Posts Tagged ‘israeli’

Israeli rightwing parties merge ahead of election – wolves in sheeps’ clothing

Last night (Wednesday) was the deadline for submitting party lists ahead of the upcoming Israeli elections set for March 2nd – the third elections within a year. Israel is in a political gridlock, with none of the two major blocs managing to create a coalition of at least 61 seats out of the 120 Knesset […]

Netanyahu talks to Putin, is ‘optimistic’ on Israeli-American backpacker release

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and came away from the phone call feeling optimistic about securing the release of an Israeli-American backpacker imprisoned in Russia, his office said in a statement. Netanyahu spoke with Putin on regional developments and also raised the matter of Naama Issachar, the statement said. […]

In first, Israeli racer breaks into Formula 1 with top track team Willliams

Israel made its first entry into the high-speed world of Formula 1 racing with the announcement Wednesday that local racer Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, one of the top teams in the sport. Nissany, 25, who was born in Tel Aviv, is the first Israeli driver to be […]

4 mortar shells fired from Gaza at Israeli towns; none injured

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired four mortar shells toward southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon, causing neither injury nor damage, the military said. Two of the incoming projectiles were intercepted by the military’s Iron Dome air defense system. The other two appeared to strike open fields in Israel’s Sha’ar Hanegev region, east of northern […]

Israeli ministry paying for anti-BDS propaganda in major news outlets

The Israeli government recently paid tens of thousands of shekels to the Jerusalem Post in order to publish a series of articles connecting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS) to anti-Semitism, according to the government’s own procurement department. The articles were part of a “package” purchased by the Ministry of Strategic Affairs that included […]

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks

If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would — at the very least — […]

Israeli concern about targeting Ben Gurion Airport during upcoming Lebanon Attack

From An Israeli military expert revealed, “The Israeli message of shooting down the Ukrainian plane in Tehran’s airspace last week, means that the Israeli Ben Gurion Airport in the next war will be closed, and Israel has received such a message in previous wars with hostile organizations that possess heavy and accurate missile capabilities, […]

Israeli health tech startups to head to UK to showcase wares

A delegation of 10 Israeli heath technology startups will be visiting the UK next month as part of a bid by UK healthcare organizations to build more modern and effective healthcare services, and address the problems of overcrowded clinics and insufficient resources. AstraZeneca, NHSX, Care UK, Walgreens Boots Alliance and Amazon Web Services will host […]

Israeli human rights violations during Jan 2-8, 2020

Israeli forces deployed during a raid in the West Bank City of Ramallah, January 9, 2019 [Majdi Mohammed/AP] Over the last two weeks, the Israeli army has been invading the Palestinian city of Ramallah and conducting a series of military incursions which has almost entirely escaped international attention. Israeli forces injure 5 Palestinians, including child; […]

Prominent Israeli actor Moshe Ivgy convicted of indecent assault

Prominent Israeli actor Moshe Ivgy was convicted Thursday of indecent assault, almost four years after initial accusations were leveled against him. The Haifa Magistrate’s Court acquitted Ivgy, 66, of the other charges against him, citing insufficient evidence. Prosecutors filed the charges in 2018, saying they found sufficient evidence that Ivgy had exploited his status to […]

Israeli leaders must know they can go to prison

Ali Abunimah Rights and Accountability 22 December 2019 On Saturday I appeared on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story to discuss the decision by the International Criminal Court prosecutor to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Palestine. Does this mean Palestinians can finally expect justice? The other guests were international lawyer Toby Cadman and Robbie […]

Arrest of Israeli activist shows extreme-right group working with the state

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ruled on Tuesday that Jonathan Pollak, an Israeli anti-occupation activist who was arrested this week after refusing to appear in court over a private prosecution filed against him by an extreme-right group, will remain in jail. Pollak was arrested Monday at the Haaretz building in south Tel Aviv where he works. […]

Yet-to-open Israeli desert hotel makes CNN to-visit list

A still un-opened Israeli hotel was one of the picks for CNN’s list of 20 best new hotels to visit in 2020. The Six Senses Shaharut, located in the stark Negev Desert in southern Israel, was described as “the perfect destination for the intrepid luxury traveler.” It offers “a menu of unique and thrilling desert-centric […]

Netanyahu screwed up the Israeli open secret

…by Jonas E. Alexis Michael Lofgren, a former defense budget analyst on Capitol Hill for more than thirty years, declared that the neoconservatives are “kind of like the terminator, they just don’t die. You would think they would be so discredited they would be shamed, but they have no shame.”[1] It is the same thing […]

An Act of Cowardice: US Assassination of Soleimani Puts US-Israeli Fear of Iran on Full Display

In what can only be described as one in a long series of reckless, thoughtless and short sighted acts that serve only the narrowest interests, the Trump administration assassinated Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. This assassination, which was an act of cowardice, one may safely assume was concocted by Benjamine Netanyahu, another corrupt, reckless coward who […]

Undercover police arrest prominent Israeli anti-occupation activist

Undercover police officers arrested prominent Israeli anti-occupation activist Jonathan Pollak at his workplace Monday morning, after he repeatedly refused to appear in court over a private prosecution filed against him by a far-right organization. The three officers arrived at the Haaretz building in south Tel Aviv, where Pollak works as a graphic designer, and took […]

FLASHBACK: Israeli spy killed when debris from building damaged in Christchurch earthquake crushes van of Mossad agents

The Israeli secret service Mossad has been accused of conducting an intelligence-gathering operation in New Zealand which was unearthed because of February’s Christchurch earthquake.    The operation was interrupted when a van used by a spy cell was crushed by masonry falling from a damaged building, killing one man, it is claimed. Benyamin Mizrahi, 23, […]

2 Israeli teens arrested in occupied territory on suspicion of planning ‘price tag’ attack

West Bank / Jerusalem 2 Israeli teens arrested in West Bank for security-related offenses Times of Israel 2 Jan by Jacob Magid — Police early Thursday morning arrested a pair of [Israeli] teens who were allegedly on their way to carry out a hate crime attack against a nearby Palestinian village in the central West […]

Palestinians Decry ICC Prosecutor’s Delay Of Israeli War Crimes Investigation

In a significant development for Israeli accountability, Fatou Bensouda, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), seeks to launch an investigation into war crimes committed in Palestine. But she has established an unnecessary and politically suspect condition to slow down the process. Following a five-year preliminary examination, Bensouda found a reasonable basis to mount […]

Why a Shadowy Tech Firm With Ties to Israeli Intelligence Is Running Doomsday Election Simulations

Election Day 2020: 32 Americans dead, over 200 injured, martial law declared and the election itself is canceled. While this horrific scenario seems more like the plot of a Hollywood film, such was the end result of a recent simulation examining the preparedness of U.S. officials from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department […]

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