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Welcome to Israel’s water revolution

Sunday, October 8, 2017

When it comes to water, Israel is up against some serious challenges. The country is nearly two-thirds desert, and even those places where water exists, such as Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) and the headwaters of the Hermon River, are overtaxed, which could lead to a breakdown of what is known as Israel’s “water … Read More

UNESCO to postpone vote on upcoming anti-Israel resolutions — Israeli envoy

Sunday, October 8, 2017

For the first time in years, the United Nations cultural arm will likely not pass any anti-Israel resolutions at its major summit this week, in what would amount to a significant diplomatic victory for Jerusalem. As they have done a number of times annually in past years, several Arab nations in the UN’s Educational, Scientific and … Read More

Israeli hospital gets grant to treat Syrian kid’s hearing loss

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A six-figure donation from Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn is going to Ziv Medical Center in Safed (Tzfat) to fund treatment of hearing loss among Syrian children brought from conflict areas to Israel for medical care. The hospital near the border with Syria, recently visited by celebrity Conan O’Brien, has extensive experience treating wounded Syrian civilians. … Read More

Iran says missile program ‘non-negotiable,’ denies report it’s open to talks

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Iran said Friday that its ballistic missile program was “not negotiable,” denying a report that suggested it was open to talks on its controversial arsenal, which has earned sharp rebukes from the US and accusations that it was violating the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal “Iran has in all bilateral diplomatic meetings … emphasized … Read More

Trump meets military leaders on Iran, says announcement coming ‘shortly’

Thursday, October 5, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Thursday insisted Iran has not acted in keeping with a deal to curb its nuclear program, days before he must decide on the future of the accord. “You will be hearing about Iran very shortly,” said Trump as he met military leaders to discuss the issue. “They have not lived … Read More

Netanyahu says Israel ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with US after attack

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel stands “shoulder to shoulder” with the US “in mourning and sorrow,” after a deadly mass shooting during which at least 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured in Las Vegas. “On this terrible day, the people of Israel stand shoulder to shoulder with the American … Read More

IsraAID sends emergency response team to Puerto Rico

Friday, September 29, 2017

On September 19, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and other islands in the Caribbean. The hurricane destroyed much of the island’s key infrastructure, buildings and homes. An emergency response team from Israeli NGO IsraAID, including professionals from its established team in Haiti, arrived in Puerto Rico earlier this week. Based on its assessment of immediate … Read More

Taylor Force Act Targeting Palestinian Authority Terror Payments Receives Procedural Boost in Senate

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A bill before the US Senate that targets the Palestinian Authority’s policy of paying salaries and benefits to terrorists and their families received a major boost on Thursday, with the announcement that the legislation has been included in a larger package of bills that deal with spending on foreign operations. The move means that the bill — known … Read More

Combating 21st century terror: What Europe can learn from Israel

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the virus it is – kills brutally, indiscriminately and, critically, transnationally. On Thursday, August 17, a van rammed into crowds of people in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard – a hub of tourism and social life. Thirteen were … Read More