Nov 2 '15 / EIPA Updates

Three Israelis have been wounded in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian in the city of Rishon Letzion, in central Israel. A man in his forties was seriously hurt, while a 80-year-old woman stabbed in the back suffered moderate injuries and a man in his 20s was lightly wounded. The injured were transported to Assaf Harofeh Medical Center at Tzrifin. Police said that an initial investigation suggests the incident …

Oct 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

As EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Brussels Monday evening, Palestinian leaders rejected the Jordanian suggestion to introduce 24/7 video surveillance at the Temple Mount in order to calm the current wave of violence which has seen 11 Israelis killed. The suggestion was made during talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and King Abdullah …

Oct 12 '15 / EIPA Updates

Nazareth Mayor Ali Salem launches tirade against Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh on live TV, blasts him for inciting violence, damaging Nazareth’s trade and tourism • Salem urges Arabs and Jews to “find a way to live together in peace.” Danny Brenner and Daniel Siryoti The Mayor of the Arab Israeli town of Nazareth, Ali Salem, slammed Joint Arab List members of the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, …

Oct 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

“What is happening is ‘a kind of local version of the radical Islam that is dominating the stage in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa” “Radical Islam it’s a new enemy, in the Middle East as in Europe, and different countries have to adapt themselves to the new threat. Israel isn’t an exception” By Yossi Lempkowicz “Those who are supporting Palestinian violences are organizations – …

Oct 7 '15 / Geen categorie

The US government has said that the apparently accidental bombing of an hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Afghan city of Kunduz, which killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more, was a “tragic incident,” but has refrained from condemning the attack as “the facts are still emerging” and it is still under investigation. During the daily State Department press …

Oct 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

The head of Israel’s Government Press Office reprimanded the BBC following its initial coverage of the deadly terrorist attack in Jerusalem last night which killed two people and injured three others, including a toddler. The terrorist murdered 21-year-old Aharon Banita-Bennett and wounded his wife and two-year-old child, along with another person, and murdered 41-year-old father of seven, Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, as he attempted to save them. The terrorist …

Sep 30 '15 / EIPA Updates

For just the second time since last summer’s conflict, a rocket was fired Tuesday  from the Gaza Strip at the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. Israel responded by launching air strikes against four terror targets in Gaza. Rocket warning sirens were sounded in Ashdod and the surrounding area, a rarity since Operation Protective Edge as a single rocket headed for the city. However, it was intercepted by the …

Sep 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi said that efforts should be renewed to solve the Palestinian issue and expand Egypt’s peace with Israel to include more Arab countries. In an interview he also said that the Middle East region needs to cooperate to defeat a worsening terrorist threat that has led to a “ferocious war” in Egypt and created the danger of some countries “sliding into failure.” In the …

Sep 25 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency and customs officers  have intercepted 15 tons of sulphuric acid, a key component for explosives such as nitroglycerin and TNT,  which were heading for the Gaza Strip. The discovery was made last week at Israel’s Nitzana border crossing, when a 30 ton shipment of paint thinner aroused suspicion as it was “bubbling and with a strong smell” according to the Customs …

Sep 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz Iran’s army top commander declared that his forces will destroy Israel despite the recent nuclear deal aimed at reining in the country’s rogue behaviour, and that he backs Tehran’s support for terror groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. According to the Iranian Fars news agency, Ataollah Salehi said, “Israel only barks, no matter how much weapons are given to it, we are going to destroy them, …

Sep 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

SodaStream International, the Israeli manufacturer of sparkling water makers, has offered jobs to 1,000 Syrian refugees in its newly opened plant in the southern Israeli Bedouin city of Rahat. “SodaStream and Rahat can effectively absorb 1,000 individuals, or up to 200 families, and provide them with an opportunity to build a new life in Israel,” said a joint statement  by Daniel Birnbaum, Chief Executive Officer of …

Sep 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Overnight Gaza rocket attack on southern Israel follows weekend hit on Sderot New website reports  23 rock-throwing attacks in one day A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed overnight in an open field in southern Israel. It follows a weekend attack in which a rocket from Gaza landed in Sderot and another was aimed at Ashkelon. The IDF said that the rocket fired last night landed in …

Sep 11 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli leaders from both sides of the political divide, sharply criticised a non-binding European Parliament vote of a resolution calling for labelling goods produced beyond Israel’s pre-1967 borders. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nachshon said that the move was a “discriminatory” and ‘’it has the smell of a boycott. The resolution on the European Union’s role in the Middle East, welcomes the EU’s commitment “in the spirit …

Aug 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

Millions around the world – in China, India, Latin America and Africa – benefit from Israel’s technologies Israel’s technological and agricultural developments to better the world are much stronger than all attempts to boycott and isolate the country, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he visited Israel’s exhibition at the Expo Milan 2015. The Israeli exhibition showcases the technological advancements Israel has pioneered in agriculture, and …

Aug 26 '15 / EIPA Updates

A senior Iranian official has rejected the claim by British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond that Iran’s government has shown more nuance towards Israel, calling instead for the annihilation of the Jewish State. “Our positions against the usurper Zionist regime have not changed at all. Israel should be annihilated and this is our ultimate slogan,” Hussein Sheikholeslam, a foreign affairs adviser to Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, …

Aug 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a joint operation involving the IAF, the artillery corps and the armoured corps, IDF hits 14 targets belonging to the Assad regime. Four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, prompting the Israeli army to hit strategic targets across the Syrian border in response. The four rockets hit Israel in the Upper Galilee region in the north. All four exploded in open …

Aug 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s foreign ministry senior official visits Berlin to express concern over Iran deal, AP exclusive report says Iran allowed to use its inspectors for the Parchin nuclear site inspection While the focus of the Iran nuclear deal issue will be in the US Congress in the upcoming weeks, according to The Times of Israel, the Director-General of Israel’s foreign ministry, Dore Gold, was on a visit …

Aug 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz The anti-Israel BDS (Boycott-Disinvestment-Sanctions), which works to demonize and delegitimize Israel, suffered two major blows : an annual reggae festival in Valencia, Spain, who had come under pressure from the boycotters, reinvited an American-Jewish musician Matisyahu to perform this weekend after initially dropping him from the program after he refused a demand to state his unequivocal support for a Palestinian state before performing. And earlier …

Aug 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Supreme Court has decided to suspend the administrative detention order placed on Islamic Jihad terror group activist Mohammed Allaan, effectively ending his hunger strike for the time being. Allaan had refused food for more than two months and had been admitted to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon last week. For the first time doctors had been asked to comply with a new law which would allow …

Aug 14 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s foreign ministry has warned the EU against flouting Israeli law by funding illegal Palestinian building in Area C of the West Bank. “We bring this issue up in almost every conversation we have with the Europeans,” said Aviv Shir-On, the foreign ministry’s Deputy Director General for European Affairs. He spoke on the issue during meeting of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee sub-group on Judea and Samaria …