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Normalisation of relations between Bahrain and Israel by Whitehouse

Remarks by President Trump on the Announcement of Normalization of Relations Between Israel and the Kingdom of Bahrain ...
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UAE’s warm welcome to Israelis reflects changing region by Aron Heller

2pijmtxmp4i6vpiidmibgk2fr4.jpg_xtr_w=691.png In less than 24 hours on the ground, Israel’s first-of-its-kind delegation to the United Arab Emirates received a warm welcome that would have been nearly unthinkable just a few weeks ago. ...
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UAE formally ends Israel boycott amid US-brokered deal by Jon Gambrella

800.jpeg.png The ruler of the United Arab Emirates issued a decree Saturday formally ending the country’s boycott of Israel amid a U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the two countries. ...
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Another Israel-Arab deal expected in coming weeks: Israeli ambassador to US by Emily Judd

27395882-e6f6-41c3-b894-a836fa781f99_16x9_600x338.png Ambassador Ron Dermer sat down for an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya English on Friday, in which he predicts more Israel-Arab agreements will be announced soon. He also responded to critics of the deal and weighed in on remaining obstacles that must be overcome to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. ...
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Israel’s stand against Iranian ambitions brings neighbours to the peace table by Alex Ryvchin

The agreement is the most significant diplomatic development in the Middle East since Israel signed a peace treaty with Jordan in 1994 and it formalises a regional realignment that has been occurring clandestinely for decades. ...
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The joyous Israel-UAE peace deal by Stephen Daisley

gettyimages-1228031816.jpg?format=jpg_xtr_width=1920_xtr_height=1080_xtr_fit=cro States, countries welcome Diplomatic agreement between UAE and Israel ...
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Taking a Jewish approach to U.S. history by Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy

cov-give-me-liberty-1244x858.png When facing history’s challenges, better to squirm than sanitize. The two of us were born into very different societies and encountered different forms of anti-Semitism. Nevertheless, those contrasting experiences made us each appreciate the power of America’s redemptive ideals as part of our Jewish understanding that history is three dimensional. ...
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Israel gifts medical supplies to Province 2 Himalaya by Editors

In support of the Government of Nepal’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu dispatched medical supplies to the Ministry of Social Development in Province 2, which has been worst hit by the pandemic. ...
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Australia-Israel relationship a ‘mateship’ based on trade, trust and mutual values by Eliana Rudee

etarg3exyammbmj-880x495.png “It is in our national interest to see Israel succeed as a liberal democracy in the Middle East, and Australia continues to strongly support its right to exist within secure and internationally recognized borders,” said Australian Ambassador to Israel Chris Cannan. ...
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30-minute COVID-19 test developed in Israel; inventor predicts it will go global by Nathan Jeffay

istock-1215518076-640x400.png AID Genomics says its tech will make on-the-spot testing a reality, getting regular life up and running; chief scientist says it can check planeload of passengers in an hour ...
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4 Palestinian banks cancel Terrorists’ ATM cards and salaries by Maurice Hirsch

logo.png This could be the first time in over a decade that the PA did not pay salaries to terrorists, with banks appearing to buck the pay-for-slay policy for fear of legal ramifications. ...
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US no longer holds that Israeli settlements are illegal by BBC Editors

_106331461_mediaitem106331460.png BBC reports that The US has shifted its position (or rather reverted to one of its previous positions) on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, no longer viewing them as inconsistent with international law. ...
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Israel and Gulf states working on ‘historic pact’ to end conflict between them by TOI staff and Raphael Ahren

img-20190701-wa0014-e1561994906578-640x400.png TV says FM Katz met Gulf counterparts at UN to advance ‘non-aggression’ deal as they face Iran, pledging friendly ties, cooperation, no war or incitement; Greenblatt also in loop ...
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US House of Reps overwhelmingly condemns movement to boycott Israel by Sheryl Gay Stolberg

