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Issues Syria

TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, set up training camp

Several senior commanders from Islamic State who recently fled from Iraq and northern Syria are now based in southern Syria, just across the Golan Heights border with Israel, and are training hundreds of new recruits there, an Israeli television report said.

Israel’s Channel 2 said the commanders have made their way to an Islamic State-controlled…

Israel Defense Force (IDF) Issues

Defense minister: In next war, Israel will face fighting in north and south

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday said the next war in Israel will see the Israel Defense Forces facing both a unified Syrian and Lebanese foe and another front in the Gaza Strip.

He also declared Tuesday that the Lebanese army has been fully integrated with Hezbollah and now operates under the terror group’s command.
“When the next…

Israeli Technology Issues

Robots to the rescue as joint US-Israel team gets $900,000 award

The BIRD Foundation, a US-Israeli partnership that promotes research and development projects between companies from the two nations, has picked US-based Mantaro Networks Inc. and Beeper Communications Israel to develop unmanned search and rescue technologies that can complement the work of human first responders.

The two companies will use the…

Hezbollah Issues Talking Points

CUFI Welcomes Senate Passage of Bill Targeting Hezbollah’s Financing

SAN ANTONIO – On Friday, Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nation’s largest pro-Israel organization, welcomed Senate passage of the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Amendments Act of 2017. This legislation targets foreign governments that support Hezbollah as well as companies and individuals that aid the terrorist…

Archeology Issues

Israeli PM Netanyahu Hosts Bible Study at His Official Jerusalem Residence

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday hosted a Bible study session at his official residence in Jerusalem.

The event was named in honor of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, the late father of the prime minister’s wife, Sara Netanyahu.

The annual Bible study event is a tradition dating back to the country’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion. Former…

Israeli Technology Issues

Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) and the headwaters of the Hermon River, are overtaxed, which could lead to a breakdown of what is known as Israel’s “water economy.”

Needless to say,…

Issues

UNESCO to postpone vote on upcoming anti-Israel resolutions — Israeli envoy

For the first time in years, the United Nations cultural arm will likely not pass any anti-Israel resolutions at its major summit this week, in what would amount to a significant diplomatic victory for Jerusalem.

As they have done a number of times annually in past years, several Arab nations in the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural…

Archeology Issues

“No civilized person in the world can claim Temple denial or lack of a Jewish link to Jerusalem.

When Wakf bulldozers illegally ascended the Temple Mount in 1999 to surreptitiously remove thousands of tons of ancient soil to make way for a subterranean mosque, two archeologists found hope in recovering some of the Jewish heritage that crime destroyed.
As countless invaluable artifacts dating from the First Temple period at Judaism’s holiest…

Issues Syria

Israeli hospital gets grant to treat Syrian kid’s hearing loss

A six-figure donation from Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn is going to Ziv Medical Center in Safed (Tzfat) to fund treatment of hearing loss among Syrian children brought from conflict areas to Israel for medical care.

The hospital near the border with Syria, recently visited by celebrity Conan O’Brien, has extensive experience treating…

Iran Issues

Iran says missile program ‘non-negotiable,’ denies report it’s open to talks

Iran said Friday that its ballistic missile program was “not negotiable,” denying a report that suggested it was open to talks on its controversial arsenal, which has earned sharp rebukes from the US and accusations that it was violating the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal

“Iran has in all bilateral diplomatic meetings … emphasized that its…

Iran Issues

Trump meets military leaders on Iran, says announcement coming ‘shortly’

US President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted Iran has not acted in keeping with a deal to curb its nuclear program, days before he must decide on the future of the accord.

“You will be hearing about Iran very shortly,” said Trump as he met military leaders to discuss the issue.
“They have not lived up to the spirit of the agreement,” said…

Issues US-Israel Relationship

Netanyahu says Israel ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with US after attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the US “in mourning and sorrow,” after a deadly mass shooting during which at least 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured in Las Vegas.

“On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American people in mourning…

Issues

IsraAID sends emergency response team to Puerto Rico

On September 19, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. The hurricane destroyed much of the island’s key infrastructure, buildings and homes.

An emergency response team from Israeli NGO IsraAID, including professionals from its established team in Haiti, arrived in Puerto Rico earlier this week.

Based on its…

Issues

Taylor Force Act Targeting Palestinian Authority Terror Payments Receives Procedural Boost in Senate

A bill before the US Senate that targets the Palestinian Authority’s policy of paying salaries and benefits to terrorists and their families received a major boost on Thursday, with the announcement that the legislation has been included in a larger package of bills that deal with spending on foreign operations.

The move means that the bill —…

Issues

Combating 21st century terror: What Europe can learn from Israel

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the virus it is – kills brutally, indiscriminately and, critically, transnationally.

On Thursday, August 17, a van rammed into crowds of people in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard – a hub of tourism and social life. Thirteen were killed with…

Israeli Society Issues

Now and Then: Israel’s Ancient Vineyards, From Bible Times to Today

Israeli Society Issues

Inside 2,500 Year Old Israeli Cave Producing Award-Winning Wines

Israeli Society Issues

How Israel’s Psagot Winery Became One of the World’s Best