Hamas Terror Tunnel Uncovered and Neutralized in Southern Israel

 

 

Earlier this week, following combined efforts of intelligence, technology and ground forces IDF and ISA uncovered and neutralized an offensive tunnel infiltrating Israel from the Gaza Strip.

 

This tunnel, the first to be found since Operation Protective Edge, was built by Hamas in order to infiltrate Israel and execute terror attacks against the people of the southern communities. The IDF will continue its counter terror efforts to uncover and neutralize Hamas’ offensive tunnels.

 

Lt. Col. Peter Lerner IDF spokesmen: “The ugly truth is that Hamas continues to invest millions of dollars to build tunnels of terror and death. The tunnel uncovered in Israel demonstrates once more Hamas' warped priorities and continued commitment and investment in tools of violence.


This tunnel exposes Hamas' abhorrent intentions to attack the men, women and children of southern Israel.”

 

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Parents of Three Kidnapped Israeli Teens Join Former President Peres, Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky in Saluting Partnership2Gether

 

Peres: “It takes a person of great dignity to experience such tremendous pain and produce such deep and abiding hope – you are proof that such people exist. All of Israel shares your pain.”

 

Sharansky: “The future of the Jewish people depends on the sense of shared responsibility between all Jews around the world.”

 

 

JAFFA, ISRAEL – Ninth President of Israel Shimon Peres and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky today (Thursday, April 7) joined hundreds of Jewish leaders from around the world in celebrating the twentieth birthday of The Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether (P2G) program at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa. Also in attendance were the families of the three Israeli teens kidnapped and murdered in the summer of 2014—Eyal Yifrah, Gil-ad Shaer, and Naftali Frankel—who declared the P2G Global School Twinning Network the recipient of the 2016 Jerusalem Unity Prize, created in their sons’ memory.

Speaking to the parents, former President Peres said: “It takes a person of great dignity to experience such tremendous pain and produce such deep and abiding hope – you are proof that such people exist. All of Israel shares your pain.”Turning to the hundreds of Jewish leaders and activists in attendance, he said: “I wish to thank you, the representatives of world Jewry, for your uncompromising work strengthening the connection between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel. This is not easy work and it is full of difficulties, but you do it without giving up. Everyone was against the State of Israel but we succeeded despite the odds. We have become a creative, innovative nation. We are the only country in the Middle East that has no brother and no friend – not in language, not in religion, and not in culture. We have been attacked many times and they have done everything possible to destroy us, but despite it all, they have not destroyed our morality or the righteousness of our path.”

Chairman Sharansky said: “The future of the Jewish people depends on the sense of shared responsibility between all Jews around the world. The solidarity and connection between all parts of the Jewish people are key, and our future will be built on a foundation of morality and on the basis of Aliyah.”

 

 

Partnership2Gether (P2G) is a network of hundreds of communities in Israel and around the world, which are paired with one another and maintain long-term relationships aimed at strengthening the residents of both and the bonds between them. Founded in 1996 by The Jewish AgencyThe Jewish Federations of North America, and Keren Hayesod-UIA, P2G today connects some 450 communities in Israel and around the world through 46 established partnerships. 10,000 volunteers work to build meaningful connections between the communities by addressing residents’ core needs, engaging in exchange programs, and fostering a common Jewish identity.

 

The P2G Global School Twinning Network connects tens of thousands of students at more than 650 schools in Israel and around the world, who participate in joint educational activities and interact with one another online, while faculty members engage in joint training. The goal of the initiative is to bring about a positive cultural shift in Israel-Diaspora relations by developing a sense of unity and Jewish family amongst Jewish children, teachers, and parents around the world. Additionally, the program seeks to reinvigorate young people’s connections to Jewish life, to the Jewish people, and to Israel, and to create a common Jewish educational conversation.

 

PHOTO: Former President Peres and Jewish Agency Chairman Sharansky celebrate Partnership2Gether’s 20th birthday at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel, April 7, 2015.

 

Photo credit: David Shechter for The Jewish Agency for Israel.

