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A Worthy Honor

Selina Steinfeld, a Romanian Jewish lady, experienced both massacres and roundups of Jewish people during World War 2. Following the war she…

News Digest — 11/29/21

The historic ties of the Jewish people and the State of Israel to the biblical city of Hebron are beyond dispute, President Isaac Herzog said on Sunday evening (28th), as he marked…

News Digest — 11/24/21

At least four were killed and seven injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike that reportedly targeted a weapons transfer to Hezbollah in Homs in western Syria on…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some Reasons for Thanksgiving from Israel this Thanksgiving Week…

News Digest — 11/23/21

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday evening (22nd) responded to the recent discovery of a Hamas terrorist network in Judea and Samaria, including east Jerusalem by delivering…

News Digest — 11/22/21

Early Sunday morning (21st), a Hamas terrorist opened fire at Israelis in the Old City of Jerusalem, killing Eliyahu Kay, 26, an Oleh…

Two Israeli Tourists Detained in Turkey

Turkish authorities detained two Israelis after they photographed Erdogan’s Palace and sent the photos to their family. The couple and their family insist…

News Digest — 11/19/21

Gaza-based terror group Hamas is preparing numerous “surprises” for the next round of conflict with Israel, according to a recent report from the Jerusalem Center for…

News Digest — 11/18/21

President Isaac Herzog and his wife Michal will visit the United Kingdom next week, his office announced Thursday morning (18th). Herzog will take off Sunday morning (21st) for…

News Digest — 11/17/21

The IDF fired two missiles from the Golan Heights towards a building south of Damascus on Tuesday night (16th), the Syrian state news SANA reported. It is unclear yet if…

News Digest — 11/16/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz will visit Rabat later this month for the signing of security cooperation agreements with his Moroccan counterpart, his office said Tuesday (16th). It will be…

Help for Diabetics

Diabetes has become a global concern as over half a billion people worldwide have diabetes. In the United States about 34 million Americans, or 1-10 people, has diabetes…

News Digest — 11/15/21

The Israeli government on Sunday (14th) affirmed that all government ministries will move to Jerusalem or face sanctions, Hebrew media reported. According to The Government and…

News Digest — 11/12/21

A commander in Iran’s Quds Force stationed in Syria has been shunned by the Syrian leadership after he nearly provoked an “unwanted regional war” with…

News Digest — 11/11/21

The United States toed the line during a critical UN vote on Wednesday (10th), changing its vote from ‘No’ to ‘abstaining’ on a measure which said that Palestinian…

News Digest — 11/10/21

With a High Court decision in the Sheikh Jarrah-Shimon HaTzadik eviction dispute still pending, another Arab family living in the same neighborhood has reached an agreement with…

News Digest — 11/9/21

To mark Kristallnacht this year, 18 synagogues which were destroyed during the pre-war Nazi-era pogrom in Germany will be digitally recreated and projected onto present-day…

To Protect and Defend

Three military actions show the necessity for continual vigilance by the Israeli Defense Forces to safeguard all Israeli citizens…

News Digest — 11/8/21

As Germany marks the anniversary this week of ‘Kristallnacht,’ the head of the Central Council of Jews in the country said he viewed an initiative to commemorate the…

News Digest — 11/5/21

The Israel Foreign Ministry on Thursday (4th) issued a travel warning for Ethiopia after the African country issued a state of emergency, a year into a civil war that now threatens to…

News Digest — 11/4/21

A group of pro-Israel Christians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will host an event next week in support of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi and his decision to open a…

News Digest — 11/3/21

The Israeli military struck targets using surface-to-surface missiles near the Syrian capital of Damascus early Wednesday morning (3rd) Syrian media reported. The SANA…

News Digest — 11/2/21

Two hundred lawmakers signed a letter addressed to President Joe Biden expressing “strong opposition” to his reopening the US consulate general in “Israel’s eternal capital” to provide…

It’s About Space!

