Archive for Israel News

Fleeing Hebron, Palestinian siblings want to convert to Judaism

Growing up in a culture of threats, abuse, and honor killings, a Palestinian Muslim teen sought out her half-brother for help, ending up in Israel with him, with both planning to convert to Judaism and joining the IDF.

By Israel National News

 

Born to the same father but different mothers, Saddam and Sadden Awoudeh were never close growing up.

The two half-siblings, both raised as Muslims in the Palestinian Authority-controlled section of the city of Hebron, were born twelve years apart, and saw little of each other growing up.

Over the last year, however, the two have been brought together – in part by their shared plans to convert to Judaism. Continue Reading »

Russia Perfected Disinformation Ages Ago, Against Israel

Putin’s KGB training hasn’t gone to waste. His disinformation campaign while invading Ukraine appears much more effective than his generals’ battle plans... just as the KGB’s invented ‘Palestinian narrative’, when they created a people who never existed.

By Ziva Dahl

 

Amnesty International recently released a widely debunked report of recycled false accusations of racism (apartheid) against Israel. Few will read this diatribe, but collaborators will gladly headline it in mainstream media and spread these lies to millions on social media.

This follows the December 2021 U.N. vote to fund a permanent special commission devoted solely to delegitimizing the Jewish state as a perpetrator of war crimes and human rights abuses against Palestinian Arabs. Continue Reading »

Ukraine asks Israel to mediate with Putin to end the war

“You [Israel] are a unique country. You are the only democracy that has great relations with both, with the Russian leadership and the Ukrainian leadership.”

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Ukraine wants Israel to use its tight ties with Moscow to help sway Russian President Vladimir Putin to halt the invasion of Ukraine which began on Thursday morning.

He had been in touch with ambassadors from the European Union and was scheduled to converse with the United States Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides.

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk in Tel Aviv – Photo/ TOVAH LAZAROFF, Deputy Managing Editor of The Jerusalem Post.

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For centuries archaeologists proved Jews are indigenous to Israel

Since the early 19th century, archeologists have been drawn to Jerusalem to determine the validity of the Bible and their excavations discovered definitive connections of Jews to the Land of Israel as far back as 3000 years ago.

By David Billet

 

Sometimes the dirt that lies beneath our feet can contain the answers to the questions that we have always been seeking. Since the early 19th century, archeologists have been drawn to Jerusalem to determine the validity of the Bible and the historical connection of the Jewish People to this disputed land. While once seemingly impossible, ancient artifacts have been uncovered that definitively proves the Jewish connection to the land of Israel and enables us to witness the Biblical stories from the past before our eyes today. Continue Reading »

Israeli Arab Gov’t Member: ‘Israel is not an apartheid state’

Ra’am Party leader and Israeli Knesset Member Mansour Abbas, has rejected the claim that the State of Israel was guilty of being apartheid, pointing out the obvious, that his Israeli-Arab party was a member of the current Israeli government.

By TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

Ra’am Party leader and Israeli Knesset Member Mansour Abbas, has rejected the claim that the State of Israel was guilty of the crime of apartheid within its sovereign borders.

“I would not call it apartheid,” he said during a virtual talk he gave at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Thursday.

He pointed out the obvious, that he led an Israeli-Arab party that was a member of the government’s coalition. Continue Reading »

Analyzed & Explained: THE PALESTINIAN MYTH

Following 60 years of an intense propaganda campaign against the Jewish State, the world has accepted certain fallacies concerning Palestinian claims to the geography as well as their claims as an indigenous people, but centuries of historians & visitors have reported a different accounting. – Read and decide for yourself.

By Peter Baum, The Blitz

 

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!”
– Sir Walter Scott, 1808

Lies, fiction, false narrative and mythology if told often enough by those with a far-reaching public profile and unconditionally supported by a willing and compliant media create the conditions whereby the uninformed and biased believe in fiction. Continue Reading »

NYT: Netanyahu extended spyware to Saudi Arabia for ‘air space’

The New York Times reported how former PM Netanyahu helped Saudi Arabia extend its soon-to-be-expired license for the NSO’s spy software, in exchange for permission to allow Israeli planes to fly over Saudi territory to other Gulf states.

By Ido Ben Porat

 

The New York Times on Friday reported that former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu worked to ensure that Saudi Arabia would be able to use the Pegasus software, around the time that the Abraham Accords were signed with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Abraham Accords signing ceremony. – Photo: Avi Ohayon, GPO

According to the Times, the Gulf states, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia, received a license to use the Pegasus program. Continue Reading »

Historic: Israeli President to Visit UAE at Crown Prince’s Invitation

On Sunday, President Isaac Herzog will travel to Abu Dhabi and Dubai and hold official meetings with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed in his first official visit.
– “We are peaceful peoples, and together we will expand the historic circle of peace of the Abraham Accords”

By Yossi Aloni

 

For the first time in history, the president of the State of Israel will make an official presidential visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). President Isaac Herzog, and his wife Michal, will leave on Sunday, January 30, 2022 for Abu Dhabi at the invitation of Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. Continue Reading »

Next 3 Israeli submarines to have vertical launch capabilities

The doubling of the price to €2.4b for the three German built ‘Dakar’ class diesel-electric submarines could be linked to the “significant leap” in vertical launch capabilities.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The price of the new submarines that Israel has purchased from Germany may have doubled because of new weapon capabilities, possibly including a vertical launch system (VLS), Naval News reported on Wednesday.

