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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Summary of the Night’s Events as of 05:00 AM: Over the course of the night, approximately 30 launches were identified emanating from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory. Seven launches were intercepted by the IDF’s Iron Dome aerial defense system and at least three fell in the Gaza Strip. Earlier this morning (Wednesday), IAF fighter … Read More

Israel welcomes ‘courageous’ US pullout from UN Human Rights Council

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Israel on Tuesday night welcomed an announcement that the United States will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, praising the move as a “courageous decision against the hypocrisy and the lies” of the international body that UN ambassador Nikki Haley said harbors bias against the Jewish state. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the US move, … Read More

Gaza tensions flare: IDF strikes 8 more Hamas targets as rockets barrage south

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tensions flared on Israel’s border with Gaza early Wednesday morning as the IDF carried out a second round of overnight airstrikes on Hamas targets in response to a barrage of rockets fired from the Strip towards Israeli territory. The IDF said fighter jets struck eight further “terror targets” on three separate Hamas military bases in … Read More

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N.’s Human Rights Council

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced the decision in a joint … Read More

Source: US to Withdraw From UN Human Rights Body

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will announce on Tuesday that the United Sates is withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Trump administration source told Reuters. The United States is half-way through a three-year term on the main UN rights body and had … Read More

Iran Regime Rejects Talks With Trump Administration on Ballistic Missile Program

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Iran has no plans to extend the range of its missiles since their 2,000-kilometer (1,240-mile) reach is enough to protect the country, the Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday, amid mounting US pressure over Tehran’s missile program. Iran‘s government again ruled out negotiations with US President Donald Trump over Tehran’s military capabilities and regional influence, saying … Read More

US Senate approves $500m for Israel’s missile defense program

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act passed by the US Senate yesterday allocates $500 million for Israeli missile programs and $50 million for a joint US-Israeli program for combating the tunnels threat. This is the first time that military aid to Israel has been determined under the memorandum of understanding between Israel and the US … Read More

Israeli High Tech Drawing Investors From Beyond The US

Friday, June 15, 2018

Israel’s technology sector is attracting all sorts to its shores, including investors from regions that previously conducted little business in the country, panelists said during Mergermarket’s Israel M&A Forum. “It used to be the Microsofts and the Ciscos of this world” that came looking for acquisitions in Israel, “now it’s potentially everyone,” thanks to technological … Read More

Nano system delivers anticancer drugs to childhood tumors

Friday, June 15, 2018

A nanotech system invented in Israel for transporting anticancer drugs specifically in pediatric patients has been shown to slow tumor growth and prolong life expectancy in engineered mice by 42 percent. In most of the Western world, cancer is the primary cause of death in children over the age of one. The new system meets … Read More