Rockets fired at Jerusalem and southern Israel, Israel retaliates

Dozens of rockets were fired at Israel on Monday after days of tension in Jerusalem. At least seven missiles, fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, were launched at Jerusalem, where rocket alert sirens sounded. Read more

Unity government inevitable as Israel’s political drama enters its potentially final chapter

March 27, 2020 by  

Israel’s electoral odyssey took the most dramatic of turns on Thursday, possibly spelling the final chapter of what seemed like a never-ending story after an unprecedented three elections. Read more

UK will not burn bodies of Jewish Corona victims after outcry by Jewish community

March 26, 2020 by  

The British government has announced it will not burn the bodies of deceased Jewish and Muslim Coronavirus victims after an original announcement was met with fierce opposition by Jewish and Muslim groups. Read more

Knesset Speaker Edelstein resigns, fourth election now seemingly inevitable

March 25, 2020 by  

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein has resigned, the first time a Speaker has voluntarily left his job in the history of the State of Israel. Read more

Israeli research institution develops system to predict Coronavirus hotspots

March 23, 2020 by  

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot has announced it has developed a method of tracking the spread of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) that may assist health officials and authorities in efficiently coordinating their response to the public health emergency, by being “two steps ahead of the virus.” Read more

Mossad delivers 100,000 Coronavirus tests to Israel from unknown country

March 19, 2020 by  

Israel’s secret intelligence service, the Mossad, has delivered 100,000 Coronavirus test kits to Israel from “a country with which Israel does not maintain diplomatic relations,” Israeli sources say. Read more

ICC decision on Israel delayed by coronavirus shutdown

March 19, 2020 by  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) will be forced to postpone its decision on whether to open full court proceedings against Israel for alleged war crimes for at least a month after the court building in The Hague was shut down due to fears of a further spreading of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19). Read more

El Al scales back operations to 4 flights a day, lays off staff as coronavirus hits industry

March 18, 2020 by  

Israel’s national airline El Al has announced it is scaling down its operations to a mere four passenger-flights per day and is placing nearly 80 per cent of its staff on unpaid leave as the Coronavirus crisis hits the aviation and tourism industry worldwide. Read more

Coronavirus vaccine year-and-a-half away, says Haifa University expert

March 16, 2020 by  

A vaccine for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) could be at least one and a half years away, a public health expert from the University of Haifa warned on Sunday. Read more

‘Jews, Zionists organized and engineered Coronavirus’ – Anti-Semitic rumours spread online

March 16, 2020 by  

Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories are spreading online and in international media, claiming “Jews and Zionists” have “organized and engineered Coronavirus” as part of a scheme to “design the world, seize countries and neuter the world’s population,” the UK-based Anti-Semitism watchdog Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) reported. Read more

Blow to Netanyahu as majority of lawmakers aim to pass law barring him from forming govt.

March 6, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been dealt a blow in his campaign to form the next government and remain Prime Minister with a majority of Members of Knesset (MK) preparing a bill that would prevent indicted MKs from forming a government. Read more

‘Increasing awareness of the darkest chapter of our history’: Germany assumes IHRA Chair

Germany on Tuesday assumed the chair of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) for the second time in a move set to “address [Germany’s] historic responsibility” and act as important marker “in times in which freedom, democracy and diversity are under intense pressure,” the German Foreign Ministry stated. Read more

El Al axes employees and flight routes as coronavirus hits tourism

Israeli national airline El Al has announced it will be forced to dismiss employees, slash senior salaries and cancel flight routes amid the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVD-19). Read more

Rocketsrain on Southern Israel following killing of two Islamic Jihad terrorists

February 24, 2020 by  

Over twenty rockets were fired towards Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, with two Israelis sustaining light injuries as a result of the attacks. Read more

Plunging to new lows? What Ireland’s election means for Irish-Israeli relations

February 13, 2020 by  

Already being described as “something of a revolution in the ballot box,” Irish political party Sinn Féin’s success in the Irish general election is undoubtedly a historic result. Read more

Success for Netanyahu? High Court blocks petition to disqualify him from forming govt.

January 3, 2020 by  

Benjamin Netanyahu has been dealt a potential win by Israel’s High Court in the run-up to the March 2nd elections when it rejected a petition that sought clarification as to whether the Prime Minister would be able to be given the mandate to form a government, should he be successful in the coming elections. Read more

Gazan man reunited with Jewish mother in Israel after 30 years

January 3, 2020 by  

A 30-year-old resident of Gaza has been reunited with his Jewish mother after being abducted and taken to Gaza by his Arab father three decades ago. Read more

High Court postpones decision on whether Netanyahu can receive mandate to form government

January 1, 2020 by  

The Israeli High Court has postponed its decision on whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be prevented from receiving the mandate to form a coalition following the next elections. Read more

‘An important message to Jewish soldiers’: After 75 Years, Germany is reinstating military rabbis

December 16, 2019 by  

The German military last week announced it is reinstating military rabbis for the first time since 1933 when the Nazis rose to power and proceeded to eradicate all deep-running ties between Jews and the German Armed Forces. Read more

After following outcry, German performance-art group ceases display containing ashes of Holocaust victims

December 6, 2019 by  

A German political performance-art group has ended its latest display allegedly containing the ashes of Holocaust victims following a widespread outcry by Jewish institutions and within German society. Read more

Amnesty falsely accuses Israel of striking Gaza; damage caused by Islamic Jihad rocket

November 15, 2019 by  

Human rights NGO Amnesty International on Tuesday accused the IDF of attacking a Gazan human rights watch office, when in fact, the rocket that struck the building was launched by the Islamic Jihad terror organization at Israel and misfired from within Gaza. Read more

‘Rocket fire on civilians is unacceptable’: world leaders and governments condemn Islamic Jihad attacks on Israel

November 13, 2019 by  

Foreign governments, international leaders and diplomats have issued statements condemning the heavy rocket fire Israel has been encountering from Gaza since Tuesday morning. Read more

‘I Was Told UNRWA Was ‘Out to Get Me. They have’ – Israeli YouTube channel taken down over criticism of UNRWA

November 1, 2019 by  

The Director of the Centre for Near East Policy (CFNEPR) has made serious accusations against US tech giant YouTube following the removal of the Center’s YouTube channel in mid-October. Read more