Israeli fighter pilot heading for space

November 17, 2020 by  
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Eytan Stibbe, a former IAF fighter pilot, is expected to blast off at the end of 2021 on a historic scientific mission to the International Space Station. Read more

Clinical trials of Israeli coronavirus vaccine underway

November 2, 2020 by  
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The first Israeli SARS-CoV-2 vaccine was administered at Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in Ramat Gan on Sunday to the first volunteer in a clinical trial. Read more

Israel commences human trials with COVID-19 vaccine

November 1, 2020 by  
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Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and Sheba Hospital in Tel Aviv commenced on Sunday with human trials with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, a critical phase towards the completion of the development of the serum. Read more

Hobson’s choice

October 30, 2020 by  
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Tuesday 3 November 2020 presents American voters with a dilemma as they cast their ballots in one of the craziest elections in the history of the United States of America. Read more

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name ‘Kfar Nafah’ found in Golan Heights

October 28, 2020 by  
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A 1,700-year-old boundary stone, inscribed with the name “Kfar Nafah” (Nafah village) in Greek, was uncovered last month in an archaeological excavation led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) near the Nafah IDF army base in the Golan Heights. Read more

Bot, troll networks attempting to influence Israeli policy, reveals Strategic Affairs Ministry

October 28, 2020 by  
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Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Tuesday released its periodic report on the manipulation of social-media networks to delegitimize the Jewish state. Read more

On the other hand

October 18, 2020 by  
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We have just prayed for rain (in Israel) and already one can discern a change in the weather. Read more

The BBC isn’t just too ‘woke’—over Israel, it incites baseless hatred

October 16, 2020 by  
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In recent weeks, there have been indications that the British government intends to try to bring the BBC to heel. Read more

Pompeo calls on Saudi Arabia to normalize ties with Israel

October 16, 2020 by  
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to normalize ties with Israel. Read more

Poll: 63% of Israelis think Trump ‘will be better for Israel’

October 15, 2020 by  
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Ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential elections, a little more than 63% of Israelis think that U.S. President Donald Trump “will be better for Israel,” according to an i24 News poll released on Monday. Read more

September tourism in Israel slumps 96% against same month in 2019

October 15, 2020 by  
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In September, the number of tourists entering Israel continued to fall, with 15,100 tourist entries recorded. Read more

‘Peace Out of Power’: Govt. Approves Peace Agreement with United Arab Emirates

October 13, 2020 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke over the weekend with United Arab Emirates (UAE) Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and the Israeli government ratified the peace agreement between the two countries on Monday. Read more

On the other hand

September 21, 2020 by  
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The High Holydays this year in Israel will be remembered for two events impacting all of us whether we like it or not. Read more

Israelis are not celebrating upcoming holiday lockdown

September 15, 2020 by  
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Back in April and May, Israel halted what appeared to be the rapid trajectory of the coronavirus. A severe lockdown during the Passover holiday pushed the number of new cases per day, down from approximately 700 a few weeks earlier to less than two-dozen daily cases. At the time, many Israelis believed and hoped that the Jewish state’s bout with COVID-19 was coming to a rapid conclusion. Read more

Hungary only EU country to send diplomat to Israel-UAE treaty signing

September 15, 2020 by  
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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto is the only diplomat from the European Union planning to attend today’s signing in Washington for the Israel-United Arab Emirates peace deal, Reuters reported. Read more

Oman welcomes normalisation between Bahrain and Israel

September 14, 2020 by  
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Oman welcomes Bahrain’s move to normalise relations with Israel, the Oman News Agency reported on Sunday. Read more

Trump triumphs as PLO continues to dig its own grave

September 14, 2020 by  
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President Trump’s announcement on 11 September that Israel would shortly be signing a peace treaty with a fourth Arab State – Bahrain – and possibly several others very soon – has triggered a spiteful response from Saeb Erekat, Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Read more

Turkey’s bid to return to Ottoman-era glory endangers Israel and the region

September 13, 2020 by  
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Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has high ambitions. He wants to take his country back to what he perceives as the glory days of the Ottoman Empire, but the leader, who has been described as “pugnacious” and has been at the pinnacle of power since 2002, appears to be leading the country down the wrong path as he quashes secularism, supports radical Islamism, suppresses democratic reforms and adopts a forceful foreign-policy approach that aims to assert Turkish hegemony in the region. Read more

Jewish and pro-Israel groups welcome Israel-Bahrain normalization agreement

September 13, 2020 by  
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Jewish and pro-Israel groups instantly applauded Israel and Bahrain for agreeing on Friday to normalize relations between the two countries—the second of its kind between Israel and a Persian Gulf nation in the wake of the United Arab Emirates. Read more

On the other hand

September 6, 2020 by  
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Schools are back and a collective sigh of relief from parents can be heard throughout the land. Read more

Palestinian Authority daily claims that Israel is behind Beirut blast

August 12, 2020 by  
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A writer for the official Palestinian Authority daily accused Israel of being behind the explosion in Beirut last week that cost the lives of at least 163 people and injured thousands, as well as left hundreds of thousands homeless. Read more

Media polls show Yamina to grow; Likud and Blue and White to slip

August 9, 2020 by  
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Media polls released on Thursday show that if Israeli elections were held today, Yamina would grow, while the Likud and the Blue and White parties would slip. Read more

Despite tensions, Israel offers aid to Lebanon in wake of disaster

August 5, 2020 by  
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Israel has officially offered humanitarian aid to Lebanon in wake of the massive explosion that wreaked havoc in the centre of the city, despite the tensions between the two countries. Read more

Is Hezbollah interested in a wide-scale conflict with Israel?

In light of threats from Hezbollah to retaliate over the death of one of its members in Syria last week, the Israel Defense Force has sent reinforcements to its northern border including advanced fire capabilities, intelligence collection systems and special operational units. Read more

Netanyahu’s five-point battleground to stay in power

July 31, 2020 by  
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Since fortifying Israel’s frayed political system with a victory over his political rivals and the formation of a unity coalition in April, governance for Israel’s embattled prime minister has been anything but simple. Read more

Over and out

July 31, 2020 by  
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“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” Read more

What does Iran’s pivot to China mean for Israel?

July 25, 2020 by  
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China and Iran are said to be currently working on a 25-year, $400 billion “strategic partnership” that would see massive Chinese investment in Iranian infrastructure in return for below-market-priced oil and massive regional influence. Read more

25th anniversary of the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

July 24, 2020 by  
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The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has announced plans for a series of events leading up to the 25thanniversary of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination, promoting Rabin’s legacy of peace and tolerance Read more

Israeli model Bar Refaeli convicted and sentenced for tax evasion

July 22, 2020 by  
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A Tel Aviv court convicted Israeli model Bar Refaeli, 35, on Monday on four counts of tax offences and sentenced her nine months of community service. Read more

Jews aren’t indigenous to Israel? According to whom?

July 12, 2020 by  
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There are a lot of things wrong with woke culture. While the impulse to demonstrate solidarity with the oppressed and opposition to bad things like racism is, in principle, praiseworthy, the virtue signalling is insufferable. Read more

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