friday, an incident renewing concerns about ship security amid escalating tensions between the US and Iran.

“Investigations are ongoing. Continue Reading »

Iranian views ‘Schindler’s List’ and learns truth about the Jews & Israel

Steven Spielberg’s movie on the Holocaust undid decades of lies, inspired me to go see Auschwitz for myself and taught me that the truth will eventually come to light.

– In Iran, I was taught to hate Israel and Jews. Then I watched Schindler’s List.
By Omid Safari

 

I am an Iranian, born in Iran one year after the Islamic Revolution in 1980. I spent my entire childhood there and was schooled in its educational system, which is designed by an extremist Islamic cult known as the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout those years and up until today, anti-Semitic and anti-Israel dogma pervaded the society and was taught in all school and university textbooks. Continue Reading »

Israeli invented synthetic cornea returns eyesight to blind 78yr old

After receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea, a 78-year-old patient was able to recognize his family members and read a text immediately after his bandages were removed at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva.

By  ILH Startup Editor

 

A 78-year-old man who has been blind in both eyes for 10 years has regained his sight after receiving the first implant of an artificial cornea developed by Israeli startup CorNeat, the company announced Monday.

The CorNeat KPro implant is designed to replace deformed, scarred or opacified corneas, and it integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue. Continue Reading »

MAZEL TOV! Israeli hospital cures 29 of 30 COVID-19 patients in 3-5 days

Although the 30th patient also fully recovered later on, 29 out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease and were released within 3 to 5 days after using a new treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center.

By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN

 

Twenty-nine out of 30 moderate-to-severe COVID-19 patients who were administered a treatment developed by Tel Aviv’s Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov Hospital) as part of a Phase I trial recovered from the disease and were released within three to five days, the hospital said Friday.

The 30th patient also recovered but it took longer.

Prof. Nadir Arber – Photo: Ichilov Hospital

The patients were given Prof. Continue Reading »

With Trump gone, ICC now ready for war crime probe against Israel

The ICC has declared their jurisdiction extends over the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, thus prepared to now open a war crimes probe into Israeli’s military actions.
– Netanyahu slams UN court, saying, “the court has violated the rights of democracies to defend themselves against terrorism.”

By the Associated Press, Ynet

 

The International Criminal Court said Friday that its jurisdiction extends to territories occupied by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War, appearing to clear the way for its chief prosecutor to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions.

The ICC’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said in 2019 that there was a “reasonable basis” to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip as well as Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank. Continue Reading »

Historic²: Israel and Kosovo establish full diplomatic ties over Zoom

In a uniquely held ceremony via a Zoom meeting on Monday, Israel and Muslim-majority Kosovo officially established diplomatic ties Monday.

By LAHAV HARKOV

 

The ceremony, which according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry is the first of its kind in the world, saw agreements signed by Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, and then scanned and sent to his Kosovar counterpart Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla in the capital of Pristina.


In her official capacity, the Kosovo Foreign Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism last week on International Holocaust Memorial Day, which among other things defines certain anti-Israel activity as antisemitic. Continue Reading »

Biden’s pro-PLO promises called illegal and subject to judicial scrutiny

Biden’s reversing Trump policies with promise to reopen PLO Washington office will make Palestinians open to liable cases of $655.5 million in financial penalties and Biden’s commitment of refinancing PA, violates the Taylor Force Act, a law passed by Congress in 2018.

By REUTERS

 

US President Joe Biden’s plan to work to reopen the Palestinians’ diplomatic mission in Washington could be held up over a law that exposes Palestinian officials to US anti-terror lawsuits, officials and advisers to the Palestinians say.

The Biden administration hopes to repair relations with the Palestinians after a sharp deterioration under former President Donald Trump, who closed the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington office in 2018 and cut millions of dollars in aid to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »

F-35 photographed by Hezbollah TV flying over Lebanon

‘Caught’ during a rare operational flight, a photographer for a Hezbollah-owned TV station posted photos on Twitter of the advanced 5th-generation aircraft flying over Lebanon….but identified them as F-15 fighter jets.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Israeli F-35s are never seen in combat, but on Monday they seemed to have been captured by a Lebanese photographer patrolling the skies over Lebanon.

Translated from Arabic by Google: 6 F-15s. A hostile Israeli woman was flying over Lebanon for hours.
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Palestinian terrorist shot dead during knife-attack on female IDF soldier

Knife-wielding Palestinian male held at bay as female IDF soldier successfully fended off multiple stabbing attacks using the butt of her weapon, as force commander took open shot to neutralized him.

By Ynet, Reuters

 

IDF troops on Tuesday shot and killed a Palestinian attacker who attempted to stab soldiers at a junction near the West Bank settlement of Ariel. There were no Israeli casualties.

Israeli troops at a nearby military post “spotted an assailant who attempted to stab two IDF soldiers” stationed at the junction, the army said.

Corporal Lian Harush, fought the terrorist back.- Photo: IDF Spokesperson

“One of the soldiers blocked the assailant’s multiple stabbing attacks, and the commander of the troops who was at the scene fired towards the assailant and neutralized him,” the statement said. Continue Reading »

Historic List of 100 Times President Trump Supported Israel

Despite those who ridiculed President Trump’s pro-Israel achievements as being ‘token steps’ or for his Christian base supporters at home, President Trump accomplished more in helping & protecting Jews & Israel, than all his predecessors combined.