Israel’s space efforts had a collaboration that went to Mars… sort of. “Astronauts Touch Down in Negev’s Crater After Mission to Mars” reads the headline…

News Digest — 11/1/21

On Monday (1st) Israel opened to individual vaccinated tourists, arriving not as part of a tour group. Several hotels, which had remained closed throughout the pandemic…

News Digest — 10/29/21

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett does not believe the coalition government will last long enough for Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to become premier, Channel 12 News reported…

News Digest — 10/28/21

On this day in 1948, the State of Israel formally adopted the Israeli flag as we know it today – the nation’s official flag. The Israeli flag with its two blue stripes and a…

News Digest — 10/27/21

On Tuesday (26th), President Isaac Herzog wrote to His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan on the twenty-seventh anniversary of the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty. Full text of the…

A Coup, A Concern

On Monday, Sudan’s military declared a ‘State of Emergency’ as they took control of the government, arresting the interim Prime Minister …

News Digest — 10/26/21

The IDF is allowing olive growers from Lebanese border towns to enter Israeli territory under supervision in order to harvest olive trees, the IDF announced in a statement…

News Digest — 10/25/21

Israeli helicopters hit three targets in Syria near the border in the early hours of Monday (25th), Syrian media reported. According to the reports, the missiles struck…

Remembering Colin Powell

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell died on October 18th at the age of 84 due to COVID-19. Colin Powell will be remembered…

News Digest — 10/22/21

The Supreme Planning Council of the Civil Administration will convene this coming Wednesday (27th) for the first time since the current government’s term began and…

News Digest — 10/21/21

Besides opening a diplomatic mission to the Palestinians in west Jerusalem, the Biden administration is also looking to open a consulate branch in east Jerusalem, Israel Hayom…

News Digest — 10/20/21

The Ministry of Construction is formulating a plan to double the number of Israelis living in the Jordan Valley, the newspaper Israel Hayom reports. The draft will be…

News Digest — 10/19/21

An earthquake underneath the eastern Mediterranean Sea close to the Isle of Crete on Tuesday morning (19th) was felt in parts of central Israel and the coastal region…

Keep Your Enemies Close

Three news items bring to mind the adage, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” In the first story Israel’s Homefront Command has estimated that…

News Digest — 10/18/21

Two Palestinian Arab men from Khan Yunis and Rafah were sentenced by a court, to death by hanging on charges of collaboration with Israel, Jerusalem Post’s…

News Digest — 10/15/21

The Israeli defense establishment is taking seriously Iran’s threats to respond to an attack in Syria on Wednesday (13th) that was attributed to…

News Digest — 10/14/21

A Border Police officer was seriously injured in a ramming attack in Kalandiya, north of Jerusalem on Wednesday night (13th), according to Israel Police. The officer was…

News Digest — 10/13/21

In a pre-recorded video address broadcast to attendees at the 10th Annual Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference, World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder said…

News Digest — 10/12/21

Moshe Lion, mayor of Jerusalem, welcomed attendees at the 10th Annual Conference of the Jerusalem Post held Tuesday (12th) at the Museum of Tolerance.  “Jerusalem is…

News Digest — 10/11/21

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on Sunday (10th) in Jerusalem with her head bowed over the buried ashes of Jews killed in Nazi death camps, and pledged…

News Digest — 10/8/21

Turkey and Egypt issued statements Thursday (7th) condemning an Israeli court that a day earlier had ruled that Jews were allowed to pray silently on the…

News Digest — 10/7/21

President Isaac Herzog participated on Wednesday (6th) in the memorial service marking 80 years since the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, outside Kiev during the…

News Digest — 10/6/21

Israeli President Isaac Herzog landed in Kiev on Tuesday (5th) to attend a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the Babi Yar Massacre, one of the largest…

Custody and Court

Irmgard Furchner, a 96 year old woman accused of complicity in the murder of 10,000 prisoners of the Stutthof camp in occupied Poland, failed to appear…

News Digest — 10/5/21

In a speech opening the first session of the Knesset since its summer recess, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett revealed that Israel’s Mossad Intelligence Agency had recently…

News Digest — 10/4/21

The Israeli government is considering a plan to reopen the country to foreign tourists starting next month, after a year and a half of a near-total ban on tourists visiting the…

AOC Weeps Over Iron Dome Funding

The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile defense system two days after objections from The Squad…

News Digest — 10/1/21

Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Thursday (9/30) publicly discussed regional security tensions with Iran, saying, “There’s a giant struggle…

News Digest — 9/30/21

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid landed in Bahrain on Thursday (30th), on the highest-level official Israeli visit to the Gulf state since the countries established formal…

U.S. Approves Iron Dome Funding

Last week the United States House of Representatives approved $1 billion in spending on Israel’s Iron Dome. Just before boarding his flight from…

News Digest — 9/29/21

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will pay a three-day state visit  to Ukraine starting next Tuesday, October 5, for the commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the…

