Israel

Gantz Decries Danger to Rule of Law

The Israeli judiciary became an issue in the election campaign on Tuesday as Blue and White leader Benny Gantz claimed that “we are facing a great danger to the institutions…

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Epidemic Shakes GDP, PM Says “We Shall Overcome”

As the coronavirus spreads, Israeli planners are looking at various scenarios that could affect the economy. A Ministry of Finance report on the current situation estimates that the epidemic could…

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Ceasefire Holds, So Far

The residents of southern Israel made a wary return to normalcy on Tuesday after two days of rocket barrages courtesy of Palestinian Islamic Jihad seemed over in an unofficial ceasefire.…

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U.N. Clings to Two-State Solution as Rockets Fly

The U.N. Security Council reiterated its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The U.N. statement was approved by all 15 council members including the U.S. It was…

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Ceasefire Fails, Gaza Fighting Continues

A reported 10 p.m. ceasefire did not take hold on Monday night as Gaza terrorists fired another salvo of rockets at Sderot at about 10:20. B’chasdei shamayim, there were no…

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Matzah Shortage Foreseen in Coronavirus Crisis

In an unforeseen consequence of the coronavirus epidemic, Israeli retailers were said to be bracing for a shortage of matzos when Pesach arrives. That’s because a large number of Israelis…

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Coronavirus Won’t Derail Israeli Elections

Israel’s ongoing efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country will obviate a rescheduling of the March 2 elections, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ said on Monday. “The…

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Islamic Jihad Says Finished for Now, But Fighting Goes On

After a day of escalating violence and the threat of war, Palestinian Islamic Jihad indicated on Monday evening that it has concluded the current round of attacks on Israel. The…

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U.S.-Israel Mapping Team Goes to Work

Several weeks after the unveiling of U.S. President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace plan, an Israeli-American team has begun the work of filling in the details to a rough map prepared…

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IDF Pummels Gaza, Iron Dome Intercepts 12 of 14 Rockets

Gaza rocket attacks and Israeli Air Force retaliatory strikes renewed late Monday afternoon. Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel as jets and combat helicopters struck targets in Gaza following…

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