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Israeli illustrators commemorate the child victims of the Gaza war – Haaretz

| May 27, 2021

Under the shadow of the clashes in Jerusalem, the operation in Gaza and the sirens in much of the country this month, Or Segal, a fourth-year visual communications student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, decided to do something about it. I wanted to work in a way thats quiet and strong, that wouldnt inflame things even more, she tells Haaretz. I chose to do so through brotherhood, using the tools that Im familiar with illustration and design.

Opinion | The Discrimination Palestinian Citizens of Israel Face – The New York Times

| May 27, 2021

Politicians call for our citizenship to be revoked, or worse like the former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who said our heads should be chopped off, or the former education minister Naftali Bennett, who declared that he had killed many Palestinians and had no problem with it. Since 2019, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has twice made electoral pacts with the overtly racist Jewish Power party, which is made up of followers of the notorious Meir Kahane, whose Kach party and offshoots were labeled terrorist organizations by the United States. Jewish Power is led by Itamar Ben Gvir, who says his hero is Baruch Goldstein, who gunned down 29 Palestinians as they prayed in Hebron in 1994

Israel spied on Mizrahi Jews, then tried to hide it – Haaretz

| May 27, 2021

In the 1950s, Israels internal security service, the Shin Bet, was spying on immigrants from North Africa.

More Than 30 Dead in Gaza and Israel as Fighting Quickly Escalates – The New York Times

| May 27, 2021

ASHKELON, Israel The worst fighting between Israelis and Palestinians in seven years intensified on Tuesday night, as Israeli airstrikes began targeting Hamas offices in Gaza City and militants in Gaza fired rockets at the metropolis of Tel Aviv, the southern city of Ashkelon and Israels main airport. In Gaza, at least 35 Palestinians, including 10 children, had been killed by Tuesday night, and 203 others were wounded, according to health officials. In Israel, five people were killed in strikes on Tel Aviv, Ashkelon and Lod, and at least 100 were wounded, according to medical officials

Israel coalition talks: Lapid and Gideon Sa’ar resume negotiations halted during Gaza fighting – Haaretz

| May 27, 2021

New Hope chairman Gideon Sa'ar has renewed on Thursday the coalition talks with Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid who is working relentlessly to form a government before his mandate expires on June 2. Both parties' negotiating teams met on Thursday for the first time since talks between Yesh Atid and New Hope were halted amid Israel's latest operation in Gaza.

The Costly Success of Israels Iron Dome – The Atlantic

| May 27, 2021

This architecture is, however, just one of the ways in which Iron Dome is unique. In fact, its very strengths and weaknesses reflect those of the country that developed it, epitomizing Israels interminable conflict with the Palestinians. On the one hand, Iron Dome is the perfect example of Israeli ingenuity and improvisation, the journalist Yaakov Katz, who co-wrote The Weapon Wizards, a book about Israels arms industry, told me

First foreign tourists in more than a year land in Israel – Reuters

| May 27, 2021

The first group of foreign tourists in more than a year touched down in Israel on Thursday after the government began opening its borders following a steep drop in COVID-19 infections. Small groups of vaccinated foreign tourists - up to 30 people - have been allowed to enter as of last Sunday and the Tourism Ministry expects 20 such groups to come from countries, including the United States, Britain and Germany, under a pilot programme until June 15

IDF: Nasrallah tried to threaten Israel, looked weak and sick instead – The Jerusalem Post

| May 27, 2021

Any violations of Jerusalem will cause a regional war, warned Hezbollah secretary-generalHassan Nasrallahon Tuesday night, in his first speech since before Operation Guardian of the Walls began over two weeks ago.During the operation, Nasrallah did not make any statements, and Hezbollah officials remained relatively quiet, with only one or two statements made besides for an official statement issued by the terrorist movement after the ceasefire.Nasrallah stated on Tuesday that he had not made any statements in recent weeks because he had been sick. The Hezbollah leader delivered the speech in a quiet, raspy voice and appeared to have difficulty keeping his head up. The IDF believes that the speech on Tuesday night was a mistake by Hezbollah, as Nasrallah was attempting to broadcast threatening messages, but looked weak and sick

The Indian Left selectively raged against Israel even as Turkey bombed its way into the annals of a barbaric h – Economic Times

| May 27, 2021

The worst violence in Jerusalem in decades has led to massive global street protests directed against Israel. Some even erupted in India.

Muslim nations ask UN to form unprecedented permanent panel to critique Israel – The Times of Israel

| May 27, 2021

Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are calling on the UN Human Rights Council to set up a permanent commission to report on alleged human rights violations in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank. The move comes in the wake of this months 11-day conflict between Israel and terror groups in Gaza


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