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Rockets Fired at Israel From Gaza

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7 Feb 2019
Rockets Fired at Israel From Gaza
A barrage of rockets was fired at Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Wednesday evening, prompting retaliatory strikes on Hamas infrastructure by the IDF. In related news, the US Army confirmed on Wednesday that it is purchasing two batteries of the Iron Dome air defense system which has been proven in battle by the IDF. The Pentagon will evaluate the system to see if it is practical for use by US forces and if so, future development and unit costs for the IDF could be significantly reduced.

Here is a video about the Iron Dome recently posted by the IDF

Former J’lem Mayor a Big Winner in Likud primary
Former Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat claimed the ninth spot on the Likud party’s list for the upcoming elections in party primaries on Wednesday, placing him in a good political position in the unofficial contest to eventually replace incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “It makes me emotional and shocked to see the force and the extent of the support and trust that I received from Likud members,” Barkat said. “From now on, I will serve all citizens of Israel and give them my all for the good of our dear state.”

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, as expected, took the first spot on the list followed by Transportation Minister Israel Katz, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, former MK Gideon Sa’ar and Culture Minister Miri Regev to complete the top five. Netanyahu, who will lead the list, declared himself to be “very very satisfied because Likud members precisely and democratically voted in a strong and impressive list that is good for Israel.”

Israel Increasing Outreach to the Arab World
In another sign of warming relations between Israel and the Sunni Arab governments in the Persian Gulf region, Israel’s Foreign Ministry re-activated an Arab language Twitter account this week, with the goal of speaking directly to the citizens of those countries. “We hope that this virtual embassy will contribute to deepening understanding between the peoples of the Gulf States and the people of Israel in various fields,” said the opening tweet posted on Tuesday.

Jews in Europe Living Under A Shadow of Anti-Semitism
The Community Security Trust, an umbrella organization representing the Jewish community in the UK, posted its annual review this week showing, among other things, that 2018 saw a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK, continuing a years-long upward trend. Across the English Channel in France, an agreement was reached between the government and the US State Department to increase the stipend of Holocaust Survivors who were deported by the Vichy French regime during WWII.

"The administration of this claims program was a thorough process to the benefit of those long-denied justice. We applaud the willingness of the French government to address this injustice," lauded the State Department in a released statement.

Today’s video shows yet another way Israel is blessing the world


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