Tuesday, 30 August 2022 | A firefight broke out on Monday between Israeli forces and Palestinian gunmen during an Israeli arrest raid in the village of Qabatiyah, near Jenin, according to the Israeli military. The Palestinian Authority-run [PA] Wafa news agency said 11 Palestinians were injured during the operation, some severely. The Israeli force enteredContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 30 August 2022 | Palestinian Authority [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said on August 27 that he is concerned about the condition of Palestinians who are being held in Israeli prisons. He described the prisoners—many of whom have been convicted of carrying out or involved in attacks against Israel and Israeli citizens—as “freedom fighters” andContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 August 2022 | On this day in 1897, Theodore Herzl convened the First World Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland. Today the world gathers again in Basel to celebrate the historic three-day event that became a major milestone on the way to the rebirth of the modern State of Israel. One hundred and twenty-fiveContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 August 2022 | As a revived nuclear deal with Iran appears imminent, Israel’s leaders are continuing their campaign against what they refer to as a “bad deal,” as Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz just returned from a trip to the US and Israel’s intelligence chief is set to visit Washington next week. PrimeContinue Reading »
Monday, 29 August 2022 | Satellite images show heavy damage at a Syrian weapons installation near the city of Maysaf in the country’s northwestern region which was reportedly bombed by Israel on Thursday, the London-based Iran International reported on Sunday. The pictures, of the Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC), were released by Planet Labs,Continue Reading »
Monday, 29 August 2022 | At the monthly UN Security Council meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian file, the UN’s Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process Tor Wennesland warned about increasing Hezbollah activity on Israel’s northern border. Wennesland claimed on August 25 that there were at least four border-area firing ranges observed in regular useContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 August 2022 | The proposed deal to resurrect the nuclear accords between Iran and world powers poses a “strategic disaster” for Israel, the chief of the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, declared yesterday in a whirlwind of meetings with the Jewish state’s top brass. Mossad chief David Barnea met yesterday with Prime Minister YairContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 August 2022 | Several Iranian-linked targets were hit overnight in a number of airstrikes on Syria’s northwestern Hama province in the Masyaf region. And according to Syrian state-run news agency SANA, Israel is behind these strikes. According to SANA, Israel fired an undisclosed number of missiles from over the Mediterranean Sea, southwest ofContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 August 2022 | The Palestinian Authority [PA] is intent on pursuing full membership at the United Nations [UN], even as the White House urges Ramallah to step back. According to an Axios report, the administration of US President Joe Biden has stressed to the PA that Washington will likely veto any attempt toContinue Reading »
Friday, 26 August 2022 | Israel indicted a senior commander of the Iran-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) on Thursday, whose detention earlier this month sparked a brief conflict in the Gaza Strip and whose detention is sure to exacerbate tensions. Dawood Shehab, a spokesman for PIJ, claimed that Israel was creating charges based on “misleadingContinue Reading »
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