The hate-fest that is Durban rears its ugly head again

September 16, 2021 by  
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Next week, the United Nations is set to reinforce infamy. In the wings of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York, it is to hold a 20th anniversary summit of its so-called World Conference against Racism that took place in Durban, South Africa, four days before the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Read more

As Gulf opens to Jewish life, Muslims spark interest in learning about High Holidays

September 8, 2021 by  
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With Jews around the world set to begin the High Holiday season, the small Jewish communities in six Gulf states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, are planning to take part publicly in some of the traditional holiday rituals for the first time in decades. Read more

The Taliban’s Palestinian partners: Implications for the Middle East peace process

September 8, 2021 by  
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The Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan, followed by the ISIS-K bombing that killed 13 U.S. military personnel and scores of civilians, underscores the far-reaching implications of the U.S. withdrawal from the country. The mujahideen’s takeover of Kabul, following a 20-year U.S. counter-terror campaign against Al-Qaeda and other jihadi groups in Afghanistan, has reenergized the global jihad’s slow and determined war against the West…write…Dan Diker and Khaled Abu Toameh. Read more

Jenin terrorist leaders: these are the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison

September 8, 2021 by  
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These are the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison in the north of Israel on Monday night. Read more

In Israeli first, doctors separate twins with conjoined skulls

September 8, 2021 by  
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Doctors at the Soroka Medical Centre in Beersheva have made Israeli medical history, successfully separating twins that had been conjoined at the head. Read more

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah: Israel’s population grows to 9.39 Million

September 6, 2021 by  
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Israel’s population stands at 9,391,000 on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and grew by 146,000 over the past year, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) annual pre-Rosh Hashanah report on Israel’s population shows. Read more

2.4 million Israeli students return to class amid COVID-19 wave

September 1, 2021 by  
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Some 2,458,000 Israeli children from kindergarten through high school returned to class on Wednesday and began the school year, amid a high Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection rate in the country. Read more

Seven hospitals warn of collapse as COVID-19 stats remain high

August 30, 2021 by  
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Doctors and nurses from seven hospitals across Israel staged a protest in front of the Ministry of Health on Sunday warning of a systemic collapse as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers in Israel remained high. Read more

Appeasement

August 27, 2021 by  
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I was brought up to despise the word appeasement. It was the ideology favoured by much of the British aristocracy and political leaders before the Second World War. Read more

Secord raises Israeli approach to Covid vaccinations at NSW Parliamentary hearing

August 27, 2021 by  
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Israel’s vaccination rates and its roll-out of a third Pfizer booster jab were canvassed at a recent NSW Health budget estimates hearings by the NSW Labor Opposition. Read more

Israel passes 1 M COVID-19 cases mark

August 24, 2021 by  
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Yesterday, Israel passed the dubious landmark of one million Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases documented since the outbreak in the country, as the number of new daily cases continued to spike. Read more

Israeli officials: Palestinian incendiary devices started fires in border communities

August 24, 2021 by  
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Nine fires broke out on Monday near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip that Israeli investigators believe were started by incendiary balloons launched from the Hamas-controlled enclave, reported Ynet. Read more

School year will start on schedule in Israel, despite high COVID-19 stats

August 23, 2021 by  
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The school year in Israel will open on Wednesday, September 1, the Corona Cabinet decided Sunday night, amid the country’s fourth Coronavirus (COVID-19) wave. Read more

COVID-19 abating in Israel? Decrease in number of serious cases

August 22, 2021 by  
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The Israeli health system expressed cautious optimism over the weekend after the fast climb in the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in serious condition slowed down, apparently, the result of the third booster shot being administered to Israelis aged 40 and above. Read more

Hamas leader: ‘Foolish act’ by Israel could lead to war

August 18, 2021 by  
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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the terror organization based in the Gaza Strip maintains “a strategic relationship” with Iran, Hezbollah and “many [others] in the region,” and therefore, any “foolish act” by Israel could lead to a regional war. Read more

