Israel celebrates Independence Day as a small country with big dreams.
As the Great War spread to Palestine in 1914, the Ottoman Turks looked for spies and informers among the Jews of Jerusalem and the settlements. They saw Zionism as an enemy and Ben Yehuda was obviously at the top of their list.
The US State Department and European leaders have condemned last weekend’s rocket fire against Israel from the Gaza Strip.
Over 690 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli communities on beginning Saturday 4 May 2019. A cease-fire is now in effect.
A air-raid siren sounded on Thurs. 2 May 2019 at 10 am throughout Israel, calling people to a standstill for a time of reflection for six million Jewish people who were brutally murdered during the Holocaust.
A UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon last week said a tunnel discovered earlier this year by Israel had crossed the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the third such breach of a ceasefire resolution.
France’s outgoing ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, signaled last week that Trump’s plan will be “very close to what the Israelis want.”
Close to 300 people have been killed and hundreds wounded in Easter Sunday explosions at 3 hotels and 3 churches in Sri Lanka.
An unmanned Israeli spacecraft lost contact with Earth and crashed just moments before it was to land on the moon Thurs., 11 April 2019, failing an attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar mission.
PM Binyamin Netanyahu arrived at the Likud headquarters in Tel Aviv on Tues. night 9 April 2019, to celebrate with hundreds of activists.