A record number of people – 1.5 million visitors – came to the Western Wall during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, according to figures from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Police.
The first swine flu vaccinations arrived in Israel Sunday, and 350,000 doses are expected to be here by the end of the week.
The vaccinations, produced by the Swiss company Novartis, were flown in. They are expected to pass inspection, have the relevant stickers in Hebrew applied, and be distributed to the health maintenance organizations and hospitals over the next two weeks.
In talks with Spanish PM, King Abdullah urges international community ‘to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing identity of Holy City’
Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Israel of “disastrous repercussions” if it crosses a “red line” on Jerusalem, in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
Israel and the United States, amid growing tensions with Iran, will simulate interoperability between missile defense systems this week during the biennial Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise.
Muslim terrorists’ newest nightmare? Steadicopter, an Israeli company, has developed an unmanned helicopter using patented technology that enables the chopper to stay stable while airborne. The new technology was on display at ISDEF 3 – the third annual Israel defense show, currently being held at Tel Aviv’s fairgrounds.
If practice contradicts theory can Zionism thrive?
The October Revolution, which gave rise to the Soviet empire, took place in November 1917, the date of the Balfour Declaration that gave rise to the Jewish State. We used to take pride in the fact that while that revolution passed from the world, ours is flourishing. Really? Jews in Israel have not abandoned the Zionist mission.
The Temple Mount is sacred to the People of Israel, rabbis agree, but at least one — Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv — has urged President Shimon Peres not to allow Jews to tread the site.
Here we go again. As Jews celebrate in their tens of thousands the festival of Booths, Succot, religious extremists like Sheikh Raed Salah incite Palestinian masses to recapture Jerusalem with “blood and fire.” Not to be outdone, the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah rushed in to pour fuel on the fire as it protests a “plan by Jews to perform religious rituals” on the Temple Mount,’ and called on the international community to “force Israel to put off its attempts to take over Jerusalem.”
The Israeli navy will shortly begin deploying unmanned craft along the Mediterranean coast, particularly off the Hamas-held Gaza Strip in the south and Lebanon in the north where Hezbollah guerrillas operate. These highly maneuverable unmanned surface vehicles, operated by remote control from land stations, can carry out a wide range of missions, such as patrolling coastal waters to counter gun-running and infiltration with less prospect of being detected than the much larger manned vessels.
Turkey decided on Friday to opt out of air force maneuvers in which military aircraft from Israel, the US, Italy, and NATO will be taking part, local media reported. This decision to quit “Anatolian Eagle” coincides with Israeli attacks and violations against the Aqsa Mosque and Al-Quds (Jerusalem).