 

 

 

 

 

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Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Italian State Forestry Corps (Corpo forestale dello Stato) and KKL-JNF Foundation in Italy

 

 

To promote environmental culture, ecological preservation, and sustainable development with the patronage of the Embassy of Israel in Italy

 

Rome, Today, April 13th 2016, at the General Inspectorate of the State Forestry Corps, KKL- JNF (Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael - Jewish National Fund) Italy Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Forestry Corps, in order to promote new forms of cooperation and agreement in the field of management and enhancement of natural protected areas, protection of environmental resources and for the implementation of international conventions.

The MOU also promotes new cooperation teams for scientific and technical activities and for territorial planning, research projects for biodiversity protection and management of forestry resources including; training programs, education and event planning courses that deal with environmental fields.

 

The Memorandum signed today – said Raffaele Sassun, President of KKL Foundation in Italy – "is a handshake between friends who are committed in developing new ways to protect our planet. We do not close the door on anything, from the simplest issue to the one that is almost impossible to solve, from educational projects to complex field operations."

The Memorandum envisages an area designated to the Corpo forestale on Mount Carmel, the symbol for both Jewish and Christian Religion, a green lung of Israel, which was recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve and which has suffered a terrible fire in 2010, but currently in rebirth.

 

Cesare PatroneHead of the Corpo Forestale dello Stato said: "The Corpo Forestale dello Stato and I are deeply proud about the initiative to dedicate a specific area, on Mount Carmel, to the Italian Forestry Corps, creating either a monument or an artwork as a testimony of the cooperation between the KKL Foundation and us", A reproduction of the monument will be placed in a protected area in Italy, symbolizing issues of environment and brotherhood among people.

The KKL invests heavily in Research - said Meir Spiegler, Director General of KKL Israel - not only for Israel but also for the rest of the world... The signing of this protocol represents the common commitment of the cooperation between the two nations.”

 

 

HE Naor Gilon, Ambassador of Israel in Italy, said: "[To feel] the friendship that exists between the two countries is the most important thing, because it best expresses how relationships are living a moment of intense and fruitful exchange. In the past there have been other examples of cooperation between Italy and Israel through KKL, {like the Forest of the Fallen of Nassiriya or the Forest in memory of Antonio Manganelli, the creation of Rabin Park in Rome and the help and support of the Italian Government for the restoration of Mount Carmel after the fire.}”


The agreement features pilot projects in natural areas that are protected and have a notable environmental value, through mutual hospitality meetings to ultimately spread peace, communication, solidarity and wealth among the nations.

The ceremony was also attended by Nazario Palmeiri, Senior Executive of the Corpo forestale dello Stato, Francesco Marinello, President of the 13th Senate Permanent Committee (land, environment, environmental goods), Barbara Degani, Undersecretary of State at the Ministry for the Environment and the and Sea protection, Antonio Ricciardi, Deputy Commander of the Arma dei Carabinieri.

 

Background
The Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Foundation is the oldest environmental organization in the world. KKL- JNF's operations include: creating open spaces, forests and recreation areas, water, forestry and environment, education, community development and security, tourism and recreation, and research and development – all in appreciation for our natural and cultural heritage.
The Corpo forestale dello Stato – established in Italy in 1822 – is a police force qualified for environmental, natural and landscape heritage protection, for the prevention and repression of crimes in environmental and agricultural protection in the Mediterranean area.

1  Photo Caption: (Left to right):Meir Spiegler - General Director KKL Israel, Raffaele Sassun – president KKL Italy, Cesare Patrone – General Director Corpo forestale, Nazario Palmieri – head of staff Corpo Forestale,

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KKL-JNF

 

2 Photo Caption: Signature of MOU between Italian Forestry Corps and KKL-JNF Italy

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KKL-JNF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Israel hosts a bilateral Israel-United Stated Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) Workshop in Haifa

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel hosted a successful two-day PSI workshop April 5-6, 2016, in Haifa, Israel.  The workshop, in cooperation with the U.S. State Department, was attended by officials from multiple ministries and agencies from both sides, and featured a facilitated, interdiction scenario-based table top exercise (TTX) on courses of action for inspecting, identifying, and seizing shipments of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferation concern pursuant to U.S. and Israeli commitments to the PSI Statement of Interdiction Principles. 

 

The scenarios focused on relevant proliferation threats from nuclear, ballistic missiles, and terror elements. The tabletop exercise included a maritime component executed by Israeli and U.S. navy ships.

