With the cooperation from friendly states, Israel’s UN envoy staved off a Palestinian initiative to promote a draft resolution to upgrade ‘State of Palestine’ from ‘observer state’ to a full UN voting member within the international body.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel has succeeded in staving off a Palestinian Authority initiative to upgrade its status from observer state to member state with full voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly.
In a bid to pass the draft resolution granting the PA full member status at the UN, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that he would appeal to the UN Security Council. Continue Reading »
The British government and EU are illegally paving a Palestinian planned road through an IDF Training Ground where a handful of Bedouin families had set up an encampment of tents and temporary structures, in yet another attempt to create a swath of territory under Arab control, on Israeli state land.
By Mordechai Sones
The UK and the EU recently began paving a road on land in IDF Firing Zone 917 in the southern Hevron Hills, despite recent Israeli government claims it is enforcing the law there.
In recent weeks, illegal roadworks have been conducted in the heart of an IDF training area. Continue Reading »
Following the explosion of an incendiary device flown into Israel by a ‘toy airplane’ attached to a bundle of balloons, IDF attack helicopters hit two Hamas military posts in Gaza.
– IDF Statement: “The IDF will continue to operate in order to protect Israeli civilians from acts of terror emanating from the Gaza Strip.”
Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday confirmed that combat helicopters struck two Hamas positions in Gaza in response to incendiary balloons launched from the enclave.
“Earlier today, an explosive device attached to multiple balloons was launched on a model airplane from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Continue Reading »
The Egyptian army began destroying Hamas’ tunnels from Gaza following the September 2013 coup, that saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who became President after being busted out of an Egyptian prison by hundreds of armed militants who entered Egypt via the Gaza tunnels.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Egyptian military destroyed 37 cross-border tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, the country’s military has announced.
Egypt has in the past flooded Hamas tunnels along the Gaza Strip with sea-water or sewage, and has destroyed hundreds of homes on the Egyptian side of Rafah to remove the tunnels. Continue Reading »
The Florida Republican Senator reintroduces legislation that would protect the 2016 ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ aid package and “The Combating BDS Act of 2019,” that did not get passed in the previous Congress.
By Elad Benari
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has reintroduced pro-Israel legislation that did not get passed in the last Congress, JTA reported on Friday.
Rubio, together with Sen. James Risch (R-ID), on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress, combined a number of Middle East-related bills into a single bill, jump-starting the process.
Meeting in February 2013 with Israeli President Shimon Peres during trip to Jordan and Israel. Continue Reading »
In a yet-to-be-aired news program, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi admitted the two countries were cooperating to eliminate ISIS militant jihadists operating in the Sinai peninsula, “We have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis,” al Sisi said in the interview.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Military cooperation between Egypt and Israel has reached unprecedented levels in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview with CBS News.
When asked by CBS if this security cooperation with Israel was the closest ever between two countries that once were enemies, he said “That is correct…we have a wide range of cooperation with the Israelis.”
A new brigade in Israel’s southern front has been established to guard the border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Continue Reading »
U.S. demands Israel remove all its sophisticated electronics and radar system avionics it added to the US made F-16 fighter jets it bought from Washington some 30 years ago, but the Israeli technological upgrades were crucial in Croatia’s decision to purchase the fighters from Israel over models directly from the U.S.
By Associated Press
Croatia on Thursday urged Israel to overcome a rare disagreement with the U.S. and confirm whether it can carry through on a deal to sell 12 used F-16 fighter jets, adding that otherwise the purchase will be annulled.
Croatia’s Defense Ministry said it needs an answer from Israel by January 11. Continue Reading »
A team of international researchers from Harvard and Bar-Ilan University in Israel have discovered the specific mechanism that allows one’s immune system to attack cancer cells in a particularly efficient manner, and most effectively against lung cancer and melanoma.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to a study recently published this week in the journal Nature.
The study was led by Prof. Nick Haining, of Harvard Medical School, and co-authored by Prof. Erez Levanon, doctoral student Ilana Buchumansky, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University, and an international team. Continue Reading »
West German town cinema invites far-right ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD) members to view a free screening of Schindler’s List, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.
– A party representatives told SWR, “We find the fact that the AfD is being linked to the Holocaust … to be an unspeakable error.”
By Polina Garaev
A cinema in the West German town of Hachenburg will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s world-acclaimed film Schindler’s List. Viewers will be asked to pay €7 admission, but for those who show their Alternative for Germany (AfD) party membership card, entrance will be free. Continue Reading »
With the newly elected Brazilian President promising the visiting Israeli Prime Minister that he intends to move the embassy to Jerusalem, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman threatened sanctions because such a move “will not help with peace, stability, security,” although, the Islamic republic’s relations with Brazil “will eventually be continued.”
By Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff
Iran has denounced plans by Brazil’s newly elected president to move its embassy to Jerusalem.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said Monday that such a move “will not help with peace, stability, security and retrieval of the Palestinian people’s rights.”
Jair Bolsonaro and Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Avi Ohayon,GPO
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is visiting Brazil, said Sunday it is only a matter of time until Brazil moves its embassy to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
In a Brasilia meeting with the Israeli leader, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assured PM Netanyahu that the Trump administration is working on plans to make the American troop pull-out from Syria as non-disruptive for Israeli security as possible.
By Itamar Eichner
Israel got “almost everything it asked for” when U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo granted “seven out of eight” requests made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Brasília on Tuesday, according to a senior source in Jerusalem.
The prime minister told the press ahead of the meeting—held in Brazil’s capital after the inauguration of the country’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro—the main topics of discussion, the withdrawal of U.S. Continue Reading »
Shortly after Israel’s High Court of Justice allowed the town of Shaked to construct a security fence, Arabs of an illegal neighboring compound, and with the assistance of the Palestinian Authority, entered the area of the Jewish town with a tractor in a cynical attempt to plow additional land in a land-grab of Area C.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Dozens of residents of the illegal Arab village of Dahar al-Malek in Samaria tried Wednesday to prevent the construction of a security fence around the community of Shaked.
The construction began after the High Court of Justice rejected a petition filed by the residents of the village with the assistance of the Palestinian Authority. Continue Reading »
Green Leaf, Israel’s pro-marijuana political party, claims Facebook re-approved their promotions campaign in order to avoid litigation, but then deleted Green Leaf’s account as way of ‘neutralizing’ them.
By Nir Cohen, Alexandra Lukash
Israel’s pro-marijuana legalization party, Green Leaf (Ale Yarok), is threatening to sue Facebook after it removed one of its publicity campaigns from the social media platform.
Green Leaf’s lawyer sent a letter to Facebook explaining that in October 2018, the party launched a publicity campaign on the social media platform in order to raise funds for a High Court appeal over Israel’s cannabis laws.
Israel’s Green Leaf (Ale Yarok) party – YouTube screengrab
As part of this campaign, the party paid for 15 adverts on Facebook for a total sum of NIS 11,500 (some $3,000). Continue Reading »