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Israel

  • Gaza escalation holds both promise and peril for Netanyahu

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2019
    By SAM SOKOL JERUSALEM (JTA) – Benjamin Netanyahu’s week had been carefully scripted: Less than one month away from Israeli elections, the prime minister was traveling to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Donald Trump. A friendly photo op would become even friendlier when Trump announced that he wanted to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. From there Netanyahu […]
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  • In fear of Israeli reprisals after rocket fire, Hamas leaders head underground

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2019
    By DANIEL SIRYOTI (Israel Hayom via JNS) – Prior to reports of a ceasefire on Monday night, March 25the Hamas terrorist organization threatened to escalate its response to airstrikes in Gaza by the Israel Defense Forces. In the late evening hours, the group announced that “the resistance would expand its missile range as long as the Zionist enemy’s attacks continued.” […]
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  • Survival is due to ‘miracles,’ says father in central Israel whose home was hit by rocket

    By jwadmin on March 29, 2019
    (JNS) – Daniel Wolf, whose home was hit by a long-range missile from Gaza on Monday, March 26, said although his family home was destroyed in the attack, “a lot of miracles happened” that ultimately spared the family from death. “We are in shock, but the most important thing is that we are all OK,” Daniel Wolf told Channel 13 […]
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  • Dutch BDS supporter triggers Israeli wine shopping craze

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2019
    By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ AMSTERDAM (JTA) – As a supporter of boycotting Israel, Mieke Zagt had no intention of marketing Israeli wine when she posted on Twitter a picture of it on sale at the Hema Dutch supermarket chain. But her tweet, meant to protest the sale, prompted Israel supporters here to mount a social media reaction so successful that the […]
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  • Nations decry U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights

    By jwadmin on March 28, 2019
    Russia, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Iraq criticized the United States for recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, following a ceremony attended by U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. The ceremony featured the signing of an official proclamation, and was also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Israel on the Golan Heights enhances US interests

    By jwadmin on March 25, 2019
    Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative” March 24, 2019, https://bit.ly/2YfZ2TE More on the Golan Heights: https://bit.ly/2JCoxeB While US recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights bolsters the national security of the Jewish State, it also yields major strategic benefits for the US. Thus, President Trump’s endorsement of Israeli sovereignty over the strategically commanding Golan Heights – […]
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  • Why President Trump’s tweet on The Golan Heights is important

    By jwadmin on March 22, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – President Donald Trump recently tweeted that the United States should recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. “After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!” […]
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  • Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption scandals, explained

    By jwadmin on March 14, 2019
    By BEN SALES NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is going to court on corruption charges — he says that he is innocent. Netanyahu has been indicted in three cases pending a court hearing. It’s the first time in Israel’s history that a sitting prime minister faces criminal charges. Oh, and elections are in fewer than […]
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  • Albert Einstein’s brilliance, humor and connection to Israel

    By jwadmin on March 12, 2019
    Just in time for his 140th birthday, March 14 Hebrew University reveals the content of newly acquired manuscripts. By ISRAEL KASNETT (JNS) – One thing is for sure. While the writing on the pages lying on the table under a clear protective glass appeared as nonsensical gibberish or useless, mind-bending mathematical equations, they were anything but. These were some of […]
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  • How the former generals of Israel’s Blue and White Party view the Palestinian issues

    By jwadmin on March 8, 2019
    By YAAKOV LAPPIN (JNS) – According to polls, the Blue and White Party is the largest in Israel at this time. Three out four of its senior members are former chief of staffs of the Israel Defense Forces. Led by former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, the party’s other senior members include retired lieutenant generals Gabi Ashkenazi and Moshe […]
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