Defense Ministry foils attempt to smuggle multicopter drones into Gaza

Feb 23 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israeli authorities recently foiled an attempt to smuggle commercial multicopter drones into the Gaza Strip. The drones were earmarked for use by “terrorist elements in Gaza” to gather intelligence on IDF movements, the Authority said. Crossings Authority inspectors, working together with the Shin Bet intelligence agency, stopped an Israeli truck carrying toys at the Kerem Shalom Crossing, where drones of various types and sizes carrying high quality

The Hebrew University

Feb 22 '16 / EIPA Updates

14 Israeli reasearchers are among the 302 winning researchers of the annual 2015 Consolidator Grant competition. This puts Israel in seventh place overall. Set up in 2007 by the European Commission, the ERC is the first European funding organisation for excellent frontier research. It is considered the ‘’Champions’ League of science’’ as every year it selects and funds the very best individual scientists to run five-year


Feb 22 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) The Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions (BDS) movement has suffered several setbacks in its campaign to deligitimize Israel. The British government announced Wednesday new regulations banning local authorities and public-sector organizations in Britain from boycotting Israeli suppliers. Violators could face severe penalties. The regulations state that, “Public procurement should never be used as a tool to boycott tenders from suppliers based

Israel and the EU end diplomatic crisis over the labeling issue, Mogherini invites Netanyahu to Brussels, EU-Israel Association Council to be convened

Feb 15 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel and the EU end diplomatic crisis over the labeling issue, Mogherini invites Netanyahu to Brussels, EU-Israel Association Council to be convened By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu going to finally pay his first visit to the EU in Brussels ? This is a reasonable eventuality after Israel and the EU ended a 3-month diplomatic crisis over the

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog at INSS, January 19, 2016.

Feb 9 '16 / EIPA Updates

“If we do not begin to separate from the Palestinians, Israel will become an Arab-Jewish state,” said Israeli Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog as the party convention approved Herzog’s”separation plan.” “Only a separation between us, will prevent the infiltration of terrorists and strengthen security,” he said. Under his plan, the West Bank security barrier would include the major settlement blocs inside Israel. Herzog reiterated his view that while the two-state

Palestinian workers seen during construction work on new building apartment buildings in the Jewish neighborhood of Har Homa, East Jerusalem, on October 28, 2014.

Feb 9 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s cabinet has reportedly approved, in principle, an increase of 30,000 work permits for West Bank Palestinians wishing to work in Israel in order to help reduce violence. First reported by Haaretz, but since covered by multiple Israeli media outlets, Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon and Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activity in the territories, are thought to have presented the plan to the cabinet. Ya’alon

Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was killed in a terror attack at Damascus Gate outside of Jerusalem's Old City on February 3, 2016.

Feb 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

‘The difference between us and our enemies is our values’, says Yair Lapid While two young Israelis convicted of murdering Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khedir in summer 2014 were sentenced to life and 21 years imprisonment respectively by a Jerusalem District Court, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas hosted families of terrorists from Jerusalem, some of whom carried out deadly attacks against Jews. The meeting, which took

The blue EU logo seen on new modular structures in an illegal Beduin encampment in the Judean hills outside the Ma'alen Adumim settlement

Feb 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

“They can’t come and on the one hand blame Israel for creating facts on the ground and yet spend hundreds of millions of dollars on a comprehensive plan for illegal construction,” said Danny Danon, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations after the EU called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal EU-funded Palestinian structures in Area C of the West Bank. He said that while it

Border Police officer Hadar Cohen, 19, was killed in a terror attack at Damascus Gate outside of Jerusalem's Old City on February 3, 2016.

Feb 3 '16 / EIPA Updates

One policewoman was killed and a second badly wounded when three Palestinians shot and stabbed them outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday afternoon. The three, identified by the Palestinian news agency Ma’an as Ahmed Abou Al-Roub, Mohammed Kameel and Mohammed Nassar, all hailing from the northern West Bank, arrived at the scene armed with apparently locally fabricated “Carl Gustav” rifles, knives and two

Terror tunnels

Feb 2 '16 / EIPA Updates

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “alarm” at Hamas’s pledge to keep building terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel and to advance the development of rockets to fire at the Jewish state. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief said remarks and actions like those undertaken by Hamas do “serious disservice” to Gaza’s population, and endanger efforts to rebuild the coastal

Shlomit Krigman, killed in a terror attack in Beit Horon- Jan. 26.

