Saturday, 24 October 2020 | “The State of Israel and the Republic of Sudan have agreed to make peace.” With those words, US President Donald Trump revealed yet another historic step forward for peace and prosperity in the troubled Middle East, with Sudan becoming the third Arab nation in three months after the United ArabContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 October 2020 | The Jewish state is set to welcome its third Muslim nation peace partner in just over three months. According to Hebrew media, Israel and Sudan have agreed to normalize relations in a US-brokered deal and will formally announce the establishment of diplomatic ties over the weekend or early next week.Continue Reading »
Friday, 23 October 2020 | Last night, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired two more rockets toward Israeli communities in the south, the Israeli military reported. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reported that its Iron Dome aerial defense system intercepted one of the rockets. No casualties or damage were reported, meaning the other projectile mostContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 October 2020 | Defense Minister Benny Gantz met US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the Pentagon on Thursday where they signed a joint declaration confirming Washington’s strategic commitment to maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge in the Middle East. “In recent weeks, we have held important discussions that ensure the United States’ commitmentContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 October 2020 | When Arabs such as Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz denounce Palestinian leaders as “failures,” they are specifically referring to financial corruption, divisions among the Palestinians, ingratitude toward Arab countries that supported them financially and politically, and the many missed opportunities to solve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Recently, however,Continue Reading »
Thursday, 22 October 2020 | Three Hezbollah-linked fighters were reportedly killed in air strikes attributed to Israel overnight on Wednesday, a Syrian war monitor reported. After midnight, Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Israeli rockets targeted a school in the Syrian providence of Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights, where Iran-backed fighters withContinue Reading »
Thursday, 22 October 2020 | Qatar announced Wednesday that it will keep its funding of the Gaza Strip through 2021. It is yet unknown how much monetary aid will be given [and] how it will be used. Mohammad al-Emadi, Qatar’s envoy to Gaza, has regularly visited the Strip in recent years with Israeli approval, bringingContinue Reading »
Thursday, 22 October 2020 | The termination of the arms embargo on Iran on October 18, 2020, as detailed by the parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will allow Iran to purchase and export arms without restrictions, despite Iran’s blatant and open violations of all its obligations under the agreement. At theContinue Reading »
Thursday, 22 October 2020 | The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs [UNOOSA] has chosen the Earth and Planetary Image Facility at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev [BGU] as its partner for a crisis management center in Israel. The Regional Support Office for Disaster Management and Emergency Response collects data from space, working alongsideContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 | The phrase “history in the making” has resounded through the Middle East discourse over the past few weeks—and for good reason. Two normalization treaties in under a month and the promise of more to come after a peace drought of nearly three decades, former foes cementing friendships and forging mutuallyContinue Reading »
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