Categories
Israel

U.S. Aid to Palestinians to Total $550 Million

Via U.S. Aid to Palestinians to Total $550 Million: The U.S. government will provide $550 million in direct financial support to the Palestinian territories in 2008, Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt said Wednesday in Bethlehem.

Categories
Hamas

The Development of Hamas Rocket Capabilities

From The Development of Hamas Rocket Capabilities: Israeli intelligence officials believe Hamas currently has, in Gaza, several hundred factory-made BM-21 rockets, each with a range of 20 km. They also have 6-km.-range B-12 rockets. The locally-made Kassam II has about the same range, but the B-12 is more reliable. In 2002, Hamas began firing Kassam […]

Categories
Israel

Israel at 60: Population 7.282 Million

On the eve of Israel’s 60th Independence Day, the country’s population stands at 7,282,000, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. 5,499,000 (75.5%) are Jews and 1,461,000 (20.1%) are Arabs. May the Jews continue to be fruitful and multiply, healthy and prosperous, protected and faithful.

Categories
Israel What happened in 1967 Year: 1967

Poll: Israelis Say West Bank Is “Liberated,” Not “Occupied”

Changing the lexicon restores truth to the Middle East narrative. From Poll: Israelis Say West Bank Is “Liberated,” Not “Occupied”: In its latest monthly peace index survey for March 2008, Tel Aviv University’s Steinmetz Center for Peace Research found that, by a wide margin, the majority of Israeli Jews view the West Bank (Judea and […]

Categories
Arab-Israeli Conflict Gaza

MFA: Main terrorist attacks carried out at Gaza Strip crossings

Terrorist organizations carry out terrorist attacks at civilian sites that contribute greatly to the welfare of the Palestinian population, such as crossings, while taking advantage of easing of restrictions on the Palestinian population, in order to sabotage the normal Palestinian daily life and any co-existence between Israelis and Palestinians.Furthermore, by striking at Palestinians’ ability to […]