Still affectionately known as “Captain Ella,” Maj. Ella Waweya, 33 of Qalansawe felt she had to conceal her service from her family when she first volunteered for the IDF.
BY ETGAR LEFKOVITS
She is a Muslim Arab woman.
She’s an iconoclast and a pioneer.
An army officer who has received both the President’s Award of Excellence and that of the minister of defense, she is the first Muslim Arab woman to publicly become a major in the IDF.
Receiving the IDF’s Award of Excellence from the Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz. – Photo: Courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
Captain Ella’s unconventional life journey begins in the central Israeli city of Qalansawe, located east of Netanya, where virtually all the residents are Muslim Arabs. Continue Reading »
Following 4 years of work, Mekorot launches the world’s rarest water project, the pumping of desalinated water from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee. The project will help to maintain the ecological balance of Israel’s only freshwater lake, the ability to serve the needs of the agriculture industries, as well as Israel’s committed delivery of fresh water to Jordan.
By Noa Fisher
Israel’s national water management company, Mekorot, along with the Israeli Water Authority will lead the project to create a system to transfer water from the Mediterranean Sea, desalinate it and pump it into Israel’s only freshwater lake. Continue Reading »
Developed by Israel, the Amir Multi-purpose 4×4 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) armored vehicle, was photographed in the Ukraine.
By ROMAN MEITAV
Israeli-made Gaia Amir MRAP armored vehicles were claimed to have been spotted near Kherson in service of the Ukrainian army, according to unconfirmed reports and photos published on social media on Friday.
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Following threats from Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah, Israel’s interim PM Lapid and his Defense Minister Benny Gantz are bragging about signing a ‘protection deal’ with the Americans.
Caroline Glick’s – Israel’s Devastating Capitulation to Hezbollah
(JNS) It is almost impossible to grasp the danger of Israel’s present moment.
A month before the Knesset elections, the caretaker government led by Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz is moving full speed ahead with a maritime agreement with an enemy state that it insists will obligate Israel in perpetuity. The Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) agreement Israel is concluding with Hezbollah-controlled Lebanon will fundamentally alter Israel’s maritime borders, deny the Jewish state tens of billions of dollars, which will go instead to a government controlled by Iran’s Lebanese foreign legion, Hezbollah, and transform Hezbollah and Iran into actors in the eastern Mediterranean. Continue Reading »
Sweet 6 yr-old Phylis misses first day of first grade to travel all the way from Zambia to Wolfson Medical Center just outside of Tel Aviv, for lifesaving surgery courtesy of Save a Child’s Heart.
Over two million Israeli students returned to school on September 1, including thousands of excited children entering first grade and attending school for the first time.
But one child who won’t get to begin first grade with her friends is Phylis, a sweet six-year-old girl who came to Israel from Zambia to receive lifesaving surgery for a heart defect unexpectedly discovered two years ago. Continue Reading »
According to the Saudi media report, the purpose of the joint Israel-US operation was to simulate an aerial and maritime strike on Iran.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Israeli Air Force F-35 advanced fifth-generation fighter jets penetrated Iranian airspace multiple times over the last two months, according to the Saudi media outlet Elaph. Both Iranian and Russian radars failed to locate them, according to the report.
According to the news site, Israel and the US have conducted large-scale exercises over the Red Sea in order to simulate an aerial and maritime strike on Iran and the seizure of Iranian vessels in the Gulf Sea. Continue Reading »
Just like the Hezbollah report, a NBC News Report also allowed readers to assume Israel was to blame while deliberately preventing its readers from learning that it was one of the PIJ rocket misfires that killed the kids in Jabalya.
By Gilead Ini
(JNS) On August 6, a rocket fell in Jabalya in the Gaza Strip, killing seven Palestinian Arabs, including four children.
Those with a tidy view of warfare likely viewed Israel as responsible. After all, the rocket fell during a round of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Palestinian Islamic Jihad, during which Israeli struck at PIJ targets in Gaza and the Palestinian Arab terror group fired rockets toward towns in Israel. Continue Reading »
The Reuters report comes the same day when the US Army had successfully tested the Iron Dome at the White Sands Missile Range, and a month after the Marine Corps first tested the missile interceptor.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
The US State Department has approved the potential sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system missiles, THAAD fire control and communication stations, and related equipment to the United Arab Emirates, Reuters reported this week. In addition, the “State Department has approved the potential sale of Patriot missiles and related equipment to Saudi Arabia in a deal valued at up to $3.05 billion,” the Pentagon said on Tuesday. Continue Reading »
Arab world forced into reality when Dr. Edy Cohen’s amazing offer causes a social media storm with his tweet proving there never was a country called “Palestine.”