A Troubling Incident

27 year old Muad Hib has been charged with murdering his mother and hiding her corpse near the Jordan River in northern Israel…

News Digest — 9/28/21

Unidentified aircraft hit a base run by Iranian-backed militias in Syria’s eastern province of Deir al Zor near the Iraqi border where Tehran has in the last year expanded its…

News Digest — 9/27/21

Sunday night (26th), dozens of Palestinians attacked a convoy of buses carrying Jewish worshipers traveling to Joseph’s Tomb, a sacred Jewish site in the…

News Digest — 9/24/21

On September 24, 1950, Operation Magic Carpet concluded with its final flights of two planes carrying 177 Yemenite Jews to Israel’s Lod Airport. During this operation…

News Digest — 9/23/21

A day after the General Debate at the 76th UN General Assembly began, the international body turned the spotlight on the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of…

News Digest — 9/22/21

Thousands of worshipers gathered at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning (22nd) for the traditional Priestly Blessing.  The first was held at 9:15, followed by…

Improved Relations

In 2014 Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom created tensions between her office and Israel. She “repeatedly enraged Israel starting with Sweden’s recognition…

News Digest — 9/21/21

Some 2,000 years ago, as the festival of Sukkot approached, tens of thousands of Jews left their homes throughout the land of Israel and beyond and began a journey toward…

News Digest — 9/20/21

A special ceremony was held Sunday (19th) to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War.  Officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl to…

News Digest — 9/17/21

Dozens of trucks carrying Iranian diesel arrived in Lebanon on Thursday (16th), the first in a series of deliveries organized by the Hezbollah terrorist organization…

News Digest — 9/16/21

Israel shut down on Wednesday evening (15th) for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, even as security forces remained…

News Digest — 9/15/21

Israeli security forces are deploying reinforcements across the country ahead of the Yom Kippur holiday, which is set to begin Wednesday (15th) at sundown. In particular, security is…

News Digest — 9/14/21

Two individuals in their 20s were stabbed near Jerusalem’s Central Station on Monday (13th) in a suspected terrorist attack, and were evacuated to the nearby…

Foiled!

Two attempts to attack Israelis were foiled over the weekend. On Saturday a 17 year old assailant was killed by Border Police as he attempted to stab two…

News Digest — 9/13/21

Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Sunday (12th) said the manhunt to bring about the capture of two remaining Palestinian prisoners who escaped a…

Abbas and Gantz Hold Rare Meeting

Palestinian Authority, President Mahmoud Abbas met with Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, late last month. The two held a rare meeting…

News Digest — 9/10/21

Senior members of the Fatah movement’s steering committee and high-ranking Palestinian Authority security officials agreed in a meeting late Thursday (9th) to help Israel…

Escape!

Six Palestinian prisoners escaped from Gilboa Prison in northern Israel on Monday and have so far evaded capture. “The six escapees include…

News Digest — 9/9/21

Israel’s defense establishment is concerned about the possibility of weakening the stability in Gaza, as well as in Judea and Samaria, and the rest of Israel…

Jewish Population Grows in 5781

The Jewish Agency for Israel released statistics that place the global Jewish population at 15.2 million in the new…

News Digest — 9/8/21

President Isaac Herzog issued a special greeting to Diaspora Jewry ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year – with subtitles in six languages. “Dear friends, as we approach…

News Digest — 9/7/21

As Israelis were preparing to celebrate the holiday of Rosh Hashanah on Monday evening (6th), health officials reported in the afternoon hours that the country’s coronavirus…

News Digest — 9/3/21

Israeli planes carried out airstrikes near Damascus early Friday (3rd), Syrian state media claimed, and sounds of explosions were heard in central…

News Digest — 9/2/21

In a gesture of goodwill, Israel has announced a group of humanitarian measures for Gaza, despite nightly riots currently raging on the enclave’s border. On Wednesday (1st)…

News Digest — 9/1/2021

The average number of letters from around the world addressed to God and sent to Israel for placement in the cracks of Jerusalem’s Western Wall has tripled over the past…

A Sweet Deal?

Since 2006 Anuradha Mittal has served as the chair of Ben and Jerry’s board of directors and also as vice-president of the company’s non-profit foundation…

News Digest — 8/31/2021

Border Police officer Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was critically wounded by a Palestinian rioter along the Gaza Strip-Israeli border last week, succumbed to his wounds on…

News Digest — 8/30/2021

Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday night (29th), hours after PM Naftali Bennett returned from…