Your news from Israel – Wednesday 1st February 2017 – The Jerusalem Journal Brian Schrauger

ISRAEL URGES UN, TRUMP, TO ACT AGAINST IRAN AFTER BALLISTIC MISSILE TEST

Yesterday the world learned that Iran recently tested a missile with a payload comparable to a nuclear warhead. Taking to Twitter, Netanyahu called the test “a flagrant violation of the [UN] Security Council.” Six thousand miles away, another Twitter user responded. Trump and his new ambassador to the UN have called for an emergency meeting of the Security Council. They are meeting today. READ MORE…

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REPORT: ISRAEL’S AMMONIA SUPPLY IS A SITTING DUCK; IF STRUCK, THOUSANDS WILL DIE

Ammonia, an essential ingredient for life, could kill thousands of Israelis. The reason: its ammonia supply in northern Israel is a sitting duck for an attack by Hezbollah. Less than a year ago, Hezbollah leader, Nasralla, threatened the Haifa facility, calling it his “atomic bomb.” It remains an obvious target. READ MORE…

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ISRAEL DEEPENING TIES WITH CHINA AND INDIA

There are two huge markets, mostly undeveloped, that are opening up to Israel: China and India. While the Western world largely ignores them, Israel is pursuing these Asian countries in the East where, in general, there is a unique openness to the Jewish state. READ MORE…

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ARABS ARE NOT THE PROBLEM …by Brian Schrauger

As the US and Europe struggle with the growing phenomena of fundamentalist Islamic terror, most are failing to maintain both parts of a duel responsibility: protect citizens from terror — and from racism. Israel is keenly aware of these obligations and the tension between them. Its struggle to honor that tension, without denying or rejecting either part, is ongoing. From that conscious struggle, Europe and the US have a lot to learn. READ MORE…

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