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Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

Six Policy Challenges, to Guide UNRWA Policy Reform

Cancel the new UNRWA curriculum which incorporate principles of Jihad, martyrdom and an “right of return” by force of arms, in UN schools which are supposed to promote the UNRWA slogan of “Peace Starts Here.” Cease...

Beyond Realpolitik: Israel’s Strategic Imperatives

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: For all nation-states, but especially the most powerful or influential, success must be measured along two separate dimensions: present and future. Although Israeli leaders may correctly calculate that their country is doing...
Director-General Rotem at the opening ceremony of the Israeli embassy in Kigali. Photo: MFA.

Israel inaugurates embassy in Rwanda

The Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Yuval Rotem today (Monday, 1 April 2019) inaugurated the Israeli embassy in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. This is Israel’s 11th embassy in Africa; it...
A view of the Arab Peninsula and Southeast Africa taken by the “Beresheet” Israeli spacecraft from a distance of 16,000 kilometers. Credit: SpaceIL.video

Israeli spacecraft ‘Beresheet’ passes Earth one last time ahead of lunar landing

The Israeli spacecraft “Beresheet” passed Earth for the final time on Sunday as it is expected to enter the moon’s orbit on Thursday. When the spacecraft enters the moon’s orbit, it will perform a complex...
The interior of a Holocaust train boxcar used by Nazi Germany to transport Jews and other victims during World War II. Credit: Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust train car arrives in New York for Auschwitz exhibit in New York

A crane lowered a train car onto tracks on Sunday outside the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York—a boxcar that carried Jews and others to their deaths at Auschwitz and other Nazi death...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on March 31, 2019. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

In Israel, Netanyahu meets with Bolsonaro, who stops short of embassy promise

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday as the two began “a new era of partnership and cooperation in all areas,” said the former at his office in Jerusalem. At...

Israel becomes a partisan football at AIPAC

The madness that penetrates Congress and the White House was smoothly transferred to the cavernous Walter E. Washington Convention Center that sheltered AIPAC’s yearly gathering in Washington D.C. Vice President Mike Pence led the Republican...
The two Israelis who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 305 crash were identified as Shimon Re'em (left) and Avraham Matzliah.

Israeli rabbinical court tells airline crash victim families they can begin to sit ‘shiva’

The families of two Israeli men who were killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 on March 10 may begin the traditional mourning process of shiva for their loved ones, thanks to a ruling...
Palestinians fill plastic bottles with drinking water from a public tap in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah, on July 26, 2015. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90.

Palestinian Authority prioritizes salaries to terrorists over medical care for ill Palestinians

Until now, Israel has been giving medical treatment in Israel to thousands of Palestinians every year. But this humanitarian program will now come to an end, as the Palestinian Authority has decided to stop...
A bulla inscribed with the name of Natan-Melech, official in the court of King Josiah. Source: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Rare ancient seal of Jewish king’s officer discovered in City of David in Jerusalem

The Israel Antiquities Authority and Tel Aviv University discovered a 2,600 year old ancient  bulla seal impression bearing the inscription “(belonging) to Nathan-Melech, Servant of the King”  in the City of David just outside...

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