By Ryan Jones
The Palestinian narrative tells us that there was once a “Palestinian” people or nation living in a country called “Palestine” that was conquered and occupied by Israel.
This fiction is necessary because under international law, there can only be “occupation” if one nation takes land from another. If one nation took land that didn’t legally belong to any another, and has some compelling reason to have done so, then it is “disputed,” not occupied. Continue Reading »
European Commission President’s visit to Jerusalem on Monday is to advance an EC proposal to acquire Israeli natural-gas via Cairo, that would reduce European reliance on energy imports from Russia.
By LAHAV HARKOV
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is expected to arrive in Israel on Monday, as Jerusalem, Cairo and Brussels make strides toward a natural-gas export deal.
The European Union Embassy in Israel said von der Leyen was arriving “to advance relations between the EU and Israel, especially cooperation in the area of energy. The president will also discuss with Israeli government representatives the global reaction to the food crisis and the situation in the Middle East.” Continue Reading »
Just in time to supply the EU, the newfound energy production should also incentivize competition in Israel’s markets, reducing energy prices and ultimately, reducing prices to everything else.
By ROMAN MEITAV
Energean’s floating gas production rig, Energean Power, has arrived in Israel, mooring near the Shark gas reservoir, about 80 km off the coast of Haifa.
Energean, which holds the gas production licenses from the “Shark(Karish)” and “Crocodile(Tanin)” reservoirs, announced the arrival on Saturday.
Map of Israeli gas fields and disputed waters
Energean will immediately begin anchoring and connecting the rig to the gas wells and piping networks and begin the initial run of various system
The company estimates that commissioning operations will last about 3-4 months until the first gas flow is achieved, which is expected in the third quarter of 2022. Continue Reading »
Israel’s proven “Light Shield” system, already under production for service by early 2023, is a ‘game-changer’ according to PM Bennett, saying the laser-based air defense system will ‘bankrupt’ Israel’s enemies, Lebanon, Palestinians & Iran, when downing their rockets at $2 per interception.
A laser-based air defense system that Israel hopes to deploy starting next year to neutralize enemy rockets and drones will cost just $2 per interception, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday.
Israel currently depends on defensive systems that launch interceptor missiles costing between tens of thousands and millions of dollars to track incoming projectiles.
Iron Beam can reportedly intercept drones, mortars, rockets, and anti-tank missile – Photo- Screengrab: Naftali Bennett
But the Iron Beam system, also called “Light Shield”, is a prototype unveiled last year, which uses lasers to super-heat and disable aerial threats. Continue Reading »
Proving the veracity of the Wall Street Journal’s report of how Iran fooled UN inspectors by using secretly stolen IAEA documents to hide their nuclear weapons program, Israeli PM Bennett shared a link to a Google Drive that includes the stolen IAEA files, obtained a few years back in a Mossad operation.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Iran used stolen documents to deceive the International Atomic Energy Agency, and continues lying to the world, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Tuesday, ahead of the UN atomic agency’s board meeting next week.
IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi released a report to the agency’s Board of Governors a day to earlier estimating that Iran had enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon, 18 times more than the 2015 deal with world powers permitted. Continue Reading »
Analysis: Based purely on speculation, assumption, ill-will and only using partisan “experts,” the only thing CNN’s publicised ‘Investigation’ on Shireen Abu Akleh’s death proved, is that it is still not an honest news agency.
By David M. Litman, CAMERA
CNN’s “investigation” of the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh did not, as it claims, show that Israeli forces intentionally murdered her. Instead, CNN only showed the world how far the news company has fallen from serious journalism.
CNN’s incendiary accusation against Israel piles assumptions on top of assumptions. It relies not so much on objective, incontrovertible evidence, but on the feelings of biased eyewitnesses. Continue Reading »