Israel and Italy Seal Reciprocal Procurement Agreement

The Israel Ministry of Defense will purchase 5 advanced training helicopters from Italy, increasing the Air Force’s training fleet to 12. The Italian Ministry of Defense will purchase Rafael spike missiles and Elbit Systems simulators in exchange.

Police Seize 690 Weapons in Arab Towns in North Since Beginning of 2020

Between 2015 and 2019, 80% of those suspected of committing firearm-related crimes in Israel were non-Jews.

Honduras Will Open its Embassy in Jerusalem by End of 2020

Honduras will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2020, President Juan Orlando Hernandez announced, joining the US and Guatemala in Israel’s capital.

Jerusalem Court Rules Malka Leifer Will be Extradited to Australia

A psychiatric panel in January decided that the alleged sex offender, who escaped to Israel from Australia, is mentally fit to stand trial and has been feigning mental illness.

Report: Trump to Issue Executive Order to Punish Arms Sales to Iran

The move comes as the U.N. arms embargo on the regime is set to be extended indefinitely.

‘Now We Are Both Friends and Partners:’ Israeli, UAE Ministers of Economy Talk Shop

Israeli Minister of Economy and Industry Amir Peretz spoke by phone with the UAE Minister of Economy Abdullah bin Touq Al-Marri on Sept. 17, 2020.

Arizona State Student Government Aadopts Universal Definition of Anti-Semitism

Koral Zaarur said the measure was in response to posters of Adolf Hitler and swastikas on campus, though it “turned into so much more.”

Israel’s DoverTower and UAE’s DP World Sign MoU on Shipping between Eilat and Dubai

The two companies will cooperate in establishing a shipping line on a direct route from Jebel Ali Port in Dubai to the Port of Eilat and Israel Shipyards will examine the possibility of cooperation in the production and marketing of various products in Dubai.

US Sanctions 11 Firms for Allegedly Shipping, Selling Iranian Petrochemicals

The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned six companies based in Iran, the United Arab Emirates and China for allegedly supporting Triliance’s continued involvement in the sale of Iranian petrochemical products.

67% Supplement to Negative Income Tax Proposed

The overall supplement for the 2020 work stipend will not be less than NIS 1,000.

Much Ado About Nothing with Capsules, Masks and the White House

The Israelis allegedly were asking for their delegation to receive a separate capsule from the rest of the attendees.

Bank Hapoalim, Emirates NBD Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The move will work to strengthen economic and financial relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

100 Orthodox Rabbis to Jeff Bezos: Stop Using Southern Poverty Law Center to Classify...

AmazonSmile relies on the SPLC to determine which charities are eligible and which ones are “hate groups” and thus eligible or not for directed Amazon donations.

United Airlines Starts Nonstop Chicago-Israel Fllights

Throughout 2020, United has been the only carrier to maintain continuous daily service between the U.S. and Israel.

Norway Arrests Suspect in 1982 Attack on Jewish Restaurant in Paris

The terror attack left six people dead and at least 20 wounded.

Israeli Government Approves $3.2 Billion Budget Supplement for 2020

The government must still approve a state budget and submit it for three Knesset readings by Dec. 23, or it will dissolve and new elections will be triggered.

List of 40 ‘Restricted Zones’ Where Schools Are Closed, Night Curfews in Force

All non-essential business establishments are required to close their doors at 7 pm each night in the restricted zones.

Emirati Official: Israeli Declaration of Sovereignty Won’t Stop Peace

UAE Foreign Ministry director of policy planning says historic U.S.-Israeli delegation visit to Abu Dhabi was “promising,” but much work still remains.

US Announces Partial Lifting of 33-Year-Old Arms Embargo on Cyprus

Former Pentagon official Michael Rubin called the move “long overdue,” insisting that “Cyprus is a new hot spot. Cyprus is our ally. Those threatening Cyprus are not.”

US Army Awards Contract to Israel’s Elbit Systems Worth up to $79 Million

The system will provide the army with commander hand stations, gunner hand stations and circuit cards for the Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

Arson Terrorism from Gaza Ignites 21 Fires in Israel’s South

Police sappers were also alerted to several scenes to dismantle suspected explosive charges tied to balloons.

Jewish-Owned Home Destroyed by Fire in Monsey, NY

No one was home at the time, according to local reports, and no residents were injured, although one firefighter was reported injured.

Germany Tries to Calm Rising Greece-Turkey Tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

Athens and Ankara are holding naval exercises in the area amid an ongoing dispute over energy resources.

Israel’s ‘Light Blade’ Laser System said to have Near-Perfect Interception Rate

Currently it's being tested in one small section along the Gaza border.

Netivot Basketball Court Blown Up by Gaza IED Balloon Bomb

In any case where a suspicious object is spotted, the Israel Police must be immediately notified by calling the National Police "100" hotline.

Steinitz Undisturbed by UAE F-35 Deal: ‘Not Enough Range to Reach Israel’

“I assume the Americans are developing the means to overcome the aircraft’s “evasive” ability. “It would be a good thing for them to share that with us."

Orthodox Union Launches Boot Camp to Train High Holiday Baalei Tefillot

With synagogues offering more minyanim than ever before in order to accommodate social distancing thereby creating a shortage of qualified Baalei Tefillot, the OU has created a “Baal Tefillah Boot Camp” to help train more than 100 to lead these minyanim.

Hamas Declares Gaza Lockdown over COVID-19

It is the first case of community spread of the virus in the terrorist-run enclave.

Eilat Soup Kitchen Facing More Hungry Guests, Tougher Times

“For a month now I’ve been getting almost no food from the hotels, and I have hundreds of people I cannot leave hungry.”

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