The workshop was a very productive way to strengthen our respective governments’ national capacities and to improve our bilateral cooperation to deal with WMD-related interdictions.

 

Launched in Krakow, Poland in 2003, the current 105 PSI-endorsing states have committed to undertake measures, on a voluntary basis and consistent with their national authorities and resources and international legal frameworks, to interdict transfers of WMD- and missile-related items to and from state and non-state actors of proliferation concern, to exchange relevant information, and to strengthen legal authorities to conduct interdictions.  PSI endorsers regularly conduct exercises, workshops, and other activities to improve their capacities to fulfill their PSI commitments. 

 

 

 

 
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​PM Netanyahu: We face common challenges, the first of which is to defeat the forces of terror that rampage through the world and threaten both our countries. We must stand together in this battle, much as we work together to perfect the future.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, this evening (Tuesday, 4 July 2017), at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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The EU Delegation in Israel and the Municipality of Tel-Aviv-Yafo presented:  Performance Europa!
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Over 60 leading women from across the world joined together last month for a panel discussion showcasing Israeli females in the lead.
Organized by The Israel Project (TIP) and the Embassy of Cyprus in Israel, the event served as a platform to discuss and understand the challenges and opportunities facing women in Israeli society in the modern age.
Among the panelists were popular journalist Judy Shalom Nir-Mozes. Former IDF commander Miri Eisin and Israeli Olympic athlete Maayan Davidovich.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, today (Thursday, 15 June 2017), in Thessaloniki, at the third trilateral summit, signed joint statements for the continued strengthening of relations.

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A senior delegation from Tanzania, headed by Dr. Aloyce Nzuki, Permanent Secretary Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism, arrived in Israel for a series of meetings and events designed to increase cooperation with the Israeli tourist industry, and encourage Israeli tourism and investments to enchanted, exotic Tanzania.

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At a festive ceremony attended by Minister of Education Naftali Bennett, the Lauder Dormitory Building was inaugurated today at the Technion
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09 June 2017 – Jerusalem) The U.S. Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Yad Vashem today. The Ambassador was guided through the Holocaust History Museum by Dr. Robert Rozett, Director of Yad Vashem Libraries, participated in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visited the Children's Memorial and signed the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

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President Reuven Rivlin today (Wednesday) met at his residence in Jerusalem with United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Nikki R. Haley.

President Rivlin welcomed her and said, “You are a dear friend of Israel. We appreciate your strong stand on the world’s most important stage, in support of the security of the people and the State of Israel. With your support we see the beginning of a new era. Israel is no longer alone at the UN. Israel is no longer the UN’s punching bag.”

He continued, “When I spoke at the UN on Holocaust Memorial Day, I said that the UN must learn from the lessons of the past, and stand up against hatred and racism. I said it must end its obsession with targeting Israel. Progress has been made. Israel’s standing at the UN has improved. But sadly, we have a long way to go. Both in holding to account, public statements made by officials, and in supporting regulation to reduce the ridiculous number of discussions and resolutions against Israel. This is also true in the Human Rights Council - which has been hijacked as a weapon against Israel - and in UNESCO, where they seek to rub out the history of the Jewish people.”

The President thanked the Ambassador for her great contribution to the State of Israel, and said, “Ambassador Haley, as the representative the US - Israel’s greatest and strongest ally - we appreciate very much your support of Israel, and all you do to stand up for the values of freedom and democracy which we share. Welcome to Israel, welcome to Jerusalem.”

Ambassador Haley thanked the President for his warm welcome and said, “Thank you Mr. President for taking the time to meet with us, it is an absolute thrill to be here in Israel, I so much appreciate the support we have received from the people of Israel. But I feel somewhat guilty because all I did at the United Nations was tell the truth. I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time, and we are not going to let that happen anymore. It is a new day for Israel in the United Nations. We just got back from Geneva, talking about the Human Rights Council and hopefully it will be a new day at the Human Rights Council when it comes to Israel.”

She concluded by saying she was greatly looking forward to her visit to Israel and said, “I am looking forward to taking in the history, the beauty, the tradition, and all that comes with the magic of Israel. Thank you very much for having me it is a pleasure to be here.”

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