IAF pounds Hezbollah target in Syria – Report

August 18, 2021 by  
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Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighters bombed on Tuesday night a military position in Syria belonging to the Hezbollah terror organization, several sources reported. Read more

Israel offers Turkey emergency aid in wake of devastating floods

August 17, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz contacted Turkey’s defence attaché to Israel and the Turkish Defense Ministry on Sunday and offered to send a search and rescue delegation to help Turkey cope with the aftermath of devastating floods. Read more

Israel to dispatch aid to earthquake-stricken Haiti

August 16, 2021 by  
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Israel will deliver “immediate humanitarian support” to Haiti after it was hit by a powerful earthquake, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced. Read more

‘Difficult days yet before us’: PM Bennett appeals to the public, details plan to fight COVID-19

August 15, 2021 by  
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Prime Minister Naftali Bennett published on Saturday night what he described as a “national plan to fight the Delta wave,” while warning that “difficult days are yet before us.” Read more

‘Thrill of victory and agony of defeat’? Paralympic athletes are already winners, say Israelis

August 13, 2021 by  
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Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and the sports world, meet Pascale Bercovitch, Shraga Weinberg, Moran Samuel and Doron Shaziri…writes Howard Blas. Read more

Whistling in the wind

August 13, 2021 by  
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Trying unsuccessfully to change something which cannot be changed is the simple meaning of “whistling in the wind.” Read more

Israel looks to iconic Australian Surf Life Saving model as drowning prevention solution

August 13, 2021 by  
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The iconic Australian Surf Life Saving model made history when it was presented by Paul Hakim, a member of Sydney’s Coogee Surf Life Saving Club, to the Israel Knesset Parliamentary Committee for Interior Affairs and Environmental Protection…reports Sarah Vanunu. Read more

Too little, too late? Israel’s government announces further restrictions to curb spike in COVID-19 infections

August 12, 2021 by  
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The Ministerial Committee on Fighting the Coronavirus voted on Wednesday evening to enact another list of COVID-19 related restrictions, in what appears to be a frantic race against a pending countrywide closure and while facing severe criticism of slow and lacking action. Read more

Israel up in arms after Polish Parliament passes law limiting restitution of property lost in Holocaust

August 12, 2021 by  
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The Polish parliament approved on Wednesday a law limiting the ability of Holocaust survivors and descendants of Holocaust victims to reclaim their property, prompting Israeli officials to take action and issue harsh condemnations. Read more

Israel to send two firefighting planes to battle raging wildfires in Greece

August 11, 2021 by  
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Israel will dispatch two firefighting aircraft to Greece to help combat wildfires Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis described on Monday as “a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.” Read more

For the first time since February, Israel records over 5,000 daily COVID-19 cases

August 10, 2021 by  
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Israel set another dubious record during its fourth wave of Coronavirus (COVID-19) when the number of new daily cases was recorded at 5,140, passing the 5,000 cases mark for the first time since the beginning of February. Read more

Israeli government unveils intricate return to school amid COVID-19 plan

August 9, 2021 by  
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Minister of Education Yifat Shasha-Bitton and Minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz submitted to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett who approved the outline formulated for Israel’s return to school amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the spiking number of infections in Israel. Read more

Feintooner

August 9, 2021 by  
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This week’s cartoon….The Golden Medina. Read more

Israeli Envoy Rejects UN Secretary-General’s ‘Moral Equivalency’ Between Israel and Hezbollah

August 9, 2021 by  
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Israeli Ambassador to the US and United Nations Gilad Erdan did not mince words when he rejected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s statements on the recent Hezbollah attack on Israel’s north, in which he called on “all parties” for restraint. Read more

Jordan is the Palestinian State: Hussein and Abdullah differ

August 9, 2021 by  
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It is rare for CNN host Fareed Zakaria to issue an apology – but he did so after interviewing Jordan’s King Abdullah II last week. Read more

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