Jan 27 '16 / EIPA Updates

A 24-year-old Israeli woman died after having been stabbed by a Palestinian near a mini-market in a West Bank settlement. The attack happened in the Beit Horon community, which is situated alongside the 443 motorway between Jerusalem and Modi’in. Two attackers, named as 23-year-old Ibrahim Al’an and 17-year-old Hassin Abu Gush, both from nearby villages, are thought to have infiltrated Beit Horon by scaling a fence. They stabbed

Jan 20 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz, Senior Media Advisor Europe Israel Press Association (EIPA) Israel makes a clear distinction between the EU itself and its member states. ‘’Our relationship and cooperation with the European states has been intensifying and growing as it is with other countries in the world,’’ said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he addressed the foreign press last week in Jerusalem. The problem, he said, is

Ziad Abu Hadwan, left, Ammar Rajabe, ceneter, and Maher Qawasmeh. Three members of the Hamas terror cell broken up by Israeli security forces last month

Jan 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

Six members of a Hamas cell in Jerusalem and Hebron planning to kidnap and murder an Israeli civilian in order to exchange the body for Palestinian prisoners have been arrested, the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police announced. “This case reconfirms that Hamas still aspires to carry out serious terror attacks, even now, in order to further egg on the recent wave of terror into a

Tel Aviv pub

Jan 8 '16 / EIPA Updates

Nashat Melhem, the terrorist who killed three people in Tel Aviv a week ago, was shot dead by security forces at a mosque in Arara, in northern Israel, on Friday afternoon. When Shin Bet, the country’s security agency, and police counter-terrorism (YAMAM) forces arrived at the Wadi Ara mosque at around 4:20pm, Melhem exited the building, trying to escape, and opened fire at them with the

New head of Mossad

Jan 7 '16 / EIPA Updates

The new head of  Mossad, Israel’s Intelligence agency said Iran continues to be Israel’s primary and most significant challenge despite, in fact, even because of the nuclear deal it signed with the world powers. Yossi Cohen officially assumed his role on Tuesday as Israel’s 12th head of the Mossad , taking over from Tamir Pardo, whose five-year term has come to an end. At a ceremony to

Yarka, a Druze village in Israel's north

Jan 6 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s National Council for Building and Planning has approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s initiative to establish a new Druze town in the north of the country. The decision to establish the Druze town was taken with the support of the heads of the Druze authorities and Druze religious councils, as well as the backing of Ayoob Kara, Deputy Minister for the development of the Druze and

Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

Jan 4 '16 / EIPA Updates

Egypt has sent a new ambassador to Israel, a move Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said will lead to a further strengthening of ties between Cairo and Jerusalem. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi appointed Hazem Khairat, a veteran diplomat, to the post in June. “I welcome the re-stationing of an Egyptian ambassador to Israel, which will enable us to further strengthen relations with this important and central

A gun shot hole in a glass window at the scene of a shooting attack at the Simta bar in central Tel Aviv, on Friday, January 1, 2016

Jan 4 '16 / EIPA Updates

More than 48 hours after he went on a rampage in central Tel Aviv, there was still no sign of 31-year-old Nashat Milhem, the gunman who killed two and wounded several others in a shooting attack on a pub on Dizengoff Street,  in the center of Tel Aviv, Friday afternoon. Large numbers of undercover and uniformed police officers and agents from the Shin Bet (Israel Security

Shooting attack in Tel Aviv

Jan 1 '16 / EIPA Updates

Two people were killed and eight others were wounded, four of them seriously, in a shooting attack which took place on the busy Dizengoff Street in the centre of Tel Aviv on Friday afternoon. According to a source from the medical aid service MDA the shooting took place at a  a bar close to the city’s well-known Dizengoff Centre Mall. Police arrested a suspicious figure on Gordon

Terror Attack

Dec 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

Terrorist Hamas cell uncovered in the West Bank: plotted suicide bombings and attacks in Israel Two Israelis were killed and one other seriously wounded in a stabbing at the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday afternoon. Two Palestinian men attacked two Israeli civilians at the Jaffa Gate, which is the Western entrance to the Old City, adjacent to the city’s modern commercial centre, close to the Arab Shuk