Israel condemns Putin’s nuclear threats and mobilization of reservists

A senior Israeli official close to Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision announced Wednesday to mobilize hundreds of thousands of reservists to fight in Ukraine and his veiled threat of nuclear war, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

U.S. court awards millions to victims of Hezbollah rockets

A U.S. court has ordered the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to pay millions of dollars in damages to a group of Americans who sued saying they were wounded by the group’s rockets during a war with Israel in 2006.

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Jewish leaders he wants to visit Israel

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told American Jewish leaders Monday that he plans to visit Israel, a gesture that advances Turkish-Israeli efforts to build diplomatic ties after 20 years of hostilities, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Israel sees 128% increase in Jewish immigration

Israel has seen a 128% increase in “Aliyah” – Jewish immigration to Israel – since last September, the Jerusalem Post reports. Israel has taken in 60,000 new immigrants in the last year, compared to 28,500 immigrants the country absorbed last year.

Israel: Archaeologists find proof of opium use in ancient world

Archaeologists and scientists have identified traces of opium on ancient ceramic jugs unearthed at a Bronze Age burial site in Israel’s Tel Yehud, in a discovery they say prove unequivocally the drug was used in the Levant in the ancient world, the Times of Israel reports.

Latest Polls Show Lapid & Netanyahu Tied 60-60, Outcome Depends on Arab Turnout

The first poll following the closing of the election lists on Thursday was issued with great fanfare by Kan 11 News Saturday night, and it reveals that, 1. Nothing has changed on the ground, other than the fact that Balad, the crazy, hateful, anti-Israeli Arab list that’s been dumped from the Joint Arab List will not make the cut, remaining well below the 3.25% vote threshold, leaves their former partners with only 4 mandates; and, 2. Everything has changed on the ground because now Lapid can rely on the Joint Arab List to recommend him to the President to take a stab at cobbling a new coalition government.

US Envoy Pressures Israel on ‘Two-State Solution’ at UNSC

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield met with Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday to discuss the Biden Administration’s “commitment to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon” – but used the opportunity to also continue her boss’s mission of pressuring Israel into accepting the so-called “two state solution.”

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