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WHY NAFTALI BENNETT DECAPITATED THE SETTLER RIGHT AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ISRAEL’S FUTURE, by Yair Rosenberg (Tablet)

By   /  January 20, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 15, 2019 How the shaming of a soccer star led to the biggest shake-up in Israeli politics and finally unchained Netanyahu’s chief right-wing rival Click here for full article

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How Israel Makes the Desert Bloom (Economist-UK via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  Good works, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Jan. 11, 2019 How Israel Makes the Desert Bloom (Economist-UK) The Israeli firm Taranis uses high-resolution imagery from drones, planes and satellites to diagnose problems in fields of crops – among them infestations, diseases, dryness and nutrient deficiencies. Faced with unfriendly neighbors and an arid climate, Israel has had to innovate to survive. Taranis is the […]

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The American ‘Zionist’ assault on Israel, by Daniel Gordis (TOI)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  double standards, friends/enemies, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 8, 2019 Less hubris and more interest in why Israelis think what they do would go a long way to helping this relationship survive Click here for excellent article

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 Israeli Arab Activist: Israel Is My Country and I Am Proud of It…runs in Likud party’s primaries (summaries of 2 articles by Daily Alert)

By   /  January 10, 2019  /  apartheid, friends/enemies, Human Rights, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 10, 2019 Muslim Arab Woman Competing in Likud Party Primaries(Times of Israel) Dima Tayeh, from Kafr Manda in the Galilee, made headlines on Tuesday when she told Hadashot TV she was running in the Likud party’s primaries. “There is no other country in the Middle East that respects its citizens and gives them as much equality […]

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Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Jan. 7, 2019 Israel Will Continue to Act Against Iran in Syria with U.S. Support – Michael Doran (Mosaic) The American presence in Syria had formed the primary obstacle in the way of Iran’s completing an unbroken corridor of political influence from Tehran to Beirut on the Mediterranean shore. With only 2,000 soldiers, the U.S. was […]

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COLUMN ONE: THE NEXT STOP ON MY ZIONIST JOURNEY, by Caroline B. Glick (J. Post)

By   /  January 4, 2019  /  History, International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 3, 2019 (Title of article changed to “Caroline Glick speaks out about her decision to join Shaked, Bannett” on Jan. 4.) It has been my conviction to use my pen, keyboard and voice to shape and expand Israel’s maneuver room. Click here for full article

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Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 1, 2019  /  Israel, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 1, 2018 Israel Has Not Disenfranchised the Arabs – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Peter Lerner Anti-Israel activists have claimed that as Israel once again heads for elections, millions of Palestinians are disenfranchised. That claim is false. Ever since the Oslo Accords, 98% of the Palestinian population in the territories enjoys self-governance. They have a Palestinian Legislative Council […]

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Israeli Democracy Defies Being Pigeonholed (Daled Amos via EoZ)

By   /  December 30, 2018  /  Human Rights, International, Israel  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 With the passing of its Nation-State Law this year, the issue of Israel as a democracy continues to be a topic of debate, and at times becomes even more pointed. But this week we were reminded that for all the debate and the claims that Israel was revealing its fascist colors, Israeli democracy […]

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29,600 Jews Moved to Israel in 2018 – Judy Maltz (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  incitement, Israel, stats  /  No Comments

Dec. 28, 2018 29,600 Jews Moved to Israel in 2018 – Judy Maltz (Ha’aretz) 29,600 Jews moved to Israel in 2018, an increase of 5% over 2017. 10,500 immigrants from Russia arrived, an increase of 45%, while 6,500 came from Ukraine, down 9%. Aliyah from North America totaled 3,250, down 10%. Aliya from France totaled 2,600, […]

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What Bret Stephens Missed About Trump and Israel, by Ira Stoll (Algemeiner)

By   /  December 28, 2018  /  International, Israel, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Dec. 27, 2018 “Donald Trump Is Bad For Israel,” is the headline of Bret Stephens’ column in The New York Times on Thursday. “Consider the Trump presidency from a purely Israeli standpoint,” Stephens writes. Click here for full article

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