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Thousands of Trucks Enter Gaza Weekly From Israel – No Excuse for Turkish Freeze

Monday, December 28th, 2015

The Coordinator for Government Activities in the Territories reported last week 3,750 trucks with 127,623 tons of goods entered Gaza through Israel via the Kerem Shalom crossing.

“There were 35 crossings of ambulances between Gaza and Israel last week,” according to a tweet by the COGAT.

Last Thursday alone, 24,629 tons of goods in 744 trucks were delivered to Gaza through Israel via the overland crossings. In addition, 2.2 million liters of fuel were delivered as well.

Delivery statistics at Kerem Shalom Crossing Dec. 20-24 2015

Delivery statistics at Kerem Shalom Crossing Dec. 20-24 2015

Can Turkey Justify Its Continued Diplomatic Freeze?

Turkey has used the so-called Israeli “blockade” of Gaza as its excuse for refusing to normalize its diplomatic ties with Israel. But the truth is, the crossings between Israel and Gaza are open every day and for a long time now, active commerce has been taking place.

What is not being allowed to enter the region are materials that can be used to manufacture weapons with which to attack the Jewish State – and which have been used for that purpose in the past.

In this regard Turkey is no different in its own methods of self-defense and controlling terror within its borders. In fact the Ankara government is more aggressive: Turkey has no problem attacking PKK terrorists when it perceives a threat.

For Ankara to suggest it has a right to dictate a domestic security policy to another sovereign nation is pretentious, if not outright chutzpah.

Since Israel has already opened the crossings on a daily basis – which by the way, even Egypt does not do with the lone Rafah crossing on its border – Turkey has no reason to complain. But Israel does: Hamas still operates its terrorist organization freely and maintains an active international office within Turkey’s borders, despite a request from Israel to close its doors.

Perhaps Turkey is simply searching for excuses not to formally renew its ties with the Jewish State? There would certainly be many reasons it might be reluctant to do so, beginning and ending with its oily handshake in Tehran. At least the Arab nations in the region are far more honest in their anti-Semitism…

Hana Levi Julian

Survey: Most Israeli Jews Believe Media Are Left-Biased

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

(JNi.media) New Wave Research, an Israeli member of Nielsen International, a worldwide leader in market research, information, and data analysis, was hired by Israeli financial magazine Globes to determine what Israeli information consumers think about their communications media.

The question posed to the 500 adult Israeli Jews was: In your opinion, is the manner in which Israeli media reports on different security events in the last few weeks right-biased, left biased, or unbiased? The answers were:

Very right-biased………………2%


Very left-biased……………….18%


Not biased at all……………..33%

Globes’ Li-or Averbach tweeted the results, and one of the insights he received was that while the results may or may not represent the reality of media reports in Israel, they do represent with eerie accuracy the political division between right and left in Israel. About 50% of adult Jews have voted for right-wing parties, and they also typically believe the media are left-biased. About 33% of the Jewish vote went to center parties — whose voters are not as irked by the notion of media biases. And, finally, about 17% of Israeli Jews are dyed in the wool leftists — feeling that they’re surrounded by right-leaning media.


Israeli Ministers Told to Prepare for ‘Large-Scale Immigration’

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Israeli government ministers are being warned to prepare for “large-scale immigration” as anti-Semitism rises abroad.

“We are taking action and must continue to do so that those Jews will come here and not go to other countries. The manifestations of anti-Semitism in various European countries will not be forgotten and will even increase due – inter alia – to the rise of the forces of extremist Islam and additional changes that are taking place there.

“It must be assumed that the situation will worsen and that pressure on the communities will increase,” Netanyahu continued. “We are facing a major wave of immigration for which we must be prepared.”

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky, Aliyah and Immigration Absorption Minister Sofa Landver, and ministry officials also briefed ministers on the actions being taken to strengthen and assist Jewish communities around the world, according to a communique sent to media.

Possibly as a follow up to the necessity of conserving resources in order to prepare for mass immigration, the cabinet also discussed and approved draft legislation on reducing the use of cash in the economy.

Also discussed and approved was draft legislation on electronic check clearing, a move that will streamline financial processing in the country.

Jewish Press News Briefs

Israel’s Universities Rank High, Gender Equality Lower

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Israel’s universities are ranking among the best in the world, but its record on gender equality is not nearly that good, according to statistics gathered in recent reports.

Five of Israel’s leading higher education institutions were ranked among the top 500 inaugural 2015 Best Global Universities published by US News and World Report on Tuesday.

Factors used to rank the universities included global research reputation, publications, international collaboration, total citations, number of highly cited papers and number of PhDs awarded.

The highest Israeli ranking was won by the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, at #102. Tel Aviv University followed with a ranking of 148, then Hebrew University of Jerusalem at 152 and Technion Israel Institute of Technology at 236. Ben Gurion University of the Negev rounded out the list with a ranking of 431.

