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Israeli PM Bennett: No Palestinian State; No meeting with Abbas

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 »

Caught Palestinian prisoners mistakenly thought Israeli Arabs would help

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 »

Canadian Cops Ignored OVER 99% of 2019 Anti-Semitic Attack Reports

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 »

Israel inaugurates modern, Chinese built & operated Haifa Port Terminal

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 »

Israeli firm to supply self-driving combat vehicles to UK Armed Forces

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.

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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 »

Following Biden’s Afghan fiasco, White House pressure on Israel unlikely

Analysis:
– 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 »

As Israeli PM Bennett visits Biden in Washington, IDF readies for war with Iran

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.

By Ynet

 

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 »

Lebanese media: IDF airstrike in Syria was carried out over Lebanese airspace

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 »

Biden WH accused of lying to Congress to cover up funding Palestinians

A legal watchdog group called on the State Dept. Inspector General to look into the fact that to finance the Palestinians, the Biden administration nefariously omitted in its Congressional report continued Palestinian incitement to violence, support for terrorism & the BDS movement, and teaches in its schools that Israel does not have a right to exist.

By Dan Verbin

 

An American legal watchdog group on Wednesday accused the Biden administration of being involved in an illegal coverup to hide Palestinian Authority (PA) support for terrorism.

This is ‘Pay to Slay’: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rewards terrorists with state-funded lifetime monthly stipends incrementally based on the number of Israeli Jews they murdered.

Continue Reading »

A Chronology of how Anti-Semitism helped destroy Lebanon

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 »

Biden & Co. pressuring Israel to re-open consulate in Jerusalem for Palestinians

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 »

Historic: Linoy Ashram becomes 1st Israeli woman to win Olympic GOLD

Linoy Ashram’s Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics was Israel’s 13th Olympic medal overall, its 3rd ever gold medal & the 2nd gold medal this week in the Tokyo Olympic Games after gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won his gold medal in the men’s floor exercise on Sunday.

By IDAN ZONSHINE

 

Israeli rhythmic gymnastics superstar Linoy Ashram won the Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics all-around final on Saturday, with an overall score of 107.800, placing first in the hoop, ball and clubs exercises.

Israeli Nicol Zelikman – who also made the final after both qualified on Friday – came back from behind to finish the competition with an impressive seventh place, with an overall score of 95.600. Continue Reading »

Indian composer accused of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s National Anthem

The post of Israel’s National Anthem being played at the Olympics has gone viral due to the accusations, with a deluge of comments accusing Malik of plagiarizing the Jewish State’s ‘Hatikva’ for his song.
– Listen… decide for yourself!

By Dan Verbin

 

A well known Bollywood musical director is being accused by social media users of ing Hatikva, the Israeli national anthem, for a song he composed in 1996, with fans of Indian cinema joking the composer should get a gold metal for his effort, reported the Tribune English-language daily.

The alleged similarities between Anu Malik’s song “Mera Mulk Mera Desh” and Hatikva were only discovered when gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won Israel’s second-ever gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics over the weekend. Continue Reading »

Historic: Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat on top of podium with Olympic gold in Tokyo

Israel’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins Olympic gold in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in Tokyo, the 2nd Olympic gold medal win in the Jewish state’s history.

By  ILH Sports Desk

 

Artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday, winning Israel’s first Olympic gold medal in artistic gymnastics in the men’s floor exercise in the Tokyo Games.

This is only the second Olympic gold medal in the Jewish state’s history. The first was scored by windsurfer Gal Friedman in the 2004 Athens Games.

With this, Israel has so far won three medals in Tokyo – a bronze in taekwondo and a bronze for the mixed team in judo. Continue Reading »

Israel’s 2nd Sa’ar 6 stealth warship changes how IDF tackles naval threats

The INS Magen, Sa’ar 6-class corvette, is being retrofitted by IDF technicians with advanced electronic warfare, weapons & communication systems developed in Israel. Next in line, the INS Nitzachon & INS Atzmaut that were just handed over to the Israel Navy Tuesday.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The INS Magen, the Israeli Navy’s most advanced Sa’ar 6 corvette missile ship, docked in Haifa’s port in December, but the ship still smells new, and is still being fitted with all its weapons systems.

“It’s making history,” said Lt.-Col. Omer Carmi as he welcomed The Jerusalem Post onto the ship. “The whole ship is new, in every single way. Continue Reading »