Israel is preparing to build 2,500 homes in its communites in Judea and Samaria. It also plans a new Palestinian industrial park near Hebron, the ancient capital of King David and burial site of Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekkah, Jacob and Leah. The PLO, under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas, is apoplectic, calling the collective move a "war crime."
Israel is in first place to win Google's $20 million prize for being the first to land a privately funded robotic vehicle on the moon. Israel's craft, designed to hop on the lunar surface, is set for launch before the end of this year. Read about it and see the video here.
Using artificial intelligence, an Israeli company has developed a system to identify antisemitic Internet posts in real time.
"If China is required to play that [global] leadership role, then China will assume its responsibilities." Representing Moscow, another contender for global leadership, Russia Today reports the story.
According to Israel's Minister of Defense, a regional settlement is the only way to for Israel to achieve peace with the Palestinians. His suggestion was that the Trump administration take point to establish a broader plan for Middle East peace.
"Soon, I will also announce extensive construction in settlement blocs in Judea and Samaria. Under my vision, all the settlements will be under Israeli sovereignty." ~Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Two days after taking the office of the Unitied States presidency, Donald Trump was on the phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The PM asked to "work closely" with Trump, especially in matters that relate to Israel's security, including Iran, the Palestinians and "other issues." He also asked for restoration of the US policy, abandoned by Obama, of "no daylight" between Israel and the US.
While Donald Trump was being inaugruated as the 45th president of the United States, Pope Francis was giving a lengthy interview. Regarding Trump, Francis said, let's "wait and see." He then compared Trump's election to the populism that sought a "savior" and so elected Adolph Hitler.
Who needs fiction? This weekend, binge on the real "Game of Thrones." All the videos, including an embedded livestream, are here. Watch Trump's inauguration. Then put it in the context of Israel. Witness real cutthroat maneuvers by world governments to demonize Israel and dictate "peace" so they can move in to "supervise" Jerusalem. See Israel's Danny Danon boldly confront the nations, declaring that nothing and no one will ever remove Jews from Jerusalem. No need to surf the Internet. The Jerusalem Journal has done it for you. The videos are here. All you have to do is make the popcorn.
Despite Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) calls to boycott goods produced in Judea and Samaria, a recent report reveals that its goods are in demand more than ever before.