The farmers plan to combat anti-Israel boycott efforts by more aggressively appealing to shoppers in Europe and the U.S. • Plan includes increasing products’ visibility, hosting public opinion leaders in tours of Judea and Samaria, Golan and Jordan Valley… more aggressively appealing to consumers.
Farmers living in these areas have seen their marketing efforts in Europe suffer repeated blows over the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement’s calls for a consumer embargo on their products, which is in line with the anti-Israel organization’s efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state and especially Jewish communities beyond the Green Line.
- At WWI centenary, Netanyahu says Israel is ‘shielding’ Europe from terrorism – TimesofIsrael.com, TOI staff
- Elite IDF officer killed, another wounded in Gaza flare-up – IsraelHayom.com, News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff
- IDF bombs Gaza after barrage of 80 rockets fired at southern communities – TimesofIsrael.com, TOI staff
- New Iran Sanctions Leave Room for Additional Economic Pressure – FDD.org, Annie Fixler and Zachary Jutcovich
- Iran Vows To Protect Oil Tankers After U.S. Official Calls Them ‘Floating Liability’ – themedialine.org, Charles Bybelezer
by TOI staff for TimesofIsrael.com, November 12, 2018
PM says European nations ought to change their ‘the one-sided and hostile approach’ to Jewish state.
PM says European nations ought to change their ‘the one-sided and hostile approach’ to Jewish state
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said Israel was “shielding” Europe from the spread of Islamist terrorism and the Continent should therefore be less “hostile” to the Jewish state, as world leaders gathered in France at an event marking 100 years since World War I.
“Israel is Europe’s shield in the Middle East [from terrorism], and without us it would spread and and many more people would push into Europe,” said Netanyahu at a press conference on the sidelines of the commemorations in Paris. “When we protect ourselves, we are also protecting Europe.”
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Elite IDF officer killed, another wounded in Gaza flare-up
by News Agencies and Israel Hayom Staff for IsraelHayom.com, November 12, 2018
Seven Hamas operatives, including senior military wing officer, killed in a clash with IDF commandos • Military: Operation was not an assassination attempt, but an intelligence-gathering mission that went awry • Hamas: Israel will pay for its actions.
An Israeli special forces officer was killed and another was wounded on Sunday night during a clash with Hamas operatives in the southern Gaza Strip, the military said. Seven Hamas operatives were killed in the incident.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Paris for a summit of world leaders, cut his visit short and flew back to Israel. He was expected to convene a security assessment meeting in Jerusalem at noon, Monday.
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IDF bombs Gaza after barrage of 80 rockets fired at southern communities
by TOI staff for TimesofIsrael.com, November 12, 2018
Ati-tank missile from coastal enclave fired at Israeli bus seriously injuring one; red alert sirens wail as far away from Strip as towns near Dead Sea.
The Times of Israel is liveblogging Monday’s events as they unfold:
Mortar shells strike kibbutz in southern Israel causing damage but no injuries
A number of mortar shells strike a kibbutz in the Sha’ar Hanegev region of southern Israel, causing damage but not injuries, local government officials say.
For security reasons, the name of the community cannot be published, as it could help terrorists refine their aim for future mortar attacks.
— Judah Ari Gross
Red Alert sirens blast in Ashkelon as rocket fire persists
Red Alert sirens wail in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon as rocket fire from Gaza persists.
There are no reports yet of injuries or damage.
New Iran Sanctions Leave Room for Additional Economic Pressure
by Annie Fixler and Zachary Jutcovich for FDD.org, November 12, 2018
When the Trump administration re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran on Monday, Treasury designated 706 entities, individuals, aircraft, and vessels for their role in a “broad range of malign activities.” This was an important step in dialing up the pressure on the Iranian regime. Two-thirds of these designations represent a re-listing of targets removed from Treasury’s sanctions lists as part of the 2015 nuclear deal (see Table 1). Many of the 219 first-time designees are components of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s business empire, subsidiaries of financial institutions that support the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and companies and individuals responsible for Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. And yet, Monday’s sanctions are only a first step in an escalating economic pressure strategy.
Iran Vows To Protect Oil Tankers After U.S. Official Calls Them ‘Floating Liability’
by Charles Bybelezer for themedialine.org, November 12, 2018
Iran has vowed to use military force to protect its oil tankers from external threats, after a senior United States official described the vessels as a “floating liability” and urged port operators to refuse them access.
The war-of-words comes exactly one week after Washington re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s crucial energy and shipping sectors, which, in turn, followed President Donald Trump’s decision in May to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook warned that countries could face financial penalties for facilitating Iran’s “illicit activities” should such tankers be allowed to traverse international waterways and use docking facilities.