Tag: Israel

The moment Israel notifies us, we will be there to help

The commander of a US military force tasked with the mission of assisting Israel in a time of war, if asked to, affirmed his commitment and readiness for the mission during a visit to Israel this week.   Lt.-Gen. Darryl Roberson, commander of the JDF-I (Joint Defense Force-Israel), took command several months ago and arrived […]

Israel Tried to Limit Civilian Casualties

General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza, Reuters reports.   Dempsey acknowledged recent reports criticizing civilian deaths during the 50-day Gaza war this year but told an audience in New York he […]

Erdogan Slams Israel Over Temple Mount

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday launched yet another verbal attack on Israel, this time over its actions on the Temple Mount.   According to the Today’s Zaman newspaper, Erdogan slammed Israel over its “raid” on the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and vowed to take the issue to the UN Security Council.   Addressing reporters ahead […]

Israel’s UN envoy lashes out at Security Council for silence in wake of deadly terror attacks

Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor reproached the Security Council for its silence in wake of two terrorist attacks in the capital and riots on the Temple Mount.   In a letter to the UN Security Council late on Wednesday, Prosor asked the council why it had not condemned the terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.   […]

Israel okays Egypt request to deploy more military forces in Sinai

Israel has approved Egypt’s request to deploy two additional infantry battalions and a fleet of attack helicopters to the Sinai Peninsula, Army Radio reported on Thursday.   Since the border area of the Sinai is a demilitarized zone as per the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, Cairo must procure Jerusalem’s consent to any deployment of additional forces […]

We will set up caliphate in Sinai, “first step towards the invasion of Jerusalem”

If the mainstream narrative about the war against Israel were true, the Islamic State would have no interest in entering Jerusalem. The Islamic State knows what Barack Obama, John Kerry, Ban Ki-moon, and political leaders all over the West do not know, or pretend not to know: that the “Palestinian” war against Israel is a […]

Israel, Jordan try to ease Jerusalem tensions

Israel’s prime minister says he has spoken to Jordan’s King Abdullah II in a bid to ease mounting tensions around Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site.   The two leaders spoke over the phone on Thursday, a day after Jordan recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest what it called an “unacceptable” Israeli police assault on […]

Israel’s UN envoy lashes out at Security Council for silence in wake of deadly terror attacks

Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosor, lashed out at the UN Security Council’s silence in the wake of of two terror attacks and violent riots at the Temple Mount on Wednesday.   “If recent events offer any indication, the Security Council will once again remain silent as Israel buries yet another victim of Palestinian […]

Jordan recalls envoy from Israel over ‘unprecedented escalation in Jerusalem’

Jordan recalled Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat for consultations in Amman to protest Israeli “aggression” on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem in general, further fraying its already tense relationship with the Jewish state.   “Recalling our ambassador for consultation is an indication of the seriousness of the situation. Calm has to be restored, Israel […]

Stop Israeli acts at Muslim sites

The Palestinians and Jordanians urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately stop provocations and incitement against Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, warning that further escalation could lead to another crisis threatening peace in the Middle East.   The warning followed what the Palestinians described as the illegal storming of the […]