Israelis proceeded to the polls on Tue. 17 Sept. 2019 for the second time in less than six months.
PM Benjamin Netanyahu announced this week, days prior to Israel’s September 2019 elections, that he will establish Israeli sovereignty over all Jewish communities in Judea & Samaria if he is re-elected.
Iran announced on Saturday, 7 Sept. 2019 that it had begun using advanced centrifuges in violation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported last weekend that Iran has expanded its breach in the nuclear deal increasing its stock of enriched uranium and refining it to a higher purity than allowed.
Thurs. 29 Aug. 2019, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said it was concerned about Palestinian “hate speech in media outlets, social media, public officials’ statements, and school curricula and textbooks, which fuels hatred and violence against Israelis.”
New Zealand announced this week that it is suspending aid to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).
Following IDF aircraft strikes on Iranian targets in Syria last Saturday night, 23 August 2019, the Israeli Defense Forces remain on high alert.
Last week, House Democrats Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, were stopped from entering the gates of Israel due to their high-profile attempts to boycott Israel.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Mon. 12 Aug. 2019 urged the international community to take action against Iran’s support for terrorism.
A total of 1,729 Jews visited the Temple Mount on Sunday 11 Aug. 2019 during the traditional Tisha B’Av fast, which marks the destruction of the temples in Jerusalem.