‘We are family’: Jewish and Arab medical staff respond to ethnic tensions

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 As the coronavirus raged all over Israel, the stories of Arab doctors or nurses helping Jewish patients to say Shema Israel or the prayers that accompany the departure of a soul offered a ray of hope in a bleak time. … Read More

US objects to UN meeting on Israel, Gaza on Friday

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The United States has objected to a request by China, Norway and Tunisia for a public, virtual meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Friday to discuss the worsening violence between Israel and Palestinian terrorists, diplomats said.The United States, … Read More

Israeli soldier attacked in Jaffa, hospitalized in serious condition

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A 19-year-old soldier was hospitalized in a light condition with a cerebral hemorrhage after being attacked by demonstrators. He later was declared to be in serious condition with a head wound and is suffering from skull fractures and internal bleeding. He … Read More

Israeli Arabs and Jews: End of the honeymoon period?

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Does the violence between Jews and Arabs in Israel’s mixed cities mark the end of the honeymoon between the majority and the minority in the country?Dr. Thabet Abu-Ras talks about the contrast between the acceptance and the legitimization of Arab … Read More

ICC prosecutor warns against crimes in Israel-Palestinian violence

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 Individuals involved in a new eruption of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed may be targeted by an International Criminal Court investigation now under way into alleged war crimes in earlier bouts of the conflict, its top prosecutor said in an interview.The ICC’s Fatou … Read More

Israeli Arabs and Jews: End of the honeymoon period?

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Does the violence between Jews and Arabs in Israel’s mixed cities mark the end of the honeymoon between the majority and the minority in the country?Dr. Thabet Abu-Ras talks about the contrast between the acceptance and the legitimization of Arab … Read More

FADC chair Barbivai to IDF, police: How can we fight on all fronts?

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 Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Chairwoman Orna Barbivai pressed senior IDF and police officials about how and whether they could manage the current multi-sided conflict.With the government requesting the FADC approve an extension of the current emergency situation declared … Read More

Israeli ground offensive in Gaza ‘on table’ as rocket barrages continue

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As the Israeli military intensifies its strike on Hamas, plans for a possible ground invasion of the Gaza Strip will be presented to IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi for approval later on Thursday.Speaking to reporters, IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. … Read More

Rockets fired at Ashdod as health minister visits local hospital

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Rockets were fired against the city of Ashdod, sending its population to secure areas as Health Minister Yuli Edelstein was visiting the local Samson Assuta Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon. Fragments of a grenade were found in the hospital grounds … Read More

Exhaustion kills two Everest climbers, an American and a Swiss

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A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, hiking company officials said on Thursday, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season. Abdul Waraich, 41, of Switzerland and American Puwei Liu, 55, died of exhaustion … Read More

Will this Hamas conflict be different than others?

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As has occurred multiple times in the last 15 years, Israel is in danger of fighting a war where it “wins” tactically, but achieves much less strategically.If Israel uses the same playbook as in the past, why should it expect … Read More

Biden: Israel has right to defend itself from Gaza rocket terrorism

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US President Joe Biden sounded an optimistic tone on Wednesday about violence between Israelis and Palestinians concluding soon after he had a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “My expectation and hope is this will be closing down … Read More

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