Hamas announced on Wednesday the launch of a series of events in the Gaza Strip to mark the 35th anniversary of its founding. The events will include military parades and rallies in several areas of the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave and are expected to reach their peak on December 14 with a major rally in Gaza City.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Israel’s NewMed Energy on Tuesday announced it has signed a deal with Morocco and Adarco Energy for offshore natural gas exploration and production licenses in the north African kingdom.
Israel Defense Forces chief of staff Aviv Kohavi vowed to stop far-right Religious Zionism leader Bezalel Smotrich from being able to nominate military generals for two key positions, according to Monday reports.
Outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday warned that his likely successor will have to actively guard against military powers being peeled off and handed out to far-right members of the prospective coalition.
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) said this week that he plans to “visit Palestine” next year.
White House officials reportedly held a meeting last week to discuss how to best deal with the expected far-right incoming Israeli government.
MK Avi Maoz of the extremist anti-LGBT party Noam sparked outrage Wednesday after comparing the outgoing government to the Hellenizing Jews cast as the villains of the Hanukkah story.
Today (Tuesday) marked the end of the Eastern Breeze international exercise, in which the IAF and the French Air and Space Force (FASF) practiced aerial cooperation in Israel’s skies.4 FASF Rafale aircraft participated in the exercise alongside IAF F-16i aircraft from the 201st Squadron.
As part of the exercise, the French carrier strike group arrived in the Mediterranean Sea. IAF and FASF air crews flew “wing-to-wing” while practicing joint strikes and counteracting aerial threats in an effort to share knowledge and benefit from one another. The exercise was an important milestone in the development of the strategic cooperation between the IAF and the FASF and improved the forces’ readiness.
Eastern Breeze is one of many international exercises that have taken place recently as part of the 2022 training program.
Commanding Officer of the Ramon Air Force Base, Col. G, said: “This week, an exercise with the French Air and Space Force that included Israeli F-16is and French Rafales was held. Together, we conducted high-quality and challenging training that combined a number of elements, which resulted in improved proficiency on both sides and closer ties between the nations and militaries.”
Former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley last night (Tuesday) addressed a special audience of Jewish leaders and community members in Montreal, Canada. The event was hosted by the Federation CIJA, the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and Margaret and Sylvan Adams. Participants included leaders from across the Jewish community as well as community members who are senior figures in broader political, cultural and economic spheres.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Atheism and humanism are on the rise, as the number of elected members filling state and federal seats who profess no belief in God increases from only five before 2016, to upward of 70 after the most recent election cycle -- a sharp shift from the Judeo-Christian values that have defined America since its founding.
A top Israeli intelligence official said Monday he believed the escalating situation in the West Bank would only get worse in the coming year and that Israel was not merely facing a “wave of terror,” as many officials have described it.
The largest lockdown uprising in China took place at facilities run by Apple’s Foxconn supplier where workers had previously jumped to their deaths. After thousands fled the Apple gulag, making their way through the woods and rural areas to freedom, other employees battled with Communist authorities over abusive conditions and treatment.
Apple had nothing to say about the rights of those workers who thought differently enough to break free and fight back. If they were foolish enough to have iPhones, there’s little doubt the company would have eagerly helped authorities track them down.
“Think Different”, Apple’s slogan, actually means collaborating with a Communist dictatorship where thinking differently is a crime. And it also means suppressing free speech in America.
That’s why Apple is threatening free speech on Twitter just as it’s threatening it in Shanghai.
But that is what the company has always been behind the reality distortion field of its ads. “Think Different” has never meant anything other than, “Shut up and do what the visionaries tell you.” READ MORE
Saudi Arabia is working towards normalizing its relations with Israel, i24NEWS reported Tuesday, though full ties will take time.
Monday, December 5, 2022
Central bankers and international corporate financiers have long been pretending to hate the very concept of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherium while at the same time investing heavily in blockchain technologies and infrastructure. The purpose of the ruse is not clear, but more than likely it was an attempt at mass reverse psychology - “We don't like crypto and digital currencies because we supposedly have no control over them; free market proponents should embrace them blindly because that is how you will beat us.”
Iran may be launching an accelerated effort to achieve a few “crude” nuclear weapons in only six months, a new think tank report, obtained first by The Jerusalem Post, has warned.
US defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Monday signed an agreement with the Israeli Rafael weapons manufacturer to join the development of a high-powered laser interception system, dubbed Iron Beam.
PARIS, France (AFP) — Campaigners backing Iran’s protest movement on Monday dismissed a claim that the Islamic Republic is disbanding its notorious morality police, insisting there was no change to its restrictive dress rules for women.
US ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, appeared on Galei Tzahal this morning (Monday). Nides discussed Netanyahu's emerging government and Noam's Avi Maoz's promises to cancel the Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem.
Less than a day after Opposition Leader and Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu publicly downplayed the possibility Israel could amend its Law of Return, the Religious Zionist Party vowed it will continue to press for the removal of the “grandfather clause” from the law.
Sunday, December 4, 2022
Iran is building a new 300-megawatt nuclear power plant along the Karun river in the southwest of the country, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced on Saturday.
Saturday, December 3, 2022
The United Nations General Assembly voted on Wednesday to hold an event commemorating Israel's establishment as a "catastrophe."
Central bankers and international corporate financiers have long been pretending to hate the very concept of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, while at the same time investing heavily in blockchain technologies and infrastructure.
Syria is resisting Russian efforts to broker a summit with Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan, three sources said on Friday, after .
Erdogan hopes to 'get things on track with Syria'
Roughly six in 10 Israelis are concerned about the future of Israeli democracy, according to a poll released Friday as prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu moved closer to finalizing his next government with a group of far-right and ultra-Orthodox parties.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warned in a terrorism advisory bulletin on Wednesday about ongoing threats to the American Jewish community from domestic extremists.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Many people say that today is no different than any other time in history. "Sure, things look bad now, but this was also the case during World Wars I and II. Things have a way of working out so that things eventually return to some semblance of normal."
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi said this week that Israel prevented the formation of a “Hezbollah 2” in Syria.
Prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu granted far-right leader Bezalel Smotrich extensive powers over Israeli settlements and Palestinian construction in the West Bank as part of a coalition deal signed on Thursday between Smotrich’s Religious Zionism party and Netanyahu’s Likud.