Last year saw an increase in travelers, flights, destinations, airlines, low-cost travel and automation to Ben Gurion Airport, according to Israel Airports Authority (IAA) 2016 statistics, a booming year for Israel’s international airport.
Joni writes, "Many international observers, governments and political organizations compare Israel and the Palestinians after such events, despite the complaint that moral equivalence comparisons are inappropriate. But how does the rule of law stack up in Israel after a fighter is convicted of unlawfully killing an enemy?"
The highly charged debate over whether Israel can be both democratic and Jewish represents a clash of Western post-Christian, Islamic and Judeo-Christian world views.
Trump promised “things will be different after Jan. 20” when he takes office. He is likely to be even more strident if the UN votes to divide Israel before President Barack Obama’s veto at the UN expires with his presidency on Jan. 20.
The discovery of a 2,100 year-old stone bowl in Jerusalem inscribed with the name ‘Hyrcanus’ has just been revealed by the Israel Antiquities Authority, to coincide with Hanukkah - the bowl likely dating from the time of the original Hanukkah.
The little town of Bethlehem is relatively peaceful and calm this Christmas as pilgrims and tourists are fully occupying hotels and guest houses, making the 5,000 local families who rely on the tourist trade thankful that “there is no room at the inn.”
The race is on to support Syrian child refugees before the freezing Middle Eastern winter truly bites - and Israelis are generously rushing to the aid of their neighbors in Syria, a nation known for its hostility to the Jewish state.
In July, the Palestinian Authority unexpectedly announced plans to sue Britain in an International Court over perceived harmful repercussions on local Arabs of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which laid out a vision for a future Jewish State in the Middle East. This week, British Prime Minister Theresa May nearly affirmed her unequivocal support for the Jewish state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fulfilling his vision of developing regional relations during his current trip to oil-rich and Muslim majority nations, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.
The much anticipated arrival today of two F-35 Lightning II aircraft at Nevatim Airforce base near Beersheva “represents a quantum leap in air dominance capability” according to American-based Lockheed Martin manufacturers.