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Past articles by David:

Israeli Military Ranks Ninth Most Powerful Globally on Defense Site List

Israel’s military is the ninth strongest in the world, according to the international defense site Global Firepower (GFP), which released its annual list on Friday. In its rankings, GFP said, it only took conventional military capabilities into account when compiling its list, which includes a total of 126 countries. It also factored in 50 other criteria, such as natural resources, geographical… → Read More

Iran’s Supreme Leader Calls for Relations ‘With Whole World,’ Besides America, ‘Zionist Regime’

Iran’s top cleric has declared that Tehran must establish relations with the “whole world” besides for the United States and the “Zionist regime,” the country’s semi-official state news agency Mehr reported on Thursday. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the statement during a meeting of the newly elected Assembly of Experts, the body charged with appointing the supreme leader. According to Mehr,… → Read More

Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Scientist Heading Int'l Research Team Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms in Mice

An Israeli research professor, heading an international team of scientists, has discovered a way to inhibit the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Monday. Dr. Shira Knafo, head of the Molecular Cognition Laboratory at BioCruces Health Research Institute in Basque Country, Spain was able to do this by studying the plasticity of the brain, fundamental to… → Read More

Hamas Executes Senior Operative Who May Have Revealed Location of Mohammad Deif to Israel

Hamas announced on its official Twitter page that it executed one of its own “senior officials,” the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Sunday. According to Hamas, Mahmoud Eshtewi was executed for “crimes of moral deviation.” However, when he was first arrested in early 2015 it was as part of an investigation into the betrayal of Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades commander Mohammad Deif to Israel… → Read More

New Hamas Music Clip Encourages Suicide Bombings on Israeli Buses (VIDEO)

A new music video released by Hamas encourages suicide bombings on Israeli public transportation, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Sunday. The six-minute clip — titled “Blow Off the Roof of the Bus” — features several Hamas members singing in front of a bombed out Israeli bus. The message of their song is summarized in its chorus: “Gird yourself, o most honorable of men, with an explosive belt,… → Read More

Iran's Atomic Energy Chief Says Deal With World Powers Enabled Acceleration of Nuclear Activities

A senior Iranian official said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with world powers enabled the Islamic Republic to accelerate some of its nuclear activities, Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr reported on Wednesday. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said that, among other things, the JCPOA has allowed Iran to grow its reserve… → Read More

Rouhani: Nuclear Deal 'One of Iran's Greatest Successes' Against the West

Iran’s president has expressed his complete satisfaction with the outcome of the nuclear deal reached between the Islamic Republic and world powers in July, regime-aligned Tasnim News Agency reported on Thursday. Hassan Rouhani hailed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – which went into effect on Sunday – as “one of Iran’s greatest successes” against the West. He stressed that Iran… → Read More

Iranian Chess Player Refuses to Compete Against Israeli in International Tournament

An Iranian chess grandmaster refused to compete against an Israeli player at a tournament in Switzerland this week, Iran’s semi-official state news agency Mehr reported on Tuesday. According to Mehr, during the fifth round of the international 2016 Basel Schachfestival chess competition, Ehsan Ghaem-Maghami declined the match against Yuliya Shvayger in order to “reject the existence of the… → Read More

Report: Palestinians Using Laser Pointers to Blind Israeli Drivers

Palestinian agitators have purportedly been using laser pointers recently to blind Israeli drivers, local news website 0404 reported on Monday. At least three such “laser attacks” have occurred on different routes in the West Bank, according to the report. During the latest incident, Palestinians from a village near Nablus used a green laser light to target one vehicle. Israeli drivers said the… → Read More

Israeli Army Chief Says Islamic State Threats Against Israel Highlight Importance of Elite Commando Units

The Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Lt. General Gadi Eizenkot, responded on Sunday to threats against Israel made over the weekend by the leader of the Islamic State terror group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Israeli news website nrg reported. In a ceremony marking the establishment of a new commando unit, Eizenkot said that it wasn’t necessary for one to have extensive strategic or… → Read More

Europeans Caution Lebanon: Israel ‘Very Serious’ About Responding to Hezbollah Attack

European diplomats have warned Lebanese authorities that Israel will react harshly to any attack by Hezbollah to avenge the death of arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar who was assassinated last week, Lebanon’s Naharnet reported, citing Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas. According to the report, the diplomats categorized Israel’s threat to respond to any such action as “very serious.” The Europeans stressed to… → Read More

Footage Shows IDF Counter-Terror Unit Carry Out Dramatic Daylight Raid on Palestinian Suspects (VIDEO)

Dramatic footage of an elite IDF counter-terrorism unit carrying out a daylight raid in the West Bank was released by Israeli’s military on Thursday, Israeli news site nrg reported. The video shows soldiers from the Duvdevan unit entering the Qalandiya refugee camp — located between Jerusalem and Ramallah — and arresting Palestinians suspected of perpetrating terrorist attacks against Israelis.… → Read More

Israeli Scientists Find Clue to Cancer Prevention, Cure in Elephants

Israeli scientists have discovered a cancer-fighting gene in elephants which could be used to cure the disease in humans, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Thursday. Avi Schroeder, assistant professor of chemical engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, told Channel 10 about the find, explaining that elephants, whose physiology is similar to that of human beings, almost never… → Read More

Knesset Majority Leader Says Russian Involvement in Syria Works to Israel’s Advantage

Russia’s recent intervention in Syria in support of the country’s embattled President Assad is working to Israel’s advantage, the Majority Leader of Israel’s Knesset said on Saturday night. According to an Al Jazeera report, Tzachi Hanegbi, who also serves as Chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, told the Hebrew daily Israel Hayom that the expansion of terror group ISIS… → Read More

Israeli Columnist Applauded at Haaretz Conference for Calling Aliyah a Crime

A veteran Haaretz columnist was applauded at the Israeli daily’s conference this week in New York, after calling Jewish immigration to Israel (aliyah) a crime, the Israeli news site nrg reported on Thursday. Amira Hass made the comment while moderating a panel on “struggles for equality” in Israel. The long-time publicist, who is known for her extreme left-wing views, pointed to the fact that,… → Read More

Report: Iran Withdrawing Special Forces From Syria as Tensions With Russia Intensify

Iran has started to withdraw its elite Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces from Syria, the Saudi-aligned London-based daily Asharq Al-Awsat reported on Sunday. Among the reasons for the retreat cited in the report is the heavy losses suffered by Iran during the two months since Russia has begun conducting military operations there. According to the report, one Free Syrian Army officer… → Read More

Kosher Dills Among Seinfeld’s Demands Ahead of Israel Trip Next Week

American-Jewish comedian Jerry Seinfeld provided an itemized list of products he needs on hand when he arrives in Israel next week, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Thursday. Among his requests, Seinfeld has insisted that his dressing room be stocked with 18 small water bottles, kept in a bowl of ice; 15 bottles of fruit-flavored Poland Spring soda water (easily found in the US, but not sold in… → Read More