by JNS.org. (JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has called up reserve soldiers and placed additional Iron Dome batteries in the north as Western allies reportedly prepare to launch a military strike on the Syrian government for its use of chemical weapons. The badge of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), which summoned its reserves as… Read More
While the world continues to look on, unsure how to react, more than 100,000 Syrians have been killed and another 2.5 million have fled their country. Meanwhile, quietly but effectively, Israeli doctors treat Syrians able to reach their borders. Dr. Zeev Zonis, director of the pediatric intensive care unit at Western Galilee Medical Center in… Read More
Israel’s self-described interim solution covering where and how women can pray at the Western Wall hasn’t stopped Jews from all sides of the issue from wanting to hit their heads against a wall. A 4,840-square-foot platform designed to accommodate up to 450 worshippers at a time was just installed. The new prayer plaza, connected by a… Read More
Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor, a talented diplomat, has a challenging job defending Israel in the U.N.’s hotbed of anti-Zionism and double standards. Indeed, it’s not often that Israel is treated like a hero in that forum. However, during the U.N. Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Israel… Read More
David Lau and Yitzchak Yosef, both sons of former Israeli chief rabbis, were elected Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbi of Israe.
A senior Israeli diplomat serving in Europe downplayed the importance of E.U. guidelines designed to exclude Israeli settlements from certain benefits.
By Ron Kampeas It’s almost boilerplate: The American Jewish community asks a foreign leader with whom it has cultivated a close relationship to kindly tell firebrands in the leader’s government to pipe down and fall in with an established policy that happens to be embraced by the U.S. government. Greece? Romania? Hungary? Russia? Try Israel…. Read More
Mark Landler and Jodi Rudoren at the New York Times ask a question that’s been puzzling Israeli journalists and analysts for weeks: With Egyptians rioting and Syria getting only bloodier, why is the U.S. secretary of state focusing on Israel and the Palestinians? Even if John Kerry succeeds in the apparently herculean task of getting… Read More
Gilad Shalit’s capture was the result of his operational failures and those by other members of his tank crew, interviews with Shalit revealed. Shalit, the only member of a three-man crew who survived a cross-border, guerrilla-style attack on June 25, 2006 by armed Palestinians from Gaza, failed to seize several opportunities to fire on his… Read More