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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

Israel is the Jewish people’s ancient home. We will always defend ourselves from Hamas. – USA TODAY

| May 27, 2021

Miriam Lottner, Opinion contributor Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 22, 2021 In 2021, even Jews and Israelis should have the right to live without persecution

History of Israel – Wikipedia

| May 20, 2021

The Land of Israel, also known as the Holy Land or Palestine, is the birthplace of the Jewish people, the place where the final form of the Hebrew Bible is thought to have been compiled, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity.

Opinion | Bernie Sanders: The Approach the Israel-Palestine …

| May 20, 2021

Israel has the right to defend itself. These are the words we hear from both Democratic and Republican administrations whenever the government of Israel, with its enormous military power, responds to rocket attacks from Gaza

Israel-Hamas Conflict: Live Updates – The New York Times

| May 20, 2021

Heres what you need to know:Mourning a man who was killed by Israeli bombing on Tuesday in Gaza City. The latest conflict has taken hundreds of lives.Credit...Hosam Salem for The New York Times JERUSALEM Israel and Hamas appeared to be on the verge of a cease-fire to take effect on Friday morning, after the Israeli security cabinet voted to accept an Egyptian proposal for a truce, the Israeli government announced Thursday

Israel and Hamas May Reach Cease-Fire Soon, Officials Say – The New York Times

| May 20, 2021

Heres what you need to know:An Israeli bomb squad inspects a house in Sderot that was damaged by rocket fire from Gaza.Credit...Tsafrir Abayov/Associated Press Israel and Hamas will likely reach a cease-fire agreement within the next two days, according to a senior Israeli official familiar with the negotiations and two others who corroborated the account. The cease-fire under discussion would come in stages


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