US Navy Mark 41 Tomahawk hot launch. – US navy photo via Wikimedia

The price of the three Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines built by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems will cost €1.2 billion more than originally planned, costing Israel double for a total of €2.4b. Continue Reading »

The US/Russia engineered ‘not-so-secret’ Israel-Lebanon gas deal

With neither Israel nor Lebanon acknowledging the historic deal, Washington and Moscow are said to have orchestrated this ‘no longer secret’ Israel-Lebanon gas deal in order to undermine Iran’s control over Lebanon.

By Debbie Mohnblatt, The Media Line

 

Israel has reportedly signed a secret agreement to supply natural gas to energy-starved Lebanon, through Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

Amos Hochstein, the U.S. senior adviser for energy security, brokered the deal signed on Saturday in which Israeli gas may end up in Lebanon, Israeli media reported.

Gas would be pumped from the Leviathan offshore extraction station, 81 miles west of Haifa, and shipped via a pipeline through Egyptian, Jordanian and Syrian territory. Continue Reading »

Hamas Claims Frogmen Killed by Mossad ‘Killer Zionist Dolphins’

REPORT: Hamas terror group claims its naval commandos were attacked by Israeli dolphin operatives off the Gaza coast; the ‘killer Zionist Dolphins’ were allegedly equipped with specialized combat gear.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF

 

Israeli security forces used a dolphin to chase Hamas frogman commandos off the coast of the Gaza Strip, the terrorist organization claimed on Monday, according to a report by Al-Quds.

During an operation that occurred at an unstated time, Hamas naval operatives were chased into the sea by a dolphin equipped with a device capable of killing the terrorist group’s frogmen, an Al-Qassam brigades naval commandos spokesperson revealed in a video. Continue Reading »

BBC takes 3rd place on ‘Global Antisemitism Top Ten List’ after Iran, Hamas

Following numerous false and antisemitic reports, the Simon Wiesenthal Center ranks BBC third on their annual “Global Antisemitism Top Ten List.”

By Israel National News

 

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has ranked the BBC third on its yearly “Global Antisemitism Top Ten List.”

Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told the Daily Mail that it might come as a surprise to see the BBC on their list. But he noted that “the decision to place the BBC at number three came after months of intense debate and discussion.”

Rabbi Marvin Hier at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, CA.

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Israeli drug saves 100% of severe COVID patients in phase II trial

BREAKTHROUGH: All 18 hospitalized individuals at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed that were administered Amor-18 from Amorphical, recovered in a phase II trial and were shortly discharged.

By ROSSELLA TERCATIN

 

All 18 COVID-19 patients hospitalized with moderate or severe symptoms who were administered the drug Amor-18 developed by Israeli biotech company Amorphical in a phase II clinical trial recovered and were discharged in a few days, the company announced Wednesday. Of the 19 individuals who were given a placebo, six had to be transferred to intensive care, and two died.

The trial was conducted at the Ziv Medical Center in Safed and led by the directors of the coronavirus department, Dr. Continue Reading »

Op-Ed: A look at Lebanon’s apartheid of their Palestinians

As a multitude of NGOs routinely accuse Israel of an imagined ‘apartheid’, for decades they’ve strategically ignored the Palestinians in Lebanon, who still live in forced poverty and barred from obtaining many professions and citizenship.

By Ben-Dror Yemini

 

It isn’t very often that we get an opportunity to see the “Palestinian problem” from a different angle. There is a problem. It’s even a very serious problem. But it has nothing to do with Israel.

Yes, the Nakba happened. [Some] People were expelled. Around 700,000 Arab residents of Palestine became refugees. They weren’t alone. Tens of millions of people became refugees during the same years. Continue Reading »

Israel unveils AI-powered assault rifle

Elbit says ARCAS, which is dubbed the “smartphone for soldiers”, can be attached to assault rifles such as M-16 variants or the Israeli made Tavor, to allow detection of enemies on the run, then mark & lock in on them, so the soldier could again detect them during urban warfare.

By Yoav Zitun

 

Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems unveiled its new AI-Powered, Computerized Solution for Assault Rifles, which transforms assault rifles into digitally networked combat machines, and it is expected to make a big difference on the battlefield.

The ARCAS weapon system can detect enemies on the run, mark, and lock in on them, so the soldier could easily detect them, a critical component of urban warfare. Continue Reading »