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Israel’s Unsung Humanitarian Mission Saved Thousands of Syrian Lives – Yaakov Lappin (Investigative Project on Terrorism via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Good works, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 17, 2018 Israel’s Unsung Humanitarian Mission Saved Thousands of Syrian Lives – Yaakov Lappin As the Assad regime completes its takeover of southern Syria, Israel is winding down it humanitarian and medical operation that saved thousands of Syrian lives throughout the civil war. Israeli hospitals have treated 4,800 Syrian civilians since 2011, half of them […]

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Left Pushing Fake News to Smear Israel’s Nation-State Law, by Caroline Glick (Breitbart News)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  International, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2018 For decades, the increasing radicalism of the political Left in the West has been swept under the rug. Over the past month, Israel’s political Left has adopted a political strategy in line with the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democratic Party. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in turn, has taken a page […]

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Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett (NYT via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Israel, Judaism  /  No Comments

Aug. 16, 2018 Israel Is Proud of Who We Are – Naftali Bennett We Israelis are proud of who we are. We are proud of our Jewish traditions and identity, and we are proud of the equality and freedoms for all our people. Last month our government passed the Nation State Law, which reaffirms the centrality […]

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Laws of Armed Conflict in Gaza – Lt.-Gen. (ret.) John Toolan (RealClearDefense via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Aug. 15, 2018 Laws of Armed Conflict in Gaza – Lt.-Gen. (ret.) John Toolan In recent months, Hamas has debuted new tactics like indiscriminate airborne incendiaries and interspersing terror cells in crowds of civilians attempting to infiltrate Israel. Hamas attacks Israel and violates the laws of armed conflict by forcing the deaths of civilians to trigger […]

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Israel’s Good News Newsletter to 12th Aug 18,by Michael Ordman

By   /  August 12, 2018  /  Good works, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 12, 2018 Includes medical achievements, inclusiveness, global efforts, science & technology, economy & business, culture, entertainment & sport. Click here for individual items with links

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The First Palestinian in Jerusalem’s City Hall? by Matti Friedman (NYT)

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 10, 2018 JERUSALEM — Western observers interested in Jerusalem can be forgiven for thinking the most politically significant building in this city is a low limestone edifice featuring American flags and Marines — the embassy opened in May by the Trump administration to international fanfare and criticism. But anyone attentive to the fate of […]

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ISRAELI HOSPITALS SEE RECORD-BREAKING BABY BOOM (JTA via J. Post)

By   /  August 11, 2018  /  International, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 11, 2018 Maternity wards in most of Israel’s hospitals are at capacity. Click here for full article

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Hamas Blackmail, Media Silence by Bassam Tawil (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  apartheid, double standards, Human Rights, media bias, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 Hamas’s strategy is to remain in power forever; to achieve that goal, it is prepared to do anything. Hamas has always acted out of its own narrow interests while holding the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip hostage to its extremist ideology and repressive regime. “Those who claim to be confronting Israel are […]

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A plea for discussion on Israel’s nation-state law, by Asa Kasher (TOI)

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Human Rights, Israel  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 We need a meaningful discussion about Israel’s new Fundamental Law. Yet once you mention Israel, darts are thrown, and the nature and complexities of the law itself are cast aside. We should explore several questions. Given the new law, what is the difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish citizen of Israel? […]

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Hamas-Israel Truce Deal Hinges on Palestinians Accepting Conditions They Reject – Yaakov Lappin (BESA via Daily Alert)

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Aug. 9, 2018 Hamas-Israel Truce Deal Hinges on Palestinians Accepting Conditions They Reject – Yaakov Lappin (BESA Center for Strategic Studies-Bar-Ilan University) Former Israeli defense officials have expressed skepticism that a long-term truce between Hamas and Israel is feasible. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay, former deputy head of Israel’s National Security Council, noted that a long-term […]

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