To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday the timing of freeing the 21 United Nations observers kidnapped Wednesday by Syrian rebels depends on guaranteeing the observers’’ safe passage to their base and negotiating a withdrawal from the area of soldiers loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The Syrian Free Army disassociated itself from the Yarmouk Brigade that detained the observers on Wednesday as they were driving from the Golan Heights border.
The rebel brigade posted a video showing six of the UN observers, all from the Philippines, and said they are being treated as “guests.” The kidnappers had charged that the observers, whose mission is to monitor the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria, were working on behalf of Assad.
The captain of the observer force spoke on the video, stating that “civilian people” picked up the 21 observers to guarantee their safety during heavy fighting between rebels and Assad’s soldiers in the nearby village of Jamlah.
“Civilian people helped us, for our safety and distributed us in different places to keep us safe. And they gave us good accommodation and gave us food to eat and water to drink,” he said.
About the Author: Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu is a graduate in journalism and economics from The George Washington University. He has worked as a cub reporter in rural Virginia and as senior copy editor for major Canadian metropolitan dailies. Tzvi wrote for Arutz Sheva for several years before joining the Jewish Press.
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Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…
MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.
The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Over 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect hair for the Zichron Menachem Cancer Support in Israel in partnership with Pantene Products Israel.
In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the year before.
U.S. Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday, Nov. 26.
“The Israeli government is not interested in the collapse of the Palestinian Authority,” said Arbell, a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution who teaches at American University here. “There may be faults in Abbas and the leadership and in what they’re doing, but they’re still the safest bet.”
Shas head Aryeh Deri said this evening on Radio Kol Chai that if Netanyahu met his two non-negotiable conditions, Shas could join the coalition.
The man, a resident of Beit Safafa, tried on three different occasions last week to burn down the section of the hospital building where he worked.
The terrorist’s wife will now have to return to the Palestinian Authority, following the decision by Interior Minister Gilad Erdan.
The IDF says it will change its policies on soldiers who grow beards for religious reasons.
The proposal includes some extreme measures to fight the current wave of terrorism.
The Kinneret rose 3.5 centimeters overnight due to the heavy rainstorm that hit the country.
According to his definition, anyone who wants to pray on the Temple Mount is a “right-wing extremist.”
But doesn’t “democracy” mean rights for everyone?
Among the song’s lyrics, depicting an Arab: “I will send a Jew or two to Hell…. I am just an ungrateful piece of scum.
Does democracy allow even a legislator to call a fellow MK a “fascist?
Lapid has everything to lose and Livni has nothing to lose.
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