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Israel advocates mobilize to defend Arizona’s anti-BDS law

During the last few years, more than 20 U.S. states have targeted the BDS movement with legislation. But some groups have argued that anti-BDS legislation violates the Constitution. In a first, a Kansas federal judge recently agreed, issuing a preliminary injunction against an anti-BDS law in that state.

Tuesday 02/13/2018
Timeline: Four hours of conflict leave Iranian drone, Israeli F-16, Syrian air defenses destroyed
Posted: February 13, 2018

In the early hours Saturday morning, Israel and a Syrian-Iranian alliance became engaged in a confrontation that left an Israeli F-16 destroyed, in addition to the downing of an Iranian-made drone, and numerous military targets within Syria destroyed. While the shooting down of the Israeli fighter jet was an accomplishment widely touted by Israel’s enemies, the destruction of significant Syrian air defense systems appear to leave Syria and it’s Iranian backers in a much weaker position to defend against future Israeli air raids.

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Tuesday 02/06/2018
Israeli Cabinet votes to legalize Havat Gilad settlement
Posted: February 06, 2018

Israel’s cabinet voted unanimously on Sunday to legalize the Havat Gilad Jewish settlement, located in northern Samaria.

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Wednesday 01/31/2018
Israel ranked among most powerful, innovative countries
Posted: January 31, 2018

Israel has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful and innovative countries in the world in two separate surveys published this week.

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Tuesday 01/30/2018
In rare move, IDF warns Lebanon of war if Hezbollah and Iran continue to grow presence
Posted: January 30, 2018

In a rare contribution by an Israeli official to Arab media, IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis warned in a op-ed on a Lebanese opposition website that a war could break out between the two countries if Iran and Hezbollah’s presences in the country continue to grow.

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Wednesday 01/24/2018
Trump: embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year
Posted: January 24, 2018

President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Tuesday 01/23/2018
Haifa University decodes one of last unread Dead Sea Scrolls
Posted: January 23, 2018

After more than a year of restoration efforts, scholars at Haifa University succeeded in decoding one of only two remaining Dead Sea scrolls yet to be deciphered.

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Wednesday 01/17/2018
‘Spineless and stupid’: Local musicians react to Lorde’s Tel Aviv cancellation
Posted: January 17, 2018

In her short career, 21-year-old pop star Lorde has made undeniable waves in the music industry and landscape. But now, the New Zealander has made waves in the Jewish community for something other than catchy songs.

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Tuesday 01/16/2018
Netanyahu and large Israeli trade delegation arrive to warm welcome in India
Posted: January 16, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kicked off his state visit to India on Sunday with a warm embrace from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who unexpectedly met the Israeli leader when he landed at New Delhi’s airport on Sunday afternoon.

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Wednesday 01/10/2018
Palestinians meet with Hezbollah leader to reportedly spark third intifada
Posted: January 10, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has downplayed a Dec. 31 meeting in Beirut between Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah, in which the two reportedly agreed to instigate a violent Palestinian uprising in Israel.

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