49.8 F
San Diego
Saturday, January 19, 2019
President Rivlin with Minister of Education Naftali Bennet, Professor Dan Schechtman and the 2019 Wolf Prize winners. Photo: GPO/Mark Neiman.
President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday 16 January 2019), spoke at the ceremony announcing the winners of the 2019 Wolf Prizes. The Wolf Prizes are awarded every year for exceptional contribution to the sciences and arts. Professor Dan Schechtman, acting Chairman of the Wolf Foundation , presented the president with the decision of the awards committees. Minister of Education...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing leaders in Jerusalem from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the most important event in 2018 was the United States withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “The most important thing that happened in the last year, in our region is the decision by President Trump to move out of the agreement,” he said in front of around...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, Dec. 4, 2018. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party continues to lead in political polls ahead of the general Knesset election on April 9. A Channel 12 News poll projected 32 sets for the Likud, compared to 14 for Yesh Atid and 13 for former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience Party. The poll projected only nine seats for the Labor party....
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked , President Reuven Rivlin , Supreme Court President Esther Hayut poses for a picture with newly sweard in judges at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on Jan. 8, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
An unnamed senior Israeli lawyer was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of demanding sexual favors in exchange for judicial appointments. Two more suspects, including a female judge from the center of the country, were also arrested in connection with the case. The leading attorney is accused of appointing a female magistrate’s court judge in exchange for sex acts and having...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Rio de Janeiro on an official state visit in Brazil, Dec. 28, 2018. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will arrive in Israel on March 31 for a four-day visit, Israel Hayom has learned, just one week ahead of Israel’s general elections on April 9. In closed talks with Bolsonaro during a historic visit to the South American country in late December, the Brazilian leader reiterated to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu his intentions of relocating the Brazilian Embassy...
The Al-Aqsa mosque in the Temple Mount compound, seen from the Western Wall Plaza. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Mark A. Wilson (Department of Geology, The College of Wooster).
Muslim and Christian holy sites in “Palestine” are “defiled” and “desecrated” by the presence of Israelis/Jews. This hateful demonization is often expressed by Palestinians, including Palestinian leaders. In December 2018, the Palestinian Authority “presidential office” stressed that Mahmoud Abbas was to have “urgent conversations” with Arab and international bodies about “the dangerous Israeli escalation,” which among other things Abbas’s office...
A colony of Didemnum molle. Ascidians like this have been ingesting tiny pieces of plastic and related plastic additives in seawater, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University. Credit: Silke Baron/Wikimedia Commons.
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that microplastics—tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life—are present in solitary ascidians, or marine invertebrates, all along the Israeli coastline. Ascidians are sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders. The research also confirmed the presence of plastic additives, i.e., “plasticizers,” which are substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability and longevity. The research, led by Professor...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting in the Israeli Knesset on Dec. 24, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Does the Israeli political system confuse you? Here is a detailed look at how the parties function. Feb. 22 is the deadline for parties vying for seats in Israel’s Knesset to submit their lists of candidates to the Central Election Committee. The following is a description of the methods the various parties use to determine their candidate lists, though in...
The Amazon Spheres, part of the Amazon headquarters campus in Seattle, May 10, 2018. Credit: Biodin/Wikimedia Commons.
CloudEndure, an Israeli company, confirmed that it had been acquired by AWS, Amazon’s cloud computing unit, for $250 million, Globes reported on Thursday. “CloudEndure is now an Amazon Web Services company. As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner since 2016, CloudEndure has long joined forces to help customers future-proof their businesses. This acquisition expands our ability to deliver innovative and flexible migration, backup and disaster-recovery...
Israeli Minister of Sports and Culture Miri Regev speaks to the press at the sports ministry’s offices in Tel Aviv on June 6, 2018. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.
The Likud Party was triumphant at the right-wing Leumiada event held this weekend in Eilat, and used the gathering as a chance to drive home its campaign messages. Israel’s Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev discussed a stormy conference the Labor Party central committee held on Jan. 10, saying that former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and President Shimon Peres were “spinning...

Recent Posts