23dc-bds1-articlelarge.jpg?quality=75_xtr_auto=webp_xtr_disable=upscale.png The House, brushing aside voices of dissent over American policy in the Middle East, on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution condemning the boycott-Israel movement in a 398-to-17 vote. "If a boycott is being used to advance freedom, that's one we should support," said Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.). "But if a boycott is being used to undermine the very freedoms that exist in the only real elective democracy in the Middle East, we all need to rise up against that." ...
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Democrats brush off Rep. Omar’s push for Israel boycott, target BDS movement instead by Gabriella Muñoz

trump_democrats_22242_c0-163-3900-2436_s885x516.jpg?9f4412ddda5ce345cee67420592b It's 'dead on arrival,' insists Brad Sherman, a senior Dem on Foreign Affairs Committee ...
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US Ambassador says Israel has right to annex parts of West Bank by David M. Halbfinger

merlin_153716865_86303d4f-5407-425d-aec5-1cd0cdb5529e-articlelarge.jpg?quality=7 The Trump administration has not publicly presented its peace plan, but it has portrayed the Bahrain conference as a prelude to the plan’s first phase, which would focus on economic development of the occupied territories. It would be followed by a second phase focused on a political solution. ...
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Trump administration applauds international court’s decision to abandon Afghan war crimes probe by Carol Morello

p3ppags5mmi6tfrfahki2uhpou.png The International Criminal Court decided not to proceed with an investigation into American war crimes in Afghanistan ...
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Capturing the moon – Beresheet gears up to escape Earth’s gravity by Hagay Hacohen

436775.png The nation holds its breath as Beresheet is meant to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull on Thursday, will the April 11 celebrations be held or will it melt near the sun? ...
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Proclamation on recognizing the Golan Heights as part of the State of Israel by Whitehouse staff

America recognises Israel's sovereignty over Golan Heights ...
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Review of Palestinian textbooks launched amid British concern curriculum promotes anti-Israel violence by Lee Harpin

penny-mordaunt.png Children's minds are 'being poisoned', the House of Commons was told in January ...
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Eurovision lineup 2019 completed as heads of delegation gather in Tel Aviv by Content Editors

09f521d900f1c0621c0b083634a2bb21?p=card_big.png Eurovision 2019 will be a great event ...
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Bequests to state of Israel contribute to continued academic research by Greer Fay Cashman

436630.png There are many Jews and non-Jews who make bequests to the State of Israel or leave part or all of their estates to the State of Israel. ...
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UN using Israeli radar system to protect bases in Mali by Al Venter

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is using radars made by Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries to provide its bases with early warning of incoming projectiles, according to an industry source. The source told Jane’s that three systems using RADA’s Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) family were set up at outlying MINUSMA bases in late November and early December 2018. Each system consists of four ieMHR radars mounted on a tripod to provide 360° coverage of the surrounding airspace. The active electronically scanned array (AESA) S-band pulse doppler radars are compact and have no moving parts, making them easy to deploy and “relatively maintenance free”, the source said ...
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Iran fumes over Brazil’s Jerusalem embassy move by Staff

ap_18271468463451-615x400.png Iran denounced Jair Bolsonaro’s plan to move Brazil’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the capital of the Jewish state. ...
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Australia stands by Jerusalem decision after backlash by AFP

ap_18349311085015-640x400.png Malaysia calls recognition of West Jerusalem as capital a ‘humiliation,’ but PM Scott Morrison cites Indonesia merely ‘noting’ move as proof of ‘measured’ international response ...
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Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital, delay embassy move – report by Tamar Pileggi

ap_18238341531848-640x400.png (I cannot verify this from an Australian source yet - R.Z.) Scott Morrison’s cabinet said to approve shift in foreign policy, while putting off relocating mission due to $200 million price tag ...
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Free speech rebirth at Berkeley by WSJ Editorial Board

im-34101?width=620_xtr_aspect_ratio=1.5.png Prohibitive security fees will not reinforce the heckler’s veto. ...
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Australian Government votes against UN anti-Israel resolutions by Peter Wertheim

ecaj_statement_-_australian_un_voting_41218.png Congratulations to Australian Govt. Australia voted against three of the anti-Israel UN resolutions rather than abstaining as in previous years. ...
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PepsiCo is buying SodaStream for $3.2 billion by Rishi Iyengar

180820140914-sodastream-dispenser-780x439.png Indra Nooyi isn't done yet. The PepsiCo chief executive announced Monday that Pepsi is buying SodaStream, one of the world's top sparkling water brands. ...
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I said Israel should be ashamed – now I am the one who is ashamed by Daniel Sugarman

gaza9a.png On Tuesday Daniel Sugarman wrote an article on the clashes at the Gaza border. Today he acknowledges that he was wrong. ...
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Netta Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision with a chicken dance by Annalisa Quinn

merlin_138064479_9c07c0cf-3a40-4b41-85e4-48c06786b85b-articlelarge.jpg?quality=9 A bit off topic, but there is a lot of good news stuff in the last several days, so we thought we'd include it ...
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