Stay Informed

Sign up and be the first to stay abreast of developments in Israel and the Middle East

Diplomacy

FeaturedImage_2017-05-22_121117_YouTube_Trump_Netanyahu

Trump Shows No Daylight With Israel President Donald Trump began his historic visit to Israel last week by underscoring the “unbreakable bond” between the United States and the Jewish state. Much of what he did and said during his two-day trip showed that, unlike his predecessor, he does not look to create daylight...

Continue Reading >>

Israel

FeaturedImage_2017-05-26_Israel21c_Ecomotion

In June 2013, 250 Israeli smart-transportation visionaries flocked to the inaugural EcoMotion “unconference” to share their crazy fantasies about the future of moving people from one place to another. Only four years later, leaders of the global automotive and transportation industry were among 1,500 participants at the fifth annual EcoMotion...

Continue Reading >>

Iran

FeaturedImage_2017-05-26_110946_YouTube_Steve_Mnoochin

The Trump administration will seek to impose new sanctions on Iran and North Korea to “protect American lives,” Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin told Congress this week, Reuters reported Wednesday. Though he did not elaborate, he also said that the administration would be reviewing licenses issued to Boeing allowing the...

Continue Reading >>

Iran

FeaturedImage_2017-05-26_PressTV_Ballistic_Missiles

A top Iranian commander said that Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production facility, the state-owned PressTV website reported Thursday. “I hereby announce that in recent years the third underground missile production factory has been inaugurated by the IRGC,” Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps...

Continue Reading >>

Human Rights

FeaturedImage_2017-05-26_080318_YouTube_Hamas_Executions

Hamas executed three men it had accused of killing a terror mastermind by hanging and firing squad drawing international criticism, The New York Times reported Thursday. Ashraf Abu Leila, the alleged triggerman in the killing of Mazen Faqha, a Hamas commander, in March, was hanged as well as Hisham al-Aloul, who was...

Continue Reading >>

Israel

FeaturedImage_2017-05-25_154500_YouTube_Israel_Lacrosse

Israel was just announced as the host of the World Lacrosse Championship in July 2018, to take place at Netanya Stadium. The sport’s premier competition is expected to draw athletes from 50 countries and more than 5,000 fans from all over the world. Israel’s national lacrosse team took second place...

Continue Reading >>

Iran

FeaturedImage_2015-04-14_163030_YouTube_Corker_Cardin

A bipartisan bill targeting Iran’s escalating “rogue behavior,” including its continued ballistic missile program, its support of terror, its shipment of conventional weapons and human rights abuses, passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday by an overwhelming 18-3 vote, and now heads to the full Senate. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act...

Continue Reading >>

Iran

FeaturedImage_2017-05-25_120436_YouTube_Stephen_Heintz

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has given major grants in recent years to groups that call for boycotts of Israel and support the nuclear deal with Iran, Armin Rosen reported Wednesday in Tablet Magazine. Founded in 1940 by David Rockefeller and his four brothers, the fund is one of the most...

Continue Reading >>

Israel

FeaturedImage_2016-08-03_Flickr_Dollars_6355825351_5abfda53da_b

The Palestinian Authority issued payments to terrorists and their families totaling more than $1 billion over a four year period, according to a recent study by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The sum accounts for seven percent of the PA’s budget and is equivalent to 20 percent of the foreign aid the PA receives...

Continue Reading >>

Israel

FeaturedImage_2017-05-24_173138_YouTube_Jerusalem_Wifi

Jerusalem will be Israel’s first city – and one of a handful of major cities in the world – to establish an independent municipal wireless network based on super-fast millimeter wave technology. The network will enable “smart city” services in such areas as security and safety, emergency response, parking and...

Continue Reading >>