By Rabbi Uri Pilichowski

 

Sure, Donald Trump paved the way for the Abraham Accord that broke away from the U.S. State Department’s 40 years of failed policies, after moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights… but there’s more…. so much more.

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  1. President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
  2. President Trump moved the American Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
  3. President Trump closed the Jerusalem consulate and made it an Embassy branch
  4. President Trump has never publicly criticized Israel
  5. President Trump pulled America out of the Iran deal
  6. President Trump raised military aid to Israel by $400 million
  7. President Trump raised sanctions on Iran as soon as pulled out of the deal
  8. President Trump recognized the sovereignty of Israel on the Golan Heights
  9. President Trump designated IRGC (Iranian special forces) a foreign terrorist group
  10. President Trump banned BDS head Omar Barghouti from America
  11. President Trump banned the head of ICC and staff from coming to America
  12. President Trump backed Israel’s right to self-defense in Gaza
  13. President Trump left the United Nations Human Rights (sic) Council
  14. President Trump cut off all aid to the Palestinian Authority
  15. President Trump closed the PLO office in Washington, DC
  16. President Trump was the first president to visit the Western Wall as President
  17. President Trump sent the first official American visit to the Western Wall with an Israeli Prime Minister
  18. President Trump allowed consulate and Embassy staff to meet/visit with Jews of Judea and Samaria
  19. President Trump announced that America will not support Israeli soldiers being tried at the ICC
  20. President Trump called out the anti-Israel antisemitism of Ilhan Omar
  21. President Trump flew to Israel on his first foreign trip
  22. President Trump issued no waivers on increased sanctions against Iran
  23. President Trump offered a $10 million reward for information on Hamas and Hezbollah financial networks
  24. The Trump administration wrote op-eds blaming Hamas and the Palestinians for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  25. President Trump stopped the lame-duck last-minute Kerry and Obama $221 million payment to the Palestinian Authority on January 20, 2017
  26. President Trump signed the Taylor Force Act
  27. President Trump supported Israel in the May 2019 flare-up with Gaza.
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WOW! Israelis enter Saudi Arabia for Dakar Rally using their Israel Passports

Despite Saudi Arabia hosting the two Israelis for the Dakar Rally, the race’s website lists them as American & Belgian, a ‘not too subtle’ sign of Riyadh’s reluctance to publicize an official Israeli presence, but still, a historic move forward.

By Reuters

 

Among the teams dashing around the dunes in their cars at the Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia this month, there were two whose presence would have been unthinkable a year ago.

The participation of Israelis in the rally’s lightweight vehicle and truck categories comes after a rapprochement between Israel and Arab states that has been in high gear, fueled by Riyadh’s quiet assent. Continue Reading »

US Democrat lawmaker calls Israel ‘racist,’ denies vaccine to Palestinians

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) calls Israel a ‘racist country’ while also erroneously claiming Israel denies COVID vaccine to Palestinians, when she knows that according to the Oslo Accords, which was signed in Washington, D.C., health and social welfare are under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority, not Israel.

By TZVI JOFFRE

 

US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called Israel a “racist state” and falsely claimed that Israel was denying access to coronavirus vaccines to Palestinians in an interview with the left-wing news program Democracy Now! on Tuesday.

“I mean, I think it’s really important to understand Israel is a racist state and that they would deny Palestinians, like my grandmother, access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe that she’s an equal human being that deserves to live, deserves to be able to be protected by this global pandemic,” said Tlaib in the interview. Continue Reading »

Arab Squatters Move Into Ancient Jewish Archaeological Site

Arab squatters cause irreparable damage as they illegally turn an Iron Age Jewish settlement, on a Samaria archeological site, into their private residence.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Near Hermesh in northern Samaria lies a registered archeological site called ‘Khirbet Parsin’, which preserves the biblical name ‘Peresh’ (descendants of Menashe) and the Talmudic name ‘Kfar Parshai’.

The remains of a large Iron Age settlement were discovered at this site, including a mikveh (ritual bath), burial caves and complex underground systems from the Second Temple period, as well as impressive buildings from the Ottoman period. Sadly, these important finds have joined the list of antiquities sites suffering from damage and destruction. Continue Reading »

Iran places ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen, capable of hitting Israel

In a report published by Newsweek, Iran positioned ‘suicide’ UAVs with an effective range of 2,000 – 2,200 kms in northern Yemen  to hit Saudi Arabia, Gulf states, or Israeli targets, so that from there, it will give the ruling Ayatollahs “plausible deniability,” having been fired from Yemen.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Iran has apparently sent deadly “suicide drones” to Yemen capable of hitting Israeli targets, Newsweek reported.

Imagery seen by Newsweek and confirmed by an expert on Iranian activities showed the existence of Iranian Shahed-136 loitering munitions in the northern Yemeni Houthi-controlled province of Al-Jawf.

Shahed-136 – Screenshot: Newsweek

According to the expert, “The Iranians have delivered to their Houthi proxies in Yemen advanced UAVs.” Continue Reading »