Tag: Israel

Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran deal: Israel not ‘burying head,’ will do what is needed to secure its future

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted on Tuesday that Israel will not be bound by the Iran nuclear accord being negotiated in Lausanne, and “will do everything to defend our security and our future.”   Netanyahu, speaking at the ceremonial opening of the 20th Knesset just hours before the Western powers’ self-imposed deadline for reaching a […]

Israel rooting for the Saudis

The Saudi-led Sunni coalition against the Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen has no greater supporter than – Israel.   Israel is already dealing with Iranian-supported proxies on its northern and southern borders, and views the Shi’ite country’s spread into Iraq and Yemen as worrisome, especially in conjunction with its nuclear program.   When Shi’ite Houthi rebels […]

Israel Deals with an Openly Hostile U.S.

How is the Relationship Between Israel and the U.S. “Never before has Israel had to deal with such an openly hostile US administration.” -Caroline Glick, The Jerusalem Post   The decline in the diplomatic relationship between Israel and the United States has been characterized as a “rift,” a “falling-out,” “icy,” “strained,” a “nosedive,” “plunging to […]

Israeli-Palestinian relationship must change

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the Arab League summit meeting in Egypt on Saturday that the Israeli-Palestinian relationship cannot carry on as is, since Israel has meddled with the PA’s powers and responsibilities, the Ma’an news agency reported Sunday.   Abbas focused on Israel’s withholding of Palestinian tax revenues –  funds that have been […]

In exchange for freed tax funds, Palestinian Authority won’t pursue Israel over settlements at ICC

The Palestinian Authority will formally join the International Criminal Court on April 1, but – following Israel’s decision on Friday to release frozen tax revenues – is not expected at this time to take steps against Israel in the ICC regarding settlement construction.   In addition, The Jerusalem Post has learned that while the ICC […]

UN Mideast envoy asks Security Council to lead on Israel

President Barack Obama has been clear this week about his impatience with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments shortly before the Israeli elections that he would not allow the establishment of a Palestinian state on his watch. Netanyahu has struck a conciliatory tone since the elections. But Obama has said he will reassess US policy toward […]

Travel Schedules Suggest Iran ‘Deal’ to be Staged Sunday

Omri Ceren, press director at The Israel Project, told reporters via email from Switzerland: “Rumors are swirling about a deal as early as Sunday the 29th: Lavrov is slated to fly in for the 27th-29th, Kerry is supposed to be in Boston on the 30th, and the Iranians are talking about where they want to […]

US Declassifies Document on Israel’s Nuclear Power

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining […]

Amnesty International charges Palestinians with war crimes during Gaza conflict

Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes by indiscriminately firing rockets at civilians in Israel during the conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, Amnesty International alleges in a report to be published on Thursday.   This is the first report by the London-based human rights group that specifically focuses on Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza. […]

Administration Declassifies Top-Secret Doc That Reveals Israel’s Nuclear Secrets

Israel has never officially confirmed or denied the existence of a nuclear weapon’s program within its borders.   The Pentagon declassified sections covering Israel’s nuclear program, but “kept sections on Italy, France, West Germany and other NATO countries classified, with those sections blocked out in the document,” Israel National News reported.   The 386-page top-secret memo, titled, […]