Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | Israel has increased its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an effort to secure the release of Issam Akel, an east Jerusalem resident with American citizenship, who was detained by the PA’s General Intelligence Service (GIS) six weeks ago on suspicion of selling lands to Jews. On Sunday, theContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy have reached an agreement on the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline, estimated to cost nearly [US] $7 billion, the financial website Globes reported Sunday. After signing a memorandum of understanding late last year, the four countries have negotiated the details of the deal. It isContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 | New recruits to the IDF [Israel Defense Forces] were surprised [Monday] when Prime Minister Netanyahu came by to talk to them, as well as sit down to have a mid-day meal with the new soldiers. He was questioned by some of the new soldiers as to why Israel had notContinue Reading »
Monday, 26 November 2018 | Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, who was approved Sunday as the IDF’s [Israel Defense Forces] next chief of staff, was the natural candidate for the job. He has operational, tactical and administrative experience, and he had a hand in shaping military strategy and policy. He is thorough, creative and has theContinue Reading »
Monday, 26 November 2018 | Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, considered by some in the West as a “moderate,” told the Islamic Unity Conference on Saturday what he really thinks of Israel. “One of the most important effects of World War II was the formation of a cancerous tumor in the region,” said Rouhani in anContinue Reading »
Monday, 26 November 2018 | Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sunday, 25 November 2018, at the prime minister’s office in Jerusalem, welcomed the president of Chad, Idriss Déby. Accompanying Chad president Déby were Foreign Minister Cherif Mahamat Zenet, Economy Minister Issa Doubragne, head of the Presidential Cabinet for Civil Affairs Brahim Mahamat Djmaldine, President Deby’s DefenseContinue Reading »
Monday, 26 November 2018 | The city council of Beverly Hills in California voted unanimously last week to withdraw apartment listings for the city from Airbnb after the home rental giant decided to remove some 200 ads for accommodation units located in Jewish settlements in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria]. The city council’s decisionContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 November 2018 | The Shin Bet [Israeli internal security organization] has thwarted an attempt by the heads of Hamas in Gaza to establish terror infrastructure in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] to plan and carry out bombings in Israel, the agency said on Thursday. According to the Shin Bet, members of Hamas’sContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 November 2018 | The Institute for Science and International Security published a paper Tuesday containing new details about Iran’s nuclear weapons program and demanding that the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA] ensure that Iran’s nuclear weapons program is “ended in an irretrievable permanent manner.” The latest report—authored by David Albright, a former weaponsContinue Reading »
Friday, 23 November 2018 | Hardly a day passes without the leadership of the Palestinian Authority (PA) affirming its strong opposition to US president Donald Trump’s yet-to-be-announced Middle East peace plan, also referred to as the “deal of the century.” Palestinian leaders have convinced their people that Trump is the worst person on the faceContinue Reading »
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