Tag Archives: UN peacekeepers


Belgian Jews Cancel Purim

Belgian Jews Cancel Purim

Today’s Top Stories 1. Belgium’s Jewish community cancelled Purim festivities “at the request of the police due to the police’s fear of additional terrorists in the area,” YNet reports. Smaller, low-key gatherings will be held instead. “The police said that they are unable to protect the event while the city is in a state of war,”


IDF Under Fire Along Egyptian Border

Today’s Top Stories 1. Breaking news: As today’s roundup went to press, there were early reports of an IDF patrol along the Egyptian border coming under fire. The IDF confirmed that two soldiers were injured. The army returned fire on the unknown assailants. Egyptian forces reportedly clashed with the presumably same gunmen. The IDF is trying to


UN Peacekeepers Evacuate Syria

Today’s Top Stories 1. UN peacekeepers monitoring the Israeli-Syrian border withdrew from their positions on the Syrian side, evacuating to Israel. Does the inability of the blue-helmet forces to work both sides of the border essentially spell the end of their mission? CNN coverage. 2. UN envoy Robert Serry threw a lifeline to Hamas: UN: Palestinian


PA Snarls Egalitarian Prayer at Western Wall

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is negotiating with Sweden to revamp the UN’s peacekeeping forces in the Golan. According to Haaretz, the Swedes would head up a Scandinavian contingent with

Job Opportunity: Peacekeepers Wanted

Help wanted: UN peacekeeping force in the Golan seeks replacement monitors for Austrian and possibly Filipino personnel. Responsibilities include patrolling buffer zone, assisting Red Cross, identifying minefields, occasionally greeting Syrian and Druze brides, avoiding being abducted, and looking good in blue headgear for TV crews. No Russians — nationals from the U.N. Security Council’s five