So Long, Ambassador David Friedman, and Thanks for All the Fish*

"...over the years I have met many ambassadors from many countries, including from the US, our great ally, but I can say that there was never a better ambassador than David Friedman..."

Stunning Winter Landscape at Migdal Tsedek National Park

In the 19th century, an Arab village called Majdal Tzadek was established on the site, named after the local ruler Tzadik Gama'ini.

Husband and Wife EMS Volunteers Vaccinate Ashdodians

"My husband and I have been volunteering for so long, it has become a part of us and defines who we are as individuals and as a couple."

After 16 Years Abbas Declares Elections Risking Hamas Takeover

The only major power on the planet Abbas can rely on to resuscitate the old and tired concept of a Palestinian State is… the Democratic party.

Corona Czar: No Choice But to Add Another Week of Lockdown

Meanwhile, US health officials have sounded the alarm on Friday saying the UK mutation of the coronavirus could become the dominant source of infection in the United States by March.

Former Chief Rabbi Lau Tests Positive for Coronavirus After 2nd Vaccine Dose

The rabbi was apparently infected by his wife who contracted the virus earlier in the week.

‘Next Big Step’: Experts Advocate Relocating Israel to US Military’s Central Command

As Iran tensions remain high, moving Israel to CENTOM’s area of responsibility would enable Israel, the United States and Arab partners to conduct joint exercises and planning for Iran-specific threats, thereby boosting readiness, says Jonathan Ruhe, director of foreign policy at JINSA.

Russia Bans Hadassah Clinic from Using Pfizer’s Vaccine

Hadassah Medical Moscow announced earlier that it was in talks with a number of companies on the supply of foreign COVID-19 vaccines to Russia.

Bank of Israel: Hold On to your Dollars, We’re Staging a Comeback

"If anyone sold dollars the other day, I'm sorry, tough luck."

With Close to 10,000 New Daily Cases Israel Chasing Herd Immunity

As long as there is no certainty that vaccinated individuals do not continue to be contagious, it could take several months for the epidemic to be slowed down at all.

Newsweek: Iran Sends Suicide Drones to Yemen for Houthi Long-Range Attacks

Satellite footage shows Iran has established a base of Shahed-136 suicide drones in an area controlled by the Iranian proxy Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Albania Academy of Sciences Adopts IHRA’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

The Academy of Science will issue its own statement on the adoption of the IHRA working definition on January 26.

Israel Sees Drop in Negative Social Media Content in Arabic on Peace Agreements

The decline in negative comments towards Israel and normalization was in part due to the public awareness campaigns carried out by the various governments that joined the Abraham Accords.

Israel’s Defense Ministry Approves LGBTQ Pre-Military Academy

The IGY school was the only one approved by the Defense Ministry this year when normally two pre-military schools are approved each year.

Progressive Jewish & Israeli Groups Oppose Adopting Universal Definition of Anti-Semitism

While they “respect the original creation of the IHRA Working Definition as an illustrative tool, and as part of a larger and ongoing conversation about the nature of anti-Semitism,” they expressed “concern with its adoption as a legal tool.”

Regavim Files Police Complaint on Bedouin Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

"These horrific images are the result of the ongoing lack of governance of the State of Israel in the Negev."

UN Watch Releases UN’s Top 10 Anti-Israel Acts of 2020

Hopefully, these individuals and countries will take the criticism seriously and try to do better in 2021... Just kidding,

Despite Lockdown and Record Vaccinations Israel’s Corona Cases Keep Rising

The Health Ministry estimates that the country is currently at the peak of morbidity, but next week will see a decrease.

IDF Attacks Hamas in Gaza After Shots Fired at IDF Engineers

The attacks came while IDF engineers were carrying out repair operations on the western side of the security fence that borders southern Gaza.

Report: 57 Fatalities, 28 Injuries in Israeli Raids in Eastern Syria

Al-Alam, an Arabic news channel broadcasting from Iran and owned by the state, reported that more than 18 sites had been targeted.

Israelis Remember Sheldon Adelson

Rest in peace, brave and kind friend.

Report: Housebound Israelis Smoke 30% More Cigarettes, 35% More Weed

21.1% reported a decrease in sleep quality; 28.6% reported that their weight had increased; and 28.6% reported that they smoked more.

IAF Strikes Against Iran in Syria Were 3-Pronged Message to Iran, Syria and US,...

Israel let Biden know there's more than just the nuclear front to deal with with Iran, and let Iran know that Israel won't accept Iran in Syria, even during the Biden administration.

Bar-Ilan U, UAE’s Gulf Medical U Sign Collaboration Agreement

The agreement calls for the exchange of researchers and students at the graduate and undergraduate level.

Terrorist Shot during Attack at Cave of Patriarchs

The terrorist attempted to stab troops securing the holy site.

McAfee Shutting Down Its Israeli Development Center, 60 Laid Off

In October 2020, McAfee and its shareholders raised $740 million in an initial public offering and was valued at about $8.6 billion.

IDF Arrests Suspected Hezbollah Scout Who Crossed into Israel

The man, a shepherd, intentionally crossed the Blue Line from Lebanon into Israeli territory in the Har Dov area.

Israeli Forces Block Terror Stabbing at Qalandiya Checkpoint Near Jerusalem

The suspect, who arrived on foot, did not have a permit to enter the State of Israel, police said.

Israeli Court Bans Screening of ‘Jenin, Jenin’ in Israel Following Defamation Suit

The film’s director, Muhammad Bakri, was ordered to pay compensation to the plaintiff, IDF Lt. Col. Nissim Magnaji.

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