Jordan Valley

IDF Demotes Commander In Rifle-Butt Incident During Protests

04/18/2012

Israeli soldier Lt.-Col. Shalom Eisner has been dismissed from his post following an investigation into an incident in which he hit a Danish pro-Palestinian activist in the face with his rifle.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz dismissed Eisner from his position as Deputy Division Commander on "moral grounds," according to the IDF spokesman.

Israel’s First Winter Storm Causes Damage

12/13/2010

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel's first real winter storm caused major damage throughout the country, especially to the Tel Aviv beachfront and an ancient pier in Caesaria.

The storm which began Sunday and continued on Monday, included heavy rains and damaging winds of up to 75 miles per hour, which caused huge waves to wash up on Tel Aviv beaches, breaking restaurant windows, throwing café furniture, and scattering a thick layer of sand along the Promenade in Tel Aviv.

Israeli Officials Speak of ‘Phased’ Jordan Valley Presence

10/15/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Israel's presence in the Jordan Valley under a peace agreement would be "phased," Israel's U.S. ambassador told an audience of Muslim and Arab Americans.

Michael Oren at a dinner arranged by the Center for Middle East Peace said Wednesday night that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has "stated his commitment to continuing a phased Israeli army presence in the Jordan Valley."

"We understand that this may conflict with the search for dignity on the part of the Palestinians. That is why we stress the word phased," he said.

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