ISRAEL BLAMED FOR GAZA VIOLENCE, HAMAS NOT MENTIONED
This past week the UN General Assembly approved a resolution that solely places blame on Isreal for recent violence in Gaza. The resolution, which passed with a vote of 120-8 with 45 abstentions, reflects widespread concern that the resolution is biased and one-sided. Following the passing of the resolution, Nikkie Haley responded by saying “in the face of Hamas terrorists routinely inciting violence … today the U.N. made the morally bankrupt judgment that the recent Gaza violence is all Israel’s fault.”
Read more WASHINGTON POST
RELATIONS WITH ARAB STATES IMPROVING ‘BEYOND IMAGINATION’
Speaking at the annual American Jewish Committee Global Forum, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel’s relations with its Arab neighbors were “improving beyond imagination” and that it will “ultimately help [Israel] achieve peace with our Palestinian neighbors.”
Read more HAARETZ
FILLING THE SEA OF GALILEE
Located in northern Israel, the Sea of Galilee his its lowest level of water capacity in nearly a century. To fight the record drought, Israel has approved for 100 millions cubic meters of water to be pumped into the sea. “We are turning the Kinneret into a reservoir for desalinated water,” said Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister. “This is innovative and important, at least to the extent we are doing this, and has not been done until now.”
Read more THE GUARDIAN
ISRAEL SURPASSES JAPAN IN GDP PER CAPITA
Israel has now surpassed Japan when it comes to gross domestic product per capita. As of June 11, 2018, Israel’s GDP per capita is $42,120 compared to Japan’s $40,850. With a growing GDP, the Jewish state is becoming ever more affluent on the world stage.
Read more JERUSALEM POST
BIG DATA HELPS ISRAEL THWART HUNDREDS OF TERROR ATTACKS
According to Israel’s Shin Bet security service, Israel thwarted nearly 250 terrorist attacks this past year due to newly acquired data provided by artificial intelligence. By investing heavily in new technology, the security service was able to prevent planned isolated attacks by over 400 Palestinians.
Read more HAARETZ