Tracking events and trends in Israel, Russia and the epicenter
Breaking: “Barrage of at least 30 rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel.”
“Israeli communities near southern and northern Gaza have come under heavy rocket attack on Wednesday evening,” reports the Jerusalem Post. As of 1:30pm eastern, “the IDF said at least 30 rockets had been fired in the largest attack since 2012′s Operation Pillar of Defense. “ “Israel Radio reported that up to 55 rockets had been fired into […]
British PM Cameron on 1st state visit to Israel warns of Iran’s “despotic regime” with “nuclear intentions.”
On his first state visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron today told the Knesset he has Jewish roots, including a relative who wrote the first Yiddish novel, and vowed that Britain would always stand as a friend to Israel and the Jewish people. He spoke out strongly against international efforts to delegitimize Israel, […]
Iran general: “Our hands are on the trigger” to destroy Israel. Yet Russia decides to build Iran more nuclear facilities.
(Washington, D.C.) — One day after the commander of Iran’s air force said he was ready to destroy Israel, Russia decided to build Iran more nuclear facilities. “Iran and Russia reached a preliminary agreement to build at least two new nuclear power plants,” Iranian Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said in remarks reported by […]
Netanyahu warns future Iranian vessels could conceal nuclear weapons “which they could ship to any port in the world.”
(Washington, D.C.) — Revealing dozens of missiles and rockets and 400,000 rounds of ammunition hidden on an Iranian ship bound for Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned that “just as they [Iran] concealed these weapons in containers on this ship, they could tomorrow conceal in other containers the ultimate weapon, nuclear weapons, […]
Amazon Kindle offers “The Auschwitz Escape” at 65% off for pre-orders. Other retailers offering big pre-order discounts for ebook, hardcover & audio versions, as well.
(Washington, D.C.) — One week from today, The Auschwitz Escape will release nationwide. And it’s always good to save some money in these challenging times! I can’t wait to begin sharing the story and characters with you, and to begin sharing some of the absolutely incredible true stories from history that inspired the novel. In the next […]
Arab League rejects recognizing Israel as a Jewish state.
(Washington, D.C.) — “Arab foreign ministers met at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo on Sunday to discuss the obstacles facing the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace talks,” reports Israel Hayom. “Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby slammed Israel’s demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as the Jewish state, calling it an inappropriate caveat to bring up during […]
Israel unveils Iranian arms for Gaza terrorists captured by IDF. Cache includes 40 missiles & 400,000 rounds of ammunition. Netanyahu: “Just as Iran hid its deadly missiles in the belly of this ship, Iran is hiding its actions and its intentions in many of its key installations for developing nuclear weapons.”
(Washington, D.C.) — UPDATE: “Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday lashed out at the world for its ‘hypocrisy’ over Iran as he unveiled a shipment of arms allegedly dispatched to Gaza by Tehran,” reports Agence France Presse. “Standing in front of a vast display of weapons seized last week from a vessel in the […]
Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazi Germany in Los Angeles speech.
(Washington, D.C.) — “In a speech to Jewish leaders in Los Angeles on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drew parallels between Nazi Germany and Iran, warning of dire consequences if anti-Jewish rhetoric is allowed to go unchecked,” reported the Los Angeles Times. “There is a regime today that calls daily for our annihilation, openly […]
Abbas: No recognition of Israel as Jewish state. Palestinian leader to visit White House on March 17.
(Washington, D.C.) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to meet with President Obama at the White House on March 17th. Yet complicating the administration’s efforts to get a peace deal are enormously wide gaps between Abbas and Netanyahu on core issues. “Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said there is ‘no way’ he will recognize Israel […]
FamilyFiction magazine publishes cover story on “The Auschwitz Escape.”
Family Fiction/Edge magazine published a cover story this month on The Auschwitz Escape. If you are interested, you can read it by clicking here, or here. […]