The gap between the genders in Israel, however, has increased according to the World Economic Forum 2014 Gender Gap Report, released Tuesday October 28.

Israel is still the top-ranking nation in the Middle East, at 113.

But it dropped by 12 slots since last year, and now has an overall rating of 65.

Scored at 0.700 on a scale where 0 reflects inequality and 1 is complete equality, Israel is barely above the two-thirds mark – hardly an accomplishment for a modern-day Western industrialized nation.

Global and regional comparisons between nations are ranked in four categories: economic participation and opportunity for the two genders, educational attainment, health and survival and political empowerment.

For Israel to rank at 65 in the Middle East, among nations where women are still required to remain completely covered in public and forbidden to leave home without a male escort age 9 and above, let alone drive a car, means the “Start Up Nation” still has to get the key in the ignition before the nation’s leaders feel confident they have made it on to the road.

Hana Levi Julian

Rocket Stats for Operation Protective Edge

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

During the 50 days of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas and other Gazan terrorists fired 4,594 rockets and mortars at Israel.

Of those, 3,641 landed in Israel, and 188 landed in Gaza.

735 rockets were intercepted by Iron Dome.

Jewish Press News Briefs

IDF Account Sheet, Operation Protective Edge

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Every war has its price, economically, emotionally, politically and spiritually.

Few nations consider the latter – but the Israel Defense Force has never ended a war without taking that into account.

Tonight, members of the media each received the account sheet from the IDF, showing the “up to date figures of Operation Protective Edge.”

They speak for themselves in the starkest of terms, across all spectrums. Behold.

Up to Date Figures – Operation Protective Edge

    3,356 rockets fired at Israel

2,303 hit Israel 356 intended at IDF forces operating in Gaza 116 of which hit populated areas (3.45%) 578 were intercepted by Iron Dome 475 landed within the Gaza Strip Prior to the operation, the IDF estimated the Gaza rockets arsenal at approximately 10,000 rockets. 1/3 of which were fired at Israel, and an additional 1/3 was demolished by the IDF.

    Geographic Breakdown

69.4% fired from the northern Gaza Strip 12.9% fired from the central Gaza Strip 17.3% fired from the southern Gaza Strip

    597 rockets were launched from civilian facilities abused by terrorists (18%)

Approx. 260 launched from educational facilities (schools) Approx. 127 launched from cemeteries Approx. 160 launched from religious sites Approx. 50 launched from hospitals

    4,762 terror sites struck across the Gaza Strip

: 1,678 rockets launching capabilities 977 command and control centers 237 militant wing government faculties 191 weapon storage and manufacturing facilities 144 training and militant compounds 1,535 additional terror sites

    Eliminating Mission – Gaza tunnel network

32 Terror tunnels neutralized 14 crossed into Israel 2 tunnels had shafts located 300-500 Meters from Israel

    750- 1,000 militants targeted

At least 253 Hamas operatives At least 147 Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives At least 65 operatives of various organizations At least 603 operatives whose affiliation is unknown In addition, 159 suspected terrorists have been questioned by Israeli security forces, 25 of which are currently imprisoned.

    Israeli Casualties

3 civilians killed 64 IDF soldiers killed in combat 83 Israeli civilians wounded 463 IDF soldiers wounded

    1,856 trucks of Humanitarian aid supplied to Gaza, carrying 40,550 tons

1,491 trucks with 37,178 tons of foods 220 trucks with 1,694 humanitarian supplies 106 trucks with 1,029 tons of medical supplies

82,201 IDF Reserve Duty Personnel

Hana Levi Julian

Israel Police Report 9% Rise in Calls for Help

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

It’s going to be another long, hot summer for security personnel if the latest statistics are accurate.

Israel Police report they received more than nine million ‘100′ calls (Israel’s ‘911′) from Tel Aviv in 2013 — a nine percent rise over the previous year.

Annual police data showed the heaviest rate of calls came in the summer months, in June, July and August.

Of the 9,208,890 calls received by the national Israel Police dispatcher, 40,868 took place at one o’clock in the morning, an hour when many bars close. Only 3,731 crimes were reported between 5 am and 6 am – in that grey hour before dawn.

In 2012, 359,503 complaints went on to be processed by police and nearly one third of those — 89,580 — were for disturbing the peace.

Figures show that 40 percent of the calls originated from the southern and central regional districts. But 18 percent came solely from the city of Tel Aviv; not far behind, 14 percent originated in Jerusalem.

Car theft accounted for 55 percent of nearly 20,000 calls to police.

In addition, police reported that some 2,553 kilograms of hashish were seized during the year as well as 1,171 kilos of marijuana and 47,316 tablets of methamphetamine.

In 2012, there were 19, 352 arrests for drug use, 4,448 arrests for drug trafficking and 2,972 arrests for possession of drugs “not for personal use.”

Jewish Press Staff Writer

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