Israel's Northern Kingdom was established after the death of King Solomon. According to the Bible, the 10 tribes of Israel in that Northern Kingdom were taken into captivity by Assyria in about 740 BCE. Ever since, they have been lost to history. Today they are being found; one of them in India.
In Australia, Netanyahu strengthens economic ties, and invites Australia's PM to visit, "to hike in the Golan Heights." And "by the way," he adds, "the Golan will never go back to Syria; it will always be a part of the State of Israel."
Apparently, the head of Saudi Arabia's General Intelligence Directorate has been in Israel this week, visiting Israeli and PA officials. What motivated his visit? And what were his objectives?
12 hours after it was posted on Facebook, a 4 minute clip of the US Ambassador to the UN went viral, with almost 4 milion views. Why? See for yourself.
In the wake of Netanyahu's visit to the US, the rest of his away trip has slipped below the surface of international attention. In fact, his visits this week to Singapore and Australia, far away from a self-absorbed West, is a continuation of Israel's strategic alliances with nations to the East - and in the world's southern hemisphere.