Tag: State of Israel

Patriot air defense

Israel Intercepts Drone Approaching from Syria

The IDF launched a Patriot missile on Saturday, which successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) coming from Syria approaching Israeli airspace near the Golan Heights border. The Patriot was launched from the area surrounding the northern city of ​​Safed, with residents of the area reportedly hearing explosions.

anti-semitism

Poll: Two Thirds of Israeli Arabs Reject Israel as Jewish State

Two-thirds of Arab Israelis believe Israel has “no right” to define itself as the Jewish nation state, while a majority of Jewish Israelis (58 percent) say those who reject that definition of Israel should have their citizenship revoked, according to a new poll underlining deep divisions between the two communities.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Haley Condemns UN Official Over Israel Boycott Comments

WASHINGTON — US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley excoriated a UN official on Friday who urged economic sanctions against Israel and who released a report calling on increased international pressure to end Israel’s “illegal occupation” of the Palestinian territories.

Yahya Sinwar

Hamas Terror Chief: Our Weapons Belong to All Palestinians

TEL AVIV — Hamas is treating the issue of reconciliation with the Fatah movement and the Palestinian Authority as a strategic one, according to the organization’s Gaza chief, Yahya Sinwar, who added during a meeting with unions in Gaza that divisions will not be allowed to continue.

Inter-Parliamentary Union

Arab Pundits Celebrate ‘Expulsion’ of Israeli Delegation from Parliamentary Meeting

TEL AVIV — Arab social media users have been celebrating what they called the “expulsion” of the Israeli delegation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which was not expelled but reportedly walked out of the meeting in St. Petersburg this week as Kuwait’s representative screamed anti-Semitic conspiracies and told them to “get out of the hall.”