Posts tagged as Israel

“Get out of here!” – this is how the Ukrainians met the pilgrims from Israel

By Vitaliy Timoshuk on Friday, September 11, 2020

On September 19, the Israelites will have a big religious holiday of the Jews – the new year according to the Jewish calendar. Every year on this holiday tens of thousands of Israeli pilgrims arrive in the small Ukrainian town of Uman, Cherkasy region. This year it can become the reason for the interstate conflict between Ukraine and Israel. Israel is currently undergoing a second wave of coronavirus wave. Because…

Jewish organisation boycotts Lithuania’s independence day events over controversial Holocaust resolution

Thursday, March 5, 2020

A Lithuanian-Jewish organisation in Israel is boycotting Lithuanian independence day events in protest of a resolution proposed by a Lithuanian MP stating that the Lithuanian nation did not play any part in the Holocaust. Responding to the Lithuanian Embassy’s invitation to participate in independence day celebrations next week, the Association of Lithuanian Jews in Israel circulated a letter, criticising the resolution and demanding for the Lithuanian president’s response. “The Association…

Wizz Air downscales flights to Israel after demand drops

Monday, March 2, 2020

After the demand dropped due to the coronavirus outbreak, Wizz Air has cancelled some of its flight from Vilnius to Tel Aviv in Israel. “Wizz Air is changing its schedule of flights to Israel’s Tel Aviv due to reduced demand in the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak,” the company said in a statement. Under the amended schedule from March 15 to April 2, the company has reduced the number…

Polish president pulls out of Holocaust event in Israel over snub

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Poland’s president has pulled out of an event in Israel to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz after being told he would not be allowed to speak at the event, but Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, would. The move comes amid anger in Poland over Putin’s recent comments accusing Poland of complicity in the start of the second world war. It is one of a number of disputes…

Jordan Conducts Military Maneuvers Simulating War with Israel

By Memri The Middle East Media Research Institute on Thursday, November 28, 2019

On November 25, 2019, the Jordanian Army conducted military maneuvers named “Swords of Karama,” named for Israel’s 1968 military operation against Fatah that took place near the village of Karama, and in which the Jordanian Army fought alongside Fatah. The maneuvers took place in the presence of King Abdullah II and appear to be a message addressed to Israel. The official Jordanian news agency Petra and the Jordanian press reported…

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed 11 people, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians. Syrian state media only reported that two civilians were killed. The Israeli military said its fighter jets hit…

Gaza attacks: tentative truce after Israel strike kills six Palestinian family members

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, calming the worst surge in fighting in months. The truce was declared from 0330 GMT, the group’s spokesman, Musab Al-Braim, said, marking about 48 hours since Israel sparked the exchange of fire by killing the faction’s top Gaza commander in an air strike, deeming him an…

New direct flights to be launched from Vilnius to destinations in Ukraine, Norway and Israel

Monday, October 28, 2019

New direct fights from Vilnius to Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, were launched on Sunday. With the number of travelers from Ukraine rising, air interconnection with the country is becoming the best it has ever been, Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), the airport operator in Lithuania, says. Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is operating two weekly flights to Kharkiv, on Sundays and Wednesdays, the company has confirmed to BNS. It already flies…

Crime wave in Israel’s Arab towns exposes rift with police

Thursday, October 10, 2019

In the week since three men were killed in a midday shootout in an Arab town in northern Israel, the country has seen mass protests, complaints of police negligence and a public debate about violence in Arab communities that has veered into racist generalizations. A recent spike in killings within Arab towns has exposed the longstanding mistrust between the marginalized community and Israeli authorities, with each side accusing the other…

A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel’s Netanyahu

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attorneys met Wednesday with Israel’s attorney general and other top law enforcement officials in Netanyahu’s long-awaited pre-indictment hearing on a series of corruption scandals. The hearing is the last step before formal charges are pressed and has been delayed many times already. It looms large over Netanyahu’s efforts to extend his political career. The sessions are expected to last four days and they come just two…