Events

October 23, 2018PAST EVENT

TOMORROW! Field Tour – Druze Participation in First Municipal Elections Golan Heights – Oct. 23 at 8am

Israeli municipalities and regional councils are preparing for local elections on October 30. For the first time, four villages in the Golan Heights (Majdal Shams, Buka’ata, Ein Qinya and Masadeh) will elect their own mayors. Since 1967, mayors of those towns were appointed by the state. According to a recent survey, out of 26,000 Druze […]

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October 18, 2018PAST EVENT

PHONE CONFERENCE – Normalizing an Abnormal Situation: Syria Looks to the Future – Thursday, Oct 18 at 11am

After a seven year civil war full of bloodshed, the Syrian regime, led by President Bashar al-Assad, seems to have regained its stability with the help of allies such as Russia and Iran. On Oct.14 it was announced that Jordan and Syria have agreed to reopen the Naseeb Crossing, three years after the commercial lifeline fell […]

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October 9, 2018PAST EVENT

Field Tour – Barkan Shooting – Aftermath Oct 9 at 09:45am

On Oct 7, 2018 a shooting took place in Alon Metal Factory, one of 160 factories in Barkan Industrial Park. A 23-year-old Palestinian man from the village of Schweica, opened fire, murdering Kim Levengrond Yehezkel (28), from Rosh HaAyin and Ziv Hagbi (35), from Rishon LeZion. Sarah Vettori (54), from  Ariel was also wounded. The […]

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September 9, 2018PAST EVENT

Arab Vote and Jerusalem’s Mayoral Race with Aziz Abu Sarah, Head of New Arab Ticket

 Jerusalem municipal elections are scheduled for October 30, 2018. Voters will elect city council members and the mayor of the city. Since the Six-Day-War, residents of Eastern Jerusalem have boycotted the municipal elections, claiming that voting means legitimizing Israeli control of Jerusalem. Previously, a few Palestinians have tried to run in the municipal elections, but […]

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August 30, 2018PAST EVENT

Inter-Palestinian Political Conflicts Amid Truce Talks With Former Palestinian Authority Minister Ashraf Al-Ajrami

Fatah and Hamas seem to be at a deadlock in terms of reaching Intra-Palestinian reconciliation. On Monday the Palestinian Authority slammed Hamas for advancing indirect talks with Israel about Gaza. It warned that Hamas is not authorized to sign any deal with Israel and that any agreement between Israel and Hamas would lead to the total separation […]

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UPCOMING EVENT

Shofar and Rosh Hashanah

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UPCOMING EVENT

Sukkot in the Samaritan Community

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August 20, 2018PAST EVENT

Trade Wars, Sanctions and Tariffs, Turkish Lira Drop and Implications on the Israeli Economy

The United States has pulled out of the Iran deal in May and has since reimposed a number of sanctions that will degrade the Iranian economy. President Trump also imposed tariffs on the EU, Chinese and most recently Turkish imports contributing to the fall of Turkey’s lira. Turkey’s economic fall has ignited fears that the country’s […]

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August 9, 2018PAST EVENT

TODAY! 5pm. Phone Conf. w/ Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror about Gaza Escalations

Israel’s Security Cabinet is meeting this afternoon to discuss the Gazan tensions and escalations. Gazans fired over 150 rockets into southern Israel since last night. While ceasefire talks were being negotiated earlier this week, this morning Egyptian intelligence officially informed Israel that Hamas opposes calm. A senior Israeli army official also warned this morning that Israel was […]

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August 9, 2018PAST EVENT

Rockets in Sderot and Escalations in the South

Following the ongoing tensions along the Israel Gaza border this summer, there was a heightened escalation on Wednesday. In the afternoon the IDF closed several roads near the Gaza border after warning that it was concerned of a retaliatory attack by Hamas. In the evening, a barrage of rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel. […]

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