Monday, 18 November 2019 | What happened: Turkey has begun to deport ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] fighters to their home countries. In the first wave it plans to return 23 foreign ISIS fighters under its control starting with a small number of US, British, Belgian and German citizens. The announcement by theContinue Reading »
Monday, 18 November 2019 | With the British general election now well underway, Britain’s allies need to give serious consideration about how they would deal with Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour party’s hard left candidate, in the event of him becoming prime minister. The prospect of Corbyn entering Downing Street is of particular concern for theContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 November 2019 | The residents of southern Israel braced for another night of rocket fire Thursday, after rockets fired from Gaza kept coming in violation of the cease-fire that came into effect in the early hours of the morning. Sirens sounded in Sderot and the Gaza border community of Shaar HaNegev at aroundContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 November 2019 | What happened: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Washington DC yesterday. At a press conference with US President Donald Trump, the two leaders spoke affectionately about each other. Trump said he and Erdoğan are “very good friends,” while Erdoğan called Trump his “dear friend.” But warm personal relations failed toContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 November 2019 | When the US State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism on November 1, 2019, four countries—North Korea, Sudan, Iran and Tehran’s staunch ally, Syria—were listed as state sponsors of terrorism. The annual report describes the theocratic establishment of Iran as “the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism” inContinue Reading »
Friday, 15 November 2019 | The ongoing wave of rocket fire from Gaza following the killing of an Islamic Jihad commander has seen many of Tel Aviv’s residents preferring to stay home, but has failed to deter visitors to the city eager to take in the sights and sounds—and tastes—of the famed Carmel Market (evenContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza confirmed a cease-fire early this morning—though rockets are still sporadically firing into the Jewish state. After more than two full days, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has fired more than 450 rockets—and counting—into Israel. The onslaughts injured more than 60 Israelis and damaged severalContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | The European Court of Justice issued a controversial ruling on November 12, 2019, and declared: “Foodstuffs originating in the territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin, accompanied, where those foodstuffs come from an Israeli settlement within that territory, by the indicationContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | What happened: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in its quarterly report that it found uranium particles at a site in Iran that was not declared by the country’s nuclear authorities. The report, according to the BBC, did not say which site the particles were taken from, but itContinue Reading »
Thursday, 14 November 2019 | As all eyes are turned on the latest tensions in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinian terror groups have been firing rockets at Israel in retaliation for the Israeli killing of Islamic Jihad commander Bahaa Abu al-Ata, the number of Palestinians killed in Syria since the civil war began there inContinue Reading »
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