Monday, December 9, 2013
In a ceremony held in the Washington headquarters of the World Bank on Monday [Dec. 9], Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority will sign an agreement green-lighting the construction of Red Sea–Dead Sea pipeline, Yedioth Aharonoth journalist reported.
The explosion that occurred Friday [Dec. 6] near an IDF force on a routine patrol along the Syrian border fence was a result of explosive devices deliberately planted on the ground, an IDF examination into the event revealed Saturday. No injuries were reported in the event; however an IDF vehicle was damaged.
The city of Hebron is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East. It is the spiritual center for the three Abrahamic religions, and where Abraham purchased the Cave of the Patriarchs in order to bury his wife Sarah, according to the Bible. The city has held great significance throughout the ages and has been ruled by a large number of kingdoms and empires.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Weeks away from scheduled peace talks, the power and influence of the leader of the Syrian Military Council (SMC) is unraveling as a result of ill-judged remarks, which resulted in a continuous stream of defections from the group.
Earlier this year, the Open University joined the international project of distant-learning, MOOCs (massive open online courses), which draw students from around the globe, including Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and even Sudan.
In honor of the UN’s International Day for People with Disabilities, we bring you the moving story of Captain Yehonatan Cohen—an IDF [Israel Defense Forces] officer who dutifully serves his country despite being physically disabled since birth.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Lebanese daily Al Akhbar, affiliated with Hezbollah, reported that Hassan al-Laqqis, who was killed two days ago [Dec 3] in Beirut, served as the head of Hezbollah's air defense unit. Al-Laqqis was defined as "one of the important electronic minds of the organization," and "the second most important person assassinated after the organization's operations officer, Imad Mornia."
For the first time since Israeli-Palestinian negotiations resumed four months ago, the US is set to present its own ideas to both sides. The US plan hopes to alleviate Israel’s security concerns and encourage Israeli flexibility on the borders of a future Palestinian state.
Hand in Hand in Jerusalem is a bilingual school for Jewish and Arab students. The staff in each of the four schools in the network is equally balanced between Arab and Jewish principals and teachers. Every class is co-taught by teachers from both languages, and respect is the guiding principle.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Tuesday [Dec. 3]: "I am not of the opinion that Israel is prepared to attack Iran's nuclear facilities without a green light from the Americans." Nasrallah added that "The US does not want war. It's tired of wars, and that cleared the way to nuclear understandings."